November 20, 2013
"I suppose that is why I was always a bit better behaved around you, smarter, more capable, wanting to be worth the love you lavished, and wanting to be steady enough to witness the pain you had witnessed and were tough enough to bear while it broke your heart, wanting to be generous enough to join your smile with one of my own, and reckless enough to jump on in that laugh you laughed. Because our joy and our laughter were not only all right, they were necessary."

— Toni Morrison on her friend James Baldwin

November 19, 2013

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November 19, 2013
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November 19, 2013
"I thought that the sun of our love should have risen as noiselessly as the sun out of the sea, and we sailors have found ourselves steering between the tropics as if the broad day had lasted forever. You know how the sun comes up from the sea when you stand on the cliff, and does’nt startle you, but every thing, and you too are helping it."

— Thoreau

November 4, 2013
"But it is a sign of great inner insecurity to be hostile to the unfamiliar, unwilling to explore the unfamiliar."

— Anaïs Nin

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November 3, 2013
"Meditate.
Live purely.
Be quiet.
Do your work with mastery.
Like the moon, come out
from behind the clouds!
Shine."

— Thomas Byrom

November 3, 2013

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October 31, 2013
"You have to change your mind before you change the way you live and the way you move"

— Gil Scott-Heron

October 27, 2013

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October 27, 2013
"Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean."

— John Muir 

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October 27, 2013
"Everyone is my teacher. Some I seek. Some I subconsciously attract. Often I learn simply by observing others. Some may be completely unaware that I’m learning from them, yet I bow deeply in gratitude."

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September 22, 2013

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September 22, 2013
"May the sun bring you new energy by day. May the moon softly restore you by night. May the rain wash away your worries. May the breeze blow new strength into your being. May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life."

— Apache Blessing

July 27, 2013
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July 27, 2013
"The average citizen must be a good citizen if our republics are to succeed. The stream will not permanently rise higher than the main source; and the main source of national power and national greatness is found in the average citizenship of the nation. Therefore it behooves us to do our best to see that the standard of the average citizen is kept high; and the average can not be kept high unless the standard of the leaders is very much higher."

— Theodore Roosevelt

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