Quotations

Words shape our reality, and a song or poem has that power in a potently condensed form. Likewise a pithy quotation can say it all – and lodge in the mind to drip-feed our own purpose and courage. Here are the quotations that  appear throughout this website – they will change from time to time as new ones find and inspire me.

We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has of course, powerful muscles, but no personality. It cannot lead; it can only serve.

Albert Einstein(1879-1955)

We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a 1000 invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibres our actions run as causes and return to us as results.

Herman Melville(1819-1891)

The best political, social, and spiritual work we can do is to withdraw the projection of our shadow onto others.

C G Jung(1875-1961)

When we focus on clarifying what is being observed, felt, and needed rather than on diagnosing and judging, we discover the depth of our own compassion.

Marshall B Rosenberg

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.

Arundhati Roy(b.1961)

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.

Albert Einstein(1879-1955)

Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.

James Baldwin

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness… the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves, too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.

W H Murray

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic and power in it. Begin it now.

J W Goethe

The kind of hope that I often think about … I understand above all as a state of mind, not a state of the world… [Hope] is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.

Vaclav Havel

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