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.

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

The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.

George Eliot

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

J W Goethe

When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Out beyond right and wrong there is a place.
I will meet you there.

Rumi

Our true home is in the present moment.
To live in the present moment is a miracle.
The miracle is not to walk on water.
The miracle is to walk on the green Earth…
to appreciate the peace and beauty available now…
in our bodies and our spirits.
Once we learn to touch this peace,
we will be healed and transformed.
It is not a matter of faith;
it is a matter of practice

Thich Nhat Hanh

You must give birth to your images, they are the future waiting to be born. Fear not the strangeness you feel, the future must enter you long before it happens. Just wait for the birth, for the hour of new clarity.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Life is no brief candle to me; it is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.

George Bernard Shaw

Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu – A person is a person through
other people.

Zulu saying

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