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.

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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

J W Goethe

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

We cannot wait for great visions from great people, for they are in short supply…
It is up to us to light our own small fires in the darkness.

Charles Handy

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

Everybody experiences far more than he understands. Yet it is experience rather than understanding that influences behaviour.

Marshall McLuhan

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

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.

Charlie Chaplin

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)

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

Zulu saying

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Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. We are faced now with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now.
Martin Luther King Jr
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