Quotations for Now


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“Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight, just a step at a time, meeting each thing as it comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appears, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” – Eleanor Roosevelt  ** more quotes about courage

“There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies and that is fighting without them.” – Winston Churchill

“Life is change...Growth is optional...Choose wisely.” – Karen Kaiser Clark

“In helping others we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.” – Flora Edwards

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” Alice Walker

“War is what happens when language fails.” – Margaret Atwood (in The Robber Bride)

“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” – Voltaire

“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” – Soren Kierkegaard

“I do not want to talk about what you understand about this world. I want to know what you will do about it. I do not want to know what you hope. I want to know what you will work for. I do not want your sympathy for the needs of humanity. I want your muscle.” Robert Fulghum

“Walking is truly medicine.” – Max Lugavere, author of Genius Foods & 'Breadhead' filmmaker, quoted in episode 2 of  the Dr. Mark Hyman 'Broken Brain' series. ** more walking quotes

“Many of the things we all struggle with in love and work can be helped by conversation. Without conversation, studies show that we are less empathic, less connected, less creative and fulfilled. We are diminished, in retreat.” – from Reclaiming Conversation – The Power of Talk in a Digital Age by Sherry Turkle (great interview here)

“Out beyond ideas of rightdoing and wrongdoing, there’s a field. I’ll meet you there.” – Rumi

"Telling the truth is like making oxygen." – Joanna Macy (in Toronto, June 19, 2009) * more truth quotes

“Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I’d like to see you in better living conditions.” – Hafiz

“Hoard each joyous moment that comes to you. No one knows how it will all end.” – Háfiz

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