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Our faith gives us knowledge of something better. ...
by E. F. Schumacher

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

Related topics: Inspirational Live-By Faith

Eagles come in all shapes and sizes,
but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes.
- E. F. Schumacher

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone.
Only through our love and friendship can we
create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
- Orson Welles

Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families.
- Anonymous

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us,
as the confidence of their help.
- Epicurus

 

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us
to be what we know we could be.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship,
we must love our friend for their sakes
rather than for our own.
- Charlotte Bronte

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

At times our own light goes out
and is rekindled by a spark from another person.
Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude
of those who have lighted the flame within us.
- Albert Schweitzer

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

Nothing is more important in our national life
than the welfare of our children.
- Harry S. Truman (when signing the National School Lunch Act in 1946)

Friends share our pain and touch our wounds
with a gentle and tender hand.
- Henri Nouwen

There is danger that we lose sight of
what our friend is absolutely,
while considering what she is to us alone.
- Henry David Thoreau

Sometimes our light goes out but
is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this light.
- Albert Schweitzer

Some people move our souls to dance.
- Flavia Weedn

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

Friends are angels who lift us to our feet
when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
- Anonymous

Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
- Jacques Delille

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong

Could we see when and where we are to meet again,
we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye.
- Ouida

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We all go through life bristling
at our external limitations,
but the most difficult chains
to break are inside us.
- Bradley Whitford

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify.
- Henry David Thoreau

We live in a wonderful world that is
full of beauty, charm and adventure.
There is no end to the adventures that we can have
if only we seek them with our eyes open.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

Our relationships - love and friendship -
are at the core of the meaning of our lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not the magnitude of our actions
but the amount of love
that is put into them that matters.
- Mother Teresa

We disrespect ourselves and our free-will
whenever we say that we NEED to do something.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Not what we have,
but what we enjoy,
constitutes our abundance.
- Epicurus

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet.
We all breathe the same air.
We all cherish our children's future.
And we are all mortal.
- John F. Kennedy

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend,
one human soul whom we can trust utterly,
who knows the best and worst of us,
and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
- Charles Kingsley

Dreams are the touchstones of our character.
- Henry David Thoreau

Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is our family?
We touch our full hearts and see ourselves
reflected whole in each other's eyes.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
- M. Scott Peck

To a very young child, mommy and daddy are gods.
We spend our lives looking to regain
that sense of being cared for and protected.
Thus religion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our stories are the window to our emotions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Principal Causes of Our Suffering are
Our Past, and Our Expectations and Assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

We are by nature observers, and thereby learners.
That is our permanent state.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is all in our Perspective.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Everything we say, do, think, and feel
is a product of our personal history
and the collective history of humankind.
Our name for these histories is "prejudice."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must be our own before we can be another's.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Heroes act in spite of their fear,
while the rest of us act because of our fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Principal Causes of Our Suffering
are Our Expectations and Our Assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My heart bleeds at the death of every one of our gallant men.
- Robert E. Lee

The world just IS, and we all have our stories about it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Belief fuels our decisions -
even when we are not clearly aware of those beliefs.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
- Henry David Thoreau

Do you ever question why our educational system
teaches competition rather than cooperation?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born
it compels humility: what we began is now its own.
- Margaret Mead

Home is not a structure, but the place that we feel comfortable -
the place we belong - the place of our loved ones.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest weapon against stress
is our ability to choose one thought over another.
- William James

The solution to adult problems tomorrow
depends in large measure upon
how our children grow up today.
- Margaret Mead

Our only security is our ability to change.
- John Lilly

As human beings, our greatness lies
not so much in being able to remake the world -
as in being able to remake ourselves.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The universe is full of magical things
patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
- Eden Phillpotts

Most of us love, to be sure.
Yet far too often our love is passive.
We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

So divinely is the world organized that every one of us,
in our place and time, is in balance with everything else.
- Adam Acone

To live a creative life
we must lose our fear of being wrong.
- Joseph Chilton Pearce

Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious,
and they must be brought into connection with action.
They must be woven together.
- Anais Nin

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

None of us got where we are solely by
pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps.
- Thurgood Marshall

If we want to direct our lives,
we must take control of our consistent actions.
It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives,
but what we do consistently.
- Anthony Robbins

Our desires always disappoint us;
for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction,
yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.
- Elbert Hubbard

Our relationships live in the space between us which is sacred.
- Martin Buber

Once we doubt ourselves, success slips beyond our grasp.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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