— Richard Rohr, Adam's Return: The Five Promises of Male Initiation
— Laxmi Prasad Devkota Nepali poet 1909 - 1959
„We’re going to have to dig deep into our souls, confront our own self-doubt, and recognize that our destiny is in our hands – that our future is what we make of it. So let’s build the future we all know is possible. Let’s prove to our children that they really can reach for their dreams.“
— Michelle Obama lawyer, writer, wife of Barack Obama and former First Lady of the United States 1964
„No matter our talent, we all know in the midnight of our souls that 90 percent of what we do is less than our best.“
— Robert McKee, Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting
„A: The soul wanders in the dark, until it finds love. And so, wherever our love goes, there we find our soul.
Q: It always happens?
A: If we're lucky. And if we let ourselves be blind.
Q: Instead of watching out?
A: Instead of always watching out.“
— Mary Zimmerman, Metamorphoses
„Our founders, in the words of Thomas Paine, recognized that, “Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.“
— Walter E. Williams American economist, commentator, and academic 1936
„The more we can be with our own difficulty, our own pain, the easier it is to be with the pain and difficulties of others.“
— Joseph Goldstein American vipassana teacher 1944
Wisdom and Compassion
„If we are generous enough, we can stretch our souls everywhere and everywhen else. If we succeed in doing so, we shall discover that our present embraces the past and the future and that the whole world is our province.“
— George Sarton American historian of science 1884 - 1956