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  • By Dorothy Day
    "We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.”
  • By Paul J. Wadell
    “Hope has to be seen to be believed. It has to be made visible. It has to be something we can feel and touch. We are called to be persons...
  • By Martin Luther King, Jr.
    We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
  • By Paul Eisemann
    You get up in the morning, you brush your teeth, and you help another human being.
  • By David O Rankin
    I have learned to trust those who are witnesses rather than gurus, those who express their confusion as well as their knowledge, and those...
  • By Abhi Prakash Janamanchi
    The sacred is present and available to us ­wherever we look or are willing to find it. If we remain open and expectant—watching out of the...
  • By Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
    Oh, the comfort—the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person—having neither to weigh thoughts nor mea­sure words, but pouring...
  • By Kenneth L. Patton
    Our task is to be who we are, in every way we can be; our salvation proceeding in putting ­ourselves back together after each tumble...We...
  • By William Ellery Channing
    Each of us is meant to have a character all our own, to be what no other can exactly be, and do what no other can exactly do.
  • By Gordon B McKeeman
    Wisdom, fundamentally, is knowing who you are, where you are, and what you’re trying to do or be.
  • By Jan Carlsson-Bull
    Love is knotted and gnarled, like an old tree fighting with the wind, like branches too brittle for their own good, like roots that...
  • By Thomas Starr King
    “I believe that if, on every Sunday morning before going to church, we could be lifted to a mountain-peak and see a horizon line of six...
  • By Frank O. Holmes
    Life does not call us merely to do over and over again what we have already done; nor does it call us to act out, as puppets, parts already...
  • By Jeanne Nieuwejaar
    To repent means to turn in a new direction—not just to admit what we have done wrong, but to resolve to be a better person.
  • By Anonymous
    Go out on a limb. That's where the fruit is.
  • "When strangers sojourn with you in your land, you shall do them no wrong, the strangers who sojourn with you shall be to you as natives...
  • "If your brother becomes impoverished and his means falter in your proximity, you shall strengthen him—stranger or resident—so that he can...
  • "[Lord,] when did we see you a stranger and invite you in? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you? The King will reply...
  • "Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." — Hebrews 13:2 Hebrews is a book in...
  • "For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love...
  • "...you are no longer strangers and sojourners but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God." Ephesians...
  • "And let not those who possess dignity and ease among you swear not to give to the near of kind and to the needy, and to refugees for the...
  • "And do good unto your parents, and near of kin, and unto orphans, and the needy, and the neighbour from among your own people, and the...
  • "Those who believed and adopted exile and fought for the Faith, with their property and their persons, in the cause of Allah, as well as...
  • By Perry Miller
    “Her specter haunted all who knew her, and many who did not. Henry James, born in New York in 1843, stood beside his father on a Hudson...
  • By Thomas Wentworth Higginson
    "Put up at the moment of greatest suffering a prayer, not for thy own escape, but for the enfranchisement of some being dear to thee, and...
  • By Margaret Fuller
    "Thou art greatly wise, my friend, and ever respected by me, yet I find not in your theory or your scope, room enough for the lyric...
  • By Margaret Fuller
    If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it. Variants: If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it. If you...
  • By Margaret Fuller
    "All around us lies what we neither understand nor use. Our capacities, our instincts for this our present sphere are but half developed...
  • By Margaret Fuller
    "I never lived, that I remember, what you call a common natural day. All my days are touched by the supernatural, for I feel the pressure...
  • By Margaret Fuller
    "We would have every arbitrary barrier thrown down. We would have every path laid open to Woman as freely as to Man. Were this done, and a...
  • By Margaret Fuller
    "Let it not be said, wherever there is energy or creative genius, ʹShe has a masculine mind.ʹ This by no means argues a willing want of...
  • By Margaret Fuller
    "What Woman needs is not as a woman to act or rule, but as a nature to grow, as an intellect to discern, as a soul to live freely and...
  • By Margaret Fuller
    "The position I early was enabled to take was one of self‐reliance. And were all women as sure of their wants as I was, the result would be...
  • By Henry David Thoreau
    "The ship struck at ten minutes after four A.M., and all hands, being mostly in their nightclothes, made haste to the forecastle, the water...
  • By Margaret Fuller
    "I am absurdly fearful, and various omens have combined to give me a dark feeling. I am become indeed a miserable coward, for the sake of...
  • By Margaret Fuller
    "Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow."
  • By Margaret Fuller
    "I accept the universe."
  • By Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton
    "She possessed more influence on the thought of American women than any woman previous to her time."
  • By Ralph Waldo Emerson
    "She wore this circle of friends, when I first knew her, as a necklace of diamonds about her neck. They were so much to each other that...
  • By Albert Schweitzer
    A person is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred, that of plants and animals as that of other men and women, and when one devotes...
  • By Frances Moore Lappé
    To me democracy is an exciting, living practice, what we do every day. To most democracy doesn’t relate to our daily lives and it sure isn’...
  • By John Robbins
    "Humans are part of the web of life. What we do to the planet, what we do to other species, and what we do to other people, we end up doing...
  • By Reinhold Neibuhr
    "Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing which is true or beautiful or...
  • By Anne Frank
    I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that everything will change for the better, that...
  • By June Jordan
    In addition to the traditional concept of true commitment that means you are willing to die for what you think is right, make equal space...
  • Even when the gates of heaven are shut to prayer, they are open to tears.
  • By Marjorie Bowens-Wheatley
    Out of the depths I cry: Who will hear my voice? Out of the pain I cry: Who will make space for my living and my dying? Out of the years I...

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