Do you have an inspiring or favorite quote to share?

Posted by Zebra @californiazebra, Jun 21, 2023

I'll start with three quotes from the very inspiring Helen Keller as noted in "Your Year of Healing" book by Amit Sood, MD:

"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it."

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart."

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."

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Paths are made by walking.
- Franz Kafka

I have this on a bookmark. Love the truth in it.


Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
*Thomas Merton
The secret of life is in art
* Oscar Wilde
Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.
* George Bernard Shaw
Life is a long preparation for something that never happens.
* William Butler Yeats
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
* Eleanor Roosevelt
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
* Confucius
There are really only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way and not starting

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Thanks for the wonderful quotes! My wife and I are fans of Thomas Merton. I used to correspond with a monk at the Abbey of Gethsemani, where he stayed. You know, they have a monastery store. And, they make the most amazing fruitcake and fudge. Not a big fan of their cheese, but the fruitcake and fudge are amazing. And, they make them with good old Kentucky Bourbon! So, my wife's father was dying of brain cancer. And he lost his appetite. He loved fruitcake, so we bought him a fruitcake from the Monastery Store. It was the only thing he would eat! I am no fan of fruitcake, but their fruitcake? Just incredible. We often give it as Holiday gifts to our Catholic friends. Everyone loves it.

You might also enjoy this:

A Hidden Wholeness:
The Zen Photography of Thomas Merton

150 Quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”


Art does not start out hallowed. It starts out personal, an emergency.
-joan acpcella

Now that is something I can talk about


Lately I’ve been attached to a quote by @njed - “Focus on what you CAN do, not CAN’T do”.

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"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."


The six best doctors in the world...


"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."

- John Muir

and more John Muir quotes:


Also, a nice "slideshow" of Ansel Adams photos:


150 Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

includes this one:

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”


When the pupil is ready, the teacher appears.....


Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened!

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