“There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometimes lose sight of this force when there is suffering, too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways.”
– Richard Attenborough’s paraphrased version of Mother Teresa’s statement
“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”
– Dalai Lama XIV
“You can’t see your reflection in boiling water. Similarly, you can’t see the truths in your life in a state of anger.”
– Author Unknown
“Now be silent.
Let the One who creates the words speak.
He made the door.
He made the lock.
He also made the key.”
“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”
– Lao Tzu
“Adversity is like a strong wind. I don’t mean just that it holds us back from places we might otherwise go. It also tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that afterward we see ourselves as we really are, and not merely as we might like to be.”
– Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.”
– Dalai Lama XIV
“Today will never come again. Be a blessing. Be a friend. Encourage someone. Take time to care. Let your words heal and not wound”
– Bhuvi M, Tapestry of Life & Soul
“Warm sustaining relationships become especially important during those periods when we are our least lovable. People bursting with good will and abundance of mental health are charming company; their need for ego-boosting, however, is minimal. People sinking into self pity and depression are dreary, but they can’t get out of it by themselves. So every now and then, just sit there and listen, listen, listen. You’re paying your membership dues in the human race”
– Barbara Walters
“It’s all very well to tell us to forgive our enemies; our enemies can never hurt us very much. But oh, what about forgiving our friends?”
– Willa Cather, My Mortal Enemy