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“Hope is sweet. Hope is illumining. Hope is fulfilling. Hope can be everlasting. Therefore, do not give up hope, Even in the sunset of your life.”

Sri Chinmoy, My Life’s Soul-Journey: Daily Meditations for Ever-Increasing Spiritual Fulfillment

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The Little Boy and the Old Man

Said the little boy, “Sometimes I drop my spoon.”
Said the old man, “I do that too.”
The little boy whispered, “I wet my pants.”
I do that too,” laughed the little old man.
Said the little boy, “I often cry.”
The old man nodded, “So do I.”
But worst of all,” said the boy, “it seems
Grown-ups don’t pay attention to me.”
And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand.
I know what you mean,” said the little old man.”

― Shel Silverstein

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Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.” ―

Abraham Joshua Heschel

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CONFUCIANISM
To be fond of learning is to draw close to wisdom. To practice with vigour is to draw close to benevolence. To know the sense of shame is to draw close to courage. He who knows these three things knows how to cultivate his own character. Knowing how to cultivate his own character, he knows how to govern other men, he knows how to govern the world, its states, and its families.       CONFUCIUS    From the Son of Heaven down to the common people, all must regard cultivation of the personal life as the root or foundation. There is never a case in which the root is in disorder and yet the branches are in order.             CONFUCIUS

http://www.austincc.edu/~songhome/WISDOMCHINA.htm

“All the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveller learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time.”

– Paul Fussell

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“As long as we know what it’s about, then we can have the courage to go wherever we are asked to go, even if we fear that the road may take us through danger and pain.”

― Madeleine L’Engle, Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art

When prodigals return great things are done.

A.A. Dowty

 

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“No matter how many sins you make or how slow you travel back toward God’s valley, you are still way ahead of a person who never made a mistake and doesn’t know what it is like to climb out of a pit of shame and rise above their temptations.”

― Shannon L. Alder

Be Bold! Be Strong! Cling to thoughts of victory and deliverance. You are Victorious By Design!”

― Ann Marie Bryan

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“You were born to journey in the direction of your purpose. Anything that halts your progress is contrary to your design.”

― Steve Maraboli

A ship is safe in harbour, but that’s not what ships are for.”

Theologian William Shedd

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“Now Suzanne takes you hand
And she leads you to the river
She is wearing rags and feathers
From salvation army counters
And the sun pours down like honey
On our lady of the harbour
And she shows you where to look
Among the garbage and the flowers
There are heroes in the seaweed
There are children in the morning
They are leaning out for love
And they will lean that way forever
While Suzanne holds the mirror
And you want to travel with her
And you want to travel blind
And you know that she will trust you
For she’s touched your perfect body with her mind.”

― Leonard Cohen, Songs of Leonard Cohen, Herewith: Music, Words and Photographs

Love is enough. Love does conquer all. Love really does always protect, trust, hope, persevere.

― Willow Aster, True Love Story

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“The only way that we can protect each other is if we are together. If we face things together. If we trust each other.”

― Cassandra Clare, City of Lost Souls