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Love is metaphysical gravity.

 

– R Buckminster Fuller,
American architect, Mensa president & Unitarian

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It takes bravery to train in unconditional friendliness, it takes bravery to train in ‘suffering with,’ it takes bravery to stay with pain when it arises and not run or erect barriers.

 

– Pema Chödrön, American Buddhist nun and spiritual leader, Gampo Abbey, Nova Scotia

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There is only one time when it is essential to awaken. That time is now.

 

– Jack Kornfield, Spirit Rock leader, Vipassana meditation teacher

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I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.

 

– Frank Lloyd Wright,
American architect & Unitarian Universalist

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I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.

 

– Frank Lloyd Wright,
American architect & Unitarian Universalist

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Don’t you know yet? It is your light that lights the worlds.

 

– Rumi,13th century Sunni Muslim & Sufi poet

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No one has ever become poor by giving.

– Anne Frank

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Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to focus.

 

– Alexander Graham Bell, scientist, inventor of the telephone, & Unitarian agnostic

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We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. 

 

– Mahatma Gandhi, Indian activist, & civil rights and freedom inspiration

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Being a humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.

– Kurt Vonnegut, American novelist & Unitarian Universalist

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Why should we not have a first-hand and immediate experience of God?

 

– Ralph Waldo Emerson, Transcendentalist & Unitarian minister,  Divinity School Address1838

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O Great Spirit, help me always speak the truth quietly, to listen with an open mind when others speak, and to remember the peace that may be found in silence.

 

– Cherokee Prayer

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Honor the sacred.
Honor the Earth, our Mothers.
Honor the Elders.
Honor all with whom we share the Earth –
Four-leggeds, two-leggeds, winged ones,
Swimmers, crawlers, plant and rock, people.
Walk in balance and beauty.

 

– Native American Saying

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The first step toward living a happy life is to treat every other human with kindness. There are several steps after that, but I can’t remember right now.

 

– 14th Dalai Lama

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I pray every single moment of my life; not on my knees but with my work. My prayer is to lift women to equality with men. Work and worship are one with me.

 

– Susan B. Anthony,
American abolitionist, women’s suffrage leader, & Unitarian

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I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.

 

– Frank Lloyd Wright,
American architect & Unitarian Universalist

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Even when the gates of heaven are shut to prayer, they are open to tears.

-The Talmud (a central text of Rabbinic Judaism)

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We are not human because we think. We are human because we care.

 

– Forrest Church, UU minister and author

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Our capacities, our instincts for this our present sphere are but half developed. Let us confine ourselves to that till the lesson be learned; let us be completely natural; before we trouble ourselves with the supernatural. I never see any of these things but I long to get away and lie under a green tree and let the wind blow on me. There is marvel and charm enough in that for me.

 

– Margaret Fuller,  journalist, and UU Women’s Rights activist

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It is not impermanence that makes us suffer. What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permanent when they are not.

– Thich Nhat Hanh,  Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist