To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders. 
  — Lao Tzu

What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

— Mary  Oliver  in The Summer Day

The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen or touched. They must be felt with the heart.

  — Helen Keller

It is not how much you do, but how much
love you put into the doing that matters.

 - Mother Teresa

Before you speak, let your words pass
through three gates.

At the first gate, ask yourself, "Is it true?" 

At the second ask, "Is it necessary?" 

At the third gate ask "Is it kind?"  

— Sufi saying

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