Conversation is the way we discover how to transform the world, together.
— Margaret Wheatley in Turning to One Another
Thinking people welcome doubt: it serves them as a valuable stepping stone to better knowledge.
— Carl Jung in Psychology and Religion
If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a month, get married. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else. If you want eternal happiness, know yourself.
— Chinese Saying
Return to some scene in which you felt joy. What produced this joy in you? Good news. . . . The fulfillment of some desire. . . . A scene of nature? . . . Recapture the original scene and the feelings that accompanied it. . . . Stay as long as you can with these feelings.
— Anthony de Mello in Sadhana, A Way to God
I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashion.
— Lillian Hellman, American dramatist and screenwriter
Don't be sad that roses have thorns; be glad that thorns have roses.
— Lee Child, British author
An optimist is someone who thinks that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it's a cha-cha.
— Robert Brault in Round Up the Usual Suspects