Catholic Wisdom

The great, gashed, half-naked mountain is another of God's saints. There is no other like him. He is alone in his own character; nothing else in the world ever did or ever will imitate God in quite the same way. That is his sanctity.
— Thomas Merton in New Seeds of Contemplation

Political Wisdom

On our crowded planet there are no longer any internal affairs.
— Alexander Solzenitsyn in The Sun and the Moon Over Assisi by Gerard Thomas Straub

Mystical Wisdom

We don't need any more ashrams, we need divinized human beings right in the middle of the marketplace, soberly and quietly transforming life from within life.
— Andrew Harvey in The Return of the Mother

Literary Wisdom

Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground.
— Oscar Wilde in The Nine Muses by Angeles Arrien


Even with insects —
some can sing,
some can't.
— Issa in The Essential Haiku

Architect Wisdom

Cleaning bestows a blessing on a home or apartment. It makes whole the life of the house.
— Anthony Lawlor in A Home for the Soul

Song Lines

I could not love you any better.
I love you just the way you are.
— Billy Joel in "Just the Way You Are."

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