Philosophical Wisdom

Each soul is unique and each soul has been wounded or lost in a unique way. Therefore each soul has to follow its own path of soul-healing and soul-making.
— Michael Grosso, American independent scholar and philosopher

Protestant Wisdom

The bully in me always bullies in the name of principle or in the name of rules. . . . This part of me is a sissy — it hides behind 'what is right' so I won't have to admit my desire to hurt.
— Hugh Prather in Notes to Myself

Movie Lines

Well, nobody's perfect.
— Osgood to Jerry in Some Like It Hot


No revenge is more honorable than the one not taken.
— Spanish proverb

Buddhist Wisdom

Joyful mind emerges from experiencing others' joy as our own. It knows no jealousy, no winners, and no losers.
— Dianne Eshin Rizzetto, American Zen teacher

Spiritual Wisdom

"What's the world's greatest lie?" the boy asked.
[The old man replied], "It's this — that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become by fate. That's the world's greatest lie."
— Paulo Coelho in The Alchemist


Cleaning bestows a blessing on a home or apartment. It makes whole the life of the house. Sponging, scrubbing and sweeping allow us to slow down, be more attentive to our surroundings, and enliven soulfulness in our homes.
— Anthony Lawlor in A Home for the Soul

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