Literary Wisdom

What is the meaning of life? The great revelation . . . never did come. Instead there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark.
— Virginia Woolf in Lessons from the Dying by Rodney A. Smith

Philosophical Wisdom

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
— William James in Thank You for Being Such a Pain by Mark I. Rosen

Artistic Wisdom

By looking more imaginatively at what you do every day, you will see that you are already a creator.
— Shawn McNiff in Trust the Process

Hindu Wisdom

With each true friendship, we build more firmly the foundations on which the peace of the whole world is built.
— Mahatma Gandhi in Living in Balance by Joel and Michelle Levy

Relationship Wisdom

Many couples find that the ritual of reading out loud to each other increases the sense of their partnership as a sacred holding place.
— Lois Kellerman in Marriage from the Heart

Teacher Wisdom

To be a person is to have a story to tell. . . . Within each of us there is a tribe with a complete cycle of legends and dances, songs to be sung.
— Sam Keen in Telling Your Story

Protestant Wisdom

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
— Dale Turner, retired Congregational minister

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