Literary Wisdom

Seymour once said that all we do our whole lives is go from one little piece of Holy Ground to the next. Is he never wrong?
― Buddy in Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters & Seymour: An Introduction by J. D. Salinger

Psychological Wisdom

See your quiet moments today as preparation of welcoming place for valuable thoughts that will just drop in.
— David Kundtz in Moments in Between

Buddhist Wisdom

Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if this activity is the axis on which the whole earth revolves. Live the moment.
— Thich Nhat Hahn, Buddhist monk and mindfulness teacher

Philosophical Wisdom

Hope and despair are inseparable. One can never understand what hope is really about unless one wrestles with despair.
— Cornel West in The Cornel West Reader

Jewish Wisdom

There's a rule in hospitality: the more a guest respects his host, the greater the pleasure the host derives from offering his home, even lavishing on his guest more attention than what he would normally offer.
— Nilton Bonder in The Kabbalah of Money

Zen Wisdom

We don't clean in order to clean. It is a way of practicing respect for things.
— Gary Thorpe in Sweeping Changes

Teacher Wisdom

Every time we make love to a human being, fully, we are making love to everything that lives and breathes. In that sense it becomes communion. It is a sacrament.
— Terry Tempest Williams in Listening to the Land

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