Mystical Wisdom

The call to mystical openness is echoed across millennia of humanity's wisdom;
it is the call to discover the unitary point of view that holds the promise of a more just and peaceful planet.
— Beverly Lanzetta in Emerging Heart

Quaker Wisdom

Justice has only one scale and weight -- for rich and poor, great and small.
— William Penn in Some Fruits of Solitude

Political Wisdom

There is little place in the political scheme of things for an independent, creative personality, for a fighter. Anyone who takes that role must pay a price.
— Shirley Chisholm in Were You There? by Eric Kolbell

Catholic Wisdom

To keep things away from people in need is in opposition to God's will and makes it even a robbery.
— Jean Maalouf in The Healing Power of Kindness

Hindu Wisdom

In the Bhagavad Gita, a sacred text of Hinduism, we find these words: "Do your duty, always: but without attachment." This is how one reaches the ultimate truth; by working without anxiety about results.
— Jane Vennard in Embracing the World

Jewish Wisdom

No matter how unjust the world may seem, your task is to move it toward justice.
— Rami Shapiro in Ethics of the Sages


The responsibility of power is like holding an egg. Grasp it too tightly and it will drip through your fingers; hold it too loosely and it will drop and break.
— Ashanti Proverb

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