Native American Wisdom

Beauty, in our eyes, is always fresh and living, even as God, the Great Mystery, dresses the world anew at each season of the year.

— Ohiyesa in The Wisdom of the Native Americans edited by Kent Nerburn

Catholic Wisdom

Spirituality is not knowing what you want but understanding what you need.
— Anthony DeMello in The Heart of the Enlightened

Spiritual Wisdom

The purpose of the craft is not so much to make beautiful things as to become beautiful inside while you are making those things.
— Susan Gordon Lydon in The Knitting Sutra

Literary Wisdom

Just because some of us can read and right and do a little math, that doesn’t mean that we deserve to conquer the universe.
— Kurt Vonnegut in The Myth of Human Supremacy by Derrick Jensen

Psychological Wisdom

Pleasure, like beauty and order, is one of the few great powers that move the universe.
— James Hillman, American psychologist

Philosophical Wisdom

Clothing stores are marvelous places to advance your tactile education. Visit your favorite to touch the tweeds, embrace the brocades, shimmy into silks, and meet the starch cotton on it own terms.
— Jean Houston in A Passion for the Possible


A beautiful thing is never perfect.
— Egyptian Proverb

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