A kind word is like a spring day.
— Russian proverb

Teacher Wisdom

To every accident and disaster there is a potentially redemptive dimension that we are usually unaware of.
— Eckhart Tolle in Stillness Speaks

Catholic Wisdom

Courage comes and goes. Hold on for the next supply.
— Thomas Merton quoted in The Simple Care of a Hopeful Heart by Robert J. Wicks

Philosophical Wisdom

Clothes tell our stories, some that we would rather not tell, others that we hardly tell ourselves.
— Shahidha Bari in Dressed, A Philosophy of Clothes

Jewish Wisdom

The great builder of dualisms is fear; fear cries out for boundaries, divisions, districts, and absolutes, but love casts out fear.
— Carol Ochs in Song of the Self

Sufi Wisdom

There is a morning inside you waiting to burst open into light.
— Rumi in Frederic Brussat’s Twitter Collection


Come Lord and work.
Arouse us and incite.
Kindle us, sweep us onwards.
Be fragrant as flowers, sweet as honey.
Teach us to love and to run.
— St. Augustine, fourth century Catholic theologian and philosopher

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