Catholic Wisdom

The great, gashed, half-naked mountain is another of God's saints. There is no other like him. He is alone in his own character; nothing else in the world ever did or ever will imitate God in quite the same way.
- Thomas Merton in When the Trees Say Nothing

Literary Wisdom

Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground.
- Oscar Wilde, Irish poet and playwright

Protestant Wisdom

To know God is to do justice. To recognize this implacable moral imperative of the faith represents the kind of good religion that mixes well with politics.
- William Sloane Coffin in Credo

Jewish Wisdom

Praise God. It puts everything in its proper place and perspective.
- Rebbe Nachman of Breslov in The Empty Chair

Hindu Wisdom

Keep your actions positive, because your actions become your habits.
Keep your habits positive, because your habits become your values.
Keep your values positive, because your values become your destiny.
- Mahatma Gandhi quoted in A Fearless Heart by Thubten Jinpa

Psychological Wisdom

God is never closer than when the space between two hearts narrows.
- Joan Borysenko, American medical scientist and psychologist


Everyday — a little conversation with God, or his envoy
the tall pine, or the grass-swimming cricket.
- Mary Oliver in The Leaf and the Cloud

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