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Copyright © 2014
by John Kremer


The Quotable Books Series ...

of Life

(sample quotations from the book)

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. — Joseph Addison, essayist and politician

Work a few miracles into your daily grind. — Adobe Photoshop magazine ad

The dreamers are the saviors of the world.... Humanity cannot forget its dreamers; it cannot let their ideals fade and die; it lives in them; it knows them as realities which it shall one day see and know. — James Allen, author, As a Man Thinketh

When you say “I will” with conviction, magic begins to happen. — Wally Amos, founder, Famous Amos Cookies

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. — Maya Angelou, poet

Can you walk on water? You have done no better than a straw. Can you fly in the air? You have done no better than a bluebottle. Conquer your heart; then you may become somebody. — Ansari of Heart, monk

The reason birds can fly and we cannot is simply that they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings. — James Matthew Barrie, children's author

Anyone who doesn't believe in miracles is not a realist. — David Ben-Gurion, Israeli leader

To see a world in a grain of sand
And heaven in a wild flower.
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour. — William Blake, poet and artist

Beyond any reasonable doubt, we each share the ancient name of God in our bodies in the most intimate way imaginable. Each fiber of muscle, each crystal of bone, the tears that we shed—all are God. — Gregg Braden, spiritual philosopher

To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders. — Gautama Buddha, religious leader

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. — Leo Buscaglia, psychologist

There are no miracles in an orderly Universe. All things are possible under divine law. — Eric Butterworth, minister

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings. — Hodding Carter, Jr., journalist

Where there is great love, there are always miracles. — Willa Cather, novelist

Feed the body food and drink, it will survive today. Feed the soul art and music, it will live forever. — Catherine, character in One Special Night TV movie

A characteristic of the great saints is their power of levity. Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly. — G. K. Chesterton, essayist and novelist

A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses. — Chinese proverb

If we have the opportunity to be generous with our hearts, ourselves, we have no idea of the depth and breadth of love's reach. — Margaret Cho, comedienne, Margaret Cho's Weblog

God breaks the heart again and again and again until it stays open. — Hazrat Inayat Khan

Mother Teresa on Changing the World

I alone can't change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. — Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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