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Our conscience is not the vessel of eternal verities. It grows with our social life, and a new social condition means a radical change in conscience.

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Let us accept the invitation, ever-open, from the Stillness, taste its exquisite sweetness, and heed its silent instruction.

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Perspectives
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It is a powerful practice to be generous when you are the one feeling in need.

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Through the Flames
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One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often.

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Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.

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Best Loved Poems of the American People
Page The Old Astronomer to His Pupil
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A lifetime may not be long enough to attune ourselves fully to the harmony of the universe. But just to become aware that we can resonate with it -- that alone can be like waking up from a dream.

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It is true that we are called to create a better world. But we are first of all called to a more immediate and exalted task: that of creating our own lives.

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Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.

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Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.

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He who fears he shall suffer already suffers what he fears.

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Refdesk.com
Michel de Montaigne
Viewed on May 4, 2013
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