Sieglinde Gassman
Location: Apple Valley, MN, United States
Traditions: Humanism
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I'm inspired by the passion of people, hoping that how I live my life will inspire a few others, as so many inspire me!
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Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people move our souls to dance. They awaken us to new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom. Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon. They stay in our lives for awhile, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never ever the same.

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https://ferdinandsgifts.wordpress.com/poems/
Flavia Weedn
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Viewed on March 22, 2018
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Only the madman is absolutely sure.

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If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees... So like children, we begin again... to fall, patiently to trust our heaviness. Even a bird has to do that before he can fly.

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WisdomWaysCenter.org
Rainer Maria Rilke
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Viewed on October 28, 2017
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As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.

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Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not.

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Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.

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There’s nothing “ordinary” about decency, courage under fire, compassion, tenacity, lion-heartedness, and that is what is being called forth in a moment – a deeply mythic moment – like this.

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I swear I will not dishonor my soul with hatred, but offer myself humbly as a guardian of nature, as a healer of misery, as a messenger of wonder, as an architect of peace.

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We don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.

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Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.

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