When humans participate in ceremony, they enter a sacred space. Everything outside of that space shrivels in importance. Time takes on a different dimension. Emotions flow more freely. The bodies of participants become filled with the energy of life, and this energy reaches out and blesses the creation around them. All is made new everything becomes sacred.Sun Bear
If there is one thing worse than being an ugly duckling in a house of swans, it's having the swans pretend there's no difference.Teena Booth
A man who loses his money, gains, at the least, experience, and sometimes, something better.Benjamin Disraeli
To display the greatest powers, unless they are applied to great purposes, makes nothing for the character of greatness.William Hazlitt, on the Pleasure of Hating
I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight.Rita Rudner
If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone.Samuel Johnson
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Literature is the human activity that takes the fullest and most precise account of variousness, possibility, complexity, and difficulty.