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Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit,
by May Sarton

Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit,
who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth,
and without light nothing flowers.
- May Sarton

Related topics: Gardening

Gardening is an instrument of grace.
- May Sarton

No partner in a love relationship...
should feel that he has to give up
an essential part of himself to make it viable.
- May Sarton

Everything that slows us down and forces patience,
everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature,
is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
- May Sarton

 

Most people have to talk so they won't hear.
- May Sarton

In the country of pain we are each alone.
- May Sarton

Self-respect is nothing to hide behind.
When you need it most it isn't there.
- May Sarton

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Don't forget that compared to a grownup person every baby is a genius.
Think of the capacity to learn!
The freshness, the temperament, the will of a baby a few months old!
- May Sarton

True feeling justifies whatever it may cost.
- May Sarton

The garden is growth and change and that means loss
as well as constant new treasures to make up for a few disasters.
- May Sarton

One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being.
- May Sarton

In a total work, the failures have their not unimportant place.
- May Sarton

Women are at last becoming persons first and wives second,
and that is as it should be.
- May Sarton

Each day, and the living of it, has to be a conscious
creation in which discipline and order are relieved
with some play and pure foolishness.
- May Sarton

We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening
or strange that self may prove to be.
- May Sarton

There is only one real deprivation...
and that is not to be able to give one's gifts to those one loves most.
- May Sarton

Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.
- May Sarton

A house that does not have one warm,
comfy chair in it is soulless.
- May Sarton

The more articulate one is, the more dangerous words become.
- May Sarton

It is the privilege of those who fear love to murder
those who do not fear it!
- May Sarton

The minute one utters a certainty, the opposite comes to mind.
- May Sarton

May we agree that private life is irrelevant? Multiple,
mixed, ambiguous at best - out of it we try to fashion the crystal clear,
the singular, the absolute, and that is what is relevant;
that is what matters.
- May Sarton

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You can have anything you want in life if you
just help enough other people get what they want.
- Zig Ziglar

If you can, help others;
if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The secret of success is to find a need and fill it,
to find a hurt and heal it,
to find somebody with a problem
and offer to help solve it.
- Robert H. Schuller

Nothing can stop the man with the right
mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

It's okay to make mistakes.
Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn.
- John Bradshaw

Whosoever is spared personal pain
must feel himself called
to help in diminishing the pain of others.
We must all carry our share of
the misery which lies upon the world.
- Albert Schweitzer

Believe that life is worth living,
and your belief will help create the fact.
- William James

A man is truly ethical only when he obeys
the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist,
and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

The most effective way to cope with change
is to help create it.
- L. W. Lynett

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day.
- Sally Koch

There are old heads in the world
who cannot help me by their example or advice
to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself;
but I believe that it is in my power
to elevate myself this very hour
above the common level of my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

The most important outcome of education
is to help students become independent of formal education.
- Paul E. Gray

A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him,
that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men,
and when he devotes himself helpfully
to all life that is in need of help.
- Albert Schweitzer

Every loving thought is true.
Everything else is an appeal for healing and help,
regardless of the form it takes.
- A Course In Miracles

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us,
as the confidence of their help.
- Epicurus

It is necessary to help others,
not only in our prayers,
but in our daily lives.
If we find we cannot help others,
the least we can do is to desist from harming them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Understanding does not cure evil,
but it is a definite help,
inasmuch as one can cope
with a comprehensible darkness.
- Carl Jung

An old friend will help you move.
A good friend will help you move a dead body.
- Jim Hayes

We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking
only to learn that it is God shaking them.
- Charles West

The purpose of human life is to serve,
and to show compassion and the will to help others.
- Albert Schweitzer

I get by with a little help from my friends.
- John Lennon

Life is unlimited.
Your world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that you contribute.
Money that is spent or given away returns multiplied.
The more love that is given, the more love returns.
The more a helping hand is given, the more hands
are strengthened and empowered to help.
We can help each other to all be winners.
We can all have food, and jobs, and love, and happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is about more than today, and more than yourself.
What will your legacy be?
What will your great-grandchildren be told about you?
Creating a legacy does not have to be a burden,
it can be your joy and can create
your satisfaction with living each day.
What kind of world do you want to leave your great-grandchildren?
What can you do today to help create that world?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is far more impressive when others
discover your good qualities without your help.
- Judith Martin

It takes a long while for a naturally trustful person
to reconcile himself to the idea that
after all God will not help him
- H. L. Mencken

"But I don't want to go among mad people," said Alice.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here."
- Lewis Carroll

When you're drowning, you don't say,
"I would be incredibly pleased if someone
would have the foresight to notice
me drowning and come and help me,"
you just scream.
- John Lennon

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be,
and you'll help them to become
what they are capable of becoming.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is no use whatsoever trying to help
people who do not help themselves.
You cannot push anyone up a ladder
unless he is willing to climb himself.
- Andrew Carnegie

God helps them that help themselves.
- Algernon Sidney

Government "help" to business is just as disastrous
as government persecution...
the only way a government can be of service to national
prosperity is by keeping its hands off.
- Ayn Rand

A religion that takes no account of practical affairs
and does not help to solve them, is no religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?
- Louisa May Alcott

I auditioned on my own.
I tried to make a mark for myself without anybody's help,
not even Mom's.
- Kate Hudson

A knowledgeable and courageous U.S.
president could help enormously in leading the world's
nations toward saving the climate.
- Donella Meadows

You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.
- George Burns

You don't help people in your poems.
I've been trying to help people all my life -
that's my trouble.
- Charles Olson

I have been dairy free for several years,
and I started because I felt it was going to reduce my allergies,
which it did, and help me lose weight,
which it did.
- Fran Drescher

It is a waste of money to help those who show no desire to help themselves.
- Taylor Caldwell

Quotations help us remember the simple yet profound truths
that give life perspective and meaning.
- Criswell Freeman

All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams.
- Elias Canetti

Humor can alter any situation and help us cope at the
very instant we are laughing.
- Allen Klein

I believe the world is one big family,
and we need to help each other.
- Jet Li

Nuclear power will help provide the electricity that
our growing economy needs without increasing emissions.
This is truly an environmentally responsible source of energy.
- Michael Burgess

Local innovation and initiative can help us better
understand how to protect our environment.
- Gale Norton


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