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What is this world? A mere curl of smoke for the wind to scatter. ...
by Abraham Cahan

What is this world? A mere curl of smoke for the wind to scatter.
- Abraham Cahan

Life is much shorter than I imagined it to be.
- Abraham Cahan

Remember that it is not enough to abstain from lying by word of mouth;
for the worst lies are often conveyed by a false look,
smile, or act.
- Abraham Cahan

If you feel that you are good, don't be too proud of it.
- Abraham Cahan

 

I was a great dreamer of day dreams.
- Abraham Cahan

If a man is tongue-tied, don't laugh at him,
but, rather, feel pity for him, as you would for a man with broken legs.
- Abraham Cahan

What is wealth? A dream of fools.
- Abraham Cahan

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Only the other world has substance and reality;
only good deeds and holy learning have tangible worth.
- Abraham Cahan

If you study the Talmud you please God even more than
you do by praying or fasting.
- Abraham Cahan

Be modest, humble, simple.
Control your anger.
- Abraham Cahan

The dearest days in one's life are those that seem
very far and very near at once.
- Abraham Cahan

Above all, you must fight conceit, envy,
and every kind of ill-feeling in your heart.
- Abraham Cahan

The orthodox Jewish faith practically excludes woman from religious life.
- Abraham Cahan

You must never tire fighting Satan.
- Abraham Cahan

God, for example, appealed to me as a beardless man
wearing a quilted silk cap;
holiness was something burning,
forbidding, something connected with fire while a day
had the form of an oblong box.
- Abraham Cahan

If it be true that our people represent a high percentage of mental vigor,
the distinction is probably due, in some measure,
to the extremely important part which Talmud studies
have played in the spiritual life of the race.
- Abraham Cahan

Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A Single Generosity Enlarges the World.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The cleansing fire of Spirit
consumes the troubles of this world.
Feed your concerns to the fire.
Breathe deeply and rejoice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The traveler sees what he sees,
the tourist sees what he has come to see.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,
the master calls a butterfly.
- Richard Bach

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely.
It is absolutely touch and go.
Each one of us could make the difference.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An individual has not started living
until he can rise above the narrow confines
of his individualistic concerns
to the broader concerns of all humanity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

It is easier to put on slippers
than to carpet the entire world
- Al Franken

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen

My Peace is Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The difference between what we do
and what we are capable of doing
would suffice to solve most of the world's problem.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Be above the Madness of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited.
Imagination encircles the world.
- Albert Einstein

Know that you are a gift to the world.
Your life is important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The softest things in the world overcome
the hardest things in the world.
- Lao Tzu

Give me a lever long enough
and a fulcrum on which to place it,
and I shall move the world.
- Archimedes

The things of this world exist;
they are; you can't refuse them.
- Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching - Book One #2 - version by Ursula K. Le Guin

It's not what you take when
you leave this world behind you.
It's what you leave behind you when you go.
- Randy Travis

By having a reverence for life,
we enter into a spiritual relation with the world.
By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.
- Albert Schweitzer

Never bend your head. Always hold it high.
Look the world straight in the eye.
- Helen Keller

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa


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