Most days I’ll be sharing some of the quotes that have inspired me, made me smile or just made me think.
Classic Quotes #74
Thich Nhat Hanh
Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation
Vincent van Gogh
My peace I leave with you – we saw how there is peace even in the storm.
~ Vincent van Gogh, letter to Theo van Gogh. Isleworth, Friday, 3 November 1876.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Ralph Waldo Emerson on Self Reliance
John F. Kennedy
And if we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.
~ John F. Kennedy, commencement address (1963)
Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.
~ Langston Hughes
What’s inspired you this week?