"When you know who you are; when your mission is clear and you burn with the inner fire of unbreakable will; no cold can touch your heart; no deluge can dampen your purpose. You know that you are alive."
- - Chief Seattle, Duwamish
"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect."
- - Chief Seattle, Duwamish (1780-1866)
"Why do they make things so complicated?”
“So that those who have the responsibility for understanding can understand.,” he said. “Imagine if everyone went around transforming lead into gold. Gold would lose its value.”
“It’s those who are persistent, and willing to study things deeply, who achieve the Master Work."
- ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
"Every search begins with beginner’s luck. And every search ends with the victor’s being severely tested.” The boy remembered an old proverb from his country. It said that the darkest hour of the night came just before the dawn."
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
"There is the solitude of suffering, when you go through darkness that is lonely, intense, and terrible. Words become powerless to express your pain; what others hear from your words is so distant and different from what you are actually suffering."
― John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
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