• “Human beings, vegetables, cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible player.” – Albert Einstein

  • “I think when a surfer becomes a surfer, it’s almost like an obligation to be an environmentalist at the same time.” – Kelly Slater

  • “When we heal the Earth, we heal ourselves.” – David Orr

  • “The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” – Eden Phillpotts

  • “We inhabit a universe that is characterized by diversity.” – Desmond Tutu

  • “All persons are contained within a single individual, just as all time is in a moment, and the entire universe is in a grain of sand.” – Dune

  • “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” – Rumi

  • “Look deep into nature, and you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein

  • “Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.” – Henry David Thoreau

  • “The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.” – William James

  • “The greatest danger to our future is apathy.” – Jane Goodall

  • “The path to success is to take massive, determined action.” – Tony Robbins

  • “Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.” – Rumi

  • “In summer, the song sings itself.” – William Carlos Williams

  • “The roads we take are more important than the goals we announce. Decisions determine destiny.” – Frederick Speakman

  • “It is the theory that decides what can be observed.” – Albert Einstein

  • “When you make your peace with authority, you become authority.” – Jim Morrison

  • “In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do. The worst thing you can do is nothing.” – Theodore Roosevelt

  • “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao-tzu

  • “Where there is a will, there is a way.” – Unknown

  • “We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.” – Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

  • “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

  • “Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.” – Voltaire

  • “Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.” – Edgar Cayce

  • “We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.” – Khalil Gibran

  • “Choices are the hinges of destiny.” – Pythagoras

  • “The light is what guides you home, the warmth is what keeps you there.” – Ellie Rodriguez

  • “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao-tzu

  • “Where there is a will, there is a way.” – Anonymous

  • “Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.” – Edgar Cayce

  • “Sleep is the best meditation.” – Dalai Lama

  • “Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

  • “A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?” – Albert Einstein

  • “I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.” – Abraham Lincoln

  • “Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

  • “He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.” – Confucius

  • “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir

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