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“If we can’t face our losses, we can’t be present either fully to everything that is. When people have cut off or not made peace with some part of themselves, they miss out on other aspects of life.”
Krista Tippett

“He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city. Proverbs 16:32”
Barbour Publishing, Inc., The Bible Promise Book - KJV

Thomas Browne
“Yet do I believe that all this is true, which indeed my reason would persuade me to be false; and this I think is no vulgar part of faith to believe a thing not only above, but contrary to reason, and against the argument of our proper senses.”
Sir Thomas Browne, Religio Medici

Mary Oliver
“No poet ever wrote a poem to dishonor life, to compromise high ideals, to scorn religious views, to demean hope or gratitude, to argue against tenderness, to place rancor before love, or to praise littleness of soul. Not one. Not ever.”
Mary Oliver, Rules for the Dance: A Handbook for Writing and Reading Metrical Verse

George Steiner
“What you don't know by heart you haven't really loved deeply enough”
George Steiner
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