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Elevated Thoughts...

Love to start my mornings with inspiration! Quotes are a great way to add positive energy to your day. As you reflect on some of the most profound thoughts of individuals, you can become enlightened by various perspectives as it relates to living. I’ve pulled together a few quotes for your enjoyment…

The purpose of life seems to be to acquaint a man with himself and whatever science or art or course of action he engages in reacts upon and illuminates the recesses of his own mind. Thus friends seem to be only mirrors to draw out and explain to us ourselves; and that which draws us nearer our fellow man, is, that the deep Heart in one, answers the deep Heart in another, -- that we find we have (a common Nature) -- one life which runs through all individuals, and which is indeed Divine.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Avoid the bad habit of domesticating the prophet of your choice, turning him into a cheerleader for your way of thinking and way of life. Remember that all the great prophets were courageous and outrageous folks who railed against the powers-that-be, challenged self-satisfied piosity, threatened the prevailing social order, and would find you falling short in some significant ways.

- Parker J. Palmer

You'll be free or die!

- Harriet Tubman

Love, I find, is like singing. Everybody can do enough to satisfy themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much.

- Zora Neale Hurston

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.

- Henry James

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

- Albert Einstein

Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when it's the only one we have.

- Alain

Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.

- Charles Caleb Colson

Great talent finds happiness in execution.

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower.

- Shigenori Kameoka

Whosoever wishes to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details.

Knowledge is not intelligence.

In searching for the truth be ready for the unexpected.

Change alone is unchanging.

The same road goes both up and down.

The beginning of a circle is also its end.

Not I, but the world says it: all is one.

And yet everything comes in season.

- Heraklietos of Ephesos

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