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Famous Quotations Reflection and Prompts for Small Groups or Personal Reflection

Wendell Berry Quotation

For Storytelling
“Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.” Wendell Berry
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Maya Angelou Quotation

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"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." Maya Angelou
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Rainer Maria Rilke Quotation

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“Think... of the world you carry within you, and call this thinking whatever you want to: a remembering of your own childhood or a yearning toward a future of your own - only be attentive to what is arising within you, and place that above everything you perceive around you..." Rainer Maria Rilke
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Richard Rohr Quotation

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“Prayer is sitting in the silence until it silences us, choosing gratitude until we are grateful, and praising God until we ourselves are an act of praise.” Richard Rohr
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Walt Whitman Quotation

For Storytelling
"Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you. You must travel it by yourself. It is not far. It is within reach. Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know. Perhaps it is everywhere - on water and land." Walt Whitman
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Joseph Campbell Quotation

For Storytelling
“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.” Joseph Campbell
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Rumi Quotation

For Storytelling
“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” Rumi
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Dr. Seuss Quotation

For Storytelling
“Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.” Dr. Suess
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Henri Nouwen Quotation

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“Forgiveness means that I continually am willing to forgive the other person for not being God – for not fulfilling all my needs. I, too, must ask forgiveness for not being able to fulfill other people’s needs..." Henri Nouwen
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