Kimmy Sophia Brown

A Parliament of Quotes

This section came from The Significato Journal, which was a joint effort between my husband, Peter, and me. The content is too good to abandon, so we've brought it over to my website. I may or may not update it. We'll see!

Judge Every Person by His Merits
~ Rebbe Nachman of Breslov ~
"Know this: you should judge every person by his merits. Even someone who seems completely wicked, you must search for and find that little speck of good, for in that place he is not wicked." more
Let the Whole Thing Flower
~ Natalie Goldberg ~
"Let the whole thing flower: the poem and the person writing the poem. And let us always be kind in this world." more
Loving Our Fellow Men
~ Helen Keller ~
"It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui." more
The Moment One Definitely Commits Oneself
Ben Cruachan in Scotland (Gaelic translation: Mountain of Peaks)
"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too." (...from The Scottish Himalaya Expedition, by WH Murray) more
Response to the Beautiful
The heart actually beats differently in response to the beautiful than in response to the ugly or pernicious ... (from Rudolf Steiner's book, Mystery Knowledge and Mystery Centres) more
The Beauty of the Earth
(from Rachel Carson's book, The Sense of Wonder)
"Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties of the earth are never alone or weary in life... Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts." more
Wild Flowers
Richard Jefferies, from his essay “Wild Flowers”
"If we had never before looked upon the earth, but suddenly came to it man or woman grown, set down in the midst of a summer mead, would it not seem to us a radiant vision?" more
"Spirit Is Already Within You ..."
From the book "How to Change Your Life" by Ernest Holmes
"Your outward search for God culminates in the greatest of all possible discoveries -- finding Him at the center of your own being. Life flows up from within you." more