Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow. —Helen Keller

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Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.


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The heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that gives you a sense of meaning, joy, or passion. —Terry Orlick
A book is a device to ignite the imagination. —Alan Bennet
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. —Aristotle
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future. —Robert H. Schuller
If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. It's the hard that makes it great. —Tom Hanks
I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. —Arthur Rubinstein
There is no joy in possession without sharing. —Desiderius Erasmus
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible—it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could. —Barbara DeAngelis
Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not. —Oprah Winfrey
Respect is love in action. —Bangambiki Habyarimana
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection. —Buddha
Those who make compassion an essential part of their lives find the joy of life. Kindness deepens the spirit and produces rewards that cannot be completely explained in words. It is an experience more powerful than words. To become acquainted with kindness one must be prepared to learn new things and feel new feelings. Kindness is more than a philosophy of the mind. It is a philosophy of the spirit.  —Robert J. Furey
You are braver than you believe, smarter than you seem, and stronger than you think. —Winnie-the-Pooh (A. A. Milne)
My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. —Archbishop Desmond Tutu
If you see someone and they strike you as beautiful in any way, why not let them know? —Jill Scott
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. —Theodor Seuss Geisel

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