A Quote by Maya Angelou on love, loving, and hope

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it destination full of hope.

Maya Angelou (1928 -)

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A Quote by Ayaan Hirsi Ali on hope, nation, and u s

If such a young nation as the U.S. could make it to superpower status, we could do it as well.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Source: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/a/ayaan_hirsi_ali.html

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A Quote by John Muir on wildness, nature, hope, future, healing, and civilization

In God's wildness lies the hope of the world—the great fresh unblighted, unredeemed wilderness. The galling harness of civilization drops off, and wounds heal ere we are aware.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

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A Quote by Rabindranath Tagore on faith, light, hope, and future

Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)

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A Quote by The Rev. Robert H. Schuller on faith, survival, endurance, spiritualtiy, and hope

If a blade of grass can grow in a concrete walk and a fig tree in the side of a mountain cliff, a human being empowered with an invincible faith can survive all odds the world can throw against his tortured soul.

Robert Schuller

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A Quote by Helen Adams Keller on faith, light, future, and hope

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

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A Quote by Saint Isaac on god, joy, hope, enlightenment, christianity, gifts, knowledge, truth, freedom, and despair

Beware of despair.  You do not serve a tyrant, but your service is to a kind Lord, Who, taking nothing from you, He has given you all.  And when you did not exist at all, He fashioned you so that you would be in that [ state ] in which you now are.  Who is sufficient to render Him thanks for the fact that He has brought us into existence?  O the immeasurable grace!  Who can sufficiently honor Him with hymns?  For He has given us knowledge of all things.  And not only those which are manifest, but also of the hidden things.  For we know that if there is anything we do not know, it is necessary for us only to ask this [ knowledge ] from Him.

Saint Isaac

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints

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A Quote by Saint Diadochos of Photiki on god, love, freedom, forgiveness, neighbor, hope, joy, spirituality, friendship, and peace

When a man begins to perceive the love of God in all its richness, he begins also to love his neighbor with spiritual perception.  This is the love of which all the scriptures speak.  Friendship after the flesh is very easily destroyed on some slight pretext, since it is not held firm by spiritual perception.  But when a person is spiritually awakened, even if something irritates him, the bond of love is not dissolved; rekindling himself with warmth of the love of God, he quickly recovers himself and with great joy seeks his neighbor's love, even though he has been gravely wronged or insulted by him.  For sweetness of God completely consumes the bitterness of the quarrel.

Saint Diadochos of Photiki

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints.

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A Quote by Elder Ephraim of Philotheou on freedom, god, hope, trials, love, spirituality, christianity, enlightenment, and faith meditation

Do not fear, neither let your heart lose courage; our Christ invisibly helps you with a hidden hand; He tests you in order to give you His grace.  As much as the earth of the heart is cultivated, and as deep as the farmer pushes the plow, so much more will the field give fruit in its time.  Even so does the great Farmer, God, do with our souls.  He allows trials, afflictions, suffering and distress to come to us and enter deeply into the heart, and many times we find ourselves at an impass, not knowing how to manage this or that trial, and we suffer and feel great pain.  But for those who love God, He works together with them that these things turn out for the good.

Elder Ephraim

Source: www.stanthonysmonastery.org/index.php

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A Quote by Hazel Henderson on hope, anxiety, change, and transformation

If we can recognize that change and uncertainty are basic principles, we can greet the future and the transformation we are undergoing with the understanding that we do not know enough to be pessimistic.

Hazel Henderson

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