A Quote by John Muir on earth, nature, people, and universe

The world, we are told, was made especially for humans - a presumption not supported by all the facts...  Why should humanity value itself as more than a small part of the one great unit of creation?  And what creature of all that the Lord has taken the pains to make is not essential to the completeness of that unit - the cosmos?  The universe would be incomplete without humans; but it would also be incomplete without the smallest transmicroscopic creature that dwells beyond our conceitful eyes and knowledge.  From the dust of the earth, from the common elementary fund, the Creator has made Homo Sapiens.  From the same material God has made every other creature, however noxious and insignificant to us.  They are earth-born companions and our fellow mortals.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

Source: Meditations of John Muir: Nature's Temple

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A Quote by Black Elk on circle and people

And I saw that the sacred hoop of my people as one of many hoops that made one circle.

Black Elk

Source: Meditations of John Muir: Nature's Temple

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A Quote by Barack Obama on answers, doubt, dream, life, people, place, possibility, questions, time, and wonder

If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our Founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.

It's the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches in numbers this nation has never seen; by people who waited three hours and four hours, many for the very first time in their lives, because they believed that this time must be different, that their voice could be that difference.

Barack Obama

Source: November 4, 2008

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A Quote by Simone Weil on attention, unhappiness, people, love, and happiness

Those who are unhappy have no need for anything in this world but people capable of giving them their attention. 

Simone Weil (1909 - 1943)

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A Quote by Yancey Grantham on people and popularity

The popularity of the greatest reflects on the aspirations in all.

Yancey Grantham

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A Quote by Sherman Alexie on librarians, judgment, and people

The librarian spoke in a reverential whisper. Corliss knew she'd misjudged this passionate woman. Maybe she dressed poorly, but she was probably great in bed, certainly believed in God and goodness, and kept an illicit collection of overdue library books on her shelves.

Sherman Alexie

Source: Ten Little Indians

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on language, people, character, and languages

A language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on social justice, social responsibility, community, independence, people, self, and solitude

My passionate sense of social justice and social responsibility has always contrasted oddly with my pronounced lack of need for direct contact with other human beings and human communities.  I am truly a "lone traveler" and have never belonged to my country, my home, my friends, or even my immediate family, with my whole heart; in the face of all these ties, I have never lost a sense of distance and a need for solitude - feelings which increase with the years.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Ideas And Opinions, Pages: 9 (The World As I See It)

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A Quote by Stefan Pashov on dream, intention, people, place, reality, time, and universe

That's a logical place to find each other because this place works almost as a natural selection for people that have this intention to jump off the margin of the map and we all meet here - where the lines of the map converge.  There is no point that is south of the South Pole. ... Those are the professional dreamers - they dream all the time.  And I think, through them, the great cosmic dreams come into fruition, because the universe dreams through our dreams.  And I think that there's many different ways for the reality to bring itself forward and dreaming is definitely one of these ways.

Stefan Pashov

Source: Encounters at the End of the World

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on people, independence, country, and wine

The best people, like the best wines, come from the hills.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 39

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