I've learned that people from all walks of life share epiphanies or points of view that resonate in significant ways:

"We cannot silence the voices that we do not like hearing. We can, however, do everything in our power to make certain that other voices are heard."  ~ Deborah Prothrow-Stith ~

"Courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own" ~ Michelle Obama ~
"Life doesn't get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger & more resilient" ~ Iman
 "Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, My God you learn." ~C.S. Lewis~
"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences." ~Audre Lorde~

“Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.” 
"I Can't Afford Despair" ~ James Baldwin ~
"The distinction between the past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion" ~ Albert Einstein ~ 
 "The most important thing parents can teach their children is how to get along without them." ~Frank Clark ~
"If passion drives you let reason hold the reins."  ~ Ben Franklin ~
"Opposites attract; compatibility endures" ~ Pushpendra Metha ~
"Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened." ~ Jenifer Yane ~
"Illusion is needed to disguise the emptiness within."  ~ Arthur Erickson ~ 
"Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it." ~ Michelle Dematague
'We wear the mask that grins and lies" ~ Paul Lawrence Dunbar 
"Many things are true at once"  ~ Spoken by Elizabeth Alexander ~
"Being black is not a matter of pigmentation--being black is a reflection of a mental attitude."
 ~ Steve Biko ~ 
"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others" ~ Cicero {106-43 BCE}
"Sometimes I feel like an unwanted guest in my own life" ~ author unknown ~
"Some women wait for change; when it doesn't happen...they change themselves" ~ Audre Lorde
"Discomfort is always a necessary part of enlightenment" ~ Pearl Cleage
"There are two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as if everything is  miracle" ~ Albert Einstein ~
"No matter where I run, I meet myself" ~ Dorothy Fields ~
"The Wound is the place where light enters you" ~ RUMI
"The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie" ~ Ann Landers ~
"Someone I love gave me a box full of darkness.  It took years to understand that this too, was a gift. ~Mary Oliver
" Always remember, everyone, is hungry for praise and starving for honest appreciation"
~ David Brandt Berg ~
"Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes...just be an illusion" ~ Javan ~

" There is dignity in truth but not necessarily truth in dignity" ~ Robert Guillaume
"There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win."
~ Elie Wiesel ~
"When you somehow are being chosen for something larger than yourself but do not feel equal to it, you must become the person who can do it.  ~ Bonnie Billing ~
"The real you. You do not have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." ~ India Arie ~
"Religion is the rules, regulation, ceremonies, & rituals developed by man to create conformity & uniformity in the approach to God.  Spirituality is God's call in your soul." ~ Iyanla Vanzant ~ 
" To be connected with the living Universe and realize you're just playing a small part in it."
   ~Louie Schwartzberg ~                                         
 "Never feel guilty for cutting someone off, when they handed the scissors" ~ Author Unknown
"We're all God's babies doing the best we can" ~ Quitman Fludd III

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