I look not only at tongue and speech; I look at the spirit and the inward feeling. I look into the heart to see whether it be lowly... Enough of phrases and conceits and metaphors! I want burning, burning... Light up a fire of love in thy soul, Burn all thought and expression away! O Moses, they that know the conventions are of one sort; They whose souls burn are of another. — Rumi

Though justice be thy plea, consider this: That in the course of justice none of us Should see salvation. We do pray for mercy, And that same prayer doth teach us all to render The deeds of mercy. — William Shakespeare

Believing nothing, the skeptic is blind; believing everything, the naif is lame. — Hinduism Today

Why, when God's world is so big, did you fall asleep in a prison of all places? — Rumi

I thank You God for most this amazing day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes. — e.e. cummings

Hope is not prognostication. It is an orientation of the spirit, an orientation of the heart. — Vaclav Havel