Food for Thought
Quotes, proverbs, and other words of wisdom relating to the human condition
sense of peace.”
Your assumptions are your windows on the world.
Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won’t come in.”
Start by thinking positively about yourself and others. An open mind is receptive and willing to consider new ideas and different points of view. Though your opinions and values may not change, your way of thinking will.
Change often starts with a single thought. We may read something another has written, and what we read strikes a chord. We think—“Yes, that is exactly how I feel!” Oftentimes, it happens unexpectedly while reading poetry, essays, or the wisdom of others found in quotes and proverbs.
It is essential for self-growth to realize that people everywhere share the same human struggles. Understanding others helps us to better understand ourselves. We look at things differently. We grow more tolerant, forgiving, and compassionate; and, in the process, develop an acceptance of and genuine appreciation for others, our environment, and ourselves. When we learn to accept “what is” without passing judgment, our hearts open for a greater sense of love and peace.
The collection of quotes, proverbs, and clichés found in this section are personal favorites that were carefully compiled through the years. More quotes can be found in collections on the featured pages listed below as well as in other places throughout Inspiration for the Spirit.