When you are feeling downhearted, go and do something for others.
|A Cottage by the Sea||
May you grow still enough to hear the stir of a single snowflake in the air, so that your inner silence may turn into hushed expectation.
Br. David Steindl-Rast
In silence, one loves most ardently; words and talk often extinguish the inward fire.
Charles de Foucauld
When you talk you are only repeating what you already know. But it you listen, you may learn something new.
HH Dalai Lama XIV, quoted in www.gratefulness.org
The non-violent approach does not immediately change the heart of the oppressor. It first does something to the hearts and souls of those committed to it. It gives them a new self-respect; it calls up resources of strength and courage that they did not know they had. Finally, it reaches the opponent and so stirs his conscience that reconciliation becomes a reality.
Martin Luther King, Jr.