• “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” - Muhammad Ali, athlete (1942-2016)
  • “A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.” - Thomas Carruthers, educator
  • “When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.” - Abraham Joshua Heschel, rabbi (1907-1972)
  • “Think for yourself and question authority.” - Timothy Leary, psychologist (1920-1996)
  • “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” - C.S. Lewis, novelist (1898-1963)
  • “I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.” - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., writer (1922-2007), Unitarian
  • “The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.” - Anatole France, poet (1844-1924)
  • “When I feed the hungry, they call me a saint. When I ask why people are hungry, they call me a communist.” - Helder Camara, priest (1909-1999)
  • “Kind words are every bit as real as pigsties.” - Lucy Maude Montgomery, novelist (1874-1942)
  • “The most violent element in society is ignorance.” - Emma Goldman, activist (1869-1940)
  • “If it can be destroyed by the truth, it deserves to be destroyed by the truth.” - Carl Sagan, astronomer (1934-1996)
  • “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” - Lao-Tzu (6th century BCE)
  • “People forget years and remember moments.” - Ann Beattie, novelist (b. 1947)
  • “Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.” - Jalal Ud-Din Rumi, poet (1207-1273)
  • “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” - Mae West, actress (1893-1980)
  • “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” - Arthur Conan Doyle, writer (1859-1930)
  • “Everything is important. Either that, or nothing is. I prefer the former.” - Jim Henson, puppeteer (1936-1990)
  • “Will we ever reach a point when it is no longer necessary to say Them and Us? I believe we must reach that point, or perish.” - Margaret Laurence, novelist (1926-1987), Unitarian
  • “There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced or the preferably unheard.” - Arundhati Roy, author (b. 1961)
  • “When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix, musician (1942-1970)
  • “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” - Mohandas K. Gandhi, activist (1869-1948)
  • “The world is changed not by the self-regarding, but by men and women prepared to make fools of themselves.” - P.D. James, novelist (1920-2014)
  • “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” - Pablo Picasso, artist (1881-1973)
  • “There’s no grays, only white that’s got grubby. I’m surprised you don’t know that. And sin is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That’s what sin is.” - Terry Pratchett, novelist (1948-2015)
  • “There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”  - R. Buckminster Fuller, architect (1895-1983), Unitarian