I thought I could describe a state; make a map of sorrow. Sorrow, however, turns out to be not a state but a process.

~C.S. Lewis (A Grief Observed)
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Only when we understand can we care; only when we care shall we help; only if we help will all be saved.

~Jane Goodall
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The wider you open your eyes, the darker the world becomes.

~Bianca Nicole Valle
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Put your thoughts to sleep, do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking.

~Rumi
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The secret to happiness is low expectations.

~Barry Schwartz
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If we load too many expectations on ourselves to live extraordinary lives, such as waiting for some undying passion to come our way, we stagger under the burden of our dreams.

~Sally Brampton
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Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.

~Winnie the Pooh
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