“We are, I know not how, double within ourselves, with the result that we do not believe what we believe, and we cannot rid ourselves of what we condemn.”

Michel de Montaigne

“Human beings never behave more badly toward one another than when they believe they are protecting God.”

Barbara Brown Taylor

“There’s a ‪cost‬ to ‪everything‬. If you don’t ascribe ‪value‬ to yourself or your ‎desires‬… someone else will.”

Chris Heuertz

“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross.”

Sinclair Lewis

“Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is too strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.”

Fred Rogers

“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.”

William Faulkner

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

Viktor Frankl

“…suffering nourishes grace, and pain and joy are arteries of the same heart…”

Ann Voskamp

“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson