“We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.” — Thich Nhat Hanh, 20th- century French-based Vietnamese Buddhist monk, peace activist and author

“Such is the moral construction of the world that no national crime passes unpunished in the long run… Were present oppressors to reflect on the same truth, they would spare to their own countries the penalties on their present wrongs which will be inflicted on them in future times. The seeds of hatred and revenge which they [sow] with a large hand will not fail to produce their fruits in time. Like their brother robbers on the highway, they suppose the escape of the moment a final escape and deem infamy and future risk countervailed by present gain.” — Thomas Jefferson, 18th-century American Founding Father, early 19th-century U.S. president (letter to Francois de Marbois, 1817)

“Men are not punished for their sins, but by them.” — Elbert Hubbard, 19th/20th-century American entrepreneur and philosopher (founder of Roycroft)

“Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein.” — Proverbs

“The liar’s punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.” — George Bernard Shaw, 19th/20th-century Anglo-Irish dramatist and wit “Everybody comes form the same source. If you hate another human being, you’re hating part of yourself.” — Elvis Presley, 20th-century American celebrity entertainer

“The jealous are troublesome to others, but torment to themselves.” — William Penn, 17th-century American colonial leader

“By a divine paradox, wherever there is one slave there are two. So in the wonderful reciprocities of being, we can never reach the higher levels until all our fellows ascend with us.” — Edwin Markham

“No man who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well- being of the place in which he lives is left long without proper reward.” — Booker T. Washington, 19th-century American educator

“Do good with what thou hast, or it will do thee no good.” — William Penn, 17th-century American colonial leader

“They who give have all things; they who withhold have nothing.” — Hindu proverb “Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.” — Buddha

“No man is more cheated than a selfish man.” — Henry Ward Beecher, 19th-century American preacher

“Our life is what our thoughts make it.” — Marcus Aurelius

“People pay for what they do, and still more, for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it simply: by the lives they lead.” — Edith Wharton, 19th/20th- century American novelist (from The Age of Innocence)

“Luck is a word devoid of sense. Nothing can exist without a cause.” — Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire, 18th-century French author, wit and philosopher

“We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold in them.” — Elbert Hubbard, 19th/20th-century American entrepreneur and philosopher (founder of Roycroft)

“Act so as to elicit the best in others and thereby in thyself.” — Felix Adler

“Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.” — Tryon Edwards “Doubt breeds doubt.” — Franz Grillparzer

“We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 18th/19th- century German statesman, poet, novelist and dramatist

“Any man will usually get from other men just what he is expecting of them. If he is looking for friendship he will likely receive it. If his attitude is that of indifference, it will beget indifference. And if a man is looking for a fight, he will in all likelihood be accommodated in that.” — John Richelsen

“If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of becoming a prophet.” — Isaac Bashevis Singer, 20th-century Nobel Prize-winning Yiddish/American writer