Dave loves quotes. Not just as phrases but as 'hooks' to hang your life on and tools for reflection. Here's some. I'll keep adding
In notes left by Gandhi when he died:
"I will give you a talisman.
Whenever you are in doubt, or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test. Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man [woman] whom you may have seen, and ask yourself, if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him [her]. Will he [she] gain anything by it? Will it restore him [her] to a control over his [her] own life and destiny? In other words, will it lead to swaraj [freedom] for the hungry and spiritually starving millions?
Then you will find your doubts and your self melt away."
Jesus: Ultimate hero!
"For we walk by faith, not by sight".
"What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul".
"Let him who is without sin cast the first stone".
"Yes I am with you always, until the very end of time"
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you".
And there's a lot more here
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime"
Martin Luther King:
"I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed. We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.I have a dream today.I have a dream that one day the state of Alabama, whose governor's lips are presently dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, will be transformed into a situation where little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls and walk together as sisters and brothers.I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.
This is our hope.
This speech has to watched rather than read so click here for the video.
Gandhi (another one!):
"Be the change you want to see in the world"
More Gandhi quotes here