A Year’s Worth of Words of Wisdom to Uplift and Inspire You Every Day
Our collection of 365 short Baha’i quotations
has been insanely popular, but an entire deck of nothing but Baha’i quotations might be too much religion to use as a gift for friends and family members. That’s why we’ve created this collection of 365 inspirational statements from a wide variety of sources. It includes 14 statements from the Baha’i Writings (about one a month) along with thought-provoking statements by the famous, not-so-famous and anonymous throughout history. You will find the wisdom of Buddha, Cicero, and Plato, along with Lincoln, Mike Ditka and Lilly Tomlin.
Topics include happiness, gratitude, perseverance, optimism, love, and just about every other virtue you can think of. With 365 quotations, scores of ideas are explored from multiple perspectives. Every single card will give you something to think about.
Like our Baha’i cards, you (or the person you give them to) can pull a card from the front or at random from the middle, read it, and then think about it all day long. It is certainly better than thinking about the news all day. And it can give you something to talk about around the water cooler, or over dinner. You can also give your Words of Wisdom card to a friend, or put the whole set on your desk for people to take when they come visit you.
Though they might not be good for reading at devotions, they would be great conversation starters for deepenings, youth classes, or even family dinners. Choose one to discuss, or let each person choose and read their own. Try to find connections between the different topics mentioned. Since most of them aren’t scripture, people would feel freer to disagree with the statement, sparking lively consultation about virtues and life lessons.
Note: We’ve made an effort to confirm the sources of each quotation. If you find errors in attribution, or if you have favorite quotations you would like added to future printings, please let us know.
I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends. – Abraham Lincoln
In order to fix [something], you need a passionate anger about something that doesn’t work well. – James Dyson
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. -Jonathan Kozol
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it. -Alan Saporta
This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before. – Maya Angelou
Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have. —Unknown
Character is built by striving to be kind, not famous. -Brendon Burchard
I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude. – Brene Brown
Positive people are not positive because they’ve skated through life. They’re positive because they’ve been through hell and decided they don’t want to live there anymore. – Mona Lisa Nyman
The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated. – William James
This is worship: to serve mankind and to minister to the needs of the people. Service is prayer. – ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
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