Healing Quotes and Poems

There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it

-Gustave Flaubert, author of Madame Bovary

Quotes and poetry are food for the soul. Share a favorite quote or poem with Healing Hamlet.

Healing Quote of the Day

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. -Franklin D. Roosevelt


Shanna Groves It took me two years before I’d let this much of myself show. My bottle blonde hair and palette of cosmetics usually help me blend in with the other moms who drive their children to sporting events on a warm summer afternoon. I turn the wheel, hoping to avoid the stark reflection that …

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Healing Quote of the Day

Freedom Graffiti by Tammam Azzam: Klimt’s The Kiss superimposed over a destroyed Syrian building “The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is shot through with beauty, with love, with glints of courage and laughter; and in these, the spirit blooms timidly, and struggles to the light amid the …

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Jimmy Stewart A Poem for dog lovers. Post by the Johnney Carson Youtube channel

It Couldn’t Be Done

Photograph by Anthony Reily Somebody said that it couldn’t be done But he with a chuckle replied That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried. So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin On his face. If he worried he hid it. He started …

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To the Girl

Photo by Daniel Zimmel ( CC License)     To the girl who was raped: You are so strong. I cannot fathom the pain you must have gone through. The fact that you have the bravery to write it (even on a bathroom wall) gives me hope. To the girl with eating disorders: I promise …

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Infinite Hope

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.


People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Honesty and frankness make you …

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Healing Quote of the Day

  “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” -Alice Walker

On the Pulse of Morning

“Here, root yourselves beside me. I am the tree planted by the river, Which will not be moved. I, the rock, I the river, I the tree I am yours–your passages have been paid. Lift up your faces, you have a piercing need For this bright morning dawning for you. History, despite its wrenching pain, …

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