Archive for Thich Nhat Hanh

The Universal Language

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INDIA-10841 (1) India

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
– William Arthur Ward



A smile is the universal welcome.
– Max Eastman




A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.
– Washington Irving

INDIA-10004NF  An Indian tailor caught in the monsoon floodwaters in
Porbandar, India

Look back, and smile on perils past.
– Sir Walter Scott


The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.  
– William Shakespeare, Othello

KASHMIR-10017 (1)Kashmir

00093_08. Mother and Daughter in Afghanistan, 2003, AFGHN-12678NFAfghanistan


Every smile makes you a day younger.
– Chinese Proverb


Laughter is day, and sobriety is night;
a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.
– Henry Ward Beecher

China, 1984, final book_iconicChina


EUROPE-10072, Berlin, Germany, 1988, GERMANY-10059Celebration in Berlin, Germany

Peace begins with a smile.
– Mother Teresa

AFGHN-13293, Afghanistan, 1984. A man holds a baby.Afghanistan


The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress,
and grows brave by reflection.
– Thomas Paine

_SM16823, Myanmar, Burma, 02/2011, BURMA-10289NFBurma

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but
sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
– Thich Nhat Hanh


Where We Live

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 Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.
– Charles Dickens


 Home is where the heart is.
Pliny The Elder,  A.D. 23-79


KASHMIR-10096 Kashmir


 The home should be the treasure chest of living.
– Le Corbusier





It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I’ve gone and come back, I’ll find it at home.
– Rumi, (Jalal Al-Din Rumi, 1207 – 1273)

TIBET-10649 Tibet

TIBET-10908 Tibet


 One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night.
– Margaret Mead

SOUTH_AFRICA-10029NF4 South Africa

SRILANKA-10101Sri Lanka


What power can poverty have over a home where loving hearts
are beating with a consciousness of untold riches of the
head and heart?
– Orison Swett Marden


HONDURAS-10006La Fortuna, Honduras

Bring love into your home for this is where our
love for each other must start.
– Mother Teresa


PARAGUAY-10016 Paraguay 

He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
–  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


My home…It is my retreat and resting place from wars,
I try to keep this corner as a haven against the tempest
outside, as I do another corner in my soul.
– Michel Eyquem De Montaigne, 1533 – 1592

PHILIPPINES-10012NF Philippines 

Home is any four walls that enclose the right people. 
– Helen Rowland


PAKISTAN-10023 Pakistan

Every one of us needs a home. The world needs a home.
There are so many young people who are homeless.
They may have a building to live in, but they are homeless in their hearts.
That is why the most important practice
of our time is to give each person a home.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

IRELAND-10009 Ireland

ITALY-10292 Italy


Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,

Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home…

– John Howard Payne

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