Wisdom for the Soul

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Every nation is an heir of a vast treasury of ideas and labor to which the living and the dead of all nations have contributed.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr. ~
The lips of the wise are as the doors of a cabinet; no sooner are they opened, but the treasures are poured before you. Like unto trees of gold arranged in beds of silver, are wise sentences uttered in due season.
~ Khemetic Wisdom ~

That which we call destiny goes forth from within people, not from without into them.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~


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Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing
" ... a very solid effort and surely one of the most comprehensive of its genre ever written."
- Writer's Digest

Anthology of 11,600 quotations on 220 subjects from Ability to Zeal by 2200 authors from Akhenaton to RuPaul
824 pages, hard cover, full index
ISBN 0-9773391-0-6

Have you ever observed that we pay much more attention to a wise passage when it is quoted than when we read it in the original author?
~ Philip G. Hamerton ~

Proverbs are full of poetry and twists. They are made up of words that have been molded for centuries, if not milleniums, until a minimum of words carry an extraordinary potential for meaning.
~ Gaston Kaboré ~


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Wisdom for the Soul of Black Folk
"We are truly blessed to have access to this treasury of voices speaking so eloquently of ancient wisdom and contemporary understanding. The ancestors must be extremely gratified."
- Malidoma Somé

Quotations from people of African origin and descent worldwide, and across time, including Ptahotep, Plotinus, Augustine, Walda Heywat, Ignatius Sancho, Phyllis Wheatley, Haile Selassie, Aime Cesaire, Marcus Garvey, Kwame Nkrumah, Bob Marley, Derek Walcott, Molefi Kete Asante, Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, Lauryn Hill and many others.
376 pages, trade paperback, full index
ISBN 978-0-9773391-5-0

The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.
~ Hazrat Khan ~

Wherever you go, there you are.
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn ~


Treasury of Wisdom Chest

A Treasury of Wisdom for the Soul

Comprehensive set of 220 business-size cards in Gold chest-shaped box, the perfect gift for wisdom-seekers, facilitators, or as a personal oracle.

There is a wisdom in the body that is older and more reliable than clocks and calendars.
~ John Harold Johnson ~

We are the only creatures on earth who can change our biology by what we think and feel.
~ Deepak Chopra ~


Apothecary of Wisdom Chest

An Apothecary of Wisdom for the Soul

NEW! 200 apothegms, targeted interventions for healing mind, body and spirit in Ivory chest. An essential tool for therapists, practitioners, or for personal consultation.

To spiritually regulate oneself is another form of the higher education that fits man for a nobler place in life.
~ Marcus Garvey ~

If there is a miracle in the idea of life it is this: that we are able to exist for a time – in defiance of chaos.
~ Binyavanga Wainaina ~
Chocolatery of Wisdom Chest

A Chocolatery of Wisdom for the Soul

NEW! 220 quotations by Black authors drawn from Wisdom for the Soul of Black Folk in Gold chest

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
~ Buddha ~

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
~ Marcus Aurelius ~

Mind Candy Snack Pack
Bits of Wisdom for the Soul:
Original Mind Candy

Selected Quotations on 50 handy 3.5x2 cards for a quick pick-me-up any time, anywhere.

A relationship is placing one's heart and soul in the hands of another while taking charge of another in one's soul and heart.
~ Kahlil Gibran ~

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction both are transformed.
~ Carl Jung ~

Relationship Deck
Bits of Wisdom for the Soul:
Relationships Mind Candy

50 Quotations about relating to another on handy 3.5x2 cards (business card size)

What health is to the body, even that is honesty to the soul. Develop your spirit that it may gain strength to control the body and follow the natural laws of nutrition and hygiene.
~ Khemetic Wisdom ~

The greatest force in the human body is the natural drive to heal itself - but that force is not independent of the belief system, which can translate into expectations of physiological change.
~ Norman Cousins ~
Wholeness Deck
Bits of Wisdom for the Soul:
Wholeness Mind Candy

50 Quotations on the power of the mind and the self-healing capacity of the body

Never confuse knowledge with wisdom. By wisdom I mean wrestling with how to live.
~ Cornel West ~

You better live every day like your last because one day you’re going to be right.
~ Ray Charles ~

Chocolate Mind Candy

Bits of Wisdom for the Soul:
Chocolate Mind Candy

50 Quotations by Black authors taken from
Wisdom for the Soul of Black Folk

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. The quotations, when engraved upon the memory, give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
~ Winston Churchill ~
Wisdom Bookmarks

Each with two quotations: the header on reading and wisdom and the other on being present, scripted diagonally across the body. 8 combinations in subtle colorways.


Wisdom is not like money, to be tied up and hidden.
~ Akan Wisdom ~


Black Wisdom Bookmarks

Each with two quotations: on the header and the other scripted diagonally across an image of Anansi. 8 combinations in subtle colorways.

No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments may be, if one has not taken the opportunity to act, one's character may remain entirely unaffected for the better.
~ William James ~
Lucite Card Holder
Lucite Card Holder

For desk or bedside table, holds up to 70 cards.


The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.
~ William James ~


Purple Velour Drawstring Bag
Purple Velour Drawstring Bag

Protects and carries up to 150 cards.

All of us encounter, at least once in our life, some individual who utters words that make us think forever. There are men whose phrases are oracles; who can condense in one sentence the secrets of life; who blurt out an aphorism that forms a character, or illustrates an existence.
~ Benjamin Disraeli ~
Wisdom T-shirt
Wisdom T-shirt

100% heavy cotton, black only, in M, L, XL

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