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Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers,
by Ikkyu Sojun

Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers,
but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms.
- Ikkyu Sojun

Related topics: Nature

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All that is necessary to break the spell
of inertia and frustration is this:
Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
- Benjamin Franklin

 

Like a bird in flight, your life can soar
above the troubles of the world.
Breathe deep, choose, and break the shackles of your past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We all go through life bristling
at our external limitations,
but the most difficult chains
to break are inside us.
- Bradley Whitford

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You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free
and there was nothing to break the light of the sun.
I was born where there were no enclosures.
- Geronimo

Count your blessings. Once you realize
how valuable you are and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out,
the music will play, and you will finally
be able to move forward the life that God intended
for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
- Og Mandino

For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough
to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment
comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command
and find that they control their own time,
when they learn their own voice and authority.
- Theodore H. White

Life is short,
Break the Rules.
Forgive quickly,
Kiss SLOWLY.
Love truly.
Laugh uncontrollably
And never regret
ANYTHING
That makes you smile
- Mark Twain

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude to me is more important than facts.
It is more important than the past, than education, than money,
than circumstances, than failures, than success,
than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, gift, or skill.
It will make or break a company ... a church ... a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day
regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
We cannot change our past ...
we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the string we have,
and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me
and 90 percent how I react to it.
And so it is with you ...
we are in charge of our attitudes.
- Charles Swindoll

When you break up, your whole identity is
shattered. It's like death.
- Dennis Quaid

Keep close to Nature's heart...
and break clear away, once in awhile,
and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.
Wash your spirit clean.
- John Muir

The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism
and become a fearless is mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly -
indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.
- Arianna Huffington

Our sense of power is more vivid when we break a man's
spirit than when we win his heart.
- Eric Hoffer

If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
- Thomas Fuller

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
- William Arthur Ward

Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains;
but,
like them, they break the storm and purify the air
of the plain beneath them.
- Jean Paul

We demand privacy, yet we glorify those that break into computers.
- Bill McCollum

The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there
are for players to break.
- John Madden

Maturity is only a short break in adolescence.
- Jules Feiffer

Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically
into three major categories;
those that don't work,
those that break down and those that get lost.
- Russell Baker

Love is the hardest habit to break, and the most difficult to satisfy.
- Drew Barrymore

I think the hip hop world and the rock world still have a lot in common,
but it certainly seems like things happen and break
at a much faster pace in the hip hop world.
- Bubba Sparxxx

Sticks and stones may break my bones,
but words will never hurt me.
- schoolyard rhyme

One of the processes of your life is to constantly
break down that inferiority,
to constantly reaffirm that I Am Somebody.
- Alvin Ailey

Independent media can go to where the silence is and break the sound barrier,
doing what the corporate networks refuse to do.
- Amy Goodman

Just because you put higher-octane gasoline in your
car doesn't mean you can break the speed limit.
The speed limit's still 65.
- Neil Sheehan

I never yet feared those men who set a place apart
in the middle of their cities where they gather to
cheat one another and swear oaths which they break.
- Herodotus

People are People still gets played to death on '80s stations.
It was our first big break in America.
It's not exactly my favorite song.
- Martin Gore

I'm just kind of taking a break now and enjoying the
freedom of making my own choices.
When you're on a television show for six years,
they run your schedule.
- Andrew Shue

My goal is to break three hours in a marathon.
- Frank Shorter

I definitely think we should not serve alcoholic beverages at the lunch break.
- McLean Stevenson

Australia and Canada were settled by adventurers,
they had to break new ground.
I think that is indelibly etched on our cultural spirit.
- Tom Cochrane

I'd love to break America, like all artists do.
It's a lot of work but, you know, it's got to be done!
- Rachel Stevens

Big Business can make laws as easily as it can break them -
and with as little impunity.
- Ralph Chaplin

Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds,
which I should first break through, and pour a torrent
of light into our dark world.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

What I'm trying to do is break the genre from what
is rap and what is music.
- Wyclef Jean

If the preservation of the home means the enslavement of women,
economically or morally, then we had better break it.
- Agnes Macphail

The heart will break, but broken live on.
- Lord Byron

I think hearts are very much like glasses.
If they do not break with the first ring,
they usually last a considerable time.
- Letitia Landon

The bow kept taut will quickly break,
kept loosely strung, it will serve you when you need it.
- Phaedrus

I don't know, examination I guess.
And then they put the jump suit back on me again.
I went through the compound - I remember somebody shouting,
Jim don't let them break you.
- Jim Bakker

In this business you break a leg and 150 other people
are out of work while production is shut down.
It's not like you were an accountant and could still
work with your leg in a cast.
- Ken Curtis

I'm like a twenty-two-year-old kid in a new band trying
to get noticed and break through,
because the vast majority of people have never seen me play live.
- John Fogerty

It is a question whether, when we break a murderer on the wheel,
we do not fall into the error a child makes when it
hits the chair it has bumped into.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Love melts the rigor which the rocks have bred;
a flint will break upon a feather bed.
- John Cleveland

Laws are generally found to be nets of such a texture,
as the little creep through, the great break through,
and the middle-sized are alone entangled in it.
- William Shenstone

It's not a break until you hold your serve.
- Greg Rusedski

Maybe I'm not a great man but I damn well want to break the record.
- Roger Maris

An escalator can never break: it can only become stairs.
You should never see an Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order sign,
just Escalator Temporarily Stairs.
Sorry for the convenience.
- Mitch Hedberg

Charlton are a team who play well on the ball,
but they found it hard to break us down,
they didn't really have an out and out chance in front of our goal.
- Robert Laurent

If a law commands me to sin I will break it;
if it calls me to suffer,
I will let it take its course unresistingly.
- Angelina Grimke

People blame me because these water mains break,
but I ask you, if the water mains didn't break,
would it be my responsibility to fix them then?
- Marion Berry

I never do releases to try and make or break some contemporary band.
- Thurston Moore

We may not all break the Ten Commandments,
but we are certainly all capable of it.
Within us lurks the breaker of all laws,
ready to spring out at the first real opportunity.
- Isadora Duncan

We must break problems down into small,
digestible bits.
We must define the concepts that we use and explain
what components they consist of.
We must tackle small problems.
- Abdolkarim Soroush

I have friends who've tried to break into the UK,
who went back with their tails between their legs.
Fortunately I've had the opposite experience.
- Michael Bolton

I was feeling a strong need to change,
grow, and break with particular things that were going
on in my life and my history,
and the material was the perfect answer for that.
- Jim Hodges

Switching to the outfield was the best break I ever got.
- Al Kaline

I don't linger on the fact that Dawn Fraser was a great swimmer 40 years ago.
That was in the past.
I did break 41 world records, but I don't live on that today.
- Dawn Fraser

Nowadays, you have to sell, like, half a million or
a million records just to break even.
- Maynard James Keenan

You now have to decide what 'image' you want for your brand.
Image means personality.
Products, like people, have personalities,
and they can make or break them in the market place.
- David Ogilvy

No one knows how it is that with one glance a boy can
break through into a girl's heart.
- Nancy Thayer

There is one thing I would break up over,
and that is if she caught me with another woman.
I won't stand for that.
- Steve Martin

When we learn new behaviors and break through to higher
levels of consciousness and love,
we can fulfill the deeper spiritual hunger within.
- Judith Wright

I talked about the barriers created by monopolies.
I said that it was the role of government to break
up these monopolies and that we couldn't do it alone.
- Joichi Ito

Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.
- Thomas Fuller


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