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When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard,"
by Sydney Harris

When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard,"
I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what?
- Sydney Harris

Related topics: Wisdom

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time;
it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
- Sydney Harris

The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
- Sydney Harris

When I hear somebody say 'Life is hard',
I am always tempted to ask 'Compared to what?'
- Sydney Harris

 

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys) PHOTO

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

In silence you hear who you are becoming.
You create yourself.
- Jewel

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Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

When I hear music, I fear no danger.
I am invulnerable. I see no foe.
I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
- Henry David Thoreau

I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.
- Chinese proverb

We Learn...
10% of what we read,
20% of what we hear,
30% of what we see,
50% of what we see and hear,
70% of what we discuss,
80% of what we experience,
95% of what we teach others.
- William Glasser

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.
Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
- Marcus Aurelius

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels.
We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
- Anton Chekhov

What you do speaks so loudly
that I cannot hear what you say.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear,
and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

When I hear "you have to...",
I say that there is nothing I "HAVE TO" do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying.
- Ram Dass

Let us be silent, that we may
hear the whispers of the gods.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

From far beyond this life,
I hear the call.
From place beyond all place,
I feel the call.
From time before all time,
I know the call.
From one before all ones,
I am the call.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone who wills, can hear the inner voice.
It is within everyone.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We only see what we want to see,
and hear what we want to hear
- don Miguel Ruiz

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Being wakeful in each and every moment of your life is meditation.
The simplest definition of meditation is:
when seeing, just see; when hearing, just hear.
- Josh Baran

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are
and then wait to hear the answer.
- Anonymous

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

You don't love someone for their looks,
or their clothes, or for their fancy car,
but because they sing a song only you can hear.
- Anonymous

I offer you peace.
I offer you love.
I offer you friendship.
I see your beauty.
I hear your need.
I feel your feelings.
My wisdom flows from the Highest Source.
I salute that Source in you.
Let us work together for unity and love.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to you.
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.
- Irish Blessing

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.
- Neale Donald Walsch

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

You are perfect. You are complete.
Your inner voice always knows what to do,
but it is a quiet voice.
You can only hear the whisperings of your inner voice -
your inner compass - when you turn down the volume
of your fears, your regrets, your resentments,
and the fear-based advice
your neighbors are so willing to give you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True love comes quietly,
without banners or flashing lights.
If you hear bells, get your ears checked.
- Erich Segal

Women don't want to hear what you think.
Women want to hear what they think -
in a deeper voice.
- Bill Cosby

When people hear good music,
it makes them homesick for
something they never had,
and never will have.
- Edgar Watson Howe

The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one that heralds new discoveries,
is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
- Isaac Asimov

Dad, I'm in some trouble.
There's been an accident and you're going to hear all
sorts of things about me from now on.
Terrible things.
- Edward Kennedy

When I hear a man preach,
I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.
- Abraham Lincoln

To hear some men talk of the government,
you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation,
and kept the planets in their places.
- Wendell Phillips

People are stunned to hear that one company has data
files on 185 million Americans.
- Ralph Nader

I am imagination.
I can see what the eyes cannot see.
I can hear what the ears cannot hear.
I can feel what the heart cannot feel.
- Peter Nivio Zarlenga

Originality is the fine art of remembering what you
hear but forgetting where you heard it.
- Laurence J. Peter

It takes two to speak the truth:
one to speak, and another to hear.
- Henry David Thoreau

To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes;
to hear it is to see it with our ears.
- Octavio Paz

As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life
when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.
- Fran Lebowitz

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,'
then by all means paint,
and that voice will be silenced.
- Vincent Van Gogh

I sing seriously to my mom on the phone.
To put her to sleep, I have to sing "Maria" from West Side Story.
When I hear her snoring, I hang up.
- Adam Sandler

The moment a little boy is concerned with which is
a jay and which is a sparrow,
he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.
- Eric Berne

In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns,
the rattle of musketry, the strange,
mournful mutter of the battlefield.
- Douglas MacArthur

If you can speak what you will never hear,
if you can write what you will never read,
you have done rare things.
- Henry David Thoreau

Maybe I wanted to hear it so badly that my ears betrayed
my mind in order to secure my heart.
- Margaret Cho

God made man merely to hear some praise of what he'd done on those Five Days.
- Christopher Morley

When you turn on your radio, you don't always want
to hear about someone shootin' some person.
Even if that's the lifestyle they live,
people don't always want to hear it.
- Missy Elliot

A hungry stomach cannot hear.
- Jean de La Fontaine

Observe, record, tabulate, communicate.
Use your five senses.
Learn to see, learn to hear, learn to feel,
learn to smell, and know that by practice alone you can become expert.
- William Osler

File sharing is our radio; that's the way people hear our stuff.
- Guy Picciotto

This is the big one!
You hear that, Elizabeth? I'm coming to join ya,
honey!
- Redd Foxx

Probably some of the songs I never even really listened to the lyrics.
Half of them I'd hear off the radio and was probably
singing the wrong words and didn't even know it.
- Alan Jackson

I can't hear anything, John.
Please, would you put on your headphones?
- Connie Sellecca

If you have an anecdote from one source,
you file it away.
If you hear it again, it may be true.
Then the more times you hear it the less likely it is to be true.
- Anthony Holden

As co-chair of the Iraqi Women's Caucus in the House,
I've enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate with and
hear from Iraqi women elected to serve in the new National Assembly.
- Ellen Tauscher

I learn so much from watching films like that with
commentary and then when you get to hear another filmmaker
talk about their films it's a really great experience.
- Jay Roach

We played for peanuts.
But we did what we wanted to do, we heard what we wanted to hear,
we performed what we wanted to perform,
we learned what we wanted to learn.
- Steve Lacy

When the snares don't hit together, it's just the most awful thing to hear.
- John Otto

We ought to esteem it of the greatest importance that
the fictions which children first hear should be adapted
in the most perfect manner to the promotion of virtue.
- Plato

I hear that melting-pot stuff a lot,
and all I can say is that we haven't melted.
- Jesse Jackson

I wrote songs all my life, where anyone wanted to hear them or not.
- Tommy Shaw

I'll be damned if I am not getting tired of this.
It seems to be the profession of a President simply
to hear other people talk.
- William Howard Taft

They would hear 3000 and think it was the year 3000,
I was hoping it would sort of disorient them and prepare
them for the strange message they were about to receive.
- Joel Hodgson

We always hear about the rights of democracy,
but the major responsibility of it is participation.
- Wynton Marsalis


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