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I know a fellow who's as broke as the Ten Commandments. ...
by John Phillips Marquand

I know a fellow who's as broke as the Ten Commandments.
- John Phillips Marquand

His father watched him across the gulf of years and
pathos which always must divide a father from his son.
- John Phillips Marquand

There is a certain phase in the life of the aged when
the warmth of the heart seems to increase in direct
proportion with the years.
- John Phillips Marquand

It is worthwhile for anyone to have behind him a few generations of honest,
hard-working ancestry.
- John Phillips Marquand

 

When I'm writing a novel, I'm dealing with a double life.
I live in the present at the same time that I live
in the past with my characters.
It is this that makes a novelist so eccentric and unpleasant.
- John Phillips Marquand

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

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God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

Know nothing. For to know nothing is to know everything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that happiness is created by the act
of expressing gratitude for all of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you are special, and unique in all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you can have whatever you want,
when you ask from a compassionate heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that life is a journey. Enjoy the journey.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

Know that where there is love, nothing is missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do the very best I know how -
the very best I can;
and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
- Abraham Lincoln

Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge -
broad, deep knowledge - is to know true ends from false,
and lofty things from low.
- Helen Keller

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Know the power of saying, "Thank you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who knows, does not speak.
He who speaks, does not know.
- Lao Tzu

Those who know how to think need no teachers.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Know that the essence of life is not
in the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you do not need anyone's permission
to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
- Socrates

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Know that joy blooms where minds and hearts are open.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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

The more you see the less you know.
- Bono

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent
of what nature has revealed to us.
- Albert Einstein

Know the power of perspective.
Be a passionate observer of life.
See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have to know how to accept rejection, and reject acceptance.
- Ray Bradbury

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding
everyone we do not know as an absolute stranger.
- Albert Schweitzer

We know nothing at all.
All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren.
The real nature of things we shall never know.
- Albert Einstein

There is so much we can never know.
Breathe deeply and relax into the not-knowing.
There is much that we do not have to know
in order to live joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor.
Do you know your next door neighbor?
- Mother Teresa

The more you know the less you feel.
- Bono

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

When you see something done,
know that you intended it.
If you don't like what you see,
then deeply examine your intentions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that life is most joyful when you
neither attempt to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You know that you have fully experienced love
when you turn into love -
that is the spiritual goal of life.
- Deepak Chopra

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Reputation is what other people know about you.
Honor is what you know about yourself.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

Your thoughts create your reality.
Your mind is more powerful than you know.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner


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