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Knowing what you can not do is more important ...
by A. C. Benson

Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do.
In fact, that's good taste.
- A. C. Benson

One's mind has a way of making itself up in the background,
and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.
- A. C. Benson

Man, an animal that makes bargains.
- A. C. Benson

All the best stories are but one story in reality -
the story of escape.
It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times,
how to escape.
- A. C. Benson

 

When you get to my age life seems little more than
one long march to and from the lavatory.
- A. C. Benson

As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world,
a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow.
- A. C. Benson

A well begun is half ended.
- A. C. Benson

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Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices;
so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.
- A. C. Benson

Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.
- A. C. Benson

People seldom refuse help, if one offers it in the right way.
- A. C. Benson

The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortunes,
but its fears.
- A. C. Benson

I read the newspaper avidly.
It is my one form of continuous fiction.
- A. C. Benson

I am sure it is one's duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions,
no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one's own.
I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this.
- A. C. Benson

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

Smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Uncertainty that comes from knowledge
(knowing what you don't know)
is different from uncertainty coming from ignorance.
- Isaac Asimov

The true delight is in the finding out,
rather than in the knowing.
- Isaac Asimov

To know the whole world is nothing
when it is compared to knowing your own inner mystery of life.
- Osho

Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.
- Lao Tzu

Success comes from knowing that
you did your best to become the best
that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
- David Starr Jordan

Today, I will do my best...
and then relax in the knowing
that I have done all I could.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
- the character Morpheus in the movie The Matrix

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled.
The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over
and let the beautiful stuff out.
- Ray Bradbury

It is only in adventure that some people
succeed in knowing themselves -
in finding themselves.
- Andre Gide

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates

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

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks
for everything that happens to you,
knowing that every step forward is a step toward
achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
- Brian Tracy

Be prepared for life -
to live happily and without regret,
knowing that you have done your best.
- the Boy Scout Handbook

It is only when we truly know and understand
that we have a limited time on earth
and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up
that we will begin to live each day to the fullest,
as if it were the only one we had.
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

You are to have implicit confidence in your own ability,
knowing that it is the nature of thought
to externalize itself in your health and affairs,
knowing that you are the thinker.
- Ernest Holmes

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and then,
with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
- George Eliot

Real love is never a selfish emotion.
If you want something from someone -
especially if that something is sex -
what you are feeling is not true love.
True love is about wanting happiness for the person you love -
and not about seeking happiness for yourself.
Fortunately, in most cases our own loving presence
is the greatest gift we can give to a person we love.
Nonetheless, the litmus test of love is knowing
we would choose never to see that person again
if we believed that distance would bring them greater happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Dance with a Light Heart.
I play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only thing that makes life possible
is permanent, intolerable uncertainty;
not knowing what comes next.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
- Albert Einstein

For centuries, theologians have been explaining
the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing.
- H. L. Mencken

Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing,
the rest is mere sheep-herding.
- Ezra Pound

People disparage knowing and the intellectual life,
and urge doing.
I am content with knowing, if only I could know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
- David Starr Jordan

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.
- Scott Adams

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience.
Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
- Hal Borland

The most important single ingredient in the formula
of success is knowing how to get along with people.
- Theodore Roosevelt

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
- William James

Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact
degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.
- Stephen Leacock

I've always supported myself.
I like the sense of knowing exactly where I stand financially,
but there is a side of me that longs for a knight in shining armor.
- Barbara Feldon

Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment,
all you have is all you need.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach

If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing
what a great person you might have been.
- Robert H. Schuller

When I was a child, I'd see a movie,
I took it for what it was,
I enjoyed it.
And if I believed it I would tend to be more interested
in knowing more about it.
- Oliver Stone

But epistemology is always and inevitably personal.
The point of the probe is always in the heart of the explorer:
What is my answer to the question of the nature of knowing?
- Gregory Bateson

Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say,
and not giving a damn.
- Gore Vidal

They may not like us, but they can't get away from knowing who we are.
- Robert Smith

There is no question that knowing someone in the business
will get you in the door.
But it is your skill that will keep you in the room.
- Vic Mignogna

The only things one can admire at length
are those one admires without knowing why.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I was going to buy a van and move to LA so I could
secretly pursue acting without any of my friends knowing.
- Steve Buscemi

As an actress, there's nothing worse than not knowing your cues.
- Kristin Davis

I had an instinct before and maybe now I don't have
that instinct as much as knowing what to do,
what shots to hit, where to place the ball,
things like that.
- Jennifer Capriati

I really understand where Alice is coming from -
I've been in exactly the same place coming from a small
town and knowing that I need to do other things,
that I have to leave.
- Molly Parker

I see my path, but I don't know where it leads.
Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it.
- Rosalia de Castro

It is strange how one feels drawn forward without knowing
at first where one is going.
- Gustav Mahler

I'm going to sleep well tonight knowing that I made the right decision.
- George Ryan

If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you
leave this world knowing the same,
then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.
- Michael Jackson

I'm having a great time.
It's like I'm on some ridiculous big roller coaster
not knowing what's happening next,
but just having a great time on the ride.
- Samantha Mumba

Knowing that you are completely forgiven destroys the
power of sin in your life.
- Joseph Prince

It's about somebody initially knowing more about it
than you do but eventually you learn a lot about it
yourself and practise the skills and techniques that you've been taught.
- Lynn Davies

I was very blessed in always knowing what I wanted to do,
and by the grace of God I've been able to succeed in my chosen career.
- Nichelle Nichols


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