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Less than the dust beneath thy chariot wheel,
by Adela Florence Nicolson

Less than the dust beneath thy chariot wheel,
less than the weed that grows beside thy door.
- Adela Florence Nicolson

I shall go the way of the open sea, to the lands I knew before you came,
and the cool ocean breezes shall blow from me the memory of your name.
- Adela Florence Nicolson

Pale hands I loved beside the Shalimar,
where are you now? Who lies beneath your spell?
- Adela Florence Nicolson

Often devotion to virtue arises from sated desire.
- Adela Florence Nicolson

 

Men should be judged not by their tint of skin,
the gods they serve, the vintage they drink,
nor by the way they fight, or love, or sin,
but by the quality of the thought they think.
- Adela Florence Nicolson

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

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The more you see the less you know.
- Bono

Become more and more innocent,
less knowledgeable and more childlike.
Take life as fun -
because that's precisely what it is!
- Osho

Cooperation is less stressful than competition.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie

What do we live for, if it is not
to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day.
- Henry David Thoreau

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For those who are bored with life,
the path to happiness almost always comes
through service to the less-fortunate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

We get to CHOOSE the meaning for our lives.
Our lives mean exactly what we say they do - no more, no less.
Each of us chooses their path in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The less I take the difficulties of my life as personal affront,
and the more I use them as an opportunity to learn and grow...
the easier I sleep at night.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You can have no dominion greater or
less than that over yourself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Less is more.
- Pierre Seghir

Life is lived in the mists -
little is fully visible, less is certain.
Yet rejoice in the unknowing,
and let all of life be a wonderful adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The more I see, the less I know for sure.
- John Lennon

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

The more you know the less you feel.
- Bono

Value your own opinion more, and others' opinions less.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Action is no less necessary than thought
to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There are risks and costs to action.
But they are far less than the long range
risks of comfortable inaction.
- John F. Kennedy

However rare true love may be,
it is less so than true friendship.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

A divorce is like an amputation:
you survive it, but there's less of you.
- Margaret Atwood

There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Without stirring abroad,
One can know the whole world;
Without looking out of the window,
One can see the way of heaven.
The further one goes, The less one knows.
- Lao Tzu

All unhappiness comes from either
having less than yesterday,
or from having less than one's neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our unhappiness is triggered by either
having less than yesterday,
or having less than our neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lives based on having are less free
than lives based on doing or being.
- E.Y. Harburg

The problems of victory are more agreeable
than those of defeat,
but they are no less difficult.
- Winston Churchill

Maybe life isn't really as complicated
as we make it out to be.
Perhaps a simple child-like attitude would create
a less stressful and happier life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Consider a new beginning with your family -
choose to take them less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

No stream rises higher than its source.
Whatever man might build, could never
express or reflect more than he was.
He could record neither more nor less
than he had learned of life.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I love you more than yesterday, less than tomorrow.
- Edmond Rostand

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

Suppose our gratitude could be zero-based gratitude.
With zero-based gratitude,
we would be grateful for everything we had each day -
regardless of whether it was more or less than yesterday.
With zero-based gratitude, I can be grateful for all the people,
the love, the food, the shelter, the services,
the health, that I am blessed with today,
regardless of what I had yesterday.
With zero-based gratitude,
I can be grateful each day for the gift of life itself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Suspended between earth and sky,
my humanity draws from both,
my tendrils reach for the energies of each.
Spirit and Ground - equal yet opposite,
the lightness and the solidarity,
the ephemeral and the substantial.
The substantial is no more and no less
than the ephemeral - merely different.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
- George Jean Nathan

A miracle is nothing more or less than this...
Anyone who has come into a knowledge
of his true identity,
of his oneness with
the all-pervading wisdom and power,
this makes it possible for laws higher
than the ordinary mind knows of
to be revealed to him.
- Ralph Waldo Trine

There are two kinds of people,
those who do the work,
and those who take the credit.
Try to be in the first group;
there is less competition there.
- Indira Gandhi

By nature, we are all creatures of habit.
We instinctively adopt familiar routines for most activities.
We eat about the same number of meals each day -
at more or less the same times.
We have a regular pattern of sleeping -
unless it is perturbed by illness or shift work.
Most everything we do is habitual.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Less is only more where more is no good.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

You can always do one thing less than you think you can.
- Anonymous

Liking money like I like it, is nothing less than mysticism.
Money is a glory.
- Salvador Dali

My health may be better preserved if I exert myself less,
but in the end doesn't each person give his life for his calling?
- Clara Schumann

I haven't reported my missing credit card to the police
because whoever stole it is spending less than my wife.
- Ilie Nastase

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
- Harrison Ford

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution.
It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
- Vladimir Lenin

Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The more bombers, the less room for doves of peace.
- Nikita Khrushchev

Eating rice cakes is like chewing on a foam coffee cup,
only less filling.
- Dave Barry

Men trust their ears less than their eyes.
- Herodotus

Few people even scratch the surface,
much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.
- Randolph Bourne

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
- Walt Whitman

Be less curious about people,
and more curious about ideas.
- Marie Curie

Civilization is unbearable, but it is less unbearable at the top.
- Timothy Leary

The only way you get that fat off is to eat less and exercise more.
- Jack LaLanne

History is more or less bunk.
- Henry Ford

To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
- Andre Malraux

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist,
and the less the artist does the better.
- Andre Gide

It is difficult to know at what moment love begins;
it is less difficult to know that it has begun.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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