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Look twice before you leap. ...
by Charlotte Bronte

Look twice before you leap.
- Charlotte Bronte

Related topics: Wisdom

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.
- Charlotte Bronte

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship,
we must love our friend for their sakes
rather than for our own.
- Charlotte Bronte

I don't call you handsome, sir, though I love you most dearly:
far too dearly to flatter you.
Don't flatter me.
- Charlotte Bronte

 

I'm just going to write because I cannot help it.
- Charlotte Bronte

Cheerfulness, it would appear, is a matter which depends
fully as much on the state of things within,
as on the state of things without and around us.
- Charlotte Bronte

The human heart has hidden treasures,
In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts,
the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures,
Whose charms were broken if revealed.
- Charlotte Bronte

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Conventionality is not morality.
- Charlotte Bronte

True enthusiasm is a fine feeling whose flash I admire where-ever I see it.
- Charlotte Bronte

Men judge us by the success of our efforts.
God looks at the efforts themselves.
- Charlotte Bronte

Let your performance do the thinking.
- Charlotte Bronte

The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter -
often an unconscious,
but still a truthful interpreter - in the eye.
- Charlotte Bronte

Consistency, madam, is the first of Christian duties.
- Charlotte Bronte

Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity,
or registering wrongs.
- Charlotte Bronte

You know full well as I do the value of sisters' affections:
There is nothing like it in this world.
- Charlotte Bronte

If you are cast in a different mould to the majority,
it is no merit of yours: Nature did it.
- Charlotte Bronte

Memory in youth is active and easily impressible;
in old age it is comparatively callous to new impressions,
but still retains vividly those of earlier years.
- Charlotte Bronte

Who has words at the right moment?
- Charlotte Bronte

I feel monotony and death to be almost the same.
- Charlotte Bronte

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me;
I am a free human being with an independent will.
- Charlotte Bronte

Life is so constructed, that the event does not,
cannot, will not, match the expectation.
- Charlotte Bronte

I am always easy of belief when the creed pleases me.
- Charlotte Bronte

Give him enough rope and he will hang himself.
- Charlotte Bronte

There is only one difference between a madman and me.
I am not mad.
- Charlotte Bronte

If all the world hated you, and believed you wicked,
while your own conscience approved you,
and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.
- Charlotte Bronte

Better to be without logic than without feeling.
- Charlotte Bronte

I try to avoid looking forward or backward,
and try to keep looking upward.
- Charlotte Bronte

Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to
eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been
loosened or fertilized by education;
they grow firm there,
firm as weeds among stones.
- Charlotte Bronte

You had no right to be born; for you make no use of life.
Instead of living for, in, and with yourself,
as a reasonable being ought, you seek only to fasten
your feebleness on some other person's strength.
- Charlotte Bronte

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Could a greater miracle take place
than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
- Henry David Thoreau

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not how they are in themselves.
- Carl Jung

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

I look for what needs to be done.
After all, that's how the universe designs itself.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Let us not look back in anger
or forward in fear,
but around in awareness.
- James Thurber

Shake structures.
School yourself.
Look twice at a thing,
once upside down.
Answer yourself clearly.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The world is a dangerous place,
not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.
- Albert Einstein

Look to be treated by others as you have treated others.
- Publilius Syrus

Whatever happens, always look to tomorrow -
with courage and optimism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is always wise to look ahead,
but difficult to look further than you can see.
- Winston Churchill

Never bend your head. Always hold it high.
Look the world straight in the eye.
- Helen Keller

If you look for the bad in people
expecting to find it, you surely will.
- Abraham Lincoln

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

You're standing on the threshold of success.
Don't look down, it'll make you dizzy.
- the character Timothy Q. Mouse in the Walt Disney movie Dumbo

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

It's not what you look at that matters,
it's what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength
which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
- Marcus Aurelius

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

All you have to do is look straight and see the road,
and when you see it, don't sit looking at it - walk.
- Ayn Rand

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

There are those that look at things
the way they are, and ask "Why?"
I dream of things that never were, and ask "Why not?"
- Robert F. Kennedy paraphrase of George Bernard Shaw

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

When trouble arises and things look bad,
there is always one individual who perceives a solution
and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
- Dave Barry

If you look into your own heart,
and you find nothing wrong there,
what is there to worry about?
What is there to fear?
- Confucius

Do not look for approval
except for the consciousness of doing your best.
- Andrew Carnegie

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The farther backward you can look,
the farther forward you can see.
- Winston Churchill

Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

I look to a day when people will not be judged
by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Where there is unconditional love,
there is no room for unhappiness.
Whenever I look in the mirror today,
I will say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm
but because of those who look at it without doing anything.
- Albert Einstein

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

When it hurts to look back,
and you're scared to look ahead,
you can look beside you
and your best friend will be there.
- Anonymous

Whenever I look in the mirror,
I say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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