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The moment we want to believe something,
by George Bernard Shaw

The moment we want to believe something,
we suddenly see all the arguments for it,
and become blind to the arguments against it.
- George Bernard Shaw

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Open Mind

We don't stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

 

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw

Beware of false knowledge;
it is more dangerous than ignorance.
- George Bernard Shaw

Life isn't about finding yourself.
Life is about creating yourself.
- George Bernard Shaw

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The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.
- George Bernard Shaw

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

You see things and you say, Why?
But I dream things that never were and say, Why not
- George Bernard Shaw

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

Better keep yourself clean and bright;
you are the window through which
you must see the world.
- George Bernard Shaw

In this world there is always danger
for those who are afraid of it.
- George Bernard Shaw

Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
- George Bernard Shaw

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are.
I don't believe in circumstances.
The people who get on in the world are the people who
get up and look for the circumstances they want,
and if they can't find them, make them.
- George Bernard Shaw

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of,
he always declares that it's his duty.
- George Bernard Shaw

People who say it cannot be done should not
interrupt those who are doing it.
- George Bernard Shaw

Life is no brief candle to me.
It is a sort of splendid torch
which I have got a hold of for the moment,
and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible
before handing it on to future generations.
- George Bernard Shaw

My way of joking is telling the truth;
that is the funniest joke in the world.
- George Bernard Shaw

Do not do unto others
as you expect they should do unto you.
Their tastes may not be the same.
- George Bernard Shaw

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always
depend on the support of Paul.
- George Bernard Shaw

A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.
- George Bernard Shaw

A man who has no office to go, to I don't care who he is,
is a trial of which you can have no conception.
- George Bernard Shaw

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly,
science into superstition, and art into pedantry.
Hence University education.
- George Bernard Shaw

All my life affection has been showered upon me,
and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it.
- George Bernard Shaw

A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
- George Bernard Shaw

An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood;
a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.
- George Bernard Shaw

An asylum for the sane would be empty in America.
- George Bernard Shaw

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable,
but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
- George Bernard Shaw

A man of great common sense and good taste -
meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
- George Bernard Shaw

A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes.
- George Bernard Shaw

An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.
- George Bernard Shaw

A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.
- George Bernard Shaw

Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.
- George Bernard Shaw

Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until
I say something nice about them.
- George Bernard Shaw

A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man
in London if he has a comfortable income.
- George Bernard Shaw

A little learning is a dangerous thing,
but we must take that risk because a little is as much
as our biggest heads can hold.
- George Bernard Shaw

A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.
- George Bernard Shaw

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Fully experience THIS moment -
breathe in, breathe out - nothing more.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

You must live in the present,
launch yourself on every wave,
find your eternity in each moment.
- Henry David Thoreau

I Am One With Spirit and All Creation -
I give thanks for the unity of all creation
and for everything that has brought me to this moment.
I release my entire being to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A moment without joy is an eternity of sadness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is the quality of the moment,
not the number of days, or events, or of actors, that imports.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

True wisdom cannot be learned in a lifetime,
but can be revealed in a moment,
for it has always lived within each and every one of us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't Wait!
Start on your dreams, your impulses,
your longings, your special occasions today.
Because this is your moment.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Stay in the moment and all gifts are added
as you breathe and take inspired action.
- Joe Vitale

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Every moment wasted looking back
keeps us from moving forward.
- Hilary Clinton

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

If you are patient in one moment of anger,
you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
- Chinese Proverb

The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives,
everything he does becomes tainted.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment
before starting to improve the world.
- Anne Frank

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

Be happy for this moment.
This moment is your life.
- Anonymous

This is our moment, this is our time.
- Bono

The past has no power over the present moment.
- Eckhart Tolle

Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- The Buddha

My only reason for not experiencing bliss at this very moment
is thinking about what I don't have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have Gratitude for Everything
that has brought me to this moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

I choose to create a joyful story in THIS moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The moment you become miserly you are closed
to the basic phenomenon of life: expansion, sharing.
The moment you start clinging to things,
you have missed the target.
Because things are not the target,
you, your innermost being, is the target -
not a beautiful house, but a beautiful you;
not much money, but a rich you;
not many things, but an open being,
available to millions of things.
- Osho

The ability to be in the present moment
is a major component of mental wellness.
- Abraham Maslow

Be avid.
Create apart from perfection.
Risk failure.
Cover your words with sweat.
Run a little
Touch excruciatingly.
Laugh until you cry.
Dance with your eyes closed.
Care.
Understand you die a little in every moment.
Be Enlivened
- Mary Anne Radmacher

This moment! - this here-now - is forgotten
when you start thinking in terms of achieving something.
When the achieving mind arises,
you lose contact with the paradise you are in.
- Osho


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