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I have not failed.
by Thomas Edison

I have not failed.
I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
- Thomas Edison

Related topics: Motivational

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

Opportunity is missed by most people
because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
- Thomas Edison

Genius is one percent inspiration
and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
- Thomas Edison

 

If we all did the things we are capable of doing,
we would literally astound ourselves.
- Thomas Edison

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed
is always to try just one more time.
- Thomas A. Edison

There is no substitute for hard work.
- Thomas Edison

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I do not believe in the God of the theologians;
but that there is a Supreme Intelligence I do not doubt.
- Thomas Edison

I have friends in overalls
whose friendship I would not swap
for the favor of the kings of the world.
- Thomas A. Edison

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

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

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

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

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

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

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

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

It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

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


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