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I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't
by Dolly Parton

I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't
accept the fact that I can do something else.
- Dolly Parton

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton PHOTO

My weaknesses have always been food and men -
in that order.
- Dolly Parton

I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb...
and I also know that I'm not blonde.
- Dolly Parton

 

If you don't like the road you're walking,
start paving another one.
- Dolly Parton

I modelled my looks on the town tramp.
- Dolly Parton

I hated school.
Even to this day, when I see a school bus it's just depressing to me.
The poor little kids.
- Dolly Parton

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It's a good thing I was born a girl,
otherwise I'd be a drag queen.
- Dolly Parton

Plastic surgeons are always making mountains out of molehills.
- Dolly Parton

When I'm inspired, I get excited because I can't wait
to see what I'll come up with next.
- Dolly Parton

You'd be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap!
- Dolly Parton

You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.
- Dolly Parton

I was the first woman to burn my bra -
it took the fire department four days to put it out.
- Dolly Parton

I still close my eyes and go home - I can always draw from that.
- Dolly Parton

Storms make trees take deeper roots.
- Dolly Parton

If you talk bad about country music,
it's like saying bad things about my momma.
Them's fightin' words.
- Dolly Parton

I'm old enough and cranky enough now that if someone
tried to tell me what to do,
I'd tell them where to put it.
- Dolly Parton

I look just like the girls next door...
if you happen to live next door to an amusement park.
- Dolly Parton

I wanted to be the first woman to burn her bra,
but it would have taken the fire department four days to put it out.
- Dolly Parton

People make jokes about my bosoms, why don't they look
underneath the breasts at the heart? It's obvious I've
got big ones and if people want to assume they're not mine,
then let them.
- Dolly Parton

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

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

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

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)

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

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

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

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

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

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

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

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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


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