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It's not to late to...
by Morrie Schwartz

It's not to late to...
ask yourself if you really are the person you want to be,
and if not, who you do want to be.
- Morrie Schwartz

Everything that gets born dies.
- Morrie Schwartz

Because if you've found meaning in your life,
you don't want to go back.
You want to go forward.
- Morrie Schwartz

Grieve and mourn for yourself not once or twice,
but again and again.
- Morrie Schwartz

 

Dying is only one thing to be sad over...
Living unhappily is something else.
- Morrie Schwartz

The little things, I can obey.
But the big things - how we think, what we value -
those you must choose yourself.
You can't let anyone - or any society -
determine those for you.
- Morrie Schwartz

It's not too late to develop new friendships or reconnect with people.
- Morrie Schwartz

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When you look at it that way, you can see how absurd
it is that we individualize ourselves with our fences and hoarded possessions.
- Morrie Schwartz

The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love,
and to let it come in.
- Morrie Schwartz

After you have wept and grieved for your physical losses,
cherish the functions and the life you have left.
- Morrie Schwartz

What tipped the scales was that psychology involved working with rats.
- Morrie Schwartz

We have a sense that we should be like the mythical cowboy...
able to take on and conquer anything and live in the
world without the need for other people.
- Morrie Schwartz

Learn how to live and you'll know how to die;
learn how to die,
and you'll know how to live.
- Morrie Schwartz

One hundred and ten years from now no one who is here now will be alive.
- Morrie Schwartz

The best way to deal with that is to live in a fully conscious,
compassionate, loving way.
Don't wait until you're on your deathbed to recognize
that this is the only way to live.
- Morrie Schwartz

We're involved in trillions of little acts just to keep going.
- Morrie Schwartz

I'd always been interested in psychology.
- Morrie Schwartz

So many people walk around with a meaningless life.
They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing
things they think are important.
This is because they're chasing the wrong things.
- Morrie Schwartz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

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)

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

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

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

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

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

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

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

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

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

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

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


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