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There is not less wit nor less invention in applying
by Pierre Bayle

There is not less wit nor less invention in applying
rightly a thought one finds in a book,
than in being the first author of that thought.
- Pierre Bayle

I know too much to be a sceptic and too little to be a dogmatist.
- Pierre Bayle

It is thus tolerance that is the source of peace,
and intolerance that is the source of disorder and squabbling.
- Pierre Bayle

Properly speaking, history is nothing but the crimes
and misfortunes of the human race.
- Pierre Bayle

 

The antiquity and general acceptance of an opinion
is not assurance of its truth.
- Pierre Bayle

I am a good Protestant, and in the full sense of the term,
for from the bottom of my soul, I protest against everything that is said,
and everything that is done.
- Pierre Bayle

It is pure illusion to think that an opinion that passes
down from century to century,
from generation to generation, may not be entirely false.
- Pierre Bayle

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There is no less invention in aptly applying a thought found in a book,
than in being the first author of the thought.
- Pierre Bayle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 is not supposed to be fair.
- 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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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