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It's not a pretty face, I grant you.
by Alan Jay Lerner

It's not a pretty face, I grant you.
But underneath its flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
- Alan Jay Lerner

Back home everyone said I didn't have any talent.
They might be saying the same thing here but it sounds better in French.
- Alan Jay Lerner

Coughing in the theater is not a respiratory ailment.
It is a criticism.
- Alan Jay Lerner

A schedule so tight that it would only work if I didn't sleep on Monday nights.
- Alan Jay Lerner

 

You write a hit the same way you write a flop.
- Alan Jay Lerner

Why can't a woman be more like a man?
- Alan Jay Lerner

Men die but an idea does not.
- Alan Jay Lerner

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With a little bit of luck, you'll never work!
- Alan Jay Lerner

An Englishman's way of speaking absolutely classifies him.
- Alan Jay Lerner

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

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

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


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