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It is not real work unless you would rather be doing something else. ...
by James M. Barrie

It is not real work unless you would rather be doing something else.
- James M. Barrie

Life is a long lesson in humility.
- James M. Barrie

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie PHOTO

The most useless are those who never change through the years.
- James M. Barrie

 

There are few more impressive sights in the world than a Scotsman on the make.
- James M. Barrie

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
- James M. Barrie

Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow.
- James M. Barrie

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We never understand how little we need in this world
until we know the loss of it.
- James M. Barrie

Strength instead of being the lusty child of passion,
grows by grappling with and subduing them.
- James M. Barrie

The praise that comes from love does not make us vain,
but more humble.
- James M. Barrie

Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.
- James M. Barrie

Do you believe in fairies? Say quick that you believe.
If you believe, clap your hands!
- James M. Barrie

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
- James M. Barrie

Always be a little kinder than necessary.
- James M. Barrie

Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight:
always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary?
- James M. Barrie

Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough,
You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
- James M. Barrie

I know not, sir, whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare,
but if he did not, it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life.
- James M. Barrie

I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.
- James M. Barrie

To die will be an awfully big adventure.
- James M. Barrie

God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.
- James M. Barrie

For several days after my first book was published,
I carried it about in my pocket and took surreptitious
peeps at it to make sure the ink had not faded.
- James M. Barrie

The best place a person can die, is where they die for others.
- James M. Barrie

A woman can be anything the man who loves her would have her be.
- James M. Barrie

Everytime a child says 'I don't believe in fairies'
there is a a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead.
- James M. Barrie

Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.
- James M. Barrie

A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past
is to force open a crammed drawer.
If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it,
but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting.
- James M. Barrie

The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story,
and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he
compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.
- James M. Barrie

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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