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I do not write often now - not for want of something to say,
by Mary Chesnut

I do not write often now - not for want of something to say,
but from a loathing of all I see and hear.
Why dwell upon it?
- Mary Chesnut

She died praying that she might die.
- Mary Chesnut

Is anything worth it?
- Mary Chesnut

I will laugh at the laughable while I breathe.
- Mary Chesnut

 

Oh, if I could put some of my reckless spirit into
these discreet cautious lazy men!
- Mary Chesnut

I do not allow myself vain regrets or foreboding.
- Mary Chesnut

I am always on the women's side.
- Mary Chesnut

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Forgiveness is indifference.
Forgiveness is impossible while love lasts.
- Mary Chesnut

The weight that hangs upon our eyelids -
is of lead.
- Mary Chesnut

Brutal men with unlimited power are the same all over the world.
- Mary Chesnut

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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