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Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene. ...
by A. C. Benson

Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.
- A. C. Benson

One's mind has a way of making itself up in the background,
and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.
- A. C. Benson

All the best stories are but one story in reality -
the story of escape.
It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times,
how to escape.
- A. C. Benson

A well begun is half ended.
- A. C. Benson

 

People seldom refuse help, if one offers it in the right way.
- A. C. Benson

Man, an animal that makes bargains.
- A. C. Benson

I read the newspaper avidly.
It is my one form of continuous fiction.
- A. C. Benson

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Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices;
so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.
- A. C. Benson

Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do.
In fact, that's good taste.
- A. C. Benson

When you get to my age life seems little more than
one long march to and from the lavatory.
- A. C. Benson

The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortunes,
but its fears.
- A. C. Benson

As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world,
a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow.
- A. C. Benson

I am sure it is one's duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions,
no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one's own.
I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this.
- A. C. Benson

The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt

Laugh Loud - Laugh Often
Laugh At What's Funny - Laugh At What's Sad
Laugh At Me - Laugh At You - Laugh At Life
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb

Live boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly.
Play as often as you can
Work as smart as you are able.
Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often.
- Anonymous

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

When trouble arises and things look bad,
there is always one individual who perceives a solution
and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
- Dave Barry

Avoiding danger is no safer
in the long run than outright exposure.
he fearful are caught as often as the bold.
- Helen Keller

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.
- English Proverb

They must often change,
who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
- Confucius

Being defeated is often a temporary condition.
Giving up is what makes it permanent.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

Success often grows best in the fertile soil of failure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Often it does not matter so much what we choose,
but that we do choose.
- Alan Cohen

A widespread belief is more often likely
to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell

Most of us love, to be sure.
Yet far too often our love is passive.
We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy
on the wall of her orphanage)

To improve is to change;
to be perfect is to change often.
- Winston Churchill

Play as often as you can.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
- Billy Graham

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

When I'm trusting and being myself...
everything in my life reflects this
by falling into place easily, often miraculously.
- Shakti Gawain

Know that the darkest night is often
the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is often easier to ask for forgiveness
than to ask for permission.
- Grace Hopper

Books can only reveal us to ourselves,
and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
- Henry David Thoreau

I've learned that mistakes can often be
as good a teacher as success.
- Jack Welch

What we call the beginning is often the end.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.
- T. S. Eliot

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
- Mark Twain

I think wholeness is God's design for us;
and that often amounts to embracing contradictions.
- Bono

The greatest power is often simple patience.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Small opportunities are often
the beginning of great enterprises.
- Demosthenes

The price of freedom for a nation is lives and money.
Often, the price of freedom for an individual
is challenging the closed minds of family and friend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Understand the difference between "failing,"
which each of us does often,
and "being a failure,"
which is a state of mind no one should
ever allow themself to fall into.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,
a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

Our opportunity is to visualize a kinder world.
To sing glad songs of tomorrow -
imagining a world of love -
of the whole world filled with love.
To offer our hand... often.
To breathe deeply and honor ourselves.
To pause and contemplate... just because.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to laugh at life.
Laugh loud - laugh often.
Laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad.
Laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- old proverb often attributed to David Lloyd George

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship often leads to love,
but lust seldom leads to friendship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Indifference and neglect often
do much more damage than outright dislike.
- J. K. Rowling

Intense feeling too often obscures the truth.
- Harry S. Truman

It's a funny thing about life;
if you refuse to accept anything but the best,
you very often get it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Our connection with Spirit is unbreakable, but often imperceptible.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In war as in life, it is often necessary
when some cherished scheme has failed,
to take up the best alternative open,
and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
- Winston Churchill

Know the best and highest choices for health
and more often choose those things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced,
and today we think this more than ever, and are just as wrong
as all previous ages that thought so.
How often have we not seen the truth condemned!
It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung


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