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Only solitary men know the full joys of frienship.
by Willa Cather

Only solitary men know the full joys of frienship.
Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile,
his friends are everything.
- Willa Cather

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather PHOTO

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather PHOTO

There are some things you learn best in calm,
and some in storm.
- Willa Cather

 

I like trees because they seem more resigned to the
way they have to live than other things do.
- Willa Cather

Success is never so interesting as struggle
- Willa Cather

I shall not die of a cold.
I shall die of having lived.
- Willa Cather

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Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
- Willa Cather

The heart of another is a dark forest,
always, no matter how close it has been to one's own.
- Willa Cather

Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact.
- Willa Cather

The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy;
only the artist,
the great artist, knows how difficult it is.
- Willa Cather

It does not matter much whom we live with in this world,
but it matters a great deal whom we dream of.
- Willa Cather

Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired
before the age of fifteen.
- Willa Cather

When we look back, the only things we cherish are those
which in some way met our original want;
the desire which formed in us in early youth,
undirected, and of its own accord.
- Willa Cather

The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young.
- Willa Cather

That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great.
- Willa Cather

Desire is creation, is the magical element in that process.
If there were an instrument by which to measure desire,
one could foretell achievement.
- Willa Cather

Winter lies too long in country towns;
hangs on until it is stale and shabby,
old and sullen.
- Willa Cather

A work-room should be like an old shoe;
no matter how shabby,
it's better than a new one.
- Willa Cather

All the intelligence and talent in the world can't make a singer.
The voice is a wild thing.
It can't be bred in captivity.
It is a sport, like the silver fox.
It happens.
- Willa Cather

The irregular and intimate quality of things made entirely by the human hand.
- Willa Cather

Every artist makes himself born.
It is very much harder than the other time,
and longer.
- Willa Cather

Of all the bewildering things about a new country,
the absence of human landmarks is one of the most depressing and disheartening.
- Willa Cather

Some memories are realities, and are better than anything
that can ever happen to one again.
- Willa Cather

The condition every art requires is,
not so much freedom from restriction,
as freedom from adulteration and from the intrusion of foreign matter.
- Willa Cather

Sometimes I wonder why God ever trusts talent in the hands of women,
they usually make such an infernal mess of it.
I think He must do it as a sort of ghastly joke.
- Willa Cather

No one can build his security upon the nobleness of another person.
- Willa Cather

The thing that teases the mind over and over for years,
and at last gets itself put down rightly on paper whether little or great,
it belongs to Literature.
- Willa Cather

The fact that I was a girl never damaged my ambitions
to be a pope or an emperor.
- Willa Cather

Paris is a hard place to leave, even when it rains
incessantly and one coughs continually from the dampness.
- Willa Cather

When kindness has left people, even for a few moments,
we become afraid of them as if their reason had left them.
When it has left a place where we have always found it,
it is like shipwreck; we drop from security into something
malevolent and bottomless.
- Willa Cather

The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so
much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly
near to us from afar off,
but upon our perceptions being made finer,
so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears
can hear what is there about us always.
- Willa Cather

To note an artist's limitations is but to define his talent.
A reporter can write equally well about everything
that is presented to his view,
but a creative writer can do his best only with what
lies within the range and character of his deepest sympathies.
- Willa Cather

What was any art but a mould in which to imprison for
a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself -
life hurrying past us and running away,
too strong to stop, too sweet to lose.
- Willa Cather

The sun was like a great visiting presence that stimulated
and took its due from all animal energy.
When it flung wide its cloak and stepped down over
the edge of the fields at evening,
it left behind it a spent and exhausted world.
- Willa Cather

Sometimes a neighbor whom we have disliked a lifetime
for his arrogance and conceit lets fall a single commonplace
remark that shows us another side,
another man, really; a man uncertain,
and puzzled, and in the dark like ourselves.
- Willa Cather

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

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

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

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

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

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

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

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer


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