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If only your pure and clean mind could touch me,
by Franz Schubert

If only your pure and clean mind could touch me,
dear Haydn, nobody has a greater reverence for you than I have.
- Franz Schubert

When I wished to sing of love, it turned to sorrow.
And when I wished to sing of sorrow,
it was transformed for me into love.
- Franz Schubert

One bites into the brass mouthpiece of his wooden cudgel,
and the other blows his cheeks out on a French horn.
Do you call that Art?
- Franz Schubert

A man endures misfortune without complaint.
- Franz Schubert

 

You believe happiness to be derived from the place
in which once you have been happy,
but in truth it is centered in ourselves.
- Franz Schubert

Our castle is not imposing, but is well built,
and surrounded by a very fine garden.
I live in the bailiff's house.
- Franz Schubert

The world resembles a stage on which every man is playing a part.
- Franz Schubert

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Easy mind, light heart.
A mind that is too easy hides a heart that is too heavy.
- Franz Schubert

Approval or blame will follow in the world to come.
- Franz Schubert

There are eight girls in the house in which I am living,
and practically all of them are good looking.
You can realize that I am kept busy.
- Franz Schubert

Why should the composer be more guilty than the poet
who warms to fantasy by a strange flame,
making an idea that inspires him the subject of his
own very different treatment?
- Franz Schubert

There are two contrary impulses which govern this man's brain-the one sane,
and the other eccentric.
They alternate at regular intervals.
- Franz Schubert

No one feels another's grief, no one understands another's joy.
People imagine they can reach one another.
In reality they only pass each other by.
- Franz Schubert

Nobody understands another's sorrow,
and nobody another's joy.
- Franz Schubert

I never force myself to be devout except when I feel so inspired,
and never compose hymns of prayers unless I feel within
me real and true devotion.
- Franz Schubert

Why does God endow us with compassion?
- Franz Schubert

Happy is the man who finds a true friend,
and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.
- Franz Schubert

The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest
unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention.
- Franz Schubert

Above all things, I must not get angry.
If I do get angry I knock all the teeth out of the
mouth of the poor wretch who has angered me.
- Franz Schubert

I am composing like a god, as if it simply had to be
done as it has been done.
- Franz Schubert

Every night when I go to bed, I hope that I may never wake again,
and every morning renews my grief.
- Franz Schubert

I try to decorate my imagination as much as I can.
- Franz Schubert

The manager is to be blamed who distributes parts to
his players which they are unable to act.
- Franz Schubert

The moment is supreme.
- Franz Schubert

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

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

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles
possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
- Albert Schweitzer

The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
- Anais Nin

We are each of us angels with only one wing,
and we can only fly by embracing one another.
- Lucretius

Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Could we change our attitude,
we should not only see life differently,
but life itself would be different.
- Katherine Mansfield

To be what we are,
and to become what we are capable of becoming,
is the only end in life.
- Baruch Spinoza

Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual,
you have an obligation to be one.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

The distinction between the past, present and future
is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
- Albert Einstein

The only way to discover the limits of the possible
is to go beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

There is no security on this Earth,
there is only opportunity.
- Douglas MacArthur


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