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It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
by J. K. Rowling

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

Related topics: Bold Choice Courage Adventure Positive Motivational Values Live-By Movie Honor Self

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling PHOTO

To the philosopher,
death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

 

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

Death is just life's next big adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

To the well-organized mind,
death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

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There is no good or evil: only power and those too weak to seak it.
- J. K. Rowling

Never be ashamed!
There's some who'll hold it against you,
but they're not worth bothering with.
- J. K. Rowling

I will carry on writing, to be sure.
But I don't know if I would want to publish again after Harry Potter.
- J. K. Rowling

Humans have a knack for choosing precisely the things that are worst for them.
- J. K. Rowling

His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew,
but rather to impress upon them that nothing,
not even...
knowledge, was foolproof.
- J. K. Rowling

There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other.
- J. K. Rowling

Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.
- J. K. Rowling

The best of us must sometimes eat our words.
- J. K. Rowling

What's coming will come and we'll just have to meet it when it does.
- J. K. Rowling

If you're holding out for universal popularity,
I'm afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time.
- J. K. Rowling

I really don't believe in magic.
- J. K. Rowling

Never trust anything that can think for itself if you
can't see where it keeps its brain.
- J. K. Rowling

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies,
but just as much to stand up to our friends.
- J. K. Rowling

Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire.
- J. K. Rowling

If you want to see the true measure of a man,
watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
- J. K. Rowling

The truth.
It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and must therefore be treated with great caution.
- J. K. Rowling

You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
- J. K. Rowling

Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
- J. K. Rowling

Hearing voices no one else can hear isn't a good sign,
even in the wizarding world.
- J. K. Rowling

Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels.
But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.
- J. K. Rowling

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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 lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- 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

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

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

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

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

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

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

Through our own recovered innocence
we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
- Henry David Thoreau

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

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

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

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

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

We all have our thorns. We, and Life, have our moments.
Life occurs before our morning coffee.
Life occurs in our bathrobe with our hair uncombed.
Bless and give thanks for All of Life - the bloom and the thorns.
- 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

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We should not moor a ship with one anchor,
or our life with one hope.
- Epictetus

Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will.
Its seat is in the heart,
and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is not our circumstances that create
our discontent or contentment.
It is us.
- Vivian Greene

Whether we allow external events to
shape our lives at a core level
is very much within our own control.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As we let our light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence actually liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Dreams are renewable no matter what our age.
- Dale Turner

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Love is the great miracle cure.
Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
- Louise L. Hay

May we so love as never to have occasion
to repent of our love!
- Henry David Thoreau

Music takes us out of the actual
and whispers to us dim secrets
that startle our wonder as to who we are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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