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Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small,
by John Locke

Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small,
they gall and pinch us; but if too large,
they cause us to stumble and to trip.
- John Locke

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The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.
- John Locke

I have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment.
- John Locke

To prejudge other men's notions before we have looked
into them is not to show their darkness but to put out our own eyes.
- John Locke

 

Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.
- John Locke

It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error,
and another to put him in possession of the truth.
- John Locke

Our deeds disguise us.
People need endless time to try on their deeds,
until each knows the proper deeds for him to do.
But every day, every hour, rushes by.
There is no time.
- John Locke

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An excellent man, like precious metal,
is in every way invariable; A villain,
like the beams of a balance, is always varying,
upwards and downwards.
- John Locke

The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle
of human actions than the prospect of good.
- John Locke

We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character,
from those who are around us.
- John Locke

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world
if words were taken for what they are,
the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
- John Locke

All wealth is the product of labor.
- John Locke

No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
- John Locke

The improvement of understanding is for two ends:
first,
our own increase of knowledge; secondly,
to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.
- John Locke

I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
- John Locke

As people are walking all the time, in the same spot,
a path appears.
- John Locke

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge;
it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
- John Locke

Parents wonder why the streams are bitter,
when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
- John Locke

What worries you, masters you.
- John Locke

All men are liable to error; and most men are,
in many points, by passion or interest,
under temptation to it.
- John Locke

To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for
regulating human society,
that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality.
- John Locke

The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property.
- John Locke

Government has no other end, but the preservation of property.
- John Locke

There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt
another in the current of his discourse.
- John Locke

Any one reflecting upon the thought he has of the delight,
which any present or absent thing is apt to produce in him,
has the idea we call love.
- John Locke

Education begins the gentleman, but reading,
good company and reflection must finish him.
- John Locke

All mankind...
being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life,
health, liberty or possessions.
- John Locke

Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches.
- John Locke

It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.
- John Locke

There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected
questions of a child than the discourses of men.
- John Locke

It is of great use to the sailor to know the length of his line,
though he cannot with it fathom all the depths of the ocean.
- John Locke

Things of this world are in so constant a flux,
that nothing remains long in the same state.
- John Locke

Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use,
truth and knowledge nothing.
- John Locke

Where there is no property there is no injustice.
- John Locke

Every man has a property in his own person.
This nobody has a right to, but himself.
- John Locke

The discipline of desire is the background of character.
- John Locke

The end of law is not to abolish or restrain,
but to preserve and enlarge freedom.
For in all the states of created beings capable of law,
where there is no law, there is no freedom.
- John Locke

New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed,
without anyother reason but because they are not already common.
- John Locke

One unerring mark of the love of truth is not entertaining
any proposition with greater assurance than the proofs
it is built upon will warrant.
- John Locke

Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection
or regard of the understanding.
- John Locke

A sound mind in a sound body, is a short,
but full description of a happy state in this World:
he that has these two,
has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them,
will be little the better for anything else.
- John Locke

I attribute the little I know to my not having been
ashamed to ask for information,
and to my rule of conversing with all descriptions
of men on those topics that form their own peculiar
professions and pursuits.
- John Locke

The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed
by God on the children of men.
It has God for its author; salvation for its end,
and truth without any mixture for its matter.
It is all pure.
- John Locke

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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


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