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I surrender to life as it is, not as it should be. ...
by Richard Carlson

I surrender to life as it is, not as it should be.
- Richard Carlson

Related topics: Wisdom Affirmations

I am not a slave to my thoughts or emotions.
- Richard Carlson PHOTO

Don't sweat the small stuff.
- Richard Carlson

My quiet voice speaks the loudest.
- Richard Carlson

 

Stress is nothing more than a
socially acceptable form of mental illness.
- Richard Carlson

It seems that we have it backward in our society.
We tend to look up to people
who are under a great deal of stress,
who can handle loads of stress,
and those who are under a great deal of pressure.
- Richard Carlson

When you let someone else win an argument,
often you both end up winners.
- Richard Carlson

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Circumstances don't make a person; they reveal him or her.
- Richard Carlson

No one knows exactly where thought comes from,
but it can be said that thought comes from the same
place as whatever it is that beats our heart...
it comes from being alive.
- Richard Carlson

The trick is to be grateful when your mood is high
and graceful when it is low.
- Richard Carlson

We have to shore this thing up like a New Orleans levy.
- Richard Carlson

The ill effects of thought come about when we forget
that thought is a function of our consciousness...
an ability that we as human beings have.
We are the producers of our own thinking.
- Richard Carlson

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

Justice that love gives is a surrender,
justice that law gives is a punishment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Strength does not come from winning.
Your struggles develop your strengths.
When you go through hardships
and decide not to surrender,
that is strength.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
- Vince Lombardi

Inhale, and God approaches you.
Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you.
Exhale, and you approach God.
Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God.
- Krishnamacharya

Don't seek God in temples.
He is close to you.
He is within you.
Only you should surrender to Him
and you will rise above happiness and unhappiness.
- Leo Tolstoy

All compromise is based on give and take,
but there can be no give and take on fundamentals.
Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender.
For it is all give and no take.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Unless you have made a complete surrender and are doing
his will it will avail you nothing if you've reformed
a thousand times and have your name on fifty church records.
- Billy Sunday

It is easy at any moment to surrender a large fortune;
to build one up is a difficult and an arduous task.
- Titus Livius

Acted drama requires surrender of one's self,
sympathetic absorption in the play as it develops.
- George P. Baker

I do, indeed, close my door at times and surrender myself to a book,
but only because I can open the door again and see
a human face looking at me.
- Martin Buber

No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us
to surrender our destiny to.
The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore
to us the belief in our own guidance.
- Henry Miller

Chanting was very deep for me.
It was as if I remembered it.
It was like a real surrender.
- Ione Skye

V-J Day, or Victory in Japan Day, marks the date of
the Japanese surrender that ended fighting in the Pacific.
- Doc Hastings

As to the presidency, the two happiest days of my life
were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it.
- Martin Van Buren

All of our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling.
- Blaise Pascal

If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass,
you live more richly those moments.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender,
in its place, was as honorable as resistance,
especially if one had no choice.
- Maya Angelou

No one should negotiate their dreams.
Dreams must be free to fly high.
No government, no legislature, has a right to limit your dreams.
You should never agree to surrender your dreams.
- Jesse Jackson

Do not yield.
Do not flinch.
Stand up.
Stand up with our President and fight.
We're Americans.
We're Americans, and we'll never surrender.
They will.
- John McCain

No man is fit to be a Senator...
unless he is willing to surrender his political life for great principle.
- Henry F. Ashurst

Conversion is a complete surrender to Jesus.
It's a willingness to do what he wants you to do.
- Billy Sunday

Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage.
Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.
- Robert H. Schuller

No other terms than unconditional and immediate surrender.
I propose to move immediately upon your works.
- Ulysses S. Grant

There is too much at stake for us to surrender to the
politics of polarization.
- Brad Henry

God grant you the strength to fight off the temptations of surrender.
- Walter Annenberg

The mongers brought them together upon a mutual surrender of their principles.
- Robert Toombs

Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will.
Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of
your spiritual environment.
- Arthur Helps

Never surrender opportunity for security.
- Branch Rickey

It is better to risk starving to death then surrender.
If you give up on your dreams, what's left?
- Jim Carrey

Pol Pot will surrender, be captured or commit suicide.
- Hun Sen

Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to
the things that are called evils,
to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which
we ought to face any suffering.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

My golf is woeful but I will never surrender.
- Bing Crosby

The first treasure California began to surrender after
the Gold Rush as the oldest:
her land.
- John Jakes

I believe that God felt sorry for actors so he created
Hollywood to give them a place in the sun and a swimming pool.
The price they had to pay was to surrender their talent.
- Cedric Hardwicke

The creative process is a process of surrender,
not control.
- Julia Cameron

I will not surrender responsibility for my life and my actions.
- J. Enoch Powell

Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us.
Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

If I'm gonna go down I'm gonna do it with style.
You won't hear me surrender, you won't hear me confess
cause you've left me with nothing but I have worked with less.
- Ani DiFranco

A man may be in as just possession of truth as of a city,
and yet be forced to surrender.
- Thomas Browne

The cost of freedom is always high,
but Americans have always paid it.
And one path we shall never choose,
and that is the path of surrender, or submission.
- John F. Kennedy

Surrender had played out for good with me.
- Jesse James

There was a very convincing argument made that the
extremists have won and the aggression is now supported by the majority,
therefore fighting until surrender was the only alternative.
- Joichi Ito

Surrender your forces and give yourselves and your
troops the opportunity to be a part of Iraq's future
and not a part of Iraq's past.
- Peter Pace

I wish it to be remembered that I was the last man
of my tribe to surrender my rifle.
- Sitting Bull

We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can -
namely,
surrender our will and fulfill God's will in us.
- Saint Teresa of Avila

A wise unselfishness is not a surrender of yourself to the wishes of anyone,
but only to the best discoverable course of action.
- David Seabury

The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into
acknowledgment of inferiority.
- John C. Calhoun

My friends, no matter how rough the road may be,
we can and we will, never, never surrender to what is right.
- Dan Quayle

Love is an attempt at penetrating another being,
but it can only succeed if the surrender is mutual.
- Octavio Paz

To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature,
and it remains premature today.
- Isaac Asimov

To be one's self, and unafraid whether right or wrong,
is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.
- Irving Wallace

You must surrender whatever preconceptions you have
about music if you're really interested in it.
- Cecil Taylor

The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender.
- William Booth

Surrender to the flow.
- Mike Gordon

Poor Andy Nave was killed.
He refused to surrender and was shot by Dick Fields.
I felt sorry as he used to be quite friendly towards me before the war,
but it could not be helped.
- Stand Watie

Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.
- Gail Sheehy

I think that this is the first war in history that
on the morrow the victors sued for peace and the vanquished
called for unconditional surrender.
- Abba Eban

If you want to make someone feel emotion,
you have to make them let go.
Listening to something is an act of surrender.
- Brian Eno


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