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Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a ...
by Tony Benn

Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment;
photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
- Tony Benn

Broadcasting is really too important to be left to the broadcasters.
- Tony Benn

A faith is something you die for, a doctrine is something you kill for.
There is all the difference in the world.
- Tony Benn

The House of Lords is the British Outer Mongolia for retired politicians.
- Tony Benn

 

Britain today is suffering from galloping obsolescence.
- Tony Benn

I am on the right wing of the middle of the road and
with a strong radical bias.
- Tony Benn

It's the same each time with progress.
First they ignore you, then they say you're mad,
then dangerous, then there's a pause and then you can't
find anyone who disagrees with you.
- Tony Benn

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The Marxist analysis has got nothing to do with what
happened in Stalin's Russia:
it's like blaming Jesus Christ for the Inquisition in Spain.
- Tony Benn

If you file your waste-paper basket for fifty years,
you have a public library.
- Tony Benn

All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
- Tony Benn

We are not just here to manage capitalism but to change
society and to define its finer values.
- Tony Benn

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

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

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- 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

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do all things with love.
- Og Mandino

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not how they are in themselves.
- Carl Jung

Time cures all things.
- Proverb

Things do not change; we change.
- Henry David Thoreau

Do the difficult things while they are easy
and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

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

We know nothing at all.
All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren.
The real nature of things we shall never know.
- Albert Einstein

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

Good things happen to those who hustle.
- Anais Nin

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

To see things in the seed, that is genius.
- Lao Tzu

Obstacles are those frightful things
you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
- Henry Ford

What people say, what people do,
and what they say they do
are entirely different things.
- Margaret Mead

Men are disturbed not by things,
but by the view which they take of them.
- Epictetus

People are not disturbed by things,
but by the view they take of them.
- Epictetus

Be content with what you have,
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.
- Lao Tzu

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

We're so engaged in doing things
to achieve purposes of outer value
that we forget the inner value,
the rapture that is associated
with being alive, is what it is all about.
- Joseph Campbell

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
- Michael Jordan

Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Never do things others can do and will do
if there are things others cannot do or will not do.
- Amelia Earhart

There are those that look at things
the way they are, and ask "Why?"
I dream of things that never were, and ask "Why not?"
- Robert F. Kennedy paraphrase of George Bernard Shaw

The promises we makes to ourselves are the things
that assure us we have the capacity to keep our promises to others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

It is only through labor and painful effort,
by grim energy and resolute courage,
that we move on to better things.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Things turn out best for the people
who make the best of the way things turn out.
- Art Linkletter

Chaos is inherent in all compounded things.
Strive on with diligence.
- The Buddha

From small beginnings come great things.
- Anonymous

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying
about things which are beyond the power of our will.
- Epictetus

The best things in life are free.
- Anonymous

The beginning of wisdom is to
call things by their right names.
- Chinese proverb

When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way,
you will command the attention of the world.
- George Washington Carver

We can always choose to perceive things differently.
You can focus on what's wrong in your life,
or you can focus on what's right.
- Marianne Williamson


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