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All the things I really like to do are either immoral,
by Alexander Woollcott

All the things I really like to do are either immoral,
illegal or fattening.
- Alexander Woollcott

I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work.
Of course it doesn't work.
We are supposed to work it.
- Alexander Woollcott

Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things
we could have if we didn't spend half our time wishing.
- Alexander Woollcott

The English have an extraordinary ability for flying into a great calm.
- Alexander Woollcott

 

At 83 Shaw's mind was perhaps not quite as good as it used to be,
but it was still better than anyone else's.
- Alexander Woollcott

Everything I like is either illegal,
immoral or fattening.
- Alexander Woollcott

There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day.
- Alexander Woollcott

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Nothing risque, nothing gained.
- Alexander Woollcott

Germany was the cause of Hitler as much as Chicago
is responsible for the Chicago Tribune.
- Alexander Woollcott

His huff arrived and he departed in it.
- Alexander Woollcott

It comes from the likes of you!
Take what you can get!
Grab the chances as they come along!
Act in hallways!
Sing in doorways!
Dance in cellars!
- Alexander Woollcott

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)

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

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

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

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

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

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

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)

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

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 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

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

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 all things with love.
- Og Mandino

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The mystery of the beginning
of all things is insoluble by us;
and I for one, must be content to remain an agnostic.
- Charles Darwin

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

From small beginnings come great things.
- Anonymous

The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life
than the greatest of things without it.
- Carl Jung

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

The softest things in the world overcome
the hardest things in the world.
- Lao Tzu

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

Simply put, you believe that things
or people make you unhappy,
but this is not accurate.
You make yourself unhappy.
- Wayne Dyer

You see things and you say, Why?
But I dream things that never were and say, Why not
- George Bernard Shaw

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

Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge -
broad, deep knowledge - is to know true ends from false,
and lofty things from low.
- Helen Keller

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

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

If you understand, things are just as they are;
if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
- Zen Proverb

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

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

A ship in port is safe,
but that's not what ships are built for.
Sail out to sea and do new things.
- Grace Hopper

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

If you want to feel rich,
just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
- Anonymous

Good things happen to those who hustle.
- Anais Nin

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

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

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work,
and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

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

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

Things are only impossible until they're not.
- Jean-Luc Picard, character in STAR TREK: The Next Generation

The things of this world exist;
they are; you can't refuse them.
- Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching - Book One #2 - version by Ursula K. Le Guin

Morality is the basis of things
and truth is the substance of all morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

Management is doing things right;
leadership is doing the right things.
- Peter F. Drucker

Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.
- John F. Kennedy


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