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I think that one possible definition of our modern
by Randall Jarrell

I think that one possible definition of our modern
culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our
intellectuals can't read any poetry.
- Randall Jarrell

A poet is a man who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms,
to be struck by lightning five or six times.
- Randall Jarrell

To Americans, English manners are far more frightening than none at all.
- Randall Jarrell

I decided that Europeans and Americans are like men and women:
they understand each other worse,
and it matters less, than either of them suppose.
- Randall Jarrell

 

One of the most obvious facts about grown-ups,
to a child, is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child.
- Randall Jarrell

He thinks that Schiller and St Paul were just two Partisan Review editors.
- Randall Jarrell

The people who live in a golden age usually go around
complaining how yellow everything looks.
- Randall Jarrell

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It is better to entertain an idea than to take it home
to live with you for the rest of your life.
- Randall Jarrell

The blind date that has stood you up:
your life.
- Randall Jarrell

In the United States, there one feels free...
Except from the Americans - but every pearl has its oyster.
- Randall Jarrell

If we meet an honest and intelligent politician,
a dozen, a hundred, we say they aren't like politicians at all,
and our category of politicians stays unchanged;
we know what politicians are like.
- Randall Jarrell

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

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

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

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
- Benjamin Spock

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

Wonder what opportunities you pass, unwittingly,
because your hands are so busy clasping
what you think you have always known.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

What we think, we become.
- The Buddha

I think we dream so we don't have to be apart for so long.
If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Every thought you think
and every word you speak
is affirming something.
- Louise L. Hay

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

We must dare to think "unthinkable" thoughts.
- J. W. Fulbright

To change who you are,
change who you think you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

WHY do you care what THEY think?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River of Life just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is fully as bad as you think it is,
so never think life is bad.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Exercise free-will.
CHOOSE each and every action you make,
every thought you think,
and every emotion you feel.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

You are what you think you are.
- Bob Richards

The most pathetic person in the world
is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day;
live life to the fullest;
make the most of what you have.
It is later than you think.
- Horace

You become what you think about.
- Earl Nightingale

How you think when you lose
determines how long it will be until you win.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton


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