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Doris Lessing Quotes and Sayings

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Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman,
but no angel.
- Doris Lessing

Related topics: Trust

In university they don't tell you that the greater
part of the law is learning to tolerate fools.
- Doris Lessing

Man, who is he? Too bad, to be the work of God:
Too good for the work of chance!
- Doris Lessing

A simple grateful thought turned heavenwards is the most perfect prayer.
- Doris Lessing

 

Small things amuse small minds.
- Doris Lessing

There are no laws for the novel.
There never have been, nor can there ever be.
- Doris Lessing

There is only one real sin and that is to persuade
oneself that the second best is anything but second best.
- Doris Lessing

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In the writing process, the more a story cooks,
the better.
- Doris Lessing

Pleasure resorts are like film stars and royalty...
embarrassed by the figures they cut in the fantasies
of people who have never met them.
- Doris Lessing

It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as
trifles and important matters as important.
- Doris Lessing

Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.
- Doris Lessing

If a fish is the movement of water embodied,
given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air.
- Doris Lessing

What is a hero without love for mankind.
- Doris Lessing

Pearls mean tears.
- Doris Lessing

It is terrible to destroy a person's picture of himself
in the interests of truth or some other abstraction.
- Doris Lessing

Space or science fiction has become a dialect for our time.
- Doris Lessing

We use our parents like recurring dreams,
to be entered into when needed.
- Doris Lessing

For the last third of life there remains only work.
It alone is always stimulating, rejuvenating,
exciting and satisfying.
- Doris Lessing

Literature is analysis after the event.
- Doris Lessing

You can't be a Red if you're married to a civil servant.
- Doris Lessing

That is what learning is.
You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life,
but in a new way.
- Doris Lessing

Borrowing is not much better than begging;
just as lending with interest is not much better than stealing.
- Doris Lessing

Some people obtain fame, others deserve it.
- Doris Lessing

Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected
talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so.
- Doris Lessing

The great secret that all old people share is that
you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years.
Your body changes, but you don't change at all.
And that, of course, causes great confusion.
- Doris Lessing

What's terrible is to pretend that second-rate is first-rate.
To pretend that you don't need love when you do;
or you like your work when you know quite well you're capable of better.
- Doris Lessing

This world is run by people who know how to do things.
They know how things work.
They are equipped.
Up there, there's a layer of people who run everything.
But we - we're just peasants.
We don't understand what's going on,
and we can't do anything.
- Doris Lessing

I don't know much about creative writing programs.
But they're not telling the truth if they don't teach,
one, that writing is hard work, and,
two,
that you have to give up a great deal of life,
your personal life, to be a writer.
- Doris Lessing

With a library you are free, not confined by temporary political climates.
It is the most democratic of institutions because no one -
but no one at all -
can tell you what to read and when and how.
- Doris Lessing

You may be deceived if you trust too much,
but you will live in torment
if you don't trust enough.
- Frank Crane

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

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

The glue that holds all relationships together -
including the relationship between; the leader and the led
is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
- Brian Tracy

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters
cannot be trusted in large ones either.
- Albert Einstein

Trust only movement.
Life happens at the level of events, not of words.
Trust movement.
- Alfred Adler

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

The Two Great Lessons of Life: Choose Love & Trust God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I cannot trust a man to control others
who cannot control himself.
- Robert E. Lee

Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust.
Service brings satisfaction.
Cooperation proves the quality of leadership.
- James Cash Penney

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

Trust your instinct to the end,
though you can render no reason.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

He who does not trust enough,
will not be trusted.
- Lao Tzu

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust in what you love, continue to do it,
and it will take you where you need to go.
- Natalie Goldberg

As soon as you trust yourself,
you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Dream with Powerful Vision:
I open my mind to Spirit,
and trust my intuition to deliver inspiring visions of my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons.
Love yourself, trust your choices, and everything is possible.
- Cherie-Carter Scotts

It takes years to build up trust,
and only seconds to destroy it.
- Anonymous

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

Believe in yourself, and trust your own wisdom
rather than being swayed by the opinions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know that anger is always fear and frustration.
What if we could lean back into the arms of Spirit
and trust the future?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I trust my intuition to deliver
powerful visions of my inspired future,
and I empower my intent to
transform those visions into reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is wonderful to have Faith,
but don't confuse trust with being gullible.
Balance trust with conscious thought.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I get logical, and I don't trust my instincts -
that's when I get in trouble.
- Angelina Jolie

Trust is to human relationships what faith is to gospel living.
It is the beginning place, the foundation upon which more can be built.
Where trust is, love can flourish.
- Barbara Smith

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men
is primarily based on mutual trust
and only secondarily on institutions
such as courts of justice and police.
- Albert Einstein

I open my mind to Spirit, and trust my intuition
to deliver inspiring visions of my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All I have seen teaches me to trust
the creator for all I have not seen.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I trust my intuition to deliver inspiring visions of my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In these times, God's people must trust him for rest of body and soul.
- David Wilkerson

We must trust our own thinking.
Trust where we're going.
And get the job done.
- Wilma Mankiller

Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks.
- Isaac Watts

I can trust my friends These people force me to examine myself,
encourage me to grow.
- Cher

You have got to discover you, what you do,
and trust it.
- Barbra Streisand


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