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Gilbert and Sullivan Quotes and Sayings

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Things are seldom what they seem.
- William S. Gilbert (Gilbert and Sullivan: HMS Pinafore)

Related topics: Wisdom

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb PHOTO

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

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

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

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) PHOTO

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 PHOTO

 

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) PHOTO

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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) PHOTO

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

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

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

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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 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

Do all things with love.
- Og Mandino

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

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

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

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

Only love and death will change all things.
- Khalil Gibran

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

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

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

It is not he who reviles or strikes you who insults you,
but your opinion that these things are insulting.
- Epictetus

Personal importance, or taking things personally,
is the maximum expression of selfishness
because we make the assumption that everything is about me.
- don Miguel Ruiz

All difficult things have
their origin in that which is easy,
and great things in that which is small.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

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

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

You manage things, you lead people.
- Grace Hopper

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

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

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
- Titus Livius

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

If you follow the trail of your own
enthusiastically repeated stories,
you will begin to rediscover the things
that invigorate and enliven you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

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

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

Healing does not mean going back to the way things were before,
but rather allowing what is now to move us closer to God.
- Ram Dass

Keep a grateful journal. Every night,
list five things you are grateful for.
- Oprah Winfrey

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

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

If we all did the things we are capable of doing,
we would literally astound ourselves.
- Thomas Edison

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

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

Three things cannot be long hidden:
the sun, the moon, and the truth.
- The Buddha

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

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

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

If you realize that all things change,
there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
If you are not afraid of dying,
there is nothing you cannot achieve.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yutang

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

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

We keep moving forward, opening new doors,
and doing new things, because we're curious
and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
- Walt Disney

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

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