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Lydia M. Child Quotes and Sayings

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Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks
in building any successful venture.
- Lydia M. Child

Related topics: Success

That a majority of women do not wish for any important
change in their social and civil condition,
merely proves that they are the unreflecting slaves of custom.
- Lydia M. Child

Childhood itself is scarcely more lovely than a cheerful,
kindly, sunshiny old age.
- Lydia M. Child

Every human being has, like Socrates,
an attendant spirit; and wise are they who obey its signals.
If it does not always tell us what to do,
it always cautions us what not to do.
- Lydia M. Child

 

It is right noble to fight with wickedness and wrong;
the mistake is in supposing that spiritual evil can
be overcome by physical means.
- Lydia M. Child

I was gravely warned by some of my female acquaintances
that no woman could expect to be regarded as a lady
after she had written a book.
- Lydia M. Child

The eye of genius has always a plaintive expression,
and its natural language is pathos.
- Lydia M. Child

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A reformer is one who sets forth cheerfully toward sure defeat.
- Lydia M. Child

But men never violate the laws of God without suffering the consequences,
sooner or later.
- Lydia M. Child

An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves.
- Lydia M. Child

Home - that blessed word, which opens to the human
heart the most perfect glimpse of Heaven,
and helps to carry it thither, as on an angel's wings.
- Lydia M. Child

Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it;
for such do always see that every cloud is an angel's face.
- Lydia M. Child

You find yourself refreshed in the presence of cheerful people.
Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure
on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow
yourself to say anything gloomy.
- Lydia M. Child

Every man deems that he has precisely the trials and
temptations which are the hardest of all others for him to bear;
but they are so,
simply because they are the very ones he most needs.
- Lydia M. Child

None speak of the bravery, the might,
or the intellect of Jesus; but the devil is always
imagined as a being of acute intellect,
political cunning, and the fiercest courage.
These universal and instinctive tendencies of the human mind reveal much.
- Lydia M. Child

The cure for all the ills and wrongs,
the cares, the sorrows, and the crimes of humanity,
all lie in the one word 'love'.
It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life.
- Lydia M. Child

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When an inner situation is not made conscious,
it appears outside as fate.
- Carl Jung

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

Our grandchildren's grandchildren will shake their heads in shame
at some of the beliefs that we hold most dear today -
the question is, which ones?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

The inherent nature of God
is not changed by our individual beliefs,
our religious institutions,
or our communal traditions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
It is the belief that God will do what is right.
- Max Lucado

Envy comes from people's ignorance of,
or lack of belief in, their own gifts.
- Jean Vanier

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown
is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
- Bertrand Russell

A widespread belief is more often likely
to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell

Believe that life is worth living,
and your belief will help create the fact.
- William James

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

The final delusion is the belief
that one has lost all delusions.
- Maurice Chapelain

When all is said and done,
the one sole condition that makes
spiritual happiness and preserves it
is the absence of doubt.
- Mark Twain

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

Dumbo! C'mon, fly! Open them ears!
The magic feather was just a gag!
You can fly! Honest, you can!
- Timothy Q. Mouse in the movie Dumbo

Anyone can heal who believes that he can
and will take the time to put that belief into motion.
- Ernest Holmes

In religion and politics, people's belief's and convictions
are in almost every case gotten at second hand,
and without examination
- Mark Twain

Belief fuels our decisions -
even when we are not clearly aware of those beliefs.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The greatest force in the human body
is the natural drive of the body to heal itself -
but that force in not independent of the belief system.
Everything begins with belief.
What we believe is the most powerful option of all.
- Norman Cousins

Prayer is a thought, a belief, a feeling,
arising within the mind of the one praying.
- Ernest Holmes

Contrary to general belief,
I do not believe that friends are necessarily
the people you like best,
they are merely the people who got there first.
- Peter Ustinov

Faith is a living and unshakable confidence,
a belief in the grace of God so assured that
a man would die a thousand deaths for its sake.
- Martin Luther

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

When does a belief bring out the best in you?
When does a belief hold you prisoner to yesterday
and limit your options for designing a great future?
Test your beliefs with as much objectivity
as you can bring to the subject.
Be willing to let go of those beliefs
that represent your parents' opinions,
or your communities opinions, rather than your own.
Those beliefs that withstand rigorous testing,
should become the foundation of your being -
your reason for living.
Take action on those beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul
grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It's hard to believe, hard to be a believer,
when you see the way the things are in the world.
But I am a believer!
- Bono

I want to share with you the three rules
that I have in order to accept an apprentice.
Rule Number 1: Don't believe me.
I don't want you to believe me
but I want you to listen and make choices - your choices.
If what I say, doesn't work for you, leave it.
But if it works for you and that's what you want, then make it yours.
Rule Number 2: Don't believe yourself.
Why? Because most of your belief system is a lie - it's not true.
And by believing yourself, you create all the limitations
that don't allow you to be what you really are.
Don't believe yourself. Listen to what you say,
listen to what you think, listen to what you believe.
And when you listen, open your ears, open your mind,
open your intelligence and make choices.
Rule 3 is, don't believe anybody else.
Don't believe them at all.
Open your ears and your mind; listen and make choices.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something;
in the absence of good grounds for belief,
he will be satisfied with bad ones.
- Bertrand Russell

Belief is the death of intelligence.
- Robert Anton Wilson

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
- Peter Marshall

Delusion: belief said to be false by someone who does not share it.
- Thomas Szasz

It is not our place to know the mind of God.
Spirit knows what is best in the long run -
best for each of us individually,
and best for humanity as a whole.
This is often very difficult to accept
when we see war and disease in the world
and experience physical and emotional suffering
in ourselves, our family, and our friends.
I consider this belief in God's infinite power
and ultimate wisdom to be the true test of faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the
part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
- Honore de Balzac

All money is a matter of belief.
- Adam Smith

Belief transcends ritual, structure and societal expectation.
It is an enlivening, intensely personal
core to our being. Our way of being.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgment.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief
in the occurrence of the improbable.
- H. L. Mencken

Faith is much better than belief.
Belief is when someone else does the thinking.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Belief is not the beginning but the end of all knowledge.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.
- D. Elton Trueblood

Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief,
is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows,
must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking,
belief in the absolute power of logic.
- Alexis Carrel

There are righteous people working
in a whole rainbow of belief systems -
from Hasidic Jews to right-wing Bible Belters
to charismatic Catholics.
- Bono

Belief creates the actual fact.
- William James

Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt
is theoretically possible.
- William James

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
- H. L. Mencken

A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.
- David Hume

One of the great mind destroyers of college education
is the belief that if it's very complex,
it's very profound.
- Dennis Prager

The belief that all genuine education comes about through
experience does not mean that all experiences are genuinely or equally educative.
- John Dewey

A belief may be larger than a fact.
- Vannevar Bush


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