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Margot Fonteyn Quotes and Sayings

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Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art.
Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.
- Margot Fonteyn

Life forms illogical patterns.
It is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by,
for who knows whether any of them will ever return?
- Margot Fonteyn

Take your work seriously, but never yourself.
- Margot Fonteyn

Genius is another word for magic, and the whole point
of magic is that it is inexplicable.
- Margot Fonteyn

 

Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.
- Margot Fonteyn

Minor things can become moments of great revelation
when encountered for the first time.
- Margot Fonteyn

The one important thing I have learned over the years
is the difference between taking one's work seriously
and taking one's self seriously.
The first is imperative and the second is disastrous.
- Margot Fonteyn

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Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather PHOTO

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie 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

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dare to dream of your great success.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love is the great miracle cure.
Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
- Louise L. Hay

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

It is an act of great Courage to forsake all Blame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We come nearest to the great
when we are great in humility.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

To be great is to be misunderstood.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

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

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No crime is so great as daring to excel.
- Winston Churchill

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice,
and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill

About leadership: No person can be a great leader
unless he takes genuine joy
in the successes of those under him.
- W. A. Nance

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day.
- Sally Koch

Know that you cannot create great new beginnings
until you sincerely celebrate the endings that precede them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

Thinking is necessary, but not sufficient, for living a great life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As many raindrops join to form a great river of water,
many souls join their highest intent to form
the river of evolved consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative,
to which all beings owe their beginning
and which permeates all heaven.
- Lao Tzu

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

In this life we cannot do great things.
We can only do small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

To be conscious that you are ignorant
is a great step to knowledge.
- Benjamin Disraeli

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

These are the keys to a great life...
taking oneself lightly, forgiveness, and acceptance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those
who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

From small beginnings come great things.
- Anonymous

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

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

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know that the essence of life is not
in the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

Keep courage. Whatever you do,
do not feel sorry for yourself.
You will win in a great age of opportunity.
- Richard L. Evans

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

Great oaks from little acorns grow.
- Proverb

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort,
and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot


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