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Martha Washington Quotes and Sayings

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The greater part of our happiness or misery
depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

Related topics: Positive Attitude Happiness

Our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions
and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

I am determined to be cheerful and happy
in whatever situation I may find myself.
For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness
is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
- Martha Washington

I've learned from experience that the greater part
of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions
and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

 

I live a very dull life here...
indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
- Martha Washington

Could a greater miracle take place
than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
- Henry David Thoreau PHOTO

The greater our knowledge increases
the more our ignorance unfolds.
- John F. Kennedy

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The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
- Moliere

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it.
Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
- Epictetus

I do myself a greater injury in lying
than I do him of whom I tell a lie.
- Michel de Montaigne

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things,
and then proceed to greater.
- Epictetus

In order to succeed, your desire for success should
be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

You can have no dominion greater or
less than that over yourself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The opportunity for greater courage
comes in the most ordinary of moments.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone
who has just done you a small favor
wish that he might have done you a greater one.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is greater than you have ever known it.
- Ernest Holmes

There is a power for good in the universe
greater than you are and you can use it.
- Ernest Holmes

The mind of man is continuously unfolding
into a greater recognition of its real plan
in the creative order of the Universe.
- Ernest Holmes

There is no neutrality.
There is only greater or lesser
awareness of one's bias.
- Phyllis Rose

We all tend to measure our worth by what we DO -
the actions we take.
We also highly value what we SAY.
However, the greatest impact we have
on our family, our friends,
and our world is our kindness and love.
A bowl of soup served with love
is a greater gift than a steak dinner served brusquely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.
- George MacDonald

No greater thing is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig,
I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Epictetus

It is a great confidence in a friend
to tell him your faults;
greater to tell him his.
- Benjamin Franklin

Seeing my glass of life as mostly full
triggers an amazing cycle of transformation
Appreciation for the abundance of life incites gratitude -
which brings on that warm comfortable
feeling of joy and satisfaction with life.
Gratitude for abundance also creates increasing abundance.
Being truly grateful for the abundance that
is now in my life causes an ever greater abundance
to flow in my direction.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody,
I think that is a much greater hunger,
a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
- Mother Teresa

Real love is never a selfish emotion.
If you want something from someone -
especially if that something is sex -
what you are feeling is not true love.
True love is about wanting happiness for the person you love -
and not about seeking happiness for yourself.
Fortunately, in most cases our own loving presence
is the greatest gift we can give to a person we love.
Nonetheless, the litmus test of love is knowing
we would choose never to see that person again
if we believed that distance would bring them greater happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The self-assured believer is a greater sinner
in the eyes of God than the troubled disbeliever
- Soren Kierkegaard

One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.
- Michael Korda

The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism,
and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.
- Leo Tolstoy

Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery,
and you lose for certain; and the greater the number
of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.
- Adam Smith

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred
on an American than to have a public school named after him.
- Herbert Hoover

It is like the seed put in the soil -
the more one sows,
the greater the harvest.
- Orison Swett Marden

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
- Barbara Kingsolver

Time extracts various values from a painter's work.
When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten,
and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is.
- Henri Matisse

The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.
- Epicurus

No society can surely be flourishing and happy,
of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
- Adam Smith

There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes
the greater part of his life getting his living.
- Henry David Thoreau

Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition.
The immature mind often mistakes one for the other,
or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy -
in fact, they're almost incompatible;
one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.
Both at once can produce unbearable turmoil.
- Robert Heinlein

As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
- Aristotle

The plainer the dress, the greater luster does beauty appear.
- Edward F. Halifax

If we hope for what we are not likely to possess,
we act and think in vain,
and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.
- Joseph Addison

One has a greater sense of degradation after an interview
with a doctor than from any human experience.
- Alice James

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
- Edmund Burke

There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence
than to be surprised at nothing.
- Josh Billings

A conversation is greater than
the sum of its participants,
and can take on a life of its own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The smaller the function, the greater the management.
- C. Northcote Parkinson

There are hazards in anything one does but there are
greater hazards in doing nothing.
- Shirley Williams

The major reason for setting a goal is for what it
makes of you to accomplish it.
What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
- Jim Rohn

Greater public recognition will also be critical in
encouraging prevention and early intervention,
and more generally in building public support to meet
the challenges of dementia.
- Julie Bishop

There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt
another in the current of his discourse.
- John Locke

Do we not all spend the greater part of our lives under
the shadow of an event that has not yet come to pass?
- Maurice Maeterlinck

For the greater good, I thought I should be a spiritual
leader for people for some reason.
- Johnny Vegas

I know of no greater work for humanity than in the cause of peace,
which can only be achieved by the earnest efforts of nations and peoples.
- Frank B. Kellogg

The Broadway audience is made up of a greater percentage of tourists now.
There's not nearly as much variety and danger and challenge in what's being offered.
- John Lithgow

I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important,
and a lot greater, than popularity.
- Julius Erving

If we expose the Chinese to our freedoms,
it may create a greater hunger for democracy,
reform and liberties in China.
- Gary Locke

Use missteps as stepping stones to deeper understanding and greater achievement.
- Susan Taylor

The farther reason looks the greater is the haze in which it loses itself.
- Johann G. Hamann

Nor can the Apostle mean that Eve only sinned;
or that she only was Deceived,
for if Adam sinned willfully and knowingly,
he became the greater Transgressor.
- Mary Astell

The slave is doomed to worship time and fate and death,
because they are greater than anything he finds in himself,
and because all his thoughts are of things which they devour.
- Bertrand Russell

The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.
- William Osler

The higher the artist, the fewer the gestures.
The fewer the tools, the greater the imagination.
The greater the will, the greater the secret failure.
- Ben Okri

It is greater than the stars - that moving procession of human energy;
greater than the palpitating earth and the things growing thereon.
- Kate Chopin

My travels led me to where I am today.
Sometimes these steps have felt painful,
difficult, but led me to greater happiness and opportunites.
- Diana Ross


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