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Morris West Quotes and Sayings

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If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm,
you'll never enjoy the sunshine.
- Morris West

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology

And I've always worked on the principle that if it
interests me enough to write about it,
then it must interest a lot of other people.
- Morris West

Once you accept the existence of God -
however you define him,
however you explain your relationship to him -
then you are caught forever with his presence in the center of all things.
- Morris West

There are still things I want to do but they're not necessary for me to do.
I'm not clinging to anything that I can't open my hands and let go.
- Morris West

 

If God be God and man a creature made in image of the divine intelligence,
his noblest function is the search for truth.
- Morris West

The fact is that the learning process goes on,
and so long as the voices are not stilled and the singers
go on singing some of it gets through.
- Morris West

All institutions are prone to corruption and to the vices of their members.
- Morris West

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Man is a creature who walks in two worlds and traces
upon the walls of his cave the wonders and the nightmare
experiences of his spiritual pilgrimage.
- Morris West

Ever since the Greeks, we have been drunk with language!
We have made a cage with words and shoved our God inside!
- Morris West

You know one of the causes of modern despair is the
fact that we have had proposed to us,
from various quarters, an impossible perfection.
- Morris West

None of us is guaranteed against failure or corruption of any kind;
witness what's going on in the world in this moment,
the follies of human nature and the failures of human nature.
- Morris West

One has to accept pain as a condition of existence.
One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing.
One needs a will stubborn in conflict,
but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying.
- Morris West

I look out of this window and I think this is a cosmos,
this is a huge creation, this is one small corner of it.
The trees and birds and everything else and I'm part of it.
I didn't ask to be put here, I've been lucky in finding myself here.
- Morris West

You are also caught with the fact that man is a creature
who walks in two worlds and traces upon the walls of
his cave the wonders and the nightmare experiences
of his spiritual pilgrimage.
- Morris West

Well I travelled quite a lot in the east,
and one of the things that impressed me greatly was
the buddhist notion of the continuity of things,
the wheel of life which is what we're talking about,
the ever turning wheel.
- Morris West

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll PHOTO
(Alice in Wonderland)

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey PHOTO

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha PHOTO

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis PHOTO

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

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

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

As you awaken,
may your dreams greet you by name,
and may you answer, "Yes!"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

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

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

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

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

The trouble is,
if you don't risk anything,
you risk even more.
- Erica Jong

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)

Success is getting what you want;
happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie


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