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Nicholas Murray Butler Quotes and Sayings

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The one serious conviction that a man should have
is that nothing should be taken too seriously.
- Nicholas Murray Butler

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Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow PHOTO

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

 

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

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

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

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Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran PHOTO

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen PHOTO

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin PHOTO

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro 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

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein PHOTO

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 PHOTO

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong PHOTO

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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)

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

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

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

I have always held firmly to the thought
that each one of us can do a little
to bring some portion of misery to an end.
- Albert Schweitzer

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
- Confucius

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

Never be fooled into believing that
there is one speck out of order.
- Byron Katie

One bold inspiration choreographs a dance with promise.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is any day better to stand erect
with a broken and bandaged head
then to crawl on one's belly,
in order to be able to save one's head.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Loving, hating, having expectations:
all these are attachments.
Attachment prevents the growth of one's true being.
- Lao Tzu

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
- Helen Keller

No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -
unless you let him.
- Napoleon Hill

One who is too insistent on his own views,
finds few to agree with him.
- Lao Tzu

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
- Mother Teresa

Your life is the fruit of your own doing.
You have no one to blame but yourself.
- Joseph Campbell

If one advances confidently
in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live
the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with success
unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
- The Buddha

I Am One With Spirit and All Creation -
I give thanks for the unity of all creation
and for everything that has brought me to this moment.
I release my entire being to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Better than a thousand hollow words,
is one word that brings peace.
- The Buddha

When ordinary life shackles me,
I escape, one way or another. No more walls.
- Anais Nin

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying
about things which are beyond the power of our will.
- Epictetus

Society is a masked ball,
where every one hides his real character,
and reveals it by hiding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you don't take full responsibility
for your own happiness,
who do you suppose will?
Your happiness is a one person job -
it begins and ends with you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We will either find a way or make one.
- Hannibal

Genius is one percent inspiration
and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
- Thomas Edison

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

Decide questions without regard for tradition -
one way or the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

To be oneself is a rare thing, and a great one.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

No one can give you better advice than yourself.
- Cicero


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