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Richard Carlson Quotes and Sayings

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I am not a slave to my thoughts or emotions.
- Richard Carlson

Related topics: Affirmations Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology

Don't sweat the small stuff.
- Richard Carlson

I surrender to life as it is, not as it should be.
- Richard Carlson

My quiet voice speaks the loudest.
- Richard Carlson

 

Stress is nothing more than a
socially acceptable form of mental illness.
- Richard Carlson

It seems that we have it backward in our society.
We tend to look up to people
who are under a great deal of stress,
who can handle loads of stress,
and those who are under a great deal of pressure.
- Richard Carlson

Circumstances don't make a person; they reveal him or her.
- Richard Carlson

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No one knows exactly where thought comes from,
but it can be said that thought comes from the same
place as whatever it is that beats our heart...
it comes from being alive.
- Richard Carlson

When you let someone else win an argument,
often you both end up winners.
- Richard Carlson

We have to shore this thing up like a New Orleans levy.
- Richard Carlson

The trick is to be grateful when your mood is high
and graceful when it is low.
- Richard Carlson

The ill effects of thought come about when we forget
that thought is a function of our consciousness...
an ability that we as human beings have.
We are the producers of our own thinking.
- Richard Carlson

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

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

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

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

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

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

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch PHOTO

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi 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

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

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

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

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


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