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Ricky Skaggs Quotes and Sayings

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I'm not a goody-two-shoes.
I'm just a father with four children.
- Ricky Skaggs

Country's hip; it's cool music.
- Ricky Skaggs

Country and western is ignored by the intellectuals.
They don't look at it as an art form.
They think it's just somebody sitting on his couch singing about his life.
- Ricky Skaggs

I look back to when I got divorced in the late 1970s.
When that happened, I was so broken up.
After that, I decided to seek God for my life and my next marriage.
- Ricky Skaggs

 

The difference between me and the newer artists is
that I have the history with the architects,
the masters that started the music.
I know where the music came from.
- Ricky Skaggs

I hate negative songs; I won't sing them.
It doesn't matter if it's sold 2 million more albums.
- Ricky Skaggs

That's kind of the mission statement for the label:
to try to do great music that touches people's hearts.
- Ricky Skaggs

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Maybe you're going to a concert thinking you're not
going to hear anything but music.
But you may walk away from there with an answer to
a problem that you're carrying around with you that
you didn't think you were going to hear about.
- Ricky Skaggs

It's part of the calling to at least do a few songs
in the show that give people some hope.
There's so much hurt in this world and...
music is such a great healing balm and a great way to forget your troubles.
- Ricky Skaggs

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

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

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

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

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

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

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

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

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

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

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

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

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

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

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

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles


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