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Sean O`Faolain Quotes and Sayings

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Pessimists are usually kind.
The gay, bubbling over, have to time for the pitiful.
- Sean O'Faolain

There is only one admirable form of the imagination:
the imagination that is so intense that it creates a new reality,
that it makes things happen.
- Sean O'Faolain

And our pessimists think this has taken too long.
Our pessimists believe that too many Americans have died.
Our pessimists believe that we have lost the war.
- John Linder

Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and
optimists about the past.
- Lewis Mumford

 

My pessimism goes to the point of suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.
- Edmond Rostand

Pessimists are not boring.
Pessimists are right.
Pessimists are superfluous.
- Elias Canetti

My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting
the sincerity of other pessimists.
- Jean Rostand

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How many pessimists end up by desiring the things they fear,
in order to prove that they are right.
- Robert Mallet

Pessimists are the people who have no hope for themselves or for others.
Pessimists are also people who think the human race is beneath their notice,
that they're better than other human beings.
- James A. Baldwin

If the tenth of the population that is gay became visible tomorrow,
the panic of the majority of people would inspire repressive
legislation of a sort that would shock even the pessimists among us.
- Jane Rule

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets) PHOTO

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie 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

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama PHOTO

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher 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

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray PHOTO

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

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

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

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

Through our own recovered innocence
we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

We all have our thorns. We, and Life, have our moments.
Life occurs before our morning coffee.
Life occurs in our bathrobe with our hair uncombed.
Bless and give thanks for All of Life - the bloom and the thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Giving is the highest expression of our power.
- Vivian Greene

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking
our cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is,
"Life is not supposed to be fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We hardly ever realize that we can
cut anything out of our lives,
anytime, in the blink of an eye.
- Carlos Castaneda

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
- Henry David Thoreau

Our business in life is not to get ahead of others,
but to get ahead of ourselves.
- E. Joseph Cossman

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words;
it is expressed in the choices one makes...
and the choices we make
are ultimately our responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

We can't control the impressions others form about us,
and the effort to do so only debases our character.
- Epictetus

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

See life as ugly and painful - if you choose,
or see it as beautiful and joyful.
There is no inherent meaning in life.
We give life its meaning.
It's our Choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Society censors our actions,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In our willingness to give that which we seek,
we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.
- Deepak Chopra

We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

Our relationships - love and friendship -
are at the core of the meaning of our lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

At all times and under all circumstances,
we have the power to transform the quality of our lives.
- Werner Erhard

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

We can change our lives.
We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
- Tony Robbins

Once we accept our limits, we can go beyond them.
- Albert Einstein

The path to love ... is our spiritual destiny.
- Deepak Chopra

Our journey into consciousness of wealth
begins with the realization that we have already arrived!
- Michael Bernard Beckwith

If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach,
but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect,
we will immediately feel overwhelmed.
- Anthony Robbins

The more we know about how we lost
our spontaneous wonder and creativity,
the more we can find ways to get them back.
- John Bradshaw

Being part of the natural world reminds me
that innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

May we so love as never to have occasion
to repent of our love!
- Henry David Thoreau

Our actions are constrained by fear of reprisal,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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