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Shirley Williams Quotes and Sayings

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- Shirley Williams

There are hazards in anything one does but there are
greater hazards in doing nothing.
- Shirley Williams

We have run out of creativity for children and teachers
alike in the name of pushing up standards.
- Shirley Williams

If the Labour party goes back to reasserting its socialist and democratic beliefs,
that's where I belong.
- Shirley Williams

 

We really shouldn't be running education like a supermarket
where you compare prices.
- Shirley Williams

The Catholic Church has never really come to terms with women.
What I object to is being treated either as Madonnas or Mary Magdalenes.
- Shirley Williams

We have to say now we think the character of the party
has changed so far it will take something very exceptional,
something really out of the ordinary line to make us
be convinced there's a chance of winning back the party.
- Shirley Williams

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We should not moor a ship with one anchor,
or our life with one hope.
- Epictetus

Could we change our attitude,
we should not only see life differently,
but life itself would be different.
- Katherine Mansfield

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

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

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

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

The promises we makes to ourselves are the things
that assure us we have the capacity to keep our promises to others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We tell the real truth of our life
by the stories we repeatedly tell.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Action is our greatest weapon against fear.
Left to molder, fear grows upon itself,
but in the face of action,
fear is left in the dust.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our daily decisions create the scrapbook of our life.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Most of us love, to be sure.
Yet far too often our love is passive.
We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives
is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.
- Brian Tracy

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

We may have our private opinions
but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Whosoever is spared personal pain
must feel himself called
to help in diminishing the pain of others.
We must all carry our share of
the misery which lies upon the world.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
- Marianne Williamson

Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can let circumstances rule us,
or we can take charge and
rule our lives from within.
- Earl Nightingale

Each one of us has our own perspective
on everything we see in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

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

Choice impacts virtually every element of our life.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence -
is the key to unlocking our potential.
- Winston Churchill

We cannot solve our problems with the same
thinking we used when we created them.
- Albert Einstein

Dreams are renewable no matter what our age.
- Dale Turner

Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung


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