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Siegfried Lenz Quotes and Sayings

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One never comes into embarrassment, if one is ready to balance.
To ask oneself never in embarrassment,
what have you in these decades made.
- Siegfried Lenz

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe

There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything.
And that is by making the other person want to do it.
- Dale Carnegie

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

No one can give you freedom but you.
- Byron Katie

All the darkness of the world cannot
extinguish the light of a single candle,
yet one candle can illuminate all the darkness.
- Jewish Hanukah Prayer

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

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants,
and to serve them one's self?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

An optimist is one who makes the best
of what he gets the worst of.
- Anonymous

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

Courage is the art of being the only one
who knows you're scared to death.
- Earl Wilson

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

The highest and most beautiful things in life
are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but,
if one will, are to be lived.
- Soren Kierkegaard

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent
of what nature has revealed to us.
- Albert Einstein

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
- Helen Keller

In order to discover new lands,
one must be willing to lose sight
of the shore for a very long time.
- Anonymous

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
- Helen Keller

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

There are a hundred valid reasons why something can't be done,
but only one reason, Commitment, why it can.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know how to free oneself is nothing;
the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom.
- Andre Gide

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity
are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

It is impossible to begin to learn
that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

It isn't enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.
And it isn't enough to believe in it.
One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt


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