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Stephen Potter Quotes and Sayings

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A good general rule is to state that the bouquet is better than the taste,
and vice versa.
- Stephen Potter

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

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

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke PHOTO

 

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein PHOTO

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

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 PHOTO

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The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer PHOTO

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb PHOTO

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 PHOTO

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Regrets are the tears of good deeds left undone
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill PHOTO

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

It is good to have an end to journey towards;
but it is the journey that matters in the end.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

I've learned that mistakes can often be
as good a teacher as success.
- Jack Welch

He who wants to do good knocks at the gate:
he who loves finds the door open.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Grace Hopper

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor
to be what you desire to appear.
- Socrates

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

Good Endings precede Good Beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

Whatever you are, be a good one.
- Abraham Lincoln

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Good works are links that form a chain of love.
- Mother Teresa

Good things happen to those who hustle.
- Anais Nin

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

If being good isn't working - try being outrageous.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

Fighting not good. But if must fight... win.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Good humor is the health of the soul,
sadness is its poison.
- Lord Chesterfield

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

If the problem can be solved,
there is no use worrying about it.
If it can't be solved,
worrying will do no good.
- Tibetan proverb

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

By having a reverence for life,
we enter into a spiritual relation with the world.
By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.
- Albert Schweitzer

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

If I am not for myself,
who will be for me?
Yet if I am for myself alone,
of what good am I?
- Hillel

Bad times have a scientific value.
These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Merely to avoid harming others is not enough.
Earn your place in this world by doing good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

An ounce of conscious choice is worth a pound of good fortune.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

Not life, but good life,
is to be chiefly valued.
- Socrates

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am not interested in power for power's sake,
but I'm interested in power that is moral,
that is right and that is good.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa


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