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Townes Van Zandt Quotes and Sayings

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I don't think you can ever do your best.
Doing your best is a process of trying to do your best.
- Townes Van Zandt

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

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

 

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank PHOTO

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

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr. PHOTO

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If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino PHOTO

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie PHOTO

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach PHOTO

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

Sometimes I think we're alone.
Sometimes I think we're not.
In either case, the thought is staggering.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day;
live life to the fullest;
make the most of what you have.
It is later than you think.
- Horace

Life does not consist mainly,
or even largely, of facts or happenings.
It consist mainly of the storm of thoughts
that is forever flowing through one's head.
- Mark Twain

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

What you think of me is none of my business.
- Terry Cole-Whittaker

Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson

You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Think for yourself and question authority.
- Timothy Leary

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

I think therefore I am.
- Rene Descartes

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The Buddha

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

I think we dream so we don't have to be apart for so long.
If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Exercise free-will.
CHOOSE each and every action you make,
every thought you think,
and every emotion you feel.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

The world is more malleable than you think
and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
- Bono

Those who know how to think need no teachers.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

How you think when you lose
determines how long it will be until you win.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

If you think you can,
or you think you can't,
you're probably right.
- Henry Ford

We must dare to think "unthinkable" thoughts.
- J. W. Fulbright

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

You become what you think about.
- Earl Nightingale

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

Life is fully as bad as you think it is,
so never think life is bad.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

To change who you are,
change who you think you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

Whether you think you can,
or think you can't,
you're right.
- Henry Ford

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

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale


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