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Average Quotes

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Great minds discuss ideas;
average minds discuss events;
small minds discuss people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves.
But deep down below the surface of the average conscience
a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.
- Carl Jung

The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American
recently passed each other in opposite directions.
- George Carlin

Think of how stupid the average person is,
and realize half of them are stupider than that.
- George Carlin

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Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband
a month before she marries him
and what she thinks of him a year afterward,
and you will have the truth about him.
- H. L. Mencken

Half the people you know are below average.
- Anonymous

The best argument against democracy is
a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
- Winston Churchill

 

We are just an advanced breed of monkeys
on a minor planet of a very average star.
But we can understand the Universe.
That makes us something very special.
- Stephen Hawking

I am persuaded that the world has been tricked into adopting
some false and most pernicious notions about consistency -
and to such a degree that the average man has
turned the rights and wrongs of things entirely around
and is proud to be "consistent," unchanging, immovable, fossilized,
where it should be his humiliation.
- Mark Twain

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The magic words for a great relationship are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Great works are performed not by strength,
but by perseverance.
- Samuel Johnson

Great acts are made up of small deeds.
- Lao Tzu

It is an act of great Courage to forsake all Blame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

To be great is to be misunderstood.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Great oaks from little acorns grow.
- Proverb

Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces
that incessantly draw great events.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

The challenge of living a great life is to create
a meaningful whole out of sometimes ill-fitting halves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

These are not dark days -
these are great days.
- Winston Churchill

To the philosopher,
death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

Small opportunities are often
the beginning of great enterprises.
- Demosthenes

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

Know that you cannot create great new beginnings
until you sincerely celebrate the endings that precede them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All difficult things have
their origin in that which is easy,
and great things in that which is small.
- Lao Tzu

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

Forgiving is not a gift to someone else.
Forgiving is your gift to yourself -
a great gift - the gift of happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that the essence of life is not
in the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Two Great Lessons of Life: Choose Love & Trust God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

As many raindrops join to form a great river of water,
many souls join their highest intent to form
the river of evolved consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In this life we cannot do great things.
We can only do small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

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 great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Do the difficult things while they are easy
and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is the great miracle cure.
Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
- Louise L. Hay

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those
who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

How do we measure a great leader?
By how he treats the least of these.
- Jesse Jackson

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

These are the keys to a great life...
taking oneself lightly, forgiveness, and acceptance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice,
and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

If a warrior is to succeed at anything,
the success must come gently,
with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.
- Carlos Castaneda

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a great future in front of you,
you can leave your past behind.
- Joel Osteen

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort,
and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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