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Centered Quotes

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No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

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A mind at peace, a mind centered
and not focused on harming others,
is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
- Wayne Dyer

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy
on the wall of her orphanage)

When you become centered, suddenly there is great freedom
because you know you are not the mind and you are not the body.
- Osho

 

"Mother Teresa Prayer"
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
... Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
... Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
... Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
... Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
... Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
... Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
... Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
... Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
We can do no great things - only small things with great love.
- although commonly attributed to Mother Teresa,
who kept a copy of this prayer on
the wall of her Calcutta orphanage,
this prayer was actually written by Kent Keith.

I am a self-centered spoiled-rotten brat,
Thank you for nurturing me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Walking is Zen, sitting is Zen.
Then what will be the quality?
Watchfully alert, joyously unmotivated,
centered, loving, flowing, one walks.
And the walking is sauntering.
Loving, alert, watchful, one sits, unmotivated -
not sitting for anything in particular,
just enjoying how beautiful
just sitting doing nothing is,
how relaxing, how restful.
- Osho

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I always say centered food equals centered behavior.
- Marilu Henner

The family farm is the foundation for who we are as a Commonwealth.
And for over a century, the family farm in Kentucky
has centered around one crop:
tobacco.
- Jim Bunning

Fortunately, I happened to go east at a time when live
television was centered in New York.
- Roddy McDowall

My early work and publications centered around expanding
on the analysis of life insurance in my dissertation
and its relationship to investment banking.
- Douglass North

The more self-centered and egotistical a guy is,
the better ballplayer he's going to be.
- Bill Lee

To really be centered and to really work well and to
think about the kinds of things that I need to think about,
I need to spend large amounts of time alone.
- Donna Tartt

User-centered design means working with your users
all throughout the project.
- Donald Norman

You believe happiness to be derived from the place
in which once you have been happy,
but in truth it is centered in ourselves.
- Franz Schubert

Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free.
Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing.
This is the ultimate.
- Zhuangzi

The dialogue of architecture has been centered too
long around the idea of truth.
- Michael Graves

User-centered design means understanding what your users need,
how they think, and how they behave -
and incorporating that understanding into every aspect of your process.
- Jesse James Garrett

I would like above any other place to go to Hartford.
I want to face the conservatism there centered and compel it into decency.
- Victoria Woodhull

The idea that an individual can find God is terribly self-centered.
It is like a wave thinking it can find the sea.
- John Templeton

It's self-centered to think that human beings,
as limited as we are, can describe divinity.
- John Templeton

At present, too much theological thinking is very human-centered.
- John Polkinghorne

I don't want to tell your story because you're a insensitive,
self-centered moron.
I've told a lot of stories about young people,
and I always feel there's hope.
- Joel Schumacher

In the financial system we have today,
with less risk concentrated in banks,
the probability of systemic financial crises may be
lower than in traditional bank-centered financial systems.
- Timothy Geithner

By offering an education centered on values,
the faculty in Catholic schools can create an interactive
setting between parents and students that is geared
toward long-term healthy character and scholastic development
for all enrolled children.
- Mark Foley

Believing that our greatest need is for the general
public to be able to get better information,
to have an opportunity to learn better the real issues of the less fortunate,
we centered the activities of the Fairness Project on that.
- Mike Lowry

Getting married and then having children just centered
me and grounded my values.
It was like a whole new world.
It started happening in New York with a little play called Cruise Control,
where I relaxed, and then I kept getting work in Hollywood
till this series happened.
- Patricia Richardson

My research in this period centered around growth,
technical change, and income distribution,
both how growth affected the distribution of income
and how the distribution of income affected growth.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

We do have a problem in this country.
You can either make a movie and ignore that,
or you can acknowledge it and say, this is the water that we're living in.
You know this - the movie lives in this -
it's centered around this particular problem,
and I chose to acknowledge it.
- Nick Cassavetes

The scene then as now was centered in New York.
For the most part, I've kept a bit apart from that
attractive and seductive city.
I've done it by living in the country within commuting distance.
- Kenneth Noland

You don't get a chance to take a breath but when you do,
you have some really good comedy moments that ease
up on the tension that the movie is centered around
which is Kim being kidnapped and her son and husband
being kidnapped and the jeopardy that they're in.
- David R. Ellis

After they killed Uday and Qusay, the focus centered on Saddam:
Find him,
kill him, capture him, whatever it takes.
To me, it was a false sense of security:
If we get Saddam,
we're going to win this war.
- Janis Karpinski

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Stay at the center
and let all things take their course.
- Lao Tzu

Simply see that you are at the center of the universe,
and accept all things and beings
as parts of your infinite body.
When you perceive that an act done to another
is done to yourself,
you have understood the great truth.
- Lao Tzu

The whole world is a cyclone.
But once you have found the center, the cyclone disappears.
This nothingness is the ultimate peak of consciousness.
- Osho

A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

What motivated me? My mother.
My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman,
struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.
- Al Lewis

Beyond mind, there is an awareness that is intrinsic,
that is not given to you by the outside, and is not an idea -
and there is no experiment up to now
that has found any center in the brain
which corresponds to awareness.
The whole work of meditation is
to make you aware of all that is "mind"
and disidentify yourself from it.
That very separation is the
greatest revolution that can happen to man.
Now you can do and act on only that
which makes you more joyous, fulfills you,
gives you contentment, makes your life a work of art, a beauty.
But this is possible only if the master in you is awake.
- Osho

The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness.
When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe.
You relinquish that position to your children.
- Jessica Lange

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

That the AIDS pandemic is threatening sustainable development
in Africa only reinforces the reality that health is
at the center of sustainable development.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

When I was real young I wanted to play baseball.
I really loved playing center field,
but that was never anything I was really ever that good at.
I played up until I was in ninth grade.
- Ryan Sypek

We are kind of one step removed, not really in the center of things.
- Colin Greenwood

The ancient Greeks noticed that a man with arms and
legs extended described a circle,
with his navel as the center.
- Stephen Gardiner

I work with The National Center on Addiction and Substance
Abuse at Columbia University.
I sit proudly as one of only two recovering addicts on their board.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

Watergate had become the center of the media's universe,
and during the remaining year of my presidency the
media tried to force everything else to revolve around it.
- Richard M. Nixon

Every bowling center should have a house pro.
- Don Johnson

That day, my first day on the job, was September 11,
2001!
I was actually being recognized by Switzerland the
very day that the World Trade Center was hit.
- Mercer Reynolds

It's also somewhat in the center of a number of things
that will be useful to the company.
- Jack Kilby

Chicago kept industry, attracted new business,
became the center for convention trade and transportation.
- Jane Byrne

The Teen Challenge Training Center on Pennsylvania
farmland houses over 200 men in rehab.
Other farms and centers have been birthed out of this
ministry all over the world.
- David Wilkerson

I've always been very left of center and the radio
never had much diversity and film did.
- Cliff Martinez

You are the center of your universe,
and you can make anything happen.
- Ashley Smith

I despise people who go to the gutter
on either the right or the left
and hurl rocks at those in the center.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The task of science is to stake out the limits of the knowable,
and to center consciousness within them.
- Rudolf Virchow

The Establishment center...
has led us into the stupidest and cruelest war in all history.
That war is a moral and political disaster -
a terrible cancer eating away at the soul of our nation.
- George McGovern

The news anchor is exactly that - an anchor,
a center, a focus.
- Jessica Savitch

Back in the Rat Pack days, we'd take Frank's plane and sit dead center,
because of Nancy.
We'd watch the Rat Pack in the center ring and you
couldn't ask for a better thing.
- James Darren

In baseball you hit your home run over the right-field fence,
the left-field fence, the center-field fence.
Nobody cares.
In golf everything has got to be right over second base.
- Ken Harrelson

But I am committed to keeping this city a strong and
viable center for commerce and industry,
for continuing to make it a place of opportunity for its citizens.
- Jane Byrne

Anywhere you had a commerce center, you had a lot of music.
- Ruben Blades

Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear.
- Corrie Ten Boom

And the fact that I liked to show off and be the center
of attention really lends itself to figure skating very well.
- Scott Hamilton

My paintings do not have a center, but depend on the
same amount of interest throughout.
- Jackson Pollock

If there's anything that is the center of my career
both creatively and emotionally,
it's the Olympics.
- Dick Ebersol

Things happen in American politics in the political center.
If the President will meet us in the center,
there are things we can accomplish.
- Mitch McConnell

We are a research center and treatment facility all under one roof.
- Marlo Thomas

Killing the private property-that was the center of
the Marxist economy and Marxist ideology.
That was the center of the Lenin ideology.
- Anatoly Chubais

Near the sun is the center of the universe.
- Nicolaus Copernicus


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