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Equanimity Quotes

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Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity
opinions which differ from
the prejudices of their social environment.
Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein

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Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness,
and the word happy would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
It is far better take things as they come along
with patience and equanimity.
- Carl Jung

A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father,
but the loss of his inheritance may drive him to despair.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

 

You must not lose faith in humanity.
Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,
the ocean does not become dirty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

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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

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

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity,
reduce selfishness, have few desires.
- Lao Tzu

Everyone has a "best friend" during each stage of life,
but only a precious few have the same one.
- Anonymous

Few are those who see with their own eyes
and feel with their own hearts.
- Albert Einstein

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

Few is the number of those
who think with their own mind
and feel with their own heart.
- Albert Einstein

I have found out that though the ways in which
I can make myself useful are few,
yet the work open to me is endless.
- Helen Keller

One is taught by experience to put a premium
on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.
- Gail Godwin

The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which
it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.
- Thomas Jefferson

We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
- Henry David Thoreau

There are very few human beings who receive the truth,
complete and staggering, by instant illumination.
Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment,
on a small scale, by successive developments,
cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
- Anais Nin

Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts.
- Anonymous

Few things are harder to put up with
than the annoyance of a good example.
- Mark Twain

True love is like ghosts,
which everyone talks about and few have seen.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself,
to keep his friends in countenance.
- Benjamin Franklin

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty.
I will belong to the select few.
- Will Rogers

I'm kidding about having only a few dollars.
I might have a few dollars more.
- James Brown

Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly.
- George MacDonald

Sometimes before we make a record I go back and listen to a few.
It's equally humbling and uplifting.
- Michael Stipe

The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully
few real and lasting products of human endeavor.
- Paul Getty

Life repeats itself mindlessly -
unless you become mindful, it will go on repeating like a wheel.
That's why Buddhists call it the wheel of life and death,
the wheel of time.
It moves like a wheel: birth is followed by death,
death is followed by birth;
love is followed by hate, hate is followed by love;
success is followed by failure,
failure is followed by success. Just see!
If you can watch just for a few days,
you will see a pattern emerging, a wheel pattern.
One day, a fine morning, you are feeling so good and so happy,
and another day you are so dull,
so dead that you start thinking of committing suicide.
And just the other day you were so full of life,
so blissful that you were feeling thankful to God,
that you were in a mood of deep gratefulness,
and today there is great complaint
and you don't see the point why one should go on living...
And it goes on and on, but you don't see the pattern.
Once you see the pattern, you can get out of it.
- Osho

Only a few things are really important.
- Marie Dressler

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee, And revery.
The revery alone will do, If bees are few.
- Emily Dickinson

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few,
and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
- George Washington

Shoot a few scenes out of focus.
I want to win the foreign film award.
- Billy Wilder

Few people even scratch the surface,
much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.
- Randolph Bourne

I get along with guys; most of my friends are guys.
It's easier to trust men sometimes.
I only have a few close girlfriends that I trust.
- Paris Hilton

Every few seconds it changes - up an eighth,
down an eighth -it's like playing a slot machine.
I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million.
- Ted Turner

We are all "neighbors."
Our world has gotten too small for us to be anything else.
We can no longer have "us" and "them" - friends and enemies.
A person from Iraq, or Russia, or Columbia is
no more a stranger or enemy than a person from across town.
A few people everywhere are troublemakers.
Every religion provokes a few people to become extremists.
Do we need police around the globe? Unfortunately, we always will.
Do we need war? Does that question even deserve an answer?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

These are a few of my favorite things.
- Oscar Hammerstein II

I do have a political agenda.
It's to have as few regulations as possible.
- Dan Quayle

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog.
Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
- E. B. White

What the country needs are a few labor-making inventions.
- Arnold H. Glasow

It has been my experience that folks who
have no vices, have very few virtues.
- Abraham Lincoln

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
- George Washington

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered
have prevented a single foolish action.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

The artist's world is limitless.
It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away.
It is always on his doorstep.
- Paul Strand

Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children
have teenagers of their own.
- Doug Larson

One merit of poetry few persons will deny:
it says more and in fewer words than prose.
- Voltaire

Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love.
I'd stepped in it a few times.
- Rita Rudner

You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put
a few nickels in the machine.
- Flip Wilson

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide
which particular representatives of the oppressing
class are to represent and repress them.
- Karl Marx

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are
few originals and many copies.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Even in the Christian religion,
much of its real meaning is hidden by words
that are misleading and symbols that but few understand.
- Ernest Holmes

Few are the giants of the soul that actually feel
that the human race is their family circle.
- Freya Stark

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

The effort to understand the universe is one
of the very few things that lifts human life
a little above the level of farce,
and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
- Steven Weinberg

I attend surprisingly few shows.
The type of theater that is popular today just doesn't appeal to me.
- Ethel Merman

I also saw the Dalai Lama a few times.
- Martin Scorsese

I'm always a little cautious, there's a few amendments
that are out there that I think could do some damage,
so I've been more concerned about over regulating,
going too far.
- Don Nickles

Like Noel Brown and Scotty, they recorded as the Chosen Few,
and I recorded as Dennis Brown then.
- Dennis Brown

These three movements were born spontaneously and independently
of the initiative of a few French patriots who had
a place in the old political groups and parties.
- Jean Moulin

Some genres I'm not a huge fan of but there are always
exceptions that break the rules.
There are always a few people doing it in a way weird
enough to grab my attention.
- Ville Valo

What I was proud of was that I used very few parts
to build a computer that could actually speak words
on a screen and type words on a keyboard and run a
programming language that could play games.
And I did all this myself.
- Steve Wozniak

Don't forget that compared to a grownup person every baby is a genius.
Think of the capacity to learn!
The freshness, the temperament, the will of a baby a few months old!
- May Sarton

There is hardly a pioneer's hut which does not contain
a few odd volumes of Shakespeare.
I remember reading the feudal drama of Henry V for
the first time in a log cabin.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

I've been hit hard a few times, been hit really hard a few times,
but I don't think I've ever left a memorable,
lasting impression on anyone I've ever hit.
- Steve Yzerman

Switzerland is a country where very few things begin,
but many things end.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

We cut a few corners and brought the picture in under budget by $25,000,
so Paramount let us go back to Boston with a small
crew to shoot some additional footage.
- Arthur Hiller

I've been a screenwriter for twenty-five years.
Every one of my books have been optioned for movies
and I have written a few of those screenplays.
- Alice Hoffman

Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good,
to the praise that deceives them.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld


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