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Inadequate Quotes

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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
- Marianne Williamson

"You always..." and "you never..." are code phrases for
"you don't meet my expectations,
so I am declaring you inadequate and unacceptable."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.
- Bertolt Brecht

Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition
of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.
- Scott Adams

Freud said that we are born as a tabula rasa.
This is a model that simply is too superficial and inadequate.
- Stanislav Grof

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Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools.
The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.
- Haim G. Ginott

It's strange that words are so inadequate.
Yet, like the asthmatic struggling for breath,
so the lover must struggle for words.
- T. S. Eliot

Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all.
- Charles Babbage

I became interested in photography when I found my
own sketching was inadequate.
- Ben Shahn

I know that I'm inadequate, but I never thought that at seventeen.
I thought I was doing the best I could.
I thought I was being idealistic.
- Eric Bogosian

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs.
When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
- Ansel Adams

Do not join encounter groups.
If you enjoy being made to feel inadequate,
call your mother.
- Liz Smith

Men weren't really the enemy - they were fellow victims
suffering from an outmoded masculine mystique that
made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no bears to kill.
- Betty Friedan

If you have ever been in a real tragic or sad situation,
the words that come out are hopelessly inadequate and kind of cliched.
- Erika Slezak

The game embarrasses you until you feel inadequate.
- Ben Crenshaw

The art of the critic in a nutshell:
to coin slogans without betraying ideas.
The slogans of an inadequate criticism peddle ideas to fashion.
- Walter Benjamin

The more I read about feeding times,
sleep times and waking-up times,
the more inadequate and miserable I felt.
- Gail Porter

If American schooling is inadequate now,
just imagine how much more obsolete it will be when
today's kindergarten students graduate from high school in just 12 years.
- Janet Napolitano

Failures of perspective in decision-making can be due
to aspects of the social utility paradox,
but more often result from simple mistakes caused by inadequate thought.
- Herman Kahn

I was the Secretary of State of New Jersey in November 2000.
I paid careful attention to the challenges that stemmed
from inadequate voting systems in various places.
- DeForest Soaries

Skin has become inadequate in interfacing with reality.
Technology has become the body's new membrane of existence.
- Nam June Paik

The Soviet Union did not achieve victory over the West,
so was my information inadequate to help them to victory,
or did it play no particular role in their failure to achieve victory?
- Aldrich Ames

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.
It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
- John Adams

The state is in danger of falling into disrepute due
to the evidence of its inadequate resources.
- Jurgen Habermas

Questions about form seem as hopelessly inadequate
as questions about content.
- Robert Smithson

Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.
- Bertolt Brecht

The theory of evolution is totally inadequate to explain
the origin and manifestation of the inorganic world.
- John Ambrose Fleming

Let's not dismiss or attack individual ideas as being
inadequate before we have had a chance to assess their
positive effect as part of a whole solution.
- John Thune

As a matter of traditional and sound constitutional doctrine,
an amendment to the Constitution should be the last
resort when all other measures have proved inadequate.
- Arlen Specter

It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate
to the present than it is to have it elude you and
remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

I used to work a lot on food issues and every time
somebody predicted that production would be inadequate
they got egg on their face a year or two later.
- Susan George

Many health care providers, particularly physicians
in rural and urban areas,
are leaving the Government programs because of inadequate reimbursement rates.
- Ron Wyden

Evil, and evil spirits, devils and devil possession,
are the outgrowth of man's inadequate consciousness of God.
We must avoid thinking of evil as a thing in itself -
a force that works against man or,
against God, if you will.
- Eric Butterworth

Scientific views end in awe and mystery,
lost at the edge in uncertainty, but they appear to
be so deep and so impressive that the theory that it
is all arranged as a stage for God to watch man's struggle
for good and evil seems inadequate.
- Richard P. Feynman

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present.
The occasion is piled high with difficulty,
and we must rise with the occasion.
As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
- Abraham Lincoln

A great number of the disappointments and mishaps of
the troubled world are the direct result of literature and the allied arts.
It is our belief that no human being who devotes his
life and energy to the manufacture of fantasies can
be anything but fundamentally inadequate.
- Christopher Hampton

All anger is not sinful, because some degree of it,
and on some occasions, is inevitable.
But it becomes sinful and contradicts the rule of Scripture
when it is conceived upon slight and inadequate provocation,
and when it continues long.
- Wilson Mizner

The powers of Congress are totally inadequate to preserve
the balance between the respective States,
and oblige them to do those things which are essential
for their own welfare or for the general good.
- Henry Knox

We might possess every technological resource...
but if our language is inadequate, our vision remains formless,
our thinking and feeling are still running in the old cycles,
our process may be "revolutionary" but not transformative.
- Adrienne Rich

Classic economic theory, based as it is on an inadequate
theory of human motivation,
could be revolutionized by accepting the reality of higher human needs,
including the impulse to self actualization and the
love for the highest values.
- Abraham Maslow

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

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

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Through our own recovered innocence
we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
- Henry David Thoreau

We cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional


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