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Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Related topics: Positive Inspirational Motivational Live-By Self Values Honor Choice Wisdom

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have,
instead of what you don't have.
- Woody Allen

Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts,
cause your mind to dwell on peace and joy.
- Ernest Holmes

 

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

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

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Love is saying "I feel differently,"
instead of "You're wrong."
- Anonymous

Instead of comparing our lot with that
of those who are more fortunate than we are,
we should compare it with the lot
of the great majority of our fellow men.
It then appears that we are among the privileged.
- Helen Keller

Instead of needing lots of children,
we need high-quality children.
- Margaret Mead

Trust your own instinct.
Your mistakes might as well be your own,
instead of someone else's.
- Billy Wilder

Instead of being presented with stereotypes
by age, sex, color, class, or religion,
children must have the opportunity
to learn that within each range,
some people are loathsome and some are delightful.
- Margaret Mead

In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue.
If we have enough friends, we may go on for years,
intending to leave, talking about leaving -
instead of actually getting up and leaving.
- Erica Jong

Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
- Anna Cummins

If you have an emotional reaction in the presence of someone,
your heart is telling you that you have
not resolved your issues with them.
In other words, you have not truly forgiven that person.
All of this begs the question, how do we forgive?
First, cease lying to yourself and stop telling yourself stories
about why you behave the way you do.
Stop blaming your behavior on other people
and take responsibility for your emotional reactions.
If you could forgive all the people in your life
who have hurt or wounded you
it would be possible to be in control of your behavior
instead of being in reaction to other people all of the time.
Imagine living life without experiencing
a constant emotional roller-coaster of pain, anger, and jealousy!
That would be bliss!
- Sheri Rosenthal

Everything is discursive opinion instead of direct experience.
- A. R. Ammons

Too many people are thinking of security
instead of opportunity.
They seem more afraid of life than death.
- James F. Bymes

People are getting smarter nowadays;
they are letting lawyers,
instead of their conscience, be their guide.
- Will Rogers

My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier,
you will become a general.
If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.'
Instead,
I was a painter, and became Picasso.
- Pablo Picasso

I offer gentle understanding to myself.
I position myself in love, not fear.
I look behind me with forgiveness.
I look forward with festive anticipation.
I embrace this holy moment and assert,
"Now. This moment is the moment to love,
the moment to serve, the moment to seize
the legacy instead of the small.
Now. Now I will live large, love boldly,
reach to the edges of my unfurled heart and fully enrolled hope.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We need to become good citizens in the global village,
instead of competing.
What are we competing for - to drive more cars,
eat more steaks? That will destroy the world.
- Yuan T. Lee

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city,
it might be better to change the locks.
- Doug Larson

We waste time looking for the perfect lover,
instead of creating the perfect love.
- Tom Robbins

If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago,
Catholic school children would be wearing little electric
chairs around their necks instead of crosses.
- Lenny Bruce

Instead of noblemen,
let us have noble villages of men.
- Henry David Thoreau

We need a data network that can easily carry voice,
instead of what we have today, a voice network struggling to carry data.
- Reed Hundt

If everyone demanded peace
instead of another television set,
then there'd be peace.
- John Lennon

The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination
to see how much he can give for a dollar,
instead of how little he can give for a dollar,
is bound to succeed.
- Henry Ford

If instead of a gem, or even a flower,
we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend,
that would be giving as the angels give.
- George MacDonald

Politics, it seems to me, for years,
or all too long,
has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
- Richard Armour

It is a sad commentary of our times when our young
must seek advice and counsel from "Dear Abby" instead of going to Mom and Dad.
- Abigail Van Buren

Everything is blooming most recklessly;
if it were voices instead of colors,
there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends,
and mar the purest joys and happiness
God has granted us in this world,
to fill our hearts with hatred
instead of love for our neighbors,
and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world!
- Robert E. Lee

Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find
a woman I don't like and give her a house.
- Lewis Grizzard

The left dismisses talk about the collapse of family
life and talks instead about the emergence of the growing
new diversity of family types.
- Christopher Lasch

I have been celibate for about six or seven months,
I think.
I would rather just make out and kiss someone instead of sex.
I'm single.
I said I would be single for a year and I am.
- Paris Hilton

I don't mind what the market is, but why is it vapid?
If they're such a bunch of idiots,
why don't you show them good music instead? They're
not going to know the difference.
- Kristin Hersh

Instead of the international police action we had hoped
for during the war in Kosovo,
there are wars again - conducted with state-of-the-art technology,
but still in the old style.
- Jurgen Habermas

Instead of raising taxes as some would insist,
we need to reduce waste and inefficiency in government.
- Tim Murphy

Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own.
- Harold Coffin

Also, the more you're not focused on showbiz and instead focused on life,
learning about other people, and keeping your eyes
open and trying to be aware of the world.
- Jason Schwartzman

They wanted Guy Middleton instead of Kenneth More,
and even Kay Kendall wasn't their first choice!
- Dinah Sheridan

Instead of sitting on the sidelines,
President Obama has made it clear that the US is ready
to lead a global effort to combat climate change.
- Valerie Jarrett

I would like to have the original ending to my Lord
of the Rings instead of the one they released.
In my original cut I had the victory at Helm's Deep as the final sequence.
- Ralph Bakshi

By that time I was hooked on a career in academic research
instead of one in the pharmaceutical industry that
I had originally considered in deciding to get a PhD.
- Paul Berg

Instead of loving your enemies - treat your friends a little better.
- Edward W. Howe

I strongly suggest that we play down basics like who influenced whom,
and instead study the way the influence is transformed,
in other words: how the artist made it his own.
- Lukas Foss

We want consumers to say, 'That's a hell of a product' instead of,
'That's a hell of an ad.'
- Leo Burnett

The greatest task before civilization at present is
to make machines what they ought to be,
the slaves, instead of the masters of men.
- Henry Ellis

I want to walk through life instead of being dragged through it.
- Alanis Morissette

When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of
just hacking at the leaves.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

Instead of me telling them what they need to work on,
I wanted to hear from them what they needed to work on.
- Isiah Thomas

I got started when I was 3 years old because my father
was a music teacher and my lessons were free.
Instead of learning to walk, you learn to play the piano.
- Carla Bley

I have not been able to get any grain yet.
It is all in the country, and the people talk instead of working.
- John Buford

I act probably a lot more than you see.
I happen to choose movies that don't have much of a life,
or I choose movies that are shown on cable instead of as features.
- Holly Hunter

Instead of ideological objectives of a political nature,
today we are faced with ideological objectives of economic nature.
- Omar Bongo

I was supposed to be on the Tonight Show but I broke my shoulder instead.
- Rip Taylor

Instead of starting a new nuclear arms race,
now is the time to reclaim our Nation's position of
leadership on nuclear nonproliferation efforts.
- Dianne Feinstein

Poetry seems to have been eliminated as a literary genre,
and installed instead, as a kind of spiritual aerobic exercise -
nobody need read it,
but anybody can do it.
- Marilyn Hacker

I'm here instead of having shoulder surgery.
But I'm not sure which is more painful.
- James Caan

I took lots of photographs and had planned to write
a treatise on how it worked,
but I quickly got bored with that idea and wrote a
scientific fairy tale instead.
- Kit Williams

Instead of acting in court, I decided to act onstage.
- Raul Julia

I admire President Chavez for his strength to resist the United States.
Instead, Bush is waging a war of terrorism against the world.
- Cindy Sheehan

Indiscriminate firing by police on people is absolute barbarism.
Instead of solving their problems, the government is
trying to suppress the people by force.
- Sheikh Hasina

Company cultures are like country cultures.
Never try to change one.
Try, instead, to work with what you've got.
- Peter Drucker

Google, Microsoft and Yahoo should be developing new
technologies to bypass government sensors and barriers to the Internet;
but instead,
they agreed to guard the gates themselves.
- Tom Lantos

Thinking about what songs are coming next instead of just relaxing,
breathing and playing from my heart.
Sometimes it can get to be almost like the enemy.
- Rick Allen

We thought the church had withdrawn from interfering in Italian politics...
but instead there is a terrible resurgence.
These are ugly signs for freedom of expression.
- Dario Fo

The vision that the founding fathers had of rule of
law and equality before the law and no one above the law,
that is a very viable vision, but instead of that,
we have quasi mob rule.
- James Bovard

The real technical problems came because people working
on the project didn't really follow my proposal at all,
but set out to do other things instead of making a laser.
- Gordon Gould

I played English football - soccer -
instead of American football,
because we couldn't afford the equipment.
- Wally Schirra


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