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Inward Quotes

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Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind,
than on outward circumstances.
- Benjamin Franklin

Related topics: Positive Inspirational Motivational Happiness Attitude

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things,
but their inward significance.
- Aristotle

 

Grace has been defined as the outward expression of
the inward harmony of the soul.
- William Hazlitt

When we see men of worth, we should think of equalling them;
when we see men of a contrary character,
we should turn inward and examine ourselves.
- Gustave Courbet

Vision looks inward and becomes duty.
- Stephen Samuel Wise

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To live happily is an inward power of the soul.
- Marcus Aurelius

Gracefulness has been defined to be the outward expression
of the inward harmony of the soul.
- William Hazlitt

I pray on the principle that wine knocks the cork out of a bottle.
There is an inward fermentation, and there must be a vent.
- Henry Ward Beecher

A man's felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune,
but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind.
- Thomas Carlyle

There never was a war that was not inward.
- Marianne Moore

He who has faith has...
an inward reservoir of courage, hope,
confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well -
even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly.
- B. C. Forbes

Those who have no hope pass their old age shrouded with an inward gloom.
- Wilfred Owen

I believe that in a great city, or even in a small city or a village,
a great theater is the outward and visible sign of
an inward and probable culture.
- Laurence Olivier

I don't want to live in an ivory tower,
being the songwriter who just turns inward.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

Those who wish well to the State ought to choose to
places of trust men of inward principle,
justified by exemplary conversation.
- John Witherspoon

In the second and third debates the jacket has a generally
padded shape across a large part of the entire back
which tapers inward toward the spine in a downward direction.
- Robert Nelson

The evidence points to central Asia as man's original home,
for the general movement of human migrations has been
outward from that region and not inward.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Facing inward, join hands so as to form a small circle.
Then, without moving from their places they sing the opening song,
according to previous agreement, in a soft undertone.
- James Mooney

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received.
Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling.
Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
- Henry Van Dyke

No one can be great, or good, or happy except through
the inward efforts of themselves.
- Frederick William Robertson

Knowledge is not a passion from without the mind,
but an active exertion of the inward strength,
vigor and power of the mind, displaying itself from within.
- Ralph Cudworth

The inward area is the first place of loss of true Christian life,
of true spirituality, and the outward sinful act is the result.
- Francis Schaeffer

To discern what weaknesses and faults separate you from God,
you must enter into your own inward ground and then confront yourself.
- Johannes Tauler

O that our hearts were enlarged in love to God,
that we might turn inward, to the blessed comforter,
that the blessed Jesus said the Father would send.
- Elias Hicks

Happiness is inward, and not outward;
and so,
it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.
- Henry Van Dyke

So this is how you swim inward.
So this is how you flow outwards.
So this is how you pray.
- Mary Oliver

One hearty laugh together will bring enemies into a
closer communion of heart than hours spent on both
sides in inward wrestling with the mental demon of uncharitable feeling.
- William James

Outward failure may be a manifested variant of inward success.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Outward judgment often fails, inward judgment never.
- Theodore Parker

The outward work will never be puny if the inward work is great.
- Meister Eckhart

A civilization that only looks inward will stagnate.
We have to keep looking outward; we have to keep finding
new avenues for human endeavor and human expression.
- John L. Phillips

Standing on soil feels so much different than standing on city pavement;
it lets you look inward and reflect and see who you really are,
while you see a beautiful, unspoiled land as far as the eye can see.
It allows your inner life to grow.
- Ricardo Montalban

There is no finer sensations in life that which comes
with victory over one's self.
Go forward to a goal of inward achievement,
brushing aside all your old internal enemies as you advance.
- Vash Young

I think people are turning inward more now cause the
world's got in such a weird,
crazy state.
I think its making people think more about their life
and what it is really that they are doing.
And how do we interact with a world that's going crazy?
It's a very important time.
- Dave Davies

I have a profound belief in the power of the Sacraments.
I believe that in a Divine way the use of them teaches
the teachable their inward meaning and therefore I
think we need be in no hurry to attempt to teach new
converts all that we think we know about them.
- Roland Allen

Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it,
and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul.
She becomes all outer show and inward emptiness;
dull,
callous, and indifferent.
- Virginia Woolf

After I had given up to go, the thoughts of the journey
were often attended with unusual sadness,
at which times my heart was frequently turned to the
Lord with inward breathings for his heavenly support,
that I might not fail to follow him wheresoever he might lead me.
- John Woolman

As no outward motion or change, when normal,
in man's external body can take place unless provoked by an inward impulse,
given through one of the three functions named,
so with the external or manifested Universe.
- H. P. Blavatsky

Sanctification is not to be understood here as a separation
from ordinary use or consecration to some special use,
although this meaning is often present in Scripture,
sometimes referring to outward and sometimes to inward or effectual separation.
- William Ames

It requires greater courage to preserve inner freedom,
to move on in one's inward journey into new realms,
than to stand defiantly for outer freedom.
It is often easier to play the martyr,
as it is to be rash in battle.
- Rollo May

When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them;
when we see persons of a contrary character,
we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
- Confucius

It appears to me that almost any man may like the spider
spin from his own inwards his own airy citadel.
- John Keats

The longest journey is the journey inwards.
Of him who has chosen his destiny, Who has started
upon his quest for the source of his being.
- Dag Hammarskjold

A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's
unlocked and opens inwards;
as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

The digestive canal represents a tube passing through
the entire organism and communicating with the external world,
i.e.
as it were the external surface of the body,
but turned inwards and thus hidden in the organism.
- Ivan Pavlov

When a man bleeds inwardly, it is a dangerous thing for himself;
but when he laughs inwardly,
it bodes no good to other people.
- Charles Dickens

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
- Plutarch

You know when I feel inwardly beautiful? When I am
with my girlfriends and we are having a 'goddess circle'.
- Jennifer Aniston

Go beyond science, into the region of metaphysics.
Real religion is beyond argument.
It can only be lived both inwardly and outwardly.
- Swami Sivananda

As to London we must console ourselves with the thought
that if life outside is less poetic than it was in the days of old,
inwardly its poetry is much deeper.
- Goldwin Smith

Tearless grief bleeds inwardly.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

You may take great comfort from the fact that suffering
inwardly for the sake of truth proves abundantly that
one loves it and marks one out as being of the elect.
- Ernest Renan

The angle from which the line and ball are seen makes
a tremendous difference in the call,
and the player who is inclined to fret inwardly about
decisions should realize this.
- Helen Wills Moody

Religion is inwardly focused and driven only to sustain itself.
- Kary Mullis

The community of masses of human beings has produced
an order of life in regulated channels which connects
individuals in a technically functioning organisation,
but not inwardly from the historicity of their souls.
- Karl Jaspers

People fantasize about being a hero and helping someone in trouble.
Batman is that fantasy realized-not just for Bruce Wayne,
but for the audience.
Inwardly, Bruce Wayne is still an adolescent watching
his parents being murdered.
That will never leave him.
And people really relate to that.
- Kevin Conroy

But the question is to find and rear leaders that are
really one with the masses.
This can only be accomplished by the masses,
the political parties and the Trade Unions,
by means of the most severe struggle,
also inwardly.
- Herman Gorter

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller


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