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Be content with what you have,
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.
- Lao Tzu

Related topics: Inspirational Wisdom Zen Simplicity

Where love reigns, there is no will to power;
and where the will to power is paramount, love is lacking.
The one is but the shadow of the other.
- Carl Jung

Human subtlety will never devise an invention
more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature,
because in her inventions nothing is lacking,
and nothing is superfluous.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such.
All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force.
- Andre Maurois

 

If you want total security, go to prison.
There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on.
The only thing lacking... is freedom.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Conservation is an American value, and it is lacking from this bill.
- Jim Costa

If you have everything, then you don't want to go on.
It's the lacking that makes you search for something better.
- Juliette Binoche

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He's nice enough not to want to be associated with
a nasty remark but not nice enough not to make it.
Lacking the courage of one's nastiness does not make one nice.
- Michael Kinsley

Most of the suicide hijackers came from Saudi Arabia,
a place not lacking in wealth.
But due to rapid population growth, the wealth per
capita has fallen by about half in a generation.
- Keith Henson

I don't think it's blowing my own horn to say the show is not as good.
There was chemistry there that took years and years
to build and now that's gone.
The commentary is lacking.
- Jerry Lawler

Today riches and honours have been lavished on me,
but one gift has been lacking, the most important one of all,
the only one that matters, the gift of youth.
- Knut Hamsun

The happiness which is lacking makes one think even
the happiness one has unbearable.
- Joseph Roux

Having knowledge but lacking the power to express it
clearly is no better than never having any ideas at all.
- Pericles

The nineteenth century was completely lacking in logic,
it had cosmic terms and hopes, and aspirations,
and discoveries, and ideals but it had no logic.
- Gertrude Stein

My ideas had been taking a socialistic shape for many years;
but they were lacking in definite outline.
- Edward Carpenter

I mean, I haven't been completely lacking in some enjoyment
of Chuck Berry or Buddy Holly.
But I just didn't pay attention to that period of music,
obviously.
- Warren Zevon

Real men are sadly lacking in this world,
for when they are put to the test they prove worthless.
- Franz Liszt

Life and death have been lacking in my life.
- Jorge Luis Borges

I was a little lacking in vision as mayor -
I failed to understand the significance that housing
and the revitalization of housing means for a city.
- Henry Cisneros

People know they are lacking something,
they are constantly wanting some kind of spiritual guidance.
- Douglas Hurd

To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three
requirements for happiness,
though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
- Gustave Flaubert

As a culture I see us as presently deprived of subtleties.
The music is loud, the anger is elevated,
sex seems lacking in sweetness and privacy.
- Shelley Berman

I don't say we are a defensive team.
I say we are a strong team in defensive terms,
but at the same time lacking sufficient fluidity in
attack because that will take time to come.
- Jose Mourinho

Because of my Buddhist practice, I'm never lacking for inspiration.
- Duncan Sheik

My wife has brought great beauty into my life.
And my daughter has brought me nothing but joy.
Those qualities were greatly lacking.
- Christopher Meloni

Since it is difficult to join them together,
it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one
of the two must be lacking.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

There is a passion for perfection which you will rarely see fully developed;
but you may note this fact,
that in successful lives it is never wholly lacking.
- Bliss Carman

Where love rules, there is no will to power;
and where power predominates,
there love is lacking.
The one is the shadow of the other.
- Carl Jung

I wouldn't describe myself as lacking in confidence,
but I would just say that - the ghosts you chase you never catch.
- John Malkovich

Students now arrive at the university ignorant and
cynical about our political heritage,
lacking the wherewithal to be either inspired by it
or seriously critical of it.
- Allan Bloom

A child who has never fantasized about having other
parents is seriously lacking in imagination.
- Fred G. Gosman

Yes, now I understood for the first time that my soul
was not so poor and empty as it had seemed to me,
and that it had been only the sun that was lacking to open all its germs,
and buds to the light.
- Max Muller

That so unlikely an outcome should accrue to a man
possessed of such limited talent and so many flaws,
and one lacking in a sense of ethics and decency was
one of the bitter ironies of history.
- William Thomas Green Morton

There are very few men and women in whom a Universalist
feeling is altogether lacking;
its prevalence suggests that it must be part of our
inborn nature and have a place in Nature's scheme of evolution.
- Arthur Keith

Second, this epic tale allows the audience to actually
listen to the Native Americans and receive their wisdom.
Spielberg conveys the respect for Native Americans
that is normally lacking in Western films.
- Beau Bridges

The diversity of the phenomena of nature is so great,
and the treasures hidden in the heavens so rich,
precisely in order that the human mind shall never
be lacking in fresh nourishment.
- Johannes Kepler

If honest of heart and uprightness before God were
lacking or if I did not patiently wait on God for instruction,
or if I preferred the counsel of my fellow-men to the
declarations of the Word of God,
I made great mistakes.
- George Muller

It's not a field, I think, for people who need to have success every day:
if you can't live with a nightly sort of disaster,
you should get out.
I wouldn't describe myself as lacking in confidence,
but I would just say that the ghosts you chase you never catch.
- Michael Korda

I think the drummer should sit back there and play some drums,
and never mind about the tunes.
Just get up there and wail behind whoever is sitting
up there playing the solo.
And this is what is lacking, definitely lacking in music today.
- Buddy Rich

We will have to continue to improve our human intelligence
system-something that was,
unfortunately, lacking in the years which led up to September 11.
This is going to be a continuing process of change.
- John Sununu

But most Canadians have recognized to a greater or
lesser extent that despite much of the so-called progress of the affluent society,
essential ingredients to a meaningful life seem to
be either entirely lacking,
or at best, difficult to grasp.
- Alex Campbell

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

The majority of men meet with failure
because of their lack of persistence
in creating new plans to take
the place of those which fail.
- Napoleon Hill

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs.
Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
- John F. Kennedy

Envy comes from people's ignorance of,
or lack of belief in, their own gifts.
- Jean Vanier

The difference between a successful person and others
is not a lack of strength,
not a lack of knowledge,
but rather a lack of will.
- Vince Lombardi

Confidence is contagious.
So is lack of confidence.
- Vince Lombardi

Nothing is missing - Lack is an illusion.
We always have everything we truly need.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Weariness comes, on some days, from lack of service to self.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A mentality of scarcity - of lack -
is the natural consequence of
viewing the world through eyes of fear.
In contrast, when the world is viewed
through eyes of love,
the future becomes unlimited.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No amount of self-improvement can make up
for a lack of self-acceptance.
- Anonymous

Loneliness is not what it seems.
One does not feel lonely because one is alone,
but because of a feeling of lack -
a feeling that something is missing.
Loneliness is essentially independent
of how many other humans are around.
It has much more to do with one's self-esteem -
one's sense of inherent worth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Jealousy is the result of one's lack
of self-confidence, self-worth, and self-acceptance.
- Sasha Azevedo

The source of most worry is a lack of acceptance
of the uncertainties of the future.
When one fully lives a life of acceptance,
life's vagaries are not merely tolerated,
but are received as a gift.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction
because of the variety of factors in operation,
not because of any lack of order in nature.
- Albert Einstein

Donkey, you HAVE the right to remain silent.
What you lack, is the capacity.
- said by Shrek in the movie Shrek 2

I do not fear computers.
I fear the lack of them.
- Isaac Asimov

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
- Marilyn Monroe

Courage is not the lack of fear but the ability to face it.
- John B. Putnam Jr.

The lack of money is the root of all evil.
- Mark Twain

Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and
disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
- Ambrose Bierce

The concept of two people living together for 25 years
without a serious dispute suggests a lack of spirit
only to be admired in sheep.
- A. P. Herbert

Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible
in bright moments as well as in trouble,
we cannot fully respond to its consolations
because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.
- Helen Keller

No delusion is greater than the notion that method
and industry can make up for lack of mother-wit,
either in science or in practical life.
- Thomas Huxley

There is only one evil, one crime, one sin:
lack of heart.
- Multatuli

The divine is perhaps that quality in man which permits
him to endure the lack of God.
- Jean Rostand

Bobbed hair makes women look uniform.
They lack individuality.
- Erich von Stroheim

Change will never happen when people lack the ability
and courage to see themselves for who they are.
- Bryant H. McGill

As a rule, all heroism is due to a lack of reflection,
and thus it is necessary to maintain a mass of imbeciles.
If they once understand themselves the ruling men will be lost.
- Ernest Renan

A successful woman preacher was once asked what special
obstacles have you met as a woman in the ministry? Not one,
she answered, except the lack of a minister's wife.
- Anna Garlin Spencer


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