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Lessen Quotes

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No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship
of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.
- Robert Southey

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Motherhood is priced Of God, at price no man may dare
To lessen or misunderstand.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

And I thought my loss my loss was not,
certainly, the end of the world, but to lessen the
enthusiasm of those young people who were signed up,
I thought that was tragic.
- Birch Bayh

Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.
- Elizabeth Fry

 

What I have known with respect to myself,
has tended much to lessen both my admiration,
and my contempt, of others.
- Joseph Priestley

We ought, therefore, to lessen the price of food to our manufacturers,
and place them more on a level with the manufacturers who have cheaper food,
and also much lighter taxation.
- Joseph Hume

Technology gives us the facilities that lessen the
barriers of time and distance -
the telegraph and cable,
the telephone, radio, and the rest.
- Emily Greene Balch

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Our entire team is focused on managing this company for value -
fixing or eliminating those operations that lessen
value and expanding or adding those that enhance value.
- Phil Condit

This circulating medium has a natural tendency to lessen
by degrees the value and the use of money,
and finally to render it powerless; and consequently
to sweep away all the crushing masses of fraud,
iniquity, cruelty, corruption and imposition that are built upon it.
- Josiah Warren

The Indians, I was now speaking of, were not content
with the common Enemies that lessen and destroy their Country-men,
but invented an infallible Stratagem to purge their Tribe,
and reduce their Multitude into far less Numbers.
- John Lawson

Our course, then, is clear; if we desire to put an end to pauperism,
or to lessen it, we should import everything we can use or sell,
in order that we may employ our unemployed hands,
in making the goods by which we pay for these imports.
- Joseph Hume

What he has done for women is final:
he gave to their service the best powers of his mind
and the best years of his life.
His death consecrates the gift: it can never lessen its value.
- Millicent Fawcett

An insuperable obstacle to rapid transit in Africa is the want of carriers,
and as speed was the main object of the Expedition under my command,
my duty was to lessen this difficulty as much as possible.
- Henry Morton Stanley

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

The more you know the less you feel.
- Bono

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

Value your own opinion more, and others' opinions less.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are risks and costs to action.
But they are far less than the long range
risks of comfortable inaction.
- John F. Kennedy

Become more and more innocent,
less knowledgeable and more childlike.
Take life as fun -
because that's precisely what it is!
- Osho

Action is no less necessary than thought
to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

For those who are bored with life,
the path to happiness almost always comes
through service to the less-fortunate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Cooperation is less stressful than competition.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie

Life is lived in the mists -
little is fully visible, less is certain.
Yet rejoice in the unknowing,
and let all of life be a wonderful adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We get to CHOOSE the meaning for our lives.
Our lives mean exactly what we say they do - no more, no less.
Each of us chooses their path in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The more you see the less you know.
- Bono

Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day.
- Henry David Thoreau

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can have no dominion greater or
less than that over yourself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

The less I take the difficulties of my life as personal affront,
and the more I use them as an opportunity to learn and grow...
the easier I sleep at night.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

What do we live for, if it is not
to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

The more I see, the less I know for sure.
- John Lennon

Less is more.
- Pierre Seghir

No stream rises higher than its source.
Whatever man might build, could never
express or reflect more than he was.
He could record neither more nor less
than he had learned of life.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

All unhappiness comes from either
having less than yesterday,
or from having less than one's neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lives based on having are less free
than lives based on doing or being.
- E.Y. Harburg

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Consider a new beginning with your family -
choose to take them less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Maybe life isn't really as complicated
as we make it out to be.
Perhaps a simple child-like attitude would create
a less stressful and happier life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

However rare true love may be,
it is less so than true friendship.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The problems of victory are more agreeable
than those of defeat,
but they are no less difficult.
- Winston Churchill

There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Without stirring abroad,
One can know the whole world;
Without looking out of the window,
One can see the way of heaven.
The further one goes, The less one knows.
- Lao Tzu

Our unhappiness is triggered by either
having less than yesterday,
or having less than our neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A divorce is like an amputation:
you survive it, but there's less of you.
- Margaret Atwood

Less is only more where more is no good.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

You can always do one thing less than you think you can.
- Anonymous

By nature, we are all creatures of habit.
We instinctively adopt familiar routines for most activities.
We eat about the same number of meals each day -
at more or less the same times.
We have a regular pattern of sleeping -
unless it is perturbed by illness or shift work.
Most everything we do is habitual.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

I love you more than yesterday, less than tomorrow.
- Edmond Rostand

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

Suspended between earth and sky,
my humanity draws from both,
my tendrils reach for the energies of each.
Spirit and Ground - equal yet opposite,
the lightness and the solidarity,
the ephemeral and the substantial.
The substantial is no more and no less
than the ephemeral - merely different.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A miracle is nothing more or less than this...
Anyone who has come into a knowledge
of his true identity,
of his oneness with
the all-pervading wisdom and power,
this makes it possible for laws higher
than the ordinary mind knows of
to be revealed to him.
- Ralph Waldo Trine

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
- George Jean Nathan

There are two kinds of people,
those who do the work,
and those who take the credit.
Try to be in the first group;
there is less competition there.
- Indira Gandhi

Suppose our gratitude could be zero-based gratitude.
With zero-based gratitude,
we would be grateful for everything we had each day -
regardless of whether it was more or less than yesterday.
With zero-based gratitude, I can be grateful for all the people,
the love, the food, the shelter, the services,
the health, that I am blessed with today,
regardless of what I had yesterday.
With zero-based gratitude,
I can be grateful each day for the gift of life itself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say.
I just watch what they do.
- Andrew Carnegie

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
- Walt Whitman

Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less
of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
- Thornton Wilder

Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less you can catch
a new one that's fit to make an old one out of.
- Sarah Orne Jewett

What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
- Pearl Bailey

Liking money like I like it, is nothing less than mysticism.
Money is a glory.
- Salvador Dali

It is difficult to know at what moment love begins;
it is less difficult to know that it has begun.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
- Harrison Ford

The more laws, the less justice.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero


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