Search my Quotes DataBase - Enter one or two keywords and/or author last name.

Hint: keep it simple, like life twain




Facebook share   Tweet This   Email this

Daily Inspiration - Quotes to Live By
Inspiration  |  Motivational Articles  |  Being Strong  |  Being Positive  |  Links  |  About
Topics:   A-   B-   Ca-   Co-   D-   E-   F-   G-   H-    I-    J-K-L   M-   N-O   Pa-   Pr-   Q-R   Sa-   Sk-   T-   U-V-W-X-Y-Z

Merely Quotes

I hope you find great value in these Quotes about Merely from my large collection of inspirational quotes and motivational sayings.

You can't cross the sea merely by
standing and staring at the water.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Related topics: Motivational Action Begin Beginning

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light
is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

To say "too busy" is merely
to say "confused priorities."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
- Albert Einstein

Merely to avoid harming others is not enough.
Earn your place in this world by doing good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Please sign-up for my Free Inspirational Daily Email on the form below.

Sign-up for your free subscription to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email.

Your E-Mail Address:
Your Name:

To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.

Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.


Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it.
- Rumi

Know that darkness is merely the absence of light.
You can be the small candle that defeats the vast darkness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

About most subjects, there is not "The Truth;"
there is merely one's personal truth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is important to expect nothing,
to take every experience,
including the negative ones,
as merely steps on the path,
and to proceed.
- Ram Dass

Be not merely good; be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

The most difficult thing is the decision to act,
the rest is merely tenacity.
The fears are paper tigers.
You can do anything you decide to do.
You can act to change and control your life;
and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
- Amelia Earhart

The ending of a job or a relationship
may appear as the darkest night,
but it is merely the Winter season -
the time of renewal and rebirth
that precedes the new planting -
the beginning of the next great cycle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands:
not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
- Colin Wilson

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains,
but to live in a way that respects
and enhances the freedom of others.
- Nelson Mandela

Science merely quantifies and documents
the relationships among miracles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When one fully lives a life of acceptance,
life's vagaries are not merely tolerated,
but are received as a gift.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am merely a bit player in your stories,
as you are merely a bit player in mine.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we fail to plan, we merely bob helplessly -
like a cork on the sea of life.
If we resist whatever life delivers to us,
we create untold misery for ourselves.
If we act with vision and commitment,
and then accept whatever Spirit provides,
we live a life of purpose and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man does not weave this web of life.
He is merely a strand of it.
Whatever he does to the web,
he does to himself.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

The intellect is a cold thing
and a merely intellectual idea
will never stimulate thought
in the same manner that a spiritual idea does.
- Ernest Holmes

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed,
for if you merely offend them, they take vengeance,
but if you injure them greatly, they are unable to retaliate,
so that the injury done to a man
ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Each of us is burdened by an unlimited number of
expectations (demands) that we hold for the actions of others.
We "know" that there is a right way to do things,
and are often outraged when our expectations are not met.
Usually, we are unaware that we merely
have a strong opinion and point-of-view,
and are sure that we know how everything is supposed to be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Contrary to general belief,
I do not believe that friends are necessarily
the people you like best,
they are merely the people who got there first.
- Peter Ustinov

The very ink with which all history
is written is merely fluid prejudice.
- Mark Twain

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

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Don't worry about that chair with a hole in the middle.
It's merely waiting to be reupholstered.
- the movie Casino Royale (1966)

An artist never really finishes his work,
he merely abandons it.
- Paul Valery

Technological progress has merely provided us with
more efficient means for going backwards.
- Aldous Huxley

Doctors are just the same as lawyers;
the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you,
whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
- Anton Chekhov

Do more than is required.
What is the distance between someone who achieves their
goals consistently and those who spend their lives
and careers merely following? The extra mile.
- Gary Ryan Blair

Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.
- Irvin S. Cobb

He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife.
Then he realized there was a contradiction involved
here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.
- Douglas Adams

It is an open question whether any behavior
based on fear of eternal punishment
can be regarded as ethical
or should be regarded as merely cowardly.
- Margaret Mead

What we imagine is order is merely the prevailing form of chaos.
- Kerry Thornley

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years.
We grow old by deserting our ideals.
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
- Samuel Ullman

The existence of an anthropomorphic
"Father-figure" deity is not impossible,
merely exceptionally improbable and illogical.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely.
You must be calm before you can utter oracles.
- Henry David Thoreau

Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go;
they merely determine where you start.
- Nido Qubein

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food;
therefore,
if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life
merely for the sake of his appetite.
- Leo Tolstoy

Christians are supposed not merely to endure change,
nor even to profit by it, but to cause it.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful
death than animals that know nothing.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

The highest education is that which
does not merely give us information
but makes our life in harmony with all existence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.
- Salvador Dali

Our society is not a community, but merely a collection
of isolated family units.
- Valerie Solanas

We who engage in nonviolent direct action
are not the creators of tension.
We merely bring to the surface
the hidden tension that is already alive.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference
is that lawyers merely rob you,
whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
- Anton Chekhov

We are sometimes asked what the result would be if
we put four +'s in one gene.
To answer this my colleagues have recently put together
not merely four but six +'s.
- Francis Crick

Most entrepreneurs are merely technicians with an entrepreneurial seizure.
Most entrepreneurs fail because you are working IN
your business rather than ON your business.
- Michael Gerber

Evolution thus is merely contingent on certain processes articulated by Darwin:
variation and selection.
- Ernst Mayr

Many people think they are thinking when they are merely
rearranging their prejudices.
- William James

If Liberia has failed, then, it is no evidence of the
failure of the Negro in government.
It is merely evidence of the failure of slavery.
- Carter G. Woodson

A theoretical system does not merely state facts which
have been observed and that logically deducible relations
to other facts which have also been observed.
- Talcott Parsons

The memory, experiencing and re-experiencing,
has such power over one's mere personal life,
that one has merely lived.
- Rebecca West

Drugs are merely the most obvious form of addiction in our society.
Drug addiction is one of the things that undermines traditional values.
- Christopher Lasch

One does not substitute oneself for the past,
one merely adds to it a new link.
- Paul Cezanne

Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it.
A good writer turns fact into truth;
a bad writer will,
more often than not, accomplish the opposite.
- Edward Albee

Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult,
whereas I am merely in disguise.
- Margaret Atwood

My point is, if you want to achieve anything in life,
it is not enough to merely wish for it.
You must develop that kind of 4:30 AM discipline that
distinguishes you from others.
- Armstrong Williams

At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians:
the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks.
- e. e. cummings

To say that a man is vain means merely that he is pleased
with the effect he produces on other people.
- Max Beerbohm

Modern travelling is not travelling at all;
it is merely being sent to a place,
and very little different from becoming a parcel.
- John Ruskin

However, if the religions in essence merely repeat
statements from the United Nations Human Rights Declaration,
such a Declaration becomes superfluous;
an ethic is more than rights.
- Hans Kung

Applause that comes thundering with such force you
might think the audience merely suffers the music as
an excuse for its ovations.
- Alfred Jarry

Barry seems to be more flamboyant merely because he
gets more interviews to talk about it.
- Maurice Gibb

There is something magical in seeing what you can do,
what texture and tone and colour you can produce merely
with a pen point and a bottle of ink.
- Ida Rentoul Outhwaite


Quotes and Sayings

---------


Thank you for visiting: Merely Quotes.

Please sign up on the form below to receive
my Free Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes email.

You can also search my large collection of Quotes and Sayings.

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 


Sign-up to receive Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
free via email

Daily inspirational quotes and motivational messages of self-worth, choice,
positive attitude, happiness, forgiveness, and gratitude.
Inspiring motivational sayings plus Jonathan's insights into life,
relationships, and joyful living.

Enter Your E-Mail Address:
Enter Your Name (what you want to be called):
To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.
Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.

Or Subscribe to the Feedburner feed for Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes.



All materials & writings are copyright ©. You may read about our disclaimer, our privacy policy, our copyright policy, terms of use, participation in affiliate programs, and the list of all our websites.