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To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Spiritual

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Return love for hate.
- Anonymous

 

My Loved One
You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One who is injured ought not to return the injury,
for on no account can it be right to do an injustice;
and it is not right to return an injury,
or to do evil to any man,
however much we have suffered from him.
- Socrates

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

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To discover joy is to return to
a state of oneness with the universe.
- Peggy Jenkins

Never in any case say I have lost such a thing, but I have returned it.
Is your child dead? It is a return. Is your wife dead? It is a return.
Are you deprived of your estate? Is not this also a return?
- Epictetus

Count your blessings. Once you realize
how valuable you are and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out,
the music will play, and you will finally
be able to move forward the life that God intended
for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
- Og Mandino

I recognize the delivery of grace to my day,
even if I cannot identify a specific return address.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Thy Return is as another Sun to Heaven;
a new Rose blooming in the Garden of the Soul.
- Omar Khayyam

I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation
of confusion, misery and death...
I think... peace and tranquillity will return again.
- Anne Frank

It hurts to love someone
and not be loved in return,
but what is more painful is to love
someone and never find the courage
to let that person know how you feel.
- Anonymous

We return thanks to our mother,
the earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines
for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters,
the beans and squashes, which give us life.
We return thanks to the bushes and trees,
which provide us with fruit.
We return thanks to the wind,
which, moving the air, has banished diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and the stars,
which have given us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to our grandfather He-no,
that he has protected his grandchildren from witches and reptiles,
and has given us his rain.
We return thanks to the sun,
that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in whom is embodied all goodness,
and who directs all things for the good of his children.
- Iroquois traditional

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

War would end if the dead could return.
- Stanley Baldwin

Fishing is much more than fish.
It is the great occasion when we may return to the
fine simplicity of our forefathers.
- Herbert Hoover

For once you have tasted flight
you will walk the earth
with your eyes turned skywards,
for there you have been
and there you will long to return.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return.
It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Home is our sanctuary, where we:
relax into being ourselves,
play with our inner child,
paint the walls green and pink,
dig in the dirt,
grow something,
love somebody else,
love ourselves even more,
snuggle with a warm blanket on a Sunday afternoon,
hang "go away" on the door whenever we want,
clean and tidy often... or never,
launch from and return to,
are truly ourselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have tried to lift France out of the mud.
But she will return to her errors and vomitings.
I cannot prevent the French from being French.
- Charles de Gaulle

We must return to nature and nature's god.
- Luther Burbank

Give a man one rabbit, and he will eat for a day;
give a man two rabbits, and he will
feed his family and his neighbors
and return you 64,768 rabbits in change.
- Anonymous

You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

But I have a driver, so I can return calls while I'm in the car.
- Donna Shalala

The game of life is a game of boomerangs.
Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or
later with astounding accuracy.
- Florence Scovel Shinn

On my return to Pittsburgh, I resolved to go back to
the fundamental problems of electronic structure that
I had contemplated abstractly many years earlier.
- John Pople

The cyberspace earnings I get from Linux come in the
format of having a Network of people that know me and trust me,
and that I can depend on in return.
- Linus Torvalds

The return of democracy in our land has indeed thrown
the problems of development into bolder relief.
- Ibrahim Babangida

Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness
is under a love which it cannot return.
- George Eliot

He travels best that knows when to return.
- Thomas More

Neither can the wave that has passed by be recalled,
nor the hour which has passed return again.
- Ovid

For life is but a dream whose shapes return,
some frequently, some seldom, some by night and some by day.
- James Thomson

It'll come to you in a month in a plain brown wrapper with no return address.
- Gene Rayburn

I also want to return to doing stand-up.
I've become frightened of live audiences.
This is a really telling sign that I need to go back
on the comedy circuit again.
- Johnny Vegas

Many cultures have independently developed a belief
system in reincarnation that includes return of the
unit of consciousness to another physical lifetime on Earth.
- Stanislav Grof

The rich are always advising the poor,
but the poor seldom return the compliment.
- Lord Chesterfield

All day long the door of the sub-conscious remains just ajar;
we slip through to the other side,
and return again, as easily and secretly as a cat.
- Walter de La Mare

Our task was doing maintenance and repairs to keep
the station in a good state for the return of the shuttle
flights and resumption of major ISS construction.
- Leroy Chiao

On my return to Cornwall I discovered that I was living in a tropical paradise.
For now I am content to explore my own home and our
nearest neighbour France.
- John Dyer

We are equally glad and surprised at Winston's return to office.
It shows that he was built for success that he should
have declined to withdraw and sulk over a superficial failure.
- Shane Leslie

I said to Scott that the ascent seemed to be going
slowly and that I was concerned descending climbers
could possibly run out of oxygen before their return to camp IV.
- Anatoli Boukreev

Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought
of receiving anything in return.
- Peace Pilgrim

One of our theories is that one can offset this excessive
compulsion toward the spectacular with a return to simplicity.
- Rem Koolhaas

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower,
share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's,
smile at someone and receive a smile in return,
are to me continual spiritual exercises.
- Leo Buscaglia

My life would be in danger if I return to Mexico.
- Gloria Trevi

I'm no hero.
Heroes don't come back.
Survivors return home.
Heroes never come home.
If anyone thinks I'm a hero, I'm not.
- Bob Feller

Actually, my cd was released in 1985,
in return for two German missionaries and a Dutch urologist.
- Emo Philips

The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is,
in fact, a return to the idealised past.
- Robertson Davies

We may not return the affection of those who like us,
but we always respect their good judgment.
- Lillian Gordy Carter

The Hardy Boys burned me out.
I was recharging my batteries.
It was time to return to work, but it was tough because my visibility was low.
- Parker Stevenson

We did six records, then six movies.
Now we need to do six of something else,
so we get 666 - and then our master Satan can return!
- Cheech Marin

I have been enjoying my return to modeling.
That's where my career started many years ago.
- Rita Mero

We had a great many horses, of which we gave Lewis
and Clark what they needed,
and they gave us guns and tobacco in return.
- Chief Joseph

Ah, you may leave here, for four days in space,
but when you return, it's the same old place.
- Barry McGuire

I never found either this or the Northern Shrike return to such prey for food.
I have seen them alight on the same thorn bush afterwards,
but never made any use of this kind of food.
- John Bachman

That first writing session, what Dan Hill calls a creative blind date,
is always a real challenge, and you bring that back
to your partner when you return to writing with them.
- Cynthia Weil

The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept
a majority of the people from ever questioning the
inequity of a system where most people drudge along,
paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
- Gore Vidal

Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin:
impatience.
Because of impatience we were driven out of Paradise,
because of impatience we cannot return.
- W. H. Auden

I long for the days when athletes were revered.
I want to see the romance return to sports,
to see people enjoy the game purely for the game and the players.
- Mike Piazza

Jackie considered his resurrection, the world's best return performance.
- Audrey Meadows

After all my possessions had been burned,
God gave me the wisdom to return to Jerusalem.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon

The scene was not a happy one yet we looked upon it
in the cold stoical spirit of a soldier;
a slight chilling pang and then a return soul and body to the enemy before us.
- Knute Nelson

The human heart, at whatever age, opens only to the
heart that opens in return.
- Maria Edgeworth

I am going to hold serve the majority of the time.
It is nice to have a little time to return serve.
- Pete Sampras

Once the return tide starts, it will be impossible to stem it,
and it will prove our undoing.
- Moshe Sharett

If you can't return a favor, pass it on.
- Louise Brown

Time is flying never to return.
- Virgil

Managers have very tough jobs.
I always respected their job but demanded respect in return.
- Jim Evans

The mind ought sometimes to be diverted that it may
return to better thinking.
- Phaedrus


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