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Things Quotes

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Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

Related topics: Inspirational Live-By Gratitude

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin PHOTO

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb PHOTO

 

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

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)

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I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Do all things with love.
- Og Mandino

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not how they are in themselves.
- Carl Jung

If we let things terrify us,
life will not be worth living.
- Seneca

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

People are not disturbed by things,
but by the view they take of them.
- Epictetus

Things do not change; we change.
- Henry David Thoreau

A generous heart, kind speech,
and a life of service and compassion
are the things which renew humanity.
- The Buddha

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

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
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 [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

You will do foolish things,
but do them with enthusiasm.
- Colette

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
- Benjamin Franklin

The highest and most beautiful things in life
are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but,
if one will, are to be lived.
- Soren Kierkegaard

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

It is only through labor and painful effort,
by grim energy and resolute courage,
that we move on to better things.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Mastery is not measured by the number of terrible
things you eliminate from your life, but by
the number of times you eliminate calling them terrible.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Obstacles are those frightful things
you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
- Henry Ford

Keep a grateful journal. Every night,
list five things you are grateful for.
- Oprah Winfrey

In this life we cannot do great things.
We can only do small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

To see things in the seed, that is genius.
- Lao Tzu

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
- Josh Billings

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

Chaos is inherent in all compounded things.
Strive on with diligence.
- The Buddha

Winners must have two things:
definite goals and a burning desire to achieve them.
- Anonymous

We can always choose to perceive things differently.
You can focus on what's wrong in your life,
or you can focus on what's right.
- Marianne Williamson

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yutang

What people say, what people do,
and what they say they do
are entirely different things.
- Margaret Mead

When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way,
you will command the attention of the world.
- George Washington Carver

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
- Michael Jordan

If you want to feel rich,
just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
- Anonymous

The things of this world exist;
they are; you can't refuse them.
- Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching - Book One #2 - version by Ursula K. Le Guin

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

Difficulties are things that show a person what he is.
- Epictetus

Learn to do common things uncommonly well;
we must always keep in mind that anything
that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
- George Washington Carver

You see things and you say, Why?
But I dream things that never were and say, Why not
- George Bernard Shaw

Men are disturbed not by things,
but by the view which they take of them.
- Epictetus

There are those that look at things
the way they are, and ask "Why?"
I dream of things that never were, and ask "Why not?"
- Robert F. Kennedy paraphrase of George Bernard Shaw

Things turn out best for the people
who make the best of the way things turn out.
- Art Linkletter

Management is doing things right;
leadership is doing the right things.
- Peter F. Drucker

All life is change.
Release your attachment to the way things have been,
and wend your way joyfully
through life's unfolding majesty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do the difficult things while they are easy
and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

The best things in life are free.
- Anonymous

A ship in port is safe,
but that's not what ships are built for.
Sail out to sea and do new things.
- Grace Hopper

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

From small beginnings come great things.
- Anonymous


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