arice071475 - Feed Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine]]> <![CDATA[To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men -- that is genius.]]> <![CDATA[Accept your genius and say what you think.]]> <![CDATA[The only gift is a portion of thyself.]]> <![CDATA[To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.]]> <![CDATA[Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.]]> <![CDATA[Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. The man who knows how will always have a job. The man who also knows why will always be his boss. As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.]]> <![CDATA[Those who cannot tell what they desire or expect, still sigh and struggle with indefinite thoughts and vast wishes.]]> <![CDATA[He is great who is what he is from nature, and who never reminds us of others.]]> <![CDATA[The best efforts of a fine person is felt after we have left their presence.]]> <![CDATA[In every man there is something wherein I may learn of him, and in that I am his pupil.]]> <![CDATA[Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.]]> <![CDATA[For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.]]> <![CDATA[Light is the first of painters. There is no object so foul that intense light will not make it beautiful.]]> <![CDATA[Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws. She hums the old well-known air through innumerable variations.]]> <![CDATA[A man is related to all nature.]]> <![CDATA[Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of hidden stuff.]]> <![CDATA[The only way to have a friend is to be one.]]> <![CDATA[The glory of friendship is not in the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is in the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.]]> <![CDATA[It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.]]> <![CDATA[Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.]]> <![CDATA[Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.]]> <![CDATA[When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.]]> <![CDATA[Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.]]> <![CDATA[There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide.]]> <![CDATA[Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.]]> <![CDATA[Intellectual tasting of life will not supersede muscular activity.]]> <![CDATA[The more experiments you make the better.]]> <![CDATA[Our faith comes in moments... yet there is a depth in those brief moments which constrains us to ascribe more reality to them than to all other experiences.]]> <![CDATA[All that I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.]]> <![CDATA[Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.]]> <![CDATA[Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.]]> <![CDATA[Do the thing we fear, and the death of fear is certain.]]> <![CDATA[So far as a person thinks; they are free.]]> <![CDATA[A true friend is somebody who can make us do what we can.]]> <![CDATA[A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud.]]> <![CDATA[As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.]]> <![CDATA[Stay at home in your mind. Don't recite other people's opinions. I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.]]> <![CDATA[Every wall is a door.]]> <![CDATA[Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.]]> <![CDATA[Our strength grows out of our weakness.]]> <![CDATA[Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.]]> <![CDATA[Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.]]> <![CDATA[When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.]]> <![CDATA[Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.]]> <![CDATA[Life is short, but there is always time for courtesy.]]> <![CDATA[Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.]]> <![CDATA[One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!]]> <![CDATA[There is no instinct like that of the heart.]]> <![CDATA[Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.]]> <![CDATA[If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.]]> <![CDATA[There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.]]> <![CDATA[You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.]]> <![CDATA[Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.]]> <![CDATA[Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.]]> <![CDATA[A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.]]> <![CDATA[I suffer whenever I see that common sight of a parent or senior imposing his opinion and way of thinking and being on a young soul to which they are totally unfit. Cannot we let people be themselves, and enjoy life in their own way? You are trying to make that man another you. One's enough.]]> <![CDATA[The highest compact we can make with our fellow is --Let there be truth between us two forevermore.]]> <![CDATA[Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good.]]> <![CDATA[Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.]]> <![CDATA[By persisting in your path, though you forfeit the little, you gain the great.]]> <![CDATA[Sculpture and painting have the effect of teaching us manners and abolishing hurry.]]> <![CDATA[What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.]]> <![CDATA[The religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide.]]> <![CDATA[The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.]]> <![CDATA[Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession.]]> <![CDATA[No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself.]]> <![CDATA[We acquire the strength we have overcome.]]> <![CDATA[To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.]]> <![CDATA[Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.]]> <![CDATA[Every man has his own vocation, talent is the call.]]> <![CDATA[It is a happy talent to know how to play.]]> <![CDATA[Talent for talent's sake is a bauble and a show. Talent working with joy in the cause of universal truth lifts the possessor to new power as a benefactor.]]> <![CDATA[Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.]]> <![CDATA[You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.]]> <![CDATA[Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events.]]> <![CDATA[Unlike any other visual image, a photograph is not a rendering, an imitation or an interpretation of its subject, but actually a trace of it. No painting or drawing, however naturalist, belongs to its subject in the way that a photograph does.]]> <![CDATA[There is no coming to consciousness without pain.]]> <![CDATA[If people can be educated to see the lowly side of their own natures, it may be hoped that they will also learn to understand and to love their fellow men better. A little less hypocrisy and a little more tolerance towards oneself can only have good results in respect for our neighbor; for we are all too prone to transfer to our fellows the injustice and violence we inflict upon our own natures.]]> <![CDATA[In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.]]> <![CDATA[One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.]]> <![CDATA[The images of the unconscious place a great responsibility upon a man. Failure to understand them, or a shirking of ethical responsibility, deprives him of his wholeness and imposes a painful fragmentariness on his life.]]> <![CDATA[The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances. If there is any reaction, both are transformed.]]> <![CDATA[The earth laughs in flowers.]]> <![CDATA[It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.]]> <![CDATA[If I were just curious, it would be very hard to say to someone, I want to come to your house and have you talk to me and tell me the story of your life. I mean people are going to say, You're crazy. Plus they're going to keep mighty guarded. But the camera is a kind of license. A lot of people, they want to be paid that much attention and that's a reasonable kind of attention to be paid.]]> <![CDATA[The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking.]]> <![CDATA[It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter, because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the ordinary.]]> <![CDATA[The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.]]> <![CDATA[Sometimes you can tell a large story with a tiny subject.]]> <![CDATA[Somewhere along the line of development we discover what we really are, and then we make our real decision for which we are responsible. Make that decision primarily for yourself because you can never really live anyone else's life, not even your own child's.]]> <![CDATA[As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.]]> <![CDATA[Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.]]> <![CDATA[When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate.]]> <![CDATA[When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS.]]> <![CDATA[The moment the slave resolves that he will no longer be a slave. His fetters fall... freedom and slavery are mental states.]]> <![CDATA[I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.]]> <![CDATA[A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.]]> <![CDATA[My life is an indivisible whole, and all my attitudes run into one another; and they all have their rise in my insatiable love for mankind.]]> <![CDATA[Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.]]> <![CDATA[Dreams are necessary to life.]]> <![CDATA[Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.]]> <![CDATA[And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.]]> <![CDATA[Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.]]> <![CDATA[It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.]]> <![CDATA[Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.]]> <![CDATA[I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.]]> <![CDATA[We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.]]> <![CDATA[The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.]]> <![CDATA[You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.]]> <![CDATA[Self-denial is the shining sore on the leprous body of Christianity.]]> <![CDATA[It is only in misery that we recognize the hand of God leading good men to good.]]> <![CDATA[Every situation, every moment -- is of infinite worth; for it is the representative of a whole eternity.]]> <![CDATA[Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality.]]> <![CDATA[One can be very happy without demanding that others agree with them.]]> <![CDATA[Where is the man who has the strength to be true, and to show himself as he is?]]> <![CDATA[The effects of good music are not just because it's new; on the contrary music strikes us more the more familiar we are with it.]]> <![CDATA[In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it.]]> <![CDATA[The philosopher must station themselves in the middle.]]> <![CDATA[Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.]]> <![CDATA[Nothing is worth more than this day. You cannot relive yesterday. Tomorrow is still beyond your reach]]> <![CDATA[Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.]]> <![CDATA[As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.]]> <![CDATA[Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower, and draws all good things toward you. Allow your love to nourish yourself as well as others. Do not strain after the needs of life. It is sufficient to be quietly alert and aware of them. In this way life proceeds more naturally and effortlessly. Life is here to Enjoy!]]> <![CDATA[Inside you there's an artist you don't know about. He's not interested in how things look different in moonlight.]]> <![CDATA[The most exquisite paradox as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can't have it. The minute you don't want power, you'll have more than you ever dreamed possible.]]> <![CDATA[We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.]]> <![CDATA[You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.]]> <![CDATA[Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.]]> <![CDATA[Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product.]]> <![CDATA[You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.]]> <![CDATA[Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.]]> <![CDATA[One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And, the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.]]> <![CDATA[When you can do the common things in life in a uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.]]> <![CDATA[Where there is no vision, there is no hope.]]> <![CDATA[How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because some day in life you will have been all these.]]> <![CDATA[To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.]]> <![CDATA[True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.]]> <![CDATA[In eternity there is indeed something true and sublime. But all these times and places and occasions are now and here. God himself culminates in the present moment and will never be more divine in the lapse of the ages. Time is but a stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it, but when I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away but eternity remains.]]> <![CDATA[The crisis of yesterday is the joke of tomorrow.]]> <![CDATA[Our true nationality is mankind.]]> <![CDATA[It is possible to believe that all the past is but the beginning of a beginning, and that all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn. It is possible to believe that all the human mind has ever accomplished is but the dream before the awakening.]]> <![CDATA[You gain strength, courage, and confidence by each experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ?I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.? You must do the thing you think you cannot do.]]> <![CDATA[Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love]]> <![CDATA[To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.]]> <![CDATA[We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature -- trees, flowers, grass -- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence. We need silence to be able to touch souls.]]> <![CDATA[If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.]]> <![CDATA[Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.]]> <![CDATA[If you judge people, you have no time to love them.]]> <![CDATA[I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.]]>