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Wise H. Jackson Brown Quotes

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Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Related topics: Inspirational Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Let the refining and improving of your own life
keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

In business or in life, don't follow the wagon tracks too closely.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

 

If you're doing your best,
you won't have any time to worry about failure.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Luck marches with those who give their very best.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens
reflect the kind of care they get.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Choose your life's mate carefully.
From this one decision will come
90 percent of all your happiness or misery.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road
doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Good manners sometimes means simply
putting up with other people's bad manners.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Be smarter than other people, just don't tell them so.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Remember that the happiest people
are not those getting more, but those giving more.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Never forget the three powerful resources
you always have available to you:
love, prayer, and forgiveness.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You can always tell when a man's well informed.
His views are pretty much like your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The mind constantly chatters.
That chatter winds up being the force
that drives us much of the day in terms of what we do,
what we react to, and how we feel.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

To be yourself in a world that
is constantly trying to make you something else
is the greatest accomplishment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I constantly seek excellence
in all domains that truly matter to me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"I" is a non-stop storyteller, spinning tales
of the past, the present and the future -
constantly editing, interpreting
and directing this inner movie.
- Josh Baran

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled.
The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over
and let the beautiful stuff out.
- Ray Bradbury

When you read God's Word, you must
constantly be saying to yourself,
"It is talking to me, and about me."
- Soren Kierkegaard

If a man constantly aspires is he not elevated?
- Henry David Thoreau

Don't think you can attain total awareness and whole enlightenment
without proper discipline and practice. This is egomania.
Appropriate rituals channel your emotions
and life energy toward the light.
Without the discipline to practice them,
you will tumble constantly backward into darkness.
- Lao Tzu

We may not always be aware of it, but we all create
and repeat affirmations constantly.
The problem is, we typically don't pay attention
to exactly what those affirmations are saying.
Often we go through the day giving ourselves
all sorts of contradictory, or even negative messages.
We may project confidence to the world around us,
while our inner dialogue says...
I hope this works.
I am so nervous about this.
I hope I don't blow it.
Affirmations are self fulfilling prophecies.
If we say, This is never going to work
... then chances are excellent it never will.
- John Assaraf

A relationship, I think, is like a shark.
You know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies.
And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall (1977)

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dare to be naive.
- Buckminster Fuller

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

As every divided kingdom falls,
so every mind divided between
many studies confounds and saps itself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Iron rusts from disuse;
water loses its purity from stagnation...
even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci

All wrong-doing arises because of mind.
If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
- The Buddha

The human mind is our fundamental resource.
- John F. Kennedy

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers,
but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.
- Antony Jay

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind -
A Mind is Only Useful When Tamed..
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One cannot have a mind that is empty of all thoughts,
but one can have a mind that is content with
whatever thoughts fill it at the moment.
- 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

If you are absolutely without mind,
just pure consciousness,
time stops completely,
disappears,
leaving no trace behind.
- Osho

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth
than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
- Thomas Jefferson

When you become centered, suddenly there is great freedom
because you know you are not the mind and you are not the body.
- Osho

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.
He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
- The Buddha

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

Words are a lens to focus one's mind.
- Ayn Rand

Maintain a balance between skepticism and faith.
Maintain a beginner mind. Be open to possibility.
Don't give in to skepticism,
but don't give in to fantasy either.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Approach life with an Open Mind,
Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
- Henry David Thoreau

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The Buddha

To manage your mind,
know that there is nothing,
and then relinquish all attachment to nothingness.
- Lao Tzu

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

If you want peace, stop fighting.
If you want peace of mind,
stop fighting with your thoughts.
- Peter McWilliams

The highest possible stage in moral culture
is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

Your thoughts create your reality.
Your mind is more powerful than you know.
- Neale Donald Walsch


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