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Wise Morris West Quotes

May you find great value in these quotes by Morris West.

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm,
you'll never enjoy the sunshine.
- Morris West

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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)

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

You Create Your Own Reality.
- Anonymous

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

 

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As you awaken,
may your dreams greet you by name,
and may you answer, "Yes!"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

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

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence.
- Henry David Thoreau

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you,
but it is most important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

May you never forget what is worth remembering,
or remember what is best forgotten.
- Anonymous

The truth is a snare:
you cannot have it, without being caught.
You cannot have the truth
in such a way that you catch it,
but only in such a way that it catches you.
- Soren Kierkegaard

You cannot be totally committed sometimes.
- A Course In Miracles

Know that you have a choice about
everything you do and everything you do not do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Put some distance between yourself
and whatever is concerning you.
Distance in space or time
always creates a new perspective.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

You cannot hate other people without hating yourself.
- Oprah Winfrey

You create stress in your life by getting angry,
and you can instantly remove
that stress by granting forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
- Thomas Jefferson
(also attributed to Benjamin Franklin and Lord Chesterfield)

For everything you have missed,
you have gained something else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.
Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
- Lao Tzu

You have to learn the rules of the game.
And then you have to play better than anyone else.
- Albert Einstein

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

You have to do your own growing
no matter how tall your grandfather was.
- Abraham Lincoln

Whenever you are angry, be assured that
it is not only a present evil,
but that you have increased a habit.
- Epictetus

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

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

When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.
- Lao Tzu

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

When you ask the wrong question,
you usually get a nonsense answer.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

The more you expect, the more you get disappointed in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What you are comes to you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama


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