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Wise Willa Cather Quotes

May you find great value in these quotes by Willa Cather.

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology

There are some things you learn best in calm,
and some in storm.
- Willa Cather

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

Success is never so interesting as struggle
- Willa Cather


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People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

 

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- 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

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Books can only reveal us to ourselves,
and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
- Henry David Thoreau

He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life
are not only not indispensable,
but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
- Henry David Thoreau

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Books are mirrors:
you only see in them what you already have inside you.
- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

Life can only be understood backwards;
but it must be lived forwards.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The only wealth which you will keep forever
is the wealth you have given away.
- Marcus Aurelius

Improve what you can
and accept all the rest of life
just as it comes.
Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not attempt to conquer the world with force,
for force only causes resistance.
- Lao Tzu

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

Only those who can leave behind everything they
have ever believed in can hope to escape.
- William S. Burroughs

It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks,
that we concentrate only
on what is most significant and important.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary.
Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
- The Buddha

Intellectual growth should commence at birth
and cease only at death.
- Albert Einstein

When you argue with reality,
you lose - but only always.
- Byron Katie

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

What seems new is only new to us.
- Pearl S. Buck

There's no wrong, only discovery...
- Byron Katie

The only interesting answers are those that destroy the questions.
- Susan Sontag

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
- Albert Einstein

Worthless people live only to eat and drink;
people of worth eat and drink only to live.
- Socrates

Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

At the deepest level, there is no giver, no gift, and no recipient...
only the universe rearranging itself.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
- Lewis Carroll

Peace cannot be kept by force;
it can only be achieved by understanding.
- Albert Einstein

Trust only movement.
Life happens at the level of events, not of words.
Trust movement.
- Alfred Adler

There is no "right", there is no "wrong" -
there are only points of view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Yesterday is dead. Tomorrow is a dream.
Today - each today - is where the action is
where all of life occurs.
Today IS your life - your only life.
Life today to the fullest.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying
about things which are beyond the power of our will.
- Epictetus

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

It is only in adventure that some people
succeed in knowing themselves -
in finding themselves.
- Andre Gide

This isn't a rehearsal or a practice life.
This is your real life - your one and only real life.
There are no retakes - no second chances.
Begin now - live full out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only source of knowledge is experience.
- Albert Einstein

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no certainty; there is only adventure.
- Roberto Assagioli

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
- Henry David Thoreau

Without health, life is not life;
it is only a state of languor and suffering -
an image of death.
- The Buddha

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

Yesterday is a canceled check;
tomorrow is a
promissory note;
today is the only cash you have;
so spend it wisely.
- Kay Lyons


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