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Wise Quotes about Hopeless

May you find great value in these Hopeless quotes and sayings.

A little more persistence,
a little more effort, and
what seemed hopeless failure
may turn to glorious success.
- Elbert Hubbard

Related topics: Motivational

If you want something to be different than it is,
you might as well teach a cat to bark.
Wanting something to be different than it is, is hopeless.
- Byron Katie

Stay hopeless and confused. Keep polishing those skills.
- the movie When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

 

We shall see but a little way if
we require to understand what we see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Little minds have little worries,
big minds have no time for worries.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Great oaks from little acorns grow.
- Proverb

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

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.

Life is lived in the mists -
little is fully visible, less is certain.
Yet rejoice in the unknowing,
and let all of life be a wonderful adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things,
and then proceed to greater.
- Epictetus

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize
how little we understand about life,
ourselves, and the world around us.
- Socrates

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

He who obtains has little.
He who scatters has much.
- Lao Tzu

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

He who knows best knows how little he knows.
- Thomas Jefferson

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
- Khalil Gibran

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

We never repent of having eaten too little.
- Thomas Jefferson

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
- Winston Churchill

Many people know so little about what
is beyond their short range of experience.
They look within themselves - and find nothing!
Therefore they conclude that there
is nothing outside themselves either.
- Helen Keller

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

'Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but they whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves their conduct,
will pursue their principles unto death.
- Thomas Paine

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
- Jimmy Johnson

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much.
- Helen Keller

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
- Mary C. Crowley

Genuine heroes - no batteries needed -
bring lots of open-mind and at least a little courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is an act of faith,
and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

I get by with a little help from my friends.
- John Lennon

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Be avid.
Create apart from perfection.
Risk failure.
Cover your words with sweat.
Run a little
Touch excruciatingly.
Laugh until you cry.
Dance with your eyes closed.
Care.
Understand you die a little in every moment.
Be Enlivened
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled
in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do you not know that there comes a midnight hour
when every one has to throw off his mask?
Do you believe that life will always let itself be mocked?
Do you think you can slip away a little before midnight
in order to avoid this? Or are you not terrified by it?
I have seen men in real life who so long deceived others
that at last their true nature could not reveal itself;...
In every man there is something which to a certain degree
prevents him from becoming perfectly transparent to himself;
and this may be the case in so high a degree,
he may be so inexplicably woven into relationships of life
which extend far beyond himself that he almost cannot reveal himself.
But he who cannot reveal himself cannot love,
and he who cannot love is the most unhappy man of all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The Sweetest Strawberry:
A man traveling across a field encountered a tiger.
He fled, the tiger after him.
Coming to a precipice,
he caught hold of the root of a wild vine
and swung himself over the edge.
The tiger sniffed at him from above.
Trembling, the man looked down to where,
far below, another tiger was waiting to eat him.
Only the vine sustained him.
Two mice, one white and one black,
little by little started to gnaw away the vine.
The man then saw a luscious strawberry near him.
Grasping the vine with one hand,
he plucked the strawberry with the other.
How sweet it tasted.
- Zen Koan

When was the last time you took
a different route to work ... just because?
Consider shaking up your life a little (or a lot) ...
for no reason, except to do it.
Let your life be an adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

Unlike grown-ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It's the little things you do
that can make a big difference.
What are you attempting to accomplish?
What little thing can you do today
that will make you more effective?
You are probably only one step away from greatness.
- Bob Proctor

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things.
- Robert Brault

Most truths are so naked
that people feel sorry for them
and cover them up,
at least a little bit.
- Edward R. Murrow

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

The trouble with the world is not
that people know too little,
but that they know so many things that ain't so.
- Mark Twain

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

Man knows so much and does so little.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower
or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets,
but I have found that when I silently commune with people
they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

THE fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
- Carl Sandburg

And just dance a little.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

My definition of success is to live your life in a way
that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain -
and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel
a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
- Tony Robbins

What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.
- Dr. Seuss

It is of the small joys and little pleasures
that the greatest of our days are built.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Grace isn't just a little prayer
you say before receiving a meal.
It's a way to live.
- Jackie Windspear

Reading, after a certain age,
diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil;
but it needs a little much of letters and phone calls
and small, silly presents every so often -
just to save it from drying out completely.
- Pam Brown

Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike.
Each has their suffering.
Some suffer too much, others too little.
- The Buddha

He who can give thanks for little
will always find he has enough.
- Anonymous


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