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Wise Quotes about Insist

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Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

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One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love,
of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God -
the rest will be given.
- Mother Teresa

The trouble with having an open mind, of course,
is that people will insist on coming along
and trying to put things in it.
- Terry Pratchett


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Anyone who can worship a trinity
and insist that his religion is a monotheism
can believe anything.
- Robert A Heinlein

A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage
which in the past has been brought to public life
is not as likely to insist upon or regard
that quality in its chosen leaders today -
and in fact we have forgotten.
- John F. Kennedy

One who is too insistent on his own views,
finds few to agree with him.
- Lao Tzu

 

If the mind wants to comprehend reality,
it will have to come out of the past and the future.
But coming out of the past and the future,
it is no longer the mind at all.
Hence the insistence of all the great masters of the world
that the door to reality is no-mind.
- Osho

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dare to be naive.
- Buckminster Fuller

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A chief event of life is the day in which
we have encountered a mind that startled us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

This moment! - this here-now - is forgotten
when you start thinking in terms of achieving something.
When the achieving mind arises,
you lose contact with the paradise you are in.
- Osho

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

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

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands:
not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
- Colin Wilson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

Looking at a sunset, just for a second
you forget your separateness:
you are the sunset.
That is the moment when you feel the beauty of it.
But the moment you say that it is a beautiful sunset,
you are no longer feeling it;
you have come back to your separate,
enclosed entity of the ego.
Now the mind is speaking.
- Osho

Success is a state of mind.
If you want success,
start thinking of yourself as a success.
- Joyce Brothers

You must not under any pretense allow
your mind to dwell on any thought
that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.
- Emmet Fox

When a man you like switches from what
he said a year ago, or four years ago,
he is a broad-minded person who has courage enough
to change his mind with changing conditions.
When a man you don't like does it,
he is a liar who has broken his promise.
- Franklin Pierce Adams

Life does not consist mainly,
or even largely, of facts or happenings.
It consist mainly of the storm of thoughts
that is forever flowing through one's head.
- Mark Twain

Begin with the end in mind.
- Stephen Covey

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

If you paint in your mind a picture of
bright and happy expectations,
you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
- Norman Vincent Peale

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

Although I cannot move and I have to speak through a computer,
in my mind I am free.
- Stephen Hawking

Learn to do common things uncommonly well;
we must always keep in mind that anything
that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
- George Washington Carver

Mind is repetitive, mind always moves in circles.
Mind is a mechanism: you feed it with knowledge,
it repeats the same knowledge,
it goes on chewing the same knowledge again and again.
No-mind is clarity, purity, innocence.
No-mind is the real way to live,
the real way to know, the real way to be.
- Osho

The moment we want to believe something,
we suddenly see all the arguments for it,
and become blind to the arguments against it.
- George Bernard Shaw

Just one quality of the Buddha has to be remembered.
He consists only of one quality: witnessing.
This small word witnessing contains the whole of spirituality.
Witness that you are not the body.
Witness that you are not the mind.
Witness that you are only a witness.
As the witnessing deepens,
you start becoming drunk with the divine.
That is what is called ecstasy.
- Osho

You will never do anything in this world without courage.
It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
- James Allen

Nothing is at last sacred, but the integrity of your own mind.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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