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Wise Quotes about Reciprocity

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

We see things like reciprocity which are fairly central to our view of ethics.
But if you're talking about a set of worked-out rules
on what we are supposed to do then,
yes, it is a human product.
- Peter Singer

Ideally citizens are to think of themselves as if they
were legislators and ask themselves what statutes,
supported by what reasons satisfying the criterion of reciprocity,
they would think is most reasonable to enact.
- John Rawls

We are enriched by our reciprocate differences.
- Paul Valery

Take time to appreciate employees and they will reciprocate in a thousand ways.
- Bob Nelson

 

Misery loves company, but company does not reciprocate.
- Addison Mizner

The only people who steal are thieves,
and that's a very small percentage of civilization.
Most people want to have some way to make the economic transaction valid.
They want to return the favor, if you will...
return the benefit and reciprocate.
- Michael Nesmith

I like to believe that love is a reciprocal thing,
that it can't really be felt, truly,
by one.
- Sean Penn

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Both of these branches of evolutionary science,
are, in my opinion, in the closest causal connection;
this arises from the reciprocal action of the laws
of heredity and adaptation.
- Ernst Haeckel

Love is a reciprocal torture.
- Marcel Proust

Information: the negative reciprocal value of probability.
- Claude Shannon

The inventions and the great discoveries have opened
up whole continents to reciprocal communication and interchange,
provided we are willing.
- Alva Myrdal

Mutual forbearance and reciprocal concessions:
thro' their agency the Union was established -
the patriotic spirit from which they emanated will forever sustain it.
- Martin Van Buren

The first internal relation that is essential to a
secret society is the reciprocal confidence of its members.
- Georg Simmel

The concentration and reciprocal effect of industry
and agriculture conjoin in a growth of productive powers,
which increases more in geometrical than in arithmetical proportion.
- Friedrich List

Insofar as international law is observed,
it provides us with stability and order and with a
means of predicting the behavior of those with whom
we have reciprocal legal obligations.
- J. William Fulbright

The hypothesis may be put forward, to be tested by
the s subsequent investigation,
that this development has been in large part a matter
of the reciprocal interaction of new factual insights
and knowledge on the one hand with changes in the theoretical system on the other.
- Talcott Parsons

Pleasure is a necessary reciprocal.
No one feels, who does not at the same time give it.
To be pleased, one must please.
What pleases you in others, will in general please them in you.
- Lord Chesterfield

Every relationship between persons causes a picture
of each to take form in the mind of the other,
and this picture evidently is in reciprocal relationship
with that personal relationship.
- Georg Simmel

All creatures are united to God alone in an immediate union.
They depend essentially and directly upon Him.
Being all alike equally impotent, they cannot be in
reciprocal dependence upon one another.
- Nicolas Malebranche

There are many benefits to this process of listening.
The first is that good listeners are created as people feel listened to.
Listening is a reciprocal process - we become more
attentive to others if they have attended to us.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

Only now did I recognize the reciprocal relationship
which exits between manufacturing power and the national
system of transportation,
and that the one can never develop to its fullest without the other.
- Friedrich List

He has willed - He wills incessantly -
that the modifications of the mind and those of the
body shall be reciprocal.
This is the conjunction and the natural dependence
of the two parts of which we are constituted.
- Nicolas Malebranche

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

Know that time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
You give your own meaning to time, as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

Our deepest fears are like dragons
guarding our deepest treasure.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

An overfull calendar, like an overfull stomach,
is a consequence of taking on too much.
Commit, and eat, in moderation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bad habits are like a comfortable bed,
easy to get into, but hard to get out of.
- Proverb

The truth is like a scalpel. The truth is painful.
- don Miguel Ruiz

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

To dream of the person you would like to be
is to waste the person you are.
- Anonymous

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

Life is like a box of chocolates.
- Forrest Gump

A discussion of philosophy is like a cat chasing its tail -
it may be an amusing diversion but
it has no chance for a satisfying conclusion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We cling to our own point of view,
as though everything depended on it.
Yet our opinions have no permanence;
like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
- Zhuangzi

Like Beauty, Joy and Suffering are
in the Eye of the Beholder.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Maybe life isn't really as complicated
as we make it out to be.
Perhaps a simple child-like attitude would create
a less stressful and happier life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Overflowing Cup of Tea:
The Zen Master poured his visitor's teacup full, and then kept pouring.
The visitor watched until he could no longer restrain himself.
"It is overfull. No more will go in!"
"Like this cup," the Zen Master said,
"you are full of your own opinions and assumptions.
How can you learn truth until you first empty your cup?"
- Traditional Zen Koan

Women are like teabags.
We don't know our true strength
until we are in hot water!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

A sloth lives a pretty good life, s-l-o-w-l-y.
Maybe we have something to learn from him.
Some days, being sloth-like may be just what you need
to avoid being consumed by urgency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- William Shakespeare

What if we just acted like everything was easy?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Act the way you'd like to be
and soon you'll be the way you act.
- Leonard Cohen

Life is like a ten speed bicycle.
Most of us have gears we never use.
- Charles M. Schulz

Like an Eagle, May You Always Soar
High Above the Troubles of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

The greatest lovers are like twin blooms,
each reflecting the passion and the glory of the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- Thomas Jefferson

Success has a simple formula:
do your best, and people may like it.
- Sam Ewing

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

If you don't like something, change it,
If you can't change it, change your attitude
- Maya Angelou

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

There's a point... when you have to choose
whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life,
or to make a virtue of your peculiarities.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

The unknown is like the darkness of a cave -
it can be illuminated by the brief light
of one adventurer's small candle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are very few human beings who receive the truth,
complete and staggering, by instant illumination.
Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment,
on a small scale, by successive developments,
cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
- Anais Nin

Like a bird in flight, your life can soar
above the troubles of the world.
Breathe deep, choose, and break the shackles of your past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Opportunity is missed by most people
because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
- Thomas Edison

Anger is like a thorn in the heart.
- Yiddish Proverb

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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