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Wise Quotes about Should

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The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling

Related topics: Values Wisdom

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus

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

 

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

I surrender to life as it is, not as it should be.
- Richard Carlson

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We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

We should not moor a ship with one anchor,
or our life with one hope.
- Epictetus

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered
with a searching but at the same time a steady eye.
- Winston Churchill

No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.
- Robert A. Heinlein

We should be too big to take offense
and too noble to give it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

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

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

Could we change our attitude,
we should not only see life differently,
but life itself would be different.
- Katherine Mansfield

We should meet abuse by forbearance.
Human nature is so constituted that
if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse,
the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll

Knowledge of what is, does not open
the door directly to what should be.
- Albert Einstein

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

You either do it completely and utterly,
or you should stop doing it.
- Bono (paraphrase)

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

We should not pretend to understand
the world only by the intellect;
we apprehend it just as much by feeling.
Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is,
at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest,
also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.
- Carl Jung

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives
and not in what he is able to receive.
- Albert Einstein

If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.
- Henry David Thoreau

In order to succeed, your desire for success should
be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby

We should not let our response to
the people who disagree with us
be dictated by what they say about us
or even how they treat people we care for.
There has to be a chance that we can find love.
- William J. Clinton

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Everyone should carefully observe
which way his heart draws him,
and then choose that way with all his strength.
- Hasidic Proverb

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln

Every man should have a fair-sized cemetery
in which to bury the faults of his friends.
- Henry Brooks Adams

Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious,
one should preserve it.
- Anais Nin

I think, at a child's birth,
if a mother could ask a fairy godmother
to endow it with the most useful gift,
that gift should be curiosity.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Old age has deformities enough of its own.
It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If a man is proud of his wealth,
he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
- Socrates

When does a belief bring out the best in you?
When does a belief hold you prisoner to yesterday
and limit your options for designing a great future?
Test your beliefs with as much objectivity
as you can bring to the subject.
Be willing to let go of those beliefs
that represent your parents' opinions,
or your communities opinions, rather than your own.
Those beliefs that withstand rigorous testing,
should become the foundation of your being -
your reason for living.
Take action on those beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple:
you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities
but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
- Quentin Crisp

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child,
we should first examine it and see whether it is
not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- Carl Jung

Life repeats itself mindlessly -
unless you become mindful, it will go on repeating like a wheel.
That's why Buddhists call it the wheel of life and death,
the wheel of time.
It moves like a wheel: birth is followed by death,
death is followed by birth;
love is followed by hate, hate is followed by love;
success is followed by failure,
failure is followed by success. Just see!
If you can watch just for a few days,
you will see a pattern emerging, a wheel pattern.
One day, a fine morning, you are feeling so good and so happy,
and another day you are so dull,
so dead that you start thinking of committing suicide.
And just the other day you were so full of life,
so blissful that you were feeling thankful to God,
that you were in a mood of deep gratefulness,
and today there is great complaint
and you don't see the point why one should go on living...
And it goes on and on, but you don't see the pattern.
Once you see the pattern, you can get out of it.
- Osho

There is NOTHING that I "must",
"have to", or "should" do today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Understand the difference between "failing,"
which each of us does often,
and "being a failure,"
which is a state of mind no one should
ever allow themself to fall into.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that
it is better for hard words to be on paper
than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
- Anne Frank

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy,
the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
- Emma Goldman

If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks
that precede cannon shots.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

We must cultivate our own garden.
When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work,
which proves that man was not born to rest.
- Voltaire

Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor.
- Lady Bird Johnson

Everyone should be respected as an individual,
but no one idolized.
- Albert Einstein

People who say it cannot be done should not
interrupt those who are doing it.
- George Bernard Shaw

Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is.
Treat a man as he can and should be,
and he will become as he can and should be.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Life should not be a journey to the grave
with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
and loudly proclaiming, "Wow! What a Ride!"
- Hunter S. Thompson

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other.
Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
- Katharine Hepburn

One who has any faith in God
should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Sex education may be a good idea in the schools,
but I don't believe the kids should be given homework.
- Bill Cosby

Love in marriage should be the accomplishment of a beautiful dream,
and not, as it too often is, the end.
- Alphonse Karr

No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and
dissected at least one woman.
- Honore de Balzac

One should eat to live, not live to eat.
- Moliere

But, alas!
what poor Woman is ever taught that she should have
a higher Design than to get her a Husband?
- Mary Astell

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance
and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Marriage should be a duet - when one sings,
the other claps.
- Joe Murray


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