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Wise Quotes about Things

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

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

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A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb


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Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

Do the difficult things while they are easy
and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

 

The softest things in the world overcome
the hardest things in the world.
- Lao Tzu

Stay at the center
and let all things take their course.
- Lao Tzu

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

The things of this world exist;
they are; you can't refuse them.
- Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching - Book One #2 - version by Ursula K. Le Guin

The beginning of wisdom is to
call things by their right names.
- Chinese proverb

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

It is not he who reviles or strikes you who insults you,
but your opinion that these things are insulting.
- Epictetus

The promises we makes to ourselves are the things
that assure us we have the capacity to keep our promises to others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Mastery is not measured by the number of terrible
things you eliminate from your life, but by
the number of times you eliminate calling them terrible.
- Neale Donald Walsch

From small beginnings come great things.
- Anonymous

Things do not change; we change.
- Henry David Thoreau

Often, the greatest joy is to be found not in new things,
but in old things seen through new eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Meditation is neither shutting things out nor off.
It is seeing things clearly,
and deliberately positioning yourself differently in relationship to them.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

Never do things others can do and will do
if there are things others cannot do or will not do.
- Amelia Earhart

The best things in life are free.
- Anonymous

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What people say, what people do,
and what they say they do
are entirely different things.
- Margaret Mead

If you realize that all things change,
there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
If you are not afraid of dying,
there is nothing you cannot achieve.
- Lao Tzu

Time cures all things.
- Proverb

Three things cannot be long hidden:
the sun, the moon, and the truth.
- The Buddha

Patience is a form of wisdom.
It demonstrates that we understand and accept
the fact that sometimes things must unfold in their own time.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

Be alert. The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The highest and most beautiful things in life
are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but,
if one will, are to be lived.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

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

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We know nothing at all.
All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren.
The real nature of things we shall never know.
- Albert Einstein

All difficult things have
their origin in that which is easy,
and great things in that which is small.
- Lao Tzu

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
- Josh Billings

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

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
- Titus Livius

Chaos is inherent in all compounded things.
Strive on with diligence.
- The Buddha

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yutang

Simply put, you believe that things
or people make you unhappy,
but this is not accurate.
You make yourself unhappy.
- Wayne Dyer

To see things in the seed, that is genius.
- Lao Tzu

Men are disturbed not by things,
but by the view which they take of them.
- Epictetus

All life is change.
Release your attachment to the way things have been,
and wend your way joyfully
through life's unfolding majesty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Things are seldom what they seem.
- William S. Gilbert (Gilbert and Sullivan: HMS Pinafore)

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

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are not disturbed by things,
but by the view they take of them.
- Epictetus

If you understand, things are just as they are;
if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
- Zen Proverb

The mystery of the beginning
of all things is insoluble by us;
and I for one, must be content to remain an agnostic.
- Charles Darwin

Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge -
broad, deep knowledge - is to know true ends from false,
and lofty things from low.
- Helen Keller

Do not seek to bring things to pass
in accordance with your wishes,
but wish for them as they are,
and you will find them.
- 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

Personal importance, or taking things personally,
is the maximum expression of selfishness
because we make the assumption that everything is about me.
- don Miguel Ruiz

We can always choose to perceive things differently.
You can focus on what's wrong in your life,
or you can focus on what's right.
- Marianne Williamson

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Do the small things of life with a relaxed awareness.
When you are eating, eat totally -
chew totally, taste totally, smell totally.
Touch your bread, feel the texture.
Smell the bread, smell the flavor.
Chew it, let it dissolve into your being.
- Osho

You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life
than the greatest of things without it.
- Carl Jung

We keep moving forward, opening new doors,
and doing new things, because we're curious
and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
- Walt Disney

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

If we let things terrify us,
life will not be worth living.
- Seneca

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we all did the things we are capable of doing,
we would literally astound ourselves.
- Thomas Edison

Morality is the basis of things
and truth is the substance of all morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Simply see that you are at the center of the universe,
and accept all things and beings
as parts of your infinite body.
When you perceive that an act done to another
is done to yourself,
you have understood the great truth.
- Lao Tzu

There are those that look at things
the way they are, and ask "Why?"
I dream of things that never were, and ask "Why not?"
- Robert F. Kennedy paraphrase of George Bernard Shaw


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