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Wise Quotes about Two

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

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

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When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

Every tomorrow has two handles.
We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety
or the handle of faith.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Cause and effect are two sides of one fact.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

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Unity can only be manifested by the Binary.
Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
- The Buddha

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

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

We have two ears and one mouth so that
we can listen twice as much as we speak.
- Epictetus

Pride comes in two flavors -
be careful which you choose -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- old proverb often attributed to David Lloyd George

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

To live a satisfying life requires two steps...
1. Plan your life goals.
2. Act on your plan - every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mind exists in time, in fact the mind is time;
it exists in the past and the future.
And remember, time consists of only two tenses,
the past and the future.
The present is not part of time,
the present is part of eternity.
- Osho

All the Buddhas of all the ages have been
telling you a very simple fact:
Be - don't try to become.
Within these two words, be and becoming,
your whole life is contained.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth
- not going all the way and not starting.
- The Buddha

Life change comes about in two complementary ways -
the "aha" moment, which occurs in a flash of insight;
and the conscious redesigning of habitual behaviors,
which is a lifelong project.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated;
you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- David Lloyd George

Winners must have two things:
definite goals and a burning desire to achieve them.
- Anonymous

As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands.
One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
- Audrey Hepburn

Pride comes in two flavors -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

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

Friendship is not possible between two women
one of whom is very well dressed.
- Laurie Colwin

Prejudice is a two-edged sword.
Like the steel sort of sword, it's very sharp, very useful,
and very dangerous if not properly mastered.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The meeting of two personalities is
like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Carl Jung

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
- Aristotle

Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons
to promote the good and happiness of one another.
- Eustace Budgell

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
- Mencius

Understanding is a two-way street.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

This communicating of a man's self to his friend
works two contrary effects;
for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half.
- Francis Bacon

You can make more friends in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get other people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

This is the answer to all questions about relationship.
When two people sing their lives in harmony,
their lives are grand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment
and the other by acts of love. Power based on love
is a thousand times more effective and permanent
then the one derived from fear of punishment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man
are those of bearing and forbearing.
- Epictetus

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

All philosophy lies in two words,
sustain and abstain.
- Epictetus

Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God.
- Billy Graham

Praying is important when you wake up
at two o'clock in the morning
feeling sick from eating something dumb the day before.
- Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.
- Khalil Gibran

People sort themselves into groups
of happy people and unhappy people
through two different, but complementary mechanisms,
influence and affinity.
I influence those around me
with my emotional state, either happy or unhappy.
At the same time, I feel an affinity
for others who are like me in some way -
in this case by sharing my emotional outlook on life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is a game that two can play and both win.
- Eva Gabor

At the beginning and at the end of love,
the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone.
- Jean de la Bruyere

The Two Great Lessons of Life: Choose Love & Trust God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As a rock star, I have two instincts,
I want to have fun, and I want to change the world.
I have a chance to do both.
- Bono

The career of a sage is of two kinds:
He is either honored by all in the world,
Like a flower waving its head,
Or else he disappears into the silent forest.
- Lao Tzu

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
- Aristotle

We were given:
Two hands to hold.
Two legs to walk.
Two eyes to see.
Two ears to listen.
But why only one heart?
Because the other was given to someone else.
For us to find.
- Anonymous

Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
- Benjamin Franklin

It takes two to speak the truth:
one to speak, and another to hear.
- Henry David Thoreau

There are always two forces warring against each other within us.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

God has given us two hands, one to receive with
and the other to give with.
- Billy Graham

Give the right man two fishes and some bread,
and he will feed the world;
give the wrong man two fishes and some bread
and he will invent the fast-food fish sandwich.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I truly believe that happiness is possible...
even when you're thirty-three
and have a bottom the size of two bowling balls.
- the movie Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

There are two kinds of people,
those who do the work,
and those who take the credit.
Try to be in the first group;
there is less competition there.
- Indira Gandhi

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I ...
I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference.
- Robert Frost

A Great Relationship is the Dance of Two Great Lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Music fills the infinite between two souls.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Two souls with but a single thought,
Two hearts that beat as one.
- Friedrich Halm

Falling in love and having a relationship
are two different things.
- Keanu Reeves

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

You can close more business in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

Love allows your beloved the freedom to be unlike you.
Attachment asks for conformity to your needs and desires.
Love imposes no demands.
Attachment expresses an overwhelming demand - "Make me feel whole."
Love expands beyond the limits of two people.
Attachment tries to exclude everything but two people.
- Deepak Chopra in The Path to Love

There are two kinds of stones,
as everyone knows,
one of which rolls.
- Amelia Earhart

There are two means of refuge
from the miseries of life:
music and cats.
- Albert Schweitzer

Love is what makes two people
sit in the middle of a park bench
when there is plenty of room at both ends.
- Anonymous

Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind,
going and coming like ourselves,
traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day,
and through space heaven knows how fast and far!
- John Muir


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