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Alison Lurie Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Alison Lurie.

As one went to Europe to see the living past,
so one must visit Southern California to observe the future.
- Alison Lurie

We can lie in the language of dress or try to tell the truth;
but unless we are naked and bald,
it is impossible to be silent.
- Alison Lurie

There is a peculiar burning odor in the room,
like explosives.
the kitchen fills with smoke and the hot,
sweet, ashy smell of scorched cookies.
The war has begun.
- Alison Lurie

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

 

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

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

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

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

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

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

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity
are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

We are all different - and we are all one.
Take time to understand, and to appreciate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

One service to need heals an ancient wound.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
- e. e. cummings

To live a pure unselfish life,
one must count nothing as one's own
in the midst of abundance.
- The Buddha

Forgiveness is not always easy.
At times, it feels more painful
than the wound we suffered,
to forgive the one that inflicted it.
And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
- Marianne Williamson

If you are patient in one moment of anger,
you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
- Chinese Proverb

Each one has to find his peace from within.
And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The glow of one warm thought
is to me worth more than money.
- Thomas Jefferson

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

I teach one thing and one only:
that is, suffering and the end of suffering.
- The Buddha

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The happiness of one's own heart alone
cannot satisfy the soul;
one must try to include,
as necessary to one's own happiness,
the happiness of others.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

One can pay back the loan of gold,
but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.
- Malayan Proverb

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted,
every hill and mountain shall be made low,
the rough places will be made straight
and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed
and all flesh shall see it together.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I Am One With Spirit and All Creation -
I give thanks for the unity of all creation
and for everything that has brought me to this moment.
I release my entire being to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know even one life has
breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Better than a thousand hollow words,
is one word that brings peace.
- The Buddha

One movement toward light becomes a clear signpost on a long road.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

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

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Today... maybe I can take one step
on that profoundly complex path to peace.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common.
Celebrate it every day.
- Anonymous

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
- The Buddha

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)

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

All the darkness of the world cannot
extinguish the light of a single candle,
yet one candle can illuminate all the darkness.
- Jewish Hanukah Prayer

One must know not just how to accept a gift,
but with what grace to share it.
- Maya Angelou

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are each of us angels with only one wing,
and we can only fly by embracing one another.
- Lucretius


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