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Arthur Symons Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Arthur Symons.

A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere
faithfulness to what he saw before him.
- Arthur Symons

As perfume doth remain In the folds where it hath lain,
So the thought of you, remaining Deeply folded in my brain,
Will not leave me: all things leave me:
You remain.
- Arthur Symons

The most important thing taught to my students is to
not be so photo realist in what they depict.
- Frank Bruno

I think I probably hoped for it a little bit,
but I'm not an optimist.
I'm a realist...
or maybe even a pessimist.
- Clay Aiken

 

The leader has to be practical and a realist,
yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
- Eric Hoffer

I was quite excited, but I was sure I wouldn't win the race.
I am a realist.
- Jean Alesi

I don't ever want to be a sentimentalist.
I prefer to be a realist.
I'm not a romantic really.
- James Earl Jones

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Anyone who doesn't believe in miracles is not a realist.
- David Ben-Gurion

Why are we born? We're born eventually to die,
of course.
But what happens between the time we're born and we die? We're born to live.
One is a realist if one hopes.
- Studs Terkel

I am a mixture of idealist and realist.
- Roger Moore

This may sound trite, but bad things happen to good people,
and when you're facing terrorism, natural disaster,
you can have every wonderful plan in place,
but I am a realist.
- Warren Rudman

It may be said that modern Europe with teachers who
inform it that its realist instincts are beautiful,
acts ill and honors what is ill.
- Julien Benda

I have a lot of courage.
I'm a realist.
- Elisabeth Rohm

If you are a novelist of a certain type of temperament,
then what you really want to do is re-invent the world.
God wasn't too bad a novelist, except he was a Realist.
- John Barth

In Israel, in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles.
- David Ben-Gurion

In order to be a realist you must believe in miracles.
- H. C. Bailey

The pessimist complains about the wind;
the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
- William Arthur Ward

An idealist believes the short run doesn't count.
A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter.
A realist believes that what is done or left undone
in the short run determines the long run.
- Sydney J. Harris

I am a realist as well as an idealist,
and I think that it is incumbent upon those of us in
opposition to try to work within what are always arduous
circumstances to stretch the limits of the possible.
- Todd Gitlin

People want a cop-out, listen I'm a realist and I talk about motivation,
talk about all the things it takes to be greater or
are important to win and people want to use excuses all the time.
- Mike Ditka

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love is when the other person's happiness
is more important than your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

"It's not that important,
don't worry about it" is the answer,
now what was the question?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

The practice of forgiveness is our most important
contribution to the healing of the world.
- Marianne Williamson

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited.
Imagination encircles the world.
- Albert Einstein

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.
- Abraham Lincoln

Make your important choices in life
based on your values and your long-term objectives
rather than on a need for approval.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A great gift requires two people,
the giver and the receiver.
Think of a football pass -
skillfully catching the pass, the gift,
is fully as important, and difficult, as throwing it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth is certainly a branch of morality
and a very important one to society.
- Thomas Jefferson

It is a fine thing to be honest,
but it is also very important to be right.
- Winston Churchill

Today, I Do What Is Important To Me, First.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you are a gift to the world.
Your life is important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not what we choose that is important;
it is the reason we choose it.
- Carolyn Myss

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

Make Today count. Today - each Today -
is the most important day of your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never give up on the most important goals in your life.
Never give up on your life purpose.
Never give up on your core values.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Remember that nurturing yourself is as important
(if not more so) as nurturing others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment,
to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
- Charles Du Bos (1882-1939), from his book Approximations (1922)
(not Charles DuBois or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important
as what you become by achieving your goals.
- Henry David Thoreau

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown
is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
- Bertrand Russell

I'm so glad I never feel important, it does complicate life!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The most important promises are
the ones we make to ourselves.
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

Friendship with one's self is all important,
because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding spaceship earth,
and that is that no instruction book came with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

It is my choice to care deeply about others.
No kindness is too small to be important -
the smile to the bank teller,
the sincere "thank you" for all kindnesses received,
the reassuring hand on the shoulder of a loved one or friend.
There is compassion in selfless generosity,
but there is also compassion in heartfelt empathy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe

An idea that is developed and put into action
is more important than
an idea that exists only as an idea.
- The Buddha

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters
cannot be trusted with important matters.
- Albert Einstein

Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks,
that we concentrate only
on what is most significant and important.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If something is important to you,
attend to it immediately, and regularly.
If something is not really important to you,
that's great also -
just scratch it off your to-do list forever,
and never worry about it again.
Choose how you invest your time, and honor your choices.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe in yourself. Dream big dreams.
Set important goals. Take action on those goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

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

A life is not important except in
the impact it has on other lives.
- Jackie Robinson (baseball player)

It is important to expect nothing,
to take every experience,
including the negative ones,
as merely steps on the path,
and to proceed.
- Ram Dass

It's fine to celebrate success
but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
- Bill Gates

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


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