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Avery Brooks Quotes

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What I am is a thinking, feeling human being compelled by history.
- Avery Brooks

Knowledge is going to make you stronger.
Knowledge is going to let you control your life.
Knowledge is going to give you the wisdom to teach their children.
Knowledge is the thing that makes you smile in the face of disaster.
- Avery Brooks

Until the world in some way changes,
then my responsibility is to share what I know and
more importantly to behave like I know about the extraordinary
work and effort and blood shed for me to be able to sit here.
- Avery Brooks

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

 

Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.
- Lao Tzu

To keep your thinking young, stay curious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
- Steve Jobs

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When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves
and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- Joseph Campbell

My only reason for not experiencing bliss at this very moment
is thinking about what I don't have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life does not consist mainly,
or even largely, of facts or happenings.
It consist mainly of the storm of thoughts
that is forever flowing through one's head.
- Mark Twain

Whenever God wakes in us, our thinking
becomes clear - nothing is missing.
- St. Thomas Aquinas

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light,
but by making the darkness conscious.
- Carl Jung

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

Thinking is necessary, but not sufficient, for living a great life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's essential to tell the truth at all times.
This will reduce life's pain.
Lying distorts reality.
All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.
- John Bradshaw

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Thinking is what most people resort to after all else fails.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What are you committed to?
Have you started, or are you still thinking about it -
and making excuses?
Do you work toward your goal each day?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That sense of sacredness,
that thinking in generations,
must begin with reverence for this earth.
- Paul Tsongas

A quotation is a handy thing to have about,
saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The only place where your dream becomes impossible
is in your own thinking.
- Robert H. Schuller

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

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

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry,
that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware
of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
- Bertrand Russell

We cannot solve our problems with the same
thinking we used when we created them.
- Albert Einstein

When all else fails, try thinking.
- Anonymous

The only roadblock to success is limited thinking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Positive thinking will let you do everything
better than negative thinking will.
- Zig Ziglar

When all think alike, no one is thinking very much.
- Walter Lippmann

This moment! - this here-now - is forgotten
when you start thinking in terms of achieving something.
When the achieving mind arises,
you lose contact with the paradise you are in.
- Osho

Between believing a thing and thinking you KNOW
is only a small step and quickly taken.
- Mark Twain

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.
- Winston Churchill

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
- W. Clement Stone

Steve Jobs' Three Rules of Life ...
1. Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
2. Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice.
3. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hopeful thinking can get you out of your fear zone
and into your appreciation zone.
- Martha Beck

Thinking isn't agreeing or disagreeing. That's voting.
- Robert Frost

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

Success is a state of mind.
If you want success,
start thinking of yourself as a success.
- Joyce Brothers

Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any.
- Alice Walker

Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict
between thinking and feeling.
- Carl Jung

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Everyone is a mirror image of yourself -
your own thinking coming back at you.
- Byron Katie

Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
- Jonas Salk

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest
for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu

Choose your goal and keep your eye on it. Never give up.
Perhaps you will need to change your plan
and approach you goal from a different direction, but don't quit.
Keep thinking. Keep re-planning. Keep going.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you are alone you are not alone,
you are simply lonely -
and there is a tremendous difference
between loneliness and aloneness.
When you are lonely you are thinking of the other,
you are missing the other.
Loneliness is a negative state.
You are feeling that it would have been
better if the other were there -
your friend, your wife, your mother,
your beloved, your husband.
It would have been good if the other
were there, but the other is not.
Loneliness is absence of the other.
Aloneness is the presence of oneself.
Aloneness is very positive.
It is a presence, overflowing presence.
You are so full of presence
that you can fill the whole universe
with your presence and there is no need for anybody.
- Osho

I was thinking that I might fly today.
Just to disprove all the things you say...
please be careful with me, I'm sensitive,
and I'd like to stay that way.
- Jewel

A state of expectancy is a great asset;
a state of uncertainty -
one moment thinking "perhaps"
and the next moment thinking "I don't know" -
will never get desired results.
- Ernest Holmes

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

My vision of a real humanity is of pure individuals
relating to each other, but not tied in any relationship.
They will be loving to each other,
but not being possessive of each other.
They will be sharing with each other
all their joys and all their blessings,
but never even in their dreams thinking of dominating,
thinking of enslaving the other person.
- Osho (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh)

There is a magnet in your heart
that will attract true friends.
That magnet is unselfishness,
thinking of others first;
when you learn to live for others,
they will live for you.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking
that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.
- Don Marquis

Faith is much better than belief.
Belief is when someone else does the thinking.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

How we think shows through in how we act.
Attitudes are mirrors of the mind.
They reflect thinking.
- David Joseph Schwartz

Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
- Kin Hubbard

A newborn does not have worry, or stress, or anger,
because they have not yet learned those things.
Consider what life would be like if you could
forget all the past resentments and perceived offenses
that color your thinking and your emotions.
Buddhists call that state "beginner mind" -
an opening to experience life
without the jaundiced filter of past disappointments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career.
I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party,
what my son was writing.
I was thinking about Legos.
- Jill Clayburgh

Success is a lousy teacher.
It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
- Bill Gates

Building art is a synthesis of life in materialised form.
We should try to bring in under the same hat not a
splintered way of thinking,
but all in harmony together.
- Alvar Aalto

Smile, it makes people wonder what you are thinking.
- Anonymous

Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows,
must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking,
belief in the absolute power of logic.
- Alexis Carrel

We'll sort of get over the marriage first and then maybe look at the kids.
But obviously we want a family so we'll have to start thinking about that.
- Prince William

Positive thinking has acquired a bad reputation -
which I believe to be totally undeserved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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