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Bishop John Spong Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Bishop John Spong.

I learned early in life that you get places by having the right enemies.
- Bishop John Spong

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy,
to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter,
and to lead but not manipulate.
- William Arthur Ward

 

Only those who have learned the power
of sincere and selfless contribution
experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
- Tony Robbins

Love is what we were born with.
Fear is what we learned here.
Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- Marianne Williamson

True wisdom cannot be learned in a lifetime,
but can be revealed in a moment,
for it has always lived within each and every one of us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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I've learned that mistakes can often be
as good a teacher as success.
- Jack Welch

Education is what survives when
what has been learned has been forgotten.
- B. F. Skinner

He who is not everyday conquering some fear
has not learned the secret of life.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The secret of merging with Spirit
and recognizing the oneness of the whole Universe
cannot be learned in a lifetime, but can be revealed in a moment,
for it has always lived within each and every one of us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In the long history of humankind (and animal-kind, too)
those who learned to collaborate and
improvise most effectively have prevailed.
- Charles Darwin

My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood,
but it didn't because parenting can only be learned
by people who have no children.
- Bill Cosby

You must unlearn what you have learned.
- the character Yoda in the movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

I have learned, that if one advances confidently
in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

I've learned that you should always
leave loved ones with loving words.
It may be the last time you see them.
- Anonymous

No stream rises higher than its source.
Whatever man might build, could never
express or reflect more than he was.
He could record neither more nor less
than he had learned of life.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

In three words, I can sum up everything
I've learned about life - it goes on.
- Robert Frost

I am determined to be cheerful and happy
in whatever situation I may find myself.
For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness
is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
- Martha Washington

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We learned that economic growth and environmental protection
can and should go hand in hand.
- Christopher Dodd

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 learned the value of hard work by working hard.
- Margaret Mead

Just when I think I have learned the way to live,
life changes.
- Hugh Prather

I learned more stuff in church than I did in the world.
- Al Green

Friendship...
is not something you learn in school.
But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship,
you really haven't learned anything.
- Muhammad Ali

I would rather entertain and hope that people learned
something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
- Walt Disney

The only real failure in life is one not learned from.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who,
however, has never learned how to walk forward.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The art of medicine was to be properly learned only
from its practice and its exercise.
- Thomas Sydenham

The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of
learned lumber in his head.
- Alexander Pope

All that I know I learned after I was thirty.
- Georges Clemenceau

When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb.
After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to
find out how much he'd learned in three years.
- Frank Butler

One thing you learned as a Cubs fan:
when you bought you ticket,
you could bank on seeing the bottom of the ninth.
- Joe Garagiola

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there
was in me an invincible summer.
- Albert Camus

We learned the value of research in World War II.
- Amar Bose

They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself:
Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear.
- G. Gordon Liddy

An educated person is one who has learned that information
almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false,
misleading, fictitious, mendacious -
just dead wrong.
- Russell Baker

Education is what remains after one has forgotten
what one has learned in school.
- Albert Einstein

If I had learned education I would not have had time to learn anything else.
- Cornelius Vanderbilt

I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy.
First, let her think she's having her own way.
And second, let her have it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you
must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example.
My father wasn't perfect.
- Adam Sandler

Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope,
to love - and to put its trust in life.
- Joseph Conrad

Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent,
of forms assembled in the light.
- Le Corbusier

The only person who is educated is the one who has
learned how to learn and change.
- Carl Rogers

If an ignorant person is attracted by the things of the world,
that is bad.
But if a learned person is thus attracted,
it is worse.
- Abu Bakr

Leadership cannot really be taught.
It can only be learned.
- Harold S. Geneen

Once we have learned to read, meaning of words can
somehow register without consciousness.
- Katherine Mansfield

The only people that you really have,
that I learned, are your family, because they love you no matter what.
- Miley Cyrus

In times of change learners inherit the earth;
while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped
to deal with a world that no longer exists.
- Eric Hoffer

I learned more from the one restaurant that didn't
work than from all the ones that were successes.
- Wolfgang Puck

I learned that the purpose of the Twelve Steps is to do the will of God.
- Keith Miller

I learned more complex ways to manipulate the manipulators,
to bring attention to issues about which I felt passionate.
- Joey Skaggs

I have learned, as a rule of thumb, never to ask whether you can do something.
Say, instead, that you are doing it.
Then fasten your seat belt.
The most remarkable things follow.
- Julia Cameron

I learned this about coaching: You don't have to explain
victory and you can't explain defeat.
- Darrell Royal

I have learned to respect ideas, wherever they come from.
Often they come from clients.
Account executives often have big creative ideas,
regardless of what some writers think.
- Leo Burnett

I learned a lot about morality from fiction,
from movies.
- Rob Morrow

I do not believe in God; his existence has been disproved by Science.
But in the concentration camp, I learned to believe in men.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

While making Genevieve, I learned there could be a
lot more to a film than just acting in it.
- Dinah Sheridan

I have learned how to plant coastal hay,
fertilize and bale it.
- Janine Turner

I just feel I'm on a different page from the reviewers,
so I've learned not to care about them too much.
- Bobby Farrelly

I learned a long time ago in Hollywood that the only
person I should vote for is myself.
- Jack Nicholson

I learned that it is the weak who are cruel,
and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.
- Leo Rosten

Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that
it can never be fully learned.
- Izaak Walton

I guess what I learned the most was to feel lucky with
what I have been able to accomplish and what I have
and to feel humble about the people I have been able to work with.
- Stephen Dorff

I've just learned about his illness.
Let's hope it's nothing trivial.
- Irvin S. Cobb

Is it sufficient that you have learned to drive the car,
or shall we look and see what is under the hood? Most
people go through life without ever knowing.
- June Singer

It is unfair to blame man too fiercely for being pugnacious;
he learned the habit from Nature.
- Christopher Morley

Books were my pass to personal freedom.
I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered
there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.
- Oprah Winfrey

I learned enough Hebrew to stagger through a meaningless
ceremony that I scarcely remember.
- David Antin


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