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Norton Simon Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Norton Simon.

Well, darling, you can have your tearoom now.
- Norton Simon

To me, such functions are like supermarket openings.
- Norton Simon

All right, I will read what's in my pocket.
- Norton Simon

These are the people who are going to see the pictures in my museum.
- Norton Simon

 

I liked money more than going to school.
- Norton Simon

If the picture speaks to me, if it tells me something about myself,
then I want it.
Then I have to have it.
- Norton Simon

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

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Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Well-being is making its way to you at all times.
If you will relax and find a way to allow it,
it will be your experience.
- Abraham (Esther Hicks)

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread.
- John Muir

You are defined by your habits - choose well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength
which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
- Marcus Aurelius

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep,
so a life well spent brings happy death.
- Leonardo da Vinci

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

Life is a dangerous - ultimately fatal - endeavor,
so you may as well live it full out.
Chart your course, cast off the lines,
and boldly sail the seas of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Manage through the uncertainties.
Practice appropriate actions and participate in healthy choices.
Value and celebrate the loyalty of the individuals around you:
celebrate their competencies and successes, as well as your own.
Build up your circle and reinforce it at every opportunity.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

No face which we can give to a matter
will stead us so well at last as the truth.
This alone wears well.
- Henry David Thoreau

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

In my own deepening understanding of myself
I find my capacity to serve others is deepened as well.
The better I am at self-care
the more genuinely nurturing of others I am able to be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

A well-spent day brings happy sleep.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Always aim at complete harmony
of thought and word and deed.
Always aim at purifying your thoughts
and everything will be well.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often.
- Anonymous

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only
by the man who is as well organized
in his individuality as the mass itself.
- Carl Jung

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
- Henry David Thoreau

Holding-on does not have to be a desperate
teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Have the will to be well, to be happy, and to live in joy.
- Ernest Holmes

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded.
It's a relationship between equals.
Only when we know our own darkness well
can we be present with the darkness of others.
Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
- Pema Chodron

Treat the earth well,
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
- Native American Proverb

The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

See God in every person, place, and thing,
and all will be well in your world.
- Louise L. Hay

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
- Dave Barry

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

It is better to do one's own duty,
however defective it may be,
than to follow the duty of another,
however well one may perform it.
He who does his duty as
his own nature reveals it, never sins.
- Lao Tzu

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich,
for the hopes of the instructed
are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
- Epictetus

He's my friend that speaks well of me behind my back.
- Thomas Fuller

It's not very heroic to slay dragons.
Dragons are generally very peaceful and well behaved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is better to travel well than to arrive.
- The Buddha

The well-timed question is more impacting than an answer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

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

The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace.
A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being
that places harmony in one's life.
- Peace Pilgrim

Violence, even well intentioned,
always rebounds upon oneself.
- Lao Tzu

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

Hatred is blind, as well as love.
- Oscar Wilde

Your point of view sets you up well in advance
for how you view the events as they unfold.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you want reality to be different than it is,
you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.
- Byron Katie

You may as well laugh at life,
because it's certainly laughing at you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If everything seems to be going well,
you have obviously overlooked something.
- Anonymous

That some achieve great success,
is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
- Abraham Lincoln

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

All's well that ends well.
- Proverb (and title of a Shakespeare play)

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Well excuse me - we've got something
a little unusual going on here -
time travel, parallel universes,
or just a little common ordinary insanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin

What is once well done is done forever.
- Henry David Thoreau

Appreciation is a wonderful thing.
It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
- Voltaire

Let today be a day to trust your own inner guidance,
a day to have faith that your steps are carrying you
in the direction you desire,
a day to keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Learn to do common things uncommonly well;
we must always keep in mind that anything
that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
- George Washington Carver


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