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Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Always do the right thing.
It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
- Mark Twain

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

The most astonishing thing about miracles is that they happen.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

 

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

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

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

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When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
- George Bernard Shaw

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

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

Example is not the main thing in influencing others.
It is the only thing.
- Albert Schweitzer

Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing.
- Vince Lombardi

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

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb

Not every difficult and dangerous thing
is suitable for training,
but only that which is conducive to success
in achieving the object of our effort.
- Epictetus

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)

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

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

Do the thing you fear,
and death of fear is certain.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Nurturing is not complex.
It's simply being tuned in to the thing or person before you
and offering small gestures toward what it needs at that time.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

To be oneself is a rare thing, and a great one.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing.
You don't win once in a while,
you don't do things right once in a while,
you do them right all the time.
Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
- Vince Lombardi

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

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again
and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein (attributed)

Never say or do anything you wouldn't want
to be the last thing you ever said or did.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus

Love: if you have to ask,
it's not the real thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

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

Life is not easy for any of us.
But what of that?
We must have perseverance
and above all confidence in ourselves.
We must believe that we are gifted for something
and that this thing must be attained.
- Marie Curie

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

It's the little things you do
that can make a big difference.
What are you attempting to accomplish?
What little thing can you do today
that will make you more effective?
You are probably only one step away from greatness.
- Bob Proctor

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

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

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

To have a right to do a thing
is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

To know how to free oneself is nothing;
the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom.
- Andre Gide

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
- Winston Churchill

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

The intellect is a cold thing
and a merely intellectual idea
will never stimulate thought
in the same manner that a spiritual idea does.
- Ernest Holmes

The nature of life is to be
a study of contrasts: joy/sadness, full/empty.
The Main Thing is to Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and all science.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Sometimes it is better to lose
and do the right thing
than to win and do the wrong thing.
- Tony Blair

Competition has been shown to be useful
up to a certain point and no further,
but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today,
begins where competition leaves off.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Where am I? Who am I? How did I come to be here?
What is this thing called the world?
How did I come into the world?
Why was I not consulted?
And If I am compelled to take part in it,
Where is the director? I want to see him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The most difficult thing is the decision to act,
the rest is merely tenacity.
The fears are paper tigers.
You can do anything you decide to do.
You can act to change and control your life;
and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
- Amelia Earhart

The only thing to do is to hug one's friend tight and do one's job.
- Edith Wharton

Whenever you do a thing,
act as if all the world were watching.
- Thomas Jefferson

Nothing is more valuable than your self respect.
When you lose respect for yourself, you have lost everything.
Whatever it takes, and whoever you upset,
do what you know - deep inside - is the right thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Confidence is the most important thing,
more important than gold or currency.
- Wen Jiabao

It is a better thing to weigh and measure priorities
in the illuminating light of your own mission
than to have your activities formed by the
impressions and expectations of others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
- Helen Keller

Forgiveness is not a one time thing.
Forgiveness must be practiced again and again in different ways
because we may find many dimensions to the wrongs we have suffered.
Bitterness and resentment are like weeds that can continue to pop up
until we have plucked out the last plant by its roots
and extinguished the last seed.
We must carefully tend the garden of our mind and soul,
lest we be overrun by the weeds of bitterness and regret.
- Carly Foster

Shake structures.
School yourself.
Look twice at a thing,
once upside down.
Answer yourself clearly.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A joke is a very serious thing.
- Winston Churchill

I gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience
in which I must stop and look fear in the face.
I say to myself, I've lived through this
and can take the next thing that comes along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

No greater thing is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig,
I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Epictetus

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

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


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