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Lens Quotes

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Words are a lens to focus one's mind.
- Ayn Rand

Just as in the comedies, a person who is in love
with the idea of love sees prospective partners
through the lens of idealism.
The reaction is, "This must be the one.
They are so perfect - the match of my dreams."
Is that person they just met a perfect match?
It's unlikely their friends think so.
So what happened? That person with the cute smile
was not much more than a mirror for the hopes and dreams
of the one in love with love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

 

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am not a slave to my thoughts or emotions.
- Richard Carlson

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

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

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- 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

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

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

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
- The Buddha

For those who do not live in fear of scarcity, life is unlimited.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
- The Buddha

I have not failed.
I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
- Thomas Edison

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Dalai Lama

Forgiveness does not change the past,
but it does enlarge the future.
- Paul Boese

One must know not just how to accept a gift,
but with what grace to share it.
- Maya Angelou

Success is a journey, not a destination.
- Ben Sweetland

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.
- Carl Jung

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

What do we live for, if it is not
to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

Count your blessings - not your troubles.
- Dale Carnegie

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
- John F. Kennedy

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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