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We tend to forget that happiness doesn't
come as a result of getting something we don't have,
but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
- Frederick Koenig

Related topics: Inspirational Gratitude

When you pray for anyone, you tend to
modify your personal attitude toward them.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.
- Terry Pratchett

If the only tool you have is a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

 

The grass is not always greener
on the other side of the fence.
Fences have nothing to do with it.
The grass is greenest where it is watered.
When crossing over fences, carry water with you
and tend the grass wherever you may be.
- Anonymous

We all tend to measure our worth by what we DO -
the actions we take.
We also highly value what we SAY.
However, the greatest impact we have
on our family, our friends,
and our world is our kindness and love.
A bowl of soup served with love
is a greater gift than a steak dinner served brusquely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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If your only tool is a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

The difference between men friends and women friends
is that men tend to do things together,
women tend to just be together.
- Art Jahnke

In many ways, it is easier to be a good giver than a good receiver.
The giver chooses the gift and the timing.
More important, societal and religious traditions
tend to elevate the status of giver and lower the status of receiver.
When the Bible (Acts 20:32-35) speaks of it being
more blessed to give than to receive,
I believe that a better translation might be
"take" rather than "receive," as the context
of that passage is "coveting."
Certainly there is nothing blessed about coveting,
stealing, begging, or demanding,
however the skill of graciously receiving a freely offered gift
is another matter entirely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Gardening is all about optimism.
I put a seed in the ground.
I consistently tend it,
confident I will see the results, in time,
of the nurture I have provided.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Conversations with God are very different
from the usual nature of prayer.
Prayers are commonly only in one direction -
the one praying speaks and hopes God is listening.
Prayers also tend to focus on asking
for specific things or outcomes one wants,
rather than seeking to better understand the mind of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anger and Danger are intimately intertwined.
An angry person is a dangerous person,
whether that person crosses our path
or whether the angry person is ourself.
To complete the anger/danger cycle,
whenever we feel threatened -
when we believe we are in danger -
we tend to exhibit anger as well as fear.
We look for someone to blame for the dangerous situation,
and direct our anger toward them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Make the most of your regrets;
never smother your sorrow,
but tend and cherish it till it comes to have
a separate and integral interest.
To regret deeply is to live afresh.
- Henry David Thoreau

It seems that we have it backward in our society.
We tend to look up to people
who are under a great deal of stress,
who can handle loads of stress,
and those who are under a great deal of pressure.
- Richard Carlson

I like to talk about a thing I call a "practiced pause."
Just a few moments of pausing allows me
to consider a circumstance and take stock
of what the best direction might be.
Reactions tend to rise from habit and unconsidered action.
A Response is considered and thoughtful.
My actions are my own and I am, singularly,
responsible for what I see, say, feel and exert.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

In spite of unseasonable wind, snow
and unexpected weather of all sorts -
a gardener still plants.
And tends what they have planted ...
believing that Spring will come.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If one does not understand a person,
one tends to regard him as a fool.
- Carl Jung

Man tends to treat all of his opinions as principles.
- Herbert Sebastian Agar

Collective fear stimulates herd instinct,
and tends to produce ferocity toward
those who are not regarded as members of the herd.
- Bertrand Russell

Man tends to increase at a greater rate
than his means of subsistence.
- Charles Darwin

The crops were planted, tended, and harvested -
now the ground lies fallow, awaiting the new planting.
Did the year fail? I think not.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

Friends share our pain and touch our wounds
with a gentle and tender hand.
- Henri Nouwen

Could we see when and where we are to meet again,
we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye.
- Ouida

In all my ways of seeing - may I use new glasses,
a telescope and a microscope.
And may I always allow myself to see a circumstance
through the tender hearts of my friends.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

In a separation it is the one
who is not really in love
who says the more tender things.
- Marcel Proust

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

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.

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
- Proverb

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

Never stop dreaming your inspired future.
Believing in your dreams is only the first step,
but unless you have a dream that you believe in,
you are leaving your future to random chance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies

Let every day be the first day
of the rest of your life,
but especially let today be a new beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

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

Today is the first and last day of forever.
- Edward, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

Know first that you have absolutely no power to change the world,
and then address all your energies and intent toward improving it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Habits are cobwebs at first, cables at last.
- Chinese proverb

Recognizing my blindness is the first step
toward regaining my sight.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
- Socrates

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

Today, I Do What Is Important To Me, First.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A leader is not one who says, "Follow me."
A leader is one who says, "I'll go first."
- Neale Donald Walsch

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
- Epictetus

The first quality that is needed is audacity.
- Winston Churchill

"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?"
Jesus replied:
"'Love the Lord your God with all your heart
and with all your soul and with all your mind.'
This is the first and greatest commandment.
And the second is like it:
'Love your neighbor as yourself.'
All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
- Matthew 22:36-40


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