50 Amazing Quotes

While reading The Purpose Fairy’s post 50 Quotes That Will Change the Way You Think, I decided to share with y’all and see what you thought of them.

Which are your favorites???  There are so many of these that resonate with me.

  1. “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  2. “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” ~ Albert Einstein
  3. “World belongs to humanity, not this leader, that leader or that king or prince or religious leader. World belongs to humanity. “ ~ Dalai Lama
  4. “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
  5. “As you think, so shall you become.” ~ Bruce Lee
  6. “You cannot get sick enough to help sick people get better. You cannot get poor enough to help poor people thrive. It is only in your thriving that you have anything to offer anyone. If you’re wanting to be of an advantage to others, be as tapped in, turned in, turned on as you can possibly be.” ~ Abraham
  7. “Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy. For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man’s hunger. And if you grudge the crushing of the grapes, your grudge distils a poison in the wine. And if you sing though as angels, and love not the singing, you muffle man’s ears to the voices of the day and the voices of the night.” ~ Kahlil Gibran
  8. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” ~ Confucius
  9. “For the first time in my life I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth – that Love is the ultimate and highest goal to which man can aspire. Then I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love.” ~ Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning
  10. “Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.” ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
  11. “Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about.” ~ Saskya Pandita
  12. “God’s one and only voice is silence.” ~ Herman Melville
  13. “Can you deal with the most vital matters by letting events take their course? Can you step back from you own mind and thus understand all things? Giving birth and nourishing, having without possessing, acting with no expectations, leading and not trying to control: this is the supreme virtue.” ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
  14. “In pursuit of knowledge, every day something is added. In the practice of the Tao, every day something is dropped. Less and less do you need to force things, until finally you arrive at non-action. When nothing is done, nothing is left undone. True mastery can be gained by letting things go their own way. It can’t be gained by interfering.” ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
  15. “We are one, after all, you and I, together we suffer, together exist and forever will recreate each other.” ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  16. “Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  17. “Don’t Take Anything Personally: Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz
  18. “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” ~ 1 Peter 3:3-4
  19. “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  20. “Never tell a child,” said George Macdonald, ‘you have a soul. Teach him, you are a soul; you have a body.’ As we learn to think of things always in this order, that the body is but the temporary clothing of the soul, our views of death and the unbefittingness of customary mourning will approximate to those of Friends of earlier generations.”
  21. “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  22. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” ~ Walt Disney
  23. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” ~ Judy Garland
  24. “Learn to… be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.” ~ Henri-Frédéric Amiel
  25. “Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.” ~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden, or Life in the Woods
  26. “Fame or integrity: which is more important? Money or happiness: which is more valuable? Success of failure: which is more destructive? If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never truly be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
  27. “How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!” ~ Proverbs 16:16
  28. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” ~ Robert Frost
  29. “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” ~ T.S. Eliot
  30. “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” ~ Albert Einstein
  31. “When you get free from certain fixed concepts of the way the world is, you find it is far more subtle, and far more miraculous, than you thought it was.” ~ Alan Watts
  32. “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving. A good artist lets his intuition lead him wherever it wants. A good scientist has freed himself of concepts and keeps his mind open to what is.” ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
  33. “The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind.” ~ Rumi
  34. “When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” ― Patañjali
  35. “Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” ~ Paul Brandt
  36. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  37. “The kingdom of God is within you.” ~ Luke 17:21
  38. “Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is within you.” ~ Rumi
  39. “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” ~ C.S. Lewis
  40. “The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.” ~ Andre Maurois
  41. “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”
  42. “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
  43. “He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.” ~ Unknown
  44. “When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  45. “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” ~ Galatians 6:9
  46. “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” ~ John Lennon
  47. “He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.” ~ 1 John 4:8
  48. “A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be” ~ Abraham Maslow
  49. “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.” ~ Erma Bombeck
  50. “People tend to dwell more on negative things than on good things. So the mind then becomes obsessed with negative things, with judgments, guilt and anxiety produced by thoughts about the future and so on.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  51. “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life ? “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” ~ Matthew 6:25-34

 

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