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Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Related topics: Values Motivational Life Human-Nature Psychology Live-By Self Self-Esteem Self-Confidence

My greatest Power and my greatest Inner Peace come
when I Intend my future, and when I avoid Expecting it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

 

It is idle to dread what you cannot avoid.
- Publilius Syrus

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
- Elbert Hubbard

A sloth lives a pretty good life, s-l-o-w-l-y.
Maybe we have something to learn from him.
Some days, being sloth-like may be just what you need
to avoid being consumed by urgency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

Merely to avoid harming others is not enough.
Earn your place in this world by doing good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
- Dale Carnegie

People will do anything, no matter how absurd,
to avoid facing their own souls.
- Carl Jung

Do you not know that there comes a midnight hour
when every one has to throw off his mask?
Do you believe that life will always let itself be mocked?
Do you think you can slip away a little before midnight
in order to avoid this? Or are you not terrified by it?
I have seen men in real life who so long deceived others
that at last their true nature could not reveal itself;...
In every man there is something which to a certain degree
prevents him from becoming perfectly transparent to himself;
and this may be the case in so high a degree,
he may be so inexplicably woven into relationships of life
which extend far beyond himself that he almost cannot reveal himself.
But he who cannot reveal himself cannot love,
and he who cannot love is the most unhappy man of all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

I was told to avoid the business all together because of the rejection.
People would say to me, 'Don't you want to have a normal
job and a normal family?' I guess that would be good advice for some people,
but I wanted to act.
- Jennifer Aniston

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid
pregnancy by a resort to mathematics,
though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.
- H. L. Mencken

You can't operate a company by fear,
because the way to eliminate fear is to avoid criticism.
And the way to avoid criticism is to do nothing.
- Steve Ross

Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience,
impair your health, and dissipate your property.
- Jean de la Bruyere

No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else.
- Katharine Graham

One should respect public opinion insofar
as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison,
but anything that goes beyond this
is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.
- Bertrand Russell

If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks
that precede cannon shots.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Fitness needs to be perceived as fun and games or we subconsciously avoid it.
- Alan Thicke

Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected
in a cosmic religion for the future:
It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology;
it covers both the natural and the spiritual,
and it is based on a religious sense
aspiring from the experience of all things,
natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity.
- Albert Einstein

History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.
- Konrad Adenauer

Avoiding danger is no safer
in the long run than outright exposure.
he fearful are caught as often as the bold.
- Helen Keller

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Guilt is only another way of avoiding informed action.
- Audre Lorde

When we come into the present,
we begin to feel the life around us again,
but we also encounter whatever we have been avoiding.
We must have the courage to face whatever is present -
our pain, our desires, our grief,
our loss, our secret hopes our love -
everything that moves us most deeply.
- Jack Kornfield

Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature,
nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer
in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

You have to be an original individual;
you have to find your innermost core on your own,
with no guide, no guiding scriptures.
It is a dark night, but with the intense fire of inquiry
you are bound to come to the sunrise.
Everybody who has burned with intense inquiry
has found the sunrise.
Others only believe.
Those who believe are not religious,
they are simply avoiding the great adventure
of religion by believing.
- Osho

There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed
to the advantage of others.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
- Virginia Woolf

The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit
that still carries any reward.
- John Maynard Keynes

The third certainty of life, after death and taxes,
is that nothing will work out the way you want.
Life is fully as bad as you think it is.
Choose to live joyfully anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't pay taxes - they take taxes.
- Chris Rock

Washington is a place where politicians don't know
which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down.
- Robert Orben

I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse,
for any reason, whenever it's possible.
- Milton Friedman

People try to live within their income so they can
afford to pay taxes to a government that can't live within its income.
- Robert Half

The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept
a majority of the people from ever questioning the
inequity of a system where most people drudge along,
paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
- Gore Vidal

Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.
- Calvin Coolidge

We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.
- Milton Friedman

If you have an important point to make,
don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
- Winston Churchill

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God,
visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children
to the third and fourth generations.
- Exodus 20:5

Some people are born on third base and go through life
thinking they hit a triple.
- Barry Switzer

By three methods we may learn wisdom:
First,
by reflection, which is noblest; Second,
by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience,
which is the bitterest.
- Confucius

If you do something once,
people will call it an accident.
If you do it twice, t
hey call it a coincidence.
But do it a third time, and
you've just proven a natural law.
- Grace Hopper

Clarke's Third Law:
Any sufficiently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I say, If everybody in this house lives where it's God first,
friends and family second and you third,
we won't ever have an argument.
- Jeff Foxworthy

When you are fitted in a racing car and you race to win,
second or third place is not enough.
- Ayrton Senna

If we were to select the most intelligent,
imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind,
all races would be present.
- Franz Boas

Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
- Truman Capote

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Joseph Campbell

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

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

Laugh Loud - Laugh Often
Laugh At What's Funny - Laugh At What's Sad
Laugh At Me - Laugh At You - Laugh At Life
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing


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