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

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Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Know that anger is always fear and frustration.
What if we could lean back into the arms of Spirit
and trust the future?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must build dikes of courage
to hold back the flood of fear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
- Henry David Thoreau

The more we know about how we lost
our spontaneous wonder and creativity,
the more we can find ways to get them back.
- John Bradshaw

May the road rise up to meet you,
may the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face
and the rain fall softly on your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
- Irish Blessing

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

One can pay back the loan of gold,
but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.
- Malayan Proverb

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Whenever the World Frowns, I Smile Back.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What I know for sure is that
what you give comes back to you.
- Oprah Winfrey

I have accepted fear as a part of life -
specifically the fear of change...
I have gone ahead despite the pounding
in the heart that says: turn back.
- Erica Jong

Every moment wasted looking back
keeps us from moving forward.
- Hilary Clinton

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Who forces time is pushed back by time;
who yields to time finds time on his side.
- The Talmud

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

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
- Henry David Thoreau

If we are to go forward, we must go back
and rediscover those precious values -
that all reality hinges on moral foundations
and that all reality has spiritual control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a mirror, and will reflect back
to the thinker what he thinks into it.
- Ernest Holmes

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone is a mirror image of yourself -
your own thinking coming back at you.
- Byron Katie

If you have zest and enthusiasm y
ou attract zest and enthusiasm.
Life does give back in kind.
- Norman Vincent Peale

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

Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply
about what you believe in.
When you stumble, keep faith.
When you're knocked down, get right back up.
And never listen to anyone who says
you can't or shouldn't go on.
- Hilary Clinton

Let us not look back in anger
or forward in fear,
but around in awareness.
- James Thurber

You must unlearn what you have learned.
- the character Yoda in the movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

I can't go back to yesterday -
because I was a different person then.
- Lewis Carroll

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated,
it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
- Washington Irving

Unexpected events can set you back or set you up.
It's all a matter of - perspective.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

Life was meant to be lived,
and curiosity must be kept alive.
One must never, for whatever reason,
turn his back on life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Laughter gives us distance.
It allows us to step back from an event,
deal with it and then move on.
- Bob Newhart

When the World Frowns, I Smile Back.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things.
- Robert Brault

I tried to remember how to exhale.
I had to look away before it came back to me.
- Bella, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

Life is like a roller coaster - scream Whee... on the way down,
and let the momentum carry you back up the next hill.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Looking at a sunset, just for a second
you forget your separateness:
you are the sunset.
That is the moment when you feel the beauty of it.
But the moment you say that it is a beautiful sunset,
you are no longer feeling it;
you have come back to your separate,
enclosed entity of the ego.
Now the mind is speaking.
- Osho

We are tied to the ocean.
And when we go back to the sea,
whether it is to sail or to watch -
we are going back from whence we came.
- John F. Kennedy

Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow
their children to come back home.
- Bill Cosby

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm at an age when my back goes out more than I do.
- Phyllis Diller

In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.
- Charles M. Schulz in his Peanuts cartoon

Throw your dreams into space like a kite,
and you do not know what it will bring back,
a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
- Anais Nin

Impart as much as you can of your spiritual being
to those who are on the road with you,
and accept as something precious
what comes back to you from them.
- Albert Schweitzer

Time to Die:
A Zen teacher had a rare and priceless teacup.
One day, his precocious student accidentally broke the cup.
Hearing the footsteps of his teacher,
the student held the pieces of the cup behind his back.
When the master appeared, he asked: "Why do people have to die?"
"This is natural," explained the teacher.
"Everything has to die and has just so long to live."
The student showed the shattered cup, saying,
"It was time for your cup to die."
- Traditional Zen Koan

Front yards are not made to walk in, but, at most, through,
and you could go in the back way.
- Henry David Thoreau

When it hurts to look back,
and you're scared to look ahead,
you can look beside you
and your best friend will be there.
- Anonymous

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers,
but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.
The curriculum is so much necessary raw material,
but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant
and for the soul of the child.
- Carl Jung

He's my friend that speaks well of me behind my back.
- Thomas Fuller

Get people back into the kitchen and combat the trend
toward processed food and fast food.
- Andrew Weil

A man can't ride your back unless it's bent.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

She is a friend of mind.
She gather me, man.
The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back
to me in all the right order.
It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.
- Toni Morrison

Everything that slows us down and forces patience,
everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature,
is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
- May Sarton

I love to swim for miles; I could just go back and forth.
- Jill Clayburgh

All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying
to get back to where it was.
- Toni Morrison

Soon silence will have passed into legend.
Man has turned his back on silence.
Day after day he invents machines and devices that
increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life,
contemplation, meditation.
- Jean Arp

Aeneas carried his aged father on his back from the
ruins of Troy and so do we all,
whether we like it or not, perhaps even if we have never known them.
- Angela Carter

When you finally go back to your old home,
you find it wasn't the old home you missed but your childhood.
- Sam Ewing

If by chance some day you're not feeling well
and you should remember some silly thing I've said or done
and it brings back a smile to your face or a chuckle to your heart,
then my purpose as your clown has been fulfilled.
- Red Skelton

The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings
his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance.
- Peter De Vries

Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself out
into interplanetary space,
after having given up on the problem of an efficient
way to get himself five miles to work and back each day.
- Bill Vaughan

If you are going to throw a club, it is important to throw it ahead of you,
down the fairway, so you don't have to waste energy
going back to pick it up.
- Tommy Bolt


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