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Commonplace Quotes

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There is beauty and adventure in the commonplace
for those with eyes to see beyond.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Inspirational Wisdom Live-By Perspective Vision Gratitude

We imagine that we want to escape our selfish and commonplace existence,
but we cling desperately to our chains.
- Anne Sullivan Macy

Even from the darkest night songs of beauty can be born.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

 

The most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched,
they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

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

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

Life is full of beauty. Notice it.
Notice the bumble bee, the small child,
and the smiling faces.
Smell the rain, and feel the wind.
Live your life to the fullest potential,
and fight for your dreams.
- Ashley Smith

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

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

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

To love beauty is to see light.
- Victor Hugo

My own gratitude list begins with health, family, friends,
and the beauty around me - from the butterflies and rainbows,
to the dolphins, to the birds, to the works produced by the human hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose to See Beauty and Joy:
Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread.
- John Muir

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

See beauty in the familiar.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
- Rumi (Persian poet 1207-1273)

Through Love and through Beauty, we achieve immortality.
- Jewel (paraphrasing Plato)

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

It is amazing how complete is the delusion
that beauty is goodness.
- Leo Tolstoy

Like Beauty, Joy and Suffering are
in the Eye of the Beholder.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
- Rumi

The perception of beauty is a moral test.
- Henry David Thoreau

There is beauty and serenity in the eye of the storm.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you are reluctant to change,
think of the beauty of autumn.
- V. B. Brown

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
- Anonymous

You have a choice about the perspective you take on life.
See tragedy, and the world is tragic -
see beauty, and the world is beautiful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The beauty of facing life unprepared is tremendous.
Then life has a newness, a youth;
then life has a flow and freshness.
Then life has so many surprises.
And when life has so many surprises,
boredom never settles in you.
- Osho

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Go ahead. Weep for the rare,
the never seen this way again,
the excruciating, ineffable,
unmitigated beauty of love.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I offer you peace.
I offer you love.
I offer you friendship.
I see your beauty.
I hear your need.
I feel your feelings.
My wisdom flows from the Highest Source.
I salute that Source in you.
Let us work together for unity and love.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Love is the beauty of the soul.
- Saint Augustine

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness
of the woods before sunrise.
- George Washington Carver

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I admire the wonders of a sunset
or the beauty of the moon,
my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We live in a wonderful world that is
full of beauty, charm and adventure.
There is no end to the adventures that we can have
if only we seek them with our eyes open.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

Look closely... See with new eyes...
Don't just pass by what is familiar without a thought.
Pay attention and look closely.
There is beauty - there is discovery -
there in a whole new world hiding
beneath the face of the familiar.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our hearts were drunk with a beauty Our eyes could never see.
- George William Russell

Beauty is our weapon against nature;
by it we make objects,
giving them limit, symmetry, proportion.
Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature.
- Camille Paglia

Integrity reveals beauty.
- Thomas Leonard

The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty,
even one's own even more, one's own,
for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being.
- Katherine Anne Porter

We are learning, too, that the love of beauty is one
of Nature's greatest healers.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder.
- Aldous Huxley

Take time today to appreciate beauty -
natural beauty, art, people.
Slow down, breathe deeply, smile.
It's a beautiful world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows.
For love is the beauty of the soul.
- Saint Augustine

Beauty saves.
Beauty heals.
Beauty motivates.
Beauty unites.
Beauty returns us to our origins, and here lies the ultimate act of saving,
of healing, of overcoming dualism.
- Matthew Fox

Love built on beauty, soon as beauty,
dies.
- John Donne

Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal.
- Dante Alighieri

For me the greatest beauty always lies in the greatest clarity.
- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I gave my beauty and my youth to men.
I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.
- Brigitte Bardot

The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer.
- Joan Collins

Though beauty gives you a weird sense of entitlement,
it's rather frightening and threatening to have others
ascribe such importance to something you know you're
just renting for a while.
- Candice Bergen

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful,
for beauty is God's handwriting.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Real beauty knocks you a little bit off kilter.
- David Byrne

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

Beauty is not caused.
It is.
- Emily Dickinson

Goodness is beauty in the best estate.
- Christopher Marlowe

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening
our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures
and the whole of nature and its beauty.
- Albert Einstein

Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.
- Fay Weldon

Beauty is only skin deep.
- Thomas Overbury


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