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Human Nature Quotes

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

Related topics: Inspirational Wisdom Life Psychology Live-By Acceptance Happiness Choice

Would you rather be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to Dance in the Rain.
- Vivian Greene

 

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Choose your Habits, Choose your Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Compassion is the basis of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

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

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

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

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is an exciting business,
and most exciting when it is lived for others.
- Helen Keller

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

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

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

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

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Life is a song - sing it.
Life is a game - play it.
Life is a challenge - meet it.
Life is a dream - realize it.
Life is a sacrifice - offer it.
Life is love - enjoy it.
- Sai Baba

Anger is like a thorn in the heart.
- Yiddish Proverb

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I argue thee that love is life.
And life hath immortality.
- Emily Dickinson

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited.
Imagination encircles the world.
- Albert Einstein

Freedom from desire leads to inner peace.
- Lao-Tzu

Have NO EXPECTATIONS.
Life will not meet your expectations.
Choose joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Is freedom anything else than the right
to live as we wish? Nothing else.
- Epictetus

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

I have found that among its other benefits,
giving liberates the soul of the giver.
- Maya Angelou

Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common.
Celebrate it every day.
- Anonymous

Judgment is discernment on a bad hair day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is good to have an end to journey towards;
but it is the journey that matters in the end.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't go through life - grow through life.
- Eric Butterworth

I forgive for my own sake,
that I may transmute my resentments into Unconditional Love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb

Create happiness for others.
- Dale Carnegie

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

Know that joy is a choice, but it isn't an easy choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simple living is the way to happy living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Know that you cannot create great new beginnings
until you sincerely celebrate the endings that precede them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Forgiveness of all people and all acts -
is a sure path to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give yourself the gift of forgiving
everyone you are angry with -
for every action you resent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend.
- Jewel

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

The key to happiness is not to have what you want
but to want what you have.
- Anonymous

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.
- Lao Tzu

You must not lose faith in humanity.
Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,
the ocean does not become dirty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In my own deepening understanding of myself
I find my capacity to serve others is deepened as well.
The better I am at self-care
the more genuinely nurturing of others I am able to be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our opportunity is to visualize a kinder world.
To sing glad songs of tomorrow -
imagining a world of love -
of the whole world filled with love.
To offer our hand... often.
To breathe deeply and honor ourselves.
To pause and contemplate... just because.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
- Norman Cousins

The path to your own happiness is usually found in service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

Forgiveness is the salve that heals
the wounds of unkind words and acts.
Forgive everyone for every hurt you have ever received -
for your own sake, that you may live in peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2


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