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Paradoxical Quotes

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The words of truth are always paradoxical.
- Lao Tzu

Related topics: Wisdom Zen Live-By

Power is paradoxical.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

We're never so vulnerable than when we trust someone -
but paradoxically, if we cannot trust,
neither can we find love or joy.
- Walter Anderson

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha PHOTO

 

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

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 cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Never say or do anything you wouldn't want
to be the last thing you ever said or did.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can never obtain peace in the outer world
until we make peace with ourselves.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

There comes a time when the mind
takes a higher plane of knowledge
but can never prove how it got there.
- Albert Einstein

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

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)

As we express our gratitude,
we must never forget that the highest appreciation
is not to utter words, but to live by them.
- John F. Kennedy

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
- Henry David Thoreau

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give the world the best you have
and it may never be enough.
Give the world your best anyway.
- Mother Teresa

We would never have a word for Joy
if there were no suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

"I can forgive, but I cannot forget,"
is only another way of saying, I will not forgive.
Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note -
torn in two, and burned up,
so that it never can be shown against one.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice,
and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow,
it only saps today of its joy.
- Leo Buscaglia

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

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

Never stop dreaming your inspired future.
Believing in your dreams is only the first step,
but unless you have a dream that you believe in,
you are leaving your future to random chance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

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

Never forget the three powerful resources
you always have available to you:
love, prayer, and forgiveness.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

So long as you have courage and a sense of humor,
it is never too late to start life afresh.
- Freeman Dyson

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

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

Forgive those who have injured you -
not because they deserve your forgiveness,
but because you can never be happy
until you release your anger and grant forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Indifferent to whether your mood is grumpy or cheerful,
Nature always sings her passionate song of joyful celebration.
You can never stop the happy song of life,
so join the celebration -
sing along, dance, make love,
smile your biggest smile, and cheer on God's music.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

The weak can never forgive.
Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

May your right hand always be
stretched out in friendship, never in want.
- Irish Blessing

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

Never "for the sake of peace and quiet"
deny your own experience or convictions.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Never be fooled into believing that
there is one speck out of order.
- Byron Katie

Just as the wave cannot exist for itself,
but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean,
so must I never live my life for itself,
but always in the experience which is going on around me.
- Albert Schweitzer

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you don't know what you want, you will probably never get it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

You will never do anything in this world without courage.
It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
- James Allen

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea.
It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience,
something that never has been and never could
have been experienced by anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Never in any case say I have lost such a thing, but I have returned it.
Is your child dead? It is a return. Is your wife dead? It is a return.
Are you deprived of your estate? Is not this also a return?
- Epictetus

Never give up, for that
is just the place and time
that the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

The false can never grow into truth by growing in power.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Never give up on the most important goals in your life.
Never give up on your life purpose.
Never give up on your core values.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The years teach much which the days never know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is so much we can never know.
Breathe deeply and relax into the not-knowing.
There is much that we do not have to know
in order to live joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

Never do things others can do and will do
if there are things others cannot do or will not do.
- Amelia Earhart

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

Tough times never last but tough people do.
- Robert H. Schuller

Pleasure disappoints, possibility never
- Soren Kierkegaard

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet
as if they were going to be dead by midnight.
Extend to them all the care,
kindness and understanding you can muster,
and do with no thought of any reward.
Your life will never be the same again.
- Og Mandino


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