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Eda J. Le Shan Quotes and Sayings
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When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not
properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death:
ourselves.
- Eda J. Le Shan

A new baby is like the beginning of all things -
wonder,
hope, a dream of possibilities.
- Eda J. Le Shan

A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

 

We deem those happy, who from the experience of life
have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.
- Carl Jung

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

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Maturity is the ability to do a job
whether or not you are supervised,
to carry money without spending it,
and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.
- Ann Landers

I am the owner of my choices.
I am the source for the perspectives I choose to hold...
regardless of how aware I am of why or how I come to possess
that particular perspective.
It takes courage to look into the mirror of our souls, absent excuses.
I will look into that mirror little bits at a time.
SEE and ACT. SEE what I can bear to see and ACT upon what I am able.
This is the heart of a gentle invitation to personal responsibility.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The greatest test of courage on earth
is to bear defeat without losing heart.
- Robert Ingersoll

No greater thing is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig,
I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Epictetus

Nature will bear the closest inspection.
She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf,
and take an insect view of its plain.
- Henry David Thoreau

Beauty doesn't need ornaments.
Softness can't bear the weight of ornaments.
- Munshi Premchand

The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.
- Moliere

The strongest reason for the people
to retain the right to keep and bear arms is,
as a last resort, to protect themselves
against tyranny in government.
- Thomas Jefferson

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
- George Eliot

The proper means of increasing the love we bear our
native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.
- William Shenstone

There is only one side of the market and it is not
the bull side or the bear side,
but the right side.
- Jesse Livermore

If the abstract rights of man will bear discussion and explanation,
those of women, by a parity of reasoning,
will not shrink from the same test.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

The yoke you wear determines the burden you bear.
- Edwin Louis Cole

If our life is unhappy it is painful to bear;
if it is happy it is horrible to lose,
So the one is pretty equal to the other.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Neither gods nor men can foresee when an evil deed will bear its fruit.
- Bodhidharma

I just met someone who read Gone With the Wind 62 times
for exactly that same reason.
She couldn't bear that it wasn't real.
She wanted to live in it.
- Alison Bechdel

Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.
- Henry Ward Beecher

What can I tell you about things like Circus of Horrors
except that I get killed by the bear?
- Donald Pleasence

Denounce me for advocating freedom if you can,
and I will bear your curse with a better resignation.
- Victoria Woodhull

And these things are pretty much foundational:
thou shall not kill,
steal, bear false witness.
All these things are embedded into the laws we enjoy in our nation.
- Pat Robertson

When I was at school I used to scream in trains,
in those concertina things between the carriages.
I used to try to be so good that sometimes I couldn't bear it any more.
- Jane Birkin

The language has got to be fully alive -
I can't bear dull,
flaccid writing myself and I don't see why any reader should put up with it.
- Helen Dunmore

Some people bear three kinds of trouble -
the ones they've had,
the ones they have, and the ones they expect to have.
- H. G. Wells

Everyone is bound to bear patiently the results of his own example.
- Phaedrus

Man is a great blunderer going about in the woods,
and there is no other except the bear makes so much noise.
- Mary Austin

If we don't bear witness as citizens,
as people, as individuals, the right that we have had to life is sacrificed.
There is a silence, instead of a speaking presence.
- Jane Rule

Let us tell our legislators in advance,
that this is a right, restraints on which,
we will not, cannot bear; and that every attempt to
restrain it is a palpable wrong on God and man.
- Gerrit Smith

The mob is a sort of bear; while your ring is through its nose,
it will even dance under your cudgel;
but should the ring slip,
and you lose your hold, the brute will turn and rend you.
- Jane Porter

The Taliban and its backers bear the responsibility
for the consequences of this outrageous act.
- Amanullah Khan

Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.
- Marcus Aurelius

I adore art...
when I am alone with my notes, my heart pounds and
the tears stream from my eyes,
and my emotion and my joys are too much to bear.
- Giuseppe Verdi

It has not been an easy cross to bear.
It has caused considerable confusion.
My husband constantly complained about the awkwardness
of being married to a woman whom he called Sister.
- Sister Parish

Women's liberation is just a lot of foolishness.
It's men who are discriminated against.
They can't bear children.
And no one is likely to do anything about that.
- Golda Meir

What makes loneliness an anguish is not that I have
no one to share my burden,
but this: I have only my own burden to bear.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Whatever seeds each man cultivates will grow to maturity
and bear in him their own fruit.
If they be vegetative, he will be like a plant.
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

How easily some light report is set about,
but how difficult to bear.
- Hesiod

One must bear in mind that the expansion of federal
activity is a form of eating for politicians.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

I can't bear to see myself even in movies.
The feeling is complex.
I can't stand the sight of myself.
- Nat King Cole

A strong hatred is the best lamp to bear in our hands
as we go over the dark places of life,
cutting away the dead things men tell us to revere.
- Rebecca West

We can bear to be deprived of everything but our self-conceit.
- William Hazlitt

There's a certain kind of scepticism that can't bear uncertainty.
- Rupert Sheldrake

To be a king and wear a crown is a thing more glorious
to them that see it than it is pleasant to them that bear it.
- Elizabeth I

You may tell a man thou art a fiend,
but not your nose wants blowing; to him alone who can
bear a thing of that kind,
you may tell all.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

Our tragedy is a general and universal physical fear
so long sustained by now that we can even bear it...
the basest of all things is to be afraid.
- William Faulkner

I've had many nicknames over the years:
V,
Nessa, Nessy Poo, Nessy Bear and Van.
Only my parents call me Van, though,
and I hate it.
I get embarrassed.
- Vanessa Hudgens

Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue,
for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to
remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
- Tacitus

No great movement designed to change the world can
bear to be laughed at or belittled.
Mockery is a rust that corrodes all it touches.
- Milan Kundera

Perhaps our only sickness is to desire a truth which
we cannot bear rather than to rest content with the
fictions we manufacture out of each other.
- Lawrence Durrell

Injustice is relatively easy to bear;
what sting is justice.
- H. L. Mencken

The misfortunes hardest to bear are these which never came.
- Christopher Morley

A hurtful act is the transference to others of the
degradation which we bear in ourselves.
- Simone Weil

I learned in the early part of my career that labor
must bear the cross for others' sins,
must be the vicarious sufferer for the wrongs that others do.
- Mother Jones

There is nothing in the world so much admired as a
man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Promises that you make to yourself are often like the Japanese plum tree -
they bear no fruit.
- Francis Marion

Being constantly with children was like wearing a pair
of shoes that were expensive and too small.
She couldn't bear to throw them out,
but they gave her blisters.
- Beryl Bainbridge

I couldn't bear it if anyone knew I had hardly any self-confidence at all.
- Loretta Young

He longed to be lost but he couldn't bear not to be found.
- Ronald Blythe

I will always vote on the side of freedom and our right to keep and bear arms.
- Mel Martinez

Great comforts do, indeed, bear witness to the truth of thy grace,
but not to the degree of it; the weak child is oftener
in the lap than the strong one.
- William Gurnall

It's one of the things that looks good written down,
but the reality is that you think about the pieces
you're doing and try to bear in mind everyone in the audience.
- Matthew Bourne

The puritan hated bear baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear,
but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

It is a queer thing, but imaginary troubles are harder
to bear than actual ones.
- Dorothy Dix

The Second Amendment says we have the right to bear arms,
not to bear artillery.
- Robin Williams


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