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Everything that slows us down and forces patience,
by May Sarton

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

Gardening is an instrument of grace.
- May Sarton

No partner in a love relationship...
should feel that he has to give up
an essential part of himself to make it viable.
- May Sarton

Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit,
who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth,
and without light nothing flowers.
- May Sarton

 

In a total work, the failures have their not unimportant place.
- May Sarton

Each day, and the living of it, has to be a conscious
creation in which discipline and order are relieved
with some play and pure foolishness.
- May Sarton

Self-respect is nothing to hide behind.
When you need it most it isn't there.
- May Sarton

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Don't forget that compared to a grownup person every baby is a genius.
Think of the capacity to learn!
The freshness, the temperament, the will of a baby a few months old!
- May Sarton

There is only one real deprivation...
and that is not to be able to give one's gifts to those one loves most.
- May Sarton

In the country of pain we are each alone.
- May Sarton

May we agree that private life is irrelevant? Multiple,
mixed, ambiguous at best - out of it we try to fashion the crystal clear,
the singular, the absolute, and that is what is relevant;
that is what matters.
- May Sarton

The more articulate one is, the more dangerous words become.
- May Sarton

We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening
or strange that self may prove to be.
- May Sarton

The minute one utters a certainty, the opposite comes to mind.
- May Sarton

Women are at last becoming persons first and wives second,
and that is as it should be.
- May Sarton

One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being.
- May Sarton

The garden is growth and change and that means loss
as well as constant new treasures to make up for a few disasters.
- May Sarton

True feeling justifies whatever it may cost.
- May Sarton

A house that does not have one warm,
comfy chair in it is soulless.
- May Sarton

Most people have to talk so they won't hear.
- May Sarton

It is the privilege of those who fear love to murder
those who do not fear it!
- May Sarton

Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.
- May Sarton

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

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

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Attitude is everything.
- Charles Swindoll

Everything we say, do, think, and feel
is a product of our personal history
and the collective history of humankind.
Our name for these histories is "prejudice."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

When I see Spirit in everything, Peace is at hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Presence requires an internal alertness
to the all and everything surrounding us.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Everything that irritates us about others
can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
- Carl Jung

Feeling overwhelmed by apparent demands on our time
is like going to a restaurant,
ordering everything on the menu,
and complaining about indigestion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything you say and do,
is a reflection of the inner you.
- Anonymous

Everything we believe is a matter of evolution and history.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Imagination decides everything.
- Blaise Pascal

For everything I observe or experience,
I create a story - not sometimes, but always.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty;
it is its own reward.
Everything else is in God's hands.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is easy enough to be pleasant
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is the one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

So divinely is the world organized that every one of us,
in our place and time, is in balance with everything else.
- Adam Acone

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
Balance good, karate good. Everything good.
Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Everything that we see is a shadow
cast by that which we do not see.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When you feel the need to hurry,
remember that everything in life is a CHOICE.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What if we just acted like everything was easy?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You can't be everything to everyone.
- Bill Cosby

I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
- Helen Keller

Most everything in life is about our
point-of-view rather than any absolute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Not everything that can be counted counts,
and not everything that counts can be counted.
- Albert Einstein

When we try to pick out anything by itself,
we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
- John Muir

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

To know everything is to know nothing,
but to know nothing is to know everything.
- Confucius

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
- George Savile

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.
Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
- Marcus Aurelius

Only those who can leave behind everything they
have ever believed in can hope to escape.
- William S. Burroughs

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
- Lewis Carroll

Know nothing. For to know nothing is to know everything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
- Albert Einstein

To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die.
- Ecclesiastes 3:1

For everything you have missed,
you have gained something else,
and for everything you gain,
you lose something else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man who promises everything, is sure to fulfill nothing,
and everyone who promises too much is in danger of
using evil means in order to carry out his promises,
and is already on the road to perdition.
- Carl Jung

He who has health has hope,
and he who has hope has everything.
- Anonymous

When we come into the present,
we begin to feel the life around us again,
but we also encounter whatever we have been avoiding.
We must have the courage to face whatever is present -
our pain, our desires, our grief,
our loss, our secret hopes our love -
everything that moves us most deeply.
- Jack Kornfield

Positive thinking will let you do everything
better than negative thinking will.
- Zig Ziglar


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