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Love conquers all things except poverty and a toothache.
- Mae West

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Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

Do not look for approval
except for the consciousness of doing your best.
- Andrew Carnegie

There is joy in work.
There is no happiness except in the realization
that we have accomplished something.
- Henry Ford

 

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing permanent except change.
- Heraclitus

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it
and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
- Henry David Thoreau

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You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

A life is not important except in
the impact it has on other lives.
- Jackie Robinson (baseball player)

Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
- Socrates

Use what talents you possess.
The woods would be very silent
if no birds sang there,
except those that sang best.
- Henry Van Dyke

If anyone is unhappy, remember that
his unhappiness is his own fault...
Nothing else is the cause of anxiety or loss of tranquility
except our own opinion.
- Epictetus

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

When was the last time you took
a different route to work ... just because?
Consider shaking up your life a little (or a lot) ...
for no reason, except to do it.
Let your life be an adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is happiness except the simple harmony
between a man and the life he leads?
- Albert Camus

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
- Francis Bacon

You can't go home again because home has ceased to exist
except in the mothballs of memory.
- John Steinbeck (Travels With Charley)

You have not been abandoned.
You are never alone, except by your own choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Walking takes longer...
than any other known form of locomotion except crawling.
Thus it stretches time and prolongs life.
Life is already too short to waste on speed.
- Edward Abbey

There is no hope of joy except in human relations.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Nothing can bring a real sense of security
into the home except true love.
- Billy Graham

There are people in the world so hungry,
that God cannot appear to them
except in the form of bread.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Here's a toast to your new bride who has everything a girl
could want in her life, except for good taste in men.
- Anonymous

I believe in equality for everyone,
except reporters and photographers.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We do not covet anything from any nation except their respect.
- Winston Churchill

Damn it boss, I like you too much not to say it.
You've got everything except one thing: madness!
- the movie Zorba The Greek

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government,
except all the others that have been tried.
- Winston Churchill

I can resist everything except temptation.
- Oscar Wilde

I have no dress except the one I wear every day.
If you are going to be kind enough to give me one,
please let it be practical and dark
so that I can put it on afterwards to go to the laboratory.
- Marie Curie

The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.
- Winston Churchill

Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.
- Mark Twain

A wedding is just like a funeral
except that you get to smell your own flowers.
- Grace Hansen

The function of muscle is to pull and not to push,
except in the case of the genitals and the tongue.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Beauty is an outward gift,
which is seldom despised,
except by those to whom it has been refused.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Except in cases of necessity, which are rare,
leave your friend to learn
unpleasant things from his enemies;
they are ready enough to tell them.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

I find that principles have no real force
except when one is well fed.
- Mark Twain

It is against everything we stand for to take a human life.
Making an exception to that code is a bleak thing.
- Sam, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

It is well to remember that the
entire population of the universe,
with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
- Andrew J. Holmes

I think this is the most extraordinary
collection of talent, of human knowledge,
that has ever been gathered at the White House -
with the possible exception of
when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.
- John F. Kennedy

My decision to register women confirms what is already obvious
throughout our society -
that women are now providing
all types of skills in every profession.
The military should be no exception.
- Jimmy Carter

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it.
- A Course In Miracles (commonly misattributed to Rumi)

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it
as he who helps to perpetrate it.
He who accepts evil without protesting against it
is really cooperating with it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you wish to see the truth,
then hold no opinion for or against.
- Osho

Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it.
- Winston Churchill

A sin is anything you do which goes against yourself
- don Miguel Ruiz

Most unhappiness comes from resisting life.
Occasionally, you have such a strong commitment
to changing the world order that it is worth
struggling against the flow of life.
But don't live your life as if each minor happening
were a matter of life and death.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never do anything against conscience
even if the state demands it.
- Albert Einstein

Action is our greatest weapon against fear.
Left to molder, fear grows upon itself,
but in the face of action,
fear is left in the dust.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"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

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
- Mark Twain

Going with the flow doesn't mean that we don't know where we're going;
it means that we are open to multiple ways of getting there.
Going with the flow means that we are aware of an energy
that is larger than our small selves,
and we are open to working with it, not against it.
- Madisyn Taylor

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

The greatest weapon against stress
is our ability to choose one thought over another.
- William James

When you get into a tight place
and everything goes against you,
till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer,
never give up then, for that is just
the place and time the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your success and happiness lies in you.
Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you
shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

How is it that one rails against that
which is nearly a certainty?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Resolve to keep happy, and your joy
and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

Life is change. Without change, there is no life.
Why then do we so fight against change?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He is a man of courage who does not run away,
but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
- Socrates

Greatness is not in where we stand,
but in what direction we are moving.
We must sail sometimes with the wind
and sometimes against it -
but sail we must,
and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

You go against yourself when you
judge or blame yourself for anything
- don Miguel Ruiz

A house divided against itself cannot stand.
- Abraham Lincoln

The moment we want to believe something,
we suddenly see all the arguments for it,
and become blind to the arguments against it.
- George Bernard Shaw

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Ecstasy is our very nature;
not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary.
To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous.
It needs no effort to be ecstatic,
it needs great effort to be miserable.
That's why you look to tired,
because misery is really hard work;
to maintain it is really difficult,
because you are doing something against nature.
- Osho

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller


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