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Instead Quotes and Sayings
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Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Related topics: Positive Inspirational Motivational Live-By Self Values Honor Choice Wisdom

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts,
cause your mind to dwell on peace and joy.
- Ernest Holmes

 

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Love is saying "I feel differently,"
instead of "You're wrong."
- Anonymous

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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Instead of comparing our lot with that
of those who are more fortunate than we are,
we should compare it with the lot
of the great majority of our fellow men.
It then appears that we are among the privileged.
- Helen Keller

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have,
instead of what you don't have.
- Woody Allen

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends,
and mar the purest joys and happiness
God has granted us in this world,
to fill our hearts with hatred
instead of love for our neighbors,
and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world!
- Robert E. Lee

Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
- Anna Cummins

Instead of being presented with stereotypes
by age, sex, color, class, or religion,
children must have the opportunity
to learn that within each range,
some people are loathsome and some are delightful.
- Margaret Mead

Trust your own instinct.
Your mistakes might as well be your own,
instead of someone else's.
- Billy Wilder

I offer gentle understanding to myself.
I position myself in love, not fear.
I look behind me with forgiveness.
I look forward with festive anticipation.
I embrace this holy moment and assert,
"Now. This moment is the moment to love,
the moment to serve, the moment to seize
the legacy instead of the small.
Now. Now I will live large, love boldly,
reach to the edges of my unfurled heart and fully enrolled hope.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue.
If we have enough friends, we may go on for years,
intending to leave, talking about leaving -
instead of actually getting up and leaving.
- Erica Jong

Instead of needing lots of children,
we need high-quality children.
- Margaret Mead

If you have an emotional reaction in the presence of someone,
your heart is telling you that you have
not resolved your issues with them.
In other words, you have not truly forgiven that person.
All of this begs the question, how do we forgive?
First, cease lying to yourself and stop telling yourself stories
about why you behave the way you do.
Stop blaming your behavior on other people
and take responsibility for your emotional reactions.
If you could forgive all the people in your life
who have hurt or wounded you
it would be possible to be in control of your behavior
instead of being in reaction to other people all of the time.
Imagine living life without experiencing
a constant emotional roller-coaster of pain, anger, and jealousy!
That would be bliss!
- Sheri Rosenthal

Too many people are thinking of security
instead of opportunity.
They seem more afraid of life than death.
- James F. Bymes

War is an instrument entirely inefficient
toward redressing wrong;
and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
- Thomas Jefferson

Instead of noblemen,
let us have noble villages of men.
- Henry David Thoreau

This world of ours... must avoid becoming
a community of dreadful fear and hate,
and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If everyone demanded peace
instead of another television set,
then there'd be peace.
- John Lennon

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

The first quality that is needed is audacity.
- Winston Churchill

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

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

Today, I Do What Is Important To Me, First.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Recognizing my blindness is the first step
toward regaining my sight.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

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

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

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

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Experience is a hard teacher.
She gives the test first
and the lessons afterwards.
- Anonymous

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

Today is the first and last day of forever.
- Edward, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
- Socrates

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

Life is a journey. It is not a race to test
who can finish first or who can end up with the most loot.
Rather, life is best enjoyed as a meander -
watching the view to left and right - above and below -
as the days slowly move past in dress review.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
- Proverb

First meditate, be blissful,
then much love will happen of its own accord.
Then being with others is beautiful
and being alone is also beautiful.
Then it is simple, too.
You dont depend on others
and you dont make others dependent on you.
- Osho

Habits are cobwebs at first, cables at last.
- Chinese proverb

First say to yourself what you would be;
then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Self-honor (self-respect) is in no way selfish.
Before I can give to others,
I must have something to give.
Only by first creating
my own self-esteem and happiness,
do I possess the resources to
contribute anything meaningful to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

Let every day be the first day
of the rest of your life,
but especially let today be a new beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
- Epictetus

Do not say, "It is morning,"
and dismiss it with a name of yesterday.
See it for the first time
as a newborn child that has no name.
- Rabindranath Tagore


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