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E.Y. Harburg Quotes

I hope you find these E.Y. Harburg Quotes inspiring and motivational.

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

Related topics: Wisdom

Lives based on having are less free
than lives based on doing or being.
- E.Y. Harburg

Leave the atom alone.
- E. Y. Harburg

Follow the yellow brick road.
- E. Y. Harburg


 

When the idle poor become the idle rich,
you'll never know just who is who, or which is which.
- E. Y. Harburg

Ding-dong, the wicked witch is dead.
- E. Y. Harburg

There ought to be a law against necessity.
- E. Y. Harburg


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April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom,
holiday tables under the trees.
- E. Y. Harburg

When I'm not near the girl I love, I love the girl I'm near.
- E. Y. Harburg

Follow the fellow who follows a dream.
- E. Y. Harburg

The Lord made Adam, the Lord made Eve,
he made 'em both a little bit naive.
- E. Y. Harburg

The words of truth are always paradoxical.
- Lao Tzu

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
- Mark Twain

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
- Mary C. Crowley

Your love is more powerful
than your words or your actions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most important words in the English language
are not "I love you" but "It's benign."
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

The four most important words in any marriage...
"I'll do the dishes."
- Anonymous

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words;
it is expressed in the choices one makes...
and the choices we make
are ultimately our responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

In the uttermost meaning of the words,
thought is devout, and devotion is thought.
Deep calls unto deep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

However many holy words you read, however many you speak,
what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
- The Buddha

I have never developed indigestion from eating my words.
- Winston Churchill

Words are a lens to focus one's mind.
- Ayn Rand

The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
It is an intelligence above language.
- Henry David Thoreau

Actions speak louder than words.
- Proverb

The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls.
- Simon and Garfunkel

Praying without ceasing is not ritualized,
nor are there even words.
It is a constant state of awareness of oneness with God.
- Peace Pilgrim

Words are also actions,
and actions are a kind of words.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

The magic words for a great family are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words
but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Always remember the three magic words: You're right dear.
- Anonymous

Trust only movement.
Life happens at the level of events, not of words.
Trust movement.
- Alfred Adler

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

We must teach our children to resolve
their conflicts with words, not weapons.
- William J. Clinton

There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch
too many of them together.
- Josh Billings

Be avid.
Create apart from perfection.
Risk failure.
Cover your words with sweat.
Run a little
Touch excruciatingly.
Laugh until you cry.
Dance with your eyes closed.
Care.
Understand you die a little in every moment.
Be Enlivened
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Oh, if only God would give me some sign.
If He would just speak to me once. Anything.
One sentence. Two words. If He would just cough.
- the movie Love and Death

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words
than words without a heart.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words,
and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.
- Winston Churchill

We will have to repent in this generation,
not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people,
but for the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that
it is better for hard words to be on paper
than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
- Anne Frank

Better than a thousand hollow words,
is one word that brings peace.
- The Buddha

In three words, I can sum up everything
I've learned about life - it goes on.
- Robert Frost

We are masters of the unsaid words,
but slaves of those we let slip out.
- Winston Churchill

Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.
- Lao Tzu

I've learned that you should always
leave loved ones with loving words.
It may be the last time you see them.
- Anonymous

In human intercourse the tragedy begins,
not when there is misunderstanding about words,
but when silence is not understood.
- Henry David Thoreau

Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
- Anonymous

We are tired of aristocratic explanations in Harvard words.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and then,
with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
- George Eliot

Eating words has never given me indigestion.
- Winston Churchill

Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless.
- Mother Teresa

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Can you let go of words and ideas,
attitudes and expectations?
If so, then the Tao will loom into view.
- Lao Tzu

All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin.
And therefore, as a free man, I take pride
in the words "Ich bin ein Berliner!"
- John F. Kennedy

Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Words which do not give the
light of Christ increase the darkness.
- Mother Teresa

And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
'Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

We are all connected to everyone and everything in the universe.
Therefore, everything one does as an individual affects the whole.
All thoughts, words, images, prayers, blessings,
and deeds are listened to by all that is.
- Serge Kahili King

Your example is far more influential and inspiring
than any words of instruction, or threats,
or even words of encouragement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Short words are best
and the old words, when short, are best of all.
- Winston Churchill

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

I advocate speaking words of love
with all the sincerity that can be mustered,
as frequently as possible.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

An intellectual is a man
who takes more words than necessary
to tell more than he knows.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

Be who you are and say what you feel
because those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind.
- commonly but falsely attributed to Dr. Seuss,
this misquote consists of the Bernard Baruch quote,
"Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
with additional words added anonymously.

False words are not only evil in themselves,
but they infect the soul with evil.
- Socrates


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