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May Sarton Quotes

I hope you find these May Sarton Quotes inspiring and motivational.

Gardening is an instrument of grace.
- May Sarton

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

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

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 all about optimism.
I put a seed in the ground.
I consistently tend it,
confident I will see the results, in time,
of the nurture I have provided.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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Gardening is all about optimism.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you believe that a task will be difficult, it will be -
and you will have suffered with worry beforehand.
Approach life with joy and optimism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pessimism never won any battle.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower


 

Whatever happens, always look to tomorrow -
with courage and optimism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller

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

The test of all beliefs is their practical effect in life.
If it be true that optimism compels the world forward,
and pessimism retards it, then it is dangerous to
propagate a pessimistic philosophy.
- Helen Keller

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

Optimism is the harmony between man's spirit
and of God pronouncing His works good.
- Helen Keller

If you are over 30, get out your high-school yearbook
and look for ideas you can apply today -
perhaps an innocent optimism about life -
perhaps a hobby you loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

Unless you try to do something
beyond what you have already mastered,
you will never grow.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's not what you look at that matters,
it's what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

Even the truth, when believed, is a lie.
You must experience the truth, not believe it.
- Werner Erhard

It is idle to dread what you cannot avoid.
- Publilius Syrus

When angry, count to ten before you speak.
If very angry, count to one hundred.
- Thomas Jefferson

Judge your natural character
by what you do in your dreams.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

When you ask the wrong question,
you usually get a nonsense answer.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All your anxiety is because of your desire for harmony.
Seek disharmony, then you will gain peace.
- Rumi

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

Improve what you can
and accept all the rest of life
just as it comes.
Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As soon as you trust yourself,
you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You uncover what is,
when you get rid of what isn't.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.
Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
- Lao Tzu

You can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

You Create Your Own Reality.
- Anonymous

Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.
- Native American Proverb

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

In silence you hear who you are becoming.
You create yourself.
- Jewel

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.
- Lao Tzu

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

Wherever you go, there you are.
- Traditional Zen Proverb

Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:
If you're alive, it isn't.
- Richard Bach

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

For everything you have missed,
you have gained something else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you realize that all things change,
there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
If you are not afraid of dying,
there is nothing you cannot achieve.
- Lao Tzu

Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out;
it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
- Robert W. Service

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you are the master, be sometimes blind,
if you are the servant, be sometimes deaf.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Study the past, if you would divine the future.
- Confucius

You have a choice about the perspective you take on life.
See tragedy, and the world is tragic -
see beauty, and the world is beautiful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can never solve a problem on the level
on which it was created.
- Albert Einstein

See life as ugly and painful - if you choose,
or see it as beautiful and joyful.
There is no inherent meaning in life.
We give life its meaning.
It's our Choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you think you're free, there's no escape possible.
- Ram Dass

The more you know the less you feel.
- Bono

If you shut the door to all errors,
truth will be shut out.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If you want peace, stop fighting.
If you want peace of mind,
stop fighting with your thoughts.
- Peter McWilliams

Half of everything you were ever taught is wrong;
the question is which half.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want reality to be different than it is,
you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.
- Byron Katie

Your thoughts create your reality.
Your mind is more powerful than you know.
- Neale Donald Walsch


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