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Rene Magritte Quotes

I hope you find these Rene Magritte Quotes inspiring and motivational.

We must not fear daylight just because it almost always
illuminates a miserable world.
- Rene Magritte

Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.
- Rene Magritte

The present reeks of mediocrity and the atom bomb.
- Rene Magritte

Everything we see hides another thing,
we always want to see what is hidden by what we see.
- Rene Magritte


 

Only thought can resemble.
It resembles by being what it sees, hears,
or knows; it becomes what the world offers it.
- Rene Magritte

Life obliges me to do something, so I paint.
- Rene Magritte

To be a surrealist means barring from your mind all
remembrance of what you have seen,
and being always on the lookout for what has never been.
- Rene Magritte


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The mind loves the unknown.
It loves images whose meaning is unknown,
since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown.
- Rene Magritte

If the dream is a translation of waking life,
waking life is also a translation of the dream.
- Rene Magritte

My painting is visible images which conceal nothing...
they evoke mystery and indeed when one sees one of my pictures,
one asks oneself this simple question 'What does that
mean'? It does not mean anything,
because mystery means nothing either,
it is unknowable.
- Rene Magritte

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

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

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

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

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

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Nelson Mandela

The difference between a successful person and others
is not a lack of strength,
not a lack of knowledge,
but rather a lack of will.
- Vince Lombardi

Ah, not everything is as seems...
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus
but a molder of consensus.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bad times have a scientific value.
These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Satisfaction does not come with achievement, but with effort.
Full effort is full victory.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants.
The question is: What are we busy about?
- Henry David Thoreau

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win.
- Carl Lewis

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

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

I am not a slave to my thoughts or emotions.
- Richard Carlson

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

Great leadership is not the visit of an unexpected fate
but rather a flame which is kept burning
in spite of the winds of risk and opposition.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.
- Carl Jung

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

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

Excellence is not a destination to be arrived at,
but a path of continual attention and improvement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not more vacation we need -
it is more vocation.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you know what to do to reach your goal,
it's not a big enough goal.
- Bob Proctor

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

A bend in the road is not the end of the road
unless you fail to make the turn.
- Anonymous

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

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

Beating an opponent is not a goal,
but a by-product of success.
- John Wooden

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

Not every difficult and dangerous thing
is suitable for training,
but only that which is conducive to success
in achieving the object of our effort.
- Epictetus

The key to everything is patience.
You get the chicken by hatching the egg,
not by smashing it open.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

Do not quit!
Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the
towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes
along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Example is not the main thing in influencing others.
It is the only thing.
- Albert Schweitzer

Our business in life is not to get ahead of others,
but to get ahead of ourselves.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Don't worry when you are not recognized,
but strive to be worthy of recognition.
- Abraham Lincoln

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

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


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