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Thornton Wilder Quotes

I hope you find these Thornton Wilder Quotes inspiring and motivational.

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

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There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

The truth is a snare:
you cannot have it, without being caught.
You cannot have the truth
in such a way that you catch it,
but only in such a way that it catches you.
- Soren Kierkegaard

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying
about things which are beyond the power of our will.
- Epictetus


 

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Without health, life is not life;
it is only a state of languor and suffering -
an image of death.
- The Buddha

Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Yesterday is dead. Tomorrow is a dream.
Today - each today - is where the action is
where all of life occurs.
Today IS your life - your only life.
Life today to the fullest.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only wealth which you will keep forever
is the wealth you have given away.
- Marcus Aurelius

Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life
are not only not indispensable,
but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
- Henry David Thoreau

Worthless people live only to eat and drink;
people of worth eat and drink only to live.
- Socrates

What seems new is only new to us.
- Pearl S. Buck

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

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
- Albert Einstein

The only sovereign you can allow to rule you is reason.
- Terry Goodkind

He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

Do not attempt to conquer the world with force,
for force only causes resistance.
- Lao Tzu

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

There is no certainty; there is only adventure.
- Roberto Assagioli

This isn't a rehearsal or a practice life.
This is your real life - your one and only real life.
There are no retakes - no second chances.
Begin now - live full out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whenever you are angry, be assured that
it is not only a present evil,
but that you have increased a habit.
- Epictetus

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary.
Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
- The Buddha

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The world is moved along, not only
by the mighty shoves of its heroes,
but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes
of each honest worker.
- Helen Keller

Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
- Henry David Thoreau

Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks,
that we concentrate only
on what is most significant and important.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

The distinction between the past, present and future
is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
- Albert Einstein

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
- Lewis Carroll

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind -
A Mind is Only Useful When Tamed..
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You remember lesson about balance?
Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.
Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

An idea that is developed and put into action
is more important than
an idea that exists only as an idea.
- The Buddha

There's no wrong, only discovery...
- Byron Katie

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

Books are mirrors:
you only see in them what you already have inside you.
- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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

Books can only reveal us to ourselves,
and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
- Henry David Thoreau

Peace cannot be kept by force;
it can only be achieved by understanding.
- Albert Einstein

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
- Henry David Thoreau

Yesterday is a canceled check;
tomorrow is a
promissory note;
today is the only cash you have;
so spend it wisely.
- Kay Lyons

It is only in adventure that some people
succeed in knowing themselves -
in finding themselves.
- Andre Gide

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

Life can only be understood backwards;
but it must be lived forwards.
- Soren Kierkegaard

There is no "right", there is no "wrong" -
there are only points of view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

The only interesting answers are those that destroy the questions.
- Susan Sontag

Smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

When you argue with reality,
you lose - but only always.
- Byron Katie

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Intellectual growth should commence at birth
and cease only at death.
- Albert Einstein

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
- Publilius Syrus

Only those who can leave behind everything they
have ever believed in can hope to escape.
- William S. Burroughs

Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The only source of knowledge is experience.
- Albert Einstein

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard


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