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Motivational Alternative Quotes

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In war as in life, it is often necessary
when some cherished scheme has failed,
to take up the best alternative open,
and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
- Winston Churchill

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Patience is an ever present alternative
to the mind's endemic restlessness and impatience.
Scratch the surface of impatience and what you will find
lying beneath it, subtly or not so subtly, is anger.
It's the strong energy of not wanting things to be the way they are
and blaming someone (often yourself) or something for it.
This doesn't mean you can't hurry when you have to.
It is possible even to hurry patiently, mindfully,
moving fast because you have chosen to.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely
only after they have exhausted all other alternatives.
- Abba Eban

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)


 

The pendulum of the mind alternates
between sense and nonsense,
not between right and wrong.
- Carl Jung

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu


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Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The Buddha

Approach life with an Open Mind,
Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

As every divided kingdom falls,
so every mind divided between
many studies confounds and saps itself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Maintain a balance between skepticism and faith.
Maintain a beginner mind. Be open to possibility.
Don't give in to skepticism,
but don't give in to fantasy either.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

All wrong-doing arises because of mind.
If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
- The Buddha

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

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers,
but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.
- Antony Jay

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

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

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
- Henry David Thoreau

To manage your mind,
know that there is nothing,
and then relinquish all attachment to nothingness.
- Lao Tzu

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

A chief event of life is the day in which
we have encountered a mind that startled us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth
than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
- Thomas Jefferson

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Dare to be naive.
- Buckminster Fuller

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.
He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
- The Buddha

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Never mind what others do;
do better than yourself,
beat your own record from day to day,
and you are a success.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Learn to do common things uncommonly well;
we must always keep in mind that anything
that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
- George Washington Carver

When a man you like switches from what
he said a year ago, or four years ago,
he is a broad-minded person who has courage enough
to change his mind with changing conditions.
When a man you don't like does it,
he is a liar who has broken his promise.
- Franklin Pierce Adams

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

You must not under any pretense allow
your mind to dwell on any thought
that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.
- Emmet Fox

The highest possible stage in moral culture
is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

Within my mind, the sun always shines,
and the sky is always blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe,
that lures him to evil ways.
- The Buddha

Begin with the end in mind.
- Stephen Covey

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind,
than on outward circumstances.
- Benjamin Franklin

You can do anything you put your mind to.
- Anonymous

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)

Although I cannot move and I have to speak through a computer,
in my mind I am free.
- Stephen Hawking

Nothing is at last sacred, but the integrity of your own mind.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind
... Don't Let It Poison Your Day.
Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind
... the Antidote is Perspective.
Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind
... Your Mind is Only Useful When Tamed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

If you paint in your mind a picture of
bright and happy expectations,
you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
- Norman Vincent Peale

You will never do anything in this world without courage.
It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
- James Allen

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe,
it can achieve.
- Napoleon Hill

Success is a state of mind.
If you want success,
start thinking of yourself as a success.
- Joyce Brothers

A mind at peace, a mind centered
and not focused on harming others,
is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
- Wayne Dyer

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Never do anything that taints your mind.
Wrong actions cause negative or evil mental vibrations
that are reflected in your whole appearance and personality.
Engage in those actions and thoughts that nurture
the good qualities you want to have.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Free-Will is the key to the prison of the mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers
of acting and reasoning as fear.
- Edmund Burke

Taoists understand that both the mind and the body
are mere tools of the Spirit,
and that intention creates physical reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mind of man is continuously unfolding
into a greater recognition of its real plan
in the creative order of the Universe.
- Ernest Holmes

Other people do not have to change
for us to experience peace of mind.
- Gerald Jampolsky


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