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Motivational Block Quotes

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

Related topics: Wisdom

Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice
and when they fail in this purpose
they become the dangerously structured dams
that block the flow of social progress.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The sculptor produces the beautiful statue
by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed -
it is a process of elimination.
- Elbert Hubbard

What sculpture is to a block of marble,
education is to the soul.
- Joseph Addison


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Thank you for joining me on this journey we call life,
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

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


 

The moment you become miserly you are closed
to the basic phenomenon of life: expansion, sharing.
The moment you start clinging to things,
you have missed the target.
Because things are not the target,
you, your innermost being, is the target -
not a beautiful house, but a beautiful you;
not much money, but a rich you;
not many things, but an open being,
available to millions of things.
- Osho

The worst prison would be a closed heart.
- Pope John Paul II

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and all science.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

The time comes upon every public man
when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.
- Abraham Lincoln

The price of freedom for a nation is lives and money.
Often, the price of freedom for an individual
is challenging the closed minds of family and friend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I were to try to read, much less answer,
all the attacks made on me,
this shop might as well be closed for any other business.
- Abraham Lincoln

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

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

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

To acquire knowledge, one must study;
but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
- Marilyn vos Savant

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

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
- Helen Keller

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown
is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
- Bertrand Russell

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
- Confucius

The highest and most beautiful things in life
are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but,
if one will, are to be lived.
- Soren Kierkegaard

One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
- Grace Hopper

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus

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

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

The final delusion is the belief
that one has lost all delusions.
- Maurice Chapelain

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

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

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

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

Be that self which one truly is.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another
as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

Why need I volumes, if one word suffice?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one can give you freedom but you.
- Byron Katie

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Each one of us has our own perspective
on everything we see in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Decide questions without regard for tradition -
one way or the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One who is too insistent on his own views,
finds few to agree with him.
- Lao Tzu

Hatred burns the one who hates.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

About most subjects, there is not "The Truth;"
there is merely one's personal truth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One defeats a fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself,
but on the contrary by using one's intelligence.
- George Orwell

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

It is well to remember that the
entire population of the universe,
with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
- Andrew J. Holmes

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

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

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
- Albert Einstein

The fox has many tricks.
The hedgehog has but one.
But that is the best of all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest hazard of all, losing one's self,
can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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 I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

No one can give you better advice than yourself.
- Cicero

Joy increases and suffering decreases
as one masters the distinction between events
and one's feelings about those events.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

It is impossible to begin to learn
that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off
a portion of one's being,
but by integration of the contraries.
- Carl Jung

An instructed and intelligent people
are always more decent and orderly
than an ignorant and stupid one.
- Adam Smith

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

True wisdom cannot be learned in a lifetime,
but can be revealed in a moment,
for it has always lived within each and every one of us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

Cause and effect are two sides of one fact.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All progress is precarious, and the solution
of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs.
Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
- John F. Kennedy


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