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Motivational Contradictions Quotes

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I think wholeness is God's design for us;
and that often amounts to embracing contradictions.
- Bono

Related topics: Wisdom

It cannot be wisdom to assert the truth of one faith over another.
In our troubled world so full of contradictions,
the wise person makes justice his guide and learns from all.
- Akbar the Great (1542-1605)

We are composed of self-contradictions.
Each of us is loving in some moments - hateful in others.
Patient and calm sometimes - harried by urgency at others.
Understanding - and self-absorbed.
Reassuring - and sarcastic.
Generous - and greedy.
Trusting - and jealous.
Comforting - and snappish.
Original - and stuck in a rut.
Thankful - and needy.
Forgiving - and vengeful.
Nurturing ourself - and stuffing ourself with fast food.
Honoring our bodies - and overstressing.
Being Joyful - and Suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I love the contradictions of people
- Jewel


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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


A contradiction can not exist in reality.
Not in part, nor in whole.
- Terry Goodkind

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May


 

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

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

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -
it is the illusion of knowledge.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

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

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

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

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

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

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

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

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

The past does not equal the future.
- Anthony Robbins

If I am capable of grasping God objectively,
I do not believe, but precisely because
I cannot do this I must believe.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand;
they listen with the intent to reply.
- Stephen R. Covey

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

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

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

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

Everything that can be counted
does not necessarily count;
everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.
- Albert Einstein

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

Your eyes must not determine what you see. pay attention.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The flower which is single need not envy
the thorns that are numerous.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A reflection of life is not life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

If you do not change direction,
you may end up where you are heading.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

True learning is not about facts,
but about conscious appreciation
of the experience of living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I walk the path - the way - the way of ways -
to the end that is not an end.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Hide not your talents,
they for use were made.
What's a sundial in the shade?
- Benjamin Franklin

Let us not look back in anger
or forward in fear,
but around in awareness.
- James Thurber

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

An idea that is not dangerous is
unworthy of being called an idea at all.
- Oscar Wilde

He who is not everyday conquering some fear
has not learned the secret of life.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We never see what we are not ready to see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Too many people overvalue what they are not,
and undervalue what they are.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
- Aldous Huxley

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

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

All decisions and all actions
(and inactions) have consequences -
not rightness or wrongness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Often, the greatest joy is to be found not in new things,
but in old things seen through new eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is health that is real wealth,
and not pieces of gold and silver.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Do not seek to bring things to pass
in accordance with your wishes,
but wish for them as they are,
and you will find them.
- Epictetus

If you have health, you probably will be happy,
and if you have health and happiness,
you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard

Life is the future, not the past.
- Terry Goodkind

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

I find hope in the darkest of days,
and focus in the brightest.
I do not judge the universe.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The true sign of intelligence
is not knowledge but imagination.
- Albert Einstein

If you understand, things are just as they are;
if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
- Zen Proverb

Mastery is not measured by the number of terrible
things you eliminate from your life, but by
the number of times you eliminate calling them terrible.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Does thou love life? Then do not squander time;
for that's the stuff life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock,
the stream always wins -
not through strength but by perseverance.
- The Buddha

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

The world you see has nothing to do with reality.
It is of your own making and does not exist.
- A Course In Miracles

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent
of what nature has revealed to us.
- Albert Einstein

Insult comes not from the mouth,
but from the ear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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