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Motivational Convention Quotes

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Life is lived in the living.
Set aside convention, caution,
and arbitrary "rules" about how
life is supposed to be lived.
Choose! Explore! Adventure!
Live life to the fullest.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Bold Choice Courage Adventure Positive Motivational Life Human-Nature Psychology

Conventional people are roused to fury
by departure from convention,
largely because they regard such departure
as a criticism of themselves.
- Bertrand Russell

We are strange beings, we seem
to go free, but we go in chains -
chains of training, custom, convention,
association, environment -
in a word, Circumstance -
and against these bonds
the strongest of us struggle in vain.
- Mark Twain

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller


 

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

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White


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You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The way to happiness is what I call Zero-Based Gratitude.
Each day be happy and grateful for what you have,
independent of yesterday and of other people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

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

You cannot hate other people without hating yourself.
- Oprah Winfrey

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

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

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

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

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

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

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

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

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

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

There are three classes of people:
those who see,
those who see when they are shown,
those who do not see.
- Leonardo da Vinci

People rarely succeed unless they
have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein

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

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

What people say, what people do,
and what they say they do
are entirely different things.
- Margaret Mead

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Simply put, you believe that things
or people make you unhappy,
but this is not accurate.
You make yourself unhappy.
- Wayne Dyer

People are not disturbed by things,
but by the view they take of them.
- Epictetus

People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand
my complaint about them not understanding me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

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

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

If you plan for a year, plant a seed.
If for ten years, plant a tree.
If for a hundred years, teach the people.
When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest.
When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests.
- Kuan Chung

Tough times never last but tough people do.
- Robert H. Schuller

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

You can have anything you want in life if you
just help enough other people get what they want.
- Zig Ziglar

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

Successful people are simply those with successful habits.
- Brian Tracy

The most successful people in life
are generally those who have the best information.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

Ninety-nine percent of the failures
come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

Don't try to manage people;
You manage things; You lead people.
- Grace Hopper

You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Many people know so little about what
is beyond their short range of experience.
They look within themselves - and find nothing!
Therefore they conclude that there
is nothing outside themselves either.
- Helen Keller

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest
for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It's not the situation that's causing your stress,
it's your thoughts,
and you can change that right here and now.
You can choose to be peaceful right here and now.
Peace is a choice,
and it has nothing to do with
what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

People love chopping wood.
In this activity one immediately sees results.
- Albert Einstein

Most people don't CHOOSE their value system -
they simply inherit the beliefs of their parents and community.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen


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