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Motivational Conventional Quotes

May these quotes about Conventional inspire and motivate you.

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

Related topics: Wisdom Think Self

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

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

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


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

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb


 

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

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

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

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

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

He is richest who is content with the least.
- Socrates

Life's real lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

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

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

You Create Your Own Reality.
- Anonymous

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

Bad habits are like a comfortable bed,
easy to get into, but hard to get out of.
- Proverb

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

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller

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

Procrastination is the thief of time.
- Edward Young

There are risks and costs to action.
But they are far less than the long range
risks of comfortable inaction.
- John F. Kennedy

Life is lived in the mists -
little is fully visible, less is certain.
Yet rejoice in the unknowing,
and let all of life be a wonderful adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All Knowledge is Divided into Three Domains:
"What We Know",
"What We Know That We Don't Know", and
"What We Don't Know That We Don't Know."
- Werner Erhard

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

Expectation is the root of all heartache.
- William Shakespeare

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live your life so that when you die,
the world cries and you rejoice.
- Indian Proverb

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hot heads and cold hearts never solved anything.
- Billy Graham

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize
how little we understand about life,
ourselves, and the world around us.
- Socrates

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

It is noted that a stopped clock is correct twice each day.
In a similar manner, a person who is unchanging appears wise occasionally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge -
broad, deep knowledge - is to know true ends from false,
and lofty things from low.
- Helen Keller

Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion,
for the real and for the truth.
- Abraham Maslow

When we remember we are all mad,
the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
- Mark Twain

Gifts freely given are never obligations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's not what you look at that matters,
it's what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Personal importance, or taking things personally,
is the maximum expression of selfishness
because we make the assumption that everything is about me.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Once you label me, you negate me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The dream you are living is your creation.
It is your perception of reality that you can change at any time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Our life is what our thoughts make it.
- Marcus Aurelius

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato

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

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

The River of Life has no judgments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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