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Motivational Few Quotes

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

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Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity,
reduce selfishness, have few desires.
- Lao Tzu

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

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


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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

There are very few human beings who receive the truth,
complete and staggering, by instant illumination.
Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment,
on a small scale, by successive developments,
cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
- Anais Nin

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer


 

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants,
and to serve them one's self?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everyone has a "best friend" during each stage of life,
but only a precious few have the same one.
- Anonymous

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity
opinions which differ from
the prejudices of their social environment.
Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein

You must not lose faith in humanity.
Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,
the ocean does not become dirty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have found out that though the ways in which
I can make myself useful are few,
yet the work open to me is endless.
- Helen Keller

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

One is taught by experience to put a premium
on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.
- Gail Godwin

Few is the number of those
who think with their own mind
and feel with their own heart.
- Albert Einstein

Few are those who see with their own eyes
and feel with their own hearts.
- Albert Einstein

The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which
it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.
- Thomas Jefferson

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor,
it cannot save the few who are rich.
- John F. Kennedy

True love is like ghosts,
which everyone talks about and few have seen.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

It has been my experience that folks who
have no vices, have very few virtues.
- Abraham Lincoln

Never in the field of human conflict
was so much owed by so many to so few.
- Winston Churchill

Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts.
- Anonymous

Be polite to all, but intimate with few.
- Thomas Jefferson

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself,
to keep his friends in countenance.
- Benjamin Franklin

The politician in my country seeks votes,
affection and respect, in that order.
With few notable exceptions,
they are simply men who want to be loved.
- Edward R. Murrow

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
- George Washington

Few things are harder to put up with
than the annoyance of a good example.
- Mark Twain

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

The effort to understand the universe is one
of the very few things that lifts human life
a little above the level of farce,
and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
- Steven Weinberg

Few are the giants of the soul that actually feel
that the human race is their family circle.
- Freya Stark

These are a few of my favorite things.
- Oscar Hammerstein II

In the long history of the world,
only a few generations have been granted the role
of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger.
I do not shrink from this responsibility - I welcome it.
- John F. Kennedy

Even in the Christian religion,
much of its real meaning is hidden by words
that are misleading and symbols that but few understand.
- Ernest Holmes

We are all "neighbors."
Our world has gotten too small for us to be anything else.
We can no longer have "us" and "them" - friends and enemies.
A person from Iraq, or Russia, or Columbia is
no more a stranger or enemy than a person from across town.
A few people everywhere are troublemakers.
Every religion provokes a few people to become extremists.
Do we need police around the globe? Unfortunately, we always will.
Do we need war? Does that question even deserve an answer?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is curious to observe what different
ideals of happiness people cherish,
and in what singular places they look
for this well-spring of their life.
Many look for it in the hoarding of riches,
some in the pride of power,
and others in the achievements of art and literature;
a few seek it in the exploration of their own minds,
or in search for knowledge.
- Helen Keller

Life repeats itself mindlessly -
unless you become mindful, it will go on repeating like a wheel.
That's why Buddhists call it the wheel of life and death,
the wheel of time.
It moves like a wheel: birth is followed by death,
death is followed by birth;
love is followed by hate, hate is followed by love;
success is followed by failure,
failure is followed by success. Just see!
If you can watch just for a few days,
you will see a pattern emerging, a wheel pattern.
One day, a fine morning, you are feeling so good and so happy,
and another day you are so dull,
so dead that you start thinking of committing suicide.
And just the other day you were so full of life,
so blissful that you were feeling thankful to God,
that you were in a mood of deep gratefulness,
and today there is great complaint
and you don't see the point why one should go on living...
And it goes on and on, but you don't see the pattern.
Once you see the pattern, you can get out of it.
- Osho

A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Truth is something which can't be told in a few words.
Those who simplify the universe
only reduce the expansion of its meaning.
- Anais Nin

I like to talk about a thing I call a "practiced pause."
Just a few moments of pausing allows me
to consider a circumstance and take stock
of what the best direction might be.
Reactions tend to rise from habit and unconsidered action.
A Response is considered and thoughtful.
My actions are my own and I am, singularly,
responsible for what I see, say, feel and exert.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The fewer secrets you have, the happier you will be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I contend that we are both atheists.
I just believe in one fewer god than you do.
When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods,
you will understand why I dismiss yours.
- Stephen Roberts

The world is incomprehensible.
We won't ever understand it;
we won't ever unravel its secrets.
Thus we must treat the world as it is:
a sheer mystery.
- Carlos Castaneda

Music takes us out of the actual
and whispers to us dim secrets
that startle our wonder as to who we are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

There are no secrets to success.
It is the result of preparation,
hard work, and learning from failure.
- Colin Powell

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

What exactly is the function of a rubber duck?
- the movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets.
- Paul Tournier

Study history, study history.
In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.
- Winston Churchill

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower
or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets,
but I have found that when I silently commune with people
they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

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

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

The things of this world exist;
they are; you can't refuse them.
- Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching - Book One #2 - version by Ursula K. Le Guin

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

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Smile, and the world smiles with you.
- Anonymous

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

You have a choice about the perspective you take on life.
See tragedy, and the world is tragic -
see beauty, and the world is beautiful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is moved along, not only
by the mighty shoves of its heroes,
but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes
of each honest worker.
- Helen Keller

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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 traveler sees what he sees,
the tourist sees what he has come to see.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Do not attempt to conquer the world with force,
for force only causes resistance.
- Lao Tzu

The softest things in the world overcome
the hardest things in the world.
- Lao Tzu

To know the whole world is nothing
when it is compared to knowing your own inner mystery of life.
- Osho


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