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Motivational Instead Quotes

May these quotes about Instead inspire and motivate you.

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Related topics: Positive Inspirational Motivational Favorite-Quotes Self Values Honor Choice Wisdom

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson


 

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have,
instead of what you don't have.
- Woody Allen

Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts,
cause your mind to dwell on peace and joy.
- Ernest Holmes


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This world of ours... must avoid becoming
a community of dreadful fear and hate,
and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If everyone demanded peace
instead of another television set,
then there'd be peace.
- John Lennon

Instead of needing lots of children,
we need high-quality children.
- Margaret Mead

Trust your own instinct.
Your mistakes might as well be your own,
instead of someone else's.
- Billy Wilder

War is an instrument entirely inefficient
toward redressing wrong;
and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
- Thomas Jefferson

Instead of comparing our lot with that
of those who are more fortunate than we are,
we should compare it with the lot
of the great majority of our fellow men.
It then appears that we are among the privileged.
- Helen Keller

Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
- Anna Cummins

Love is saying "I feel differently,"
instead of "You're wrong."
- Anonymous

In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue.
If we have enough friends, we may go on for years,
intending to leave, talking about leaving -
instead of actually getting up and leaving.
- Erica Jong

If you have an emotional reaction in the presence of someone,
your heart is telling you that you have
not resolved your issues with them.
In other words, you have not truly forgiven that person.
All of this begs the question, how do we forgive?
First, cease lying to yourself and stop telling yourself stories
about why you behave the way you do.
Stop blaming your behavior on other people
and take responsibility for your emotional reactions.
If you could forgive all the people in your life
who have hurt or wounded you
it would be possible to be in control of your behavior
instead of being in reaction to other people all of the time.
Imagine living life without experiencing
a constant emotional roller-coaster of pain, anger, and jealousy!
That would be bliss!
- Sheri Rosenthal

I offer gentle understanding to myself.
I position myself in love, not fear.
I look behind me with forgiveness.
I look forward with festive anticipation.
I embrace this holy moment and assert,
"Now. This moment is the moment to love,
the moment to serve, the moment to seize
the legacy instead of the small.
Now. Now I will live large, love boldly,
reach to the edges of my unfurled heart and fully enrolled hope.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Instead of being presented with stereotypes
by age, sex, color, class, or religion,
children must have the opportunity
to learn that within each range,
some people are loathsome and some are delightful.
- Margaret Mead

Instead of noblemen,
let us have noble villages of men.
- Henry David Thoreau

Too many people are thinking of security
instead of opportunity.
They seem more afraid of life than death.
- James F. Bymes

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends,
and mar the purest joys and happiness
God has granted us in this world,
to fill our hearts with hatred
instead of love for our neighbors,
and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world!
- Robert E. Lee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Everything deep is also simple
and can be reproduced simply
as long as its reference
to the whole truth is maintained.
But what matters is not what is witty
but what is true.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

You got to be careful if you
don't know where you're going,
because you might not get there.
- Yogi Berra

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

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

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

There is so much we can never know.
Breathe deeply and relax into the not-knowing.
There is much that we do not have to know
in order to live joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

Youth is a quality, not a matter of circumstances.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time,
for that is the stuff that life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

Sometimes I think we're alone.
Sometimes I think we're not.
In either case, the thought is staggering.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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

We should not moor a ship with one anchor,
or our life with one hope.
- Epictetus

Information is not knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

No, they don't appreciate you - and it's not their job.
It's your own job to appreciate yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us or we find it not.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is nearly a certainty that some
of your expectations will not be met today -
choose Joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Everything that we see is a shadow
cast by that which we do not see.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
- Voltaire

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

When an inner situation is not made conscious,
it appears outside as fate.
- Carl Jung

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

Know that you have a choice about
everything you do and everything you do not do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
- Oscar Wilde

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

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

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

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

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You do ill if you praise, but worse
if you censure, what you do not understand.
- Leonardo da Vinci


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