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Motivational Looking Back Quotes

May these quotes about Looking Back inspire and motivate you.

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

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Every moment wasted looking back
keeps us from moving forward.
- Hilary Clinton

Looking at a sunset, just for a second
you forget your separateness:
you are the sunset.
That is the moment when you feel the beauty of it.
But the moment you say that it is a beautiful sunset,
you are no longer feeling it;
you have come back to your separate,
enclosed entity of the ego.
Now the mind is speaking.
- Osho

When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed,
say: "There is another way of looking at this."
- A Course In Miracles


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Thank you for joining me on this journey we call life,
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Drive into your future looking at the open road ahead
rather than into the rear-view mirror of your past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We learn more by looking for the answer
to a question and not finding it
than we do from learning the answer itself.
- Lloyd Alexander

All you have to do is look straight and see the road,
and when you see it, don't sit looking at it - walk.
- Ayn Rand


 

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.
- Helen Keller

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Success usually comes to those
who are too busy to be looking for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

To a very young child, mommy and daddy are gods.
We spend our lives looking to regain
that sense of being cared for and protected.
Thus religion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life
as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.
- Joseph Campbell

Marriage has no guarantees.
If that's what you're looking for,
go live with a car battery.
- Erma Bombeck

The Lord prefers common-looking people.
That is why he makes so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
- Oscar Wilde

Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone
what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Without stirring abroad,
One can know the whole world;
Without looking out of the window,
One can see the way of heaven.
The further one goes, The less one knows.
- Lao Tzu

Love does not consist in gazing at each other,
but in looking outward together in the same direction.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Not paying a just wage, not giving work,
only because one is looking at the bottom line,
at the budget of the company, seeking only profit -
that is against God.
- Pope Francis

The freedom we are looking for
is the freedom to be ourselves,
to express ourselves. But if we look at our lives
we will see that most of the time
we do things just to please others ...
The worst part is that most of us
are not even aware that we are not free.
- Don Miguel Ruiz

I can think of nothing more boring for the American people
than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour
looking at my face on their television screens.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Joy in looking and comprehending
is nature's most beautiful gift.
- Albert Einstein

Common looking people are the best in the world:
that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

All the suffering, stress, and addiction
comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck.
If you live through it, you start looking
very carefully to the right and to the left.
- Jean Kerr

Christian voters should start looking
at global warming and extreme poverty
as religious issues that speak to the culture of life.
- Al Franken

It takes more than just a good looking body.
You've got to have the heart and soul to go with it.
- Epictetus

The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people
is that they trigger confusion in us
that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with.
To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves,
we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes.
- Pema Chodron

THE fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
- Carl Sandburg

I get bored very easily, ...
I have a voracious appetite and I do not feel alive
if I'm repeating something I'm good at.
So I'm always looking for new challenges.
- Jewel

I confessed recently to an old friend,
"I realized I was looking at you,
in your visit, through old glasses.
Speaking old words.
Telling old stories.
I realize that in my life I've made so many
physical changes and I need to give my spirit time to catch up."
Time for my spirit to look at my friend
through the new glasses of current life experiences.
Old friends are precious.
They become even more treasured when they are wrapped
in the currentness of life experiences
and not relegated to the past in which they once lived.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

Everyone is a mirror image of yourself -
your own thinking coming back at you.
- Byron Katie

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
- Henry David Thoreau

Who forces time is pushed back by time;
who yields to time finds time on his side.
- The Talmud

Life is a mirror, and will reflect back
to the thinker what he thinks into it.
- Ernest Holmes

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

I have accepted fear as a part of life -
specifically the fear of change...
I have gone ahead despite the pounding
in the heart that says: turn back.
- Erica Jong

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

When life seems overwhelming, just step back for a day.
Consider what is most important.
Focus on the crucial issues in your life.
Just let the rest of your upsets go.
You can't fix the whole world, but you can still make a difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we are to go forward, we must go back
and rediscover those precious values -
that all reality hinges on moral foundations
and that all reality has spiritual control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you have zest and enthusiasm
you attract zest and enthusiasm.
Life does give back in kind.
- Norman Vincent Peale

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You must unlearn what you have learned.
- the character Yoda in the movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

If you have an important point to make,
don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
- Winston Churchill

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

When the World Frowns, I Smile Back.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Impart as much as you can of your spiritual being
to those who are on the road with you,
and accept as something precious
what comes back to you from them.
- Albert Schweitzer

I have faith. I just need proof to back it up.
- the movie Simon Birch

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

I can't go back to yesterday -
because I was a different person then.
- Lewis Carroll

What I know for sure is that
what you give comes back to you.
- Oprah Winfrey

He's my friend that speaks well of me behind my back.
- Thomas Fuller

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things.
- Robert Brault

One can pay back the loan of gold,
but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.
- Malayan Proverb

The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
- Henry David Thoreau

Laughter gives us distance.
It allows us to step back from an event,
deal with it and then move on.
- Bob Newhart

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Front yards are not made to walk in, but, at most, through,
and you could go in the back way.
- Henry David Thoreau

Unexpected events can set you back or set you up.
It's all a matter of - perspective.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Whenever the World Frowns, I Smile Back.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We have a great life here in Alaska,
and we're never going back to America again!
- The Simpsons Movie (2007)

The more we know about how we lost
our spontaneous wonder and creativity,
the more we can find ways to get them back.
- John Bradshaw

Life was meant to be lived,
and curiosity must be kept alive.
One must never, for whatever reason,
turn his back on life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt


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