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Motivational Offense Quotes

May these quotes about Offense inspire and motivate you.

We should be too big to take offense
and too noble to give it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Related topics: Wisdom Values Self

Offense comes not from the mouth, but from the ear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A newborn does not have worry, or stress, or anger,
because they have not yet learned those things.
Consider what life would be like if you could
forget all the past resentments and perceived offenses
that color your thinking and your emotions.
Buddhists call that state "beginner mind" -
an opening to experience life
without the jaundiced filter of past disappointments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not say, "It is morning,"
and dismiss it with a name of yesterday.
See it for the first time
as a newborn child that has no name.
- Rabindranath Tagore


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


Have a talk with your mind
(it really is something separate from yourself).
Lay down the law.
"My life begins TODAY.
I am like a newborn.
I have what I have today;
I have my fingers, my toes,
some people in my life,
some material and financial state.
Yesterday is only a dream -
perhaps a nightmare,
perhaps a cherished memory,
but only a dream - nothing more.
I will make all decisions and actions based solely
on what I have today as a starting point."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The unexamined life is not worth living.
- Socrates

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One defeats a fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself,
but on the contrary by using one's intelligence.
- George Orwell

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

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

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes
but in having new eyes.
- Marcel Proust

And in the end, it's not
the years in your life that count,
it's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

Practice does not make perfect,
perfect practice makes perfect.
- Vince Lombardi

Trust only movement.
Life happens at the level of events, not of words.
Trust movement.
- Alfred Adler

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

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

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

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes.
He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
- Chinese Proverb

The flower which is single need not envy
the thorns that are numerous.
- Rabindranath Tagore

True learning is not about facts,
but about conscious appreciation
of the experience of living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hide not your talents,
they for use were made.
What's a sundial in the shade?
- Benjamin Franklin

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

If I am not for myself,
who will be for me?
Yet if I am for myself alone,
of what good am I?
- Hillel

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

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

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

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

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

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

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

If you do not change direction,
you may end up where you are heading.
- Lao Tzu

Never do things others can do and will do
if there are things others cannot do or will not do.
- Amelia Earhart

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off
a portion of one's being,
but by integration of the contraries.
- Carl Jung

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

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

The past does not equal the future.
- Anthony Robbins

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority
is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

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

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

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock,
the stream always wins -
not through strength but by perseverance.
- The Buddha

Does thou love life? Then do not squander time;
for that's the stuff life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

About most subjects, there is not "The Truth;"
there is merely one's personal truth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world you see has nothing to do with reality.
It is of your own making and does not exist.
- A Course In Miracles

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

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

A reflection of life is not life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

We never see what we are not ready to see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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