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Motivational Thistle Quotes

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Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Wisdom Perspective

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower
wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
- Abraham Lincoln


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


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

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

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


 

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

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

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -
it is the illusion of knowledge.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

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

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

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

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

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

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

You may be always victorious if
you will never enter into any contest
where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.
- Epictetus

Life is the future, not the past.
- Terry Goodkind

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

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

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.
Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

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

When you are impeccable, you take
responsibility for your actions,
but you do not judge or blame yourself.
- don Miguel Ruiz

It is health that is real wealth,
and not pieces of gold and silver.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
- Carl Jung

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

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

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

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

An idea that is not dangerous is
unworthy of being called an idea at all.
- Oscar Wilde

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

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.
- William J. Clinton

If I am capable of grasping God objectively,
I do not believe, but precisely because
I cannot do this I must believe.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

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

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

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

Thinkers do not accept the inevitable;
they turn their efforts toward changing it.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

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

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

Things do not change; we change.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

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

It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded,
but the fear of pain or death.
- Epictetus

Even the truth, when believed, is a lie.
You must experience the truth, not believe it.
- Werner Erhard

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

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

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

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

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

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

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

The way is not in the sky.
The way is in the heart.
- The Buddha

Mastery is not measured by the number of terrible
things you eliminate from your life, but by
the number of times you eliminate calling them terrible.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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

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

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

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

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


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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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