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Jean Cocteau Quotes

I hope you find these Jean Cocteau Quotes inspiring and motivational.

I have lost my seven best friends,
which is to say that God has had mercy on me
seven times without realizing it.
He lent a friendship, took it from me, and sent me another.
- Jean Cocteau

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He who hesitates is lost.
- Proverb

Knowledge is soon changed, then lost in the mist, an echo half-heard.
- Gene Wolfe

If we open a quarrel between past and present,
we shall find that we have lost the future.
- Winston Churchill


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


The final delusion is the belief
that one has lost all delusions.
- Maurice Chapelain

For want of a nail the shoe was lost;
for want of a shoe the horse was lost;
and for want of a horse the rider was lost.
- Benjamin Franklin

If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.
- Henry David Thoreau


 

While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The sum of wisdom is that
time is never lost that is devoted to work.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Being part of the natural world reminds me
that innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

What usually happens in the educational process is
that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed
and paralyzed so that by the time most people are mature
they have lost their innate capabilities.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Never in any case say I have lost such a thing, but I have returned it.
Is your child dead? It is a return. Is your wife dead? It is a return.
Are you deprived of your estate? Is not this also a return?
- Epictetus

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears,
when benevolence is lost right conduct appears,
when right conduct is lost, expedience appears.
Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth;
it is the beginning of disorder.
- Lao Tzu

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

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is more valuable than your self respect.
When you lose respect for yourself, you have lost everything.
Whatever it takes, and whoever you upset,
do what you know - deep inside - is the right thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

I have lost friends, some by death ...
others by sheer inability to cross the street.
- Virginia Woolf

Not until we are lost
do we begin to understand ourselves.
- Henry David Thoreau

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road
doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall.
He will end by destroying the earth.
- Albert Schweitzer

People say conversation is a lost art;
how often I have wished it were.
- Edward R. Murrow

Until you've lost your reputation,
you never realize what a burden it was.
- Margaret Mitchell

If you can not answer a man's argument,
all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.
- Elbert Hubbard

True friendship is like sound health;
the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
- Charles Caleb Colton

When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to
criticize or attack the government of my own country.
I make up for lost time when I come home.
- Winston Churchill

A child miseducated is a child lost.
- John F. Kennedy

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

The civilized man has built a coach,
but has lost the use of his feet.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated,
it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
- Washington Irving

Though lovers be lost love shall not.
- Dylan Thomas

Life cannot be lived fully or joyfully if
our thoughts are focused on regretting the past,
preoccupied with anticipating the future,
or lost in the mind-fog of unconscious habitual behavior.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

There is a time to cry for those we have lost,
and there is a time to wipe the tears and smile again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

I desire so to conduct the affairs
of this administration that, if at the end...
I have lost every other friend on earth,
I shall at least have one friend left,
and that friend shall be down inside of me.
- Abraham Lincoln

Are you feeling stressed and upset?
If so, you are worrying about tomorrow.
Events that have already occurred may cause you regret,
but they only appear to cause worry.
If you just lost your job, you are not worrying about losing your job -
that already happened.
You are worrying about paying your bills and finding a new job.
Those are worries about tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Grief, a type of sadness that most often occurs
when you have lost someone you love, is a sneaky thing,
because it can disappear for a long time,
and then pop back up when you least expect it.
- Lemony Snicket

It is much more painful to have lost
something you thought you had,
than never to have had it at all.
If feels as if our trust was dashed.
We are disappointed and we are angry;
but not quite sure at who to direct our anger.
Someone, perhaps "the system," perhaps God,
should have done better.
Most of all we are angry at ourselves -
even though we did our best -
and we are afraid.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, - I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! - and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Our moments of inspiration are not lost
though we have no particular poem to show for them;
for those experiences have left an indelible impression,
and we are ever and anon reminded of them.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Love what is.
- Byron Katie

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

Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

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

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.
- Yiddish Proverb

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

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

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

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

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

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

He is richest who is content with the least,
for content is the wealth of nature.
- Socrates

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

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water,
yet nothing can resist it.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

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

The words of truth are always paradoxical.
- Lao Tzu

He is richest who is content with the least.
- Socrates


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