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The most common way people give up their power
by Alice Walker

The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any.
- Alice Walker

Related topics: Motivational Inspirational

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
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Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Learn to do common things uncommonly well;
we must always keep in mind that anything
that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
- George Washington Carver

 

When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way,
you will command the attention of the world.
- George Washington Carver

The common denominator for success is work.
- John D. Rockefeller

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
- Josh Billings

If one advances confidently
in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live
the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with success
unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
- William James

The common denominator of our heroes
is that each set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The invariable mark of wisdom is to
see the miraculous in the common.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are old heads in the world
who cannot help me by their example or advice
to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself;
but I believe that it is in my power
to elevate myself this very hour
above the common level of my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet.
We all breathe the same air.
We all cherish our children's future.
And we are all mortal.
- John F. Kennedy

I have learned, that if one advances confidently
in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common.
Celebrate it every day.
- Anonymous

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.
The ability to direct individual accomplishments
toward organizational objectives.
It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
- Andrew Carnegie

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not;
nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not;
the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge

If you fear making anyone mad,
then you ultimately probe for
the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
- Jimmy Carter

If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams
and endeavor to leave the life which you have imagined,
you will you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing,
moving at different speeds.
A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
- William James

If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap
whence everyone must take an equal portion,
most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
- Socrates

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language
that can transcend political or social boundaries.
- Jimmy Carter

Common Sense is that which judges
the things given to it by other senses.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Society is always taken by surprise
at any new example of common sense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is curious - curious that physical courage
should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare
- Mark Twain

There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

Well excuse me - we've got something
a little unusual going on here -
time travel, parallel universes,
or just a little common ordinary insanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
- Albert Einstein

I have thought there was some advantage even in death,
by which we mingle with the herd of common men.
- Henry David Thoreau

The people are the foundation of the nation.
Our only chance for a lasting peace on earth:
the release of the strength of the common man.
- Jimmy Yen

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

Do real life people actually fall in love
with the idea of being in love?
Unfortunately, it is actually quite common.
Someone wants desperately to have
the husband or wife of their dreams.
They visualize the vine-covered cottage
with the white picket fence.
They choose the colors for the nursery.
They design all the aspects of their married life.
A real person stands no chance of measuring up to those fantasies.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is difficult for the common good to prevail
against the intense concentration
of those who have a special interest,
especially if the decisions are made behind locked doors.
- Jimmy Carter

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary;
new, universal, and more liberal laws
will begin to establish themselves around and within him;
or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor
in a more liberal sense,
and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings.
- Henry David Thoreau

God must love the common man, he made so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

Fear of death ... That's funny. I have that too.
My dog has it. It's very common with living creatures.
- the movie Anything Else (2003)

Religion is regarded by the common people as true,
by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We seek to emphasize those practical things that we have in common.
- Australian Prime Minister John Howard

The new rage is to say that the government
is the cause of all our problems,
and if only we had no government, we'd have no problems.
I can tell you, that contradicts
evidence, history, and common sense.
- William J. Clinton

We are not going to be able
to operate our Spaceship Earth
successfully nor for much longer
unless we see it as a whole spaceship
and our fate as common.
It has to be everybody or nobody.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Naturally, the common people don't want war ...
but after all it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy,
and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along,
whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship,
or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship.
Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought
to the bidding of the leaders.
That is easy. All you have to do is tell them
they are being attacked,
and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism
and exposing the country to danger.
It works the same in every country.
- Hermann Goering

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Anger? perhaps there is a better way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Simple living is the way to happy living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Decide questions without regard for tradition -
one way or the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When ordinary life shackles me,
I escape, one way or another. No more walls.
- Anais Nin

Increase of material comforts,
it may be generally laid down,
does not in any way whatsoever
conduce to moral growth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor
to be what you desire to appear.
- Socrates

The best way to predict the future is to create it.
- Peter F. Drucker

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

The most effective way to cope with change
is to help create it.
- L. W. Lynett

You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!
- Dr. Seuss

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything.
And that is by making the other person want to do it.
- Dale Carnegie

Everyone should carefully observe
which way his heart draws him,
and then choose that way with all his strength.
- Hasidic Proverb

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed
to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
- Will Rogers

The way lies in softness and patience,
as the softest water cuts through the hardest rock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams.
- Anonymous

The world is perfect the way it is.
- Werner Erhard


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