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Flatter me, and I may not believe you.
by William Arthur Ward

Flatter me, and I may not believe you.
Criticize me, and I may not like you.
Ignore me, and I may not forgive you.
Encourage me, and I will not forget you.
Love me and I may be forced to love you.
- William Arthur Ward

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A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
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If you can dream it, you can become it.
- William Arthur Ward

Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy,
to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter,
and to lead but not manipulate.
- William Arthur Ward

 

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.
If you can dream it, you can become it.
- William Arthur Ward

The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.
- William Arthur Ward

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it
is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
- William Arthur Ward


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This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best.
- William Arthur Ward

When your friends begin to flatter
you on how young you look,
it's a sure sign you're getting old.
- Mark Twain

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

Let me bring peace into moments of chaos.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
- Aristotle

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

I have no need to conform to the stereotypes
others have defined for me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is 10 percent what happens to me
and 90 percent how I react to it.
- Charles Swindoll

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

A leader is not one who says, "Follow me."
A leader is one who says, "I'll go first."
- Neale Donald Walsch

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

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

Give me a lever long enough
and a fulcrum on which to place it,
and I shall move the world.
- Archimedes

What you think of me is none of my business.
- Terry Cole-Whittaker

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
- Henry David Thoreau

A part of you has grown in me.
And so you see, it's you and me
together forever and never apart,
maybe in distance, but never in heart.
- Anonymous

IF it is to be, it is up to me.
- Anonymous

"Be like me" is not a Golden Rule.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

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

Don't believe me,
don't believe yourself,
and don't believe anyone else.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Once you label me, you negate me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I love you because I love you.
You are a part of me, and
I need no reasons to love you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would, I'd never leave.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Grant That I May Radiate Thy Light, Thy Love,
Thy Healing, Thy Joy, and Thy Peace,
to All Those Around Me
and All Those in My Thoughts
This Day and Ever More.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine,
a possession for all time.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

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

Tell me what company thou keepst,
and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Personal importance, or taking things personally,
is the maximum expression of selfishness
because we make the assumption that everything is about me.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me
than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground.
- 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

Where there is injury let me sow pardon.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

I love you not only for what you are,
but for what I am when I am with you.
I love you not only for what you have made of yourself,
but for what you are making of me.
I love you for that part of me you bring out.
- Roy Croft

My greatest service to others is living happily,
and radiating happiness and joy to those around me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am a miracle, and that's why I'm ME.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am ME.
I am not my attachments.
I am not my possessions.
I am not the people in my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I thank Spirit for EVERYTHING
that has brought me to this moment,
and entrust my entire being
to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If there ever comes a day when we can't be together,
keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The best friend is the man who in wishing me well
wishes it for my sake.
- Anonymous

I Give Thanks for EVERYTHING that has Occurred
to Bring Me to This Instant.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
- Henry Ford

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St Francis of Assisi

Just as the wave cannot exist for itself,
but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean,
so must I never live my life for itself,
but always in the experience which is going on around me.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

I follow my intuition,
and it leads me along the Right Path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Laugh Loud - Laugh Often
Laugh At What's Funny - Laugh At What's Sad
Laugh At Me - Laugh At You - Laugh At Life
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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