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I have not failed.
by Thomas Edison

I have not failed.
I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
- Thomas Edison

Related topics: Motivational

Genius is one percent inspiration
and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
- Thomas Edison

Opportunity is missed by most people
because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
- Thomas Edison

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison


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If we all did the things we are capable of doing,
we would literally astound ourselves.
- Thomas Edison

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed
is always to try just one more time.
- Thomas A. Edison

There is no substitute for hard work.
- Thomas Edison

 

I have friends in overalls
whose friendship I would not swap
for the favor of the kings of the world.
- Thomas A. Edison

I do not believe in the God of the theologians;
but that there is a Supreme Intelligence I do not doubt.
- Thomas Edison

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

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

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

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

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

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

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

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

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

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

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

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

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

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

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

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

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

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

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

I am not a slave to my thoughts or emotions.
- Richard Carlson

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

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

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

Not life, but good life,
is to be chiefly valued.
- Socrates

Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual,
you have an obligation to be one.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We must teach our children to resolve
their conflicts with words, not weapons.
- William J. Clinton

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Action may not always bring happiness;
but there is no happiness without action.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

A hero may or may not lead other people,
but all heroes lead themselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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