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Do not take life too seriously.
by Elbert Hubbard

Do not take life too seriously.
You will never get out of it alive.
- Elbert Hubbard

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The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard PHOTO

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard PHOTO

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
- Elbert Hubbard


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


If you have health, you probably will be happy,
and if you have health and happiness,
you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard

A little more persistence,
a little more effort, and
what seemed hopeless failure
may turn to glorious success.
- Elbert Hubbard

Our desires always disappoint us;
for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction,
yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.
- Elbert Hubbard

 

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.
- Elbert Hubbard

Your friend is the man who knows all about you,
and still likes you.
- Elbert Hubbard

Life in abundance comes only through great love.
- Elbert Hubbard

Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance.
- Elbert Hubbard

The sculptor produces the beautiful statue
by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed -
it is a process of elimination.
- Elbert Hubbard

Life is just one damned thing after another.
- Elbert Hubbard (Philistine - A Periodical of Protest, 1896)

A conservative is a man who is
too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.
- Elbert Hubbard

Genius may have its limitations,
but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
- Elbert Hubbard

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When an inner situation is not made conscious,
it appears outside as fate.
- Carl Jung

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

Fear not for the future,
weep not for the past.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley


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