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Our desires always disappoint us;
by 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

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus

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

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

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

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

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

It is not the magnitude of our actions
but the amount of love
that is put into them that matters.
- Mother Teresa

Our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions
and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

We are powerless to redesign the world,
but we have infinite power to create our appreciation of it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wave of evil washes all our institutions alike.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach,
but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect,
we will immediately feel overwhelmed.
- Anthony Robbins

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal,
and then leap in the dark to our success.
- Henry David Thoreau

Once we accept our limits, we can go beyond them.
- Albert Einstein

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

The greater our knowledge increases
the more our ignorance unfolds.
- John F. Kennedy

At all times and under all circumstances,
we have the power to transform the quality of our lives.
- Werner Erhard

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We can let circumstances rule us,
or we can take charge and
rule our lives from within.
- Earl Nightingale

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes

The winds of grace are always blowing;
all we need to do is raise our sails.
- Anonymous

There comes that mysterious meeting in life
when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be,
igniting the circuits of our highest potential.
- Rusty Berkus

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying
about things which are beyond the power of our will.
- Epictetus

Society censors our actions,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all have our thorns. We, and Life, have our moments.
Life occurs before our morning coffee.
Life occurs in our bathrobe with our hair uncombed.
Bless and give thanks for All of Life - the bloom and the thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

We cling to our own point of view,
as though everything depended on it.
Yet our opinions have no permanence;
like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
- Zhuangzi

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
- Henry David Thoreau

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence -
is the key to unlocking our potential.
- Winston Churchill

If we would guide by the light of reason
we must let our minds be bold.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Whether we allow external events to
shape our lives at a core level
is very much within our own control.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

What power there is in our service when our actions
line up with our mission, skills and joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

Our real problem, then, is not our strength today;
it is rather the vital necessity of action today
to ensure our strength tomorrow.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

May we so love as never to have occasion
to repent of our love!
- Henry David Thoreau

The promises we makes to ourselves are the things
that assure us we have the capacity to keep our promises to others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

It is not our circumstances that create
our discontent or contentment.
It is us.
- Vivian Greene

We can change our lives.
We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
- Tony Robbins


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