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Backward Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Backward Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.
- Abraham Lincoln

Related topics: Positive

I'm a slow walker, but I never walk backward.
- Abraham Lincoln

The farther backward you can look,
the farther forward you can see.
- Winston Churchill

Chanting OM is sort of like MOOing backward.
- Anonymous


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


Trust your heart if the seas catch fire,
live by love though the stars walk backward.
- e. e. cummings

It seems that we have it backward in our society.
We tend to look up to people
who are under a great deal of stress,
who can handle loads of stress,
and those who are under a great deal of pressure.
- Richard Carlson

Don't think you can attain total awareness and whole enlightenment
without proper discipline and practice. This is egomania.
Appropriate rituals channel your emotions
and life energy toward the light.
Without the discipline to practice them,
you will tumble constantly backward into darkness.
- Lao Tzu

 

I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward,
and yet not go forward fast enough
to wreck the country's cause.
- Abraham Lincoln

Revolutions go not backward.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life can only be understood backwards;
but it must be lived forwards.
- Soren Kierkegaard

It is not possible for civilization to
flow backwards while there is youth in the world.
Youth may be headstrong,
but it will advance its allotted length.
- Helen Keller

Since boredom advances and boredom is the root of all evil,
no wonder, then, that the world goes backwards, that evil spreads.
This can be traced back to the very beginning of the world.
The gods were bored; therefore they created human beings.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success is failure recycled.
Life is death reborn.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

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

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Life is always lived in the eye-of-the-storm
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.
- Aristotle

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is lived in the living.
Set aside convention, caution,
and arbitrary "rules" about how
life is supposed to be lived.
Choose! Explore! Adventure!
Live life to the fullest.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

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

Life is defined more by its contrasts than its samenesses;
Life is defined more by its risks than the many securities.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence.
- Henry David Thoreau

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

Honor tradition AND question tradition.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
- George Bernard Shaw

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

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

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
- Anonymous

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

Don't Criticize, Condemn, Or Complain.
- Dale Carnegie

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

We Can Do It!
- WW II US Government Poster

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

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

Life is a journey - enjoy the journey.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie



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