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Before Quote of the Day

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

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Related topics: Positive Inspirational Motivational Live-By Self Values

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 PHOTO

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
- Michael Jordan

 

Before you criticize a man,
walk a mile in his shoes.
- Anonymous

Follow your bliss and doors will open
where there were no doors before.
- Joseph Campbell

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
- Vince Lombardi


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Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman,
before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
- John Quincy Adams

Doubt is the vestibule which we all must pass through
before we can enter the temple of truth.
- Osho

If you have no confidence in self,
you are twice defeated in the race of life.
With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The golden age is before us, not behind us.
- William Shakespeare

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Look twice before you leap.
- Charlotte Bronte

Who were you before you put yourself last.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is darkest just before the dawn.
- Proverb

When angry, count to ten before you speak.
If very angry, count to one hundred.
- Thomas Jefferson

Habits age men before their time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment
before starting to improve the world.
- Anne Frank

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

Never put passion before principle.
Even if win, you lose.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

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

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced,
and today we think this more than ever, and are just as wrong
as all previous ages that thought so.
How often have we not seen the truth condemned!
It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung

Service which is rendered without joy
helps neither the servant nor the served.
But all other pleasures and possessions
pale into nothingness before service
which is rendered in a spirit of joy.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The challenge before us is to savor the unknown
and delight in the taste of possibility.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

My Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you
before you can move on.
- the movie Forrest Gump

I did not wish to take a cabin passage,
but rather to go before the mast
and on the deck of the world,
for there I could best see
the moonlight amid the mountains.
I do not wish to go below now.
- Henry David Thoreau

From far beyond this life,
I hear the call.
From place beyond all place,
I feel the call.
From time before all time,
I know the call.
From one before all ones,
I am the call.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

Each day, I am healthier, younger,
stronger, more comfortable,
and more joyful than the day before.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That's what learning is, after all;
not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and h
ow we've changed because of it
and what we take away from it
that we never had before,
to apply to other games.
Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
- Richard Bach

Self-honor (self-respect) is in no way selfish.
Before I can give to others,
I must have something to give.
Only by first creating
my own self-esteem and happiness,
do I possess the resources to
contribute anything meaningful to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Before moving on, you have to clear away your cherished beliefs.
- Dick Raymond

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nurturing is not complex.
It's simply being tuned in to the thing or person before you
and offering small gestures toward what it needs at that time.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We must be our own before we can be another's.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

True friendship is a plant of slow growth,
and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity
before it is entitled to the appellation.
- George Washington

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The best time to make friends is before you need them.
- Ethel Barrymore

A friend is one before whom I can think aloud.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone
what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

Sometimes before we make a record I go back and listen to a few.
It's equally humbling and uplifting.
- Michael Stipe

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
- W. H. Auden

Before you can forgive others,
you must be a person whose forgiveness matters.
Before you can have gratitude for your life,
you must believe that your life has value.
Before your choices have value,
you must feel that you yourself have value.
Before you can dream a great dream for your future,
you have to believe that your future matters.
Before you can build positive habits of resolve and commitment,
before you can begin to live into the Japanese proverb,
"Fall seven times, stand up eight,"
you must believe that your life matters.
Before you can celebrate your life, you must Honor it.
And, before you can feel unity with,
and Honor toward, Spirit and all creation,
you must Honor yourself to feel worthy of that unity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A great artist is always before his time or behind it.
- George Edward Moore

One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize
a problem before it becomes an emergency.
- Arnold H. Glasow

We can do things that we never could before.
Stop-motion lets you build tiny little worlds,
and computers make that world even more believable.
- Nick Park

Man always dies before he is fully born.
- Erich Fromm

All in the dark we grope along,
And if we go amiss
We learn at least which path is wrong,
And there is gain in this.
We do not always win the race
By only running right;
We have to tread the mountain's base
Before we reach its height.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Change before you have to.
- Jack Welch

Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.
- Jean Rostand

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
- T. S. Eliot

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance,
and to turn around three times before lying down.
- Robert Benchley

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens
we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
- Andre Gide

I stand before you a totally healthy person.
- Melissa Etheridge

Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him.
After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.
- Marilyn Monroe

Most of the things worth doing in the world had been
declared impossible before they were done.
- Louis D. Brandeis

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight,
and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
- Oscar Wilde

In case you failed to notice,
in case you failed to see,
this is my heart,
bleeding before you,
this is me down on my knees.
- Jewel

A great part of courage is the courage
of having done the thing before.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I've said it before, but it's absolutely true:
My mother gave me my drive,
but my father gave me my dreams.
Thanks to him, I could see a future.
- Liza Minelli

Plant thy foot firmly in the prints which His foot has made before thee.
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

There was no "before" the beginning of our universe,
because once upon a time there was no time.
- John D. Barrow

I tried to remember how to exhale.
I had to look away before it came back to me.
- Bella, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

There is nothing in which the birds differ more from
man than the way in which they can build and yet leave
a landscape as it was before.
- Robert Wilson Lynd

It is a mark of soulfulness to be present in the here and now.
When we are present, we are not fabricating inner movies.
We are seeing what is before us.
- John Bradshaw


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