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

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Related topics: Positive Inspirational Motivational Live-By Self Values Honor Choice Wisdom

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

 

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have,
instead of what you don't have.
- Woody Allen

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Love is saying "I feel differently,"
instead of "You're wrong."
- Anonymous


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Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts,
cause your mind to dwell on peace and joy.
- Ernest Holmes

Instead of needing lots of children,
we need high-quality children.
- Margaret Mead

If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago,
Catholic school children would be wearing little electric
chairs around their necks instead of crosses.
- Lenny Bruce

Too many people are thinking of security
instead of opportunity.
They seem more afraid of life than death.
- James F. Bymes

We waste time looking for the perfect lover,
instead of creating the perfect love.
- Tom Robbins

Instead of being presented with stereotypes
by age, sex, color, class, or religion,
children must have the opportunity
to learn that within each range,
some people are loathsome and some are delightful.
- Margaret Mead

Trust your own instinct.
Your mistakes might as well be your own,
instead of someone else's.
- Billy Wilder

Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
- Anna Cummins

Politics, it seems to me, for years,
or all too long,
has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
- Richard Armour

My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier,
you will become a general.
If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.'
Instead,
I was a painter, and became Picasso.
- Pablo Picasso

Instead of comparing our lot with that
of those who are more fortunate than we are,
we should compare it with the lot
of the great majority of our fellow men.
It then appears that we are among the privileged.
- Helen Keller

We need to become good citizens in the global village,
instead of competing.
What are we competing for - to drive more cars,
eat more steaks? That will destroy the world.
- Yuan T. Lee

Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find
a woman I don't like and give her a house.
- Lewis Grizzard

Instead of noblemen,
let us have noble villages of men.
- Henry David Thoreau

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city,
it might be better to change the locks.
- Doug Larson

Everything is discursive opinion instead of direct experience.
- A. R. Ammons

In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue.
If we have enough friends, we may go on for years,
intending to leave, talking about leaving -
instead of actually getting up and leaving.
- Erica Jong

We need a data network that can easily carry voice,
instead of what we have today, a voice network struggling to carry data.
- Reed Hundt

The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination
to see how much he can give for a dollar,
instead of how little he can give for a dollar,
is bound to succeed.
- Henry Ford

Everything is blooming most recklessly;
if it were voices instead of colors,
there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

People are getting smarter nowadays;
they are letting lawyers,
instead of their conscience, be their guide.
- Will Rogers

It is a sad commentary of our times when our young
must seek advice and counsel from "Dear Abby" instead of going to Mom and Dad.
- Abigail Van Buren

The left dismisses talk about the collapse of family
life and talks instead about the emergence of the growing
new diversity of family types.
- Christopher Lasch

If instead of a gem, or even a flower,
we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend,
that would be giving as the angels give.
- George MacDonald

How does one know if she has forgiven? You tend to
feel sorrow over the circumstance instead of rage,
you tend to feel sorry for the person rather than angry with him.
You tend to have nothing left to say about it all.
- Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Family involvement is a valuable thing and playing
together actively can be the '90s version of it.
Instead of just watching, you can do it together...
something we don't spend enough time on.
We can motivate and excite each other about fitness.
- Alan Thicke

A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth.
Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay,
it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.
- Maurice Chevalier

I offer gentle understanding to myself.
I position myself in love, not fear.
I look behind me with forgiveness.
I look forward with festive anticipation.
I embrace this holy moment and assert,
"Now. This moment is the moment to love,
the moment to serve, the moment to seize
the legacy instead of the small.
Now. Now I will live large, love boldly,
reach to the edges of my unfurled heart and fully enrolled hope.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our
lives means the most to us,
we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice,
solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our
pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.
- Henri Nouwen

We can make a commitment to promote vegetables and
fruits and whole grains on every part of every menu.
We can make portion sizes smaller and emphasize quality over quantity.
And we can help create a culture - imagine this -
where our kids ask for healthy options instead of resisting them.
- Michelle Obama

If you have an emotional reaction in the presence of someone,
your heart is telling you that you have
not resolved your issues with them.
In other words, you have not truly forgiven that person.
All of this begs the question, how do we forgive?
First, cease lying to yourself and stop telling yourself stories
about why you behave the way you do.
Stop blaming your behavior on other people
and take responsibility for your emotional reactions.
If you could forgive all the people in your life
who have hurt or wounded you
it would be possible to be in control of your behavior
instead of being in reaction to other people all of the time.
Imagine living life without experiencing
a constant emotional roller-coaster of pain, anger, and jealousy!
That would be bliss!
- Sheri Rosenthal

We are now heading down a centuries-long path toward
increasing the productivity of our natural capital -
the resource systems upon which we depend to live -
instead of our human capital.
- Paul Hawken

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature
is that all of us tend to put off living.
We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over
the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are
blooming outside our windows today.
- Dale Carnegie

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends,
and mar the purest joys and happiness
God has granted us in this world,
to fill our hearts with hatred
instead of love for our neighbors,
and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world!
- Robert E. Lee

Leaders do not sway with the polls.
Instead, they sway the polls through their own words and actions.
- Robert.
L.
Ehrlich

One of the reasons why so few of us ever act,
instead of react, is because we are continually stifling our deepest impulses.
- Henry Miller

Somewhere we turn ourselves into victims instead of
being the powerful women we really are meant to be.
- Judith Light

They could have been nice to me instead of treating me like an idiot.
- Norma McCorvey

Congress should be forward thinking in the policies we set,
instead of waiting until catastrophe looms.
- Bill Frist

I work from awkwardness.
By that I mean I don't like to arrange things.
If I stand in front of something, instead of arranging it,
I arrange myself.
- Diane Arbus

The danger in media concentration comes not from the concentration,
but instead from the feudalism that this concentration,
tied to the change in copyright, produces.
- Lawrence Lessig

As an actor, you want to keep your demons to some extent,
but you also have to exorcise them so you can use them
instead of them using you.
- Skeet Ulrich

The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly.
One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think
deeply and be quite insane.
- Nikola Tesla

Basically he never went to work and didn't have a job.
Of course I thought he did.
I thought he was on the phone doing business deals
instead of borrowing money from people.
- Christie Brinkley

Chicago seems a big city instead of merely a large place.
- A. J. Liebling

The reporter claimed he was going to write the article from my point of view.
Instead, he made me sound like a little idiot.
It made me never want to do another interview again.
- Tia Carrere

Instead of hating, I have chosen to forgive and spend
all of my positive energy on changing the world.
- Camryn Manheim

So often we try to alter circumstances to suit ourselves,
instead of letting them alter us, which is what they are meant to do.
- Mother Maribel

Fear prophets and those prepared to die for the truth,
for as a rule they make many others die with them,
often before them, at times instead of them.
- Umberto Eco

The key is to get to know people and trust them to be who they are.
Instead, we trust people to be who we want them to be -
and when they're not,
we cry.
- David Duchovny

When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism
and advice instead of compliments,
he forgets that it was not his good judgment,
but his charming manners, that won her heart.
- Helen Rowland

Forget the lottery.
Bet on yourself instead.
- Brian Koslow

I didn't go to the lectures.
My valet, who was more distinguished than I,
went instead.
- Witold Gombrowicz

We know there's no use in getting miserable,
so we go out on the town instead!
- Lee Ryan

I have not been able to get any grain yet.
It is all in the country, and the people talk instead of working.
- John Buford

Instead of a man of peace and love, I have become a
man of violence and revenge.
- Hiawatha

It's not good to make sentimental journeys.
You see the differences instead of the sameness.
- Mary Astor

The Packers have lots of owners nobody knows instead
of one owner who doesn't know squat.
- Jim McMahon

Because, in opera, I have to sing for people that are very far from me,
instead of, when I sing a song, I try to imagine to
sing like in an ear of a child.
- Andrea Bocelli

A kiss, when all is said, what is it? A rosy dot placed on the 'I' in loving;
Tis a secret told to the mouth instead of to the ear.
- Edmond Rostand

They are scared that the BBC or CNN may call them radicals,
so they remain soft instead.
The problem lies there, with the Muslim leaders,
not the Muslim masses.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Opera is where a guy gets stabbed in the back,
and instead of dying, he sings.
- Robert Burns

I'm married, which means that instead of occasionally
wondering about men from afar,
I actually live with one and can be constantly astounded
by the strange male brain.
- Cathy Guisewite

Democracy is only an experiment in government,
and it has the obvious disadvantage of merely counting
votes instead of weighing them.
- Dean Inge


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