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

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology

A contradiction can not exist in reality.
Not in part, nor in whole.
- Terry Goodkind

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

 

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.
He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
- The Buddha

An error does not become truth
by reason of multiplied propagation,
nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Neither a borrower nor a lender be,
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
- William Shakespeare

Love possesses not
nor would it be possessed.
- Khalil Gibran

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus

The highest and most beautiful things in life
are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but,
if one will, are to be lived.
- Soren Kierkegaard

With the past, I have nothing to do;
nor with the future. I live now.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

I was taught that the way of progress
is neither swift nor easy.
- Marie Curie

The gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor man perfected without trials.
- Confucius

Far better is it to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though chequered by failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
because they live in the grey twilight
that knows not victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Friendship is all about Mutuality,
neither Individuality nor Singularity.
- Aparna Chatterjee

To accuse others for one's own misfortunes
is a sign of want of education.
To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun.
To accuse neither oneself nor others
shows that one's education is complete.
- Epictetus

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

Know that life is most joyful when you
neither attempt to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Greatness is not in where we stand,
but in what direction we are moving.
We must sail sometimes with the wind
and sometimes against it -
but sail we must,
and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

As you simplify your life,
the laws of the universe will be simpler;
solitude will not be solitude,
poverty will not be poverty,
nor weakness weakness.
- Henry David Thoreau

No stream rises higher than its source.
Whatever man might build, could never
express or reflect more than he was.
He could record neither more nor less
than he had learned of life.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

Life is now.
There was never a time when your life was not now,
nor will there ever be.
- Eckhart Tolle

Where there is charity and wisdom,
there is neither fear nor ignorance.
- St. Francis of Assisi

It is neither wealth nor splendor;
but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson

Cheer for endings - whether goals have been met or not -
whether the ending is tidy or ragged.
Without endings, there would be neither the opportunity
nor the incentive to think new thoughts,
and to begin great new projects.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable...
Every step toward the goal of justice
requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle;
the tireless exertions and
passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred
on an American than to have a public school named after him.
- Herbert Hoover

Praying without ceasing is not ritualized,
nor are there even words.
It is a constant state of awareness of oneness with God.
- Peace Pilgrim

Civilization as it is known today could not have evolved,
nor can it survive, without an adequate food supply.
- Norman Borlaug

Never think that war, no matter how necessary,
nor how justified, is not a crime.
- Ernest Hemingway

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned,
nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
- William Congreve

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and then,
with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
- George Eliot

We are not what we are,
nor do we treat or esteem each other for such,
but for what we are capable of being.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who
listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity,
for they shall live forever.
Forever.
- Khalil Gibran

I do not concern myself with gods and spirits
either good or evil, nor do I serve any.
- Lao Tzu

Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
- Baruch Spinoza

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand,
nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship;
it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one
when he discovers that someone else believes in him
and is willing to trust him with his friendship.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

Cowardice asks the question - is it safe?
Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
Vanity asks the question - is it popular?
But conscience asks the question - is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;
but one must take it BECAUSE it is right.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Christians are supposed not merely to endure change,
nor even to profit by it, but to cause it.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

A true king is neither husband nor father;
he considers his throne and nothing else.
- Pierre Corneille

I do not bring forgiveness with me, nor forgetfulness.
The only ones who can forgive are dead;
the living have no right to forget.
- Chaim Herzog

A true poet does not bother to be poetical.
Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.
- Jean Cocteau

Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature,
nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer
in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller

The largest party in America, by the way,
is neither the Democrats nor the Republicans.
It's the party of non-voters.
- Robert Reich

The secret of health for both mind and body
is not to mourn for the past,
nor to worry about the future,
but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
- The Buddha

We are not the same persons this year as last;
nor are those we love.
It is a happy chance if we, changing,
continue to love a changed person.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Neither the life of an individual nor the history of
a society can be understood without understanding both.
- C. Wright Mills

It is not the strongest of the species that survive,
nor the most intelligent,
but the one most responsive to change.
- Charles Darwin

Love gives naught but itself
and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not
nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love.
- Khalil Gibran

Deceive not thy physician, confessor,
nor lawyer.
- George Herbert

You shall not covet your neighbor's house;
you shall not covet your neighbor's wife,
nor his male servant, nor his female servant,
nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.
- Exodus 20:17

The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as
a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy
because it is an exalted activity will have neither
good plumbing nor good philosophy:
neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
- John W. Gardner

Use heroes as a springboard for inquiry
into the identity and nature of admirably human qualities.
Do not judge heroes -
neither to put them unquestioningly on a pedestal
nor to unkindly probe their flaws.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The almost insoluble task is to let neither the power of others,
nor our own powerlessness, stupefy us.
- Theodor Adorno

Such night in England ne'er had been,
nor ne'er again shall be.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it
back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
- Edward Fitzgerald

Nor, in our own country, must we fail to take notice
of the establishment of School Boards.
- James Payn

I had neither expert aid nor advice.
I studied no courses in writing; until a year or so ago,
I never read a book by anybody advising writers how to write.
- Robert E. Howard

Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.
- Richard Lovelace

Neither gods nor men can foresee when an evil deed will bear its fruit.
- Bodhidharma

You are not your mind. You, a Spiritual BEing,
are neither your mind nor your body.
Mind and body are your tools - to use as you choose.
Sometimes your body appears to have a will of its own,
as when it twitches or pains.
Likewise, your mind often appears to have its own will.
That incessant chattering of regret, disappointment, guilt,
shame, foreboding, worry, and fear
is your Rattlesnake Mind striking off on its own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is
nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
- Simone Weil

Hell hath no limits, nor is circumscribed In one self place,
for where we are is hell, And where hell is there must we ever be.
- Christopher Marlowe

I'm small, but I'm neither compliant nor agreeable.
- Elia Kazan

He is neither a strategist nor is he schooled in the operational arts,
nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general.
Other than that he's a great military man.
- Norman Schwarzkopf


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