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Orphan Quote of the Day

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

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Related topics: Inspirational Christian Religion

Victory has a thousand fathers,
but defeat is an orphan.
- John F. Kennedy

What difference does it make to the dead,
the orphans, and the homeless,
whether the mad destruction is wrought
under the name of totalitarianism
or the holy name of liberty or democracy?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy
on the wall of her orphanage)


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"Mother Teresa Prayer"
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
... Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
... Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
... Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
... Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
... Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
... Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
... Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
... Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
We can do no great things - only small things with great love.
- although commonly attributed to Mother Teresa,
who kept a copy of this prayer on
the wall of her Calcutta orphanage,
this prayer was actually written by Kent Keith.

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

You manage things, you lead people.
- Grace Hopper

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

To lead people walk behind them.
- Lao Tzu

I look to a day when people will not be judged
by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Too many people overvalue what they are not,
and undervalue what they are.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

It is only in adventure that some people
succeed in knowing themselves -
in finding themselves.
- Andre Gide

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece.
I challenge you to join the ranks of those people
who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
- Tony Robbins

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

You don't lead by hitting people over the head -
that's assault, not leadership.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

People are not lazy.
They simply have impotent goals -
that is, goals that do not inspire them.
- Tony Robbins

People love chopping wood.
In this activity one immediately sees results.
- Albert Einstein

Don't ask yourself what the world needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive.
And then go and do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
- Howard Thurman

The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any.
- Alice Walker

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work,
so most people don't recognize them.
- Ann Landers

It is a waste of time to be angry about my disability.
One has to get on with life and I haven't done badly.
People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
- Stephen Hawking

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

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tough times never last but tough people do.
- Robert H. Schuller

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

Without deep reflection,
one knows from daily life
that one exists for other people.
- Albert Einstein

The most successful people in life
are generally those who have the best information.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Real love is accepting other people the way they are
without trying to change them.
- don Miguel Ruiz

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
- Mother Teresa

Don't try to manage people;
You manage things; You lead people.
- Grace Hopper

Things turn out best for the people
who make the best of the way things turn out.
- Art Linkletter

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

There are three classes of people:
those who see,
those who see when they are shown,
those who do not see.
- Leonardo da Vinci

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

Simply put, you believe that things
or people make you unhappy,
but this is not accurate.
You make yourself unhappy.
- Wayne Dyer

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

If you look for the bad in people
expecting to find it, you surely will.
- Abraham Lincoln

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

You cannot hate other people without hating yourself.
- Oprah Winfrey

Reputation is what other people know about you.
Honor is what you know about yourself.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand
my complaint about them not understanding me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The meeting of two personalities is
like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Carl Jung

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand;
they listen with the intent to reply.
- Stephen R. Covey


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