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The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling

Related topics: Values Wisdom

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

 

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

In order to succeed, your desire for success should
be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby


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A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered
with a searching but at the same time a steady eye.
- Winston Churchill

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Could we change our attitude,
we should not only see life differently,
but life itself would be different.
- Katherine Mansfield

No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Everyone should carefully observe
which way his heart draws him,
and then choose that way with all his strength.
- Hasidic Proverb

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives
and not in what he is able to receive.
- Albert Einstein

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

If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Knowledge of what is, does not open
the door directly to what should be.
- Albert Einstein

You either do it completely and utterly,
or you should stop doing it.
- Bono (paraphrase)

I surrender to life as it is, not as it should be.
- Richard Carlson

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We should be too big to take offense
and too noble to give it.
- Abraham Lincoln

We should not moor a ship with one anchor,
or our life with one hope.
- Epictetus

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

Intellectual growth should commence at birth
and cease only at death.
- Albert Einstein

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that
it is better for hard words to be on paper
than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
- Anne Frank

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child,
we should first examine it and see whether it is
not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- Carl Jung

Every man should have a fair-sized cemetery
in which to bury the faults of his friends.
- Henry Brooks Adams

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

You should not confuse your career with your life.
- Dave Barry

Consider being more acceptive of your partner's behaviors.
It is unlikely that they are intentionally aggravating you.
Almost always, they are just doing what they think they should do.
Try setting aside your own rules for how they should behave,
and adopt a live-and-let-live attitude.
Your relationship will become stronger and happier if you do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Understand the difference between "failing,"
which each of us does often,
and "being a failure,"
which is a state of mind no one should
ever allow themself to fall into.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We should not let our response to
the people who disagree with us
be dictated by what they say about us
or even how they treat people we care for.
There has to be a chance that we can find love.
- William J. Clinton

We should not pretend to understand
the world only by the intellect;
we apprehend it just as much by feeling.
Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is,
at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest,
also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.
- Carl Jung

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy,
the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
- Emma Goldman

There is NOTHING that I "must",
"have to", or "should" do today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll

We should meet abuse by forbearance.
Human nature is so constituted that
if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse,
the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious,
one should preserve it.
- Anais Nin

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple:
you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities
but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
- Quentin Crisp

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

If a man is proud of his wealth,
he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
- Socrates

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

I think, at a child's birth,
if a mother could ask a fairy godmother
to endow it with the most useful gift,
that gift should be curiosity.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Old age has deformities enough of its own.
It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

We may have our private opinions
but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The person who says it cannot be done
should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
- Chinese proverb

Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens.
A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not
suddenly become filled on retirement.
- Dwight L. Moody

The length of a film should be directly related to
the endurance of the human bladder.
- Alfred Hitchcock

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
- Gertrude Stein

The government should set a goal for a clean environment
but not mandate how that goal should be implemented.
- Dixie Lee Ray

It is well that war is so terrible.
We should grow too fond of it.
- Robert E. Lee

I love food and feel that it is something that should be enjoyed.
I eat whatever I want.
I just don't overeat.
- Tyra Banks

It is not fit that every man should travel;
it makes a wise man better,
and a fool worse.
- William Hazlitt

Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training,
for it trains people as to how they should think.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children,
and not for the education of all adults of every age?
- Erich Fromm

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy
is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet,
alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
- Anne Frank

Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically,
by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
- Gore Vidal


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