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The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

Related topics: Wisdom Motivational Values Live-By Focus Attention Success Purpose

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke PHOTO

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

 

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

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb


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

When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
- George Bernard Shaw

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

To know how to free oneself is nothing;
the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom.
- Andre Gide

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

Example is not the main thing in influencing others.
It is the only thing.
- Albert Schweitzer

It is a fine thing to be honest,
but it is also very important to be right.
- Winston Churchill

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

To have a right to do a thing
is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

The nature of life is to be
a study of contrasts: joy/sadness, full/empty.
The Main Thing is to Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

The way to develop self-confidence
is to do the thing you fear
and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
- William Jennings Bryan

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

Sometimes it is better to lose
and do the right thing
than to win and do the wrong thing.
- Tony Blair

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing
was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
- Margaret Mead

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it -
that is the quickest and surest way
ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
- Dale Carnegie

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff

Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing.
- Vince Lombardi

To be oneself is a rare thing, and a great one.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Confidence is the most important thing,
more important than gold or currency.
- Wen Jiabao

Appreciation is a wonderful thing.
It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
- Voltaire

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Love: if you have to ask,
it's not the real thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again
and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein (attributed)

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

Do the thing you fear,
and death of fear is certain.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

Every time you smile at someone,
it is an action of love,
a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
- Mother Teresa

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
- Winston Churchill

Shake structures.
School yourself.
Look twice at a thing,
once upside down.
Answer yourself clearly.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

Whenever you do a thing,
act as if all the world were watching.
- Thomas Jefferson

It is against everything we stand for to take a human life.
Making an exception to that code is a bleak thing.
- Sam, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Not every difficult and dangerous thing
is suitable for training,
but only that which is conducive to success
in achieving the object of our effort.
- Epictetus

The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is more valuable than your self respect.
When you lose respect for yourself, you have lost everything.
Whatever it takes, and whoever you upset,
do what you know - deep inside - is the right thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.
- Bertrand Russell

Never in any case say I have lost such a thing, but I have returned it.
Is your child dead? It is a return. Is your wife dead? It is a return.
Are you deprived of your estate? Is not this also a return?
- Epictetus

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
- Helen Keller

It is a better thing to weigh and measure priorities
in the illuminating light of your own mission
than to have your activities formed by the
impressions and expectations of others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The only thing to do is to hug one's friend tight and do one's job.
- Edith Wharton

I gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience
in which I must stop and look fear in the face.
I say to myself, I've lived through this
and can take the next thing that comes along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

Friendship is a thing most necessary to life,
since without friends no one would choose to live,
though possessed of all other advantages.
- Aristotle

A quotation is a handy thing to have about,
saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid


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