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Thousand Quote of the Day

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- Lao Tzu (Chinese Proverb)

Related topics: Positive Inspirational Motivational Live-By Action Perseverance

It is better to conquer yourself
than to win a thousand battles.
Then the victory is yours.
It cannot be taken from you,
not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
- The Buddha

If you may count every drop of water in the ocean and
count every grain of sand in the sea -
multiply it by a thousand and that's how much I love you.
- George of Langkloof

Do the difficult things while they are easy
and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

 

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
- Grace Hopper

Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment
and the other by acts of love. Power based on love
is a thousand times more effective and permanent
then the one derived from fear of punishment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act
is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Better than a thousand hollow words,
is one word that brings peace.
- The Buddha

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

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
- Euripides

The easiest kind of friendship for me
is with ten thousand people.
The hardest is with one.
- Joan Baez

A picture is worth a thousand words.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry.
One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed.
These are fearful odds.
- Benjamin Disraeli

It is a thousand times better to have common sense
without education than to have education without common sense.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Drop guilt! - because to be guilty is to live in hell.
Not being guilty, you will have the freshness
of dewdrops in the early morning sun,
you will have the freshness of lotus petals in the lake,
you will have the freshness of the stars in the night.
Once guilt disappears you will have
a totally different kind of life, luminous and radiant.
You will have a dance to your feet
and your heart will be singing a thousand and one songs.
- Osho

Take everything easy and quit dreaming and brooding
and you will be well guarded from a thousand evils.
- Amy Lowell

Faith is a living and unshakable confidence,
a belief in the grace of God so assured that
a man would die a thousand deaths for its sake.
- Martin Luther

I try to give to the poor people for love
what the rich could get for money.
No, I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds;
yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.
- Mother Teresa

Though we may know Him by a thousand names,
He is one and the same to us all.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The one phrase you can use is that success has a thousand fathers,
and failure is an orphan.
- Alan Price

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must
be taken one step at a time.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil
to one who is striking at the root.
- Henry David Thoreau

Thirteen thousand dollars a year is not enough to raise a family.
That's not enough to pay your bills and save for their future.
That's barely enough to provide for even the most basic needs.
- Thomas Carper

Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without
any cause for weariness...
and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand reasons for weariness,
the least thing, such as playing billiards or hitting a ball,
is sufficient enough to amuse him.
- Blaise Pascal

I give you this one thought to keep -
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starts that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still in each new dawn.
- Traditional Native American Prayer

There is a sacredness in tears.
They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.
They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.
They are messengers of overwhelming grief ...
and unspeakable love.
- Washington Irving

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
- Lao Tzu

Scarcely one person in a thousand is capable of tasting the happiness of others.
- Henry Fielding

I don't think that's changed at all.
I think there are a thousand stocks out there that could make you rich,
totally independent of what you do for a living.
- Jim Cramer

Take time to appreciate employees and they will reciprocate in a thousand ways.
- Bob Nelson

I don't understand it.
Jack will spend any amount of money to buy votes but
he balks at investing a thousand dollars in a beautiful painting.
- Jackie Kennedy

If I were to awaken after having slept for a thousand years,
my first question would be: Has the Riemann hypothesis been proven?
- David Hilbert

Although there exist many thousand subjects for elegant conversation,
there are persons who cannot meet a cripple without talking about feet.
- Ernest Bramah

I feel horribly vindicated.
Three thousand people died who didn't have to die.
- Caleb Carr

Gun control? We need bullet control!
I think every bullet should cost 5,000 dollars.
Because if a bullet cost five thousand dollar,
we wouldn't have any innocent bystanders.
- Chris Rock

Unless you have made a complete surrender and are doing
his will it will avail you nothing if you've reformed
a thousand times and have your name on fifty church records.
- Billy Sunday

The story of my very first sale is the fact that I
dreamed up a foolproof paper to cheat an insurance
company out of several hundred thousand dollars.
- Theodore Sturgeon

There's a danger of the Internet just becoming loud,
ugly and boring with a thousand voices screaming for attention.
- Matt Drudge

It's just a little ranch.
Thirty-five acres.
In Texas, if it's not a thousand acres,
it's considered a ranchette.
- Betty Buckley

Not one man in a thousand has the strength of mind
or the goodness of heart to be an atheist.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

On stage I make love to twenty five thousand people;
and then I go home alone.
- Janis Joplin

We are a nation of communities...
a brilliant diversity spread like stars,
like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.
- George H. W. Bush

It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball.
I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.
- Hank Aaron

A thousand painters ought to be killed yearly.
Say what you like: I'm every inch a painter.
- Paul Cezanne

Youth is a silly, vapid state, Old age with fears and ills is rife;
This simple boon I beg of Fate -
A thousand years of Middle Life.
- Carolyn Wells

Doyle stokes in a thousand shrewd touches with no effort at all.
Wonderful.
- Rex Stout

Good men have the fewest fears.
He has but one great fear who fears to do wrong;
he has a thousand who has overcome it.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

I mean in recent years, I think you've only got to
sell thirty or forty thousand to get a #1.
- Neil Innes

If I was being paid thirty-thousand dollars a year,
the very least I could do was hit .400.
- Ted Williams

Do you know how many houses all of the nonprofits have
built? No more than 5,000 in five years.
Do you know how many we lost? Two hundred thousand.
- Mary Landrieu

Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Periodically, the workers do revolt against bourgeois society,
not by a hundred, five hundred, or a thousand,
but by the millions.
- Ernest Mandel

The individual activity of one man with backbone will
do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Now don't say you can't swear off drinking;
it's easy.
I've done it a thousand times.
- W. C. Fields

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

Was this the face that launched a thousand ships,
and burnt the topless towers of Ileum?
- Christopher Marlowe

Knowledge is not skill.
Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill.
- Shinichi Suzuki

My mother always told me, even if a song has been done a thousand times,
you can still bring something of your own to it.
I'd like to think I did that.
- Etta James

Given one well-trained physician of the highest type
he will do better work for a thousand people than ten specialists.
- William J. Mayo

I think people are entitled to march without a permit.
When you have a few hundred thousand people on the
street you have permission.
- Tom Hayden

A thousand years may scare form a state.
An hour may lay it in ruins.
- Lord Byron

I have more memories than if I were a thousand years old.
- Charles Baudelaire

For what Harley Street specialist has time to understand the body,
let alone the mind or both in combination,
when he is a slave to thirteen thousand a year?
- Virginia Woolf

An audience is never wrong.
An individual member of it may be an imbecile,
but a thousand imbeciles together in the dark -
that is critical genius.
- Billy Wilder

I know I have the mental capacity of a thousand bloggers,
but because of that, my obligation to serve God is
also that of a thousand bloggers.
- Mickey Kaus

What you are, you are by accident of birth;
what I am,
I am by myself.
There are and will be a thousand princes;
there is only one Beethoven.
- Ludwig van Beethoven

If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good,
I am satisfied.
- Alfred Nobel

One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels.
The thing to do is to supply light and not heat.
- Woodrow Wilson

A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.
- Henrik Ibsen


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