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Wrapped Quote of the Day

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

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

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A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

I confessed recently to an old friend,
"I realized I was looking at you,
in your visit, through old glasses.
Speaking old words.
Telling old stories.
I realize that in my life I've made so many
physical changes and I need to give my spirit time to catch up."
Time for my spirit to look at my friend
through the new glasses of current life experiences.
Old friends are precious.
They become even more treasured when they are wrapped
in the currentness of life experiences
and not relegated to the past in which they once lived.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

 

Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
- Winston Churchill

People who are wrapped up in themselves make small packages.
- Benjamin Franklin

I wrap the potential for bitterness,
resentment, martyrdom in the blanket of forgiveness
and just set it down.
Then it just melts in the warmth. And goes away.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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I am open to receiving the generous gifts of Spirit.
I hold no expectations or demands on the form, the timing,
or the color of the wrapping on the bountiful gifts of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it
is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
- William Arthur Ward

Rock 'n' roll is ridiculous. It's absurd.
In the past, U2 was trying to duck that.
Now we're wrapping our arms around it and giving it a great big kiss.
- Bono

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Love is the absence of judgment.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The moment you become miserly you are closed
to the basic phenomenon of life: expansion, sharing.
The moment you start clinging to things,
you have missed the target.
Because things are not the target,
you, your innermost being, is the target -
not a beautiful house, but a beautiful you;
not much money, but a rich you;
not many things, but an open being,
available to millions of things.
- Osho

We never see what we are not ready to see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

We see Life through the fun-house mirrors of our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

We seek opinions that are likely to
support what we want to be true.
- Thomas Gilovich

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
- Henry David Thoreau

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

The illiterate are not those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

Where ignorance is our master,
there is no possibility of real peace.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

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

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

We live in a wonderful world that is
full of beauty, charm and adventure.
There is no end to the adventures that we can have
if only we seek them with our eyes open.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

When we blindly adopt a religion,
a political system, a literary dogma,
we become automatons. We cease to grow.
- Anais Nin

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs.
Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
- John F. Kennedy

I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor.
Do you know your next door neighbor?
- Mother Teresa

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free
and there was nothing to break the light of the sun.
I was born where there were no enclosures.
- Geronimo

Drive into your future looking at the open road ahead
rather than into the rear-view mirror of your past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Follow your bliss and doors will open
where there were no doors before.
- Joseph Campbell

The moment we want to believe something,
we suddenly see all the arguments for it,
and become blind to the arguments against it.
- George Bernard Shaw

No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If we open a quarrel between past and present,
we shall find that we have lost the future.
- Winston Churchill

Objectivity is the cure for depression.
- Bono

The highest result of education is tolerance.
- Helen Keller

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many people know so little about what
is beyond their short range of experience.
They look within themselves - and find nothing!
Therefore they conclude that there
is nothing outside themselves either.
- Helen Keller

The highest result of education is tolerance.
Long ago men fought and died for their faith;
but it took ages to teach them the other kind of courage, -
the courage to recognize the faiths of their brethren
and their rights of conscience.
- Helen Keller

The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

We cause ourselves untold misery whenever we believe
others to be imperfect and try to change them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you
that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

We only see what we want to see,
and hear what we want to hear
- don Miguel Ruiz

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

The key to everything is patience.
You get the chicken by hatching the egg,
not by smashing it open.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

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

Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Approach life with an Open Mind,
Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If one does not understand a person,
one tends to regard him as a fool.
- Carl Jung

Simply see that you are at the center of the universe,
and accept all things and beings
as parts of your infinite body.
When you perceive that an act done to another
is done to yourself,
you have understood the great truth.
- Lao Tzu

Maintain a balance between skepticism and faith.
Maintain a beginner mind. Be open to possibility.
Don't give in to skepticism,
but don't give in to fantasy either.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note.
- Doug Floyd

He who wants to do good knocks at the gate:
he who loves finds the door open.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Stay Alert, and doors will open.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body
treats a strange protein; it rejects it.
- Peter Medawar

When a man you like switches from what
he said a year ago, or four years ago,
he is a broad-minded person who has courage enough
to change his mind with changing conditions.
When a man you don't like does it,
he is a liar who has broken his promise.
- Franklin Pierce Adams

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.
- Flora Whittemore

Joy blooms where minds and hearts are open.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind;
it requires the same effort of the brain
that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
- Helen Keller

Travel is fatal to bigotry, prejudice, and narrow-mindedness.
- Mark Twain

I open my mind to Spirit, and trust my intuition
to deliver inspiring visions of my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Genuine heroes - no batteries needed -
bring lots of open-mind and at least a little courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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