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

Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Related topics: Values

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray PHOTO

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche


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Thank you for joining me on this journey we call life,
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

 

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

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

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

There is no certainty; there is only adventure.
- Roberto Assagioli

Truth is not only violated by falsehood;
it may be equally outraged by silence.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Your life belongs only to you.
- Ayn Rand

I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
- Helen Keller

The only place where your dream becomes impossible
is in your own thinking.
- Robert H. Schuller

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

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying
about things which are beyond the power of our will.
- Epictetus

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

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

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

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

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Play the game for more than you can afford to lose...
only then will you learn the game.
- Winston Churchill

Failure is only the opportunity to
begin again more intelligently.
- Henry Ford

Commitment cannot be taught;
it can only be caught.
I refer to the crusading spirit.
Without the crusading spirit,
you may have the starting power
but not the staying power.
- Jimmy Yen

The only interesting answers are those that destroy the questions.
- Susan Sontag

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
- Lewis Carroll

The distinction between the past, present and future
is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
- Albert Einstein

In this life we cannot do great things.
We can only do small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

Improve what you can
and accept all the rest of life
just as it comes.
Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
- Publilius Syrus

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

The only gift is a portion of thyself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only source of knowledge is experience.
- Albert Einstein

Only in love are unity and duality not in conflict.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Only aim to do your duty,
and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks,
that we concentrate only
on what is most significant and important.
- Soren Kierkegaard

There's no wrong, only discovery...
- Byron Katie

Only those who can leave behind everything they
have ever believed in can hope to escape.
- William S. Burroughs

Only those who have learned the power
of sincere and selfless contribution
experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
- Tony Robbins

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
- Albert Einstein

Providence has its appointed hour for everything.
We cannot command results, we can only strive.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The truth is a snare:
you cannot have it, without being caught.
You cannot have the truth
in such a way that you catch it,
but only in such a way that it catches you.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere,
while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight.
The truly wise person is colorblind.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

You only live once -
but if you work it right, once is enough.
- Joe E. Lewis

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experiences of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened,
vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
- Helen Keller

Books can only reveal us to ourselves,
and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
- Henry David Thoreau

Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie



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