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Isocrates Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Isocrates

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Do not do to others what would anger you
if done to you by others.
- Isocrates (Ancient Greek)

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When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie PHOTO

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson PHOTO

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius PHOTO

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The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln PHOTO

 

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 PHOTO

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott PHOTO

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch PHOTO

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
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A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

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

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not how they are in themselves.
- Carl Jung

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
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Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
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Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
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It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
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You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Life is not supposed to be fair.
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Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
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Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
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A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

The word "happiness" would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
- Carl Jung

For everything I observe or experience,
I create a story - not sometimes, but always.
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The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

A life is not important except in
the impact it has on other lives.
- Jackie Robinson (baseball player)

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl:
it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling.
- Henry David Thoreau

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
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To achieve success, stay relaxed - not stressed.
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He is a man of courage who does not run away,
but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
- Socrates

Happiness is not something ready made.
It comes from your own actions.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is not work that kills men; it is worry.
Worry is rust upon the blade.
- Henry Ward Beecher

When one fully lives a life of acceptance,
life's vagaries are not merely tolerated,
but are received as a gift.
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We are injured and hurt emotionally,
not so much by other people
or what they say and don't say,
but by our own attitude and our own response.
- Maxwell Maltz

It's not what happens to you,
but how you react to it that matters.
- Epictetus

No persons are more frequently wrong,
than those who will not admit they are wrong.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Be curious, not judgmental.
- Walt Whitman

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

Normally, we do not so much look at things as overlook them.
- Alan Watts

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

The importance of history is in it's
educational value for our lives today,
not in regret, resentment, or revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road
doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

When you dance, your purpose is not to get
to a certain place on the floor.
It's to enjoy each step along the way.
- Wayne Dyer

As human beings, our greatness lies
not so much in being able to remake the world -
as in being able to remake ourselves.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Life is like music; it must be composed by ear,
feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
- Samuel Butler

Collective fear stimulates herd instinct,
and tends to produce ferocity toward
those who are not regarded as members of the herd.
- Bertrand Russell

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

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

Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
- Burton Hills


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