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Louisa May Alcott Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Louisa May Alcott

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

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Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott PHOTO

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak.
Strong convictions precede great actions.
- Louisa May Alcott

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

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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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
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A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
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It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

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

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

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

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

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

Life is not supposed to be fair.
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Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
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You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
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The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
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Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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)

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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Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"It's not that important,
don't worry about it" is the answer,
now what was the question?
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Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
- Osho

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

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains,
but to live in a way that respects
and enhances the freedom of others.
- Nelson Mandela

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

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

If we want to direct our lives,
we must take control of our consistent actions.
It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives,
but what we do consistently.
- Anthony Robbins

Not what we have,
but what we enjoy,
constitutes our abundance.
- Epicurus

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

The pendulum of the mind alternates
between sense and nonsense,
not between right and wrong.
- Carl Jung

Life is now.
There was never a time when your life was not now,
nor will there ever be.
- Eckhart Tolle

A man who dares to waste one hour of time
has not discovered the value of life.
- Charles Darwin

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

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect.
If it's not based on respect,
nothing that appears to be good will last very long.
- Amy Grant

We cannot change anything until we accept it.
Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.
- Carl Jung

Going nowhere faster will not get you somewhere.
- Alan Cohen

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

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

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

Every human life contains a potential,
if that potential is not fulfilled,
then that life was wasted...
- Carl Jung

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

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.

No one is free who is not master of himself.
- Epictetus

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

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

It is not length of life, but depth of life.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May


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