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If you do what you've always done,
you'll get what you always got.
- Mark Twain

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Recovery begins with embracing our pain
and taking the risk to share it with others.
We do this by joining a group
and talking about our pain.
- John Bradshaw

If you do not change direction,
you may end up where you are heading.
- Lao Tzu

I have been all things unholy.
If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
- St. Francis of Assisi

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The willow which bends to the tempest,
often escapes better than the oak which resists it;
and so in great calamities,
it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits
recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner
than those of a loftier character.
- Albert Schweitzer

It is by going down into the abyss
that we recover the treasures of life.
Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
- Joseph Campbell

There is one consolation in being sick;
and that is the possibility that you may recover
to a better state than you were ever in before.
- Henry David Thoreau

 

My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong,
who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
- Bono

Through our own recovered innocence
we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
- Henry David Thoreau

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The common denominator of our heroes
is that each set their own course.
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Genuine heroes - no batteries needed -
bring lots of open-mind and at least a little courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Heroes act in spite of their fear,
while the rest of us act because of our fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Not all Heroes wear capes.
- On an Apple Inc. "Genius Bar" T-shirt

The world is moved along, not only
by the mighty shoves of its heroes,
but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes
of each honest worker.
- Helen Keller

If you want to be heroic,
Don't emulate your heroes,
learn from them.
Heroes don't follow anyone,
they set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A hero may or may not lead other people,
but all heroes lead themselves.
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Heroes do what the rest of us would do,
if only we had the courage.
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True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes,
but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Use heroes as a springboard for inquiry
into the identity and nature of admirably human qualities.
Do not judge heroes -
neither to put them unquestioningly on a pedestal
nor to unkindly probe their flaws.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Anonymous (often attributed to Abraham Lincoln)

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

People will do anything, no matter how absurd,
to avoid facing their own souls.
- Carl Jung

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

No matter what happens, someone will find a way
to take it too seriously.
- Dave Barry

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

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

Where there is no emotion,
there is no motive for violence.
- the character Spock in the Star Trek television series

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

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers
of acting and reasoning as fear.
- Edmund Burke

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
- Proverb

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

No person was ever honored for what he received.
Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
- Calvin Coolidge

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard

Good for who? Good for what?
There is no absolute "good."
"Good" is simply one person's preference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No man is a failure who enjoys life.
- William Feather

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

Without change, there would be no butterflies.
- Anonymous

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

The man who can't dance thinks the band is no good.
- Polish Proverb

Every form of addiction is bad,
no matter whether the narcotic
be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
- Carl Jung

There is no coming to consciousness without pain.
- Carl Jung

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

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Make your "yes" mean yes,
and your "no" mean no.
- John Wooden

The most pathetic person in the world
is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller

No amount of self-improvement can make up
for a lack of self-acceptance.
- Anonymous

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden


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