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A. N. Wilson Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by A. N. Wilson

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I should prefer to have a politician who regularly
went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop
computer for every teacher.
- A. N. Wilson

Related topics: Politics

If you know somebody is going to be awfully annoyed by something you write,
that's obviously very satisfying, and if they howl with rage or cry,
that's honey.
- A. N. Wilson

The fact that logic cannot satisfy us awakens an almost
insatiable hunger for the irrational.
- A. N. Wilson

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous PHOTO

 

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller PHOTO

No partner in a love relationship...
should feel that he has to give up
an essential part of himself to make it viable.
- May Sarton

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling PHOTO

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If there is anything that we wish to change in the child,
we should first examine it and see whether it is
not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- Carl Jung

Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious,
one should preserve it.
- Anais Nin

I think, at a child's birth,
if a mother could ask a fairy godmother
to endow it with the most useful gift,
that gift should be curiosity.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that
it is better for hard words to be on paper
than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
- Anne Frank

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If a man is proud of his wealth,
he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
- Socrates

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy,
the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
- Emma Goldman

A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple:
you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities
but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
- Quentin Crisp

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

Every man should have a fair-sized cemetery
in which to bury the faults of his friends.
- Henry Brooks Adams

Old age has deformities enough of its own.
It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

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

We should be too big to take offense
and too noble to give it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Intellectual growth should commence at birth
and cease only at death.
- Albert Einstein

If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Don't seek God in temples.
He is close to you.
He is within you.
Only you should surrender to Him
and you will rise above happiness and unhappiness.
- Leo Tolstoy

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln

In order to succeed, your desire for success should
be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby

The physician can bury his mistakes,
but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines -
so they should go as far as possible from home
to build their first buildings.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives
and not in what he is able to receive.
- Albert Einstein

Those who have come here to hate should leave now;
for in their hate, they only betray themselves.
- Terry Goodkind

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is NOTHING that I "must",
"have to", or "should" do today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

No house should ever be on a hill or on anything.
It should be of the hill. Belonging to it.
Hill and house should live together
each the happier for the other.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

However beautiful the strategy,
you should occasionally look at the results.
- Winston Churchill

I've learned that you should always
leave loved ones with loving words.
It may be the last time you see them.
- Anonymous

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Sex education may be a good idea in the schools,
but I don't believe the kids should be given homework.
- Bill Cosby

All major religious traditions
carry basically the same message,
that is love, compassion and forgiveness.
The important thing is they should
be part of our daily lives.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You either do it completely and utterly,
or you should stop doing it.
- Bono (paraphrase)

Life should not be a journey to the grave
with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
and loudly proclaiming, "Wow! What a Ride!"
- Hunter S. Thompson

I surrender to life as it is, not as it should be.
- Richard Carlson

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance,
but with somebody else.
- Mae West

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

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

Maybe I could have loved you better.
Maybe you should have loved me more.
Maybe our hearts were just next in line.
Maybe everything breaks sometime.
- Jewel

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

In everyone's life, at some time,
our inner fire goes out.
It is then burst into flame
by an encounter with another human being.
We should all be thankful for those people
who rekindle the inner spirit.
- Albert Schweitzer

Everyone should carefully observe
which way his heart draws him,
and then choose that way with all his strength.
- Hasidic Proverb

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

People who say it cannot be done should not
interrupt those who are doing it.
- George Bernard Shaw

Consider being more acceptive of your partner's behaviors.
It is unlikely that they are intentionally aggravating you.
Almost always, they are just doing what they think they should do.
Try setting aside your own rules for how they should behave,
and adopt a live-and-let-live attitude.
Your relationship will become stronger and happier if you do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training,
for it trains people as to how they should think.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

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

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.
- Robert A. Heinlein

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood,
but it didn't because parenting can only be learned
by people who have no children.
- Bill Cosby

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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