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To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
by Theodore H. White

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

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All endeavors which are directed to a purely worldly end,
contain within themselves the seeds of their own corruption.
- Theodore H. White

You can't get unless you give.
And you have to give without wanting to get.
- Theodore H. White

For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough
to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment
comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command
and find that they control their own time,
when they learn their own voice and authority.
- Theodore H. White

 

The most difficult thing in the world
is to know how to do a thing
and to watch somebody else doing it wrong,
without comment.
- Theodore. H. White

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

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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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

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou

I can't go back to yesterday -
because I was a different person then.
- Lewis Carroll

Love makes the world go 'round
- an old anonymous proverb,
made popular by the 1958 and 1961 songs

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

Oh, 'tis love, 'tis love that makes the world go round.
- Lewis Carroll

A big part of letting go is recognizing
when it is time to stay in a situation
and when it is time to move on.
- Darren L. Johnson

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

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

When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

Love doesn't make the world go 'round,
Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
- Franklin P. Jones

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

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
- Raymond Lindquist

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
- Confucius

You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you.
You have to go to them sometimes.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

If you have only one smile in you,
give it to the people you love.
Don't be surly at home,
then go out in the street
and start grinning good morning
at total strangers.
- Maya Angelou

Know the power of kindness.
Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go,
radiate your kindness to all.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine.
But you have to forgive yourself.
Let go of what's bitter and move on.
- Bill Cosby

Front yards are not made to walk in, but, at most, through,
and you could go in the back way.
- Henry David Thoreau

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
Balance good, karate good. Everything good.
Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us.
That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.
- Emily Kimbrough

The show must go on.
- Proverb

Relax. Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all go through life bristling
at our external limitations,
but the most difficult chains
to break are inside us.
- Bradley Whitford

What can you do to promote world peace?
Go home and love your family.
- Mother Teresa

Go forth, and play joyfully in the garden of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a process of becoming,
a combination of states we have to go through.
Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state
and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
- Anais Nin

Anything I can not transform
into something marvelous, I let go.
- Anais Nin

Go oft to the house of thy friend,
for weeds choke the unused path.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Go ahead. Weep for the rare,
the never seen this way again,
the excruciating, ineffable,
unmitigated beauty of love.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
- Mother Teresa

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
- Henry David Thoreau

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

We are tied to the ocean.
And when we go back to the sea,
whether it is to sail or to watch -
we are going back from whence we came.
- John F. Kennedy

The hardest part is what to leave behind, ... It's time to let go!
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I love deadlines.
I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.
- Douglas Adams

Repressed anger still is anger, it just isn't expressed.
If you truly have no anger, you are blessed and joyful.
If you have repressed anger, know that you have anger,
you just haven't expressed that anger.
Go ahead, express your anger briefly,
pound pillows, scream, curse.
Then take a deep breath, and get over it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

"But I don't want to go among mad people," said Alice.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here."
- Lewis Carroll

When life is like a slippery downhill slope,
go skiing and scream Whee... all the way down.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Once we accept our limits, we can go beyond them.
- Albert Einstein

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Grace Hopper

There is a road from the eye to heart
that does not go through the intellect.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

Being a leader is like being a lady,
if you have to go around telling people you are one, you aren't.
- Margaret Thatcher

Just another cold, misty morning inviting,
"want to go again?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Don't go through life - grow through life.
- Eric Butterworth

Do not let your fire go out.
- Ayn Rand

In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue.
If we have enough friends, we may go on for years,
intending to leave, talking about leaving -
instead of actually getting up and leaving.
- Erica Jong

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you have imagined.
- Henry David Thoreau

Why not go out on a limb?
Isn't that where the fruit is?
- Mark Twain

The only way to discover the limits of the possible
is to go beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Trust in what you love, continue to do it,
and it will take you where you need to go.
- Natalie Goldberg

Don't ask yourself what the world needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive.
And then go and do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
- Howard Thurman

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

Success seems to be largely a matter
of hanging on after others have let go.
- William Feather

It's not what you take when
you leave this world behind you.
It's what you leave behind you when you go.
- Randy Travis

Can you let go of words and ideas,
attitudes and expectations?
If so, then the Tao will loom into view.
- Lao Tzu


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