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Lessen Quotes and Sayings
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Please enjoy these Lessen Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship
of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.
- Robert Southey

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Motherhood is priced Of God, at price no man may dare
To lessen or misunderstand.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

And I thought my loss my loss was not,
certainly, the end of the world, but to lessen the
enthusiasm of those young people who were signed up,
I thought that was tragic.
- Birch Bayh

Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.
- Elizabeth Fry

 

What I have known with respect to myself,
has tended much to lessen both my admiration,
and my contempt, of others.
- Joseph Priestley

Our entire team is focused on managing this company for value -
fixing or eliminating those operations that lessen
value and expanding or adding those that enhance value.
- Phil Condit

Technology gives us the facilities that lessen the
barriers of time and distance -
the telegraph and cable,
the telephone, radio, and the rest.
- Emily Greene Balch

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We ought, therefore, to lessen the price of food to our manufacturers,
and place them more on a level with the manufacturers who have cheaper food,
and also much lighter taxation.
- Joseph Hume

Our course, then, is clear; if we desire to put an end to pauperism,
or to lessen it, we should import everything we can use or sell,
in order that we may employ our unemployed hands,
in making the goods by which we pay for these imports.
- Joseph Hume

This circulating medium has a natural tendency to lessen
by degrees the value and the use of money,
and finally to render it powerless; and consequently
to sweep away all the crushing masses of fraud,
iniquity, cruelty, corruption and imposition that are built upon it.
- Josiah Warren

The Indians, I was now speaking of, were not content
with the common Enemies that lessen and destroy their Country-men,
but invented an infallible Stratagem to purge their Tribe,
and reduce their Multitude into far less Numbers.
- John Lawson

An insuperable obstacle to rapid transit in Africa is the want of carriers,
and as speed was the main object of the Expedition under my command,
my duty was to lessen this difficulty as much as possible.
- Henry Morton Stanley

What he has done for women is final:
he gave to their service the best powers of his mind
and the best years of his life.
His death consecrates the gift: it can never lessen its value.
- Millicent Fawcett

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
- George Jean Nathan

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

I love you more than yesterday, less than tomorrow.
- Edmond Rostand

The problems of victory are more agreeable
than those of defeat,
but they are no less difficult.
- Winston Churchill

Lives based on having are less free
than lives based on doing or being.
- E.Y. Harburg

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

All unhappiness comes from either
having less than yesterday,
or from having less than one's neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

However rare true love may be,
it is less so than true friendship.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Consider a new beginning with your family -
choose to take them less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our unhappiness is triggered by either
having less than yesterday,
or having less than our neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A divorce is like an amputation:
you survive it, but there's less of you.
- Margaret Atwood

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For those who are bored with life,
the path to happiness almost always comes
through service to the less-fortunate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Become more and more innocent,
less knowledgeable and more childlike.
Take life as fun -
because that's precisely what it is!
- Osho

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

Maybe life isn't really as complicated
as we make it out to be.
Perhaps a simple child-like attitude would create
a less stressful and happier life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What do we live for, if it is not
to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

Less is only more where more is no good.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

Life is lived in the mists -
little is fully visible, less is certain.
Yet rejoice in the unknowing,
and let all of life be a wonderful adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

By nature, we are all creatures of habit.
We instinctively adopt familiar routines for most activities.
We eat about the same number of meals each day -
at more or less the same times.
We have a regular pattern of sleeping -
unless it is perturbed by illness or shift work.
Most everything we do is habitual.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The less I take the difficulties of my life as personal affront,
and the more I use them as an opportunity to learn and grow...
the easier I sleep at night.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You can have no dominion greater or
less than that over yourself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

We get to CHOOSE the meaning for our lives.
Our lives mean exactly what we say they do - no more, no less.
Each of us chooses their path in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie

The more you know the less you feel.
- Bono

There are two kinds of people,
those who do the work,
and those who take the credit.
Try to be in the first group;
there is less competition there.
- Indira Gandhi

Action is no less necessary than thought
to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

You can always do one thing less than you think you can.
- Anonymous

There are risks and costs to action.
But they are far less than the long range
risks of comfortable inaction.
- John F. Kennedy

Less is more.
- Pierre Seghir

The more I see, the less I know for sure.
- John Lennon

Without stirring abroad,
One can know the whole world;
Without looking out of the window,
One can see the way of heaven.
The further one goes, The less one knows.
- Lao Tzu

Cooperation is less stressful than competition.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Value your own opinion more, and others' opinions less.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The more you see the less you know.
- Bono

Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day.
- Henry David Thoreau

Suspended between earth and sky,
my humanity draws from both,
my tendrils reach for the energies of each.
Spirit and Ground - equal yet opposite,
the lightness and the solidarity,
the ephemeral and the substantial.
The substantial is no more and no less
than the ephemeral - merely different.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.
- Bruce Lee

Few people even scratch the surface,
much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.
- Randolph Bourne

What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
- Pearl Bailey

The only way you get that fat off is to eat less and exercise more.
- Jack LaLanne

A miracle is nothing more or less than this...
Anyone who has come into a knowledge
of his true identity,
of his oneness with
the all-pervading wisdom and power,
this makes it possible for laws higher
than the ordinary mind knows of
to be revealed to him.
- Ralph Waldo Trine

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one,
no less wise, to balance it.
- George Santayana

Bold, Wild, and Colorful -
Why Be Anything Less?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beauty is less important than quality.
- Eugene Ormandy

Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less you can catch
a new one that's fit to make an old one out of.
- Sarah Orne Jewett

The less food, the more time to talk,
the more to talk about.
- Damon Wayans

The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle
than the courage of a final moment;
but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.
- John F. Kennedy

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say.
I just watch what they do.
- Andrew Carnegie

Be less curious about people,
and more curious about ideas.
- Marie Curie


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