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The Most Beautiful Toni Morrison Quotes

Toni Morrisons Most Powerful And Inspiring Quotes
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“We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives,” Morrison said during her Nobel Prize acceptance speech in 1993.
A writer, editor, professor, and thinker extraordinaire, Morrison “did” language unlike anyone else. Best known for her 1988 novel Beloved, the story of an escaped slave who kills her newborn child, Morrison revolutionized literature by placing the stories of Black people at the forefront. She sought to demolish what she called the "lobby," or the comfortable, inviting threshold between a white reader and Black text. She leaves behind 11 novels and a trove of wisdom for readers, writers, and people moving through the world.
Here are some of Morrison's best quotes — lanterns that briefly illuminate the mystery we live in.
“Love is or it ain't. Thin love ain't love at all.”
“Which was what love was: unmotivated respect.”
"Love is divine only and difficult always. If you think it is easy you are a fool. If you think it is natural you are blind. It is a learned application without reason or motive except that it is God. You do not deserve love regardless of the suffering you have endured. You do not deserve love because somebody did you wrong. You do not deserve love just because you want it. You can only earn — by practice and careful contemplations — the right to express it and you have to learn how to accept it. Which is to say you have to earn God. You have to practice God. You have to think God-carefully. And if you are a good and diligent student you may secure the right to show love. Love is not a gift. It is a diploma."
“Don't ever think I fell for you, or fell over you. I didn't fall in love, I rose in it.”
“Love is never any better than the lover. ”

On the idea of "strong women characters:"

"I think that our expectations of women are very low. If women just stand up straight for thirty days, everybody goes, Oh! How brave!"
"Nagging. Poison. Gossip. Sneaking around instead of confrontation."
“At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough. No record of it needs to be kept and you don't need someone to share it with or tell it to. When that happens — that letting go — you let go because you can.”
“Beauty was not simply something to behold; it was something one could do.”
“She’s a friend of my mind. She gathers me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them right back to me in all the right order. It’s good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.”
“It was a silly age, twenty-five; too old for teenaged dreaming, too young for settling down. Every corner was a possibility and a dead end.”
“Racists always try to make you think they are the majority, but they never are. It’s always the minority against all of the poor, all of the women, or all of the blacks.”
“In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate.”
“The function of freedom is to free someone else.”
— Toni Morrison, 1979 Barnard college speech
“If you wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”

On not being limited by what you know:

"When I taught creative writing at Princeton, [my students] had been told all of their lives to write what they knew. I always began the course by saying, 'Don’t pay any attention to that.' First, because you don’t know anything and second, because I don’t want to hear about your true love and your mama and your papa and your friends. Think of somebody you don’t know. What about a Mexican waitress in the Rio Grande who can barely speak English? Or what about a Grande Madame in Paris? Things way outside their camp. Imagine it, create it. Don’t record and editorialize on some event that you’ve already lived through. I was always amazed at how effective that was. They were always out of the box when they were given license to imagine something wholly outside their existence. I thought it was a good training for them. Even if they ended up just writing an autobiography, at least they could relate to themselves as strangers.

On finding universality in the specifics:

"I never asked Tolstoy to write for me, a little colored girl in Lorain, Ohio. I never asked [James] Joyce not to mention Catholicism or the world of Dublin. Never. And I don't know why I should be asked to explain your life to you...If I tried to write a universal novel, it would be water."

On seeing the world as a palette:

"Everything I see or do, the weather and the water, buildings...everything actual is an advantage when I am writing. It is like a menu, or a giant tool box, and I can pick and choose what I want. When I am not writing, or more important, when I have nothing on my mind for a book, then I see chaos, confusion, disorder."
“Your life is already artful — waiting, just waiting, for you to make it art.”
"Make up a story. For our sake and yours forget your name in the street; tell us what the world has been to you in the dark places and in the light. Don't tell us what to believe, what to fear. Show us belief's wide skirt and the stitch that unravels fear's caul. You...can speak the language that tells us what only language can: how to see without pictures. Language alone protects us from the scariness of things with no names. Language alone is meditation.”
— Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize acceptance speech
“That was the wonderful liberation of being divorced and having children. I did not mind failure, ever, but I minded thinking that someone male knew better. He knew better about his life, but not about mine. I had to stop and say, Let me start again and see what it is like to be a grown-up.”

On finding inspiration in motherhood:

“They made certain demands, but they didn’t care if I was sexy or hip, or any of those things that seem to factor in how we are judged—or at least how I was judged, as a woman in the publishing industry, by a certain kind of ambition. Other than taking rudimentary care of them, they just wanted me to be honest, and have a sense of humor, and be competent. That was simpler for me. Outside was complicated. But the writing was the real freedom, because nobody told me what to do there. That was my world and my imagination.”

On corralling her characters:

"I take control of them. They are very carefully imagined. I feel as though I know all there is to know about them, even things I don’t write—like how they part their hair. They are like ghosts. They have nothing on their minds but themselves and aren’t interested in anything but themselves. So you can’t let them write your book for you. I have read books in which I know that has happened—when a novelist has been totally taken over by a character. I want to say, You can’t do that. If those people could write books they would, but they can’t. You can. So, you have to say, Shut up. Leave me alone. I am doing this."
"There is a loneliness that can be rocked. Arms crossed, knees drawn up, holding, holding on, this motion, unlike a ship's, smooths and contains the rocker. It's an inside kind--wrapped tight like skin. Then there is the loneliness that roams. No rocking can hold it down. It is alive. On its own. A dry and spreading thing that makes the sound of one's own feet going seem to come from a far-off place."
“You are your best thing.”
"You're turning over your whole life to him. Your whole life, girl. And if it means so little to you that you can just give it away, hand it to him, then why should it mean any more to him? He can't value you more than you value yourself."
Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon
“Your brain. That’s all there is.”

Get inspired by these words of wisdom by all 43 American presidents, “Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own. So, whether you're writing your resume, building your personal website, . Allow me to summarize his quote as best I can: Try to be nice to people.

A huge challenge of a job search is standing out from the crowd. To be noticed, job applicants turn to gimmicks such as unusual font or bright colors in order to grab the reader’s attention. Unfortunately, these attempts are often viewed no more favorably than if you were standing in front of them shouting, “HEY! LOOK AT ME!”

For a more effective strategy to distinguish your resume from the crowd I have an underutilized but distinctive strategy that may be just what you need. Consider including a quote (or a few) from a colleague, employer or client that validates your expertise and supports the accomplishments that you have included.

The purpose of your resume is to sell yourself to a prospective employer. It says, “Take a look at all I have to offer.” Now partner that with a glowing endorsement from another professional to reinforce your selling points. I’m not talking about including a complete letter of recommendation or several additional paragraphs on your resume; a succinct sentence or two to substantiate your value is all that is needed.

You can market yourself all you want on your resume but being able to back it up with a solid accolade from another professional in the industry can make an even bigger impression. You can’t just throw any old quote or recommendation on your resume; if it doesn’t align with the context and support the content of your resume it becomes irrelevant and may be viewed simply as empty information to fill space.

Where Do I Get Recommendations or Quotes to Include on My Resume?

If you have a LinkedIn profile you may have taken advantage of the recommendation feature to request recommendations from your connections. This is a great place to pull quotes from. Other possibilities include letters of recommendation, professional write-ups or soliciting a quote from someone for the purpose of using it on your resume.

When Should I Use a Quote on My Resume?

When to use a quote is up to you. I would caution you on the times that you should not use a quote on your resume:

  • If you are using a quote that does not support the position you are applying for leave it off.
  • If you are trying to fill up space on your resume you would be better off including information that substantiates your experience.
  • Do not use a quote that is in any way inaccurate or that you are not able to back up with definitive examples.
  • If your resume is already two or more pages you don’t want to extend it even more by including quotes.

How Do I Incorporate Quotes on My Resume?

If you choose to use quotes on your resume, simply throwing them haphazardly isn’t going to do you much good. It will take a bit of formatting to achieve the kind of results that will get noticed. I’ve included a few examples to give you some ideas:

by Megan Koehler

One way for your resume to stand out is to include quotes. Quotes or endorsements from credible sources can help support your expertise and accomplishments.

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Enjoy this list of short inspirational quotes. Discover simple thoughts, one liners and wise sayings to start your day.

You can totally do this. Click to tweet

Impossible is for the unwilling. John Keats Click to tweet

No pressure, no diamonds. Thomas Carlyle Click to tweet

Stay foolish to stay sane. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet

When nothing goes right, go left. Click to tweet


Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. Samuel Beckett Click to tweet

Don’t tell people your plans. Show them your results. Click to tweet

I can and I will. Click to tweet

Take the risk or lose the chance. Click to tweet

Prove them wrong. Click to tweet

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The Best Short And Simple Quotes

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No guts, no story. Chris Brady

My life is my message. Mahatma Gandhi

Screw it, let’s do it. Richard Branson

Boldness be my friend. William Shakespeare

Keep going. Be all in. Bryan Hutchinson

My life is my argument. Albert Schweitzer

Dream big. Pray bigger.

Leave no stone unturned. Euripides

Fight till the last gasp. William Shakespeare

Stay hungry. Stay foolish. Steve JobsClick to tweet

Broken crayons still color. Click to tweet

And so the adventure begins.

If you want it, work for it.

You can if you think you can. George Reeves

Whatever you are, be a good one. Abraham Lincoln

Grow through what you go through.

Do it with passion or not at all.

She believed she could, so she did.

The past does not equal the future. Tony Robbins

Good things happen to those who hustle. Anaïs Nin

At the end of hardship comes happiness.

Don’t dream your life, live your dream.

If it matters to you, you’ll find a way. Charlie Gilkey

Forget about style; worry about results. Bobby Orr

Whatever you do, do with all your might. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Dream without fear. Love without limits.

Every noble work is at first impossible. Thomas Carlyle

If you’re going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill

You can do anything you set your mind to.

We are twice armed if we fight with faith. Plato

The wisest mind has something yet to learn. George Santanaya

Open your mind. Get up off the couch. Move. Anthony Bourdain

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. André Gide

Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable. Paramahansa Yogananda

In life you need either inspiration or desperation. Tony Robbins

I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees. Euripides

The true success is the person who invented himself. Al Goldstein

Let him that would move the world first move himself. Socrates

Go forth on your path, as it exists only through your walking. Augustine of Hippo

We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough. Helen Keller

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius

It is better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand days as a lamb. Roman proverb

Life is fragile. We’re not guaranteed a tomorrow so give it everything you’ve got. Tim Cook

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and they day you find out why. Mark Twain

Fall seven times, stand up eight. Japanese proverb (This is one of my favorite short quote. Leave a reply here and let me know what’s yours!)

Part 2. Short Quotes That ARE…

Short Uplifting, Positive And Inspirational Quotes

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You matter. Click to tweet

You are loved.

Actually, you can.

Yes! Yes! You can do it!

Focus on the good.

You are doing great.

We rise by lifting others.

Be happy. Be bright. Be you.

Every day is a second chance.

You are amazing. Remember that.

Darling, you are a work of art.

Each day provides its own gifts. Marcus Aurelius

Happiness looks gorgeous on you.

You are capable of amazing things.

You are somebody’s reason to smile.

Nothing is worth more than this day. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Think like a proton, always positive.

You are stronger than you think you are.

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Greg Anderson

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt Click to tweet

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. Christopher Reeve

You make mistakes. Mistakes don’t make you.

Breathe. It’s just a bad day, not a bad life.

Start every day off with a smile and get it over with. W. C. Fields

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. Booker T. Washington

It’s okay to not be okay as long as you are not giving up.

If you feel like giving up, look back at how far you’ve come.

Every day may not be good but there is something good in every day.

Don’t go through life, grow through life. Eric Butterworth

A problem is a chance for you to do your best. Duke Ellington

You are amazing. As you are. Stronger than you know. More beautiful than you think. Tia Sparkles

Everything is going to be okay in the end. If it’s not the okay, it’s not the end.

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Very Short Quotes, Tatoo Quotes, Words, Mantras

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Go! Click to tweet

Love.

Begin.

Let go.

Breathe.

Slow down.

Let it be.

Go for it.

I love you.

Keep going.

Choose joy.

Enjoy today.

C’est la vie.

Choose happy.

Keep it cool.

Take it easy.

Be in the now.

Live the moment.

Choose to shine.

No pain, no gain.

Do it. With love.

It is what it is.

Love conquers all.

Keep your chin up.

Follow your heart.

Don’t rush things.

You only live once.

Never stop dreaming.

Now is all you have.

Keep moving forward.

This too shall pass.

Every moment matters.

Love more. Worry less.

Dust settles. I don’t.

Nothing lasts forever.

Work hard. Stay humble.

Enjoy the little things.

The best is yet to come.

Better things are coming.

Collect moments – not things.

Feel the fear and do it anyway.

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Funny Short Quotes

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Life is too short to learn German. Oscar Wilde Click to tweet

Why do they put pizza in a square box?

Do crabs think we walk sideways? Bill Murray

Don’t be humble, you’re not that great. Indira Gandhi

I intend to live forever. So far, so good. Steven Wright

My life feels like a test I didn’t study for.

Why is there an expiration date on sour cream? George Carlin

This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last. Oscar Wilde

I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol. Steven Wright

A day without sunshine is like, you know, night. Steve Martin

In heaven, all the interesting people are missing. Friedrich Nietzsche

The last woman I was in was the Statue of Liberty. Woddy Allen

Women want love to be a novel. Men, a short story. Daphne du Maurier

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days. Benjamin Franklin

Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company. Mark Twain

Whoever named it necking is a poor judge of anatomy. Groucho Marx

Change is inevitable – except from a vending machine. Robert C. Gallagher

I bet giraffes don’t even know what farts smell like. Bill Murray

Every novel is a mystery novel if you never finish it.

Why is the slowest traffic of the day called ‘rush hour’?

It’s easy to quit smoking. I’ve done it hundreds of times. Mark Twain

The risk I took was calculated, but man, I am bad at math.

I couldn’t repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder. Steven Wright

Do not read the next sentence. You little rebel, I like you.

Just when I discovered the meaning of life, they changed it. George Carlin

Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back. Oscar Wilde Click to tweet

If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in a library? Lily Tomlin

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

I never feel more alone than when I’m trying to put sunscreen on my back. Jimmy Kimmel

Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others. Groucho Marx

The key to eating healthy is not eating any food that has a TV commercial. Mike Birbiglia

I’ve got to keep breathing. It’ll be my worst business mistake if I don’t. Steve Martin

There are three types of people in this world: those who can count, and those who can’t.

The closest a person ever comes to perfection is when he fills out a job application form.

Cute Short Sayings

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No rain. No flowers. Click to tweet

Shine like the stars.

You make my heart smile.

You will forever be my always.

Your voice is my favorite sound.

Throw kindness around like confetti.

My favorite place is inside your hug. Click to tweet

I still fall in love with you every day.

You smile, I smile. That’s how it works.

She was a rainbow, but he was color blind.

We were born to be real, not to be perfect. Liggy Webb

When I count my blessings, I count you twice.

By the way, I’m wearing the smile you gave me.

If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life. Oscar Wilde

When it rains look for rainbows. When it’s dark look for stars.

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you are the world. Bill Wilson

I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. Ray Croft

Short Deep Quotes And Metaphors

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Be a voice. Not an echo. Click to tweet

Seek the seeker. Ramana Maharshi

Every wall is a door. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only truth is music. Jack Kerouac

Silence is an answer too.

If youth knew; if age could. Sigmund Freud

Time is the soul of this world. Pythagoras

Stars can’t shine without darkness.

He not busy being born is busy dying. Bob Dylan

It takes a long time to become young. Pablo Picasso

Be who you needed when you were young.

Innocence is courage and clarity both. Osho

Find what you love and let it kill you. Charles Bukowski

Sadness flies away on the wings of time. Jean de La Fontaine

I am not young enough to know everything. Oscar Wilde

Life is like the ocean, it goes up and down. Vanessa Paradis

The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.

If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention. Tom Peters

You’ve gotta know what death is to know life. Jack Kevorkian

Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today. Will Rogers

Forgiveness is giving up hope for a better past.

Be kind to unkind people, they need it the most.

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong. Winston Churchill

Character like a photograph, develops in darkness.

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship. William Blake

Life is a question and how we live it is our answer. Gary Keller Click to tweet

God provides the wind, but man must raise the sails. Augustine of Hippo

Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth. Pablo Picasso

Enlightenment is when a wave realizes it is the ocean.

The truth isn’t always beauty, but the hunger for it is. Nadine Gordimer

This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time.

Hearts are wild creatures, that’s why our ribs are cages.

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. Khalil Gibran

Your faith can move mountains and your doubt can create them.

The knowledge of happiness brings the knowledge of unhappiness. Swami Vivekananda

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward. Khalil Gibran

Life is the car, your heart is the key and God is the chauffeur. Sri Sathya Sai Baba

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop. Rumi

Normality is a paved road: it’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.

One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end. Jiddu Krishnamurti

When you’re happy you enjoy the music, when you’re sad you understand the lyrics.

When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there. George Harrison

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Wise Short Sayings (Words Of Wisdom)

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You have to be odd to be number one. Dr. Seuss Click to tweet

Please all, and you will please none. Aesop

The fool wonders, the wise man asks. Benjamin Disraeli

A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

A man can’t ride your back unless it’s bent. Martin Luther King Jr

Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument.

Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice. Henry Ford

Some people are so poor, all they have is money. Jack Kerouac

All generalizations are false, including this one. Mark Twain

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. Henry David Thoreau

There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future. Augustine of Hippo Click to tweet

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill

It’s so strange that autumn is so beautiful; yet everything is dying.

It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense. Mark Twain

The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. James Crook

What counts can’t always be counted; what can be counted doesn’t always count. Albert Einstein

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death. Leonardo da Vinci

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

Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary. Ray Knight

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt. Mark Twain

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Short Quotes On Life

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So it goes. Kurt Vonnegut Click to tweet

Live the life you’ve dreamed. Henry David Thoreau

Life is not fair; get used to it. Bill Gates

Life is a long lesson in humility. James M. Barrie

Life is a lively process of becoming. Douglas MacArthur

The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates

Life is largely a matter of expectation. Homer

Don’t count the days. Make the days count.

Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly. Mae West

Don’t wait. Life goes faster than you think.

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard.

Life is too important to be taken seriously. Oscar Wilde

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Helen Keller

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity. Leo Tolstoy

Love the life you live. Lead the life you love. Bob Marley

Life is accepting what is and working from that. Gloria Naylor

We are all, right now, living the life we choose. Peter McWilliams

Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued. Socrates

Live your life, do your work, then take your hat. Henry David Thoreau Click to tweet

Life got to be about more than just solving problems. Elon Musk

Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be. Eckhart Tolle

Life is about making an impact, not making an income. Kevin Kruse

The quality of life is more important than life itself. Alexis Carrel

You have to die a few times before you can really live. Charles Bukowski

What’s coming will come and we’ll meet it when it does. Hagrid

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. Anaïs Nin

Life is defined more by its risks than by its samenesses. Mary Anne Radmacher

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. Mae West

Sometimes life has its way with you when you least expect it. Jon Hamm

Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being. Kevin Kruse

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. Soren Kierkegaard

Life is amazing. Life is fucking messy. Life is what you make of it. Dwayne Johnson

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. Soren Kierkegaard

Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing. Oscar Wilde

Only one life that soon is past, only what’s done with love will last.

Don’t be afraid your life will end. Be afraid that it will never begin. Grace Hansen

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. Albert Einstein

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost

Life really does begin at forty. Up until then, you are just doing research. Carl Gustav Jung

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. William Skakespeare

Life, it seems, is nothing if not a series of initiations, transitions, and incorporations. Alan Dundes

Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier. Albert Schweitzer

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

Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art. Maya Angelou

I’ve never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation. Mike Todd

Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.

I think people spend too much time staring into screens and not enough time drinking wine, tongue kissing, and dancing under the moon. Rachel Wolchin

Small Quotes On Love

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To love is to act. Victor Hugo Click to tweet

All you need is love. John Lennon

Do all things with love. Og Mandino

Every lover is a soldier. Ovid

Who, being loved, is poor? Oscar Wilde

Speak low, if you speak love. William Shakespeare

Love is the absence of judgment. Dalai Lama

If you wished to be loved, love. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Love the sinner and hate the sin. Augustine of Hippo

If a thing loves, it is infinite. William Blake

In true love, you attain freedom. Thich Nhat Hanh

Economized love is never real love. Honore De Balzac

Love does not dominate; it cultivates. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The more you judge, the less you love. Honore de Balzac

Lovers quarrels are the renewal of love. Terence

Life is a game and true love is a trophy. Rufus Wainwright Click to tweet

To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven. Karen Sunde

Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow. John Lennon

If love appears, boundaries will disappear. Osho

Intense love does not measure, it just gives. Mother Teresa

They do not love that do not show their love. William Shakespeare

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it. Benjamin Franklin

The more you love, the more you become lovable. Osho

You cannot save people, you can just love them. Anaïs Nin

Love is a thing that is full of cares and fears. Ovid

It is love alone that gives worth to all things. Teresa of Avila

Life in abundance comes only through great love. Elbert Hubbard

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

The art of love is largely the art of persistence. Albert Ellis

If you judge people, you have no time to love them. Mother Teresa

Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary. Oscar Wilde

You give me the kind of feeling people write novels about.

Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow. John Gay

Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it. Nicholas Sparks

Stay away from people who make you feel like you’re hard to love.

Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood. George Orwell

Never let an opportunity to tell someone how much they mean to you.

The quickest way to get someone’s attention is to no longer want it.

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still. Henry David Thoreau

Love needs great courage. It needs great courage because it needs the sacrifice of the ego. Osho

I don’t have time to worry about who doesn’t like me. I’m too busy loving people who love me.

Do not seek the because – in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions. Anaïs Nin

Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism. Sigmund Freud

Small Quotes On Loving Yourself

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You are enough. Click to tweet

Nobody is perfect.

Make yourself a priority.

This is who the fuck I am. Lady Gaga

Find yourself, and be that.

Different doesn’t mean wrong.

Where’s your will to be weird? Jim Morrison Click to tweet

And now I’ll do what’s best for me.

Above all things, reverence yourself. Pythagoras

Self-respect knows no considerations. Mohandas Gandhi

No one is laughable who laughs at himself. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Why fit in when you were born to stand out? Dr. Seuss

Personal love is concentrated universal love. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

You are not designed for everyone to like you.

Accept who you are. Unless you’re a serial killer. Ellen DeGeneres

Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. Coco Chanel

Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are. Kurt Cobain

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. Oscar Wilde

Whatever makes you weird is probably your greatest asset.

If you are lonely when you’re alone, you are in bad company. Jean-Paul Sartre

The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself. Mark Twain

I’m currently under construction. Thank you for your patience.

The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself. Rita Mae Brown

Be yourself. People don’t have to like you, and you don’t have to care.

Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. André Gide

I found that there is only one thing that heals every problem, and that is: to know how to love yourself. Louise Hay

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Small Quotes On Happiness

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Smile, it’s free therapy.

Freedom lies in being bold. Robert Frost

A happy wife is a happy life. Gavin Rossdale

Happiness lies in perspective.

Boredom: the desire for desires. Leo Tolstoy

Do more of what makes you happy.

Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle

The less I needed, the better I felt. Charles Bukowski

Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Mother Teresa

Happiness can exist only in acceptance. George Orwell

Man is the artificer of his own happiness. Henry David Thoreau

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory. Rita Mae Brown

To live happily is an inward power of the soul. Marcus Aurelius

Anything you’re good at contributes to happiness. Bertrand Russell

A happy soul is the best shield for a cruel world. Atticus

There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. Thich Nhat Hanh

Never expect anything. You’ll never be disappointed.

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. BuddhaClick to tweet

Happiness is the absence of the pursuit of happiness.

Stay true to you and you will end up incredibly happy.

Happiness is needing less. Unhappiness is wanting more.

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it. Richard Bach

If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment. Carlos Santana

Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved. Victor Hugo

Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want. Alan Cohen

Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough. Emily Dickinson

To be content means that you realize you contain what you seek. Alan Cohen

Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love. Ovid

Whatever it is, find something to be excited about for tomorrow.

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness. Frank Tyger

The key to happiness is doing something you like every single day. Victor Pride

We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh. William James

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. Margaret Lee Runbeck

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self. Joseph Addison

Base your happiness on taking action toward those goals, not on attaining them. Laura J. Tong

A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth. George Bernard Shaw

Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it. Samuel Butler

Happiness cannot be accumulated. What is accumulated is always destructed by time. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. Democritus

Short Sayings On Friendship

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A friend is a second self. Aristotle

Choose people who lift you up. Michelle Obama

Find your tribe. Love them hard.

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes. Friedrich Nietzsche

Any day spent with you is my favorite day.

The only way to have a friend is to be one. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friends are the siblings God never gave us. Mencius

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer. Jean de La Fontaine

The good man is the friend of all living things. Mahatma Gandhi

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives. Euripides

Treasure your relationships, not your possessions. Anthony J. D’Angelo Click to tweet

Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures. Seneca

The language of friendship is not words but meanings. Henry David Thoreau

Friends? You don’t need more than your few close ones. Alden Tan

Wherever we are, it is our friends that make our world. Henry Drummond

It’s a beautiful thing to love others just as they are.

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. Henry Ford

If you have one true friend you have more than your share. Thomas Fuller

The real business of life is trying to understand each other. Gilbert Parker

People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges. Joseph F. Newton

 

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness. Euripides

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. Elbert Hubbard

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. Hubert H. Humphrey

True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable. David Tyson

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Shorts Sayings On Gratitude

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‘Enough’ is a feast. Buddhist proverb

Count your blessings. Og Mandino

Be obsessively grateful.

Gratitude changes everything.

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. Aesop

Start each day with a grateful heart.

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude. Karl Barth

Expect nothing and appreciate everything.

A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles.

Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty. Doris Day

Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone. Gertrude Stein

Don’t forget who was with you from the start.

When one has a grateful heart, life is so beautiful. Roy T. Bennett

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. Ludwig Jacobowski Click to tweet

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. Henry Ward Beecher

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude. Friedrich Nietzsche

Pull over to the side of your journey and look how far you’ve come.

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. Winnie the Pooh

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Short Sayings On Kindness

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Kindness is wisdom. Philip James Bailey

Kindness is contagious.

Fair and softly goes far. Miguel de Cervantes

Kindness is always beautiful.

Real kindness seeks no return.

Be gentle first with yourself. Lama Yeshe

Do small things with great love. Mother Teresa

You will never regret being kind.

In the end, only kindness matters.

For it is in giving that we receive. Francis of Assisi

No one has ever become poor by giving. Anne Frank

Kind people are the best kind of people.

Kindness is not an act, it’s a lifestyle.

The more sympathy you give, the less you need. Malcolm S. Forbes

In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most.

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle Ian Maclaren

Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life. Isaac Bashevis

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. William Arthur Ward

Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.

We are all different. Don’t judge, understand instead. Roy T. Bennett

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one. Mother Teresa

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? Jean-Jacques Rousseau

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop Click to tweet

You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force. Publilius Syrus

The end result of kindness is that it draws people to you. Anita Roddick

Kindness is like snow – it beautifies everything it covers. Khalil Gibran

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. Mother Teresa

It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.

How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you.

Be kinder to yourself. And then let your kindness flood the world.

How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at the time.

I don’t worry about people misinterpreting my kindness for weakness. Jason Bateman

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Short Sayings On The ‘Self’

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Do less. Be more. Neil Strauss

You are your choices. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Be true to who you are.

My forte is awkwardness. Zach Galifianakis

We are what we believe we are. C.S. Lewis

Do as you wish. Be as you are.

It’s ok to put yourself first.

Know who you are and know it’s enough.

The ultimate mystery is one’s own self. Sammy Davis Jr.

Character is simply habit long continued. Plutarch

This above all: to thine own self be true. William Shakespeare

Adventure is not outside man; it is within. George Eliot

You are who you are when nobody’s watching. Stephen Fry

To know oneself, one should assert oneself. Albert Camus

The things that we love tell us what we are. Thomas Aquinas

When I am silent, I have thunder hidden inside. Rumi

I may be no better, but at least I am different. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

There is no competition because nobody can be me.

I am not the perishable body, but the eternal Self. Ramana Maharshi

What I’m looking for is not out there, it is in me. Helen Keller

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise. Sigmund Freud

Sometimes it’s only madness that makes us what we are.

As long as you can find yourself, you’ll never starve. Suzanne Collins

Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves. Nathaniel Branden

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment. Lao Tzu

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within. Mohandas Gandhi Click to tweet

Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority. Tom Hopkins

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw

Never be an imitator, be always original. Don’t become a carbon copy. Osho

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Mohandas Gandhi

Life is really a dance if you are original, and you are meant to be original. Osho

He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still. Lao Tzu

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. Henry David Thoreau

Short Sayings On Dreams

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Dreams don’t work unless you do.

Everything you can imagine is real. Pablo Picasso

If you can dream it, you can do it. Walt Disney

Don’t dream your life, live your dream.

Nothing happens unless first we dream. Carl Sandburg

The dreamers are the saviors of the world. James Allen Click to tweet

If you give up on your dreams, what’s left? Jim Carrey

It may be that those who do most, dream most. Stephen Butler Leacock

Make your dreams happen. Die with memories, not dreams.

If it’s still in your mind, it is worth taking the risk.

Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity. Khalil Gibran

I dream. Sometimes I think that’s the only right thing to do. Haruki Murakami

Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy. Sigmund Freud

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. Oprah Winfrey

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt

You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get. Michael Phelps

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

Short Sayings On Beauty

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You are beautiful.

Be beautiful your own way.

There is beauty in simplicity.

To love beauty is to see light. Victor Hugo

Beauty awakens the soul to act. Dante Alighieri

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius.

Beauty is the promise of happiness. Stendhal

A beautiful thing is never perfect. Egyptian proverb

Do something wonderful, people may imitate it. Albert Schweitzer Click to tweet

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. Confucius

Beauty always promises, but never gives anything. Simone Weil

The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread. D. H. Lawrence

Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. Coco Chanel

I’ve never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful.

If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads. Anatole France

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. Khalil Gibran

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. Anne Frank

Sometimes you need to close your eyes to see the real beauty.

For me the greatest beauty always lies in the greatest clarity. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth. Lao Tzu

I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains. Anne Frank

You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful. Amy Bloom

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller

Short Sayings On Time

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Time is money. Benjamin Franklin

Time is all we have.

Good things take time.

Time eases all things. Sophocles

Lost time is never found again. Benjamin Franklin

Time brings all things to pass. Aeschylus

Time is the wisest counsellor of all. Pericles

Time is but the stream I go fishing in. Henry David Thoreau

The trouble is, you think you have time. Jack Kornfield

Nothing is so dear and precious as time. French proverb

Time you enjoy wasting isn’t wasted time.

Time is a game played beautifully by children. Heraclitus

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. Mark Twain

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. William Penn

It’s not about having time, it’s about making time.

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. Leo Tolstoy Click to tweet

In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy. William Blake

Taking crazy things seriously is a serious waste of time. Haruki Murakami

Being rich is having money, being wealthy is having time. Stephen Swid

Be patient and tough; one day this pain will be useful to you. Ovid

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Steve Jobs

If you love life, don’t waste time for time is what life is made up of. Bruce Lee

Short Sayings On Minimalism

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Own less. Do more.

Simplify, simplify. Henry David Thoreau

Order brings peace. St-Augustine

More life, less rush.

Buy less, choose well. Vivienne Westwood

Do more of what matters. Anthony Ongaro

Fewer things. More peace.

Brevity is the soul of wit. William Shakespeare

Stop the glorification of busy.

Simplicity is the soul of efficiency. Austin Freeman

Once you need less, you will have more.

I make myself rich by making my wants few. Henry David Thoreau

Owning less is better than organizing more. Joshua Becker

He is richest who is content with the least. Socrates

Learn to say no without explaining yourself.

Who is rich? He that rejoices in his portion. Benjamin Franklin

Owning less is great, wanting less is better. Joshua Becker Click to tweet

Someone else is happy with less than you have.

You don’t need more space. You need less stuff.

Minimalism is not deprivation, it’s liberation.

The most important things in life aren’t things. Anthony J. D’Angelo

A place for everything, everything in its place. Benjamin Franklin

There is more to life than increasing its speed. Mahatma Gandhi

It is quality rather than quantity that matters. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The need for less often result in a life of more. Brian Gardner

Love people, use things. The opposite never works. The Minimalists

The verbal expression of simplicity is ‘no thanks’.

Remember, you probably already have more than you need.

Owning things has a cost, and money is the least of it. David Cain

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius

I was living the American dream and I realized it wasn’t my dream. Joshua Fields Millburn

Stop pressing rewind on things that should be deleted in your life.

The more possessions you have, the less time you have to enjoy them.

My goal is no longer to get more done, but rather to have less to do. Francine Jay

Being a minimalist means you value yourself more than material things.

Getting all of that stuff out of your life (and your mind) is addictive. Tynan

Instead of working so hard to make ends meet, work on having fewer ends. Courtney Carver

It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential. Bruce Lee

Minimalism is not about having less, it’s about making room for more of what matters.

Don’t buy shit you don’t need, with money you don’t have, to impress people you don’t like. Tyler Durden, Fight Club

Our economy is based on spending billions to persuade people that happiness is buying things. Philip Slater

You don’t need to remove clutter if you don’t let it enter your home or office in the first place. Jeri Dansky

Stop trying to impress others with the things that you own. Begin inspiring them by the way you live.

What is minimalism then? It’s living lightly and gracefully on the earth. It’s uncovering who you are. Francine Jay

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Short Zen Quotes And Proverbs

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No ego, no pain. Chien-ju

What we think, we become. Buddha

I don’t mind what happens. Jiddu Krishnamurti

He who is contented is rich. Lao Tzu

Smile, breathe and go slowly. Thich Nhat Hanh

Even monkeys fall from trees. Japanese proverb

Confine yourself to the present. Marcus Aurelius

Enough is abundance to the wise. Euripides

Inhale the future. Exhale the past.

He who knows he has enough is rich. Lao Tzu

Wherever you are, be totally there. Eckart Tolle

Water which is too pure has no fish. Ts’ai Ken T’an

The essence of the Way is detachment. Bodhidharma

Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes. Swami Sivananda

If it comes; let it. If it goes; let it.

Be like a tree. Let the dead leaves drop. Rumi Click to tweet

The greatest achievement is selflessness.

If all you can do is crawl, start crawling. Rumi

There are no problems without consciousness. Carl Gustav Jung

The quieter you become, the more you can hear. Baba Ram Dass

If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy.

When the disciple is ready, the master appears. Osho

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. Confucius

The greatest effort is not concerned with results.

Give this moment your attention – and affection. Alex Blackwell

Who looks outside dreams, who looks inside awakens. Carl Gustav Jung

There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path. Buddha

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings. Lao Tzu

Awareness is freedom, it brings freedom, it yields freedom. Jiddu Krishnamurti

The only way you can endure your pain is to let it be painful. Shunryu Suzuki

Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still. Chinese proverb

Contentment comes not so much from great wealth as from few wants. Epictetus

Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are. Chinese proverb

The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world. Lao Tzu

Do not listen with the intent to reply. But with the intent to understand.

A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials. Chinese proverb

You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need. Vernon Howard

Open your mouth only if what you are going to say is more beautiful than silence.

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

If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. Lao Tzu

Short Sayings On Peace

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Peace is every step. Thich Nhat Hahn

My aim in life is not to judge. Jeanne Moreau

A smile is the beginning of peace. Mother Teresa

Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong. Mohandas Gandhi

Peace is the only battle worth waging. Albert Camus

Freedom from desire leads to inner peace. Lao Tsu

It is possible to choose peace over worry.

There is no way to peace, peace is the way. A.J. Muste

Peace is costly but it is worth the expense. African proverb

Forgive, son; men are men; they needs must err. Euripides

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. Buddha

Let nothing and no one disturb your inner peace. Luminita Saviuc

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Peace of mind comes from not wanting to change others. Gerald Jampolsky

Don’t hurry. Don’t worry. Do your best and let it rest.

To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders. Lao Tzu

I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Let loose of what you can’t control. Serenity will be yours.

He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. Paul Boese

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. Martin Luther King Jr Click to tweet

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. Albert Einstein

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. Jimi Hendrix

The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. Albert Einstein

Short Sayings On Truth

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Time discovers truth. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Truth is a pathless land. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Seek truth and you will find a path. Frank Slaughter

Adversity is the first path to truth. Lord Byron

Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult. George Eliot

Truth is on the side of the oppressed. Malcolm X

The object of the superior man is truth. Confucius

The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Oscar Wilde

Be truthful, nature only sides with truth. Adolf Loos

There is no truth. There is only perception. Gustave Flaubert

We have art in order not to die of the truth. Friedrich Nietzsche

Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is. Albert Camus

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. Henry David Thoreau

We search something permanent, something that will last. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both. Horace Mann Click to tweet

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest. Mohandas Gandhi

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. Mark Twain

In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it. Ayn Rand

The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable. James A. Garfield

Do not love leisure. Waste not a minute. Be bold. Realize the Truth, here and now. Swami Sivananda

Truth is always new. Truth is seeing a smile, a person, life, like if it was the first time. Jiddu Krishnamurti

A man who is protecting himself constantly through knowledge is obviously not a truth-seeker. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. Bernard M. Baruch

Short Quotes On Wisdom

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Know thyself. Socrates

Wisdom begins in wonder. Socrates

If you judge, investigate. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Doubt grows with knowledge. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Everything popular is wrong. Oscar Wilde

What you seek is seeking you. Rumi

Observe all men, thyself most. Benjamin Franklin

Doubt is the origin of wisdom. Augustine of Hippo

Nature does nothing uselessly. Aristotle

Listen to many, speak to a few. William Shakespeare

A closed mouth catches no flies. Miguel de Cervantes

Never confuse motion with action. Benjamin Franklin

I’m wise because I’ve been foolish.

Do what is right, not what is easy.

Silence is true wisdom’s best reply. Euripides

Wisdom comes only through suffering. Aeschylus

A loving heart is the truest wisdom. Charles Dickens

An overflow of good converts to bad. William Shakespeare

To find yourself, think for yourself. Socrates

My life is perfect even when it’s not. Ellen DeGeneres

In teaching others we teach ourselves.

Maturity comes with experience, not age.

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. Haruki Murakami

It is better to travel well than to arrive. Buddha

What’s meant to be will always find a way.

Love is too young to know what conscience is. William Shakespeare

Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast. William Shakespeare Click to tweet

With wisdom, comes the desire for simplicity.

Wise is he who collects the wisdom of others. Juan Guerra Caceras

Nothing has more strength than dire necessity. Euripides

He who would travel happily must travel light. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

When knowledge becomes rigid, it stops living. Anselm Kiefer

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life. Henry David Thoreau

Memory is the old, and it is afraid of the new. Osho

Nothing external to you has any power over you. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness. Michel de Montaigne

Not being able to govern events, I govern myself. Michel de Montaigne

The mind is everything. What you think you become. Buddha

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. Thomas Jefferson

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. Carl Gustav Jung

Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better. Abraham Lincoln

Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation. Augustine of Hippo

When you give yourself, you receive more than you give. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

If you think you know the answer, you’re far from wise. Trent Hamm

Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers. Voltaire

We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us.

I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become. Carl Gustav Jung

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough. Lao Tzu

He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know. Lao Tzu

The wisest man is generally he who thinks himself the least so. Nicolas Baileau

Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.

Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.

As far as I’m concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue. Albert Einstein

To become a spectator of one’s own life is to escape the suffering of life. Oscar Wilde

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. William Shakespeare

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results. Albert Einstein

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. Mark Twain

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Short Quotes On Strength

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Courage, dear heart. C.S. Lewis

He who is brave is free. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

From caring comes courage. Lao Tzu

Don’t stop until you’re proud.

Courage doesn’t always roar. Mary Anne Radmacher

What keeps me going is goals. Muhammad Ali

Life is tough but so you are.

Fortune and love favor the brave. Ovid

I’m strong because I’ve been weak.

The best way out is always through. Robert Frost

There is no education like adversity. Benjamin Disraeli

One man with courage makes a majority. Andrew Jackson

I’m fearless because I’ve been afraid.

The pain you feel now, will be a strength after some time.

Diligence is the mother of good fortune. Benjamin Disraeli

Because of a great love, one is courageous. Lao Tzu

Tough times never last, but tough people do.

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks. Herodotus

He that can have patience can have what he will. Benjamin Franklin

Rock bottom has built more heroes than privilege.

I’ve never met a strong person with an easy past.

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Few people enjoy writing resumes, which explains why so many look for resume help. Perhaps the most important part of writing your resume isn’t the writing at all—it’s the editing. Knowing what to keep and what to trim takes objectivity, focus, and discipline. People become attached to things on their resumes, making the editing process difficult—but no less necessary.

A wordy resume is a hinderance. “What decision-makers want is a solution to their problem,” Katy Piotrowksi, longtime career columnist for The Coloradoan, reminds job seekers. “The goal is to present yourself well and quickly.”

Your resume isn’t an autobiography. It’s your chance to prove—in 6 seconds, according to a large eye-tracking study of recruiters—that you’d be a great fit for a given role. Prioritize quality, relevant words—that is, resume keywords—over quantity of words. Be willing to cut what’s not relevant.

For resume help, consider trusted mentors, teachers, or friends. There are also online tools available. Enter your resume and a job posting into Jobscan’s resume analysis tool for instant feedback on how well your resume aligns with a job, and recommendations that would tailor the resume more effectively.

And remember, you should be keeping a career management document and updating it regularly. Not including something on a resume for one job doesn’t mean you can’t include it on a different resume later.

Ready to start editing your resume? Read these quotes first for motivation.

  • “The simpler you say it, the more eloquent it is.” —August Wilson
  • “There’s a great power in words, if you don’t hitch too many of them together.” —Josh Billings
  • “The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.” —Thomas Jefferson
  • “Rereading reveals rubbish and redundancy.” —Duane Alan Hahn
  • “Easy reading is damn hard writing.” —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • “As to the adjective, when in doubt, strike it out.” —Mark Twain
  • “I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil.” —Truman Capote
  • “Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.” —Antoine de Saint Exupéry
  • “The shorter and the plainer the better.” —Beatrix Potter

Finally, no collection of editing wisdom would be complete without the advice of William Strunk, Jr.

  • “Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subject only in outline, but that every word tell.”
    —William Strunk, Jr.

As true today as it was in 1918.

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