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Sean O`Faolain Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by Sean O`Faolain.

Pessimists are usually kind.
The gay, bubbling over, have to time for the pitiful.
- Sean O'Faolain

There is only one admirable form of the imagination:
the imagination that is so intense that it creates a new reality,
that it makes things happen.
- Sean O'Faolain

Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and
optimists about the past.
- Lewis Mumford

And our pessimists think this has taken too long.
Our pessimists believe that too many Americans have died.
Our pessimists believe that we have lost the war.
- John Linder

 

My pessimism goes to the point of suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.
- Edmond Rostand

My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting
the sincerity of other pessimists.
- Jean Rostand

Pessimists are not boring.
Pessimists are right.
Pessimists are superfluous.
- Elias Canetti

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How many pessimists end up by desiring the things they fear,
in order to prove that they are right.
- Robert Mallet

If the tenth of the population that is gay became visible tomorrow,
the panic of the majority of people would inspire repressive
legislation of a sort that would shock even the pessimists among us.
- Jane Rule

Pessimists are the people who have no hope for themselves or for others.
Pessimists are also people who think the human race is beneath their notice,
that they're better than other human beings.
- James A. Baldwin

Traditionalists will have to master techniques of sustained
activism formerly monopolized by the left.
- Christopher Lasch

Traditionalists often study what is taught,
not what there is to create.
- Ed Parker

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,
the master calls a butterfly.
- Richard Bach

I sail the seas of life as the MASTER of my ship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino PHOTO

Live wild, life free, live as master of your own fate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whoever does not regard what he has
as most ample wealth, is unhappy,
though he be master of the world.
- Epictetus

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation.
Live wild, life free, live as master of your own fate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
- George Savile

Know that you sail the seas of life
as the master of your own ship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I alone am the MASTER of my ship of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Master acts without doing, and everything gets done.
- Lao Tzu

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi PHOTO

Where ignorance is our master,
there is no possibility of real peace.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I am the master of my emotions -
I transform fear to love, anger to compassion,
pain to comfort, scarcity to abundance,
expectation to gratitude, and jealousy to generosity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you are the master, be sometimes blind,
if you are the servant, be sometimes deaf.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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

Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Only one who devotes himself to a cause
with his whole strength and soul
can be a true master.
For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
- Albert Einstein

I am a Master of Alchemy; I Transmute Fear and Hate Into Love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To transform breakdowns into breakthroughs
is the whole function of a master.
- Osho

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

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

The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.
- Duke Ellington

Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
- W. Clement Stone

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
- Charles de Gaulle

"Think simple" as my old master used to say -
meaning reduce the whole of its parts
into the simplest terms,
getting back to first principles.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means
you can control or master.
- Milton Glaser

Overflowing Cup of Tea:
The Zen Master poured his visitor's teacup full, and then kept pouring.
The visitor watched until he could no longer restrain himself.
"It is overfull. No more will go in!"
"Like this cup," the Zen Master said,
"you are full of your own opinions and assumptions.
How can you learn truth until you first empty your cup?"
- Traditional Zen Koan

I live in my own place -
have never copied anyone even half,
and at any master who lacks the grace -
to laugh at himself - I laugh.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Love is a strange master, and human nature is still stranger.
- Edgar Rice Burroghs

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent;
it is force.
Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
- George Washington

Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life,
or master your time and master your life.
- Alan Lakein

History is a relentless master.
It has no present, only the past rushing into the future.
To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.
- John F. Kennedy

Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master,
a mistress, and two slaves, making in all,
two.
- Ambrose Bierce

A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul,
the director of his life.
- James Allen

Most people think that anger is an instinctive response,
and that some people were just born with the temperament
to get angrier faster than others.
That statement is only half right.
Anger is an instinctive response.
We respond to an affront with anger essentially instantaneously -
much too quickly for conscious thought to be called upon.
But the instinct of the anger response
can be trained through conscious repetition,
visualization, and coaching.
Visualization is seeing the event
we desire to master in our mind's eye.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He that would govern others, first should be Master of himself.
- Philip Massinger

I have been my own disciple and my own master.
And I have been a good disciple but a bad master.
- Antonio Porchia

The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology,
of the phantom of God.
As long as we have a master in heaven,
we will be slaves on earth.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Pride is the master sin of the devil,
and the devil is the father of lies.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

A man ceases to be a beginner in any given science
and becomes a master in that science when he has learned
that he is going to be a beginner all his life.
- Robin G. Collingwood

We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.
- Ernest Hemingway

In my opinion, a master is morally obliged to seize
every sort of opportunity and to try to solve the problems
of the position without fear of some simplifications.
- Alexander Alekhine

We think it will be shortly afterwards,
but it seems a terrible thing to gamble with such big
stakes in diplomacy without having your master card in your hand.
- Henry L. Stimson

Cukor is one of my favorite directors.
He was a master at directing women.
- Pedro Almodovar

A master can tell you what he expects of you.
A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
- Patricia Neal

I have no wish for a second husband.
I had enough of the first.
I like to have my own way to lie down mistress,
and get up master.
- Susanna Moodie

Working with a great director is like getting a master class in acting.
- Swoosie Kurtz

I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion
thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master.
I want the full menu of rights.
- Desmond Tutu

It is the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires.
It must abandon itself to its master passion.
- Rebecca West

A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still:
you must not want to see everything.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Reason commands us far more imperiously than a master;
for in disobeying the one we are unfortunate,
and in disobeying the other we are fools.
- Blaise Pascal

You know that murder is wicked.
If you saw your master kill a man, do you suppose this
would be any excuse for you,
if you should commit the same crime?
- Jupiter Hammon

The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house.
- Audre Lorde

You have to master not only the art of listening to your head,
you must also master listening to your heart and listening to your gut.
- Carly Fiorina

When first we met we did not guess That Love would prove so hard a master.
- Robert Bridges

Money is in some respects life's fire:
it is a very excellent servant,
but a terrible master.
- P. T. Barnum

A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit.
- John Milton

I got out of college and I went to get my master's
in creative writing at San Francisco State.
I was working as an actor at the Actor's Workshop,
being abused as a intern.
- Peter Coyote


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