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Walker Percy Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by Walker Percy.

You live in a deranged age, more deranged that usual,
because in spite of great scientific and technological advances,
man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing.
- Walker Percy

You can get all A's and still flunk life.
- Walker Percy

We love those who know the worst of us and don't turn their faces away.
- Walker Percy

Since grief only aggravates your loss,
grieve not for what is past.
- Walker Percy

 

Hatred strikes me as one of the few signs of life remaining in the world.
This is another thing about the world which is upsidedown:
all the friendly and likable people seem dead to me;
only the haters seem alive.
- Walker Percy

The search is what anyone would undertake if he were
not sunk in the everydayness of his own life.
To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something.
Not to be onto something is to be in despair.
- Walker Percy

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen PHOTO

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Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey PHOTO

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha PHOTO

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis PHOTO

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

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

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha PHOTO

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou PHOTO

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

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

As you awaken,
may your dreams greet you by name,
and may you answer, "Yes!"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

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

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You change your life by changing your heart.
- Max Lucado

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you
that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

You Create Your Own Reality.
- Anonymous

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee


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