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Walter Lord Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by Walter Lord.

I look for something that is highly unusual,
involving ordinary people caught in extraordinary situations.
- Walter Lord

It's a funny thing, but today the Titanic is probably much more -
that is people are much more aware of it than they were in 1954,
when I was doing my research.
- Walter Lord

Events alone rarely provide much guide to the future.
- Walter Lord

Someone once told me the one thread that runs through
them all is a premium on personal courage -
not intellectual courage,
but just plain physical courage.
- Walter Lord

 

You have to study the people and the ones that measure
up are not always the ones you expect.
- Walter Lord

I never earned a dollar that was not somehow through writing.
- Walter Lord

Brilliantly lit from stem to stern, she looked like a sagging birthday cake.
- Walter Lord

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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It would be nice to say the rich people,
the fancy people, all behaved like bastards and the
poor slobs all came through like heroes.
But as a matter of fact, sometimes the poor slobs behave
like slobs and the great,
noble, privileged characters come off very well,
indeed.
- Walter Lord

There were exceptions, a couple of families that just
plain didn't want to even think about it,
although forty years had passed but mostly the people
were very interested in talking about it.
- Walter Lord

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 PHOTO

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock PHOTO

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott PHOTO

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 PHOTO

Could a greater miracle take place
than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
- Henry David Thoreau PHOTO

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

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

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

If you look into your own heart,
and you find nothing wrong there,
what is there to worry about?
What is there to fear?
- Confucius

Shake structures.
School yourself.
Look twice at a thing,
once upside down.
Answer yourself clearly.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Never bend your head. Always hold it high.
Look the world straight in the eye.
- Helen Keller

Whatever happens, always look to tomorrow -
with courage and optimism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do not look for approval
except for the consciousness of doing your best.
- Andrew Carnegie

If you look for the bad in people
expecting to find it, you surely will.
- Abraham Lincoln

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

There are those that look at things
the way they are, and ask "Why?"
I dream of things that never were, and ask "Why not?"
- Robert F. Kennedy paraphrase of George Bernard Shaw

The world is a dangerous place,
not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.
- Albert Einstein

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength
which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
- Marcus Aurelius

The farther backward you can look,
the farther forward you can see.
- Winston Churchill

The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm
but because of those who look at it without doing anything.
- Albert Einstein

Let us not look back in anger
or forward in fear,
but around in awareness.
- James Thurber

Look twice before you leap.
- Charlotte Bronte

As your spirit soars throughout
the vast Cathedral of Your Being,
look now into the still waters
of the reflecting pool and behold the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Look to be treated by others as you have treated others.
- Publilius Syrus

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

It is always wise to look ahead,
but difficult to look further than you can see.
- Winston Churchill

Whenever I look at a human face,
I say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

You're standing on the threshold of success.
Don't look down, it'll make you dizzy.
- the character Timothy Q. Mouse in the Walt Disney movie Dumbo

Look now into the still waters
of the reflecting pool
and behold the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I look for what needs to be done.
After all, that's how the universe designs itself.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Where there is unconditional love,
there is no room for unhappiness.
Whenever I look in the mirror today,
I will say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When trouble arises and things look bad,
there is always one individual who perceives a solution
and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
- Dave Barry

Look In The Mirror to See The Face Of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

Whenever I look in the mirror,
I say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not how they are in themselves.
- Carl Jung

All you have to do is look straight and see the road,
and when you see it, don't sit looking at it - walk.
- Ayn Rand

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

I look to a day when people will not be judged
by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

I look only to the good qualities of men.
Not being faultless myself,
I won't presume to probe into the faults of others.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When it hurts to look back,
and you're scared to look ahead,
you can look beside you
and your best friend will be there.
- Anonymous

I will greet this day with love in my heart.
And how will I do this?
Henceforth will I look on all things with love and be born again.
I will love the sun for it warms my bones;
yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit.
I will love the light for it shows me the way;
yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars.
I will welcome happiness as it enlarges my heart;
yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul.
I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due;
yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge.
- Og Mandino

When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart,
and you shall see that in truth
you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
- Khalil Gibran

Look deep into nature, and then
you will understand everything better.
- Albert Einstein

While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll

And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
'Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things.
- Robert Brault

I didn't want to marry anybody else in town.
I want my baby to look like you.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Whenever I look at a human face today,
I will say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
Whenever I look in the mirror today,
I will say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

However beautiful the strategy,
you should occasionally look at the results.
- Winston Churchill

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

Many people know so little about what
is beyond their short range of experience.
They look within themselves - and find nothing!
Therefore they conclude that there
is nothing outside themselves either.
- Helen Keller

It is a mistake to look too far ahead.
Only one link in the chain of destiny
can be handled at a time.
- Winston Churchill

Normally, we do not so much look at things as overlook them.
- Alan Watts


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