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Wilfrid Sheed Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by Wilfrid Sheed.

One reason the human race has such a low opinion of
itself is that it gets so much of its wisdom from writers.
- Wilfrid Sheed

Every writer is a writer of the generation before.
- Wilfrid Sheed

The American male doesn't mature until he has exhausted all other possibilities.
- Wilfrid Sheed

I picked up the writing on the very day he died.
It was the only consolation I could find.
- Wilfrid Sheed

 

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen PHOTO

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

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro PHOTO

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie 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

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin PHOTO

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy PHOTO

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran PHOTO

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

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow PHOTO

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran PHOTO

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

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

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 leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

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

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 human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

You can't let praise or criticism get to you.
It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
- John Wooden

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
- The Buddha

People love chopping wood.
In this activity one immediately sees results.
- Albert Einstein

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We are all different - and we are all one.
Take time to understand, and to appreciate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one knows what he can do until he tries.
- Publilius Syrus

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe

Curiosity keeps one young - in thought and in action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated;
you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- David Lloyd George

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

We are each of us angels with only one wing,
and we can only fly by embracing one another.
- Lucretius

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

Better than a thousand hollow words,
is one word that brings peace.
- The Buddha

An optimist is one who makes the best
of what he gets the worst of.
- Anonymous

The happiness of one's own heart alone
cannot satisfy the soul;
one must try to include,
as necessary to one's own happiness,
the happiness of others.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Today... maybe I can take one step
on that profoundly complex path to peace.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

In order to discover new lands,
one must be willing to lose sight
of the shore for a very long time.
- Anonymous

All the darkness of the world cannot
extinguish the light of a single candle,
yet one candle can illuminate all the darkness.
- Jewish Hanukah Prayer

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common.
Celebrate it every day.
- Anonymous

One unlikelihood entertained leads a parade of innovation.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity
are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

One movement toward light becomes a clear signpost on a long road.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I have always held firmly to the thought
that each one of us can do a little
to bring some portion of misery to an end.
- Albert Schweitzer

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -
unless you let him.
- Napoleon Hill

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir


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