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William Shirley Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by William Shirley.

Words alone cannot fully convey the realities of the
soul or the greatness of the human spirit.
- William Shirley

My purpose is to inspire people of all walks of life
to discover the virtue inherent within them and to
bring forth that virtue in their daily lives.
- William Shirley

Images adorn our inner life and carry great power there.
- William Shirley

Images have a unique power to impart that which is beyond words.
- William Shirley

 

I am of opinion that it is highly requisite forthwith to pass a law,
prohibiting upon great penalties all trade with our enemies,
and more especially the supplying of them with arms,
ammunition or provisions of any kind whatsoever.
- William Shirley

I don't flatter myself with much dependence upon the
present disposition of the Eastern Indians,
who are many ways liable to be drawn into a rupture
with us by the artifices of the French,
their own weakness and the influence which the French
Missionary Priests have over them.
- William Shirley

The words of truth are always paradoxical.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier PHOTO

As we express our gratitude,
we must never forget that the highest appreciation
is not to utter words, but to live by them.
- John F. Kennedy

Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.
- Lao Tzu

Your love is more powerful
than your words or your actions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
- Mary C. Crowley

Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
- Anonymous

Your example is far more influential and inspiring
than any words of instruction, or threats,
or even words of encouragement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless.
- Mother Teresa

Actions speak louder than words.
- Proverb

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words
than words without a heart.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I advocate speaking words of love
with all the sincerity that can be mustered,
as frequently as possible.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
- Mark Twain

Trust only movement.
Life happens at the level of events, not of words.
Trust movement.
- Alfred Adler

We must teach our children to resolve
their conflicts with words, not weapons.
- William J. Clinton

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

Forgiveness is the salve that heals
the wounds of unkind words and acts.
Forgive everyone for every hurt you have ever received -
for your own sake, that you may live in peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be avid.
Create apart from perfection.
Risk failure.
Cover your words with sweat.
Run a little
Touch excruciatingly.
Laugh until you cry.
Dance with your eyes closed.
Care.
Understand you die a little in every moment.
Be Enlivened
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Words are a lens to focus one's mind.
- Ayn Rand

Praying without ceasing is not ritualized,
nor are there even words.
It is a constant state of awareness of oneness with God.
- Peace Pilgrim

The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls.
- Simon and Garfunkel

Words are also actions,
and actions are a kind of words.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words;
it is expressed in the choices one makes...
and the choices we make
are ultimately our responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

In the uttermost meaning of the words,
thought is devout, and devotion is thought.
Deep calls unto deep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Words which do not give the
light of Christ increase the darkness.
- Mother Teresa

Can you let go of words and ideas,
attitudes and expectations?
If so, then the Tao will loom into view.
- Lao Tzu

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words
but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I've learned that you should always
leave loved ones with loving words.
It may be the last time you see them.
- Anonymous

Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
- St. Francis of Assisi

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

We are all connected to everyone and everything in the universe.
Therefore, everything one does as an individual affects the whole.
All thoughts, words, images, prayers, blessings,
and deeds are listened to by all that is.
- Serge Kahili King

However many holy words you read, however many you speak,
what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
- The Buddha

Short words are best
and the old words, when short, are best of all.
- Winston Churchill

In three words, I can sum up everything
I've learned about life - it goes on.
- Robert Frost

In human intercourse the tragedy begins,
not when there is misunderstanding about words,
but when silence is not understood.
- Henry David Thoreau

Be who you are and say what you feel
because those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind.
- commonly but falsely attributed to Dr. Seuss,
this misquote consists of the Bernard Baruch quote,
"Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
with additional words added anonymously.

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that
it is better for hard words to be on paper
than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
- Anne Frank

We are masters of the unsaid words,
but slaves of those we let slip out.
- Winston Churchill

The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
It is an intelligence above language.
- Henry David Thoreau

The magic words for a great family are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
- W. H. Auden

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench
the fire of love with words.
- William Shakespeare

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and then,
with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
- George Eliot

When deeds speak, words are nothing.
- Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

All philosophy lies in two words,
sustain and abstain.
- Epictetus

It is in our lives and not our words
that our religion must be read.
- Thomas Jefferson

How true Daddy's words were when he said:
all children must look after their own upbringing.
Parents can only give good advice
or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

Poetry is an orphan of silence.
The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
- Charles Simic

If a composer could say what he had to say in words
he would not bother trying to say it in music.
- Gustav Mahler

When words leave off, music begins.
- Heinrich Heine

Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered
from the anguish of loneliness.
- Dag Hammarskjold

I cannot know the pain you feel.
I cannot share your memories or your loss.
My words of sympathy are beneath measure, yet
know that my heart reaches out with love to your heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.
- Thomas Gray

We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.
- John Fowles

I found I could say things with color and shapes that
I couldn't say any other way -
things I had no words for.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

Good designers can create normalcy out of chaos;
they can clearly communicate ideas through the organizing
and manipulating of words and pictures.
- Jeffery Veen

My biggest dream is that my words will inspire heart,
hope and personal responsibility in people around the globe
long after my feet in these shoes aren't walking the planet.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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