Archive for the 'Letting Go Quotes' Category

“Once, when my feet were bare…” Sadi, The Gulistan

“Once, when my feet were bare, and I had not the means of obtaining shoes I came to the chief of Kufah in a state of much dejection, and saw there a man who had no feet. I returned thanks to God and acknowledged his mercies, and endured my want of shoes with patience.” Sadi, […]

“Nobody gets to live life…” Ann Landers

“Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.” Ann Landers

“Where we have strong emotions…” Carl Sagan

“Where we have strong emotions, we’re liable to fool ourselves.” Carl Sagan

“A taste for irony has…” Jessamyn West

“A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.” Jessamyn West

“Education is what survives when…” B. F. Skinner

“Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.” B. F. Skinner

“Love is not blind – it…” Rabbi Julius Gordon

“Love is not blind – it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.” Rabbi Julius Gordon

“Enjoy life. There’s plenty of…” Anonymous

“Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.” Anonymous

“The significance of man is…” Carl Becker

“The significance of man is that he is insignificant and is aware of it.” Carl Becker

“Write the bad things that…” Arabic Parable

“Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble.” Arabic Parable

“Worry is a thin stream…” Anonymous

“Worry is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained. Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.” Anonymous

“It is not only wrong…” Oswald Chambers

“It is not only wrong to worry, it is unbelief; worrying means we do not believe that God can look after the practical details of our lives, and it is never anything but those details that worry us.” Oswald Chambers

“Man can climb…” George Bernard Shaw

“Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long.”   George Bernard Shaw

“When a deep hurt is…” Alan Paton

“When a deep hurt is done to us, we never recover until we forgive.” Alan Paton

“To forgive is to set…” Anonymous

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover the prisoner was you.” Anonymous

“The weak can never…” Mahatma Gandhi

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Mahatma Gandhi

“A person’s ability to…” Anonymous

“A person’s ability to forgive is in proportion to the greatness of his soul.” Anonymous

“You can’t move forward…” Anonymous

“You can’t move forward until you let go of where you are.” Anonymous

“Your life is not…” Andre Comte-Sponville

“Your life is not lying in wait in the future like a wild animal or some ominous destiny. Nor is it hidden in the heavens, like a paradise or promise. Nor is it shut up in the cave or the prison of your past. It is here and now; it is what you live and […]

“Those who are contented…” Chuang-Tzu

“Those who are contented and at ease with the moment, those who live in accord with the course of Nature, cannot be affected by sorrow or joy. That’s what the ancients called release from bondage.”   – Chuang-Tzu

“Wild animals run from…” Seneca

“Wild animals run from the dangers they actually see, and once they have escaped them worry no more. We however are tormented alike by what is past and what is to come.”   – Seneca

“What’s the good of…” Seneca

“What’s the good of dragging up sufferings which are over, or of being unhappy now just because you were then? […] When troubles come to an end, the natural thing is to be glad.”   – Seneca