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Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Related topics: Positive Inspirational Motivational Live-By Self Values Honor Choice Wisdom

Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts,
cause your mind to dwell on peace and joy.
- Ernest Holmes

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Instead of comparing our lot with that
of those who are more fortunate than we are,
we should compare it with the lot
of the great majority of our fellow men.
It then appears that we are among the privileged.
- Helen Keller

 

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Love is saying "I feel differently,"
instead of "You're wrong."
- Anonymous

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have,
instead of what you don't have.
- Woody Allen

Instead of needing lots of children,
we need high-quality children.
- Margaret Mead

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

Trust your own instinct.
Your mistakes might as well be your own,
instead of someone else's.
- Billy Wilder

In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue.
If we have enough friends, we may go on for years,
intending to leave, talking about leaving -
instead of actually getting up and leaving.
- Erica Jong

I offer gentle understanding to myself.
I position myself in love, not fear.
I look behind me with forgiveness.
I look forward with festive anticipation.
I embrace this holy moment and assert,
"Now. This moment is the moment to love,
the moment to serve, the moment to seize
the legacy instead of the small.
Now. Now I will live large, love boldly,
reach to the edges of my unfurled heart and fully enrolled hope.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
- Anna Cummins

Instead of being presented with stereotypes
by age, sex, color, class, or religion,
children must have the opportunity
to learn that within each range,
some people are loathsome and some are delightful.
- Margaret Mead

It is a sad commentary of our times when our young
must seek advice and counsel from "Dear Abby" instead of going to Mom and Dad.
- Abigail Van Buren

The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination
to see how much he can give for a dollar,
instead of how little he can give for a dollar,
is bound to succeed.
- Henry Ford

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends,
and mar the purest joys and happiness
God has granted us in this world,
to fill our hearts with hatred
instead of love for our neighbors,
and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world!
- Robert E. Lee

If instead of a gem, or even a flower,
we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend,
that would be giving as the angels give.
- George MacDonald

Instead of noblemen,
let us have noble villages of men.
- Henry David Thoreau

People are getting smarter nowadays;
they are letting lawyers,
instead of their conscience, be their guide.
- Will Rogers

If everyone demanded peace
instead of another television set,
then there'd be peace.
- John Lennon

If you have an emotional reaction in the presence of someone,
your heart is telling you that you have
not resolved your issues with them.
In other words, you have not truly forgiven that person.
All of this begs the question, how do we forgive?
First, cease lying to yourself and stop telling yourself stories
about why you behave the way you do.
Stop blaming your behavior on other people
and take responsibility for your emotional reactions.
If you could forgive all the people in your life
who have hurt or wounded you
it would be possible to be in control of your behavior
instead of being in reaction to other people all of the time.
Imagine living life without experiencing
a constant emotional roller-coaster of pain, anger, and jealousy!
That would be bliss!
- Sheri Rosenthal

If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago,
Catholic school children would be wearing little electric
chairs around their necks instead of crosses.
- Lenny Bruce

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city,
it might be better to change the locks.
- Doug Larson

Everything is discursive opinion instead of direct experience.
- A. R. Ammons

Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find
a woman I don't like and give her a house.
- Lewis Grizzard

War is an instrument entirely inefficient
toward redressing wrong;
and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
- Thomas Jefferson

We need to become good citizens in the global village,
instead of competing.
What are we competing for - to drive more cars,
eat more steaks? That will destroy the world.
- Yuan T. Lee

Politics, it seems to me, for years,
or all too long,
has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
- Richard Armour

Too many people are thinking of security
instead of opportunity.
They seem more afraid of life than death.
- James F. Bymes

This world of ours... must avoid becoming
a community of dreadful fear and hate,
and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We need a data network that can easily carry voice,
instead of what we have today, a voice network struggling to carry data.
- Reed Hundt

Everything is blooming most recklessly;
if it were voices instead of colors,
there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier,
you will become a general.
If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.'
Instead,
I was a painter, and became Picasso.
- Pablo Picasso

We waste time looking for the perfect lover,
instead of creating the perfect love.
- Tom Robbins

The left dismisses talk about the collapse of family
life and talks instead about the emergence of the growing
new diversity of family types.
- Christopher Lasch

I never refused an autograph, never refused to buy someone a drink.
Now I'm learning to say I've got other things on,
instead of doing it and wondering why.
- Paul Gascoigne

How I Love Lucy was born? We decided that instead of
divorce lawyers profiting from our mistakes,
we'd profit from them.
- Lucille Ball

Motivation is everything.
You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people.
Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the
line and get him to inspire his people.
- Lee Iacocca

We get a lot of people from out of state who come down
and it's not what they expect Florida to be,
the horse farms and oak trees instead of the sand and the ocean.
- David Jones

Civilization began the first time an angry person cast
a word instead of a rock.
- Sigmund Freud

Instead of a man of peace and love, I have become a
man of violence and revenge.
- Hiawatha

Not to engage in the pursuit of ideas is to live like
ants instead of like men.
- Mortimer Adler

The vision that the founding fathers had of rule of
law and equality before the law and no one above the law,
that is a very viable vision, but instead of that,
we have quasi mob rule.
- James Bovard

They could have been nice to me instead of treating me like an idiot.
- Norma McCorvey

We were looking for a 'good shepherd,'
and instead we got a German shepherd.
- Pope Benedict XVI

A writer uses a pen instead of a scalpel or blow torch.
- Michael Ondaatje

I'm married, which means that instead of occasionally
wondering about men from afar,
I actually live with one and can be constantly astounded
by the strange male brain.
- Cathy Guisewite

The only difference between the Bel Air of the '90s
and the Bel Air of my childhood is that now the nannies
are Latina instead of British,
and the cars European instead of American.
- Lorna Luft

And yes, there's a simplicity to writing books because
you're not a member of a team,
so you make all the decisions yourself instead of deferring to a committee.
- Bernard Cornwell

I don't give advice.
I can't tell anybody what to do.
Instead I say this is what we know about this problem at this time.
And here are the consequences of these actions.
- Joyce Brothers

Misfortune had made Lily supple instead of hardening her,
and a pliable substance is less easy to break than a stiff one.
- Edith Wharton

I knew I wanted to be an actor when I was growing up,
really.
So when I decided to go to university instead of drama school,
it was with the intention of becoming an actor afterwards.
- Hugh Dancy

Instead of a weak and vacillating Government,
a single, purposeful, energetic personality is ruling today.
- Hjalmar Schacht

A whole generation of Americans will retire in poverty instead of prosperity,
because they simply are not preparing for retirement now.
- Scott Cook

I'm here instead of having shoulder surgery.
But I'm not sure which is more painful.
- James Caan

As for the expected boon to the Mexican economy,
we have seen none of these gains, and instead we have
seen NAFTA's detrimental impact on the Mexican workers.
- Stephen F. Lynch

I'm very happy to have a small, long,
career instead of one big hit and then oblivion.
- Susannah McCorkle

My husband thinks he's compromising if we have one cook instead of three.
- Ellen Barkin

I've been into the habit of freezing white grapes and using them as a snack.
Instead of eating peanuts or popcorn or something like that or pretzels,
I just eat the white grapes.
- Mike Ditka

Instead of getting hard ourselves and trying to compete,
women should try and give their best qualities to men -
bring them softness,
teach them how to cry.
- Joan Baez

Google, Microsoft and Yahoo should be developing new
technologies to bypass government sensors and barriers to the Internet;
but instead,
they agreed to guard the gates themselves.
- Tom Lantos

Don't try to be like Jackie.
There is only one Jackie.
Study computers instead.
- Jackie Chan

I'm a football guy at heart; maybe I should have played
football for a living instead,
because I play a lot of football videogames,
I'm really into them.
- Jason Kidd

We have not even sworn off.
Instead, the problem has been removed.
It does not exist for us.
- William Griffith Wilson

A symphony is a stage play with the parts written for
instruments instead of for actors.
- Colin Henry Wilson

Jazz will endure just as long people hear it through
their feet instead of their brains.
- John Philip Sousa

Also, the more you're not focused on showbiz and instead focused on life,
learning about other people, and keeping your eyes
open and trying to be aware of the world.
- Jason Schwartzman

That's what we're missing.
We're missing argument.
We're missing debate.
We're missing colloquy.
We're missing all sorts of things.
Instead, we're accepting.
- Studs Terkel

A kiss, when all is said, what is it? A rosy dot placed on the 'I' in loving;
Tis a secret told to the mouth instead of to the ear.
- Edmond Rostand


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