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Best Judgement Quotes

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. – Ambrose Redmoon

We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think that yours is the only path. – Paulo Coelho

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

judgement quotesI am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed: and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I fail and keep trying. – Tom Hopkins

Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful when your own self-love might impair your judgement. – Seneca

Experience does not ever err; it is only your judgment that errs in promising itself results which are not caused by your experiments. – Leonardo da Vinci

Judgments, value judgments concerning life, for or against, can in the last resort never be true: they possess value only as symptoms, they come into consideration only as symptoms – in themselves such judgments are stupidities. – Friedrich Nietzsche

A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy. – Jean Baudrillard

Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don’t fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day. – Jim Rohn

Teen Love Quotes

“Trip over love, you can get up. Fall in love and you fall forever.” – Anonymous

“Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.” – Anonymous

“Kiss me and you will see stars; love me and I will give them to you.” – Anonymous

“If you love me only in my dreams, let me be asleep forever.” – Anonymous

“If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you made me smile, I would have the whole night sky in the palm of my hand.” – Anonymous

love like math“If this is a crush, then I don’t know if I could take the real thing if it happens.” – Anonymous

“When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.” – Elizabeth Bowen

“A heart that loves is always young.” – Greek Proverb

“Enjoy the spring of love and youth, to some good angel leave the rest; for time will teach thee soon the truth, there are no birds in last year’s nest!” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“I’m so in love, every time I look at you my soul gets dizzy.” – Jesse Tyler

“If I had a rose for every time I thought of you, I’d be picking roses for a lifetime.” – Swedish Proverb

Best Love Quotes

”Once we recognize what it is we are feeling, once we recognize we can feel deeply, love deeply, can feel joy, then we will demand that all parts of our lives produce that kind of joy. ” Audre Lorde

”It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun. ” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

”True love stories never have endings. ” Richard Bach

”In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two. ” Erich Fromm

”In matters of the heart, nothing is true except the improbable. ” Madame de Stael

”Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’ ” Erich Fromm

”Love is the whole history of a woman’s life, it is but an episode in a man’s. ” Madame de Stael

”If you want to be loved, be lovable. ” Ovid

”Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives. ” C. S. Lewis

”Love is more than a noun – it is a verb; it is more than a feeling – it is caring, sharing, helping, sacrificing. ” William Arthur Ward

”If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I. ” Michel de Montaigne

”A man content to go to heaven alone will never go to heaven. ” Boethius

”Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. ” Maya Angelou

”If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you. ” A. A. Milne

”A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love. ” Stendhal

”Love is a better teacher than duty. ” Albert Einstein

”If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world. ” Emmet Fox

”If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded. ” Maya Angelou

”I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved. ” George Eliot

”Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there’s love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. ” Ella Fitzgerald

”I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. ” Daphne Rae

”What a happy and holy fashion it is that those who love one another should rest on the same pillow. ” Nathaniel Hawthorne

”I can live without money, but I cannot live without love. ” Judy Garland

”A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea. ” Honore de Balzac

”A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night. ” Marilyn Monroe

”How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself. Everybody should try it. ” Barbara Pym

”All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name. ” Andre Breton

”Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit. ” Peter Ustinov

”Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. ” Albert Einstein

”If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliché that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that’s his problem. Love and peace are eternal. ” John Lennon

”Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship – never. ” Charles Caleb Colton

”Before I met my husband, I’d never fallen in love. I’d stepped in it a few times. ” Rita Rudner

”One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love. ” Sophocles

”For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. ” Judy Garland

”Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. ” Martin Luther King, Jr.

”First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity. ” George Bernard Shaw

”A life lived in love will never be dull. ” Leo Buscaglia

”Do all things with love. ” Og Mandino

”The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. ” Vincent van Gogh

”Come live in my heart, and pay no rent. ” Samuel Lover

”Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. ” Rumi

”Can miles truly separate you from friends? If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there? ” Richard Bach

”At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. ” Plato

”Why love if losing hurts so much? We love to know that we are not alone. ” C. S. Lewis

”A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. ” Thomas Carlyle

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Night Quotes

– “God’s promises are like the stars; the darker the night the brighter they shine.” – David Nicholas

– “Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay

– “Dreams permit each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.” – William Dement

– “Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

– “A true man does not need to romance a different girl every night, a true man romances the same girl for the rest of her life.” – Ana Alas

– “Night time is really the best time to work. All the ideas are there to be yours because everyone else is asleep.” – Catherine O’Hara

– “There they stand, the innumerable stars, shining in order like a living hymn, written in light.” – N.P. Willis

– “I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.” – Vincent Van Gogh

– “The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand.” – Frederick L. Knowles

– “There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.” – George Carlin, Brain Droppings, 1997

– “Most glorious night!
Thou wert not sent for slumber!” – Lord Byron, Childe Harold

– “Night is a world lit by itself.” – Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

– “Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

– “By night, an atheist half believes in God.” – Edward Young, Night Thoughts

– “O radiant Dark! O darkly fostered ray!
Thou hast a joy too deep for shallow Day.” – George Eliot, The Spanish Gypsy

– “Moonlight is sculpture.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

– “Research is the name given the crystal formed when the night’s worry is added to the day’s sweat.” – Martin H. Fischer

– “Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star.” – Lucy Maud Montgomery

– “Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven,
Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Evangeline

– “What I take from my nights, I add to my days.” – Leon de Rotrou, Vencelas

– “Mine is the night, with all her stars.” – Edward Young

Doing Your Best Quotes

# People who are resting on their laurels are wearing them on the wrong end.–Malcolm Kushner

# People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must be content with borrowed postures, secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out.–Warren Bennis

# A problem is a chance for you to do your best.–Duke Ellington

# A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn’t feel like it.–Alistair Cooke

# The real tragedy of life is not in being limited to one talent, but in the failure to use that one talent.–Edgar W. Work

# Rebellion against your handicaps gets you nowhere. Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world–making the most of one’s best.–Harry Emerson Fosdick

# The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.–Ralph Waldo Emerson

# The right performance of this hour’s duties will be the best preparation for the hours or ages that follow it.–Ralph Waldo Emerson

# Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.–Mahatma Gandhi

# Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars.–Les Brown

# Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.–Willis Whitney

# Sometimes something worth doing is worth overdoing.–David Letterman

# Still this planet’s soil for noble deeds grants scope abounding.–Goethe (Faust Part Two)

# The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after.–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

# There are many wonderful things that will never be done if you do not do them.–Charles D. Gill

# There are no extraordinary men…just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.–Admiral Willian “Bull” Halsey

# There is no such thing as can’t, only won’t. If you’re qualified, all it takes is a burning desire to accomplish, to make a change. Go forward, go backward. Whatever it takes! But you can’t blame other people or society in general. It all comes from your mind. When we do the impossible we realize we are special people.–Jan Ashford

# There is nothing of which every man is so afraid, as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.–Soren Kierkegaard

# There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.–Art Turock

# Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better. It’s not.–Dr. Seuss (The Lorax)

# We all need someone who inspires us to do better than we know how.–Anonymous

# We become what we do.–Madame Chiang Kai-Shek

# We do not have to be the best to be effective, but we do have to be at our best.–Bob Briner (Roaring Lambs)

# We know better than we do. We do not yet possess ourselves…–Ralph Waldo Emerson

# We must all wage an intense, lifelong battle against the constant downward pull. If we relax, the bugs and weeds of negativity will move into the garden and take away everything of value.–Jim Rohn (Jim Rohn’s Weekly E-zine – June 24, 2003)

# We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.–Mother Teresa

# We should every night call ourselves to an account: what infirmity have I mastered to-day? what passions opposed? what temptation resisted? what virtue acquired? Our vices will abate of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift.–Seneca

# Well done is better than well said.–Benjamin Franklin

# What I do today is important because I’m exchanging a day of my life for it.–Anonymous

# Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely; in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.–Charles Dickens

# When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.”–Erma Bombeck

# When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.–Helen Keller (Out of the Dark)

# When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.–William Arthur Ward

# The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.–Edward Gibbon

# You can’t always expect a certain result, but you can expect to do your best.–Anita Hill

# You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.–Eleanor Roosevelt

# You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.–Michael Jordan

# You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.–Marian Wright Edelman