Years ago I heard the Indian Jesuit Raimundo Panikkar say: Expect Nothing.

— Lawrence Fagg

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I'm afraid my glass is no longer half full because I drank most of it.

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How much more comfortable it is to say 'Yes, and...' than 'Yes, but...'.

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It is said that in life we must play with the cards we are dealt, but too often I have kept those cards too close to my chest.

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I see a good marriage as being like two tall trees growing beside each other, each nourishing the grace of the other.

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I feel that the only true security I have is my capacity, however limited, to love.

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Before I can accept someone's help, I must accept their presence.

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How unfortunate it is to be constrained by what people might say at our funeral or on our gravestone.

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The man who says that he does not deserve his wife is probably right, but not for the reasons he thinks.

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Until we can sense a sacred quality in time we will not begin to have a fuller understanding of it.

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If there were no nobodies, The somebodies would not have anybody, To convince that they were somebody, Except some other somebody, Who would not be convinced anyway.

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To insist that I am not forgiven is a kind of inverse arrogance.

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We all have the right to be wrong and be loved just the same.

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About Lawrence Fagg

Quotes 22 sayings
Profession Author
Birthday 1923

One of the small consolations of old age, if you are lucky, can be at least a partial recovery of innocence.

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Life is a process of continually reordering priorities.

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Everything I do or say will be forgotten in a few short years.

Yet how amazing and wonderful it is that somehow I still care, just simply care about whatever I do, and will probably do so until my dying moment.

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How often have I tried just hard enough so that I can then say to myself that I tried with the real purpose of assuaging my guilt about something I did not wish to succeed in the first place?

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On the whole I feel that life has treated me rather well, but I sometimes wonder how well have I treated life.

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Ideals are great as long as they don't get in the way of what we want to do.

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For some of us life is so fantastic we can't stand it.

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How frustrating it is to be out-argued by someone you know is dead wrong but is more eloquent.

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I think that an act of love is immortal; once tendered, it can never really be taken back.

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