Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Instead of wanting more, give thanks for the blessings you already have.
A traumatic event doesn't doom us to suffer indefinitely.
Instead, we can use it as a springboard to unleash our best qualities and lead happier lives.
Have the courage to act instead of react.
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When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. if you become a monk you'll end up as the pope.' Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's.
Instead of hating, I have chosen to forgive and spend all of my positive energy on changing the world.
Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.
I think it's one of the scars in our culture that we have too high an opinion of ourselves. We align ourselves with the angels instead of the higher primates.
The first human being who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory.
Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else's head instead of with one's own.
See things as you would have them be instead of as they are.
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.
Instead of seeing depression as a dysfunction, it is a functioning phenomenon.
It stops you cold, sets you down, makes you damn miserable.
Forget yesterday - it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow - you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift - today.
There is no order in the world around us, we must adapt ourselves to the requirements of chaos instead.
You brain shall be your servant instead of your master, You will rule it instead of allowing it to rule you.
We are under exercised as a nation. We look instead of play. We ride instead of walk. Our existence deprives us of the minimum of physical activity essential for healthy living.
Instead of loving your enemies -- treat your friends a little better.
To have faith is to trust yourself to the water.
When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.
Holding a grudge & harboring anger/resentment is poison to the soul.
Get even with people... but not those who have hurt us, forget them, instead get even with those who have helped us.
I want to live perfectly above the law, and make it my servant instead of my master.
I wish all teenagers can filter through songs instead of turning to drugs and alcohol.
Discretion is being able to raise your eyebrow instead of your voice.
You learn to put your emotional luggage where it will do some good, instead of using it to shit on other people, or blow up aeroplanes.
They encouraged me to always look for the good in people instead of assuming the worst and trying to find fault.
What use are cartridges in battle? I always carry chocolate instead.
Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress.
Why doesn't the fellow who says, I'm no speechmaker let it go at that instead of giving a demonstration?
We were meant to give our lives away.
Spend more time living your legacy instead of worrying about leaving it.
People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
Schooling, instead of encouraging the asking of questions, too often discourages it.
What a cruel thing war is... to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors.
As for your ignorance – do not fear it. Instead be humbled by it and tend to it.
When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you will become a general. If you become a monk, then you will end up as Pope.' Instead, I became a painter, and wound up as Picasso.
I wonder if it isn't just cowardice instead of generosity that makes us give tips.
Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.
To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you ought to prefer is to have kept your soul alive.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event.
You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
Build bridges instead of walls and you will have a friend.
The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music; they should be taught to love it instead.
Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.
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.
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.
What is marriage but prostitution to one man instead of many?
War should only be declared by the authority of the people, whose toils and treasures are to support its burdens, instead of the government which is to reap its fruits.