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When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • inspirational

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come. Chinese Proverbs,
  • inner

Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it. Socrates, philosopher
  • Desires

Do not judge by appearances; a rich heart may be under a poor coat. Scottish Proverbs,
  • Attitude

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. Henry Ford, industrialist
  • Friends

Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
  • symphatise

Hunger, love, pain, fear are some of those inner forces which rule the individual's instinct for self preservation. Albert Einstein, physicist
  • survival

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. Aristotle, philosopher
  • education

When there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do you no harm. African Proverbs,
  • inner

What is success? It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace. Paulo Coelho, novelist
  • success

The night hides a world, but reveals a universe. Chinese Proverbs,
  • inner

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men. Johann von Goethe, writer
  • Dreams

We all have ability. The difference is how we use it. Stevie Wonder, musician
  • ability

We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. Immanuel Kant, philosopher
  • heart

Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are. Niccolo Machiavelli, writer
  • inner

All the gods, all the heavens, all the hells, are within you. Joseph Campbell, author
  • inner

A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • inner

He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king. John Milton, poet
  • inner

To be happy with someone else, you must first be happy with yourself. Tim Fargo, author
  • happy

Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except yourself. Gautama Buddha Siddhartha, monk
  • yourself

If I tell you I'm good, you probably will say I'm boasting. But if I tell you I'm not good, you'll know I'm lying. Bruce Lee, actor
  • inner

What are the most powerful words in the universe? The ones you use to talk to yourself. Karen Salmansohn,
  • yourself

Chaotic people often have chaotic lives, and I think they create that. But if you try and have an inner peace and a positive attitude, I think you attract that. Imelda Staunton, actress
  • positive

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world. Buddha, leader
  • thinking

Know more about yourself than others know about you. Lolly Daskal, speaker
  • knowledge

Motivation is an inner force that compels behavior. Denis Waitley, motivational speaker
  • force

A very important thing is not to make up your mind that you are any one thing. Gertrude Stein, author
  • mind

Instinct is a marvelous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored. Agatha Christie, writer
  • instinct

I think the devil doesn't exist, but man has created him, he has created him in his own image and likeness. Fyodor Dostoyevsky, writer
  • inner

Adolescence represents an inner emotional upheaval, a struggle between the eternal human wish to cling to the past and the equally powerful wish to get on with the future. Louise J. Kaplan,
  • adolescence

The literature of the inner life is very largely a record of struggle with the inordinate passions of the social self. Charles Horton Cooley, sociologist
  • inner

We're so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about. Joseph Campbell, author
  • achieve

Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life. Gregory Peck, actor
  • balance

Even if the last move did not succeed, the inner command says move again. Seamus Heaney, poet
  • again

Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness. Shakti Gawain, author
  • energy

The surprising thing about fatherhood was finding my inner mush. Now I want to share it with the world. Christopher Meloni, actor
  • dad

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking. H. L. Mencken, writer
  • conscience

A man who is 'of sound mind' is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key. Paul Valery, poet
  • inner

Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist. Karen Horney, psychologist
  • life

Inner space is so much more interesting, because outer space is so empty. Theodore Sturgeon, writer
  • empty

I loved my life, but my choices were overloading and overwhelming me. Listening to inner feelings and fulfilling some of these urges when they come along is incredibly important. Pamela Stephenson, actress
  • choices

Girls' inner critics are starting to reveal themselves at a younger and younger age. And body image issues are an aspect of their lives which is causing them low self esteem and day-to-day suffering. Elizabeth Berkley, actress
  • age

If you can understand the inner life, then you can wear the uniform, the tattoos, or whatnot and realize that the things that are different about us become superficial. Ethan Hawke, actor
  • become

How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him. Frank Herbert, writer
  • anger

The biographer who writes the life of his subject's self-concept passes through a fade into the inner house of life. Leon Edel, critic
  • biographer

The child is in me still and sometimes not so still. Fred Rogers, celebrity
  • inner

That inner voice has both gentleness and clarity. So to get to authenticity, you really keep going down to the bone, to the honesty, and the inevitability of something. Meredith Monk, composer
  • authenticity

It is a miracle of harmony, of the adaptation of the free inner life to the outward necessity of things. John C. Ransom,
  • adaptation

I was pursuing the inner path at the expense of the rest of my being and the rest of the world. Satish Kumar, activist
  • being

For since it is impossible for a created monad to have a physical influence on the inner nature of another, this is the only way in which one can be dependent on another. Gottfried Leibniz, philosopher
  • another

It follows from what we have just said, that the natural changes of monads come from an internal principle, since an external cause would be unable to influence their inner being. Gottfried Leibniz, philosopher
  • being

What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others. Confucius, philosopher
  • inner

A human being is only interesting if he's in contact with himself. I learned you have to trust yourself, be what you are, and do what you ought to do the way you should do it. You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it. Barbra Streisand, actress
  • Discovery

My quest these days is to find my long lost inner child, but I'm afraid if I do, I'll end up with food in my hair and way too in love with the cats. Kenny Loggins, musician
  • afraid

No great inner event befalls those who summon it not. Maurice Maeterlinck, dramatist
  • befalls

How pathetically scanty my self-knowledge is compared with, say, my knowledge of my room. There is no such thing as observation of the inner world, as there is of the outer world. Franz Kafka, novelist
  • compared

In my writing I am acting as a map maker, an explorer of psychic areas, a cosmonaut of inner space, and I see no point in exploring areas that have already been thoroughly surveyed. William S. Burroughs, writer
  • acting

An inner process stands in need of outward criteria. Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher
  • criteria

The more we refuse to buy into our inner critics - and our external ones too - the easier it will get to have confidence in our choices, and to feel comfortable with who we are - as women and as mothers. Arianna Huffington, journalist
  • buy

You know, we all have our inner demons. I, for one - I can't speak for you, but I'm on the verge of moral collapse at any time. It can happen by the end of the show. Glenn Beck, journalist
  • collapse

Try not thinking of peeling an orange. Try not imagining the juice running down your fingers, the soft inner part of the peel. The smell. Try and you can't. The brain doesn't process negatives. Doug Coupland, author
  • brain

By channeling my inner heiress, I created a new opportunity for young heiresses. Paris Hilton, celebrity
  • channeling

There's a call to adventure. It's something in the inner psyche of humanity, particularly males. Gary Gygax, inventor
  • adventure

Followers are the customers of the Higher Ground Leader, who strives to meet or exceed the outer and inner needs of followers. Lance Secretan, businessman
  • customers

Successful entrepreneurs find the balance between listening to their inner voice and staying persistent in driving for success - because sometimes success is waiting right across from the transitional bump that's disguised as failure. Naveen Jain, businessman
  • balance

Well, I don't feel that I've played so many bad guys, and I'm rot really drawn to villains per se. I think a lot of people relate to some of my characters' inner struggles. Edward Norton, actor
  • bad

My friends tell me that I've calmed down, that I seem more centered. I don't know, I think my inner self was more hollow before, which made me more scattered, and more needy to get laughs. Chris Kattan, comedian
  • calmed

At night if I'm in a hurry, I'll just put on a lot of mascara and black pencil all the way around the inner rim. It's a totally sexy eye in a minute and a half. Brooke Burns, actress
  • black

They say everything you go through in your childhood builds character and inner strength. Curtis Joseph, athlete
  • builds

I mean, when you grow up in the inner city and you grow up in a single-parent household, that's - those are humbling times, you know? LeBron James, athlete
  • city

In this outward and physical ceremony we attest once again to the inner and spiritual strength of our Nation. As my high school teacher, Miss Julia Coleman, used to say: 'We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.' Jimmy Carter, president
  • graduation

Fashion is so close in revealing a person's inner feelings and everybody seems to hate to lay claim to vanity so people tend to push it away. It's really too close to the quick of the soul. Stella Blum,
  • claim

To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make. Truman Capote, novelist
  • greatest

The inner spaces that a good story lets us enter are the old apartments of religion. John Updike, novelist
  • enter

The vow of celibacy is a matter of keeping one's word to Christ and the Church. a duty and a proof of the priest's inner maturity; it is the expression of his personal dignity. Pope John Paul II, clergyman
  • celibacy

Quit thinking that you must halt before the barrier of inner negativity. You need not. You can crash through... whatever we see a negative state, that is where we can destroy it. Vernon Howard, author
  • barrier

The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence. Norman Vincent Peale, clergyman
  • being

Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent. Sophia Loren, actress
  • ahead

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset. Saint Francis de Sales, clergyman
  • anything

Whatever we are waiting for - peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance - it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart. Sarah Ban Breathnach, author
  • abundance

Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold if we will just have the courage to admit what it is. And the faith to trust our own admission. The admitting is often very difficult. Julia Cameron, author
  • admission

I don't think I can get into my deep inner thoughts about hitting. It's like talking about religion. Mike Schmidt, athlete
  • deep

For each individual, sport is a possible source for inner improvement. Pierre de Coubertin, leader
  • improvement

Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead. Karl von Clausewitz, soldier
  • courage

Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it. James Truslow Adams, historian
  • alive

How many inner resources one needs to tolerate a life of leisure without fatigue. Natalie Clifford Barney, author
  • fatigue

The greatest revolution in our generation is that of human beings, who by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. Marilyn Ferguson, writer
  • aspects

Your desires and true beliefs have a way of playing blind man's bluff. You must corner the inner facts. David Seabury,
  • beliefs

Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone. Mahatma Gandhi, leader
  • everyone

I have never known a really chic woman whose appearance was not, in large part, an outward reflection of her inner self. Mainbocher, designer
  • appearance

Only work which is the product of inner compulsion can have spiritual meaning. Walter Gropius, architect
  • compulsion

To any artist, worthy of the name, all in nature is beautiful, because his eyes, fearlessly accepting all exterior truth, read there, as in an open book, all the inner truth. Auguste Rodin, sculptor
  • accepting

A child too, can never grasp the fact that the same mother who cooks so well, is so concerned about his cough, and helps so kindly with his homework, in some circumstance has no more feeling than a wall of his hidden inner world. Alice Duer Miller, poet
  • child

Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness. And they live by what they hear. Such people become crazy... or they become legend. Jim Harrison, writer
  • become

I paint to rest from the phenomena of the external world-to pronounce and to make notations of its essences with which to verify the inner eye. Morris Graves, artist
  • essences

A fever is an expression of inner rage. Julia Roberts, actress
  • expression

It's well known I'm a Scientologist, and that has helped me to find that inner peace in my life and it's something that has given me great stability and tools that I use. Tom Cruise, actor
  • given

I love that men like to look at women, that they love sports, that they need to know the inner workings of mechanical objects. I love the whole makeup of men - that they never mature and are always just boys. Krista Allen, actress
  • love

Occasionally I do things against my inner voice, but you really should go for the thing that touches you most-even if you don't quite know why it does. Alan Bates, actor
  • against

I think women have an innate ability to be intuitive with people that they truly love, but they have to trust that inner voice, and I think it is there. I think we are more intuitive than men. Andie MacDowell, actress
  • ability

After spending three years of my life looking into this, I am more convinced than ever that the U.S. government's responsibility for the drug problems in South Central Los Angeles and other inner cities is greater than I ever wrote in the newspaper. Gary Webb, journalist
  • angeles

To attain inner peace you must actually give your life, not just your possessions. When you at last give your life - bringing into alignment your beliefs and the way you live then, and only then, can you begin to find inner peace. Peace Pilgrim, activist
  • peace

There is a criterion by which you can judge whether the thoughts you are thinking and the things you are doing are right for you. The criterion is: Have they brought you inner peace? Peace Pilgrim, activist
  • brought

Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow. You are here to realize your inner divinity and manifest your innate enlightenment. Morihei Ueshiba, athlete
  • body

This life that has been given to us as a gift, as such a precious gift. To really try to understand it, really try to recognize it, is the greatest meditation. Through the media of this Knowledge we can tap into our inner sources that are so beautiful. Prem Rawat, leader
  • knowledge

We like Batman - we understand him, we suffer with him. On the other hand, we want to be Superman. But they're conflicting philosophies. Let's bring them together in one movie and see how we, as an audience, wrestle with our inner demons. Wolfgang Petersen, director
  • audience

I do recommend it for all girls, and boys, out there: put on a pair of fishnet stockings and find your inner sexiness! Nia Vardalos, actress
  • fishnet

To exercise at or near capacity is the best way I know of reaching a true introspective state. If you do it right, it can open all kinds of inner doors. Al Oerter, athlete
  • best

Grief is perhaps an unknown territory for you. You might feel both helpless and hopeless without a sense of a "map" for the journey. Confusion is the hallmark of a transition. To rebuild both your inner and outer world is a major project. Anne Grant, poet
  • confusion

Standing on soil feels so much different than standing on city pavement; it lets you look inward and reflect and see who you really are, while you see a beautiful, unspoiled land as far as the eye can see. It allows your inner life to grow. Ricardo Montalban, actor
  • allows

If you look at the data, the inner city that was the riot zone lost 55,000 jobs in the ten years from 1992 to 2002, instead of gaining a surplus of 50,000. Tom Hayden, politician
  • city

Inner city education must change. Our responsibility is not merely to provide access to knowledge; we must produce educated people. James L. Farmer, Jr., activist
  • access

The outer conditions of a person's life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs. James Lane Allen, author
  • beliefs

Art is nothing but the expression of our dream; the more we surrender to it the closer we get to the inner truth of things, our dream-life, the true life that scorns questions and does not see them. Franz Marc, artist
  • art

If you ask any great player or great quarterback, there's a certain inner confidence that you're as good as anybody. But you can't say who is the absolute best. To be considered is special in itself. Dan Marino, athlete
  • absolute

My London constituency in Hackney has one of the highest levels of gun crime in the country. But the problem is no longer confined to inner city areas. Gun crime has spread to communities all over Britain. Diane Abbott, politician
  • areas

There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness and death. Fran Lebowitz, journalist
  • death

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. Kahlil Gibran, artist
  • inner

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, psychologist
  • analogy

Images adorn our inner life and carry great power there. William Shirley, politician
  • adorn

That certainly is one approach to take. My own is to acknowledge the inner child and try to work with my first fascination with science fiction. I have tried to build on its idea content and narrative drive rather than to discard them. James Gunn, writer
  • acknowledge

The real spiritual progress of the aspirant is measured by the extent to which he achieves inner tranquility. Swami Sivananda, philosopher
  • achieves

If we know the divine art of concentration, if we know the divine art of meditation, if we know the divine art of contemplation, easily and consciously we can unite the inner world and the outer world. Sri Chinmoy, philosopher
  • art

Your inner knowing is your only true compass. Joy Page, actress
  • compass

You may not seem able to change some outer circumstances but you can start by changing your inner experience of life and yourself. Joy Page, actress
  • able

So I see that Christianity in believing in a Creator pulls together more facts, data, inner experience and ability than any mechanistic view could hold for me. Kenneth L. Pike, sociologist
  • ability

There's an inner feeling you get when you get in a situation to do well in a game. It's hard to explain. Jim Thome, athlete
  • explain

I'm a classic example of what can happen if you follow your inner voice. I was cursed with interests and some talent in many different areas. It confuses people. Dirk Benedict, actor
  • areas

It sounds corny, but I've promised my inner child that never again will I ever abandon myself for anything or anyone else again. Wynonna Judd, musician
  • abandon

But inside, I'm going, 'Oh my God, is my zipper up? Do I have a booger in my nose?' That's my inner monologue. Leah Remini, actress
  • booger

I am extraordinarily lucky, I was born in a family of strong moral values, and in my life I was able to do what I liked best: debuts, great theatres, but above all, inner and deep satisfaction. Jose Carreras, musician
  • able

I believe the challenge the city faces is attracting continued development into the inner and western part of Jersey City. Nobody should be left behind as Jersey City continues to prosper and grow. Vincent Frank,
  • attracting

I taught for 17 years in an inner city comprehensive schools. Estelle Morris, politician
  • city

But inner experience is only one source of human knowledge. Muhammad Iqbal, poet
  • experience

Having inner beauty is something you develop on your own, and I like to think I have that. Cindy Margolis, model
  • beauty

If there's no inner peace, people can't give it to you. The husband can't give it to you. Your children can't give it to you. You have to give it to you. Linda Evans, actress
  • children

My inner critic who had begun piping up about how hopeless I was and how I didn't know to write. Mary Garden,
  • begun

Martial art is a form of expression, an expression from your inner self to your hands and legs. Donnie Yen, actor
  • art

Some statements concern the conscious states of the animal, what he is to himself as an inner life; others concern his original and acquired ways of response, his behavior, what he is an outside observer. Edward Thorndike, psychologist
  • acquired

I've worked so hard to eliminate the inner geek from my life. I suddenly realize I have no patience for those people who still have their geeks showing. Now I see why being 'normal' has been so important to me. Kenny Loggins, musician
  • being

I am learning to forgive my inner geek, and even value him as a free man. Kenny Loggins, musician
  • forgive

Yeah, it is, because it's a real discovery of your inner resources, you know. That's what my character is all about and what my playing is all about. But to get up there and just go inside and draw out something that makes you feel good first and foremost. Eric Clapton, musician
  • character

Changes in the traditional way of building are only permitted if they are an improvement. Otherwise stay with what is traditional, for truth, even if it be hundreds of years old has a stronger inner bond with us than the lie that walks by our side. Adolf Loos, architect
  • bond

I wanted to live the inner life of every man I saw, look at the world through his eyes. Aleksandr Kuprin, writer
  • eyes

In particular what is most important to me is the transformation of a sound by slowing it down, sometimes extremely, so that the inner of sound becomes a conceivable rhythm. Karlheinz Stockhausen, composer
  • becomes

No, I think that a person writes a poem because they have an inner urge of something that they want to express, and I think it's that inner urge that you want to express when you write a piece of music. Leo Ornstein, composer
  • express

After all it is those who have a deep and real inner life who are best able to deal with the irritating details of outer life. Evelyn Underhill, writer
  • able

To me, Shakespeare uses the supernatural elements to reveal his character's inner desires and fears. John Foster, architect
  • character

Inner beauty should be the most important part of improving one's self. Priscilla Presley, actress
  • beauty

Among other things they picked out a detail that Charles had been offered the Governorship of Hong Kong in its dying days by Thatcher in return for shutting up about the inner cities. He quite rightly in my view led the paper on this story. Anthony Holden, journalist
  • among


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