quote by Vernon Howard

We never get upset over what happens. Never. We get upset because of preconceived ideas as to what we think should happen, what we want to happen. When our preference clashes with the reality, we get hurt. Rid yourself of all preconceived ideas as to what should happen. You are then at peace whatever happens.

— Vernon Howard

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Preconceived ideas quote Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss peopl

Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.

I don't have role models or watch much TV.

I go to awards ceremonies but often I don't even know who the people are. I think that's good, because then you don't have preconceived ideas about them.

Emptiness the starting point. — In order to taste my cup of water you must first empty your cup. My friend, drop all your preconceived and fixed ideas and be neutral. Do you know why this cup is useful? Because it is empty.

Preconceived ideas quote No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

I prefer my hesitations, my false paths, my stammering, to a preconceived idea.

Reality doesn't have any preconceived ideas.

You've got to learn how to smoke the cigarette, not act smoking the cigarette. You need to drink the drink, not act drinking the drink. You've got to do things and not show them.

I don't belong to any school or clique or ghetto.

I don't have any preconceived ideas. I'm trying to serve a story and not a genre or a style.

Preconceived ideas quote Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.

Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.

I began to have an idea of my life, not as slow shaping of achievement to fit my preconceived purposes, but as the gradual discovery and growth of a purpose which I did not know.

Thought must never submit, neither to a dogma, nor to a party, nor to a passion, nor to an interest, nor to a preconceived idea, nor to whatever it may be, save to the facts themselves, because, for thought, submission would mean ceasing to be.

Nothing breaks down barriers and preconceived ideas about 'Christians and Christianity' more than when we treat people the way Jesus treated His enemies.

Preconceived ideas quote We all agree that forgiveness is a beautiful idea until we have to practice it.

We all agree that forgiveness is a beautiful idea until we have to practice it.

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Exercising the right of occasional suppression and slight modification, it is truly absurd to see how plastic a limited number of observations become, in the hands of men with preconceived ideas.

I begin with an idea, but as I work, the picture takes over.

Then there is the struggle between the idea I preconceived... and the picture that fights for its own life.

Serving God - what more beautiful thing is there to do! The only real joy is to be a servant of God, and that means being awake all the time to the needs of the moment.... We cannot have any preconceived ideas of what service means. We never know from one moment to the next, what will be asked of us.

Preconceived ideas quote The mind that opens up to a new idea never returns to its original size.

The mind that opens up to a new idea never returns to its original size.

To explore what it would mean to live fully, sensually alive and passionately on purpose, I have to drop my preconceived ideas of who and what I am.

A child sees everything, looks straight at it, examines it, without any preconceived idea; most people, after they are about eleven or twelve, quite lose this power, they see everything through a few preconceived ideas which hang like a veil between them and the outer world.

I only judge people in one way. I like them or I don't. But I don't have preconceived ideas.

Preconceived ideas quote Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive

Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.

The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one's preconceived ideas.

In the event, one is always bewildered by their simplicity, their grandeur of design, and by that element of the bizarre which seems inherent in them.

I tend to not want to put labels or categories on the music, only because people come with preconceived ideas about what they're going to hear, or won't come for this reason.

People in general have a preconceived idea of what prison is, from seeing documentaries or whatever.

Preconceived ideas quote Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss peo

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.

Preconceived ideas can sometimes become barriers.

Looking at obesity without preconceived ideas, one would assume that the main trend of research should be directed toward an examination of abnormalities of the fat metabolism, since by definition excessive accumulation of fat is the underlying abnormality.

Mom. I have something to tell you. I’m undead. Now, I know you may have some preconceived notions about the undead. I know you may not be comfortable with the idea of me being undead. But I’m here to tell you that undead are just like you and me … well, okay. Possibly more like me than you.

Preconceived ideas quote You're always haunted by the idea that you're wasting your life

You're always haunted by the idea that you're wasting your life

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It is only when people begin to shake loose from their preconceptions, from the ideas that have dominated them, that we begin to receive a sense of opening, a sense of vision...That is the sort of time we live in now. We...live in an epoch in which the solid ground of our preconceived ideas shakes daily under our uncertain feet.

I was a Shakespearean actor, I had preconceived ideas, line readings - everything was a gesture, everything was conscious.

It is a matter of fact; I approached without a preconceived idea, too ready to declare, if the experiment had imposed upon me the confession, that there was a spontaneous generation, of which I am convinced today that those who assure it are blindfolded.

Preconceived ideas quote Ideas hold little intrinsic value without execution.

Ideas hold little intrinsic value without execution.

I try to begin working with no preconceived ideas.

It is really quite amazing by what margins competent but conservative scientists and engineers can miss the mark, when they start with the preconceived idea that what they are investigating is impossible.

Synergy is what happens when one plus one equals ten or a hundred or even a thousand! It's the profound result when two or more respectful human beings determine to go beyond their preconceived ideas to meet a great challenge.

Preconceived ideas quote Good leaders develop ideas. Great leaders develop people. The best leaders devel

Good leaders develop ideas. Great leaders develop people. The best leaders develop new leaders.

People approach people of color with preconceived ideas.

I don't think this is just restricted to white people, but I think that lots of black and white artists, when race is a subject matter, they put race or the ideology around race first. They don't see the person and the complications of the human being.

Every woman deals with sexism most every day of their lives.

Growing up, it's just in your day-to-day. There are all these preconceived notions of what it means to be a woman or a girl, and straying from those ideas of femininity is sort of shocking to people. I felt angered by that as a kid. I felt like that was unjust. Like that was not right.

We're trying, despite having done research and having obviously preconceived ideas, we try our best to be as open-hearted as possible, and try to create context. So that's always going to be the challenge, making a program like 'Gaycation', and we are always thinking about it, reflecting on it, and doing our best to show the whole picture as much as possible in a 45-minute span. Hopefully that comes across.

Preconceived ideas quote Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; small minds discuss peo

Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

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The early years when I was starting, blues player, you wasn't always welcome in a lot of the other places. People usually have preconceived ideas about blues music. They always feel that it's depressing and that it's just something that a guy sit out on a stool, grab a guitar, and just start singing or mumbling or whatever.

A child sees everything, looks straight at it, examines it, without any preconceived idea.

When someone has too much of a thought-out idea, that can be a big obstacle to get anywhere. Because it's like [if] you have a preconceived idea of what's going to happen in the studio in an hour's time, then you're not free anymore and you lock yourself into your own expectations. I don't think that's very creative. It doesn't work well with me.

Preconceived ideas are like searchlights which illumine the path of the experimenter and serve him as a guide to interrogate nature. They become a danger only if he transforms them into fixed ideas-this is why I should like to see these profound words inscribed on the threshold of all the temples of science: 'The greatest derangement of the mind is to believe in something because one wishes it to be so.'

In Method acting, you can't have preconceived ideas.

You have to live in the moment. You have to keep yourself open.

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