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things Quotes

31 of the best book quotes about things
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“Negligence is an extreme thing.”
Yamamoto Tsunetomo
author
Hagakure
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extremes
things
negligence
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“The most important thing in life, and you can’t tell whether people have it or not. Surely this is wrong? Surely people who are happy should look happy, at all times, no matter how much money they have or how uncomfortable their shoes are or how little their child is sleeping; and people who are doing OK but have still not found their soul-mate should look, I don’t know, anxious, like Billy Crystal in When Harry Met Sally; and people who are desperate should wear something, a yellow ribbon maybe, which would allow them to be identified by similar desperate people. ”
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“Because we do most things relying on our own sagacity we become self-interested, turn our backs on reason, and things do not turn out well.”
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“Look at all the things that can go wrong for men. There’s the nothing-happening-at-all problem, the too-much-happening-too-soon problem, the dismal-droop-after-a-promising-beginning problem; there’s the size-doesn’t-matter-except-in-my-case problem, the failing-to-deliver-the-goods problem…and what do women have to worry about? A handful of cellulite? Join the club. A spot of I-wonder-how-I-rank? ”
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″People are more important than things. A car, even a pristine gem like my new convertible, was just a thing.″
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“He was quick and alert in the things of life, but only in the things, and not in the significances. ”
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“It hurts to look at the clouds, but it also helps, like most things that cause pain.”
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“Things get bad for all of us, almost continually, and what we do under the constant stress reveals who/what we are.”
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″ The more that you READ, the more things you will KNOW. The more that you LEARN, the more places you’ll GO.”
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“Complex things are easy to do. Simplicity’s the real challenge.”
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“Most things will be okay eventually, but not everything will be. Sometimes you’ll put up a good fight and lose. Sometimes you’ll hold on really hard and realize there is no choice but to let go. Acceptance is a small, quiet room.”
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“Failures plagued me. Things I had omitted or ignored, neglected. What I should have given and hadn’t. I felt the biting pang of every unfulfillment.”
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“It is when people do wrong things wilfully that they are the more likely to do them again.”
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“He had wandered through the streets for hours, neither knowing nor caring where he was going. All he knew was that he couldn’t return to the empty rooms of the house, couldn’t look at the things they had touched and held and known with him.”
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“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”
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“The only things I regret, and the only things I’ll ever regret are things I didn’t do. In the end, that’s what we mourn. The paths we didn’t take. The people we didn’t touch.”
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“Even at the most austere level of material existence, we still live in a world of things.”
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“I would rather have a man chasing Jesus than a house full of stuff.”
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“Use your mind to think about things, rather than think of them.”
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“You must use your mind to get things off your mind.”
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“If it’s war they want--I’ve got just the thing...”
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“It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires a great deal of strength to decide what to do. —Elbert Hubbard”
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“The things you fear are undefeatable, not by their nature, but by your approach. ”
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“Why worry about things you can’t control when you can keep yourself busy controlling the things that depend on you?”
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“Praying always means praying through things and not giving up. It means being ever-watchful and persevering in prayer in order to see breakthrough.”
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“There are many things God wants to do on earth and in people’s lives, but if someone doesn’t leap in and answer the call to pray, it won’t happen.”
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Glenda writes with such gentleness, with intricate attention to the things that really matter, and captures wisps of beauty from the world and its inhabitants, weaves them into a warm tapestry and lays this on the page with such a feather touch. When I first read this book, I just sobbed and sobbed. The sadness is as beautiful as the happiness and hope.
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“I don’t want to put things away because I’m all puffed up with anger!”
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“Treehorn liked cereal for breakfast. But mostly he liked cereal boxes. He always read every single thing on the cereal box while he was eating breakfast. And he always sent in for the things the cereal box said he could send for.”
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“In his small house at the other side of the wood, Mr. Tickle was asleep. You didn’t know that there was such a thing as a Tickle, did you? Well, there is!”
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“Mog was nice but not very clever. She didn’t understand a lot of things. A lot of other things she forgot. She was a very forgetful cat.”

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