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The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
by Edmund Burke

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Related topics: Values Live-By

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers
of acting and reasoning as fear.
- Edmund Burke

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

 

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy
is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet,
alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
- Anne Frank

It is awfully hard to be brave, when you're only a Very Small Animal.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
- Helen Keller

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

The only roadblock to success is limited thinking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

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

Courage is the art of being the only one
who knows you're scared to death.
- Earl Wilson

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere,
while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight.
The truly wise person is colorblind.
- Albert Schweitzer

A man can do only what he can do.
But if he does that each day he can sleep at night
and do it again the next day.
- Albert Schweitzer

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

Could we change our attitude,
we should not only see life differently,
but life itself would be different.
- Katherine Mansfield

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You only get out what you put in.
- Anonymous

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

You only live once, and once is enough
if you play your cards right.
- the movie Interiors (1978)

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

The only place where your dream becomes impossible
is in your own thinking.
- Robert H. Schuller

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Yesterday is ashes.
Tomorrow is green wood.
Only today does the fire burn brightly.
- Eskimo Proverb

Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons.
Love yourself, trust your choices, and everything is possible.
- Cherie-Carter Scotts

You only live once -
but if you work it right, once is enough.
- Joe E. Lewis

Things are only impossible until they're not.
- Jean-Luc Picard, character in STAR TREK: The Next Generation

God doesn't require us to succeed;
He only requires that you try.
- Mother Teresa

There is no "right", there is no "wrong" -
there are only points of view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Life can only be understood backwards;
but it must be lived forwards.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Truth is not only violated by falsehood;
it may be equally outraged by silence.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment.
It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The distinction between the past, present and future
is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
- Albert Einstein

Do not attempt to conquer the world with force,
for force only causes resistance.
- Lao Tzu

The only way to discover the limits of the possible
is to go beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

Books can only reveal us to ourselves,
and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have found the paradox,
that if you love until it hurts,
there can be no more hurt, only more love.
- Mother Teresa

There is only one happiness in life: to love and to be loved.
- George Sand


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