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Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Related topics: Positive Inspirational Motivational Live-By Self Values Honor Choice Wisdom

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have,
instead of what you don't have.
- Woody Allen

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

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Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts,
cause your mind to dwell on peace and joy.
- Ernest Holmes

Love is saying "I feel differently,"
instead of "You're wrong."
- Anonymous

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

 

Instead of needing lots of children,
we need high-quality children.
- Margaret Mead

Instead of comparing our lot with that
of those who are more fortunate than we are,
we should compare it with the lot
of the great majority of our fellow men.
It then appears that we are among the privileged.
- Helen Keller

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

Trust your own instinct.
Your mistakes might as well be your own,
instead of someone else's.
- Billy Wilder

Instead of being presented with stereotypes
by age, sex, color, class, or religion,
children must have the opportunity
to learn that within each range,
some people are loathsome and some are delightful.
- Margaret Mead

In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue.
If we have enough friends, we may go on for years,
intending to leave, talking about leaving -
instead of actually getting up and leaving.
- Erica Jong

Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
- Anna Cummins

I offer gentle understanding to myself.
I position myself in love, not fear.
I look behind me with forgiveness.
I look forward with festive anticipation.
I embrace this holy moment and assert,
"Now. This moment is the moment to love,
the moment to serve, the moment to seize
the legacy instead of the small.
Now. Now I will live large, love boldly,
reach to the edges of my unfurled heart and fully enrolled hope.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you have an emotional reaction in the presence of someone,
your heart is telling you that you have
not resolved your issues with them.
In other words, you have not truly forgiven that person.
All of this begs the question, how do we forgive?
First, cease lying to yourself and stop telling yourself stories
about why you behave the way you do.
Stop blaming your behavior on other people
and take responsibility for your emotional reactions.
If you could forgive all the people in your life
who have hurt or wounded you
it would be possible to be in control of your behavior
instead of being in reaction to other people all of the time.
Imagine living life without experiencing
a constant emotional roller-coaster of pain, anger, and jealousy!
That would be bliss!
- Sheri Rosenthal

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends,
and mar the purest joys and happiness
God has granted us in this world,
to fill our hearts with hatred
instead of love for our neighbors,
and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world!
- Robert E. Lee

Politics, it seems to me, for years,
or all too long,
has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
- Richard Armour

Everything is blooming most recklessly;
if it were voices instead of colors,
there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

If everyone demanded peace
instead of another television set,
then there'd be peace.
- John Lennon

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city,
it might be better to change the locks.
- Doug Larson

We need a data network that can easily carry voice,
instead of what we have today, a voice network struggling to carry data.
- Reed Hundt

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.
- Pablo Picasso

We need to become good citizens in the global village,
instead of competing.
What are we competing for - to drive more cars,
eat more steaks? That will destroy the world.
- Yuan T. Lee

If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago,
Catholic school children would be wearing little electric
chairs around their necks instead of crosses.
- Lenny Bruce

People are getting smarter nowadays;
they are letting lawyers,
instead of their conscience, be their guide.
- Will Rogers

Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find
a woman I don't like and give her a house.
- Lewis Grizzard

We waste time looking for the perfect lover,
instead of creating the perfect love.
- Tom Robbins

Everything is discursive opinion instead of direct experience.
- A. R. Ammons

Instead of noblemen,
let us have noble villages of men.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is a sad commentary of our times when our young
must seek advice and counsel from "Dear Abby" instead of going to Mom and Dad.
- Abigail Van Buren

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.
- Henry Ford

War is an instrument entirely inefficient
toward redressing wrong;
and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
- Thomas Jefferson

If instead of a gem, or even a flower,
we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend,
that would be giving as the angels give.
- George MacDonald

This world of ours... must avoid becoming
a community of dreadful fear and hate,
and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Too many people are thinking of security
instead of opportunity.
They seem more afraid of life than death.
- James F. Bymes

The left dismisses talk about the collapse of family
life and talks instead about the emergence of the growing
new diversity of family types.
- Christopher Lasch

I wanted an electric train for Christmas but I got the saxophone instead.
- Clarence Clemons

Every man prefers to look at a well-shaped woman instead of a rubber ball.
- Katarina Witt

People need to focus on bigger issues instead of whether
George Bush is an idiot or not.
- Colin Greenwood

Travel, instead of broadening the mind,
often merely lengthens the conversation.
- Elizabeth Drew

And yes, there's a simplicity to writing books because
you're not a member of a team,
so you make all the decisions yourself instead of deferring to a committee.
- Bernard Cornwell

I bought a gun and chose drugs instead.
- Kurt Cobain

A kiss, when all is said, what is it? A rosy dot placed on the 'I' in loving;
Tis a secret told to the mouth instead of to the ear.
- Edmond Rostand

Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else's
head instead of with one's own.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

So, instead, I try to put in light and hope for the best.
- Ben Linder

I work from awkwardness.
By that I mean I don't like to arrange things.
If I stand in front of something, instead of arranging it,
I arrange myself.
- Diane Arbus

Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own.
- Harold Coffin

Instead of establishing facts, we have to overthrow errors;
instead of ascertaining what is,
we have to chase from our imaginations what is not.
- Francis Wright

The third person narrator, instead of being omniscient,
is like a constantly running surveillance tape.
- Andrew Vachss

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our
lives means the most to us,
we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice,
solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our
pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.
- Henri Nouwen

That's what we're missing.
We're missing argument.
We're missing debate.
We're missing colloquy.
We're missing all sorts of things.
Instead, we're accepting.
- Studs Terkel

Congress should be forward thinking in the policies we set,
instead of waiting until catastrophe looms.
- Bill Frist

Sometimes I miss out the morning's painting session
and instead study my Japanese books in the open.
- Gustav Klimt

You will be better advised to watch what we do instead of what we say.
- A. A. Milne

I want to walk through life instead of being dragged through it.
- Alanis Morissette

I took lots of photographs and had planned to write
a treatise on how it worked,
but I quickly got bored with that idea and wrote a
scientific fairy tale instead.
- Kit Williams

Love yourself instead of abusing yourself.
- Karolina Kurkova

I wish all teenagers can filter through songs instead
of turning to drugs and alcohol.
- Taylor Swift

The reporter claimed he was going to write the article from my point of view.
Instead, he made me sound like a little idiot.
It made me never want to do another interview again.
- Tia Carrere

Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead
twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now
in order to get there then.
- Diana Ross

I sometimes wonder what would've happened if I'd entered
the competition instead -
I'd probably have come nowhere and given up on the whole fiction game.
- Paul Kane

My mind started wandering.
I started playing carefully, instead of playing the
way that had gotten me to that point.
I had to force myself to keep driving the ball.
- Tracy Austin

In the prequel we're going to tell about the characters before Left Behind,
and the book would end with the rapture instead of
start with the rapture like the first one did.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Instead of educating students, these professors are
trying to indoctrinate them.
- David Horowitz

I don't surf the net in general.
I have someone do it for me instead,
because I find it sluggish.
- Brian May

There is a crisis of public morality.
Instead of policing bedrooms, we ought to be doing
a better job policing boardrooms.
- Robert Reich

We might be on the brink of an apocalypse if,
instead of poor people with suicide bombs killing middle class guys,
middle-class people with suicide bombs started killing rich guys.
- Bruce Sterling

Instead of asking 'How much damage will the work in
question bring about?' why not ask 'How much good? How much joy?'
- Henry Miller

Someday perhaps change will occur when times are ready
for it instead of always when it is too late.
Someday change will be accepted as life itself.
- Shirley MacLaine

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.
- James Madison


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