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"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said ...
by Lewis Carroll

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

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I can't go back to yesterday -
because I was a different person then.
- Lewis Carroll PHOTO

Oh, 'tis love, 'tis love that makes the world go round.
- Lewis Carroll

His answer trickled through my head like water through a sieve.
- Lewis Carroll

 

Always speak the truth,
think before you speak,
and write it down afterwards.
- Lewis Carroll

"Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely,
"and go on till you come to the end: then stop."
- Lewis Carroll

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
- Lewis Carroll

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She generally gave herself very good advice,
(though she very seldom followed it).
- Lewis Carroll

"But I don't want to go among mad people," said Alice.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here."
- Lewis Carroll

Sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be;
and if it were so, it would be;
but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.
- Lewis Carroll

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

"The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things:
of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings."
- Lewis Carroll

Take care of the sense
and the sounds will take care of themselves.
- Lewis Carroll

Which form of proverb do you prefer
Better late than never, or Better never than late?
- Lewis Carroll

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

There are three hundred and sixty-four days
when you might get un-birthday presents,
and only one for birthday presents, you know.
- Lewis Carroll

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.
- Lewis Carroll

Twinkle, twinkle little bat
How I wonder what you're at!
Up above the world you fly,
Like a tea-tray in the sky.
- Lewis Carroll

There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure
to dance without cessation;
and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration.
- Lewis Carroll

While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll

One day Alice came to a fork in the road
and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
"Which road do I take?" she asked.
His responses was a question: "Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
- Lewis Carroll

If I mayn't tell you what I feel,
what is the use of a friend?
- William Makepeace Thackeray

In all my ways of seeing - may I use new glasses,
a telescope and a microscope.
And may I always allow myself to see a circumstance
through the tender hearts of my friends.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

"Worry" is a word that I don't allow myself to use.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words
but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Don't fight forces, use them.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

INTENT:
We hold the power to make things happen
through our intent -
to the extent that we use our intention
with compassion and without ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Use what talents you possess.
The woods would be very silent
if no birds sang there,
except those that sang best.
- Henry Van Dyke

There is a power for good in the universe
greater than you are and you can use it.
- Ernest Holmes

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

Understand that the right to
choose your own path
is a sacred privilege.
Use it.
Dwell in possibility.
- Oprah Winfrey

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Science of Mind is intensely practical
because it teaches us how to use
the Mind Principle for definite purposes,
such as helping those who are sick, impoverished, or unhappy.
- Ernest Holmes

Make the best use of what is in your power,
and take the rest as it happens.
- Epictetus

We must use time creatively.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The less I take the difficulties of my life as personal affront,
and the more I use them as an opportunity to learn and grow...
the easier I sleep at night.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If the problem can be solved,
there is no use worrying about it.
If it can't be solved,
worrying will do no good.
- Tibetan proverb

The means we use must be as pure
as the ends we seek.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

Life is like a ten speed bicycle.
Most of us have gears we never use.
- Charles M. Schulz

All the energy of the universe is mine
to use as spirit directs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

I am an optimist.
It does not seem too much use being anything else.
- Winston Churchill

We must use time wisely and forever realize
that the time is always ripe to do right.
- Nelson Mandela

Do not use a hatchet to remove
a fly from your friend's forehead.
- Chinese Proverb

We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch.
- John F. Kennedy

It is no use walking anywhere to preach
unless our walking is our preaching.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Hide not your talents,
they for use were made.
What's a sundial in the shade?
- Benjamin Franklin

What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got
a tolerable planet to put it on?
- Henry David Thoreau

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, - I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! - and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The civilized man has built a coach,
but has lost the use of his feet.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us,
that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
- Thomas Jefferson

What would be the use of immortality to a person
who cannot use well a half an hour.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fear has its use but cowardice has none.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There is no use whatsoever trying to help
people who do not help themselves.
You cannot push anyone up a ladder
unless he is willing to climb himself.
- Andrew Carnegie

The road to freedom lies not through
mysteries or occult performances,
but through the intelligent use
of natural forces and laws.
- Ernest Holmes

I always pass on good advice.
It is the only thing to do with it.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

Stop! Breathe deeply.
Begin bringing peace to the outer world
by regaining your own inner peace.
Choose love, choose gratitude,
choose forgiveness, choose peace.
Begin with your own inner peace.
Then use that inner peace
as a platform from which
to approach the outer world
with perspective, understanding, and patience.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I deplore the need or the use of troops anywhere
to get American citizens to obey
the orders of constituted courts.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Yesterday is like a dung heap;
you can complain about the smell,
or you can use it to fertilize tomorrow's garden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Education is the most powerful weapon
which you can use to change the world.
- Nelson Mandela

If at first you don't succeed,
try, try, and try again.
Then give up.
There's no use being a damned fool about it.
- W. C. Fields

Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil.
Capital in some form or other will always be needed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nobody needs your help.
I know, I know, this is a difficult one. But it is true.
This does not mean no one wants your help,
or that no one could use your help.
It simply means the thought that another
Aspect of Divinity is powerless without you is inaccurate.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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