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Quotes about Desperation and Friendship
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Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

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The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is a characteristic of wisdom
not to do desperate things.
- Henry David Thoreau

Holding-on does not have to be a desperate
teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed,
and in such desperate enterprises?
If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All endeavor calls for the ability
to tramp the last mile,
shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil.
The fight to the finish spirit is the one...
characteristic we must posses
if we are to face the future as finishers.
- Henry David Thoreau

 

Not chance of birth or place has made us friends,
Being oftentimes of different tongues and nations,
But the endeavor for the selfsame ends,
With the same hopes, and fears, and aspirations.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor
to be what you desire to appear.
- Socrates

The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion
to his commitment to excellence,
regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
- Vince Lombardi

Life is a dangerous - ultimately fatal - endeavor,
so you may as well live it full out.
Chart your course, cast off the lines,
and boldly sail the seas of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not hold fear about what is happening in the world.
I am responsible for how I conduct myself in the events of my days,
and endeavor to not dwell in fear about anything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If it requires a uniform, it's a worthless endeavor.
- George Carlin

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability
of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
- Henry David Thoreau

One that desires to excel
should endeavor in those things
that are in themselves most excellent.
- Epictetus

If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams
and endeavor to leave the life which you have imagined,
you will you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is our duty still to endeavor to avoid war;
but if it shall actually take place, no matter by whom brought on,
we must defend ourselves.
If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether
it was fired from within or without,
we must try to extinguish it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Friendship must dare to risk, or it's not friendship.
- Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation

I have friends in overalls
whose friendship I would not swap
for the favor of the kings of the world.
- Thomas A. Edison

We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone.
Only through our love and friendship can we
create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
- Orson Welles

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it.
- A Course In Miracles (commonly misattributed to Rumi)

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Throw your dreams into space like a kite,
and you do not know what it will bring back,
a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
- Anais Nin

The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
It is an intelligence above language.
- Henry David Thoreau

Friendship is not possible between two women
one of whom is very well dressed.
- Laurie Colwin

There are not many things in life
so beautiful as true friendship,
and not many things more uncommon.
- Anonymous

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

If a friendship isn't comfortable, it's not a friendship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best way to keep your friends
is not to give them away.
- Wilson Mizner

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.
- Elbert Hubbard

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not how they are in themselves.
- Carl Jung

When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be
clearer in his absence,
as the mountain to the climber
is clearer from the plain.
- Khalil Gibran

Front yards are not made to walk in, but, at most, through,
and you could go in the back way.
- Henry David Thoreau

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Surround yourself with people who
take their work seriously,
but not themselves,
those who work hard and play hard.
- Colin Powell

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

One measure of friendship consists
not in the number of things friends can discuss,
but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
- Clifton Fadiman

I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar,
but I cherish the friend who for me
does not consult his calendar.
- Robert Brault

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship,
and it is far the best ending for one.
- Oscar Wilde

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

Friends are born, not made.
- Henry Adams

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us,
as the confidence of their help.
- Epicurus

Each friend represents a world in us,
a world possibly not born until they arrive,
and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
- Anais Nin

Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus

I do not wish to treat friendships daintily,
but with roughest courage.
When they are real, they are
not glass threads or frost-work,
but the solidest thing we know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Not until we are lost
do we begin to understand ourselves.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is not work that kills men; it is worry.
Worry is rust upon the blade.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Happiness is not something ready made.
It comes from your own actions.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

People will, in a great degree,
and not without reason,
form their opinion of you upon
that which they have of your friends;
and there is a Spanish proverb
which says very justly,
"Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Lord Chesterfield

When you dance, your purpose is not to get
to a certain place on the floor.
It's to enjoy each step along the way.
- Wayne Dyer

He is a man of courage who does not run away,
but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
- Socrates

It is not the magnitude of our actions
but the amount of love
that is put into them that matters.
- Mother Teresa

I'm not a genius.
I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

A man who dares to waste one hour of time
has not discovered the value of life.
- Charles Darwin

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

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song -
The song from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The word "happiness" would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
- Carl Jung

The importance of history is in it's
educational value for our lives today,
not in regret, resentment, or revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl:
it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling.
- Henry David Thoreau

Life is now.
There was never a time when your life was not now,
nor will there ever be.
- Eckhart Tolle

If we are not happy and joyous at this season,
for what other season shall we wait and
for what other time shall we look?
- Abdul-Baha

Age does not protect you from love.
But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
- Anais Nin

Other people do not have to change
for us to experience peace of mind.
- Gerald Jampolsky

The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend.
I have no wealth to bestow on him.
If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward.
Is not friendship divine in this?
- Henry David Thoreau

Habit is habit,
and not to be flung out of the window by any man,
but coaxed down-stairs a step at a time.
- Mark Twain

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou


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