Like quotations? Sign up to receive a quote a day by email!                    Have a favorite you don't see? We want to hear it!

Robert Haas

"The greatest thing about religion is that it makes life large."

Ibraham Hafiz

"The place you are right now God circled on a map for you."

Hakuin

"Not knowing how near the truth is, we seek it far away."

"Nirvana is right here, before our eyes."

"Contemplation within activity is a million times better than contemplation within stillness."

Edward Everett Hale

"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 I can do."

"If you have accomplished all that you have planned for yourself, you have not planned enough."

William F. Halsey

"All problems become smaller if you don't dodge them, but confront them."

Alexander Hamilton

"We must make the best of those ills which cannot be avoided."

Gail Hamilton

"Every person is responsible for all the good within the scope of his abilities, and for no more, and none can tell whose sphere is the largest."

Dag Hammarskjold

"In the last analysis, it is our conception of death which decided our answers to all the questions that life puts to us."

"Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is again made clean."

"The more faithfully you listen to the voice within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside. And only she who listens can speak."

Thich Nhat Hanh

"Meditation is not an escape from life... but preparation for really being in life."

"He began to see that the key to liberation lay in each breath, each step, each small pebble along the path."

Fridtjof Hansen

"War will cease when men refuse to fight."

Joy Harjo

"Remember that you are this universe and that this universe is you. Remember that all is in motion, is growing, is you."

Sydney J. Harris

"Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable."

John Hawkes

"Nothing is more important than the existance of what does not exist."

Nathaniel Hawthorne

"The thing you set your mind on is the thing you ultimately become."

William Hazlitt

"There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love."

"We never do anything well till we cease to think about the manner of doing it."

Lafcadio Hearn

"All good work is done the way ants do things, little by little."

Heinrich Heine

"Silence is the essential condition of happiness."

"We know only that our entire existence is forced into new paths and disrupted, that new circumstances, new joys and new sorrows await us, and that the unknown has its uncanny attractions, alluring and at the same time anguishing."

Joseph Heller

"He had decided to live on forever or die in the attempt."

"I want to keep my dreams, even bad ones, because without them, I might have nothing all night long."

Ernest Hemingway

"What is moral is what you feel good after, and what is immoral is what you feel bad after."

"And if there is not any such thing as a long time, nor the rest of your lives, nor from now on, but there is only now, why then now is the thing to praise and I am very happy with it."

"You lost it if you talk about it."

Jimi Hendrix

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."

Robert Henri

"It's harder to see than it is to express."

Katharine Hepburn

"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun."

Heracletus

"It is in changing that we find purpose."

Heraclitus

"The road uphill and the road downhill are one and the same."

"The path up and down is one and the same."

"Everything flows and nothing abides, everything gives way and nothing stays fixed."

Herakleitos

"Men who wish to know about the world must learn about its particular details."

Anne Herbert

"Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty."

George Herbert

"The shortest answer is doing."

"Storms make the oak grow deeper roots."

Oliver Herford

"A man is known by the silence he keeps."

"A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's: She changes it more often."

Eugen Herrigel

"The spider dances her web without knowing there are flies that will get caught in it. The fly, dancing nonchalantly on a sunbeam gets caught without knowing what lies in store. But through both of them "It" dances. So, too, the archer hits the target without having aimed--more I cannot say."

"You must act as if the goal were infinitely far off."

"You must learn to wait properly."

"The hand that guides the brush has already caught and executed what floated before the mind at the same moment the mind began to form it, and in the end the pupil no longer knows which of the two- mind or hand- was responsible for the work."

Theodore Hesburgh

"My basic principle is that you don't make decisions because they are easy; you don't make them because they are cheap; you don't make them because they're popular; you make them because they're right."

Hermann Hesse

"There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take images outside them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself."

"Wisdom is not communicable. The wisdom which a wise man tries to communicate always sounds foolish."

"Nothing was, nothing will be, everything has reality and presence."

Robert S. Hillyer

"If you are doing your best, you will not have to worry about failure."

Jane Hirshfield

"Habit, laziness, and fear conspire to keep us comfortably within the familiar."

Adolf Hitler

"What luck for rulers that men do not think."

Russell Hoban

"After all, when you come right down to it, how many people speak the same language even when they speak the same language?"

Ralph Hodgson

"Some things have to be believed to be seen."

Lisa Hoffman

"Love is like Pi - natural, irrational, and very important."

Hans Hofmann

"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak."

Oliver Wendell Holmes

"A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience."

"Life is a romantic business, but you have to make the romance."

"Life is an end in itself, and the only question as to whether it is worth living is whether you have had enough of it."

"If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I wouldn't pass it around. Wouldn't be doing anybody a favor. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't say embrace trouble. That's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say, meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it."

"Don't be consistent, but be simply true."

"Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions."

"Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall."

"To be 70 years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be 40 years old."

"To obtain a man's opinion of you, make him mad."

"The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins."

John Holt

"We learn something by doing it. There is no other way."

Victoria Holt

"Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience."

Soichiro Honda

"Success is 99 percent failure."

Herbert Hoover

"Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die."

Tom Hopkins

"Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority."

Horace

"Sieze today, and put as little trust as you can in the morrow."

"Dare to begin! He who postpones living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses."

"Believe that each day that shines on you is your last."

"Whatever advice you give, be brief."

"Anger is a brief madness."

Edgar Watson Howe

"If a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it."

Hsi-Tang

"Although gold dust is precious, when it gets in your eyes it obstructs vision."

Hsueh-feng

"The whole world is you. Yet you keep thinking there is something else."

Huang-po

"Consider the sunlight. You may say that it is near, yet if you pursue it from world to world you will never catch it. You may say it is far, yet it is right before your eyes. Chase it and it always eludes you; run from it and it is always there. From this example you can understand how it is with the true nature of things."

Elbert Hubbard

"The love we give away is the only love we keep."

"A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you just the same."

"It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide what to do."

"God will not look you over for medal, degrees or diplomas, but for scars."

"Little minds are interested in the extraordinary; great minds in the commonplace."

"We work to become, not to acquire."

Charles Evans Hughes

"When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free."

Langston Hughes

"Hold on to your dreams for if dreams die life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly."

Victor Hugo

"People do not lack strength; they lack will."

"One is not idle because one is absorbed. There is both visible and invisible labor. To contemplate is to toil, to think is to do. The crossed arms work, the clasped hands act. The eyes upturned to Heaven are an act of creation."

Hui-neng

"As one lamp serves to dispel a thousand years of darkness, so one flash of wisdom destroys ten thousand years of ignorance."

"When you give away a little piece of your heart, you're giving away the only thing you can give away, which, after you do, you got more left than you had before you gave some of it away."

"The meaning of life is to see."

"Before you think good or evil, who are you?"

Trinidad Hunt

"Life is made of millions of moments, but we live only one of these moments at a time. As we begin to change this moment, we begin to change our lives."

Pearl Strachan Hurd

"Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs."

Zora Neale Hurston

"There are years that ask questions and years that answer."

Don Hutson

"When you give away a little piece of your heart, you're giving away the only thing you can give away, which, after you do, you got more left than you had before you gave some of it away."

Aldous Huxley

"Experience is not what happens to a man, it is what a man does with what happens to him."

"There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving and that's your own self."

"That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important lesson of history."

"The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm."

"Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unhewn marble of great sculpture."

"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music."

"Too much consistency is as bad for the mind as for the body."

Julian Huxley

"The man who should know the true history of the bit of chalk which every carpenter carries about in his breeches-pocket, though ignorant of all other history, is likely, if he will think his knowledge out to its ultimate results, to have a truer, and therefore a better, conception of this wonderful universe, and of man's relation to it, than the most learned student who is deep-read in the records of humanity and ignorant of those of Nature."

Thomas A. Huxley

"Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss nature leads, or you shall learn nothing."

Won Hyo

"As evening draws near, you regret that you did not practice early in the morning. The wordly pleasure which you enjoy now becomes suffering in the future. Why then are you attached to this pleasure? One moment of practice becomes lasting pleasure. Why then do you not practice?"

...click below to choose your path...


[Quotes] [Digital Art] [Photography] [Musyk Tracker] [HorsePlay] [StormWatcher] [Contact] [About]

All Material Copyright © 2015 Douglas Gorton. All Rights Reserved.