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Quotes about Instead

Let these Instead quotes help you to let go of your troubles and move on to a joyful and inspiring life.

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

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

 

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

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

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


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It became a question of do I want to be on a label
where it could take three years to put out a record
instead of putting out three records over the same
period of time on my own.
- Matthew Sweet

It's not good to make sentimental journeys.
You see the differences instead of the sameness.
- Mary Astor

Instead of being taught independence,
energy, and enterprise, our youth today is taught to look for security.
- B. Carroll Reece

How does one know if she has forgiven? You tend to
feel sorrow over the circumstance instead of rage,
you tend to feel sorry for the person rather than angry with him.
You tend to have nothing left to say about it all.
- Clarissa Pinkola Estes

I'd much rather have sat there and just been a fly on the wall,
instead of having to smile at people.
I'd rather have been a waitress.
Just gone round and stared at people.
- Jennifer Saunders

Philosophers, as things now stand, are all too fond
of offering criticism from on high instead of studying
and understanding things from within.
- Edmund Husserl

How I Love Lucy was born? We decided that instead of
divorce lawyers profiting from our mistakes,
we'd profit from them.
- Lucille Ball

Everything is vain and tortures the spirit instead
of calming and satisfying it.
- Johann G. Hamann

I'm married, which means that instead of occasionally
wondering about men from afar,
I actually live with one and can be constantly astounded
by the strange male brain.
- Cathy Guisewite

I act probably a lot more than you see.
I happen to choose movies that don't have much of a life,
or I choose movies that are shown on cable instead of as features.
- Holly Hunter

It is hardly surprising that women concentrate on the
way they look instead of what is in their minds since
not much has been put in their minds to begin with.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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

Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.
- Richard Bach

I want to live perfectly above the law,
and make it my servant instead of my master.
- Brigham Young

Democracy is only an experiment in government,
and it has the obvious disadvantage of merely counting
votes instead of weighing them.
- Dean Inge

Fear prophets and those prepared to die for the truth,
for as a rule they make many others die with them,
often before them, at times instead of them.
- Umberto Eco

The key is to get to know people and trust them to be who they are.
Instead, we trust people to be who we want them to be -
and when they're not,
we cry.
- David Duchovny

If you have not chosen the Kingdom of God first,
it will in the end make no difference what you have chosen instead.
- William Law

Instead of destroying an area for a paltry amount of oil,
we should be increasing fuel standards for automobiles
and focusing our efforts on biofuels and other alternatives.
- Raul Grijalva

Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and
look around you for happiness instead of sadness.
Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations.
- Red Skelton

Opera is where a guy gets stabbed in the back,
and instead of dying, he sings.
- Robert Burns

I often go on a liquid fast a couple of days a week.
I never take just water.
Instead, I'll have maybe six glasses of vegetable and fruit juices a day.
- Paul Lynde

If men were basically evil, who would bother to improve
the world instead of giving it up as a bad job at the outset?
- Van Wyck Brooks

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

I got started when I was 3 years old because my father
was a music teacher and my lessons were free.
Instead of learning to walk, you learn to play the piano.
- Carla Bley

We will be safer from terrorist attack only when we
have earned the respect of all other nations instead of their fear,
respect for our values and not merely our weapons.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

Even at school I studied ethics instead of religion.
- Ville Valo

I don't know really.
I've always been interested in the small picture instead of the big one,
and I've always been interested in relationship pictures.
- Adrian Lyne

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

The intellectual architecture means focusing on doing
great work instead of focusing on agency politics.
- Jay Chiat

Oftentimes, small business owners are unable to obtain
reasonably priced financing and instead turn to higher priced forms of capital,
such as credit cards.
- Melissa Bean

The first is that instead of writing a sequel,
which is what most people do, this is in fact a prequel.
Although we didn't know that when we began the process.
- James Collins

I had some friends that tried it down there,
and I went to a couple of open mics,
and I just kind of got this...
this sick urge to try it instead of just watching it.
- Todd Barry

Instead of generating either unnecessary alarm or a
false sense of security regarding these fundamental issues,
the best course is to empower people with the truth.
- Dick Thornburgh

Instead of hating, I have chosen to forgive and spend
all of my positive energy on changing the world.
- Camryn Manheim

I got a feeling about political correctness.
I hate it.
It causes us to lie silently instead of saying what we think.
- Hal Holbrook

You might lose your spontaneity and,
instead of composing first-rate Gershwin,
end up with second rate Ravel.
- Maurice Ravel


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