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Quotes about Merely

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

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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You can't cross the sea merely by
standing and staring at the water.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

About most subjects, there is not "The Truth;"
there is merely one's personal truth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains,
but to live in a way that respects
and enhances the freedom of others.
- Nelson Mandela

The very ink with which all history
is written is merely fluid prejudice.
- Mark Twain

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
- Albert Einstein


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It is important to expect nothing,
to take every experience,
including the negative ones,
as merely steps on the path,
and to proceed.
- Ram Dass

When one fully lives a life of acceptance,
life's vagaries are not merely tolerated,
but are received as a gift.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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.
- Rumi

I am merely a bit player in your stories,
as you are merely a bit player in mine.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light
is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands:
not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
- Colin Wilson

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed,
for if you merely offend them, they take vengeance,
but if you injure them greatly, they are unable to retaliate,
so that the injury done to a man
ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Know that darkness is merely the absence of light.
You can be the small candle that defeats the vast darkness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Merely to avoid harming others is not enough.
Earn your place in this world by doing good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Contrary to general belief,
I do not believe that friends are necessarily
the people you like best,
they are merely the people who got there first.
- Peter Ustinov

Suspended between earth and sky,
my humanity draws from both,
my tendrils reach for the energies of each.
Spirit and Ground - equal yet opposite,
the lightness and the solidarity,
the ephemeral and the substantial.
The substantial is no more and no less
than the ephemeral - merely different.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be not merely good; be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

The most difficult thing is the decision to act,
the rest is merely tenacity.
The fears are paper tigers.
You can do anything you decide to do.
You can act to change and control your life;
and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
- Amelia Earhart

Each of us is burdened by an unlimited number of
expectations (demands) that we hold for the actions of others.
We "know" that there is a right way to do things,
and are often outraged when our expectations are not met.
Usually, we are unaware that we merely
have a strong opinion and point-of-view,
and are sure that we know how everything is supposed to be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To say "too busy" is merely
to say "confused priorities."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

Do more than is required.
What is the distance between someone who achieves their
goals consistently and those who spend their lives
and careers merely following? The extra mile.
- Gary Ryan Blair

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful
death than animals that know nothing.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

Our society is not a community, but merely a collection
of isolated family units.
- Valerie Solanas

He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife.
Then he realized there was a contradiction involved
here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.
- Douglas Adams

We who engage in nonviolent direct action
are not the creators of tension.
We merely bring to the surface
the hidden tension that is already alive.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Science merely quantifies and documents
the relationships among miracles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Doctors are just the same as lawyers;
the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you,
whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
- Anton Chekhov

Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go;
they merely determine where you start.
- Nido Qubein

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food;
therefore,
if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life
merely for the sake of his appetite.
- Leo Tolstoy

The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely.
You must be calm before you can utter oracles.
- Henry David Thoreau

The highest education is that which
does not merely give us information
but makes our life in harmony with all existence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

An artist never really finishes his work,
he merely abandons it.
- Paul Valery

Technological progress has merely provided us with
more efficient means for going backwards.
- Aldous Huxley

What we imagine is order is merely the prevailing form of chaos.
- Kerry Thornley

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years.
We grow old by deserting our ideals.
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
- Samuel Ullman

Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.
- Irvin S. Cobb

The ending of a job or a relationship
may appear as the darkest night,
but it is merely the Winter season -
the time of renewal and rebirth
that precedes the new planting -
the beginning of the next great cycle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Christians are supposed not merely to endure change,
nor even to profit by it, but to cause it.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.
- Salvador Dali

The intellect is a cold thing
and a merely intellectual idea
will never stimulate thought
in the same manner that a spiritual idea does.
- Ernest Holmes

Man does not weave this web of life.
He is merely a strand of it.
Whatever he does to the web,
he does to himself.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

If we fail to plan, we merely bob helplessly -
like a cork on the sea of life.
If we resist whatever life delivers to us,
we create untold misery for ourselves.
If we act with vision and commitment,
and then accept whatever Spirit provides,
we live a life of purpose and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The source of most worry is a lack of acceptance
of the uncertainties of the future.
When one fully lives a life of acceptance,
life's vagaries are not merely tolerated,
but are received as a gift.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the soldier, luck is merely another word for skill.
- Patrick MacGill

No sane person should believe that something is subjective
merely because it cannot be settled beyond controversy.
- Hilary Putnam

Sex without love is merely healthy exercise.
- Robert A. Heinlein

True philosophy invents nothing; it merely establishes and describes what is.
- Victor Cousin

Many good sayings are to be found in holy books,
but merely reading them will not make one religious.
- Ramakrishna

Europe is merely powerful; India is beautiful.
- Savitri Devi

I conclude that it is a fundamental mistake to think that salvation,
justice, or virtue come through merely human institutions.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

The human being is in the most literal sense a political animal,
not merely a gregarious animal, but an animal which
can individuate itself only in the midst of society.
- Karl Marx

My early wounds were the English school system among other things.
It wasn't merely the discipline, it was the ways in
which boys got what was called the school spirit.
- George Woodcock

There is no quality in this world that is not what
it is merely by contrast.
Nothing exists in itself.
- Herman Melville

Thieves respect property.
They merely wish the property to become their property
that they may more perfectly respect it.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

To be rich nowadays merely means to possess a large number of poor objects.
- Raoul Vaneigem

In social matters, pointless conventions are not merely
the bee sting of etiquette,
but the snake bite of moral order.
- Florence King

History does not merely touch on language,
but takes place in it.
- Theodor Adorno

Many people think they are thinking when they are merely
rearranging their prejudices.
- William James

We are sometimes asked what the result would be if
we put four +'s in one gene.
To answer this my colleagues have recently put together
not merely four but six +'s.
- Francis Crick

Mistakes are merely steps up the ladder.
- Paul J. Meyer

My honour was not yielded, but conquered merely.
- Cleopatra

War is not merely a political act but a real political instrument,
a continuation of political intercourse,
a carrying out of the same by other means.
- Karl Von Clausewitz

Being 'at the mercy of legislative majorities' is merely
another way of describing the basic American plan:
representative democracy.
- Robert Bork

If Liberia has failed, then, it is no evidence of the
failure of the Negro in government.
It is merely evidence of the failure of slavery.
- Carter G. Woodson

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

What a man calls his "conscience" is merely the mental
action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love.
- Helen Rowland


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