A Quote by Brenda Ueland on fear, truth, seriousness, importance, courage, life, beginning, and writing

We are always afraid to start something that we want to make very good, true, and serious.

Brenda Ueland

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A Quote by J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti on authenticity, love, truth, knowledge, ambition, wisdom, change, fear, desire success, and seriousness

You haven't changed. You may say: 'I'm full of love, I'm full of truth, I'm full of knowledge, I'm full of wisdom.' I say: 'That's all nonsense. Do you behave? Are you free of fear? Are you free of ambition, greed, envy and the desire to achieve success in every field? If not, you are just playing a game. You are not serious.'

J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)

Source: A Wholly Different Way of Living

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A Quote by unknown on seriousness

There is not a shred of evidence to support the notion that life is serious.


Source: Anonymous

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A Quote by Nathaniel Sebastian Summers on laugh, seriously, laughter, and seriousness

If you can't laugh at it, you're taking it too seriously.

Nathaniel Summers

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A Quote by Daniel Goleman on authors, emotion, gifts, happiness, intelligence, life, practicality, psychology, and seriousness

"At last, psychology gets serious about glee, fun, and happiness. Martin Seligman has given us a gift--a practical map for the perennial quest for a flourishing life."

~ Daniel Goleman, author of "Emotional Intelligence," commenting on "Authentic Happiness" by Martin Seligman

Daniel Goleman

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A Quote by Thomas Woodrow Wilson on art, character, gifts, growth, guidance, judgment, life, men, motives, play, purpose, secrets, seriousness, spirit, and spirituality

A man is the part he plays among his fellows. He is not isolated; he cannot be. His life is made up of the relations he bears to others - is made or marred by those relations, guided by them, judged by them, expressed in them. There is nothing else upon which he can spend his spirit - nothing else that we can see. It is by these he gets his spiritual growth; it is by these we see his character revealed, his purpose, his gifts. A few (men) act as those who have mastered the secrets of a serious art, with deliberate subordination of themselves to the great end and motive of the play. These have "found themselves," and have all the ease of a perfect adjustment.

Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on jokes and seriousness

A joke is a very serious thing.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on secrets, seriousness, spirit, and thought

Yet sometimes, when the secret cup Of still and serious thought went round, It seemed as if he drank it up, He felt with spirit so profound.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: see Matthew 26:27-28

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on death, interest, seriousness, and sex

I am still of opinion that only two topics can be of the least interest to a serious and studious mood-sex and the dead.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: The Letters of W. B. Yeats

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A Quote by Wystan Hugh Auden on art, life, neighbors, and seriousness

In the end, art is small beer. The really serious things are earning one's living so as not to be a parasite and loving one's neighbor.

W.H. Auden (1907 - 1973)

Contributed by: Zaady

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