Quotes of Centered

“ The tragedy of our time is that we are so eye centered, so appearance besotted. ”

- Jessamyn West

“ The planting of trees is the least self-centered of all that we do. It is a purer act of faith than the procreation of children. ”

- Thornton Wilder

“ The idea that an individual can find God is terribly self-centered. It is like a wave thinking it can find the sea. ”

- John Templeton

“ Having a government that is principle-centered - that means being good stewards. ”

- Sonny Perdue

“ I didn't care if the flippin Capital tower fell on its side and rolled into the ocean with everyone in it. I have never seen such a display of hateful, selfish, self-centered flips in my life. ”

- Dave Mustaine

“ The more self-centered and egotistical a guy is, the better ballplayer he's going to be. ”

- Bill Lee

“ A new vision of development is emerging. Development is becoming a people-centered process, whose ultimate goal must be the improvement of the human condition. ”

- Boutros Boutros Ghali

“ The family farm is the foundation for who we are as a Commonwealth. And for over a century, the family farm in Kentucky has centered around one crop: tobacco. ”

- Jim Bunning

“ There is nothing so lovely and enduring in the regions which surround us, above and below, as the lasting peace of a mind centered in God. ”

- Yoga Vasishtha

“ The planting of trees in the least self-centered of all that we can do. It is a purer act of faith than the procreation of children. ”

- Thornton Wilder

“ No one can find inner peace except by working, not in a self- centered way, but for the whole human family. ”

- Peace Pilgrim

“ Flow with whatever is happening and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate. ”

- Chuang tzu

“ A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe. ”

- Wayne Dyer

“ It is in justice that the ordering of society is centered. ”

- Aristotle

“ We can work on inner peace and world peace at the same time. On one hand, people have found inner peace by losing themselves in a cause larger than themselves, like the cause of world peace, because finding inner peace means coming from the self-centered life into the life centered in the good of the whole… ”

- Peace Pilgrim

“ September 11 began like many Tuesday mornings in Washington, DC. As the notorious DC rush hour traffic slowed lawmakers and their staff making their way to Capitol Hill, the worst of their thoughts was surely centered on Congress's always partisan budget battles… ”

- Terry Everett

“ As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole — the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives — you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration. ”

- Stephen Covey

“ Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning. ”

- Warren Bennis

“ We must prepare young people for a brain-centered economy whose one constant is rapid change. The predominant classroom model a single teacher lecturing to 20, 30, or even more students reflects the production-line model of the Industrial Age, not the technological demands of our Information Age. ”

- Janet Napolitano

“ In 1904 my first novel, 'Cap'n Eri' was published. Other novels have followed with fairly annual regularity. They have all centered about Cape Cod and its people, for having thoroughly mastered the psychology of a type of American that was known, appreciated, though through an economic law, fast becoming extinct, it seems better to keep on picturing these people. ”

- Joseph C. Lincoln

“ The Juche idea is a new man-centered philisophical outlook on the world which offers a full explanation of the essence and law of the socio-historical movement, the revolutionry movement, the subject of which is the popular masses, as well as the fundamental stands and methods and guiding principles to be maintained in the revolutionary movement. ”

- Kim John Il

“ The focus of prayer is not the self… It is the momentary disregard of our personal concerns, the absence of self-centered thoughts, which constitute the art of prayer. Thus, in beseeching Him for bread, there is one instant, at least, in which our mind is directed neither to our hunger nor to food, but to His mercy… ”

- Abraham Joshua Heschel

“ When all that hate energy was focused on me, it was transformed into a fantastic energy. It was supporting me. If you are centered and you can transform all this energy that comes in, it will help you. If you believe it is going to kill you, it will kill you. ”

- Yoko Ono

“ The sense of an entailed disadvantage — the deformed foot doubtfully hidden by the shoe, makes a restlessly active spiritual yeast, and easily turns a self-centered, unloving nature into an Ishmaelite. But in the rarer sort, who presently see their own frustrated claim as one among a myriad, the inexorable sorrow takes the form of fellowship and makes the imagination tender. ”

- George Eliot

“ I don't mind occasionally having to reinvent a wheel; I don't even mind using someone's reinvented wheel occasionally. But it helps a lot if it is symmetric, contains no fewer than ten sides, and has the axle centered. I do tire of trapezoidal wheels with offset axles. ”

- Joseph Newcomer
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