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Richard David Bach quotes (27)
Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.
Richard David Bach Category: Friendship
Sooner Id try to change history than turn political than try convincing others to write letters or to vote or to march or to do something they didnt already feel like doing.
Richard David Bach Category: Politics
If we must lose wife or husband when we live to our highest right we lose an unhappy marriage as well and we gain ourselves. But if a marriage is born between two already self-discovered what a lovely adventure begins hurricanes and all!
Richard David Bach Category: Marriage
Good and evil are not what our parents told us not what our church tells us or our country not what anybody else tells us! All of us decide good and evil for ourselves automatically by choosing what we want to do!
Richard David Bach Category: Environment
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it however.
Richard David Bach Category: Wish
It is by not always thinking of yourself if you can manage it that you might somehow be happy. Until you make room in your life for someone as important to you as yourself you will always be searching and lost ...
Richard David Bach Category: Self
You teach best what you most need to learn.
Richard David Bach Category: Teach
There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.
Richard David Bach Category: Talent
In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice.
Richard David Bach Category: Bore
The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy.
Richard David Bach Category: Unsorted
The worlds crazy when it comes to beauty.
Richard David Bach Category: Beauty
A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who were pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us with that one person were safe in our own paradise. Our soulmate is someone who shares our deepest longings our sense of direction. When were two balloons and together our direction is up chances are weve found the right person. Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life.
Richard David Bach Category: Love
Don't be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again after moments or lifetimes is certain for those who are friends.
Richard David Bach Category: Farewell
Every person all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.
Richard David Bach Category: Choice
Do you know what I learned from you? I learned what is possible and now I must hold out for what I thought we had. I want to be very close to someone I respect and admire and have somebody who feels the same way about me. That or nothing. I realized that what Im looking for is not what youre looking for. You don't want what I want. What do you think I want? I asked. Exactly what you have. Many women you know a little and don't care very much about. Superficial flirtations mutual use no chance of love. Thats my idea of hell. Hell is a place a time a consciousness Richard in which there is no love. Horrible! Leave me out of it.
Richard David Bach Category: Endure
Not being known doesnt stop the truth from being true.
Richard David Bach Category: Truth
The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.
Richard David Bach. Category: Enjoyment
That she won the game startled me cold. The way she won the pattern of her thought on the chessboard charmed me warm again and then some.
Richard David Bach Category: Games
The more I want to get something done the less I call it work.
Richard David Bach Category: More
There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves no matter how unpleasant are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take theyre necessary to reach the places weve chosen to go.
Richard David Bach Category: Bible
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood but of respect and joy in each others life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.
Richard David Bach Category: Blood
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.
Richard David Bach Category: Begin
Heres how the people live here in big house-shaped boxes to keep off rain and snow holes cut in the sides so they can see out. They move around in smaller boxes painted different colours with wheels on the corners. They need this box-culture because each person thinks of herself and himself as locked in a box called a body arms and legs fingers to move pencils and tools languages because theyve forgotten how to communicate eyes because theyve forgotten how to see. Odd little planet. Wish you were here. Home soon.
Richard David Bach Category: Alienation
Thats what learning is after all; not whether we lose the game but how we lose and how weve changed because of it and what we take away from it that we never had before to apply to other games. Losing in a curious way is winning.
Richard David Bach Category: Learn
Argue for your limitations and sure enough theyre yours.
Richard David Bach Category: Argument
The first prerequisite of an advanced being is a sense of humor.
Richard David Bach Category: Humor
Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive it isn't.
Richard David Bach Category: Find