Alice Hegan Rice quotes

  • Metaphysicians tell us that it is easier to get the body well than to get the mind to realize its wellness.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Mind #Body #Wellness

  • The hardest grief is often that which leaves no trace.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Grief #Hardest

  • we sometimes forget the influence of action upon thought. ... Smile, whistle, sing, play the part you want to be until you become the part you play.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Happiness #Play #Want

  • happiness is a duty, not only because of its effect upon us but because of its influence upon others.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Happiness #Influence #Duty

  • even though disease and sorrow are all about us, health and happiness are the normal state of man.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Happiness #Health #Men

  • any pursuit of happiness contrary to the common good is doomed to failure.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Happiness #Common #Pursuit

  • It seems a strange fact that it is almost more important for us to be happy ourselves than to try to make other people happy. By being happy we confer untold benefits upon our fellow men.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Happiness #Men #People

  • All the higher forms of life have evolved from some one's ideal of justice, liberty or beauty; and the belief that nothing is too good to be true.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Justice #Liberty #Belief

  • The fascinating thing about ideals is that no sooner have we gained a desired peak than we find farther and higher peaks beyond. The thrilling adventure never ends.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Adventure #Ends #Higher

  • I believe in the immortality of the soul because I cannot conceive of an intelligent First Cause creating human beings through long process of evolution in this world only to destroy them.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Believe #Intelligent #Creating

  • It is not what we have but what we do with what we have that constitutes the value of life.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Life #Value Of Life #Values

  • Mrs. Wiggs was a philosopher, and the sum and substance of her philosophy lay in keeping the dust off her rose-colored spectacles.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Philosophy #Reality #Dust

  • There is no doubt about it that it is more difficult for a woman to follow a career than for a man. Through the centuries his time has been considered more valuable, and he has consequently been excused from wrestling with many of 'life's minor damnabilities.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Wrestling #Men #Careers

  • Somehow, I never feel like good things b'long to me till I pass 'em on to somebody else.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Long #Ems #Good Things

  • The discovery that it is in our power to change our lives by the thoughts we think is the first step toward spiritual mastery.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Spiritual #Thinking #Discovery

  • Some folks goes right under when trouble comes, but I carry mine fur an' easy.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Fur #Trouble #Easy

  • No teaching that is not based on reason can be tolerated by critical minds, but the belief that an accident of blind force produces this highly organized world is far more fantastic than the theory that a Super Intelligence devised its ordered evolution.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Teaching #Mind #World

  • Just as a pool of water cannot reflect the sky overhead when it is restless and disturbed, so we can never get a perfect vision of the Divine, and show it to others when we are disturbed with human thoughts and personal problems. It is only when we are quite still and receptive that God can think His thoughts into us and use us for His purposes.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #God #Peace #Thinking

  • There is an invariable law that the only way to keep the real things of life is by sharing them or giving them away.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Real #Law #Giving

  • The fact that beauty is at one and the same time without cost and above price, robs it of the curse of possessiveness.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Beauty #Cost #Facts

  • I can think of no habit, kept up through the years, that binds a married couple more than that of reading good books together. Domestic problems and personal problems are for the time forgotten, and an intellectual intimacy is established that can be maintained in few other ways.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Marriage #Couple #Book

  • Cheerfulness is a debt we owe to society, in the paying of which we receive a generous discount. We can not open our hearts to give out cheer without more cheer rushing in to take its place.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Cheer #Heart #Rushing

  • Some people act as if there were a penalty for carrying concealed troubles. They exhibit them at every opportunity, begging for sympathy, even condescending to accept pity. Such persons never realize that the very ones to whom they are complaining are often struggling under a burden greater than their own.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Struggle #Opportunity #People

  • there ain't no use in dyin' 'fore yer time. Lots of folks is walkin' 'round jes' as dead as they'll ever be.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Death #Use #Folks

  • It'll be with me like it was with Uncle Ned's ole ox, I reckon; he kep' a-goin' an' a-goin' till he died a-standin' up, an' even then they had to push him over.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Death #Uncles

  • Half of our sorrows come from setting exalted standards for people and then breaking our hearts when they fail to live up to them.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Heart #People #Expectations

  • It is a terrifying as well as hopeful truth that we tend to bring into being in form whatever we fashion in thought.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Fashion #Expectations #Hopeful

  • Yer feelin's is like ras'berry vinegar: if you're skeered to use 'em an' keep on savin' 'em, first thing you know they've done 'vaporated!
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Feelings #Vinegar #Berries

  • What can people not accomplish if they will but master the secret of steadfast perseverance.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Perseverance #People #Secret

  • Life is made up of desires that seem big and vital one minute, and little and absurd the next. I guess we get what's best for us in the end.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Desire #Littles #Next

  • Solitude, if rightly used, becomes not only a privilege but a necessity. Only a superficial soul fears to fraternize with itself.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Soul #Solitude #Privilege

  • When one has a famishing thirst for happiness, one is apt to gulp down diversions wherever they are offered.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Happiness #Thirst #Diversion

  • Taking friendships for granted is one of the surest ways of ending them. Unless nourished, they tend to wither and die. Unless we earnestly desire its continuance we should never start a friendship any more than we would a love affair.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Friendship #Desire #Way

  • In this noisy, restless, bewildering age, there is a great need for quietness of spirit. Even in our communion with God we are so busy presenting our problems, asking for help, seeking relief that we leave no moments of silence to listen for God's answers. By practice we can learn to submerge our spirits beneath the turbulent surface waves of life and reach that depth of our being where all is still, where no storms can reach us. Here only can we forget the material world and its demands on us.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Asking For Help #Practice #Silence

  • Joy is at its keenest when contrasted with sorrow, courage at its height when it follows fear, faith at its noblest when it grows from doubt.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Joy #Doubt #Sorrow

  • It ain't no use putting up your umbrella till it rains.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Rain #Worry #Use