Favorite Quotations ~  Surrender Schott's Original Miscellany

"When you surrender to the air, you can ride it." ~ Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon


Never surrender opportunity for security. ~ Branch Rickey

Just surrender to the cycle of things, Give yourself to the waves of the Great Change, And when it is time to go, then simply go, Without any unnecessary fuss. ~ T'ao Ch'ien

At the very point of vulnerability is where the surrender takes place--that is where the god enters. The god comes through the wound. ~ Marion Woodman

At 15 life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no chance. ~ Maya Angelou

I know what the great cure is: it is to give up, to relinquish, to surrender, so that our little hearts may beat in unison with the great heart of the world. ~ Henry Miller

To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders. ~ Lao Tzu

Men do not settle down. Men surrender. ~ Chris Rock

Peace is the highest aspiration of the American People. We will negotiate for it, sacrifice for it, we will never surrender for it, now or ever. ~ Ronald Reagan

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. ~ Vince Lombardi

Being defeated is often only a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. ~ Marilyn vos Savant

It's hard to beat a person who never gives up. ~ Babe Ruth

There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go. ~ Jessica Hatchigan

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe