In this post, you will find great Them Quotes from famous people, such as Joyce Meyer, Steve Harvey, Samuel Johnson, Tammy Duckworth, Jonas Blue. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
God has equipped you to handle difficult things. In fact, He has already planted the seeds of discipline and self-control inside you. You just have to water those seeds with His Word to make them grow!
Anyone can be a DJ but it’s understanding how to read a crowd and keeping them on the floor is what takes years of experience.
Times of transition are strenuous, but I love them. They are an opportunity to purge, rethink priorities, and be intentional about new habits. We can make our new normal any way we want.
I have two luxuries to brood over in my walks, your loveliness and the hour of my death. O that I could have possession of them both in the same minute.
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.
Being a nice person is about courtesy: you’re friendly, polite, agreeable, and accommodating. When people believe they have to be nice in order to give, they fail to set boundaries, rarely say no, and become pushovers, letting others walk all over them.
Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.
This is all the inheritance I give to my dear family. The religion of Christ will give them one which will make them rich indeed.
The bee collects honey from flowers in such a way as to do the least damage or destruction to them, and he leaves them whole, undamaged and fresh, just as he found them.
Exceed your customer‘s expectations. If you do, they’ll come back over and over. Give them what they want – and a little more.
Jazz is the last refuge of the untalented. Jazz musicians enjoy themselves more than anyone listening to them does.
A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
Women, can’t live with them, can’t live without them.
Young people all over the world are very frustrated. They are very disillusioned. Many of them are turning their backs on religion. They are walking away from the faith of their parents, and most of this is because religion has failed them.
There is a saying, ‘Eyes are the windows to the soul.’ It means, mostly, people can see through someone else by eye contact in seven seconds. I have a habit that if I meet someone I don’t know, I’d like to look at her or his eyes on purpose. When my eyes lay on them, I can immediately see their true color.
I like all types of women. I accept them as they are when they come into my life… But I’m not a romantic. I’m just up-front. I like to be a part of something real, not make-believe. I tell women to tell me the truth, to just lay it out. Let me be the judge and decide if I want you around or not. Let me have my choice.
Don’t let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things. Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly, be kind to others, even if you don’t like them.
All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.
I know my flaws before other people point them out to me.
If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were.
If you are curious, you’ll find the puzzles around you. If you are determined, you will solve them.
I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences… I’m human, not perfect, like anybody else.
Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy.
I’ve made peace with the fact that the things that I thought were weaknesses or flaws were just me. I like them.
Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.
Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
My countrymen, I have given proofs that I am one most anxious for liberties for our country, and I am still desirous of them. But I place as a prior condition the education of the people, that by means of instruction and industry our country may have an individuality of its own and make itself worthy of these liberties.
Give to everyone who begs from you; and of him who takes away your goods do not ask them again. And as you wish that men would do to you, do so to them.
I wasn’t really too hyped on religion. I don’t really believe in a religion like that. I just believe that there is a God. There’s just somebody up there that listens to me, and they can show me better if I talk to them and build a relationship with them.
They may forget what you said – but they will never forget how you made them feel.
If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.
Neurotics build castles in the air, psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them.
It was my 16th birthday – my mom and dad gave me my Goya classical guitar that day. I sat down, wrote this song, and I just knew that that was the only thing I could ever really do – write songs and sing them to people.
Everyone should be able to express themselves in the way that best suits them – life is too short to spend it unhappy.
The clever men at Oxford, know all that there is to be knowed. But they none of them know one half as much, as intelligent Mr. Toad.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
I know who I am. I am not perfect. I’m not the most beautiful woman in the world. But I’m one of them.
India has 2,000,000 gods and worships them all. In religion, all other countries are paupers; India is the only millionaire.
The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.
Leave them wanting more and you know they’ll call you back.
Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.
We think, each of us, that we’re much more rational than we are. And we think that we make our decisions because we have good reasons to make them. Even when it’s the other way around. We believe in the reasons, because we’ve already made the decision.
The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them.
A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them.
We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Two prisoners whose cells adjoin communicate with each other by knocking on the wall. The wall is the thing which separates them but is also their means of communication. It is the same with us and God. Every separation is a link.
I have to ask Allah‘s forgiveness and not get angry, because they come to me out of love, and it’s not fitting that I should turn to them in hatred.
Women are considered deep – why? Because one can never discover any bottom to them. Women are not even shallow.
To get real diversity of thought, you need to find the people who genuinely hold different views and invite them into the conversation.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
I lived next to Russian soldiers. We had Russian army guys in our house when I grew up. We made lemonade for them; they were everywhere. I had a Russian school. I grew up with Russian traditions, I know Russian songs… it infiltrates me a lot. I even speak a little Russian.
‘Tis not enough to help the feeble up, but to support them after.
When you see a person, do you just concentrate on their looks? It’s just a first impression. Then there’s someone who doesn’t catch your eye immediately, but you talk to them and they become the most beautiful thing in the world. The greatest actors aren’t what you would call beautiful sex symbols.
It is never too late to correct our mistakes. And if we do not, we risk repeating them.
Every man, every woman who has to take up the service of government, must ask themselves two questions: ‘Do I love my people in order to serve them better? Am I humble and do I listen to everybody, to diverse opinions in order to choose the best path?’ If you don’t ask those questions, your governance will not be good.
Vision 2030 is about a lot of big opportunities, so Aramco is one of them, Neom another opportunity.
One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them.
Life is short but love your loved ones. Love them, kiss them every day because you don’t know what’s going to happen.
If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
When you love someone and care about them, you want what’s best for them, and it’s always the hardest thing to realize maybe you aren’t what’s best for them, how hard you try.
Part of the problem is there are people in Washington, D.C. in positions of power to whom the border is just a nuisance, and I think some of them believe that illegal immigration is a moral good. It is not. It undermines legal immigration.
I like to be funny. I can’t stay all the time focused, disciplined, controlled. Behaviour like that is impossible. If the players are too nervous before a game, I have to relax them, calm them.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
I love my boys. I love watching them growing up. I love seeing them develop, and I’m always looking forward to seeing what they’re going to become and what they’re going to be interested in later in life.
No matter what kind of challenges or difficulties or painful situations you go through in your life, we all have something deep within us that we can reach down and find the inner strength to get through them.
Life is full of tough decisions, and nothing makes them easy. But the worst ones are really your personal koans, and tormenting ambivalence is just the sense of satori rising. Try, trust, try, and trust again, and eventually you’ll feel your mind change its focus to a new level of understanding.
Stereotypes do exist, but we have to walk through them.
You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.
It is wise to persuade people to do things and make them think it was their own idea.
One of the common failings among honorable people is a failure to appreciate how thoroughly dishonorable some other people can be, and how dangerous it is to trust them.
Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.
My sun and my moon signs are mostly Cancer – it’s really strong. We’re deeply intuitive and sentimental. I really like to take care of people, nurturing them. I’m very passionate about the things I do and like to see people I love grow.
If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
What’s cool is when you’re able to give your audience imagination and you don’t have to cage them in like animals.
A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.
Learn from the masses, and then teach them.
You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.
If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.
I’m obsessed with the power of music and image together. There’s also something about music videos that are incredibly glamorous – there’s a fetishistic aesthetic to them that you don’t really see in movies in the same way.
Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.
Deforestation will continue as long as cutting down and burning trees is more economic than preserving them.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Do not seek to bring things to pass in accordance with your wishes, but wish for them as they are, and you will find them.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.
Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.
Confidence… thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.
We owe it to our children to equip them with all the capabilities they’ll need to thrive in the limitless world beyond the classrooms.
Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.
Personality is more important than beauty, but imagination is more important than both of them.
Life is not easy for anyone. You have to have ups and downs. You can make mistakes. You learn and try not to make them again. That’s pretty much my principle.
I didn’t discover curves; I only uncovered them.
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, make them.
Like with any good art form, if you can entertain people and make them think, it’s an honor. It’s just an honor to be a comedian.
I have this fear of clowns, so I think that if I surround myself with them, it will ward off all evil.
The most obvious things are often right there, but you don’t think about them because you’ve narrowed your vision.
Democracy is only an experiment in government, and it has the obvious disadvantage of merely counting votes instead of weighing them.
God has blessed me with an amazing family, friends and work colleagues that have been my joy, my support, and my sanity. I don’t know what I’d do without them.
I have lots of friends, but I’m probably a terrible friend to all of them, even my family. I wouldn’t be surprised if I found myself with no friends later on in life. My friends become my enemies.
People understand me so poorly that they don’t even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.
A tailor is a person’s best friend as far as I’m concerned, because you can take things that fit OK or look OK, and if you get them tailored, they can be fabulous.
A youth, when at home, should be filial and, abroad, respectful to his elders. He should be earnest and truthful. He should overflow in love to all and cultivate the friendship of the good. When he has time and opportunity, after the performance of these things, he should employ them in polite studies.
A man is given the choice between loving women and understanding them.
The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them in parliament.
I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that’s not what America’s about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don’t contract them.
I bring out the worst in my enemies and that’s how I get them to defeat themselves.
I think the eyes flirt most. There are so many ways to use them.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.
You can have all the gun control laws in the country, but if you don’t enforce them, people are going to find a way to protect themselves. We need to recognize that bad people are doing bad things with these weapons. It’s not the law-abiding citizens, it’s not the person who uses it as a hobby.
You only have power over people so long as you don’t take everything away from them. But when you’ve robbed a man of everything, he’s no longer in your power – he’s free again.
If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier behind it you almost don’t have to manage them.
Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
There is no ‘them’ and ‘us.’ There is only us.
There’s no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.
Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.
The purpose of life is to help others, and if you can’t help them, won’t you at least not hurt them? I know that is a platitude, that that is sentimental and can easily be attacked. But loving, caring is simple, and we make it complex. Our own neuroses make it complex.
Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.
Cute is when a person’s personality shines through their looks. Like in the way they walk, every time you see them you just want to run up and hug them.
If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
If you always think about your dreams or goals, work steadfastly towards them and continue to challenge yourself, you will definitely be able to realise those dreams or goals.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.
Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.
Education must, be not only a transmission of culture but also a provider of alternative views of the world and a strengthener of the will to explore them.
It is easy to make promises – it is hard work to keep them.
I think it is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. Since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition. In fact, there are so few people this crazy that I feel like I know them all by first name.
We cannot create observers by saying ‘observe’, but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses.
The black person is the protagonist in most of my paintings. I realized that I didn’t see many paintings with black people in them.
The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.
You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.
Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.
All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again.
Mistakes and pressure are inevitable; the secret to getting past them is to stay calm.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
I love fast cars… and to go too fast in them.
A civilization which leaves so large a number of its participants unsatisfied and drives them into revolt neither has nor deserves the prospect of a lasting existence.
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
Be nice to people on your way up because you’ll meet them on your way down.
To have a great idea, have a lot of them.
I’m not going to get somewhere and say, ‘OK, I’m done.’ Success is never final; I’ll just keep on going. The same way as failure never being fatal. Just keep going. I’m going to the stars and then past them.
Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more than any other one thing a smile reassures them.
Sometimes a villain is very quiet – it makes them more deadly, more intellectual.
Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
The real cure for our environmental problems is to understand that our job is to salvage Mother Nature. We are facing a formidable enemy in this field. It is the hunters… and to convince them to leave their guns on the wall is going to be very difficult.
The spectacles of experience; through them you will see clearly a second time.
There are two problems for our species‘ survival – nuclear war and environmental catastrophe – and we’re hurtling towards them. Knowingly.
I am lucky that my in-laws are incredibly special people and I love them dearly. My father-in-law is an extraordinary man and my mom-in-law a beautiful and brave woman.
If you’re not going to be rewarded for your virtues, and instead you’re going to be punished for them, then what’s your motivation to continue?
It was wrong to capture wild animals and confine them in captivity for people to go and gawk at them. And that’s basically how zoos got started. But once you do that, and once you have animals that have been bred in captivity, you’re really stuck with them in some sense. You can’t return them to the wild.
The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory.
It isn’t making mistakes that’s critical; it’s correcting them and getting on with the principal task.
The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them.
You can’t change the world alone – you will need some help – and to truly get from your starting point to your destination takes friends, colleagues, the good will of strangers and a strong coxswain to guide them.
We must create economic opportunity, build a culture of entrepreneurship, get people to take responsibility for improving their lives, rather than putting them in a position where they sit back in their poverty and blame others for it.
The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them… Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will.
The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.
Everybody’s journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality.
I don’t try to intimidate anybody before a fight. That’s nonsense. I intimidate people by hitting them.
I’m a people lover. I love interacting with different people as I meet them, and I think people are one of God’s greatest creations, I really do. They’re interesting and intriguing.
Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.
Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them.
To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.
Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic.
There is a computer disease that anybody who works with computers knows about. It’s a very serious disease and it interferes completely with the work. The trouble with computers is that you ‘play’ with them!
Even though I write about the human race, the further away from them, the better I feel. Two miles is great; two thousand miles is beautiful.
Believe in yourself and believe in your dreams. Follow them, never give up, that’s the most important thing. If you believe you can get there, then one day you will.
I have opinions of my own, strong opinions, but I don’t always agree with them.
Only those who have the courage to take a penalty miss them.
I’m continually inspired by nature, and the rainbow is one of nature’s greatest optical phenomenons. The sighting of a rainbow never fails to bring a smile to people’s faces. They signify optimism and positivity: with them comes the sunshine after the rain.
A man can do all things if he but wills them.
I bet taxpayers remember providing more than $812 billion to Citigroup and Bank of America, two Wall Street banks, in 2009 to bail them out during the 2008 financial crisis. Taxpayers remember that generosity; big banks evidently don’t.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion about the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.
We don’t let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns?
I don’t feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.
For I am not so enamoured of my own opinions that I disregard what others may think of them.
It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.
Human resources are like natural resources; they’re often buried deep. You have to go looking for them; they’re not just lying around on the surface.
Don’t let it end like this. Tell them I said something.
A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a century.
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don’t, they never were.
Some of my colleagues argue that by further curtailing our Second Amendment rights, they can enhance public safety. Fine, the burden of proof is on them.
I just really love doing what I do. I know every career is fleeting and there will be time periods when I don’t get the opportunities that I’m getting right now, so I am taking advantage of them.
We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
There is more hooey spread about the Second Amendment. It says quite clearly that guns are for those who form part of a well-regulated militia, i.e., the armed forces including the National Guard. The reasons for keeping them away from everyone else get clearer by the day.
Don’t tell your problems to people: eighty percent don’t care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them.
All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.
Every villain has their belief system that makes perfect sense to them.
A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this World: he that has these two, has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them, will be little the better for anything else.
We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.
The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.
I don’t want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their job.
I fear God and next to God I mostly fear them that fear him not.
There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge… observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination.
If you can’t convince them, confuse them.
You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.
Why hurry over beautiful things? Why not linger and enjoy them?
Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.
There are seven winners of the Monaco Grand Prix on the starting line today, and four of them are Michael Schumacher.
There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.
Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.
I would encourage you to set really high goals. Set goals that, when you set them, you think they’re impossible. But then every day you can work towards them, and anything is possible, so keep working hard and follow your dreams.
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
The sun too penetrates into privies, but is not polluted by them.
Mistakes are part of the game. It’s how well you recover from them, that’s the mark of a great player.
Tell the audience what you’re going to say, say it; then tell them what you’ve said.
Dream small dreams. If you make them too big, you get overwhelmed and you don’t do anything. If you make small goals and accomplish them, it gives you the confidence to go on to higher goals.
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.
The real key to making money in stocks is not to get scared out of them.
It’s in responsibility that most people find the meaning that sustains them through life. It’s not in happiness. It’s not in impulsive pleasure.
Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate. The world wasn’t formed in a day, and neither were we. Set small goals and build upon them.
Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.
Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.
He who possesses art and science has religion; he who does not possess them, needs religion.
The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.
Don’t send me flowers when I’m dead. If you like me, send them while I’m alive.
We’re put here on Earth to learn our own lessons. No one can tell you what your lessons are; it is part of your personal journey to discover them. On these journeys we may be given a lot, or just a little bit, of the things we must grapple with, but never more than we can handle.
When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.
Steve Irwin did wonderful conservation work but I was uncomfortable about some of his stunts. Even if animals aren’t aware that you are not treating them with respect, the viewers are.
It’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
Business is war. I go out there, I want to kill the competitors. I want to make their lives miserable. I want to steal their market share. I want them to fear me and I want everyone on my team thinking we’re going to win.
Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all – the apathy of human beings.
We are not punished for our sins, but by them.
I’ve been lucky. Opportunities don’t often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them.
I’ll say things that are serious and put them in a joke form so people can enjoy them. We laugh to keep from crying.
I think a role model is a mentor – someone you see on a daily basis, and you learn from them.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
No matter how civilized we are and how much society has curbed violent behavior. Human beings still have the same genes they had 10,000 years ago. Our bodies are designed to have a certain amount of physical stress and violence in them. We’re designed to run from jaguars and fight to defend our territory.
He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.
You create your opportunities by asking for them.
What an artist is trying to do for people is bring them closer to something, because of course art is about sharing. You wouldn’t be an artist unless you wanted to share an experience, a thought.
The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.
The wounds of love can only be healed by the one who made them.
My peers, lately, have found companionship through means of intoxication – it makes them sociable. I, however, cannot force myself to use drugs to cheat on my loneliness – it is all that I have – and when the drugs and alcohol dissipate, will be all that my peers have as well.
Most people don’t like change. They revolt against it unless they can clearly see the advantage it brings. For that reason, when good leaders prepare to take action or make changes, they take people through a process to get them ready for it.
Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.
Men are not punished for their sins, but by them.
One in 200 stars has habitable Earth-like planets surrounding it – in the galaxy, half a billion stars have Earth-like planets going around them – that’s huge, half a billion. So when we look at the night sky, it makes sense that someone is looking back at us.
Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Our children are the living messages we send to a future we will ever see… Will we rob them of their destiny? Will we rob them of their dreams? No – we will not do that.
Mom and Dad were the best. I never clashed with them.
Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.
Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in while, or the light won’t come in.
I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.
There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.
Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them.
You get what you give. What you put into things is what you get out of them.
I learned that life is filled with ups and downs and it’s just about how you react to them.
Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.
Nothing matters but the facts. Without them, the science of criminal investigation is nothing more than a guessing game.
People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.
My people are my people. They love me and I love them. I would not be here without them.
My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.
The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.
If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.
Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm. But the harm does not interest them.
Plastic surgery and breast implants are fine for people who want that, if it makes them feel better about who they are. But, it makes these people, actors especially, fantasy figures for a fantasy world. Acting is about being real being honest.
The biggest problem is that Facebook and Google are these giant feedback loops that give people what they want to hear. And when you use them in a world where your biases are being constantly confirmed, you become susceptible to fake news, propaganda, demagoguery.
I like to think of ideas as potential energy. They’re really wonderful, but nothing will happen until we risk putting them into action.
It is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are… than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them, and think that you are in paradise.
Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.
Isn’t it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!
Secret operations are essential in war; upon them the army relies to make its every move.
Each of us has a vision of good and of evil. We have to encourage people to move towards what they think is good… Everyone has his own idea of good and evil and must choose to follow the good and fight evil as he conceives them. That would be enough to make the world a better place.
Ten men waiting for me at the door? Send one of them home, I’m tired.
The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them.
Coral reefs represent some of the world’s most spectacular beauty spots, but they are also the foundation of marine life: without them many of the sea’s most exquisite species will not survive.
If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don’t let them put you in that position.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.
Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled, either by a power within them, or by a power without them; either by the word of God, or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible, or by the bayonet.
Know your worth! People always act like they’re doing more for you than you’re doing for them.
I think it’s important for us as a society to remember that the youth within juvenile justice systems are, most of the time, youths who simply haven’t had the right mentors and supporters around them – because of circumstances beyond their control.
Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.
Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.
Folks, I can tell you I’ve known eight presidents, three of them intimately.
Remember, always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.
Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property… Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.
You can’t win them all.
A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
It’s great if the in-laws themselves put up boundaries. But if they won’t; it’s up to their grown kids to do it and enforce them.
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and God will be in them.
Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.
‘Pretty Lady’ is the conversation piece where you just need to compliment your lady. If you are in a club setting, and you just been eyeing a beautiful woman, this song came from me trying to compliment women and them turning their face up at me.
Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.
No one is the same, and we all have different life experiences. It’s not my place to judge them or for them to judge me. We should all be accountable for our own lives.
No business can stay in business without customers. How you treat – or mistreat – them determines how long your doors stay open.
The way you see people is the way you treat them, and the way you treat them is what they become.
I love vintage cars because you can do so much more to them.
Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.
I learned that we can do anything, but we can’t do everything… at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything.
Scientists dream about doing great things. Engineers do them.
To lead people walk behind them.
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
Those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself.
I never feel lonely if I’ve got a book – they’re like old friends. Even if you’re not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And they’re part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey through life.
I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.
Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
Experience is making mistakes and learning from them.
If you kill enough of them, they stop fighting.
He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm.
You have to see and smell and feel the circumstances of people to really understand them.
I do not love to be printed on every occasion, much less to be dunned and teased by foreigners about mathematical things or to be thought by our own people to be trifling away my time about them when I should be about the king’s business.
True teachers use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.
Every age has its storytelling form, and video gaming is a huge part of our culture. You can ignore or embrace video games and imbue them with the best artistic quality. People are enthralled with video games in the same way as other people love the cinema or theatre.
The most important part are the fans, that people going home are happy. It’s their time off, and you should give them something to enjoy.
The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.
I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.
Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end.
There are good days and there are bad days, and this is one of them.
In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all of them came first.
The NATO treaty is crystal clear on this one: An attack on one nation shall be regarded as an attack on all of them.
I’m not interested in how people move, but what moves them.
Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.
Do not tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don’t tell them where they know the fish.
I’m an optimist in the sense that I believe humans are noble and honorable, and some of them are really smart. I have a very optimistic view of individuals.
What is Apple, after all? Apple is about people who think ‘outside the box,’ people who want to use computers to help them change the world, to help them create things that make a difference, and not just to get a job done.
Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.
My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.
Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
America is dumb. It’s like a dumb puppy that has big teeth that can bite and hurt you – aggressive. My daughter is four; my boy is one. I’d like them to see America as a toy – a broken toy. Investigate it a little, check it out, get this feeling, and then get out.
Governments tend not to solve problems, only to rearrange them.
No matter how old we become, we can still call them ‘Holy Mother’ and ‘Father’ and put a child-like trust in them.
All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.
Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
Many people feel so pressured by the expectations of others that it causes them to be frustrated, miserable and confused about what they should do. But there is a way to live a simple, joy-filled, peaceful life, and the key is learning how to be led by the Holy Spirit, not the traditions or expectations of man.
Children need to get a high-quality education, avoid violence and the criminal-justice system, and gain jobs. But they deserve more. We want them to learn not only reading and math but fairness, caring, self-respect, family commitment, and civic duty.
If you can’t beat them, arrange to have them beaten.