In this post, you will find great Because Quotes from famous people, such as Virginia Woolf, Yo-Yo Ma, Stanislaw Jerzy Lec, Charles Kettering, Tyler Perry. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks.
Whatever has happened to you in your past has no power over this present moment, because life is now.
The digital camera is a great invention because it allows us to reminisce. Instantly.
There is no must in art because art is free.
Beauty is a gift, just like good health or intelligence. The only thing is not to be proud of being beautiful. Because you didn’t do anything – it was given to you.
Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.
It is legal because I wish it.
Life throws you curveballs and there are things that happen – you don’t understand why they happened at the time. But then you step back and understand you’re a better fighter and competitor because of the things that happened.
I’ve had to accept that – that everyone cannot love me. Because when there’s love, there’s hate. When there’s light, there’s dark. But it was really hard to accept as an artist that there’s a lot of people that hate me, but on the other side, there are many more people who love me. I think everyone goes through that.
There’s a constant tension between the excitement of new people and security with one person. If you go with excitement, you create chaos; you hurt people. There’s jealousy, and it gets very messy. If you have security, it can be boring, and you die inside because of all the opportunities missed.
See, when you drive home today, you’ve got a big windshield on the front of your car. And you’ve got a little bitty rearview mirror. And the reason the windshield is so large and the rearview mirror is so small is because what’s happened in your past is not near as important as what’s in your future.
Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.
I’m a happy man, because I am successful in what I do, of course; but what makes me most happy is I have people around me that I love and who love me back. This, for me, is the most important thing. Nobody likes to be alone.
In my life I’ve gone through a lot of really hard times. I went through depression and had so many challenges that I overcame. And I overcame because I just decided to be happy.
The unreal is more powerful than the real, because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it, because it’s only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles, wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on.
I don’t play no one else’s game and I don’t run no one else’s race because if I did that, I wouldn’t be who I am.
Because power corrupts, society‘s demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.
Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.
Be able to delegate, because there are some things that you just can’t do by yourself.
People think because I’m a nice person I’m a weak person. But I don’t think being nice means you don’t know how to take tough decisions.
Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don’t know because we don’t want to know.
I associate heavy metal with fantasy because of the tremendous power that the music delivers.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.
Social acceptance, ‘being liked,’ has so much power because it holds the feelings of loneliness at bay.
Like hatred, jealousy is forbidden by the laws of life because it is essentially destructive.
I love vintage cars because you can do so much more to them.
The truth is that we don’t need everyone to like us; we need a few people to love us. Because what’s better than being roundly liked is being fully known – an impossibility both professionally and personally if you’re so busy being likable that you forget to be yourself.
I don’t know about everyone else, but I really loved lunch and recess because it was an opportunity to get carried away with your imagination.
Because we cannot know what God is, but only what He is not, we cannot consider how He is but only how He is not.
Life is always going to be stranger than fiction, because fiction has to be convincing, and life doesn’t.
I used to think I was ugly because I was the baby.
And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline properly.
Germany is a great nation only because its people have so much Polish blood in their veins.
You will learn more from your failures than your successes – so embrace those mistakes, as difficult as that sounds, and grow from them. When a project is successful, you’re never really sure why, because so many elements come into play. However, when you fail, you always know why. That is how you learn and grow.
I don’t use a debit card. The safest thing is a credit card because you’re using the bank’s money. If someone accesses your information, they are stealing the bank’s money, not yours.
And we forget because we must and not because we will.
It’s really a testament to my parents, because I was active, curious and creative as a child, and my parents nurtured that. But I wouldn’t say that I was a professional child actor at all. I was never the breadwinner of my family.
One mustn’t look at the abyss, because there is at the bottom an inexpressible charm which attracts us.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous.
Life is not over because you have diabetes. Make the most of what you have, be grateful.
I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else.
I’m interested in women’s health because I’m a woman. I’d be a darn fool not to be on my own side.
It’s okay for me to make jokes about disabled people and people with horrible diseases because they make me uncomfortable, and I don’t want to be like them.
Just because nobody complains doesn’t mean all parachutes are perfect.
Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.
It’s only by coincidence I started working with my father – all because of King Abdullah’s decision not to grant my promotion. God bless his soul, he did me a favor.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.
If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don’t accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend.
I started ‘Outer Banks,’ because there’s so much hype around it. I saw one episode and I didn’t really continue, but I got to keep going at it. Two of the actors on there were also in ‘Stranger Things,’ and all my friends always ask, ‘Oh my God, you know Madelyn Cline. She was in ‘Stranger Things’ too.’
Abortion is inherently different from other medical procedures because no other procedure involves the purposeful termination of a potential life.
Peace comes when you talk to the guy you most hate. And that’s where the courage of a leader comes, because when you sit down with your enemy, you as a leader must already have very considerable confidence from your own constituency.
The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
I always tell people, ‘It’ll get greater later’ meaning that sometimes we have to pass through whatever it is. We know that we can get through it because others have.
It’s been a long road for me, with a lot of ups and downs. Thankfully there have been more ups than there have been downs. For me, what brings me down has only made me stronger because of it.
Security is, I would say, our top priority because for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computers – organizing your lives, staying in touch with people, being creative – if we don’t solve these security problems, then people will hold back.
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
It is just like man’s vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.
I think self-discovery is the greatest achievement in life, because once you discover yourself and accept what you are, then you can fulfil your true potential and be happy.
People need to be cautious because anything built by man can be destroyed by Mother Nature.
I think money is a wonderful thing because it enables you to do things. It enables you to invest in ideas that don’t have a short-term payback.
Historically, privacy was almost implicit, because it was hard to find and gather information. But in the digital world, whether it’s digital cameras or satellites or just what you click on, we need to have more explicit rules – not just for governments but for private companies.
You need great passion, because everything you do with great pleasure, you do well.
It is a blessing to die for a cause, because you can so easily die for nothing.
The devil ain’t got no power over me. The devil come, and me shake hands with the devil. Devil have his part to play. Devil’s a good friend, too… because when you don’t know him, that’s the time he can mosh you down.
Red is such an interesting color to correlate with emotion, because it’s on both ends of the spectrum. On one end you have happiness, falling in love, infatuation with someone, passion, all that. On the other end, you’ve got obsession, jealousy, danger, fear, anger and frustration.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
I can’t go back to yesterday – because I was a different person then.
If, then, you are looking for the way by which you should go, take Christ, because He Himself is the way.
I view Bitcoin as the more democratic version of money and value transfer because no one controls it… I expect the Internet to be around longer than any nation-state, so a nation-state-backed currency is actually less safe than an Internet currency in my mind.
Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible for anyone to accomplish.
I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.
There is good in everything; it’s just how you choose to look at it. Everything that’s worth it has a price. For me to be a model – I had to leave my family. Do you think I liked that? No! There are sacrifices. Life is meant to be a challenge, because challenges are what make you grow.
People are fascinated by robots because they’re machines that can mimic life.
Happiness is your own treasure because it lies within you.
One of the criticisms I’ve faced over the years is that I’m not aggressive enough or assertive enough, or maybe somehow, because I’m empathetic, it means I’m weak. I totally rebel against that. I refuse to believe that you cannot be both compassionate and strong.
I love life because what more is there?
When you’re headlining, people are paying to come see you specifically. It’s a different kind of pressure, because you’ve got to deliver. You’ve got to give these people what they paid for. It’s a different mind state, a different type of mentality, but it’s honestly a pretty good problem to have, you know?
We lost because we told ourselves we lost.
It takes two hands to clap! I cannot be solely blamed for what happened in my relationships! If things soured, it happened because of both parties. Not just me!
I want true love, because I don’t have so much time, and I want to spend my time with the right girl.
I do put a lot of God in my music, but not because I’m super religious. There are a lot of demons in my music, too. I acknowledge both.
I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.
Fragrance is important to me because of its emotional dimension. I feel like fragrances are able to transport, stir emotion, and bring up memories. You can wear makeup, you can dress yourself up, but fragrance gives a powerful aspect to how you can present yourself that you can’t necessarily get any other way.
Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint.
As far as playing, I didn’t care who guarded me – red, yellow, black. I just didn’t want a white guy guarding me, because it’s disrespect to my game.
My job is making money, helping other people make money. I am spending money, trying to make sure more people get rich, because you cannot spend a lot of money, right? So my job is spending money, helping others. This is a headache.
If I were a Roman Catholic, I should turn a heretic, in sheer desperation, because I would rather go to heaven than go to purgatory.
I want to be known for what I am, black and white, because I’m proud of both.
When people get married because they think it’s a long-time love affair, they’ll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
Work hard. And have patience. Because no matter who you are, you’re going to get hurt in your career and you have to be patient to get through the injuries.
Babylon is everywhere. You have wrong and you have right. Wrong is what we call Babylon, wrong things. That is what Babylon is to me. I could have born in England, I could have born in America, it make no difference where me born, because there is Babylon everywhere.
Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
‘Everything happens for a reason’ is something that we have to tell ourselves all the time, because it’s good to have the idea that something good is around the corner.
I just want to be able to do it all just because that’s what life is.
Just because you say something doesn’t make it controversial, and it doesn’t make you a bad person.
The point is that when I see a sunset or a waterfall or something, for a split second it’s so great, because for a little bit I’m out of my brain, and it’s got nothing to do with me. I’m not trying to figure it out, you know what I mean? And I wonder if I can somehow find a way to maintain that mind stillness.
War is hugely profitable. It creates so much money because it’s so easy to spend money very fast. There are huge fortunes to be made. So there is always an encouragement to promote war and keep it going, to make sure that we identify people who are ‘others’ whom we can legitimately make war upon.
There are no contests in the Art of Peace. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.
I hope I’m not a tourist attraction – I’m sure that they come here really because St. Andrews is just amazing, a beautiful place.
The past always looks better than it was. It’s only pleasant because it isn’t here.
My Mom and Dad always told me to not act on emotion, act on what is real. When you’re mad don’t do something wrong because you’re mad.
When you get to that level, it’s not a matter of talent anymore – because all the players are so talented – it’s about preparation, about playing smart and making good decisions.
We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh.
Struggling is hard because you never know what’s at the end of the tunnel.
I know that there’s a god because I was able to survive everything that I’ve been through – all of the tough times – and I’m still at the top of my game.
Because you know what happens when you say ‘hello‘ or ‘good morning?’ You make a connection. And isn’t that what being human is all about?
I need to celebrate life because I’m in a good spot, I work hard, and I am happy with who I am and happy with what I do for a living, and sometimes I just focus and overwhelm myself so much with the fights and getting better, that I just need to slow it down and enjoy life and enjoy training.
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.
You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference.
I’m not a politician. I don’t want to be a politician, because politicians do what is politically expedient. I want to do what’s right.
We control the world basically because we are the only animals that can cooperate flexibly in very large numbers. And if you examine any large-scale human cooperation, you will always find that it is based on some fiction like the nation, like money, like human rights.
It doesn’t matter if we grow old and get replaced by a new younger generation as long as there is still someone talking about us because they will still remember how we shone so bright.
When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence.
Does anybody really think that they didn’t get what they had because they didn’t have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created.
Nature is the most beautiful thing we have. It’s better than art because it’s from the creator.
Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.
I pretty much try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face.
Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them.
I must confess that I lead a miserable life. For almost two years, I have ceased to attend any social functions, just because I find it impossible to say to people, ‘I am deaf.’ If I had any other profession, I might be able to cope with my infirmity; but in my profession, it is a terrible handicap.
Awards are so unnecessary because I think we get so much out of our work just by doing it. The work is a reward in itself.
Basically, at the very bottom of life, which seduces us all, there is only absurdity, and more absurdity. And maybe that’s what gives us our joy for living, because the only thing that can defeat absurdity is lucidity.
Music itself is going to become like running water or electricity. So it’s like, just take advantage of these last few years because none of this is ever going to happen again. You’d better be prepared for doing a lot of touring because that’s really the only unique situation that’s going to be left.
If you are given a chance to be a role model, I think you should always take it because you can influence a person’s life in a positive light, and that’s what I want to do. That’s what it’s all about.
If we depend for our happiness on another, on society or on environment, they become essential to us; we cling to them, and any alteration of these we violently oppose because we depend upon them for our psychological security and comfort.
A statement is persuasive and credible either because it is directly self-evident or because it appears to be proved from other statements that are so.
I’ve also seen that great men are often lonely. This is understandable, because they have built such high standards for themselves that they often feel alone. But that same loneliness is part of their ability to create.
It is difficult to accept death in this society because it is unfamiliar. In spite of the fact that it happens all the time, we never see it.
Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.
I think it makes sense to believe in God, but exactly what decision in your life you make differently because of it, I don’t know.
I’m so grateful for where I am now, but I think I’m more grateful because it’s been so hard-won; I haven’t given up, and I’ve had plenty of reasons to give up.
Life is short but love your loved ones. Love them, kiss them every day because you don’t know what’s going to happen.
My whole life, people have doubted me. My mom did. People told me in high school I’m too short and not fast enough to play basketball. They didn’t know my story. Because if they did, they’d know that anything is possible.
I look to the future because that’s where I’m going to spend the rest of my life.
Neuroscience is by far the most exciting branch of science because the brain is the most fascinating object in the universe. Every human brain is different – the brain makes each human unique and defines who he or she is.
Markets are lethal, if only because of ignoring externalities, the impacts of their transactions on the environment.
I was not a messiah, but an ordinary man who had become a leader because of extraordinary circumstances.
I don’t like to give advice. I like to give people information because everyone’s life is different, and everyone’s journey is different.
To be yourself is truly a revolutionary act, and I think more and more people should try it, because it’s gotten me a pretty cool life.
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.
I’d rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I’d rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are.
Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies.
The theater is so endlessly fascinating because it’s so accidental. It’s so much like life.
I tried out various experiments described in treatises on physics and chemistry, and the results were sometimes unexpected. At times, I would be encouraged by a little unhoped-for success; at others, I would be in the deepest despair because of accidents and failures resulting from my inexperience.
I like to keep some things to myself, because its called a private life, not public.
The most obvious things are often right there, but you don’t think about them because you’ve narrowed your vision.
The game has its ups and downs, but you can never lose focus of your individual goals and you can’t let yourself be beat because of lack of effort.
Sometimes I sit down and I think ‘Do I regret this? Do I regret that?’ And I feel like everything makes this snowball effect, you know? If you regret something, it’s good because it just means that it’s something that’s affected you enough for you to stop and think… There’s a reason that everything happens.
Probably because I’m from a middle class family, I have that nature in me that I don’t get too excited with big things.
I am happy every day, because life is moving in a very positive way.
Education is important because it prepares you for life.
Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.
The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.
Today is a most unusual day, because we have never lived it before; we will never live it again; it is the only day we have.
For many people, managing pain involves using prescription medicine in combination with complementary techniques like physical therapy, acupuncture, yoga and massage. I appreciate this because I truly believe medical care should address the person as a whole – their mind, body, and spirit.
Socialism states that you owe me something simply because I exist. Capitalism, by contrast, results in a sort of reality-forced altruism: I may not want to help you, I may dislike you, but if I don’t give you a product or service you want, I will starve. Voluntary exchange is more moral than forced redistribution.
The great are only great because we are on our knees. Let us rise!
To say that gender is performative is a little different because for something to be performative means that it produces a series of effects. We act and walk and speak and talk in ways that consolidate an impression of being a man or being a woman.
Being human means you will make mistakes. And you will make mistakes, because failure is God’s way of moving you in another direction.
Adaptability is a great asset to have because life is so unpredictable, and things can change overnight for any of us.
I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
Surround yourself with really good people. I think that’s an important thing. Because the people you surround yourself are a reflection of you.
Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.
I am not too much into Netflix and Amazon because spending quality time with family is more valuable.
Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.
I feel like I’m a New Yorker because I really know the city. I actually tell the drivers where to go – I have this bad habit, I always question the drivers. I do that all the time because I feel like I know the best way, when really it’s like, ‘Yo, man, shut up. This dude does this every day of his life.’
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.
Passive inactivity, because you have not been given specific instructions to do this or to do that, is a serious deficiency.
If you ever start feeling like you have the goofiest, craziest, most dysfunctional family in the world, all you have to do is go to a state fair. Because five minutes at the fair, you’ll be going, ‘you know, we’re alright. We are dang near royalty.’
Developing a good work ethic is key. Apply yourself at whatever you do, whether you’re a janitor or taking your first summer job, because that work ethic will be reflected in everything you do in life.
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.
Open-minded people tend to be interested in Buddhism because Buddha urged people to investigate things – he didn’t just command them to believe.
Tourism is important because it can create sustainable local economies. I’d much rather have 1,000 tourists going up the Tambopata than 1,000 gold miners.
I know how it feels to be a woman because I am a woman. And I won’t be classified as just a man.
Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
If I’m free, it’s because I’m always running.
Women are considered deep – why? Because one can never discover any bottom to them. Women are not even shallow.
Before Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962, he was an angry, relatively young man. He founded the ANC’s military wing. When he was released, he surprised everyone because he was talking about reconciliation and forgiveness and not about revenge.
In order to get what you want, you must first decide what you want. Most people really foul up at this crucial first step because they simply can’t see how it’s possible to get what they want, so they don’t even let themselves want it.
Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.
Be true to the game, because the game will be true to you. If you try to shortcut the game, then the game will shortcut you. If you put forth the effort, good things will be bestowed upon you. That’s truly about the game, and in some ways that’s about life too.
I hate organized religion. I think you have to love thy neighbor as thyself. I think you have to pick your own God and be true to him. I always say ‘him’ rather than ‘her.’ Maybe it’s because of my generation, but I don’t like the idea of a female God. I see God as a benevolent male.
I have tried to keep on with my striving because this is the only hope I have of ever achieving anything worthwhile and lasting.
Everyone loves to fly, and flying underwater is even better than flying in air because there are things around you.
It’s a wise man who understands that every day is a new beginning, because boy, how many mistakes do you make in a day? I don’t know about you, but I make plenty. You can’t turn the clock back, so you have to look ahead.
Football is great because you always have another opportunity to change history.
It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there’s nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized.
I’m a proud New Zealander, and I represent Paralympics New Zealand. I love what I do, and I do it because I love it. The passion is unbelievable in every race I do. I have the ambition to change things outside the pool, too.
If I knew of something that could serve my nation but would ruin another, I would not propose it to my prince, for I am first a man and only then a Frenchman… because I am necessarily a man, and only accidentally am I French.
A friend doesn’t go on a diet because you are fat.
The rainbow is a part of nature, and you have to be in the right place to see it. It’s beautiful, all of the colors, even the colors you can’t see. That really fit us as a people because we are all of the colors. Our sexuality is all of the colors. We are all the genders, races, and ages.
I’ve always seen first responders as unsung heroes and very special people because, when everyone else is running away from danger, they run into it.
People are pretty because they’re nice, and they care about other people, and they have a good heart. That’s what makes you pretty, and I didn’t know that at one point in my life.
Money is not a motivating factor. Money doesn’t thrill me or make me play better because there are benefits to being wealthy. I’m just happy with a ball at my feet. My motivation comes from playing the game I love. If I wasn’t paid to be a professional footballer I would willingly play for nothing.
Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.
There are many talented people who haven’t fulfilled their dreams because they over thought it, or they were too cautious, and were unwilling to make the leap of faith.
Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
Women are the real reason we get up every day. I’m talking about real men. If there were no women, I would not even have to bathe, because why would I care? These are guys I’m hanging with. I wake up for a woman every day of my life to make it happen for her.
Sustainable development is a fundamental break that’s going to reshuffle the entire deck. There are companies today that are going to dominate in the future simply because they understand that.
We are braver and wiser because they existed, those strong women and strong men… We are who we are because they were who they were. It’s wise to know where you come from, who called your name.
Just because you like my stuff doesn’t mean I owe you anything.
No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.
Peter Parker is probably the most relatable superhero – maybe ever – because he goes through something that basically everyone has to go through. Whether it’s puberty or talking to girls or doing homework, he does it in such a human way. That’s why he’s such a beloved character: because so many people can relate to him.
I don’t have a bank account because I don’t know my mother’s maiden name.
In my deepest, darkest moments, what really got me through was a prayer. Sometimes my prayer was ‘Help me.’ Sometimes a prayer was ‘Thank you.’ What I’ve discovered is that intimate connection and communication with my creator will always get me through because I know my support, my help, is just a prayer away.
Something like bitcoin is really important because it is not correlated to the rest of the market.
Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are.
There cannot be a God because if there were one, I could not believe that I was not He.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.
The future doesn’t exist. The only thing that exists is now and our memory of what happened in the past. But because we invented the idea of a future, we’re the only animal that realized we can affect the future by what we do today.
I have always understood the Nazis because I am of that sort by nature.
Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.
If you’ve heard this story before, don’t stop me, because I’d like to hear it again.
I believe the Champions League has all that magic because it gathers all the best European teams, and that gives you the feeling of trying to be the best. That’s why the Champions League has this special kind of emotion.
Each day has a story to – deserves to be told, because we are made of stories. I mean, scientists say that human beings are made of atoms, but a little bird told me that we are also made of stories.
You can never control who you fall in love with, even when you’re in the most sad, confused time of your life. You don’t fall in love with people because they’re fun. It just happens.
I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating… because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.
Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.
Haters never win. I just think that’s true about life, because negative energy always costs in the end.
In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all; and to the young, it comes with bitterest agony because it takes them unawares. I have had experience enough to know what I say.
We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves, and we are not at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God.
Healthcare is a human right. No one should face bankruptcy or death because of lack of healthcare. All Americans – regardless of their health or residential status – should be able to access the healthcare they need, whenever they need it.
Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
Let me get you to understand I don’t bully anybody. I stand up for what I believe in and I’m very honest and I always tell the truth. I’m not a liar, I’m not manipulative and I don’t stab you in your back because I will stab you in your chest.
We’re not a racist organization, because we understand that racism is an excuse used for capitalism, and we know that racism is just – it’s a byproduct of capitalism.
Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.
I found thee not, O Lord, without, because I erred in seeking thee without that wert within.
Most good programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program.
Success is not an accident. When you put yourself in the right place at the right time, then you’re likely to be more successful because of how you prepare yourself on a daily basis.
All I can do is follow my instincts, because I’ll never please everyone.
Do not seek the because – in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.
Life is too short to worry about anything. You had better enjoy it because the next day promises nothing.
When you DJ, you’re just on your own, which is nice because there’s no argument.
One does not kill oneself for love of a woman, but because love – any love – reveals us in our nakedness, our misery, our vulnerability, our nothingness.
If you don’t like me, life goes on, you know what I mean? But I hope you do like me. Because I think that in addition to being pushy, I’m nice.
It is a fact that cannot be denied: the wickedness of others becomes our own wickedness because it kindles something evil in our own hearts.
Nothing is impossible in this world. Firm determination, it is said, can move heaven and earth. Things appear far beyond one’s power, because one cannot set his heart on any arduous project due to want of strong will.
It is hard to be number one, and it is even harder to stay there because everyone is trying to knock you off the top.
Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you.
God lets you be successful because he trusts you that you will do the right thing with it. Now, does he get disappointed often? All the time, because people get there and they forget how they got it.
But God can only smile because only God can know what is coming next.
Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting.
People can try to reinvent themselves. I don’t think you can really change who you are, though, because who you are is pretty much where you came from and what you’ve done up to now.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Morocco is such a beautiful place. It’s incredibly beautiful. And also it is captivating place because for a writer, you feel that you make impact. I mean, when I write something in the press, the day after in the fish market, people will be discussing it.
The research I have been doing – studying how foodstuffs yield energy in living cells – does not lead to the kind of knowledge that can be expected to give immediate practical benefits to mankind. If I have chosen this field of study, it was because I believed in its importance in spite of its theoretical character.
The story being told in ‘Star Wars‘ is a classic one. Every few hundred years, the story is retold because we have a tendency to do the same things over and over again. Power corrupts, and when you’re in charge, you start doing things that you think are right, but they’re actually not.
For 24 years of my adult life, by choice I weighed well over 200 pounds. I say ‘by choice’ because I have never ‘accidentally’ eaten anything, so when I choose to eat too much, I have chosen to weigh too much.
It’s funny because I’ve made a living off of words, but words get in the way of what you really want to say.
Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America.
No matter how many people you kill, using a machine gun in battle is not a war crime because it does not cause unnecessary suffering; it simply performs its job horrifyingly well.
Man is jealous because of his amour propre; woman is jealous because of her lack of it.
You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.
The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.
Sex is… perfectly natural. It’s something that’s pleasurable. It’s enjoyable and it enhances a relationship. So why don’t we learn as much as we can about it and become comfortable with ourselves as sexual human beings because we are all sexual?
Don’t get caught up in the ‘look’ thing. Sometimes, we as men and women, the first thing that attracts us to someone is their physical appearance, and that’s not always a good thing because what’s good on the outside is not always good on the inside.
The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.
I don’t go by or change my attitude based on what people say. At the end of the day, they, too, are judging me from their perspective. I would rather be myself and let people accept me for what I am than be somebody who I am not, just because I want people’s approval.
Just because you’ve seen ‘My Cousin Vinny’ doesn’t qualify you to be a federal judge.
I am happy because I’m grateful. I choose to be grateful. That gratitude allows me to be happy.
I have made this letter longer than usual, only because I have not had the time to make it shorter.
I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.
When you encourage others, you in the process are encouraged because you’re making a commitment and difference in that person’s life. Encouragement really does make a difference.
Just because you make a good plan, doesn’t mean that’s what’s gonna happen.
There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
I’ve been a cook all my life, but I am still learning to be a good chef. I’m always learning new techniques and improving beyond my own knowledge because there is always something new to learn and new horizons to discover.
Stem cell research is the key to developing cures for degenerative conditions like Parkinson‘s and motor neuron disease from which I and many others suffer. The fact that the cells may come from embryos is not an objection, because the embryos are going to die anyway.
Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings… and lawyers.
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.
I’m not going to limit myself just because people won’t accept the fact that I can do something else.
History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.
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.
In this life, we have to make many choices. Some are very important choices. Some are not. Many of our choices are between good and evil. The choices we make, however, determine to a large extent our happiness or our unhappiness, because we have to live with the consequences of our choices.
I’ll tell you this: You have to remember to chase and catch your dreams, because if you don’t, your imagination will live in empty spaces, and that’s nowhere land.
One thing I always tell players is that there are three bad things: Nothing good happens after midnight, nothing good happens when you’re around guns unless you’re going hunting, and you don’t want to mess around with women that you don’t know because a lot of times, bad things happen.
I am who I am today because of my mother.
He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.
I think faith is incredibly important because you will become overwhelmed with what’s happening and you will have waves of grief, but when you turn to your faith, I believe God will give you waves of grace to get through it.
My thought is me: that is why I cannot stop thinking. I exist because I think I cannot keep from thinking.
There is no such thing as perpetual tranquillity of mind while we live here; because life itself is but motion, and can never be without desire, nor without fear, no more than without sense.
Foreign languages was the only thing that interested me when I was at school, so playing in another language… it is quite demanding because if it is not your mother tongue, you are missing some connotations and some emotional depth of certain things.
Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.
The totalitarian world produces backwardness because it does such violence to the spirit, thwarting the human impulse to create, to enjoy, to worship.
Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair.
Abortion is part of being a mother and of caring for children, because part of caring for children is knowing when it’s not a good idea to bring them into the world.
I bought a seven-dollar pen because I always lose pens and I got sick of not caring.
I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.
Because beauty isn’t enough, there must be something more.
The reason that Apple is able to create products like the iPad is because we’ve always tried to be at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts.
I do not have a problem, I enjoy gambling, but I think people are trying to make it seem like I have a problem, because people really don’t know.
Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn’t mean he lacks vision.
I would love to have my own fashion line because I love sketching.
Learn how to be a loser, because it’s important to be a loser to be a winner.
Life is beautiful because it doesn’t last.
You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.
Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings.
I am called a dog because I fawn on those who give me anything, I yelp at those who refuse, and I set my teeth in rascals.
Because we do not know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. And yet everything happens only a certain number of times. And a very small number really.
The first thing I do every day when I wake up is thank God for letting me make it through the night and giving me another day of life – just because sometimes I wake up, and I cannot believe I’m doing what I’m doing. I just thank Him. I don’t know how I deserve it, but it’s completely because of Him.
With love, you should go ahead and take the risk of getting hurt because love is an amazing feeling.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
The future belongs to us, because we have taken charge of it. We have the commitment, we have the resourcefulness, and we have the strength of our people to share the dream across Africa of clean water for all.
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.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
My legacy is that I stayed on course… from the beginning to the end, because I believed in something inside of me.
I like refried beans. That’s why I wanna try fried beans, because maybe they’re just as good and we’re just wasting time. You don’t have to fry them again after all.
The only time I waste is time I spend doing something that, in my gut, I know I shouldn’t. If I choose to spend time playing video games or sleeping in, then it’s time well spent, because I chose to do it. I did it for a reason – to relax, to decompress or to feel good, and that was what I wanted to do.
I don’t get upset over things I can control, because if I can control them there’s no sense in getting upset. And I don’t get upset over things I can’t control, because if I can’t control them there’s no sense in getting upset.
Good food and a warm kitchen are what makes a house a home. I always tried to make my home like my mother’s, because Mom was magnificent at stretching a buck when it came to decorating and food. Like a true Italian, she valued beautification in every area of her life, and I try to do the same.
Even at my lowest point, when I’ve wanted to give up, I know that I have to believe in myself because I’m all that I have.
You have competition every day because you set such high standards for yourself that you have to go out every day and live up to that.
Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we’re too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone.
When I did ‘Bird,’ it was a surprise to some people, first because I wasn’t in it and second because most of the films I’d been doing were cop movies or westerns or adventure films, so to be doing one about Charlie Parker, who was a great influence on American music, was a great thrill for me.
Just because everything is different doesn’t mean anything has changed.
You can only hate someone whom you have the capacity to love, because if you are really indifferent, you cannot even get up the enough energy to hate him.
I think we’re going to the moon because it’s in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It’s by the nature of his deep inner soul… we’re required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.
With genetic engineering, we will be able to increase the complexity of our DNA, and improve the human race. But it will be a slow process, because one will have to wait about 18 years to see the effect of changes to the genetic code.
Little things console us because little things afflict us.
When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.
Every dollar spent on nuclear is one less dollar spent on clean renewable energy and one more dollar spent on making the world a comparatively dirtier and a more dangerous place, because nuclear power and nuclear weapons go hand in hand.
You can’t expect everyone to love you. I’m not someone who just wants to throw out hate, just because.
You laugh at me because I’m different, I laugh at you because you’re all the same.
A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering – because you can’t take it in all at once.
In doing what we ought we deserve no praise, because it is our duty.
I’ve always believed in a rainbow diet. As many colors and foods as you can eat, the better, because if you focus on one food, there’s bound to be a report that comes out that says, ‘Broccoli actually… ‘ So I mix it up a lot. And I take vitamins, like Biosil, which I take for my hair, skin, and nails.
We love because it’s the only true adventure.
Humor is something that thrives between man’s aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth.
Probably the worst time in a person’s life is when they have to kill a family member because they are the devil. But otherwise it’s been a pretty good day.
Nobody loves a woman because she is handsome or ugly, stupid or intelligent. We love because we love.
If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn’t worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it’s life or death.
One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.
I’m investing. I’m taking a lot of bitcoin, selling it as the price goes up, and putting it into real estate. Because then if bitcoin goes to zero – which, it’s an experiment, it could – I won’t be on the street.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.