In this post, you will find great Often Quotes from famous people, such as Josh Billings, A. R. Rahman, Anthony Albanese, Jane Austen, Brian Schmidt. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.
For me, there is no day or night for music. I often work through the night – without phone calls disturbing me.
Science is not, despite how it is often portrayed, about absolute truths. It is about developing an understanding of the world, making predictions, and then testing these predictions.
When people say they prefer organic food, what they often seem to mean is they don’t want their food tainted with pesticides and their meat shot full of hormones or antibiotics. Many object to the way a few companies – Monsanto is the most famous of them – control so many of the seeds we grow.
War does horrible things to human beings, to societies. It brings out the best, but most often the worst, in our human nature.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Liberty and equality are captivating sounds, but they often captivate to destroy.
I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students.
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
Kids should practice autographing baseballs. This is a skill that’s often overlooked in Little League.
Practice is everything. This is often misquoted as Practice makes perfect.
When asked to explain this space, I often ask people to forget pretty much everything you’ve heard about blockchains, crypto-currencies, and bitcoin, and instead dumb it down a lot and think about something no more complex or intimidating than good old-fashioned database technology.
The world is full of people with different characters and temperaments. We all have a dark side, a tendency to manipulate, and aggressive desires. The most dangerous types are those who repress their desires or deny the existence of them, often acting them out in the most underhanded ways.
Pride works frequently under a dense mask, and will often assume the garb of humility.
Appearances are often deceiving.
Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act.
People who identify themselves as conservatives donate money to charity more often than people who identify themselves as liberals. They donate more money and a higher percentage of their incomes.
Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
Developing and newer democracies are much more susceptible to the tactics of populists and demagogues – they often do not have strong institutions, free press, or the infrastructure required to defend their nascent democracies.
Hunting forces a person to endure, to master themselves, even to truly get to know the wild environment. Actually, along the way, hunting and fishing makes you fall in love with the natural world. This is why hunters so often give back by contributing to conservation.
It’s not really about the competition. Your biggest challenge in a race is yourself. You’re often racing against time. You’re frequently running everything through your mind. You’re always competing against preconceived ideas. It’s not really the person next to you that you worry about.
The story of Christian reformation, revival, and renaissance underscores that the darkest hour is often just before the dawn, so we should always be people of hope and prayer, not gloom and defeatism. God the Holy Spirit can turn the situation around in five minutes.
We all strive for balance, often moving to extremes to find ourselves somewhere in the middle where we can sustainably exist in optimal inspiration. Working toward balance takes a lot of ingredients. We need courage, reflection, attention, action, and a push-and-pull relationship between effort and relaxation.
The best solutions are often simple, yet unexpected.
How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?
I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power.
Football fans share a universal language that cuts across many cultures and many personality types. A serious football fan is never alone. We are legion, and football is often the only thing we have in common.
The Few assume to be the deputies, but they are often only the despoilers of the Many.
The key to humor is often self-loathing or sarcasm. In a sense, that’s how self-loathing is made palatable.
As far as employees are concerned, clearly I like to communicate with them, since we are more than 40,000 people. I like to communicate either through e-mail or through video conferencing, which we do very often, and stream out videos and interviews. But more than that, I believe in traveling to my branches.
Economy, prudence, and a simple life are the sure masters of need, and will often accomplish that which, their opposites, with a fortune at hand, will fail to do.
Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.
Be a force of love as often as you can and turn away negative thoughts whenever you feel them surface.
In politics, the reaction to a controversy is very often more enlightening and important than the details of the allegations themselves.
Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.
It took me years to understand that words are often as important as experience, because words make experience last.
We often read the Bible as if it were fundamentally about us: our improvement, our life, our triumph, our victory, our faith, our holiness, our godliness.
The villain of any story is often the most compelling character.
Change can be frightening, and the temptation is often to resist it. But change almost always provides opportunities – to learn new things, to rethink tired processes, and to improve the way we work.
Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
In fact, when care appears, unconditional love often vanishes.
It has too often been too easy for rulers and governments to incite man to war.
The solution often turns out more beautiful than the puzzle.
I don’t say I create. I copy, of course. I’ve never been interested in the point of view of the tailor or creator. Fashion is a visual impression. This is why I often refuse the name of fashion designer. It’s a superficial, stupid job. The social-psychological aspect is more interesting.
So never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning, however small, for it is wonderful how often in such matters the mustard-seed germinates and roots itself.
Change is never easy, and it often creates discord, but when people come together for the good of humanity and the Earth, we can accomplish great things.
America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.
People idealize or reminisce about their 20s, but nobody tells you beforehand that it’s hard and unglamorous and often very unpleasant.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Since our society equates happiness with youth, we often assume that sorrow, quiet desperation, and hopelessness go hand in hand with getting older. They don’t. Emotional pain or numbness are symptoms of living the wrong life, not a long life.
Arguments are to be avoided: they are always vulgar and often convincing.
There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.
On climate change, we often don’t fully appreciate that it is a problem. We think it is a problem waiting to happen.
Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that’s not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbor. Often times it is a teacher.
Glamour invites us to live in a different world. It has to simultaneously be mysterious, a little bit distant – that’s why, often in these glamour shots, the person is not looking at the audience, it’s why sunglasses are glamorous – but also not so far above us that we can’t identify with the person.
Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance, whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.
When you are in the eye of the storm, you are often not aware of the whiplash around you.
People should say ‘no comment‘ more often. No comment! I love no comment. Let’s have more no comment.
Con men look for human frailty to exploit. This is most often greed. Trump found a different vice: anger. The emotional are always the most susceptible to manipulation.
Good intentions can often lead to unintended consequences. It is hard to imagine a law intended for the workforce known to Henry Ford can serve the needs of a workplace shaped by the innovations of Bill Gates.
I always have several books on the go at any one moment, so it’s no good you asking ‘What’s on the bedside table at the moment, Emma?’ because often I can’t even see the table!
I’ve often said there’s nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse.
Often any decision, even the wrong decision, is better than no decision.
A lot of problems stem from a desire to avoid discomfort. For example, people who fear failure often avoid new challenges in an effort to keep anxiety at bay. Avoiding emotional discomfort, however, is usually a short-term solution that leads to long-term problems.
As often as you fail, get up and try again. God will never let you down, so long as you don’t let Him down, and so long as you make the effort.
In reality, victims of human trafficking are often left voiceless and completely unseen by society.
Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.
Men often act knowingly against their interest.
We learn our belief systems as very little children, and then we move through life creating experiences to match our beliefs. Look back in your own life and notice how often you have gone through the same experience.
I don’t talk trash often, but when I do, I go for the jugular.
Very often, say what you will, a knave is only a fool.
What lingers from the parent’s individual past, unresolved or incomplete, often becomes part of her or his irrational parenting.
We know that we are often judged by the company we keep. We know how influential classmates, friends, and other peer groups can be. If any of our companions are prone to be unrighteous in their living, we are better off seeking new associations immediately.
Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work.
Often and often afterwards, the beloved Aunt would ask me why I had never told anyone how I was being treated. Children tell little more than animals, for what comes to them they accept as eternally established.
In a person’s career, well, if you’re process-oriented and not totally outcome-oriented, then you’re more likely to be success. I often say ‘pursue excellence, ignore success.’ Success is a by-product of excellence.
We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
I have always loved truth so passionately that I have often resorted to lying as a way of introducing it into the minds which were ignorant of its charms.
Words can be said in bitterness and anger, and often there seems to be an element of truth in the nastiness. And words don’t go away, they just echo around.
Half a truth is often a great lie.
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship – never.
Water is to me, I confess, a phenomenon which continually awakens new feelings of wonder as often as I view it.
The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake.
We can’t blame children for occupying themselves with Facebook rather than playing in the mud. Our society doesn’t put a priority on connecting with nature. In fact, too often we tell them it’s dirty and dangerous.
I often wake up in the night, and I like to have something to think about.
The art of bread making can become a consuming hobby, and no matter how often and how many kinds of bread one has made, there always seems to be something new to learn.
Politics is dirty. Politics is exciting. Politics is often very, very difficult and disappointing. And I really would rather the world would be a little more like it was when my dad was young, where you knew pretty much where people stood on the great moral issues.
Work is spiritual. It is a place where we have the opportunity for spiritual growth. Often, these opportunities come from the ‘how’ of the ways we do our work rather than the ‘what’ of the work itself.
Weapons of mass destruction are the greatest threat to life on earth. Biological weapons are often called the poor man‘s atomic bomb. Saddam Hussein is the ruler who has for decades been making the most determined and diabolical illegal effort to acquire them.
Economics, politics, and personalities are often inseparable.
I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
Just remember: if ever you feel weighed down by the bureaucracy and often mundanity of modern life, don’t fight the frustration. Let it be the catalyst for whimsy.
I think that short films often contain an originality, a creative freedom, an energy and an invention that is inspiring and entertaining. I think they are, as Shakespeare put it, a good deed in a naughty world.
The dominant characteristic of an authentic spiritual life is the gratitude that flows from trust – not only for all the gifts that I receive from God, but gratitude for all the suffering. Because in that purifying experience, suffering has often been the shortest path to intimacy with God.
I am a lucky man. I have had a dream and it has come true, and that is not a thing that happens often to men.
Who could have imagined that life would have taken such marvelous twists and turns or that I would often be so fortunate to be in the right place at the right time?
Power and position often make a man trifle with the truth.
Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
If I knew where the good songs came from, I’d go there more often.
It often takes more courage to change one’s opinion than to keep it.
Repeat anything often enough and it will start to become you.
The ridiculous events in everyday life are often overlooked – people don’t recognise it as potentially cinematic.
The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite.
The case for exploiting animals for food, clothing and entertainment often relies on our superior intelligence, language and self-awareness: the rights of the superior being trump those of the inferior.
It’s often just enough to be with someone. I don’t need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You’re not alone.
There is no time and space in the digital world. People chat and collaborate through social networks. Cultural icons garner millions of fans online in locations they have often never been themselves. The boundary between public and private life is now everyone’s business.
Since the days of Greece and Rome, when the word ‘citizen’ was a title of honor, we have often seen more emphasis put on the rights of citizenship than on its responsibilities.
There are times when I get really depressed, when I’m going through difficult times and when I want someone to hold my hand. Sometimes I’ll think, ‘Forget it. I want to be this way.’ I often feel that way. But when we started the Love Yourself World Tour, I stopped having those thoughts.
Courses in the humanities, in particular, often seem impractical, but they are vital, because they stretch your imagination and challenge your mind to become more responsive, more critical, bigger.
If you stop to be kind, you must swerve often from your path.
It is a virtual reflex for governments to plead security concerns when they undertake any controversial action, often as a pretext for something else.
Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
People often can’t separate, or can’t understand, that to be funny is to be serious; it’s a way of pulling people in and not scaring them off. I think a lot of the funny stuff, underneath it, there’s a deep anxiety going on.
Broadcasting is a brutal, often unfair business, where looks are valued more than skill.
The will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success.
If you hire only those people you understand, the company will never get people better than you are. Always remember that you often find outstanding people among those you don’t particularly like.
So often actors only mix with actors, which is quite incestuous, and doesn’t give them the insight into how other people work.
Avoiding inflation is not an absolute imperative but rather is one of a number of conflicting goals that we must pursue and that we may often have to compromise.
Good is often the enemy of best.
It is often said that second thoughts are best. So they are in matters of judgment but not in matters of conscience.
It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook often groans more loudly than an empty stomach.
Gratitude is one of the greatest gifts we can give. And it’s not a gift we often give to children. We expect it of them, but we don’t necessarily give it back.
Life is a precious gift – a gift we often take for granted until it is threatened.
Often we mistake stability, in terms of security and economic activity, to mean a country is doing well. We forget the third and important pillar: rule of law and respect for human rights.
To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves. Nothing is often a good thing to say, and always a clever thing to say.
Human civilization has been changing the Earth’s environment for millennia, often to our detriment. Dams, deforestation and urbanization can alter water cycles and wind patterns, occasionally triggering droughts or even creating deserts.
It is true that power corrupts. The hope at the polling stations and the actions of the elected representatives, unfortunately, often turn to be opposite. The power of ballot turns into the power of wallet. Some law-makers become law-breakers.
God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature, and it has often been said by philosophers, that nature is the will of God. And I prefer to say that nature is the only body of God that we shall ever see.
Sometimes negative news does come out, but it is often exaggerated and manipulated to spread scandal. Journalists sometimes risk becoming ill from coprophilia and thus fomenting coprophagia: which is a sin that taints all men and women, that is, the tendency to focus on the negative rather than the positive aspects.
I have long believed that there are fundamentally two forces or emotions that drive our decisions – love and fear. Love has its many manifestations: compassion, gratitude, kindness, and joy. Fear often manifests in cynicism, anger, jealousy, and anxiety. I worry that many of our communities are being driven by fear.
It’s worth pointing out that conflicts between racially oppressed people often result from the fact that colonialism worked on divide and rule. Certain ethnic, religious, racial or indigenous groups were deliberately privileged over others in order to create a sense of investment in upholding the power structure.
Secularism does not accept many things as absolutes. Its principal objectives are pleasure and self-interest. Often, those who embrace secularism have a different look about them.
It’s often said that life is strange. But compared to what?
All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant‘s revolving door.
It is strange how often a heart must be broken before the years can make it wise.
A woman’s mind is cleaner than a man’s: She changes it more often.
Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.
I have a tendency to often share the point of view of the conspiracy theory.
Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.
Women often have a great need to portray themselves as sympathetic and pleasing, but we’re also dark people with dark thoughts.
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient will we should always have sufficient means. It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible.
I think we’re all sensitive; everyone has a certain way about themselves that people don’t like to let their emotions out too often. I think people tend to suppress them and hold them in, so I think there’s a bit of that in me.
Trust is a core currency of any relationship. Sometimes our need to control and micromanage everything erodes our confidence in ourselves and others. The truth: People are much more capable than we think. A hearty dose of trust is often what’s needed to unlock the magic. Go ahead, have faith.
In summers, while growing up in India, we often slept in the courtyard under the stars.
From an evolutionary standpoint, human consciousness has not been around very long. A little light just went on after four and a half billion years. How often does that happen? Maybe it is quite rare.
While the digital age has done so much to improve our world, it has dramatically changed our social structure, often further isolating us from each other.
The very greatest things – great thoughts, discoveries, inventions – have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty.
Laughter is an important part of a good relationship. It’s an immense achievement when you can move from your thinking that your partner is merely an idiot to thinking that they are that wonderfully complex thing called a loveable idiot. And often that means having a little bit of a sense of humour about their flaws.
When most people set out to change their lives, they often focus on all the external stuff, like a new job or a new location or new friends or a new romantic prospects and on and on. The reality is that changing your life starts with changing the way you see everything in your life.
Here in the West, people often don’t like listening to their leaders, even if they are right.
Unbeknown to me, my manager, under my very nose (in a crouching position) has all these years been secretly compiling a book from my correspondence. I often wondered what she was doing in my office. She never did a stroke of work for me. All the time, I have been working for her.
The value of identity of course is that so often with it comes purpose.
Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.
The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.
Dictators can fix up their entire families in good jobs, in or around government, and often do. In democracies, such a practice is frowned upon. Privileged access to the corridors of power through family connections and a kind of old boys’ network, is also deemed an abuse of power, and so it is.
To survive it is often necessary to fight and to fight you have to dirty yourself.
The problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren’t in a very good mood.
To a journalist, good news is often not news at all.
Smart people, often times, are miserable people.
All mental hygiene is based on the core practice of doing nothing. Most of us are good at wasting time, staring at the wall while telling ourselves we should be working. We call this doing nothing, but our brains are furiously active. We think constantly, and our thinking is often rife with distress.
Dying people often become childish.
The roughest road often leads to the top.
Chaotic people often have chaotic lives, and I think they create that. But if you try and have an inner peace and a positive attitude, I think you attract that.
Nothing can astound an American. It has often been asserted that the word ‘impossible’ is not a French one. People have evidently been deceived by the dictionary. In America, all is easy, all is simple; and as for mechanical difficulties, they are overcome before they arise.
I often say now I don’t have any choice whether or not I have Parkinson‘s, but surrounding that non-choice is a million other choices that I can make.
Magic is a state of mind. It is often portrayed as very black and gothic, and that is because certain practitioners played that up for a sense of power and prestige. That is a disservice. Magic is very colorful. Of this, I am sure.
Poetry is often the art of overhearing yourself say things you didn’t know you knew. It is a learned skill to force yourself to articulate your life, your present world or your possibilities for the future.
Despair often breeds disease.
What I do know is that with a celebrity‘s death comes an avalanche of media, and in that media is most often another death – it takes a life that is filled with complicated talent, hope, success and drive and reduces it to the ‘story.’
We have to improve life, not just for those who have the most skills and those who know how to manipulate the system. But also for and with those who often have so much to give but never get the opportunity.
Eviction often leads to a disruption in critical services like Medicaid and nutrition assistance when families need them most.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
Life just doesn’t care about our aspirations, or sadness. It’s often random, and it’s often stupid and it’s often completely unexpected, and the closures and the epiphanies and revelations we end up receiving from life, begrudgingly, rarely turn out to be the ones we thought.
Death is always around the corner, but often our society gives it inordinate help.
War is evil, but it is often the lesser evil.
The most talented do not always end up as celebrities, and those with less talent often do. Upsets are written into our history and occur around us every day.
No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others.
I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule. Nevertheless one had better know the rules, for they sometimes guide in doubtful cases, though not often.
There are infinite shades of grey. Writing often appears so black and white.
The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
Although circumstances may change in the blink of an eye, people change at a slower pace. Even motivated people who welcome change often encounter stumbling blocks that make transformation more complicated than they’d originally anticipated.
The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely.
Let it be your constant method to look into the design of people’s actions, and see what they would be at, as often as it is practicable; and to make this custom the more significant, practice it first upon yourself.
Often, people think that individual data is the most valuable thing they can collect. But it’s not useful to know what I am doing or where I am, unless you’re particularly interested in me, which is weird. But it is very useful to know what a population of people are doing.
George Harrison was known as the quiet Beatle. Quiet people are often quiet because they are deep thinkers.
As cricketers we fail all the time. You score a hundred every now and again but you get out between nought and 20 far more often. If you get 50, you feel bad because you should have got a hundred. Even if you get a hundred, you feel you should have got 150. So you’re always failing.
Saying ‘I’m wrong’ is meaningless unless it comes from our heart, not just our lips. That often requires a genuine and profound change within ourselves, because we need to realize it’s simply human nature and that everyone makes mistakes.
Love in marriage should be the accomplishment of a beautiful dream, and not, as it too often is, the end.
Common sense is often underrated.
I’ve never liked the recognition, the questions, the publicity. I have often felt like running away and hiding.
My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.
Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
Our country has often stood like a solid rock in the face of common danger, and there is a deep underlying unity which runs like a golden thread through all our seeming diversity.
Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.
Speaking very generally, I find that women are spiritually, emotionally, and often physically stronger than men.
I have often wondered what it is an old building can do to you when you happen to know a little about things that went on long ago in that building.
The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.
I suppose everyone tells little white lies. Quite often they’re necessary to make someone feel better or prevent feelings from being hurt. Whoppers? No, that’s dangerous and they’ll boomerang.
In top-down processing, which is normally what we do in psychotherapy, we talk about our problems, our symptoms, or our relationships. And then the therapist often tries to get the client to feel what they’re feeling when they talk about those kinds of things.
For me, the most interesting people are ones who often work against their best interests. Bad choices. They go in directions where you go, ‘No no no nooo!’ You push away someone who is trying to love you, you hurt someone who’s trying to get your trust, or you love someone you shouldn’t.
Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.
Travel early and travel often. Live abroad, if you can. Understand cultures other than your own. As your understanding of other cultures increases, your understanding of yourself and your own culture will increase exponentially.
I try as much as possible to take a moment every so often, pause, and enjoy the journey.
People think of politicians having true power, but that’s less and less true. After all, they are often constrained or being edged into a corner by a whole series of contingencies.
Too often in life, something happens and we blame other people for us not being happy or satisfied or fulfilled. So the point is, we all have choices, and we make the choice to accept people or situations or to not accept situations.
Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.
It is the consistency of the information that matters for a good story, not its completeness. Indeed, you will often find that knowing little makes it easier to fit everything you know into a coherent pattern.
Books can only reveal us to ourselves, and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
Nostalgia often leads to idle speculation.
I had thought that Tokyo would be like New York City, but it wasn’t. I’d imagined that they’d be similar in their bustle and noise level, but, in fact, Tokyo is a very calm metropolis. The bright lights and hectic night-life images so often found in advertisements and Western media do not reflect every day Japan.
The power of doing anything with quickness is always prized much by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance.
An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious – just dead wrong.
You will often be in despair. You will sometimes think it’s the worst decision in your life. That’s fine. That’s not a sign your marriage has gone wrong. It’s a sign that it’s normal; it’s on track. And many of the hopes that took you into the marriage will have to die in order for the marriage to continue.
Too often, customary practices and discrimination on the basis of gender, ethnicity, race, religion, social status, or class are the root sources of pervasive inequality in many countries.
It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.
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.
I get described as ‘interesting’ a lot. People often call me odd, too. Maybe they mean ugly. Given the services of a plastic surgeon, I would get a pair of cheekbones.
People often only see one side to someone’s personality, but there are levels.
People may take a job for more money, but they often leave it for more recognition.
Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say – because they were too obvious.
Love is often nothing but a favorable exchange between two people who get the most of what they can expect, considering their value on the personality market.
More often than we realize, people see in us what we don’t see in ourselves.
There’s power in naming yourself, in proclaiming to the world that this is who you are. Wielding this power is often a difficult step for many transgender people because it’s also a very visible one.
I distrust Great Men. They produce a desert of uniformity around them and often a pool of blood too, and I always feel a little man‘s pleasure when they come a cropper.
I have lost stories and many starts of novels before. Not always as punishment for ‘telling,’ but more often as a result of something having gone cold and dead because of a hiatus. Telling, you see, is the same as a hiatus. It means you’re not doing it.
Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship – never.
Common sense often makes good law.
The two words ‘information’ and ‘communication‘ are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through.
If I get married in the future, I want to have a relationship like friends with my other half. It’d be best if we can communicate often.
We all know how we can be turned around by a magic place; that’s why we travel, often. And yet we all know, too, that the change cannot be guaranteed. Travel is a fool’s paradise, Emerson reminded us, if we think that we can find anything far off that we could not find at home.
I often tell my students not to be misled by the name ‘artificial intelligence‘ – there is nothing artificial about it. AI is made by humans, intended to behave by humans, and, ultimately, to impact humans’ lives and human society.
I’ve often stood silent at a party for hours listening to my movie idols turn into dull and little people.
The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice.
Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.
My mind is often half-sleeping, like in a daydream.
The three ordinary things that we often don’t pay enough attention to, but which I believe are the drivers of all success, are hard work, perseverance, and basic honesty.
I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent.
I feel that, as a person of color, I’ve always been interested in the stories that are quiet and the stories that often get overlooked.
A family’s photograph album is generally about the extended family and, often, is all that remains of it.
Often, I think bullying – especially in its adult, verbal forms – is the sort of thing you don’t realize till the end of the day, and it’s a horrible feeling to realize something wasn’t just a bland statement but was actually cruel. But then, we’re all capable of things that are breathtakingly cruel.
Most terrorists are people deeply concerned by what they see as social, political, or religious injustice and hypocrisy, and the immediate grounds for their terrorism is often retaliation for an action of the United States.
You shouldn’t feel guilty about taking time for yourself. Every so often, everyone needs to give themselves a big ol’ bear hug and treat themselves to some TLC.
We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Intersectionality is an analytic sensibility, a way of thinking about identity and its relationship to power. Originally articulated on behalf of black women, the term brought to light the invisibility of many constituents within groups that claim them as members but often fail to represent them.
I’ve been lucky. Opportunities don’t often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them.
The purpose of the mission must be thoroughly understood beforehand, and the men must be inspired with a sense of personal dedication that knows no limitations… In an age of high technology and Jedi Knights, we often overlook the need for personal involvement, but we do so at our own risk.
We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing.
Money is often a matter of chance or good fortune and is not the mark of a successful life. It is not the thing that brings a throb of pleasure or a thrill into my life. And I would not pose as a successful man if that were to be the measure.
One of the many interesting and surprising experiences of the beginner in child analysis is to find in even very young children a capacity for insight which is often far greater than that of adults.
I often obsess so much about things that I can’t get done, that I ruin other things.
Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy.
Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the church is often labeled today as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and swept along by every wind of teaching, look like the only attitude acceptable to today’s standards.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
My grandmother worked at one of those Bel-Air mansions, and we would go – not too often, but every now and then – to pick her up. Hollywood was probably 12 miles from my house, but it might as well have been a million miles away. The only time I saw that world was on TV. Until I started making records.
That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.
Sunday evenings often feel like the weekend is over before it’s even begun.
Towards my husband, I often fail to show interest in his affairs and amusements, not rousing myself to respond when I’m tired or concerned with other things, forgetting he is very patient with me.
In time we hate that which we often fear.
I’ve often wondered about people that come to the profession late in life. I’ve wanted to be an actor since the first grade. I watched a play being performed by the third grade class, and it was… magic.
Intense feeling too often obscures the truth.
I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
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.
Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
We are very fond of blaming the poor for destroying the environment. But often it is the powerful, including governments, that are responsible.
All too often when liberals cite statistics, they forget the statisticians’ warning that correlation is not causation.
I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.
Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed by them.
I’ve often noticed that we are not able to look at what we have in front of us, unless it’s inside a frame.
Often there are players who have only football as a way of expressing themselves and never develop other interests. And when they no longer play football, they no longer do anything; they no longer exist, or rather they have the sensation of no longer existing.
One reason some people are long-winded is because they’re trying to impress their conversational counterpart with how smart they are, often because they don’t actually feel that way underneath. If this is the case for you, realize that continuing to talk will only cause the other person to be less impressed.
All parents are an embarrassment to their kids. Often, grandparents are the relief. Kids don’t have to resist you.
By definition, of course, we believe the person with a stigma is not quite human. On this assumption we exercise varieties of discrimination, through which we effectively, if often unthinkingly, reduce his life chances.
Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.
I’ve learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success.
We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.
Often the test of courage is not to die but to live.
Do not laugh much or often or unrestrainedly.
It is often useful, if an enemy happens to see you, to pretend that you have not seen him. Or it may sometimes be useful to pretend that you have other men with you. I did this once in the Boer War when, having crept up a donga to look at a Boer fort, I was seen by the enemy, and they came out to capture me.
It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.
But by reframing the learning process and focusing on the cool end goal, the fear of failure is often taken off the table, and learning just comes more naturally.
What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.
China and the U.S. are two societies with very different attitudes towards opinion and criticism. In China, I am constantly under surveillance. Even my slightest, most innocuous move can – and often is – censored by Chinese authorities.
That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another.
Humility is the true key to success. Successful people lose their way at times. They often embrace and overindulge from the fruits of success. Humility halts this arrogance and self-indulging trap. Humble people share the credit and wealth, remaining focused and hungry to continue the journey of success.
It’s not often that I’m being called femme fatale.
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
My parents often wondered why I would grow so indignant at the falsification and exploitation of the Nazi genocide. The most obvious answer is that it has been used to justify criminal policies of the Israeli state and U.S. support for these policies.
Contention does not usually begin as strife between countries. More often, it starts with an individual, for we can contend within ourselves over simple matters of right and wrong. From there, contention can infect neighbors and nations like a spreading sore.
Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one’s better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act.
Some people feel good about helping others, and they do so often. They do not realize that their good deeds have a second agenda. They want to be appreciated.
You can’t do a good deal with bad people, and you can’t do a bad deal with good people. I often use that as my compass.
Sense perceptions can be and often are false and deceptive, however real they may appear to us. Where there is realization outside the senses, it is infallible. It is proved not by extraneous evidence but in the transformed conduct and character of those who have felt the real presence of God within.
People often ask me how I feel about my invention being used to kill people every day and the AK being a common weapon of ethnic conflicts. I want to make it clear that I created my assault rifle to protect my country. You can blame politicians for its spreading out of control on a global scale.
Where words are restrained, the eyes often talk a great deal.
Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.
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.
Quite often, I will do something and think, ‘Oh, no, she looks a little too much like me.’ I have tried to learn not to be afraid of that when that happens. I am not trying to obliterate myself and completely hide within the images like I used to.
Some dramatic event often crystallizes popular attention, and the world turns on a dime.
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
Empathy has some unfortunate features – it is parochial, narrow-minded, and innumerate. We’re often at our best when we’re smart enough not to rely on it.
You often hear people say ‘Luck is self made.’ I think it is, to a certain extent; if you work hard on something, you are more likely to be lucky than if you don’t. That having been said, I do believe during in my career I have been at the right place at the right time with the right people.
This battle for ‘common-sense’ gun control laws pits emotion and passion against logic and reason. All too often in such a contest, logic loses. So, expect more meaningless, if not harmful, ‘gun control’ legislation. Good news – if you’re a crook.
When we describe what the other person is really like, I suppose we often picture what we want. We look through the prism of our need.
The final outcome of a war is often determined by the degree of initiative shown on each side.
Hesitation is often like procrastination. One may have vague doubts and feel a need to mull things over; meanwhile, other issues intrude on thought, and no decision is taken. Ask people why they procrastinate, and you probably won’t get a crisp answer.
So, do you live around here often?
To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all.
Reactionaries often describe both Marx and Lenin as theorists, without taking into consideration that their utopias inspired Russia and China – the two countries called upon to lead a new world which will allow for human survival if imperialism does not first unleash a criminal, exterminating war.
The thing, in general, about being a good person is just do the right thing as often as possible.
Though analogy is often misleading, it is the least misleading thing we have.
Most people don’t know how underpaid and often ill-equipped urban fire departments are across North America.
If you have to forecast, forecast often.
We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Washington presided at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and is often credited with its success. But he had no known part in drafting its provisions.
Human beings are born solitary, but everywhere they are in chains – daisy chains – of interactivity. Social actions are makeshift forms, often courageous, sometimes ridiculous, always strange. And in a way, every social action is a negotiation, a compromise between ‘his,’ ‘her’ or ‘their’ wish and yours.
There’s an art to asking questions. Briefings are valuable but normally communicate primarily what the subordinate leader wants you to know, and often the picture they provide is incomplete.
Quarrels often arise in marriages when the bridal gifts are excessive.
It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge.
I think often sadness is a great place to get songs from.
True creativity often starts where language ends.
Though sleep is called our best friend, it is a friend who often keeps us waiting!
That experience with ‘Rent’ went by so fast. I was younger. I didn’t even really know what opening night was. And now I’m thinking back on the times I went to Broadway as a kid and the excitement I felt… And I’m realizing that I’m actually a part of that, so I’m learning to take it in, ’cause so often I shrug it away.
You know, I always got offered other stuff. Not the romantic leads, obviously. But very often it’s a role that’s underwritten, where the character has no personality at all. And they need a character actor who can fill it in.
A fool often fails because he thinks what is difficult is easy.
Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life.
I often speak about tennis being one of the most important sports when I was growing up, for my hand-eye coordination and quick feet.
Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings. What matters isn’t being applauded when you arrive – for that is common – but being missed when you leave.
Daydreaming is one of the key sources of poetry – a poem often starts as a daydream that finds its way into language – and walking seems to bring a different sort of alertness, an associative kind of thinking, a drifting state of mind.
A fresh pair of eyes can often find problems.
Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.
We often pretend to fear what we really despise, and more often despise what we really fear.
No one can pass through life, any more than he can pass through a bit of country, without leaving tracks behind, and those tracks may often be helpful to those coming after him in finding their way.
It doesn’t seem to matter how often vaccines are proved safe or supplements are shown to offer nothing of value. When people don’t like facts, they ignore them.
Courage is often lack of insight, whereas cowardice in many cases is based on good information.
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
When I wear high heels I have a great vocabulary and I speak in paragraphs. I’m more eloquent. I plan to wear them more often.
How many times do you read about ‘the Cinderella story,’ the story of the underdog, the story of the ordinary human being, often subjected to cruelty and ignorance and neglect, who somehow triumphs?
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it.
Dinner is often a very celebratory environment, a very safe place, a time to reflect and let the day go and enjoy good food and good wine. It’s a very peaceful moment during the day. A great dinner can change your day around.
People see things differently and remember things differently. It’s why if somebody robs a liquor store and there are four witnesses they’ll often disagree.
Imagination is a very potent thing, and in the uneducated often usurps the place of genuine experience.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character.
Tell your wife often how terrific she looks.
The truth is that those who join gangs – more often than not they are young men in their later teens – often do come from the most difficult family backgrounds, from an environment where they feel neglected and unwanted. Gang membership can bring a perverse sense of belonging which they may not have ever got at home.
For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.
Intelligence agencies keep things secret because they often violate the rule of law or of good behavior.
In Ethiopia, food is often looked at through a strong spiritual lens, stronger than anywhere else I know. It’s the focal point of weddings, births and funerals and is a daily ceremony from the preparation of the meal and the washing of hands to the sharing of meals.
From this experience we have learned that in a big party it is important to have the necessary and often controversial discussions on policy issues such as the health system while in opposition.
Resilience is distinct from mere survival, and more than mere endurance. Resilience is often endurance with direction.
Oh! this opponent, this collaborator against your will, whose notion of beauty always differs from yours and whose means are often too limited for active assistance to your intentions!
Comfort zones are most often expanded through discomfort.
Before I turned vegetarian, I used to often cook seafood or my favourite breakfast of eggs and bacon. Now, I love making pulao or rice with lots of spices and vegetables.
Every man has his follies – and often they are the most interesting thing he has got.
It’s our hearts and brains that we should exercise more often. You can put on all the makeup you want, but it won’t make your soul pretty.
The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it: so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.
Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.
A little man often cast a long shadow.
Temporary solutions often become permanent problems.
Religion can be the enemy of God. It’s often what happens when God, like Elvis, has left the building.
When I write, I am not giving a lecture, I am speculating on behavior. Sometimes this is dangerous, but it should be. As I say often, theatre is a dark place and we should keep the light out of it.
The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.
Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
I grew up a competitive swimmer. I wanted to go the Olympics. Both my parents were professional swimmers. I competed internationally quite often, right up until I moved to California to pursue music.
The most disturbing thing, I think, with people that do very morally devious things more and more often is to see that they completely feel that they had no choice in the matter.
Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.
The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.
Men of genius are often dull and inert in society; as the blazing meteor, when it descends to earth, is only a stone.
Tardiness often robs us opportunity, and the dispatch of our forces.
There’s a reason poets often say, ‘Poetry saved my life,’ for often the blank page is the only one listening to the soul’s suffering, the only one registering the story completely, the only one receiving all softly and without condemnation.
Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.
Self-love seems so often unrequited.
The greatest power is often simple patience.
I disappear from the public eye and get rediscovered quite often.
All of history misses out on the history of the soul. Human passions are so often not included in history.
The conclusion you first draw about someone is often informed merely by what you’re bringing to it, and it will lead you to underestimating the full depth of the people you have so judged.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
The true self seeks release, not constraint. It doesn’t want to be corseted in a sonnet or made to learn a system of musical notations. It wants liberation, which is why very often it fastens on the novel, for the novel seems spacious, undefined, free.
People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.
Everything that I have is natural – braid, nails – I practically never use cosmetics. They often ask me in the provinces about my braid.
The truth is, I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity.
But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.
I often talked to Bing Crosby, and while I liked him, I never understood why he was so popular. To me his voice was just a gimmick.
I guess they often cast me as the bad guy, because I’m not, er, conventional looking. I look sort of violent. I’m the odd one out, the outsider.