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Modernism released us from the constraints of everything that had gone before with a euphoric sense of freedom.
Others have said it before me. If you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re probably on the menu. And so it is important that we have women in the United States Senate – strong women, women who are there to help advance an agenda that is important to women.
A humorist has to be taken seriously before he’s considered a real writer.
A smart girl leaves before she is left.
I dress how I feel. I just go off emotion. I can’t prepare my outfit a day before. Everything I wear is spontaneous.
I love video games. I’m also slightly in awe of them. I’m in awe of their power in terms of imagination, in terms of technology, in terms of concept. But I think, above all, I’m in awe at their power to motivate, to compel us, to transfix us, like really nothing else we’ve ever invented has quite done before.
What business has science and capitalism got, bringing all these new inventions into the works, before society has produced a generation educated up to using them!
Death is the easiest of all things after it, and the hardest of all things before it.
Thanks to television, for the first time the young are seeing history made before it is censored by their elders.
We must act out passion before we can feel it.
Most people give Kennedy a passing grade, a good grade on the Cuban Missile Crisis handling, but what they don’t realize, if he had had strength, if he had showed strength before, there would never have been a Cuban Missile Crisis.
Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it.
I am the type where I don’t worry about anything else but how to top what I did yesterday. My main goal is to top what I did before.
Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned. The perfect life is spread before us every day, but it changes and withers at a touch.
I’ve had many ups and downs before, and I think it’s always darkest before dawn.
The proper time to influence the character of a child is about a hundred years before he is born.
I hate homework. I hate it more now than I did when I was the one lugging textbooks and binders back and forth from school. The hour my children are seated at the kitchen table, their books spread out before them, the crumbs of their after-school snack littering the table, is without a doubt the worst hour of my day.
Everything we do in our growing up has been done before. But it needs recognition and validation each time for each one of us – public, private, and secret.
The financial crisis of 2008 was not caused by investment banks betting against the housing market in 2007. It was caused by the fact that too few investors – including all of the big investment banks – bet too heavily on the housing market in the years before 2007.
I started out really young, when I was four, five, six, writing poems, before I could play an instrument. I was writing about things when I was eight or 10 years old that I hadn’t lived long enough to experience. That’s why I also believe in reincarnation, that we were put here with ideas to pass around.
I’ve really come to realize you have to love yourself before you can expect someone else to.
I hope I die before I get old.
Regret is not a proactive feeling. It is situated in disappointment, sorrow, even remorse. It merely wishes things were different without an act to cause a difference. However, repentance is different. Repentance is an admission of, hatred of, and turning away from sin before God.
We forget just how painfully dim the world was before electricity. A candle, a good candle, provides barely a hundredth of the illumination of a single 100 watt light bulb.
Every scientific truth goes through three states: first, people say it conflicts with the Bible; next, they say it has been discovered before; lastly, they say they always believed it.
When the principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then the battle is your calling, and peace has become sin. You must at the price of dearest peace lay your convictions bare before friend and enemy with all the fire of your faith.
The secret is not to give up hope. It’s very hard not to because if you’re really doing something worthwhile I think you will be pushed to the brink of hopelessness before you come through the other side.
I think I’m incredibly stoic. If I have a bad headache, it takes a while before I reach for a tablet.
Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be preferred before uniformity.
I love the sunrise, as I am definitely a morning person! It’s a great time to get up and have a coffee in the garden by myself before everybody wakes up.
The former colonies, in Latin America in particular, have a better chance than ever before to overcome centuries of subjugation, violence and foreign intervention, which they have so far survived as dependencies with islands of luxury in a sea of misery.
Being the Manchester United goalkeeper is one of the most difficult jobs in football when you look at the size of the club and the goalkeepers who have been here before. There is a lot of pressure on you, but I have worked hard to cope with that.
Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk.
It is proper to take photographs or other kinds of pictures of persons to put them before us for sight or remembrance. But it is improper to make pictures and images of God and to take his likenesses therefrom to his great distortion.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
There are many women who came before me who didn’t really have the same opportunities that I have had. That’s why I always wanted to be a great ambassador – not only today‘s generation – but for the women who really didn’t have a voice, but who paved the way for me.
Before you get a dog, you can’t quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can’t imagine living any other way.
Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.
The last great delusion is soon to open before us. Antichrist is to perform his marvelous works in our sight So closely will the counterfeit resemble the true that it will be impossible to distinguish between them except by the Holy Scriptures.
Woman must have her freedom, the fundamental freedom of choosing whether or not she will be a mother and how many children she will have. Regardless of what man’s attitude may be, that problem is hers – and before it can be his, it is hers alone.
Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards.
Moon! Moon! I am prone before you. Pity me, and drench me in loneliness.
Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.
We took this challenge before our Lord and our conscience, and it must be done, because this man, Hitler, he is the ultimate evil.
What does it mean to pre-board? Do you get on before you get on?
It’s always the small people who change things. It’s never the politicians or the big guys. I mean, who pulled down the Berlin wall? It was all the people in the streets. The specialists didn’t have a clue the day before.
Sometimes things have to get worse before they get better.
Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late.
Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
Drama is what I did before ‘Blossom.’
I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn’t get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of man.
Slavery existed before the formation of this Union. It derived from the Constitution that recognition which it would not have enjoyed without the confederation. If the States had not united together, there would have been no obligation on adjoining States to regard any species of property unknown to themselves.
This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.
You come to America, and, if you do a big TV show, then you can be overexposed, or old, before you’re new.
Let no man be called happy before his death. Till then, he is not happy, only lucky.
The night before my mastectomy, I had done my best to keep my mind off of the impending procedure. My family and I went to the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey game, where I binged on pizza and ice cream and took full advantage of the doctor‘s advice to eat up the night before since I had to begin fasting at midnight.
Death can come at any time to anyone. Everybody is equal before death.
Before we went on any protest, whether it was sit-ins or the freedom rides or any march, we prepared ourselves, and we were disciplined. We were committed to the way of peace – the way of non-violence – the way of love – the way of life as the way of living.
A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes.
It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.
You give before you get.
I like motivational books, because I like the go-getting American spirit – your destiny is in your own hands, life is what you make it, don’t accept your limitations, jump before you’re pushed, leap before you look.
Coming to Australia, it was just really magical for me. It just had the wow factor of a different sort of place and, more so, just being with a family that wanted to love me and to have me, because I knew back then, before coming to Australia, there was no way of getting back home or finding my real family.
I’ve never taken drugs. My drug, I suppose, is drink. I never drink before I sing, but I do make up for it when I come off!
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.
Change before you have to.
We were friends for a year before we started playing music together. We both think it’s pretty important. Tyler‘s my friend before he’s a guy in my band, and when we talk to each other about things, it comes from a friend standpoint, not just a business standpoint.
I’m trying to get to Mars before everyone else.
It is a fine game to play – the game of politics – and it is well worth waiting for a good hand before really plunging.
Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it.
All men are equal before fish.
Before you can do something you must first be something.
What I really am is a homebody. I was a homebody even before I had a family. My days are filled with home stuff.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Original thought is like original sin: both happened before you were born to people you could not have possibly met.
Kids always act up the most before they go to sleep.
The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before Father Time takes it away.
In the game of life, before you get anything out, you must put something in!
I have this sense of independent heartbreak, of annulling romances before they get their feet off the ground.
For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.
The golden age is before us, not behind us.
The problem with car dealerships is you’ve already decided what you want to buy before you even go there, and you’re really just going there to talk through some annoying negotiation.
I’m 100% Norwegian. Three generations removed and all continuous inbreeding of Norwegian of Minnesota and Iowa, so I traveled to Norway before.
Tomorrow morning before we depart, I intend to land and see what can be found in the neighborhood.
I was the only child born to Josephine Perry that survived. Mama had six other children before me, and all had passed very quickly and very young, all succumbing to a combination of illness and disease and the lack of strength to fight off both.
Before I start, I search the internet for hours looking for inspiration – I look at horror movies, special effects, everything. Then, I take a bunch of screenshots, and pile them together in Photoshop to create a story for myself. I plan it out in my head, but I don’t ever practice beforehand.
True love, to me, is when she’s the first thought that goes through your head when you wake up and the last thought that goes through your head before you go to sleep.
I was a late bloomer, but I had a career as a contemporary dancer before that, so I had some kind of connection to this world. But I was always a little more in love with the drama of dancing than the aesthetics, so I thought, ‘Why don’t you give it a chance if you think you can do it a little different?’
Before I was even famous, I was famous on Facebook.
I wish I could play little league now. I’d be way better than before.
The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.
The hardest thing about winning is to continue to win, and I think human instinct says ‘OK, I’ve done this before. I got it, let’s just keep doing what we’re doing.’
Dance was something that came to me before I could even walk or talk.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
In the heart of the Great Depression, millions of American workers did something they’d never done before: they joined a union. Emboldened by the passage of the Wagner Act, which made collective bargaining easier, unions organized industries across the country, remaking the economy.
The thing about a hero, is even when it doesn’t look like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, he’s going to keep digging, he’s going to keep trying to do right and make up for what’s gone before, just because that’s who he is.
Investing is a business where you can look very silly for a long period of time before you are proven right.
Body language is a very powerful tool. We had body language before we had speech, and apparently, 80% of what you understand in a conversation is read through the body, not the words.
Tomorrow lurks in us, the latency to be all that was not achieved before.
Critical thinking is the most important factor with chess. As it is in life, you need to think before you make decisions.
One ought to look a good deal at oneself before thinking of condemning others.
I just want to retire before I go senile because if I don’t retire before I go senile, then I’ll do more damage than good at that point.
Medals are decided on the day, not before that.
The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.
It is strange how often a heart must be broken before the years can make it wise.
I’d been to a number of war zones before in my life, but I had never been in one as terrifying as Chechnya.
Let the people on both sides keep their self-possession, and just as other clouds have cleared away in due time, so will this, and this great nation shall continue to prosper as before.
Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.
Computers will understand sarcasm before Americans do.
I’m so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark.
My legacy doesn’t matter. It isn’t important that I be remembered. It’s important that when I stand before the Lord, he says, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.’ I want to finish strong.
The focus is what is right before you – to give it your best. It sows the seeds of tomorrow.
Never get out of bed before noon.
I don’t think it takes much for a cult to be a cult. Many parts of our society are cultish, and you only need a charismatic leader and some teachings, and before you know it, you have a cult.
Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!
It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young.
Managers today have to do more with less, and get better results from limited resources, more than ever before.
If I was to go to sleep before midnight, I would feel weird about myself, like I wasted a day. My most productive hours are between midnight and five.
You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.
I believe in hard work, but I believe in vindication as well. You have a few nightmares, I imagine, before you reach your dream.
Before we make love my husband takes a pain killer.
Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.
You can die of the cure before you die of the illness.
Let each dawn find us courageous, brought closer, heeding the lights before the fight is over.
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.
Costumes are the first impression that you have of the character before they open their mouth-it really does establish who they are.
Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it’s business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don’t love what you’re doing and you can’t give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You’ll be an old man before you know it.
Think 100 times before you take a decision, But once that decision is taken, stand by it as one man.
Think before you act and act on what you believe.
In fact nothing is said that has not been said before.
Low-cost, high-grade coal, oil and natural gas – the backbone of the Industrial Revolution – will be a distant memory by 2050. Much higher-cost remnants will still be available, but they will not be able to drive our growth, our population and, most critically, our food supply as before.
I do believe women have different ways of taking risks, of ruminating a bit more before they jump to conclusions. And I think that as a result, particularly on the, on, you know, on the trading floor, in the financial markets in general, the approach would be different.
I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself, I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself now and then in finding a smoother pebble or prettier shell than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.
As I have said before, the daily machinations of the stock market are like a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
I have a lot of other stuff to accomplish before I get to kids. Whenever the time is right, I’ll just know. If I had a girl, she’d probably be really rebellious. She would be like a bundle of karma. I would love to bring them up in Barbados.
Dig your well before you’re thirsty.
Most people die before they are fully born. Creativeness means to be born before one dies.
As human beings, we are vulnerable to confusing the unprecedented with the improbable. In our everyday experience, if something has never happened before, we are generally safe in assuming it is not going to happen in the future, but the exceptions can kill you and climate change is one of those exceptions.
We must be our own before we can be another’s.
Edison failed 10,000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.
People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.
The formula for achieving middle-class success is simple: Finish high school; don’t have a child before the age of 20; and get married before having the child.
I’d like to see Paris before I die… Philadelphia will do.
The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely. You must be calm before you can utter oracles.
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
Letters have to pass two tests before they can be classed as good: they must express the personality both of the writer and of the recipient.
Modernism was born in part out of the need to find fresh ways of expression, to describe a new world that was unlike anything that had gone before.
Before our kids start coming home from Iraq in body bags and women and children start dying in Baghdad, I need to know, what did Iraq do to us?
With confidence, you have won before you have started.
It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.
At Girl Scouts, we are committed to raising awareness about the terrible effects of cyber bullying, and to teaching girls how to recognize the signs of bullying of any sort and extricate themselves or another from a bad situation before it spirals out of control and ends in tragedy.
More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations.
Before I became a film major, I was very heavily into social science, I had done a lot of sociology, anthropology, and I was playing in what I call social psychology, which is sort of an offshoot of anthropology/sociology – looking at a culture as a living organism, why it does what it does.
All things are difficult before they are easy.
The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.
When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I’ve never tried before.
If there’s something in your life that you know needs changing, make sure you change it before God’s got to change it. Because if God’s got to change it, you ain’t going to like it.
There are artists, true performers that have come before me who have been a big inspiration to me. I hope I do the same for others.
Virtual reality is inevitably going to become mainstream – it’s only a question of how good it needs to be before the mainstream is willing to use it.
Before agriculture was invented, land was not a resource. Before oil drilling and nuclear fission were invented, petroleum and uranium were not resources.
My scientific studies have afforded me great gratification; and I am convinced that it will not be long before the whole world acknowledges the results of my work.
Time travel used to be thought of as just science fiction, but Einstein‘s general theory of relativity allows for the possibility that we could warp space-time so much that you could go off in a rocket and return before you set out.
Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them.
Let’s assume for the moment that the logic behind Presidents Day is actually sound for certain presidents. Why not have a separate holiday for Lincoln and one for Washington – as we used to do, before we became so concerned with the ‘Every President Gets a Trophy‘ ethos?
The thing about being an artist today is you get to develop right in front of people’s eyes before you even put out an album.
I threw up before every single football game I played, and I did so up through my NFL career. It was good pressure. It was pressure to be good. It was pressure to be the best. It was pressure to want to win.
I’m happy being myself, which I’ve never been before. I always hid in other people, or tried to find myself through the characters, or live out their lives, but I didn’t have those things in mine.
Every morning, I would actually look at the obituaries before I had breakfast. And as a joke I said if I was not in it, I would have the breakfast.
When I was younger, I used to pray that I would die before my mom. That’s just how much my mom meant to me. I couldn’t imagine being in this world without her. But then seeing cancer – seeing what it can do to somebody – as strong and as tough as she was, there was nothing she could do. Cancer is a dirty, dirty deal.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
Before all else, be armed.
If you win a Super Bowl before you’re fired, you’re a genius, and everyone listens to you. But a coach is just a guy whose best class in grammar school was recess and whose best class in high school was P.E. I never thought I was anything but a guy whose best class was P.E.
Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies.
If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.
Natural objects, for example, must be experienced before any theorizing about them can occur.
Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.
OUR history begins before we are born. We represent the hereditary influences of our race, and our ancestors virtually live in us.
Before you can become a millionaire, you must learn to think like one. You must learn how to motivate yourself to counter fear with courage. Making critical decisions about your career, business, investments and other resources conjures up fear, fear that is part of the process of becoming a financial success.
I’m a storyteller; that’s what exploration really is all about. Going to places where others haven’t been and returning to tell a story they haven’t heard before.
I like people to really get a feel for the house before they do anything to it.
If you’ve heard this story before, don’t stop me, because I’d like to hear it again.
Spellings are made by people. Dictionaries eventually reflect popular choices. And the Internet is allowing more people to influence spelling than ever before.
I’ll die before I’m 25, and when I do I’ll have lived the way I wanted to.
Rather than waiting for a crisis to erupt before intervening, the IMF should provide ‘forward guidance‘ on how it will tackle potential disruptions in international financial markets.
Before the tribunal of nature, a man has no more right to life than a rattlesnake; he has no more right to liberty than any wild beast; his right to the pursuit of happiness is nothing but a license to maintain the struggle for existence, if he can find within himself the powers with which to do it.
The Black Mamba collection of watches is me: It is my alter ego, so to speak. As I mentioned before, it is sharp, cutting edge and sleek which are characteristics I try to apply when I’m out there on the basketball court.
Before you can win, you have to believe you are worthy.
You have to believe in yourself before anybody else believes in you.
Everywhere I look, someone is telling me, ‘You’re not good enough,’ or, ‘You can’t do this or that.’ You can only hear that so many times before enough is enough.
The reason to retire is to try to avoid embarrassment; you ought to do it before people are dropping big hints. You want to be the first to come up with the idea. You don’t want to wait until you trip and fall off the stage.
Some prescient American collectors, including Vicki and Kent Logan and Mera and Donald Rubell, began collecting Chinese art before 2000 with a genuine passion, but as the auction prices exploded everyone was beating a path to the galleries and artist studios in China. It became the ‘China thing.’
You’ve got to love yourself first. You’ve got to be okay on your own before you can be okay with somebody else.
When I did ‘Happy Birthday,’ I wrote the treatment for the video before I wrote the record. And once I wrote the video, I had a clear understanding of what I wanted; I created the soundtrack to that video.
I’ve found cinnamon to be very effective for lowering the glycemic response to meals. People have heard that before, but I didn’t realize how profound it could be until I did the actual testing with continuous glucose monitors. And I tested all different varieties and species of cinnamon from Ceylon to Saigon.
Be sure you positively identify your target before you pull the trigger.
The same thing which is now called Christian religion existed among the ancients. They have begun to call ‘Christian’ the true religion which existed before.
Before we can know God and understand his great plan it is first necessary for us to believe that he exists and that he rewards all who diligently seek him.
Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.
A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will’s freedom after it.
The only way to be sure of catching a train is to miss the one before it.
The end of commercial fishing is predicted long before the middle of the 21st century.
The wide world is all before us – but a world without a friend.
Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself.
I hope we’ll be able to solve these problems before we leave.
Forgiveness is not a feeling – it’s a decision we make because we want to do what’s right before God. It’s a quality decision that won’t be easy and it may take time to get through the process, depending on the severity of the offense.
I was supposed to move into a new place and it fell through. So for five months before Sex Education, I was couch-surfing among all my friends. I didn’t have a home.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
Never spend your money before you have earned it.
Before a show, you might have aches or pains, or it’s a bad rainy day, or it’s too humid. We all complain about stuff. But… how do I put this poetically? Once it’s the roar of the crowd and the smell of the greasepaint, forget it. Once the adrenaline kicks in and your chest expands, you forget about all that.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Change means that what was before wasn’t perfect. People want things to be better.
My grandparents had died in 1983, and suddenly my brother is out jogging before Mass, and he dies.
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
The cinema is not a craft. It is an art. It does not mean teamwork. One is always alone on the set as before the blank page. And to be alone… means to ask questions. And to make films means to answer them.
Irrespective of whether you have talent or not, one has to work hard. Just being talented doesn’t mean anything; you can end up wasting it before you realize.
It is a wretched taste to be gratified with mediocrity when the excellent lies before us.
You’ve got to be before you can do and do before you can have.
Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before.
Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve ever done before.
Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein we never had a defeat.
There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before.
It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.
Everybody faces a blank piece of paper, no matter what they’ve written or painted or composed before. I can’t imagine approaching every single new project with-without doubt.
Pleasure without God, without the sacred boundaries, will actually leave you emptier than before. And this is biblical truth, this is experiential truth. The loneliest people in the world are amongst the wealthiest and most famous who found no boundaries within which to live. That is a fact I’ve seen again and again.
You cannot allow your desire to be a winner to be diminished by achieving success before and I believe there is room for improvement in every sportsman.
Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.
From Watergate we learned what generations before us have known; our Constitution works. And during Watergate years it was interpreted again so as to reaffirm that no one – absolutely no one – is above the law.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.
Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
I will never tire of recommending the custom, practiced by the best architects, of preparing not only drawings and sketches, but also models of wood or any other material. These… enable us to examine… the work as a whole… and, before continuing any further, to estimate the likely trouble and expense.
Just because you are a mom doesn’t mean whoever you were before is gone. You can bring it back.
Do not plan for ventures before finishing what’s at hand.
People learn something every day, and a lot of times it’s that what they learned the day before was wrong.
True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.
Look before you leap for as you sow, ye are like to reap.
There is a huge difference between failing and failure. Failing is trying something that you learn doesn’t work. Failure is throwing in the towel and giving up. True success comes from failing repeatedly and as quickly as possible, before your cash or your willpower runs out.
Like art, revolutions come from combining what exists into what has never existed before.
I’ve been compared to Drake before and Kid Cudi.
When I was playing before I retired, I never really understood the appreciation and the respect that people gave me. People had treated me like a god or something, and that was very embarrassing.
The trouble with the future is that it usually arrives before we’re ready for it.
If you want to reach a goal, you must ‘see the reaching‘ in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
There is nothing more fearful for the average person in our society than to stand before a group of people and speak.
See, I have set before you this day life and good, death and evil… I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life.
America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.
I have said this before. Donald Trump is very popular in Pennsylvania. We cannot afford to underestimate his popularity in our state. And I have emphasized that continuously.
We shall not grow wiser before we learn that much that we have done was very foolish.
I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin.
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, ‘I believe,’ three times.
There’s a lot more hypocrisy than before. Racism has gone back underground.
I didn’t think I had time for fishing before I fished.
We’re running the most dangerous experiment in history right now, which is to see how much carbon dioxide the atmosphere… can handle before there is an environmental catastrophe.
When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.
Everywhere I go I find that a poet has been there before me.
You have to knock doors, make calls, and build a relationship with voters long before Election Day.
The more I learn about things, I realise how wrong I was before.
Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road.
Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.
I made a choice before I lost my legs that I was going to live the best life possible and that I wasn’t going to let this slow me down – and that choice has kept me moving forward.
Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars.
I’m actually quite a nice person. It’s to do with the way I look, an uncompromising sort of face, brusque delivery and voice, and I think the combination of all that. When I’m doing pantomime, children will scream the place down before I open my mouth. There’s obviously something that really gets them.
Engage your brain before you engage your weapon.
The best thing about lying in bed late is that you learn to distinguish between first things and trivia, for whatever presses on you has to prove its importance before it makes you move.
Whenever we think of Christ, we should recall the love that led Him to bestow on us so many graces and favors, and also the great love God showed in giving us in Christ a pledge of His love; for love calls for love in return. Let us strive to keep this always before our eyes and to rouse ourselves to love Him.
Let’s build a country of opportunities, where everybody is equal before the law and where the rules of the game are honest and transparent, and the same for everyone.
Just before a fight, as the ring empties, you can feel it. There is danger and loneliness all around you. Soon it’s just the three of you in there: the referee, your opponent, and you. You’re in a very lonely moment then. But, strangely, that’s when I feel most comfortable. The ring becomes my office, and I go to work.
Climate change is the environmental challenge of this generation, and it is imperative that we act before it’s too late.
Before Hurricane Katrina, I always felt like I could come back home. And home was a real place, and also it had this mythical weight for me. Because of the way that Hurricane Katrina ripped everything away, it cast that idea in doubt.
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.
A conservative is a liberal who got mugged the night before.
No one undertakes research in physics with the intention of winning a prize. It is the joy of discovering something no one knew before.
The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war.
Before ‘Titanic,’ yes, I had done some things and, yes, I had been nominated for an Academy Award, but I had never been sort of world-famous. And I suppose, yes, I am really famous now. But I feel embarrassed to say that because it’s just a bit daft for me.
There are two major challenges before Indian agriculture today: ecological and economical. The conservation of our basic agricultural assets such as land, water, and biodiversity is a major challenge. How to make agriculture sustainable is the challenge.
You gotta have confidence in yourself first before anybody else will. I’ve always had that.
Cutting the deficit by gutting our investments in innovation and education is like lightening an overloaded airplane by removing its engine. It may make you feel like you’re flying high at first, but it won’t take long before you feel the impact.
We have all lost before and we will win again.
Things are more like today than they have ever been before.
I do not want war. I am not seeking revenge, even though I can see before my eyes the great sacrifices made by the Ukrainian people. I am seeking peace and will achieve Ukraine‘s unity.
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.
Before broadcasting for 50-some years, I did TV, played 10 years in the big leagues, won a world championship – and played a big part in that, too, letting the Cardinals inject me with hepatitis. Takes a big man to do that.
Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.
Before ICE, we had Immigration and Naturalization Services, but it wasn’t until about 1999 that we chose to criminalize immigration at all. And then, once ICE was established, we really kind of militarized that enforcement to a degree that was previously unseen in the United States.
Antarctica is otherworldly, like nothing I’ve ever seen before. Stark, cold, beautiful desolation.
I have celebrated Jamai Sasthi before marriage.
We live in an age of innovation, where digital technology is providing solutions to problems before we’ve even realised we needed them. We see it every day as we find new ways to travel, eat and shop.
Teach success before teaching responsibility. Teach them to believe in themselves. Teach them to think, ‘I’m not stupid’. No child wants to fail. Everyone wants to succeed.
There was a council house waiting for me when I had Ryan, there was a welfare state. I never put into the system before I took out, I was on income support before I’d even paid a penny of tax.
Been in this game one-hundred years, but I see new ways to lose ’em I never knew existed before.
Death is such a strange thing. One minute you’re here and then just gone. You’d think there would be an anteroom, a place where you could be visited before you go.
I think the best thing I ever did was, years before I got the ‘Late Night’ show, when I first got out to Los Angeles to be a television writer, the first thing I did was I signed up to take improvisational classes… And I studied that for years, and I really loved it.
For each of us, life is a journey. Heavenly Father designed it for us out of love. Each of us has unique experiences and characteristics, but our journey began in the same place before we were born into this world.
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.
Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!
The Metropolis should have been aborted long before it became New York, London or Tokyo.
Before the Civil War, there were no national cemeteries, no processes for identifying the dead in the battle. There weren’t any dog tags, and there was no next-of-kin notification. You didn’t necessarily even hear what the fate of your loved ones had been. It was up to their comrades to write and inform you.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
You will reciprocally promise love, loyalty and matrimonial honesty. We only want for you this day that these words constitute the principle of your entire life and that with the help of divine grace you will observe these solemn vows that today, before God, you formulate.
You have got to clean your own house first before you tell other people that they aren’t doing it right.
My first big mission for UNICEF in Ethiopia was just to attract attention, before it was too late, to conditions which threatened the whole country. My role was to inform the world, to make sure that the people of Ethiopia were not forgotten.
Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse.
The void, the concept of nothingness, is terrifying to most people on the planet. And I get anxiety attacks myself. I know the fear of that void. You have to learn to die before you die. You give up, surrender to the void, to nothingness.
My presence speaks volumes before I say a word.
I wish to assure you that there can never be any return to the state of armed conflict which existed before our commitment to peace and the democratic process of election under the Lancaster House agreement.
The more I can make a person comfortable in their environment by taking my ego’s hat off and leaving it at the door, then they can dive deep within themselves and we can pull out something interesting that people have never heard before. It’s the stuff that’s – that no one’s ever heard before is really interesting.
I’m a big believer in the emotion of design, and the message that’s sent before somebody begins to read, before they get the rest of the information; what is the emotional response they get to the product, to the story, to the painting – whatever it is.
He who overcomes himself is divine. Most see their ruin before their eyes; but they go on into it.
I believe in the law. I think we have a great system of justice. But I do think that system of justice has been corrupted by racism and classism. I think it’s difficult for ‘poor people‘ – poor white people, brown people – to be treated fairly before the law in the same way that upper-class people are.
‘,Alive‘ stems from emotional growth and contentment. Before writing the song, I was swimming in a pool of hurt, guilt and spiritual discomfort. Instead of drowning, I decided to embrace these feelings and express gratitude for the lessons learned. With this new-found sense of life, I am stronger and happier than ever.
There’s sadness to anyone that dies before their time, and specifically ones that seem to affect people in a positive way. It doesn’t matter if it’s Whitney Houston or a nameless, faceless person on the street. That’s just as big of a tragedy for me.
Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.
I pray to God every day that he makes me the biggest superstar, but before that, I ask God to make me a good actor. Being a star is hard, but being an actor is even harder. I want to be both before I am done.
No man goes before his time – unless the boss leaves early.
Oh, 1994, April 27. There won’t be a day like that ever again. I mean, the sky was blue, with a blueness that had never been there before.
Kissing someone is pretty intimate, actually very intimate, and your heart always kind of skips a beat before you do that.
My mom kicked me out a couple of weeks before my 18th birthday. I had a job for about six, seven months at a supermarket, and they fired me for being late.
I hate all the old pictures of me before 2010 – and they are always the first ones to come up. That’s why I don’t Google myself, man.
If the newspapers cut me up so much that I shall not venture before the world again, I have resolved to become a house painter; that would be as easy as anything else, and I should, at any rate, still be an artist!
I remember Glenn Miller coming to me once, before he had his own band, saying, How do you do it? How do you get started? It’s so difficult. I told him, I don’t know but whatever you do don’t stop. Just keep on going.
There’s an excellent movie we have on TCM called ‘It Happened on Fifth Avenue,’ which was originally going to be directed by Frank Capra… but just before he was going to start working on it, he came across this story called ‘The Greatest Gift.’ And that turned into ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’
Know how to garnish food so that it is more appealing to the eye and even more flavorful than before.
A man who suffers before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary.
Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance.
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
A lot of people give up just before they’re about to make it. You know you never know when that next obstacle is going to be the last one.
I’m doing a film called ‘Black Mass’ where I play James Bulger. The reason to play him is obvious to me. He’s a fascinating character. It’s not like anything I’ve done before on that level. I’m very excited to slide into that skin for a little bit.
I have always been very rebellious and gone against the grain. I’ve always challenged the standards set before me.
The mind is the most important part of achieving any fitness goal. Mental change always comes before physical change.
Before I leave this earth, I’m going to help people have a better future.
I always wanted to be someone better the next day than I was the day before.
One of the best mental disciplines for people to implement is simply putting together a schedule or a task list and actually executing it. Write the list or the schedule the night before, and then do what you said you would do. Life becomes much better when you do that.
Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind – even if your voice shakes.
There is risk and truth to yourselves and the world before you.
Every known fact in natural science was divined by the presentiment of somebody, before it was actually verified.
Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.
The God who existed before any religion counts on you to make the oneness of the human family known and celebrated.
Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret.
Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.
Before we were born, a whole society of storytellers was already here. The storytellers who were here before us taught us how to be human.
To overcome poverty and the flaws of the economic crisis in our society, we need to envision our social life. We have to free our mind, imagine what has never happened before and write social fiction. We need to imagine things to make them happen. If you don’t imagine, it will never happen.
Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.
Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.
I truly believe that we can overcome any hurdle that lies before us and create the life we want to live. I have seen it happen time and time again.
Being a good husband is like being a good stand-up comic – you need ten years before you can even call yourself a beginner.
The spiritual life is not a life before, after, or beyond our everyday existence. No, the spiritual life can only be real when it is lived in the midst of the pains and joys of the here and now.
Nothing is said that has not been said before.
How lucky Adam was. He knew when he said a good thing, nobody had said it before.
A leader who doesn’t hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.
I was looking to become more proactive with my career because I wasn’t crazy with some of the scripts I was getting – this was before Blow and Hannibal – so I decided to start my own production company.
Before the 1970s, banks were banks. They did what banks were supposed to do in a state capitalist economy: they took unused funds from your bank account, for example, and transferred them to some potentially useful purpose like helping a family buy a home or send a kid to college.
An opera singer is like an athlete before a match. An athlete cannot overdo anything. In order to perform at the highest possible level, you need to refrain from activities so as to be able to express this power.
The best time to make friends is before you need them.
Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.
The glory is being happy. The glory is not winning here or winning there. The glory is enjoying practicing, enjoy every day, enjoying to work hard, trying to be a better player than before.
I invented ‘It’s a good thing’ before you were even born.
No one is an artist unless he carries his picture in his head before painting it, and is sure of his method and composition.
Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live, and the reason of everything appears more clear. What has puzzled us before seems less mysterious, and the crooked paths look straighter as we approach the end.
We shall meet again before long to march to new triumphs.
My goal is to just keep playing roles that are different from the roles I’ve played before.
A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.
I have to practice to be good at guitar. I have to write 100 songs before you write the first good one.
I’ve been offered political shows before, and I don’t know anything about politics and I feel uncomfortable making political opinions – there’s consequences to them. I often think I’m wrong, so I really don’t like getting in political or religious discussions because of the giant possibility that I might be wrong.
Day and night cannot dwell together. The Red Man has ever fled the approach of the White Man, as the morning mist flees before the morning sun.
Habit allows us to go from ‘before’ to ‘after,’ to make life easier and better. Habit is notorious – and rightly so – for its ability to direct our actions, even against our will; but by mindfully shaping our habits, we can harness the power of mindlessness as a sweeping force for serenity, energy, and growth.
There’s only so far you can go before you say enough is enough.
At last, after completing year 12, I failed the great final examination, repeated the following year and failed again even more dismally than before. This was not an easy thing to do. My mates did the simple thing in the first place and mainly passed with honours and went on to have remarkably successful lives.
They always say, ‘Time heals.’ But it really doesn’t. You just get used to it. I live life with the mentality of ‘OK, I lost the only thing that has ever been important to me.’ So going forward, anything bad that happens can’t be nearly as bad as what happened before.
You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.
Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light.
Swans sing before they die – ’twere no bad thing should certain persons die before they sing.
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.
A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.
Before I came out, the thought of someone calling me gay, even when I knew very well that I was, was petrifying.
Ideas have a short shelf life. You must act on them before the expiration date.
When I started on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ I had the choice of wearing contact lenses, which I had never worn before, or glasses, in order to be able to read the cue cards.
There is more selfishness and less principle among members of Congress than I had any conception of, before I became President of the U.S.
The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do.
Before I left China, I was educated that China was the richest, happiest country in the world. So when I arrived Australia, I thought, ‘Oh my God, everything is different from what I was told.’ Since then, I started to think differently.
Personally, I would not care for immortality in the least. There is nothing better than oblivion, since in oblivion there is no wish unfulfilled. We had it before we were born yet did not complain. Shall we whine because we know it will return? It is Elysium enough for me, at any rate.
The broken heart on my right finger represents me before I figured out who I was, and the full heart on my left is because I’m left-handed, I use that to write my music, and my music helped me obtain my direction in life.
The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.
Sometimes I wake up before dawn, and I love sitting up in the middle of the bed with all the lights off, pitch-black dark, and talking to the Father, with no interruptions and nothing that reminds me that there’s anything in life but me and Him.
I would say colonialism is a wonderful thing. It spread civilization to Africa. Before it they had no written language, no wheel as we know it, no schools, no hospitals, not even normal clothing.
Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily.
I don’t care what you have done before or what you are capable of: if you come up against a guy like me, you are in trouble.
When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.
I got my story, my dream, from America. The hero I had is Forrest Gump… I like that guy. I’ve been watching that movie about 10 times. Every time I get frustrated, I watch the movie. I watched the movie before I came here again to New York. I watched the movie again telling me that no matter whatever changed, you are you.
The film is made in the editing room. The shooting of the film is about shopping, almost. It’s like going to get all the ingredients together, and you’ve got to make sure before you leave the store that you got all the ingredients. And then you take those ingredients and you can make a good cake – or not.
Life is not an easy matter… You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.
I don’t care about my character here on earth. I don’t care about what other people think or say about me, all I care about is my standing before the Lord.
Try to forget what objects you have before you – a tree, a house, a field, or whatever. Merely think, ‘Here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow,’ and paint it just as it looks to you, the exact color and shape, until it gives you your own impression of the scene before you.
Think well before selecting your leader, and when you have selected him, follow him. But in case you find his policy detrimental to your interests, kick him out.
I just change with the times. I really don’t have a say in what’s going on. Music was here before me.
What drew me to politics in the first place was the fact that I wanted to have a place to take a stand and use my voice to express what I believed in. But I’ve no longer got any political aspirations. I feel that as a politician, fifty per cent of people would hate you before you even left the house.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
They might in the future more than ever before engage in hunting beavers.
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.
You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.
The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That’s the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!
I’d look at one of my stonecutters hammering away at the rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet, at the hundred and first blow it would split in two, and I knew it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
Your lost friends are not dead, but gone before, advanced a stage or two upon that road which you must travel in the steps they trod.
Learn to obey before you command.
I love challenging myself, doing different things, and exploring different areas that I haven’t been to or gone to before.
The year 1999, seventh month, from Heaven will come a great king of terror: to bring back to life the great King of Angolmois. Before and after Mars to reign by good luck.
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead.