Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best How Quotes from famous persons: Kirk Douglas, Alice Cooper, Kimbal Musk, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Valentina Tereshkova. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the How Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.
Every How is carried by a What.
How can a president not be an actor?
There’s a lot of things we go through and we don’t even know why… At the end of the day, God has a purpose and a plan for you, and that’s kind of how I take that.
It isn’t what I do, but how I do it. It isn’t what I say, but how I say it, and how I look when I do it and say it.
Go out and chase your dreams no matter how crazy it looks.
I didn’t want a pickup with mud tires. I wanted an old blazer with as many speakers in the back as I could afford. I would even steal them out of my brother‘s car and pack them in there. I remember sitting in a parking lot and turning my radio up and walking down the street to see how far you could feel it.
Success is not about how much money we have in the bank, but it’s about how many peoples’ lives we have impacted through it. Success is experienced when we do things which are never done before.
It’s a wise man who understands that every day is a new beginning, because boy, how many mistakes do you make in a day? I don’t know about you, but I make plenty. You can’t turn the clock back, so you have to look ahead.
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
My parents taught me about the importance of qualities like kindness, respect, and honesty, and I realize how central values like these have been to me throughout my life.
I have my own high standards for what I want in a partner and how I want to be treated. I bring a lot to the table. I’m not talking about material things but what I have to offer as a person – love and loyalty and all the things that make a good relationship.
The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
No business can stay in business without customers. How you treat – or mistreat – them determines how long your doors stay open.
Systematic theology – be careful how you tie down the Word to fit your set and final creeds, systems, dogmas, and organized theistic philosophies! The Word of God is not bound! It’s free to say what it will to the individual, and no one can outline it into dispensations which cannot be broken.
You’ve got to vote, vote, vote, vote. That’s it; that’s the way we move forward. That’s how we make progress for ourselves and for our country.
It’s easy to get negative because you get beat down. You go through a few disappointments and it’s easy to stay in that negative frame of mind. Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is a whole cliche, but your attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.
I’m proud of my work and how far I’ve come, and I’m proud of the way that I did it.
There comes a point in your life when you realize how quickly time goes by, and how quickly it has gone. Then it really speeds up exponentially. With that, I think you start to put a lot of things into context; you start to see how huge the world is, and really, the universe.
Every time you work on a political campaign, half the people hate you. That’s how it is.
If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher‘s stone.
Never fear to deliberately walk through dark places, for that is how you reach the light on the other side.
DJ Khaled most definitely knows how to rock a party.
Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
In raising children, we need to continuously keep in mind how we can best create the most favorable environment for their imitative behavior. Everything done in the past regarding imitation must become more and more conscious and more and more consciously connected with the future.
The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake.
A person who has been punished is not less inclined to behave in a given way; at best, he learns how to avoid punishment.
One of the greatest indicators of our own spiritual maturity is revealed in how we respond to the weaknesses, the inexperience, and the potentially offensive actions of others.
There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about.
To love what you do and feel that it matters how could anything be more fun?
Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved.
I have respect for what other people believe. What I believe in my own life is that it’s a search for how I can do things better, whether it’s being a better man or a better father or finding ways for myself to improve.
In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
New technology is not good or evil in and of itself. It’s all about how people choose to use it.
It’s not what you wear it’s how you wear it, is what I say.
There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.
Those who don’t know how to weep with their whole heart, don’t know how to laugh either.
The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem, of what to say and how to say it.
Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint.
Learn how to treat your vegetables with the love and kindness that they deserve.
I believe that one key to success is to accept truth, no matter how it’s spoken.
Life is about how much you can take and keep fighting, how much you can suffer and keep moving forward.
Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
In order to heal others, we first need to heal ourselves. And to heal ourselves, we need to know how to deal with ourselves.
No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible.
Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.
I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach 10,000 stars how not to dance.
I’ve gotten to travel all over the world and meet all kinds of people and do all kinds of great things, so it’s, like, surreal. It just lets you know how time flies, especially when you’re having fun. It seems like time keeps going by faster as I get older.
I have an almost complete disregard of precedent, and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I go for anything new that might improve the past.
Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.
I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage.
The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.
To be a good loser is to learn how to win.
I used to think, ‘How can I write my life story? I’m still living it.’
Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
No matter what, no matter how I feel, always bring effort.
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.
We’re blind to our blindness. We have very little idea of how little we know. We’re not designed to know how little we know.
It’s not about changing people; it’s sometimes about changing a situation. How can we build an even better situation for them?
Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but how we react to what happens, not by what life brings us but the attitude we bring to life.
But I can say that life is good to me. Has been and is good. So I think my task is to be good to it. So how do you be good to life? You live it.
We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!
I used to read five psalms every day – that teaches me how to get along with God. Then I read a chapter of Proverbs every day and that teaches me how to get along with my fellow man.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
It’s a wonderful metaphor, catching a wave, for how you can look at other challenges in your life.
Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.
I’m not perfect. And who knows how many times I’ve fallen short. We all fall short. That’s the amazing thing about the grace of God.
The art of living is the art of knowing how to believe lies.
At Microsoft, we’re aspiring to have a living, learning culture with a growth mindset that allows us to learn from ourselves and our customers. These are the key attributes of the new culture at Microsoft, and I feel great about how it seems to be resonating and how it’s seen as empowering.
The work environment is very important in determining how enjoyable work is. It is very important to work with smart guys who have a superior level of intellectual bandwidth and still have softer skills as well.
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
To be good is noble; but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble.
Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.
In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.
As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.
Well, I don’t know as I want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do. I hire him to tell how to do what I want to do.
We have so much room for improvement. Every aspect of our lives must be subjected to an inventory… of how we are taking responsibility.
The worst pandemic in modern history was the Spanish flu of 1918, which killed tens of millions of people. Today, with how interconnected the world is, it would spread faster.
I love those who do not know how to live for today.
Get outside. Watch the sunrise. Watch the sunset. How does that make you feel? Does it make you feel big or tiny? Because there’s something good about feeling both.
Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.
If you can’t laugh at yourself, then how can you laugh at anybody else? I think people see the human side of you when you do that.
The flu is very unpredictable when it begins and in how it takes off.
I know how men in exile feed on dreams.
You can win all the tournaments you want, but the majors are what you’re remembered for. It’s how you’re measured as a champion in our sport. The majors are where it’s at.
That’s kind of how I am – a roller coaster of emotions.
People say, ‘Dream big!’ – but you have to think about the logistics. It’s not just coming up with a great idea; it’s how you can sell or market or promote that great idea.
You learn more from losing than winning. You learn how to keep going.
My mission is to kill time, and time’s to kill me in its turn. How comfortable one is among murderers.
How little do they see what really is, who frame their hasty judgment upon that which seems.
If a man had more than one life, I think a little hanging would not hurt this one; but after he is once dead, we cannot bring him back, no matter how sorry we may be; so the boy shall be pardoned.
I’m not interested in how people move, but what moves them.
You can have anything you want, but not everything. If it was really important to spend an afternoon at my daughter’s school, I had to think, how was I going to organize my life to do that? How could I become more efficient? I always tried to put my priorities on the table, personal and professional, and work around them.
Remember that a gesture of friendship, no matter how small, is always appreciated.
I’m interested in things that change the world or that affect the future and wondrous, new technology where you see it, and you’re like, ‘Wow, how did that even happen? How is that possible?’
Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it.
Life is not linear; you have ups and downs. It’s how you deal with the troughs that defines you.
It’s about learning how to slow down… I think this Covid environment that we’re in there’s a lot of sadness and a lot of pressure going on in terms of the uncertainty, but what it is teaching us or forcing us to do is appreciate the small things: be grateful for a slower pace of life.
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
When asked, ‘How do you write?’ I invariably answer, ‘one word at a time.’
You can’t change how people act, but what you can change is how you react.
Those who know how to think need no teachers.
The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them.
Is the modern social pattern of unending change and movement the cause of two modern diseases, insecurity and dissatisfaction? How lucky Thomas Hood was to be able to write, ‘I remember, I remember the house where I was born.’ I don’t even know what mine looked like!
I was brought up to be a gentleman. That means you know how to walk, talk and dress the part.
It is important for all of us to appreciate where we come from and how that history has really shaped us in ways that we might not understand.
It isn’t true that you live only once. You only die once. You live lots of times, if you know how.
It’s about respect and the morals and the value of life. And treat people how you want to be treated. That’s the biggest thing I was brought up on from my parents.
Assuming if there’s such a thing as reality, if you have a false relationship with it, how can you do anything but fail?
Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.
One thing is sure. We have to do something. We have to do the best we know how at the moment… If it doesn’t turn out right, we can modify it as we go along.
A tree’s a tree. How many more do you need to look at?
Life is a bunch of ups and downs. It’s how you handle it.
No matter how many people you kill, using a machine gun in battle is not a war crime because it does not cause unnecessary suffering; it simply performs its job horrifyingly well.
I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it.
I had no interest in music. But now, music means everything to me. I have no words to explain how beautiful music is. It is where you can create everything, like beautiful songs to sad songs to almost anything.
You get this overview effect where you realize how small we are and how fragile our planet is and how we’re really all in it together. You don’t see borders from space, you don’t see diversity and differences in people on Earth.
It’s really not about what you have. It’s about how you’re able to enjoy life in general.
I began revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action.
I bring out the worst in my enemies and that’s how I get them to defeat themselves.
You have to always continue to strive no matter how hard things get, no matter how troubled you feel. No matter how tough things get, no matter how many times you lose, you keep trying to win.
I think our life is a journey, and we make mistakes, and it’s how we learn from those mistakes and rebound from those mistakes that sets us on the path that we’re meant to be on.
I don’t want to forgive myself. That’s why I hate psychoanalysis I think if you’re guilty of something you should live with it. Get rid of it – how can you get rid of a real guilt? I think people should live with it, face up to it.
If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Spend a lot of time talking to customers face to face. You’d be amazed how many companies don’t listen to their customers.
Learning how to learn is life’s most important skill.
There is good in everything; it’s just how you choose to look at it. Everything that’s worth it has a price. For me to be a model – I had to leave my family. Do you think I liked that? No! There are sacrifices. Life is meant to be a challenge, because challenges are what make you grow.
We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
The eyes are so telling. That’s how you engage with people and bond with them. I love direct, strong eye contact.
Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.
I don’t care how busy I am – I will always make time for what’s most important to me.
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.
You can be technically strong, and focus all your efforts on elements like casting, music, cinematography and sets, but they are all just add ons. End of the day, filmmaking is really about how well you tell a story.
When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.
How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.
A lot of people don’t see, when we lose and go through tough times, how upset and disappointed we are.
We teach people how to treat us.
Studying whether there’s life on Mars or studying how the universe began, there’s something magical about pushing back the frontiers of knowledge. That’s something that is almost part of being human, and I’m certain that will continue.
It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.
I dress how I feel. I just go off emotion. I can’t prepare my outfit a day before. Everything I wear is spontaneous.
In the NBA, there’s always a guy who is only around because he can jump. He doesn’t have a clue about the fundamentals. I learn more from the WNBA. They know how to dribble, how to pivot, how to use the shot fake.
I have short goals – to get better every day, to help my teammates every day – but my only ultimate goal is to win an NBA championship. It’s all that matters. I dream about it. I dream about it all the time, how it would look, how it would feel. It would be so amazing.
The turning point was when I hit my 30th birthday. I thought, if really want to write, it’s time to start. I picked up the book How to Write a Novel in 90 Days. The author said to just write three pages a day, and I figured, I can do this. I never got past Page 3 of that book.
The way management treats associates is exactly how the associates will treat the customers.
As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in?
Getting up and having the courage to share with people, all people, and even just being asked to sing, first of all, that’s all part of how I express my identity.
When you read about the lives of other people, people of different circumstances or similar circumstances, you are part of their lives for that moment. You inhabit their lives, and you feel what they’re feeling, and that is compassion. If we see that reading does allow us that, we see how absolutely essential reading is.
Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves.
Practice self-awareness, self-evaluation, and self-improvement. If we are aware that our manners – language, behavior, and actions – are measured against our values and principles, we are able to more easily embody the philosophy, leadership is a matter of how to be, not how to do.
Don’t tell your friends about your indigestion. ‘How are you’ is a greeting, not a question.
Accidents happen and all of that, but it’s how we pick ourselves up from the accidents that matters.
I learned that life is filled with ups and downs and it’s just about how you react to them.
I can’t help but laugh at how perfect I am.
How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.
If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.
It’s hard to say goodbye to the streets. It’s all how you do it. You can pass by and say, ‘What’s happening?’ and keep it moving, but it’s a certain element that’ll never be able to roll with you once you get to this level, because that’s the separation of it all.
Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
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.
Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
The Windrush era is a very important part of British history as it helps us understand how and why we became the multicultural society we are today, and also helps us understand the history of race relations in this country.
Human evolution, at first, seems extraordinary. How could the process that gave rise to slugs and oak trees and fish produce a creature that can fly to the moon and invent the Internet and cross the ocean in boats?
I cannot believe how fine I am with being bald.
Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students.
For me, honestly, it’s not about individual accomplishments, individual award. It’s about what I’ve got to do and how I can contribute to the team.
Life is very, very short, and you can choose to live it how you want. You can choose to dumb yourself down and not express yourself just so you can fit in, just so people won’t dislike you.
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
As long as I live, I will never forget that day 21 years ago when I raised my hand and took the oath of citizenship. Do you know how proud I was? I was so proud that I walked around with an American flag around my shoulders all day long.
I’m interested in internationalism. It’s the new multiculturalism. How we deal with each other isn’t sufficient any more. It’s about time we examine how we interact with the rest of the world we live in.
The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.
An organization, no matter how well designed, is only as good as the people who live and work in it.
It doesn’t matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn’t matter how smart you are. If it doesn’t agree with experiment, it’s wrong.
If ants are such busy workers, how come they find time to go to all the picnics?
One of the common failings among honorable people is a failure to appreciate how thoroughly dishonorable some other people can be, and how dangerous it is to trust them.
Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.
All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for… reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration.
People think because I’m a nice person I’m a weak person. But I don’t think being nice means you don’t know how to take tough decisions.
It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.
Those who give themselves to prayer should in a special manner have always a devotion to St. Joseph; for I know not how any man can think of the Queen of the angels, during the time that she suffered so much with the Infant Jesus, without giving thanks to St. Joseph for the services he rendered them then.
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.
One we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life.
Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.
The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department.
Only 20 percent of our longevity is genetically determined. The rest is what we do, how we live our lives and increasingly the molecules that we take. It’s not the loss of our DNA that causes aging, it’s the problems in reading the information, the epigenetic noise.
You gotta have a dream. If you don’t have a dream, how you gonna make a dream come true?
It was wrong to capture wild animals and confine them in captivity for people to go and gawk at them. And that’s basically how zoos got started. But once you do that, and once you have animals that have been bred in captivity, you’re really stuck with them in some sense. You can’t return them to the wild.
You learn far more from negative leadership than from positive leadership. Because you learn how not to do it. And, therefore, you learn how to do it.
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to keep it ourselves?
I’ve always been at war with myself, for right or wrong. I don’t know how to explain it more. It’s universal. Some people are better at dealing with it, and they sleep with no pain – not pain, arguments. I’ve grown quite comfortable with being at war.
Don’t give up, no matter how hard it is. Things are going to be tough down the road, but the more work you put in, the more achievement you’re going to get out of it.
How can I know what I think till I see what I say?
They may forget what you said – but they will never forget how you made them feel.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
How do you know you’re going to do something, untill you do it?
I think that is a better thing than thanksgiving: thanks-living. How is this to be done? By a general cheerfulness of manner, by an obedience to the command of Him by whose mercy we live, by a perpetual, constant delighting of ourselves in the Lord, and by a submission of our desires to His will.
You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
I believe that no one can teach you how to act, but schools do give you an environment to make mistakes, to learn techniques and to learn professionalism.
Learn how to be a loser, because it’s important to be a loser to be a winner.
There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.
It is best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it.
There is always space for improvement, no matter how long you’ve been in the business.
Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance.
An autobiography is the story of how a man thinks he lived.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
I don’t care about what nobody say or how nobody feel. I’m happy, I’m living my life, and that’s what it is.
The attitude is very important. Because, your behavior radiates how you feel.
To preserve our sovereign integrity, we must prove to them nobody need tell us how to hold a clean and democratic election.
It’s impossible to explain creativity. It’s like asking a bird, ‘How do you fly?’ You just do.
As long as you live, keep learning how to live.
The man with the best job in the country is the vice-president. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, ‘How is the president?’
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
I think I’m a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it’s authority that I respect.
Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.
At Uniqlo, we’re thinking ahead. We’re thinking about how to create new, innovative products… and sell that to everyone.
Life is hard. It is not too short, it is too long. But you have to learn how to live; you have to have a sense of humour.
I think one of the keys to leadership is recognizing that everybody has gifts and talents. A good leader will learn how to harness those gifts toward the same goal.
I would like to learn, or remember, how to live.
I’ve learned over the years that people are human and have mood swings, regardless of how talented they are. Today, I’m looking at life from a realistic point of view instead of the way I would want things to be.
No matter how devastating our struggles, disappointments, and troubles are, they are only temporary. No matter what happens to you, no matter the depth of tragedy or pain you face, no matter how death stalks you and your loved ones, the Resurrection promises you a future of immeasurable good.
Never give up on your dreams, no matter how painful and difficult your journey is.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
Many people feel so pressured by the expectations of others that it causes them to be frustrated, miserable and confused about what they should do. But there is a way to live a simple, joy-filled, peaceful life, and the key is learning how to be led by the Holy Spirit, not the traditions or expectations of man.
We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.
While on top of Everest, I looked across the valley towards the great peak Makalu and mentally worked out a route about how it could be climbed. It showed me that even though I was standing on top of the world, it wasn’t the end of everything. I was still looking beyond to other interesting challenges.
When you are older you will understand how precious little things, seemingly of no value in themselves, can be loved and prized above all price when they convey the love and thoughtfulness of a good heart.
We are infected by our own misunderstanding of how our own minds work.
People always talk about how time flies; it’s become sort of a colloquialism now. You don’t really understand it until you reach your late 30s and early 40s – and I’m sure time will move even faster as I get older.
I think it’s hard to describe my style in one sentence. It depends on how I’m feeling. Sometimes I’ll dress more street; other times, I’ll dress more classy. I have so many different ways that I can express myself, so my style is pretty versatile.
When you want something so badly, you just do it. You don’t think about how hard it’s going to be.
He who does not know how to look back at where he came from will never get to his destination.
No matter how much success you’re having, you can’t continue working together if you can’t communicate.
You hear a lot about God these days: God, the beneficent; God, the all-great; God, the Almighty; God, the most powerful; God, the giver of life; God, the creator of death. I mean, we’re hearing about God all the time, so we better learn how to deal with it. But if we know anything about God, God is arbitrary.
Sometimes we let life guide us, and other times we take life by the horns. But one thing is for sure: no matter how organized we are, or how well we plan, we can always expect the unexpected.
I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling.
Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
What a waste it is to lose one’s mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.
The mark of higher education isn’t the knowledge you accumulate in your head. It’s the skills you gain about how to learn.
Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.
When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there?
How can we know the dancer from the dance?
He who knows best knows how little he knows.
Be a dreamer. If you don’t know how to dream, you’re dead.
Because we cannot know what God is, but only what He is not, we cannot consider how He is but only how He is not.
If it’s natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?
Life is designed to knock you down. It will knock you down time and time again, but it doesn’t matter how many times you fall – it matters how many times you get back up.
I’m responsible for what I say, but I’m not responsible about how people interpret my situation.
The more I learn about things, I realise how wrong I was before.
Oh! Most miserable wretch that I am! Why have I not learnt how to swim?
One of the nice things about getting older is that you come to understand that you can integrate multiple aspects of your life together. When you’re young, you think everything has to be binary, as that’s exactly how you feel at that age.
We cannot always control everything that happens to us in this life, but we can control how we respond. Many struggles come as problems and pressures that sometimes cause pain. Others come as temptations, trials, and tribulations.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
I’m not particularly a feminist, but if you get women off the animal cycle of reproduction and give them some say in how many children they’ll have, immediately the floor will rise.
There are a lot of pros and cons about social media; it’s just how you choose to handle it and how you have to be prepared for the negatives as well.
No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others.
I like technology, but ‘Black Mirror’ is more what the consequences are, and it doesn’t tend to be about technology itself: it tends to be how we use or misuse it. We’ve not really thought through the consequences of it.
‘Evil men have no songs.’ How is it that the Russians have songs?
Every man is a volume if you know how to read him.
God lets you be successful because he trusts you that you will do the right thing with it. Now, does he get disappointed often? All the time, because people get there and they forget how they got it.
Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Success must never be measured by how much money you have.
It is not our mistakes that define who we are; it is how we recover from those mistakes.
Technology gives us power, but it does not and cannot tell us how to use that power. Thanks to technology, we can instantly communicate across the world, but it still doesn’t help us know what to say.
Diversity is about all of us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together.
How many people here have telekenetic powers? Raise my hand.
Omnipotence is not knowing how everything is done; it’s just doing it.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
I’ve learned how to use my spam filter pretty effectively.
The more work you put in, and the more you constantly and consistently give good performances against good opponents and constantly exceed people’s expectations, the more you really endear yourself to the crowd. That’s how your career takes off – it’s just consistency and time.
When leaders know how to lead great meetings, there’s less time wasted and less frustration. We have more energy to do the work that matters, realize our full potential, and do great things.
A positive attitude is something everyone can work on, and everyone can learn how to employ it.
I don’t believe in fate or destiny. I believe in various degrees of hatred, paranoia, and abandonment. However much of that gets heaped upon you doesn’t matter – it’s only a matter of how much you can take and what it does to you.
Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is.
There’s nothing wrong with being a loser, it just depends on how good you are at it.
My dad always said, ‘Champ, the measure of a man is not how often he is knocked down, but how quickly he gets up.’
One of the things that has to be faced is the process of waiting to change the system, how much we have got to do to find out who we are, where we have come from and where we are going.
Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman – or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.
When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.
It doesn’t matter how many A-levels you have, what kind of a degree you have, if you have good manners, people will like you.
At the end of the day, nobody cares how much you tried, what the deal was, or if you were a good guy or a bad guy.
It doesn’t matter how many times you win an award, it is always very special.
I have been struck again and again by how important measurement is to improving the human condition.
How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.
I basically taught myself how to DJ, but I’ve been inspired by DJs throughout my whole career. I have some good friends that would hook us up with music. You learn some little things here and there from each DJ and you just take it and put your own style into to it.
Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it.
I have so much chaos in my life, it’s become normal. You become used to it. You have to just relax, calm down, take a deep breath and try to see how you can make things work rather than complain about how they’re wrong.
Let me show you how it’s done… Loser!
If we help an educated man’s daughter to go to Cambridge are we not forcing her to think not about education but about war? – not how she can learn, but how she can fight in order that she might win the same advantages as her brothers?
People just don’t understand how obsessed I am with winning.
You have people come into your life shockingly and surprisingly. You have losses that you never thought you’d experience. You have rejection and you have learn how to deal with that and how to get up the next day and go on with it.
Saying goodbye doesn’t mean anything. It’s the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it.
Epigenetics doesn’t change the genetic code, it changes how that’s read. Perfectly normal genes can result in cancer or death. Vice-versa, in the right environment, mutant genes won’t be expressed. Genes are equivalent to blueprints; epigenetics is the contractor. They change the assembly, the structure.
The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don’t have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it’s a sure sign you’re getting old.
I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism – how passionately I hate them!
Few people know how to be old.
We are not saints, but we have kept our appointment. How many people can boast as much?
So if you stay ready, you ain’t gotta get ready, and that is how I run my life.
I know I haven’t always done things the right way. I’m just trying to reflect on how to make myself better, how to become a better man, a better father, a better person, a better artist.
Sustainability includes how you run your business, and my bottom line includes how you treat your people. Sustainability starts with your staff.
The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better.
My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness – otherwise how would you know when you’re happy?
Life as we know it, with all its ups and downs, will soon be over. We all will give an accounting to God of how we have lived.
This is how memories are made… by going with the flow.
It’s not how fast you get there, but how long you stay.
Life is a game. Money is how we keep score.
I don’t care what I look like; it’s how people think of me. And I do care how people think of me. I want people to say, ‘Oh, she’s nice,’ rather than, ‘Oh, she’s so pretty.’
You have no choices about how you lose, but you do have a choice about how you come back and prepare to win again.
When we make progress and get better at something, it is inherently motivating. In order for people to make progress, they have to get feedback and information on how they’re doing.
Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be described – and will be, after our deaths – by each of the family members who believe they know us.
For me, whether we win or lose, every match is giving me a lot of information about how to improve.
For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed?
Life is busy. There are daily concerns and obligations that have to be met, and to take time to think about how precious and special a human life is that you only get one, and that every wasted minute is lost. You can’t get it back.
Behind it all is surely an idea so simple, so beautiful, that when we grasp it – in a decade, a century, or a millennium – we will all say to each other, how could it have been otherwise? How could we have been so stupid?
You play like you practice and practice how you play.
It’s amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people yourself is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral, self-righteous, bullying laziness.
An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don’t.
Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.
Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people – your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.
No matter how old we become, we can still call them ‘Holy Mother’ and ‘Father’ and put a child-like trust in them.
You shall find out how salt is the taste of another man‘s bread, and how hard is the way up and down another man’s stairs.
It does not matter how much we donate; it matters whether the donation is meaningful. How to define meaningful? Let society and history judge.
That’s how we do it in the black community; we give back to the people who made us who we are. We never forget that.
I’ve got a very behind-the-scenes personality. I don’t know how I became a performer. I like to stay discreet, out of the public eye, very low-key.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
If you have to ask how much it costs, you can’t afford it.
There are winners, there are losers and there are people who have not yet learned how to win.
Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
Everybody is in a hurry to decode you in a certain way, and then they expect you to adhere to their definition. How can they possibly do that when you yourself are finding it hard to discover yourself?
I didn’t know how to smile for the paparazzi.
Be Prepared… the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise.
If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and stare.
We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.
You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die, or when. You can only decide how you’re going to live. Now.
People sometimes turn out to be almost the opposite of how they present. It isn’t because they’re trying to fool you or because they’re hypocrites. It’s because they badly want to be that thing, and so they’ll try to be it.
When you start to realise how much of what you’ve constructed of yourself is based on deception and lies, that is a horrifying realisation.
We all have life storms, and when we get the rough times and we recover from them, we should celebrate that we got through it. No matter how bad it may seem, there’s always something beautiful that you can find.
How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.
Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment… Surrender to what is. Say ‘yes’ to life – and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.
But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man’s eyes.
It doesn’t matter if we grow old and get replaced by a new younger generation as long as there is still someone talking about us because they will still remember how we shone so bright.
It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
One of the most important decisions you’ll ever make is choosing the kind of universe you exist in: is it helpful and supportive or hostile and unsupportive? Your answer to this question will make all the difference in terms of how you live your life and what kind of Divine assistance you attract.
A great restaurant doesn’t distinguish itself by how few mistakes it makes but by how well they handle those mistakes.
It’s funny how most people love the dead, once you’re dead, you’re made for life.
How do you go from where you are to where you wanna be? And I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal. And you have to be willing to work for it.
Brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls aren’t there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to show us how badly we want things.
Great theatre is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to.
Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.
Every day is a gift from God, no matter how old we are.
How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.
Whatever obstacle comes your way, you gotta be prepared to jump over it! And I think that’s what separates the legends from the regular artists. It’s all in how you manage that success, and how you deal with the controversy when it actually comes.
One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
You have to have been a Republican to know how good it is to be a Democrat.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
No matter how tough my life was, I was always looking up at the sky and wishing for good things.
Success isn’t supposed to happen, no matter how hard you work. There’s no guarantee you’re going to succeed. There’s nothing set in stone.
Life is short and the older you get, the more you feel it. Indeed, the shorter it is. People lose their capacity to walk, run, travel, think, and experience life. I realise how important it is to use the time I have.
Give yourself a chance to see how much better life will get. And it will get better.
It’s almost mind-boggling how time flies.
It’s pretty scary to know how quickly time flies.
It isn’t what you do, but how you do it.
Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.
How young can you die of old age?
And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world it is best to hold hands and stick together.
I think scars are like battle wounds – beautiful, in a way. They show what you’ve been through and how strong you are for coming out of it.
Nature study will show you how full of beautiful and wonderful things God has made the world for you to enjoy. Be contented with what you have got and make the best of it. Look on the bright side of things instead of the gloomy one.
How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking.
Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can’t be done.
To be human is to have a collection of memories that tells you who you are and how you got there.
How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.
Apart from that Mrs Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
If people don’t want to come to the ballpark, how are you going to stop them?
I have made it a rule of my life to trust a man long after other people gave him up, but I don’t see how I can ever trust any human being again.
If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.
Failure is central to engineering. Every single calculation that an engineer makes is a failure calculation. Successful engineering is all about understanding how things break or fail.
Don’t matter how much money you got, there’s only two kinds of people: there’s saved people and there’s lost people.
Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.
I’m no good with words but I’ll find ways from time to time to show you how grateful I am.
I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better. I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.
How wonderful to know that Christianity is more than a padded pew or a dim cathedral, but that it is a real, living, daily experience which goes on from grace to grace.
And this is one of the major questions of our lives: how we keep boundaries, what permission we have to cross boundaries, and how we do so.
Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.
If we don’t know life, how can we know death?
What a terrible thing to have lost one’s mind. Or not to have a mind at all. How true that is.