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Government is the ultimate monopoly. And monopolies, as any economist will tell you, often breed complacency and a lack of innovation.
Do not laugh much or often or unrestrainedly.
There are two books that I often travel with; one is ‘The Theory on Moral Sentiments‘ by Adam Smith. The other is ‘The Meditations.’ It’s not that I agree with either views expressed in the books, but I believe ideas and thoughts of older generations can offer food for thought for the current generation.
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.
The thing, in general, about being a good person is just do the right thing as often as possible.
Often, I think bullying – especially in its adult, verbal forms – is the sort of thing you don’t realize till the end of the day, and it’s a horrible feeling to realize something wasn’t just a bland statement but was actually cruel. But then, we’re all capable of things that are breathtakingly cruel.
Love is often nothing but a favorable exchange between two people who get the most of what they can expect, considering their value on the personality market.
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.
Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.
On climate change, we often don’t fully appreciate that it is a problem. We think it is a problem waiting to happen.
The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter – often an unconscious, but still a truthful interpreter – in the eye.
An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious – just dead wrong.
So often public service comes with sacrifice. A sacrifice that our men and women in uniform make each day.
Often and often afterwards, the beloved Aunt would ask me why I had never told anyone how I was being treated. Children tell little more than animals, for what comes to them they accept as eternally established.
I’ve often said there’s two kinds of actors. There’s a more gregarious type and the shy type.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
If you should put even a little on a little and should do this often, soon this would become big.
Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely.
You will often be in despair. You will sometimes think it’s the worst decision in your life. That’s fine. That’s not a sign your marriage has gone wrong. It’s a sign that it’s normal; it’s on track. And many of the hopes that took you into the marriage will have to die in order for the marriage to continue.
Just remember: if ever you feel weighed down by the bureaucracy and often mundanity of modern life, don’t fight the frustration. Let it be the catalyst for whimsy.
We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
Dinner is often a very celebratory environment, a very safe place, a time to reflect and let the day go and enjoy good food and good wine. It’s a very peaceful moment during the day. A great dinner can change your day around.
I’ve learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success.
I think we’re all sensitive; everyone has a certain way about themselves that people don’t like to let their emotions out too often. I think people tend to suppress them and hold them in, so I think there’s a bit of that in me.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Design is an iterative process. One idea often builds on another.
I try as much as possible to take a moment every so often, pause, and enjoy the journey.
Football fans share a universal language that cuts across many cultures and many personality types. A serious football fan is never alone. We are legion, and football is often the only thing we have in common.
Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.
Practice is everything. This is often misquoted as Practice makes perfect.
I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.
The very greatest things – great thoughts, discoveries, inventions – have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty.
Women often have a great need to portray themselves as sympathetic and pleasing, but we’re also dark people with dark thoughts.
Kids should practice autographing baseballs. This is a skill that’s often overlooked in Little League.
The innovative process is a fragile one, dependent on a complex, often messy interplay of imagination, competition, and exchange. Curbing new ideas hurts not only individual creators but the audience for which they create and the posterity that inherits their legacy.
To consult the statistician after an experiment is finished is often merely to ask him to conduct a post mortem examination. He can perhaps say what the experiment died of.
Rejection is a common occurrence. Learning that early and often will help you build up the tolerance and resistance to keep going and keep trying.
We have to improve life, not just for those who have the most skills and those who know how to manipulate the system. But also for and with those who often have so much to give but never get the opportunity.
Liberty and equality are captivating sounds, but they often captivate to destroy.
Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that’s not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbor. Often times it is a teacher.
As a person navigating the waters of public scrutiny, you are often unable to hold on to personal heroes or villains. Inevitably you will meet your hero, and he may turn out to be less than impressive, while your villain turns out to be the coolest cat you’ve ever met.
A lot of our creative flow comes from a place of curiosity and exploration. It often feels like we’re excavating and asking questions and not just giving answers but really just exploring.
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
The lust and attraction are often a given in a romance novel – I want to dig into the elements of true friendship that form a foundation for a solid, gonna-last-forever romantic relationship.
As an attorney, I could be rather flamboyant in court. I did not act as though I were a black man in a white man’s court, but as if everyone else – white and black – was a guest in my court. When trying a case, I often made sweeping gestures and used high-flown language.
The most disturbing thing, I think, with people that do very morally devious things more and more often is to see that they completely feel that they had no choice in the matter.
I’m like old wine. They don’t bring me out very often – but I’m well preserved.
Oil your hair and take a head massage as often as possible for better blood circulation.
Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.
Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
The case for exploiting animals for food, clothing and entertainment often relies on our superior intelligence, language and self-awareness: the rights of the superior being trump those of the inferior.
Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.
We learn our belief systems as very little children, and then we move through life creating experiences to match our beliefs. Look back in your own life and notice how often you have gone through the same experience.
Death is always around the corner, but often our society gives it inordinate help.
Glamour invites us to live in a different world. It has to simultaneously be mysterious, a little bit distant – that’s why, often in these glamour shots, the person is not looking at the audience, it’s why sunglasses are glamorous – but also not so far above us that we can’t identify with the person.
I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.
My favorite things often have a story behind them and are usually handmade or discovered at a flea market.
Gospel music is never pessimistic, it’s never ‘oh my god, its all going down the tubes‘, like the blues often is.
I often tell my students not to be misled by the name ‘artificial intelligence‘ – there is nothing artificial about it. AI is made by humans, intended to behave by humans, and, ultimately, to impact humans’ lives and human society.
My mind is often half-sleeping, like in a daydream.
It’s not often that I’m being called femme fatale.
How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
God’s way of answering the Christian‘s prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.
I distrust Great Men. They produce a desert of uniformity around them and often a pool of blood too, and I always feel a little man‘s pleasure when they come a cropper.
I feel that, as a person of color, I’ve always been interested in the stories that are quiet and the stories that often get overlooked.
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
When you are in the eye of the storm, you are often not aware of the whiplash around you.
Con men look for human frailty to exploit. This is most often greed. Trump found a different vice: anger. The emotional are always the most susceptible to manipulation.
Some people feel good about helping others, and they do so often. They do not realize that their good deeds have a second agenda. They want to be appreciated.
I don’t say I create. I copy, of course. I’ve never been interested in the point of view of the tailor or creator. Fashion is a visual impression. This is why I often refuse the name of fashion designer. It’s a superficial, stupid job. The social-psychological aspect is more interesting.
Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Courses in the humanities, in particular, often seem impractical, but they are vital, because they stretch your imagination and challenge your mind to become more responsive, more critical, bigger.
America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.
It is a virtual reflex for governments to plead security concerns when they undertake any controversial action, often as a pretext for something else.
Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
Very often, say what you will, a knave is only a fool.
So often, we leave the selfless side of ourselves for nights and weekends, for our charity work. It is our duty to inject that into our day-to-day business, into the work that we do, to improve corporations, to improve civil society, and to improve government.
Broadcasting is a brutal, often unfair business, where looks are valued more than skill.
I think life is difficult and that’s that. I am not at all – absolutely not at all – interested in the pursuit of happiness. I am not interested in the pursuit of positivity. I am interested in pursuing a truth, and the truth often seems to be not happiness but its opposite.
I’m just a shy and retreating kind of person. Sometimes I get in a real talkative mood – but not very often.
I guess the best advice I ever got or anyone could get for doing a talk show, though it has not been easy very often, was from Jack Paar, who said, ‘Kid, don’t make it an interview. Interviews have clipboards, and you’re like David Frost. Make it a conversation.’
The conclusion you first draw about someone is often informed merely by what you’re bringing to it, and it will lead you to underestimating the full depth of the people you have so judged.
Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.
Quite often, I will do something and think, ‘Oh, no, she looks a little too much like me.’ I have tried to learn not to be afraid of that when that happens. I am not trying to obliterate myself and completely hide within the images like I used to.
Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.
More often than we realize, people see in us what we don’t see in ourselves.
The space shuttle was often used as an example of why you shouldn’t even attempt to make something reusable. But one failed experiment does not invalidate the greater goal. If that was the case, we’d never have had the light bulb.
In top-down processing, which is normally what we do in psychotherapy, we talk about our problems, our symptoms, or our relationships. And then the therapist often tries to get the client to feel what they’re feeling when they talk about those kinds of things.
Tardiness often robs us opportunity, and the dispatch of our forces.
We come into relationships often very much identified with our needs. I need this, I need security, I need refuge, I need friendship. And all of relationships are symbiotic in that sense. We come together because we fulfill each others’ needs at some level or other.
By definition, of course, we believe the person with a stigma is not quite human. On this assumption we exercise varieties of discrimination, through which we effectively, if often unthinkingly, reduce his life chances.
The two words ‘information’ and ‘communication‘ are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through.
We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us.
Solitary confinement is too terrible a punishment to inflict on any human being, no matter what his crime. Hardened criminals in the men’s prisons, it is said, often beg for the lash instead.
Too often the great decisions are originated and given form in bodies made up wholly of men, or so completely dominated by them that whatever of special value women have to offer is shunted aside without expression.
We know that we are often judged by the company we keep. We know how influential classmates, friends, and other peer groups can be. If any of our companions are prone to be unrighteous in their living, we are better off seeking new associations immediately.
Perception often lags behind reality, and I can say from experience that the vast majority of public officials in Louisiana are much better than our reputation holds us to be.
The thing that I often ask startups on top of Ethereum is, ‘Can you please tell me why using the Ethereum blockchain is better than using Excel?’ And if they can come up with a good answer, that’s when you know you’ve got something really interesting.
The villain of any story is often the most compelling character.
Justice and judgment lie often a world apart.
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.
Too often in life, something happens and we blame other people for us not being happy or satisfied or fulfilled. So the point is, we all have choices, and we make the choice to accept people or situations or to not accept situations.
People may take a job for more money, but they often leave it for more recognition.
Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work.
All too often when liberals cite statistics, they forget the statisticians’ warning that correlation is not causation.
We all strive for balance, often moving to extremes to find ourselves somewhere in the middle where we can sustainably exist in optimal inspiration. Working toward balance takes a lot of ingredients. We need courage, reflection, attention, action, and a push-and-pull relationship between effort and relaxation.
The key to humor is often self-loathing or sarcasm. In a sense, that’s how self-loathing is made palatable.
One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often.
It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home.
I think often sadness is a great place to get songs from.
Often, in the real world, it’s not the smart that get ahead but the bold.
I love touring – I don’t do it as often as I should.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
People see things differently and remember things differently. It’s why if somebody robs a liquor store and there are four witnesses they’ll often disagree.
I’ll hear people say every so often that having HIV must not be so bad – ‘Just look at Magic and how well he’s doing.’
The power of doing anything with quickness is always prized much by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance.
Oh! this opponent, this collaborator against your will, whose notion of beauty always differs from yours and whose means are often too limited for active assistance to your intentions!
The purpose of the mission must be thoroughly understood beforehand, and the men must be inspired with a sense of personal dedication that knows no limitations… In an age of high technology and Jedi Knights, we often overlook the need for personal involvement, but we do so at our own risk.
Women are often paid far less than men, while they also perform most of the world’s unpaid care work.
Though analogy is often misleading, it is the least misleading thing we have.
I have a tendency to often share the point of view of the conspiracy theory.
Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
Humility is the true key to success. Successful people lose their way at times. They often embrace and overindulge from the fruits of success. Humility halts this arrogance and self-indulging trap. Humble people share the credit and wealth, remaining focused and hungry to continue the journey of success.
I don’t talk trash often, but when I do, I go for the jugular.
Appearances are often deceiving.
I have long believed that there are fundamentally two forces or emotions that drive our decisions – love and fear. Love has its many manifestations: compassion, gratitude, kindness, and joy. Fear often manifests in cynicism, anger, jealousy, and anxiety. I worry that many of our communities are being driven by fear.
What works at scale may be different from scaling what works. Pilots often succeed, while scale-up often fails when the context changes.
Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship – never.
I’ve also seen that great men are often lonely. This is understandable, because they have built such high standards for themselves that they often feel alone. But that same loneliness is part of their ability to create.
The most obvious things are often right there, but you don’t think about them because you’ve narrowed your vision.
Chaotic people often have chaotic lives, and I think they create that. But if you try and have an inner peace and a positive attitude, I think you attract that.
Life just doesn’t care about our aspirations, or sadness. It’s often random, and it’s often stupid and it’s often completely unexpected, and the closures and the epiphanies and revelations we end up receiving from life, begrudgingly, rarely turn out to be the ones we thought.
I disappear from the public eye and get rediscovered quite often.
I learned that very often the most intolerant and narrow-minded people are the ones who congratulate themselves on their tolerance and open-mindedness.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
The conflicts we have with the outside world are often conflicts we have within ourselves.
Often, small things give me hope when big things feel so oppressively bleak.
Research shows that when women are empowered as political leaders, countries often experience higher standards of living with positive developments in education, infrastructure, and health care.
The lessons Noam Chomsky sets out to teach us in ‘Toward a New Cold War‘ are invaluable. The United States, like any other nations, can and does err, and often in a big way. But Chomsky cannot support at all his implicit diagnosis that America is ‘bad.’
Relationships are eternal. The ‘separation‘ is another chapter in the relationship. Often, letting go of the old form of the relationship becomes a lesson in pure love much deeper than any would have learned had the couple stayed together.
In reality, victims of human trafficking are often left voiceless and completely unseen by society.
With faith and courage, generations of Armenians have overcome great suffering and proudly preserved their culture, traditions, and religion and have told the story of the genocide to an often indifferent world.
Although I often find that the feminist rhetoric – not feminism – can come across as simple-minded, self-regarding, nuance-averse and reductive – biology to physiology, history to psychology, procreation to gynecology, and so on – I have come to realize that we should all be feminists.
If you want to have clean ideas, change them as often as your shirt.
Pride works frequently under a dense mask, and will often assume the garb of humility.
Comfort zones are most often expanded through discomfort.
The worst men often give the best advice.
Arguments are to be avoided: they are always vulgar and often convincing.
Opinion polls often suffer on account of unexpected developments once the electoral process starts, such as the death of a political leader (as in the case of the late Rajiv Gandhi).
Empathy has some unfortunate features – it is parochial, narrow-minded, and innumerate. We’re often at our best when we’re smart enough not to rely on it.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another – too often ending in the loss of both.
One of the many interesting and surprising experiences of the beginner in child analysis is to find in even very young children a capacity for insight which is often far greater than that of adults.
One often calms one’s grief by recounting it.
As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.
Since the days of Greece and Rome, when the word ‘citizen’ was a title of honor, we have often seen more emphasis put on the rights of citizenship than on its responsibilities.
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship – never.
When asked to explain this space, I often ask people to forget pretty much everything you’ve heard about blockchains, crypto-currencies, and bitcoin, and instead dumb it down a lot and think about something no more complex or intimidating than good old-fashioned database technology.
I have not been that wise. Health I have taken for granted. Love I have demanded, perhaps too much and too often. As for money, I have only realized its true worth when I didn’t have it.
We often read the Bible as if it were fundamentally about us: our improvement, our life, our triumph, our victory, our faith, our holiness, our godliness.
What lingers from the parent’s individual past, unresolved or incomplete, often becomes part of her or his irrational parenting.
Science is not, despite how it is often portrayed, about absolute truths. It is about developing an understanding of the world, making predictions, and then testing these predictions.
Every so often, we all gaze into the abyss. It’s a depressing fact of life that eventually the clock expires; eventually the sand in the hourglass runs out. It’s the leaving behind of everything that matters to us that hurts the most.
Intersectionality is an analytic sensibility, a way of thinking about identity and its relationship to power. Originally articulated on behalf of black women, the term brought to light the invisibility of many constituents within groups that claim them as members but often fail to represent them.
Hackers often describe what they do as playfully creative problem solving.
The Few assume to be the deputies, but they are often only the despoilers of the Many.
Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment.
Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act.
The American Dream is a term that is often used but also often misunderstood. It isn’t really about becoming rich or famous. It is about things much simpler and more fundamental than that.
All parents are an embarrassment to their kids. Often, grandparents are the relief. Kids don’t have to resist you.
I hate going out for lunch during a workday because it slows down my pace and ruins my rhythm. I prefer to eat at my desk. Actually, I wander around the design studio with a plate in my hand as I dine on, for example, salmon sashimi and a salad of tomatoes and mozzarella. I often have a bit of dark chocolate after lunch.
Often the test of courage is not to die but to live.
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.
It is often useful, if an enemy happens to see you, to pretend that you have not seen him. Or it may sometimes be useful to pretend that you have other men with you. I did this once in the Boer War when, having crept up a donga to look at a Boer fort, I was seen by the enemy, and they came out to capture me.
Half a truth is often a great lie.
Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts; in a uniform manner.
Let it be your constant method to look into the design of people’s actions, and see what they would be at, as often as it is practicable; and to make this custom the more significant, practice it first upon yourself.
I have often thought that if a well-grounded affection be not really a part of virtue, it is something extremely akin to it.
Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.
Resilience is distinct from mere survival, and more than mere endurance. Resilience is often endurance with direction.
Physical comforts cannot subdue mental suffering, and if we look closely, we can see that those who have many possessions are not necessarily happy. In fact, being wealthy often brings even more anxiety.
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person?
Some people think that you have to be the loudest voice in the room to make a difference. That is just not true. Often, the best thing we can do is turn down the volume. When the sound is quieter, you can actually hear what someone else is saying. And that can make a world of difference.
It ain’t often that a man’s reputation outlasts his money.
Water is to me, I confess, a phenomenon which continually awakens new feelings of wonder as often as I view it.
Dementia is often regarded as an embarrassing condition that should be hushed up and not spoken about. But I feel passionately that more needs to be done to raise awareness, which is why I became an ambassador for the Alzheimer‘s Society.
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.
Men are often biased in their judgment on account of their sympathy and their interests.
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient will we should always have sufficient means. It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible.
The story of Christian reformation, revival, and renaissance underscores that the darkest hour is often just before the dawn, so we should always be people of hope and prayer, not gloom and defeatism. God the Holy Spirit can turn the situation around in five minutes.
For most people, creativity is a serious business. They forget the telling phrase ‘the play of ideas’ and think that they need to knuckle down and work more. Often, the reverse is true. They need to play.
To me, breakfast is my most important meal. It’s often the meal you play a game on. I make sure I have oatmeal, milk, and fruit. It’s the fuel you use to hopefully do your best, so eating right is a big part of being a professional athlete. I wish I paid more attention to it earlier in my life.
For me, there is no day or night for music. I often work through the night – without phone calls disturbing me.
Often any decision, even the wrong decision, is better than no decision.
You shouldn’t feel guilty about taking time for yourself. Every so often, everyone needs to give themselves a big ol’ bear hug and treat themselves to some TLC.
Partial truths or half-truths are often more insidious than total falsehoods.
People idealize or reminisce about their 20s, but nobody tells you beforehand that it’s hard and unglamorous and often very unpleasant.
What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.
It is true that power corrupts. The hope at the polling stations and the actions of the elected representatives, unfortunately, often turn to be opposite. The power of ballot turns into the power of wallet. Some law-makers become law-breakers.
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.
When feminism does not explicitly oppose racism, and when anti-racism does not incorporate opposition to patriarchy, race and gender politics often end up being antagonistic to each other, and both interests lose.
Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.
Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim.
So, do you live around here often?
Given the slow pace of Washington‘s bureaucracy, policymakers are often busy solving yesterday‘s problems. This rearview mirror approach afflicts Mr. Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress.
Although circumstances may change in the blink of an eye, people change at a slower pace. Even motivated people who welcome change often encounter stumbling blocks that make transformation more complicated than they’d originally anticipated.
Eviction often leads to a disruption in critical services like Medicaid and nutrition assistance when families need them most.
The true self seeks release, not constraint. It doesn’t want to be corseted in a sonnet or made to learn a system of musical notations. It wants liberation, which is why very often it fastens on the novel, for the novel seems spacious, undefined, free.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule. Nevertheless one had better know the rules, for they sometimes guide in doubtful cases, though not often.
I often get asked if I think I’m ever going to build something useful, and maybe someday I will.
The value of identity of course is that so often with it comes purpose.
One day, you might look up and see me playing the game at 50. Don’t laugh. Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.
Truth made you a traitor as it often does in a time of scoundrels.
One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.
Dependency arguments often come from elites – either aid agencies or governments – and say something about attitudes to poor people.
Religion can be the enemy of God. It’s often what happens when God, like Elvis, has left the building.
As often as you fail, get up and try again. God will never let you down, so long as you don’t let Him down, and so long as you make the effort.
No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others.
You know, I always got offered other stuff. Not the romantic leads, obviously. But very often it’s a role that’s underwritten, where the character has no personality at all. And they need a character actor who can fill it in.
Intellectuals are in a position to expose the lies of governments, to analyze actions according to their causes and motives and often hidden intentions.
For me, the most interesting people are ones who often work against their best interests. Bad choices. They go in directions where you go, ‘No no no nooo!’ You push away someone who is trying to love you, you hurt someone who’s trying to get your trust, or you love someone you shouldn’t.
Dare to err and to dream. Deep meaning often lies in childish plays.
Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed by them.
When we describe what the other person is really like, I suppose we often picture what we want. We look through the prism of our need.
The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous.
A problem shared is a problem halved, but as with so many problems affecting women – periods, menopause, post-natal depression – we often feel embarrassed, as if we’re moaning or just plain wrong to air them.
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.
Cinema is a mirror by which we often see ourselves.
Be a force of love as often as you can and turn away negative thoughts whenever you feel them surface.
Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance, whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.
It is remarkable that jealousy of individual property in land often goes along with very exaggerated doctrines of tribal or national property in land.
It’s often said that life is strange. But compared to what?
Smart people, often times, are miserable people.
Police cannot be allowed to continue aggressive, violent, and often unconstitutional policing with impunity.
I often feel like an outsider wherever I go, so I’m always attracted to stories about identity and the meaning of home.
There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.
The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.
Everything that I have is natural – braid, nails – I practically never use cosmetics. They often ask me in the provinces about my braid.
People often say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’ and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.
To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all.
Good intentions can often lead to unintended consequences. It is hard to imagine a law intended for the workforce known to Henry Ford can serve the needs of a workplace shaped by the innovations of Bill Gates.
Economics, politics, and personalities are often inseparable.
Courage is often lack of insight, whereas cowardice in many cases is based on good information.
Each day we understand better what the Indians say, and they us, so that very often we are intelligible to each other.
We can’t blame children for occupying themselves with Facebook rather than playing in the mud. Our society doesn’t put a priority on connecting with nature. In fact, too often we tell them it’s dirty and dangerous.
People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
All mental hygiene is based on the core practice of doing nothing. Most of us are good at wasting time, staring at the wall while telling ourselves we should be working. We call this doing nothing, but our brains are furiously active. We think constantly, and our thinking is often rife with distress.
Famous pivot stories are often failures but you don’t need to fail before you pivot. All a pivot is is a change is strategy without a change in vision. Whenever entrepreneurs see a new way to achieve their vision – a way to be more successful – they have to remain nimble enough to take it.
Nothing can astound an American. It has often been asserted that the word ‘impossible’ is not a French one. People have evidently been deceived by the dictionary. In America, all is easy, all is simple; and as for mechanical difficulties, they are overcome before they arise.
I often speak about tennis being one of the most important sports when I was growing up, for my hand-eye coordination and quick feet.
Contention does not usually begin as strife between countries. More often, it starts with an individual, for we can contend within ourselves over simple matters of right and wrong. From there, contention can infect neighbors and nations like a spreading sore.
Though sleep is called our best friend, it is a friend who often keeps us waiting!
The mobile phone is used from when you get up in the morning and is often the last thing you interact with at night.
I’m intrigued by the way in which physical appearance can often direct a person’s life; things happen differently for a beautiful woman than for a plain one.
Poetry is often the art of overhearing yourself say things you didn’t know you knew. It is a learned skill to force yourself to articulate your life, your present world or your possibilities for the future.
I’m going to become the best-remembered artist of my generation by staying away from the party as often as possible. That way, people will remember me, not because I was great, but because I didn’t cause them any later embarrassment.
Saying ‘I’m wrong’ is meaningless unless it comes from our heart, not just our lips. That often requires a genuine and profound change within ourselves, because we need to realize it’s simply human nature and that everyone makes mistakes.
Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.
Power and position often make a man trifle with the truth.
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.
Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you.
Imagination is a very potent thing, and in the uneducated often usurps the place of genuine experience.
It’s not what you spend but how you wear it that counts. The key is often to dress up inexpensive basics with accessories. Something like a beautiful designer bag or belt can make everything else look richer and more luxurious.
It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook often groans more loudly than an empty stomach.
Being authentic can be a good thing in that often people who are fixated on that are also fixated on having very high standards, so they may maintain something they think has tremendous value. On the other hand, most of the kinds of music that I’ve been excited about are hybrid in their origins.
In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.
There’s an art to asking questions. Briefings are valuable but normally communicate primarily what the subordinate leader wants you to know, and often the picture they provide is incomplete.
The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, with the truth.
Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.
Most consequential choices involve shades of gray, and some fog is often useful in getting things done.
I often obsess so much about things that I can’t get done, that I ruin other things.
The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.
Tell your wife often how terrific she looks.
Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.
The spring wakes us, nurtures us and revitalizes us. How often does your spring come? If you are a prisoner of the calendar, it comes once a year. If you are creating authentic power, it comes frequently, or very frequently.
The solution often turns out more beautiful than the puzzle.
The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.
To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.
Very often I’ve known people who wouldn’t say a word to each other, but they’d go to see movies together and experience life that way.
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
People think of politicians having true power, but that’s less and less true. After all, they are often constrained or being edged into a corner by a whole series of contingencies.
The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.
The existence of life beyond Earth is an ancient human concern. Over the years, however, attempts to understand humanity’s place in the cosmos through science often got hijacked by wishful thinking or fabricated tales.
I often feel, and ever more deeply I realize, that fate and character are the same conception.
There are infinite shades of grey. Writing often appears so black and white.
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
The stone often recoils on the head of the thrower.
It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
It is often said that second thoughts are best. So they are in matters of judgment but not in matters of conscience.
Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind.
Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.
The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say – because they were too obvious.
True creativity often starts where language ends.
The tragedy of life is often not in our failure, but rather in our complacency; not in our doing too much, but rather in our doing too little; not in our living above our ability, but rather in our living below our capacities.
A fresh pair of eyes can often find problems.
What was Bruce Lee like? How did you meet? What was it like to choreograph the fight scene in Rome with him? Did you spend much time together off-screen? Those are a small sampling of the inquiries I’m asked often, wherever I go around the world.
Human memory is a marvelous but fallacious instrument. The memories which lie within us are not carved in stone; not only do they tend to become erased as the years go by, but often they change, or even increase by incorporating extraneous features.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
Towards my husband, I often fail to show interest in his affairs and amusements, not rousing myself to respond when I’m tired or concerned with other things, forgetting he is very patient with me.
We want you to visit our State of Excitement often. Come again and again. But for heaven’s sake, don’t move here to live. Or if you do have to move in to live, don’t tell any of your neighbors where you are going.
The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely.
Difficult times often bring out the best in people.
I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent.
Missing out an apostrophe or two does not make you an idiot. But equating party allegiance with nationhood certainly makes you a thug. And thugs don’t often notice that they’re thugs, usually because they’re also idiots.
No one can pass through life, any more than he can pass through a bit of country, without leaving tracks behind, and those tracks may often be helpful to those coming after him in finding their way.
Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.
Magic is a state of mind. It is often portrayed as very black and gothic, and that is because certain practitioners played that up for a sense of power and prestige. That is a disservice. Magic is very colorful. Of this, I am sure.
Stereotypes exist because there’s always some truth to stereotypes. Not always, but often.
The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.
Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
I’ve often noticed that we are not able to look at what we have in front of us, unless it’s inside a frame.
Balance takes work. Lots of it. There is no endpoint in balance, no goal, no finalization. Balance requires practice, patience, and – most importantly – movement. We often get stuck in our ways and form habits based on our fears and driven by our insecurities.
It is strange how often a heart must be broken before the years can make it wise.
Work is spiritual. It is a place where we have the opportunity for spiritual growth. Often, these opportunities come from the ‘how’ of the ways we do our work rather than the ‘what’ of the work itself.
Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
Often, everybody is comfortable with their role in life, and they forget about the people who are uncomfortable.
Intelligence agencies keep things secret because they often violate the rule of law or of good behavior.
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.
It is only by drawing often, drawing everything, drawing incessantly, that one fine day you discover to your surprise that you have rendered something in its true character.
Since our society equates happiness with youth, we often assume that sorrow, quiet desperation, and hopelessness go hand in hand with getting older. They don’t. Emotional pain or numbness are symptoms of living the wrong life, not a long life.
Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often but the tyrant‘s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.
War does horrible things to human beings, to societies. It brings out the best, but most often the worst, in our human nature.
‘Honesty’ in social life is often used as a cover for rudeness. But there is quite a difference between being candid in what you’re talking about, and people voicing their insulting opinions under the name of honesty.
The market is often stupid, but you can’t focus on that. Focus on the underlying value of dividends and earnings.
I think he will probably come round in time, I mean to renew the subject pretty often.
I find that as an athlete, we don’t get to speak our mind often or share our hearts. So I chose motivational speaking to help make a difference.
Who could have imagined that life would have taken such marvelous twists and turns or that I would often be so fortunate to be in the right place at the right time?
The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.
We wouldn’t think of rising in the morning without a face-wash, but we often neglect that purgative cleansing of the Word of the Lord. It wakes us up to our responsibility.
If I get married in the future, I want to have a relationship like friends with my other half. It’d be best if we can communicate often.
To survive it is often necessary to fight and to fight you have to dirty yourself.
Good is often the enemy of best.
Often times I have been asked about the attributes for success, and I have said that you need two attributes for succeeding as an entrepreneur: one, courage, second, luck.
Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.
China and the U.S. are two societies with very different attitudes towards opinion and criticism. In China, I am constantly under surveillance. Even my slightest, most innocuous move can – and often is – censored by Chinese authorities.
I often say now I don’t have any choice whether or not I have Parkinson‘s, but surrounding that non-choice is a million other choices that I can make.
Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.
When people say they prefer organic food, what they often seem to mean is they don’t want their food tainted with pesticides and their meat shot full of hormones or antibiotics. Many object to the way a few companies – Monsanto is the most famous of them – control so many of the seeds we grow.
Mental health is often missing from public health debates even though it’s critical to wellbeing.
The dominant characteristic of an authentic spiritual life is the gratitude that flows from trust – not only for all the gifts that I receive from God, but gratitude for all the suffering. Because in that purifying experience, suffering has often been the shortest path to intimacy with God.
Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
Books can only reveal us to ourselves, and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
The best solutions are often simple, yet unexpected.
I don’t really buy designer stuff. I have a few nice things, but I don’t really have the occasion to wear couture too often.
In Ethiopia, food is often looked at through a strong spiritual lens, stronger than anywhere else I know. It’s the focal point of weddings, births and funerals and is a daily ceremony from the preparation of the meal and the washing of hands to the sharing of meals.
Ideas must be put to the test. That’s why we make things, otherwise they would be no more than ideas. There is often a huge difference between an idea and its realisation. I’ve had what I thought were great ideas that just didn’t work.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge.
Despair often breeds disease.
Human resources are like natural resources; they’re often buried deep. You have to go looking for them; they’re not just lying around on the surface.
In the post-industrial economy, ideas and great minds often provide far greater return on investment than any other resources or capital investments.
Far too often, we have limited the definition of the Church. While not in all cases, in many cases, ‘Church’ has become an informational, inspirational weekly gathering rather than the group of people that God has ordained from Heaven to operate on his behalf on Earth in order to bring Heaven’s viewpoint into history.
We too often bind ourselves by authorities rather than by the truth.