Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Well Quotes from famous persons: Jorge Bucay, Victor Hugo, Suzanne Vega, Brigham Young, Erno Rubik. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Well Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.
How weird it was to drive streets I knew so well. What a different perspective.
Well done is better than well said.
When I was playing in the Ajax youth teams – when I was, say, 14, 15 – you started to get all those international youth tournaments. All those English teams came. Well, the English were much further than we were.
Where a man can live, he can also live well.
After you’ve done all the work and prepared as much as you can, what the hell, you might as well go out and have a good time.
Well, if you’re true to yourself you’re going to be true to everyone else.
The Harvard Law states: Under controlled conditions of light, temperature, humidity, and nutrition, the organism will do as it damn well pleases.
There are good people who are dealt a bad hand by fate, and bad people who live long, comfortable, privileged lives. A small twist of fate can save or end a life; random chance is a permanent, powerful player in each of our lives, and in human history as well.
Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well.
The worst part about celebrating another birthday is the shock that you’re only as well as you are.
The Zionists indeed learnt well from the Nazis. So well that it seems that their morally repugnant treatment of the Palestinians, and their attempts to destroy Palestinian society within Israel and the occupied territories, reveals them as basically Nazis with beards and black hats.
I am what I am, I’m doing very well in my life, and I’m thankful to God for that.
To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well.
The journey has definitely not been easy, but all the sacrifice has paid off very well in terms of my performance on-court.
My dad was a very strong man, very stubborn as well.
Whatever life throws at me I’ll take it and be grateful for it as well.
A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.
I’ve always loved to paint – I was studying to do an art degree when I was approached to become a model – and I’ve being doing some design work as well. I also love just having a quiet time, sitting in my little library at home in Brooklyn and reading or watching documentaries or listening to music.
The environmental effects of the automobile are well known: motor vehicles cause, for example, as much as 75 percent of the noise and 80 percent of the air pollution in our cities, and the industry must face mounting pressure from environmentalists.
You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.
I’d feel bad pretending my life was anything other than pretty good, so I do the role as well as I can and then I go home, have a cup of tea, see my family and friends, and appreciate what I’ve got.
I’ve had the opportunity to work with so many great directors. Different styles, as well, like Gus Van Sant. He just does the casting and the milieu and let’s you do your thing, quietly. Bertolucci, who can talk to you about your internal world in quite a creative way or just say, ‘Well, put your hand over here.’
I’m not angry, I’m not an angry person, but I do sometimes like playing with the perception of anger, as in pretending that I’m more angry than I actually am, and sometimes it works quite well.
Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well.
The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.
Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
Life well spent is long.
The Village Voice gave me an outlet. They encouraged writers to publish idiosyncratic, intellectually ambitious journalism in voices that ranged from demonic to highfalutin. And they paid me well once the magazine was unionized. Getting paid is motivational.
Lord Chancellor, did I deliver the speech well? I am glad of that, for there was nothing in it.
Multiple Sclerosis is obviously close to my heart and I’m determined to make a difference in the lives of people who suffer from the disease by raising the profile of MS, as well as raising funds for advocacy and research.
I think Canada has a great story, and I’m glad to tell it. And if there’s a moment where the world is paying a little more attention to Canada, well, I think it’s important to try and capitalize on that.
Of all those arts in which the wise excel, Nature’s chief masterpiece is writing well.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.
Well begun is half done.
Well, in the first place, military service, they don’t call it service for nothing. You are actually serving your country. And it is a worthy and valid vocation.
Be your own artist, and always be confident in what you’re doing. If you’re not going to be confident, you might as well not be doing it.
Well, being fit is not about flaunting muscles or biceps. Being fit is about flexibility and fit is about flexibility and body composition.
Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.
It is well for the heart to be naive and the mind not to be.
I wear wigs all the time on shows, and every day when I’m in public, at Dollywood. People say, ‘How many wigs do you have?’ And I say, ‘Well, at least 365 because I wear at least one a day.’
He that has satisfied his thirst turns his back on the well.
Since we are not robots, we can’t always perform well.
Well, we see an increasingly weaker labor movement as a result of the overall assault on the labor movement and as a result of the globalization of capital.
My grandmother always came to my shows. She was always concerned about the way I dressed – even later on, when I was well known and I supported her.
They have different styles. Scolari is used to coaching national teams and Mourinho clubs. Both are very successful. They are professionals as well as winners.
Well, my deliberate opinion is – it’s a jolly strange world.
Do you wish people to think well of you? Don’t speak well of yourself.
Children need to move to develop their brain; it’s a natural urge. That’s why boys will run after a ball and play soccer despite how many video games are available to them, and they can’t help themselves from building with Lego bricks as well. They want to be creating something that’s uniquely their own.
There’s no workman, whatsoever he be, That may both work well and hastily.
We are all born with a unique genetic blueprint, which lays out the basic characteristics of our personality as well as our physical health and appearance… And yet, we all know that life experiences do change us.
When you’re in your 20s, your 30s, even, you have – at least, I had – vast ambitions, and you sit around mooning about these things, and you’re depressed, because you haven’t done them. And it takes you a long time to come to the realization that if you can’t be John Updike, well, then, you can’t.
Enjoy the satisfaction that comes from doing little things well.
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
Why has God given me such magnificent talent? It is a curse as well as a great blessing.
Things are as they are. Looking out into it the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.
Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States – old as well as new – North as well as South.
Mistakes are part of the game. It’s how well you recover from them, that’s the mark of a great player.
When a thing has been said and well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.
I’m not feeling very well – I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course.
We’re all caught up in circumstances, and we’re all good and evil. When you’re really hungry, for instance, you’ll do anything to survive. I think the most evil thing – well, maybe that’s too strong – but certainly a very evil thing is judgment, the sin of ignorance.
It’s possible to love a human being if you don’t know them too well.
We feel pressure from every angle to meet expectations, but the pressure also pushes us in a positive was as well.
Self-confidence has always been one of my good qualities. I am always very confident. It is in my nature to be confident, to be aggressive. And it applies in my batting as well as wicketkeeping.
The reward of a thing well done is having done it.
Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don’t do that by sitting around.
Every day, my daddy told me the same thing. ‘Once a task is just begun, never leave it till it’s done. Be the labour great or small, do it well or not at all.’
Because we do not know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. And yet everything happens only a certain number of times. And a very small number really.
I love entrepreneurship because that’s what makes this country grow, and if I can help companies grow, I am creating jobs; I am setting foundations for future generations. It sends the message that the American Dream is alive and well.
I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around, and I definitely want to have children as well.
Sell a country?! Why not sell the air, the great sea, as well as the earth? Did not the Great Spirit make them all for the use of his children?
Kitty Wells was the first and only Queen of Country Music, no matter what they call the rest of us. She was a great inspiration to me as well as every other female singer in the country music business. In addition to being a wonderful asset to country music, she was a wonderful woman.
For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.
Dance music is an emotional journey. It’s how well you can make people feel something that they haven’t felt.
Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death.
The person lives twice who lives the first life well.
God wants you well. God wants you prosperous. God wants you a whole person.
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.
Act well your part, there all the honour lies.
Solitude can be used well by very few people. They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it, and enough virtue to despise all the vanity.
You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends.
A lot of people know me, but they don’t know me well.
The foolish man conceives the idea of ‘self.’ The wise man sees there is no ground on which to build the idea of ‘self;’ thus, he has a right conception of the world and well concludes that all compounds amassed by sorrow will be dissolved again, but the truth will remain.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
The worst mistake a boss can make is not to say ‘well done’.
In the long run, your human capital is your main base of competition. Your leading indicator of where you’re going to be 20 years from now is how well you’re doing in your education system.
It is better to die well than to live badly.
Talking isn’t doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.
Sometimes over things that I did, movies that didn’t turn out very well – you go, ‘Why did you do that?’ But in the end, I can’t regret them because I met amazing people. There was always something that was worth it.
Well I do find the beauty in animals. I find beauty everywhere. I find beauty in my garden.
I speak of a clinical depression that is the background of your entire life, a background of anguish and anxiety, a sense that nothing goes well, that pleasure is unavailable and all your strategies collapse.
Wellness is associated with happiness. When you’re happy, you’re feeling good in your mind and body. That ties into being healthy, eating well, and exercising regularly. It also ties into being excited about things – like getting up in the morning and having a healthy breakfast.
I think badminton has a real legacy with more youngsters taking up the sport. Badminton has done really well in that regard compared to other sports.
The beauty comes with the balance. Everyone should find his own balance in his personal as well as his professional life. Once you do so, you will feel and look beautiful.
Most nations, as well as people are impossible only in their youth; they become incorrigible as they grow older.
Well everybody in Casablanca has problems. Yours may work out.
I have a discipline that has served me very well in my career and in my personal life… and that’s gotten stronger as I’ve gotten older. I’ve always felt if I don’t just have a natural knack for it, I will just out-discipline the competition if I have to – work harder than anybody else.
Life is short and if you’re looking for extension, you had best do well. ‘Cause there’s good deeds and then there’s good intentions. They are as far apart as Heaven and Hell.
Well-being cannot exist just in your own head. Well-being is a combination of feeling good as well as actually having meaning, good relationships and accomplishment.
It was my Uncle George who discovered that alcohol was a food well in advance of modern medical thought.
How many things there are concerning which we might well deliberate whether we had better know them.
Well, I have great respect for Senator Hirono.
With success comes complacency if you let it happen. It is human nature; there is that urge to think about how well you have done.
I think what we’re attracted to on the page is something that is very difficult to do in life, which is to examine in what seems like a moment. To examine what we can’t do in life very well, which is to be as present and accountable to what an experience is. That’s why life is short and art is very long.
No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he’d only had good intentions; he had money as well.
We learn about life not from plusses alone, but from minuses as well.
We really can’t forecast all that well, and yet we pretend that we can, but we really can’t.
Well, that’s what it was bloody well designed to do, wasn’t it?
A man who reads effeminate may well be consistently heterosexual, and another one might be gay. We can’t read sexuality off of gender.
You get recessions, you have stock market declines. If you don’t understand that’s going to happen, then you’re not ready, you won’t do well in the markets.
Well, we’re living in a material world, and I’m a material girl… or boy.
There are moments when everything goes well, but don’t be frightened.
Our landscapes connect us to our history; they are the source of our character as a peopl, as well as our health, our safety, and our prosperity. Natural resources enrich us economically, yes. But they also enrich us aesthetically and recreationally and culturally and spiritually.
I have two homes, like someone who leaves their hometown and/or parents and then establishes a life elsewhere. They might say that they’re going home when they return to see old friends or parents, but then they go home as well when they go to where they live now. Sarajevo is home, Chicago is home.
A college degree is the key to realizing the American dream, well worth the financial sacrifice because it is supposed to open the door to a world of opportunity.
Some advice: keep the flame of curiosity and wonderment alive, even when studying for boring exams. That is the well from which we scientists draw our nourishment and energy. And also, learn the math. Math is the language of nature, so we have to learn this language.
People can hate on you for doing what it is that makes you happy, but ultimately, it has to belong to you. It shouldn’t matter what anyone else thinks. Life is not easy. The road to happiness is not a path well trotted. You have to find your own path to enlightenment.
I had a jazz trio, a rock n’ roll band, and I played drums in junior high, high school, college, big bands, and I played timpani in the symphony. I am a drummer. It’s the one instrument I actually play pretty well. It’s just hard to carry on your back.
It is well that war is so terrible, otherwise we should grow too fond of it.
Remember that bodily exercise, when it is well ordered, as I have said, is also prayer by means of which you can please God our Lord.
Acquaintance. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.
Obviously, when I play well and win a trophy, I feel happy about myself.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Well, baseball was my whole life. Nothing’s ever been as fun as baseball.
At the end of the day, that’s all I hope for, is that I can sleep well at night knowing that I did everything that I could.
Money is just a consequence. I always say to my team, ‘Don’t worry too much about profitability. If you do your job well, the profitability will come.’
We must believe in the power of education. We must respect just laws. We must love ourselves, our old and or young, our women as well as our men.
If only the human body could handle trauma as well as biotechnology stocks do.
Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
I know when I grew up, it was, if it was daylight outside, get outside. Well, now, with the technological age of computers and everything, everyone’s inside virtually going everywhere they want to go, virtually having relationships, virtually traveling across the neighborhood, virtually going to that island.
My works are Chinese literature, which is part of world literature. They show the life of Chinese people as well as the country’s unique culture and folk customs.
Golf… is the infallible test. The man who can go into a patch of rough alone, with the knowledge that only God is watching him, and play his ball where it lies, is the man who will serve you faithfully and well.
There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well.
Leadership is an individual sport, one that has to be fine-tuned to each of the people that reports to you. Leaders also need to provide the direction, energy, encouragement and inspiration for each person who reports directly to the leader as well as for the overall organization.
Generally I don’t care about what people say. I have to be clear with myself. When everything goes well, people celebrate you, when you make mistakes people criticize you.
By putting the employee first, the customer effectively comes first by default, and in the end, the shareholder comes first by default as well.
I read the book of Job last night, I don’t think God comes out well in it.
The family only represents one aspect, however important an aspect, of a human being’s functions and activities. A life is beautiful and ideal or the reverse, only when we have taken into our consideration the social as well as the family relationship.
Acting isn’t something you do. Instead of doing it, it occurs. If you’re going to start with logic, you might as well give up. You can have conscious preparation, but you have unconscious results.
The major networks, the cable networks, they’re being prosecutors. They’re judges and jurors and executioners. Well, c’mon, that’s ridiculous. But they’re doing it.
So confident am I in the intentions, as well as wisdom, of the government, that I shall always be satisfied that what is not done, either cannot, or ought not to be done.
This thing with everyone knowing you, it’s weird, because people have this one-sided relationship where they look at your picture and feel they know you more than someone they actually know. I don’t really know myself that well.
Getting older is fine. There is nothing you can do to stop it so you might as well stay on the bus.
Well I have a microphone and you don’t so you will listen to every damn word I have to say!
Transportation is the center of the world! It is the glue of our daily lives. When it goes well, we don’t see it. When it goes wrong, it negatively colors our day, makes us feel angry and impotent, curtails our possibilities.
I think it’s important to get your surroundings as well as yourself into a positive state – meaning surround yourself with positive people, not the kind who are negative and jealous of everything you do.
My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically.
Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely; in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.
My father being a soldier, every time I saw soldiers marching – ‘Well,’ I thought, ‘my father’s that,’ and these soldiers were always looking magnificent. And I thought they were powerful; they were all-powerful. I knew that they were an elite in India.
Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you learn to do it well.
If the money we donate helps one child or can ease the pain of one parent, those funds are well spent.
The left, liberals, believe that if we just have more gun control laws, all the problems are going to go away. Well, I don’t think so. I don’t think so. I think – yes, it will, it will be reduced. There’s no question about that.
What we need is a system of thought – you might even call it a religion – that can bind humans together. A system that would fit the Republic of Chad as well as the United States: a system that would supply our idealistic young people with something to believe in.
What I think I’ve been able to do well over the years is play with pain, play with problems, play in all sorts of conditions.
Of course, there are those critics – New York critics as a rule – who say, ‘Well, Maya Angelou has a new book out and of course it’s good but then she’s a natural writer.’ Those are the ones I want to grab by the throat and wrestle to the floor because it takes me forever to get it to sing. I work at the language.
How do I speak Spanish? Not too well.
I’m in a position of feeling secure enough so that I can say what I think is right and if so many people think it’s wrong that I get fired, well, I’ve got enough to eat.
Each of us has been put on earth with the ability to do something well. We cheat ourselves and the world if we don’t use that ability as best we can.
I was a victim of a stereotype. There were only two of us Negro kids in the whole class, and our English teacher was always stressing the importance of rhythm in poetry. Well, everybody knows – except us – that all Negroes have rhythms, so they elected me class poet.
Freedom is a part of protest as well.
I believe in Karma. If the good is sown, the good is collected. When positive things are made, that returns well.
Life is about having a good time, and it was a good time. We did some things well and some things poorly, but that was always the case.
Children live in the only successful Marxist state ever created: the family. ‘From each according to his ability, to each according to his need’ is the family’s practice as well as its theory. Even with today’s scattershot patterns of marriage and parenting, a family is collectivist to a more than North Korean degree.
It’s not a science when you are judging art, but we’d be remiss to say you can’t look at something and say, ‘This is more well done than that.’
I think the great part about what I do is that there’s a scoreboard. At the end of every week, you know how you did. You know how well you prepared. You know whether you executed your game plan. There’s a tangible score.
Have you ever wondered what your subconscious mind looks like? Well today, I can show you.
I think my work has become more interesting, well to me anyway.
Well, I think we tried very hard not to be overconfident, because when you get overconfident, that’s when something snaps up and bites you.
Well, a girlfriend once told me never to fight with anybody you don’t love.
Poverty makes you sad as well as wise.
If I live and breath something, I might as well show everybody what I live and breath.
Nothing would be done at all if one waited until one could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.
I do quite well for myself, but I live a simple life.
Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else we do.
Well, my musicians are my friends.
Women feel empowered when they can do the things that are supposed to be only for men, you know? It breaks boundaries, it’s liberating, and it’s empowering when you feel like, ‘Well, I can do that, too.’
The unreal is more powerful than the real, because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it, because it’s only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles, wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on.
You only get one shot in your life, and you might as well push yourself and try things.
A political event was that I met Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary. He is a young, intelligent guy, very sure of himself and extraordinarily audacious; I think we hit it off well.
To those of you who received honours, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you, too, can be president of the United States.
Who said that looking good is not a task? There are so many girls with a well maintained body, but will they be able to walk the beachside in front of the camera wearing a swimsuit? Carrying your body in a certain manner to look sexy is also an art.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
Write in such a way as that you can be readily understood by both the young and the old, by men as well as women, even by children.
If you know somethin’ well, you can always paint it but people would be better off buyin’ chickens.
I buy hats like women buy shoes. I have well over 150.
If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble.
Capitalism has worked very well. Anyone who wants to move to North Korea is welcome.
True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
Before I came out, the thought of someone calling me gay, even when I knew very well that I was, was petrifying.
Don’t focus on the negativity. Focus on the positivity and the people that want you to do well; then, do it for them and for yourself. Sometimes I do things for myself. Sometimes I do things for my family. Sometimes I do things for my friends.
I wish everyone well, but you need to focus on yourself. You need to stop putting your hand out. Everyone wants hand outs. Everyone wants things for free. You’ve got to put in the work. You’ve got to grind. You’ve got go through the struggle, and you’ve got to get it.
The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life – mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.
You need great passion, because everything you do with great pleasure, you do well.
He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.
Technology causes problems as well as solves problems. Nobody has figured out a way to ensure that, as of tomorrow, technology won’t create problems. Technology simply means increased power, which is why we have the global problems we face today.
In the end, you need to be a little masochistic to be a goalkeeper. A masochist and egocentric as well.
I think rap music is brought up, gangster rap in particular, as well as video games, every other thing they try to hang the ills of society on as a scapegoat.
Truth gets well if she is run over by a locomotive, while error dies of lockjaw if she scratches her finger.
I believe that I have been basically anarchistic, anti-religion and anti-industry and business. In other words, anti-bureaucracy. I would like to see people behave well without having to have priests stand by, politicians stand by, or people collecting bills.
Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
As a daughter of a former NAACP chapter president, I know all too well how everyday people can change lives and create progress so many others consider ‘impossible.’
What is once well done is done forever.
Doing well is the result of doing good. That’s what capitalism is all about.
For success of any mission, it is necessary to have creative leadership. Creative leadership is vital for government, non-governmental organisations as well as for industries.
We all have to live together, so we might as well live together happily.
I’m not interested in being famous. I’m interested in doing my job and doing it well, and that’s wrestling, and that’s what I love.
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.
As long as you as an individual… can convince yourself that in order to move forward as best you can you have to be optimistic, you can be described as ‘one of the faithful,’ one of those people who can say, ‘Well, look, something’s going to happen! Let’s just keep trying. Let’s not give up.
Well, it’s looks like I’ve a love-hate thing going on with Monaco.
Never delay a prompting. When you honor a prompting and then stand back a pace, you realize that the Lord gave you the prompting. It makes me feel good that the Lord even knows who I am and knows me well enough to know that if He has an errand to be run, and He prompts me to run the errand, the errand will get done.
When I first got to Apple, which was in ’84, the Mac was already out, and ‘Newsweek’ contacted me and asked me what I thought of the Mac. I said, ‘Well, the Mac is the first personal computer good enough to be criticized.’
Well, if Fortune be a woman, she’s a good wench for this gear.
If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just.
For 24 years of my adult life, by choice I weighed well over 200 pounds. I say ‘by choice’ because I have never ‘accidentally‘ eaten anything, so when I choose to eat too much, I have chosen to weigh too much.
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
The Hindu religions gave me the impression of a vast well into which one plunges in order to grasp the reflection of the sun.
I’ve realized that the most important thing I can do to look good is just treat myself well, whether it’s getting a nice, long massage or just lying low and not going out every single night.
Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.
A problem well stated is a problem half-solved.
Those who play badminton well take decisions quickly.
There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well. They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things that we could use.
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
Awards are like a pat of appreciation from the jury and viewers. It is almost like them saying, ‘So, you have done well; we expect you to carry on doing good work.’
One baby is a patient baby, and waits indefinitely until its mother is ready to feed it. The other baby is an impatient baby and cries lustily, screams and kicks and makes everybody unpleasant until it is fed. Well, we know perfectly well which baby is attended to first. That is the whole history of politics.
An organization, no matter how well designed, is only as good as the people who live and work in it.
My mother always used to say, ‘Well, if you had been born a little girl growing up in Egypt, you would go to church or go to worship Allah, but surely if those people are worshipping a God, it must be the same God’ – that’s what she always said. The same God with different names.
Wealth is well known to be a great comforter.
Even though people may be well known, they hold in their hearts the emotions of a simple person for the moments that are the most important of those we know on earth: birth, marriage and death.
God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
People are always asking for the latest developments in the unification of this theory with that theory, and they don’t give us a chance to tell them anything about one of the theories that we know pretty well. They always want to know things that we don’t know.
A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.
America’s fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation stays free. We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers that have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed.
Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s.
Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a thing does not therefore cease to be true because it is not accepted by many.
Well, I grew up on the blues, man!
If you start focusing on the next job, then you’re probably not going to do the one you have very well.
I arise full of eagerness and energy, knowing well what achievement lies ahead of me.
Sometimes we look back and 10 years from now we think, ‘Boy, those were great old days.’ Well, you know, we’re living in the good old days.
Home is where you feel at home and are treated well.
Anyone who knows me well will tell you that arrogance is one of my flaws.
It is better to travel well than to arrive.
I’m all about the supplements. I take fish oil every single day, as well as vitamin D, magnesium, B complex, vitamin C.
If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
It’s a small percentage of people who do the 80-hour-a-week high-powered career thing, and they’re almost all men. Why? Well, men are driven by socio-economic status more than women.
For a man to strike any women is most brutal, and I, as well as everyone else, think this far worse than any attempt to shoot, which, wicked as it is, is at least more comprehensible and more courageous.
When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.
The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the goverment.
The benefits of biomedical progress are obvious, clear, and powerful. The hazards are much less well appreciated.
The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.
I heard what was said of the universe, heard it and heard it of several thousand years; it is middling well as far as it goes – but is that all?
Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It’s important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It’s the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.
Time spent on hiring is time well spent.
If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans.
Never trust a man who speaks well of everybody.
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
It is all very well to copy what one sees, but it is far better to draw what one now only sees in one’s memory. That is a transformation in which imagination collaborates with memory.
The defiance of established authority, religious and secular, social and political, as a world-wide phenomenon may well one day be accounted the outstanding event of the last decade.
Doubts may happen. But if you surround yourself with like-minded people who believe in you and who you believe in, and you have faith, all will be well.
The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
Humanity has experienced many revolutionary changes over the course of history: revolutions in agriculture, in science, industrial production, as well as numerous political revolutions. But these have all been limited to the external aspects of our individual and collective lives.
So many times, people told me I can’t do this or can’t do that. My nature is that I don’t listen very well. I’m very determined, and I believe in myself. My parents brought me up that way. Thank God for that. I don’t let anything stand in my way.
The body is an amazing machine… If you eat the right things your body will perform incredibly well!
When you are injured, you need to strengthen yourself very well to make a comeback very confidently.
Changing someone else’s life positively changes yours for the better as well.
Good men must not obey the laws too well.
If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.
The main foundations of every state, new states as well as ancient or composite ones, are good laws and good arms you cannot have good laws without good arms, and where there are good arms, good laws inevitably follow.
Your Heavenly Father will help you find the right path as you seek His guidance. Remember though, after you pray you must get off your knees and start doing something positive; head in the right direction! He will send people along the way who will assist you, but you must be doing your part as well.
I’ve always believed that you can think positive just as well as you can think negative.
They say an elephant never forgets. Well, you are not an elephant. Take notes, constantly. Save interesting thoughts, quotations, films, technologies… the medium doesn’t matter, so long as it inspires you.
As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used, and have failed repeatedly, in real applications.
If you want to eat well in England, eat three breakfasts.
The foundation of success in life is good health: that is the substratum fortune; it is also the basis of happiness. A person cannot accumulate a fortune very well when he is sick.
The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.
Life is tough, and things don’t always work out well, but we should be brave and go on with our lives.
I did a lot of things that I regretted and I certainly paid for my mistakes. You have to go and ask for forgiveness and it wasn’t until I really started doing good and doing right, by other people as well as myself, that I really started to feel that guilt go away. So I don’t have a problem going to sleep at night.
When I am angry I can pray well and preach well.
Well, to be frank I like natural beauty. Not artificial.
Well, I’ll keep on auditioning and one day maybe I’ll go to LA and try out for films there.
National sovereignty is an obligation as well as an entitlement. A government that will not perform the role of a government forfeits the rights of a government.
The wealthy are always surrounded by hangers-on; science and art are as well.
Good government only happens when the people working in it do their jobs, and do them well.
Well, the first thing is that truth and power for me form an antithesis, an antagonism, which will hardly ever be resolved. I can define in fact, can simplify the history of human society, the evolution of human society, as a contest between power and freedom.
A great restaurant doesn’t distinguish itself by how few mistakes it makes but by how well they handle those mistakes.
Living well is the best revenge.
Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you’re needed by someone.
The beginning of a friendship, the fact that two people out of the thousands around them can meet and connect and become friends, seems like a kind of magic to me. But maintaining a friendship requires work. I don’t mean that as a bad thing. Good art requires work as well.
Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go… Don’t ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body.
Ninety-nine percent of the men and women of the FBI… are just professionals. I don’t want Americans, if an FBI agent knocks on their door, to have to be worried about well, is he a Democrat or a Republican? He’s an FBI agent.
Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will be judged by only one thing-the result.
All of my misfortunes come from having thought too well of my fellows.
The furnace of affliction produces refinement, in states as well as individuals.
Yes, well I really hope I can make a difference, even in the smallest way. I am looking forward to helping as much as I can.
A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.
Well, any good comeback needs some true believers.
Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
Think well before selecting your leader, and when you have selected him, follow him. But in case you find his policy detrimental to your interests, kick him out.
People always ask me, ‘Were you funny as a child?’ Well, no, I was an accountant.
Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.
If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.
I sleep very well, thank you.
School was a waste of time for me. I was bored and left at 16. I started taking correspondence courses at college instead. I did incredibly well. I won an award for my grades.
We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.
We die daily. Happy those who daily come to life as well.
Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only by the man who is as well organized in his individuality as the mass itself.
How can you create a team and bring all these egos together? The main goal for Manchester United is for them to play well – and not have a player saying, ‘I play well; I scored two goals’. Because if I score two goals, but three goals go into our net, then we lose.
I never have really become accustomed to the ‘John.’ Nobody ever really calls me John… I’ve always been Duke or Marion or John Wayne. It’s a name that goes well together, and it’s like one word – John Wayne.
I don’t have time for their judgement and their stupidity and you know they lay down with their ugly wives in front of their ugly children and look at their loser lives and then they look at me and they say, ‘I can’t process it’ well, no, you never will stop trying, just sit back and enjoy the show. You know?
Life, if well lived, is long enough.
It occurred to me that there was no difference between men, in intelligence or race, so profound as the difference between the sick and the well.
Talk to people in their own language. If you do it well, they’ll say, ‘God, he said exactly what I was thinking.’ And when they begin to respect you, they’ll follow you to the death.
It is well to think well; it is divine to act well.
The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it.
Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
I was well beaten myself, and I am better for it.
Society is like a large piece of frozen water; and skating well is the great art of social life.
My mum always told me 95 per cent of success was partnering well.
My peers, lately, have found companionship through means of intoxication – it makes them sociable. I, however, cannot force myself to use drugs to cheat on my loneliness – it is all that I have – and when the drugs and alcohol dissipate, will be all that my peers have as well.
Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.
Manufacturing is more than just putting parts together. It’s coming up with ideas, testing principles and perfecting the engineering, as well as final assembly.
I think I am a complete player. I can play well on all the surfaces. For me, the clay might be easiest, but I am not a specialist on clay.
I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well.
If 10 years from now, when you are doing something quick and dirty, you suddenly visualize that I am looking over your shoulders and say to yourself: ‘Dijkstra would not have liked this’, well that would be enough immortality for me.
I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well.
What I’m always trying to say to the consumer is: buy less, choose well, make it last.
You might not write well every day, but you can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.
Sometimes people call me an idealist. Well, that is the way I know I am an American. America is the only idealistic nation in the world.
Dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. I do it so it feels like hell. I do it so it feels real. I guess you could say I’ve a call.
Well, I believe life is a Zen koan, that is, an unsolvable riddle. But the contemplation of that riddle – even though it cannot be solved – is, in itself, transformative. And if the contemplation is of high enough quality, you can merge with the divine.
It’s good to test yourself and develop your talents and ambitions as fully as you can and achieve greater success; but I think success is the feeling you get from a job well done, and the key thing is to do the work.
If we desire a society of peace, then we cannot achieve such a society through violence. If we desire a society without discrimination, then we must not discriminate against anyone in the process of building this society. If we desire a society that is democratic, then democracy must become a means as well as an end.
There is nothing to regret with a job well done.
When your hobbies get in the way of your work – that’s OK; but when your hobbies get in the way of themselves… well.
Tennis is mostly mental. Of course, you must have a lot of physical skill, but you can’t play tennis well and not be a good thinker. You win or lose the match before you even go out there.
The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well.
And who knows? Somewhere out there in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the president’s spouse. I wish him well!
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they will.
Anything I do, I want to do it well.
Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.
I love to doubt as well as know.
They say Yogi Berra is funny. Well, he has a lovely wife and family, a beautiful home, money in the bank, and he plays golf with millionaires. What’s funny about that?
One of the nice things about the Senior Tour is that we can take a cart and cooler. If your game is not going well, you can always have a picnic.
Conflict is good in a negotiation process… it’s the clash of two ideas, which then, all being well, produces a third idea.
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
People say, ‘Well you know the economy‘s bad, so China consumption will be low. No, totally different. You Americans love to spend tomorrow’s money, and other people’s money maybe… We Chinese love to save money.
You cannot share your life with a dog, as I had done in Bournemouth, or a cat, and not know perfectly well that animals have personalities and minds and feelings.
Cognitive psychology has shown that the mind best understands facts when they are woven into a conceptual fabric, such as a narrative, mental map, or intuitive theory. Disconnected facts in the mind are like unlinked pages on the Web: They might as well not exist.
Architects have to dream. We have to search for our Atlantises, to be explorers, adventurers, and yet to build responsibly and well.
Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
The football field was a place where I could express myself and just be me. Play the game as well as you can and that’s what you’re judged on. Not the colour of your skin, or your beliefs, or the conversation you have around racism.
Do what you love, and do it well – that’s much more meaningful than any metric.
Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty. You may as well borrow a person’s money as his time.
While imperfect, the electoral college has generally served the republic well. It forces candidates to campaign in a variety of closely contested races, where political debate is typically robust.
To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in, and scramble through as well as we can.
I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create.
If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
If you want to be more productive, then start at the start: get there on time. Whether it is a meeting, a flight, an appointment or a date, it’s important to ensure you are there when you say you will be there. This may feel like an old-fashioned tip to give, but it has served me well for five decades in business.
I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked.
I stand for simple justice, equal opportunity and human rights. The indispensable elements in a democratic society – and well worth fighting for.
My grandmother worked at one of those Bel-Air mansions, and we would go – not too often, but every now and then – to pick her up. Hollywood was probably 12 miles from my house, but it might as well have been a million miles away. The only time I saw that world was on TV. Until I started making records.
The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.
The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.
Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man.
Politics is about the improvement of people’s lives. It’s about advancing the cause of peace and justice in our country and the world. Politics is about doing well for the people.
I never understood why when you died, you didn’t just vanish, everything could just keep going on the way it was only you just wouldn’t be there. I always thought I’d like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph, and no name. Well, actually, I’d like it to say ‘figment.’
Well, if I called the wrong number, why did you answer the phone?
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today’s work superbly well.
That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.
Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
The world is not black and white; there are lots of shades of grey. There are good things and bad things in every era, and I think it’s kind of very blindfolded to say one era was wonderful, as it was wonderful, but there were a lot of bad things as well.
To think well and to consent to obey someone giving good advice are the same thing.
I realized I love motivating and I love empowering and I love inspiring people. I did that as an athlete for 18 years, and I am able to do that as a motivational speaker now as well as doing work on television.
Parents need all the help they can get. The strongest as well as the most fragile family requires a vital network of social supports.
Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.
My parents always told me, ‘Do what you love because that is what you will do well in.’ They told me to make sure that you are happy.
A celebrity is a person who works hard all of their life to become well known, and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.
A visual always brings a first impression. But if there’s going to be a first impression, I might as well use it to control the story. So why not do something like throw a mask on?
To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well.
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
Well, I’m a professional.
Why don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth.
Ceremonies are important. But our gratitude has to be more than visits to the troops, and once-a-year Memorial Day ceremonies. We honor the dead best by treating the living well.
Enjoy your time in public service. It may well be one of the most interesting and challenging times of your life.
Whoever can surprise well must conquer.
If you are with five successful people, then you are the sixth successful person. The reverse of this is true as well, so who are you hanging out with?
Television: A medium. So called because it’s neither rare nor well done.
No one planet can tell us everything about the universe, but Neptune seems to hold more than its share of information about the formation of our own solar system – as well as the solar systems beyond.
A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.
In open source, we feel strongly that to really do something well, you have to get a lot of people involved.
People say, ‘We remember the good times.’ Well I remember the bad times.
It’s possible – you can never know – that the universe exists only for me. If so, it’s sure going well for me, I must admit.
The last thing I’d learn, well into my career, was how to get on, how to say hello, how to get in with the audience.
A thing well done is worth doing.
I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.
Husbands, recognize your wife’s intelligence and her ability to counsel with you as a real partner regarding family plans, family activities, and family budgeting. Don’t be stingy with your time or with your means. Give her the opportunity to grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially as well as spiritually.
Where I think people are being offensive to religion in this country – whichever religion that might be, but particularly the one I and many other Christians subscribe to – well, we will just call it out, and we will demand the same respect that people should provide to all religions.
Koreans stuck to their traditional way of life without knowing what was going on outside the country. We were like frogs in a well.
Well first of all, tell me, is there some society you know of that doesn’t run on greed? You think Russia doesn’t run on greed? You think China doesn’t run on greed? What is greed?
Yes, it’s absolutely true that anything worth doing is worth doing poorly – until you can learn to do it well.