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I owe much; I have nothing; the rest I leave to the poor.
A large edifice!
A little blow by ability.
A little head and shoulder. No dandruff, but a blow-by!
A little kiss.
A little pirouette, and they said this was a beer town!
A little ricochet romance!
A Whirling Dervish!
And when you're sleepless in Seattle, why not get a little kiss?
And the kiss off the glass.
Attacking the tin!
Bottle of blackout!
Bring your lunch!
Count your chiclets!
Chubby Checker Do the Twist!
Drops the dime...with a kiss!
Fill the lane! Provide the lift!
From the right wing!
Get the puppies organized!
(insert co-announcer's name), (insert team name) goes man to man!
He can do it all; let him into the band!
He can make you ask for your mommy.
He takes it to the promised land!
He's got the puppies sent off the bus.
I wheel the wheelbarrow down the street to the tin!
I hope Dwyane Wade likes cajun cooking!
Like a Belgian waffle....Sweet!
Most unattractive, but beneficial.
Nylon teeth, by the guard!
Over early, huh Steve?
Protect the women and children!
Put a little English on it.
Send it in, big fella!
Send it in, Jerome!
Send it in, medium size fella!
Shakes the dust off...Call the Janitor!
Strong...to the goal!
Tayshaun is not a Prince, he's a King. Strokin' the Trey!
That was a Tavernly Discard.
The big guy.
The bounce to ecstasy.
The dexterity, The agility!
The fella, from Saint Louie Louie!
The fill-up from distance!
The little guy...with the big ticker!
The small change.
The vegetable cart.
There's a little lingerie on the deck.
They're playing a (insert zone defense name) zone with man to man principles!
Walter at the altar: High Mass!
We got a 5 bagger.
We got a little nickle-dimer here.
Welcome to the block party!
Why the lefties look so pretty with that stroke, it's amazing.
With a little dipsy do.
With a little smoocher!
With disdain to the tin!
(insert player's name) with some early onions!
With the blow-by.
With the kiss.
With the dribble drive.
With the teardrop, that'll make you cry.
With three first, then the deuce!
You might call this Newton's Law!
I think my fans will follow me into our combined old age. Real musicians and real fans stay together for a long, long time.
In an examination those who do not wish to know ask questions of those who cannot tell.
So the heart be right, it is no matter which way the head lieth.
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
Faith is the worst curse of mankind, as the exact antithesis and enemy of thought.
I am interested in politics so that one day I will not have to be interested in politics.
I am the bullgod; I am free, and I feed on all that is forsaken.
Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.
So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
While animals survive by adjusting themselves to their background, man survives by adjusting his background to himself.
The leader must know, must know that he knows, and must be able to make it abundantly clear to those about him that he knows.
You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.
The person who knowshowwill always have a job. The person who knowswhywill always be his boss.
A woman is like a teabag. It's only when she's in hot water that you realize how strong she is.
A friend of mine was asked to a costume ball a short time ago. He slapped some egg on his face and went as a liberal economist.
I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life.
I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber, and as deadly as a hit man.
It's true hard work never killed anyone but I figure why take the chance?
Nations do not mistrust each other because they are armed; they are armed because they mistrust each other.
Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as the policy you've decided upon is being carried out.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by the way he eats jelly beans.
The ultimate power of a successful general staff lies, not in the brilliance of its individual members, but in the cross-fertilisation of its collective abilities.
I prefer land to niggers.
So little done, so much to do.
Wages should be left to the fair and free competition of the market, and should never be controlled by the interference of the legislature.
False history gets made all day, any day, the truth of the new is never on the news.
Forget wars, religions, famines and poems for the moment. This is history's greatest theme: the metastasis of exchange, specialization and the invention it has called forth, thecreationof time.
The modern world is a history of ideas meeting, mixing, mating and mutating. And the reason that economic growth has accelerated so in the past two centuries is down to the fact that ideas have been mixing more than ever before.
In a small company, one person's hunch can be enough to launch a new product. In a big company, the same concept is likely to be buried in committee for months.
Sing in the tones of prayer,
Sing till the soaring soul
Shall float above the world's control
In Freedom everywhere!
Sing for the good that is to be,
Sing for the eyes that are to see
The land where man at last is free,
O sing for Liberty!
Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
The customer is never wrong.
Often we are caught in a mental trap of seeing enormously successful people and thinking they are where they are because they have some special gift. Yet a closer look shows that the greatest gift that extraordinarily successful people have over the average person is their ability to get themselves to take action.
There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that once unleashed can make any vision, dream, or desire a reality.
We should never be allowed to forget that it is the customer who, in the end, determines how many people are employed and what sort of wages companies can afford to pay.
Do not delegate an assignment and then attempt to manage it yourself - you will make an enemy of the overruled subordinate.
Risk is what an entrepreneur eats for breakfast. It's what she slips into bed with at night. If you have no appetite for this stuff, or no ability to digest it, then get out of the game right now.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
If we had no faults, we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.
It is more shameful to doubt one's friends than to be duped by them.
The old begin to complain of the conduct of the young when they themselves are no longer able to set a bad example.
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember how many times we have told it to the same persons?
A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
By creating conversation, we let our customers spread our message by word of mouth.
If I had to name a driving force in my life, I'd name passion every time.
The cosmetics industry should be promoting health and well-being; instead it hypes an outdated notion of glamour and sells false hopes and fantasies.
The kind of brain-dead, gum chewing assistant you find in so many shops drives me wild. I want everyone who works for me to feel the same excitement that I feel.
Three components make an entrepreneur: the person, the idea and the resources to make it happen.
To run this business ... you need ... optimism, humanism, enthusiasm, intuition, curiosity, love, humour, magic and fun, and that secret ingredient - euphoria.
To succeed you have to believe in something with such a passion that it becomes a reality.
An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's.
Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it.
Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Everything is changing. People are taking the comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.
I don't make jokes; I just watch the government and report the facts.
I have always noticed that people will never laugh at anything that is not based on truth.
If you can build a business up big enough, it's respectable.
It's not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts.
Outside of traffic, there is nothing that has held this country back as much as committees.
When I die, my epitaph, or whatever you call those signs on gravestones, is going to read:I joked about every prominent man of my time, but I never met a man I dident like.I am so proud of that, I can hardly wait to die so it can be carved.
You can't say civilization don't advance... in every war they kill you in a new way.
Where the character is not great, there is no great man ... Never mind success. It is a question of being great, not seeming it.
Sweat saves blood.
The invisible hand of the market always moves faster and better than the heavy hand of government.
There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what ... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims. ... These are people who pay no income tax. ... and so my job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.
We took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet [in Massachusetts]. I went to a number of women's groups and said,Can you help us find folks?and they brought us whole binders full of women.
Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.
It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
One of the best ways of enslaving a people is to keep them from education... The second way of enslaving a people is to suppress the sources of information, not only by burning books but by controlling all the other ways in which ideas are transmitted.
One of the blessings of age is to learn not to part on a note of sharpness, to treasure the moments spent with those we love, and to make them whenever possible good to remember, for time is short.
One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And, the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Happiness ... lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. The joy and moral stimulation of work no longer must be forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent profits.
I have a terrific headache.
The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified, terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.
There is no indispensable man.
Throughout the world, change is the order of the day.
We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in that grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life, the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife.
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
It is hard to fail; but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Put out the light.
Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. ... The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
The highest form of success ... comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship, or from bitter toil, and who out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph.
When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em,Certainly I can!Then get busy and find out how to do it.
See the ball, hit the ball.
For one man is my world of all the men
This wide world holds; O love, my world is you.
My heart is like a singing bird
Whose nest is in a water'd shoot;
My heart is like an apple-tree
Whose boughs are bent with thick-set fruit;
My heart is like a rainbow shell
That paddles in a halcyon sea;
My heart is gladder than all these,
Because my love is come to me.
Raise me a dais of silk and down;
Hang it with vair and purple dyes;
Carve it in doves and pomegranates,
And peacocks with a hundred eyes;
Work it in gold and silver grapes,
In leaves and silver fleurs-de-lys;
Because the birthday of my life
Is come, my love is come to me.
Think? Why think! We have computers to do that for us.
We find it easy to believe that praise is sincere: why should anyone lie in telling us the truth?
A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead.
A writer writes not because he is educated but because he is driven by the need to communicate. Behind the need to communicate is the need to share. Behind the need to share is the need to be understood.
An angel is a spiritual creature created by God without a body for the service of Christendom and the church.
Any man who hates dogs and babies can't be all bad.
Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined.
Extremists think 'communication' means agreeing with them.
First-rate people hire first-rate people; second-rate people hire third-rate people.
Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.
Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.
I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.
If you are going to do something wrong at least enjoy it.
I never cease being dumbfounded by the unbelievable things people believe.
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.
Satire is focused bitterness.
Some things are so unexpected that no one is prepared for them.
The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can't help it.
The purpose of life is not to be happy at all. It is to be useful, to be honorable. It is to be compassionate. It is to matter, to have it make some difference that you lived.
The writer wants to be understood much more than he wants to be respected or praised or even loved. And that perhaps, is what makes him different from others.
Truth is stranger than fiction; fiction has to make sense.
We see things as we are, not as they are.
Why did God give me two ears and one mouth? So that I will hear more and talk less.
Words must surely be counted among the most powerful drugs man ever invented.
A banker is a man who lends another man the money of a third man.
If we take the term in the strict sense, there never has been a real democracy, and there never will be. It is against the natural order for the many to govern and the few to be governed.
Man is born free; and everywhere he is in chains.
Not to mince words, Mr. Epstein, we don't like your boys' sound. Groups are out; four-piece groups with guitars, particularly, are finished. . . . The Beatles have no future in show business.
A bachelor gets tangled up with a lot of women in order to avoid getting tied up by one.
A Bachelor of Arts is one who makes love to a lot of women, and yet has the art to remain a bachelor.
It takes a woman twenty years to make a man of her son, and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.
Never trust a husband too far or a bachelor too near.
Nowdays most women grow old gracefully; most men, disgracefully.
When a girl marries, she exchanges the attentions of many men for the inattention of one.
When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn't a sign that theydon't understandone another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.
I'd rather die with my boots on than live on my fuckin' knees.
One might regard architecture as history arrested in stone.
If you want to be a dear old lady at seventy, you should start early, say about seventeen.
Men are still clinging to the hope that women are powerless, because they haven't got much else to cling to.
To be a leader in this new economy, you have to love risk - which means patterning your life on the heroic, not on the strategic. Acting boldly is better than acting knowingly.
Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
I believe in hard work. It keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.
There are no ugly women, only lazy ones.
Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love. I'd stepped in it a few times.
Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart, and that depends upon how much he has polished it. Whoever has polished it more sees more - more unseen forms become manifest to him.
I died as a mineral and became a plant,
I died as plant and rose to animal,
I died as animal and I was Man.
Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there.
The wound is the place where the light enters you.
When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
There are also unknown unknowns.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance.
The man who accepts the laissez-faire doctrine would allow his garden to grow wild so that roses might fight it out with the weeds and the fittest might survive.
I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied:The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that's fair.In these words he epitomized the history of the human race.
In former days, men sold themselves to the devil to acquire magical powers. Nowadays they acquire those powers from science, and find themselves compelled to become devils. There is no hope for the world unless power can be tamed, and brought into the service, not of this or that group of fanatical tyrants, but of the whole human race ... for science has made it inevitable that all must live or all must die.
It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.
The fundamental defect of fathers is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
To save the world requires faith and courage: faith in reason, and courage to proclaim what reason shows to be true.
War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relative to other matter; second, telling other people to do so. The first kind is unpleasant and ill paid, the second is pleasant and highly paid.
A proverb is one man's wit and all men's wisdom.
I have made mistakes, but in all I did my object was the public good.
I'm going over the valley.
Face what you think you believe and you will be surprised.
There is always a multitude of reasons both in favour of doing a thing and against doing it. The art of debate lies in presenting them; the art of life lies in neglecting ninety-nine hundredths of them.
The most beautiful house in the world is the one that you build for yourself.