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  Gambling (3)
Nothing defines human beings better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs.
Scott Adams

Only through curiosity can we discover opportunities, and only through gambling can we take advantage of them.
Clarence Birdseye

Never speculate ... if you have savings, invest them in solid securities, lands, or property. The man who gambles upon the exchanges is in the condition of the man who gambles at the gaming table. He rarely, if ever, makes a permanent success.
Andrew Carnegie

  Generosity (11)
But when thou doest alms, let
not thy left hand know what thy
right hand doeth:

Matthew 6:3, King James Version
Holy Bible

For I was an hungred,
and ye gave me meat: I was
thirsty, and ye gave me drink:
I was a stranger, and ye took
me in.

Naked, and ye clothed
me: I was sick, and ye visited
me: I was in prison, and ye
came to me.

Matthew 25:35-36, King James Version
Holy Bible

I have shewed you all things,
how that so labouring ye ought to
support the weak, and to remem-
ber the words of the Lord Jesus,
how he said, It is more blessed to
give than to receive.

Acts 20:35, King James Version
Holy Bible

Every man according as he
purposeth in his heart, so let him
give; not grudgingly, or of neces-
sity: for God loveth a cheerful
giver.

II Corinthians 9:7, King James Version
Holy Bible

Teach us, good Lord, to serve Thee as Thou deservest;
To give and not to count the cost;
To fight and not to heed the wounds;
To toil and not to seek for rest;
To labour and not to ask for any reward
Save that of knowing that we do Thy will.

Ignatius

Money is like manure. If you spread it around, it does a lot of good, but if you pile it up in one place, it stinks like hell.
Clint Murchison

No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions. He had money as well.
Margaret Thatcher

Whether it's choosing a career or deciding what charity to get involved with, the choice should come from your heart. Ultimately, you are the one who has to get up every morning and enjoy what you are doing, so make sure it matters to you.
Dave Thomas

The more good I do, the more money has come in. You have to learn to give. You're not born to give. You're born selfish.
Ted Turner

The Master has no possessions. The more he does for others, the happier he is. The more he gives to others, the wealthier he is.
Lao Tzu

Behold, I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.
Walt Whitman

  Genius (9)
Genius ... has been described as a supreme capacity for taking trouble ... It might be more fitly described as a supreme capacity for getting its possessors into trouble of all kinds and keeping them therein so long as the genius remains.
Samuel Butler (Author)

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, Press on, has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Calvin Coolidge

Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide.
John Dryden

Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Thomas Edison

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
Elbert Hubbard

An intellectual is someone who has found something more interesting to think about than sex.
Aldous Huxley

Genius does what it must, and Talent does what it can.
Owen Meredith

Short of genius, a rich man cannot imagine poverty.
Charles Péguy

Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
An Wang

  Get (1)
As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.
Barbara Lee

  Gift (1)
We are all musicians, and we're not really good musicians. But we have this gracious gift that has been bestowed on us, and we don't want to disappoint. So I guess our biggest fear would be, just giving up.
Justin Chancellor

  Giving (32)
There was no giving up. Trying and trying. That's what I'm all about.
Sonita Alizadeh

That the object of the Brahmins in giving up beef-eating was to snatch away from the Buddhist Bhikshus the supremacy they had acquired is evidenced by the adoption of vegetarianism by Brahmins.
B. R. Ambedkar

I was trying to find out what it was that everybody else understood without giving up my stubborn and hard-won lack of understanding.
David Antin

I would say that I've been lucky. Being blessed and not really ever giving up.
Babyface

Taxpayers should not be coerced into giving up their privacy rights just to file their taxes.
Melissa Bean

Do I believe in giving up? No, I don't.
David Boreanaz

The only real failure is giving up.
Scooter Braun

If there's no point, then there's no point giving up.
Charlie Brooker

I gave up coffee. It's almost worse than giving up a lover.
Sandra Bullock

We are all musicians, and we're not really good musicians. But we have this gracious gift that has been bestowed on us, and we don't want to disappoint. So I guess our biggest fear would be, just giving up.
Justin Chancellor

Forgive: Make a conscious decision to cease to harbor resentment, which includes forgiving a debt and giving up one's resolve to retaliate.
Clarris Pinkola Estés

Many think that the price of discipleship is too costly and too burdensome. For some, it involves giving up too much. But the cross is not as heavy as it appears to be. Through obedience, we acquire much greater strength to carry it.
James E. Faust

I've got my hardcore fans, and I thank them so much for being there for me and not giving up on me.
Jeff Hardy

Giving up something personal to the public, you are surrendering something.
Holly Hunter

I was 25 when I'd told my parents that I was giving up steady work as an electrician to become an actor. They couldn't have been less enthusiastic if I'd proposed starting a commercial newt-breeding operation in the bathroom.
David Jason

I have been accused of allegedly giving up my free-market principles in supporting some of Donald Trump's proposed policies.
Larry Kudlow

It was a phenomenon I noticed many years ago. Young people were just giving up every bit of information about themselves they could.
Rush Limbaugh

I could be, you know, the person that shows little kids that giving up isn't something that you should do.
Jessica Lynch

I have a theory that burnout is about resentment. And you beat it by knowing what it is you're giving up that makes you resentful.
Melissa Mayer

Certainly, my many years working in the comics industry, creating products that I do not own, has made me rather fierce on the subject of giving up rights.
Alan Moore

A fascinating reaction of the human brain when we fail to meet a goal is that it tells us to throw caution to the wind and make things even worse, which ultimately leads to us giving up.
Fabrizio Moreira

I love the idea of giving up the vengeful nature that so many of us have.
Mandy Patinkin

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn vos Savant

Giving up even an ounce of precious freedom is a very serious thing to do.
Chuck Schumer

Those who are not giving up their nefarious activities even in the holy month of Ramzan, should their activities not be called unholy?
Rajnath Singh

I'm happy 'bout life. Still trying. I ain't giving up on life.
Leon Spinks

A huge problem we face when we're in need is giving up our intuition and blindly following instruction. Letting go works when we are following our hearts, but not so well when we are following a leader.
Tara Stiles

It is everyone's prerogative to retire. But it's like giving up on life as far as I'm concerned.
Roger Taylor

Giving up cannot be an option.
Greta Thunberg

Ageing doesn't mean giving up on style and individuality; it doesn't mean abandoning fashion and living in comfy slippers and flannel knickers.
Twiggy

I'm not giving up acting, I'm definitely not going to stop.
Shane West

Now I'm giving up a little in the week-to-week tournaments but reaping the benefits in the majors.
Lee Westwood

  Giving Up (125)
Giving up your core business in search of a phantom audience is not wise.
Roger Ailes

There was no giving up. Trying and trying. That's what I'm all about.
Sonita Alizadeh

That the object of the Brahmins in giving up beef-eating was to snatch away from the Buddhist Bhikshus the supremacy they had acquired is evidenced by the adoption of vegetarianism by Brahmins.
B. R. Ambedkar

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Maya Angelou

I'm a believer in finding a passion, hard work and definitely not giving up on your dream.
La La Anthony

I was trying to find out what it was that everybody else understood without giving up my stubborn and hard-won lack of understanding.
David Antin

The nice girl thinks she's giving up something to get something better in return. She gives up control over her own life. When the time comes for her to get what she expected, she winds up disappointed. In addition to being empty-handed, she's depleted.
Sherry Argov

The moment when you feel like giving up is right before your breakthrough.
Victoria Arlen

I let previous instances creep up in my thought process sometimes. I think that's where things go awry, and that's where the walks come in. I'm not giving up many hits, just putting them on base for free.
Jake Arrieta

You can take it for granted that I am not going to waste any time thinking about giving up how happy I am at Borussia, in the city of Dortmund, and with this team.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

I would say that I've been lucky. Being blessed and not really ever giving up.
Babyface

If you look at films about becoming a man, coming-of-age movies are made with 12-, 16-, 40-, 50-year-olds... For a guy to feel like he's a 100 percent grown-up is almost like giving up. Like admitting that you're on your way into the grave.
Kevin Bacon

When you think about it, giving up your real personality is a small price to pay for the richness of living happily ever after with an actual man!
Lynda Barry

Taxpayers should not be coerced into giving up their privacy rights just to file their taxes.
Melissa Bean

It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
Robert Benchley

Normally, people give up parliament because they want to do more business or spend more time with family. My wife said why don't you say you're giving up to devote more time to politics?. And it is what I have done.
Tony Benn

Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable.
Joe Biden

Do I believe in giving up? No, I don't.
David Boreanaz

The only real failure is giving up.
Scooter Braun

If there's no point, then there's no point giving up.
Charlie Brooker

Any pitcher who might throw at me should know I'm not giving up my day job or trying to get anyone else's job. I just can't think of anything cooler than being one of the boys of summer!
Garth Brooks

I gave up coffee. It's almost worse than giving up a lover.
Sandra Bullock

As a writer, you can't allow yourself the luxury of being discouraged and giving up when you are rejected, either by agents or publishers. You absolutely must plow forward.
Augusten Burroughs

Americans have a special horror of giving up control, of letting things happen in their own way without interference.
William S. Burroughs

My parents weren't keen on the giving up of school at the beginning to go into singing and dancing, but once they saw I was serious about it, they gave support. I was quite stubborn about my decision, and in the end, they realised it was for the best.
Kate Bush

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Dale Carnegie

We are all musicians, and we're not really good musicians. But we have this gracious gift that has been bestowed on us, and we don't want to disappoint. So I guess our biggest fear would be, just giving up.
Justin Chancellor

My parents always enforce the idea of never giving up upon all of my siblings and me, and I think that's something that will stick with me my whole life.
Nathan Chen

I felt so out of place at the Miss India pageant. I had just come back from America, and I was told I needed to lose my American accent and learn the Queen's English, so I had to enunciate my vowels and speak well and eloquently. Giving up a New York accent is pretty hard.
Priyanka Chopra

There will be times when you just can't seem to land an acting job, and you feel like giving up. Don't! The only way to realise that dream is to keep working hard for it.
Sam Claflin

There are things I'd wish weren't part of ageing. But what you gain is much more than you're giving up. I don't think you come into your own until you're 35 or so.
Cindy Crawford

In 1906, just as we were definitely giving up the old shed laboratory where we had been so happy, there came the dreadful catastrophe which took my husband away from me and left me alone to bring up our children and, at the same time, to continue our work of research.
Marie Curie

The second is the structure and source of cults. They have always haunted me, and I wanted to explore the fundamental notion of giving up responsibility to an outside power.
Katherine Dunn

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas Edison

After The Real Thing, I thought about giving up acting because it's difficult to have a rich life outside your work when you're an actress, a private life that can survive being picked up and put down. That's what I thought, anyway.
Jennifer Ehle

Forgive: Make a conscious decision to cease to harbor resentment, which includes forgiving a debt and giving up one's resolve to retaliate.
Clarris Pinkola Estés

I'm not giving up politics entirely - I'm just giving up leadership of a political party.
Nigel Farage

Many think that the price of discipleship is too costly and too burdensome. For some, it involves giving up too much. But the cross is not as heavy as it appears to be. Through obedience, we acquire much greater strength to carry it.
James E. Faust

A social media fast is a fast, I suppose like any other. In this case, you're simply giving up whether it be a device or a particular type of social media site. And I do this at least once weekly.
Tim Ferriss

To sit back and say, Oh, we're going to let the government do whatever they want, right or wrong, is giving up.
Michael Franti

I ain't giving up on myself, so if you give up on me, I ain't got nothing else to say for you.
Future

If we want to preserve the foundation of our democracy, it's vital that we find common ground that allows us to work for the greater good of this nation. This does not mean giving up our values. This does not mean swallowing a bitter compromise.
Tulsi Gabbard

I remember some stories had a very big impact on me, like The Little Train That Could, which is about the importance of not giving up, and Little Toot, about a playful tugboat in the New York harbor.
Teri Garr

You can only stumble if you're moving.
Roberto Goizueta

I don't like giving up hits and stuff, but I try not to show it. I don't want the hitter to see that something bothers me.
Jacob deGrom

For him to have understood me would have meant reorganizing his thinking... giving up his intellectual ballast, and few people are willing to risk such a radical move.
Edward T. Hall

I've got my hardcore fans, and I thank them so much for being there for me and not giving up on me.
Jeff Hardy

I feel I could be a role model to other Hispanic gymnasts interested in the sport, but I also want them to understand the importance of being focused, determined, and not giving up, despite all the struggles.
Laurie Hernandez

My mother was in the Army Reserve for six years. She taught me the importance of following rules, finishing what I start, never giving up, leadership skills, teamwork, staying positive, motivated and how to pack the military way when I'm traveling!
Laurie Hernandez

Governments have been ceding power to big multinational corporations in the market. We see the manifest in a variety of ways. Where governments are giving up power to big international institutions like the World Trade Organization or NAFTA, which are disabling governments' ability to protect the rights of their own people.
Noreena Hertz

I'd love to make a movie with Tom Hardy. If we ever got the chance to make a Venom movie together, that would be super-cool, but his movie would have to take place in the MCU because I'm not giving up my ticket in the MCU.
Tom Holland

When you see the poet laureate saying that every child should have read Ulysses and that you're just giving up on children if you think it's elitist - does that include children with special needs or whose first language isn't English?
Nick Hornby

Giving up something personal to the public, you are surrendering something.
Holly Hunter

I'm not giving up my history and what I've done in my music because I love it and I'm very proud of it. I just want to open it up for more people.
LL Cool J

What's worked for me is not quitting and being passionate about what I do and not giving up - and when I don't believe in myself, turning to others who believe in me.
Marc Jacobs

I was 25 when I'd told my parents that I was giving up steady work as an electrician to become an actor. They couldn't have been less enthusiastic if I'd proposed starting a commercial newt-breeding operation in the bathroom.
David Jason

My knee has always given me problems. But it got to the point where I actually had to start giving up things. And I hate that.
Caitlyn Jenner

I just find it absolutely bizarre that we are being lectured by the Americans about giving up our sovereignty and giving up control when the Americans won't even sign up to the international convention on the law of the seas, let alone the International Criminal Court.
Boris Johnson

When you're scared, you're still hanging on to life. When you're ready to die, you let it go. A sort of emptying out occurs, a giving up on the world that seems oddly familiar even if you've never done it before.
Sebastian Junger

When I got sober, I thought giving up was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That's when the sparkle started for me.
Mary Karr

I see many youngsters giving up their IT jobs and going to farming or taking up organic farming so that kids in future will stay a bit more healthier. That's one cause I really want to take up.
Karthi

I used to think that love was giving up everything of yourself and giving it to the other person. Now, I've realized that love is when you have somebody that doesn't make you give up half of yourself.
Kehlani

If I had a message to give my dad, it'd probably be, Thank you, thank you, thank you. He's helped me so much on this crazy journey. Giving up his job, being away from my mom, and being away from home for that much just because of me? It's a lot. And I thank him for it.
Chloe Kim

Life is a series of baby steps along the way and if you add up these tiny little steps you take toward your goal, whatever it is, whether it's giving up something, a terrible addiction or trying to work your way through an illness. When you total up those baby steps you'd be amazed over the course of 10 years, the strides you've taken.
Hoda Kotb

I have been accused of allegedly giving up my free-market principles in supporting some of Donald Trump's proposed policies.
Larry Kudlow

I wish the press were paying more attention to the erosion of the Constitution and the slippery slope that we're getting into, by giving up the right of the Congress to talk about when and how and where we go to war.
Barbara Lee

It was a phenomenon I noticed many years ago. Young people were just giving up every bit of information about themselves they could.
Rush Limbaugh

The battle for freedom and liberty really never is over, and there are really low points in it, but I'm not giving up, and I'm not gonna engage in phony pep talks, either.
Rush Limbaugh

My best career decision was probably not giving up when I wanted to. God as well as my family and friends were there for me during my toughest times.
Jeremy Lin

I could be, you know, the person that shows little kids that giving up isn't something that you should do.
Jessica Lynch

I feel like I just have such the blood and bones of a New Yorker that I can almost imagine better, like, giving up the fight and not being able to afford the city and going out West, keeping a small place here, and then when I'm like 80, coming back here, living on the park and going to the theater.
Natasha Lyonne

We know that in tough times, cynicism is just another way to give up, and in the military, we consider cynicism or giving up simply as forms of cowardice.
Jim Mattis

I have a theory that burnout is about resentment. And you beat it by knowing what it is you're giving up that makes you resentful.
Melissa Mayer

Shifting toward management meant greater responsibility and influence, but it also meant giving up programming day-to-day in my role, which was hard because it took me out of my comfort zone.
Melissa Mayer

I believe in never giving up, no matter what the odds. My mantra is, Failure is temporary. Giving up is permanent.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

If you mind tells your body you can't do it, you will quit. If your body is giving up, but you think you can carry on, you will naturally keep putting one foot in front of the other.
Ant Middleton

I'm hungrier than all of them. They didn't put in the effort that I did to get the title. So I don't care what it takes - I'm not giving up that title. I worked too hard to get it, and I'm not going to lose it.
Stipe Miocic

I just got to a point where I was lying to myself constantly, so I had to face up to that. It was a lot of... I don't want to use the words self sacrifice, but that's what it felt like. It was giving up who I thought I was and starting over from scratch and realizing the man that I am was good enough.
Ivan Moody

Certainly, my many years working in the comics industry, creating products that I do not own, has made me rather fierce on the subject of giving up rights.
Alan Moore

We can pay the ecological debt by changing economic models, and by giving up luxury consumption, setting aside selfishness and individualism, and thinking about the people and the planet Earth.
Evo Morales

A fascinating reaction of the human brain when we fail to meet a goal is that it tells us to throw caution to the wind and make things even worse, which ultimately leads to us giving up.
Fabrizio Moreira

If you want to become physically stronger, you'll need healthy habits - like going to the gym. You'll also have to give up unhealthy habits - like eating junk food. Building mental strength requires healthy habits - like practicing gratitude - while also giving up unhealthy behavior, like giving up after the first failure.
Amy Morin

I was sure we would never see the adoption of the Euro. Countries giving up their currencies for a common tender was, it seemed to me, completely out of tune with currency being a carrier of people's cultural identity, celebrating national heroes and events, as it had been for hundreds of years.
John Naisbitt

We must face up to a difficult paradox: The U.S. can maintain a leading position in science only by giving up its desire to be number one.
Priyamvada Natarajan

Defeat doesn't finish a man - quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits.
Richard Nixon

Most canele recipes begin with an instruction to brush $30 copper molds with melted beeswax. Unsurprisingly, I've never made it past the Internet search for used canele molds before giving up.
Samir Nosrat

I thought about giving up the sport, but I have a lot of good people around me: my wife, Nina, my family. Everybody keeps helping me to be positive and moving forward.
Amanda Nunes

With a new baby, you have a bad day now and again because you're particularly tired, but most of the time, you're fine. You spend a lot of your time trying to figure out how you can get more sleep, but really, you're better off just giving up and admitting that you're not going to, so forget about it.
Deirdre O'Kane

There's no point in giving up something you enjoy unless you get something back that's even better, and quickly.
Dean Ornish

I wore a padded bra every single day and night from the age of 14 until I was 31. Giving up padding was my New Year's resolution. I had known for ages that wearing a stuffed bra was a form of hiding my real body.
Sara Pascoe

I love the idea of giving up the vengeful nature that so many of us have.
Mandy Patinkin

I am ready to debate how we fight terrorism without giving up our liberty.
Rand Paul

Diplomacy in general does not resolve conflicts. Wars end not due to peace processes, but due to one side giving up.
Daniel Pipes

Giving back involves a certain amount of giving up.
Colin Powell

Acting isn't always about the amount of talent you have, or your ability to cry on command. The point is, how well can you take direction? How well can you put aside your own ideas or ego and listen to the ideas of the director and the people above you, while not giving up the passion and drive of that character?
Shannon Purser

I've been giving back since I was a teen, handing out turkeys at Thanksgiving and handing out toys at toys drives for Christmas. It's very important to give back as a youth. It's as simple as helping an old lady across the street or giving up your seat on the bus for someone who is pregnant.
Queen Latifah

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
Anna Quindlen
I'm like, over love. Crush, smush. I can't. I'm giving up on love at this point. I'm hoping for a crush. Actually, no. I don't want a crush. I want someone to crush on me.
Xosha Roquemore

They say there's no second act in American lives. There's something there worth exploring. Giving up an idea of yourself, examining your failure, and seeing if that failure was the system's or yours. What does it mean to not turn out to be the person you want to be?
Scott Rudin

The cost of college education today is so high that many young people are giving up their dream of going to college, while many others are graduating deeply in debt.
Bernie Sanders

The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a little longer.
George Santayana

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn vos Savant

You cry and you scream and you stomp your feet and you shout. You say, You know what? I'm giving up, I don't care. And then you go to bed and you wake up and it's a brand new day, and you pick yourself back up again.
Nicole Scherzinger

Giving up even an ounce of precious freedom is a very serious thing to do.
Chuck Schumer

For a long time, I thought when you do a box set, you're giving up; you're saying, OK, I don't have anything left. But now I've listened to some of the old stuff I haven't heard in 20 to 40 years with fresh ears. It's like, Oh yeah, I can see where people might want to to hear some of this stuff that didn't make it onto the records.
Bob Seger

Those who are not giving up their nefarious activities even in the holy month of Ramzan, should their activities not be called unholy?
Rajnath Singh

I think giving up people is a difficult thing.
Sissy Spacek

I'm happy 'bout life. Still trying. I ain't giving up on life.
Leon Spinks

A huge problem we face when we're in need is giving up our intuition and blindly following instruction. Letting go works when we are following our hearts, but not so well when we are following a leader.
Tara Stiles

Winning is fun... Sure. But winning is not the point. Wanting to win is the point. Not giving up is the point. Never letting up is the point. Never being satisfied with what you've done is the point.
Pat Summitt

What winning is to me is not giving up, is no matter what's thrown at me, I can take it. And I can keep going.
Patrick Swayze

It is everyone's prerogative to retire. But it's like giving up on life as far as I'm concerned.
Roger Taylor

I am a sportsman and not a politician. I am a sportsman and will always remain one. I am not going to enter politics giving up cricket, which is my life. I will continue to play cricket.
Sachin Tendulkar

Morality aside, there are other factors deterring strategic defaults, whether in recourse or nonrecourse states. These include the economic and emotional costs of giving up one's home and moving, the perceived social stigma of defaulting, and a serious hit to a borrower's credit rating.
Richard H. Thaler

Growing Stronger emerged from a need to relate my life experiences as well as my constant struggle to prevail each day, and as a reminder to myself of the importance of never giving up.
Thalía

Giving up cannot be an option.
Greta Thunberg

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
Harry S. Truman

If you don't have passion ... you might as well give up ... you have no chance of making it. Passion is the essence of life, and certainly the essence of success.
Donald Trump

Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.
Mark Twain

Ageing doesn't mean giving up on style and individuality; it doesn't mean abandoning fashion and living in comfy slippers and flannel knickers.
Twiggy

My sole ambition is to rid Mexico of the class that has oppressed her and given the people a chance to know what real liberty means. And if I could bring that about today by giving up my life, I would do it gladly.
Pancho Villa

There is no human failure greater than to launch a profoundly important endeavour and then leave it half done.
Barbara Ward

If we all say the same thing, then I think the government has to listen. But because no one is saying it, I become singled out, even though what I'm saying is common sense. It's very essential values that we all have to protect. But in Chinese society, people are giving up on protecting these values.
Ai Weiwei

I'm not giving up acting, I'm definitely not going to stop.
Shane West

Now I'm giving up a little in the week-to-week tournaments but reaping the benefits in the majors.
Lee Westwood

There ought to be more grants that go to people in their late twenties and early thirties. That's a crucial age, although it's very hard to judge who is worth supporting and who is not. Looking back on my own life, I see that was the period when I was closest to giving up as a novelist and when I most needed some encouragement.
Edmund White

I had parents who believed I could do anything - and I know how that made me feel. I think both my parents, having careers in the medical profession, feel they are helping people on a daily basis, and that was inculcated in me as a value. I had to struggle with giving up the idea of becoming a doctor myself.
Reese Witherspoon

Founding a company is hard. Most of it isn't smooth. You'll have to make very hard decisions. You have to fire a few people. Therefore, if you don't believe in your mission, giving up is easy. The majority of founders give up. But the best founders don't give up.
Mark Zuckerberg

  Glass (43)
After a long silence, Dodge cleared his throat. I think I speak for all of us when I say, 'Huh?
Seeing Redd
Frank Beddor

And even, if circumstances required, a contingency plan for his contingency plan's contingency plan.
Seeing Redd
Frank Beddor

For now. But if I ever decide you're useless, you are a dead man. To be killed by you is to be desired more than a life excluded from your service. Bravo. Her Imperial Viciousness laughed with genuine feeling. Bravo!
Seeing Redd
Frank Beddor

Only the previous day, Arch had found him in a spirit-dance corral, blistering the creatures to the point of death, such was his need to touch and destroy.
Seeing Redd
Frank Beddor

Well now, the scholar went on, I'm just an old fuddy-duddy who could use a tan, so you needn't grant my opinion any authority, but I consider the queendom lucky that a handful of Milliners and their children lived incognito among the population during Redd's tyranny.
Seeing Redd
Frank Beddor

Glass is, in general, the enemy of secrets. It is also the enemy of possession.
Experience and Poverty
Walter Benjamin

Claire stretched out against the wall and kissed it. Glad to see you, too, she whispered, and pressed her cheek against the smooth surface. It almost felt like it hugged her back. Dude, it's a house, Shane said from behind her. Hug somebody who cares.
Lord of Misrule
Rachel Caine

Sometimes you think you've found love, when it's really just one of those objects that are shiny in a certain light--a trophy, say, or a ring, or a diamond, even. Glass shards, maybe. You've got to be careful, you do. The shine can blind you. The edges can cut you in way you never imagined. It is up to you to allow that or not.
The Secret Life of Prince Charming
Deb Caletti

LIII.
What is the holiness of conversation? It is to master death.

Glass, Irony, and God
Anne Carson

Once on a yellow piece of paper with green lines
he wrote a poem
And he called it Chops
because that was the name of his dog

And that's what it was all about
And his teacher gave him an A
and a gold star
And his mother hung it on the kitchen door
and read it to his aunts
That was the year Father Tracy
took all the kids to the zoo

And he let them sing on the bus
And his little sister was born
with tiny toenails and no hair
And his mother and father kissed a lot
And the girl around the corner sent him a
Valentine signed with a row of X's

and he had to ask his father what the X's meant
And his father always tucked him in bed at night
And was always there to do it

Once on a piece of white paper with blue lines
he wrote a poem
And he called it Autumn

because that was the name of the season
And that's what it was all about
And his teacher gave him an A
and asked him to write more clearly
And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door
because of its new paint

And the kids told him
that Father Tracy smoked cigars
And left butts on the pews
And sometimes they would burn holes
That was the year his sister got glasses
with thick lenses and black frames
And the girl around the corner laughed

when he asked her to go see Santa Claus
And the kids told him why
his mother and father kissed a lot
And his father never tucked him in bed at night
And his father got mad
when he cried for him to do it.

Once on a paper torn from his notebook
he wrote a poem
And he called it Innocence: A Question
because that was the question about his girl
And that's what it was all about
And his professor gave him an A

and a strange steady look
And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door
because he never showed her
That was the year that Father Tracy died
And he forgot how the end
of the Apostle's Creed went

And he caught his sister
making out on the back porch
And his mother and father never kissed
or even talked
And the girl around the corner
wore too much makeup
That made him cough when he kissed her

but he kissed her anyway
because that was the thing to do
And at three a.m. he tucked himself into bed
his father snoring soundly

That's why on the back of a brown paper bag
he tried another poem
And he called it Absolutely Nothing Because that's what it was really all about
And he gave himself an A
and a slash on each damned wrist
And he hung it on the bathroom door
because this time he didn't think

he could reach the kitchen.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky

Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
Anton Chekhov

And I'm suppose to sit by while you date boys and fall in love with someone else, get married...? His voice tightened. And meanwhile, I'll die a little bit more every day, watching.
City of Glass
Cassandra Clare

And now I'm looking at you, he said, and you're asking me if I still want you, as if I could stop loving you. As if I would want to give up the thing that makes me stronger than anything else ever has. I never dared give much of myself to anyone before - bits of myself to the Lightwoods, to Isabelle and Alec, but it took years to do it - but, Clary, since the first time I saw you, I have belonged to you completely. I still do. If you want me.
City of Glass
Cassandra Clare

I am a man he told her, and men do not consume pink beverages. Get thee gone woman, and bring me something brown.
City of Glass
Cassandra Clare

Is this the part where you say if I hurt her, you'll kill me?
No Simon said, If you hurt Clary she's quite capable of killing you herself. Possibly with a variety of weapons.

City of Glass
Cassandra Clare

Malachi scowled. I don't remember the Clave inviting you into the Glass City, Magnus Bane.
They didn't, Magnus said. Your wards are down.
Really? the Consul's voice dripped sarcasm. I hadn't noticed.
Magnus looked concerned. That's terrible. Someone should have told you. He glanced at Luke. Tell him the wards are down.

City of Glass
Cassandra Clare

Not everything is about you, Clary said furiously.
Possibly, Jace said, but you do have to admit that the majority of things are.

City of Glass
Cassandra Clare

There is no pretending, Jace said with absolute clarity. I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I'll love you then.
City of Glass
Cassandra Clare

You could have had anything else in the world, and you asked for me.
She smiled up at him. Filthy as he was, covered in blood and dirt, he was the most beautiful thing she'd ever seen.
But I don't want anything else in the world.

City of Glass
Cassandra Clare

You said you were going for a walk!? What kind of walk takes six hours?
A long one?
City of Glass
Cassandra Clare

If you treat glass right, it doesn't crack. If you know the properties, you can make things; the color of dusk and night and love. But you can't control people like that and I really, really wish you could. I want the world to be glass.
Graffiti Moon
Cath Crowley

Broken glass. It's just like glitter, isn't it?
Pete Doherty

Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling five balls in the air. You name them - work, family, health, friends, and spirit - and you're keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls - family, health, friends, and spirit are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged, or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.
Brian Dyson

I am a waning bird encased in a glass sphere; I cannot see my prison, and my cries no one can hear.
An Owl on the Moon: A Journal from the Edge of Darkness
Craig Froman

Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like maybe we should be just friends turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.
The Kindly Ones
Neil Gaiman

Oh, if only it were possible to find understanding, Joseph exclaimed. If only there were a dogma to believe in. Everything is contradictory, everything tangential; there are no certainties anywhere. Everything can be interpreted one way and then again interpreted in the opposite sense. The whole of world history can be explained as development and progress and can also be seen as nothing but decadence and meaninglessness. Isn't there any truth? Is there no real and valid doctrine?

The master had never heard him speak so fervently. He walked on in silence for a little, then said: There is truth, my boy. But the doctrine you desire, absolute, perfect dogma that alone provides wisdom, does not exist. Nor should you long for a perfect doctrine, my friend. Rather, you should long for the perfection of yourself. The deity is within you, not in ideas and books. Truth is lived, not taught. Be prepared for conflicts, Joseph Knecht - I can see that they already have begun.
The Glass Bead Game
Hermann Hesse


Stages
 
As every flower fades and as all youth
Departs, so life at every stage,
So every virtue, so our grasp of truth,
Blooms in its day and may not last forever.
Since life may summon us at every age
Be ready, heart, for parting, new endeavor,
Be ready bravely and without remorse
To find new light that old ties cannot give.
In all beginnings dwells a magic force
For guarding us and helping us to live.
 
Serenely let us move to distant places
And let no sentiments of home detain us.
The Cosmic Spirit seeks not to restrain us
But lifts us stage by stage to wider spaces.
If we accept a home of our own making,
Familiar habit makes for indolence.
We must prepare for parting and leave-taking
Or else remain the slaves of permanence.
 
Even the hour of our death may send
Us speeding on to fresh and newer spaces,
And life may summon us to newer races.
So be it, heart: bid farewell without end.

The Glass Bead Game
Hermann Hesse

Every high has an equal, measurable low.
Ellen Hopkins

Your glass seems like it will always be half full even it falls down and shatters to pieces.
Together We Are Spiders
K. Jared Hosein

One drop of wine is enough to redden a whole glass of water.
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
Victor Hugo

Seeing the glass as half empty is more positive than seeing it as half full. Through such a lens the only choice is to pour more. That is righteous pessimism.
Killosophy
Criss Jami

My love, you are driving the entire world mad. The nightingales are committing suicide one by one out of jealousy of your voice. The roses took one glance at your beauty and folded themselves from shame. The trees now only whisper your name and the sky hasn't stopped crying since you looked up. Have pity on us, my love. We have already broken all the mirrors and glass out of fear that you will forget us and fall in love with yourself once you see what we all cannot stop seeing.
Kamand Kojouri

People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Libraries were full of ideas-perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.
Throne of Glass
Sarah J. Maas

A fine glass vase goes from treasure to trash, the moment it is broken. Fortunately, something else happens to you and me. Pick up your pieces. Then, help me gather mine.
The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
Vera Nazarian

In the kingdom of glass everything is transparent, and there is no place to hide a dark heart.
Vera Nazarian

A singer can shatter glass with the proper high note, he said, but the simplest way to break glass is simply to drop it on the floor.
Anne Rice

No man is brave that has never walked a hundred miles. If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name. Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueler than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet introspection.
The Wise Man's Fear
Patrick Rothfuss

Between us, love the buses at the door the long glass street two years, my death to yours my death upon your lips my face becoming glass strong challenged time making me win immortal our street our river a deadly glass to hold. Now they are feeding me into a steel mill furnace O love the stream of glass a stream of living fire.
The Book of the Dead
Muriel Rukeyser

John Keats / John Keats / John / Please put your scarf on.
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters & Seymour: An Introduction
J. D. Salinger

Who am I? I'm just a writer. I write things down. I walk through your dreams and invent the future. Sure, I sink the boat of love, but that comes later. And yes, I swallow glass, but that comes later.
Richard Siken

Ever think of introducing yourself? Y.T. says.
Nah, he says, people always forget names. You can just think of me as that one guy, y'know?

Snow Crash
Neal Stephenson

When you look at a piece of delicately spun glass you think of two things: how beautiful it is and how easily it can be broken.
The Glass Menagerie
Tennessee Williams

  Globalization (5)
Globalization is an opportunity. Well managed, it will help drive forward efforts to build prosperity and eliminate poverty. Badly managed it will increase the divide between rich and poor.
Peter Hain

You can always buy something in English, you can't always sell something in English.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter

The time has now definitely come when every intelligent individual must learn to think globally, beyond the horizon of a narrow nationalist point of view.
Robert Maxwell

We're not going global because we want to or because of any megalomania, but because it's really necessary.
Rupert Murdoch

It is better to underpromise and overdeliver than vice versa. For this one need not break the law of the land. One has to only think global. Otherwise success will disappear like the dew in the morning sun.
Narayana Murthy

  Glory (3)
Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Cicero

In no victory do they glory so much as in that which is gained by dexterity and good conduct without bloodshed.
Thomas More

But, the bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.
Thucydides

  Go (3)
I let previous instances creep up in my thought process sometimes. I think that's where things go awry, and that's where the walks come in. I'm not giving up many hits, just putting them on base for free.
Jake Arrieta

As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.
Barbara Lee

A huge problem we face when we're in need is giving up our intuition and blindly following instruction. Letting go works when we are following our hearts, but not so well when we are following a leader.
Tara Stiles

  Goals (15)
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?
Robert Browning

Your goal as an investor ... to purchase, at a rational price, a part interest in an easily-understandable business whose earnings are virtually certain to be materially higher ... years from now. Over time, you will find only a few companies that meet these standards - so when you see one ... buy a meaningful amount of stock.
Warren Buffett

When you meet someone better than yourself, turn your thoughts to becoming his equal. When you meet someone not as good as you are, look within and examine your own self.
Confucius

Of all the things I've done, the most vital is coordinating the talents of those who work for us and pointing them towards a certain goal.
Walt Disney

Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
William Faulkner

The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

People are ambitious and unrealistic. They set targets for themselves that are higher than what you would set for them. And because they set them, they hit them.
Liisa Joronen

Our vision controls the way we think and, therefore, the way we act ... the vision we have of our jobs determines what we do and the opportunities we see or don't see.
Charles Koch

Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Abraham Lincoln

If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; Every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.
In the Harbor
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I treat everything as a learning experience; then you become detached from the result and more interested in the experience itself.
Lorraine Moller

If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.
Laurence J. Peter

I wasn't satisfied just to earn a good living. I was looking to make a statement.
Donald Trump

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Lao Tzu

An environment which calls for perfection is not likely to be easy. But aiming for it is always good for progress.
Thomas J. Watson Jr.

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as who you become (by achieving your goals).
Zig Ziglar

  Good (25)
Wicked men obey for fear; good men, from love.
Aristotle

We spend most of our lives working. So why do so few people have a good time doing it?
Richard Branson

Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.
Rita Brown

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Attributed.
Edmund Burke

Give me the avowed, the erect, the manly foe,
Bold I can meet - perhaps may turn his blow!
But of all plagues, Good Heaven, thy wrath can send,
Save, save, Oh, save me from the candid friend!

George Canning

We are all musicians, and we're not really good musicians. But we have this gracious gift that has been bestowed on us, and we don't want to disappoint. So I guess our biggest fear would be, just giving up.
Justin Chancellor

I was delighted to see that you thought I was as good as I thought I was.
Noël Coward

The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.
Benjamin Disraeli

If we want to preserve the foundation of our democracy, it's vital that we find common ground that allows us to work for the greater good of this nation. This does not mean giving up our values. This does not mean swallowing a bitter compromise.
Tulsi Gabbard

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Audrey Hepburn

Only the young die good.
Oliver Herford

Success is power; because it maketh reputation of wisdom, or good fortune; which makes men either fear him or rely on him.
Thomas Hobbes

Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad.
David Hume

Business is like sex. When it's good, it's very, very good; when it's not so good, it's still good.
George Katona

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil, but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good, that it may prevail.
Helen Keller

People often feed the hungry so that nothing may disturb their own enjoyment of a good meal.
W. Somerset Maugham

I just got to a point where I was lying to myself constantly, so I had to face up to that. It was a lot of... I don't want to use the words self sacrifice, but that's what it felt like. It was giving up who I thought I was and starting over from scratch and realizing the man that I am was good enough.
Ivan Moody

I thought about giving up the sport, but I have a lot of good people around me: my wife, Nina, my family. Everybody keeps helping me to be positive and moving forward.
Amanda Nunes

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!

James Riley

I count myself in nothing else so happy
As in a soul remembering my good friends.

Richard II
William Shakespeare

The trouble with being a hypochondriac these days is that antibiotics have cured all the good diseases.
Caskie Stinnett

No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions. He had money as well.
Margaret Thatcher

The more good I do, the more money has come in. You have to learn to give. You're not born to give. You're born selfish.
Ted Turner

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies. I have not one who is a fool. They are all men of some intellectual power, and consequently they all appreciate me.
Oscar Wilde

The only difference between a saint and a sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
Oscar Wilde

  Gossip (1)
At last the secret is out, as it always must come in the end,
The delicious story is ripe to tell to the intimate friend;
Over the tea-cups and in the square the tongue has its desire;
Still waters run deep, my dear, there's never smoke without fire.

W. H. Auden

  Gratitude (2)
He who receives a benefit with gratitude repays the first installment on his debt.
Seneca

When a person doesn't have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.
Elie Wiesel

  Greed (10)
Nothing defines human beings better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs.
Scott Adams

There is enough in the world for everyone's need, but not for everyone's greed.
Frank Buchman

The fact that people will be full of greed, fear, or folly is predictable. The sequence is not predictable.
Warren Buffett

Men who continue hoarding great sums all their lives, the proper use of which for the public ends would work good to the community, should be made to feel that the community, in the form of the state, cannot thus be deprived of its proper share. By taxing estates heavily at death the state marks its condemnation of the selfish millionaire's unworthy life.
Andrew Carnegie

The more we ask, the more we have.
And, it is fair enough: asking is not always easy.

And it is said to be hard to accept ...
So no wonder we have so little.

Ivy Compton-Burnett

What is a man if he is not a thief who openly charges as much as he can for the goods he sells.
Mahatma Gandhi

Greed is even more contagious than fear.
Bud Hadfield

Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; the same is true of fame.
Arthur Schopenhauer

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
Seneca

If you have an olive, you want an olive tree. You want a little more. You want the whole tree.
Ted Turner

  Grief (14)
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears.
Francis Bacon

The best laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley,
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promis'd joy!

The best laid schemes of mice and men
oft go awry,
And leave us nothing but grief and pain,
For promised joy!

Robert Burns

Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.
Charles Dickens

The persons on whom I have bestowed my dearest love, lie deep in their graves; but, although the happiness and delight of my life lie buried there too, I have not made a coffin of my heart, and sealed it up, for ever, on my best affections. Deep affliction has but strengthened and refined them.
Charles Dickens

There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.
George Eliot

Life is very insistent; and it always seems to be so when friends sadly leave us.
Alec Guinness

The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal - every other affliction to forget; but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open - thisaffliction we cherish and brood over in solitude.
Washington Irving

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing. At other times it feels like being mildly drunk, or concussed. There is a sort of invisible blanket between the world and me. I find it hard to take in what anyone says. Or perhaps, hard to want to take it in.
C. S. Lewis

When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.
Maurice Maeterlinck

Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.
Golda Meir

I mourn in grey, grey as the sleeted wind the bled shades of twilight, gunmetal, battleships, industrial paint.
Marge Piercy

You know it takes a year, a full turn of the calendar, to get over losing somebody. That's a true saying.
Annie Proulx

I will instruct my sorrows to be proud;
for grief is proud and makes his owner stoop.
To me and to the state of my great grief
let kings assemble; for my grief's so great
that no supporter but the huge firm earth
Can hold it up:

King John
William Shakespeare

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

  Growth (11)
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.
Richard David Bach

Growth does not always lead a business to build on success. All too often it converts a highly successful business into a mediocre large business.
Richard Branson

We are like dwarfs on the shoulders of giants, so that we can see more than they, and things at a greater distance, not by virtue of any sharpness of sight on our part, or any physical distinction, but because we are carried high and raised up by their giant size.
Bernardus Carnotensis

Growth is like creativity, it doesn't go along very neat, precise plans. You get clogged highways before you figure out a way to open up capacity. You get pollution before you figure out a way to fight it.
Steve Forbes

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
John F. Kennedy

I remember, I remember
How my childhood fleeted by, -
The mirth of its December
And the warmth of its July.

Winthrop Praed

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.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Positive feedback makes the strong grow stronger and the weak grow weaker.
Carl Shapiro

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Gail Sheehy

Growing Stronger emerged from a need to relate my life experiences as well as my constant struggle to prevail each day, and as a reminder to myself of the importance of never giving up.
Thalía

You will find as the children grow up that as a rule children are a bitter disappointment - their greatest object being to do precisely what their parents do not wish and have anxiously tried to prevent.
Victoria

  Grudge (1)
Advice almost never functions as a social lubricant; eight or nine times out of ten it makes people lose face, crushes their will, and creates a grudge.
Yokio Mishima