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I've always done what I thought was good if I could
by Sam Waterston

I've always done what I thought was good if I could
live on what they were offering-and sometimes if I couldn't.
So even when I was broke, my career didn't lack for interest.
- Sam Waterston

As for lawyers, it's more fun to play one than to be one.
- Sam Waterston

If I have to be typecast, I'd like it to be as Abraham Lincoln.
- Sam Waterston

The bad guys don't always get punished and the good
guys are not necessarily pure.
- Sam Waterston

 

I enjoy listening to opera at home, occasionally,
but I would much rather see it than just listen to it.
- Sam Waterston

If you're going to be born ugly and be an actor -
the least they can do is let you play Lincoln.
- Sam Waterston

I came to New York in 1962 and it began to look like
I might he able to make a living in 1972.
- Sam Waterston

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Shakespeare is the one who gets re-interpreted most frequently.
- Sam Waterston

Obviously the first roles that you're proud of are
the ones that everybody else liked too.
- Sam Waterston

I literally was saved by a role, from becoming a cab driver.
I never did have to wait tables, though,
so looking back I guess I had it pretty soft.
- Sam Waterston

I'm sort of obsessed with the news.
That is a syndrome.
But I don't watch a whole lot of TV.
- Sam Waterston

I think the bait for doing something really is always the part.
- Sam Waterston

Good directors say, Here's where the play is.
They stand by the heart of the matter.
Some of them stand beside it.
- Sam Waterston

I've been able to do things that allow me to hold my
head up and still be popular.
- Sam Waterston

I don't think playing a villain is my greatest talent.
- Sam Waterston

There is no problem that is not improved by effort,
and no effort that is too paltry to be worth undertaking.
- Sam Waterston

I got a note from my father, who said that Success is wonderful,
if you don't inhale.
That was his own aphorism, and I think it's the very
best thing he could have said to me or anyone else on the subject.
- Sam Waterston

If there's any business that instructs you in the strong hand of fate,
it's show business.
You can plan and plan, but it's what happens to you
that really determines what your career will be like.
- Sam Waterston

What's done is done.
- William Shakespeare

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

If you do what you've always done,
you'll get what you've always gotten.
- Tony Robbins (quoting Mark Twain)

While they were saying among themselves
it cannot be done, it was done.
- Helen Keller

Do not do to others what would anger you
if done to you by others.
- Isocrates (Ancient Greek)

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

If you do what you've always done,
you'll get what you always got.
- Mark Twain

What is once well done is done forever.
- Henry David Thoreau

A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved.
He inspires the power and energy to get it done.
- Ralph Nader

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Always listen to the experts.
They'll tell you what can't be done and why.
Then do it.
- Robert Heinlein

Know When To Be Done.
- Anonymous

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
- Josh Billings

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yutang

There are a hundred valid reasons why something can't be done,
but only one reason, Commitment, why it can.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I look for what needs to be done.
After all, that's how the universe designs itself.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

When you see something done,
know that you intended it.
If you don't like what you see,
then deeply examine your intentions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing,
while others judge us by what we have already done.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

A gift consists not in what is done or given,
but in the intention of the giver or doer.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The Master acts without doing, and everything gets done.
- Lao Tzu

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller

What one has to do usually can be done.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

Today, I will do my best...
and then relax in the knowing
that I have done all I could.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That which you hate to be done to you,
do not do to another.
- Ancient Egyptian Proverb

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin

The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world
remains and is immortal.
- Albert Pike

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

It always seems impossible until its done.
- Nelson Mandela

Don't talk about what you have done
or what you are going to do.
- Thomas Jefferson

You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The success of love is in the loving -
it is not in the result of loving.
Of course it is natural in love
to want the best for the other person,
but whether it turns out that way or not
does not determine the value of what we have done.
- Mother Teresa

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

I know, to banish anger altogether
from one's breast is a difficult task.
It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort.
It can be done only by God's grace.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I unconditionally forgive myself for everything
that I have ever done, said, or thought
that has caused me harm or suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Correcting bad habits cannot be done
by forbidding or punishment.
- Robert Baden-Powell (the founder of scouting)

Simply see that you are at the center of the universe,
and accept all things and beings
as parts of your infinite body.
When you perceive that an act done to another
is done to yourself,
you have understood the great truth.
- Lao Tzu

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Stop holding on to the past.
Release your regrets about whatever you may have done
or failed to do that turned out poorly.
Forgive others for whatever they may have done
or failed to do that cause you harm.
Declare today to be a new beginning.
Let go of the past and move on with creating
a joyful new future for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Service to others is only noble when is is a choice
- a free-will gift.
Anything done out of a sense of obligation
or responsibility or duty becomes a burden
rather than a spiritual empowerment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be prepared for life -
to live happily and without regret,
knowing that you have done your best.
- the Boy Scout Handbook

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone
who has just done you a small favor
wish that he might have done you a greater one.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed,
for if you merely offend them, they take vengeance,
but if you injure them greatly, they are unable to retaliate,
so that the injury done to a man
ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
- Niccolo Machiavelli


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