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I know many writers who first dictate passages,
by Edward Koch

I know many writers who first dictate passages,
then polish what they have dictated.
I speak, then I polish - occasionally I do windows.
- Edward Koch

Related topics: Politics

The best way to lose weight is to close your mouth -
something very difficult for a politician.
Or watch your food - just watch it, don't eat it.
- Edward Koch

If you don't like the President, it costs you 90 bucks
to fly to Washington to picket.
If you don't like the Governor, it costs you 60 bucks
to fly to Albany to picket.
If you don't like me, 90 cents.
- Edward Koch

Tone can be as important as text.
- Edward Koch

 

If you seek violence, we will seek to put you in jail.
- Edward Koch

I'm not the type to get ulcers.
I give them.
- Edward Koch

We're in the hands of the state legislature and God,
but at the moment, the state legislature has more to say than God.
- Edward Koch

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The fireworks begin today.
Each diploma is a lighted match.
Each one of you is a fuse.
- Edward Koch

Water, water, everywhere, Atlantic and Pacific.
But New York City's got them beat, Our aqua is terrific!
- Edward Koch

The art of creation is older than the art of killing.
- Edward Koch

You don't have to love them.
You just have to respect their rights.
- Edward Koch

If I traveled to the end of the rainbow as Dame Fortune did intend,
Murphy would be there to tell me the pot's at the other end.
- Edward Koch

In action be primitive; in foresight,
a strategist.
- Edward Koch

If they don't want to pay for it, they can stop drinking it.
- Edward Koch

The person who is bent on killing you will follow you wherever you are.
- Edward Koch

In a neighborhood, as in life, a clean bandage is much,
much better than a raw or festering wound.
- Edward Koch

The knife of corruption endangered the life of New York City.
The scalpel of the law is making us well again.
- Edward Koch

I was born at the age of twelve on a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lot.
- Edward Koch

When all are wrong, everyone is right.
- Edward Koch

Deals are my art form.
Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry.
I like making deals, preferably big deals.
That's how I get my kicks.
- Edward Koch

The mere process of growing old together will make
the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.
- Edward Koch

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As soon as you trust yourself,
you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The more we know about how we lost
our spontaneous wonder and creativity,
the more we can find ways to get them back.
- John Bradshaw

Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We know nothing at all.
All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren.
The real nature of things we shall never know.
- Albert Einstein

If you know what to do to reach your goal,
it's not a big enough goal.
- Bob Proctor

There is so much we can never know.
Breathe deeply and relax into the not-knowing.
There is much that we do not have to know
in order to live joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that unconditional forgiveness
holds immense power to relieve your suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody cares how much you know,
until they know how much you care.
- attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, among others,
but probably earlier and anonymous

Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side
of every fear is a freedom.
- Marilyn Ferguson

Know that time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
You give your own meaning to time, as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates

Know that where there is love, nothing is missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The more I see, the less I know for sure.
- John Lennon

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent
of what nature has revealed to us.
- Albert Einstein

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

Know that life is most joyful when you
neither attempt to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You know that you have fully experienced love
when you turn into love -
that is the spiritual goal of life.
- Deepak Chopra

You got to be careful if you
don't know where you're going,
because you might not get there.
- Yogi Berra

Know first that you have absolutely no power to change the world,
and then address all your energies and intent toward improving it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you do not need the approval of others.
You are unique and magnificent. Stand tall, stand proud.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know everything is to know nothing,
but to know nothing is to know everything.
- Confucius

To know how to free oneself is nothing;
the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom.
- Andre Gide

Know that miracles are the natural way of the Universe
Your only job is to move your doubting mind out of the way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do what you love.
Know your own bone;
gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it,
and gnaw it still.
- Henry David Thoreau


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