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People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes. ...
by Abigail Van Buren

People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.
- Abigail Van Buren

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us,
we'd all be millionaires.
- Abigail Van Buren

True, a little learning is a dangerous thing,
but it still beats total ignorance.
- Abigail Van Buren

It is a sad commentary of our times when our young
must seek advice and counsel from "Dear Abby" instead of going to Mom and Dad.
- Abigail Van Buren

 

The less you talk, the more you're listened to.
- Abigail Van Buren

It is true that I was born in Iowa, but I can't speak for my twin sister.
- Abigail Van Buren

Loneliness is the ultimate poverty.
- Abigail Van Buren

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Religion, like water, may be free, but when they pipe it to you,
you've got to help pay for piping.
And the Piper!
- Abigail Van Buren

A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.
- Abigail Van Buren

Never give a golfer an ultimatum unless you're prepared to lose.
- Abigail Van Buren

If you want children to keep their feet on the ground,
put some responsibility on their shoulders.
- Abigail Van Buren

There are two kinds of people in the world.
Those who walk into a room and say, "There you are" and those who say,
"Here I am"
- Abigail Van Buren

If you want a place in the sun, you've got to put up with a few blisters.
- Abigail Van Buren

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

You don't lead by hitting people over the head -
that's assault, not leadership.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Conventional people are roused to fury
by departure from convention,
largely because they regard such departure
as a criticism of themselves.
- Bertrand Russell

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

It is only in adventure that some people
succeed in knowing themselves -
in finding themselves.
- Andre Gide

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

A hero may or may not lead other people,
but all heroes lead themselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

Ninety-nine percent of the failures
come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

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

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles;
but today it means getting along with people.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

As we let our light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence actually liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Know that all people are your brothers and sisters.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

You can have anything you want in life if you
just help enough other people get what they want.
- Zig Ziglar

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
- Mother Teresa

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

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

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

Don't try to manage people;
You manage things; You lead people.
- Grace Hopper

Success seems to be connected with action.
Successful people keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

You manage things, you lead people.
- Grace Hopper

Opportunity is missed by most people
because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
- Thomas Edison

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

An instructed and intelligent people
are always more decent and orderly
than an ignorant and stupid one.
- Adam Smith

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead


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