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Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite
by Ben Hogan

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite
of what you are inclined to do,
and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.
- Ben Hogan

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The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight.
- Ben Hogan

Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club,
don't you?
- Ben Hogan

As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses,
for you only get to play one round.
- Ben Hogan

 

Golf is not a game of good shots.
It's a game of bad shots.
- Ben Hogan

I learn something new about the game almost every time I step on the course.
- Ben Hogan

Placing the ball in the right position for the next
shot is eighty percent of winning golf.
- Ben Hogan

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Shoot a lower score than everybody else.
- Ben Hogan

The ultimate judge of your swing is the flight of the ball.
- Ben Hogan

I'm glad I brought this course, this monster,
to its knees.
- Ben Hogan

There is no similarity between golf and putting;
they are two different games,
one played in the air, and the other on the ground.
- Ben Hogan

If we could have just screwed another head on his shoulders,
he would have been the greatest golfer who ever lived.
- Ben Hogan

I couldn't wait for the sun to come up the next morning
so that I could get out on the course again.
- Ben Hogan

I play golf with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
- Ben Hogan

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The first 20 stories written about a public figure
set the tone for the next 2,000 and it is almost impossible to reverse it.
- Charles W. Colson

What did Citibank get out of it? It got the ability
to reverse the arbitrage.
Actually, what they got was the ability to give themselves a profit,
and that saved the bank.
- Bill Janklow

India profoundly changed my outlook on life because
you see how people can be content and very happy with
little or even no possessions.
It's the reverse of the West.
- Gary Wright

A good engineer thinks in reverse and asks himself
about the stylistic consequences of the components and systems he proposes.
- Helmut Jahn

If something is successful with the audience,
it's automatically suspect; the reverse is to say that
not to reach audiences is the greatest compliment an artist can receive!
- Carlisle Floyd

One could write a history of science in reverse by
assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority
about what could not be done and could never happen.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination:
both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation,
and one leads to the other.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

It will be said, however, that protection tends to destroy commerce,
the civilizer of mankind.
Directly the reverse, however, is the fact.
- Henry Charles Carey

You can have a lot of unhappiness by not having money,
but the reverse is no guarantee of happiness.
- Philip Kaufman

Only we, the public, can force our representatives
to reverse their abdication of the war powers that
the Constitution gives exclusively to the Congress.
- Daniel Ellsberg

If notwithstanding, a Rebellion of the same Kind now afflicts this Country,
we should not infer that this Institution is useless,
or should be laid aside; but just the Reverse.
- Charles Inglis

I think popular music in this country is one of the
few things in the twentieth century that have made
giant strides in reverse.
- Bing Crosby

I try to lie as much as I can when I'm interviewed.
It's reverse psychology.
I figure if you lie, they'll print the truth.
- River Phoenix

The law, in our case, seems to make the right;
and the very reverse ought to be done -
the right should make the law.
- Maria Edgeworth

Every good poet includes a critic, but the reverse is not true.
- William Shenstone

I am concerned about how to reverse the process by
which a fundamentalist right and a corporate elite
were able to seize power in the United States.
- Todd Gitlin

The people themselves, and not their servants,
can safely reverse their own deliberate decisions.
- Abraham Lincoln

God created man in His own image, says the Bible;
philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

In 1917 - as we have seen, - Italy suffered a great reverse,
losing 200,000 soldiers and immense supplies.
- Kelly Miller

It is now time to reverse the trend we have seen developing over the years,
that of beauty at all costs and health will take care of itself.
- Bill Munson

What the insurance companies have done is to reverse
the business so that the public at large insures the insurance companies.
- Gerry Spence

Sadly, this is the same old Republican story of Robin Hood in reverse -
tax cuts for the rich while programs for average and
low income Americans suffer.
- Jose Serrano

I was the only white kid in my neighborhood for most
of my youth even in high school,
so reverse racism was just as apparent as racism.
- Shia LaBeouf

I can only go one way.
I've not got a reverse gear.
- Tony Blair

I am in an adolescence in reverse, as mysterious as the first,
except that this time I feel it as a decay of the odds
that I might live for a while,
that I can sleep it off.
- Harold Brodkey

Ask a woman's advice, and whatever she advises,
Do the very reverse and you're sure to be wise.
- Thomas More

Darn the wheel of the world!
Why must it continually turn over? Where is the reverse gear?
- Jack London

The relationship of the two problems is rather the reverse.
To a great extent disarmament is dependent on guarantees of peace.
Security comes first and disarmament second.
- Ludwig Quidde

As a child, my mother told me lots of fairy stories,
many her own invention.
She, too, tended to reverse the norm.
- Tanith Lee

Ever since I started to get recognition I've picked
out certain fans and reverse-stalked them.
- Jim Carrey

Constant success shows us but one side of the world;
adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.
- Charles Caleb Colton

I am a kind of paranoid in reverse.
I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.
- J. D. Salinger

The way it actually works is the reverse.
You must first be who you really are,
then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.
- Margaret Young

I always read that men don't like intelligent girls,
but I've always found the reverse.
- Mary Wesley

The only result of our present system -
unless we reverse the drift -
must be the gradual extension of the fascist sector
and the gradual disappearance of the system of free
enterprise under a free representative government.
- John T. Flynn

People think that because a novel's invented,
it isn't true.
Exactly the reverse is the case.
Biography and memoirs can never be wholly true,
since they cannot include every conceivable circumstance of what happened.
The novel can do that.
- Anthony Powell

Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness;
wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness.
By happiness is intended pleasure and the absence of pain.
- John Stuart Mill

Normally, I could hit hard enough, as anyone who studied
my fights might have known.
But the impression was that I was essentially defensive,
the very reverse of a killer, the prize fighter who read books,
even Shakespeare.
- Gene Tunney

When running to fill a time quota, however,
the reverse happens.
You can't make that time pass any faster by rushing,
so you settle into a pace that feels right to you at the moment.
Each minute above a quota is a little victory.
- Joe Henderson

Meanwhile the fact that the connection with the activity
of memory in ordinary life is for the moment lost is
of less importance than the reverse,
namely, that this connection with the complications
and fluctuations of life is necessarily still a too close one.
- Hermann Ebbinghaus

This system of encouragement proves serviceable as
a preventive of punishment,
the attainment of the tickets being a reward,
the forfeiture of them the reverse; and,
as such, boys seem often more affected by their loss than by coercion.
- Joseph Lancaster

A jealous lover of human liberty, deeming it the absolute
condition of all that we admire and respect in humanity,
I reverse the phrase of Voltaire, and say that,
if God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish him.
- Mikhail Bakunin

This led to the discovery that long chain fatty acids
would remarkably stabilize serum albumin to heat denaturation,
and would even reverse the denaturation by heat or
concentrated urea solutions.
- Paul D. Boyer

Don't be a bottleneck.
If a matter is not a decision for the President or you,
delegate it.
Force responsibility down and out.
Find problem areas, add structure and delegate.
The pressure is to do the reverse.
Resist it.
- Donald Rumsfeld

To do what we are doing in this budget to our children,
cutting their health care funds, decreasing opportunity,
simply so we can pay for tax cuts and a war in Iraq is beyond belief,
and we need to reverse it.
- Tom Allen

By a series of violent shocks, the nations in succession
have struggled to shake off the Past,
to reverse the action of Time and the verdict of success,
and to rescue the world from the reign of the dead.
- John Acton

When you start with a portrait and search for a pure form,
a clear volume, through successive eliminations,
you arrive inevitably at the egg.
Likewise, starting with the egg and following the same process in reverse,
one finishes with the portrait.
- Pablo Picasso

I printed a list of Irish names from the Internet and my husband,
Dave, saw Finley on the list.
I really liked it but didn't want to scare Dave off with my enthusiasm.
So I used a little reverse psychology and let him think it was his idea.
- Holly Marie Combs

The weirder you're going to behave, the more normal you should look.
It works in reverse, too.
When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose,
I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person.
- P. J. O'Rourke

The family only represents one aspect,
however important an aspect, of a human being's functions and activities.
A life is beautiful and ideal or the reverse,
only when we have taken into our consideration the
social as well as the family relationship.
- Henry Ellis

As far as the Russians were concerned,
I felt the reverse; they had adequate gold,
if they wanted to buy, and they weren't dependent upon international trade.
I felt they were more self-sufficient.
- W. Averell Harriman

Without solid connections between homicides,
we may have the reverse problem of believing three
local murders are the work of one serial killer when
they may actually be the work of three!
- Pat Brown

If you look internationally over the last 50 years
there have been improvements in the third world,
but in the last 20 years the reverse has happened,
with debt crises and increased poverty.
- David Korten

Al Gore is not just whistling in the wind.
Global warming is for real.
Every scientist knows that now, and we are on our way
to the destruction of every species on earth,
if we don't pay attention and reverse our course.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

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

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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