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Colin Hay Quotes and Sayings

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Most people remember me for a couple of tunes.
- Colin Hay

There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
- Colin Hay

It strikes me there's a bunch of people in power who
have really strong intentions of running the world
and adjusting the world to exactly how they see it.
- Colin Hay

I can't remember too much about the '80s,
to be honest with you...
I wish that weren't true, but it is.
- Colin Hay

 

It's great fun if you get a good piece of writing and
you can pretend to be someone else,
tell a story that needs to be told, make some kind of connection.
I've always fancied myself as a leading man,
but I really doubt whether anyone else sees me that way.
- Colin Hay

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 PHOTO

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

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

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 PHOTO

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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 PHOTO

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.

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

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

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'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

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

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

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

Do not quit!
Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the
towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes
along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
- E. Joseph Cossman

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

Tough times never last but tough people do.
- Robert H. Schuller

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
- Joseph Joubert

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy
on the wall of her orphanage)

Reputation is what other people know about you.
Honor is what you know about yourself.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

Remember that the happiest people
are not those getting more, but those giving more.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Forgiveness of all people and all acts -
is a sure path to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

Some people dream of success
while others wake up and work hard at it.
- Anonymous

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

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

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic.
Different people, different beliefs,
different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
- Jimmy Carter

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

You manage things, you lead people.
- Grace Hopper

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

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

People are not disturbed by things,
but by the view they take of them.
- Epictetus

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

Successful people are simply those with successful habits.
- Brian Tracy

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

People are not lazy.
They simply have impotent goals -
that is, goals that do not inspire them.
- Tony Robbins

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

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

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

Too many people overvalue what they are not,
and undervalue what they are.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Don't ask yourself what the world needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive.
And then go and do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
- Howard Thurman

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

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work,
so most people don't recognize them.
- Ann Landers

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein

Things turn out best for the people
who make the best of the way things turn out.
- Art Linkletter

We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

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

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

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

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

Worthless people live only to eat and drink;
people of worth eat and drink only to live.
- Socrates

People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand
my complaint about them not understanding me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

The meeting of two personalities is
like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Carl Jung

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

You cannot hate other people without hating yourself.
- Oprah Winfrey


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