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Edward Koch Quotes and Sayings

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tone can be as important as text.
- Edward Koch

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

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

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 PHOTO

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) 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I don't know the meaning of life,
but I know compassion is the key.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
- Socrates

Improve what you can
and accept all the rest of life
just as it comes.
Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

One must know not just how to accept a gift,
but with what grace to share it.
- Maya Angelou

Know that you are special, and unique in all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
- Socrates

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

Do you want to know who you are?
Don't ask. Act!
Action will delineate and define you.
- Thomas Jefferson

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I don't know who my grandfather was;
I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
- Abraham Lincoln

Uncertainty that comes from knowledge
(knowing what you don't know)
is different from uncertainty coming from ignorance.
- Isaac Asimov

The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff

Know that the darkest night is often
the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know thyself, and thou shalt know the Universe and God.
- Pythagoras

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor.
Do you know your next door neighbor?
- Mother Teresa

Know that life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you are a gift to the world.
Your life is important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that life's burdens are lighter when you laugh at yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you are loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

Know that life is most joyfully lived boldly -
with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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