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John Leonard Quotes and Sayings

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It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
- John Leonard

Related topics: Friendship Relationship

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football,
basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
- John Leonard

The rich are different from you and me because they have more credit.
- John Leonard

Aspiring to a souffle, he achieves a pancake at which
the reader saws without much appetite.
- John Leonard

 

Books fall from Garry Wills like leaves from a maple
tree in a sort of permanent October.
- John Leonard

Isn't it amazing the way the future succeeds in creating an appropriate past?
- John Leonard

In the cellars of the night, when the mind starts moving
around old trunks of bad times,
the pain of this and the shame of that,
the memory of a small boldness is a hand to hold.
- John Leonard

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He who takes medicine and neglects his diet
wastes the skill of his doctors.
- Chinese Proverb PHOTO

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers,
but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.
- Antony Jay

About leadership: No person can be a great leader
unless he takes genuine joy
in the successes of those under him.
- W. A. Nance

It takes 20 years to make an overnight success.
- Eddie Cantor

Love gives naught but itself
and takes naught but from itself.
- Khalil Gibran

It takes years to build up trust,
and only seconds to destroy it.
- Anonymous

Love is all, it gives all, and it takes all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
- Billy Graham

Music takes us out of the actual
and whispers to us dim secrets
that startle our wonder as to who we are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
- e. e. cummings

Yes! it takes courage to act upon your dreams.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

Whatever it takes.
- Anonymous

The obscure we see eventually.
The completely obvious,
it seems, takes longer.
- Edward R. Murrow

There comes a time when the mind
takes a higher plane of knowledge
but can never prove how it got there.
- Albert Einstein

Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.
- E. Joseph Cossman

If everyone is moving forward together,
then success takes care of itself.
- Henry Ford

Wherever life takes us, there are always moments of wonder.
- Jimmy Carter

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

Every loving thought is true.
Everything else is an appeal for healing and help,
regardless of the form it takes.
- A Course In Miracles

It takes discipline and compassion
to awaken the divine in ourselves long enough
to recognize the divine in another.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A son is a son till he takes him a wife,
a daughter is a daughter all of her life.
- Irish Traditional

Nothing is more valuable than your self respect.
When you lose respect for yourself, you have lost everything.
Whatever it takes, and whoever you upset,
do what you know - deep inside - is the right thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The revelation of thought takes men
out of servitude into freedom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love gives naught but itself
and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not
nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love.
- Khalil Gibran

Walking takes longer...
than any other known form of locomotion except crawling.
Thus it stretches time and prolongs life.
Life is already too short to waste on speed.
- Edward Abbey

It takes a big cat to be number 2.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't fall for looks, they can deceive.
Don't fall for wealth, in the end it fades away.
Find someone who makes you smile
because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright.
- Anonymous

It takes time to persuade men to do even
what is for their own good.
- Thomas Jefferson

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Anyone can be passionate, but
it takes real lovers to be silly.
- Rose Franken

It takes a long while for a naturally trustful person
to reconcile himself to the idea that
after all God will not help him
- H. L. Mencken

Bold Light of Spirit:
Out of the darkness and into the light,
Open our eyes and behold such a sight.
Brilliance of day takes the place of the night,
Boldness and courage are swords of His Might.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor,
for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
- Jessamyn West

An intellectual is a man
who takes more words than necessary
to tell more than he knows.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.
- Henry James

I've been called many names like perfectionist,
difficult and obsessive.
I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the
details for any artist to be good.
- Barbra Streisand

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;
courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
- Winston Churchill

The instant formal government is abolished,
society begins to act.
A general association takes place, and common interest
produces common security.
- Thomas Paine

The quality of mercy is not strained.
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest:
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
- William Shakespeare

We all have dreams.
But in order to make dreams come into reality,
it takes an awful lot of determination,
dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
- Jesse Owens

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter
quite like unrequited love.
- Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts comic

He is a drunkard who takes more than
three glasses though he be not drunk.
- Epictetus

Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first,
and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.
- Red Auerbach

It takes vision and courage to create -
it takes faith and courage to prove.
- Owen D. Young

Once you have seen the truth
you must make the decision to let go
of the pain, anger, and resentment you have been holding on to.
This requires you to take action.
If you are attached to your pain, resentment,
and self-righteousness, and addicted to your emotional reactions,
this will be a difficult step for you.
Taking action requires letting go of the very thing
you have been holding on to for so many years.
There is comfort in what we find familiar,
even if we are experiencing pain and suffering.
The pain and suffering itself becomes the familiarity we seek.
It takes absolute faith in yourself
plus courage, will, and discipline to let go.
But once you let go, it will be as if
the weight of the world has been taken off your shoulders.
In this process it is important to forgive
not just the others in our lives, but also ourselves.
For most people, giving ourselves
the gift of forgiveness is very challenging.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is very east to forgive others their mistakes;
it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for
having witnessed your own.
- Jessamyn West

It takes more than just a good looking body.
You've got to have the heart and soul to go with it.
- Epictetus

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
- Erma Bombeck

Nature is so powerful, so strong.
Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes
a dance with light and the weather.
It takes you to a place within yourself.
- Annie Leibovitz

It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss;
volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
- George Santayana

When a thought takes one's breath away,
a grammar lesson seems an impertinence.
- Thomas W. Higginson

Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot
of money even to be defeated.
- Will Rogers

It takes a long time to become young.
- Pablo Picasso

Harvard takes perfectly good plums as students,
and turns them into prunes.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

A religion that takes no account of practical affairs
and does not help to solve them, is no religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You know, it takes two to get one in trouble.
- the movie She Done Him Wrong (1933)

Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.
- Fay Weldon

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue,
but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice;
it whitens only the hair.
- Ira Gershwin

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee, And revery.
The revery alone will do, If bees are few.
- Emily Dickinson

God always takes the simplest way.
- Albert Einstein


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