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Steve Almond Quotes and Sayings

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I have a hard time defending the production of candy,
given that it is basically crack for children and makes
them dependent in unwholesome ways.
- Steve Almond

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

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

 

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard,"
I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what?
- Sydney Harris

Football is like life - it requires perseverance,
self-denial, hard work, sacrifice,
dedication and respect for authority.
- Vince Lombardi

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When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
- Khalil Gibran

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

It is awfully hard to be brave, when you're only a Very Small Animal.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

There are no secrets to success.
It is the result of preparation,
hard work, and learning from failure.
- Colin Powell

Hard work pays off.
- Anonymous

The price of success is hard work,
dedication to the job at hand,
and the determination that whether we win or lose,
we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
- Vince Lombardi

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
- Philo

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

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

In the world there is nothing more
submissive and weak than water.
Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong,
nothing can surpass it.
- Lao Tzu

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden PHOTO

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work,
and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Bad habits are like a comfortable bed,
easy to get into, but hard to get out of.
- Proverb

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

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

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.
- Horace

There is no substitute for hard work.
- Thomas Edison

Surround yourself with people who
take their work seriously,
but not themselves,
those who work hard and play hard.
- Colin Powell

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply
about what you believe in.
When you stumble, keep faith.
When you're knocked down, get right back up.
And never listen to anyone who says
you can't or shouldn't go on.
- Hilary Clinton

You hold onto religion, you know,
rules, regulations, traditions.
I think what God is interested in
is people's hearts, and that's hard enough.
- Bono

Truly great friends are hard to find,
difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
- Anonymous

A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

A best friend is like a four leaf clover,
hard to find and lucky to have.
- Anonymous

Experience is a hard teacher.
She gives the test first
and the lessons afterwards.
- Anonymous

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that
it is better for hard words to be on paper
than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
- Anne Frank

Life is a series of experiences,
each one of which makes us bigger,
even though sometimes it is hard to realize this.
- Henry Ford

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest
for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed,
but nature does not depend on us.
We are not the only experiment.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Ecstasy is our very nature;
not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary.
To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous.
It needs no effort to be ecstatic,
it needs great effort to be miserable.
That's why you look to tired,
because misery is really hard work;
to maintain it is really difficult,
because you are doing something against nature.
- Osho

It's so easy to fall in love
but hard to find someone who will catch you.
- Anonymous

It is hard enough to remember my opinions,
without also remembering my reasons for them!
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business
in which no cumulative wisdom is gained:
each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.
- Bill Cosby

I know how hard it is in these times to have faith.
But maybe if you could have the faith to start with,
maybe the times would change.
You could change them. Think about it. Try.
And try not to hurt each other.
- the movie Oh, God!

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately
degenerate into hard work.
- Peter Drucker

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual,
it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival
of the fittest in every department.
- Andrew Carnegie

Gold medals aren't really made of gold.
They're made of sweat, determination,
and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
- Dan Gable

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having,
except as a result of hard work.
- Booker T. Washington

It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect
to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government.
- John W. Gardner

Building technical systems involves a lot of hard work
and specialized knowledge:
languages and protocols,
coding and debugging, testing and refactoring.
- Jesse James Garrett

Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.
- H. L. Mencken

For disappearing acts, it's hard to beat what happens
to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.
- Doug Larson

There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and
nothing so hard to apply.
- Josh Billings

Sometimes it's hard to be a woman giving all your love to just one man.
- Tammy Wynette

Work is hard.
Distractions are plentiful.
And time is short.
- Adam Hochschild

My kids idea of a hard life is to live in a house with only one phone.
- George Foreman

Never get married in college; it's hard to get a start
if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake.
- Elbert Hubbard

I wanted to be with the kind of people I'd grown up with,
but you can't go back to them and be one of them again,
no matter how hard you try.
- Ethel Waters

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve
the world and a desire to enjoy the world.
This makes it hard to plan the day.
- E. B. White

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's a terribly hard job to spend a billion dollars
and get your money's worth.
- George M. Humphrey

It is hard to interest those who have everything,
in those who have nothing.
- Helen Keller

Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?
- Edgar Bergen

I'm a fun father, but not a good father.
The hard decisions always went to my wife.
- John Lithgow

My mother was the influence in my life.
She was strong; she had great faith in the ultimate
triumph of justice and hard work.
She believed passionately in education.
- John H. Johnson

Don't clap too hard - it's a very old building.
- John Osborne

Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.
- Gordon B. Hinckley

A simple fact that is hard to learn is that the time
to save money is when you have some.
- Joe Moore

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work,
ask him: 'Whose?'
- Don Marquis

I've made all my money on my own without my family and I work very hard.
- Paris Hilton

Have convictions. Be friendly.
Stick to your beliefs as they stick to theirs.
Work as hard as they do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I've worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals.
I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.
- Mia Hamm

They died hard, those savage men - like wounded wolves at bay.
They were filthy, and they were lousy,
and they stunk.
And I loved them.
- Douglas MacArthur


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