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Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Nature

When we blindly adopt a religion,
a political system, a literary dogma,
we become automatons. We cease to grow.
- Anais Nin

Consciously adopt the mindset of a young child,
to whom all of life is a grand adventure.
Life is your playground.
Fashion grand castles and sweeping boulevards,
defeat fire-breathing dragons,
leap tall buildings in a single bound.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose to adopt the attitude toward failure that sports teams do.
In each game, one team succeeds and one fails.
Then the next week they both get out and play again.
Life is also a game - with some successes and some failures.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Consider being more acceptive of your partner's behaviors.
It is unlikely that they are intentionally aggravating you.
Almost always, they are just doing what they think they should do.
Try setting aside your own rules for how they should behave,
and adopt a live-and-let-live attitude.
Your relationship will become stronger and happier if you do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt
towards people whom we personally dislike.
- Oscar Wilde

By nature, we are all creatures of habit.
We instinctively adopt familiar routines for most activities.
We eat about the same number of meals each day -
at more or less the same times.
We have a regular pattern of sleeping -
unless it is perturbed by illness or shift work.
Most everything we do is habitual.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Civilized countries generally adopt gold or silver or both as money.
- Alfred Marshall

When I'm ready, I plan to adopt.
I still believe in family.
- LaToya Jackson

There certainly is a lot of political pressure for
states to adopt the new federal tax codes.
But there is no law that requires them to do so.
- John Barry

Teach your children how to behave with animals.
Adopt a pet.
Don't go buy one.
Please.
That's a sin.
Let's get these puppy mills out of business.
- Shelley Morrison

My experience as a school nurse taught me that we need
to make a concerted effort,
all of us, to increase physical fitness activity among
our children and to encourage all Americans to adopt
a healthier diet that includes fruits and vegetables,
but there is more.
- Lois Capps

We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems,
for conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
- John F. Kennedy

I will continue to work in Washington to oppose any
efforts to expand drilling off our Coasts and to challenge
my colleagues to adopt responsible energy policies.
- Lois Capps

A tree growing out of the ground is as wonderful today as it ever was.
It does not need to adopt new and startling methods.
- Robert Henri

We provide many options in many product areas that
they seem to want to adopt,
and that's working well for us.
- Jim Barksdale

Our government needs to adopt a pro-market agenda that
doesn't pick winners and losers,
but it invites competition and it levels the playing field for everyone.
- Sarah Palin

No rational argument will have a rational effect on
a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude.
- Karl Popper

I adopt a very simple approach.
I observe and reflect real life and ordinary people
and sooner or later that raises a laugh.
- Alberto Sordi

But I don't actually adopt the point of view that our
subjective impression of free will,
which is a kind of indeterminacy behavior,
comes from quantum mechanical indeterminacy.
- Murray Gell-Mann

In praising science, it does not follow that we must
adopt the very poor philosophies which scientific men have constructed.
In philosophy they have much more to learn than to teach.
- Dean Inge

I would love to have children, yes.
Maybe even adopt them.
I'm not sure that I should pass on my genes.
- Linda Fiorentino

Each experience through which we pass operates ultimately for our good.
This is a correct attitude to adopt and we must be
able to see it in that light.
- Henry S. Haskins

Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are.
- Quentin Crisp

Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence,
it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.
- Bertrand Russell

The laws that we adopt embody the values and mores of our constituents.
- Joe Moore

Washington should revive international efforts begun
during the Clinton administration to pressure countries
with dangerously loose banking regulations to adopt
and enforce stricter rules.
- Kit Bond

The south produced statesmen and soldiers,
planters and doctors and lawyers and poets,
but certainly no engineers and mechanics.
Let Yankees adopt such low callings.
- Margaret Mitchell

All human societies go through fads in which they temporarily
either adopt practices of little use or else abandon
practices of considerable use.
- Jared Diamond

If I were to adopt pure mechanism as a philosophy,
there would be no way I could choose to be a scholar.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Rather than lose the public because television is here,
wouldn't it be smart to adopt television as our instrument?
- Adolph Zukor

The United States has got to adopt a policy of befriending
and creating allies around the world.
- Al Sharpton

Bob Altman had this relaxed but serious attitude.
Everybody loved him.
I wanted him to adopt me.
- Steve Buscemi

Charles Laughton signed me to my first movie contract at 17.
He later asked my parents if he could adopt me.
- Maureen O'Hara

Usually, certainly British singers, adopt an American
accent when they sing and I think that usually people
are thinking of somebody else,
but I just think of very specific people.
- Jane Horrocks

I would adopt a standpoint, irrespective of whether
someone was for or against it,
if I felt deeply that it was right for the movement.
- Alfred Rosenberg

I want to get married again and have kids and even adopt.
- Sophia Bush

The thing I want more than anything else? I want to have children.
I used to feel for every child I had,
I would adopt another.
- Marilyn Monroe

Whichever theory we adopt to give a rational explanation of human existence,
that theory must take into account and explain the
mental nature we see at work in all modern communities.
- Arthur Keith

Jews are the intensive form of any nationality whose
language and customs they adopt.
- Emma Lazarus

THE rich possess ample means to realize any theory
they may chuse to adopt in the education of their children,
regardless of the cost; but it is not so with him whose
Subsistence is derived from industry.
- Joseph Lancaster

I think that Americans should gradually begin to adopt
positive behavior rather than doing evil.
They should not expect an immediate reaction in return
for their positive measures.
It will take time.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

There is a measure needing courage to adopt and enforce it,
which I believe to be of virtue sufficient to redeem
the nation in this its darkest hour:
one only;
I know of no other to which we may rationally trust
for relief from impending dangers without and within.
- Robert Dale Owen

If you think aficionados of a living Constitution want
to bring you flexibility,
think again.
You think the death penalty is a good idea? Persuade
your fellow citizens to adopt it.
You want a right to abortion? Persuade your fellow citizens and enact it.
That's flexibility.
- Antonin Scalia

Homeowners and business owners across the country agreed to pay premiums,
communities agreed to adopt building codes to mitigate flood dangers,
and the Federal Government agreed to provide insurance
coverage to policyholders after a disaster.
- Bob Ney

A man's sentiments are generally just and right,
while it is second selfish thought which makes him
trim and adopt some other view.
The best reforms are worked out when sentiment operates,
as it does in women, with the indignation of righteousness.
- Leland Stanford

Among those best known, their highest ambition is to build American homes,
possess American furniture, dress in American clothes,
adopt the American style of living and be American citizens.
- Sheldon Jackson

Renewable energy also creates more jobs than other sources of energy -
most of these will be created in the struggling manufacturing sector,
which will pioneer the new energy future by investment
that allows manufacturers to retool and adopt new technologies and methods.
- Jay Inslee

There are tons of people who are late to trends by
nature and adopt a trend after it's no longer in fashion.
They exist in mutual funds.
They exist in clothes.
They exist in cars.
They exist in lifestyles.
- Jim Cramer

So at a time in which the media give the public everything it wants and desires,
maybe art should adopt a much more aggressive attitude towards the public.
I myself am very much inclined to take this position.
- Thom Mayne

It is not impossible to think that the minds of philosophers
sometimes act like those of other mortals,
and that, having once been determined by diverse circumstances to adopt certain views,
they then look for and naturally find reasons to justify these views.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

When I left Barcelona, staying in Spain was an important
factor in my decision to join Madrid.
I did not have to change country or learn a new language,
adopt a different sort of lifestyle,
and so on.
- Luis Figo

The outstanding people realized that the job involved
more than just writing a good strategic plan.
It was also important that top management should understand
the plan and be prepared to adopt it.
- David C. McClelland

The video forum for me has been a source of great consternation
because once you start projecting a look to a song,
it robs the listener of their ability to adopt that
song and make the lyric their own.
- Sheryl Crow

The attitude of independence toward a constructed language
which all national speakers must adopt is really a great advantage,
because it tends to make man see himself as the master
of language instead of its obedient servant.
- Edward Sapir

It is better, however, for his own reputation that
the story-teller should risk a few actions for libel
on account of these unfortunate coincidences than that
he should adopt the melancholy device of using blanks or asterisks.
- James Payn

There is also an epidemic of infertility in this country.
There are more women who have put off child-bearing
in favor of their professional lives.
For them, the only way they are going to have a family is to adopt from China.
- Iris Chang

The State Energy Program, it provides grants to States
and directs funding to State energy offices.
The States use these grants to address their energy priorities,
program funding to adopt emerging renewable energy
and energy-efficient technologies.
- Rosa DeLauro

My manner of thinking, so you say, cannot be approved.
Do you suppose I care? A poor fool indeed is he who
adopts a manner of thinking for others!
- Marquis de Sade

The making of an American begins at the point where
he himself rejects all other ties,
any other history, and himself adopts the vesture of his adopted land.
- James Baldwin

True science is never speculative; it employs hypotheses
as suggesting points for inquiry,
but it never adopts the hypotheses as though they were
demonstrated propositions.
- Cleveland Abbe

Science commits suicide when it adopts a creed.
- Thomas Huxley

I think the only choice that will enable us to hold to our vision...
is one that abandons the concept of naming enemies
and adopts a concept familiar to the nonviolent tradition:
naming behavior that is oppressive.
- Barbara Deming

Wherefore the mere practical architect is not able
to assign sufficient reasons for the forms he adopts;
and the theoretic architect also fails,
grasping the shadow instead of the substance.
- Marcus V. Pollio

You know, grieve your wife, this is an impulsive thing
and you have no idea the kind of trouble you're getting yourself into it.
And of course he doesn't listen to me and he adopts this child.
- Oliver Platt

Technology has to be invented or adopted.
- Jared Diamond

Back in the mid-1970s, we adopted some fairly ambitious
goals to improve efficiency of our cars.
What did we get? We got a tremendous boost in efficiency.
- Jay Inslee

I was an adopted child of my grandparents,
and I don't know how I can ever express my gratitude for that,
because my parents would have been a mess,
you know.
- James Earl Jones

I think it's the tragedy of our time that we're not
aware of the affect of the manner in which we've adopted tools.
Those tools have become who we are.
- Godfrey Reggio

Al Gore adopted three utterly different personas in
three national presidential debates.
- Rich Lowry

The uniform makes for brotherhood, since when universally
adopted it covers up all differences of class and country.
- Robert Baden-Powell


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