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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

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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

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Gee, I am a complete Luddite when it comes to computers,
I can barely log on!
- Jonathan Shapiro

 

I tell students they will know they are getting somewhere
when a scene is so painful they can just barely bring
themselves to write about it.
A writer has to draw blood.
- Robert Morgan

Thirteen thousand dollars a year is not enough to raise a family.
That's not enough to pay your bills and save for their future.
That's barely enough to provide for even the most basic needs.
- Thomas Carper

We are so much the victims of abstraction that with
the Earth in flames we can barely rouse ourselves to
wander across the room and look at the thermostat.
- Terence McKenna

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My children forgave me at a time when I could barely forgive myself.
- Tatum O'Neal

How is it they live in such harmony the billions of stars -
when most men can barely go a minute without declaring
war in their minds about someone they know.
- Thomas Aquinas

At the moment, I'm toying with a new idea for a book,
but fully engaged with writing screenplays,
so the book idea - which needs empty space in my head -
is barely formed yet.
- Rose Tremain

To be a good actor...
it is necessary to have a firmly tempered soul,
to be surprised at nothing, to resume each minute the
laborious task that has barely just been finished.
- Sarah Bernhardt

I don't know why I don't watch a lot of movies;
I can barely keep up with the things my friends are in.
There isn't enough time in life.
- Meryl Streep

I have barely time to give you a brief statement of facts as I find them.
- John White Geary

Prayer is translation.
A man translates himself into a child asking for all
there is in a language he has barely mastered.
- Leonard Cohen

Coming from a barely clothed childhood as a swimmer
makes me really comfortable with my body.
- Estella Warren

My NFL pension can barely pay my son's tuition.
You know, it's very little money.
- O. J. Simpson

I'm barely prolific and incredibly lazy.
- Tom Petty

I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy.
- Charles Baudelaire

I'm unqualified for anything else.
I'm barely qualified for this.
- Catherine Keener

Our educational system is like an automobile which has strong rear lights,
brightly illuminating the past.
But looking forward things are barely discernible.
- Hermann Oberth

We barely missed killing Bin Laden.
There were numerous findings issued by the President to kill him.
We rolled up terrorist cells.
We stopped the millennium bombings.
- Sidney Blumenthal

I was born just barely south of the Mason Dixon line.
- Ned Beatty

All God's children are not beautiful.
Most of God's children are, in fact,
barely presentable.
- Fran Lebowitz

These movies are like my kids.
I just love them to death.
Some of them go to Harvard and some of them can barely graduate high school.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

When not deeply engaged in creative activities,
or numbed out by the TV, I felt empty.
My heart hurt.
I often felt hollow or as if I were some sort of wispy ghost,
barely existing.
- Judith Wright

It seemed to me that I had barely reached the Court
when people were trying to get me off.
- William O. Douglas

Rock is about finding who you are.
You don't necessarily have to play your instrument very well at all.
You can just barely get by and you can be in a rock band.
- Gene Simmons

I'm a layperson.
I barely got out of high school.
I have no business telling people what to do or my big philosophy on life.
I'm certainly not going to write any sort of memoir.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

The players never think they project enough.
In a hall that seats 3,300 people, it's a very scary
thing to play so quietly that you can barely hear yourself.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

When Robert Frost was alive, I was known as the other new England poet,
which is to be barely known at all.
- Howard Nemerov

I don't fight with people - like, I can barely fight
with my husband because I'll just start crying instead.
- Gwen Stefani

I remember, especially like when I was in high school,
going to see like Dawn of the Dead and it was like
mayhem in the theater and you could barely even watch the movie.
It was so fun.
- Rob Zombie

Aww, come on man, I can barely handle 6 strings.
- Kenny Hickey

We were born to die and we die to live.
As seedlings of God, we barely blossom on earth;
we fully flower in heaven.
- Russell M. Nelson

From ages 10 to 12 or so, I barely remember anything.
- Natalie Wood

The discoloration is very minimal.
I have not turned blue.
The extent of skin discoloration is not even remotely
near what the news media are saying.
It is barely noticeable.
- Stan Jones

You can't very well live in a castle while your kin
is on the poor side of town and barely have enough food.
Some want you to get to the top and rely on you making it for them,
too.
- Martha Reeves

Today, barely 5 percent of all containers coming into
the United States through our ports are scanned.
- Alcee Hastings

There is barely a country in the world where you will be completely safe.
- Michael Palin

Sometimes when we are generous in small,
barely detectable ways it can change someone else's life forever.
- Margaret Cho

It was all men, and there I was prancing around in
gowns that barely got past the censors.
- Karen Morley

You can't make a living as a playwright.
You can barely scrape by.
- Sam Shepard

Players lose you games, not tactics.
There's so much crap talked about tactics by people
who barely know how to win at dominoes.
- Brian Clough

My heart goes out to many women that I've met across
the country who barely make enough to make a living,
and they want to have kids.
That's very understandable, but what do you do with the kids?
- Eric Braeden

Only nine States have been represented since my arrival 'till within three days.
There are now Eleven States barely represented.
This tardiness in the States or their Delegates,
besides retarding the most important Business makes
it exceeding fatiguing to those that do attend.
- William Whipple

This was almost two hours of factual documentary.
In our audience ratings, barely no one left the programme.
The whole of his life is so fascinating and people
kept watching for that reason.
- Martin Bashir

When the scheme for the construction of a railroad
from Baltimore to the waters of the Ohio River first began to take form,
the United States had barely emerged from the Revolutionary period.
- John Moody

Jeff Lynne is an arranger, and I think it's probably
much easier for him to go ahead and play a part himself
than to try to show somebody else what he wants.
But it's hard for me to say; I barely know Jeff.
- Benmont Tench

I wrote the first book, Harvest of Stars,
and as I was writing it, I saw that certain implications
had barely been touched on...
It's perfectly obvious that two completely revolutionary things are going on,
with cybernetics, and biological science.
- Poul Anderson

With my government, we engaged in bringing our help
to fights for national freedom.
At that precise moment, several countries were still
colonised or had barely overcome colonisation.
This was the case in practically all of Africa.
We supported them.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

Just able barely to mount a horse and ride about a
little in the spring of 1866,
my life was threatened daily, and I was forced to go heavily armed.
The whole country was then full of militia,
robbing, plundering and killing.
- Jesse James

However, the economics of our business continued to deteriorate.
We barely escaped bankruptcy a year ago,
and in the aftermath of that escape we had to make
some even tougher decisions.
- Gerard Arpey

I knew nothing about football, then someone showed
me a film of Petit and I realised how interesting the game could be.
He is divine.
When I met him I could barely speak,
he was so gorgeous.
Women will love that show.
- Ruby Wax

NBC was trying to convert all of their local programming
to color right away to encourage the sale of the sets,
so I barely remember working in black and white,
although I do know that I did do it,
but there was not a major difference,
though.
- Jim Henson

Marry first, and love will come after is a shocking assertion;
since a thousand things may happen to make the state but barely tolerable,
when it is entered into with mutual affection.
- Samuel Richardson

"Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
'Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty.
- Winston Churchill

A honeymoon should be like a table:
four bare legs and no drawers.
- Anonymous

Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare,
and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.
- Anton Chekhov

Callousness and insolence bring to bare unanimous social condemnation,
while the simple efforts of politeness are admired;
even in those who are otherwise despised.
- Bryant H. McGill

I wanted to see if the American man in plain brown
pants and a bare torso could speak profound things.
- Ted Shawn

Give me a mystery - just a plain and simple one -
a mystery which is diffidence and silence,
a slim little bare-foot mystery: give me a mystery -
just one!
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

My sorrow, when she's here with me, thinks these dark
days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be;
she loves the bare,
the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane.
- Robert Frost

There have been plenty of very bare hotels with couples humping next door.
I don't stay in very grand hotels.
- Honor Blackman

Higher income taxes are a razor guillotine poised to
descend on the bare neck of prosperity.
- Thomas H. Kean

I very much dislike writing about myself or my work,
and when pressed for autobiographical material can
only give a bare chronological outline which contains no pertinent facts.
- Shirley Jackson

There is no spot of ground, however arid,
bare or ugly, that cannot be tamed into such a state
as may give an impression of beauty and delight.
- Gertrude Jekyll

I'm doing it, I took responsibility in my country and
I've done it with my bare hands.
- Alexis Arguello

The Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection
it must have to bare the secrets of government and inform the people.
- Hugo Black

Layer by layer art strips life bare.
- Robert Musil


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