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Cocksure Quotes

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The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure
and the intelligent are full of doubt.
- Bertrand Russell

I wish I was as cocksure of anything as Tom Macaulay is of everything.
- Lord Melbourne

Certitude is not the test of certainty.
We have been cocksure of many things that were not so.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

I'm always described as 'cocksure' or 'with a swagger,'
and that bears no resemblance to who I feel like inside.
I feel plagued by insecurity.
- Ben Affleck

 

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)

The trouble is,
if you don't risk anything,
you risk even more.
- Erica Jong

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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When trouble arises and things look bad,
there is always one individual who perceives a solution
and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
- Dave Barry

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
- George Washington

Do not anticipate trouble,
or worry about what may never happen.
Keep in the sunlight.
- Benjamin Franklin

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Move to your heart, Breathe.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply - slowly -
fill your lungs with love and gratitude -
exhale each and every trouble -
again and again - gratitude in, troubles out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friends are angels who lift us to our feet
when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
- Anonymous

A quotation is a handy thing to have about,
saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The trouble with the world is not
that people know too little,
but that they know so many things that ain't so.
- Mark Twain

Nobody, as long as he moves about
among the chaotic currents of life,
is without trouble.
- Carl Jung

The trouble with having an open mind, of course,
is that people will insist on coming along
and trying to put things in it.
- Terry Pratchett

All marriages are happy.
It's the living together afterward that causes all the trouble.
- Raymond Hull

The trouble with always trying to preserve the health
of the body is that it is so difficult to do without
destroying the health of the mind.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

My motto was always to keep swinging.
Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field,
the only thing to do was keep swinging.
- Hank Aaron

Every government is a parliament of whores.
The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us.
- P. J. O'Rourke

When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble,
delegate; when in charge, ponder.
- James H. Boren

Dad, I'm in some trouble.
There's been an accident and you're going to hear all
sorts of things about me from now on.
Terrible things.
- Edward Kennedy

Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible
in bright moments as well as in trouble,
we cannot fully respond to its consolations
because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.
- Helen Keller

When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking
if there is anything you can do.
Think up something appropriate and do it.
- Edward W. Howe

When I get logical, and I don't trust my instincts -
that's when I get in trouble.
- Angelina Jolie

God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is,
he's stuck with so many bad actors
who don't know how to play funny.
- Garrison Keillor

The trouble with travelling back later on is that you
can never repeat the same experience.
- Michael Palin

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win,
you're still a rat.
- Lily Tomlin

Do not trouble yourself much
to get new things, whether clothes or friends...
Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.
- Henry David Thoreau

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
- Paul Valery

I used to sell furniture for a living.
The trouble was, it was my own.
- Les Dawson

The trouble with law is lawyers.
- Clarence Darrow

Birds are indicators of the environment.
If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble.
- Roger Tory Peterson

Trouble is, kids feel they have to shock their elders
and each generation grows up into something harder to shock.
- Ben Lindsey

You don't help people in your poems.
I've been trying to help people all my life -
that's my trouble.
- Charles Olson

The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass.
- Martin Mull

Love is the self-delusion we manufacture to justify
the trouble we take to have sex.
- Daniel S. Greenberg

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

I love those who can smile in trouble,
who can gather strength from distress,
and grow brave by reflection.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The trouble with a kitten is that eventually it becomes a cat.
- Ogden Nash

To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom;
and he that increaseth his riches,
increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure,
and trouble findeth it not.
- Akhenaton

When trouble comes, it's your family that supports you.
- Guy Lafleur

There are plenty of good five cent cigars in the country.
The trouble is they cost a quarter.
- Franklin P. Adams

It's really interesting that whenever you do something
that is so out of character,
like having an emotional outburst, that you don't get in trouble.
- Beth Henley

If people take the trouble to cook, you should take the trouble to eat.
- Robert Morley

I wanted to cause trouble, but I know now it stays with you.
- Jeanette Winterson

Never go out to meet trouble.
If you just sit still, nine cases out of ten,
someone will intercept it before it reaches you.
- Calvin Coolidge

Nobody can be exactly me.
Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.
- Tallulah Bankhead

I've had a lot of struggles and I would be in a lot of trouble,
I think, if I wasn't a Christian.
- Victoria Jackson

I think authors can get into trouble viewing the subject matter as their turf.
- Laura Hillenbrand

The most common trouble with advertising is that it
tries too hard to impress people.
- James Randolph Adams

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible
for most of your trouble,
you wouldn't sit for a month.
- Theodore Roosevelt

The trouble in America is not that we are making too many mistakes,
but that we are making too few.
- Philip Knight

Where I fall down is my short game.
I don't practice enough, and when I have to take a
half swing from 50 yards out,
that's trouble.
- Pete Sampras

When I'm on stage, I'm trying to do one thing:
bring people joy.
Just like church does.
People don't go to church to find trouble,
they go there to lose it.
- James Brown

Sex: the thing that takes up the least amount of time
and causes the most amount of trouble.
- John Barrymore

I've never know any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

I have to do something with my mind,
or I'll get in trouble.
- Vince McMahon

It's nice to have a catcher who knows my mechanics,
too.
That way if I get into trouble he can stop it before I get out of control.
- Tim Wakefield

It ain't ignorance that causes all the trouble in this world.
It's the things people know that ain't so.
- Edwin Armstrong

Writing is no trouble: you just jot down ideas as they occur to you.
The jotting is simplicity itself - it is the occurring which is difficult.
- Stephen Leacock

Believe me, you can get into a lot of trouble being
sixteen years old in a foreign country with no adult
telling you when to come home.
- Cameron Diaz

Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature,
but don't lend it to your neighbours.
- Rudyard Kipling

One thing I learned about riding is to look for trouble before it happens.
- Joe Davis

When you are a strong woman, you will attract trouble.
When a man feels threatened, there is always trouble.
- Barbara Taylor Bradford

The trouble with facts is that there are so many of them.
- Samuel McChord Crothers

Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the
world knows nothing about,
need only a bit of praise or encouragement -
and we will make the goal.
- Robert Collier

The trouble with the profit system has always been
that it was highly unprofitable to most people.
- E. B. White


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