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Gaining Quotes

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Be an Observer of Life.
Gaining wisdom from carefully observing life
is not a substitute for action -
it is a prerequisite for informed action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Inspirational Life-Lesson

One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The rite of the rings appeals yet appalls:
a cutting, a joining, a losing, a gaining.
One becomes half, as two become one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't look back.
Something might be gaining on you.
- Satchel Paige

 

Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it.
It has some value in gaining and holding attention,
but it has no persuasive value at all.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Not all is doom and gloom.
We are beginning to understand the natural world and
are gaining a reverence for life -
all life.
- Roger Tory Peterson

Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas
of their lives like an artist gaining perspective.
They make their lives a work of art -
an individual masterpiece.
- Denis Waitley

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I'm gaining weight the right way: I'm drinking beer.
- Johnny Damon

Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise.
View life as a continuous learning experience.
- Denis Waitley

If you look at the data, the inner city that was the
riot zone lost 55,000 jobs in the ten years from 1992 to 2002,
instead of gaining a surplus of 50,000.
- Tom Hayden

America is moving forward and gaining strength.
We have been tested, and we have proven ourselves to be a tough,
resilient and resourceful nation.
- Bill Frist

There are three methods to gaining wisdom.
The first is reflection, which is the highest.
The second is limitation, which is the easiest.
The third is experience, which is the bitterest.
- Confucius

A business of high principle attracts high-caliber people more easily,
thereby gaining a basic competitive and profit edge.
- Marvin Bower

The wireless segment is approximately 50 percent of our business...
we believe this is an industry-wide phenomenon and that we are,
in fact, maintaining if not gaining market share.
- Antonio Perez

For the gay establishment, the death of right and wrong
began when gaining civil rights ceased to be enough.
- Tammy Bruce

Each of us, having received several hundred dollars,
we passed the time gloriously, spending our money freely -
never thinking that our lives were risked gaining it.
- Kit Carson

The Obama presidency has two great missions:
fixing the economy,
and preventing Iran from gaining nuclear weapons.
- Benjamin Netanyahu

As long as I can stay north or south,
I'm gaining yards.
- Jamal Lewis

Your art kind of changes as you get older,
by nature of the fact that you're hopefully gaining
wisdom and you're starting to watch things with a better overview.
- Sheryl Crow

Printing ballots in multiple languages costs millions of dollars every year.
It also discourages immigrants from integrating into
American society and gaining the benefits that come from speaking English.
- Ernest Istook

I was gaining weight very rapidly and read about the
idea of restricting carbohydrates as an alternative to going hungry.
I had a big appetite, so that was the only thing I would even consider.
- Robert Atkins

The great weight of the ship may indeed prevent her
from acquiring her greatest velocity;
but when she has attained it,
she will advance by her own intrinsic motion,
without gaining any new degree of velocity,
or lessening what she has acquired.
- William Falconer

When it comes to the recording and writing,
it's still mostly Mickey and I. But now there's this
whole live entity that's a whole different thing,
and it seems to be where we're gaining the most popularity.
- Gene Ween

I've had lengthy discussions with European farm leaders.
It is clear they have an agricultural strategy to support
their producers and gain dominance in world agricultural trade.
They're gaining markets the old-fashioned way -
they're buying them.
- Kent Conrad

During the war years I worked on the development of
radar and other radio systems for the R.A.F.
and, though gaining much in engineering experience
and in understanding people,
rapidly forgot most of the physics I had learned.
- Martin Ryle

The satirist is prevented by repulsion from gaining
a better knowledge of the world he is attracted to,
yet he is forced by attraction to concern himself with
the world that repels him.
- Italo Calvino

Those who have wrought great changes in the world never
succeeded by gaining over chiefs;
but always by exciting the multitude.
The first is the resource of intrigue and produces only secondary results,
the second is the resort of genius and transforms the universe.
- Martin Van Buren

As to judging our own time, and thereby gaining some
basis for a judgment of future possibilities,
we are doubtless not only too close to it to appraise
it but too much formed by it and enclosed within it to do so.
- Emily Greene Balch

The basis on which good repute in any highly organized
industrial community ultimately rests is pecuniary strength;
and the means of showing pecuniary strength,
and so of gaining or retaining a good name,
are leisure and a conspicuous consumption of goods.
- Thorstein Veblen

Give me the comma of imperfect striving,
thus to find zest in the immediate living.
Ever the reaching but never the gaining,
ever the climbing but never the attaining of the mountain top.
- Winston Graham

We are trying to make up these other elements by gaining
cost efficiencies through our reengineering process
and through overt fund-raising activities to better
support graduate education.
- Charles Vest

And therefore we must seek dialogue in this networked world.
We must ask which voice was actually attempting to
make itself heard and saw no other possibility of gaining a hearing.
To that extent, for a while this also represented a
forced opening of a cosmopolitan view.
- Ulrich Beck

For if enough people were really convinced that growth should be halted,
and if they acted on that conviction,
then billions of others might be deprived of any realistic
hope of gaining the opportunities now enjoyed by the more fortunate.
- Herman Kahn

It's amazing how fast generations lose sight of other generations.
One of the first things the young composers who come
to work with me say is that they want to write music people will like,
instead of gaining their credentials by being rejected by the audience.
- Carlisle Floyd

To win the cause we all believe in, the spread of true
democracy all over the world,
we need to win by example, not just with speeches but by example;
not just with military might but by gaining the respect of the world.
- Barbara Boxer

We continue to be exasperated by the view,
apparently gaining momentum in certain circles,
that armed robbery is okay as long as nobody gets hurt!
The proper solution to armed robbery is a dead robber,
on the scene.
- Jeff Cooper

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Gain happiness by living in the present -
without regret for the past or fear of the future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor
to be what you desire to appear.
- Socrates

It costs you nothing to make another happy -
and you gain your true self through the act of spreading joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All your anxiety is because of your desire for harmony.
Seek disharmony, then you will gain peace.
- Rumi

The best way to gain self-confidence
is to do what you are afraid to do.
- Anonymous

For everything you have missed,
you have gained something else,
and for everything you gain,
you lose something else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it.
Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
- Epictetus

Skillful pilots gain their reputation
from storms and tempest.
- Epicurus

We Gain All Genuine Insight From Questions and Experiments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

No pain, no gain.
- Anonymous

The end of labor is to gain leisure.
- Aristotle

All in the dark we grope along,
And if we go amiss
We learn at least which path is wrong,
And there is gain in this.
We do not always win the race
By only running right;
We have to tread the mountain's base
Before we reach its height.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Working at a job you hate is unlikely
to bring you either happiness or success.
Do what you love. You are far more likely to gain success -
recognition and financial reward - if you are working
at something that inspires and excites you.
And, whether wealth follows or not, you will be happy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience
in which I must stop and look fear in the face.
I say to myself, I've lived through this
and can take the next thing that comes along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold
is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
- Thomas Jefferson

I choose to adapt to the circumstances in which I find myself.
I choose to be flexible in my dealings with those around me.
I understand that my way is not the only way -
that inner peace comes from respecting the ways of others,
and that, if I am open, I may gain great insights and happiness
from the ideas and traditions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One may know how to gain a victory, and know not how to use it.
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain
advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
- Napoleon Hill

If American men are obsessed with money,
American women are obsessed with weight.
The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss,
and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
- Marya Mannes

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings,
so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.
- Socrates

Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness
in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn
sunsets exquisitely dying.
- Langston Hughes

Every few seconds it changes - up an eighth,
down an eighth -it's like playing a slot machine.
I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million.
- Ted Turner

To play well you must feel tranquil and at peace.
I have never been troubled by nerves in golf because
I felt I had nothing to lose and everything to gain.
- Harry Vardon

To mourn and bewail your ill-fortune,
when you will gain a tear from those who listen,
this is worth the trouble.
- Aeschylus

It is a proof of our natural bias to evil,
that gain is slower and harder than loss in all things good;
but in all things bad getting is quicker and easier than getting rid of.
- Augustus Hare

We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us,
and the more we gain, the more is our desire;
the more we see,
the more we are capable of seeing.
- Maria Mitchell

I'm clean and sober for over a year and no one seems to care!
They're like, 'Oh, her dramatic weight gain.'
So,
stop making fun of me!
- Courtney Love

We gain freedom when we have paid the full price.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If you gain, you gain all.
If you lose, you lose nothing.
Wager then, without hesitation, that He exists.
- Blaise Pascal

Television news is a delicate balance of serving public good and private gain.
- Jessica Savitch

How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness
is in fact for most men at all times the secret motive of all they do,
and of all they are willing to endure.
- William James


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