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Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

Related topics: Positive Inspirational Motivational Success

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy
on the wall of her orphanage)

Great leadership is not the visit of an unexpected fate
but rather a flame which is kept burning
in spite of the winds of risk and opposition.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

 

Peace cannot be kept by force;
it can only be achieved by understanding.
- Albert Einstein

Life was meant to be lived,
and curiosity must be kept alive.
One must never, for whatever reason,
turn his back on life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
- Samuel Butler

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While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll

"Mother Teresa Prayer"
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
... Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
... Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
... Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
... Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
... Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
... Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
... Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
... Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
We can do no great things - only small things with great love.
- although commonly attributed to Mother Teresa,
who kept a copy of this prayer on
the wall of her Calcutta orphanage,
this prayer was actually written by Kent Keith.

Overflowing Cup of Tea:
The Zen Master poured his visitor's teacup full, and then kept pouring.
The visitor watched until he could no longer restrain himself.
"It is overfull. No more will go in!"
"Like this cup," the Zen Master said,
"you are full of your own opinions and assumptions.
How can you learn truth until you first empty your cup?"
- Traditional Zen Koan

I kept my babies fed.
I could have dumped them, but I didn't.
I decided that whatever trip I was on,
they were going with me.
You're looking at a real daddy.
- Barry White

If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has,
we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1000 MPG.
- Bill Gates

Dad kept us out of school, but school comes and goes.
Family is forever.
- Charlie Sheen

To hear some men talk of the government,
you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation,
and kept the planets in their places.
- Wendell Phillips

I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.
- David Lee Roth

A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor,
for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
- Jessamyn West

The one thing that kept our family together was the music.
The only thing that our family would share emotionally
was to have our dad cry over something the kids did with music.
- Dennis Wilson

Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.
- Hippocrates

It was a black and white only computer at the time,
but it kept me fascinated.
- Buffy Sainte-Marie

But steel bars have never yet kept out a mob;
it takes something a good deal stronger:
human courage backed up by the consciousness of being right.
- Ray Stannard Baker

The Emmy should be an ensemble award,
too.
I kept howling at everyone else's performances.
- Jeffrey Tambor

People who decide they came to earth to work,
who make work their personal philosophy,
are kept very busy.
- Constantine Karamanlis

From one match to the next, I kept on winning.
- Tracy Austin

The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept
a majority of the people from ever questioning the
inequity of a system where most people drudge along,
paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
- Gore Vidal

I haven't turned into some rich monster.
I've kept my perspective.
But I am a bit spoiled.
It's hard not to be a little spoiled by having a lot of money.
- Christine McVie

I never gave away anything without wishing I had kept it;
nor kept it without wishing I had given it away.
- Louise Brooks

Men will bear many things from a kept mistress,
which they would not bear from a wife.
- Samuel Richardson

The meals were served in a large hall,
in which Moctezuma was accustomed to eat,
and the dishes quite filled the room,
which was covered with mats and kept very clean.
- Hernando Cortes

The bow kept taut will quickly break,
kept loosely strung, it will serve you when you need it.
- Phaedrus

No, no, no separate but equal...
never the twain shall meet.
And the pendulum kept swinging and it came to rest
in the bastard hybrid known as the Daily Show.
- Mo Rocca

I kept bugging them about making it more upscale,
because I felt Abby, through her cleverness and business sense,
was a character who would move up.
And that's what she did.
- Donna Mills

I've got a long list of books I wish I'd never written-and
I've kept them all out of print for the past 20 years.
- Dean Koontz

The Indians kept increasing in numbers until it was
estimated that we were fighting from 800 to 1,000 of them.
- Buffalo Bill

On the one hand, I've had such a normal upbringing with my mum,
who has kept me grounded, but on the other,
the wild experiences through my dad.
- Julian Lennon

Character must be kept bright as well as clean.
- Lord Chesterfield

Somehow I kept my head above water.
I relied on the discipline, character,
and strength that I had started to develop as that
little girl in her first swimming pool.
- Esther Williams

The road had the lonely times, but I kept myself busy.
- Buck Owens

Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time,
that in our time we did everything that could be done.
We finished the race; we kept them free;
we kept the faith.
- Ronald Reagan

I have kept a part of Catalina Productions going,
through which I develop a few projects just for me.
- Gregory Harrison

Movie stars are supposed to be healthy.
They're kept happy and nutritionally together.
- Courtney Love

Our nation has kept faith with its veterans.
Funding for veterans healthcare and benefits is strong,
and has increased more than 75 percent in the last decade.
- Steve Buyer

Chicago kept industry, attracted new business,
became the center for convention trade and transportation.
- Jane Byrne

But I loved the theatre and I was just doing theatre
24/7 and kept dropping courses because I didn't have
the time and the chancellor thought that wasn't a good idea after awhile.
- Mandy Patinkin

I never kept a diary, but I wrote detailed notes of my travels.
- David Rockefeller

I was going to buy a book on hair loss,
but the pages kept falling out.
- Jay London

Golf has probably kept more people sane than psychiatrists have.
- Harvey Penick

I would have been glad to have lived under my wood side,
and to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than to have
undertaken this government.
- Oliver Cromwell

I gave it my body and mind, but I have kept my soul.
- Phil Jackson

Fabio kept asking me out, but I knew we'd never get
his ego through the door.
- Lorna Luft

I admire Madonna because she always did whatever she felt like doing.
She went through some controversial periods when people rejected her,
but she kept on reinventing herself.
- Shakira

The Democratic Party had no idea how to use the Internet.
They treated it like free money and then kept on doing
all the rest of the things they normally do.
- Wes Boyd

My parents kept the best aspects of the Asian culture,
and they Americanized the family.
My mother was a great example for me.
She was a working mother with a good career.
- Andrea Jung

We'd have made more, but I kept forgetting to write songs down.
- Chris Lowe

There are eight girls in the house in which I am living,
and practically all of them are good looking.
You can realize that I am kept busy.
- Franz Schubert

When they kept you out it was because you were black;
when they let you in,
it is because you are black.
That's progress?
- Marilyn French

The weakness of a soul is proportionate to the number
of truths that must be kept from it.
- Eric Hoffer

If hard work were such a wonderful thing,
surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves.
- Joseph Kirkland

Those who kept their sanity and humanity intact in
the face of awful adversity.
Heroes named and unnamed, some known only to God.
- Silvia Cartwright

Maybe it was all those wild times that kept me young.
- Burt Ward

Amin managed to invite both the US and Soviet ambassadors
to his palace at the very same time and then deliberately
kept them together in his waiting room.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

The feelings of my smallness and my nothingness always kept me good company.
- Pope John XXIII

I kept quiet for eight years.
I did not want to hurt the church.
- Jessica Hahn

I kept the same suit for six years and the same dialogue.
They just changed the title of the picture and the leading lady.
- Robert Mitchum

The whole idea that what is not normal should be kept secret -
that's really distasteful to me.
- Dan Farmer

She just kept hitting me in the head with her fists,
over, and over and over.
- David Gest

I was singing about six notes higher than I had to,
in a range that kept me up in a bubblegum sound.
- Nancy Sinatra

I once was interviewed and got so exasperated that I said,
'What do you want, a shopping list?' They kept asking,
'What's in this picture?'
- Howard Hodgkin

I was in good control of my body, and I kept my head still.
- Dennis Eckersley

I am not very good at keeping secrets at all!
If you want your secret kept do not tell me!
- Miley Cyrus

My parents dreaded the fact that I was changing my life to do this,
but I just kept doing it.
- Jason Mraz

You just keep pushing.
You just keep pushing.
I made every mistake that could be made.
But I just kept pushing.
- Rene Descartes


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