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Our mettle is tested by storms,
not by calm.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Values Inspirational Adversity Courage Self

To busy oneself with what is futile when one can do something useful,
to attend to what is simple when one has the mettle
to attempt what is difficult,
is to strip talent of its dignity.
- Jose Marti

You who live your lives in cities or among peaceful
ways cannot always tell whether your friends are the
kind who would go through fire for you.
But on the Plains one's friends have an opportunity to prove their mettle.
- Buffalo Bill

It is nearly a certainty that some
of your expectations will not be met today -
choose Joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

Cheer for endings - whether goals have been met or not -
whether the ending is tidy or ragged.
Without endings, there would be neither the opportunity
nor the incentive to think new thoughts,
and to begin great new projects.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I hadn't met you, I wouldn't like you.
If I didn't like you, I wouldn't love you.
If I didn't love you, I wouldn't miss you.
But I did, I do, and I will.
- Anonymous

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Each of us is burdened by an unlimited number of
expectations (demands) that we hold for the actions of others.
We "know" that there is a right way to do things,
and are often outraged when our expectations are not met.
Usually, we are unaware that we merely
have a strong opinion and point-of-view,
and are sure that we know how everything is supposed to be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal,
and I never loved any other man as much.
- Hedy Lamarr

Father told me that if I ever met a lady in a dress like yours,
I must look her straight in the eyes.
- Prince Charles

I met an American woman and got married so I had to get a job.
- Walter Wager

I have never met an aggressive person
who wasn't a fearful person.
- John Bradshaw

When I eventually met Mr. Right
I had no idea that his first name was Always.
- Rita Rudner

Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love.
I'd stepped in it a few times.
- Rita Rudner

I decided I was going to tell these stories.
I went around and met Crumb.
He was the cartoonist.
I started realizing comics weren't just kid stuff.
- Harvey Pekar

I met a hustler at a dinner party.
He had been invited because I was looking for an adviser
to help me with the street scenes.
So we put him on the film.
- John Schlesinger

And I think all Nazis didn't see themselves as bad people.
I've never met a racist yet who thought he was a racist.
Or an anti-Semite who thought they were anti-Semitic.
- Norman Jewison

The man who has sufficient power over himself to wait
until his nature has recovered its even balance is the truly wise man,
but such beings are seldom met with.
- Giacomo Casanova

I think the Clintons are brilliant.
I've never met a person as intelligent as Bill,
and I think Hillary is right up there with him.
They're too smart for Washington.
- Chevy Chase

I still have never met Harry Saltzman,
and was told he is quite unpleasant.
- Lana Wood

I met John when I was 18 and I was in my first John
Waters film when I was 19.
- Mink Stole

I started working when I was seven and I was working
for five dollars a night at the Met.
- Emily Rossum

I met Jeb Bush in 1971 in my hometown in Mexico.
We dated for three years back and forth.
Then, after three years, he proposed to me.
- Columba Bush

Cary Grant was one of the most marvelous men I've ever met.
- Jayne Mansfield

Red Skelton...
I broke into tears when I met him.
- Rip Taylor

I met the Coens here a few years ago and they said they liked my work.
- David Thewlis

I would have loved to have met Marilyn Monroe and have dinner with her.
- Juliette Binoche

I met my wife, Doreen, who was a dancer in the show.
- Ernie Wise

I had no idea until I joined the games industry and
met some of the power players,
particularly those running large public companies,
that much of this world is run by complete clowns.
- Mike Wilson

Here Lies Julius Schwartz.
He met his last deadline.
- Julius Schwartz

I have never met one person who likes Grand Funk.
- Ritchie Blackmore

I have met a few Casanovas I like and a few I have not liked -
and I hope to meet a few more.
- Sienna Miller

And I tell people I'm in charge of children,
children I haven't even met yet.
- David Dinkins

I am a part of all that I have met.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Original thought is like original sin:
both happened before you were born to people you could not have possibly met.
- Fran Lebowitz

We had a script reading, and that's where we met J.K.
Rowling, which was really exciting.
- Rupert Grint

He didn't maintain my illusion of myself,
he gave me an illusion of myself.
Before I met him, I never thought of myself as an actress.
Boy, he sidetracked me in a great way!
- Judy Holliday

In all my travels I never met with any one Scotchman
but what was a man of sense:
I believe everybody of that country that has any,
leaves it as fast as they can.
- Francis Lockier

I've met a lot of hardboiled eggs in my time,
but you're twenty minutes.
- Billy Wilder

There are so many people I wish I could have met:
- Karolina Kurkova

President Kennedy was the greatest man I ever met,
and the best friend I ever had.
- David Powers

No, that's not it.
The first time we met was at Fat Tuesday's.
Benny was playing, this was, I think in 1989?
- Benny Green

I actually met Chick Corea in New York,
where I was staying with a bass player friend.
- Miroslav Vitous

And we have the most scrutinized election system in the United States,
and we have met every test.
- Kenneth Blackwell

I really don't have any secrets.
I've never met a photographer whose work I respected
that had a secret because the secret lies within each and every one of us.
- John Sexton

The happiest years of my mother's life were spent in Washington,
D.C.
It was where she met my father, where John was born
and where I spent my earliest years.
- Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg

George Pal had total control, and he was there on the set every day.
You never met a more charming man in your entire lifetime -
what a lovely gentleman.
- Ann Robinson

I have been all over the world.
I have met some wonderful people, lots of them very simple,
whom nobody will ever hear about, but who have been fabulous to me.
- Maureen Forrester

Each family of the United States military now attends
to their loved ones funeral with a wrenching worry
that it will be met possibly with a protest or a demonstration.
- Steve Buyer

I'd met a woman and I got married, but the money ran out right away.
I hadn't had a job for seven months,
and it just came over me that I was never going to work again.
It hit me.
- Denis Johnson

We have met the enemy and he is us.
- Walt Kelly

I have never yet met a healthy person who worried very much about his health,
or a really good person who worried much about his own soul.
- John B. S. Haldane

I met Sonny after (Blind Boy) Fuller died,
and me and Sonny played in the streets like everybody else.
- Brownie McGhee

Yes, but I - you know, it's been such a long time,
I'm sure that I've got cousins and uncles that I've never met before,
you know, that I've left behind.
- Rafael Palmeiro

I met my wife by breaking two of my rules:
never date a girl seriously that you meet at a nightclub and never date a fan.
- Corey Feldman

I was already set for life when I met her.
- David Gest

Nearly everyone I met, worked with, or read about was my teacher,
one way or another.
- Loretta Young

Well, before we met I had heard and seen him sing so I knew he was good.
- John Oates

When I first met Sean Connery he was as charming and
wonderful as I first anticipated.
I left Rome thinking: even if I don't do this,
at least I have had a day with Sean.
- Catherine Zeta-Jones

We met, 'twas in a crowd, and I thought he would shun me.
- Thomas Haynes Bayly

I was playing this horrible part.
I didn't didn't want to play it because the character was an awful racist.
But I'm glad I did it because I met Sidney Poitier.
- Richard Widmark

Going to another country you're not in your house,
you're with people you've never met before,
and I think it's definitely a good growing experience.
- Amanda Bynes

The greatest business people I've met are determined
to get it right no matter what the cost.
- Michael Gerber

I met Leo Fender, who is the guru of all amplifiers,
and he gave me a Stratocaster.
He became a second father to me.
- Dick Dale

If I ever loved a man better than I love my art,
I should marry him and leave the stage.
But I have never met such a man.
- Billie Burke

It was probably when I met Jeff Hamilton,
the drummer I've been working with for the last 20 years.
He's the one who brought Ray Brown to hear me sing
at a restaurant in my hometown.
- Diana Krall

In 1975 I met Alison Brown and in 1982 we were married.
She works for Cornell Computer Services.
- Kenneth G. Wilson

I met Steve McQueen once.
Well, met isn't really the right word.
- Griffin Dunne

My wife met me at the door the other night in a sexy negligee.
Unfortunately, she was just coming home.
- Rodney Dangerfield

I met The Beatles and Stones at the same time,
because Michael Cooper was doing several of their album covers.
- Terry Southern

And when I met Cecil Taylor it was a complete transformation of musical identities.
All the tenets that I had grown up with were thrown out the window.
- Archie Shepp


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