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If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach,
but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect,
we will immediately feel overwhelmed.
- Anthony Robbins

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The fact is that all writers create their precursors.
Their work modifies our conception of the past,
just as it is bound to modify the future.
- Jorge Luis Borges

In science the important thing is to modify and change
one's ideas as science advances.
- Herbert Spencer

A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates,
should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas -
a place where history comes to life.
- Norman Cousins

 

Preserve substance; modify form; know the difference.
- Dee Hock

It is much easier to modify an opinion if one has not
already persuasively declared it.
- David H. Souter

All characters come from people I know,
but after the initial inspiration, I tend to modify
the characters so they fit with the story.
- Nicholas Sparks

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But if I'm going to cause somebody else discomfort by my actions,
then I should probably modify my actions toward them
to make them as comfortable as possible.
- Max Cannon

Though intelligence is powerless to modify character,
it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
- Quentin Crisp

A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away.
He must have time to modify his shape.
- Mark Twain

When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
- Norman Vincent Peale

One thing is sure.
We have to do something.
We have to do the best we know how at the moment...
If it doesn't turn out right, we can modify it as we go along.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

I didn't develop or build synths.
I had my technicians modify them for my live stage performances.
- Gary Wright

The methods of peace propaganda which aim at establishing
peace doctrine by argument and by creating a feeling
favorable to peace in general seem to fall short of
reaching the springs of human action and of dealing
with the causes of the conduct which they seek to modify.
- Elihu Root

As you suggested I have in the following disputed certain passages,
trusting you will do me the justice either to modify
the same or add a note in the new edition stating that I dispute,'
etc.
- Denis Kearney

At first, we couldn't be establishment,
because we didn't have any money.
We were guerrilla marketers, and we still are,
a little bit.
But, as we became No.
1 in our industry, we've had to modify our culture
and become a bit more planned.
- Phil Knight

I am intrigued enough to want to continue,
and also to try and work with companies like Sony on
modifying the cameras and making them more user-friendly and efficient.
- Mike Figgis

The function of intellect is to provide a means of
modifying our reactions to the circumstances of life,
so that we may secure pleasure, the symptom of welfare.
- Edward Thorndike

I want to make sure that no matter how long I go through this,
I don't fall into the trap of changing and modifying
how I do things that aren't a positive example.
I want to remain somebody that the entire family can listen to or watch.
- Clay Aiken

Many working mothers feel guilty about not being at home.
And when they are there, they wish it could be perfect.
This pressure to make every minute happy puts working
parents in a bind when it comes to setting limits and modifying behavior.
- Cathy Rindner Tempelsman

We can use techniques in modifying things,
in controlling things, but the first impulse has to
be something that you simply cannot make just out of technique,
or else it becomes perfectly evident that it is nothing
but technique that you're exercising.
- Leo Ornstein

Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because
thinking determines life.
It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment.
Environment modifies life but does not govern life.
The soul is stronger than its surroundings.
- William James

The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
- W. H. Auden

Many of the genetically modified foods will be safe,
I'm sure.
Will most of them be safe? Nobody knows.
- Jeremy Rifkin

The traditional Christian attitude toward human personality
was that human nature was essentially good and that
it was formed and modified by social pressures and training.
- Carroll Quigley

But I majored in Drama, modified with Psychology.
- Rachel Dratch

Back in 1983, the United States government approved
the release of the first genetically modified organism.
In this case, it was a bacteria that prevents frost on food crops.
- Jeremy Rifkin

I am the same person I was before receiving the Nobel Prize.
I work with the same regularity, I have not modified my habits,
I have the same friends.
- Jose Saramago

Simply because my people are hungry,
that is no justification to give them poison,
to give them genetically modified food that is intrinsically
dangerous to their health.
- Levy Mwanawsa

All that is needed to set us definitely on the road
to a Fascist society is war.
It will of course be a modified form of Fascism at first.
- John T. Flynn

The position I took at the time was that we hadn't
really examined any of the potential environmental
consequences of introducing genetically modified organisms.
- Jeremy Rifkin

The 22nd Amendment should probably be modified to say
two consecutive terms instead of two terms for a lifetime.
- William J. Clinton

But Fascism cannot continue in a modified form.
- John T. Flynn

All of us, whether guilty or not, whether old or young,
must accept the past.
It is not a case of coming to terms with the past.
That is not possible.
It cannot be subsequently modified or undone.
- Richard von Weizsaecker

I frequently compose out the entire metric structure
of a piece in modified cyclic form,
where each cyclic revolution undergoes some form of
'variation' much as if measure lengths were concrete musical 'material.'
- Brian Ferneyhough

As we descend deeper and deeper in this region its
inhabitants become more and more modified,
and fewer and fewer, indicating our approach towards
an abyss where life is either extinguished ,
or exhibits but a few sparks to mark its lingering presence.
- Edward Forbes

Therefore I feel that the aforementioned guiding principle
must be modified to read:
If you desire peace,
cultivate justice, but at the same time cultivate the
fields to produce more bread;
otherwise there will be no peace.
- Norman Borlaug

Europe will not accept genetically modified foods.
It doesn't make any difference in the final analysis what Brussels does,
what Washington does, or what the World Trade Organization does.
- Jeremy Rifkin

Fairness forces you - even when you're writing a piece highly critical of,
say, genetically modified food, as I have done -
to make sure you represent the other side as extensively
and as accurately as you possibly can.
- Michael Pollan

Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself,
your estimate of your value are largely colored by your environment.
Your whole career will be modified, shaped,
molded by your surroundings, by the character of the
people with whom you come in contact every day.
- Orison Swett Marden

The words of truth are always paradoxical.
- Lao Tzu

Your love is more powerful
than your words or your actions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
- Anonymous

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

Better than a thousand hollow words,
is one word that brings peace.
- The Buddha

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words;
it is expressed in the choices one makes...
and the choices we make
are ultimately our responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Words are a lens to focus one's mind.
- Ayn Rand

Actions speak louder than words.
- Proverb

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

In the uttermost meaning of the words,
thought is devout, and devotion is thought.
Deep calls unto deep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must teach our children to resolve
their conflicts with words, not weapons.
- William J. Clinton

I advocate speaking words of love
with all the sincerity that can be mustered,
as frequently as possible.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
- Mark Twain

Trust only movement.
Life happens at the level of events, not of words.
Trust movement.
- Alfred Adler

Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.
- Lao Tzu

Words are also actions,
and actions are a kind of words.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls.
- Simon and Garfunkel

Your example is far more influential and inspiring
than any words of instruction, or threats,
or even words of encouragement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless.
- Mother Teresa

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

As we express our gratitude,
we must never forget that the highest appreciation
is not to utter words, but to live by them.
- John F. Kennedy

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
- Mary C. Crowley

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words
than words without a heart.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

However many holy words you read, however many you speak,
what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
- The Buddha

Praying without ceasing is not ritualized,
nor are there even words.
It is a constant state of awareness of oneness with God.
- Peace Pilgrim

The magic words for a great family are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that
it is better for hard words to be on paper
than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
- Anne Frank

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words
but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)


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