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Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer

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A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The success of love is in the loving -
it is not in the result of loving.
Of course it is natural in love
to want the best for the other person,
but whether it turns out that way or not
does not determine the value of what we have done.
- Mother Teresa

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie

 

The world turns aside to let any man pass
who knows where he is going.
- Epictetus

If it turns out that there IS a God,
I don't think that he's evil.
I think that the worst you can say about him
is that basically he's an underachiever.
- the movie Love and Death

An educated person is one who has learned that information
almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false,
misleading, fictitious, mendacious -
just dead wrong.
- Russell Baker

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You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball
and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.
- Jim Bouton

A father is always making his baby into a little woman.
And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
- Enid Bagnold

You can safely assume that you've
created God in your own image
when it turns out that God hates
all the same people you do.
- Anne Lamott

You can't trust water: Even a straight stick turns crooked in it.
- W. C. Fields

The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.
- Khalil Gibran

At the beginning, we are in relationship
because we are attracted to the other person -
we think they are sexy, smart, funny,
whatever it is that we find appealing.
But very quickly, the focus of the relationship
turns to whether we feel appreciated.
If we don't feel appreciated, we don't feel loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Harvard takes perfectly good plums as students,
and turns them into prunes.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

If you hit a midget on the head with a stick,
he turns into 40 gold coins.
- Patton Oswalt

Beware of him that is slow to anger;
for when it is long coming,
it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept.
Abused patience turns to fury.
- Francis Quarles

Any discrimination, like sharp turns in a road,
becomes critical because of the tremendous speed at
which we are traveling into the high-tech world of a service economy.
- Clarence Thomas

I love big budgeted, epic rock landscapes.
That's what turns me on.
- Melissa Auf der Maur

Nowadays three witty turns of phrase and a lie make a writer.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

The person that turns over the most rocks wins the game.
And that's always been my philosophy.
- Peter Lynch

Abused patience turns to fury.
- Thomas Fuller

Anyone who has declared someone else to be an idiot,
a bad apple, is annoyed when it turns out in the end that he isn't.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

The right moment wears a full head of hair:
when it has been missed,
you can't get it back; it's bald in the back of the
head and never turns around.
- Francois Rabelais

Everything government touches turns to crap.
- Ringo Starr

I've been on jobs where there's that one actor who is just a miserable,
miserable no-good, dirty bastard, and it just turns the whole process sour.
- Joe Pantoliano

Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust.
- Samuel Ullman

Love is like a faucet, it turns off and on.
- Billie Holiday

But, as my mother used to tell me, two wrongs don't make a right.
But I soon figured out that three left turns do.
- Jim Hightower

The real Antichrist is he who turns the wine of an
original idea into the water of mediocrity.
- Eric Hoffer

There is a certain moment in the film when the son
is in the nursing home and he goes to the television
and turns it off because he sees himself in the image.
- Atom Egoyan

My mother would put me on a wooden box at the stove
and tell me to call her if certain things would happen.
Like if the steam turns blue, that is danger!
- Paul Prudhomme

You go through these little phases and fads,
and it never turns out the way you think it's going to turn out.
- Will Sergeant

If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good,
I am satisfied.
- Alfred Nobel

The Germans certainly - the intelligence service believed that there were WMD.
It turns out that we were all wrong,
probably in my judgment,
and that is most disturbing.
- David Kay

Time turns the old days to derision,
Our loves into corpses or wives; And marriage and death
and division Make barren our lives.
- Algernon Charles Swinburne

He's a threat to win until his brain turns to tapioca.
- Gary McCord

When a fantasy turns you on, you're obligated to God
and nature to start doing it -
right away.
- Stewart Brand

Time takes the ugliness and horror out of death and turns it into beauty.
- Dodie Smith

I'd love to be the first one to say this,
but it automatically turns into - we all have those
responsibilities that we ignore because we don't feel like they're ours.
- Rosario Dawson

When new turns of behavior cease to appear in the life of the individual,
its behavior ceases to be intelligent.
- Thomas Carlyle

Sometimes the wheel turns slowly, but it turns.
- Lorne Michaels

He that has satisfied his thirst turns his back on the well.
- Baltasar Gracian

Worry - a God, invisible but omnipotent.
It steals the bloom from the cheek and lightness from the pulse;
it takes away the appetite,
and turns the hair gray.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Before the reader turns his back upon the Grand Basin once for all,
I should like to put a name upon the glacier it contains -
since it is the fashion to name glaciers.
- Hudson Stuck

Every murder turns on a bright hot light,
and a lot of people...
have to walk out of the shadows.
- Albert Maltz

When something hasn't been around much for a while,
and one example of it turns up and catches people's eyes,
they go looking for more like it - until they get tired of it again.
- Stanley Schmidt

In practice, attempts to sort out good erotica from
bad porn inevitably comes down to:
What turns me on is erotica;
what turns you on is pornographic.
- Ellen Willis

It is about this very abstract sense of displacement
that he feels the moment he turns off the television.
- Atom Egoyan

Television, despite its enormous presence,
turns out to have added pitifully few lines to the communal memory.
- Justin Kaplan

Out in the lonely woods the jasmine burns Its fragrant lamps,
and turns Into a royal court with green festoons The banks of dark lagoons.
- Henry Timrod

I think they, Peter McCullough was, turns out was not a good CEO.
- Arthur Rock

Hope is not the conviction that something will turn
out well but the certainty that something makes sense,
regardless of how it turns out.
- Vaclav Havel

When you are down and out something always turns up -
and it is usually the noses of your friends.
- Orson Welles

If the theory turns out to be right,
that will be tremendously thick and tasty icing on the cake.
- Brian Greene

Your work is to keep cranking the flywheel that turns
the gears that spin the belt in the engine of belief
that keeps you and your desk in midair.
- Annie Dillard

Shopping turns me off.
- Tea Leoni

I'm looking forward to free skiing the most.
Just groomers, big wide groomers making nice big turns.
- Picabo Street

When the devil grows old he turns hermit.
- Ludovico Ariosto

No one turns down a film with Woody;
it's something everyone wants in their career as an important moment.
He's such a comedic genius, without question,
so I was thrilled.
- Mark Rydell

One secret of leadership is that the mind of a leader never turns off.
Leaders even when they are sightseers or spectators,
are active; not passive observers.
- James Humes

We usually break our records every Monday,
so we'll see what turns up tonight after midnight.
Next month it'll probably be higher,
which is always weird.
- Drew Curtis

A Protestant has seldom any mercy shown him,
and a Jew, who turns Christian, is far from being secure.
- John Foxe

Our humor turns our anger into a fine art.
- Mary Kay Blakely

Now, the essence, the very spirit of Christmas is that
we first make believe a thing is so,
and lo, it presently turns out to be so.
- Stephen Leacock

If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat.
- Simone de Beauvoir

It still holds true that man is most uniquely human
when he turns obstacles into opportunities.
- Eric Hoffer

Justice turns the scale, bringing to some learning through suffering.
- Aeschylus

I have never seen a bad television program,
because I refuse to.
God gave me a mind, and a wrist that turns things off.
- Jack Paar

When you work you are a flute through whose heart the
whispering of the hours turns to music.
Which of you would be a reed, dumb and silent,
when all else sings together in unison?
- Khalil Gibran

If every editor turns you down, maybe you should take
a second look at your text,
however, just in case.
- Piers Anthony

Evil always turns up in this world through some genius or other.
- Denis Diderot


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