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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

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

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

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

 

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I've experienced a private doubt, something that I've kept deeply inside,
and then eventually delivered a piece of work that
people responded to with huge enthusiasm.
- Trevor Nunn

I kept having chills.
This was in the middle of the summer and I was wearing
a sheepskin jacket and I was chilling.
I was shaking all over.
- Dick York

The film kept me from working as a secretary.
It was a real stroke of luck.
A miracle.
- Victoria Abril

Wanting to take a light camera with me when I climb
or do mountain runs has kept me using exclusively 35 mm.
- Galen Rowell

That's what I liked about hitch-hiking.
If a crowd wasn't big enough, I kept walkin.'
- Brownie McGhee

Milk Duds kept me going.
- Nora Dunn

I also believe our country made a promise to veterans and their families.
Veterans have kept their end of the bargain,
and now, the VA is looking to pull out the rug.
- Ellen Tauscher

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

They kept me in short pants as long as they could,
until they were shaving the hair on my legs because
it was beginning to photograph.
- Jackie Cooper

My mother kept asking me, 'When are you going to do
a gospel album?' And I've always wanted to do a gospel album.
Everybody was going on about it, so mom started hounding me more.
- Alan Jackson

Up until now, the prospect of parole has kept us from
confronting our captors with any real determination.
- George Jackson

Yes, disappointment over perceived unfairness,
injustice, promises not kept, tends to go hand in hand
with increasing prosperity.
Expectations are dashed.
What can I say!
- Mary Douglas

Social Security not only helps Americans enjoy a secure retirement,
it has also kept millions of Americans out of poverty.
- Zoe Lofgren

I had a patient once who dreamed she kept her husband
in the deep freeze except for mating.
Lots of men feel that way.
- Robert Johnson

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

I just kept on doing what everyone starts out doing.
The real question is, why did other people stop?
- William Stafford

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

I fed them every day.
So it was a papa that kept food on the table for them.
I did that.
I did my part.
- Joseph Jackson

The great writers just kept bringing them out.
They didn't care if they repeated themselves.
- Irwin Shaw

Bananarama were written off from day one.
Nobody believed in us but us.
We kept having hits despite the record company,
despite the press.
- Siobhan Fahey

The President has kept all of the promises he intended to keep.
- George Stephanopoulos

I'm grateful for doing those drugs, because they kept
me from getting laid and I would have gotten AIDS.
- Steve Tyler

We simply have not kept in touch with poetry.
- Paul Muldoon

The usual way - through a long series of rejections,
revising my manuscripts, and kept trying again and again.
Finally I was fortunate enough to find a good agent.
- Danielle Steel

In those days secrets were well kept.
- Stuart Symington

Although we dealt decisively with all terrorist organizations,
we at the same time not only maintained,
preserved our democracy, but kept improving it.
- Bulent Ecevit

The Irish Republican Army has kept every commitment made by its leadership.
- Gerry Adams

It's a nice visual.
I had just done Blade and I put on more weight for
Blade and I thought I might as well use it so I kept
it and added a little more.
I wanted him to be a big bear.
- Ryan Reynolds

The thing about it is almost everyone could pass that way,
but we were kept from doing it by our coaches.
- Oscar Robertson

I never kept up with the fashions.
I believed in wearing what I thought looked good on me.
- Bettie Page

All I wanted to do was ride skateboards -
I wanted to be a professional skateboarder.
But I had this problem.
I kept breaking half of my body skateboarding.
- Travis Barker

You can never rely on musicians.
I quit high school at one point to make a go of it
with this band and we kept breaking up.
So I went back to school.
- David James Elliott

The fact was, Ford kept stumbling around.
I didn't want him in the White House.
I wanted Carter in, and I had a forum of 20 million people watching.
- Chevy Chase

I got nice rejections explaining that historical fiction was a difficult sell.
But I kept trying.
- Anita Diament

I held a variety of jobs - most notably ten years working in universities -
and kept on writing.
- Thomas Perry

There are many, many people who have lost 100 pounds and kept it off.
- Robert Atkins

Association with my pupils has kept me young in my work.
Criticism of their work has kept my own point of view clear.
- William Merritt Chase

Similarly, the Marquis is presented in this film as
someone who would disturb the status quo and therefore must be kept imprisoned.
- Philip Kaufman

As a good wine must be kept in a good cask,
so a wholesome body is the proper foundation for a
well-appointed inner ground.
- Johannes Tauler

A man should be upright, not be kept upright.
- Marcus Aurelius

I would rather be kept alive in the efficient if cold
altruism of a large hospital than expire in a gush
of warm sympathy in a small one.
- Aneurin Bevan

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

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

I kept going to different colleges, but dropped out.
- Spencer Dryden

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 I played in the sandbox, the cat kept covering me up.
- Rodney Dangerfield

We promised new benefits to seniors like preventive
screening and diabetes testing.
We kept that promise.
- Mike Rogers

I believe in God, because he is the only thing that kept me going.
He's my best friend.
- Jessica Hahn

I kept thinking, I went to college and I have to get a real job.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter


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