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Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers. ...
by William Wordsworth

Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.
- William Wordsworth

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In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most,
it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing.
- William Wordsworth

The child is father of the man.
- William Wordsworth

Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
- William Wordsworth

 

Faith is a passionate intuition.
- William Wordsworth

Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.
- William Wordsworth

Come forth into the light of things,
let nature be your teacher.
- William Wordsworth

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Success is getting what you want;
happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't
come as a result of getting something we don't have,
but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
- Frederick Koenig

Remember that the happiest people
are not those getting more, but those giving more.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Dalai Lama

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

What you don't do daily, you probably won't do weekly either.
What you make a habit of putting-off
just keeps getting pushed away again and again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yutang

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles;
but today it means getting along with people.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Happiness isn't at the end of the rainbow.
Happiness is at the beginning of the rainbow.
Following the rainbow is happiness,
not getting to the end of it.
- Werner Erhard

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You create stress in your life by getting angry,
and you can instantly remove
that stress by granting forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa

Getting old is a fascination thing.
The older you get, the older you want to get.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
- Anonymous

Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older,
I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.
- Bill Cosby

Pain is a difficult companion. There's no getting around that.
But, if pain is to be a companion, searching and discovering
your own best ways to travel with that pain
will lead you to the joy that you long to have.
They are your paths, your ways and while my experience
and the experiences of others may inspire you,
ultimately it will be the choices you discover
and make for yourself that lead you to certain joy
in the midst of your challenges.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue.
If we have enough friends, we may go on for years,
intending to leave, talking about leaving -
instead of actually getting up and leaving.
- Erica Jong

Getting information off the Internet is like taking
a drink from a fire hydrant.
- Mitchell Kapor

What's the subject of life - to get rich? All of those
fellows out there getting rich could be dancing around
the real subject of life.
- Paul A. Volcker

Everything that is worthwhile in life is scary.
Choosing a school, choosing a career,
getting married, having kids -
all those things are scary.
If it is not fearful, it is not worthwhile.
- Paul Tornier

There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes
the greater part of his life getting his living.
- Henry David Thoreau

"Think simple" as my old master used to say -
meaning reduce the whole of its parts
into the simplest terms,
getting back to first principles.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking
and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together.
And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me -
spiritually and financially.
- Denzel Washington

Getting divorced just because you don't love a man
is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

Since I travel so much, it's always great to be home.
There's nothing like getting to raid my own refrigerator at two in the morning.
- Amy Grant

The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer.
- Joan Collins

The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away.
- Aneurin Bevan

I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.
- Gerald R. Ford

You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.
- George Burns

Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority.
- Tom Hopkins

You know you're getting old when you get that one candle on the cake.
It's like, 'See if you can blow this out.'
- Jerry Seinfeld

You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
- Bob Hope

Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club.
You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it.
- Erma Bombeck

It's not the having, it's the getting.
- Charles Spurgeon

Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.
- Margaret Fuller

Feels good to try, but playing a father,
I'm getting a little older.
I see now that I'm taking it more serious and I do want that lifestyle.
- Adam Sandler

You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
- Harrison Ford

I think women are natural caretakers.
They take care of everybody.
They take care of their husbands and their kids and their dogs,
and don't spend a lot of time just getting back and taking time out.
- Reese Witherspoon

Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.
- Orson Scott Card

Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into
situations where you need it.
- Doug Larson

People are getting smarter nowadays;
they are letting lawyers,
instead of their conscience, be their guide.
- Will Rogers

The minute anyone's getting anxious I say,
You must eat and you must sleep.
They're the two vital elements for a healthy life.
- Francesca Annis

And you know, the baby boomers are getting older,
and those off the rack clothes are just not fitting right any longer,
and so, tailor-made suits are coming back into fashion.
- Amy Irving

One should not lose one's temper unless one is certain
of getting more and more angry to the end.
- William Butler Yeats

The secret of getting things done is to act!
- Dante Alighieri

I've always said that one night, I'm going to find
myself in some field somewhere,
I'm standing on grass, and it's raining,
and I'm with the person I love, and I know I'm at the
very point I've been dreaming of getting to.
- Drew Barrymore

I get to play golf for a living.
What more can you ask for - getting paid for doing what you love.
- Tiger Woods

Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.
- Jon Bon Jovi

Love consists in giving without getting in return;
in giving what is not owed,
what is not due the other.
That's why true love is never based,
as associations for utility or pleasure are,
on a fair exchange.
- Mortimer Adler

Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train.
Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going
sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?
- J. Paul Getty

He hits it long.
His shoulders are impressively quick through the ball.
That's where he's getting his power from.
He's young and has great elasticity.
- Nick Faldo

Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find
a woman I don't like and give her a house.
- Lewis Grizzard

Born again?!
No, I'm not.
Excuse me for getting it right the first time.
- Dennis Miller

My mother told me on several different occasions that
she was livin' her dream vicariously through me.
She once said that I was getting' to do all the things
that she would have wanted to have done.
- Buck Owens

Leadership is the art of getting someone else
to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower


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