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Better Words Than I Got: For To Steal – aka Quotes
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What Smart (Mostly Smart) People Said:

These are just a few more of the quotes I favor about all parts of life by people more gifted with thoughts and words than I. Seriously the word count on my ongoing collection of quotes is over 60,000 so I'll just pick a few gems from folks who make sense to me and help me make sense of the world.

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”

Stephen Covey, Effective Writer Person

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

Martin Luther King Jr., Civil Right Person

 “Every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.”

Albert Einstein, Physics Person

“I’m a nut, but not just a nut.”

Bill Murray, Funny Person

“Jim Jarmusch once told me Fast, Cheap, and Good…pick two. If it’s fast and cheap it won’t be good. If it’s cheap and good it won’t be fast. If it’s fast and good it won’t be cheap. Fast, cheap and good…pick (2) words to live by.”

Tom Waits, Music Person

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”

George Bernard Shaw, Drama Person

”When I see the Ten Most Wanted Lists… I always have this thought: If we’d made them feel wanted earlier, they wouldn’t be wanted now.”

Eddie Cantor, Performer Person

“The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool.”

Stephen King, Scary Writer Person

“You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.”

Zig Ziglar, Motivational Person

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”

Warren Buffett, Investor Person

“Follow your heart but take your brain with you.”

Alfred Adler, Psychology Person

“One of the most beautiful things that I can do for you- or that any one of us can do for another – is to serve each other. Its one of the most human things. Its one of the most basic things. But you do that from the heart. You do that because you want to connect with somebody. ‘Service, not servitude’ is something that should never be lost.”

Charlie Trotter, Chef Person

“Any change, any loss, does not make us victims. Others can shake you, surprise you, disappoint you, but they can’t prevent you from acting, from taking the situation you’re presented with and moving on. No matter where you are in life, no matter what your situation, you can always do something. You always have a choice and the choice can be power.”

Blaine Lee, Author Person

“Most of us actually stifle enough good impulses during the course of a day to change the current of our lives.”

William Moulton Marston, Psychology Person

“We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances – to choose one’s own way.”

Viktor Frankl, Genius Person

To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.”

Dr. Seuss, Not Childrens' Author Person

“He who has injured thee was either stronger or weaker than thee. If weaker, spare him; if stronger, spare thyself.”

William Shakespeare, Play Person

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”

Ernest Hemingway, Tough Guy Writer Person

“We are not here to fit in, be well balanced, or provide exemple for others. We are here to be eccentric, different, perhaps strange, perhaps merely to add our small piece, our little clunky, chunky selves, to the great mosaic of being. As the gods intended, we are here to become more and more ourselves.”

James Hollis, I Think...A Union Person?

“The stronger person is not the one making the most noise but the one who can quietly direct the conversation toward defining and solving problems.”

Aaron Beck, Psychology Person

“No such thing as spare time, no such thing as free time, no such thing as downtime, all you got is lifetime. Go.

Henry Rollins, Rock/Author Person

“When people show you who they are, believe them.”

Maya Angelou, Poetic Person

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”

C.S. Lewis, Writer Person

“The world is tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.”

Horace Walpole, Old Author Person