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Ben Elton Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Ben Elton.

I'm easy to work with, not a pushover,
but I respond to criticism and find it inspiring.
- Ben Elton

The earth only has so much bounty to offer and inventing
ever larger and more notional prices for that bounty
does not change its real value.
- Ben Elton

My advice to anyone adapting a novel is that once they've
read it and learnt to understand it,
then they must throw it away and never look at it again!
- Ben Elton

Yes, OK, farty is a silly word.
I wish I'd never used it.
I'm 34.
Perhaps it was a word for my 20s.
- Ben Elton

 

If only the strength of the love that people feel when
it is reciprocated could be as intense and obsessive
as the love we feel when it is not;
then marriages would be truly made in heaven.
- Ben Elton

We've all got to look at ourselves, start with yourself,
that's all you can do.
I believe that we can act responsibly as a group,
it's just that there are vested interests telling us not to bother.
- Ben Elton

People who get through life dependent on other people's
possessions are always the first to lecture you on
how little possessions count.
- Ben Elton

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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No collection of people who are all waiting for the
same thing are capable of holding a natural conversation.
Even if the thing they are waiting for is only a taxi.
- Ben Elton

Sympathy for victims is always counter-balanced by
an equal and opposite feeling of resentment towards them.
- Ben Elton

I try hard not to preach, but I get carried away,
which is a mistake, but it's a risk worth running.
- Ben Elton

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Joy is a choice - but it isn't an easy choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that joy is a choice, but it isn't an easy choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Forgiveness is not always easy.
At times, it feels more painful
than the wound we suffered,
to forgive the one that inflicted it.
And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
- Marianne Williamson

Joy is a Choice - but Not an Easy Choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Know that life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends.
But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy
is the quintessence of true religion.
The other is mere business.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Rainbows and butterflies are themselves beautiful and highly symbolic,
but they are also representative of
all the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not pray for easy lives.
Pray to be stronger men.
- John F. Kennedy

When life is too easy for us, we must beware
or we may not be ready to meet the blows
which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Bad habits are like a comfortable bed,
easy to get into, but hard to get out of.
- Proverb

What if we just pretended that life was easy?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We tell lies, yet it is easy to show that lying is immoral.
- Epictetus

Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.
- Lao Tzu

I was taught that the way of progress
is neither swift nor easy.
- Marie Curie

All difficult things have
their origin in that which is easy,
and great things in that which is small.
- Lao Tzu

Lord, where we are wrong,
make us willing to change;
where we are right,
make us easy to live with.
- Peter Marshall

It is easy enough to be pleasant
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is the one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself.
You will then find out how easy it is to get along.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions;
it is easy in solitude to live after your own;
but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd
keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When men are easy in their circumstances,
they are naturally enemies to innovations.
- Joseph Addison

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)

Do the difficult things while they are easy
and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

What if we just acted like everything was easy?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline
when you're a winner, when you're number one.
What you've got to have is faith and discipline
when you're not yet a winner.
- Vince Lombardi

It's so easy to fall in love
but hard to find someone who will catch you.
- Anonymous

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere,
and many of us will have to pass
through the valley of the shadow of death
again and again before we reach
the mountaintop of our desires.
- Nelson Mandela

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest
for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is easy for me to love myself, but for ladies to
do it is another question altogether.
- Johnny Vegas

Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.
- H. L. Mencken

Life is not easy for any of us.
But what of that?
We must have perseverance
and above all confidence in ourselves.
We must believe that we are gifted for something
and that this thing must be attained.
- Marie Curie

It's easy for Americans to forget that the food they
eat doesn't magically appear on a supermarket shelf.
- Christopher Dodd

It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise,
just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine
it run by a board of gods.
- H. L. Mencken

Patriotism is easy to understand in America.
It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
- Calvin Coolidge

Life is never easy for those who dream.
- Robert James Waller

Painting is easy when you don't know how,
but very difficult when you do.
- Edgar Degas

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from
the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the
achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
- Theodore Isaac Rubin

Nature is so powerful, so strong.
Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes
a dance with light and the weather.
It takes you to a place within yourself.
- Annie Leibovitz

The second office in the government is honorable and easy;
the first is but a splendid misery.
- Thomas Jefferson

It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of
nationalism can long survive when men have seen the
Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.
- Arthur C. Clarke

There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and
nothing so hard to apply.
- Josh Billings

I've been to war, and it's not easy to kill.
It's bloody and messy and totally horrifying,
and the consequences are serious.
- Oliver Stone

All truths are easy to understand
once they are discovered;
the point is to discover them.
- Galileo Galilei

Friendship is held to be the severest test of character.
It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan,
whose blood is in your own veins.
- Charles Alexander Eastman

Dying is easy, it's living that scares me to death.
- Annie Lennox

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil
and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

It has too often been too easy for rulers and governments to incite man to war.
- Lester B. Pearson

The design of each element should be thought out in
order to be easy to make and easy to repair.
- Leo Fender

Take everything easy and quit dreaming and brooding
and you will be well guarded from a thousand evils.
- Amy Lowell

People with great gifts are easy to find,
but symmetrical and balanced ones never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I find it rather easy to portray a businessman.
Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
- John Cleese

All things are difficult before they are easy.
- Thomas Fuller

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive;
easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
- Henry Peter Brougham

When I go home, its an easy way to be grounded.
You learn to realize what truly matters.
- Tony Stewart

It's easy to make a buck.
It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
- Tom Brokaw

It is easy to understand God as long as you don't try to explain him.
- Joseph Joubert


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