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Ben Irwin Quotes

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Most of us spend our lives as if
we have another one in the bank.
- Ben Irwin

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Spend time every day listening to what your muse is trying to tell you.
- Saint Bartholomew

Today, I Will Spend Time In Silence.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude.
Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves,
and spend without fear of bankruptcy.
- Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

 

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm,
you'll never enjoy the sunshine.
- Morris West

How we spend our days is of course
how we spend our lives.
- Annie Dillard

Keep close to Nature's heart...
and break clear away, once in awhile,
and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.
Wash your spirit clean.
- John Muir

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If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

"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.

Too many people spend money they haven't earned,
to buy things they don't want,
to impress people they don't like.
- Will Rogers

It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil.
If they would only expend the same
amount of energy loving their fellow men,
the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
- Helen Keller

Yesterday is a canceled check;
tomorrow is a
promissory note;
today is the only cash you have;
so spend it wisely.
- Kay Lyons

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

To a very young child, mommy and daddy are gods.
We spend our lives looking to regain
that sense of being cared for and protected.
Thus religion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

Spend some time alone every day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

Whenever I date a guy, I think,
"Is this the man I want my children
to spend their weekends with?"
- Rita Rudner

While most managers spend their time attempting
to predict the future accurately -
and while that's valuable -
the best managers are able to generate a future
which was not going to happen otherwise -
that is, a future which was not predictable.
- Werner Erhard

Marriages don't last. When I meet a guy,
the first question I ask myself is:
is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?
- Rita Rudner

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
- Lana Turner

The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
- William James

It is your own life, certainly, to spend as you choose.
- Tanya, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

Do more than is required.
What is the distance between someone who achieves their
goals consistently and those who spend their lives
and careers merely following? The extra mile.
- Gary Ryan Blair

You need to eat normally and healthfully,
and you need to exercise.
I'm so passionate about this because I think people
spend their lives not happy in their bodies.
- Courtney Thorne Smith

Never spend your money before you have earned it.
- Thomas Jefferson

There's a lot of people in this world who spend so
much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it.
- Josh Billings

A liberal is a man who is willing to spend somebody else's money.
- Carter Glass

I don't spend much money on clothes;
I never did.
- Lauren Hutton

Every cliche about kids is true; they grow up so quickly,
you blink and they're gone, and you have to spend the time with them now.
But that's a joy.
- Liam Neeson

A nation that continues year after year
to spend more money on military defense
than on programs of social uplift
is approaching spiritual doom.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I think everyone should go to college and get a degree
and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver.
Then they would really be educated.
- Al McGuire

The best money advice ever given me was from my father.
When I was a little girl, he told me,
'Don't spend anything unless you have to.'
- Dinah Shore

While you can and should keep your composure and happiness
regardless of circumstances - regardless of your friends,
family and co-workers - regardless of gossip, sarcasm, and negativity.
Nonetheless, life is much easier and more pleasant
when you spend as much time as possible
in the company of enthusiastic positive people -
not necessarily those who agree with you,
but those who respect your right to your point of view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Time is the coin of your life.
It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent.
Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
- Carl Sandburg

There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.
- Christopher Morley

Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money
they don't have for something they don't need.
- Will Rogers

Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress;
when I get tired of one,
I spend the night with the other.
- Anton Chekhov

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

I often buy myself presents.
Sometimes I will spend $100,000 in one day in a posh boutique.
- Celine Dion

Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The 1st Amendment protects the right to speak,
not the right to spend.
- Byron White

I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat.
There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra
three years in the geriatric ward.
- John Mortimer

It's a terribly hard job to spend a billion dollars
and get your money's worth.
- George M. Humphrey

You cannot spend your way out of recession or borrow your way out of debt.
- Daniel Hannan

Spend some time this weekend on home improvement;
improve your attitude toward your family.
- Bo Bennett

If we spend the time we waste in sighing
for the perfect golden fruit
in fulfilling the conditions of its growth,
happiness will come, must come.
It is guaranteed in the very laws of the universe.
If it involves some chastening and renunciation, well,
the fruit will be all the sweeter for this touch of holiness.
- Helen Keller

Television provides the opportunity for an ongoing story -
the opportunity to meld the cast and the characters and a world,
and to spend more time there.
- David Lynch

I didn't spend much time in America,
which probably was a mistake.
To someone else, having a number one in America would
be enough to get them touring.
- Kim Wilde

Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he'll
spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is
not to be trusted with the office.
- David Broder

We spend more time developing means of escaping our
troubles than we do solving the troubles we're trying to escape from.
- David Lloyd

Who authorised the spend of millions of pounds and
thousands of man hours into a stale,
historical situation from three decades ago -
with virtually no complaints made?
- Jonathan King

There is nothing in the world I wouldn't do for Hope,
and there is nothing he wouldn't do for me...
We spend our lives doing nothing for each other.
- Bing Crosby

For 15 years I did two to three movies a year,
sometimes four.
I didn't get to spend time building my personal life.
- Steve Guttenberg

As far as I can remember, every dime I ever had went
to something extravagant.
I would rather spend more, buy fewer items and have them forever.
- Rachel Zoe

I'm hopeless with money; I simply spend what I've got.
- Freddie Mercury

It is hard for a black man to just be himself.
We spend so much time in defense of something that
is indefensible because there is nothing to defend.
- Kevin Eubanks

Three groups spend other people's money:
children,
thieves, politicians.
All three need supervision.
- Dick Armey

All of us, whether or not we're celebrities,
every one ought to spend part of their life making
someone else's life better.
- Jerry Springer

Hussein has chosen to spend his money on building weapons
of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies.
- Madeleine Albright

My Alma mater was books, a good library...
I could spend the rest of my life reading,
just satisfying my curiosity.
- Malcolm X

Whatever you have, spend less.
- William Samuel Johnson

The husbands, who sometimes have another family who's grown,
are going, Now I can spend time with my baby.
Oh yeah, I bet your other family is really thrilled.
- Jackie Collins

If the gag is complicated, you spend more time thinking
about the way you're drawing it.
- Sergio Aragones

An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk
to spend time with his fools.
- Ernest Hemingway

Most people spend more time and energy going around
problems than in trying to solve them.
- Henry Ford

I guess I've always lived the glamorous life of a star.
It 's nothing new - I used to spend down to the last dime.
- Freddie Mercury

It wasn't all spent on practicing, I did do other things!
but the classical guitar means a lot to me so I spend
many hours building good chops and getting a good program together.
- Jim Sullivan

Have fun in your command.
Don't always run at a breakneck pace.
Take leave when you've earned it, spend time with your families.
- Colin Powell

Look to the future, because that is where you'll spend the rest of your life.
- George Burns


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