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Bernard Devoto Quotes

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Sure the people are stupid: the human race is stupid.
Sure Congress is an inefficient instrument of government.
But the people are not stupid enough to abandon representative
government for any other kind,
including government by the guy who knows.
- Bernard Devoto

The trouble with the sacred Individual is that he has no significance,
except as he can acquire it from others,
from the social whole.
- Bernard Devoto

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

 

What I know for sure is that
what you give comes back to you.
- Oprah Winfrey

Forgiveness of all people and all acts -
is a sure path to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most of us love, to be sure.
Yet far too often our love is passive.
We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
- Abraham Lincoln

Since you are the one who has to live with your choices,
be sure they are your own.
- Alan Cohen

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As to marriage or celibacy, let a man
take which course he will,
he will be sure to repent.
- Socrates

Success depends upon previous preparation,
and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
- Confucius

God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say.
Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful:
he makes saints out of sinners.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right,
you'll probably never do much of anything.
- Win Borden

When I want to be bold about my movement ...
I for sure do not call it exercise!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer.
You have only to persevere to save yourselves.
- Winston Churchill

Keep moving. Don't stop. But don't rush.
Don't race around.
Sure and steady gets you there every time.
- Neale Donald Walsch

When you see someone putting on his Big Boots,
you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
- Richard Bach

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The more I see, the less I know for sure.
- John Lennon

You know the only people who are always sure about
the proper way to raise children? Those who've never had any.
- Bill Cosby

I'm sure we all agree that we ought to love one another
and I know there are people in the world
that do not love their fellow human beings
and I HATE people like that.
- Tom Lehrer

It's not what you don't know that kills you,
it's what you know for sure that ain't true.
- Mark Twain

Make sure you never, never argue at night.
You just lose a good night's sleep,
and you can't settle anything until morning anyway.
- Rose Kennedy

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship,
we must love our friend for their sakes
rather than for our own.
- Charlotte Bronte

That's my only goal.
Surround myself with funny people, and make sure everyone
has a good time and works hard.
- Joe Rogan

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand.
"I just wanted to be sure of you."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Be clear that expectations are demands.
Demanding that life turn out the way we prefer
is a sure path to disappointment and suffering.
Happiness lies in having no expectations,
and accepting life as it comes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is the answer, and you know that for sure;
Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow.
- John Lennon

Each of us is burdened by an unlimited number of
expectations (demands) that we hold for the actions of others.
We "know" that there is a right way to do things,
and are often outraged when our expectations are not met.
Usually, we are unaware that we merely
have a strong opinion and point-of-view,
and are sure that we know how everything is supposed to be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My wife ran off with my best friend, and I sure do miss him.
- Anonymous

Momma always said dyin' was a part of life.
I sure wish it wasn't.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Absence does not make the heart grow fonder,
but it sure heats up the blood.
- Elizabeth Ashley

When your friends begin to flatter
you on how young you look,
it's a sure sign you're getting old.
- Mark Twain

Two things are infinite:
the universe and human stupidity;
and I'm not sure about the universe.
- Albert Einstein

The man who promises everything, is sure to fulfill nothing,
and everyone who promises too much is in danger of
using evil means in order to carry out his promises,
and is already on the road to perdition.
- Carl Jung

Just because it's true, I say as often as I can
in as many ways as I can form, "I sure love you."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I'm sure that my mom would have been happy with any path I chose.
- Joely Fisher

I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet,
there would be no more wars.
- E. M. Forster

I believe cats to be spirits come to earth.
A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.
- Jules Verne

It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom.
It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest
might weaken and the wisest might err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way.
- Aristotle

Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere.
Make sure you eat a variety of foods,
get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
- Sasha Cohen

I like the job. That's what I'll miss the most...
I'm not sure anybody ever liked this as much as I've liked it.
- William J. Clinton

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence;
then success is sure.
- Mark Twain

Computers may save time but they sure waste a lot of paper.
About 98 percent of everything printed out by a computer
is garbage that no one ever reads.
- Andy Rooney

I am sure that if you plant the trees back again,
it will do nothing but good.
- Michael Fish

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty
sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.
- John Morley

People make a big fuss over you when you're President.
But I'm very serious about doing everything I can
to make sure that it doesn't go to my head.
- Jimmy Carter

Adolescents are not monsters.
They are just people trying to learn how to make it
among the adults in the world,
who are probably not so sure themselves.
- Virginia Satir

We all have an interest in making sure teens grow up healthy and drug-free.
- John Walters

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure.
I make mistakes, I am out of control
and at times hard to handle.
But if you can't handle me at my worst,
then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe

I'm not sure I can say there is a clean line between
me as an individual and me as a lawyer.
- Anita Hill

As sure as the spring will follow the winter,
prosperity and economic growth will follow recession.
- Bo Bennett

When you forgive, you in no way change the past -
but you sure do change the future.
- Bernard Meltzer

What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt -
it is sure to get where it is going,
and it doesn't want to go anywhere else.
- Hal Boyle

I'm not the smartest fellow in the world,
but I can sure pick smart colleagues.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people ...
They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson

Only two things are infinite,
the universe and human stupidity,
and I'm not sure about the former.
- Albert Einstein

Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that.
Poetry is as precise as geometry.
- Gustave Flaubert

A woman should be home with the children,
building that home and making sure there's a secure family atmosphere.
- Mel Gibson

My computer beat me at checkers, but I sure beat it at kickboxing.
- Emo Philips

I am not quite sure where home is right now.
I do have places in London and Milan,
and a house in Spain.
I guess I would say home is where my mother is,
and she lives in Spain.
- Sarah Brightman

Gather experience...
Look at what you should not look at.
A feeling of anxiety is the sure and certain evidence that you should do this.
- Clive Barker

It sure is hell to be president.
- Harry S. Truman

It is much more painful to have lost
something you thought you had,
than never to have had it at all.
If feels as if our trust was dashed.
We are disappointed and we are angry;
but not quite sure at who to direct our anger.
Someone, perhaps "the system," perhaps God,
should have done better.
Most of all we are angry at ourselves -
even though we did our best -
and we are afraid.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm not sure whay I've been drawn to this subject,
except that murder is a subject that has always drawn
people for as long as people have been telling stories.
- Donna Tartt

Be sure that you speak with unfeigned lips.
- Marie de France

As I go to sleep I remember what my father said-that
one can never be sure if one will awake.
The way my health is now, this is becoming more and more real.
- Jerzy Kosinski

I am not sure why, but I have been obsessed by the
Atom Bomb ever since it first happened.
- Lanford Wilson


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