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Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Values Live-By Self Honor

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is the quality of our work which will please God
and not the quantity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

 

Keep busy - with tasks that inspire you,
motivate you, or please you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

Greetings, cosmic children of the universe.
Welcome to my serenity circle.
Please leave all bad vibes outside the healing vortex.
- the movie Shrek the Third (2007)

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The freedom we are looking for
is the freedom to be ourselves,
to express ourselves. But if we look at our lives
we will see that most of the time
we do things just to please others ...
The worst part is that most of us
are not even aware that we are not free.
- Don Miguel Ruiz

I was thinking that I might fly today.
Just to disprove all the things you say...
please be careful with me, I'm sensitive,
and I'd like to stay that way.
- Jewel

If love is the answer,
could you please rephrase the question.
- Lily Tomlin

I don't care whose fault this was, just get it sorted!
And could someone please bring me something deep fat fried
and smothered in chocolate.
- the movie Shrek 2

If this is coffee, please bring me some tea;
but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
- Abraham Lincoln

The house has to please everyone, contrary to the work of art which does not.
The work is a private matter for the artist.
The house is not.
- Adolf Loos

Growing up, I wanted desperately to please,
to be a good girl.
- Claire Danes

If one oversteps the bounds of moderation,
the greatest pleasures cease to please.
- Epictetus

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.
- Jean de La Fontaine

I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered
my father as somebody I wanted to please.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
- Robert A. Heinlein

No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers.
- Horace

Ardent love or desire introduced, as passionately longing
to please and glorify the Divine Being,
to be in every respect conformed to him,
and in that way to enjoy him.
- David Brainerd

Singing is not indulged in by Rotary clubs of some
countries and all clubs are given full privilege to
do as they please about including it in their programs.
- Paul Harris

You can't please everyone so you gotta please yourself.
- Ricky Nelson

I had hoped you would protest, but please don't argue.
- Lotte Lehmann

I have made the choices that work best for me.
I know I cannot please everyone, and that's fine.
- Marlee Matlin

Please understand the reason why Chinese vegetables taste so good.
It is simple.
The Chinese do not cook them, they just threaten them!
- Jeff Smith

Any writer overwhelmingly honest about pleasing himself
is almost sure to please others.
- Marianne Moore

If you ever need anything please don't hesitate to ask someone else first.
- Kurt Cobain

For goodness sake, will they hear, will white people
hear what we are trying to say? Please,
all we are asking you to do is to recognize that we are humans,
too.
- Desmond Tutu

Stay with us, please remain in this country and constitute
a nation based on national unity.
- Robert Mugabe

Those we dislike can do nothing to please us.
- Samuel Richardson

My people and I have come to an agreement which satisfied us both.
They are to say what they please, and I am to do what I please.
- Frederick II

Please know that my thoughts and prayers,
as well as those of many, many others here in Alabama and around the country,
are with each of you during this time.
- Jo Bonner

In giving advice seek to help, not to please,
your friend.
- Solon

Many children work hard to please their parents,
but what I truly longed for was good times that were about us,
not about me.
That is the real hole the Dodgers filled in my life.
- Gil Hodges

I, of course, wanted to do something with Drew Barrymore.
Please.
So we were reading scripts back and forth and then we found this script,
Fever Pitch.
- Jimmy Fallon

Please accept a promise from me in his name that I
will always live in the religion in which he died.
- Giacomo Meyerbeer

Please believe that I do this because I am convinced
that my illness cannot be helped for any length of
time and I cannot bear to be a burden on anyone any longer.
- Susannah McCorkle

If I like it, it's gonna be on my album.
You can't please everyone.
- Natasha Hamilton

I went up a straight crooked lane and,
I said 'No thanks, yes if yer please.
- Jack Finney

It's our money, and we're free to spend it any way we please.
- Rose Kennedy

Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it,
we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men.
- Baruch Spinoza

I never desired to please the rabble.
What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew
was far removed from their understanding.
- Epicurus

People always say that you can't please everybody.
I think that's a cop-out.
Why not attempt it? 'Cause think of all the people
you will please if you try.
- Kanye West

Poets wish to profit or to please.
- Horace

If you're trying to please everyone,
then you're not going to make anything that is honestly yours,
I don't think, in the long run.
- Viggo Mortensen

I became a Communist because I fell in love with a
man who was a Red and entered the Army to take care of the Fascists,
and I knew it would please him if I became one.
- Karen Morley

So I got home, and the phone was ringing.
I picked it up, and said 'Who's speaking please?' And a voice said 'You are.'
- Tim Vine

We are protecting civilians.
We are unarmed.
We are no threat to you.
Please do not shoot.
- Rachel Corrie

I can't hear anything, John.
Please, would you put on your headphones?
- Connie Sellecca

If there are occasions when my grape turned into a
raisin and my joy bell lost its resonance,
please forgive me.
Charge it to my head and not to my heart.
- Jesse Jackson

It is in vain to hope to please all alike.
Let a man stand with his face in what direction he will,
he must necessarily turn his back on one half of the world.
- George Dennison Prentice

Please keep an open mind and let me have my day in court.
- Michael Jackson

I just read that Time magazine cover story with all
this information about how you have to have your kids
by the time you're 12 or it's all over.
Please.
- Jill Clayburgh

If any movie people are watching this show,
please, for me, have some respect.
You wanna sell some tickets, act like you know what you're talking about.
- Jeff Goldblum

I want you all to stand; will you do that for me,
please?
- James Dickey

I was meant to be a composer and will be I'm sure.
Don't ask me to try to forget this unpleasant thing and go play football -
please.
- Samuel Barber

The first thing is to love your sport.
Never do it to please someone else.
It has to be yours.
- Peggy Fleming

The moment you say, 'Please, give me a reason for this',
then you are being impossible and temperamental.
- Montserrat Caballe

If a servant strives to please his master and studies
and takes pains to do it,
I believe there are but few masters who would use such a servant cruelly.
- Jupiter Hammon

Please write music like Wagner, only louder.
- Samuel Goldwyn

I always ask myself, would I want someone to do something
that wasn't comfortable for them just to please me? And the answer is no.
- Natalie Portman

Y'know, you can't please all the people all the time...
and last night, all those people were at my show.
- Mitch Hedberg

When people are free to do as they please,
they usually imitate each other.
- Eric Hoffer

Take my wife...
Please!
- Henny Youngman

Please God, let me hit one.
I'll tell everybody you did it.
- Reggie Jackson

The principal rule of art is to please and to move.
All the other rules were created to achieve this first one.
- Jean Racine

At the end of the day I have to please myself.
And I've made a record to please myself.
- Jeff Lynne

I even scored Monaco's goal too.
Please, put it down as an own goal for me!
- Alessandro Del Piero

I've done more harm by the falseness of trying to please
than by the honesty of trying to hurt.
- Jessamyn West

Please accept my resignation.
I don't care to belong to any club that will have me as a member.
- Groucho Marx


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