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Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority.
William Arthur Ward
To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships.
W. E. B. Du Bois
Some of us can be examples about going ahead and growing, and some of us, unfortunately, don't make it there, and end up being examples because they had to die. I hit rock bottom, but thank God my bottom wasn't death.
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Don't try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. It can't be done except by liars.
If the Lord says to give more than you think you are able to give, know that He will provide for you. Whether things are sailing smoothly or the bottom has dropped out, He is always trustworthy. You can count on Almighty God to keep His everlasting Word.
The bass, no matter what kind of music you're playing, it just enhances the sound and makes everything sound more beautiful and full. When the bass stops, the bottom kind of drops out of everything.
It would be against all nature for all the Negroes to be either at the bottom, top, or in between. We will go where the internal drive carries us like everybody else. It is up to the individual.
Zora Neale Hurston
The bottom line is, when people are crystal clear about the most important priorities of the organization and team they work with and prioritized their work around those top priorities, not only are they many times more productive, they discover they have the time they need to have a whole life.
Action is at bottom a swinging and flailing of the arms to regain one's balance and keep afloat.
All the United States, it is a society that is split like to the bottom, that had very poor people in the country that is one of the wealthiest countries.
I dropped out of NYU, moved out of my parent's house, got my own place, and survived on my own. I made music and worked my way from the bottom up.
My mom is always telling me it takes a long time to get to the top, but a short time to get to the bottom.
At the bottom of not a little of the bravery that appears in the world, there lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they have not the courage to face public opinion.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Hesitation before birth. If there is a transmigration of souls then I am not yet on the bottom rung. My life is a hesitation before birth.
One mustn't look at the abyss, because there is at the bottom an inexpressible charm which attracts us.
One of the issues I kept saying to my students is you have to learn to interrupt. When you raise your hand at a meeting, by the time they get to you, the point is not germane. So the bottom line is active listening. If you are going to interrupt, you look for opportunities. You have to know what you're talking about.
If there is a transmigration of souls then I am not yet on the bottom rung. My life is a hesitation before birth.
I remember all too well the premiere of Ecstasy when I watched my bare bottom bounce across the screen and my mother and father sat there in shock.
Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness.
Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time. No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom.
Sandra Day O'Connor
The bottom line is, I tend to be going back to older and older music.
I'm from the bottom, I understand what it's like to have and to not have. My perception on giving is to put yourself in those people's shoes and go from there. So that's what I did.
People who reach the top of the tree are only those who haven't got the qualifications to detain them at the bottom.
I had always planned to make a large painting of the early spring, when the first leaves are at the bottom of the trees, and they seem to float in space in a wonderful way. But the arrival of spring can't be done in one picture.
My aunt used to call me light bulb head because my head is small at the bottom and bigger at the top. But it was a term of endearment.
The details are the very source of expression in architecture. But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line.
I always felt I was scraping the bottom of the barrel trying to get a song together.
When you're average, you're just as close to the bottom as you are the top.
Alfred North Whitehead
Really, I have to laugh because there was a whole set of stories that made me sound like the Dragon Lady, you know, 'tough this and tough that.' Then there is this business about 'gooey.' The bottom line is I am a pragmatic idealist.
The defeats and victories of the fellows at the top aren't always defeats and victories for the fellows at the bottom.
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