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Why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me.
J. K. Rowling
All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
Unreasonable haste is the direct road to error.
An employee's motivation is a direct result of the sum of interactions with his or her manager.
Life always rides in strength to victory, not through internationalism... but only through the direct responsibility of the individual.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Honesty is the most single most important factor having a direct bearing on the final success of an individual, corporation, or product.
A nuclear-weapons armed Iran is not in anyone's human-rights interests. That is a direct threat to the lives and the livelihoods and the stability not only of the region but beyond.
Look around. Oil companies guzzle down the billions in profits. Billionaires pay a lower tax rate than their secretaries, and Wall Street CEOs, the same ones the direct our economy and destroyed millions of jobs still strut around Congress, no shame, demanding favors, and acting like we should thank them. Does anyone here have a problem with that?
Getting sober just exploded my life. Now I have a much clearer sense of myself and what I can and can't do. I am more successful than I have ever been. I feel very positive where I never did before, and I think that's all a direct result of getting sober.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.
W. H. Auden
The Stamp Act was a direct tax imposed on the colonies by King George III. This act inevitably led to the American Revolution. Just as the Stamp Act did in 1765, Obamacare should act as a wake-up call. Chief Justice Roberts provides us with a similar call to action.
Lesbian existence comprises both the breaking of a taboo and the rejection of a compulsory way of life. It is also a direct or indirect attack on the male right of access to women.
We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy.
Richard M. Nixon
America will always side with those whom she can direct, give orders to and have those orders obeyed.
I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed; and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying.
The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
I don't act, I don't direct, I don't design.
We have a powerful potential in out youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.
Mary McLeod Bethune
When I direct and have to look at filmed scenes of myself, I suck.
I have fun acting, and I want to do more of it, and I want to direct my own movie.
Life is a pilgrimage. The wise man does not rest by the roadside inns. He marches direct to the illimitable domain of eternal bliss, his ultimate destination.
I only direct in self-defense.
The prudent person may direct a state, but it is the enthusiast who regenerates or ruins it.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
There are massive efforts on the part of the internet's corporate owners to try to direct it to become a technique of marginalisation and control.
Anybody can direct, but there are only eleven good writers.
Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men.
Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest.
W. H. Auden
A great number of the disappointments and mishaps of the troubled world are the direct result of literature and the allied arts. It is our belief that no human being who devotes his life and energy to the manufacture of fantasies can be anything but fundamentally inadequate.
The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct bearing upon the product which we live, and upon the changes which we hope to bring about through those lives.
Every New Year is the direct descendant, isn't it, of a long line of proven criminals?
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