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They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it's night once more.
Why can't somebody give us a list of things that everybody thinks and nobody says, and another list of things that everybody says and nobody thinks?
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Reality is the name we give to our disappointments.
I remember auditioning for record labels and having them tell me, 'Well, the country-radio demographic is the thirty-five-year-old female housewife. Give us a song that relates to the thirty-five-year-old female, and we'll talk.'
Take without forgetting, and give without remembering.
Bryant H. McGill
I understand what it's like to go to hospitals and there's no medicine, and the best thing you have to give the patients is compassion.
My view is quite simple. When your dog pees on the carpet, you do not give away your dog. You say, This dog is special. I have to teach him not to pee on the carpet. I feel exactly the same way about men. They need to be taught things.
No one can drive us crazy unless we give them the keys.
I like to be bought flowers and taken out for dinner. I like a man to be a gentleman. I don't like to be treated as if I am brainless. I like to be respected and to give respect.
I had people in my life who didn't give up on me: my mother, my aunt, my science teacher. I had one-on-one speech therapy. I had a nanny who spent all day playing turn-taking games with me.
Give me a guitar, give me a piano, give me a broom and string; I wouldn't get bored anywhere.
I have never wanted to give up performing on stage, but one day the tours will be over.
The thought of someone spending $20 to come and see me and saying, 'Oh, I prefer the record and she's completely shattered the illusion' really upsets me. It's such a big deal that people come give me their time.
My father came from a very poor background, but I was very fortunate in the sense that we were never in need. My dad was determined to make sure that we didn't want for things. He wanted to give us more opportunity than he had, a better shot at a better life.
A corporation's primary goal is to make money. Government's primary role is to take a big chunk of that money and give it to others.
There are some persons in this world, who, unable to give better proof of being wise, take a strange delight in showing what they think they have sagaciously read in mankind by uncharitable suspicions of them.
When I go, God's going to have to give up his favourite chair.
Print some money and give it to us for the rain forests.
The joy which answers to prayer give, cannot be described; and the impetus which they afford to the spiritual life is exceedingly great.
If we are all in agreement on the decision - then I propose we postpone further discussion of this matter until our next meeting to give ourselves time to develop disagreement and perhaps gain some understanding of what the decision is all about.
Alfred P. Sloan
I'm a hard worker and I really give to my fans through my shows.
As I get, I give. Giving as you get is critical. It has everything to do with being happy for yourself, and making others happy is the cause of making yourself happy, and it's the cycle of giving and getting.
I will come out with my interpretation. If I'm wrong, fine. It will become part of the debris of history, part of the give and take.
Everybody wants to be somebody. The thing you have to do is give them confidence they can. You have to give a kid a dream.
I shall give you hunger, and pain, and sleepless nights. Also beauty, and satisfactions known to few, and glimpses of the heavenly life. None of these you shall have continually, and of their coming and going you shall not be foretold.
Look at all the buses now that want exact change, exact change. I figure if I give them exact change, they should take me exactly where I want to go.
George C. Wallace
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.
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