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Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.
We can make a commitment to promote vegetables and fruits and whole grains on every part of every menu. We can make portion sizes smaller and emphasize quality over quantity. And we can help create a culture - imagine this - where our kids ask for healthy options instead of resisting them.
Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion.
I will not play tug o' war. I'd rather play hug o' war. Where everyone hugs instead of tugs, Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rug, Where everyone kisses, and everyone grins, and everyone cuddles, and everyone wins.
Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Too many Christians have a commitment of convenience. They'll stay faithful as long as it's safe and doesn't involve risk, rejection, or criticism. Instead of standing alone in the face of challenge or temptation, they check to see which way their friends are going.
Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
If you're interested in 'balancing' work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable.
The people made worse off by slavery were those who were enslaved. Their descendants would have been worse off today if born in Africa instead of America. Put differently, the terrible fate of their ancestors benefitted them.
I used to take my short stories to girls' homes and read them to them. Can you imagine the reaction reading a short story to a girl instead of pawing her?
Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Failure is... the highway to success.
When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Company cultures are like country cultures. Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you've got.
Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.
Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.
Orison Swett Marden
Before I was shot, I always thought that I was more half-there than all-there - I always suspected that I was watching TV instead of living life. Right when I was being shot and ever since, I knew that I was watching television.
I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately, instead of at three o clock in the morning.
I wanted an electric train for Christmas but I got the saxophone instead.
I was planning to go into architecture. But when I arrived, architecture was filled up. Acting was right next to it, so I signed up for acting instead.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Instead of working for the survival of the fittest, we should be working for the survival of the wittiest - then we can all die laughing.
My objection to Liberalism is this that it is the introduction into the practical business of life of the highest kind namely, politics of philosophical ideas instead of political principles.
What a cruel thing war is... to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors.
Robert E. Lee
The real key is to live in an environment where the mind feels free to choose the right thing instead of being compelled by habit and inertia to choose the wrong thing.
If more politicians in this country were thinking about the next generation instead of the next election, it might be better for the United States and the world.
I need privacy. I would think that because what I do makes a lot of people happy that I might deserve a little bit of respect in return. Instead, the papers try to drag me off my pedestal.
War should only be declared by the authority of the people, whose toils and treasures are to support its burdens, instead of the government which is to reap its fruits.
Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else's head instead of with one's own.
If anything I try to write something that would be more difficult to film. I tend to see film as competition and would like instead to do what books do best.
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