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People who refuse to rest honorably on their laurels when they reach retirement age seem very admirable to me.
I'm not retiring. I am graduating. Today is my graduation day. Retirement means that you'll just go ahead and live on your laurels and surf all day in Oceanside. It ain't going to happen.
It's great to talk about how good things are now. But we can't sit on our laurels and expect that our time will sustain itself if we don't do a better job on issues like education... It's absolutely the case that the low cost of college tuition that I was able to enjoy and the financial aid I was able to receive made my education possible.
There's a lot of guys that just get comfortable with their positions and rest on their laurels. I had to earn my way.
I consider myself lucky that Sheila Johnson, the cofounder of Black Entertainment Television, didn't choose to rest on her very impressive business laurels. Her luscious 100 percent modal scarves, printed with photos she takes all over the world, are gorgeous. Wearing one is like being wrapped in a hug.
Resting on your laurels is as dangerous as resting when you are walking in the snow. You doze off and die in your sleep.
Nothing wilts faster than laurels that have been rested upon.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
I have been accused of being a very simplistic, very lyrical player, and that's okay. That just comes from the blues, which is my background. But every day you wake up and transcend. You can't ever rest on your laurels.
I think that men know how to romance a woman and most do it well, at least for a time, otherwise women wouldn't marry them. The problem is that most of them begin to rest on their laurels.
You never sit on your laurels. It is always a case of trying to work on your deficiencies as much as working on your strengths.
I don't like to look back, and I'm always worried about the next thing rather than resting on the laurels or the degradations of the last thing.
But at the same time you can't assume that making a difference 20 years ago is going to allow you to sort of live on the laurels of those victories for the rest of your life.
With a terrible script you hustle and try to make it better. But with a good script it can be trouble because you rest on your laurels, so to speak, you think it's going to translate easily.
Robert Downey, Jr.
I'm always trying to do stuff I haven't done before or challenge myself so I'm not resting on my laurels all of the time because if I just found my little niche and never left it, I'd be pretty boring, I think.
I like to be able to present myself in two or three different ways because I've never really wanted to rest on my laurels and be something that people expected.
There's that talent thing where I can score goals, and there's also that want and ambition to keep doing it and doing it and doing it. I've seen a lot of players do it for a year and then they rest on their laurels, but I've been very driven throughout my career. Without being the most talented, I think I've tried to make the most of it.
I refuse to sit on my laurels.
But I think the one thing that I can say about us is that we're very consistent about certain things and part of that is our desire to do the very best work that we can and not rest on our laurels, or not allow formula to come into what we do.
You never want to rest on your laurels. You want to keep doing things that terrify you.
I'm always trying to improve my skills as an actor. I think it shows in 'El Gringo;' it shows in the new 'Universal Soldier.' You can't rest on your laurels; you've got to keep improving.
Even though I've had the body of work I've had, and the success I've had, I do not rest on my laurels whatsoever.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.
It's been the work that has carried me and I never wanted to rest on my laurels or go back and do what I done before.
I want to give the audience the whole package, and for me, the whole package is to give them something fresh as well. It's not as much fun resting on your laurels.
A lot of people like to live on laurels that happened 20 or 30 years ago, but it's nice to get awards. It's nice to be labeled and things like that, but I'm not sure everybody qualifies.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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