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There is no rule more invariable than that we are paid for our suspicions by finding what we suspect.
Henry David Thoreau
I had to focus and create a character in Bagger Vance, not just do my 'Will Smith' thing and get paid.
Do something for somebody everyday for which you do not get paid.
You may never get to that perfect world that you're waiting for where everything's going to be perfect and you got that much money and your house paid off.
I feel lucky that I can have people laugh solidly for a whole hour by just saying what I think and getting paid for it.
I have spent my life going from mania to mania. Somehow it has all paid off.
No people come into possession of a culture without having paid a heavy price for it.
James A. Baldwin
It's why real men just go out in the woods and howl. I must do it and get paid.
What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.
I get letters from young people telling me that they're broke and download my albums for free. They ask me what I think about that. I now have a standard line. I tell them, 'I would rather be heard than paid.'
And that is called paying the Dane-geld; but we've proved it again and again, that if once you have paid him the Dane-geld you never get rid of the Dane.
I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
If you are only doing what you are getting paid for, and doing it no better than the average employee, then your pay is most likely right where it should be.
If insurance companies paid for lifestyle-management classes, they would save huge sums of money. We need to see that alternative medicine is now mainstream.
In the old days we used to get more referrals, because people had insurance that paid for therapy. Now they belong to HMOs, and we can only be affiliated with a few HMOs.
The drafts which true genius draws upon posterity, although they may not always be honored so soon as they are due, are sure to be paid with compound interest in the end.
Charles Caleb Colton
I am a liberated woman. And I do believe if a woman does equal work she should be paid equal money. But personally I am feminine and I do like male authority to lean on.
I worship teachers. They can't be paid enough. It depresses me that society sees them as somehow expendable.
People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.
Managing is getting paid for home runs that someone else hits.
Whatever luck I had, I made. I was never a natural athlete, but I paid my dues in sweat and concentration and took the time necessary to learn karate and become world champion.
Declining productivity and quality means your unit production costs stay high but you don't have as much to sell. Your workers don't want to be paid less, so to maintain profits, you increase your prices. That's inflation.
W. Edwards Deming
There are a lot of sacrifices a mother makes when she's raising a child by herself. I saw it when I was growing up, watching all my mother did for me. But it wasn't until recently that I fully understood the price she paid because of how we had to struggle.
Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific or a great idea, God Bless, keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and paid forward for the next kid who comes along.
There is all of the difference in the world between paying and being paid.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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