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An excuse becomes an obstacle in your journey to success when it is made in place of your best effort or when it is used as the object of the blame.
There were times when I had great times with my brothers, pillow fights and things, but I was, used to always cry from loneliness.
I was raised by a single mother who made a way for me. She used to scrub floors as a domestic worker, put a cleaning rag in her pocketbook and ride the subways in Brooklyn so I would have food on the table. But she taught me as I walked her to the subway that life is about not where you start, but where you're going. That's family values.
Fork: An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of putting dead animals into the mouth.
I never like being touched, ever. People used to say I held my breath when they were hugging me. I still do.
And I ask why am I black, they say I was born in sin, and shamed inequity. One of the main songs we used to sing in church makes me sick, 'love wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.
I was so naive as a kid I used to sneak behind the barn and do nothing.
Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf; is better than a whole loaf.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I used to think information was destroyed in black hole. This was my biggest blunder, or at least my biggest blunder in science.
My old drama coach used to say, 'Don't just do something, stand there.' Gary Cooper wasn't afraid to do nothing.
At my lemonade stand I used to give the first glass away free and charge five dollars for the second glass. The refill contained the antidote.
At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians: the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks.
e. e. cummings
Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude to intellectual vassalage, not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny, but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aid them to judge for themselves.
William Ellery Channing
Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped.
Courteousness is consideration for others; politeness is the method used to deliver such considerations.
Bryant H. McGill
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?
If God only used perfect people, nothing would get done. God will use anybody if you're available.
Good-humoured, unaffected girls, will not do for a man who has been used to sensible women. They are two distinct orders of being.
Albert Einstein when asked what he considered to be the most powerful force in the universe answered: Compound interest! What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.
Our money is bait money, and bait money is not to be used.
Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
My father used to call me the laughing hyena.
This used to be a government of checks and balances. Now it's all checks and no balances.
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive and dissemble with ourselves.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I used to draw a lot. If my mother would ask me to do something else, I'd have a hairy conniption. I'd just go crazy.
I know a lot of athletes and models are written off as just bodies. I never felt used for my body.
You should see what our Founding Fathers used to say to each other and in the early part of our nation. But what they were able to do, especially in Philadelphia in 1787, four months, they argued about what a House should be, what a Senate should be, the power of the president, the Congress, the Supreme Court. And they had to deal with slavery.
I don't even know which end of a computer one is supposed to gaze into. I've never used a computer.
P. J. O'Rourke
I used to think that everything was just being funny but now I don't know. I mean, how can you tell?
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