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There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?
Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big?
You see things; and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?'
George Bernard Shaw
The common question that gets asked in business is, 'why?' That's a good question, but an equally valid question is, 'why not?'
Satan cannot win. Why not? Because he has denied God's sovereignty and disobeyed God's law. But Moses was told explicitly, God's blessings come only from obedience. Satan will not win because he has abandoned God's tool of dominion, biblical law.
People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?
People always say that you can't please everybody. I think that's a cop-out. Why not attempt it? 'Cause think of all the people you will please if you try.
Why hurry over beautiful things? Why not linger and enjoy them?
And why not death rather than living torment? To die is to be banish'd from myself; And Silvia is myself: banish'd from her Is self from self: a deadly banishment!
Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?
To the dumb question, 'Why me?' the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply, 'Why not?'
Why not invest your assets in the companies you really like? As Mae West said, 'Too much of a good thing can be wonderful'.
Every once in a while I think, 'What am I doing out here running, busting myself up? Life could be so much easier. The other guys are out having fun, doing other things, why not me?'
For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?
I have always marveled that so many religions exact such revenge against dissenters. It only weakens the appeal of their faith and contradicts any claims they might have made that 'all religions are basically the same.' If all religions were indeed the same, why not let someone be 'converted' to another religion?
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
I think being nice and being safe is unfair to yourself when you have big dreams as a woman. I think you have to prepare yourself that not everyone in this world has the same personality... The one thing I've chosen to be great at in my life is singing - so why not be proud that I'm great at it?
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.
When someone asks if you'd like cake or pie, why not say you want cake and pie?
In all my work, I try to say - 'You may be given a load of sour lemons, why not try to make a dozen lemon meringue pies?'
We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business?
You find yourself refreshed in the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy.
Lydia M. Child
I remember my dad asking me one time, and it's something that has always stuck with me: 'Why not you, Russ?' You know, why not me? Why not me in the Super Bowl?
I have learned, in my life and work as a sportswriter, that big-time Sports and big-time Politics are not so far apart in America. They are both a means to the same end, which is victory... And why not? Victory is good for you, and don't let anybody tell you different.
Hunter S. Thompson
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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