Quotes and Sayings about Stress



"Simplicity is the most deceitful mistress that ever betrayed man."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Man, Simplicity)

"All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation."
- John Adams
(Related: Nature, Virtue, America, Confusion, Constitution, Credit, Honor, Ignorance, Want)

"Woman throughout the ages has been mistress to the law, as man has been its master."
- Freda Adler
(Related: Law, Man, Woman)

"Buy old masters. They fetch a better price than old mistresses."
- William Maxwell Aitken
(Related: Old)

"Hear the words of prudence, give heed unto her counsels, and store them in thine heart; her maxims are universal, and all the virtues lean upon her; she is the guide and the mistress of human life."
- Akhenaton
(Related: Life, Heart, Maxims, Prudence, Words)

"We are distressed by the unilateral actions of those provinces that are clearly determined to redefine what our common faith was once."
- Peter Akinola
(Related: Faith, Actions)

"In times of life crisis, whether wild fires or smoldering stress, the first thing I do is go back to basics... am I eating right, am I getting enough sleep, am I getting some physical and mental exercise everyday."
- Edward Albert
(Related: Life, Crisis, Eating, Exercise, First, Right, Sleep, Stress)

"I have always been very calm on the outside. I'm not too stressed now just because I'm in formula one. For me, tomorrow will be another day whether I finish first or last. I have to do the maximum and I cannot ask any more from myself."
- Fernando Alonso
(Related: Day, First, Formula, Now, Tomorrow, Will)

"I must stress here the point that I appreciate clarity, order, meaning, structure, rationality: they are necessary to whatever provisional stability we have, and they can be the agents of gradual and successful change."
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: Change, Successful, Clarity, Meaning, Order, Stability, Stress)

"It can't be stressed enough that in order to produce great graphics, you have to have a good product and a good client capable of making decisions."
- Primo Angeli
(Related: Decisions, Order)

"Running is a great way to relieve stress and clear the mind."
- Joan Van Ark
(Related: Mind, Running, Stress)

"When it comes to the point where you occasionally look forward to being in prison on the basis that you might be able to spend a day reading a book, the realization dawns that perhaps the situation has become a little more stressful than you would like."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Being, Day, Prison, Reading)

"The humanitarian lays stress almost solely upon breadth of knowledge and sympathy."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Sympathy, Knowledge, Stress)

"Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Age, Men, Middle age, Nurses, Old, Wives)

"Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Poor)

"I'm picking and choosing in terms of the stress factor. If it's not fun, I'm not going to do it."
- Anita Baker
(Related: Fun, Stress)

"A lover always thinks of his mistress first and himself second; with a husband it runs the other way."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: HusbFirst)

"As I've explained to my wife many times, you have to kill your wife or mistress to get on the front page of the papers."
- Julian Barnes
(Related: Wife)

"Language commonly stresses only one side of any interaction."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Language)

"If we pursue this matter further, we shall be told that the stable object is unchanging under the impact or stress of some particular external or internal variable or, perhaps, that it resists the passage of time."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Time, Stress)

"We're all proud of the communities that we've built and are a part of, but we shouldn't accept lost time and unnecessary stress when traveling in them."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Time, Stress, Traveling)

"There's a hysterical, tired sense of humor that comes after working 14 hours a day, six days a week. I like those things because they take the pressure off the constant stress."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: Humor, Day, Pressure, Sense, Stress)

"I don't think a director should have any kids. I don't even think it's good for your physical health. Even guys in their 30s look exhausted because directors never get enough sleep. What I do is stressful enough."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: Health, Kids, Sleep)

"Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Marriage, Community, State)

"Al Qaeda is not the organization now that it was before. It is under stress organizationally. Its leadership spends more time trying to figure out how to keep from getting caught than they do trying to launch operations."
- Cofer Black
(Related: Leadership, Time, Now, Stress, Trying)

"Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving, for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude. We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money, for that is the miser's passion, not the thief s."
- William Blake
(Related: Money, People, Cause, Miser, Passion, Thieving, Want)

"Directors and writers have a lot of stress as well, because they have people they answer to."
- Alexis Bledel
(Related: People, Stress, Writers)

"Yes, it will go through the disciplines that all puppies go through including house training and puppy walking, then at twelve month old it the training becomes a lot more rigorous which has to be done carefully otherwise you are in danger of stressing the dog."
- David Blunkett
(Related: Danger, Old, Training, Walking, Will)

"I have always argued that change becomes stressful and overwhelming only when you've lost any sense of the constancy of your life. You need firm ground to stand on. From there, you can deal with that change."
- Richard Nelson Bolles
(Related: Change, Life, Constancy, Sense)

"Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Power, Conquest)

"It is important to stress: Africa is also a victim of the September 11 attacks."
- Omar Bongo
"I stress the uniqueness of the Australian landscape and its metaphysical and mythic content."
- Arthur Boyd
(Related: Content, Stress, Uniqueness)

"To do what you love can sometimes be stressful."
- Toni Braxton
(Related: Love)

"Jesus was a community organizer, Pontius Pilate was a governor. And perhaps they should understand the role of a community organizer is to help people in distress."
- Donna Brazile
(Related: People, Community, Help)

"I have this helicopter crash, and I fall in love with this man who was in the crash with me. I must have been suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome."
- Christie Brinkley
(Related: Love, Man, Post, Stress, Suffering)

"On the other hand, I still approach each book with the same basic plan in mind - to put some people under severe stress and see how they hold up."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: People, Mind, Stress)

"There's a lot of stress... but once you get in the car, all that goes out the window."
- Dan Brown
(Related: Car, Stress)

"The key to winning is poise under stress."
- Paul Brown
(Related: Winning, Key, Stress)

"A 'For Sale' sign in your yard during the holidays is like a 'kick me' sign. You are telling buyers you are a distressed seller."
- Ray Brown
(Related: Holidays)

"Dancing's not always stressful, but I always make sure that I'm prepared as I can be, both physically, mentally, and practically."
- Deborah Bull
(Related: Dancing)

"Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Beauty)

"I've seen a study in the last year that digital sound actually induces stress in the listener."
- T-Bone Burnett
(Related: Sound, Stress, Study)

"If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it."
- George Burns
(Related: Key, Longevity, Stress, Tension, Worry)

"Affliction's sons are brothers in distress; A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss!"
- Robert Burns
(Related: Brother, Affliction, Brothers, Sons)

"Pain and sorrow and misery have a right to our assistance: compassion puts us in mind of the debt, and that we owe it to ourselves as well as to the distressed."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Compassion, Debt, Mind, Misery, Pain, Right, Sorrow)

"Important as economic unification is for the recovery of Germany and of Europe, the German people must recognize that the basic cause of their suffering and distress is the war which the Nazi dictatorship brought upon the world."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: War, People, Cause, Dictatorship, Europe, Germany, Suffering, World)

"A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Friend, Friends, Lovers)

"Be these people either Conservatives or Socialists, Yellows or Reds, the most important thing is - and that is the point I want to stress - that all of them are right in the plain and moral sense of the word."
- Karel Capek
(Related: People, Right, Sense, Stress, Want, Word)

"Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness."
- Richard Carlson
(Related: Illness, Nothing, Stress)

"It seems that we have it backward in our society. We tend to look up to people who are under a great deal of stress, who can handle loads of stress, and those who are under a great deal of pressure."
- Richard Carlson
(Related: Society, People, Pressure, Stress)

"That was one of the big problems when I was at Harvard studying music. We had to write choral pieces in the style of Brahms or Mendelssohn, which was distressing because in the end you realized how good Brahms is, and how bad you are."
- Elliott Carter
(Related: Music, End, Problems, Style)

"I had always dreamed of winning Wimbledon and when it happened it was very stressful. It was more of a relief!"
- Pat Cash
(Related: Winning)

"My mother was a good mistress to her servants, taking care of them in their sicknesses, not sparing any cost she was able to bestow for their recovery."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Mother, Care)

"Do you seriously expect me to be the first Prince of Wales in history not to have a mistress?"
- Prince Charles
(Related: History, First)

"For there is a price ticket on everything that puts a whizz into life, and adventure follows the rule. It's distressing, but there you are."
- Leslie Charteris
(Related: Life, Adventure)

"Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Wife, Literature, Medicine, Night)

"If ever a man and his wife, or a man and his mistress, who pass nights as well as days together, absolutely lay aside all good breeding, their intimacy will soon degenerate into a coarse familiarity, infallibly productive of contempt or disgust."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Wife, Breeding, Contempt, Disgust, Familiarity, Intimacy, Man, Will)

"God will never give you anything you can't handle, so don't stress."
- Kelly Clarkson
(Related: God, Stress, Will)

"I am no party man in this matter in any degree; and if I have any objection to the motion it is this, that whereas it is a motion to inquire into the manufacturing distress of the country, it should have been a motion to inquire into manufacturing and agricultural distress."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Country, Man, Manufacturing, Party)

"I got a pair of red, synthetic satin women's pants through the post the other day with a phone number on. That was quite strange. I haven't tried the phone number. In times of stress I may."
- Jarvis Cocker
(Related: Women, Day, May, Post, Stress)

"Literature and philosophy both allow past idols to be resurrected with a frequency which would be truly distressing to a sober scientist."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Idols, Literature, Past, Philosophy)

"Lastly, literature and philosophy both allow past idols to be resurrected with a frequency which would be truly distressing to a sober scientist."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Idols, Literature, Past, Philosophy)

"Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Happiness, Life, Dance)

"The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has."
- Confucius
(Related: Men, Ability, Fact, Limitations, Man)

"I try to do a lot of research beforehand so I know where I want to go with a scene. I try not to get too stressed about it, because I find that's the worst thing."
- Jennifer Connelly
(Related: Research, Want)

"It is distressing to me that we live in an age in which we still must fight to protect our civil rights as Americans, in which a hate crime perpetrated against someone based their sexual orientation can go unpunished, and in which discrimination is being written into our laws."
- John Conyers
(Related: Age, Americans, Being, Civil rights, Crime, Discrimination, Fight, Hate, Laws)

"There are six components of wellness: proper weight and diet, proper exercise, breaking the smoking habit, control of alcohol, stress management and periodic exams."
- Kenneth H. Cooper
(Related: Diet, Control, Habit, Management, Alcohol, Exercise, Smoking, Stress, Weight)

"Population growth and development place additional stress on the Nation's water infrastructure and its ability to sustain hard-won water quality gains."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Quality, Development, Growth, Ability, Nation, Population, Stress, Water)

"Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed."
- William Cowper
(Related: Absence, Mind, Occupation, Rest)

"Well, I think probably the main reason people overeat is stress."
- Jenny Craig
(Related: People, Reason, Stress)

"I have invited our little seamstress to take her thread and needle and sew our two mouths together."
- Harry Crosby
"The capacity of man himself is only revealed when, under stress and responsibility, he breaks through his educational shell, and he may then be a splendid surprise to himself no less than to this teachers."
- Harvey Cushing
(Related: Man, May, Responsibility, Stress, Teachers)

"By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration, and all the fair examples of renown, out of distress and misery are grown."
- Samuel Daniel
(Related: Admiration, Adversity, Misery)

"I get irritated, nervous, very tense or stressed, but never bored."
- Catherine Deneuve
"Pressure and stress is the common cold of the psyche."
- Andrew Denton
(Related: Pressure, Stress)

"I want my boys to have an understanding of people's emotions, their insecurities, people's distress, and their hopes and dreams."
- Princess Diana
(Related: Dreams, People, Boys, Emotions, Understanding, Want)

"Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life - a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are."
- Princess Diana
(Related: Happiness, Life, Society, People, Goal, Destiny, Help, Nothing, Running, Trying, Will)

"It distresses me that parents insist that their children read or make them read. The best way for children to treasure reading is to see the adults in their lives reading for their own pleasure."
- Kate DiCamillo
(Related: Children, Parents, Pleasure, Reading, Treasure)

"Basically, my problem was attributed to stress more than anything. I don't know what that does and I guess doctors can tell you that there's chemicals that build up in your system when you go through a lot of stress and constant stress."
- Mike Ditka
(Related: Doctors, Stress)

"On the other hand, I have devoted so much energy to reach the top that I accept the stress of being there."
- Placido Domingo
(Related: Being, Energy, Stress)

"It is madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because by herself she is nothing and is ruled by prudence."
- John Dryden
(Related: Events, Fortune, Madness, Nothing, Prudence)

"I just don't want to be the damsel in distress. I'll scream on the balcony, but you've got to let me do a little action here."
- Kirsten Dunst
(Related: Action, Want)

"In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order."
- Will Durant
(Related: Age, Discovery, Freedom, Liberty, Old, Order, Stress, Youth)

"The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Anger, Fear, Anxiety, Stress, Talk, World)

"I think most people will tell you that. They can go along and, while they're denying that they are addicted, say it's stress this, it's this, it's that. But I - it's - I think - I really believe there is a gene. Some people become addicted and others don't."
- Dick Van Dyke
(Related: People, Stress, Will)

"I think it is fair to say that it is under a great deal of stress, and if I am asking for significant changes, it is because the world is going through significant changes."
- Mohamed ElBaradei
(Related: Stress, World)

"I like to be alone so I can write. But focus can hurt you. I don't want to be some stress casualty in early middle age."
- James Ellroy
(Related: Age, Focus, Hurt, Middle age, Stress, Want)

"Next to coming to a good understanding with a new mistress, I love a quarrel with an old one."
- George Etherege
(Related: Love, Old, Quarrel, Understanding)

"I truly cannot imagine men with men, women with women, doing what they were not physically created to do, without abnormal stress and misbehavior."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Men, Women, Stress)

"The human face is the organic seat of beauty. It is the register of value in development, a record of Experience, whose legitimate office is to perfect the life, a legible language to those who will study it, of the majestic mistress, the soul."
- Eliza Farnham
(Related: Beauty, Experience, Life, Soul, Development, Language, Office, Study, Value, Will)

"Our feeling is that the most important thing on a set is that actors have enough confidence to try different things. If there's stress or tension, they won't go out on a limb because they won't want to embarrass themselves if they don't feel completely comfortable."
- Peter Farrelly
(Related: Actors, Confidence, Feeling, Stress, Tension, Want)

"Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies, telling friends and strangers alike of the minor and major stresses of your lives."
- Marilyn Ferguson
(Related: Friends, Strangers, Walking, Years)

"Churchill knew the importance of peace, and he also knew the price of it. Churchill finally got his voice, of course. He stressed strategy, but it was his voice that armed England at last with the old-fashioned moral concepts of honor and duty, justice and mercy."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Peace, Strategy, Duty, England, Honor, Importance, Justice, Mercy, Old, Voice)

"I am thrilled - I can't stress that enough - thrilled when I see kids getting active."
- Harvey Fierstein
(Related: Kids, Stress)

"I think that the truth is a really stern taskmistress."
- Carrie Fisher
(Related: Truth)

"The long and distressing controversy over capital punishment is very unfair to anyone meditating murder."
- Geoffrey Fisher
(Related: Controversy, Murder, Punishment)

"The tendency of modern scientific teaching is to neglect the great books, to lay far too much stress upon relatively unimportant modern work, and to present masses of detail of doubtful truth and questionable weight in such a way as to obscure principles."
- Ronald Fisher
(Related: Work, Truth, Books, Detail, Neglect, Present, Principles, Stress, Teaching, Weight)

"If you lived the doubles, as I did, which was very stressful, you are sitting down in a chair experiencing a match without being able to hold a racquet in your hands."
- Guy Forget
(Related: Being)

"Everybody's going through a lot of stress these days, no matter how well off you are and how many advantages you have, it's a stressful time in everybody's lives."
- Chris Frantz
(Related: Time, Stress)

"What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Intelligence, Contrast)

"Let architects sing of aesthetics that bring Rich clients in hordes to their knees; Just give me a home, in a great circle dome Where stresses and strains are at ease."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Related: Home, Aesthetics, Clients)

"Let him who expects one class of society to prosper in the highest degree, while the other is in distress, try whether one side; of the face can smile while the other is pinched."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Society, Class, Smile)

"The important thing is to take your time and not get stressed."
- Diane von Furstenberg
(Related: Time)

"Go to a place where you're not going to be stressed, because a honeymoon itself can be a stressful thing."
- Diane von Furstenberg
"There is nothing more distressing or tiresome than a writer standing in front of an audience and reading his work."
- William Gaddis
(Related: Work, Nothing, Reading, Writer)

"Money differs from an automobile or mistress in being equally important to those who have it and those who do not."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Money, Being)

"Forget the times of your distress, but never forget what they taught you."
- Robert C. Gallagher
(Related: Forget)

"There are a range of associated impacts related to increasing temperatures which affect both evaporation rates and river systems, which are already over stressed, and these will hit farming communities and the health of crop lands."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Health, Will)

"Stressing output is the key to improving productivity, while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite."
- Paul Gauguin
(Related: Key, Productivity, Result)

"You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Abundance, Joy)

"Stress is basically a disconnection from the earth, a forgetting of the breath. Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. Just lie down."
- Natalie Goldberg
(Related: Lie, Earth, Nothing, State, Stress)

"If love does not know how to give and take without restrictions, it is not love, but a transaction that never fails to lay stress on a plus and a minus."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Love, Stress)

"When a man marries his mistress it creates a job opportunity."
- James Goldsmith
(Related: Opportunity, Job, Man)

"Abandoning the project was incredibly stressful after having gone through the process of building the room, installing the kiln, collecting the stones, sitting with the kiln day and night as it came to temperature, experiencing the failures."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Building, Day, Night, Project)

"When I say manage emotions, I only mean the really distressing, incapacitating emotions. Feeling emotions is what makes life rich. You need your passions."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Life, Emotions, Feeling)

"If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you don't have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Emotions, Empathy, Relationships, Self)

"I think the smartest thing for people to do to manage very distressing emotions is to take a medication if it helps, but don't do only that. You also need to train your mind."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: People, Emotions, Mind)

"I'm going to try to pull a Natalie Portman. Natalie went to Harvard while shooting 'Star Wars'. I don't know how she did it. I want to have lunch with her and ask her - that seems like a bunch of stress right there."
- Selena Gomez
(Related: Right, Stress, Want)

"We worked out a lot of bugs and figured out who was working and who wasn't and how this beast functions. It was a lot bigger than we actually thought, and now we have a well-run ship where it feels I can actually have time to imagine and not just stress out about everything."
- Genevieve Gorder
(Related: Time, Thought, Bugs, Now, Stress)

"A women under stress is not immediately concerned with finding solutions to her problems but rather seeks relief by expressing herself and being understood."
- John Gray
(Related: Women, Being, Problems, Stress)

"Spanish alone was understood or spoken here; our friend, the countryman, stuck to us most nobly, he understood us not a bit better than the rest but saw that we were in distress and would not desert us."
- George Grey
(Related: Friend, Rest)

"They look at what's more important, like subjects to help with the SAT's, etc. They miss that music is vital. It offers a break from a stressful day of science and math and it's different."
- Justin Guarini
(Related: Music, Science, Day, Help)

"England is my wife, America my mistress. It is very good sometimes to get away from one's wife."
- Cedric Hardwicke
(Related: Wife, America, England)

"We often choose a friend as we do a mistress - for no particular excellence in themselves, but merely from some circumstance that flatters our self-love."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Friend, Circumstance, Excellence, Self)

"I mean, they call it Stockholm Syndrome and post traumatic stress disorder. And, you know, I had no free will. I had virtually no free will until I was separated from them for about two weeks."
- Patty Hearst
(Related: Disorder, Free will, Post, Stress)

"The more prepared I am, the more I'll be in control, less nervous, less stressed and more focused."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: Control)

"Stress is an important dragon to slay - or at least tame - in your life."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: Life, Stress)

"Often when a person can't get past stress, she will turn to overeating, drinking or smoking, which can become a greater problem than the stress itself."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: Drinking, Past, Smoking, Stress, Will)

"I also think stress is related to control. When you're in charge of your life, you tend to not care about losing control of things that don't really matter like traffic jams."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: Life, Control, Care, Losing, Stress)

"Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: Life, Control, Management, Being, Day, Expectations, Living, Stress)

"Economic distress, political pressure, and social obloquy already drive us from our homes and from our graves. The Jews are already constantly shifting from place to place."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: Pressure)

"I never wanted to separate from either wife. It was accumulated stress. We had virtually no time to ourselves. After politics we were both working very hard to establish new careers."
- John Hewson
(Related: Politics, Time, Wife, Careers, Stress)

"People don't realize the amount of stress you put on your body both physically and mentally from just the wear and tear of a season."
- Grant Hill
(Related: People, Body, Stress)

"In spite of certain distressing but isolated occurrences in the last battle, I certainly hoped that the Army would be in a position to continue to hold out."
- Paul von Hindenburg
(Related: Army, Battle)

"All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: People, Emotions, Popular, Word)

"Money is a handmaiden, if thou knowest how to use it; a mistress, if thou knowest not."
- Horace
(Related: Money)

"Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Imagination, Intelligence, Wife, Memory)

"With an open trade in corn and a fixed duty we should have every man in the country fully fed and happy, instead of our present situation in which so much distress exists - distress of our own producing."
- Joseph Hume
(Related: Country, Duty, Man, Open, Present, Trade)

"If I go to Germany, I learn something in addition. The German television is very precise and respectable. One has never stress. In Italy it is more dynamic. But I amuse myself madly in both countries."
- Michelle Hunziker
(Related: Countries, Germany, Italy, Stress, Television)

"The most distressing thing that can happen to a prophet is to be proved wrong. The next most distressing thing is to be proved right."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Right, Wrong)

"In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive."
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: Anger, Positive, Adversity, Energy, Stress)

"I use the music to vent, and a lot of the stuff that I am writing about or was writing about contained a lot of anger and anxiety, stress and depression, so that's how the album came out so dark."
- Vanilla Ice
(Related: Anger, Music, Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Writing)

"And I always like to stress, it's not a quota, not a set-aside, it's not about race, it's about giving opportunities to demonstrate their abilities to do work with the Federal Government."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: Government, Work, Giving, Race, Stress)

"When I was nearly twelve years old, my kind mistress sickened and died."
- Harriet Ann Jacobs
(Related: Old, Years)

"I would rather drudge out my life on a cotton plantation, till the grave opened to give me rest, than to live with an unprincipled master and a jealous mistress."
- Harriet Ann Jacobs
(Related: Life, Grave, Rest)

"For years, my master had done his utmost to pollute my mind with foul images, and to destroy the pure principles inculcated by my grandmother, and the good mistress of my childhood."
- Harriet Ann Jacobs
(Related: Childhood, Mind, Principles, Years)

"DURING the first years of my service in Dr. Flint's family, I was accustomed to share some indulgences with the children of my mistress."
- Harriet Ann Jacobs
(Related: Family, Children, First, Service, Years)

"The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another."
- William James
(Related: Thought, Ability, Stress)

"You slam a politician, you make out he's the devil, with horns and hoofs. But his wife loves him, and so did all his mistresses."
- Pamela Hansford Johnson
(Related: Wife, Devil)

"They have stolen the public lands. They have grasped all to themselves, and by their unprincipled greed brought a crisis of unparalleled distress on forty millions of people, who have natural resources to feed, clothe and shelter the whole human race."
- Denis Kearney
(Related: People, Crisis, Greed, Public, Race)

"The vast concourse of people who had assembled to witness the triumphant arrival of the successful travellers was of the lowest orders of mechanics and artisans, among whom great distress and a dangerous spirit of discontent with the government at that time prevailed."
- Fanny Kemble
(Related: Government, Time, People, Successful, Discontent, Spirit)

"I've been through Hell with some of the members of my old band, and Hell is highly stressful."
- Gary Kemp
(Related: Hell, Old)

"They can't take your house and give it to the mayor's mistress, even if they pay you for it. But they can, apparently, take your house and tear it down to make room for a development of trendy shops and restaurants, a hotel and so on."
- Michael Kinsley
(Related: Development, Restaurants, Shops)

"Don't depend on other people to be responsible for you. Don't make yourself stressed out over nonsensical things like material things."
- Eartha Kitt
(Related: People)

"I always stressed that I didn't have coaching experience, but that I did have a deadline: June 9."
- Jurgen Klinsmann
(Related: Experience, Coaching, June)

"There are many stressed single parents who may be working two jobs in order to keep the family together."
- C. Everett Koop
(Related: Family, Jobs, May, Order, Parents)

"Without realizing it, the individual composes his life according to the laws of beauty even in times of greatest distress."
- Milan Kundera
(Related: Beauty, Life, Laws)

"I can't stress the importance of working hard enough, work on all aspects of your game. If you does that and you have the ability, you'll come through."
- Frank Lampard
(Related: Work, Ability, Importance, Stress)

"I was much distressed by next door people who had twin babies and played the violin; but one of the twins died, and the other has eaten the fiddle, so all is peace."
- Edward Lear
(Related: Peace, People, Babies, Twins)

"In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength."
- Robert E. Lee
(Related: Strength, Bible, Light)

"More coming out about Saddam Hussein. We now know he takes Viagra and he has as many as six mistresses. No wonder Congress is reluctant to take action against this guy - he's one of their own."
- Jay Leno
(Related: Action, Congress, Now, Wonder)

"Much can be inferred about a man from his mistress: in her one beholds his weaknesses and his dreams."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Dreams, Man)

"After my mistress was dead, I lived most comfortably, my master having a great affection for me."
- William Lilly
(Related: Affection)

"I'm 20 years old. I like to party as much as anyone my age. Going clubbing is my way of relaxing or releasing a lot of stress. I don't feel that I should have to justify that part of my life. I don't know that I'm necessarily an addict."
- Lindsay Lohan
(Related: Age, Life, Old, Party, Stress, Years)

"If you improve a teacher's self-esteem, confidence, communication skills or stress levels, you improve that teacher's overall effectiveness across the curriculum."
- Elaine MacDonald
(Related: Communication, Confidence, Curriculum, Self, Stress)

"We have to stress our conservative credentials and emphasize that we are the natural, national alternative to the Liberals. Clearly the Alliance has shown it can't break out of its Western box. The Alliance is at single-digit support in three quarters of the country."
- Peter MacKay
(Related: Alliance, Conservative, Country, Liberals, Stress, Support)

"The wrong things are predominantly stressed in the schools - things remote from the student's experience and need."
- Anne Sullivan Macy
(Related: Experience, Schools, Wrong)

"The rich, by unfair combinations, contribute frequently to prolong a season of distress among the poor."
- Thomas Malthus
(Related: Poor)

"To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike."
- Horace Mann
(Related: Pity)

"Others go to bed with their mistresses; I with my ideas."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Ideas, Bed)

"In Amsterdam the water is the mistress and the land the vassal. throughout the city there are as many canals and drawbridges as bracelets on a Gypsy's bronzed arms."
- Felix Marti-Ibanez
(Related: Land, Water)

"The world is quickly bored by the recital of misfortune, and willing avoids the sight of distress."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Misfortune, Sight, World)

"Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Men, Mind, Stress)

"And the program was developed in large part by behavioral scientists who were working with the military, who do everything they possibly can to measure a soldier's stress levels to see how they're doing physically and emotionally, as they go through this program."
- Jane Mayer
(Related: Measure, Military, Scientists, Stress)

"You all know I have terminal cancer-and I have a lot of it. But what you may not know is that stress induces its spread and induces its activity. Stress may even bring it on. Yet stress is the fuel of the activist."
- Tom McCall
(Related: Cancer, May, Stress)

"You know I used to sit there and I'd go outside and play ball and everything, but now in my free time I just kind of lay back and relax because this atmosphere is so busy and stressful, so anytime I can sleep, you'd best believe I'm sleepin'."
- Scotty McCreery
(Related: Time, Now, Play, Relax, Sleep)

"I think I ran so hard and so fast, in a lot of ways, from my life and I kind of took a fall. It was like - what do they call it? - post-traumatic stress syndrome."
- Rose McGowan
(Related: Life, Post, Stress)

"We have already seen evidence that, notwithstanding the addition of substantial resources, we are experiencing great stress in recruiting and not inconsequential retention problems."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: Problems, Stress)

"In the Armed Services Committee, we endeavored to put forth proposals that would help alleviate some of that stress, both for the troops and for their families."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: Committee, Help, Stress, Troops)

"Parents today are under a lot of stress, sometimes working two jobs just to make ends meet. They're trying to find day care for their kids and elder care for their own parents. The Federal Government shouldn't add to their worries by not living up to its obligations."
- Barbara Mikulski
(Related: Government, Care, Day, Jobs, Kids, Living, Parents, Stress, Today, Trying)

"Everyone knows how much Australia means to me. I try to get back here as much as I can, but normally it's for work, so I'm in and out and jetlagged and stressed."
- Kylie Minogue
(Related: Work)

"Stress exacerbates any problem, whether it's diabetes, heart trouble, MS, or whatever."
- Mary Ann Mobley
(Related: Heart, Stress, Trouble)

"I have hardly detained the reader long enough on the subject, to give him a just impression of the stress laid on confession. It is one of the great points to which our attention was constantly directed."
- Maria Monk
(Related: Impression, Attention, Confession, Stress)

"The day on which I received confirmation was a distressing one to me."
- Maria Monk
(Related: Day)

"Nobody can deny but religion is a comfort to the distressed, a cordial to the sick, and sometimes a restraint on the wicked; therefore whoever would argue or laugh it out of the world without giving some equivalent for it ought to be treated as a common enemy."
- Mary Wortley Montagu
(Related: Religion, Comfort, Enemy, Giving, Restraint, World)

"I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve."
- Charles de Montesquieu
(Related: Reading)

"I have no wish for a second husband. I had enough of the first. I like to have my own way to lie down mistress, and get up master."
- Susanna Moodie
(Related: HusbLie, First)

"When we won the league championship, all the married guys on the club had to thank their wives for putting up with all the stress and strain all season. I had to thank all the single broads in New York."
- Joe Namath
(Related: Stress, Wives)

"Let's cause some senators distress."
- Peggy Noonan
(Related: Cause, Senators)

"Exercise is really important to me - it's therapeutic. So if I'm ever feeling tense or stressed or like I'm about to have a meltdown, I'll put on my iPod and head to the gym or out on a bike ride along Lake Michigan with the girls."
- Michelle Obama
(Related: Exercise, Feeling, Girls)

"What was a problem was the excessive amount of media attention to the appointment of the first woman and everything she did. Everywhere that Sandra went, the press was sure to go. And that got tiresome; it was stressful."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Attention, First, Media, Press, Woman)

"I'm totally grateful for the fans my family has and I have; they gave me a lot of support when I was in treatment. But it was just odd, you know? It's stressful. Just the whole fact of being someone in the public eye."
- Jack Osbourne
(Related: Family, Being, Eye, Fact, Fans, Public, Support, Treatment)

"What is the student but a lover courting a fickle mistress who ever eludes his grasp?"
- William Osler
"What basically happens is your hormones get out of whack. Because of the stress in your life your body says, 'I need more hormones.' So, your hormones are trying to produce and produce and produce, and it's even more stressful and it is this wicked cycle."
- Marie Osmond
(Related: Life, Body, Stress, Trying)

"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Business, Death, Love, Heart, Strength, Conscience, Man, Principles, Reflection, Smile, Trouble, Will)

"The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Strength, Man, Reflection, Smiles, Trouble)

"If we want to make a statement about a man's nature on the basis of his physiognomy, we must take everything into account; it is in his distress that a man is tested, for then his nature is revealed."
- Paracelsus
(Related: Nature, Man, Want)

"It's probably fair to say that Obama's ideas were too big for America's appetite. It would have been nice had he made a few incremental repairs to the economy and left the transformative events for a less stressful time."
- Kathleen Parker
(Related: Time, Ideas, America, Appetite, Economy, Events)

"A trifle consoles us, for a trifle distresses us."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Trifle)

"Now I need to take a piece of wood and make it sound like the railroad track, but I also had to make it beautiful and lovable so that a person playing it would think of it in terms of his mistress, a bartender, his wife, a good psychiatrist - whatever."
- Les Paul
(Related: Wife, Now, Sound, Wood)

"The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence."
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Related: Life, Peace, Being, Existence, Stress)

"Today continuing poverty and distress are a deeper and more important cause of international tensions, of the conditions that can produce war, than previously."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: War, Cause, Poverty, Today)

"I used to be a real prince charming if I went on a date with a girl. But then I'd get to where I was likely to have a stroke from the stress of keeping up my act. I've since learned the key to a good date is to pay attention on her."
- Matthew Perry
(Related: Act, Attention, Key, Stress)

"They place great stress on the clarity of our language for expressing nuances and showing subtleties."
- Bernard Pivot
(Related: Clarity, Language, Stress)

"When I die, my only wish is that Cambodia remain Cambodia and belong to the West. It is over for communism, and I want to stress that."
- Pol Pot
(Related: Communism, Stress, Want)

"Even a faithful mistress can be bent by constant threats."
- Sextus Propertius
"We must stress that the euro has been beneficial to the European Union because, otherwise, in this context of international turmoil, every country would have to devalue their currencies."
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
(Related: Country, Stress)

"Money stress is what used to remind me of my Dad most."
- Ted Rall
(Related: Dad, Money, Stress)

"Europe has a press that stresses opinions; America a press, radio, and television that emphasize news."
- James Reston
(Related: America, Europe, News, Opinions, Press, Television)

"A month after the scandal broke, I tried to go back to work at the pharmaceutical company after a leave of absence. But because of all the publicity and resulting pressure and stress, I finally resigned."
- Donna Rice
(Related: Work, Absence, Company, Pressure, Publicity, Scandal, Stress)

"Men will bear many things from a kept mistress, which they would not bear from a wife."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Men, Wife, Will)

"The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Hate)

"The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Man)

"I often thought I was in the wrong business. I was pretty seriously thinking of tossing it in before I shot Shine. I do not know why. I was pretty restless, I had been through a bad period of stress induced anxiety - panic attacks - and I was not sure of what I wanted to do."
- Geoffrey Rush
(Related: Business, Thought, Anxiety, Pretty, Stress, Thinking, Wrong)

"I used to say, 'There is a God-shaped hole in me.' For a long time I stressed the absence, the hole. Now I find it is the shape which has become more important."
- Salman Rushdie
(Related: Time, God, Absence, Now)

"I think the more stressful our times get, the more we look for fantasy escapes."
- Jeri Ryan
(Related: Fantasy)

"The comments I most appreciate come from ordinary readers who've happened on one of my books at some time of stress in their lives, and who actually credit the book with helping them through a bad time. It's happened a few times in forty years."
- Fred Saberhagen
(Related: Time, Books, Credit, Stress, Years)

"No lover, if he be of good faith, and sincere, will deny he would prefer to see his mistress dead than unfaithful."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Faith, Will)

"He's the president of the United States. He's got to work 14 to 16 hours a day, run foreign and domestic policy. If he's got time for mistresses after all that, what the hell difference does it make?"
- Pierre Salinger
(Related: Time, Work, Policy, Day, Difference, Hell, President, states, United)

"Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Body, Exercise, Spirit, Stress, Training)

"Man should not try to avoid stress any more than he would shun food, love or exercise."
- Hans Selye
(Related: Love, Food, Exercise, Man, Stress)

"Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one."
- Hans Selye
(Related: Attitude, Negative, Positive, Right, Stress)

"Every stress leaves an indelible scar, and the organism pays for its survival after a stressful situation by becoming a little older."
- Hans Selye
(Related: Survival, Stress)

"Its not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it."
- Hans Selye
(Related: Stress)

"I believe that stress is a factor in any bad health."
- Christopher Shays
(Related: Health, Stress)

"My father's death, my move, and my frightening and difficult delivery created a tremendous amount of stress, pain, and sadness for me. I was practically devastated beyond recovery."
- Brooke Shields
(Related: Death, Father, Pain, Sadness, Stress)

"You can never turn the clock back and, since we're talking about mental health, I would stress that."
- Peter Shilton
(Related: Health, Mental health, Stress, Talking)

"I've chosen to treat my life more like a party than something to stress about."
- Martin Short
(Related: Life, Party, Stress)

"Activating oxygen can produce compounds called radicals that put oxidative stress on cells. Such stress could ultimately lead to cancer and other diseases."
- John Simon
(Related: Cancer, Stress)

"The fact - not theory - that evolution has occurred and the Darwinian theory as to how it occurred have become so confused in popular opinion that the distinction must be stressed."
- George G. Simpson
(Related: Evolution, Fact, Opinion, Popular, Theory)

"I'm under stress. They killed me on wikipedia. They killed me. And I didn't stay dead long enough to sell no DVDs. I didn't even stay dead long enough - I was too stupid. I should've stayed low. I should've laid low. I could've been gone for a year; I'd have made money. And then I'd have risen from the dead."
- Sinbad
(Related: Money, Stress)

"The next summer, 1794, corn grew dear, and distress began in our land."
- Joanna Southcott
(Related: Land, Summer)

"Every night, I have to read a book, so that my mind will stop thinking about things that I stress about."
- Britney Spears
(Related: Mind, Night, Stress, Thinking, Will)

"Our prejudices are our mistresses; reason is at best our wife, very often heard indeed, but seldom minded."
- Philip Stanhope
(Related: Wife, Reason)

"One of the things I've always personally tried to stress with this band was to have some kind of visual aspect and to be consistent with it - like, not to change."
- Peter Steele
(Related: Change, Stress)

"There was a lot of stress and assumptions made without me even saying anything, which was very upsetting."
- Craig Stevens
(Related: Saying, Stress)

"I can say 'reduce your stress level' until I'm blue in the face."
- Mary Stewart
(Related: Stress)

"You know, sometimes I feel well and vital in the world, and sometimes I just feel so distressed I want to pull my hair out by the roots."
- Sharon Stone
(Related: Hair, Want, World)

"Stress is a designer ailment that many of the so-called afflicted suffer from with pride."
- Janet Street-Porter
(Related: Pride, Stress)

"Commercial distress in any great business center will the more surely create widespread disaster."
- Josiah Strong
(Related: Business, Disaster, Will)

"Cabin Fever was murder. There was a lot of psychological stress, like not knowing if we were going to finish the movie. The day we arrived to start rehearsals, our main investors pulled out."
- Rider Strong
(Related: Day, Murder, Stress)

"Yeah, all those things, responsibility, pressure. It's a bit stressful. I try and come to terms with it by not thinking about it."
- Joe Strummer
(Related: Pressure, Responsibility, Thinking)

"The writer's shortness of breath became more and more distressing as he rose."
- Hudson Stuck
(Related: Writer)

"When may a revival be expected? When the wickedness of the wicked grieves and distresses the Christian."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Christian, May, Wickedness)

"I found it a little bit stressful, because I wasn't used to working with Doctor Who. I got the impression I'd walked into the end of seven years and it was all a bit tense."
- Sarah Sutton
(Related: Impression, End, Years)

"I have more zits now than I did as a teenager. Stress zits."
- Tiffani Amber Thiessen
(Related: Now, Stress)

"It is very distressing that anyone would look at these matters from a political viewpoint. Core beliefs about when life begins and ends are far too important for any such calculations."
- Mac Thornberry
(Related: Life, Beliefs, Calculations)

"In my early days in Hollywood I tried to be economical. I designed my own clothes, much to my mother's distress."
- Gene Tierney
(Related: Mother, Clothes, Hollywood)

"Yale places great stress on undergraduate and graduate teaching. I like teaching, and I do a lot of it."
- James Tobin
(Related: Stress, Teaching)

"Future shock is the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time."
- Alvin Toffler
(Related: Change, Time, Future, Stress)

"Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it."
- Lily Tomlin
(Related: Cause, Leading, Reality, Stress)

"There is an element of autobiography in all fiction in that pain or distress, or pleasure, is based on the author's own. But in my case that is as far as it goes."
- William Trevor
(Related: Autobiography, Fiction, Pain, Pleasure)

"No more distressing moment can ever face a British government than that which requires it to come to a hard, fast and specific decision."
- Barbara Tuchman
(Related: Government, Decision)

"There's a lot of reasons you can think of to say why you act, but I can only say that it just felt good. At the same time, it felt really painful. It's still troubling and stressful to me."
- Skeet Ulrich
(Related: Time, Act)

"Born in iniquity and conceived in sin, the spirit of nationalism has never ceased to bend human institutions to the service of dissension and distress."
- Thorstein Veblen
(Related: Dissension, Nationalism, Service, Sin, Spirit)

"Nonetheless, the research budgets of the Department of Defense are under enormous stress-and they are extremely important because they support more than 40 percent of all federal funding for engineering schools across the country. So the threat was and is real."
- Charles Vest
(Related: Budgets, Country, Defense, Engineering, Research, Schools, Stress, Support)

"The most important thing we stressed is that we want those kids to be productive citizens."
- Troy Vincent
(Related: Kids, Want)

"I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death."
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Related: Business, Death, Love, Heart, Strength, Conscience, Principles, Reflection, Smile, Trouble, Will)

"Reality is the leading cause of stress for those in touch with it."
- Jack Wagner
(Related: Cause, Leading, Reality, Stress)

"Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Courage, Problems)

"The worst injury I ever had was a stress fracture from running."
- Grete Waitz
(Related: Injury, Running, Stress)

"Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse."
- George Washington
(Related: Heart)

"I am more of a New Yorker than ever and just actually, sometimes I fantasize about living somewhere else, where it's maybe not quite so crowded or stressful, blah, blah, blah and after September 11th, I guess I could just not imagine living anywhere else."
- Sigourney Weaver
(Related: Living)

"To write the lives of the great in separating them from their works necessarily ends by above all stressing their pettiness, because it is in their work that they have put the best of themselves."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Work)

"I am married to the theater, and the films are only my mistress."
- Oskar Werner
(Related: Theater)

"I'm married to the theater but my mistress is the films."
- Oskar Werner
(Related: Theater)

"When leaders take back power, when they act as heroes and saviors, they end up exhausted, overwhelmed, and deeply stressed."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Power, Act, End, Heroes, Leaders)

"I think experience has shown that privateers have done more toward distressing the trade of our enemies, and furnishing these States with necessaries, than Continental Ships of the same force."
- William Whipple
(Related: Experience, Enemies, Force, Ships, states, Trade)

"Many of those who once were so passionately in love with Christ now run about pursuing their own interests. They're burdened down with stress and problems, chasing after riches and the things of this world."
- David Wilkerson
(Related: Love, Christ, Now, Problems, Stress, World)

"That, sir, depends on whether I embrace your mistress or your politics."
- John Wilkes
(Related: Politics)

"I have noticed, with much distress, the excessive wartime activity of the investigating bureaus of Congress and the administration, with their impertinent and indecent searching out of the private lives and the past political beliefs of individuals."
- Wendell Willkie
(Related: Beliefs, Congress, Past)

"I played varsity on all of them for four years. I'm 5'9 and that's not that tall for a center so I was a forward. I loved playing volleyball and basketball and track I was good at, but it stressed me out."
- Bridgette Wilson
(Related: Basketball, Years)

"Today's accent may be on youth, but the stress is still on the parents."
- Earl Wilson
(Related: May, Parents, Stress, Today, Youth)

"Everyone has a breaking point, turning point, stress point, the game is permeated with it. The fans don't see it because we make it look so efficient. But internally, for a guy to be successful, you have to be like a clock spring, wound but not loose at the same time."
- Dave Winfield
(Related: Time, Successful, Fans, Spring, Stress)

"I like to look at how people work together when they are put into stressful situations, when life stops being cozy."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Life, Work, People, Being)

"It is the personality of the mistress that the home expresses. Men are forever guests in our homes, no matter how much happiness they may find there."
- Elsie De Wolfe
(Related: Happiness, Home, Men, Guests, May, Personality)

"The Lord had been very gracious, and spoke peace to me in the time of my distress, and I now most ungratefully turned again to folly; at times I felt sharp reproof, but I did not get low enough to cry for help."
- John Woolman
(Related: Peace, Time, Folly, Help, Now)

"For the purposes of the play, it was perfect to be able to use that and the stresses and strains that there were. At the end of the play, the mother realizes the terrible things she had done."
- Fay Wray
(Related: Mother, End, Play)

"A mistress should be like a little country retreat near the town, not to dwell in constantly, but only for a night and away."
- William Wycherley
(Related: Country, Night)

"Mistresses are like books; if you pore upon them too much, they doze you and make you unfit for company; but if used discreetly, you are the fitter for conversation by em."
- William Wycherley
(Related: Books, Company, Conversation)

"Next to the pleasure of finding a new mistress is that of being rid of an old one."
- William Wycherley
(Related: Being, Old, Pleasure)

"I would like to stress here that a lasting peace in the Chechen republic and so-called peace talks with the bandits are not the same thing, and I would ask everyone to make no mistake about that."
- Boris Yeltsin
(Related: Peace, Mistake, Stress)

"I wrote my thesis on the benefits of war and very near got thrown out of college. But I can show you where the greatest advancement of mankind comes under stress and strain, not comfort."
- Don Young
(Related: War, Benefits, College, Comfort, Mankind, Stress)