Quotes and Sayings about Worth



"So as soon as the land was worth something and there was money in the bank, all of a sudden everybody got interested in non-discrimination, in who's really going to administer this stuff."
- Neil Abercrombie
(Related: Money, Land, Worth)

"A good portion of the airport is on ceded lands, and lease money was paid for that. So the state's collecting lease money because all of a sudden "worthless" land now has an airport on it."
- Neil Abercrombie
(Related: Money, Land, Now, State)

"Millions of dollars' worth of advertising shows such little respect for the reader's intelligence that it amounts almost to outright insult."
- James Randolph Adams
(Related: Intelligence, Advertising, Insult, Respect, Worth)

"Be not afraid of life. Believe that life IS worth living and your belief will help create the fact."
- James Truslow Adams
(Related: Life, Belief, Fact, Help, Living, Will, Worth)

"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks."
- Samuel Adams
(Related: Constitution, Country, Duty, Freedom, Worth)

"If a job's worth doing, it's too hard."
- Scott Adams
(Related: Job, Worth)

"Not only I lost what I had in the ship, but from the captain and the company generally what was good or worth the taking was carried away; all which was done unknown to the emperor."
- Will Adams
(Related: Company, Worth)

"A true critic ought to dwell upon excellencies rather than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Observation, World, Worth, Writer)

"A good folly is worth what you pay for it."
- George Ade
(Related: Folly, Worth)

"In love, one should simplify, choose persons worthy of their promises and leave them if they don't keep them."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: Love, Promises)

"To mourn and bewail your ill-fortune, when you will gain a tear from those who listen, this is worth the trouble."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Gain, Trouble, Will, Worth)

"Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth."
- Aesop
(Related: Poor, Worth)

"Adventure is worthwhile."
- Aesop
(Related: Adventure)

"Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Age, Life, Success, Time, Work, Day, Old, Play, Will, Worth, Youth)

"She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an influence more powerful over many than the worth of character or the magic of manners."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Character, Clothes, Influence, Instinct, Magic, Manners, Worth)

"Women have been called queens for a long time, but the kingdom given them isn't worth ruling."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Women, Time, Worth)

"Do not for a moment suppose that you must make yourself better, or prepare your heart for a worthy reception of Christ, but come at once - come as you are."
- Archibald Alexander
(Related: Heart, Christ)

"The Impossible Generalized Man today is the critic who believes in loving those unworthy of love as well as those worthy - yet believes this only insofar as no personal risk is entailed. Meaning he loves no one, worthy or no. This is what makes him impossible."
- Nelson Algren
(Related: Love, Man, Meaning, Risk, Today, Unworthy)

"The fact that the movement was carried on by women who, for the most part, had no money of their own and were totally inexperienced in organization, and that they won their fight in about two generations, makes a story often dramatic and always worth preserving."
- Florence E. Allen
(Related: Money, Women, Fact, Fight, Generations, Worth)

"It's so worth-while being a judge, because, if I make good, I can help prove that a woman's place is as much on the bench, in City Council, or in Congress, as in the home."
- Florence E. Allen
(Related: Home, Being, Congress, Help, Woman, Worth)

"The only competition worthy of a wise man is with himself."
- Washington Allston
(Related: Competition, Man)

"Our Soviet espionage efforts had virtually never, or had very seldom, produced any worthwhile political or economic intelligence on the Soviet Union."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Intelligence)

"I found that our Soviet espionage efforts had virtually never, or had very seldom, produced any worthwhile political or economic intelligence on the Soviet Union."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Intelligence)

"It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Man, Worth)

"What you make up in your heads sticks if it's good, falls out if it's bad. If we still remember something a day after we made it up, it might be worth building on."
- Benny Anderson
(Related: Building, Day, Worth)

"There's nothing so rewarding as to make people realize they are worthwhile in this world."
- Bob Anderson
(Related: People, Nothing, World)

"Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to."
- Greg Anderson
(Related: Experience, Life, Love, Wisdom, Creativity, Wellness, Day, Expectations, Worth)

"No I haven't and all I can say is that if it's cost $600,000, I hope we get $600,000 worth of value out of it."
- John Anderson
(Related: Hope, Value, Worth)

"Well they have an input into policy but in the end governments are elected to put together policy but the good thing about the Wentworth Group is that you know you've got 11 pretty capable people with a lot of good ideas."
- John Anderson
(Related: People, Policy, Ideas, End, Pretty)

"When I am not desperate, I am worthless."
- Ivo Andric
"The United Nations, whose membership comprises almost all the states in the world, is founded on the principle of the equal worth of every human being."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Being, Nations, states, United, World, Worth)

"Our sense of worth, of well-being, even our sanity depends upon our remembering. But, alas, our sense of worth, our well-being, our sanity also depend upon our forgetting."
- Joyce Appleby
(Related: Sanity, Sense, Worth)

"Nothing that costs only a dollar is not worth having."
- Elizabeth Arden
(Related: Nothing, Worth)

"Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip."
- Aristophanes
(Related: Adventure, Nothing)

"The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live."
- Aristotle
(Related: Life, Danger, Man)

"Written poetry is worth reading once, and then should be destroyed. Let the dead poets make way for others."
- Antonin Artaud
(Related: Poetry, Poets, Reading, Worth)

"I have tried to keep on with my striving because this is the only hope I have of ever achieving anything worthwhile and lasting."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Hope)

"Shows were very different then - even as the headliner we did a very short set by today's standards and sound systems were really primitive. But the girls made it all worthwhile!"
- Peter Asher
(Related: Girls, Sound, Today)

"'Tis very great pity that they who are so apt to over-rate themselves in smaller matters, shou'd, where it most concerns them to know, and stand upon their Value, be so insensible of their own worth."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Pity, Value, Worth)

"God is His own Design and End, and that there is no other Worthy of Him."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Design, God, End)

"One life is worth the universe. Poe was able to go right into the very depth of life and to demonstrate this."
- John Astin
(Related: Life, Right, Universe, Worth)

"People are not going to care about animal conservation unless they think that animals are worthwhile."
- David Attenborough
(Related: People, Animals, Care, Conservation)

"It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living."
- David Attenborough
(Related: Life, Beauty, Excitement, Interest, Living, World, Worth)

"An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise."
- Red Auerbach
(Related: Performance, Promise, World, Worth)

"A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Man, Worth)

"Here is the rule to remember in the future, When anything tempts you to be bitter: not, "This is a misfortune" but "To bear this worthily is good fortune.""
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Fortune, Future)

"Anyone who thus looks up has some chance of becoming worthy to be looked up to in turn."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Chance)

"I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth it?"
- Richard Bach
(Related: Life, Now, Right, Worth)

"The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others."
- Robert Baden-Powell
(Related: Happiness, Worth)

"No one can figure out your worth but you."
- Pearl Bailey
(Related: Worth)

"A crown, if it hurts us, is not worth wearing."
- Pearl Bailey
(Related: Worth)

"Socialists make the mistake of confusing individual worth with success. They believe you cannot allow people to succeed in case those who fail feel worthless."
- Kenneth Baker
(Related: Success, Mistake, People, Succeed, Worth)

"Discrimination due to age is one of the great tragedies of modern life. The desire to work and be useful is what makes life worth living, and to be told your efforts are not needed because you are the wrong age is a crime."
- Johnny Ball
(Related: Age, Life, Work, Crime, Desire, Discrimination, Living, Worth, Wrong)

"But the issue is not only life and death but our existence before God and our being judged by him. All of us were sinners before him and worthy of condemnation."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Death, Life, God, Being, Existence)

"That's one reason why it's pretty worthless, I can't totally buy it, if you think about it, it's things like the Phil Spector records. On one level they were rebellion, on another level they were keeping the teenager in his place."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Pretty, Reason, Rebellion)

"You have to have something worth saying and then the ability to say it- writing's a double skill, really."
- Iain Banks
(Related: Ability, Saying, Skill, Worth, Writing)

"Lists of books we reread and books we can't finish tell more about us than about the relative worth of the books themselves."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Books, Worth)

"I think the American people are very smart in understanding our country is very trustworthy with nuclear weapons. We've had them from the beginning. But they have also been critical for keeping the world more at peace than it would have been if it hadn't been for the American nuclear umbrella."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: Peace, People, American, Beginning, Country, Understanding, Weapons, World)

"I don't really care where movies come from as long as they're worth making."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Movies, Care, Worth)

"But generally speaking, I felt to engage in the political process was to sully oneself to such a degree that whatever came out wasn't worth the trouble put in."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: Trouble, Worth)

"But groundless hope, like unconditional love, is the only kind worth having."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: Love, Hope, Worth)

"Life deprived of beauty is not worthy of being called human."
- Luis Barragan
(Related: Beauty, Life, Being)

"I don't feel I'm even worthy of a normal amount of value."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Value)

"Literature is without proofs. By which it must be understood that it cannot prove, not only what it says, but even that it is worth the trouble of saying it."
- Roland Barthes
(Related: Literature, Saying, Trouble, Worth)

"There exist only three beings worthy of respect: the priest, the soldier, the poet. To know, to kill, to create."
- Charles Baudelaire
"Do you know what directors go through? It's just hell. Like, why do I work so hard - to think I'm only going to see this movie five times and then never see it again 'cause I'm so sick of it? What is it worth, honestly?"
- Michael Bay
(Related: Work, Hell, Worth)

"If a thing isn't worth saying, you sing it."
- Pierre Beaumarchais
(Related: Saying, Worth)

"Nothing matters but the writing. There has been nothing else worthwhile... a stain upon the silence."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Nothing, Silence, Writing)

"The reward is every night. The 90 minutes is such a payoff for us every night; it makes it all worth it to us. The fans who come to the shows know how much we enjoy this."
- Gerry Beckley
(Related: Fans, Night, Reward, Worth)

"Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Nature, Money, Knowledge, Honor, Worth)

"Anything that is worth doing has been done frequently. Things hitherto undone should be given, I suspect, a wide berth."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Worth)

"One hour of right-down love is worth an age of dully living on."
- Aphra Behn
(Related: Age, Love, Living, Right, Worth)

"Each moment of a happy lover's hour is worth an age of dull and common life."
- Aphra Behn
(Related: Age, Life, Worth)

"There must be some one quality without which a work of art cannot exist; possessing which, in the least degree, no work is altogether worthless."
- Clive Bell
(Related: Art, Work, Quality)

"The primal principle of democracy is the worth and dignity of the individual."
- Edward Bellamy
(Related: Democracy, Dignity, Worth)

"From quiet homes and first beginning, out to the undiscovered ends, there's nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Love, Winning, Beginning, First, Friends, Laughter, Nothing, Quiet, Worth)

"A good novel is worth more then the best scientific study."
- Saul Bellow
(Related: Study, Worth)

"Time is money, as they say, and it was never more apropos than on a television show, where a minute is worth about $200!"
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Time, Money, Television, Worth)

"The destructive character lives from the feeling, not that life is worth living, but that suicide is not worth the trouble."
- Walter Benjamin
(Related: Life, Character, Feeling, Living, Suicide, Trouble, Worth)

"Of all the ways of acquiring books, writing them oneself is regarded as the most praiseworthy method. Writers are really people who write books not because they are poor, but because they are dissatisfied with the books which they could buy but do not like."
- Walter Benjamin
(Related: People, Books, Poor, Writers, Writing)

"The situation in Iraq will be long, it will be expensive and it will be difficult. But in the end, Iraq will very much be worth it."
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Related: End, Iraq, Will, Worth)

"I am sure it is one's duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one's own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this."
- A. C. Benson
(Related: Being, Boys, Duty, Emotions, Opinions, Worth)

"A sense of worthiness is a child's most important need."
- Polly Berrien Berends
(Related: Sense, Worthiness)

"The fact is, my parents loved me, and I wanted to be worthy of their love. I wanted to make them proud."
- Michael Bergin
(Related: Love, Fact, Parents)

"Everything is worth precisely as much as a belch, the difference being that a belch is more satisfying."
- Ingmar Bergman
(Related: Being, Difference, Worth)

"The true worth of an experimenter consists in his pursuing not only what he seeks in his experiment, but also what he did not seek."
- Claude Bernard
(Related: Worth)

"A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore."
- Yogi Berra
(Related: Worth)

"The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope."
- Wendell Berry
(Related: Hope, Care, Earth, Responsibility)

"The true worth of a race must be measured by the character of its womanhood."
- Mary Mcleod Bethune
(Related: Character, Race, Worth)

"The drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth."
- Mary McLeod Bethune
(Related: Heart, Chance, Rest, Will, Worth)

"One word from Chairman Mao is worth ten thousand from others. His every statement is truth. We must carry out those we that understand as well as those we don't."
- Lin Biao
(Related: Truth, Word, Worth)

"Jealous, adj. Unduly concerned about the preservation of that which can be lost only if not worth keeping."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Worth)

"Pray: To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Laws, Universe, Unworthy)

"Land: A part of the earth's surface, considered as property. The theory that land is property subject to private ownership and control is the foundation of modern society, and is eminently worthy of the superstructure."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Society, Control, Earth, Land, Ownership, Property, Theory)

"Meekness: Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Patience, Planning, Revenge, Worth)

"There are four kinds of Homicide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy."
- Ambrose Bierce
"Everybody seized upon a bit of the beast. The Sultan claimed the liver, which, when dried and powdered, is worth twice its weight in gold as medicine."
- Isabella Bird
(Related: Gold, Medicine, Weight, Worth)

"The thing about influence is that any composer worth anything will give you the same names."
- Harrison Birtwistle
(Related: Influence, Names, Will, Worth)

"Today you can go to a gas station and find the cash register open and the toilets locked. They must think toilet paper is worth more than money."
- Joey Bishop
(Related: Money, Open, Today, Worth)

"No civilization other than that which is Christian, is worth seeking or possessing."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: Civilization, Christian, Worth)

"I want to believe that those who have been appointed to accomplish this mission will be totally committed, devoting all their skills and determination to their work. I urge you to lend them your support so that, together, we can build that bright future worthy of our country."
- Paul Biya
(Related: Work, Determination, Country, Future, Mission, Support, Want, Will)

"Right now, I'm worth a million dollars, and I owe Uncle Sam a million-and-a-half dollars, and I made a deal with him. I said, 'Uncle Sam, I'm going to pay you 25 grand a month.'"
- Robert Blake
(Related: Now, Right, Worth)

"I am a passionate believer that Britain has benefited the whole world and that our heritage, our culture, our values and more importantly our people who created those things, are worth fighting for."
- Steve Blake
(Related: People, Values, Culture, Fighting, World, Worth)

"What is grand is necessarily obscure to weak men. That which can be made explicit to the idiot is not worth my care."
- William Blake
(Related: Men, Care, Worth)

"What I am most proud of is the legacy of hope that FIFA and football leaves around the world. It makes all of the efforts and energy I pour into this job worth it."
- Sepp Blatter
(Related: Hope, Energy, Football, Job, World, Worth)

"There are times when what's happening in rock is the best music in the world, and there are times when there is nothing worthwhile at all."
- Carla Bley
(Related: Music, Nothing, World)

"The liberally educated person is one who is able to resist the easy and preferred answers, not because he is obstinate but because he knows others worthy of consideration."
- Allan Bloom
(Related: Answers, Consideration)

"Now the big question is if you are going to go to all the trouble of setting an opera and making all that music and so on, there's got to be some aspect that you can do in an opera that really makes it worth while."
- William Bolcom
(Related: Music, Now, Opera, Question, Trouble, Worth)

"If you're not having fun it's not worth doing."
- Tommy Bolin
(Related: Fun, Worth)

"A picture is worth a thousand words."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Words, Worth)

"Violence is black children going to school for 12 years and receiving 6 years' worth of education."
- Julian Bond
(Related: Education, Children, School, Violence, Worth, Years)

"A person's worth is quite independent of their usefulness to society."
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Related: Society, Usefulness, Worth)

"Each individual is unique. We all have equal worth. Young and old, those who can cope and those who need help."
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Related: Help, Old, Worth)

"Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Life, People, Idea, Achievement, Creativity, Hope, Possibility, Fun)

"A sign of celebrity is that his name is often worth more than his services."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Celebrity, Name, Worth)

"The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing."
- Jorge Luis Borges
(Related: Flattery, Nothing, Posterity, Worth)

"There is nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends."
- James Boswell
(Related: Love, Winning, Friends, Laughter, Nothing, Worth)

"I lead an introverted and boring life here in California."
- Brian Bosworth
(Related: Life)

"You promote your films; it's part of your job. You do the magazine covers and stuff, and then I try to live a really normal life. I definitely don't try to make it into any more craziness than it is."
- Kate Bosworth
(Related: Life, Job)

"The other day a friend called and told me they made a porn film using the title of my first movie. I guess you know you've made it when there's a porn parody of a movie you've done."
- Kate Bosworth
(Related: Friend, Day, Film, First)

"Acting is a life experience. I'm always learning things when I'm making a movie. So the fame part of it is fine when you consider what you get out of this job."
- Kate Bosworth
(Related: Life, Experience, Acting, Fame, Job, Learning)

"That's the funniest thing about portraying certain things on screen, sitting next to your parents and they get to see this glimpse of me kissing another guy."
- Kate Bosworth
(Related: Kissing, Parents)

"People respected my experience, they hire me, they pay me what I am worth to coach their team."
- Anatoli Boukreev
(Related: Experience, People, Coach, Worth)

"A teacher is never too smart to learn from his pupils. But while runners differ, basic principles never change. So it's a matter of fitting your current practices to fit the event and the individual. See, what's good for you might not be worth a darn for the next guy."
- Bill Bowerman
(Related: Change, Principles, Worth)

"But I've got to think of myself as the luckiest guy. Robert Johnson only had one album's worth of work as his legacy. That's all that life allowed him."
- David Bowie
(Related: Life, Work, Worth)

"We cannot arrive at Shakespeare's whole dramatic way of looking at the world from his tragedies alone, as we can arrive at Milton's way of regarding things, or at Wordsworth's or at Shelley's, by examining almost any one of their important works."
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Related: Shakespeare, World)

"Shakespeare's idea of the tragic fact is larger than this idea and goes beyond it; but it includes it, and it is worth while to observe the identity of the two in a certain point which is often ignored."
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Related: Idea, Fact, Identity, Shakespeare, Worth)

"The one self-knowledge worth having is to know one's own mind."
- F. H. Bradley
(Related: Mind, Self, Worth)

"I'm trying to make a case for those people who don't have a sense of belonging that they should have, that there is something really worthwhile in having a sense of belonging, and recasting and looking at our modern history."
- Billy Bragg
(Related: History, People, Sense, Trying)

"Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: World, Worth)

"Iraq is a better place, absolutely worth it."
- Paul Bremer
(Related: Iraq, Worth)

"What one hides is worth neither more nor less than what one finds. And what one hides from oneself is worth neither more nor less than what one allows others to find."
- Andre Breton
(Related: Worth)

"With regard to the ballot, it is worthy of remark that no meeting has been held in favour of Reform at which the ballot has not been strongly insisted upon."
- John Bright
(Related: Meeting, Reform)

"Any Reform Bill which is worth a moment's thought, or the smallest effort to carry it, must at least double, and it ought to do much more than double, the representation of the metropolitan boroughs and of all the great cities of the United Kingdom."
- John Bright
(Related: Thought, Cities, Effort, Reform, United, Worth)

"In New York one lives in the moment rather more than Socrates advised, so that at a party or alone in your room it will always be difficult to guess at the long term worth of anything."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Party, Will, Worth)

"But, sir, they have written me down upon the history of the country as worthy of expulsion, and in no unkindness I must tell them that for all future time my self-respect requires that I shall pass them as strangers."
- Preston Brooks
(Related: History, Time, Country, Future, Self, Strangers, Unkindness)

"A born poet knows in his cradle that a poetic life is the only life worth living."
- James Broughton
(Related: Life, Living, Worth)

"Is the minor convenience of allowing the present generation the luxury of doubling its energy consumption every 10 years worth the major hazard of exposing the next 20,000 generations to this lethal waste?"
- David R. Brower
(Related: Energy, Generations, Luxury, Present, Waste, Worth, Years)

"I kept thinking, 'Somebody has to make a food show that is actually educational and entertaining at the same time... a show that got down to the 'why things happen.' Plus, I hated my job - I didn't think it was very worthwhile."
- Alton Brown
(Related: Food, Time, Job, Thinking)

"No one is worthy of a good home here or in heaven that is not willing to be in peril for a good cause."
- John Mason Brown
(Related: Home, Cause, Heaven)

"In its famous paradox, the equation of money and excrement, psychoanalysis becomes the first science to state what common sense and the poets have long known - that the essence of money is in its absolute worthlessness."
- Norman O. Brown
(Related: Money, Science, Common sense, Famous, First, Paradox, Poets, Psychoanalysis, State)

"Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you learn to do it well."
- Steve Brown
(Related: Worth)

"If you want an accounting of your worth, count your friends."
- Merry Browne
(Related: Friends, Want, Worth)

"Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles."
- Thomas Browne
(Related: May)

"You usually have to wait for that which is worth waiting for."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Waiting, Worth)

"The struggle is always worthwhile, if the end be worthwhile and the means honorable; foreknowledge of defeat is not sufficient reason to withdraw from the contest."
- Steven Brust
(Related: Defeat, End, Reason, Struggle)

"The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it."
- James Bryce
(Related: Worth)

"Because bankers measure their self-worth in money, and pay themselves a lot of it, they think they're fine fellows and don't need to explain themselves."
- James Buchan
(Related: Money, Measure, Self)

"T Bone and I grew up together in Fort Worth, Texas. He had his own recording studio by the time he was seventeen years old. When we were both nineteen he made the first archival recording of my voice."
- Betty Buckley
(Related: Time, First, Old, Voice, Worth, Years)

"If it doesn't work out there will never be any doubt that the pleasure was worth all the pain."
- Jimmy Buffett
(Related: Work, Doubt, Pain, Pleasure, Will, Worth)

"This fact lays on us - so long as the maintenance of good relations with Russia seems to us worth an effort - the duty of satisfying Russia that she has no need to fear any invasion of her sphere of interests on Germany's part."
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Related: Fear, Duty, Effort, Fact, Germany, Russia, Worth)

"There is good in everything; it's just how you choose to look at it. Everything that's worth it has a price. For me to be a model - I had to leave my family. Do you think I liked that? No! There are sacrifices. Life is meant to be a challenge, because challenges are what make you grow."
- Gisele Bundchen
(Related: Life, Family, Challenge, Worth)

"There is a power in public opinion in this country - and I thank God for it: for it is the most honest and best of all powers - which will not tolerate an incompetent or unworthy man to hold in his weak or wicked hands the lives and fortunes of his fellow-citizens."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Power, God, Country, Man, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Unworthy, Will)

"To despise riches, may, indeed, be philosophic, but to dispense them worthily, must surely be more beneficial to mankind."
- Fanny Burney
(Related: Mankind, May)

"I knew that if I wrote a new book every six months or every year, if I continued to read great books, eventually I would write something worthy of publication. I understood I might be in my forties or my fifties or even my sixties, but I felt confident that it would happen."
- Augusten Burroughs
(Related: Books, Months)

"For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice - no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Love, Work, Gold, Patience, Promises, Self, Service, Worth)

"Carefully execute every instruction given to you by the director, producer, and studio. But that would be a life not worth living."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Life, Living, Worth)

"This way of life is worth defending."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Life, Worth)

"You can not be afraid when you get to this level to teach. I don't care what level you're at, if you don't teach, you're worthless."
- Mike Butcher
(Related: Care)

"There is no doubt that Iraqis, like Australians and Americans, love and desire freedom. However, if freedom doesn't mean the right to complete self-determination, unfettered by interests other than one's own, then that freedom is less than worthless - it's oppression."
- Amir Butler
(Related: Love, Americans, Desire, Doubt, Freedom, Oppression, Right, Self)

"Third, for people who aren't doing it already, take classes - they're worthwhile. Workshops or classes - a workshop is where you do actually get feedback on your work, not just something where you go and sit for a day."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: Work, People, Day)

"A sense of humor keen enough to show a man his own absurdities will keep him from the commission of all sins, or nearly all, save those worth committing."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Humor, Man, Sense, Will, Worth)

"Is life worth living? This is a question for an embryo not for a man."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Life, Living, Man, Question, Worth)

"But I do mean to say, I have heard her declare, When at the same moment she had on a dress Which cost five hundred dollars, and not a cent less, And jewelry worth ten times more, I should guess, That she had not a thing in the wide world to wear!"
- William Allen Butler
(Related: Dress, World, Worth)

"Don't go through life, grow through life."
- Eric Butterworth
(Related: Life)

"Fundamentalists believe Jesus was God becoming man. I believe that Jesus was man becoming God."
- Eric Butterworth
(Related: God, Man)

"Evil, and evil spirits, devils and devil possession, are the outgrowth of man's inadequate consciousness of God. We must avoid thinking of evil as a thing in itself - a force that works against man or, against God, if you will."
- Eric Butterworth
(Related: God, Consciousness, Devil, Force, Man, Possession, Spirits, Thinking, Will)

"We don't change what we are, we change what we think what we are."
- Eric Butterworth
(Related: Change)

"The one thing that a fish can never find is water; and the one thing that man can never find is God."
- Eric Butterworth
(Related: God, Fish, Man, Water)

"Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things."
- Eric Butterworth
(Related: Money, Living, Poverty, Prosperity, Thinking)

"Our job is not to set things right but to see them right."
- Eric Butterworth
(Related: Job, Right)

"One of the best things to do sometimes is simply to be."
- Eric Butterworth
"Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment."
- Eric Butterworth
(Related: Achievement, Accomplishment, Man, Nothing)

"Your fortune is not something to find but to unfold."
- Eric Butterworth
(Related: Fortune)

"God can only do for you what He can do through you."
- Eric Butterworth
(Related: God)

"While many people are trying to be in tune with infinite, what they really are is in tune with the indefinite."
- Eric Butterworth
(Related: People, Infinite, Trying)

"I am not what I think. I am thinking what I think."
- Eric Butterworth
(Related: Thinking)

"Where you are in consciousness has everything to do with what you see in experience."
- Eric Butterworth
(Related: Experience, Consciousness)

"It will give them the opportunity to show themselves worthy of the respect and friendship of peace-loving nations, and in time, to take an honorable place among members of the United Nations."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Friendship, Time, Peace, Opportunity, Nations, Respect, United, Will)

"Only the other world has substance and reality; only good deeds and holy learning have tangible worth."
- Abraham Cahan
(Related: Deeds, Learning, Reality, World, Worth)

"There is not a single injustice in Northern Ireland that is worth the loss of a single British soldier or a single Irish citizen either."
- James Callaghan
(Related: Injustice, Ireland, Irish, Loss, Worth)

"I wish more people felt that photography was an adventure the same as life itself and felt that their individual feelings were worth expressing. To me, that makes photography more exciting."
- Harry Callahan
(Related: Life, People, Feelings, Adventure, Photography, Worth)

"What is the worth of anything, But for the happiness 'twill bring?"
- Richard Owen Cambridge
(Related: Happiness, Worth)

"We spend billions of pounds on welfare, yet millions are trapped on welfare. It's not worth their while going into work."
- David Cameron
(Related: Work, Welfare, Worth)

"When we are angry or depressed in our creativity, we have misplaced our power. We have allowed someone else to determine our worth, and then we are angry at being undervalued."
- Julia Margaret Cameron
(Related: Power, Creativity, Being, Worth)

"There are MAYBE 30 years worth of ideas out there... watch for the feature version of ER in about 25 years... Hollywood has become hopelessly chained to the bottom line."
- Bruce Campbell
(Related: Ideas, Hollywood, Worth, Years)

"I work very hard and I'm worth every cent."
- Naomi Campbell
(Related: Work, Worth)

"I make a lot of money and I'm worth every cent."
- Naomi Campbell
(Related: Money, Worth)

"I like to talk on TV about those things that aren't worth writing about."
- Truman Capote
(Related: Talk, Worth, Writing)

"Only as long as a company can produce a desired, worthwhile, and needed product or service, and can command the public, will it receive the public dollar and succeed."
- Curtis Carlson
(Related: Company, Public, Service, Succeed, Will)

"Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Truth, Goodness, Man, Nothing, Past)

"Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Conviction)

"Conviction never so excellent, is worthless until it coverts itself into conduct."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Conviction)

"When the first big paycheque with 'Dumb And Dumber' hit, I went: 'Gosh, I wonder if this will affect my performance. Will I do a take and think, was that worth $7 million?' But that never happened. If anything, it made me rebel against that thing when people who get rich start playing it safe."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: People, Performance, First, Will, Wonder, Worth)

"Before I do anything, I think, well what hasn't been seen. Sometimes, that turns out to be something ghastly and not fit for society. And sometimes that inspiration becomes something that's really worthwhile."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Society, Inspiration)

"I think the thing to remember, though, the next time you hear someone who is really certain that he is on the side of the angels, is that the idea of angels was created by human beings, who are famous for being frequently untrustworthy and occasional."
- Jon Carroll
(Related: Time, Idea, Angels, Being, Famous)

"One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others."
- Lewis Carroll
(Related: Life, Secrets, Worth)

"If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners."
- Johnny Carson
(Related: Eating, Television)

"You have to take a huge loss financially to do a play. You have to put aside the commercials and the speeches and the other things that put money on the table, and really save up to do it. And that's what I've done here. But it's worth it to me to be in a really good play."
- Dixie Carter
(Related: Money, Loss, Play, Worth)

"Well I tried to, but I could never write anything that I liked or was worthwhile. I threw it all out and realized that I had to make a serious study- that my tastes were far more advanced than my abilities."
- Elliott Carter
(Related: Study)

"The best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Freedom)

"There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation - veneer isn't worth anything."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Life, Achievement, Preparation, Worth)

"You must work - we must all work to make the world worthy of its children."
- Pablo Casals
(Related: Work, Children, World)

"Worthy or not, my life is my subject, and my subject is my life."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Life)

"In fact, to gull a fool seems to me an exploit worthy of a witty man."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Fact, Fool, Man, Witty)

"In short, our response as a party should be to work to solve the crises that produce crisis pregnancies, and work to make life worth living for mother and child, rather than victimize the child as a way of dealing with the crisis."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Life, Work, Mother, Crisis, Living, Party, Worth)

"If you stick with a vision, it might not all work, but some of it will be absolute genius. To me, 15 minutes worth of absolute genius in a film is so much better than two hours of mediocrity. I would rather pay to see something different like that."
- Kim Cattrall
(Related: Work, Genius, Vision, Film, Mediocrity, Will, Worth)

"But if our sex would but well consider and rationally ponder, they will perceive and find that it is neither words nor place that can advance them, but worth and merit."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Sex, Merit, Will, Words, Worth)

"I felt unworthy to play Jesus. I just accepted the responsibility and said, 'What actor wouldn't want to play this role?'"
- Jim Caviezel
(Related: Actor, Play, Responsibility, Unworthy, Want)

"Life is filigree work. What is written clearly is not worth much, it's the transparency that counts."
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine
(Related: Life, Work, Worth)

"I do not know any way to explain why God's grace touches a man who seems unworthy of it."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: God, Grace, Man, Unworthy)

"Real worth requires no interpreter: its everyday deeds form its emblem."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Deeds, Worth)

"I think hopefully we've got enough brain cells left to decide if our music is really worth something."
- Will Champion
(Related: Music, Worth)

"O wise man! Give your wealth only to the worthy and never to others. The water of the sea received by the clouds is always sweet."
- Chanakya
(Related: Wealth, Clouds, Sea, Water)

"One good anecdote is worth a volume of biography."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Biography, Worth)

"Civilization, to be worthy of the name, must afford other methods of settling human differences than those of blood letting."
- Ralph Chaplin
(Related: Civilization, Blood, Name)

"We inherit nothing truly, but what our actions make us worthy of."
- George Chapman
(Related: Actions, Nothing)

"Be free all worthy spirits, and stretch yourselves, for greatness and for height."
- George Chapman
(Related: Greatness, Spirits)

"Others, amounting to four novels and a mess of short stories which I did not think worth preserving, I have done my best to eliminate from the record by refusing all requests for permission to reprint them, and I hope I have done a good job of making them hard to unearth."
- Leslie Charteris
(Related: Hope, Job, Worth)

"If the Constitution is worth anything, if the Declaration of Independence is worth anything, if the boys who died on the field of battle did not die in vain, fair employment practices are correct and necessary."
- Dennis Chavez
(Related: Battle, Boys, Constitution, Independence, Worth)

"Choosing one's leaders is an affirmation that the person making the choice has inherent worth."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: Affirmation, Choice, Leaders, Worth)

"Half the joy of life is in little things taken on the run... but let us keep our hearts young and our eyes open that nothing worth our while shall escape us."
- Victor Cherbuliez
(Related: Life, Eyes, Joy, Nothing, Open, Worth)

"The Great Inflation of the 1970s destroyed faith in paper assets, because if you held a bond, suddenly the bond was worth much less money than it was before."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Faith, Money, Inflation, Worth)

"Is anything worth it?"
- Mary Chesnut
(Related: Worth)

"Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Worth)

"If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Worth)

"I feel sorry for the person who can't get genuinely excited about his work. Not only will he never be satisfied, but he will never achieve anything worthwhile."
- Walter Chrysler
(Related: Work, Will)

"I'm not so proud to think that anything is unworthy, and I don't think I was that way 10 years ago."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Unworthy, Years)

"Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Soul, Enemies, Nothing)

"Glory - once achieved, what is it worth?"
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Glory, Worth)

"It is not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Killing, Worth)

"I just managed to convince my grandmother that it was a worth while that was something to do, you know, and when I did finally get the guitar, it didn't seem that difficult to me, to be able to make a good noise out of it."
- Eric Clapton
(Related: Guitar, Worth)

"May He who holds in his hands the destinies of nations, make you worthy of the favors He has bestowed, and enabled you with pure hearts and hands and sleepless vigilance, to guard and defend to the end of time, the great charge He has committed to your keeping."
- J. Reuben Clark
(Related: Time, End, Favors, May, Nations, Vigilance)

"The market tends to pay as a wage what an individual laborer is worth. But the case last studied suggests the question how accurately the law operates in practice. May it not be an honest law, but be so vitiated in its working as to give a dishonest result?"
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Law, May, Practice, Question, Result, Wage, Worth)

"Experience alone can give a final answer. The knowledge gained in a few years by a commission of the kind suggested would be worth more than volumes of mere assertions and contradictions."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Worth, Years)

"Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. They may be summed up by the phrases: 1- It's completely impossible. 2- It's possible, but it's not worth doing. 3- I said it was a good idea all along."
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: Idea, May, Worth)

"I don't pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about."
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: Answers, Questions, Thinking, Worth)

"New ideas pass through three periods: 1) It can't be done. 2) It probably can be done, but it's not worth doing. 3) I knew it was a good idea all along!"
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: Idea, Ideas, Worth)

"I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it."
- Voltairine de Cleyre
(Related: Men, Women, Liberty, Worth)

"I see no marks of Wordsworths style of writing or style of thinking in my own work, yet Wordsworth is a constant presence when I write about human beings and their relations to the natural world."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: Work, Style, Thinking, World, Writing)

"There are works of literature whose influence is strong but indirect because it is mediated through the whole of the culture rather than immediately through imitation. Wordsworth is the case that comes to mind."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: Culture, Imitation, Influence, Literature, Mind)

"Things are worth what they will fetch at a sale."
- Edward Coke
(Related: Will, Worth)

"Your faithfulness makes you trustworthy to God."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: God, Faithfulness)

"Men are limited by the knowledge of their minds, the worth of their characters and the principles upon which they are building their lives."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Men, Knowledge, Building, Principles, Worth)

"Exclusively of the abstract sciences, the largest and worthiest portion of our knowledge consists of aphorisms: and the greatest and best of men is but an aphorism."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Men, Knowledge)

"Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Pity, Worth, Writer)

"Taking the time to read to children is not only a worthwhile investment but also a wonderful experience. I have visited 119 schools in Maine, and these visits are among the most rewarding experiences in my career in public service."
- Susan Collins
(Related: Time, Experience, Career, Children, Investment, Public, Schools, Service)

"Prior to Wordsworth, humor was an essential part of poetry. I mean, they don't call them Shakespeare comedies for nothing."
- William Collins
(Related: Humor, Poetry, Nothing, Shakespeare)

"There are three difficulties in authorship: to write anything worth publishing, to find honest men to publish it, and to find sensible men to read it."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Men, Difficulties, Publishing, Worth)

"To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it, and get sensible people to read it, are the three great difficulties in being an author."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: People, Being, Difficulties, Publishing, Worth)

"I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely. I have found the sweetest consolation since I made it my whole purpose to enjoy His marvellous Presence."
- Christopher Columbus
(Related: Purpose, Grace, Mercy)

"Instead of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, see to the (be?) worthy of being known."
- Confucius
(Related: Being, May, Office)

"When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves."
- Confucius
(Related: Character, Worth)

"Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear."
- William Congreve
(Related: Fear, Uncertainty, Worth)

"Love may not make the world go round, but I must admit that it makes the ride worthwhile."
- Sean Connery
(Related: Love, May, World)

"No one over thirty-five is worth meeting who has not something to teach us, - something more than we could learn for ourselves, from a book."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Meeting, Worth)

"Truth of a modest sort I can promise you, and also sincerity. That complete, praiseworthy sincerity which, while it delivers one into the hands of one's enemies, is as likely as not to embroil one with one's friends."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Truth, Enemies, Friends, Promise, Sincerity)

"I think the Space Shuttle is worth one billion dollars a launch. I think that it is worth two billion dollars for what it does. I think the Shuttle is worth it for the work it does."
- Pete Conrad
(Related: Work, Space, Worth)

"I am worth some study, if for no one else but myself. I hope that you feel likewise... even if only about yourself."
- David J. Cook
(Related: Hope, Study, Worth)

"Nobody's going to write a book about me, because nobody's going to find anything worth writing a book about."
- Jack K. Cooke
(Related: Worth, Writing)

"We're charging what we're worth and we don't think we're worth $22.50. We take a lower cut than Pearl Jam."
- Tre Cool
(Related: Worth)

"Fulfillment is often more trouble than it is worth."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Fulfillment, Trouble, Worth)

"Nothing natural can be wholly unworthy."
- Anna Julia Cooper
(Related: Nothing, Unworthy)

"Each is under the most sacred obligation not to squander the material committed to him, not to sap his strength in folly and vice, and to see at the least that he delivers a product worthy the labor and cost which have been expended on him."
- Anna Julia Cooper
(Related: Strength, Folly, Labor, Obligation, Vice)

"My version, of course, is not this flag-waving, let's all get on the Jesus train and ride out of hell. I'm not that kind of guy. It's an embrace that life is good, worth living and yeah, it's not easy, but there are more pluses than minuses."
- Billy Corgan
(Related: Life, Hell, Living, Worth)

"To die for one's country is such a worthy fate that all compete for so beautiful a death."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Death, Country, Fate)

"The manner of giving is worth more than the gift."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Giving, Worth)

"He who can live in infamy is unworthy of life."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Life, Unworthy)

"When we see men of worth, we should think of equalling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inward and examine ourselves."
- Gustave Courbet
(Related: Men, Character, Worth)

"It is very dangerous to have your self-worth riding on your results as an athlete."
- Jim Courier
(Related: Results, Self)

"The way a book is read, which is to say, the qualities a reader brings to a book can have as much to do with its worth as anything the author puts into it."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Worth)

"Ceremony leads her bigots forth, prepared to fight for shadows of no worth. While truths, on which eternal things depend, can hardly find a single friend."
- William Cowper
(Related: Friend, Ceremony, Fight, Shadows, Worth)

"The self is just not a worthy enough vehicle to worship."
- Peter Coyote
(Related: Self, Worship)

"The form of my poem rises out of a past that so overwhelms the present with its worth and vision that I'm at a loss to explain my delusion that there exist any real links between that past and a future worthy of it."
- Hart Crane
(Related: Vision, Delusion, Future, Loss, Past, Present, Worth)

"Recently I've been collecting Star Wars figures again. When I was a kid I couldn't afford them. Now I can so I've been buying them and keeping them in their box for a later date when they'll be worth a lot of money."
- Mackenzie Crook
(Related: Money, Buying, Now, Worth)

"To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worth while. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Education, Discipline, First, Mind, Reading, Worth)

"In the absence of willpower the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Willpower, Absence)

"The true knowledge or science which exists nowhere but in the mind itself, has no other entity at all besides intelligibility; and therefore whatsoever is clearly intelligible, is absolutely true."
- Ralph Cudworth
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Mind)

"Knowledge is not a passion from without the mind, but an active exertion of the inward strength, vigor and power of the mind, displaying itself from within."
- Ralph Cudworth
(Related: Power, Knowledge, Strength, Mind, Passion)

"Now all the knowledge and wisdom that is in creatures, whether angels or men, is nothing else but a participation of that one eternal, immutable and increased wisdom of God."
- Ralph Cudworth
(Related: Wisdom, Men, God, Knowledge, Angels, Nothing, Participation)

"Sense is a line, the mind is a circle. Sense is like a line which is the flux of a point running out from itself, but intellect like a circle that keeps within itself."
- Ralph Cudworth
(Related: Intellect, Mind, Running, Sense)

"When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels."
- Edward Dahlberg
(Related: Life, Suicide)

"I found myself getting more publicly shy when the gala events and big crowds started. Some people embrace it. To me, it's not worth enough to risk my private life being public."
- Matt Damon
(Related: Life, People, Being, Crowds, Events, Public, Risk, Worth)

"I really liked Yale, although it was extremely intimidating. When I visited the campus, I was hiding behind trees, I felt so unworthy."
- Claire Danes
(Related: Trees, Unworthy)

"If you can't believe a little in what you see on the screen, it's not worth wasting your time on cinema."
- Serge Daney
(Related: Time, Cinema, Worth)

"If life doesn't offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
(Related: Life, Worth)

"Show my head to the people, it is worth seeing."
- Georges Jacques Danton
(Related: People, Worth)

"Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: Causes, Fighting, Worth)

"A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Man, Worth)

"Your problem is you're... too busy holding onto your unworthiness."
- Ram Dass
"Almost everyone will find something in our services worth paying for."
- Gavyn Davies
(Related: Will, Worth)

"Sometimes it would be nice to just have some red wine with dinner, but it's not worth the risk. I have a great life, a great situation. Why would I want to risk self-destructive behaviour?"
- Kristin Davis
(Related: Life, Risk, Self, Want, Wine, Worth)

"Granted, prostate exams aren't the most enjoyable things in the world, but they only last about 10 seconds. It's well worth it. Just think of the possible consequences if you don't get it done."
- Len Dawson
(Related: Consequences, World, Worth)

"It was in our power to set high price for our blood, a price too high for the Arab community, the Arab army, or the Arab governments to think it worth paying."
- Moshe Dayan
(Related: Power, Army, Blood, Community, Worth)

"This is how it has been since time began: If you want to make something really worthwhile and true, then you have to suffer for it."
- Iris DeMent
(Related: Time, Want)

"Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence."
- Democritus
(Related: Men, Trust, Prudence, Silly, Worth)

"The beauty, the poetry of the fear in their eyes. I didn't mind going to jail for, what, five, six hours? It was absolutely worth it."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: Poetry, Beauty, Fear, Eyes, Mind, Worth)

"There are four questions of value in life... What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: Love, Life, Dying, Living, Questions, Spirit, Value, Worth)

"Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Joy, Sorrow, Worth)

"To gain what is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else."
- Bernadette Devlin
(Related: Gain, May, Worth)

"The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better."
- John Dewey
(Related: Man, Unworthy)

"Thousands of years ago, humans domesticated every possible large wild mammal species fulfilling all those criteria and worth domesticating, with the result that there have been no valuable additions of domestic animals in recent times, despite the efforts of modern science."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Science, Animals, Result, Worth, Years)

"Self-respect is a question of recognizing that anything worth having has a price."
- Joan Didion
(Related: Question, Self, Worth)

"I am flattered that they think that many people would enjoy my work. I don't approach any genre a different way than I may approach another one. I treat every role I do like a role worthy of applying whatever kind of tactic, process and talent I have."
- Vin Diesel
(Related: Work, Talent, People, May)

"I'm worth more dead than alive. Don't cry for me after I'm gone; cry for me now."
- Marlene Dietrich
(Related: Now, Worth)

"America took me into her bosom when there was no longer a country worthy of the name, but in my heart I am German - German in my soul."
- Marlene Dietrich
(Related: Soul, Heart, America, Country, Name)

"The dedicated life is worth living. You must give with your whole heart."
- Annie Dillard
(Related: Life, Heart, Living, Worth)

"Before you can win, you have to believe you are worthy."
- Mike Ditka
"Whatever I do, I attempt to do it fully. I try, and don't always succeed, to be thorough. There are musicians who do not know their worth, and if they knew it at one time, it has eluded them. I know my worth. You try not to dwell in the past."
- Bill Dixon
(Related: Time, Musicians, Past, Succeed, Worth)

"Television is not the exclusive target of promoters. Is Superman really worthy of a Newsweek cover?"
- Phil Donahue
(Related: Television)

"But I guess the lesson is this: If you don't have confidence in yourself and think that you are worth hiring, or whatever it is, you can't expect anyone else to."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: Confidence, Hiring, Worth)

"A real gentleman, even if he loses everything he owns, must show no emotion. Money must be so far beneath a gentleman that it is hardly worth troubling about."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Money, Emotion, Gentleman, Worth)

"People really feel the need to share how the series has touched their lives, and that's been very moving. We're enormously grateful to the fans of the show. They've been extremely loyal to us season after season, and they make it all worthwhile."
- Roma Downey
(Related: People, Fans)

"In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject quite so worthy of my attention."
- Jay Dratler
(Related: Attention, Self)

"You can never be guaranteed good roles because of an award, but I think your profile and net worth as a performer has to do with awards, unfortunately."
- Minnie Driver
(Related: Awards, Worth)

"To become Christ-like is the only thing in the whole world worth caring for, the thing before which every ambition of man is folly and all lower achievement vain."
- Henry Drummond
(Related: Achievement, Ambition, Caring, Christ, Folly, Man, World, Worth)

"I spent a lot of time between bars like this."
- Tammy Duckworth
(Related: Time)

"My arm bones looked like chicken bones."
- Tammy Duckworth
"My experience in Iraq made me realize, and during the recovery, that I could have died. And I just had to do more with my life."
- Tammy Duckworth
(Related: Experience, Life, Iraq)

"My therapist would be so happy to know I'm doing all this walking. They've done a great job of putting me back together, haven't they?"
- Tammy Duckworth
(Related: Job, Walking)

"I always think it's important to choose your initial theme very carefully because you're going to be married to it for a long time. You might have to generate an hour's worth of music from a very short, little piece of theme."
- Anne Dudley
(Related: Music, Time, Worth)

"At first, when I got bad press and people would talk bad about my family or something like that, I would get really upset, but now it's just not worth my energy."
- Hilary Duff
(Related: Family, People, Energy, First, Now, Press, Talk, Worth)

"I feel it most in my work, because there aren't roles about women who are spiritually evolving. That anyone would even write something like that, something that's worth doing, would be a miracle!"
- Olympia Dukakis
(Related: Women, Work, Worth)

"Anyway, I went out and bought thousands of dollars worth of mature clothes so I'd look like a person to be taken seriously, instead of a pretty little twit."
- Shelley Duvall
(Related: Clothes, Pretty, Worth)

"The common erotic project of destroying women makes it possible for men to unite into a brotherhood; this project is the only firm and trustworthy groundwork for cooperation among males and all male bonding is based on it."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Men, Women, Brotherhood, Cooperation, Project)

"Self-worth comes from one thing - thinking that you are worthy."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Self, Thinking)

"A good scare is worth more than good advice."
- J. W. Eagan
(Related: Advice, Worth)

"Flying might not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price."
- Amelia Earhart
(Related: Flying, Fun, Worth)

"Adventure is worthwhile in itself."
- Amelia Earhart
(Related: Adventure)

"Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography."
- George Eastman
(Related: Love, Key, Light, Photography, Will, Worth)

"I have some assets that over time will be worth something. I've been in the process of selling others."
- Bernie Ebbers
(Related: Time, Selling, Will, Worth)

"An orator is the worse person to tell a plain fact."
- Maria Edgeworth
(Related: Fact)

"Business was his aversion; Pleasure was his business."
- Maria Edgeworth
(Related: Business, Pleasure)

"Fortune's wheel never stands still the highest point is therefore the most perilous."
- Maria Edgeworth
(Related: Fortune)

"How success changes the opinion of men!"
- Maria Edgeworth
(Related: Success, Opinion)

"I've a great fancy to see my own funeral afore I die."
- Maria Edgeworth
(Related: Fancy)

"Our Irish blunders are never blunders of the heart."
- Maria Edgeworth
(Related: Heart, Irish)

"Some people talk of morality, and some of religion, but give me a little snug property."
- Maria Edgeworth
(Related: Religion, Morality, People, Property, Talk)

"Surely it is much more generous to forgive and remember, than to forgive and forget."
- Maria Edgeworth
(Related: Forget)

"The bore is usually considered a harmless creature, or of that class of irrationa bipeds who hurt only themselves."
- Maria Edgeworth
(Related: Class, Hurt)

"The human heart, at whatever age, opens only to the heart that opens in return."
- Maria Edgeworth
(Related: Age, Heart)

"The law, in our case, seems to make the right; and the very reverse ought to be done - the right should make the law."
- Maria Edgeworth
(Related: Law, Right)

"The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Work, Common sense, Hard work, Worth)

"When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Result, Worth)

"Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Worth)

"The secret of the truly successful, I believe, is that they learned very early in life how not to be busy. They saw through that adage, repeated to me so often in childhood, that anything worth doing is worth doing well."
- Barbara Ehrenreich
(Related: Life, Successful, Childhood, Worth)

"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Life)

"There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Battle, Blood, Glory, Worth)

"The free world must not prove itself worthy of its own past."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Past, World)

"Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Age, Women, Fear, Living, Middle age, Reason, Worth, Years, Youth)

"It's just hard. I wish the studios felt there was more value in these themes and these pieces of material - that they're worth protecting more. Because then it just wouldn't happen. If the studios cared, the stuff would be stopped in a second."
- Danny Elfman
(Related: Value, Worth)

"One man with a head on his shoulders is worth a dozen without."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: Man, Worth)

"I would rather go to any extreme than suffer anything that is unworthy of my reputation, or of that of my crown."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: Extreme, Reputation, Unworthy)

"One can know nothing of giving aught that is worthy to give unless one also knows how to take."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Giving, Nothing)

"Not until, years later, I found my true interest in life did I discover that I could master a subject, no matter how difficult, if it helped me in what I wanted to do."
- Lincoln Ellsworth
(Related: Life, Interest, Years)

"One of the things that made me persist in the Antarctic in the face of sickening discouragements was my determination to name a portion of the earth's surface after my father."
- Lincoln Ellsworth
(Related: Father, Determination, Earth, Name)

"If I did not have for him the warm affection a son feels toward a less austere and preoccupied father, I at least had an immense respect for him, and a great admiration."
- Lincoln Ellsworth
(Related: Father, Son, Admiration, Affection, Respect)

"If North Korea is allowed to maintain its nuclear weapons programs, other nations may well follow suit and some may buy such weapons from the North Koreans."
- Robert F. Ellsworth
(Related: May, Nations, Weapons)

"I try hard not to preach, but I get carried away, which is a mistake, but it's a risk worth running."
- Ben Elton
(Related: Mistake, Risk, Running, Worth)

"An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Action, Theory, Worth)

"Here is he laid to whom for daring deed, nor friend nor foe could render worthy meed."
- Quintus Ennius
(Related: Friend, Deed)

"Today's developer is a poor substitute for the committed entrepreneur of the last century for whom the work of architecture represented a chance to celebrate the worth of his enterprise."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Architecture, Work, Chance, Poor, Today, Worth)

"My dogs are a priority and a big responsibility... but the payoffs are well worth it."
- Will Estes
(Related: Dogs, Responsibility, Worth)

"One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives."
- Euripides
(Related: Friend, Relatives, Worth)

"What do you do with what you're given, and how do you transform it into something worthwhile?"
- Donald Fagen
"Each of the Arts whose office is to refine, purify, adorn, embellish and grace life is under the patronage of a Muse, no god being found worthy to preside over them."
- Eliza Farnham
(Related: Life, God, Being, Grace, Office)

"No I didn't audition, I didn't even know David Lynch till the week before I started the film."
- Richard Farnsworth
(Related: Film)

"David Lynch was very good, very patient with us, and the reaction in the United States seems pretty good."
- Richard Farnsworth
(Related: Pretty, states, United)

"I don't know if you saw the parting of the Red Sea with the chariots on the horses, I did stuff like that."
- Richard Farnsworth
(Related: Horses, Parting, Sea)

"I was a stunt man for 35 years."
- Richard Farnsworth
(Related: Man, Years)

"I worked for John Ford, Howard Hawks, Henry Hathaway, Raoul Walsh - I worked for some real good directors."
- Richard Farnsworth
(Related: Hawks)

"I worked for Sam Peckinpah on quite a bit of action in his films, and he got excited once in a while."
- Richard Farnsworth
(Related: Action)

"I worked with Cecil B DeMille quite a few times."
- Richard Farnsworth
"But I don't really care for directors flaring up and trying to humble some actor, which they would do to try and make an example out of them so everybody else would stay on the ball - and David wasn't anything like that."
- Richard Farnsworth
(Related: Actor, Care, Example, Trying)

"We are the men of intrinsic value, who can strike our fortunes out of ourselves, whose worth is independent of accidents in life, or revolutions in government: we have heads to get money, and hearts to spend it."
- George Farquhar
(Related: Men, Life, Money, Accidents, Value, Worth)

"The die is set and Malcolm will not escape for the foolish talk he spoke against his benefactor, such a man, is worthy of death, and it would have been so, were it not for Muhammad's confidence that God would give him the victory over the enemies."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: God, Death, Victory, Confidence, Enemies, Man, Talk, Will)

"The decision of such judges as Claudius and his Senate is worth very little in the question of a man's innocence or guilt; but the sentence was that Seneca should be banished to the island of Corsica."
- Frederic William Farrar
(Related: Decision, Guilt, Innocence, Judges, Man, Question, Senate, Worth)

"The last sound on the worthless earth will be two human beings trying to launch a homemade spaceship and already quarreling about where they are going next."
- William Faulkner
(Related: Earth, Sound, Trying, Will)

"If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate: The "Ode on a Grecian Urn" is worth any number of old ladies."
- William Faulkner
(Related: Mother, Ladies, Old, Will, Worth, Writer)

"An idea isn't worth much until a man is found who has the energy and ability to make it work."
- William Feather
(Related: Work, Idea, Ability, Energy, Man, Worth)

"If a trip is worth taking, members of Congress should be prepared to justify paying for it out of their office accounts."
- Russ Feingold
(Related: Congress, Office, Worth)

"This has not been a legislative process worthy of the Senate. Members of the Judiciary Committee, as I just said, were implored to save their amendments for the floor. Then, when we got here, we were told no amendments could be accepted."
- Russ Feingold
(Related: Committee, Senate)

"Hype is the awkward and desperate attempt to convince journalists that what you've made is worth the misery of having to review it."
- Federico Fellini
(Related: Misery, Worth)

"I got sober. I stopped killing myself with alcohol. I began to think: 'Wait a minute - if I can stop doing this, what are the possibilities?' And slowly it dawned on me that it was maybe worth the risk."
- Craig Ferguson
(Related: Alcohol, Killing, Possibilities, Risk, Worth)

"If you think somebody cares about you and believes your life is worth saving, how can you give up?"
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Related: Life, Worth)

"If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize."
- Richard P. Feynman
(Related: Worth)

"The reason Saul Bellow doesn't talk to me anymore is because he knows his new novels are not worth reading."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: Reading, Reason, Talk, Worth)

"Worth begets in base minds, envy; in great souls, emulation."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Envy, Worth)

"In the sick room, ten cents' worth of human understanding equals ten dollars' worth of medical science."
- Martin H. Fischer
(Related: Medical, Science, Understanding, Worth)

"If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace."
- Hamilton Fish
(Related: Peace, Time, War, Country, Dying, Living, Worth)

"Freedom is not worth fighting for if it means no more than license for everyone to get as much as he can for himself."
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher
(Related: Fighting, Freedom, Worth)

"When somebody has convinced you that you're not worth anything to anybody anymore, and they spend a lot of time doing it, you start believing it yourself."
- Ric Flair
(Related: Time, Worth)

"Disco was brand new then and there were a few jocks that had monstrous sound systems but they wouldn't dare play this kind of music. They would never play a record where only two minutes of the song was all it was worth. They wouldn't buy those types of records."
- Grandmaster Flash
(Related: Music, Play, Song, Sound, Worth)

"You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies, and the importance of a work of art by the harm that is spoken of it."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Art, Work, Enemies, Harm, Importance, Man, Worth)

"Writing is a dog's life, but the only life worth living."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Life, Living, Worth, Writing)

"It is not necessarily true that expensive experiments are not worthwhile doing but there are plenty of rather cheap experiments which are certainly worth doing."
- Martin Fleischmann
(Related: Worth)

"I don't know whether you have done your calculations but, about two or three years back, I did a first assessment of what the first successful device would be worth and it came out at about 300 trillion dollars."
- Martin Fleischmann
(Related: Successful, Calculations, First, Worth, Years)

"Coming out of college with a degree in fine arts and painting isn't worth much any more."
- Dan Fogelberg
(Related: College, Painting, Worth)

"I also believe that writing becomes worthwhile and vitalized only through a full and exciting life."
- Esther Forbes
(Related: Life, Writing)

"Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Mistake, Achievement, May)

"We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we make today."
- Henry Ford
(Related: History, Present, Today, Tradition, Want, Worth)

"To place a man in a multi-stage rocket and project him into the controlling gravitational field of the moon where the passengers can make scientific observations, perhaps land alive, and then return to earth - all that constitutes a wild dream worthy of Jules Verne."
- Lee De Forest
(Related: Dream, Earth, Land, Man, Moon, Project)

"The more excited the rooster gets, the higher his voice goes. He's got a little bit of a Barney Fife quality to him."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Quality, Voice)

"If your neighbors think you're a detective because a cop always brings you home, you might be a redneck."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Home, Neighbors)

"If your working television sits on top of your non-working television, you might be a redneck."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Television)

"It's a weird sensation to be mad and learning at the same time."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Time, Learning)

"It's hard to think of yourself as a loser at 2 years old."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Old, Years)

"Little girls love dolls. They just don't love doll clothes. We've got four thousand dolls and ain't one of them got a stitch of clothes on."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Love, Clothes, Girls)

"My father-in-law gets up at 5 o'clock in the morning and watches the Discovery Channel. I don't know why there's this big rush to do this."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Father, Discovery)

"My wife is so analytical with raising kids, and I am not. My feeling is if they turn out good, then that means I was a good daddy and put a lot of effort into it. If they turn out bad, it means they took after her side of the family."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Family, Wife, Effort, Feeling, Kids)

"Nothing in life prepares you to be famous."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Life, Famous, Nothing)

"Now, it's true I married my wife for her looks... but not the ones she's been givin' me lately."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Wife, Now)

"People would say, Can we develop a sitcom around you? and I would say, Not interested. I'm very happy doing standup and writing and taking my kids to school."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: People, Kids, School, Writing)

"Pride is the first step in people unraveling and companies unraveling and relationships unraveling."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: People, First, Pride, Relationships)

"If you've ever made change in the offering plate, you might be a redneck."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Change)

"The designated driver program, it's not a desirable job. But if you ever get sucked into doing it, drop them off at the wrong house."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Job, Wrong)

"The stuff that made me mad 20 years ago doesn't really make me mad any more."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Years)

"There's no down time any more."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Time)

"What I hated was doing what somebody in LA thought Jeff Foxworthy ought to do."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Thought)

"When you get to your third millionth frequent flyer mile, I think something snaps in your brain."
- Jeff Foxworthy
"You may be a redneck if... you have spent more on your pickup truck than on your education."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Education, May)

"You may be a redneck if... your lifetime goal is to own a fireworks stand."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Goal, May)

"You might be a redneck if... the blue book value of your truck goes up and down depending on how much gas it has in it."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Value)

"You moon the wrong person at an office party and suddenly you're not 'professional' any more."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Moon, Office, Party, Wrong)

"That's the great thing about a tractor. You can't really hear the phone ring."
- Jeff Foxworthy
"I had to perform at the White House for the president, That's always kind of a weird set to try to put together."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: President)

"Watching a baby being born is a little like watching a wet St. Bernard coming in through the cat door."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Baby, Being)

"Being a comedian, people tell me stuff they shouldn't tell their therapist."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: People, Being)

"Between New York and LA, there's 200 million people that aren't hip, and they don't want to be hip."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: People, Want)

"Changing a diaper is a lot like getting a present from your grandmother - you're not sure what you've got but you're pretty sure you're not going to like it."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Present, Pretty)

"Did you know babies are nauseated by the smell of a clean shirt?"
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Babies)

"Find something in life that you love doing. If you make a lot of money, that's a bonus, and if you don't, you still won't hate going to work."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Life, Love, Work, Money, Hate)

"For the first time ever I was taking the family on the road. We stayed with my in-laws, which on life's list of experiences ranks right below sitting in a tub full of scissors."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Family, Time, Life, First, Right, Road)

"If you own a home with wheels on it and several cars without, you just might be a redneck."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Home)

"Have you ever seen people so ugly that you have to get someone else to verify it?"
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: People, Ugly)

"I have never been jealous. Not even when my dad finished fifth grade a year before I did."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Dad)

"I know God is real."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: God)

"I used to say that whenever people heard my Southern accent, they always wanted to deduct 100 IQ points."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: People)

"If you have a complete set of salad bowls and they all say Kool Whip on the side, you might be a redneck."
- Jeff Foxworthy
"If you ever start feeling like you have the goofiest, craziest, most dysfunctional family in the world, all you have to do is go to a state fair. Because five minutes at the fair, you'll be going, 'you know, we're alright. We are dang near royalty.'"
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Family, Feeling, Royalty, State, World)

"I've been to all 50 states, and traveled this whole country, and 90 percent of the people are good folks. The rest of them take after the other side of the family."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Family, People, Country, Rest, states)

"I know if mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy."
- Jeff Foxworthy
"I turned down a movie this summer because it was nine weeks in Vancouver and my oldest daughter is 14. I've got four more summers with her. I'm not giving away nine weeks of her summer to go do a silly movie."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Daughter, Giving, Silly, Summer)

"I tried real hard to play golf, and I was so bad at it they would have to check me for ticks at the end of the round because I'd spent about half the day in the woods."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Day, End, Golf, Play)

"I say, If everybody in this house lives where it's God first, friends and family second and you third, we won't ever have an argument."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Family, God, Argument, First, Friends)

"I refuse to this day to do e-mail because everybody I know that does it, it takes another two or three hours a day. I don't want to give two or three more hours away."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Day, Want)

"I really don't require a whole lot in life."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Life)

"If men have a smell it's usually an accident."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Men, Accident)

"But sweetly and discreetly love passes from person to person, from heart to heart, or it is nothing worth."
- Marie de France
(Related: Love, Heart, Nothing, Worth)

"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Reading, Worth, Writing)

"One today is worth two tomorrows."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Today, Worth)

"If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Reading, Worth, Writing)

"Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Habits, World, Worth)

"It's a sign of your own worth sometimes if you are hated by the right people."
- Miles Franklin
(Related: People, Right, Worth)

"No life's worth more than any other, no sister worth less than any brother."
- Michael Franti
(Related: Life, Sister, Brother, Worth)

"I believe you have a responsibility to comport yourself in a manner that gives an example to others. As a young man, I prayed for success. Now I pray just to be worthy of it."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Success, Example, Man, Now, Responsibility)

"If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn't worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it's life or death."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Death, Life, Challenge, Ocean, Open, Reality, Worth)

"The picture is all he feels about it, all he thinks worth preserving of it, all he invests it with. If all the qualities which a painter took from the model for his picture were really taken, no person could be painted twice."
- Lucian Freud
(Related: Worth)

"I won't apologize for ticket prices. I think we're well worth it. We consider ourselves in the elite touring acts, like the Stones, Elton John, Paul McCartney."
- Glenn Frey
(Related: Worth)

"Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Government)

"People became more interested in my love life than in me, and that has a certain effect. You start to feel very empty and worth nothing, you start to become a piece in a board game you never wanted to play."
- Anna Friel
(Related: Life, Love, People, Effect, Nothing, Play, Worth)

"Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Life, Love, Effort, Joy, Suffering, Walking, Will, Worth)

"I've always thought anyone can make money. Making a life worth living, that's the real test."
- Robert Fulghum
(Related: Life, Money, Thought, Living, Worth)

"We need to hear the excuses men make to themselves for their worthlessness."
- Margaret Fuller
(Related: Men, Excuses)

"I now know all the people worth knowing in America, and I find no intellect comparable to my own."
- Margaret Fuller
(Related: People, America, Intellect, Now, Worth)

"An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: God, Cheerfulness, Sadness, Worth)

"It's not worth it, it's not about money, especially when you're dealing with a culture. It should be about elevating the idea of what we are and who we are as people in the cinema, and that kind of stuff keeps dragging us back down."
- Antoine Fuqua
(Related: Money, People, Idea, Cinema, Culture, Worth)

"I've had grand pianos that are more expensive than, like, a year's worth of rent."
- Lady Gaga
(Related: Worth)

"And there never was an apple, in Adam's opinion, that wasn't worth the trouble you got into for eating it."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Eating, Opinion, Trouble, Worth)

"There's a certain part of the contented majority who love anybody who is worth a billion dollars."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Love, Majority, Worth)

"In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual."
- Galileo Galilei
(Related: Science, Authority, Questions, Worth)

"It is the fine excesses of life that make it worth living."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Life, Living, Worth)

"If you do not think about your future, you cannot have one."
- John Galsworthy
(Related: Future)

"When Man evolved Pity, he did a queer thing - deprived himself of the power of living life as it is without wishing it to become something different."
- John Galsworthy
(Related: Life, Power, Living, Man, Pity, Wishing)

"One's eyes are what one is, one's mouth is what one becomes."
- John Galsworthy
(Related: Eyes)

"Love has no age, no limit; and no death."
- John Galsworthy
(Related: Death, Love, Age)

"A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else."
- John Galsworthy
(Related: Actions, Man, Nothing)

"The French cook; we open tins."
- John Galsworthy
(Related: Open)

"He was afflicted by the thought that where Beauty was, nothing ever ran quite straight, which no doubt, was why so many people looked on it as immoral."
- John Galsworthy
(Related: Beauty, Thought, People, Doubt, Nothing)

"Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem."
- John Galsworthy
(Related: Idealism)

"Headlines twice the size of the events."
- John Galsworthy
(Related: Events)

"Religion was nearly dead because there was no longer real belief in future life; but something was struggling to take its place - service - social service - the ants creed, the bees creed."
- John Galsworthy
(Related: Religion, Life, Belief, Ants, Bees, Future, Service)

"The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy."
- John Galsworthy
(Related: Beginnings)

"A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it."
- John Galsworthy
(Related: Thought, Action, Man, State)

"Beginnings are always messy."
- John Galsworthy
(Related: Beginnings)

"There is one rule for politicians all over the world: Don't say in Power what you say in opposition; if you do, you only have to carry out what the other fellows have found impossible."
- John Galsworthy
(Related: Power, Opposition, Politicians)

"There is no principle worth the name if it is not wholly good."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Name, Worth)

"If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Faith, Time, End, Living, Patience, Will, Worth)

"An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Practice, Preaching, Worth)

"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Freedom, Worth)

"Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Duty, Rights, Worth)

"Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Confession, Prayer, Weakness)

"A god whose creation is so imperfect that he must be continually adjusting it to make it work properly seems to me a god of relatively low order, hardly worthy of any worship."
- Martin Gardner
(Related: Work, God, Creation, Order, Worship)

"A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Luck, Worth)

"If you put a ten dollar bill under the rug instead of spending it, that is capital formation. It represents ten dollars' worth of something that might have been immediately consumed, but wasn't."
- Garet Garrett
(Related: Worth)

"A great country worthy of the name does not have any friends."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Country, Friends, Name)

"If you are worthy of its affection, a cat will be your friend but never your slave."
- Theophile Gautier
(Related: Friend, Affection, Will)

"The way in which mathematicians and physicists and historians talk is quite different, and what a physicist means by physical intuition and what a mathematician means by beauty or elegance are things worth thinking about."
- Clifford Geertz
(Related: Beauty, Elegance, Historians, Intuition, Mathematicians, Talk, Thinking, Worth)

"I was no chief and never had been, but because I had been more deeply wronged than others, this honor was conferred upon me, and I resolved to prove worthy of the trust."
- Geronimo
(Related: Trust, Honor)

"I've managed to dodge the curse. Not all my family have. Of course, music helped me - music is all about civilization, about something worthwhile. It's all about ideas."
- Gordon Getty
(Related: Family, Music, Civilization, Ideas)

"A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Knowledge, Worth)

"This business is about working. It's really not about glamour. For me, the most glamorous thing about it is to b able to get on stage and perform my music for people. That's the privilege. And that's what all the work leads up to, and that's why it's worth it to me."
- Debbie Gibson
(Related: Business, Music, Work, People, Glamour, Privilege, Worth)

"I jumped off the wheel of fortune because I wanted to simplify things. Now I've fulfilled my obligations to myself by making my new record. I'd like it to sell millions of copies, but my self - worth is not based on chart positions."
- Roland Gift
(Related: Fortune, Now, Self, Worth)

"Namely the manager will assess what he believes a player is worth and he will discuss that with the board and then we will go after that target. If we can achieve it at that target, great, but if we can't we will have to move on to the next player."
- David Gill
(Related: Manager, Will, Worth)

"We are seeing at the Republican National Committee a phenomenon that is worth noting this week; maybe today, maybe tomorrow, maybe Wednesday, we will have a million first time donors since the president took office."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Time, Committee, First, Office, President, Republican, Today, Tomorrow, Will, Worth)

"SST was formed to put out the first Black Flag record. Basically, there wasn't anyone else to do it. I felt that what I was doing with Black Flag was very worthwhile, and I wanted to get it out there."
- Greg Ginn
(Related: First)

"Does that mean we should give up? Probably. But there are two issues worth considering. The first is - is it really true that drugs destroy the integrity of the game?"
- Malcolm Gladwell
(Related: Drugs, First, Integrity, Worth)

"A student will send me an urgent appeal to hear her, saying she is poor and wants my advice as to whether it is worth while to continue her studies. I invariably refuse such requests."
- Alma Gluck
(Related: Advice, Poor, Saying, Will, Worth)

"Nothing is worth more than this day."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Day, Nothing, Worth)

"If you modestly enjoy your fame you are not unworthy to rank with the holy."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Fame, Rank, Unworthy)

"He who has a task to perform must know how to take sides, or he is quite unworthy of it."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Unworthy)

"We ought to thank God for that. Yes, the man who tills the land is more worthy of respect than any."
- Nikolai Gogol
(Related: God, Land, Man, Respect)

"As far as the filmmaking process is concerned, stars are essentially worthless - and absolutely essential."
- William Goldman
(Related: Stars)

"The difference between a theatre with and without an audience is enormous. There is a palpable, critical energy created by the presence of the audience."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Difference, Energy, Theatre)

"Occasionally I have come across a last patch of snow on top of a mountain in late May or June. There's something very powerful about finding snow in summer."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: June, May, Snow, Summer)

"Once the fired stone is out of the kiln, it is still possible to mentally reconstruct it in its original form."
- Andy Goldsworthy
"People also leave presence in a place even when they are no longer there."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: People)

"People do not realise that many of my works are done in urban places. I was brought up on the edge of Leeds, five miles from the city centre-on one side were fields and on the other, the city."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: People)

"Photography is a way of putting distance between myself and the work which sometimes helps me to see more clearly what it is that I have made."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Work, Photography)

"Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Childhood, Right, Snow)

"The stones tear like flesh, rather than breaking. Although what happens is violent, it is a violence that is in stone. A tear is more unnerving than a break."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Violence)

"Stones are checked every so often to see if any have split or at worst exploded. An explosion can leave debris in the elements so the firing has to be abandoned."
- Andy Goldsworthy
"It's frightening and unnerving to watch a stone melt."
- Andy Goldsworthy
"The early firings contained many stones."
- Andy Goldsworthy
"The first snowball I froze was put in my mother's deep freeze when I was in my early 20s."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Mother, Deep, First)

"The first stone was just tried in the spirit of experimentation. The opening of the stone was far more interesting than the drawing that I had done on it."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: First, Spirit)

"The hardened mass of liquid stones had much stronger qualities than those which had simply torn. The skin remained a recognisable part of the molten stone."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Skin)

"The reason why the stone is red is its iron content, which is also why our blood is red."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Blood, Content, Reason)

"A snowball is simple, direct and familiar to most of us. I use this simplicity as a container for feelings and ideas that function on many levels."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Feelings, Ideas, Simplicity)

"Some of the snowballs have a kind of animal energy. Not just because of the materials inside them, but in the way that they appear caged, captured."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Energy)

"I enjoy working in a quiet and subversive way."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Quiet)

"A stone is ingrained with geological and historical memories."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Memories)

"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)

"As with all my work, whether it's a leaf on a rock or ice on a rock, I'm trying to get beneath the surface appearance of things. Working the surface of a stone is an attempt to understand the internal energy of the stone."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Work, Appearance, Energy, Trying)

"Confrontation is something that I accept as part of the project though not its purpose."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Purpose, Project)

"Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Quality, Snow, Winter)

"Fire is the origin of stone.By working the stone with heat, I am returning it to its source."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Fire)

"Not being able to touch is sometimes as interesting as being able to touch."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Being)

"I did tests on small stones before collecting and committing myself to the larger ones."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Tests)

"My art is an attempt to reach beyond the surface appearance. I want to see growth in wood, time in stone, nature in a city, and I do not mean its parks but a deeper understanding that a city is nature too-the ground upon which it is built, the stone with which it is made."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Art, Nature, Time, Growth, Appearance, Understanding, Want, Wood)

"I have walked around the same streets so many times, and then seen a place that had been hidden to me. I now know the sites in a way that makes me think I could have made better use of the connections between place and snowball."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Now)

"I have worked with this red all over the world - in Japan, California, France, Britain, Australia - a vein running round the earth. It has taught me about the flow, energy and life that connects one place with another."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Life, Earth, Energy, France, Running, World)

"I soon realised that what had happened on a small scale cannot necessarily be repeated on a larger scale. The stones were so big that the amount of heat required was prohibitively expensive and wasteful."
- Andy Goldsworthy
"I'm cautious about using fire. It can become theatrical. I am interested in the heat, not the flames."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Fire)

"Ideas must be put to the test. That's why we make things, otherwise they would be no more than ideas. There is often a huge difference between an idea and its realisation. I've had what I thought were great ideas that just didn't work."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Work, Thought, Idea, Ideas, Difference)

"It takes between three and six hours to make each snowball, depending on snow quality. Wet snow is quick to work with but also quick to thaw, which can lead to a tense journey to the cold store."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Work, Quality, Journey, Quick, Snow)

"Three or four stones in one firing will all react differently. I try to achieve a balance between those that haven't progressed enough and those about to go too far."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Balance, Will)

"I am not a performer but occasionally I deliberately work in a public context. Some sculptures need the movement of people around them to work."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Work, People, Public)

"Winter makes a bridge between one year and another and, in this case, one century and the next."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Winter)

"The relationship between the public and the artist is complex and difficult to explain. There is a fine line between using this critical energy creatively and pandering to it."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Artist, Energy, Public)

"A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it is written on."
- Sam Goldwyn
(Related: Worth)

"We're overpaying him, but he's worth it."
- Samuel Goldwyn
(Related: Worth)

"A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on."
- Samuel Goldwyn
(Related: Worth)

"Well, there is an attorney-client privilege here that needs to be respected, and it's a privilege that has been found to be worthy of protection by our courts."
- Alberto Gonzales
(Related: Needs, Privilege, Protection)

"I don't read anything anymore. I don't have the eyesight. I read my own copy, that's all. I think I've read everything that's worth reading."
- John Gould
(Related: Reading, Worth)

"You can make plans but if the opposition plays well, then all your plans become worthless."
- David Gower
(Related: Opposition)

"To equal a predecessor, one must have twice they worth."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Worth)

"Suppose you could gain everything in the whole world, and lost your soul. Was it worth it?"
- Billy Graham
(Related: Soul, Gain, World, Worth)

"There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."
- Kenneth Grahame
(Related: Boats, Nothing, Worth)

"Your candor is worth everything to your cause. It is refreshing to find a person with a new theory who frankly confesses that he finds difficulties, insurmountable, at least for the present."
- Asa Gray
(Related: Candor, Cause, Difficulties, Present, Theory, Worth)

"I think the writing of literature should give pleasure. What else should it be about? It is not nuclear physics. It actually has to give pleasure or it is worth nothing."
- Stephen Greenblatt
(Related: Literature, Nothing, Physics, Pleasure, Worth, Writing)

"In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Kindness, Lies, Relationships, Worth)

"The truth has never been of any real value to any human being - it is a symbol for mathematicians and philosophers to pursue. In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Truth, Being, Kindness, Lies, Mathematicians, Symbol, Value, Worth)

"It is up to us to live up to the legacy that was left for us, and to leave a legacy that is worthy of our children and of future generations."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Children, Future, Generations)

"It is the custom of the Roman Church which I unworthily serve with the help of God, to tolerate some things, to turn a blind eye to some, following the spirit of discretion rather than the rigid letter of the law."
- Pope Gregory VII
(Related: God, Church, Blind, Custom, Discretion, Eye, Help, Law, Spirit)

"What makes life worth living? Better surely, to yield to the stain of suicide blood in me and seek forgetfulness in the embrace of cold dark death."
- Zane Grey
(Related: Death, Life, Blood, Forgetfulness, Living, Suicide, Worth, Yield)

"The tax laws are written by men with considerable net worth, and with little understanding of what wage-earners must do to make ends meet."
- Martin L. Gross
(Related: Men, Tax, Laws, Understanding, Wage, Worth)

"The return from cows and sheep in cheese is worth much money every day in the season, without calves and lambs, and without the manure, which all return corn and fruit."
- Robert Grosseteste
(Related: Money, Cows, Day, Sheep, Worth)

"I think that every year that the New York City Ballet is alive is worthy of celebration. Because otherwise the terrible thing is just that we take it for granted."
- John Guare
(Related: Ballet)

"Then I found books that were written much later, as late as 15 years ago. It was very superficial material, but enough to tell me that the genesis of this story was worth exploring."
- Charles Guggenheim
(Related: Books, Worth, Years)

"Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them."
- Francesco Guicciardini
(Related: Chance, Friends, Nothing, Worth)

"We learned in the university to consider Wordsworth and Keats as Romantics. They were only a generation apart, but Wordsworth didn't even read Keats's book when he gave him a copy."
- Thom Gunn
(Related: University)

"It is a full time job being honest one moment at a time, remembering to love, to honor, to respect. It is a practice, a discipline, worthy of every moment."
- Jasmine Guy
(Related: Time, Love, Discipline, Being, Honor, Job, Practice, Respect)

"Russell Crowe is very difficult, but it's worth it. He's the real thing. I can tell you this. Russell Crowe was just as difficult before he was an international star as he was afterwards."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: Worth)

"Terrorism, too, must be excised wherever it exists, which will take years, and which can't happen without the total commitment and the everyday involvement of the American people."
- David Hackworth
(Related: People, American, Commitment, Terrorism, Will, Years)

"That's because international Islamic religious fanatics have the same goal as the Axis fascists - the destruction of our way of life."
- David Hackworth
(Related: Life, Goal, Destruction, Fanatics, Religious)

"That's what supporting the troops is really all about - making sure American grunts get the right stuff!"
- David Hackworth
(Related: American, Right, Troops)

"The old saying that war is a racket has taken on an even more shameful meaning."
- David Hackworth
(Related: War, Meaning, Old, Saying)

"Their plan is to return the entire world - not just the Middle East - to the days of the caliphate and either convert all of us so-called infidels into born-again Islamic believers or kill us."
- David Hackworth
(Related: World)

"War is the ultimate reality-based horror show."
- David Hackworth
(Related: War, Horror, Reality)

"Writing with you is the only thing that keeps me alive."
- David Hackworth
(Related: Writing)

"Our generals talk a good game about taking care of their grunts, and the majority of our Beltway politicians bay with moralistic fervor about how they, too, support the troops."
- David Hackworth
(Related: Care, Majority, Politicians, Support, Talk, Troops)

"We citizens don't need to know every detail of every military operation in this new kind of war. Nor should the media tell us and hence our enemy."
- David Hackworth
(Related: War, Detail, Enemy, Media, Military)

"Because our homeland and very survival are once more at stake, the American people can't afford to treat this new war against terrorism like they did Vietnam."
- David Hackworth
(Related: War, People, Survival, American, Terrorism, Vietnam)

"Of course, it's imperative that we stabilize Iraq and quickly reduce our armed role there."
- David Hackworth
(Related: Iraq)

"Modern American war is as easy to script as a B movie."
- David Hackworth
(Related: War, American)

"It's human nature to start taking things for granted again when danger isn't banging loudly on the door."
- David Hackworth
(Related: Nature, Danger, Human nature)

"In order to drill into young men the need to stay alert and stay alive, I used to punish offenders with my fists, boots and rifle butt, and with stockade time."
- David Hackworth
(Related: Men, Time, Order)

"If a policy is wrongheaded, feckless and corrupt, I take it personally and consider it a moral obligation to sound off and not shut up until it's fixed."
- David Hackworth
(Related: Policy, Obligation, Sound)

"Grunts on the line, where the enemy wants them dead, still goof off - even knowing that by letting their guard down they might die."
- David Hackworth
(Related: Enemy)

"Fortunately, it's still not too late to develop a comprehensive global strategy to eliminate our real enemy."
- David Hackworth
(Related: Strategy, Enemy)

"Our fumbling government's response since Beirut - during both Republican and Democratic administrations - has been to cut and run, or to flat ignore this growing threat, apparently hoping it would go away."
- David Hackworth
(Related: Government, Republican)

"Fighting terrorism is not unlike fighting a deadly cancer. It can't be treated just where it's visible - every diseased cell in the body must be destroyed."
- David Hackworth
(Related: Body, Cancer, Fighting, Terrorism)

"Every four weeks I go up a bra size... it's worth being pregnant just for the breasts."
- Natasha Hamilton
(Related: Being, Worth)

"No, when the fight begins within himself, A man's worth something."
- Robert Browning Hamilton
(Related: Fight, Man, Worth)

"You may get skinned knees and elbows, but it's worth it if you score a spectacular goal."
- Mia Hamm
(Related: Goal, May, Worth)

"Your body must become familiar with its death - in all its possible forms and degrees - as a self-evident, imminent, and emotionally neutral step on the way towards the goal you have found worthy of your life."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Death, Life, Goal, Body, Self)

"If you see most people neglect the Bible, and many that can read never look into it, let it not harden you and make you think lightly of it, and that it is a book of no worth."
- Jupiter Hammon
(Related: People, Bible, Neglect, Worth)

"Seems like God don't see fit to give the black man nothing but dreams - but He did give us children to make them dreams seem worthwhile."
- Lorraine Hansberry
(Related: Dreams, God, Children, Man, Nothing)

"When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it."
- Mark Victor Hansen
(Related: Self, Worth)

"Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes us pay dearly for its instruction; and often the profit we derive, is not worth the price we paid."
- Elizabeth Hardwick
(Related: Adversity, Profit, Worth)

"It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that."
- G. H. Hardy
(Related: Time, People, Majority, Man, Worth)

"No other people have a government more worthy of their respect and love or a land so magnificent in extent, so pleasant to look upon, and so full of generous suggestion to enterprise and labor."
- Benjamin Harrison
(Related: Government, Love, People, Labor, Land, Respect)

"But I always held my music up and protected it from compromise. So I just do it for my friends. I've written hundreds of songs, and I'm sure I have a few albums worth of songs."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Music, Compromise, Friends, Songs, Worth)

"So far as I know, anything worth hearing is not usually uttered at seven o'clock in the morning; and if it is, it will generally be repeated at a more reasonable hour for a larger and more wakeful audience."
- Moss Hart
(Related: Hearing, Will, Worth)

"When a thing is not worth overdoing, leave it alone!"
- Henry S. Haskins
(Related: Worth)

"I beg the Most High to allow me the favour of the double reward, but if God only finds me worthy of one reward, I will accept it in all humility."
- King Hassan II
(Related: God, Humility, Reward, Will)

"When it is important for you to say something and you find a vehicle to say it, then go for it. It is so rare when that happens so I think every minute spent fighting for it is always worth it. Even if nothing ends up happening, it's still worth the fight."
- Salma Hayek
(Related: Fight, Fighting, Nothing, Worth)

"A fair question could be posed in this fashion: If people are not obeying existing laws, what makes us think they would obey any new laws?"
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: People, Laws, Question)

"Chavez made a compete fool of himself in front of the entire world while giving the U.N. a black eye. But the real losers are the Venezuelan people who have to put up with this unstable character every day."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: People, Character, Day, Eye, Fool, Giving, World)

"And if we are honest we have to make a distinction between a democratic Israel that wants to live in peace and the terrorists who want Israel wiped out. The Israelis were told to give up land for peace; they gave up the land, but got no peace."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Peace, Israel, Land, Want)

"As in any war, there have been dreadful mistakes and civilian casualties. The difference is when Israelis kill innocents they apologize; when Hezbollah kills innocents they celebrate."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: War, Difference, Mistakes)

"Those who have heard me speak from time to time know that quite often I cite the observation of that great American author, Mark Twain, who said, history does not repeat itself, but it rhymes."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: History, Time, American, Observation)

"Ensuring that high quality water is provided to all Arizona's citizens is the responsibility of elected officials at all levels and I am happy to do all I can to assist the city's efforts."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Quality, Responsibility, Water)

"Here are the facts we confront. No one is against conservation. No one is against alternative fuel sources."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Conservation, Facts)

"Low unemployment numbers are clear indicators that Republican tax relief and economic policies are spurring growth and helping businesses hire new workers while providing American families with job security."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Growth, American, Tax, Job, Numbers, Republican, Security, Unemployment, Workers)

"Therefore, if we are a Nation of laws and a Nation of immigrants, immigration should occur within a legal framework, not through the machinations of illegal schemes and scams that threaten our national security."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Legal, Laws, Nation, National security)

"Solar power is clean, renewable and cost effective, but it also needs time to develop."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Power, Time, Needs)

"Enforcement is the long overdue step to protect our Nation from external threats in a time of war. And then once we do that, we can effectively discuss a guest worker program."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Time, War, Guest, Nation)

"You see, party labels do not ensure unanimity any more than trying to cast the challenge we confront as a people through a partisan prism."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: People, Challenge, Party, Trying)

"The tax relief package enacted in 2001 was central to pulling the economy out of the post 9-11 recession. It's the reason we've got low unemployment and have created more than two million jobs in the last year."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Economy, Tax, Jobs, Post, Reason, Unemployment)

"The problem we are dealing with at the border is not a Democratic problem. It is not a Republican problem. It is an American problem."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: American, Republican)

"The minimum wage was due for an increase, but it was important that we offset its cost to small businesses."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Wage)

"The American people likewise want to see enforcement first, no tricks, no triggers, no amnesty, enforcing existing laws and closing loopholes to reaffirm that our great Republic is, in fact, a nation of laws."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: People, American, Fact, First, Laws, Nation, Want)

"The security of our country is not just a top priority, it's the top priority."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Country, Security)

"The American people are not just being taxed to death; they're being taxed after death. But, no one should have to sell the life's work of a parent or a loved one just to pay the federal government."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Government, Work, Death, People, Life, American, Being)

"New technologies such as solar systems or hybrid cars aren't created overnight. By extending these tax credits we are giving this industry time to grow, branch out and succeed."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Time, Tax, Giving, Succeed)

"Recent economic data shows that our economy is robust, growing and headed in the right direction. The numbers don't lie. Americans are currently enjoying falling gas prices, low unemployment, increased job creation, and a stock market that has reached an all-time high."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Lie, Americans, Creation, Direction, Economy, Job, Numbers, Right, Unemployment)

"Producing fuel cells and solar panels requires high tech facilities and produces high paying jobs. The industry is booming in Arizona. The state already has about 100 firms in the solar industry and has grown 20% since 2003."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Jobs, State)

"Our ports and our borders are the most unprotected fronts in the war on terror."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: War, Terror)

"Our growing, robust economy is able to provide the average American citizen access to the best social program there is - a steady job."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: American, Economy, Job)

"We know over very national survival is at stake; and we believe that we should support our troops, yes, and work for an outcome that results in victory."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Work, Survival, Victory, Results, Support, Troops)

"When you have a country that can boast that more than 95 percent of its eligible workforce is employed and pumping money back into economy, that's exceptionally good news, especially as we prepare to observe Labor Day."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Money, Country, Day, Economy, Labor, News)

"The American people demand results, not rhetoric, especially when it comes to national security issues."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: People, American, National security, Results, Rhetoric)

"We are all tied to our destiny and there is no way we can liberate ourselves."
- Rita Hayworth
(Related: Destiny)

"Increasingly, stars are recruited from the ranks of professional models, with the result that today's starlets are better dressed and better groomed than ever before, though it is doubtful if they are better actresses."
- Rita Hayworth
(Related: Result, Stars, Today)

"Every man I knew went to bed with Gilda... and woke up with me."
- Rita Hayworth
(Related: Bed, Man)

"All I wanted was just what everybody else wants, you know, to be loved."
- Rita Hayworth
"A hair in the head is worth two in the brush."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Hair, Worth)

"Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone - but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Friendship, Worth)

"Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Life, Poetry, Worth)

"I didn't think any amount of money was worth something that would take away what you believed in or what you stood for. I didn't want to do something my parents and daughter couldn't be proud of."
- Tippi Hedren
(Related: Money, Daughter, Parents, Want, Worth)

"What I am suggesting is hard work and it can be slow work, but the rewards are well worth it."
- Jesse Helms
(Related: Work, Hard work, Worth)

"The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Fighting, Hate, World, Worth)

"You have the massive world that was created by Marvel, and then you have these very intimate actors around you. There was as much character work on this as there would be on a little independent film. So, I felt very fortunate in that sense."
- Chris Hemsworth
(Related: Work, Character, Actors, Film, Sense, World)

"As a kid, you run around the house pretending to be a superhero, and now to be doing it as a job, I feel very lucky."
- Chris Hemsworth
(Related: Job, Now)

"I put the costume on and said 'It's not very comfortable, but it looks amazing,' so it's all good."
- Chris Hemsworth
"You get the part, sign the contract and start to realize millions of people follow this guy and know more about your character than you do."
- Chris Hemsworth
(Related: People, Character)

"Well, I'll keep on auditioning and one day maybe I'll go to LA and try out for films there."
- Chris Hemsworth
(Related: Day)

"Not often do you approach a character where people know more about him than you do."
- Chris Hemsworth
(Related: People, Character)

"I have sporadic OCD cleaning moments around the house. But then I get lazy and I'm cured. It's a very inconsistent personality trait."
- Chris Hemsworth
(Related: Moments, Personality)

"I have seen 'Thor', yeah. It's fantastic. Being that close to something, it's often pretty hard to watch yourself, but the film in so many ways is so impressive that I was swept along with it like an audience member, and that's a pretty good sign."
- Chris Hemsworth
(Related: Being, Film, Pretty)

"I entered the work force cleaning breast pumps at a pharmacy! It was a part-time gig while I was at school... no interview required."
- Chris Hemsworth
(Related: Work, Force, School)

"At home in Victoria, we have three dogs, Tosh and Lucy, they're half Blue Heelers, and then there's Torrin a little Maltese terrier. She gets more attention in the house than anyone else! Yes, I miss them a lot."
- Chris Hemsworth
(Related: Home, Attention, Dogs)

"I actually find it harder to act in the scenes where there's not much happening, say having a milkshake in the diner. That is far harder to do than straight scenes where there's a drama going on and you have something to do."
- Chris Hemsworth
(Related: Act, Drama)

"It is good news, worthy of all acceptation; and yet not too good to be true."
- Matthew Henry
(Related: News)

"The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed."
- Patrick Henry
(Related: Bible, Books, Worth)

"If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough."
- Audrey Hepburn
(Related: Home, Father, Joy, Sadness, Tomorrow, Will, World)

"I found one had to do some work every day, even at midnight, because either you're professional or you're not."
- Barbara Hepworth
(Related: Work, Day, Midnight)

"One must be entirely sensitive to the structure of the material that one is handling. One must yield to it in tiny details of execution, perhaps the handling of the surface or grain, and one must master it as a whole."
- Barbara Hepworth
(Related: Execution, Yield)

"I rarely draw what I see. I draw what I feel in my body."
- Barbara Hepworth
(Related: Body)

"I felt the most intense pleasure in piercing the stone in order to make an abstract form and space; quite a different sensation from that of doing it for the purpose of realism."
- Barbara Hepworth
(Related: Purpose, Order, Pleasure, Realism, Space)

"Halfway through any work, one is often tempted to go off on a tangent. Once you have yielded, you will be tempted to yield again and again... Finally, you would only produce something hybrid."
- Barbara Hepworth
(Related: Work, Will, Yield)

"Body experience... is the centre of creation."
- Barbara Hepworth
(Related: Experience, Body, Creation)

"At no point do I wish to be in conflict with any man or masculine thought. It doesn't enter my consciousness. Art is anonymous. It's not competitive with men. It's a complementary contribution."
- Barbara Hepworth
(Related: Art, Men, Thought, Conflict, Consciousness, Man)

"My works are an imitation of my own past and present."
- Barbara Hepworth
(Related: Imitation, Past, Present)

"Good words are worth much, and cost little."
- George Herbert
(Related: Words, Worth)

"In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge."
- George Herbert
(Related: Humor, Knowledge, Conversation, Wit, Worth)

"You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime."
- George Herman
(Related: May, Play, Stars, World, Worth)

"You have to follow every melodic line, every emotional idea, or you don't get your money's worth."
- Kristin Hersh
(Related: Money, Idea, Worth)

"The best is he who calls men to the best. And those who heed the call are also blessed. But worthless who call not, heed not, but rest."
- Hesiod
(Related: Men, Rest)

"And their pals vote for their stuff when they're not on the panel, and it just keeps going that way. And they tend to be very fringe artists, so anything before the 20th century is not worth considering. This is out of date."
- Charlton Heston
(Related: Artists, Vote, Worth)

"Chris Hemsworth is like Christopher Reeve in that he can do two things: he can wear a big red cape without a shred of self-consciousness. But he's also funny as hell, and he's so sweet. So with all the fish-out-of-water stuff, he's so funny. So he does almost two jobs in a way."
- Tom Hiddleston
(Related: Funny, Fish, Hell, Jobs, Self)

"Great men are rarely isolated mountain-peaks; they are the summits of ranges."
- Thomas Wentworth Higginson
(Related: Men)

"The true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success."
- Cullen Hightower
(Related: Success, Benefits, Measure, Worth)

"A true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success."
- Cullen Hightower
(Related: Success, Benefits, Measure, Worth)

"Sometimes we deny being worthy of praise, hoping to generate an argument we would be pleased to lose."
- Cullen Hightower
(Related: Argument, Being, Praise)

"No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Success, Time, Failure, Man, Worth)

"All it takes is one drink to mess with the way you drive - it clouds your judgment and slows your reflexes. Don't take any chances. It just isn't worth it."
- Paris Hilton
(Related: Clouds, Judgment, Worth)

"There are only two things worth aiming for, good music and a clean conscience."
- Paul Hindemith
(Related: Music, Conscience, Worth)

"This job certainly doesn't win you a huge amount of friends, I accept that, but it is very enjoyable, and deep down I think it's probably quite a worthwhile job."
- Ian Hislop
(Related: Deep, Friends, Job)

"A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it."
- Alfred Hitchcock
(Related: Film, Theatre, Worth)

"The pleasure we derive from doing favors is partly in the feeling it gives us that we are not altogether worthless. It is a pleasant surprise to ourselves."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Favors, Feeling, Pleasure)

"Avoid all needle drugs, the only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon."
- Abbie Hoffman
(Related: Drugs, Nixon, Worth)

"Without the shepherd's dog, the whole of the open mountainous land in Scotland would not be worth a sixpence."
- James Hogg
(Related: Land, Open, Scotland, Worth)

"The man who is always worrying about whether or not his soul would be damned generally has a soul that isn't worth a damn."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Soul, Man, Worth)

"It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Faith, Life, Enthusiasm, Living, Worth)

"I hate facts. I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions - adding that no general proposition is worth a damn."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: End, Facts, Hate, Man, Worth)

"Life is an end in itself, and the only question as to whether it is worth living is whether you have had enough of it."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Life, End, Living, Question, Worth)

"On the whole, I am on the side of the unregenerate who affirms the worth of life as an end in itself, as against the saints who deny it."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Life, End, Saints, Worth)

"A new and valid idea is worth more than a regiment and fewer men can furnish the former than command the latter."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Men, Idea, Worth)

"A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Experience, Life, Worth)

"The things that one most wants to do are the things that are probably most worth doing."
- Winifred Holtby
(Related: Worth)

"Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity."
- Lou Holtz
(Related: Adversity)

"The difficulty is not that great to die for a friend, the hard part is finding a friend worth dying for."
- Henry Home
(Related: Friend, Difficulty, Dying, Worth)

"The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for."
- Homer
(Related: Friend, Difficulty, Dying, Worth)

"Those who say that life is worth living at any cost have already written an epitaph of infamy, for there is no cause and no person that they will not betray to stay alive."
- Sidney Hook
(Related: Life, Cause, Living, Will, Worth)

"What we learn only through the ears makes less impression upon our minds than what is presented to the trustworthy eye."
- Horace
(Related: Impression, Eye)

"If your faith is opposed to experience, to human learning and investigation, it is not worth the breath used in giving it expression."
- Edgar Watson Howe
(Related: Faith, Experience, Expression, Giving, Investigation, Learning, Worth)

"One of the surprising things in this world is the respect a worthless man has for himself."
- Edgar Watson Howe
(Related: Man, Respect, World)

"A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice."
- Edward W. Howe
(Related: Advice, Man, Worth)

"Is it worth while to observe that there are no Venetian blinds in Venice?"
- William Dean Howells
(Related: Venice, Worth)

"The idea that is not dangerous is not worthy of being called an idea at all."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Idea, Being)

"An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy to be called an idea at all."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Idea, Unworthy)

"Security is not the meaning of my life. Great opportunities are worth the risk."
- Shirley Hufstedler
(Related: Life, Meaning, Risk, Security, Worth)

"What makes it all worthwhile is we just play for the sheer enjoyment of entertaining people and... make our families and the team we played on and the people watching, proud of what we did."
- Bobby Hull
(Related: People, Enjoyment, Play)

"It's a terribly hard job to spend a billion dollars and get your money's worth."
- George M. Humphrey
(Related: Money, Job, Worth)

"Your second-hand bookseller is second to none in the worth of the treasures he dispenses."
- Leigh Hunt
(Related: Worth)

"People who know how much they're worth aren't usually worth that much."
- Nelson Bunker Hunt
(Related: People, Worth)

"I try to keep all my novels in print. Sometimes publishers don't agree with me as to their worth."
- Evan Hunter
(Related: Worth)

"From first to last the civilization of America has been bound up with its physical environment."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Civilization, America, Environment, First)

"The Indians could not undertake any widespread cultivation of the plains not only because they lacked iron tools but also because they had no draft animals."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Animals, Draft, Tools)

"Fertile soil, level plains, easy passage across the mountains, coal, iron, and other metals imbedded in the rocks, and a stimulating climate, all shower their blessings upon man."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Blessings, Climate, Man, Mountains)

"America is the last great goal of these migrations."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Goal, America)

"Year by year we are learning that in this restless, strenuous American life of ours vacations are essential."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Life, American, Learning)

"We are learning, too, that the love of beauty is one of Nature's greatest healers."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Beauty, Love, Nature, Learning)

"Today, no less than in the past, the tetrahedral form of the earth and the relation of the tetrahedron to the poles and to the equator preserve the conditions that favor rapid evolution."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Earth, Evolution, Past, Today)

"Although mountains may guide migrations, the plains are the regions where people dwell in greatest numbers."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: People, May, Mountains, Numbers)

"The Negro, however, has been tested on an extensive scale."
- Ellsworth Huntington
"Although farming of any sort was almost as impossible in the plains as in the dry regions of winter rains farther west, the abundance of buffaloes made life much easier in many respects."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Life, Abundance, Winter)

"The human organism inherits so delicate an adjustment to climate that, in spite of man's boasted ability to live anywhere, the strain of the frozen North eliminates the more nervous and active types of mind."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Ability, Climate, Man, Mind)

"The geysers and hot springs of the Yellowstone are another proof of recent volcanic activity."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Proof)

"The evidence points to central Asia as man's original home, for the general movement of human migrations has been outward from that region and not inward."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Home, Man)

"The coast of British Columbia was one of the three chief centers of aboriginal America."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: America)

"The buffalo is a surprisingly stupid animal."
- Ellsworth Huntington
"Surprising as it may seem, this study indicates that similar conditions are best for all sorts of races."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: May, Study)

"Thus the races, though alike in their physical response to climate, may possibly be different in their mental response because they have approached America by different paths."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: America, Climate, May)

"It seems strange that almost no other traces of the strong vikings are found in America."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: America)

"Except on their southern borders the great northern forests are not good as a permanent home for man."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Home, Man)

"For the source of any characteristic so widespread and uniform as this adaptation to environment we must go back to the very beginning of the human race."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Beginning, Environment, Race)

"No part of the world can be truly understood without a knowledge of its garment of vegetation, for this determines not only the nature of the animal inhabitants but also the occupations of the majority of human beings."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Majority, Occupations, World)

"Geologists are rapidly becoming convinced that the mammals spread from their central Asian point of origin largely because of great variations in climate."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Climate, Mammals)

"History in its broadest aspect is a record of man's migrations from one environment to another."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: History, Environment, Man)

"America forms the longest and straightest bone in the earth's skeleton."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: America, Earth)

"In fact, the history of North America has been perhaps more profoundly influenced by man's inheritance from his past homes than by the physical features of his present home."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: History, Home, America, Fact, Inheritance, Man, Past, Present)

"Curiously enough man's body and his mind appear to differ in their climatic adaptations."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Body, Man, Mind)

"As a matter of fact, an ordinary desert supports a much greater variety of plants than does either a forest or a prairie."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Fact, Plants, Variety)

"Man could not stay there forever. He was bound to spread to new regions, partly because of his innate migratory tendency and partly because of Nature's stern urgency."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Nature, Man)

"Nevertheless most of the evergreen forests of the north must always remain the home of wild animals and trappers, a backward region in which it is easy for a great fur company to maintain a practical monopoly."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Home, Animals, Company)

"A journey of four hundred and thirty miles can be made in any part of the United States, but in Turkey it takes as many days."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Journey, states, Turkey, United)

"After washing there was no place to pour the water except out of the window onto the heads of the people in the streets, which is the proper place to throw everything that is not wanted."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: People, Water)

"Again and again, to be sure, on the way to America, and under many other circumstances, man has passed through the most adverse climates and has survived, but he has flourished and waxed strong only in certain zones."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: America, Circumstances, Man)

"In America the most widespread type of forest is the evergreen coniferous woodland of the north."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: America)

"According to the now almost universally accepted theory, all the races of mankind had a common origin."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Mankind, Now, Theory)

"The other aspect of American identity worth focusing on is the concept of America as a nation of immigrants. That certainly is a partial truth. But it is often assumed to be the total truth."
- Samuel P. Huntington
(Related: Truth, America, American, Identity, Nation, Worth)

"Any writer worth the name is always getting into one thing or getting out of another thing."
- Fannie Hurst
(Related: Name, Worth, Writer)

"Some people think they are worth a lot of money just because they have it."
- Fannie Hurst
(Related: Money, People, Worth)

"It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it."
- Zora Neale Hurston
(Related: Coffee, Friends, Trouble, Trying, Worth)

"There is an integrity to INXS, in the music, that makes it worthwhile."
- Michael Hutchence
(Related: Music, Integrity)

"Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Cleverness, Patience, Tenacity, Weight, Worth)

"Any supervisor worth his salt would rather deal with people who attempt too much than with those who try too little."
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: People, Worth)

"A nose that can see is worth two that sniff."
- Eugene Ionesco
(Related: Worth)

"Some campaigns are not worth waging if you can't win; others have to be fought on grounds of principle regardless of the chances for success."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Success, Worth)

"What I try to do as an actor is constantly find that, find ways to risk, find opportunities to fall on my face if it's going to be worth it, and then maybe I'll surprise myself."
- Jeremy Irons
(Related: Actor, Risk, Worth)

"Good habits are worth being fanatical about."
- John Irving
(Related: Being, Habits, Worth)

"He wasn't sure exactly which day, but what's noteworthy about that is that is also before Valerie Plame is first identified in the Robert Novak piece that ran on Monday, July 14."
- Michael Isikoff
(Related: Day, First, July)

"All the rights secured to the citizens under the Constitution are worth nothing, and a mere bubble, except guaranteed to them by an independent and virtuous Judiciary."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Constitution, Rights, Nothing, Worth)

"Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Error, Man, Right, Will, Worth)

"As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Government, People, Conscience, Rights, Liberty, Press, Property, Will, Worth)

"The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country than the coward who deserts in the hour of danger."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Country, Danger, Duty, Man, Worth)

"What is perhaps more worthy of note than how many tsunami dead we've seen, however, is how many other recent dead we have not seen."
- Bruce Jackson
"Stock prices have been quoted in fractions for two centuries, based on a system descended from Spanish pieces of eight. Each dollar was cut into eight bits worth 12.5 cents each."
- Charles A. Jaffe
(Related: Worth)

"Anything worth doing is worth overdoing."
- Mick Jagger
(Related: Worth)

"Though I have no productive worth, I have a certain value as an indestructible quantity."
- Alice James
(Related: Quantity, Value, Worth)

"The face of nature and civilization in this our country is to a certain point a very sufficient literary field. But it will yield its secrets only to a really grasping imagination. To write well and worthily of American things one need even more than elsewhere to be a master."
- Henry James
(Related: Nature, Imagination, Civilization, American, Country, Literary, Secrets, Will, Yield)

"The only success worth one's powder was success in the line of one's idiosyncrasy... what was talent but the art of being completely whatever one happened to be?"
- Henry James
(Related: Art, Success, Talent, Being, Worth)

"Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact."
- Henry James
(Related: Life, Belief, Fact, Help, Living, Will, Worth)

"I wrote and produced millions and millions of selling records, so my publishing company alone was worth millions of dollars. I didn't have to work anymore in life because when the rappers started sampling... I'm the most sampled artist in history."
- Rick James
(Related: History, Life, Work, Selling, Artist, Company, Publishing, Worth)

"This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it."
- William James
(Related: Life, Living, Worth)

"These then are my last words to you. Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact."
- William James
(Related: Life, Belief, Fact, Help, Living, Will, Words, Worth)

"Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact."
- William James
(Related: Life, Belief, Fact, Help, Living, Will, Worth)

"Is life worth living? It all depends on the liver."
- William James
(Related: Life, Living, Worth)

"The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself."
- Anna Jameson
(Related: Competition, Man)

"The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Money, Thought, Worth)

"Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Health, Exercise, Learning, Reading, Recreation, Will, Worth)

"Fiction has a unique role in conveying Truth. In fact, only fiction that is Truth with a capital T is worthwhile."
- Jerry B. Jenkins
(Related: Truth, Fact, Fiction)

"My whole goal is to keep my spirit intact. If that doesn't happen, none of this is worth it."
- Jewel
(Related: Goal, Spirit, Worth)

"With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve."
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Related: Faith, Discipline, Devotion, Duty, Nothing)

"My message to you all is of hope, courage and confidence. Let us mobilize all our resources in a systematic and organized way and tackle the grave issues that confront us with grim determination and discipline worthy of a great nation."
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Related: Courage, Determination, Discipline, Hope, Confidence, Grave)

"Islam expect every Muslim to do this duty, and if we realise our responsibility time will come soon when we shall justify ourselves worthy of a glorious past."
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Related: Time, Islam, Muslim, Duty, Past, Responsibility, Will)

"All have disappointments, all have times when it isn't worthwhile."
- John H. Johnson
(Related: Disappointments)

"No member of our generation who wasn't a Communist or a dropout in the thirties is worth a damn."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Worth)

"What I can tell them is the way you become an Olympic champion is to start working now. I tell them why it's always worth it to put the time and effort into something you want to be good at."
- Rafer Johnson
(Related: Time, Effort, Now, Want, Worth)

"Worth seeing? Yes; but not worth going to see."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Worth)

"Love doesn't make the word go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."
- Franklin P. Jones
(Related: Love, Word)

"True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice."
- Ben Jonson
(Related: Happiness, Choice, Friends, Worth)

"The Company of Wolves is about how society teaches young women to look at themselves, and what to be afraid of. It's about a girl learning that the world of sensuality and the unknown is not to be feared, that it's worth getting your teeth into."
- Neil Jordan
(Related: Society, Women, Company, Learning, Sensuality, World, Worth)

"I cannot tell how much my heart suffered for my people while at Leavenworth."
- Chief Joseph
(Related: People, Heart)

"Map out your future - but do it in pencil. The road ahead is as long as you make it. Make it worth the trip."
- Jon Bon Jovi
(Related: Future, Road, Worth)

"There is a serious defect in the thinking of someone who wants - more than anything else - to become rich. As long as they don't have the money, it'll seem like a worthwhile goal. Once they do, they'll understand how important other things are - and have always been."
- Benjamin Jowett
(Related: Money, Goal, Thinking)

"Because I now realize, after all this time, I have never truly felt worthy of all that I have been given."
- Wynonna Judd
(Related: Time, Now)

"The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Life, Meaning, Worth)

"I ask every Communist individually to set an example, by deeds and without pretense, a real example worthy of a man and a Communist, in restoring order, starting normal life, in resuming work and production, and in laying the foundations of an ordered life."
- Janos Kadar
(Related: Life, Work, Deeds, Example, Man, Order, Production)

"The decisive moment in human evolution is perpetual. That is why the revolutionary spiritual movements that declare all former things worthless are in the right, for nothing has yet happened."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Evolution, Nothing, Right, Spiritual)

"No sooner said than done - so acts your man of worth."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Man, Worth)

"Every man judges his own happiness and satisfaction with life in terms of his possession or lack of possession of those things that he considers worthwhile and valuable."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: Happiness, Life, Judges, Man, Possession, Satisfaction)

"Most of the time you will fail, but you will also occasionally succeed. Those occasional successes make all the hard work and sacrifice worthwhile."
- Dean Kamen
(Related: Time, Work, Sacrifice, Hard work, Succeed, Will)

"Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Happiness, Morality, Doctrine, May)

"The only theism worthy of our respect believes in God not because of the way the world is made but in spite of that. The only theism that is no less profound than the Buddha's atheism is that represented in the Bible by Job and Jeremiah."
- Walter Kaufmann
(Related: God, Bible, Atheism, Job, Respect, World)

"It does not follow that the meaning must be given from above; that life and suffering must come neatly labeled; that nothing is worth while if the world is not governed by a purpose."
- Walter Kaufmann
(Related: Life, Purpose, Meaning, Nothing, Suffering, World, Worth)

"Perspective is worth 80 IQ points."
- Alan Kay
(Related: Perspective, Worth)

"You have no idea how fragile an actor's self-worth is."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Idea, Actor, Self)

"Everything is difficult, and everything worthwhile is difficult. A certain need, a need not unlike Mickey had: to know, to understand, and I had that need to understand and to know."
- Harvey Keitel
"True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Happiness, Purpose, Fidelity, Self)

"Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Happiness, Idea, Purpose, Fidelity, Self, Wrong)

"In order to be rated as good as a good man in the field of her earnings, she must show herself better than he. She must be more steady, or more trustworthy, or more skilled, or more cheap in order to have the same chance of employment."
- Florence Kelley
(Related: Chance, Man, Order)

"Having the benefit to our society, not only here in the United States but throughout the world with the amount of invention you get from having a space program, is well worth the risk that an individual like myself has to take by flying in the vehicle."
- Mark Kelly
(Related: Society, Flying, Invention, Risk, Space, states, United, World, Worth)

"I think I was very interested in the space program as a kid, watching the first Apollo missions to the moon, and it's something I thought that would be a lot of, of fun and exciting and a very worthwhile job."
- Mark Kelly
(Related: Thought, First, Fun, Job, Moon, Space)

"Whether we are poor among the poorest, or less poor among the wealthier, let us stand proud and noteworthy, united and strong, comforted by our belonging to the Community of the Free Nations of our Planet."
- Mathieu Kerekou
(Related: Community, Nations, Poor, United)

"He will therefore seek to establish for his country in the eyes of the world, such a character as shall make her not unworthy of the name of a Christian nation."
- Francis Scott Key
(Related: Character, Christian, Country, Eyes, Name, Nation, Unworthy, Will, World)

"One failure is worth seven and a half successes."
- Eli Khamarov
(Related: Failure, Worth)

"You do the right thing even if it makes you feel bad. The purpose of life is not to be happy but to be worthy of happiness."
- Tracy Kidder
(Related: Happiness, Life, Purpose, Right)

"I tell beginning readers to read a lot and write a lot. If you want to write a book, find a subject that's really worth the time and effort you'll put in."
- Tracy Kidder
(Related: Time, Beginning, Effort, Want, Worth)

"Maybe it is worth investigating the unknown, if only because the very feeling of not knowing is a painful one."
- Krzysztof Kieslowski
(Related: Feeling, Worth)

"What a year to live in! Worth all other times ever known in our history or any other."
- Thomas Starr King
(Related: History, Worth)

"It is the Nobel Prize I want. It's worth $400,000."
- Klaus Kinski
(Related: Want, Worth)

"One answer is that the town's elected officials thought that the project served a public purpose and that the various subsidies and favors were worth the price. But they may or may not have thought this."
- Michael Kinsley
(Related: Thought, Purpose, Favors, May, Project, Public, Worth)

"Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run."
- Rudyard Kipling
(Related: Worth)

"An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy."
- Rudyard Kipling
(Related: Mother, Worth)

"Something like The Haunting is not worth the slightest consideration from me."
- Nigel Kneale
(Related: Consideration, Worth)

"The great problem of the concert hall is that the shoebox is the ideal shape for acoustics but that no architect worth their names wants to build a shoebox."
- Rem Koolhaas
(Related: Names, Worth)

"More than four thousand programs produced and consumed. Some of them were pretty good, a great many of them were forgettable; but a handful may even be worth a book."
- Ted Koppel
(Related: May, Pretty, Worth)

"An once of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition."
- Michael Korda
(Related: Ambition, Hypocrisy, Worth)

"An ounce of hypocracy is worth a pound of ambition."
- Michael Korda
(Related: Ambition, Worth)

"Nothing ain't worth nothing but it's free."
- Kris Kristofferson
(Related: Nothing, Worth)

"Any time you take a chance you better be sure the rewards are worth the risk because they can put you away just as fast for a ten dollar heist as they can for a million dollar job."
- Stanley Kubrick
(Related: Time, Chance, Job, Risk, Worth)

"I've been careful to keep my life separate because it's important to me to have privacy and for my life not to be a marketing device for a movie or a TV show. I'm worth more than that."
- Lisa Kudrow
(Related: Life, Marketing, Privacy, Worth)

"A successful person isn't necessarily better than her less successful peers at solving problems; her pattern-recognition facilities have just learned what problems are worth solving."
- Ray Kurzweil
(Related: Successful, Problems, Worth)

"It starts with a single sound. If there's something in that sound, then it's worth continuing."
- Steve Lacy
(Related: Sound, Worth)

"Whether life is worth living depends on whether there is love in life."
- R. D. Laing
(Related: Life, Love, Living, Worth)

"I have not been that wise. Health I have taken for granted. Love I have demanded, perhaps too much and too often. As for money, I have only realized its true worth when I didn't have it."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Health, Love, Money, Worth)

"A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market."
- Charles Lamb
(Related: Worth)

"Female schools might be comprised in the list of those worthy the public patronage, with great propriety."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Public, Schools)

"If you dream of something worth doing and then simply go to work on it and don't think anything of personalities, or emotional conflicts, or of money, or of family distractions; it is amazing how quickly you get through those 5,000 steps."
- Edwin Land
(Related: Family, Work, Money, Dream, Worth)

"I strove with none; for none was worth my strife."
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Worth)

"I agree that we must expand opportunities for retirement saving, but we must not undermine this worthy effort with a flawed privatization scheme that takes the 'security' out of Social Security."
- Mary Landrieu
(Related: Effort, Retirement, Security)

"It is work and personal worth which make a State great both politically and industrially, and in my estimation they are to be found in largest proportions in the Democratic party."
- Franklin Knight Lane
(Related: Work, Party, State, Worth)

"Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for Wordsworth."
- Philip Larkin
(Related: Daffodils)

"In contrast, Christianity, while acknowledging the presence of suffering, declares that life can be infinitely worth living and opens the way to eternal life in fellowship with God Who so loved the world that He gave Himself in Christ."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Life, God, Christianity, Contrast, Living, Suffering, World, Worth)

"The questions worth asking, in other words, come not from other people but from nature, and are for the most part delicate things easily drowned out by the noise of everyday life."
- Robert B. Laughlin
(Related: Life, Nature, People, Questions, Words, Worth)

"I dropped the script in the fireplace, called my agent and said, they can jail me, sue me, but I'm never acting again, unless I can do something worthwhile."
- Piper Laurie
(Related: Acting)

"The great universal family of men is a utopia worthy of the most mediocre logic."
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont
(Related: Family, Men, Logic, Utopia)

"Success, and even life itself, wouldn't be worth anything if I didn't have my wife and children by my side. They mean everything to me."
- Jude Law
(Related: Life, Success, Wife, Children, Worth)

"I couldn't be happier about being a part of 'Hunger Games' and to play Katniss. I have a huge responsibility to the fans of this incredible book and I don't take it lightly. I will give everything I have to these movies and to this role to make it worthy of Suzanne Collins' masterpiece."
- Jennifer Lawrence
(Related: Movies, Being, Fans, Games, Play, Responsibility, Will)

"I am a genius who has written poems that will survive with the best of Shakespeare, Wordsworth and Keats."
- Irving Layton
(Related: Genius, Poems, Shakespeare, Will)

"In Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Canada has at last produced a political leader worthy of assassination."
- Irving Layton
(Related: Leader, Assassination, Canada)

"Earlier, 100,000 elephants lived in Kenya and we didn't have any noteworthy problem with it. The problem that we have is not that there are now more elephants."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: Now)

"Sometimes something worth doing is worth overdoing."
- Stanislaw Lec
(Related: Worth)

"And takin' a bath in the creek. That's the stuff that really made it worthwhile. Anybody can stay in a motel."
- Chris LeDoux
"The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering."
- Bruce Lee
(Related: Life, First, Immortality, Key, Living, Worth)

"So, I don't know what is going to happen when the CD comes out, how well it will sell, etc. But, from a personal point of view, it was a very worthwhile endeavor."
- Geddy Lee
(Related: Will)

"If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing slowly... very slowly."
- Gypsy Rose Lee
(Related: Worth)

"Think as you work, for in the final analysis, your worth to your company comes not only in solving problems, but also in anticipating them."
- Tom Lehrer
(Related: Work, Company, Problems, Worth)

"A thing well done is worth doing."
- Hugh Leonard
(Related: Worth)

"Is education possibly a process of trading awareness for things of lesser worth? The goose who trades his is soon a pile of feathers."
- Aldo Leopold
(Related: Education, Awareness, Worth)

"This does not mean that every copyright must prove its value initially. That would be a far too cumbersome system of control. But it does mean that every system or category of copyright or patent should prove its worth."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Control, Value, Worth)

"It is not the truth that a man possesses, or believes that he possesses, but the earnest effort which he puts forward to reach the truth, which constitutes the worth of a man."
- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
(Related: Truth, Effort, Man, Worth)

"Meet some people who care about poetry the way you do. You'll have that readership. Keep going until you know you're doing work that's worthy. And then see what happens. That's my advice."
- Philip Levine
(Related: Poetry, Work, People, Advice, Care)

"I think that the failures of Enron and WorldCom and other companies are partially failures of investors to recognize companies that are selling for a thousand times nothing, but chances are they may be worth only that."
- Arthur Levitt
(Related: Selling, Enron, May, Nothing, Worth)

"But, clearly to me, what I've come to see is that that happened because I didn't have enough feelings of self-worth. So that I didn't feel that... I was worthy of being number one to a man."
- Monica Lewinsky
(Related: Feelings, Being, Man, Self)

"Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless."
- Sinclair Lewis
(Related: Selling, Advertising)

"Virtue by premeditation isn't worth much."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Virtue, Worth)

"What grieves me most in my past offenses, O my loving God, is not so much the punishment I have deserved, as the displeasure I have given You, Who are worthy of infinite love."
- Alphonsus Liguori
(Related: Love, God, Infinite, Past, Punishment)

"Some of the money going to the rookies can now be spent on people who have proved their worth. After all, the average playing life of a pro football player is about eight years and it is only fitting that the veterans get something for their efforts."
- Bob Lilly
(Related: Life, Money, People, Football, Now, Veterans, Worth, Years)

"Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Worry)

"Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Men, Ambition, Being, Man)

"Only the consciousness of a purpose that is mightier than any man and worthy of all men can fortify and inspirit and compose the souls of men."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Men, Purpose, Consciousness, Man)

"And I thought, my God, there's an off chance that they will say something that's really worth preserving and there is one way to do that and I knew what it was because I come from television."
- James Lipton
(Related: God, Thought, Chance, Television, Will, Worth)

"Real men are sadly lacking in this world, for when they are put to the test they prove worthless."
- Franz Liszt
(Related: Men, World)

"I'm high maintenance, but I'm worth it."
- Lara Logan
(Related: Worth)

"Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Goal, Effort, Leaders)

"A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Books, Conversation, Man, Study, Years)

"All things come round to him who will but wait."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Will)

"A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Heart, Words)

"A thought often makes us hotter than a fire."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Thought, Fire)

"All things must change to something new, to something strange."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Change)

"Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: People, Succeed)

"For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Age, Opportunity, Day, Dress, Evening, Sky, Stars, Twilight, Youth)

"Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Mind, Reverie)

"Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Character, Excellence, Manners, Simplicity, Style)

"Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Life, Darkness, Night, Ocean, Ships, Silence, Voice)

"Resolve and thou art free."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Art)

"Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Success, Perseverance)

"People demand freedom only when they have no power."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Power, People, Freedom)

"Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Defeat)

"Something attempted, something done, Has earned a nights repose."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Sometimes we may learn more from a man's errors, than from his virtues."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Errors, Man, May)

"Talk not of wasted affection - affection never was wasted."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Affection, Talk)

"The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Success, Talent, Thought, Fame, Nothing, Will)

"Youth comes but once in a lifetime."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Youth)

"Whoever benefits his enemy with straightforward intention that man's enemies will soon fold their hands in devotion."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Benefits, Devotion, Enemies, Enemy, Intention, Man, Will)

"Whenever nature leaves a hole in a person's mind, she generally plasters it over with a thick coat of self-conceit."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Nature, Mind, Self)

"When she had passed, it seemed like the ceasing of exquisite music."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Music)

"We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Thy fate is the common fate of all; Into each life some rain must fall."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Life, Fate, Rain)

"Thought takes man out of servitude, into freedom."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Thought, Freedom, Man)

"They who go Feel not the pain of parting; it is they Who stay behind that suffer."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Pain, Parting)

"Therefore trust to thy heart, and to what the world calls illusions."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Trust, Heart, World)

"There is nothing holier in this life of ours than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Life, Love, Consciousness, First, Nothing)

"That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"There are moments in life, when the heart is so full of emotion That if by chance it be shaken, or into its depths like a pebble Drops some careless word, it overflows, and its secret, Spilt on the ground like water, can never be gathered together."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Life, Heart, Chance, Emotion, Moments, Water, Word)

"The counterfeit and counterpart of Nature is reproduced in art."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Art, Nature)

"The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Strength, Criticism, Lies, Weakness)

"The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Day, Sky, Stars)

"The rapture of pursuing is the prize the vanquished gain."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Gain)

"The nearer the dawn the darker the night."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Dawn, Night)

"The mind of the scholar, if he would leave it large and liberal, should come in contact with other minds."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Liberal, Mind)

"The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Love, Books, Learning, Serenity)

"The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Life, Dreams, Charity, Man, Service, Visions)

"The human voice is the organ of the soul."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Soul, Voice)

"The Helicon of too many poets is not a hill crowned with sunshine and visited by the Muses and the Graces, but an old, mouldering house, full of gloom and haunted by ghosts."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Old, Poets)

"The greatest firmness is the greatest mercy."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Firmness, Mercy)

"The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Rain)

"There is no grief like the grief that does not speak."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Grief)

"Like a French poem is life; being only perfect in structure when with the masculine rhymes mingled the feminine are."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Life, Being)

"In this world a man must either be anvil or hammer."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Man, World)

"Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; Often in a wooden house a golden room we find."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Intelligence, Courtesy)

"Into each life some rain must fall."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Life, Rain)

"It is a beautiful trait in the lover's character, that they think no evil of the object loved."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Character, Evil)

"It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Love)

"It is foolish to pretend that one is fully recovered from a disappointed passion. Such wounds always leave a scar."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Passion, Wounds)

"It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Time, Right, Wrong)

"Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Destiny, Fame)

"Joy, temperance, and repose, slam the door on the doctor's nose."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Joy, Temperance)

"If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Men, Time)

"Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Heart, Fear, Future, Past, Present)

"Love gives itself; it is not bought."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Love)

"Love keeps the cold out better than a cloak."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Love)

"Man is always more than he can know of himself; consequently, his accomplishments, time and again, will come as a surprise to him."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Time, Accomplishments, Man, Will)

"Men of genius are often dull and inert in society; as the blazing meteor, when it descends to earth, is only a stone."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Men, Genius, Society, Earth)

"Method is more important than strength, when you wish to control your enemies. By dropping golden beads near a snake, a crow once managed To have a passer-by kill the snake for the beads."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Control, Strength, Enemies)

"Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Defeat)

"Music is the universal language of mankind."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Music, Language, Mankind)

"Evil is only good perverted."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Evil)

"Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Man, World)

"Each morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close; Something attempted, something done, has earned a night's repose."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Evening, Night)

"Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Army, Challenge, Letters, Newspapers)

"Build today, then strong and sure, With a firm and ample base; And ascending and secure. Shall tomorrow find its place."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Today, Tomorrow)

"As to the pure mind all things are pure, so to the poetic mind all things are poetical."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Mind)

"Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Ambition, Passion)

"In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Character, Excellence, Simplicity, Style)

"For his heart was in his work, and the heart giveth grace unto every art."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Art, Work, Heart, Grace)

"If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Give what you have to somebody, it may be better than you think."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: May)

"The dawn is not distant, nor is the night starless; love is eternal."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Love, Dawn, Night)

"He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Mail)

"Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Men, Night)

"However things may seem, no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Success, Failure, Evil, May)

"I have an affection for a great city. I feel safe in the neighborhood of man, and enjoy the sweet security of the streets."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Affection, Man, Security)

"If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: History, Life, Enemies, Man, Sorrow, Suffering)

"Morality without religion is only a kind of dead reckoning - an endeavor to find our place on a cloudy sea by measuring the distance we have run, but without any observation of the heavenly bodies."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Religion, Morality, Observation, Sea)

"If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me."
- Alice Roosevelt Longworth
"You can't make a souffle rise twice."
- Alice Roosevelt Longworth
"My father always wanted to be the corpse at every funeral, the bride at every wedding and the baby at every christening."
- Alice Roosevelt Longworth
(Related: Wedding, Father, Baby)

"Dorothy is the only woman in history who has had her menopause in public and made it pay."
- Alice Roosevelt Longworth
(Related: History, Public, Woman)

"I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches."
- Alice Roosevelt Longworth
"The secret of eternal youth is arrested development."
- Alice Roosevelt Longworth
(Related: Development, Youth)

"He looks as though he's been weaned on a pickle."
- Alice Roosevelt Longworth
"I've always believed in the adage that the secret of eternal youth is arrested development."
- Alice Roosevelt Longworth
(Related: Development, Youth)

"I am disillusioned enough to know that no man's opinion on any subject is worth a damn unless backed up with enough genuine information to make him really know what he's talking about."
- H. P. Lovecraft
(Related: Information, Man, Opinion, Talking, Worth)

"One pound of uranium is worth about 3 million pounds worth of coal or oil."
- James Lovelock
(Related: Oil, Worth)

"One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Experience, Wilderness, Worth)

"If I had killed Crow off I can think of least six novels I would never have written, 400,000 words' worth of very necessary experience."
- Brian Lumley
(Related: Experience, Words, Worth)

"Most remarks that are worth making are commonplace remarks. The things that makes them worth saying is that we really mean them."
- Robert Lynd
(Related: Saying, Worth)

"A woman's two cents worth is worth two cents in the music business."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Business, Music, Woman, Worth)

"Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim."
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: People, Habit, Fool, Freedom, Maxim, Old, Politicians, Self, Water)

"In comparison with a loving human being, everything else is worthless."
- Hugh MacLennan
(Related: Being)

"Poor is the man who does not know his own intrinsic worth and tends to measure everything by relative value. A man of financial wealth who values himself by his financial net worth is poorer than a poor man who values himself by his intrinsic self worth."
- Sydney Madwed
(Related: Financial, Values, Wealth, Man, Measure, Poor, Self, Worth)

"A lot of good has come from drugs. I think 'Penny Lane' is worth 10 dead kids. Dark Side of the Moon is worth 100 dead kids. Because a lot of kids wouldn't even be born if it weren't for that album, so it evens out."
- Bill Maher
(Related: Drugs, Kids, Moon, Worth)

"With respect to Holy Communion, it is up to the communicant to decide whether they are in a state of grace and worthy to receive the Eucharist. Each one of us makes that decision."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: Decision, Grace, Respect, State)

"Culture's worth huge, huge risks. Without culture we're all totalitarian beasts."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Culture, Worth)

"You will not dishonor the divine perfections by judgments unworthy of them, provided you never judge of Him by yourself, provided you do not ascribe to the Creator the imperfections and limitations of created beings."
- Nicolas Malebranche
(Related: Limitations, Unworthy, Will)

"Do not fear lest you should meditate too much upon Him and speak of Him in an unworthy way, providing you are led by faith. Do not fear lest you should entertain false opinions of Him so long as they are in conformity with the notion of the infinitely perfect Being."
- Nicolas Malebranche
(Related: Faith, Fear, Being, Conformity, Opinions, Unworthy)

"One good analogy is worth three hours discussion."
- Dudley Field Malone
(Related: Worth)

"We are the world. We are the people and we deserve better not because we're worth it but because no worth can be put on the incalculable, on the infinite, on life."
- Nick Mancuso
(Related: Life, People, Infinite, World, Worth)

"It's really not that hard. If I do a Tonight Show, it's six or seven minutes. If I do a concert, it's 90 minutes. If I do an interview, that's 15 minutes. So by the end of the day I've done three hours worth of work."
- Howie Mandel
(Related: Work, Day, End, Worth)

"There is no intrinsic worth in money but what is alterable with the times, and whether a guinea goes for twenty pounds or for a shilling, it is the labor of the poor and not the high and low value that is set on gold or silver, which all the comforts of life must arise from."
- Bernard de Mandeville
(Related: Life, Money, Gold, Labor, Poor, Value, Worth)

"To do anything truly worth doing, I must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in with gusto and scramble through as well as I can."
- Og Mandino
(Related: Danger, Thinking, Worth)

"It is not enough to know your craft - you have to have feeling. Science is all very well, but for us imagination is worth far more."
- Edouard Manet
(Related: Imagination, Science, Feeling, Worth)

"If we were the team that won out, then life was good and we felt that we were worth something."
- Barry Mann
(Related: Life, Worth)

"I have been able to travel all over the country and see many places that I probably never would have visited. I have also participated in many charity events for worthy causes."
- Rob Mariano
(Related: Travel, Causes, Charity, Country, Events)

"Christianity taught men that love is worth more than intelligence."
- Jacques Maritain
(Related: Intelligence, Love, Men, Christianity, Worth)

"It is worthwhile for anyone to have behind him a few generations of honest, hard-working ancestry."
- John Phillips Marquand
(Related: Ancestry, Generations)

"By the time a bartender knows what drink a man will have before he orders, there is little else about him worth knowing."
- Don Marquis
(Related: Time, Man, Will, Worth)

"A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi... has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It's not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for."
- Thurgood Marshall
(Related: Mother, Goal, Baby, Challenge, Rights, State, states, United, Worth)

"We should not say that one man's hour is worth another man's hour, but rather that one man during an hour is worth just as much as another man during an hour. Time is everything, man is nothing: he is at the most time's carcass."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Time, Man, Worth)

"Let us develop the resources of our land, call forth its powers, build up its institutions, promote all its great interests, and see whether we also, in our day and generation, may not perform something worthy to be remembered."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Day, Land, May)

"It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living."
- Guy de Maupassant
(Related: Life, Living, Worth)

"Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one's identity as a being of worth and dignity."
- Rollo May
(Related: Experience, Happiness, Life, Goal, Being, Dignity, Emotion, Identity, Joy, Worth)

"To share our stories is not only a worthwhile endeavor for the storyteller, but for those who hear our stories and feel less alone because of it."
- Joyce Maynard
"Reducing health costs and increasing access to health care are worthy goals that every Member of Congress should support."
- Jim McCrery
(Related: Health, Goals, Care, Congress, Support)

"That moment was very important because it was political. That's what has to be done, so they struck a deal. She figures his is a well-thought-out motivation that she felt was worthy trade-off. The motivation here is survival, and she has to think like a leader."
- Mary McDonnell
(Related: Leader, Motivation, Survival, Trade)

"Yes, you can feel very alone as a poet and you sometimes think, is it worth it? Is it worth carrying on? But because there were other poets, you became part of a scene. Even though they were very different writers, it made it easier because you were together."
- Roger McGough
(Related: Poets, Worth, Writers)

"Awareness without action is worthless."
- Phil McGraw
(Related: Action, Awareness)

"We have, essentially, a worthless democracy."
- Aaron McGruder
(Related: Democracy)

"All Americans need a sense of place. That's what makes our physical surroundings worth caring about."
- Ed McMahon
(Related: Americans, Caring, Sense, Worth)

"There is a price for popularity. Critics look for your weaknesses, your flaws, anything that makes the work seem like a fluke and not seem worthy of all the attention it's getting."
- Terry McMillan
(Related: Work, Attention, Flaws, Popularity)

"I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: Information, World, Worth)

"Frank Marth also played many characters with us, and like George Petrie, he was worth his weight in gold."
- Audrey Meadows
(Related: Gold, Weight, Worth)

"The glory of the old Irish nation, which in our hour will grow young and strong again. Should we fail, the country will not be worth more than it is now. The sword of famine is less sparing than the bayonet of the soldier."
- Thomas F. Meagher
(Related: Country, Famine, Glory, Irish, Nation, Now, Old, Will, Worth)

"Neither man nor woman can be worth anything until they have discovered that they are fools."
- William Lamb Melbourne
(Related: Fools, Man, Woman, Worth)

"It's just nice to work hard and be rewarded, which is having lots of people watch. And the icing on the cake is for me is to be able to walk around with pride, feeling that the product you put out is worthy of being watched. But honestly, it's not a big deal. I don't put too much stock in fame or celebrity anyway. I don't put it in the 'important' box."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Work, People, Being, Celebrity, Fame, Feeling, Pride)

"Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Effort, Theology, Worth)

"For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing."
- H. L. Mencken
"When I'm dead, I want to be remembered as a musician of some worth and substance."
- Freddie Mercury
(Related: Want, Worth)

"Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals."
- Paul J. Meyer
(Related: Success, Goals)

"The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one's self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course."
- Michelangelo
(Related: Promises, Self, Value, World, Worth)

"I am a poor man and of little worth, who is laboring in that art that God has given me in order to extend my life as long as possible."
- Michelangelo
(Related: Art, Life, God, Man, Order, Poor, Worth)

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: War, Feeling, Nothing, State, Ugly, Worth)

"There is no such thing as a worthless conversation, provided you know what to listen for. And questions are the breath of life for a conversation."
- James Nathan Miller
(Related: Life, Conversation, Questions)

"Dallas is a great city, and it's worth fighting for."
- Laura Miller
(Related: Fighting, Worth)

"My character in 'Prison Break' needs to be formidable. In reality, I'm not very tough at all."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Character, Needs, Reality)

"This role is more visible, and I grew up without a lot of that sort of modeling so I'm relieved and proud to have done this film."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Film)

"My definition of cool is finding your own definition of cool and not necessarily taking your lead from what other people tell you or from what you might read from magazines or see on TV."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: People)

"It was just expected that I would go to college. Both my parents are teachers and they tolerated acting, but I was going to go to a school of quality or bust. Which made my downshifting back to acting afterward a little difficult."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Quality, Acting, College, Parents, School, Teachers)

"My encounters with racism are sort of second-hand situations where I might be standing around with a group of white friends and someone makes a comment that they wouldn't make at my family reunion."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Family, Friends, Racism)

"My father is black and my mother is white. Therefore, I could answer to either, which kind of makes me a racial Lone Ranger, caught between two communities."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Mother, Father)

"In my career as an actor, there is a catchphrase that Scofield always says often in regards to his brother, 'Have a little faith.' In my own career as an actor, there were times when I was the only one who believed in myself in the face of the odds."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Faith, Brother, Actor, Career)

"Nobody's ever asked me to pay for a meal before I've eaten it, I've never been pulled over just because I was driving the wrong kind of car in the wrong kind of area at the wrong time of night."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Car, Time, Driving, Night, Wrong)

"Michael Scofield is someone everyone can relate to, but nobody would want to be in his shoes."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Want)

"Prison Break is so far-fetched, I had to make viewers believe that Michael is capable of making the impossible possible."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Prison)

"There has to be a measure of faith. That's what this business is all about: trusting in something that may never show up, that you have no concrete proof of."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Business, Faith, May, Measure, Proof)

"There'll be moments when I'm out in the prison yard, chatting with the cast and the crew, getting ready to shoot a scene. And then I'll remember if I were actually an inmate, I'd only be out there an hour. The other 23 hours of the day, I'd be in my cell. It's kind of a downer."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Day, Moments, Prison)

"There's so much we can't express in our day-to-day interaction with people because it's considered inappropriate. And acting is all about being inappropriate."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: People, Acting, Being, Day)

"You're confronted with the quandary: do I grind things to a halt? Ideally you would, but I have better things to do than educate people."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: People)

"They told me at the end of that test that they wanted me to be a part of this project. I walked out and had a moment of clarity where I thought, not many people will ever have this moment."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Thought, People, Clarity, End, Project, Will)

"To be honest, I find going out pretty scary and intimidating. Got all those people checking you out, with only one purpose: hooking up. I'm quite the dork, I'd rather sit home and play Scrabble. But that doesn't get you a girl, does it?"
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Home, People, Play, Pretty)

"If I were to wait only for roles that clarify my racial makeup, I'd be waiting for a very, very long time."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Time, Makeup, Waiting)

"I have to laugh internally when I'm asked in interviews what nightspots I like to hit. I just don't have answers... so sometimes I make them up."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Answers)

"When I got to college, acting suddenly seemed like a very risky proposition and all my friends were going to law school or med school or Wall Street."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Acting, College, Friends, Law, School)

"You have to love what you do, and you have to need it like you need air. And there's nothing else that would give me the same degree of satisfaction as acting, which is why I can't walk away from it."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Love, Acting, Nothing, Satisfaction)

"I hadn't worked for a year when I had my Prison Break audition and it was the easiest audition I've ever had. I got the script on Friday, went to the audition on Monday and got the part on Tuesday. I was shooting the pilot a week later. I didn't have time to be nervous - it happened so quickly."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Time, Prison)

"Four months of preparation and about 12 hours of shooting turned into about 30 seconds of screen time."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Time, Months, Preparation)

"Everyone has their challenges."
- Wentworth Miller
"Confidence is at the root of so many attractive qualities, a sense of humor, a sense of style, a willingness to be who you are no matter what anyone else might think or say and it's true, I do have a certain fondness for women that have dark hair."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Women, Humor, Confidence, Hair, Sense, Style)

"A racial community provides not only a sense of identity, that luxury of looking into another's face and seeing yourself reflected back, but a sense of security and support."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Community, Identity, Luxury, Security, Sense, Support)

"I want to aspire to something like what Denzel Washington does, which is try to find scripts written for white actors - or Jodie Foster, who reads scripts for male actors."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Actors, Want, Washington)

"A great book provides escapism for me. The artistry and the creativity in a story are better than any drugs."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Creativity, Drugs, Escapism)

"I've never seen American Idol but I am grateful to them. That show is one of Fox's biggest moneymakers, and some of that money goes to pay for shows like Prison Break. Simon Cowell's been signing my paychecks and for that I say thanks."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Money, American, Prison)

"I broke my nose in gym when a ball hit me. I took a girl to her debutante ball the next week wearing a tux and a big, honking bandage. Not the romantic night she had in mind."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Mind, Night, Romantic)

"I feel extremely lucky, extremely grateful, and a little bittersweet, too."
- Wentworth Miller
"I made a decision not to work out because I'm lazy and also, the character is not a superhero. I didn't want him to be a buff guy with Jackie Chan moves because the point is he's smarter than your average Joe."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Work, Character, Decision, Want)

"I worked with the same trainer that worked with Denzel Washington in THe Hurricane. It was three months of training, five days a week, 4 to 5 hours a day. This was followed by a month of choreography."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Day, Months, Training, Washington)

"I'm kind of a dork. I don't have much game. I'm not particularly comfortable in bars or clubs. I much prefer being home playing Scrabble, having dinner with a couple friends, going to see a movie, or losing a whole weekend to Season 14 of Law and Order or The Simpsons."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Home, Being, Friends, Law, Losing, Order, Weekend)

"I'm neither sexy nor a star."
- Wentworth Miller
"I'm pretty much a couch potato."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Pretty)

"I'm very pleased with being a part of the Bean Pole family. It's a relationship that makes sense to me. I'm very pleased to have my name associated with Bean Pole Jeans."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Family, Being, Name, Sense)

"I've been spared to a large extent the business end of the race stick."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Business, End, Race)

"I've been spoiled by this project. I was given the script and went in to read, realizing that this was a powerful story and one that wasn't told very often."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Project)