Sayings 20 Sayings about Money These are English sayings and proverbs about money, wealth and riches. Click on any saying for more information and notes. Sayings A fool and his money are soon parted Stupid people spend their money carelessly and soon become poor. A good name is better than riches Your good reputation is worth more than money. A good payer is master of another's purse Someone who is known to always pay exactly as promised can borrow money from other people at any time. A good paymaster never wants workmen An employer who pays well is never short of staff. Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise It is good for us to sleep early in the evening and wake early in the morning. He who pays the piper calls the tune The person who pays a musician can decide what music he wants to hear. And the person who pays for any service has the right to say exactly what he wants. Health is better than wealth Being free from illness is better than being rich.

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20 Sayings about Money These are English sayings and proverbs about money, wealth and riches.

Click on any saying for more information and notes.


A fool and his money are soon parted

Stupid people spend their money carelessly and soon become poor.

A good name is better than riches

Your good reputation is worth more than money.

A good payer is master of another's purse

Someone who is known to always pay exactly as promised can borrow money from other people at any time.

A good paymaster never wants workmen

An employer who pays well is never short of staff.

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise

It is good for us to sleep early in the evening and wake early in the morning.

He who pays the piper calls the tune

The person who pays a musician can decide what music he wants to hear. And the person who pays for any service has the right to say exactly what he wants.

Health is better than wealth

Being free from illness is better than being rich.

If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys

An employer who pays low wages will have bad staff.

Money doesn't grow on trees

It's not easy to get money. We have to work hard to make money. We can't just walk around and pick it like fruit from the tress.

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Money is a good servant, but a bad master

If you have money, it will serve you and work for you well. But if you owe money to other people, that money will control you in an unpleasant way.

Money is the root of all evil

According to this saying, all immorality and wickedness is caused by money. This saying is a misquotation, and the original version ("the love of money is the root of all evil") implies that all immorality and wickedness is caused by people loving money, not by money itself.

Money isn't everything

There are other important things in this world, not just money.

Money makes money

If you have money, you can use it to get more money through investment.

Neither a borrower nor a lender be

Do not borrow things. Do not lend things.

Pay beforehand was never well served

If you pay for a service before you receive it, you will not get good service.

Riches have wings

Money can disappear easily. Money is like a bird with wings: it can fly away if you are not careful.

The best things in life are free

We don't have to pay for the things that are really valuable, like love, friendship and good health.

The rich knows not who is his friend

When you have money, you don't know if people are friendly with you because they like you, or because they like your money. The structure of this saying is difficult. In normal English it would be something like: "Rich people do not know who their friends are."

Where there's muck there's brass

There is money to be made in dirt and dirty jobs. For example, many people have made fortunes by processing rubbish or waste materials.

You can't take it with you when you die

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When we die we leave everything on earth. We don't take anything with us. Even the richest people cannot take their money with them after death. This proverb reminds us that some material or worldly things are not really so valuable as we may think.

10 Sayings about Chance These are English sayings and proverbs about chance, luck and fortune, or the way things sometimes seem to happen without any obvious design or intention.

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Every dog has his day

1) Even the lowest of us at some time has a chance to get revenge on an oppressor, no matter how powerful that oppressor may be. 2) We will all have good luck or success at some point in our lives.

Fortune knocks once at every man's door

We all get at least one good opportunity in life; everybody has the opportunity to be successful in life.

He who hesitates is lost

The person who waits too long loses the opportunity; or, more seriously, delay or indecision may have disastrous results.

Make hay while the sun shines

If we want to make hay, we need sunny weather, so when the sun comes we should take the opportunity to make hay. Thus the proverb suggests that we should make good use of any opportunity while it lasts.

Opportunity only knocks once

We should take an opportunity (or chance) when it comes. According to this saying, it will not come again.

Opportunity seldom knocks twice

Take any opportunity or chance when it comes - it may not come again.

Strike while the iron is hot

Seize the opportunity! When we have the chance to do something, we should do it immediately. Otherwise it will be too late.

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The tide must be taken when it comes

We should use all opportunities when they come, before it's too late.

Time and tide wait for no man

1) Nobody can stop the progression of time. 2) We should act on favourable opportunities immediately, without delay.

When one door shuts, another opens

An optimistic view on life, in which a refusal or failure is always followed by another opportunity.


10 Sayings about Danger These are English sayings and proverbs about danger, or any situation where there is the possibility of suffering harm or injury.

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Any port in a storm

In times of danger, any shelter is better than none. In an emergency, we have to accept whatever solution presents itself (for the time being).

Better safe than sorry

We should be careful in a dangerous situation. It is better to stay safe than to have an accident (and be sorry about it). The full "grammatical" sentence would be: "It is better to be safe than to be sorry."

Don't put all your eggs in one basket

If all your eggs are in one basket and you drop the basket, you lose everything. Don't put all your money in one bank. Don't put all your faith in one person.

He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea

The sea is supremely powerful, and can be a terrifying and awe-inspiring place.

If you play with fire you get burned

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If you fool around with something that is potentially dangerous, you must expect to get harmed.

It is best to be on the safe side

1) Don't take risks. Be careful and cautious. 2) It's best to be sure. It's best to be absolutely certain.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained

We can't expect to achieve anything if we never take any risks.

Out of debt, out of danger

When we no longer owe money to anyone, we are safe and secure. The implication is that it is dangerous to owe anyone.

Out of office, out of danger

The implication is that people in high government or official jobs are not safe. They will be safe only when they leave their job.

There is safety in numbers

You are safer as part of a group of people than as an individual. Being in a group makes people more confident about taking action.

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Life Quotes and SayingsYou only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough.

Our lives are like a candle in the wind.

Inspirational Quotes and SayingsNothing is predestined: The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.

Everyday is a gift, that’s why they call it the present.

The future depends on what we do in the present.- Mahatma Gandhi

Friendship Quotes and SayingsAn honest answer is the sign of true friendship.

Your friend is the person who knows all about you, and still like you.

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.- Walter Winchell

True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.- Charles Caleb Colton

Failure Quotes and SayingsFailure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

The only real failure in life is the failure to try.

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There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

Failure is the tuition you pay for success.

Love Quotes and SayingsLove means never having to say you’re sorry.

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

Wise Quotes and SayingsKnowledge talks, wisdom listens.- Jimi Hendrix

Don’t let your victories go to your head, or your failures go to your heart.

Guns don’t kill people — people do.

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.- Benjamin Franklin

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.

One should always play fair when one has the winning cards.- Oscar Wilde

Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.

Beware of a man of one book.

Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

He who knows others is learned; he who knows himself is wise.

Goodbye Quotes and SayingsSometimes you have to let go of the one you love to find out if there is really something there.

Every goodbye makes the next hello closer.

How lucky I am to have known someone who was so hard to say goodbye to.

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Why does it take a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye?

You know that you are in love when the hardest thing to do is say good-bye!!

Where is the “good” in goodbye?

There are no good-byes, where ever we are, you’ll always be in my heart.

Being strong sometimes means being able to let go.

A good-bye is never painful unless you’re never going to say hello again.

Life wouldn’t be the same without you and all the memories you have givin me.

Sometimes you have to let go of the one you love to find out if there is really something there.

It’s all said and done, it’s real, and it’s been fun.

I can tell by your tears that you will remember it all.

Don’t be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before we can meet again and meeting again, after moments or a lifetime, is certain for those who are friends.

It’s something unpredictable, but in the end is right, I hope you had the time of your life.

The loss of a friend is like that of a limb. Time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired.

It is the end of something simple and the beginning of everything else.

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.

I’m torn between what was and what could be.

Saying goodbye isn’t the hard part, it’s what we leave behind that’s tough.

We only part to meet again.

Until this moment, I never understood how hard it was to lose something you never had.

You never leave someone behind, you take a part of them with you and leave a part of yourself behind.

True goodbyes are the ones never said or explained.

Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.

Why are the words goodbye, I’m sorry and I love you, so easily pronounced, but so hard to say?

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A part of you has grown in me, together forever we shall be, never apart, maybe in distance, but not in the heart.

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning.

The real genius for love lies not in getting into, but getting out of love.

The song is ended, but the melody lingers on.

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

There is a time for departure even when there is no certain place to go.

You are the weakest link – goodbye!

If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.

I don’t want to wake up and realize what I was dreaming was right in front of my shut eyes. I don’t want to stop saying hellos for fear of saying goodbyes.

When I see your smile, and I know it’s not for me, that’s when I’ll miss you.

Retirement Quotes and SayingsRetirement, a time to enjoy all the things you never had time to do when you worked.

Retirement is when the living is easy and the payments are hard.

A man is known by the company that keeps him on after retirement age.

Retirement: World’s longest coffee break.

Retirement is the ugliest word in the language.

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.

Retirement: That’s when you return from work one day and say, “Hi, Honey, I’m home – forever.”

The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.

Retirement is wonderful. It’s doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it.

Musicians don’t retire; they stop when there’s no more music in them.

Life begins at retirement.

I will not retire while I’ve still got my legs and my make-up box.

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The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does.

The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy.

When a man retires, his wife gets twice the husband but only half the income.

Sooner or later I’m going to die, but I’m not going to retire.

To retire is to begin to die.

I’m retired – goodbye tension, hello pension.

It is time I stepped aside for a less experienced and less able man.

Old soldiers never die, they merely fade away.

Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap.

The challenge of retirement is how to spend time without spending money.

I’m now as free as the breeze – with roughly the same income.

A lot of our friends complain about their retirement. We tell ‘em to get a life.

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.

Retirement: It’s nice to get out of the rat race, but you have to learn to get along with less cheese.

He who laughs last at the boss’s jokes probably isn’t far from retirement.

Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can’t retire his experience. He must use it.

Retirement is like a long vacation in Las Vegas. The goal is to enjoy it the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money.

When I retire I’m going to spend my evenings by the fireplace going through those boxes. There are things in there that ought to be burned.

There are some who start their retirement long before they stop working

The question isn’t at what age I want to retire, it’s at what income.

When a man retires and time is no longer a matter of urgent importance, his colleagues generally present him with a watch.

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When you see some people work you wonder what they’ll do in retirement.

Wedding Quotes and SayingsTo keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up.

In all of the wedding cake, hope is the sweetest of plums.

Marriage–a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters written in prose.

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

My Greatest wish for the two of you is that through the years your love for each other will so deepen and grow, that years from now you will look back on this day, your wedding day, as the day you loved each other the least.

Look down you gods, and on this couple drop a blessed crown.

Here’s to the groom, a man who keeps his head though he loses his heart.

A thing of beauty is a joy forever. Here’s to these beautiful bridesmaids.

Our wedding was many years ago. The celebration continues to this day.

It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.

Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.

Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that.

Love is not singular except in syllable.

It took great courage to ask a beautiful young woman to marry me. Believe me, it is easier to play the whole Petrushka on the piano.

An anniversary says, “Think of the dreams you have weathered together. They are intimate accomplishments.

Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they’re on the same side.

To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.

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She knows all about me and loves me just the same.

May she share everything with her husband, including the housework.

Happy marriages begin when we marry the one we love, and they blossom when we love the one we married.

Clever Quotes and SayingsA man likes his wife to be just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness, and just stupid enough to admire it.

A clever man commits no minor blunders.

How clever you are, my dear! You never mean a single word you say.

I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.

It’s good to be clever, but not to show it.

God is clever, but not dishonest.

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties.

They have to be clever, cunning, imaginative, dogged and wily, whereas society merely has to lean its weight a little.

To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.

Clever men are good, but they are not the best.

Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness.

Copying from a single source is called plagiarism, copying from multiple source is called research.

Always forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

If you’re not very clever you should be conciliatory.

Two things are infinite : the universe and human stupidity; I’m not sure about the universe.

Money can’t buy you happiness, but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.

Patience is not a virtue, it is a waste of time.

A lawyer with a briefcase can steal more than a thousand men with guns.

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Nothing shows a man’s character more than what he laughs at.

Pressure makes diamonds.

Between thought and expression lies a lifetime.

You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.

Beauty Quotes and SayingsBeauty lies in the specific looks of a person, rather than the object, because different people feel beauty in differnt things.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.

The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.

For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it.

Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.”

Beauty is one of the rare things that do not lead to doubt of God.

I’m tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That’s deep enough. What do you want—an adorable pancreas ?

It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it

Beauty seen is never lost, God’s colors all are fast.

When a woman isn’t beautiful, people tell her : You have lovely eyes, you have lovely hair.

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

Beauty is not real. Beauty only exists in perception.

Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone.

Beauty Parlor: A place where women curl up and dye.

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The beauty of male has not yet been portrayed by the only one who can do so-the female.

By plucking her petals, You do not gather the beauty of the flower.

Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.

She was a beauty in her youth a fact which she alone remembers.

Confidence Quotes and SayingsConfidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have.

Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and long honourable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.

As is our confidence, so is our capacity.

However gradual may be the growth of confidence, that of credit requires still more time to arrive at maturity.

If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.

Self confidence is the key to the universe.

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

For they can conquer who believe they can.

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.

Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you’re in control, they’re in control.

Fields are won by those who believe in the winning.

Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control.

If you doubt yourself, then indeed you stand on shaky ground.

You gain strength, experience and confidence by every experience where you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you cannot do.

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He is safe who admits no one to his confidence.

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.

If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.

I am not a has-been. I am a will be.

Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.

Confidence can get you where you want to go, and getting there is a daily process. It’s so much easier when you feel good about yourself, your abilities and talents.

Don’t let people drive you crazy when you know it’s in walking distance.

Put your future in good hands – your own.

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.

Even if you haven’t encountered great success yet, there is no reason you can’t bluff a little and act like you have. Confidence is a magnet in the best sense of the word. It will draw people to you and make your daily life.. and theirs.. a lot more pleasant.

It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.

Abraham Lincoln did not go to Gettysburg having commissioned a poll to find out what would sell in Gettysburg. There were no people with percentages for him, cautioning him about this group or that group or what they found in exit polls a year earlier. When will we have the courage of Lincoln?

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.

To value his own good opinion, a child has to feel that he is a worthwhile person. He has to have confidence in himself as an individual.

The old saying that “success breeds success” has something to it. It’s that feeling of confidence that can banish negativity and procrastination and get you going the right way.

Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger.

If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.

Drugs Quotes and SayingsDon’t do drugs because if you do drugs you’ll go to prison, and drugs are really expensive in prison.

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I’m not as think as you stoned I am.

I’ve never had a problem with drugs. I’ve had problems with the police.- Keith Richards

I love drugs, but I hate hangovers, and the hatred of the hangover wins by a landslide every time.- Margaret Cho

Thou hast the keys of Paradise, oh just, subtle, and mighty opium!

I used to have a drug problem, now I make enough money.

Don’t do drugs – Give them to me.

Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with with your self esteem.- Kurt Cobain

I’m not addicted to cocaine. I just like the way it smells.

God made pot. Man made beer. Who do you trust?

You should just say no to drugs. That will drive the prices down.

Drugs are a bet with the mind.- Jim Morrison

Cocaine is God’s way of saying you’re making too much money.

The Grass is always greener … when it is rolled up in a paper.

Drugs have taught an entire generation of American kids the metric system.- P.J. O’Rourke

You should just say no to drugs. That will drive the prices down.

If God had wanted us to smoke pot, he would have made it naturally occurring, plentiful, and easy to grow.

I tried sniffing Coke once, but the ice cubes got stuck in my nose.

Effort Quotes and SayingsEvery accomplishment starts with the decision to try.

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If you can walk, you can run.

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.

Some people dream of success… while others wake up and work hard at it.

The last dejected effort often becomes the winning stroke.

The difference between try and triumph is a little umph.

God places the heaviest burden on those who can carry its weight.

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.

Beyond the mountains there are mountains again.

Never give up efforts, even if you fail, the benefit you derive is experience.

No one understands that you have given everything. You must give more.

Little by little does the trick.

There’s nothing like biting off more than you can chew, and then chewing anyway.

Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working.

One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.

Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.

Whoever said anybody has a right to give up?

Success is a ladder you cannot climb with your hands in your pockets.

We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.

Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt.

For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.

Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.

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I’m a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.

Half this game is ninety percent mental.

The path to success is to take massive, determined action.

Each man is the smith of his own fortune.

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.

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

It’s always too early to quit.

It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.

One must learn by doing the thing, for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try.

If you are going through hell, keep going.

Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more.

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.

Try to be the best of what you are, even if what you are is no good.

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

Doors don’t slam open.

When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.

Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you’re willing to pay the price.

No one knows what he can do till he tries.

We must find a way, or we will make one.

I CAN is 100 times more important than IQ.

A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood.

He who stops being better stops being good.

Things don’t turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.

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Environment Quotes and SayingsWe won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.

A town is saved, not more by the righteous men in it than by the woods and swamps that surround it.

In America today you can murder land for private profit. You can leave the corpse for all to see, and nobody calls the cops.

The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago… had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.

Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.

I do not know of any environmental group in any country that does not view its government as an adversary.

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.

The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.

The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future.

The environment is everything that isn’t me.

Humans merely share the Earth. We can only protect the land, not own it.

We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do.

The environment, after all, is where we all meet, where we all where we all have a mutual interest. It is one thing that all of us share. It is not only a mirror of ourselves, but a focusing lens on what we can become.

The most political act we do on a daily basis is to eat, as our actions affect farms, landscapes, and food businesses.

American culture is torn between our long romance with violence and our terror of the devastation wrought by war and crime and environmental havoc.

The U.S. goverment was the first to start an automobile junkyard on the Moon.

Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees.

We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap.

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Modern technology…..Owes ecology….An apology.

Any fool can destroy trees.

Take care of the earth and she will take care of you.

Man should be master of his environment, not its slave. That is what freedom means.

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.

There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.

I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend ?

When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves.

All of my work is based on nature. I grew up in a rural environment and living in the Bay Area allows for immediate access to wonderful natural environs. Basically nature is my Genus

Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature.

The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future.

A strong, successful man is not the victim of his environment. He creates favorable conditions. His own inherent force and energy compel things to turn out as he desires.

I am the earth. You are the earth. The Earth is dying. You and I are murderers.

Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will – his personal responsibility in the realm of faith and morals

Such is the audacity of man, that he hath learned to counterfeit Nature, yea, and is so bold as to challenge her in her work.

Family Quotes and SayingsA happy family is but an earlier heaven.

A tree is known by its fruit.

I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich.

No matter how old a mother is she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.

A hundred men may make an encampment, but it takes a woman to make a home.

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Men are what their mothers made them.

Blood is thicker than water.

A father is someone who carries pictures in his wallet where his money used to be.

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.- George Burns

Family is the most important thing in the world.

You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s.

An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.

Babies are the nicest way to start people.

A man should never neglect his family for business.- Walt Disney

Our children are like mirrors they reflect our attitudes in life.

Remember as far as anyone knows, we’re a nice normal family.- Homer Simpson

There is no cure for laziness but a large family helps.

A son is a son till he takes him a wife, a daughter is a daughter all of her life.

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.- Jim Valvano

The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.- George Santayana

To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.

It is a wise father that knows his own child.- William Shakespeare

The presidency is temporary – but the family is permanent.

Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts.

No success in public life can compensate for failure in the home.

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

Where can a person be better than in the bosom of their family.

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When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.

The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing.

And thank you for a house full of people I love. Amen.- Ward Elliot Hour

Smoking Quotes and SayingsCigarettes and coffee: an alcoholic’s best friend.

It is easier to stay out than get out.

Sooner or later, everyone stops smoking.

The believing we do something when we do nothing is the first illusion of tobacco.

Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.

A cigarette is the only consumer product which when used as directed kills its consumer.

I tried to stop smoking cigarettes by telling myself I just didn’t want to smoke, but I didn’t believe myself.

Nicotine patches are great. Stick one over each eye and you can’t find your cigarettes.

I kissed my first girl and smoked my first cigarette on the same day. I haven’t had time for tobacco since.

Cigarette: A fire at one end, a fool at the other, and a bit of tobacco in between.

To the average cigarette smoker the world is his ashtray.

Cigarettes are killers that travel in packs.

The best way to stop smoking is to carry wet matches.

I’m not really a heavy smoker any more. I only get through two lighters a day now.

Some things are better eschewed than chewed; tobacco is one of them.

To cease smoking is the easiest thing I ever did. I ought to know because I’ve done it a thousand times.

My smoking might be bothering you, but it’s killing me.

I have made it a rule never to smoke more than one cigar at a time.

If we lose the battle against tobacco, we will lose the war against cancer.

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If I cannot smoke in heaven, then I shall not go.

If we see you smoking we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action.

Smoke your pipe and be silent; there’s only wind and smoke in the world.

Smokers don’t get to smoke. They have to smoke.

The only safer cigarette is your last one.

Honesty Quotes and SayingsNo man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.

When in doubt, tell the truth.

An honest man is respected by all parties.

When something that honest is said it usually needs a few minutes of silence to dissipate.

An honest answer is the sign of true friendship.

Do not do what you would undo if caught.

If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.

An honest man’s the noblest work of God.

The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business.

Always tell the truth. If you can’t always tell the truth, don’t lie.

Truth fears no questions.

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.

A half truth is a whole lie.

Honesty is fearing a negative response and telling the truth anyway.

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.

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Who lies for you will lie against you.

The truth brings with it a great measure of absolution, always.

Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity.

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control.

The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.

The day is for honest men, the night for thieves.

When truth is divided, errors multiply.

The cruelest lies are often told in silence.

Honesty is the best policy.

If you want to ruin the truth, stretch it.

A few honest men are better than numbers.

No one can earn a million dollars honestly.

Honesty pays, but it doesn’t seem to pay enough to suit some people.

Truth is the most valuable thing we have, so I try to conserve it.

Honest men are the gentlemen of nature.

No one can lie, no one can hide anything, when he looks directly into someone’s eyes.

Honest hearts produce honest actions.

No legacy is so rich as honesty.

Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it.

Supporting the truth, even when it is unpopular, shows the capacity for honesty and integrity.

Dare to be honest and fear no labor.

Youth Quotes and SayingsAs long as you can still be dissapointed, you are still young.

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No man knows he is young while he is young.

It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise.

Young men want to be faithful, and are not; old men want to be faithless, and cannot .

Young men soon give and soon forget affronts; Old age is slow in both.

I’m not young enough to know everything.

Youth is easily deceived, because it is quick to hope.

If youth is the season of hope, it is often so only in the sense that our elders are hopeful about us.

No wise man ever wished to be younger.

The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.

The secret of eternal youth is arrested development.

Youth is to all the glad reason of life; but often only by what it hopes, not by what it attains, or what it escapes.

Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.

Don’t waste your youth growing up.

Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age

You are only young once, and if you work it right, once is enough.

Trouble is, kids feel they have to shock their elders and each generation grows up into something harder to shock.

We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden.

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.

Youth comes but once in a lifetime.

What is youth except a man or woman before it is ready or fit to be seen ?

By the time a person has achieved years adequate for choosing a direction, the die is cast and the moment has long since passed which determined the future.

On the neck of a young man sparkles no gem so gracious as enterprise.

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Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and more fit for new projects than for settled business.

Mistake Quotes and SayingsThe greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all.

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.

Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.

When you make a mistake, admit it. If you don’t, you only make matters worse.

The greatest mistake is trying to be more agreeable than you can be.

If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.

A mistake is simply another way of doing things.

A mistake in judgment isn’t fatal, but too much anxiety about judgment is.

Assumption is the mother of all screw-ups.

If it is a mistake of the head and not the heart don’t worry about it, that’s the way we learn.

Lord, deliver me from the man who never makes a mistake, and also from the man who makes the same mistake twice.

Men heap together the mistakes of their lives, and create a monster they call Destiny.

My life is full of mistakes. They’re like pebbles that make a good road.

An error doesn’t become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.

There is no mistake, there has been no mistake, and there shall be no mistake.

I have learned more from my mistakes than from my successes.

Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.

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Never regret anything, because at one point you wanted it.

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

Future Quotes and SayingsThe future ain’t what it used to be.

When all else is lost, the future still remains.

When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened.

The course of life is unpredictable… no one can write his autobiography in advance.

For the majority of us, the past is a regret, the future an experiment.

Do not waste time thinking of a better future.

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.

We know what we are, but know not what we may be.

A fixed image of the future is in the worst sense a historical.

We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there.

Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.

You can never plan the future by the past.

Morning comes whether you set the alarm or not.

Making all future fruits of all the pasts.

You’ll see that, since our fate is ruled by chance, Each man, unknowing, great, Should frame life so that at some future hour Fact and his dreamings meet.

And in today already walks tomorrow.

The future is much like the present, only longer.

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.

That what will come, and must come, shall come well.

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It is heaven itself that points out an hereafter, and intimates eternity to man.

Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow.

The past is of no importance. The present is of no importance. It is with the future that we have to deal. For the past is what man should not have been. The present is what man ought not to be. The future is what artists are.

The present is big with the future.

I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.

Nothing can be reckoned good or bad to us in this life, any further than it indisposes us for the enjoyment of another.

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.

Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.

Learn the past, watch the present, and create the future.

Your day will come is another way of saying you get yours.

Some men see things as they are & ask why—I dream things that never were and say why not ?

The future you shall know when it has come; before then, forget it.

Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future one.

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.

Perfection Quotes and SayingsPerfection is the child of time.

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

The true perfection of man lies not in what man has, but in what man is.

Imperfection clings to a person, and if they wait till they are brushed off entirely, they would spin for ever on their axis, advancing nowhere.

Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare.

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The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth.

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.

It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.

True love does not come by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.

Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem-in my opinion-to characterize our age.

No one becomes perfect, but some become great.

If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world, he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself.

The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.

The only nice thing about being imperfect is the joy it brings to others.

No one is perfect… that’s why pencils have erasers.

A designer knows he has achieved perfection, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.

The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.

Assert your right to make a few mistakes. If people can’t accept your imperfections, that’s their fault.

The principal mark of a genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.

Everything is perfect in the universe –even your desire to improve it.

No good work whatever can be perfect, and the demand for perfection is always a sign of a misunderstanding of the ends of art.

Perfection is our goal, excellence will be tolerated.

A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault.

Perfect is determined in shortened measures of time, not over long periods of time or lifetimes. It would be unnatural.

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.

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Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best.

This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfection.

Be intent on the perfection of the present day.

The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to good and bad treatment it is.

I don’t confuse greatness with perfection. To be great anyhow is…the higher achievement.

All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.

Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.

Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.