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Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.
The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.
Music is everybody‘s possession. It’s only publishers who think that people own it.
The coward only threatens when he is safe.
Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.
I think we judge talent wrong. What do we see as talent? I think I have made the same mistake myself. We judge talent by people’s ability to strike a cricket ball. The sweetness, the timing. That’s the only thing we see as talent. Things like determination, courage, discipline, temperament, these are also talent.
When Christ died, He died for you individually just as much as if you’d been the only man in the world.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
Only the dead have seen the end of the war.
Only those who have patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.
Your mind knows only some things. Your inner voice, your instinct, knows everything. If you listen to what you know instinctively, it will always lead you down the right path.
We are not final because we are infallible, but we are infallible only because we are final.
Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.
Elections remind us not only of the rights but the responsibilities of citizenship in a democracy.
Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: it has to be shattered before being ascertained.
The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
There’s only two people in your life you should lie to… the police and your girlfriend.
No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them.
The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.
Minds are like parachutes – they only function when open.
I never said, ‘I want to be alone.’ I only said, ‘I want to be left alone.’ There is all the difference.
Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work though difficult problems.
It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought.
The only true love is love at first sight; second sight dispels it.
You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.
He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
Only by learning to live in harmony with your contradictions can you keep it all afloat.
It isn’t true that you live only once. You only die once. You live lots of times, if you know how.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.
Everything about your life, about your body, grows! Your cells regenerate; your hair, your nails, everything grows for your entire life. And your soul needs exploration and growth. And the only way you’ll get it is by forcing yourself to be uncomfortable. Forcing yourself to get outside, out of your head.
The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.
The only way round is through.
There are two different types of leader. A person can either be like a thermometer or a thermostat. A thermometer will tell you what the temperature is. A thermostat will not only tell you what the temperature is, but it’ll move you to the temperature you need to get to.
There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
My powers are ordinary. Only my application brings me success.
Not only do I not know what’s going on, I wouldn’t know what to do about it if I did.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
The beauty of mathematics only shows itself to more patient followers.
Only the disciplined ones in life are free. If you are undisciplined, you are a slave to your moods and your passions.
If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.
There are only two types of women – goddesses and doormats.
The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.
Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.
The only love affair I have ever had was with music.
Good manners are cost effective. They not only increase the quality of life in the workplace, they contribute to employee morale, embellish the company image, and play a major role in generating profit.
A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while, he knows something.
There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.
I think the only way I could make something fun and big is if I don’t expect it to be.
A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.
Love is the only gold.
There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.
There is no truth. There is only perception.
Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.
What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.
The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose.
No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he’d only had good intentions; he had money as well.
Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.
I don’t think of myself as a role model. I do try to live in a compassionate, considerate and positive way. The only advice I can offer is to find what you love to do, find the joy in it, and express yourself through your passion.
It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little – do what you can.
Man is the only animal that blushes – or needs to.
Writing in a diary is a really strange experience for someone like me. Not only because I’ve never written anything before, but also because it seems to me that later on neither I nor anyone else will be interested in the musings of a thirteen-year-old schoolgirl.
We Spaniards know a sickness of the heart that only gold can cure.
I have very short hair. It’s the only cute haircut I think I’ve ever had.
The only thing that makes battle psychologically tolerable is the brotherhood among soldiers. You need each other to get by.
My only fault is that I don’t realize how great I really am.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
I realize that humor isn’t for everyone. It’s only for people who want to have fun, enjoy life, and feel alive.
The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.
I have only one understanding of development and of making success, and that’s by going step by step.
It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.
The essential lesson I’ve learned in life is to just be yourself. Treasure the magnificent being that you are and recognize first and foremost you’re not here as a human being only. You’re a spiritual being having a human experience.
Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.
We only have one earth. Let’s take care of it.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven‘t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
We can only learn to love by loving.
Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one.
Survival was my only hope, success my only revenge.
The unreal is more powerful than the real, because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it, because it’s only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles, wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on.
I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.
A man is only as faithful as his options.
India has 2,000,000 gods and worships them all. In religion, all other countries are paupers; India is the only millionaire.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.
The fact is we can only love what we know personally. And we cannot know much. In public affairs, in the rebuilding of civilization, something less dramatic and emotional is needed, namely tolerance.
I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly.
Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.
Experience teaches only the teachable.
It only takes one person to mobilize a community and inspire change. Even if you don’t feel like you have it in you, it’s in you. You have to believe in yourself. People will see your vision and passion and follow you.
Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.
Do countries with strong gun control laws have lower murder rates? Only if you cherry-pick the data.
Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.
Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.
Only fools are positive.
Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.
There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.
Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change.
There’s only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I’ll get married again.
I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.
The only people who never fail are those who never try.
You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.
Capitalism knows only one color: that color is green; all else is necessarily subservient to it, hence, race, gender and ethnicity cannot be considered within it.
The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.
You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.
Life has its ups and downs, but you can only look forward.
We must reject not only the stereotypes that others have of us but also those that we have of ourselves.
The U. S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.
Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom.
We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future.
On your journey, don’t forget to smell the flowers. Take time out to notice that you’re alive. You can only live in one day.
Markets are lethal, if only because of ignoring externalities, the impacts of their transactions on the environment.
A person can only be born in one place. However, he may die several times elsewhere: in the exiles and prisons, and in a homeland transformed by the occupation and oppression into a nightmare.
There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are.
If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
God can only do for you what He can do through you.
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone, there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all.
Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
The ego is only an illusion, but a very influential one. Letting the ego-illusion become your identity can prevent you from knowing your true self. Ego, the false idea of believing that you are what you have or what you do, is a backwards way of assessing and living life.
The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.
The only relevant test of the validity of a hypothesis is comparison of prediction with experience.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
You ask me if I keep a notebook to record my great ideas. I’ve only ever had one.
Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
The underprivileged are the only privileged ones in the eyes of Allah.
The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.
No nation has friends only interests.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
Technology is destructive only in the hands of people who do not realize that they are one and the same process as the universe.
Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes… but no plans.
The only real power comes out of a long rifle.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
There is only one real deprivation… and that is not to be able to give one’s gifts to those one loves most.
Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.
Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.
Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.
A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
Empathy is about standing in someone else’s shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes. Not only is empathy hard to outsource and automate, but it makes the world a better place.
Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that’s right is to get by, and the only thing that’s wrong is to get caught.
I never smoke to excess – that is, I smoke in moderation, only one cigar at a time.
Don’t marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can’t live without.
Foreign languages was the only thing that interested me when I was at school, so playing in another language… it is quite demanding because if it is not your mother tongue, you are missing some connotations and some emotional depth of certain things.
Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.
Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
Environmental pollution is an incurable disease. It can only be prevented.
The only think I like better than talking about Food is eating.
Every day, you’re only as good as your last show.
The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.
Only you can control your future.
Embrace your differences and the qualities about you that you think are weird. Eventually, they’re going to be the only things separating you from everyone else.
Today is the only day. Yesterday is gone.
I’m one of those who believe the bumper sticker: If you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns. The first people who are going to be in line to turn in their guns are law-abiding citizens. Criminals are going to be left with guns.
Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.
Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.
You only grow when you are alone.
Democracy is only an experiment in government, and it has the obvious disadvantage of merely counting votes instead of weighing them.
I believe that if you work hard and you never get to enjoy it then what’s the point. You can’t take any of this with you, the money or nothing. The only thing you can take is experiences, memories and good times, so I like to get amongst it as much as I can.
Less is only more where more is no good.
If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking… is freedom.
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
It is only for the sake of those without hope that hope is given to us.
Even if the government spends itself into bankruptcy and the economy still does not recover, Keynesians can always say that it would have worked if only the government had spent more.
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
Revenge only engenders violence, not clarity and true peace. I think liberation must come from within.
Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.
People don’t really believe in words. Or rather, people believe in words only for a stretch of time. Then they start to look for action.
The only journey is the one within.
You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.
You only do good work when you’re taking risks and pushing yourself.
You will only be remembered for two things: the problems you solve or the ones you create.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.
Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions – Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.
Real education enhances the dignity of a human being and increases his or her self-respect. If only the real sense of education could be realized by each individual and carried forward in every field of human activity, the world will be so much a better place to live in.
There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
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.
We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
Where I am today… I still have my ups and downs, but I take it one day at a time and I just hope that I can be the best that I can possibly be, not only for myself, but also young people that are out there today that need someone to look up to.
You can’t be afraid to fail. It’s the only way you succeed – you’re not gonna succeed all the time, and I know that.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.
The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.
The only thing better than singing is more singing.
I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values – and follow my own moral compass – then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own.
You’re only young once, but you can be immature forever.
I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it’s a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion.
Only Americans can hurt America.
Tomorrow is only found in the calendar of fools.
Never be afraid to fail. Failure is only a stepping stone to improvement. Never be overconfident because that will block your improvement.
A human being is only breath and shadow.
Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.
There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments.
For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
I have no friends and no enemies – only competitors.
A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.
The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.
I don’t have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.
In the Halls of Justice the only justice is in the halls.
The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering – an image of death.
The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.
I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
I have short goals – to get better every day, to help my teammates every day – but my only ultimate goal is to win an NBA championship. It’s all that matters. I dream about it. I dream about it all the time, how it would look, how it would feel. It would be so amazing.
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
People often only see one side to someone’s personality, but there are levels.
Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment.
Life is too short to not have fun; we are only here for a short time compared to the sun and the moon and all that.
It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises-but only performance is reality.
Those who ‘abjure’ violence can do so only because others are committing violence on their behalf.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don’t have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it.
If you stop at general math, you’re only going to make general math money.
If you go around being afraid, you’re never going to enjoy life. You have only one chance, so you’ve got to have fun.
Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.
Words are only painted fire; a look is the fire itself.
In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.
There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.
Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.
I was a peripheral visionary. I could see the future, but only way off to the side.
We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
Our only security is our ability to change.
You can only do your best. That’s all you can do. And if it isn’t good enough, it isn’t good enough.
All men can and will change. But there’s only one woman we’re going to change for.
When you create Hope in people, you create expectations. When you do not fulfill those expectations, when the change becomes more of the same old, same old, the Hope that was created can only turn to anger, frustration and bitter disappointment.
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.
There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well. They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things that we could use.
Cinema is not only about making people dream. It’s about changing things and making people think.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.
Play the game for more than you can afford to lose… only then will you learn the game.
You’re only lonely if you’re not there for you.
You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.
Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
Great and glorious God, and Thou Lord Jesus, I pray you shed abroad your light in the darkness of my mind. Be found of me, Lord, so that in all things I may act only in accordance with Thy holy will.
Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.
Human rights are not only violated by terrorism, repression or assassination, but also by unfair economic structures that creates huge inequalities.
Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only by the man who is as well organized in his individuality as the mass itself.
The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.
The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.
The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone.
If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.
There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.
There is no certainty; there is only adventure.
The only cure for grief is action.
My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.