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  1. The most amazing philanthropists are people who are actually making a significant sacrifice.
  2. The moral systems of religion, I think, are super important.
  3. The misconception that aid falls straight into the hands of dictators largely stems from the Cold War era.
  4. The microprocessor is a miracle.
  5. The malaria parasite has been killing children and sapping the strength of whole populations for tens of thousands of years. It is impossible to calculate the harm malaria has done to the world.
  6. The mainstream is always under attack.
  7. The main thing that’s missing in energy is an incentive to create things that are zero-CO2-emitting and that have the right scale and reliability characteristics.
  8. The kids are a big part of my schedule.
  9. The intersection of law, politics, and technology is going to force a lot of good thinking.
  10. The ideal thing would be to have a 100 percent effective AIDS vaccine. And to have broad usage of that vaccine. That would literally break the epidemic.
  11. The idea that you encourage companies to take their innovative thinkers and think about the most needy – even beyond the market opportunities – that’s something that appropriately ought to be done.
  12. The general idea of the rich helping the poor, I think, is important.
  13. The future of advertising is the Internet.
  14. The future of Windows is to let the computer see, listen and even learn.
  15. The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.
  16. The fight against AIDS in China is already well underway. The Chinese government and other funders are providing major support, and they’ll continue to bear primary responsibility for delivering prevention and treatment.
  17. The difference between a stranger sending you a message that you might be interested in at a very low volume level, no repetition, just sending it to very few people, and that being done as spam – those things get close enough that you want to be careful never to filter out something that’s legitimate.
  18. The common thread for everything I do is this idea of a Web-services architecture. What does that mean? It means taking components of software and systems and having them be self-describing, so that you can aim them, ask them what their capabilities are, and communicate with them using a standard protocol.
  19. The bulk of the universities are about teaching kids.
  20. The best teacher is very interactive.
  21. The belief that the world is getting worse, that we can’t solve extreme poverty and disease, isn’t just mistaken. It is harmful.
  22. The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don’t really even notice it, so it’s part of everyday life.
  23. The ability of a successful company to add functionality to its product has long been upheld.
  24. The U.S. immigration laws are bad – really, really bad. I’d say treatment of immigrants is one of the greatest injustices done in our government’s name.
  25. The U.S. couldn’t even get rid of Saddam Hussein. And we all know that the EU is just a passing fad. They’ll be killing each other again in less than a year. I’m sick to death of all these fascist lawsuits.
  26. The PC has improved the world in just about every area you can think of. Amazing developments in communications, collaboration and efficiencies. New kinds of entertainment and social media. Access to information and the ability to give a voice people who would never have been heard.
  27. The Internet is the easiest thing to get into. To be an Internet retailer, you just get that URL.
  28. The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.
  29. The Green Revolution focused on the big three – maize, rice and wheat – and the Green Revolution did not adapt the big three to African conditions, other than South Africa, as much as they should have.
  30. The Global Fund is a central player in the progress being achieved on HIV, TB and malaria. It channels resources to help countries fight these diseases. I believe in its impact because I have seen it firsthand.
  31. The Gates Foundation has learned that two questions can predict how much kids learn: ‘Does your teacher use class time well?’ and, ‘When you’re confused, does your teacher help you get straightened out?’
  32. The Center for Disease Control started out as the malaria war control board based in Atlanta. Partly because the head of Coke had some people out to his plantation, and they got infected with malaria, and partly ’cause all the military recruits were coming down and having a higher fatality rate from malaria while training than in the field.
  33. The AIDS is a disease that is hard to talk about.
  34. The ‘Billionaire’ song is what my kids tease me with. They sing it to me. It’s funny.
  35. Technology is unlocking the innate compassion we have for our fellow human beings.
  36. Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
  37. Teaching’s hard! You need different skills: positive reinforcement, keeping students from getting bored, commanding their attention in a certain way.
  38. Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.
  39. Steve Jobs’ ability to focus in on a few things that count, get people who get user interface right, and market things as revolutionary are amazing things.
  40. Some very poor countries run great vaccination systems, and some richer ones run terrible programs.
  41. Some people, through luck and skill, end up with a lot of assets. If you’re good at kicking a ball, writing software, investing in stocks, it pays extremely well.
  42. Software substitution, whether it’s for drivers or waiters or nurses – it’s progressing. Technology over time will reduce demand for jobs, particularly at the lower end of skill set.
  43. Software is a great combination between artistry and engineering.
  44. Software innovation, like almost every other kind of innovation, requires the ability to collaborate and share ideas with other people, and to sit down and talk with customers and get their feedback and understand their needs.
  45. Skype actually does get a fair bit of revenue.
  46. Should there be cameras everywhere in outdoor streets? My personal view is having cameras in inner cities is a very good thing. In the case of London, petty crime has gone down. They catch terrorists because of it. And if something really bad happens, most of the time you can figure out who did it.
  47. Should surveillance be usable for petty crimes like jaywalking or minor drug possession? Or is there a higher threshold for certain information? Those aren’t easy questions.
  48. Security is, I would say, our top priority because for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computers – organizing your lives, staying in touch with people, being creative – if we don’t solve these security problems, then people will hold back.
  49. Security guys break the Mac every single day. Every single day, they come out with a total exploit; your machine can be taken over totally.
  50. SPAM is taking e-mail, which is a wonderful tool, and exploiting the idea that it’s very inexpensive to send mail.
  51. Rich countries can afford to overpay for things.
  52. Research shows that there is only half as much variation in student achievement between schools as there is among classrooms in the same school. If you want your child to get the best education possible, it is actually more important to get him assigned to a great teacher than to a great school.
  53. Really advanced civilization is based on advances in energy.
  54. Polio’s pretty special because once you get an eradication, you no longer have to spend money on it; it’s just there as a gift for the rest of time.
  55. Playing bridge is a pretty old fashioned thing in a way that I really like.
  56. Philanthropy should be voluntary.
  57. Philanthropy should be taking much bigger risks that business. If these are easy problems, business and government can come in and solve them.
  58. Personally, I’d like to see more of our leaders take a technocratic approach to solving our biggest problems.
  59. People want to watch whatever video they want to watch whenever they want to watch. If you provision your Internet infrastructure adequately, you can do that.
  60. People should just buy a CD and rip it. You are legal then.
  61. People everywhere love Windows.
  62. People don’t want lots and lots of single purpose devices. They do not want to have to learn how to set up something for photos, another thing for music, another thing for video.
  63. People are using Windows PCs more than they watch TV now.
  64. People are going to buy cheap fertilizer so they can grow enough crops to feed themselves, which will be increasingly difficult with climate change.
  65. People are always coming up to me and saying, ‘I heard your dad’s speech, and it’s really great.’ And they’ll mention some place I didn’t even know my dad was going to.
  66. People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn’t they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines… There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters.
  67. Paper is no longer a big part of my day. I get 90% of my news online, and when I go to a meeting and want to jot things down, I bring my Tablet PC. It’s fully synchronized with my office machine, so I have all the files I need. It also has a note-taking piece of software called OneNote, so all my notes are in digital form.
  68. Over time, yes, countries will need to look at specific GMO products like they look at drugs today, where they don’t approve them all. They look hard at the safety and the testing. And they make sure that the benefits far outweigh any of the downsides.
  69. Outlook 2003 did create the idea of search folders and the whole Longhorn philosophy. You can see it at work in search folders, where instead of having to drop things into individual folders, and things exist only in one folder, you create these search folders and you have the criteria for the search folder.
  70. Our teachers deserve better feedback.
  71. One thing I’ve always loved about the culture at Microsoft is there is nobody who is tougher on us, in terms of what we need to learn and do better, than the people in the company itself. You can walk down these halls, and they’ll tell you, ‘We need to do usability better, push this or that frontier.’
  72. One of the statistics that always amazes me is the approval of the Chinese government, not elected, is over 80 percent. The approval of the U.S. government, fully elected, is 19 percent. Well, we elected these people and they didn’t elect those people. Isn’t it supposed to be different? Aren’t we supposed to like the people that we elected?
  73. On my desk I have three screens, synchronized to form a single desktop. I can drag items from one screen to the next. Once you have that large display area, you’ll never go back, because it has a direct impact on productivity.
  74. Oh, I think there are a lot of people who would be buying and selling online today that go up there and they get the information, but then when it comes time to type in their credit card they think twice because they’re not sure about how that might get out and what that might mean for them.
  75. Of my mental cycles, I devote maybe ten percent to business thinking. Business isn’t that complicated. I wouldn’t want to put it on my business card.
  76. OK, I have a nickname. My family calls me ‘Trey’ because I’m William the third. My dad has the same name, which is always confusing because my dad is well known, and I’m also known.
  77. Nuclear energy, in terms of an overall safety record, is better than other energy.
  78. Now, we put out a lot of carbon dioxide every year, over 26 billion tons. For each American, it’s about 20 tons. For people in poor countries, it’s less than one ton. It’s an average of about five tons for everyone on the planet. And, somehow, we have to make changes that will bring that down to zero.
  79. Now everyone takes it for granted that you can look up movie reviews, track locations, and order stuff online. I wish there was a way we could take it away from people for a day so they could remember what it was like without it.
  80. Nobody spends any money on smallpox unless they worry about a bio-terrorist recreating it.
  81. Nobody believes in completely unadulterated capitalism.
  82. No one person controls Microsoft. The board and the shareholders decide whether they want to have me as CEO.
  83. Ninety percent of the cases of polio are in security-vulnerable areas.
  84. Nigeria has moved into low-middle-income, but their north is very poor, and the health care systems there have broken down.
  85. Newspaper readership is still growing in India.
  86. Netscape was able to get the government working on its behalf.
  87. My wife thinks she’s better than me at puzzles. I haven’t given in on that one yet.
  88. My son likes to go see mines and electric plants, or the Large Hadron Collider, and we’ve had a chance to see a lot of interesting stuff.
  89. My mom was on the United Way group that decides how to allocate the money and looks at all the different charities and makes the very hard decisions about where that pool of funds is going to go.
  90. My mom and my dad were both very sociable, meeting lots of interesting people.
  91. My experience of malaria was just taking anti-malarials, which give you strange dreams, because I don’t want to get malaria.
  92. Music, even with these dial-up connections you have to the Internet, is very practical to download.
  93. Most poor people live in the poorest countries.
  94. Money has no utility to me beyond a certain point.
  95. Money has always been in politics. And I’m not sure you’d want money to be completely out of politics.
  96. Middle-income countries are the biggest users of GMOs. Places like Brazil.
  97. Microsoft is not about greed. It’s about innovation and fairness.
  98. Microsoft Research has a thing called the Sense Cam that, as you walk around, it’s taking photos all the time. And the software will filter and find the ones that are interesting without having to think, ‘Let’s get out the camera and get that shot.’ You just have that, and software helps you pick what you want.
  99. Measles will always show you if someone isn’t doing a good job on vaccinations. Kids will start dying of measles.
  100. Me and my dad are the biggest promoters of an estate tax in the US. It’s not a popular position.
  101. Maintaining a consistent platform also helps improve product support – a significant problem in the software industry.
  102. Living on $6 a day means you have a refrigerator, a TV, a cell phone, your children can go to school. That’s not possible on $1 a day.
  103. Like my friend Warren Buffett, I feel particularly lucky to do something every day that I love to do. He calls it ‘tap-dancing to work.’
  104. Like any well designed software product, Windows is designed, developed and tested as an integrated whole.
  105. Like almost everyone who uses e-mail, I receive a ton of spam every day. Much of it offers to help me get out of debt or get rich quick. It would be funny if it weren’t so exciting.
  106. Legacy is a stupid thing! I don’t want a legacy.
  107. Lectures should go from being like the family singing around the piano to high-quality concerts.
  108. K to 12 is partly about babysitting the kids so the parents can do other things.
  109. Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There’s a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.
  110. It’s the poorer people in tropical zones who will get really hit by climate change – as well as some ecosystems, which nobody wants to see disappear.
  111. It’s possible – you can never know – that the universe exists only for me. If so, it’s sure going well for me, I must admit.
  112. It’s hard to improve public education – that’s clear.
  113. It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
  114. It’s easier to add things on to a PC than it’s ever been before. It’s one click, and boom, it comes down.
  115. It’s a nice reader, but there’s nothing on the iPad I look at and say, ‘Oh, I wish Microsoft had done it.’
  116. It’s OK for China to invent cancer drugs that cure patients in the United States. We want them to catch up. But as the leader, we want to keep setting a very, very high standard. We don’t want them to catch up because we’re slowing down or, even worse, going into reverse.
  117. It is hard to overstate how valuable it is to have all the incredible tools that are used for human disease to study plants.
  118. Investing for the poor requires participation from the entire community.
  119. Internet TV and the move to the digital approach is quite revolutionary. TV has historically has been a broadcast medium with everybody picking from a very finite number of channels.
  120. Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.
  121. Innovations that are guided by smallholder farmers, adapted to local circumstances, and sustainable for the economy and environment will be necessary to ensure food security in the future.
  122. Innovation is moving at a scarily fast pace.
  123. Innovation is a good thing. The human condition – put aside bioterrorism and a few footnotes – is improving because of innovation.
  124. Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other.
  125. India is more of an aid recipient than a provider of aid.
  126. India has over 20 percent of the kids born in the world. And they move around a lot.
  127. In this business, by the time you realize you’re in trouble, it’s too late to save yourself. Unless you’re running scared all the time, you’re gone.
  128. In the old generation, if one kid bought a PlayStation 2 and the other kid bought an Xbox, at his house you played PlayStation, at your house you played Xbox. Now that it’s online, all those early buyers who… you want to play with, they’ve got their reputation online of who they are and how good they are at these games.
  129. In the long run, your human capital is your main base of competition. Your leading indicator of where you’re going to be 20 years from now is how well you’re doing in your education system.
  130. In terms of mathematics textbooks, why can’t you have the scale of a national market? Right now, we have a Texas textbook that’s different from a California textbook that’s different from a Massachusetts textbook. That’s very expensive.
  131. In poor countries, we still need better ways to measure the effectiveness of the many government workers providing health services. They are the crucial link bringing tools such as vaccines and education to the people who need them most. How well trained are they? Are they showing up to work?
  132. In order to deal with all the medical cost demands and other challenges in the U.S., as we look to raise that revenue, the rich will have to pay slightly more. That’s quite clear.
  133. In order for the United States to do the right things for the long term, it appears to be helpful for us to have the prospect of humiliation. Sputnik helped us fund good science – really good science: the semiconductor came out of it.
  134. In ninth grade, I came up with a new form of rebellion. I hadn’t been getting good grades, but I decided to get all A’s without taking a book home. I didn’t go to math class, because I knew enough and had read ahead, and I placed within the top 10 people in the nation on an aptitude exam.
  135. In low-income countries, the main problems you have is infectious diseases.
  136. In low-income countries, getting to a health post is hard. It’s very expensive.
  137. In inner-city, low-income communities of color, there’s such a high correlation in terms of educational quality and success.
  138. In energy, you have to plan and do research way in advance, sometimes decades in advance to get a new system that’s safer, doesn’t require us to go around the world to get all our oil.
  139. In business, the idea of measuring what you are doing, picking the measurements that count like customer satisfaction and performance… you thrive on that.
  140. In almost every job now, people use software and work with information to enable their organisation to operate more effectively.
  141. In almost every area of human endeavor, the practice improves over time. That hasn’t been the case for teaching.
  142. In a budget, how important is art versus music versus athletics versus computer programming? At the end of the day, some of those trade-offs will be made politically.
  143. In K-12, almost everybody goes to local schools. Universities are a bit different because kids actually do pick the university. The bizarre thing, though, is that the merit of university is actually how good the students going in are: the SAT scores of the kids going in.
  144. In American math classes, we teach a lot of concepts poorly over many years. In the Asian systems they teach you very few concepts very well over a few years.
  145. In 80% of the world, energy will be bought where it is economic. You have to help the rest of the world get energy at a reasonable price.
  146. If your culture doesn’t like geeks, you are in real trouble.
  147. If you’ve found some way to educate yourself about engineering, stocks, or whatever it is, good employers will have some type of exam or interview and see a sample of your work.
  148. If you’re using first-class land for biofuels, then you’re competing with the growing of food. And so you’re actually spiking food prices by moving energy production into agriculture.
  149. If you’re low-income in the United States, you have a higher chance of going to jail than you do of getting a four-year degree. And that doesn’t seem entirely fair.
  150. If you’re a person struggling to eat and stay healthy, you might have heard about Michael Jordan or Muhammad Ali, but you’ll never have heard of Bill Gates.
  151. If you have 50 different plug types, appliances wouldn’t be available and would be very expensive. But once an electric outlet becomes standardized, many companies can design appliances, and competition ensues, creating variety and better prices for consumers.
  152. If you go back to 1800, everybody was poor. I mean everybody. The Industrial Revolution kicked in, and a lot of countries benefited, but by no means everyone.
  153. If you count E-mail, I’m on the Internet all day, every day.
  154. If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.
  155. If people want capital gains taxed more like the highest rate on income, that’s a good discussion. Maybe that’s the way to help close the deficit.
  156. If all my bridge coach ever told me was that I was ‘satisfactory,’ I would have no hope of ever getting better. How would I know who was the best? How would I know what I was doing differently?
  157. If I’d had some set idea of a finish line, don’t you think I would have crossed it years ago?
  158. If I hadn’t given my money away, I’d have had more than anyone else on the planet.
  159. If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG.
  160. If African farmers can use improved seeds and better practices to grow more crops and get them to market, then millions of families can earn themselves a better living and a better life.
  161. I’ve been very lucky, and therefore I owe it to try and reduce the inequity in the world. And that’s kind of a religious belief. I mean, it’s at least a moral belief.
  162. I’ve always been interested in science – one of my favourite books is James Watson’s ‘Molecular Biology of the Gene.’
  163. I’ve always been amazed by Da Vinci, because he worked out science on his own. He would work by drawing things and writing down his ideas. Of course, he designed all sorts of flying machines way before you could actually build something like that.
  164. I’m sorry that we have to have a Washington presence. We thrived during our first 16 years without any of this. I never made a political visit to Washington and we had no people here. It wasn’t on our radar screen. We were just making great software.
  165. I’m not big on to-do lists. Instead, I use e-mail and desktop folders and my online calendar. So when I walk up to my desk, I can focus on the e-mails I’ve flagged and check the folders that are monitoring particular projects and particular blogs.
  166. I’m not a macroeconomics person.
  167. I’m never fully satisfied with any Microsoft product.
  168. I’m going to save my public voice largely for the issues where I have some depth.
  169. I’m going to retain a lot of Microsoft’s stock.
  170. I’m certainly well taken care of in terms of food and clothes.
  171. I’m an investor in a number of biotech companies, partly because of my incredible enthusiasm for the great innovations they will bring.
  172. I’m a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they’re interested in.
  173. I’m a geek.
  174. I would counsel people to go to college, because it’s one of the best times in your life in terms of who you meet and develop a broad set of intellectual skills.
  175. I went to a public school through sixth grade, and being good at tests wasn’t cool.
  176. I was lucky to be involved and get to contribute to something that was important, which is empowering people with software.
  177. I was a kind of hyper-intense person in my twenties and very impatient.
  178. I understand how every healthy child, every new road, puts a country on a better path, but instability and war will arise from time to time, and I’m not an expert on how you get out of those things.
  179. I think when smallpox was eliminated, the whole world got pretty excited about that because it’s just such a dramatic success.
  180. I think there will be PCs at every price point.
  181. I think the thing we see is that as people are using video games more, they tend to watch passive TV a bit less. And so using the PC for the Internet, playing video games, is starting to cut into the rather unbelievable amount of time people spend watching TV.
  182. I think the positive competition between states in India is one of the most positive dynamics that the country has.
  183. I think that society has to be careful not to shift all of its resources to the elderly versus the young.
  184. I think it’s fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we’ve ever created. They’re tools of communication, they’re tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.
  185. I think it makes sense to believe in God, but exactly what decision in your life you make differently because of it, I don’t know.
  186. I think any statement about stock prices is always suspect unless it’s made by Warren Buffett.
  187. I spend a lot of time reading.
  188. I remember thinking quite logically that I didn’t want to spoil my children with wealth and so that I would create a foundation, but not knowing exactly what it would focus on.
  189. I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
  190. I read a lot of obscure books and it is nice to open a book.
  191. I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one. And I’m still fanatical, but now I’m a little less fanatical.
  192. I meet people overseas that know five languages – that the only language I’m comfortable in is English.
  193. I like the idea of putting your Christmas wish list up and letting people share it.
  194. I know there’s a farmer out there somewhere who never wants a PC and that’s fine with me.
  195. I have seen firsthand that agricultural science has enormous potential to increase the yields of small farmers and lift them out of hunger and poverty.
  196. I have been struck again and again by how important measurement is to improving the human condition.
  197. I have an excellent memory, a most excellent memory.
  198. I have a particular relationship with Vinod Khosla because he’s got a lot of very interesting science-based energy startups.
  199. I have a nice office. I have a nice house… So I’m not denying myself some great things. I just don’t happen to have expensive hobbies.
  200. I have a company that is not Microsoft, called Corbis. Corbis is the operation that merged with Bettman Archives. It has nothing to do with Microsoft. It was intentionally done outside of Microsoft because Microsoft isn’t interested.
  201. I get more spam than anyone I know.
  202. I don’t think there’s anything unique about human intelligence.
  203. I don’t think there’s a… boundary between digital media and print media. Every magazine is doing an online version.
  204. I don’t think there is any philosophy that suggests having polio is a good thing.
  205. I don’t think culture is something you can describe.
  206. I don’t like typing messages on my phone. Some people get used to it.
  207. I don’t have a magic formula for prioritizing the world’s problems.
  208. I don’t generally read a lot of fiction.
  209. I do the dishes every night – other people volunteer, but I like the way I do it.
  210. I didn’t used to wear a watch. Now I have a SPOT watch, which I wear all the time.
  211. I can understand wanting to have millions of dollars; there’s a certain freedom, meaningful freedom, that comes with that.
  212. I believe the returns on investment in the poor are just as exciting as successes achieved in the business arena, and they are even more meaningful!
  213. I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.
  214. I believe in innovation and that the way you get innovation is you fund research and you learn the basic facts.
  215. I am results-oriented.
  216. I agree with people like Richard Dawkins that mankind felt the need for creation myths. Before we really began to understand disease and the weather and things like that, we sought false explanations for them. Now science has filled in some of the realm – not all – that religion used to fill.
  217. I actually thought that it would be a little confusing during the same period of your life to be in one meeting when you’re trying to make money, and then go to another meeting where you’re giving it away. I mean is it gonna erode your ability, you know, to make money? Are you gonna somehow get confused about what you’re trying to do?
  218. Historically, privacy was almost implicit, because it was hard to find and gather information. But in the digital world, whether it’s digital cameras or satellites or just what you click on, we need to have more explicit rules – not just for governments but for private companies.
  219. Helping convene global stakeholders to establish a set of measurable, actionable and consensus-built goals focused on extreme poverty is invaluable.
  220. Headlines, in a way, are what mislead you because bad news is a headline, and gradual improvement is not.
  221. Harnessing steam power required many innovations, as William Rosen chronicles in the book ‘The Most Powerful Idea in the World.’
  222. Haiti should remind us all that there is an immediate need to invest in and promote long-term development projects that are sustainable, scalable, and proven to work.
  223. Governments will always play a huge part in solving big problems. They set public policy and are uniquely able to provide the resources to make sure solutions reach everyone who needs them. They also fund basic research, which is a crucial component of the innovation that improves life for everyone.
  224. Google’s done a super good job on search; Apple’s done a great job on the IPod.
  225. Globalization has made copper and other minerals more valuable, and Ghana and Kenya have recently discovered mineral resources.
  226. Given how few young people actually read the newspaper, it’s a good thing they’ll be reading a newspaper on a screen.
  227. Fortunately for India, it has got a growing economy. If it is doing the right things with taxation and focusing on the right areas for human development, it is going to have no problem, over a period of time, taking care of its own needs.
  228. For a highly motivated learner, it’s not like knowledge is secret and somehow the Internet made it not secret. It just made knowledge easy to find. If you’re a motivated enough learner, books are pretty good.
  229. For Africa to move forward, you’ve really got to get rid of malaria.
  230. Flying cars are not a very efficient way to move things from one point to another.
  231. Exposure from a young age to the realities of the world is a super-big thing.
  232. Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it’s true.
  233. Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player.
  234. Eventually, all companies are replaced.
  235. Eventually you won’t think of ‘the Internet business.’ You’ll think of it more like news, weather, sports, but even that taxonomy isn’t clear.
  236. Eventually we’ll be able to sequence the human genome and replicate how nature did intelligence in a carbon-based system.
  237. Even with cameras being very cheap, one thing that researchers noticed was that you look really bad in a videoconference image because the lighting is bad and you get shadows and things.
  238. Eradications are special. Zero is a magic number. You either do what it takes to get to zero and you’re glad you did it; or you get close, give up and it goes back to where it was before, in which case you wasted all that credibility, activity, money that could have been applied to other things.
  239. Energy innovation is not a nationalistic game.
  240. Employers have decided that having the breadth of knowledge that’s associated with a four-year degree is often something they want to see in the people they give that job to.
  241. Effective philanthropy requires a lot of time and creativity – the same kind of focus and skills that building a business requires.
  242. Drones overall will be more impactful than I think people recognize, in positive ways to help society.
  243. Driving up the value of the advertising is a big commitment for Microsoft.
  244. Discrimination has a lot of layers that make it tough for minorities to get a leg up.
  245. Digital technology has several features that can make it much easier for teachers to pay special attention to all their students.
  246. Digital reading will completely take over. It’s lightweight and it’s fantastic for sharing. Over time it will take over.
  247. DOS is ugly and interferes with users’ experience.
  248. Countries which receive aid do graduate. Within a generation, Korea went from being a big recipient to being a big aid donor. China used to get quite a bit of aid; now it’s aid-neutral.
  249. Corruption is one of the most common reasons I hear in views that criticize aid.
  250. Contrary to popular belief, I don’t spend a whole lot of time following soccer. But as I have traveled around the world to better understand global development and health, I’ve learned that soccer is truly universal. No matter where I go, that’s what kids are playing. That’s what people are talking about.
  251. Considering their impact, you might expect mosquitoes to get more attention than they do. Sharks kill fewer than a dozen people every year, and in the U.S. they get a week dedicated to them on TV every year.
  252. Connectivity enables transparency for better government, education, and health.
  253. Common Core is a big win for education.
  254. Climate change is a terrible problem, and it absolutely needs to be solved. It deserves to be a huge priority.
  255. China is certainly an important player in the global economy, and a widespread AIDS epidemic would threaten that growth.
  256. China has many successful entrepreneurs and business people. I hope that more people of insight will put their talents to work to improve the lives of poor people in China and around the world, and seek solutions for them.
  257. China and the U.S. need each other very badly. Yes, we should argue about some things, but it’s not an ‘us versus them,’ it’s an ‘us and them’ type scenario.
  258. China adopted a capitalist system in the 1980s, and they went from a 60% poverty rate to 10%.
  259. Certainly, the Windows share of servers is strong.
  260. Certainly there’s a phenomenon around open source. You know free software will be a vibrant area. There will be a lot of neat things that get done there.
  261. Certainly I’ll never be able to put myself in the situation that people growing up in the less developed countries are in. I’ve gotten a bit of a sense of it by being out there and meeting people and talking with them.
  262. Capitalism has worked very well. Anyone who wants to move to North Korea is welcome.
  263. Capitalism has shortfalls. It doesn’t necessarily take care of the poor, and it underfunds innovation, so we have to offset that.
  264. By the time we see that climate change is really bad, your ability to fix it is extremely limited… The carbon gets up there, but the heating effect is delayed. And then the effect of that heat on the species and ecosystem is delayed. That means that even when you turn virtuous, things are actually going to get worse for quite a while.
  265. By improving health, empowering women, population growth comes down.
  266. By 2035, there will be almost no poor countries left in the world. Almost all countries will be what we now call lower-middle income or richer.
  267. By 2018, an estimated 63 percent of all new U.S. jobs will require workers with an education beyond high school. For our young people to get those jobs, they first need to graduate from high school ready to start a postsecondary education.
  268. Bitcoin is mostly about anonymous transactions, and I don’t think over time that’s a good way to go. I’m a huge believe in digital currency… but doing it on an anonymous basis I think that leads to some abuses, so I’m not involved in Bitcoin.
  269. Being flooded with information doesn’t mean we have the right information or that we’re in touch with the right people.
  270. Being able to see an activity log of where a kid has been going on the Internet is a good thing.
  271. At Microsoft there are lots of brilliant ideas but the image is that they all come from the top – I’m afraid that’s not quite right.
  272. As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
  273. Apple has always leveraged technologies that the PC industry has driven to critical mass – the bus structures, the graphics cards, the peripherals, the connection networks, things like that – so they’re kind of in the PC ecosystem and kind of not.
  274. Any version of Windows is going to have lots of great new things that people use and things that are tough.
  275. Antitrust is the way that the government promotes markets when there are market failures. It has nothing to do with the idea of free information.
  276. Americans want students to get the best education possible. We want schools to prepare children to become good citizens and members of a prosperous American economy.
  277. Americans move more than 10 times over the course of a lifetime.
  278. Although I don’t have a prescription for what others should do, I know I have been very fortunate and feel a responsibility to give back to society in a very significant way.
  279. Almost every way we make electricity today, except for the emerging renewables and nuclear, puts out CO2. And so, what we’re going to have to do at a global scale, is create a new system. And so, we need energy miracles.
  280. Africa is on the rise.
  281. According to Ethiopian custom, parents wait to name a baby because children often die in the first weeks of life.
  282. AIDS itself is subject to incredible stigma.
  283. A lot of the things that will really improve the world fortunately aren’t dependent on Washington doing something different.
  284. A lot of people assume that creating software is purely a solitary activity where you sit in an office with the door closed all day and write lots of code.
  285. A first-generation fortune is the most likely to be given away, but once a fortune is inherited it’s less likely that a very high percentage will go back to society.
  286. 3D is a way of organizing things, particularly as we’re getting much more media information on the computer, a lot more choices, a lot more navigation than we’ve ever had before.
  287. You’re born. You suffer. You die. Fortunately, there’s a loophole.
  288. While I have never learned to use a computer, I am surrounded by family and friends who carry information to me from blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and various websites.
  289. Whenever I counsel someone who feels called to be an evangelist, I always urge them to guard their time and not feel like they have to do everything.
  290. When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
  291. When granted many years of life, growing old in age is natural, but growing old with grace is a choice. Growing older with grace is possible for all who will set their hearts and minds on the Giver of grace, the Lord Jesus Christ.
  292. When anyone has the power to destroy the whole human race in a matter of hours, it becomes a moral issue. The church must speak out.
  293. When I was young, I could not imagine being old. My mother said, and the doctor confirmed, that I had an unusual amount of energy; and it followed me into young adulthood.
  294. When I reached 80, my world turned upside down physically. I’ve had a lot of physical problems.
  295. When Christians say God has been talking to them about something, it simply means they have a strong inner conviction or feeling that God has made His will known to them.
  296. What really matters is how God sees me. He isn’t concerned with labels; he is concerned about the state of man’s soul.
  297. We’re all sinners. Everybody you meet all over the world is a sinner.
  298. We’re a diverse society, and I think the TV is doing a great job in showing that we’re all human beings, that we can all get along, that we can all be together, and I think that’s a marvelous thing.
  299. We have an idea that we Americans are God’s chosen people, that God loves us more than any other people, and that we are God’s blessed. I tell you that God doesn’t love us any more than He does the Russians.
  300. We go on in our pleasures thinking they’re going to last forever.
  301. We are not cisterns made for hoarding, we are channels made for sharing.
  302. Traveling around the world and preaching for over 70 years did not give much time for reflection.
  303. To start with, I love New York… It’s a little bit of the whole world… In New York, the whole world comes to you.
  304. Throughout my ministry, I have sought to build bridges between Jews and Christians.
  305. Those outside the church expect followers of Christ to live differently, yet today many in church are chasing after the world – not to win them, but to be like them.
  306. There’s a great deal to say in the Bible about the signs we’re to watch for, and when these signs all converge at one place we can be sure that we’re close to the end of the age.
  307. There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess men.
  308. There is no scriptural basis for segregation.
  309. There have been times that I’ve wept as I’ve gone from city to city and I’ve seen how far people have wandered from God.
  310. There are two great forces, God’s force of good and the devil’s force of evil, and I believe Satan is alive and he is working, and he is working harder than ever, and we have many mysteries that we don’t understand.
  311. There are many things that I don’t understand.
  312. There are a lot of groups that feel a little bit strange around me, because I am inclusive.
  313. The word ‘romance,’ according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime.
  314. The wonderful news is that our Lord is a God of mercy, and He responds to repentance.
  315. The time has come for all evangelists to practice full financial disclosure. The world is watching how we walk and how we talk. We must have the highest standards of morality, ethics and integrity if we are to continue to have influence.
  316. The thing that alarms me is that there are so many clergymen who say that the so-called ‘new morality’ is all right. They say we’re living in a new generation; let’s be relevant, let’s change God’s law. Let’s say that adultery is all right under certain circumstances; fornication’s all right under certain circumstances. If it’s ‘meaningful.’
  317. The second coming of Christ will be so revolutionary that it will change every aspect of life on this planet. Disease will be eliminated. Death will be abolished. War will be eradicated. Nature will be transformed.
  318. The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.
  319. The one badge of Christian discipleship is not orthodoxy but love.
  320. The older I get, the more important the eternal becomes to me personally.
  321. The most eloquent prayer is the prayer through hands that heal and bless.
  322. The men who followed Him were unique in their generation. They turned the world upside down because their hearts had been turned right side up. The world has never been the same.
  323. The influence of a mother upon the lives of her children cannot be measured. They know and absorb her example and attitudes when it comes to questions of honesty, temperance, kindness, and industry.
  324. The human heart is the same the world over.
  325. The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service. The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless.
  326. The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.
  327. The great question of our time is, ‘Will we be motivated by materialistic philosophy or by spiritual power?’
  328. The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.
  329. The Oklahoma City bombing was simple technology, horribly used. The problem is not technology. The problem is the person or persons using it.
  330. The New Testament says nothing of Apostles who retired and took it easy.
  331. The Information Highway intrigues me because I have always been a newshound; I have always been curious about why people believe what they believe.
  332. The Gospel has never changed.
  333. The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.’
  334. The Bible says today is the accepted time, today is the day of salvation… But there will come a time when it will be too late for you.
  335. The Bible says that as Christians we don’t grieve the same way people do who have no hope of eternity and of Heaven – but we still grieve.
  336. The Bible says that God has a reason for keeping us here; if He didn’t, He would take us to Heaven far sooner.
  337. The Bible is full of warnings about false prophets and false messiahs. These satanically inspired people have appeared in almost every generation of history.
  338. The Bible is clear – God’s definition of marriage is between a man and a woman.
  339. Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.
  340. Suppose you could gain everything in the whole world, and lost your soul. Was it worth it?
  341. Success is always dangerous, and we need to be alert and avoid becoming the victims of our own success. Will we influence the world for Christ, or will the world influence us?
  342. Spend more time in study and prayer. That’s the secret of successful evangelism.
  343. Some people spend their lives building ultimate dream homes so they can enjoy their twilight years… Others spend their last days in nursing homes.
  344. Sincere Christians can disagree about the details of Scripture and theology – absolutely.
  345. Self-centered indulgence, pride and a lack of shame over sin are now emblems of the American lifestyle.
  346. Seemingly, man has learned to live without God, preoccupied and indifferent toward Him and concerned only about material security and pleasure.
  347. Scripture is filled with examples of men and women whom God used late in life, often with great impact – men and women who refused to use old age as an excuse to ignore what God wanted them to do.
  348. Rose Adams is a wonderful Christian woman who cared for my mother, Morrow Coffey Graham, in her last years of life.
  349. Regardless of what society says, we can’t go on much longer in the sea of immorality without judgment coming.
  350. Read the Bible. Work hard and honestly. And don’t complain.
  351. Racism and injustice and violence sweep our world, bringing a tragic harvest of heartache and death.
  352. Racial prejudice, anti-Semitism, or hatred of anyone with different beliefs has no place in the human mind or heart.
  353. Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God.
  354. Politics has always been ugly to me, and yet I accept that as a fact of life.
  355. People have a negative impression of New York that I don’t think is quite fair.
  356. Over the years I’ve seen people lose a spouse and then withdraw and lose interest in life, and I believe we need to resist that.
  357. Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone – except God.
  358. Oral Roberts was a man of God and a great friend in ministry. I loved him as a brother.
  359. Only when Christ comes again will the little white children of Alabama walk hand in hand with little black children.
  360. Only those who want everything done for them are bored.
  361. Only the supernatural love of God through changed lives can solve the problems that we face in our world.
  362. Only God who made us can touch us and change us and save us from ourselves.
  363. Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.
  364. One of the things I miss most is that I can no longer read, due to age-related macular degeneration. I get regular injections for this, and thankfully these seem to have arrested its progress, but it’s still very difficult for me to read. That means it is hard for me to pick up my Bible and read it like I used to, and I miss that very much.
  365. Once you’ve lost your privacy, you realize you’ve lost an extremely valuable thing.
  366. Old is authentic. Old is genuine. Old is valuable.
  367. Old age may have its limitations and challenges, but in spite of them, our latter years can be some of the most rewarding and fulfilling of our lives.
  368. Occasionally I’ve seen children become heavy-handed and insensitive when dealing with their aging parents, and it only caused resentment and hard feelings.
  369. Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love.
  370. No parent is perfect; we all can look back and think of things we could’ve done to help our children be better prepared for adulthood. And sometimes it’s best to admit it to them and encourage them to learn from our mistakes.
  371. No one can outrun death. It will catch up to all of us eventually.
  372. No matter how prepared you think you are for the death of a loved one, it still comes as a shock, and it still hurts very deeply.
  373. New York is definitely ready for the word of God.
  374. My wife is already in Heaven.
  375. My wife has about everything I can think of.
  376. My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world.
  377. My heart aches for America and its deceived people.
  378. My father had a dairy farm. He employed three black families and one white family, and I used to play with black children.
  379. My family is very good about visiting me, and other friends as well.
  380. Many churches today have special programs for people who are grieving, and these can be very helpful.
  381. Many churches of all persuasions are hiring research agencies to poll neighborhoods, asking what kind of church they prefer. Then the local churches design themselves to fit the desires of the people. True faith in God that demands selflessness is being replaced by trendy religion that serves the selfish.
  382. Man is not born to atheism. He is born to believe.
  383. Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.
  384. Make sure of your commitment to Jesus Christ, and seek to follow Him every day. Don’t be swayed by the false values and goals of this world, but put Christ and His will first in everything you do.
  385. Locally, I’ll vote one way and nationally, maybe another.
  386. Let me ask you a question: If you never ate a balanced diet, what would happen to your body? You know the answer: Eventually you’d grow weak; you might even open yourself to serious illness or disease. We all need a balanced diet if we are to stay healthy.
  387. It’s sometimes comical to hear the younger generation ask their peers to repeat themselves.
  388. It’s no secret that in New York during the last 30 years there has been a tragic exodus from the churches into materialism, secularism and humanism.
  389. It was a privilege to pray with Governor Romney – for his family and our country.
  390. It seems the only way to gain attention today is to organize a march and protest something.
  391. It is well known that the Soviet Union closely regulates all organizations and movements, including religion.
  392. It is not the body’s posture, but the heart’s attitude that counts when we pray.
  393. If you’d have said Evangelical in 1957, most people wouldn’t know what you were talking about. And then, they’d be against it.
  394. If we had more hell in the pulpit, we would have less hell in the pew.
  395. If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.
  396. If God doesn’t punish America, He’ll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.
  397. I’ve spent too much time giving speeches, traveling the world.
  398. I’ve read the last page of the Bible. It’s all going to turn out all right.
  399. I’ve been praying that we might have a spiritual awakening. But I think that becomes possible as individuals surrender their lives fresh and anew to Christ.
  400. I’m thankful for the incredible advances in medicine that have taken place during my lifetime. I almost certainly wouldn’t still be here if it weren’t for them.
  401. I’m not focused on the gay and lesbian movement.
  402. I’m not an analyzer. I’ve got a son that analyzes everything and everybody. But I don’t analyze people.
  403. I’m grateful for the opportunities God gave me to minister to people in high places; people in power have spiritual and personal needs like everyone else, and often they have no one to talk to.
  404. I’m grateful for the evangelical resurgence we’ve seen across the world in the last half-century or so. It truly has been God’s doing.
  405. I’m going to Heaven just like the thief on the cross who said in that last moment: ‘Lord, remember me.’
  406. I wish I had been home more when the children were growing up. I missed a lot.
  407. I was reared in the church, in the Presbyterian Church.
  408. I want to tell people about the meaning of the cross.
  409. I used to read five psalms every day – that teaches me how to get along with God. Then I read a chapter of Proverbs every day and that teaches me how to get along with my fellow man.
  410. I think where political issues invade moral situations, spiritual leaders have to speak out.
  411. I think we’ve taken the meaning of Christmas out. People don’t stop and think about Jesus or the birth of Jesus. When they think of Christmas, they think of Santa Claus and – for the children, and they think of giving gifts and out-giving the next person of spending their time looking for the right thing for somebody who has everything.
  412. I think that the Bible teaches that homosexuality is a sin, but the Bible also teaches that pride is a sin, jealousy is a sin, and hate is a sin, evil thoughts are a sin. So I don’t think that homosexuality should be chosen as the overwhelming sin that we are doing today.
  413. I think that if I would talk on a political subject, if I talk about it, it would divide the audience on that issue. That’s not my issue.
  414. I think television has had a vast, unbelievable impact on us.
  415. I think it is a sin to look at another person as inferior to yourself because of race or because of ethnic background, and I think the greatest thing to do is to pray that God will give you love for them, and I do.
  416. I think about my own sons and my own daughters, and I’m sure that many parents are concerned about what their children are exposed to.
  417. I think Pat Robertson is a terrific fellow.
  418. I still enjoy watching a batter successfully cross home plate, but nothing thrills me more than seeing the Holy Spirit at work in hearts as the Gospel is carried into stadiums, across the airwaves, and around the world.
  419. I spoke to a million in one service, in Korea, in Seoul. And that was the largest audience I ever have had.
  420. I never hold a grudge.
  421. I look forward to death with great anticipation, to meeting God face to face.
  422. I kept a very full diary of my relationship with Nixon, for some strange reason, until he became president.
  423. I just want to lobby for God.
  424. I haven’t written my own epitaph, and I’m not sure I should. Whatever it is, I hope it will be simple, and that it will point people not to me, but to the One I served.
  425. I haven’t been faithful to my own advice in the past. I will in the future.
  426. I have the problems of, I must confess, old age.
  427. I have never talked publicly or privately about the Jewish people, including conversations with President Nixon, except in the most positive terms.
  428. I have never changed my message. I preach the Bible, and I preach it with authority.
  429. I have discovered that just because we grow weaker physically as we age, it doesn’t mean that we must grow weaker spiritually.
  430. I found that this Parkinson’s does slow you down, whether you want to slow down or not.
  431. I first met Bev Shea while in Chicago when he was on Moody Radio. As a young man starting my ministry, I asked Bev if he would join me. He said yes, and for over 60 years we had the privilege of ministering together across the country and around the world.
  432. I fell and broke my pelvic bone in three places. So, I’m still sort of an invalid now.
  433. I don’t think there is a single social issue I haven’t spoken on.
  434. I don’t think the government should be in the trailer-park business. I don’t think they know how to run a trailer park.
  435. I don’t think the Christian Right dominates America in the way some in the media believe they do.
  436. I don’t think I get angry.
  437. I don’t need a successor, only willing hands to accept the torch for a new generation.
  438. I don’t have to see a murder in order to condemn murder.
  439. I don’t have many sad days.
  440. I don’t have freedom in the United States to go into a public school and preach the Gospel, nor is a student free in a public school to pray, or a teacher free to read the Bible publicly to the students. At the same time, we have a great degree of freedom for which I am grateful.
  441. I don’t eat with beautiful women alone.
  442. I can’t prove it scientifically, that there’s a God, but I believe.
  443. I can’t explain 9/11, except the evil of man.
  444. I can barely walk, but it’s a privilege to be able to move at all.
  445. I believe the home and marriage is the foundation of our society and must be protected.
  446. I believe that the greatest form of prayer is praise to God.
  447. I believe that I have received Jesus Christ into my heart. I believe that he has covered all of my sins.
  448. I am well aware that there are prisoners of conscience in the Soviet Union, including some who have said they have chosen to resist the law because of religious reasons.
  449. I am not going to Heaven because I have preached to great crowds or read the Bible many times. I’m going to Heaven just like the thief on the cross who said in that last moment: ‘Lord, remember me.’
  450. I am not a televangelist.
  451. I am just one of many thousands called to be an evangelist.
  452. I am amazed at the wonders of technology and am grateful for the ways in which we are able to use it to share the Gospel around the world.
  453. Heaven gives us hope and makes our present burdens easier to bear.
  454. Growing old has been the greatest surprise of my life.
  455. God’s mercy and grace give me hope – for myself, and for our world.
  456. God’s angels often protect his servants from potential enemies.
  457. God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he’ll be there.
  458. God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you.’
  459. God never meant that people were to wear clothes. He meant we were to be nude. But we were in a state of innocence. Then sin came into the human race and became a blood poisoning.
  460. God knows what we are going through when we grieve, and He wants to assure us of His love and concern. He also wants us to turn to Him and bring our heartaches and burdens to Him.
  461. God is more interested in your future and your relationships than you are.
  462. God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with.
  463. God has given us two hands – one to receive with and the other to give with. We are not cisterns made for hoarding; we are channels made for sharing.
  464. Give me five minutes with a person’s checkbook, and I will tell you where their heart is.
  465. Freedom is relative.
  466. For those of you who do not know Him, choosing your eternal home is the most important decision you will ever make.
  467. Everywhere I go I find that people… both leaders and individuals… are asking one basic question, ‘Is there any hope for the future?’ My answer is the same, ‘Yes, through Jesus Christ.’
  468. Everybody has a little bit of Watergate in him.
  469. Every year during their High Holy Days, the Jewish community reminds us all of our need for repentance and forgiveness.
  470. Every human being is under construction from conception to death.
  471. Every day is a gift from God, no matter how old we are.
  472. Every President I think I’ve ever known, except Truman, has thought they didn’t quite get done what they wanted done. And toward the end of their Administrations, they were disappointed and wished they had done some things differently.
  473. Even the securest financial plan and the finest health coverage aren’t enough to hold us steady when the challenges come… We need something more, something deeper and unshakeable, something that will see us through life’s hard times.
  474. Even Hubble hasn’t found yet the end of this universe, and we don’t know that it has any end.
  475. Evangelism is when the Gospel, which is good news, is preached or presented to all people.
  476. Evangelicals can’t be closely identified with any particular party or person. We have to stand in the middle, to preach to all the people, right and left.
  477. Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.
  478. Each generation faces different issues and challenges, but our standard must always be measured by God’s word.
  479. Don’t get old, if you can avoid it.
  480. Don’t be misled by those who claim God doesn’t exist, because He does.
  481. Death wasn’t part of God’s original plan for humanity, and the Bible calls death an enemy – the last enemy to be destroyed.
  482. Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
  483. Communism is a religion that is inspired, directed and motivated by the Devil himself who has declared war against Almighty God.
  484. Communism has decided against God, against Christ, against the Bible, and against all religion.
  485. Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.
  486. Christmas means a great deal to me. I was reared in a family that celebrated Christmas to some extent, but I married into a family that celebrated Christmas in a big way. And my wife always made a big thing of Christmas for the children. We have five children, and we had a terrific time at Christmas.
  487. Christians should never fail to sense the operation of an angelic glory. It forever eclipses the world of demonic powers, as the sun does a candle’s light.
  488. Christians are not limited to any church.
  489. Christ was God in human flesh, and He proved it by rising from the dead.
  490. Certainly a woman should never disguise the fact that she is a woman. A woman’s body is very beautiful.
  491. Believers, look up – take courage. The angels are nearer than you think.
  492. Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.
  493. Auschwitz stands as a tragic reminder of the terrible potential man has for violence and inhumanity.
  494. As a former resident with strong personal and ministry ties to the North Star State, I pray that the good people of Minnesota will show their support for God’s definition of marriage, between a man and a woman.
  495. As I got older, I guess I became more mellow and more forgiving and more loving.
  496. As I approached my 95th birthday, I was burdened to write a book that addressed the epidemic of ‘easy believism.’ There is a mindset today that if people believe in God and do good works, they are going to Heaven.
  497. Almost everybody will listen to you when you tell your own story.
  498. All my life I’ve been taught how to die, but no one ever taught me how to grow old.
  499. A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.
  500. A lot of Jews are great friends of mine.
  501. A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.
  502. A calling is you feel – you look out and see the need – maybe it’s the need for the poor, to help poor people. Maybe it’s the need to get involved in the race problem, as Martin Luther King was – felt called.
  503. ‘Suffering should not make us bitter people,’ my mother once said, ‘it should make us better comforters.’ Young people need to hear this from those who have walked before them, because someday they’ll be walking those same steps, but there may not be anyone following behind.
  504. ‘Hope and change’ has become a cliche in our nation, and it is daunting to think that any American could hope for change from what God has blessed.
  505. You always admire what you really don’t understand.
  506. Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.
  507. When we see a natural style, we are astonished and charmed; for we expected to see an author, and we find a person.
  508. When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.
  509. We view things not only from different sides, but with different eyes; we have no wish to find them alike.
  510. We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven from end to end.
  511. We run carelessly to the precipice, after we have put something before us to prevent us seeing it.
  512. We only consult the ear because the heart is wanting.
  513. We never love a person, but only qualities.
  514. We like security: we like the pope to be infallible in matters of faith, and grave doctors to be so in moral questions so that we can feel reassured.
  515. We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.
  516. We conceal it from ourselves in vain – we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man cannot possibly live for a moment without it.
  517. We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.
  518. Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science.
  519. Vanity is but the surface.
  520. Two things control men’s nature, instinct and experience.
  521. Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.
  522. Truly it is an evil to be full of faults; but it is a still greater evil to be full of them and to be unwilling to recognize them, since that is to add the further fault of a voluntary illusion.
  523. Too much and too little wine. Give him none, he cannot find truth; give him too much, the same.
  524. To have no time for philosophy is to be a true philosopher.
  525. Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons. Neither the offender nor the offended are any more themselves.
  526. Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without any cause for weariness… and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand reasons for weariness, the least thing, such as playing billiards or hitting a ball, is sufficient enough to amuse him.
  527. Through space the universe encompasses and swallows me up like an atom; through thought I comprehend the world.
  528. There are two kinds of people one can call reasonable: those who serve God with all their heart because they know him, and those who seek him with all their heart because they do not know him.
  529. There are some who speak well and write badly. For the place and the audience warm them, and draw from their minds more than they think of without that warmth.
  530. There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.
  531. The weather and my mood have little connection. I have my foggy and my fine days within me; my prosperity or misfortune has little to do with the matter.
  532. The supreme function of reason is to show man that some things are beyond reason.
  533. The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.
  534. The strength of a man’s virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts.
  535. The sensitivity of men to small matters, and their indifference to great ones, indicates a strange inversion.
  536. The self is hateful.
  537. The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to make it shorter.
  538. The only shame is to have none.
  539. The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
  540. The last proceeding of reason is to recognize that there is an infinity of things which are beyond it. There is nothing so conformable to reason as this disavowal of reason.
  541. The last act is bloody, however pleasant all the rest of the play is: a little earth is thrown at last upon our head, and that is the end forever.
  542. The knowledge of God is very far from the love of Him.
  543. The immortality of the soul is a matter which is of so great consequence to us and which touches us so profoundly that we must have lost all feeling to be indifferent about it.
  544. The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.
  545. The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be wretched. A tree does not know itself to be wretched.
  546. The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men. Ordinary persons find no difference between men.
  547. The gospel to me is simply irresistible.
  548. The finite is annihilated in the presence of the infinite, and becomes a pure nothing. So our spirit before God, so our justice before divine justice.
  549. The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.
  550. The consciousness of the falsity of present pleasures, and the ignorance of the vanity of absent pleasures, cause inconstancy.
  551. The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death.
  552. That we must love one God only is a thing so evident that it does not require miracles to prove it.
  553. Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.
  554. Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything.
  555. Reason commands us far more imperiously than a master; for in disobeying the one we are unfortunate, and in disobeying the other we are fools.
  556. People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others.
  557. People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come in to the mind of others.
  558. Our soul is cast into a body, where it finds number, time, dimension. Thereupon it reasons, and calls this nature necessity, and can believe nothing else.
  559. Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death.
  560. One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.
  561. Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without a passion, without business, without entertainment, without care.
  562. Nothing is as approved as mediocrity, the majority has established it and it fixes its fangs on whatever gets beyond it either way.
  563. Nothing gives rest but the sincere search for truth.
  564. Nothing fortifies scepticism more than the fact that there are some who are not sceptics; if all were so, they would be wrong.
  565. Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.
  566. Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.
  567. Men often take their imagination for their heart; and they believe they are converted as soon as they think of being converted.
  568. Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
  569. Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true.
  570. Men blaspheme what they do not know.
  571. Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness.
  572. Man’s true nature being lost, everything becomes his nature; as, his true good being lost, everything becomes his good.
  573. Man’s greatness lies in his power of thought.
  574. Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.
  575. Love has reasons which reason cannot understand.
  576. Little things console us because little things afflict us.
  577. Law, without force, is impotent.
  578. Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
  579. Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.
  580. Justice is what is established; and thus all our established laws will necessarily be regarded as just without examination, since they are established.
  581. Justice and truth are too such subtle points that our tools are too blunt to touch them accurately.
  582. Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just.
  583. Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair.
  584. It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not by the reason.
  585. It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory.
  586. It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything one wants.
  587. It is natural for the mind to believe and for the will to love; so that, for want of true objects, they must attach themselves to false.
  588. It is incomprehensible that God should exist, and it is incomprehensible that he should not exist.
  589. It is good to be tired and wearied by the futile search after the true good, that we may stretch out our arms to the Redeemer.
  590. In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.
  591. In each action we must look beyond the action at our past, present, and future state, and at others whom it affects, and see the relations of all those things. And then we shall be very cautious.
  592. Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world.
  593. Imagination decides everything.
  594. If you gain, you gain all. If you lose, you lose nothing. Wager then, without hesitation, that He exists.
  595. If we must not act save on a certainty, we ought not to act on religion, for it is not certain. But how many things we do on an uncertainty, sea voyages, battles!
  596. If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always occupied with the past and the future.
  597. If our condition were truly happy, we would not seek diversion from it in order to make ourselves happy.
  598. If man made himself the first object of study, he would see how incapable he is of going further. How can a part know the whole?
  599. If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.
  600. I maintain that, if everyone knew what others said about him, there would not be four friends in the world.
  601. I have made this letter longer than usual, only because I have not had the time to make it shorter.
  602. I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man’s being unable to sit still in a room.
  603. I can well conceive a man without hands, feet, head. But I cannot conceive man without thought; he would be a stone or a brute.
  604. Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known.
  605. He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God’s providence to lead him aright.
  606. Happiness is neither without us nor within us. It is in God, both without us and within us.
  607. Habit is a second nature that destroys the first. But what is nature? Why is habit not natural? I am very much afraid that nature itself is only a first habit, just as habit is a second nature.
  608. Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back.
  609. Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.
  610. Faith indeed tells what the senses do not tell, but not the contrary of what they see. It is above them and not contrary to them.
  611. Faith embraces many truths which seem to contradict each other.
  612. Faith certainly tells us what the senses do not, but not the contrary of what they see; it is above, not against them.
  613. Evil is easy, and has infinite forms.
  614. Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well, and those who read their works desire the fame of having read them.
  615. Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts.
  616. Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason.
  617. Do you wish people to think well of you? Don’t speak well of yourself.
  618. Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary.
  619. Custom is our nature. What are our natural principles but principles of custom?
  620. Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.
  621. Continuous eloquence wearies. Grandeur must be abandoned to be appreciated. Continuity in everything is unpleasant. Cold is agreeable, that we may get warm.
  622. Concupiscence and force are the source of all our actions; concupiscence causes voluntary actions, force involuntary ones.
  623. Chance gives rise to thoughts, and chance removes them; no art can keep or acquire them.
  624. Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him?
  625. Between us and heaven or hell there is only life, which is the frailest thing in the world.
  626. Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.
  627. Atheism shows strength of mind, but only to a certain degree.
  628. As men are not able to fight against death, misery, ignorance, they have taken it into their heads, in order to be happy, not to think of them at all.
  629. All of our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling.
  630. All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.
  631. All human evil comes from a single cause, man’s inability to sit still in a room.
  632. A trifle consoles us, for a trifle distresses us.
  633. You’re going to die. You’re going to be dead. It could be 20 years, it could be tomorrow, anytime. So am I. I mean, we’re just going to be gone. The world’s going to go on without us. All right now. You do your job in the face of that, and how seriously you take yourself you decide for yourself.
  634. You learn from a conglomeration of the incredible past – whatever experience gotten in any way whatsoever.
  635. You just don’t wake up one day and decide that you need to write songs.
  636. You hear a lot about God these days: God, the beneficent; God, the all-great; God, the Almighty; God, the most powerful; God, the giver of life; God, the creator of death. I mean, we’re hearing about God all the time, so we better learn how to deal with it. But if we know anything about God, God is arbitrary.
  637. You can’t imagine parlor ballads drifting out of high-rise multi-towered buildings. That kind of music existed in a more timeless state of life.
  638. You can’t do something forever.
  639. You can’t be happy by doing something groovy.
  640. You call yourself what you want to call yourself.
  641. Yesterday’s just a memory, tomorrow is never what it’s supposed to be.
  642. When you cease to exist, then who will you blame?
  643. What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
  644. What good are fans? You can’t eat applause for breakfast. You can’t sleep with it.
  645. What did I owe the rest of the world? Nothing.
  646. Well, the future for me is already a thing of the past.
  647. To live outside the law, you must be honest.
  648. This land is your land and this land is my land, sure, but the world is run by those that never listen to music anyway.
  649. There is nothing so stable as change.
  650. The songs are my lexicon. I believe the songs.
  651. The radio makes hideous sounds.
  652. The people in my songs are all me.
  653. The land created me. I’m wild and lonesome. Even as I travel the cities, I’m more at home in the vacant lots.
  654. Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.
  655. Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it’s like they didn’t fade away at all.
  656. Some formulas are too complex and I don’t want anything to do with them.
  657. People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around – the music and the ideas.
  658. People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
  659. People have different emotional levels. Especially when you’re young.
  660. Nothing can affect my voice, it’s so bad.
  661. No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky.
  662. My songs always sound a lot better in person than they do on the record.
  663. My range is limited.
  664. My father probably thought the capital of the world was wherever he was at the time. It couldn’t possibly be anyplace else. Where he and his wife were in their own home, that, for them, was the capital of the world.
  665. Money doesn’t talk, it swears.
  666. Look, when I started out, mainstream culture was Sinatra, Perry Como, Andy Williams, Sound of Music. There was no fitting into it then and of course, there’s no fitting into it now.
  667. Just because you like my stuff doesn’t mean I owe you anything.
  668. It’s not easy to define poetry.
  669. It’s hard to speculate what tomorrow may bring.
  670. Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it.
  671. In the dime stores and bus stations, people talk of situations, read books, repeat quotations, draw conclusions on the wall.
  672. In ceremonies of the horsemen, even the pawn must hold a grudge.
  673. If I wasn’t Bob Dylan, I’d probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself.
  674. I’ve never written a political song. Songs can’t save the world. I’ve gone through all that.
  675. I’m speaking for all of us. I’m the spokesman for a generation.
  676. I’m sick of giving creeps money off my soul.
  677. I’m not the kind of cat that’s going to cut off an ear if I can’t do something.
  678. I’m not a playwright.
  679. I’m mortified to be on the stage, but then again, it’s the only place where I’m happy.
  680. I’m more of an adventurous type than a relationship type.
  681. I’m just glad to be feeling better. I really thought I’d be seeing Elvis soon.
  682. I’m inconsistent, even to myself.
  683. I’ll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours.
  684. I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
  685. I think a poet is anybody who wouldn’t call himself a poet.
  686. I think I have a dualistic nature.
  687. I stopped smoking. When I stopped smoking, my voice changed… so drastically, I couldn’t believe it myself.
  688. I say there’re no depressed words just depressed minds.
  689. I really didn’t consider myself happy or unhappy.
  690. I realize I don’t do a very good job in keeping up to date, but I try to.
  691. I paint mostly from real life. It has to start with that. Real people, real street scenes, behind the curtain scenes, live models, paintings, photographs, staged setups, architecture, grids, graphic design. Whatever it takes to make it work.
  692. I never saw myself as a folk singer.
  693. I like America, just as everybody else does. I love America, I gotta say that. But America will be judged.
  694. I kinda live where I find myself.
  695. I have dined with kings, I’ve been offered wings. And I’ve never been too impressed.
  696. I felt like I might as well have been living in another part of the solar system.
  697. I don’t think the human mind can comprehend the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking theres some kind of change.
  698. I don’t think I’ve ever been an agnostic. I’ve always thought there’s a superior power, that this is not the real world and that there’s a world to come.
  699. I don’t think I’m tangible to myself.
  700. I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.
  701. I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I’ll die like a poet.
  702. I change during the course of a day. I wake and I’m one person, and when I go to sleep I know for certain I’m somebody else.
  703. I can’t stand to see myself on television.
  704. I can’t see myself singing the same song twice in a row. That’s terrible.
  705. I can’t act!
  706. I can be jubilant one moment and pensive the next, and a cloud could go by and make that happen.
  707. I became interested in folk music because I had to make it somehow.
  708. I am against nature. I don’t dig nature at all. I think nature is very unnatural. I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can’t touch with decay.
  709. I accept chaos, I’m not sure whether it accepts me.
  710. Here’s the thing with me and the religious thing. This is the flat-out truth: I find the religiosity and philosophy in the music. I don’t find it anywhere else.
  711. He not busy being born is busy dying.
  712. Having these colossal accolades and titles, they get in the way.
  713. Folk music is a bunch of fat people.
  714. Don’t matter how much money you got, there’s only two kinds of people: there’s saved people and there’s lost people.
  715. Democracy don’t rule the world, You’d better get that in your head; This world is ruled by violence, But I guess that’s better left unsaid.
  716. Death to me means nothing as long as I can die fast.
  717. Colleges are like old-age homes, except for the fact that more people die in colleges.
  718. Chaos is a friend of mine.
  719. But even the President of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked.
  720. Being on tour is like being in limbo. It’s like going from nowhere to nowhere.
  721. Being noticed can be a burden. Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed. So I disappear a lot.
  722. Basically you have to suppress your own ambitions in order to be who you need to be.
  723. At times in my life the only place I have been happy is when I am on stage.
  724. Anybody can be specific and obvious. That’s always been the easy way. It’s not that it’s so difficult to be unspecific and less obvious; it’s just that there’s nothing, absolutely nothing, to be specific and obvious about.
  725. All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.
  726. All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie.
  727. All I can do is be me, whoever that is.
  728. A song is anything that can walk by itself.
  729. A poem is a naked person… Some people say that I am a poet.
  730. A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding.
  731. A lot of people don’t like the road, but it’s as natural to me as breathing.
  732. A lot of people can’t stand touring but to me it’s like breathing. I do it because I’m driven to do it.
  733. A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
  734. You throw batting practice, you warm up pitchers, you sit and cheer. You do whatever you have to do to stay on the team.
  735. You know, I was once named Minor League Player of the Year… unfortunately, I had been in the majors for two years at the time.
  736. Where would I be without baseball? Who am I without baseball?
  737. When I looked at the third base coach, he turned his back on me.
  738. When I came up to bat with three men on and two outs in the ninth, I looked in the other team’s dugout and they were already in street clothes.
  739. We were on for six years. We were in syndication for a while. It had its run. I still see the people from ‘Mr. Belvedere,’ too. We stay in touch.
  740. The way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until it stops rolling and then pick it up.
  741. The biggest thrill a ballplayer can have is when your son takes after you. That happened when my Bobby was in his championship Little League game. He really showed me something. Struck out three times. Made an error that lost the game. Parents were throwing things at our car and swearing at us as we drove off. Gosh, I was proud.
  742. Sure, women sportswriters look when they’re in the clubhouse. Read their stories. How else do you explain a capital letter in the middle of a word?
  743. Sporting goods companies pay me not to endorse their products.
  744. Phil Niekro and his brother were pitching against each other in Atlanta. Their parents were sitting right behind home plate. I saw their folks more that day than they did the whole weekend.
  745. People have asked me a lot of times, because I didn’t hit a lot, how long a dozen bats would last me. Depending on the weight and model I was using at that time – I would say eight to 10 cookouts.
  746. On TV the people can see it. On radio you’ve got to create it.
  747. Not bragging by any means, but I could have done a lot of other stuff as far as working in films go and working in television… I had chances to do that stuff, but I like baseball, I really do.
  748. Let’s face it. Umpiring is not an easy or happy way to make a living. In the abuse they suffer, and the pay they get for it, you see an imbalance that can only be explained by their need to stay close to a game they can’t resist.
  749. In 1962 I was named Minor League Player of the Year. It was my second season in the bigs.
  750. If a guy hits .300 every year, what does he have to look forward to? I always tried to stay around .190, with three or four RBI. And I tried to get them all in September. That way I always had something to talk about during the winter.
  751. I was acting when I was playing baseball.
  752. I used to soak my mitts in a bucket of water for about two days. Then I’d put a couple of baseballs in the pocket and wrap it up with a rubber band. Today you don’t have to do that, because catchers’ mitts are more like first baseman’s gloves.
  753. I think my top salary was maybe in 1966. I made $17,000 and 11 of that came from selling other players’ equipment.
  754. I spent three of the best years of my life in 10th grade.
  755. I signed a very modest $3,000 bonus with the Braves in Milwaukee. And my old man didn’t have that kinda money to put out.
  756. I set records that will never be equaled. In fact, I hope 90% of them don’t even get printed.
  757. I make fun of situations and try and find the humor in things, but it’s never at the expense of the other guy.
  758. I knew when my career was over. In 1965 my baseball card came out with no picture.
  759. I just grew the hair on my back. Facial hair just wasn’t appealing to me. I liked it on my back, though.
  760. I hope the fans have enjoyed listening as much as I’ve enjoyed doing the games. I don’t ever go to the park where I don’t have a good day. I don’t like losing. But I don’t think I ever go to the park where I have a bad day. I don’t think once.
  761. I hit a grand slam off Ron Herbel and when his manager Herman Franks came out to get him, he was bringing Herbel’s suitcase.
  762. I had slumps that lasted into the winter.
  763. I had been playing for a while, and I asked Louisville Slugger to send me a dozen flame treated bats. But when I got it, I realized they had sent me a box of ashes.
  764. I had a great shoe contract and glove contract with a company who paid me a lot of money never to be seen using their stuff.
  765. I didn’t get a lot of awards as a player. But they did have a Bob Uecker Day Off for me once in Philly.
  766. I did stand-up, weird and ignorant stuff about my career – anything for a laugh.
  767. How do you catch a knuckleball? You wait until it stops rolling, then go pick it up.
  768. Hey, I think it’s easy for guys to hit .300 and stay in the big leagues. Hit .200 and try to stick around as long as I did; I think it’s a much greater accomplishment. That’s hard.
  769. Career highlights? I had two – I got an intentional walk from Sandy Koufax and I got out of a rundown against the Mets.
  770. Before broadcasting for 50-some years, I did TV, played 10 years in the big leagues, won a world championship – and played a big part in that, too, letting the Cardinals inject me with hepatitis. Takes a big man to do that.
  771. Baseball hasn’t forgotten me. I go to a lot of old-timers games and I haven’t lost a thing. I sit in the bullpen and let people throw things at me. Just like old times.
  772. Anybody with ability can play in the big leagues. But to be able to trick people year in and year out the way I did, I think that was a much greater feat.
  773. Any teammate of mine that had a kid and a boy that was capable of playing baseball, I think I set a terrific example of ‘Don’t do this’ and ‘Don’t do that.’ And that’s one of the things that I’m most proud of.
  774. After getting out of the service and going into baseball I never wanted to do anything else.
  775. You can’t hold a man down without staying down with him.
  776. We must reinforce argument with results.
  777. We do not want the men of another color for our brothers-in-law, but we do want them for our brothers.
  778. To hold a man down, you have to stay down with him.
  779. There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.
  780. There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.
  781. The individual who can do something that the world wants done will, in the end, make his way regardless of his race.
  782. Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
  783. Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon.
  784. One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him.
  785. Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.
  786. No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
  787. No man, who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives, is left long without proper reward.
  788. No greater injury can be done to any youth than to let him feel that because he belongs to this or that race he will be advanced in life regardless of his own merits or efforts.
  789. If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
  790. If you can’t read, it’s going to be hard to realize dreams.
  791. I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.
  792. I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.
  793. Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.
  794. Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.
  795. Dignify and glorify common labor. It is at the bottom of life that we must begin, not at the top.
  796. Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
  797. Character is power.
  798. At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics, even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our race economic independence.
  799. Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
  800. Within, stood a tall old man, clean shaven save for a long white moustache, and clad in black from head to foot, without a single speck of colour about him anywhere.
  801. Whether it is the old lady’s fear, or the many ghostly traditions of this place, or the crucifix itself, I do not know, but I am not feeling nearly as easy in my mind as usual.
  802. There are such beings as vampires, some of us have evidence that they exist. Even had we not the proof of our own unhappy experience, the teachings and the records of the past give proof enough for sane peoples.
  803. There are mysteries which men can only guess at, which age by age they may solve only in part.
  804. Suddenly, I became conscious of the fact that the driver was in the act of pulling up the horses in the courtyard of a vast ruined castle, from whose tall black windows came no ray of light, and whose broken battlements showed a jagged line against the sky.
  805. No man knows till he has suffered from the night how sweet and dear to his heart and eye the morning can be.
  806. Let me be accurate in everything, for though you and I have seen some strange things together, you may at the first think that I, Van Helsing, am mad. That the many horrors and the so long strain on nerves has at the last turn my brain.
  807. It was like a miracle, but before our very eyes, and almost in the drawing of a breath, the whole body crumbled into dust and passed from our sight.
  808. It is the eve of St. George’s Day. Do you not know that tonight, when the clock strikes midnight, all the evil things in the world will have full sway?
  809. I saw the Count lying within the box upon the earth, some of which the rude falling from the cart had scattered over him. He was deathly pale, just like a waxen image, and the red eyes glared with the horrible vindictive look which I knew so well.
  810. How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads; to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams.
  811. He may not enter anywhere at the first, unless there be some one of the household who bid him to come, though afterwards he can come as he please.
  812. Despair has its own calms.
  813. Count Dracula had directed me to go to the Golden Krone Hotel, which I found, to my great delight, to be thoroughly old-fashioned, for of course I wanted to see all I could of the ways of the country.
  814. Before I left the castle I so fixed its entrances that never more can the Count enter there Undead.
  815. And so we remained till the red of the dawn began to fall through the snow gloom. I was desolate and afraid, and full of woe and terror. But when that beautiful sun began to climb the horizon life was to me again.
  816. A house cannot be made habitable in a day; and, after all, how few days go to make up a century.
  817. You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.
  818. You cannot talk about race without talking about privilege. And when people start talking about privilege, they get paralyzed by shame.
  819. When you stop caring what people think, you lose your capacity for connection. When you’re defined by it, you lose our capacity for vulnerability.
  820. When you get to a place where you understand that love and belonging, your worthiness, is a birthright and not something you have to earn, anything is possible.
  821. When we’re looking for compassion, we need someone who is deeply rooted, is able to bend and, most of all, embraces us for our strengths and struggles.
  822. When the people we love stop paying attention, trust begins to slip away and hurt starts seeping in.
  823. What’s the greater risk? Letting go of what people think – or letting go of how I feel, what I believe, and who I am?
  824. We’re hardwired for connection. There’s no arguing with the bioscience. But we can want it so badly we’re trying to hot-wire it.
  825. We use work to numb out. We can’t turn off our machines because we’re afraid we’re going to miss something.
  826. We judge people in areas where we’re vulnerable to shame, especially picking folks who are doing worse than we’re doing.
  827. Waking up every day and loving someone who may or may not love us back, whose safety we can’t ensure, who may stay in our lives or may leave without a moment’s notice, who may be loyal to the day they die or betray us tomorrow – that’s vulnerability.
  828. Vulnerability is the birthplace of connection and the path to the feeling of worthiness. If it doesn’t feel vulnerable, the sharing is probably not constructive.
  829. Vulnerability is not weakness. And that myth is profoundly dangerous.
  830. Vulnerability is basically uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure.
  831. Vulnerability is about showing up and being seen. It’s tough to do that when we’re terrified about what people might see or think.
  832. To me, constructive criticism is when people take ownership of their ideas. That’s why I don’t listen to anything that’s anonymous. But it’s hard; when there’s something hurtful out there, I still want to read it over and over and memorize it and explain my point of view to the person.
  833. To me, a leader is someone who holds her- or himself accountable for finding potential in people and processes. And so what I think is really important is sustainability.
  834. Through my research, I found that vulnerability is the glue that holds relationships together. It’s the magic sauce.
  835. There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.
  836. The uncertainty of parenting can bring up feelings in us that range from frustration to terror.
  837. The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect.
  838. The moment someone asks you to do something you don’t have the time or inclination to do is fraught with vulnerability.
  839. The intention and outcome of vulnerability is trust, intimacy and connection. The outcome of oversharing is distrust, disconnection – and usually a little judgment.
  840. The difficult thing is that vulnerability is the first thing I look for in you and the last thing I’m willing to show you. In you, it’s courage and daring. In me, it’s weakness.
  841. The best marriages are the ones where we can go out in the world and really put ourselves out there. A lot of times we’ll fail, and sometimes we’ll pull it off. But good marriages are when you can go home and know that your vulnerability will be honored as courage, and that you’ll find support.
  842. Social media has given us this idea that we should all have a posse of friends when in reality, if we have one or two really good friends, we are lucky.
  843. Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It’s the fear that we’re not good enough.
  844. Perfectionism is not the same thing as striving to be our best. Perfectionism is not about healthy achievement and growth; it’s a shield.
  845. Our need for certainty in an endeavor as uncertain as raising children makes explicit ‘how-to-parent’ strategies both seductive and dangerous.
  846. One thing that I tell people all the time is, ‘I’m not going to answer a call from you after nine o’clock at night or before nine o’clock in the morning unless it’s an emergency.’
  847. One of the things I did when I discovered this huge importance of being vulnerable is very happily moved away from the shame research, because that’s such a downer, and people hate that topic. It’s not that vulnerability is the upside, but it’s better than shame, I guess.
  848. Normally, when someone we love is turning away from a struggle, we self-protect by also turning away. That’s definitely my first response. I think change is more likely to happen if both partners have common language and a shared lens to see problems.
  849. My husband’s a pediatrician, so he and I talk about parenting all the time. You can’t raise children who have more shame resilience than you do.
  850. Men walk this tightrope where any sign of weakness illicits shame, and so they’re afraid to make themselves vulnerable for fear of looking weak.
  851. Maybe stories are just data with a soul.
  852. Many people think of perfectionism as striving to be your best, but it is not about self-improvement; it’s about earning approval and acceptance.
  853. Live-tweeting your bikini wax is not vulnerability. Nor is posting a blow-by-blow of your divorce . That’s an attempt to hot-wire connection. But you can’t cheat real connection. It’s built up slowly. It’s about trust and time.
  854. Kids who have an understanding of how and why their feelings are what they are are much more likely to talk to us about what’s happening, and they have better skills to work it out.
  855. It’s hard to practice compassion when we’re struggling with our authenticity or when our own worthiness is off-balance.
  856. Ironically, parenting is a shame and judgment minefield precisely because most of us are wading through uncertainty and self-doubt when it comes to raising our children.
  857. In my research, I’ve interviewed a lot of people who never fit in, who are what you might call ‘different’: scientists, artists, thinkers. And if you drop down deep into their work and who they are, there is a tremendous amount of self-acceptance.
  858. In many ways, September feels like the busiest time of the year: The kids go back to school, work piles up after the summer’s dog days, and Thanksgiving is suddenly upon us.
  859. If you think dealing with issues like worthiness and authenticity and vulnerability are not worthwhile because there are more pressing issues, like the bottom line or attendance or standardized test scores, you are sadly, sadly mistaken. It underpins everything.
  860. If I feel good about my parenting, I have no interest in judging other people’s choices. If I feel good about my body, I don’t go around making fun of other people’s weight or appearance. We’re hard on each other because we’re using each other as a launching pad out of our own perceived deficiency.
  861. I’ve learned that men and women who are living wholehearted lives really allow themselves to soften into joy and happiness. They allow themselves to experience it.
  862. I’ve learned a lot since I was a new mother. My approach to struggle and shame now is to talk to yourself like you’d talk to someone you love and reach out to tell your story.
  863. I’m not a parenting expert. In fact, I’m not sure that I even believe in the idea of ‘parenting experts.’ I’m an engaged, imperfect parent and a passionate researcher. I’m an experienced mapmaker and a stumbling traveler. Like many of you, parenting is by far my boldest and most daring adventure.
  864. I’m like a recovering perfectionist. For me it’s one day at a time.
  865. I’m just going to say it: I’m pro-guilt. Guilt is good. Guilt helps us stay on track because it’s about our behavior. It occurs when we compare something we’ve done – or failed to do – with our personal values.
  866. I was raised in a family where vulnerability was barely tolerated: no training wheels on our bicycles, no goggles in the pool, just get it done. And so I grew up not only with discomfort about my own vulnerability, I didn’t care for it in other people either.
  867. I think our capacity for wholeheartedness can never be greater than our willingness to be broken-hearted. It means engaging with the world from a place of vulnerability and worthiness.
  868. I think if you follow anyone home, whether they live in Houston or London, and you sit at their dinner table and talk to them about their mother who has cancer or their child who is struggling in school, and their fears about watching their lives go by, I think we’re all the same.
  869. I spent a lot of years trying to outrun or outsmart vulnerability by making things certain and definite, black and white, good and bad. My inability to lean into the discomfort of vulnerability limited the fullness of those important experiences that are wrought with uncertainty: Love, belonging, trust, joy, and creativity to name a few.
  870. I love to take, process and share photos – it fills me up.
  871. I hesitate to use a pathologizing label, but underneath the so-called narcissistic personality is definitely shame and the paralyzing fear of being ordinary.
  872. I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.
  873. I carry a small sheet of paper in my wallet that has written on it the names of people whose opinions of me matter. To be on that list, you have to love me for my strengths and struggles.
  874. I can encourage my daughter to love her body, but what really matters are the observations she makes about my relationship with my own body.
  875. Guilt is just as powerful, but its influence is positive, while shame’s is destructive. Shame erodes our courage and fuels disengagement.
  876. For me, the opposite of scarcity is not abundance. It’s enough. I’m enough. My kids are enough.
  877. First and foremost, we need to be the adults we want our children to be. We should watch our own gossiping and anger. We should model the kindness we want to see.
  878. Faith minus vulnerability and mystery equals extremism. If you’ve got all the answers, then don’t call what you do ‘faith.’
  879. Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.
  880. As unique as we all are, an awful lot of us want the same things. We want to shake up our current less-than-fulfilling lives. We want to be happier, more loving, forgiving and connected with the people around us.
  881. As a vulnerability researcher, the greatest barrier I see is our low tolerance for vulnerability. We’re almost afraid to be happy. We feel like it’s inviting disaster.
  882. As a shame researcher, I know that the very best thing to do in the midst of a shame attack is totally counterintuitive: Practice courage and reach out!
  883. Anonymous comments? You’re not in the arena, man. If you can’t say it to me in person in front of my kids, don’t say it.
  884. A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick.
  885. ‘Crazy-busy’ is a great armor, it’s a great way for numbing. What a lot of us do is that we stay so busy, and so out in front of our life, that the truth of how we’re feeling and what we really need can’t catch up with us.
  886. Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time.
  887. Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
  888. Your company’s most valuable asset is how it is known to its customers.
  889. You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
  890. You have to put in many, many, many tiny efforts that nobody sees or appreciates before you achieve anything worthwhile.
  891. You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
  892. You can become an even more excellent person by constantly setting higher and higher standards for yourself and then by doing everything possible to live up to those standards.
  893. Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.
  894. Whatever you dwell on in the conscious grows in your experience.
  895. Whatever you believe with feeling becomes your reality.
  896. Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.
  897. We will always tend to fulfill our own expectation of ourselves.
  898. Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
  899. There is no real limit to how much better a person who really commits to getting better can get. Every manager has the potential to become an excellent manager for the rest of his or her career.
  900. The true measure of the value of any business leader and manager is performance.
  901. The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
  902. The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
  903. The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
  904. The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.
  905. The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life.
  906. The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.
  907. Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
  908. Successful people are simply those with successful habits.
  909. Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’
  910. Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
  911. Practice Golden-Rule 1 of Management in everything you do. Manage others the way you would like to be managed.
  912. People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.
  913. Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.
  914. No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
  915. Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
  916. Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.
  917. Managers today have to do more with less, and get better results from limited resources, more than ever before.
  918. Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.
  919. It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
  920. Invest three percent of your income in yourself (self-development) in order to guarantee your future.
  921. If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.
  922. If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
  923. If you like a person you say ‘let’s go into business together.’ Man is a social animal after all, but such partnerships are fraught with danger.
  924. If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it’s moving you away from your goals.
  925. I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
  926. Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.
  927. Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
  928. Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.
  929. Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of evry part of your life.
  930. All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
  931. Achieving the highest possible return on human capital must be every manager’s goal.
  932. You have to fight against being an antique.
  933. They were fun days, and we set the town on fire with every movie we did.
  934. Take the feeling of hunger out of your gut, and you’re no longer a champion.
  935. Sometimes I only succeed in beating myself to death.
  936. Sell yourself first, if you want to sell anything.
  937. Obviously I am not the young man who came to Hollywood in 1946.
  938. My former wife is a truly wonderful person.
  939. My brother never had me to dinner in his life.
  940. Mother beat the hell out of us. She’d have wild outbursts.
  941. I’ve always wanted to get an education, and tonight’s as good a time as any.
  942. I walked out of class one day and I never went back.
  943. I judge a restaurant by the bread and by the coffee.
  944. I have turned down a lot of garbage lately.
  945. I hate looking backward, but every once in a while it sneaks up on you.
  946. I had the luck of having an obedient body.
  947. I found marriage somewhat stifling. I don’t know that I am the kind of man who ought to be married.
  948. I feel that I am a good actor.
  949. I believe we should appeal to people at the higher levels.
  950. I am reasonably happy, providing I keep busy.
  951. I am interested in being in pictures that I would like to see.
  952. I always try to improve, to find new ways of expressing myself, to keep looking for truth and originality.
  953. Can anything be more Un-American than the Un-American committee?
  954. A circus is like a mother in whom one can confide and who rewards and punishes.
  955. You know, I have found out in the course of a long public life that the things I did not say never hurt me.
  956. You can’t know too much, but you can say too much.
  957. When people are bewildered they tend to become credulous.
  958. When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results.
  959. When large numbers of men are unable to find work, unemployment results.
  960. When a great many people are unable to find work, unemployment results.
  961. We need more of the Office Desk and less of the Show Window in politics. Let men in office substitute the midnight oil for the limelight.
  962. We draw our Presidents from the people. It is a wholesome thing for them to return to the people. I came from them. I wish to be one of them again.
  963. We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
  964. Ultimately property rights and personal rights are the same thing.
  965. To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race.
  966. Those who trust to chance must abide by the results of chance.
  967. They criticize me for harping on the obvious; if all the folks in the United States would do the few simple things they know they ought to do, most of our big problems would take care of themselves.
  968. There is no force so democratic as the force of an ideal.
  969. There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means.
  970. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
  971. The right thing to do never requires any subterfuge, it is always simple and direct.
  972. The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
  973. The man who builds a factory builds a temple, that the man who works there worships there, and to each is due, not scorn and blame, but reverence and praise.
  974. The government of the United States is a device for maintaining in perpetuity the rights of the people, with the ultimate extinction of all privileged classes.
  975. The business of America is business.
  976. Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped.
  977. Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business.
  978. Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
  979. One with the law is a majority.
  980. Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
  981. No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
  982. No nation ever had an army large enough to guarantee it against attack in time of peace, or ensure it of victory in time of war.
  983. No man ever listened himself out of a job.
  984. No enterprise can exist for itself alone. It ministers to some great need, it performs some great service, not for itself, but for others; or failing therein, it ceases to be profitable and ceases to exist.
  985. Never go out to meet trouble. If you just sit still, nine cases out of ten, someone will intercept it before it reaches you.
  986. Men speak of natural rights, but I challenge any one to show where in nature any rights existed or were recognized until there was established for their declaration and protection a duly promulgated body of corresponding laws.
  987. Mass demand has been created almost entirely through the development of advertising.
  988. Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good.
  989. Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.
  990. It takes a great man to be a good listener.
  991. It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow.
  992. Industry, thrift and self-control are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create character.
  993. In the discharge of the duties of this office, there is one rule of action more important than all others. It consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
  994. If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.
  995. If you don’t say anything, you won’t be called on to repeat it.
  996. If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress.
  997. I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.
  998. I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.
  999. I have never been hurt by what I have not said.
  1000. I have found it advisable not to give too much heed to what people say when I am trying to accomplish something of consequence. Invariably they proclaim it can’t be done. I deem that the very best time to make the effort.
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