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For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is.

 

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)

 

Girls we love for what they are; men for what they promise to be.

 

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)

 

He who enjoys doing and enjoys what he has done is happy.

 

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)

 

If each one does their duty as an individual and if each one works in their own proper vocation, it will be right with the whole.

 

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)

 

If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however, if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.

 

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)

 

It is better to do the most trifling thing in the world than to regard half an hour as trifle.

 

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)

 

Not the maker of plans and promises, but rather the one who offers faithful service in small matters. This is the person who is most likely to achieve what is good and lasting.

 

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)

 

Nothing is to be rated higher than the value of the day.

 

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)

 

Nothing is worth more than this day. You cannot relive yesterday. Tomorrow is still beyond your reach

 

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)

 

One always has time enough, if one will apply it well.

 

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)

 

One can be very happy without demanding that others agree with them.

 

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)

 

People may live as much retired from the world as they like, but sooner or later they find themselves debtor or creditor to some one.

 

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)

 

The best government is that which teaches us to govern ourselves.

 

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)

 

The little man is still a man.

 

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)

 

The Woman-Soul leadeth us upward and on!

 

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)

 

Time itself is an element.

 

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)

 

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.

 

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)

 

We always have time enough, if we will but use it aright.

 

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)

 

Inside yourself or outside, you never have to change what you see, only the way you see it.

 

Thaddeus Golas

 

Inside yourself or outside, you never have to change what you see, only the way you see it.

 

Thaddeus Golas

 

The higher mental development of woman, the less possible it is for her to meet a congenial male who will see in her, not only sex, but also the human being, the friend, the comrade and strong individuality, who cannot and ought not lose a single trait of her character.

 

Emma Goldman (1869-1940, American anarchist)

 

We had no revolutions to fear, nor fatigues to undergo; all our adventures were by the fireside, and all our migrations from the blue bed to the brown.

 

Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774, Anglo-Irish author, poet, playwright)

 

Who can direct when all pretend to know?

 

Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774, Anglo-Irish author, poet, playwright)

 

A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.

 

Samuel Goldwyn (1882-1974, American film producer, founder of MGM)

 

Enjoyment is not a goal.  It is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity.

 

Paul Goodman (1911-1972, American author, poet, critic)

 

The gap between the committed and the indifferent is a Sahara whose faint trails, followed by the mind's eye only, fade out in sand.

 

Nadine Gordimer (1923-, South African author)

 

I would be a billionaire if I was looking to be a selfish boss. That's not me.

 

John Gotti (1940-, American mafia boss)

 

Most men who rail against women are railing at one woman only.

 

Remy De Gourmont (1858-1915, French novelist, philosopher, poet, playwright)

 

If life were measured by accomplishments, most of us would die in infancy.

 

A. P. Gouthey

 

The woman's vision is deep reaching, the man's far reaching. With the man the world is his heart, with the woman the heart is her world.

 

Betty Grable

 

As long as I can focus on enjoying what I'm doing, having fun, I know I'll play well.

 

Steffi Graf (1969-, German tennis player)

 

There are two kinds of discontent in this world. The discontent that works, and the discontent that wrings its hands. The first gets what it wants. The second loses what it has. There's no cure for the first but success and there's no cure at all for the second.

 

Gordon Graham

 

When some people retire, it's going to be mighty hard to be able to tell the difference.

 

Virginia Graham

 

Contentment is the realization of how much I already have.

 

Dave Grant

 

Just as women are afraid of receiving, men are afraid of giving.

 

John Gray (American relationship expert, author)

 

Just as you would not permit a fellow employee to steal a piece of office equipment, you shouldn't let anyone walk away with the time of his fellow managers.

 

Andrew Grove (1936-, US engineer and corporation executive - Intel)

 

A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.

 

Victor Hugo (1802-1885, French poet, dramatist, novelist)

 

I have no ambition to govern men. It is a painful and thankless office

 

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826, American President (3rd))

 

Men are motivated and empowered when they feel needed. Women are motivated and empowered when they feel cherished.

 

John Gray (American relationship expert, author)

 

When men and women are able to respect and accept their differences then love has a chance to blossom.

 

John Gray (American relationship expert, author)

 

All time management begins with planning.

 

Tom Greening

 

A woman might claim to retain some of the child's faculties, although very limited and defused, simply because she has not been encouraged to learn methods of thought and develop a disciplined mind. As long as education remains largely induction ignorance will retain these advantages over learning and it is time that women impudently put them to work.

 

Germaine Greer (1939-, Australian feminist writer)

 

All societies on the verge of death are masculine. A society can survive with only one man; no society will survive a shortage of women.

 

Germaine Greer (1939-, Australian feminist writer)

 

I have always been principally interested in men for sex. I've always thought any sane woman would be a lover of women, because loving men is such a mess. I have always wished I'd fall in love with a woman. Damn.

 

Germaine Greer (1939-, Australian feminist writer)

 

Man made one grave mistake: in answer to vaguely reformist and humanitarian agitation he admitted women to politics and the professions. The conservatives who saw this as the undermining of our civilization and the end of the state and marriage were right after all; it is time for the demolition to begin.

 

Germaine Greer (1939-, Australian feminist writer)

 

Maybe I couldn't make it. Maybe I don't have a pretty smile, good teeth, nice tits, long legs, a cheeky ass, a sexy voice. Maybe I don't know how to handle men and increase my market value, so that the rewards due to the feminine will accrue to me. Then again, maybe I'm sick of the masquerade. I'm sick of pretending eternal youth. I'm sick of belying my own intelligence, my own will, my own sex. I'm sick of peering at the world through false eyelashes, so everything I see is mixed with a shadow of bought hairs; I'm sick of weighting my head with a dead mane, unable to move my neck freely, terrified of rain, of wind, of dancing too vigorously in case I sweat into my lacquered curls. I'm sick of the Powder Room. I'm sick of pretending that some fatuous male's self-important pronouncements are the objects of my undivided attention, I'm sick of going to films and plays when someone else wants to, and sick of having no opinions of my own about either. I'm sick of being a transvestite. I refuse to be a female impersonator. I am a woman, not a castrate.

 

Germaine Greer (1939-, Australian feminist writer)

 

Older women can afford to agree that femininity is a charade, a matter of colored hair, ecru lace and whalebones, the kind of slap and tat that transvestites are in love with, and no more.

 

Germaine Greer (1939-, Australian feminist writer)

 

Perhaps women have always been in closer contact with reality than men: it would seem to be the just recompense for being deprived of idealism.

 

Germaine Greer (1939-, Australian feminist writer)

 

The tragedy of machismo is that a man is never quite man enough.

 

Germaine Greer (1939-, Australian feminist writer)

 

Women over fifty already form one of the largest groups in the population structure of the western world. As long as they like themselves, they will not be an oppressed minority. In order to like themselves they must reject trivialization by others of who and what they are. A grown woman should not have to masquerade as a girl in order to remain in the land of the living.

 

Germaine Greer (1939-, Australian feminist writer)

 

It's a grand thing to be able to take your money in your hand and to think no more of it when it slips away from you than you would a trout that would slip back into the stream.

 

Augusta Gregory

 

Well, there's no one at all, they do be saying, but is deserving of some punishment from the very minute of his birth.

 

Lady Gregory

 

A Woman is home caring for her children! even if she can't. Trapped in this well-built trap, A Woman blames her mother for luring her into it, while ensuring that her own daughter never gets out; she recoils from the idea of sisterhood and doesn't believe women have friends, because it probably means something unnatural, and anyhow, A Woman is afraid of women. She's a male construct, and she's afraid women will deconstruct her. She's afraid of everything, because she can't change. Thighs forever thin and shining hair and shining teeth and she's my Mom, too, all seven percent of her. And she never grows old.

 

Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-, American author)

 

To me, the "female principle" is, or at least historically has been, basically anarchic. It values order without constraint, rules by custom not by force. It has been the male who enforces order, who constructs power structures, who makes, enforces, and breaks laws.

 

Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-, American author)

 

We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains.

 

Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-, American author)

 

The real secret of how to use time is , to pack it as you would a portmanteau, filling up the small spaces with small things.

 

Henry Haddow

 

The best way I know of to win an argument is to start by being in the right.

 

Lord Quintin Hogg Hailsham (1907-2001, British statesman)

 

Time spent on hiring is time well spent.

 

Robert Half (American businessman, founder of Robert Half & Associates)

 

Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence.

 

Thomas C. Haliburton (1796-1865, Canadian jurist, author)

 

Hear one side and you will be in the dark. Hear both and all will be clear.

 

Thomas C. Haliburton (1796-1865, Canadian jurist, author)

 

When a man is wrong and won't admit it, he always gets angry.

 

Thomas C. Haliburton (1796-1865, Canadian jurist, author)

 

Men are not hanged for stealing horses, but that horses may not be stolen.

 

Edward F. Halifax (1881-1959, British conservative statesman)

 

Misspending a man's time is a kind of self-homicide.

 

Edward F. Halifax (1881-1959, British conservative statesman)

 

Some men demand rough treatment everywhere!

 

S. C. Hall

 

Every theory of love, from Plato down teaches that each individual loves in the other sex what he lacks in himself.

 

Stanely G. Hall (1844-1924, American psychologist, educationist)

 

Every theory of love, from Plato down teaches that each individual loves in the other sex what he lacks in himself.

 

Stanely G. Hall (1844-1924, American psychologist, educationist)

 

Men should be saying "I want to become a woman." The world would be a far better place if more men wanted to become women, than women wanted to become men.

 

Albert Halsey

 

I don't know who or what put the question. I don't know when it was put. I don't even remember answering. But at some moment, I did answer 'yes' to someone or something, and from that hour, I was certain that existence is meaningful and that, therefore, my life, in self-surrender, had a goal.

 

Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961, Swedish statesman, Secretary-General of the UN)

 

If only I may grow firmer, simpler-quieter, warmer.

 

Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961, Swedish statesman, Secretary-General of the UN)

 

I just want to leave the world a little better than I found it, and that's my goal in life.

 

Armand Hammer

 

We will either find a way, or make one.

 

Hannibal (BC 247-182, Carthaginian general, statesman)

 

Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.

 

Mark Victor Hansen (American motivational speaker, author)

Author's website: www.markvictorhansen.com

 

If way to the better there be, it exacts a full look at the worst.

 

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928, British novelist, poet)

 

Women make love for love, men make love for lust.

 

Derrick Harge

 

We never forgive those who make us blush.

 

Jean-Francois De La Harpe

 

Time is a great healer, but a poor beautician.

 

Lucille S. Harper

 

The most important thing in an argument, next to being right, is to leave an escape hatch for your opponent, so that he can gracefully swing over to your side without too much apparent loss of face.

 

Sidney J. Harris (1917-, American journalist)

 

When you run into someone who is disagreeable to others, you may be sure he is uncomfortable with himself; the amount of pain we inflict upon others is directly proportional to the amount we feel within us.

 

Sidney J. Harris (1917-, American journalist)

 

Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize.

 

Elizabeth Harrison

 

To be womanly is one thing, and one only; it is to be sensitive to man, to be highly endowed with the sex instinct; to be manly is to be sensitive to woman.

 

Jane Harrison (1850-1928, British classical scholar, writer)

 

There is only one way to end a self-pity cycle: stop comparing yourself to others, and simply follow Christ.

 

Linda Harry

 

Like what you do, if you don't like it, do something else.

 

Paul Harvey (1918-, American radio broadcaster, columnist, author)

 

If a man hears much that a woman says, she is not beautiful.

 

Henry S. Haskins

 

The most beautiful thing is inevitability of events, and the most ugly thing is trying to resist inevitability.

 

Katharine Butler Hathaway

 

All good government must begin at home.

 

H. R. Haweis

 

Dress to please yourself.... Forget you are what you wear.... Wear what you are.

 

Elizabeth Hawkes

 

I'm a woman who was raised to believe that you are not complete unless you have a man. Well, in some ways it's true. I am a feminist to a point. But I'm not going to deny the fact that I love to be with men.

 

Goldie Hawn (1945-, American actress)

 

Our Creator would never have made such lovely days, and have given us the deep hearts to enjoy them, above and beyond all thought, unless we were meant to be immortal.

 

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864, American novelist, short story writer)

 

My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.

 

Helen Hayes (1900-1993, American actress)

 

Effective managers live in the present but concentrate on the future.

 

James L. Hayes (American businessman, president, American Management Association)

 

Don't do anything that someone else can do for you because there are only so many things that only you can do.

 

Jinger Heath

 

Mere longevity is a good thing for those who watch life from the side lines. For those who play the game, an hour may be a year, a single day's work an achievement for eternity.

 

Gabriel Heatter (1890-1972, American journalist)

 

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