I think it took me a while to convince Nashville that what I do is genuine and my heart's in the right place, and I love country music.

My guiding principles in life are to be honest, genuine, thoughtful and caring.

When you meet people, show real appreciation, then genuine curiosity.

Be still when you have nothing to say;

when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.

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Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.

Among Life's precious jewels, Genuine and rare, The one that we call friendship Has worth beyond compare.

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Be kind, be thoughtful, be genuine, but most of all be thankful.

Failure is authentic, and because it's authentic, it's real and genuine, and because of that, it's a pure state of being.

The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves.

It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness.

Love in its most genuine sense, can only flourish if it is FREE.

We, as people, can only flourish if we are free.

Despair is the only genuine atheism.

Happy is he who has laid up in his youth, and held fast in all fortune, a genuine and passionate love for reading.

To desire and expect nothing for oneself and to have profound sympathy for others is genuine holiness.

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I'd say a man is someone who is strong-minded, moral, genuine, just a good human beeing.

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Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow.

Houses and apartments have become cubical prison-tombs, where millions of screen-irradiated mummies hide from the sunlight, nature, and genuine social interaction.

Friendship is genuine when two friends can enjoy each others company without speaking a word to one another.

Show me a genuine case of platonic friendship, and I shall show you two old or homely faces.

A tour is the most intense, stimulating way to hear music;

it's the best form to receive it. There's genuine excitement from people. I feel like we've stepped up a level.

If human beings had genuine courage, they'd wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween.

It is in the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our lives that we must draw our strength to live and our reasons for living.

Genuine beginnings begin within us, even when they are brought to our attention by external opportunities.

My concern is how we learn to be genuine human beings.

I do not conceive of any reality at all as without genuine unity.

Museums and art stores are also sources of pleasure and inspiration.

Doubtless it will seem strange to many that the hand unaided by sight can feel action, sentiment, beauty in the cold marble; and yet it is true that I derive genuine pleasure from touching great works of art. As my finger tips trace line and curve, they discover the thought and emotion which the artist has portrayed.

Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to the enduring fact of mystery.

Genuine tolerance does not mean ignoring differences as if differences made no difference. Genuine tolerance means engaging differences within a bond of civility and respect.

What every genuine philosopher (every genuine man, in fact) craves most is praise although the philosophers generally call it recognition!

Genuine good taste consists in saying much in few words, in choosing among our thoughts, in having order and arrangement in what we say, and in speaking with composure.

The appalling crackdown that we witnessed in Hama and other Syrian cities on 30 and 31 July only erode the regime's legitimacy and increase resentment. In the absence of an end to the senseless violence and a genuine process of political reform, we will continue to pursue further EU sanctions.

Genuine tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong.

They are conflicts between two rights.

Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on.

I am an Epicurean. I consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines of Epicurus as containing everything rational in moral philosophy which Greek and Roman leave to us.

The best way to begin genuine bipartisanship to make America stronger is to work together on the real crises facing our country, not to manufacture an artificial crisis to serve a special interest agenda out of touch with the needs of Americans.

If men and women are to understand each other, to enter into each other's nature with mutual sympathy, and to become capable of genuine comradeship, the foundation must be laid in youth.

The role of a liberal arts college within a university is to be a genuine part of that university, giving and responding to the other parts.

One can only guess the amount of magic mushrooms a sane person would have to consume to believe that a frisbee constituted a genuine threat to roughly 3,000 police officers.

A genuine man goes to the roots. To be a radical is no more than that: to go to the roots.

I looked back at some of my earlier published stories with genuine horror and remorse. I got thinking, How many extant copies might there be, who owns them, and do they keep their doors locked?

I tried to use the questions and answers as an armature on which to build a sculpture of genuine conversation.

I have serious doubts about the value of debates in a presidential election.

They tend to be a test of reaction time rather than a genuine exposition of the participants philosophies and programs. Further, in debate, candidates tend to overstate their views. In the 1960 situation I had a very practical objection: Nixon was widely known; Kennedy was not; dramatic debates would therefore help Kennedy.

I wish it were possible to obtain a single amendment to our constitution.

I would be willing to depend on that alone for the reduction of the administration of our government to the genuine principles of its constitution; I mean an additional article, taking from the federal government the power of borrowing.

Mildly talented in a variety of ways but with no genuine ability in any one field, she was like me, the perennial hapless self-amused dilettante, half-worried by the slippage of time but determined to enjoy failure anyway.

The preservation of life seems to be rather a slogan than a genuine goal of the anti-abortion forces; what they want is control. Control over behavior: power over women. Women in the anti-choice movement want to share in male power over women, and do so by denying their own womanhood, their own rights and responsibilities.

The primary joy of life is acceptance, approval, the sense of appreciation and companionship of our human comrades. Many men do not understand that the need for fellowship is really as deep as the need for food, and so they go through life accepting many substitutes for genuine, warm, simple relatedness.

As soon as I suspect a fine effect is being achieved by accident I lose interest. I am not interested...in unskilled labor. ...The scientific actor is an even worker. Any one may achieve on some rare occasion an outburst of genuine feeling, a gesture of imperishable beauty, a ringing accent of truth; but your scientific actor knows how he did it. He can repeat it again and again and again. He can be depended on.

No one has it who isn't capable of genuinely liking others, at least at the actual moment of meeting and speaking. Charm is always genuine; it may be superficial but it isn't false.

Every genuine boy is a rebel and an anarch.

If he were allowed to develop according to his own instincts, his own inclinations, society would undergo such a radical transformation as to make the adult revolutionary cower and cringe.

It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.

Genuine polemics approach a book as lovingly as a cannibal spices a baby.

Are you disappointed, discouraged and discontented with your present level of success? Are you secretly dissatisfied with your present status? Do you want to become a better and more beautiful person than you are today? Would you like to be able to really learn how to be proud of yourself and still not lose genuine humility? Then start dreaming! It?s possible! You can become the person you have always wanted to be!

The Supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things -- the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit.