quote by Mark Twain

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

— Mark Twain

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I've had good times and I've had bad times and I reminisce, maybe when I lay down, but throughout my day I keep myself engulfed in whatever moment I'm in because it could steer me into a depressed state.

We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.

Ups and downs in life are very important to keep us going, because a straight line even in an ECG means we are not alive

I had to make my own living and my own opportunity.

But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.

I'm satisfied and proud of the things I did - even the bumps and the bruises that I've had on the way. You fall down, you get up, you brush yourself off and you keep going. And that's what we're doing.

The pleasure and joy of man lies in treading down the rebel and conquering the enemy, in tearing him up by the root, in taking from him all that he has.

If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

Education is a weapon the effect of which is determined by the hands which wield it, by who is to be struck down.

Last time I was down South I walked into this restaurant, and this white waitress came up to me and said: 'We don't serve colored people here.' "I said: 'that's all right, I don't eat colored people. Bring me a whole fried chicken.

When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat;

instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future.

It is so easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build.

Life is a carousel. It goes up and down. All U gotta do is just stay on.

Rolling down the street, smoking indo, sippin' on gin and juice.

We been on the road for 18 hours... I need a bath, some chow... and then you and me sit down, and we talk about who dies,eh?

I would like to remind the black ministry and indeed all black people that God is not in the habit of coming down from heaven to solve people's problems on earth.

I'll tell you what's at the bottom of it.

If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you.

I may not dress like Satan anymore, but I’m still down with the Devil and I will go medieval on your ass.

Happiness, I have grasped, is a destination, like strawberry Fields.

Once you find the way in, there you are, and you'll never feel low again.

We look up for inspiration, down for desperation, right and left for information.

So remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet.

Try to make sense of what you see and hold on to that childlike wonder about what makes the universe exist.

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

All the ups and downs are grace in different wrappings, sent to refine consciousness. Say thanks to them all.

We are slowed down sound and light waves, a walking bundle of frequencies tuned into the cosmos. We are souls dressed up in sacred biochemical garments and our bodies are the instruments through which our souls play their music.

When you start suppressing feelings at an early age, it hurts you down the road. Full expression of anger and pain is very important. Interview with Andrew Shue

There was a knock on our dressing-room door.

Our manager shouted, 'Keith! Ron! The Police are here!' Oh, man, we panicked, flushed everything down the john. Then the door opened and it was Stewart Copeland and Sting.

Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it's the answer to everything.

... It's the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it's a cactus.

Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors.

And the seasons they go 'round and 'round And the painted ponies go up and down We're captive on the carousel of time We can't return we can only look behind From where we came And go round and round and round In the circle game.

There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.

The journey to happiness involves finding the courage to go down into ourselves and take responsibility for what's there: all of it.

If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happens if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it?

I wasn't God's first choice for what I've done in China.

..I don't know who it was...it must have been a man...a well-educated man. I don't know what happened. Perhaps he died. Perhaps he wasn't willing...and God looked down...and saw Gladys Aylward...and God said, 'Well, she's willing.'

If you want to give birth to your true self, you are going to have to dig deep down into that body of yours and let your soul howl. Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith and trust that if you turn off your head, your feet will take you where you need to go.

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