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Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. Albert Einstein, physicist
  • hope

Take a step back, evaluate what is important, and enjoy life. Teri Garr, actress
  • enjoy

When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor. Elon Musk, businessman
  • motivational

Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do. Steve Jobs, businessman
  • decision

The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters. Audrey Hepburn, actress
  • life

It's important to create what you desire to, not what people expect you to. Shigeru Miyamoto, designer
  • creativity

The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in. Morrie Schwartz, educator
  • come

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

In our obsessive wish to arrive, we often forget the most important thing, which is the journey. Paulo Coelho, novelist
  • journey

The nature of a democracy consists to an important degree in the right of the people to criticize problems and mistakes. Walter Ulbricht, politician
  • democracy

It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. Bill Gates, businessman
  • success

A very important thing is not to make up your mind that you are any one thing. Gertrude Stein, author
  • mind

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. Albert Einstein, physicist
  • curiosity

The story of a love is not important-what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity. Helen Hayes, actress
  • capable

The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. Jim Morrison, musician
  • ability

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, philosopher
  • able

Infinitely more important than sharing one's material wealth is sharing the wealth of ourselves - our time and energy, our passion and commitment, and, above all, our love. William E. Simon, public servant
  • commitment

The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare. Bobby Knight, coach
  • motivational

It's important not to indicate. People don't try to show their feelings, they try to hide them. Robert De Niro, actor
  • feelings

Things don't have to change the world to be important. Steve Jobs, businessman
  • change

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! Maya Angelou, poet
  • celebrate

I took some me time. I think that's a really important thing to do for yourself, especially in this business. And now I feel like I'm in a really good, positive place in my life. Ashlee Simpson, musician
  • business

I take things like honor and loyalty seriously. It's more important to me than any materialistic thing or any fame I could have. Lloyd Banks, musician
  • fame

Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life. Brooke Shields, actress
  • funny

Laughter is America's most important export. Walt Disney, cartoonist
  • america

I think fitness is important. I think a healthy lifestyle is important. I think putting positive energy out there is important and just staying connected with the people. LL Cool J, musician
  • connected

Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use. Ruth Gordon, actress
  • courage

Nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate. Jon Bon Jovi, musician
  • important

I think it is really important to have a sense of business. As a designer you can get so wrapped up in the design and fashion side that you forget the business side. Tommy Hilfiger, designer
  • business

Remember and help America remember that the fellowship of human beings is more important than the fellowship of race and class and gender in a democratic society. Marian Wright Edelman, activist
  • america

I think it's very important that you make your own decision about what you are. Therefore you're responsible for your actions, so you don't blame other people. Prince William, royalty
  • actions

Take care of him. And make him feel important. And if you can do that, you'll have a happy and wonderful marriage. Like two out of every ten couples. Neil Simon, playwright
  • marriage

I think that discipline is so much of an important part of being a parent. Because it's very, very important to teach your children to take responsibility for their actions. Cheryl Ladd, actress
  • actions

The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world. Marianne Williamson, author
  • forgiveness

Yes, thanks to God... my life has a goal, much more important than my artistic activities, that is the struggle against Leukemia. Jose Carreras, musician
  • activities

In time your relatives will come to accept the idea that a career is as important to you as your family. Of course, in time the polar ice cap will melt. Barbara Dale,
  • accept

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives. Dalai Lama, leader
  • basically

The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool. Jane Wagner, comedian
  • ability

The most important thing for poets to do is to write as little as possible. T. S. Eliot, poet
  • important

Family is not an important thing. It's everything. Michael J. Fox, actor
  • family

Free trade is very important if we respect equality among nations. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, politician
  • among

The important thing to remember is that bugs don't actually talk. Dave Foley, comedian
  • bugs

It's important to see how we can advance in healing wounds. Ricardo Lagos, politician
  • advance

Just being the seeker, somebody whose open to spiritual enlightenment, is in itself the important thing and it's the reward for being a seeker in this world. Walter Isaacson, writer
  • being

I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments. Jim Morrison, musician
  • being

The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown. Carl Jung, psychologist
  • fundamentally

An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea. Edward De Bono, psychologist
  • action

Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you're exactly the same. Audrey Hepburn, actress
  • birthday

Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world. Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady
  • anyone

Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important. C. S. Lewis, author
  • christianity

I think sleep's really important. I value it as much as waking up and having a full day. Jena Malone, actress
  • think

Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds. Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models. Bill Bradley, politician
  • achieving

Education is not so important as people think. Elizabeth Bowen, novelist
  • education

I have always believed that it's important to show a new look periodically. Predictability can lead to failure. T. Boone Pickens, businessman
  • believed

None but an armed nation can dispense with a standing army. To keep ours armed and disciplined is therefore at all times important. Thomas Jefferson, president
  • armed

The most important social welfare program in America is a job. Newt Gingrich, politician
  • america

I really want to understand the mind so I can be more comfortable with the way people are. Being comfortable with people is incredibly important. Drew Barrymore, actress
  • being

Where lipstick is concerned, the important thing is not color, but to accept God's final word on where your lips end. Jerry Seinfeld, comedian
  • accept

It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has. Hippocrates, scientist
  • disease

The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth. Dwight D. Eisenhower, president
  • fiber

This is an important book, the critic assumes, because it deals with war. This is an insignificant book because it deals with the feelings of women in a drawing-room. Virginia Woolf, author
  • assumes

It is important to nurture any new ideas and initiatives which can make a difference for Africa. Wangari Maathai, activist
  • africa

You know, nothing is more important than education, because nowhere are our stakes higher; our future depends on the quality of education of our children today. Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor
  • children

Executives owe it to the organization and to their fellow workers not to tolerate nonperforming individuals in important jobs. Peter Drucker, consultant
  • executives

Sexual harassment law is very important. But I think it would be a mistake if the sexual harassment law movement is the only way in which feminism is known in the media. Judith Butler, philosopher
  • feminism

Capital isn't that important in business. Experience isn't that important. You can get both of these things. What is important is ideas. Harvey S. Firestone, businessman
  • business

Nothing you wear is more important than your smile. Connie Stevens, actress
  • important

Photography is a very important part of my life. Conrad Hall, film cinematographer
  • important

We live in a stage of politics, where legislators seem to regard the passage of laws as much more important than the results of their enforcement. William Howard Taft, president
  • enforcement

The Freudian theory is one of the most important foundation stones for an edifice to be built by future generations, the dwelling of a freer and wiser humanity. Thomas Mann, writer
  • built

These megaleaks... They're an important phenomenon, and they're only going to increase. Julian Assange, activist
  • important

I've had a few gigs where things have got out of hand and there has been a huge crush with my fans. They are important and I don't want them being hurt. They are a mad crowd. Justin Bieber, musician
  • being

Seeing the family is a very important part of my weekend. Susannah York, actress
  • family

It's important to be true to yourself and your vision. Nicole Polizzi, celebrity
  • true

I do think it's important, if you're going to be very creative, to be a seeker. Walter Isaacson, writer
  • creative

Childhood reading is so important. Kristi Yamaguchi, athlete
  • childhood

As a child, I didn't know what I didn't have. I'm thankful for the challenges early on in my life because now I have a perspective on the world and kind of know what's important. America Ferrera, actress
  • challenges

My career is really important to me, but there have to be other great, important things in your life besides work. Katherine Heigl, actress
  • besides

Everyone knows nowadays that people 'have complexes'. What is not so well known, though far more important theoretically, is that complexes can have us. Carl Jung, psychologist
  • complexes

I think it's very important to have a feedback loop, where you're constantly thinking about what you've done and how you could be doing it better. Elon Musk, businessman
  • constantly

The most important thing as a leader is your relationship with God. Manny Pacquiao, athlete
  • god

The most important political office is that of the private citizen. Louis D. Brandeis, judge
  • politics

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. Abraham Lincoln, president
  • success

The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true. John Steinbeck, author
  • believe

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability. Walter Scott, novelist
  • attitude

The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. Joe Paterno, coach
  • important

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein, physicist
  • imagination

Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely. P. J. O'Rourke, comedian
  • funny

The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well. Pierre de Coubertin, leader
  • conquering

If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it. George Burns, comedian
  • ask

The most important question in the world is, 'Why is the child crying?' Alice Walker, author
  • child

Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition. Isaac Asimov, scientist
  • burden

I think space exploration is very important. I think there is very intelligent life on Mars. I believe that Martians are spying on us from the bottom of the ocean. Annabella Sciorra, actress
  • believe

I was not out to paint beautiful pictures; even painting good pictures was not important to me. I wanted only to help the truth burst forth. Alice Miller, psychologist
  • beautiful

In quiet moments when you think about it, you recognize what is critically important in life and what isn't. Be wise and don't let good things crowd out those that are essential. Richard G. Scott, clergyman
  • critically

Another important aspect of our home was respect for ideas. Robert B. Laughlin, physicist
  • another

The most important thing is to follow your instinct and get involved with some friends who have similar tastes and aspirations and like music as much as you do. Mick Taylor, musician
  • aspirations

Most women outlive their spouses. Divorce remains at record rates. It's important for a woman to be able to control her finances. Maria Bartiromo, journalist
  • able

Life and death are important. Don't suffer them in vain. Bodhidharma, leader
  • death

I wouldn't say I was organised at all. I just have to prioritise. Is it more important for them to be organised, or to have their dinner, do you know what I mean? Jo Brand, comedian
  • dinner

The important thing is to know how to take all things quietly. Michael Faraday, scientist
  • all

I think that it's really important to go away and come back. Katherine Dunn, novelist
  • come

Yeah, I'm a thrill seeker, but crikey, education's the most important thing. Steve Irwin, scientist
  • education

I keep lists of names of people that I have met, a list of things to do day by day as well as a log of how my time is consumed throughout the day. It's a very important part of my personal discipline. Bob Graham, politician
  • consumed

Animals speak with pure affection. It's important to me to get something going in NY so we can get to be a no-kill city, and give the animals homes and more attention and love. Bernadette Peters, actress
  • affection

That's important to me, to find the extraordinary inside the ordinary. Mark Haddon, novelist
  • extraordinary

I loved my life, but my choices were overloading and overwhelming me. Listening to inner feelings and fulfilling some of these urges when they come along is incredibly important. Pamela Stephenson, actress
  • choices

How you try is more important than how hard you try. Tim Fargo, author
  • inspirational

There are more important things in life than winning or losing a game. Lionel Messi, footballer
  • important

Hustle is the most important word--EVER. Gary Vaynerchuk, entrepreneur
  • hustle

Buzz and the right publicist are not only important but crucial in show business. Halston, designer
  • business

Louis Armstrong is quite simply the most important person in American music. He is to 20th century music (I did not say jazz) what Einstein is to physics. Ken Burns, director
  • 20th

Perhaps a child who is fussed over gets a feeling of destiny; he thinks he is in the world for something important, and it gives him drive and confidence. Benjamin Spock, scientist
  • child

Everyone needs reminders that the fact of their being on this earth is important and that each life changes everything. Marge Kennedy,
  • being

I think it's really important that the people who are going to make decisions for other people have fair, truthful and compassionate regard for all people, not just some people. Sharon Stone, actress
  • compassionate

Design is important, it's an important dimension in the car. It's not the only one. Carlos Ghosn, businessman
  • car

Human beings yield in many situations, even important and spiritual and central ones, as long as it prolongs one's well-being. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, author
  • beings

It is usually more important how a man meets his fate than what it is. Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt,
  • fate

Perspective is the most important thing to have in life. Lauren Graham, actress
  • important

Even though I don't feel I need approval, it's still important to me to give a good performance. I'm hard on myself. Michelle Pfeiffer, actress
  • approval

I think the most important factor in getting out of the recession actually is just the regenerative capacity of - of American capitalism. Warren Buffett, businessman
  • american

The most important lesson of New Labour is this: Every time we made progress we did it by challenging the conventional wisdom. Ed Miliband, politician
  • challenging

Men do not learn much from the lessons of history and that is the most important of all the lessons of history. Aldous Huxley, novelist
  • history

We believe that the government has an important role to create the conditions that promote entrepreneurship, upward mobility, and individual responsibility. Paul Ryan, politician
  • believe

I think right now we need to look back at the founding values of our country. Rise above partisanship, be less bitter when it comes to important matters that have to be solved. Walter Isaacson, writer
  • bitter

The thing that I want to do, the most important thing to me is winning. How we do it, I really don't care. Mike Singletary, athlete
  • care

The willingness to keep learning is, I think, the most important thing about trying to be good at anything. You never want to stop learning. Emile Hirsch, actor
  • anything

We don't have the luxury of time. We spend more because of how we live, but it's important to be with our family and friends. Sara Blakely, businesswoman
  • family

Like most of the world's population I'm into coffee, but in a properly big and important way. My perfect weekend would start with a pint of coffee. Jimmy Carr, comedian
  • big

Being one step ahead of a fashion trend is not so important to me. What matters is to always forge ahead. Sonia Rykiel, designer
  • ahead

It is important not to copy other people's careers but set the tone of who you want to be. My father's always encouraged me to do that. Nicole Richie, actress
  • careers

All those who are around me are the bridge to my success, so they are all important. Manny Pacquiao, athlete
  • bridge

I always had long hair. When you lose it, you realise just how important it is to your identity. Delta Goodrem, actress
  • hair

In my job, whenever I delivered a presentation I would rehearse several times before the actual event. In sport, it is important to be equally prepared about my opponents. Keeth Smart, athlete
  • actual

People have to remain positive and believe in those dreams. It's really important. Kirsty Coventry, athlete
  • believe

My mum was Labour-voting, but wanted us to know we were important. Basically, everyone's equal, but you, my children, are a bit better. Martin Freeman, actor
  • basically

Serbian history tells that the family is the most important thing and you have to stick with the family. Novak Djokovic, athlete
  • family

The way I was raised, family was always the most important. When I had our first daughter, Natasha, I knew that's what I wanted to do. Candace Cameron Bure, actress
  • daughter

While weight loss is important, what's more important is the quality of food you put in your body - food is information that quickly changes your metabolism and genes. Mark Hyman,
  • body

The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say - because they were too obvious. Andre Gide, novelist
  • important

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. Bertrand Russell, philosopher
  • approaching

I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend? Robert Redford, actor
  • environmental

Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not. Nathaniel Hawthorne, novelist
  • chooses

It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it. Jacob Bronowski, scientist
  • barefoot

Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
  • life

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. Albert Einstein, physicist
  • careless

The dramatic modernization of the Asian economies ranks alongside the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution as one of the most important developments in economic history. Lawrence Summers, economist
  • alongside

Giving people self-confidence is by far the most important thing that I can do. Because then they will act. Jack Welch, businessman
  • act

The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That's the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead! George S. Patton, soldier
  • ahead

The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink and somebody to love you. Brendan Behan, dramatist
  • drink


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