quote by George Bernard Shaw

I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.

— George Bernard Shaw

Unexpected Long Ago quotations

Long ago quote It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

I learned to put my trust in God and to see Him as my strength.

Long ago I set my mind to be a free person and not to give in to fear. I always felt that it was my right to defend myself if I could. I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.

Long ago quote Long term consistency trumps short term intensity.

Long term consistency trumps short term intensity.

I learned a long time ago that reality was much weirder than anyone's imagination.

Bach is like an astronomer who, with the help of ciphers, finds the most wonderful stars . . . Beethoven embraced the universe with the power of his spirit . . . I do not climb so high. A long time ago I decided that my universe will be the soul and heart of man.

Gays are beginning to realize what blacks learned long ago: Unless you are out here fighting for yourself then nobody else will help you. I think the gay community has a moral obligation to continue the fight.

Long ago quote I will go anywhere as long is it is forward.

I will go anywhere as long is it is forward.

I wanted no part of politics. And I wasn't in Berlin to compete against any one athlete. The purpose of the Olympics, anyway, was to do your best. As I'd learned long ago from Charles Riley, the only victory that counts is the one over yourself.

Sometimes when I look at you, I feel I'm gazing at a distant star.

It's dazzling, but the light is from tens of thousands of years ago. Maybe the star doesn't even exist any more. Yet sometimes that light seems more real to me than anything.

When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.

Long ago quote No matter how long you have traveled in the wrong direction, you always have the

No matter how long you have traveled in the wrong direction, you always have the choice to turn around.

My heart found its home long ago in the beauty, mystery, order and disorder of the flowering earth. I wanted future generations to be able to savor what I had all my life.

Professional football in America is a special game, a unique game .

.. It is a rare game. The men who play it make it so. All of them are fearless. All of them are strong, quick. And all of them are part of a story that began long ago. A story written by men who found, in the sport, a demanding measure for their own courage and ability.

I am not surprised that the president of the United States called this a phony scandal. I'm not surprised Secretary Clinton asked, "What difference does it make?" I'm not even surprised that Jay Carney said Benghazi happened a long time ago. I'm just surprised at how many people bought it.

Long ago quote The journey is long, but the goal is in each step.

The journey is long, but the goal is in each step.

I did a film a long time ago with a shaved head and I had the ugliest looking head in the world.

Long ago I learned nothing gets done by just wishing it. You have to do it.

A long time ago, there were lovers that lived on the opposite ends of a river.

They promised to meet when the camellia flowers bloomed. But it rained so much the boat couldn't cross the river. So the two couldn't meet, even though the camellia flowers had all bloomed. Lets meet again. Before the camellia flowers wilt.

Long ago quote If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.

If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.

For luck you carried a horse chestnut and a rabbit?s foot in your right pocket.

The fur had been worn off the rabbit?s foot long ago and the bones and the sinews were polished by the wear. The claws scratched in the lining of your pocket and you knew your luck was still there.

Beauty is only skin deep. I think what's really important is finding a balance of mind, body and spirit. Someone said to me not too long ago, "Until you're twenty, you have the face you are born with, and after that you have the face you deserve", and I really loved that - the idea that you wear who you are on your face.

I long ago observed that the real beauty of the sound comes from the generosity of the heart.

Long ago quote Once our minds are tattooed with negative thinking, our chances for long-term su

Once our minds are tattooed with negative thinking, our chances for long-term success diminish.

I learned a long time ago: You're in the entertainment business.

You're not in the reality business. One has absolutely nothing to do with the other.

A long time ago I decided that my universe will be the soul and heart of man.

When the sun died, I went up to heaven and saw God and all the people who had died a long time ago. God told me to come back and tell my people they must be good and love one another, and not fight, or steal, or lie. He gave me this dance to give to my people.

Long ago quote Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.

Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.

If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago.

The evidence that you truly repented long ago when you said you did is because you're still repenting now and even to a greater degree. The evidence that you believed a long time ago is that you're still believing now and ever more believing in greater and greater degrees.

A good world needs knowledge, kindliness, and courage;

it does not need a regretful hankering after the past or a fettering of the free intelligence by the words uttered long ago by ignorant men.

Long ago quote Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.

If you had a person in your life treating you the way you treat yourself, you would have gotten rid of them a long time ago.

There are children playing in the streets who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.

I came across a photograph of him not long ago.

.. his black face, the long snout sniffing at something in the air, his tail straight and pointing, his eyes flashing in some momentary excitement. Looking at a faded photograph taken more than forty years before, even as a grown man, I would admit I still missed him.

Long ago quote It doesn't matter how slow you go, just as long you don't stop.

It doesn't matter how slow you go, just as long you don't stop.

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Delirium: 'What's the name of the word for the precise moment when you realize that you've actually forgotten how it felt to make love to somebody you really liked a long time ago?' Dream: 'There isn't one.' Delirium: 'Oh. I thought maybe there was.'

If riding were all blue ribbons and bright lights, I would have quit long ago.

A holiday is when you celebrate something that's all finished up, that happened a long time ago and now there's nothing left to celebrate but the dead.

Long ago quote Once our minds are tattooed with negative thinking, our chances for long-term su

Once our minds are tattooed with negative thinking, our chances for long-term success diminish.

[In Bali] life is a rhythmic, patterned unreality of pleasant, significant movement, centered in one's own body to which all emotions long ago withdrew.

When you get over the anxiety, you discover you should have been mad a long time ago.

Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.

The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours.

But he'd learned long ago that a life lived without risks pretty much wasn't worth living. Life rewarded courage, even when that first step was taken neck-deep in fear.

As you read my stories of long ago I hope you will remember that things truly worthwhile and that will give you happiness are the same now as they were then. It is not the things you have that make you happy. It is love and kindness and helping each other and just plain being good.

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