No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one's character may remain entirely unaffected for the better.— William James
Astonishing Taken Advantage quotations
When you know your strength, you can turn any disadvantage into an advantage.
Unfortunately, money in politics is an insidious thing - and a loophole in our campaign finance system was taken advantage of with money going to existing or new 527 groups with the sole purpose of influencing the election.
Some people are afraid of generosity.
They feel they will be taken advantage of or oppressed. In cultivating generosity, we are only oppressing our greed and attachment. This allows our true nature to come out and become lighter and freer.
If you want to be taken seriously, be consistent.
The investor with a portfolio of sound stocks should expect their prices to fluctuate and should neither be concerned by sizable declines nor become excited by sizable advances. He should always remember that market quotations are there for his convenience, either to be taken advantage of or to be ignored.
You should not have taken advantage of my sensibility to steal into my affections without my consent.
The corporations are powerful only because we have allowed them to be.
In theory, it is we, not they, who mandate the state. But we have neglected our duty of citizenship, and they have taken advantage of our neglect to seize the reins of government.
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided.
The willingness to trust others even when you know you may be taken advantage of is the cornerstone of becoming civilized.
Always remember that market quotations are there for convenience, either to be taken advantage of or to be ignored.
There comes a point in time when you must know that everything you have already given or done is enough. This is not something anyone else can tell you. You must know. Giving without receiving doesn't prove anything except that you know how to be taken advantage of.
No revenge is more honourable than the one not taken.
You get people talking about being worried about their art, and dances.
.. their culture being wiped out or taken over, and yet these same people are taking advantage of their people to use them as cheap labour.
It's easy to be taken advantage of if you're not honest.
Everything has been said yet few have taken advantage of it.
Since all our knowledge is essentially banal, it can only be of value to minds that are not.
Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you're in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you.
The cutthroat part of it is that professional wrestling has no union.
There are a number of people that are taken advantage of on a daily basis.
I've taken advantage of a few breaks that came along and moved along with them.
When you continue to give without receiving, the only thing you are proving is that you know how to be taken advantage of.
Nothing in life is easy. Don't expect things to be given to you; you have to go out and get it!
Those who only seek friends without seeking to be a good friend are selfishly needy and demanding. And those who only want to be a good friend but do not wisely seek good friends are bound to be taken advantage of, abused, neglected, and suffer from their foolish friend choices.
At gambling, the deadly sin is to mistake bad play for bad luck.
I do try hard to pick roles that differ.
I love that about the job. I think the variety that's out there is to be taken advantage of and I enjoy that element of shape shifting with everything.
A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read.
I also have the impression that many women have been able, instinctively, to sniff out this loneliness of mine, which I confided to no one, and this in later years was to become one of the causes of my being taken advantage of.
So many people comment that I'm much more mature than average.
In this business, you can get taken advantage of if you're not aware and you're not tough.
The overwhelming majority of Puerto Rico is completely, completely alienated from the political structure. Colonialism is really, really strong and alive in Puerto Rico. And the politicians have taken full advantage of that. We have a debt of $74 billion, caused primarily by the system and the political structure that exists in Puerto Rico.
Life is too important to be taken seriously.
One element of maturity is the realization that we don't get away with anything.
Any advantage gained or convenience taken, any private procrastination or insincerity, no matter how subtle or quick in passing, is paid for.
Freedom from labor itself is not new;
it once belonged among the most firmly established privileges of the few. In this instance, it seems as though scientific progress and technical developments had been only taken advantage of to achieve something about which all former ages dreamed but which none had been able to realize.
Marilyn Monroe was taken advantage of by most of the men that knew her, including Frank Sinatra and Joe DiMaggio, whom I also knew very well.
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
Any MC who chooses to go up against me is getting taken advantage of like Monica Lewinski
American businessmen have taken advantage of the opportunities which existed in Europe and Europeans seem not to have been aware of.
The general fact of surplus value, namely that the workmen does not get the full value of his labours, and that he is taken advantage of by the capitalist, is obvious.
One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.
Daniel held himself very still, waiting for the wave of jealousy that never came. He was furious with the man who’d taken advantage of her innocence, but he did not feel jealous. He did not need to be her first, he realized. He simply needed to be her last. Her only.
We've been in that situation where you're just so happy to be doing what you love to do that you get taken advantage of.
A myriad of men are born; they labor and sweat and struggle; ...they squabble and scold and fight; they scramble for little mean advantages over each other; age creeps upon them; infirmities follow; ...those they love are taken from them, and the joy of life is turned to aching grief. It comes at last--the only unpoisoned gift earth ever had for them--and they vanish from a world where they were of no consequence, ...a world which will lament them a day and forget them forever.
I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
The Chinese have certain advantages. The fact that it's a single party government. But I do believe in the long run the fact that India is a functioning democracy committed to the rule of law. Our system is slow to move but I'm confident that once decisions are taken they are going to be far more durable.
Other people have to understand where we are coming from, including our allies.
Our allies have taken advantage of us.
No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments may be, if one have not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one's character may remain entirely unaffected for the better. With good intentions, hell proverbially is paved.
I think it is possible to be friends with employees, but there has to be a respect level where you're not taken advantage of, either.
The money is with people who have taken advantage of every single break in the tax code.