No matter where or what, there are makers, takers, and fakers.— Robert A. Heinlein
Most Powerful Takers quotations
Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.
It is only by being bold that you get anywhere. If you are a risk-taker, then the art is to protect the downside.
A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.
My father said there were two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers.
The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better.
Faith is having a good opinion of God. That God is a good God. He is not a taker but a give!!!
When I owned the theater, I had the Glen Miller Orchestra.
I had 20 girls singing and dancing. I had a cast of characters. It was a big group production, as well as ushers, ticket takers.
A good catcher is the quarterback, the carburetor, the lead dog, the pulse taker, the traffic cop and sometimes a lot of unprintable things, but no team gets very far without one.
The rewards go to the risk-takers, those who are willing to put their egos on the line and reach out to other people and to a richer, fuller life for themselves.
People tend to have one of three 'styles' of interaction.
There are takers, who are always trying to serve themselves; matchers, who are always trying to get equal benefit for themselves and others; and givers, who are always trying to help people.
A census taker tried to quantify me once.
I ate his liver with some fava beans and a big Amarone. Go back to school, little Starling.
If you're not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.
I'm not a risk taker. I don't do plunging necklines or really short skirts. I try to stay as classy as possible and provide a little mystery.
When some remote ancestor of ours invented the shovel, he became a giver: He could plant a tree. And when the axe was invented, he became a taker: He could chop it down. Whoever owns land has thus assumed, whether he knows it or not, the divine functions of creating and destroying plants.
At no point in history have so many non-risk-takers, that is, those with no personal exposure, exerted so much control.
Nearly all Americans have ancestors who braved the oceans - liberty-loving risk takers in search of an ideal - the largest voluntary migrations in recorded history... Immigration is not just a link to America's past; it's also a bridge to America's future.
At the times in my life when I was feeling the most gregarious and looking for bosom friendships, I couldn't find any takers, so that exactly when I was alone was when I felt the most like not being alone... I became a loner in my own mind... I decided I'd rather be alone.
Entrepreneurs are risk takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise. They willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets.
I don't listen to music, and I don't particularly watch television, so if anyone wants to come over and just hang out with me sitting at the table in silence, you know, eating a dish of rice... I don't get too many takers.
Women can accept the fact that a man is a rotter, a swindler, a drug taker, a confirmed liar, and a general swine, without batting an eyelash, and without its impairing their affection for the brute in the least. Women are wonderful realists.
Smoke.. makes a kitchen also oftentimes in the inward parts of men, soiling and infecting them, with an unctuous and oily kinde of Soote as hath been found in some great Tobacco takers, that after their death were opened.
In order to be an actor you really have to be one of those types of people who are risk-takers and have what is considered an actor's arrogance, which is not to say an arrogance in your personal life. But you have to be the type of person who wants the ball with seconds left in the game.
I’m a Bad Test Taker…you mean you’re stupid?
Real love is when you become selfless and you are more concerned about your mate's or children's egos than your own. You're now a giver instead of a taker.
A great nation betrayed the principles which have made it great, and thereby became hostage to hostage-takers.
One of the stock Sydney jokes is of the census-taker who enquires: 'How many children have you, ma'am?' 'Two living and three in Melbourne.'
Frequent risk-takers have had their fair shares of failures and successes, hence, being confident in reaching their goals, they will usually seem insensitive to whether or not they look foolish or cool to other people.
I'm just a risk taker. I have gut instincts.
If you are a taker of happiness you get misery, if you are a giver of happiness you get joy and love.
The opposite of Taking A Risk is of course Playing It Safe.
You must admit though, Playing It Safe is a pretty dull way to live. On a score of one to ten as a Risk Taker where do you stand? Add a little spice to your life today and take a risk.
Entrepreneurs are risk takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputations on the line in support of an idea or enterprise.
As my dad said, you have an obligation to leave the world better than how you found it. And he also reminded us to be givers in this life, and not takers.
God knows America would be the greatest again if she operated like the Nugent family. No takers, no whiners, no gangsters, no dopers, no drunks, no criminals, no bloodsuckers, no excuse makers, no crybabies, no punks, no Obama supporters.
Children are curious and are risk takers.
They have lots of courage. They venture out into a world that is immense and dangerous. A child initially trusts life and the processes of life.
A life lesson for me is, how do you muster the courage to take on a new risk? Whether it's starting up a business or taking on a new project or expedition. I think the risks that we take are all relative to the risk-taker.
Desmond Morris says that men make better artists because they are greater risk-takers; on the other hand, he thinks that women are better organisers and diplomats and more suited to become politicians.