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Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.

English Proverbs,

Your worst enemies won't harm you as much your own unguarded thoughts.

Buddha, leader

You may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself.

English Proverbs,

What is there to be afraid of? The worst thing that can happen is you fail. So what? I failed at a lot of things. My first record was horrible.

John Mellencamp, musician

Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.

Bill Cosby, comedian

I think the worst thing you can do about a situation is nothing.

Ice Cube, musician

As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents.

George Orwell, author

The worst thing that can happen to us in an ideological struggle is to become what we are fighting.

Nick Clooney, politician

I don't know, I think, in times where I'm really nervous, and I'm really under the pressure the worst possible outcome is for me to start thinking about it. I just do.

Shaun White, snowboarder

The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.

Thomas A. Edison, inventor

The future is the worst thing about the present.

Gustave Flaubert, novelist

Without a sense of place the work is often reduced to a cry of voices in empty rooms, a literature of the self, at its best poetic music; at its worst a thin gruel of the ego.

William Kennedy, writer

Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.

Laird Hamilton, surfer

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.

Sylvia Plath, poet

Of all ghosts the ghosts of our old loves are the worst.

Arthur Conan Doyle, writer

Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.

Dale Carnegie, writer

Honestly, if the worst these people can say about me is that I'm gay, then I think I'll be fine. I can handle it.

Zac Efron, actor

I have a theory and I really believe it. I think your worst weakness can become your greatest single strength.

Barbara Corcoran, businesswoman

The corruption of the best things gives rise to the worst.

David Hume, philosopher

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.

Zig Ziglar, author

Football combines the two worst things about America: it is violence punctuated by committee meetings.

George Will, journalist

Humans have a knack for choosing precisely the things that are worst for them.

J. K. Rowling, author

An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes, which can be made, in a very narrow field.

Niels Bohr, physicist

The worst crime is faking it.

Kurt Cobain, musician

They encouraged me to always look for the good in people instead of assuming the worst and trying to find fault.

Richard Branson, businessman

It wouldn't be the worst thing in the world if we didn't have a salary cap.

Jerry Jones, businessman

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.

William Penn, leader

You and I are stuck with the necessity of taking the worst of two evils or none at all. So-I'm taking the immature Democrat as the best of the two. Nixon is impossible.

Harry S. Truman, president

Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best stage, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.

Thomas Paine, writer

The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.

Theodore Roosevelt, president

The worst thing about war was the sitting around and wondering what you were doing morally.

Paul Fussell, historian

Coming down off crack is like the worst depression. The worst.

Ray Brown, musician

The worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades.

Demetri Martin, comedian

Buddhism has a very beautiful teaching that says the worst thing you can do to your soul is to tell someone their faith is wrong.

Ricky Martin, musician

My worst fashion faux pas: probably orange shoes with white pants. I thought I looked spectacular.

Kevin O'Leary, businessman

If you have a success you have it for the wrong reasons. If you become popular it is always because of the worst aspects of your work.

Ernest Hemingway, novelist

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.

Winston Churchill, statesman

People who think dying is the worst thing don't know a thing about life.

Sue Monk Kidd, writer

For death is not the worst, but when one wants to die and is not able even to have that.

Sophocles, poet

At its best our age is an age of searchers and discoverers, and at its worst, an age that has domesticated despair and learned to live with it happily.

Flannery O'Connor, author

The worst sin that can be committed against the artist is to take him at his word, to see in his work a fulfillment instead of an horizon.

Henry Miller, author

Maybe you don't like your job, maybe you didn't get enough sleep, well nobody likes their job, nobody got enough sleep. Maybe you just had the worst day of your life, but you know, there's no escape, there's no excuse, so just suck up and be nice.

Ani DiFranco, musician

I hate failure and that divorce was a Number One failure in my eyes. It was the worst period of my life. Neither Desi nor I have been the same since, physically or mentally.

Lucille Ball, comedian

Being a teenager is an amazing time and a hard time. It's when you make your best friends - I have girls who will never leave my heart and I still talk to. You get the best and the worst as a teen. You have the best friendships and the worst heartbreaks.

Sophia Bush, actress

I bring out the worst in my enemies and that's how I get them to defeat themselves.

Roy Cohn, lawyer

Men at most differ as Heaven and Earth, but women, worst and best, as Heaven and Hell.

Alfred Lord Tennyson, poet

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

Cruelty is, perhaps, the worst kid of sin. Intellectual cruelty is certainly the worst kind of cruelty.

Gilbert K. Chesterton, writer

When one has finished building one's house, one suddenly realizes that in the process one has learned something that one really needed to know in the worst way - before one began.

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

Probably my worst quality is that I get very passionate about what I think is right.

Hillary Clinton, politician

We may have found a cure for most evils; but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all, the apathy of human beings.

Helen Keller, author

Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us.

Charles Spurgeon, clergyman

For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy.

Boethius, philosopher

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.

Marilyn Monroe, actress

The worst thing about that kind of prejudice... is that while you feel hurt and angry and all the rest of it, it feeds you self-doubt. You start thinking, perhaps I am not good enough.

Nina Simone, musician

The worst crime against working people is a company which fails to operate at a profit.

Samuel Gompers, activist

Memory is man's greatest friend and worst enemy.

Gilbert Parker, politician

The United Nations was founded in the aftermath of World War II, just as the world was beginning to learn the full horrors of history's worst genocide, the Holocaust that consumed 6 million Jews and 3 million others in Europe.

Linda Chavez, author

After I was fired from Disney, I did some of the worst movies ever made.

Tommy Kirk, actor

A fixed image of the future is in the worst sense ahistorical.

Juliet Mitchell, psychologist

There's a victory, and defeat; the first and best of victories, the lowest and worst of defeats which each man gains or sustains at the hands not of another, but of himself.

Plato, philosopher

What 'jazz' means to me is the worst kind of working conditions, the worst in cultural prejudice. The term 'jazz' has come to mean the abuse and exploitation of black musicians.

Maxim Gorky, novelist

All significant truths are private truths. As they become public they cease to become truths; they become facts, or at best, part of the public character; or at worst, catchwords.

T. S. Eliot, poet

Money is the worst currency that ever grew among mankind. This sacks cities, this drives men from their homes, this teaches and corrupts the worthiest minds to turn base deeds.

Sophocles, poet

In all unmerciful actions, the worst of men pay this compliment at least to humanity, as to endeavour to wear as much of the appearance of it, as the case will well let them.

Laurence Sterne, novelist

The worst thing about this war is the chance it gives these dreadful little persons, the chance to make themselves important.

Arthur Wimperis, artist

The worst fault of the working classes is telling their children they're not going to succeed.

John Mortimer, novelist

The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us all to become our best while looking our worst.

Marge Kennedy,

The worst thing that we could do is raises taxes. It would only hurt the economy.

Dan Bartlett,

We seem to be our own worst enemies. We should require critical U.S. infrastructure to remain in U.S. hands.

Duncan Hunter, politician

The first light of day today revealed what we had feared. The devastation is greater than our worst fears. It's just totally overwhelming.

Kathleen Blanco, politician

The worst gift that I ever gave a girl was a suitcase for Christmas. As in, 'I can't think of anything to give you, but here's a new suitcase.' Afterward, I was like, 'What were you thinking, idiot?'

Jensen Ackles, actor

The great challenge working on this show for me is wearing polyester all day long and having the worst haircut known to man at the top of my head and sitting under fluorescent lights. That is America, people. Polyester, bad haircuts, under fluorescent lights.

Rainn Wilson, actor

You know how most dogs lick you on the cheek? If you're sleeping and not ready for it, my dog, Joe, will get his tongue inside your mouth. It's by far the worst kiss I've ever had.

Will Estes, actor

Tofu hot dogs are actually scarier than real hot dogs. It's like wanting the worst possible meat product without even the thrill of it actually being meat.

Doug Coupland, author

The worst is still ahead of us. But no one in Washington has the spine to tell you that.

Glenn Beck, journalist

I have been in Congress for more than a half century. I have lived through times of fear and times of hope. Of despair and of achievement. I have seen our government at its best, but today I fear that we see our government at its worst.

Robert Byrd, politician

I'm the worst rider. I'm a terrible rider. Me and horses are not a good mix. For some reason, people are always trying to get me on a horse in a movie.

Dana Delany, actress

Every single Pixar film, at one time or another, has been the worst movie ever put on film. But we know. We trust our process. We don't get scared and say, 'Oh, no, this film isn't working.'

John Lasseter, director

Stay out of the sun, because it is the worst thing in terms of aging. I'm very medical. I come from a medical family.

Nicole Kidman, actress

To me, watching a movie is like going to an amusement park. My worst fear is making a film that people don't think is a good ride.

Darren Aronofsky, director

I was the worst extra, I was 'that' guy. I was the guy on the phone trying to get the Oscar for best extra - for best background performance.

Jon Favreau, actor

The worst part about being married is when you're not connecting. Your partner is going out the door when you're coming in, and you don't have a chance to debrief on the day. That's the worst.

Patrick Dempsey, actor

Look, I think the worst case scenario is obvious. I think first of all it doesn't work for very long. It's an unstable government that raises taxes and destroys the image we're building for Canada as a strong place to invest.

Stephen Harper, politician

The simple fact of the matter is, as I know everyone in this room knows, that the recession that this country faced when this President took office was the worst since the Great Depression.

Jay Carney, public servant

And, if I were so low that I accounted myself the worst of all, yet some would account themselves in worse case.

Joseph Hall, clergyman

If the worst thing that can happen is that nobody laughs, then I can deal with that, because the worst thing that can happen at the factory is that I could lose a limb or be crushed by a huge machine.

George Lopez, comedian

You have to remember that reality shows capture your worst moments.

Nicole Polizzi, celebrity

What I thought at the moment was the worst thing that could happen was absolutely the biggest gift I've received.

Trey Anastasio, musician

I'm the worst at picking what movies are going to do well. I have no idea. I'm really surprised if a movie I like does well.

Zooey Deschanel, actress

It's probably the worst feeling in the world, when you're deeply and madly in love with a woman and you know she's not feeling you the same way, and you don't know why.

Bruno Mars, musician

I want you to remember when our White House reflected the best of who we are, not the worst of what Europe has become.

Mitt Romney, politician

This unprecedented crisis, which is without doubt the worst since the second world war, is not over.

Giorgio Napolitano, politician

The law condemns the best of us; but grace saves the worst of us.

Joseph Prince, clergyman

The worst thing any decorator can do is give a client the feeling that he's walking around somebody else's house; the rooms must belong to the owner, not to the decorator; and no rooms can have atmosphere unless they are used and lived in.

Billy Baldwin, designer

I have so many moments. I am extremely passionate about life and at the same time, I'm always depressed, so everything's always happening at the same time for me. It's the best day and the worst day too.

Amy Ray, musician

I think my worst nightmare is standing up in front of a group of people.

Emma Caulfield, actress

The worst thing a government can do now in Spain is to do nothing.

Mariano Rajoy, politician

I'm disappearing from twitter for a while. Need a break from the bile. Local prejudice just seems to bring out the worst in some people.

Gary Lineker, athlete

Even on the worst days I am without a doubt still happier doing this than I am doing anything else. On acting.

Anna Chlumsky, actress

My worst habit used to be smoking but I quit.

Katherine Heigl, actress

I am not the worst singer.

William Hung, entertainer

Well, football is a hard game; there's no denying it. It's a game that can bring out the worst in you, at times.

Alex Ferguson, coach

We begin the path toward defeating Mexico's real adversary, who represents authoritarianism and the worst antidemocratic practice, who represents a return to corruption as a system and impunity as conviction. That adversary is Pena Nieto and his party.

Josefina Vazquez Mota, politician

It's important to be willing to make mistakes. The worst thing that can happen is you become memorable.

Sara Blakely, businesswoman

It's rumored that doing well in real estate is to be able to close a deal. I did not find that to be the case for myself, I was probably the worst closer out there and I didn't find that was true of my top super stars either.

Barbara Corcoran, businesswoman

We feel a lot of pressure about looking silly or appearing weak, whatever that means, or being a failure. You have to keep in your head: what's the worst that can happen?

Michael Fassbender, actor

The worst part about pregnancy would definitely have to be my nausea. I don't know why it's just called morning sickness because morning sickness never just happened in the morning for me and it's not happening just in the morning for my sister.

Tia Mowry, actress

I wrote the worst novel ever.

Sophie Ellis Bextor, musician

They say 'expect the worst.' I say 'Expect the best and even better will happen.'

Rima Fakih, clergyman

Being nervous isn't always the worst thing for me.

Danica Patrick, celebrity

That's the irony in the work: the best stories are the worst things that happen. My best times were somebody else's worst.

Michael Connelly, author

For me, the worst part of playing golf, by far, has always been hitting the ball.

Dave Barry, journalist

While it may be true that the best advertising is word-of-mouth, never lose sight of the fact it also can be the worst advertising.

Jef I. Richards,

Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got.

Art Buchwald, journalist

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness.

Jean De La Bruyere, philosopher

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.

Edmund Burke, statesman

The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.

Jean Cocteau, director

Just as we outgrow a pair of trousers, we outgrow acquaintances, libraries, principles, etc., at times before they're worn out and times - and this is the worst of all - before we have new ones.

Georg C. Lichtenberg, scientist

The best thing commercially, which is the worst artistically, by and large, is the most successful.

Orson Welles, actor

Celibacy is the worst form of self-abuse.

Peter De Vries, novelist

There is something supremely reassuring about television; the worst is always yet to come.

Jack Gould,

We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - romantic love and gunpowder.

Andre Maurois, writer

Television makes so much at its worst that it can't afford to do its best.

Fred W. Friendly, producer

Celebrity is death - celebrity - that's the worst thing that can happen to an actor.

Glenn Close, actress

If you have to be in a soap opera try not to get the worst role.

Judy Garland, actress

The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortunes, but its fears.

A. C. Benson, author

The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized - never knowing.

Jim Rohn, businessman

Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.

Helen Keller, author

Learn to ask for what you want. The worst people can do is not give you what you ask for which is precisely where you were before you asked.

Peter McWilliams, writer

It is best to do things systematically, since we are only human, and disorder is our worst enemy.

Hesiod, poet

Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can and surely will at times fail. Other vulnerabilities, like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying, too. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk.

Joyce Brothers, psychologist

I certainly don't want a child of mine to be famous, or anyone I was very close to who isn't yet... It's the worst thing to be trapped in your house not be able to leave.

Elizabeth Hurley, actress

America is just the country that how all the written guarantees in the world for freedom are no protection against tyranny and oppression of the worst kind. There the politician has come to be looked upon as the very scum of society.

Peter Kropotkin, revolutionary

Marriage is like paying an endless visit in your worst clothes.

J. B. Priestley, writer

Everything, everything in war is barbaric... But the worst barbarity of war is that it forces men collectively to commit acts against which individually they would revolt with their whole being.

Ellen Key, writer

Rebellions of the belly are the worst.

Francis Bacon, philosopher

The worst part of success is to try finding someone who is happy for you.

Bette Midler, actress

One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.

Aldous Huxley, novelist

The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist.

Russell Baker, journalist

The worst thing is the day you realize you want to win more than the players do.

Gene Mauch, athlete

I was the worst hitter ever. I never even broke a bat until last year when I was backing out of the garage.

Lefty Gomez, athlete

I'd like to say this was our worst game. Unfortunately, I can't.

Don Mattingly, athlete

The worst was when my skirt fell down to my ankles, but I had on thick tights underneath.

Naomi Campbell, model

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.

Martin Luther King, Jr., leader

A happy childhood... is the worst possible preparation for life.

Kinky Friedman, musician

Wishing of all employments is the worst.

Edward Young, poet

It is right that he too should have his little chronicle, his memories, his reason, and be able to recognize the good in the bad, the bad in the worst, and so grow gently old down all the unchanging days, and die one day like any other day, only shorter.

Samuel Beckett, playwright


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