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The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when it is necessary to hit an opponent slightly below the belt.

Tags: Art, Politics  ✍ Author: Konrad Adenauer

The one knowing what is profitable, and not the man knowing many things, is wise.

Tags: Profitable, Wise  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

A good photograph is knowing where to stand.

Tags: Good, Stand  ✍ Author: Ansel Adams

Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts inevitably bring about right results.

Tags: Thoughts, Work  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.

Tags: Believing, Young  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.

Tags: Rather, True  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.

Tags: She, Woman  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

Tags: Creativity, Secret  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.

Tags: Admire, Why  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.

Tags: Patriot, Patriotism  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

Tags: True, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it.

Tags: Drinking, Him  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

It's not so much the amount of tax we pay - it's the sense that our pocket's being picked without our knowing what's going on.

Tags: Sense, Tax  ✍ Author: Morena Baccarin

To fly as fast as thought, you must begin by knowing that you have already arrived.

Tags: Fast, Thought  ✍ Author: Richard Bach

Knowing when to leave may be the smartest thing anyone can learn.

Tags: Learn, May  ✍ Author: Burt Bacharach

The characteristic of scientific progress is our knowing that we did not know.

Tags: Progress, Scientific  ✍ Author: Gaston Bachelard

I define fear as standing across the ring from Joe Louis and knowing he wants to go home early.

Tags: Fear, Home  ✍ Author: Max Baer

The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency. It proceeds from not knowing what is going on in other people's minds.

Tags: Minds, Speech  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

Rather than knowing more, I think I've got more open-minded.

Tags: Rather  ✍ Author: David Bailey

I think knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can.

Tags: Cannot  ✍ Author: Lucille Ball

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.

Tags: Beautiful, Ourselves  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.

Tags: Risk  ✍ Author: Warren Buffett

I have the satisfaction of knowing I did something useful for society.

Tags: Society, Useful  ✍ Author: James Cameron

The art of politics is knowing what to do next.

Tags: Art, Politics  ✍ Author: James P. Cannon

I had an instinct before and maybe now I don't have that instinct as much as knowing what to do, what shots to hit, where to place the ball, things like that.

Tags: Maybe, Place  ✍ Author: Jennifer Capriati
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Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.

Tags: Suffering, Waiting  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

I will not be concerned at other men's not knowing me;I will be concerned at my own want of ability.

Tags: Ability, Men  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

I think on some level, you do your best things when you're a little off-balance, a little scared. You've got to work from mystery, from wonder, from not knowing.

Tags: Best, Work  ✍ Author: Willem Dafoe

Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it.

Tags: Courage, Real  ✍ Author: Timothy Dalton

Most of the arguments to which I am party fall somewhat short of being impressive, knowing to the fact that neither I nor my opponent knows what we are talking about.

Tags: Fact, Short  ✍ Author: Rodney Dangerfield

I think Haiti is a place that suffers so much from neglect that people only want to hear about it when It's at its extreme. And that's what they end up knowing about it.

Tags: End, Place  ✍ Author: Edwidge Danticat

It's about somebody initially knowing more about it than you do but eventually you learn a lot about it yourself and practise the skills and techniques that you've been taught.

Tags: Learn, Yourself  ✍ Author: Lynn Davies

I don't start a piece knowing exactly what effect it's going to have. There is a seed of an idea that I could never articulate, right at the beginning of the piece, literally like one cell.

Tags: Idea, Start  ✍ Author: Russell T Davies

Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.

Tags: Door, Open  ✍ Author: Emily Dickinson

Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage.

Tags: Life, Next  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why.

Tags: Best, Why  ✍ Author: Wayne Dyer

We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom.

Tags: Freedom, Peace  ✍ Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.

Tags: Cannot, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

People disparage knowing and the intellectual life, and urge doing. I am content with knowing, if only I could know.

Tags: Content, Life  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

A good portion of speaking will consist in knowing how to lie.

Tags: Good, Lie  ✍ Author: Desiderius Erasmus

Thankfully, I have a background as an actor, and you learn how to live in that world of not knowing what's going to happen next.

Tags: Happen, Learn  ✍ Author: Jon Favreau

I'm a private person. I'm shy about people knowing things.

Tags: Private, Shy  ✍ Author: Farrah Fawcett

One of the biggest things you have is your reputation and your reputation with knowing what's good and what's not good.

Tags: Good, Reputation  ✍ Author: Paul Feig

I've always supported myself. I like the sense of knowing exactly where I stand financially, but there is a side of me that longs for a knight in shining armor.

Tags: Finance, Sense  ✍ Author: Barbara Feldon

I left my marriage knowing I'd have to work. I have.

Tags: Marriage, Work  ✍ Author: Sarah Ferguson

It is exhausting knowing that most of the time the phone rings, most of the time there's an email, most of the time there's a letter, someone wants something of you.

Tags: Someone, Time  ✍ Author: Stephen Fry

I find out more about Jack every week. Essentially, I'm the same character, but I'm having more fun this season because I'm doing more aliases, you know. I like the surprise of not knowing.

Tags: Character, Fun  ✍ Author: Victor Garber

The characteristic of the hour is that the commonplace mind, knowing itself to be commonplace, has the assurance to proclaim the rights of the commonplace and to impose them wherever it will.

Tags: Mind, Rights  ✍ Author: Jose Ortega y Gasset

The history of American agriculture suggests that you can have transformation without a master plan, without knowing all the answers up front.

Tags: American, History  ✍ Author: Atul Gawande

It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves.

Tags: Succeed, Themselves  ✍ Author: Andre Gide

Self-knowledge comes from knowing other men.

Tags: Men  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

Tags: Enough, Willing  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking.

Tags: Brainy, Thinking  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.

Tags: Knowledge, True  ✍ Author: Baltasar Gracian

I had seen AIDS patients in India and Africa, and knowing that people were dying even though drugs existed that could help them was shattering for me.

Tags: Dying, Help  ✍ Author: Philip Gilbert Hamerton

I just didn't want to walk away from football without knowing what it meant to be a manager, or even wondering what it was like to be sacked.

Tags: Away, Football  ✍ Author: Paul Ince

Surely there is grandeur in knowing that in the realm of thought, at least, you are without a chain; that you have the right to explore all heights and depth; that there are no walls nor fences, nor prohibited places, nor sacred corners in all the vast expanse of thought.

Tags: Nor, Thought  ✍ Author: Robert Green Ingersoll

If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.

Tags: Between, Leave  ✍ Author: Michael Jackson

I understood, through rehab, things about creating characters. I understood that creating whole people means knowing where we come from, how we can make a mistake and how we overcome things to make ourselves stronger.

Tags: Means, Whole  ✍ Author: Robert Jackson

I have always been much better at asking questions than knowing what the answers were.

Tags: Answers, Questions  ✍ Author: Bill James

There is a comfort zone of knowing where things are going and having characters in place, but the action gets more and more dramatic and is very challenging to describe.

Tags: Action, Place  ✍ Author: Jerry B. Jenkins

Knowing lots of answers but being a millisecond slow on the buzzer is indeed very frustrating.

Tags: Answers, Indeed  ✍ Author: Ken Jennings

Doing what's right isn't the problem. It is knowing what's right.

Tags: Problem  ✍ Author: Lyndon B. Johnson

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.

Tags: Best, Darkness  ✍ Author: Carl Jung

Part of being married is knowing when your husband needs your support.

Tags: Husband, Married  ✍ Author: Khloe Kardashian

It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth - and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.

Tags: Time, Understand  ✍ Author: Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Joni Mitchell seems destined to remain in a state of permanent dissatisfaction - always knowing what she would like to do, always more depressed when it's done.

Tags: Done, She  ✍ Author: Jon Landau

It's interesting to fantasize having a man sink his teeth into your neck for sustenance, knowing that it isn't going to be terribly painful but rather very exciting.

Tags: Exciting, Rather  ✍ Author: Frank Langella

True scholarship consists in knowing not what things exist, but what they mean; it is not memory but judgment.

Tags: Mean, True  ✍ Author: James Russell Lowell

Everybody is different. Some people like to share more. I just wouldn't want to spoil someone's opinion of me by them knowing me as a person instead of an artist.

Tags: Opinion, Someone  ✍ Author: Marina and the Diamonds

I don't like everybody knowing what I'm doing, unless it's related to a movie. I don't like speaking to the press. I never did.

Tags: Everybody, Movie  ✍ Author: Elle Macpherson

It is strange how one feels drawn forward without knowing at first where one is going.

Tags: Forward, Strange  ✍ Author: Gustav Mahler

I have retired, but if there's anything that would kill me it is to wake up in the morning not knowing what to do.

Tags: Morning, Wake  ✍ Author: Nelson Mandela

There is no stimulus like that which comes from the consciousness of knowing that others believe in us.

Tags: Others, Stimulus  ✍ Author: Marilyn Manson

Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing.

Tags: Effort, Worth  ✍ Author: H. L. Mencken

As a child I knew almost nothing, nothing beyond what I had picked up in my grandmother's house. All children, I suppose, come into the world like that, not knowing who they are.

Tags: Child, Children  ✍ Author: V. S. Naipaul

My favorite period is when we lived in the land of the three-minute song. The Motown thing - I thought they were genius in knowing that's as much as a listener can take.

Tags: Song, Thought  ✍ Author: Meshell Ndegeocello

Being an entertainer includes knowing how to connect with an audience.

Tags: Audience, Connect  ✍ Author: Joe Nichols

I think the joy of wanting to direct is having that nervous anxiety knowing your film is about to be shown and you're sitting right there with everyone.

Tags: Everyone, Joy  ✍ Author: Renee O\'Connor

No man should escape our universities without knowing how little he knows.

Tags: Escape, Knows  ✍ Author: J. Robert Oppenheimer

Your inner knowing is your only true compass.

Tags: Inner, True  ✍ Author: Joy Page

I came here knowing nobody. I worked clubs as a singer and even the doors a few times before I landed some TV roles.

Tags: Few, Here  ✍ Author: Chazz Palminteri

You don't deploy forces into harm's way without knowing what's going on.

Tags: Forces, Harm  ✍ Author: Leon Panetta

Go forward, knowing that you are greater than the challenges of your time.

Tags: Forward, Time  ✍ Author: Leon Panetta

There is something about street dogs, about rescues; they have this knowing sense about them.

Tags: Sense, Street  ✍ Author: Hayden Panettiere

Knowing what I know of love, I hang back because I don't like to lie to myself.

Tags: Lie, Love  ✍ Author: Anne Parillaud

One must look for one thing only, to find many.

Tags: Art, Living  ✍ Author: Cesare Pavese

Courage is knowing what not to fear.

Tags: Courage, Fear  ✍ Author: Sylvia Plath

Habit is a second nature which prevents us from knowing the first, of which it has neither the cruelties nor the enchantments.

Tags: Nature, Second  ✍ Author: Marcel Proust

Do not they bring it to pass by knowing that they know nothing at all?

Tags: Bring, Pass  ✍ Author: Jean Racine

We can identify with Frodo and Sam, setting off not knowing quite where they are going and what they are to do.

Tags: Off, Quite  ✍ Author: Paula Radcliffe

Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.

Tags: Along, Questions  ✍ Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.

 ✍ Author: Tony Robbins

We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.

Tags: Far, Wishes  ✍ Author: Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.

Tags: Single, Success  ✍ Author: Theodore Roosevelt

We breathed the air of freedom without knowing the language or any person.

Tags: Freedom, Language  ✍ Author: Nelly Sachs

When we love and make loving commitments, we create families and communities within which people can grow and take risks, knowing that hands will be there to catch them should they fall.

Tags: Fall, Love  ✍ Author: Jonathan Sacks

Knowing how things work is the basis for appreciation, and is thus a source of civilized delight.

Tags: Source, Work  ✍ Author: William Safire

You know what's good? Going on the ice and knowing that you don't have to skate when the whistle blows. All my life I've been the one skating.

Tags: Good, Life  ✍ Author: Joe Sakic

John Currin's exaggerated realism and his twisted women kept me off balance, never knowing if they were sincere or ironic or some new emotion.

Tags: Off, Women  ✍ Author: Jerry Saltz
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