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Funny Contrasts Quotes
Funny Quotes about Contrasts

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Life is defined more by its contrasts than its samenesses;
Life is defined more by its risks than the many securities.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The nature of life is to be
a study of contrasts: joy/sadness, full/empty.
The Main Thing is to Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

A mentality of scarcity - of lack -
is the natural consequence of
viewing the world through eyes of fear.
In contrast, when the world is viewed
through eyes of love,
the future becomes unlimited.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Consider a parent who says,
"Look at the sacrifices I'm making so you can have a better life."
Contrast that with another parent who demonstrates
living a great life every day.
Self-sacrifice is not a virtue.
Living a great life and sharing that life with others
is the noble way to live.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values,
we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities,
and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric,
one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.
- Margaret Mead

Love is only a dirty trick played on us
to achieve continuation of the species.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy


 

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.
If you can dream it, you can become it.
- William Arthur Ward

To achieve success, stay relaxed - not stressed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes

Winners must have two things:
definite goals and a burning desire to achieve them.
- Anonymous

The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive,
but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Believe that none of the effort you put
into coming closer to God is ever wasted -
even if in the end you don't achieve
what you are striving for.
- Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

If you realize that all things change,
there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
If you are not afraid of dying,
there is nothing you cannot achieve.
- Lao Tzu

The very nature of the world is constant change.
You set a goal and create a plan to achieve it;
then the assumptions on which you
based your plan change - they always do.
The challenge is to retain your goals
while adapting your tactics.
Relax and stay flexible in order to reach
your goals and maintain your happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe,
it can achieve.
- Napoleon Hill

Once you have mastered time,
you will understand how true it is that
most people overestimate what
they can accomplish in a year -
and underestimate what
they can achieve in a decade!
- Tony Robbins

That some achieve great success,
is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
- Abraham Lincoln

Through Love and through Beauty, we achieve immortality.
- Jewel (paraphrasing Plato)

It is above all by the imagination
that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We're so engaged in doing things
to achieve purposes of outer value
that we forget the inner value,
the rapture that is associated
with being alive, is what it is all about.
- Joseph Campbell

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

If future generations are to remember us
more with gratitude than sorrow,
we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology.
We must also leave them a glimpse of the world
as it was created, not just as it looked
when we got through with it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

The signs of outstanding leadership
appear primarily among the followers.
Are the followers reaching their potential?
Are they learning? Serving?
Do they achieve the required results?
Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?
- Max De Pree

In most communities it is illegal
to cry "fire" in a crowded assembly.
Should it not be considered serious international misconduct
to manufacture a general war scare
in an effort to achieve local political aims?
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Can you achieve your goals?
You can't reach your goal if you haven't
defined your goals.
And you can't succeed if you don't try -
and then pick yourself up
and try again each time you fail.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is an irresistible desire
to be irresistibly desired.
- Robert Frost

Love conquers all things except poverty and a toothache.
- Mae West

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.
- H. L. Mencken

Men always want to be a woman's first love -
women like to be a man's last romance.
- Oscar Wilde

Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
- H. L. Mencken

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
- H. L. Mencken

In order to be happy with a man,
you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot
and not try to understand her at all.
- Helen Rowland

I love being married.
It's so great to find that one special person
you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
- Rita Rudner

Love is like an hourglass,
with the heart filling up as the brain empties.
- Jules Renard

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
- Albert Einstein

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter
quite like unrequited love.
- Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts comic

Save a boyfriend for a rainy day -
and another, in case it doesn't rain.
- Mae West

The only true love is love at first sight;
second sight dispels it.
- Israel Zangwill

Love is metaphysical gravity.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

My boyfriend and I broke up.
He wanted to get married and I didn't want him to.
- Rita Rudner

Love is what makes two people
sit in the middle of a park bench
when there is plenty of room at both ends.
- Anonymous

When you are courting a nice girl
an hour seems like a second.
When you sit on a red-hot cinder
a second seems like an hour.
That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

True love comes quietly,
without banners or flashing lights.
If you hear bells, get your ears checked.
- Erich Segal

A honeymoon should be like a table:
four bare legs and no drawers.
- Anonymous

I'd like to kiss ya, but I just washed ma hair.
- the movie The Cabin in the Cotton

True love is like ghosts,
which everyone talks about and few have seen.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Women marry men hoping they will change.
Men marry women hoping they will not.
- Albert Einstein

Love looks through a telescope;
envy, through a microscope.
- Josh Billings

Oh, come on, Shrek, wake up and smell the pheromones!
- the movie Shrek (2001)

My wife ran off with my best friend, and I sure do miss him.
- Anonymous

Love is loving what your lover loves.
- Anonymous

Love is a grave mental disease.
- Plato

The feeling of friendship is like that
of being comfortably filled with roast beef;
love, like being enlivened with champagne.
- Samuel Johnson

Love thy neighbor -
and if he happens to be tall,
debonair and devastating,
it will be that much easier.
- Mae West

One's first love is always perfect
until one meets one's second love.
- Elizabeth Aston

A relationship, I think, is like a shark.
You know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies.
And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall (1977)

A woman in love can't be reasonable -
or she probably wouldn't be in love.
- Mae West

The Wedding March always reminds me of the music
played when soldiers go into battle.
- Heinrich Heine

I love to shop after a bad relationship.
I don't know. I buy a new outfit
and it makes me feel better. It just does.
Sometimes I see a really great outfit,
I'll break up with someone on purpose.
- Rita Rudner

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth
until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
- Mark Twain

Beauty is an outward gift,
which is seldom despised,
except by those to whom it has been refused.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the wedding cup,
Whenever you're wrong, admit it;
Whenever you're right, shut up.
- Ogden Nash

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

We are finally driven to monogamy
not by morality but by exhaustion.
- Erica Jong

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz


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