250 Famous Attitude Quotes Collection [Part 2]

We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.

Charles R. Swindoll

Cock your hat – angles are attitudes.

Frank Sinatra

In the late ’70s, maybe just before I started, there was still an attitude that if you did film you didn’t do TV and vice versa, but that’s gone now.

Robert Carlyle

If you eat something and get fat, you should be responsible for it. I think that is the attitude of the great majority of Americans, that you should be responsible for what you eat.

Vic Snyder

A positive attitude is something everyone can work on, and everyone can learn how to employ it.

Joan Lunden

You call to a dog and a dog will break its neck to get to you. Dogs just want to please. Call to a cat and its attitude is, ‘What’s in it for me?’

Lewis Grizzard

Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality.

Shawn Ashmore

My attitude toward graduate students was different, I must say. I used graduate students as colleagues: I gave them the best problems to work on, and I encouraged them.

Frank Press

I really believe you can predict when someone has a great attitude, a real well of talent.

Taylor Hackford

We must advertise to U.S. business that we are there, that our attitude has changed, and that we care. When we are asked to help, we have to perform and provide the right advice.

Lawrence Eagleburger

So long as you’ve got your friends about you, and a good positive attitude, you don’t really have to care what everyone else thinks.

Gail Porter

Athletic competition clearly defines the unique power of our attitude.

Bart Starr

Just as the left has to be more willing to question ‘Government knows best,’ the right has to rethink its laissez-faire attitude toward government.

Jack Kemp

I always have one or two, sometimes more, Navajo or other tribes’ cultural elements in mind when I start a plot. In Thief of Time, I wanted to make readers aware of Navajo attitude toward the dead, respect for burial sites.

Tony Hillerman

Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but how we react to what happens, not by what life brings us but the attitude we bring to life.

Wade Boggs

There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.

W. Clement Stone

People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.

John C. Maxwell

There’s always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning.

Pat Riley

I think my attitude to human beings has changed since leaving prison.

Jeffrey Archer

It’s a fundamental, social attitude that the 1% supports symphonies and operas and doesn’t support Johnny learning to program hip-hop beats. When I put it like that, it sounds like, ‘Well, yeah,’ but you start to think, ‘Why not, though?’ What makes one more valuable than another?

David Byrne

Bambi can’t act. Bambi had major attitude.

Treat Williams

Certain kinds of speed, flow, intensity, density of attacks, density of interaction… Music that concentrates on those qualities is, I think, easier achieved by free improvisation between people sharing a common attitude, a common language.

Evan Parker

There’s a punk-rock attitude, clearly, to ‘Hated.’ There’s even a punk-rock attitude to ‘The Hangover,’ I think. We start the movie with a Glenn Danzig song.

Todd Phillips

Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.

Hans Selye

I don’t mean this in a stuck-up way, but I needed an attitude song.

Gwen Stefani

There are a lot of movies I’d like to throw away. That’s not to say that I went in with that attitude. Any film I ever started, I went in with all the hope and best intentions in the world, but some films just don’t work.

Kiefer Sutherland

I perfectly understood President Obama’s attitude throughout the French presidential campaign. He had no reason to distance himself from Nicolas Sarkozy. It’s the basic solidarity that leaders who worked together owe to each other.

Francois Hollande

The pilot looked at his cues of attitude and speed and orientation and so on and responded as he would from the same cues in an airplane, but there was no way it flew the same. The simulators had showed us that.

Alan Shepard

Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

Lou Holtz

There were a few teachers who just did not like me because of my face. Once, I was told to stand in the corner until I cheered up. The attitude was, ‘Oh, for God’s sake, what’s the matter with him?’ But it’s just a natural expression.

Jack Dee

When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic.

Charles R. Swindoll

What matters to me is that I do what I think is right and I see, I’m a numbers guy, that’s my attitude. I know we have a debt tsunami coming, we are bankrupting this country and I’m in a position where I can actually advance ideas to prevent that from happening. That’s exactly what I should be doing.

Paul Ryan

I just try to try to keep an attitude that I don’t know what I’m doing. Not to the point where I’m beating myself up, but I just go in thinking that I have a lot to learn. And I hope I still have that attitude 30 years from now.

Tobey Maguire

On ‘Van Halen,’ I was a young punk, and everything revolved around the fastest kid in town, gunslinger attitude. But I’d say that at the time of ‘Fair Warning,’ I started concentrating more on songwriting. But I guess in most people’s minds I’m just a gunslinger.

Eddie Van Halen

I saw ‘Taxi Driver,’ and ‘Taxi Driver’ kind of saved my life. The scene where Robert De Niro is looking at himself in the mirror saying, ‘You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? Who the hell else are you talkin’ to?’ That’s the scene that changed my life by changing my attitude about acting.

Michael Biehn

People think, ‘She’s a model. She must have such an attitude. She must be so stuck up.’ But I’m normal. I cry. I’m not rich. I drive a 1987 Chevrolet Celebrity.

Summer Altice

Even as a little child, I’ve always had that comedian kind of attitude.

Etta James

Bad attitudes will ruin your team.

Terry Bradshaw

My attitude toward men who mess around is simple: If you find ’em, kill ’em.

Loretta Lynn

Some people say I have attitude – maybe I do… but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there.

Venus Williams

A series of rumors about my attitude, as well as derogatory remarks about myself and my family showed me that the personal resentment of the Detroit general manager toward me would make it impossible for me to continue playing hockey in Detroit.

Ted Lindsay

The phenomenon of home schooling is a wonderful example of the American can-do attitude. Growing numbers of parents have become disenchanted with government-run public schools. Many parents have simply taken matters into their own hands, literally.

Steve Forbes

I want to work with kids and help develop them, show them the right way, the right morals and attitude into how to become a better footballer. Australia has many different cultures but I’d like to bring in the indigenous style, bring their competitiveness, athleticism and raw ability into the frame.

Timothy F. Cahill

It was my father who instilled the ‘never say no’ attitude I carry around with me today, and who instilled in me a sense of wonder, always taking us on adventures in the car, never telling us the destination.

Marlee Matlin

Nothing. We’re all friends and friendly. So when the cameras go down, depending on the mood or the nature of the material we’re dealing with, there’s usually a kind of a prevailing light attitude that’s floating around.

Richard Dean Anderson

My attitude to writing is like when you do wallpapering, you remember where all the little bits are that don’t meet. And then your friends say: It’s terrific!

Harrison Birtwistle

I hope ‘The Voice’ has a fifteen-year run, don’t get me wrong. But I come from nothing, and maybe it’s the Irish in me, but my attitude is always like, ‘They’ll figure me out soon.’

Carson Daly

My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.

Michael Jordan

The problem was just a mean attitude that festers and has to be challenged.

Major Owens

‘UFO’s’ attitude toward the subject is very similar to mine. It’s not an advocacy its philosophy is more ‘I want to believe this, but I want it proved.’

Dwight Schultz

People have often asked if I’m gay because I don’t go out of my way to spit and scratch and give people attitude.

Jason Bateman

Acting is magical. Change your look and your attitude, and you can be anyone.

Alicia Witt

Turkey wants a policy of engagement exactly like President Obama’s new approach. Policy of engagement, less confrontation, less tense attitude, especially in the region.

Ahmet Davutoglu

A positive attitude is not going to save you. What it’s going to do is, everyday, between now and the day you die, whether that’s a short time from now or a long time from now, that every day, you’re going to actually live.

Elizabeth Edwards

The attitude we have towards our personal pets as opposed to the animals that suffer under the factory farm is hypocritical and delusional.

James Cromwell

I was bringing my attitude as a regular person ’cause this is my attitude.

Glenn Danzig

You know, who cares about seeing the girls when everybody wants to see the band. That’s what’s important, KISS is important. I think we look great, and the attitude is there, and I’m real happy with it.

Eric Carr

I always give Lindsay so much credit for her tennis game, for her attitude, for her person, and because of how she deals with all the things. I don’t think people give her enough credit for how well she’s doing.

Martina Hingis

I don’t return anybody’s calls unless it’s going to mean extra money for me. And I’ve completely cut off all relationships with any friends that I had before the show. And I’ve copped an attitude.

Mike Judge

Reason is an action of the mind knowledge is a possession of the mind but faith is an attitude of the person. It means you are prepared to stake yourself on something being so.

Michael Ramsey

Nobody minded what you did in bed or what you said about God, a very civilized attitude in 1948.

Simon Raven

My personal view is that such total planning by the state is an absolute good and not simply a relative good… I do not myself think of the attitude I take as deriving from Marx – though this undoubtedly will be suggested – but from Fichte and Hegel.

John Grierson

There is a brief moment when all there is in a man’s mind and soul and spirit is reflected through his eyes, his hands, his attitude. This is the moment to record.

Yousuf Karsh

My feelings about my mortality are less selfish than they used to be. I used to affect a cavalier attitude to death now I see it from my son’s perspective.

Rufus Sewell

The minute you try to talk business with him he takes the attitude that he is a gentleman and a scholar, and the moment you try to approach him on the level of his moral integrity he starts to talk business.

Raymond Chandler

There is no planning. On the night it is really great, it’s euphoria and if it is not so great there is always tomorrow night. That was his attitude.

Ed McMahon

I think fun is an important part of the entertainment industry, and it should be. Anybody who’s not incorporating some of that into their work needs to take a break, go away, and have an attitude adjustment.

Diane Lane

Here you do have forests, where pigs could be raised by letting them root about in the forests for a good part of the year. Therefore, you have a different attitude toward them compared with what continues to exist in the Middle East.

Marvin Harris

It goes without saying that the Jewish people can have no other goal than Palestine and that, whatever the fate of the proposition may be, our attitude toward the land of our fathers is and shall remain unchangeable.

Theodor Herzl

Woman must have her freedom, the fundamental freedom of choosing whether or not she will be a mother and how many children she will have. Regardless of what man’s attitude may be, that problem is hers – and before it can be his, it is hers alone.

Margaret Sanger

We assume that we’ve come so far as compassionate citizens of the world if we do choose to read the news, yet the attitude towards life can be one where we put blinders on and forget that there are civil wars going on. It’s easy to forget that there are so many people starving to death every single day.

Anne Hathaway

Animals have a much better attitude to life and death than we do. They know when their time has come. We are the ones that suffer when they pass, but it’s a healing kind of grief that enables us to deal with other griefs that are not so easy to grab hold of.

Emmylou Harris

Mental attitude and concentration are the keys to pitching.

Ferguson Jenkins

When a woman puts on a heel, she has a different posture, a different attitude. She really stands up and has a consciousness of her body.

Christian Louboutin

My first feeling about the paper and the attitude is that it is absurd.

Arthur Holly Compton

The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.

Charles R. Swindoll

The compulsion to do good is an innate American trait. Only North Americans seem to believe that they always should, may, and actually can choose somebody with whom to share their blessings. Ultimately this attitude leads to bombing people into the acceptance of gifts.

Ivan Illich

Being black is not a matter of pigmentation – being black is a reflection of a mental attitude.

Steven Biko

Vampires are so old that they don’t need to impress anyone anymore. They’re comfortable in their own skin. It’s this enigmatic strength that’s very romantic and old-fashioned. I think it goes back to something of a Victorian attitude of finding a strong man who’s going to look after his woman.

Stephen Moyer

I keep guitars that are, you know, the neck’s a little bit bent and it’s a little bit out of tune. I want to work and battle it and conquer it and make it express whatever attitude I have at that moment. I want it to be a struggle.

Jack White

The winner’s edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent. The winner’s edge is all in the attitude, not aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success.

Denis Waitley

But having said that, there’s also a sea change in attitude towards media.

Robert McChesney

I love everybody. One of the great things about me is that I have a very positive attitude.

Imelda Marcos

I’ve always had a ‘Work hard, play hard’ attitude to life – I still do – but sometimes you get involved in something that needs a calm, methodical approach.

Damian Lewis

Americans are the most generous country on the planet. I’ve worked in Europe, I’ve worked in Australia. There is no where else where you get absolutely no attitude for being a foreigner. If you do your job well, they embrace you.

Hugh Jackman

I hope the millions of people I’ve touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and persevere with a positive attitude.

Michael Jordan

Only one thing can conquer war – that attitude of mind which can see nothing in war but destruction and annihilation.

Ludwig von Mises

I’m only going to stand before God and give an account for my life, not for somebody else’s life. If I have a bad attitude, then I need to say there’s no point in me blaming you for what’s wrong in my life.

Joyce Meyer

It’s really interesting with art-movies too, but art especially – to see how your attitude toward artists and works and your level of appreciation of them is always shifting and changing over the years.

Richard Hell

How do you nurture a positive attitude when all the statistics say you’re a dead man? You go to work.

Patrick Swayze

I’m going to try to enjoy the All-Star break, hope my players reflect on what happened the first half of the season, come back with a different attitude, try to find our solution on how to win it.

Don Baylor

Pessimism only describes an attitude, and not facts, and hence is entirely subjective.

Francis Parker Yockey

Even when I’m playing someone named Fat Amy, I’m all about confidence and attitude.

Rebel Wilson

You’d like more people to recognise what you do is special. But I take the attitude that the best thing I can do for my sport is to be the best at it. The best way people will come to recognise that track and field is a great sport is to see athletes excelling at it. Which is what I intend to do.

Maurice Greene

Hollywood’s a very weird place. I think there’s less of everything except for attitude.

Dean Cain

I will not get very far with this attitude.

Nancy Cartwright

When you ain’t got no money, you gotta get an attitude.

Richard Pryor

I have the same attitude with work – I like to go to work, I like to work really hard I, like to give everything my all, I like to try things that are new, you know.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.

William James

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

Albert Einstein

Before ‘Gangnam Style’ I was not a good attitude artist.

PSY

A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.

Earl Nightingale

The U.S. tries to provide immigrants who grow up here with a world-class education and imbue them with the can-do attitude that has long defined American innovation.

Gary Locke

I think people feel threatened by homosexuality. The problem isn’t about gay people, the problem is about the attitude towards gay people. People think that all gays are Hannibal Lecters. But gay people are sons and daughters, politicians and doctors, American heroes and daughters of American heroes.

Hollis Stacy

Although as a sailor I despised politics – for I loved my sailor’s life and still love it today – conditions forced me to take up a definite attitude towards political problems.

Fritz Sauckel

The reactionary is always willing to take a progressive attitude on any issue that is dead.

Theodore Roosevelt

I’ve reached a point in my life where it’s the little things that matter… I was always a rebel and probably could have got much farther had I changed my attitude. But when you think about it, I got pretty far without changing attitudes. I’m happier with that.

Veronica Lake

You don’t have to have an attitude if you’re famous.

Adriana Lima

Britishness is just a way of putting things together and a certain don’t care attitude about clothes. You don’t care, you just do it and it looks great.

Vivienne Westwood

When I first left university, I thought about going into the private sector. But I discovered when I went to interview that I could only have a career in the back office, or doing HR. The attitude was, ‘My dear lady, you cannot possibly think about going on the board.’

Pauline Neville-Jones

In terms of work I’ve always had a Bad Attitude in that I won’t work anywhere which requires me to work strict hours or follow a dress code. I don’t know if that’s an Asperger’s thing or not, I think it’s just being reasonable.

Bram Cohen

Sid Vicious began the age of participation in which everyone could be the artist. Sid proved that you don’t have to play well to be the star. You can play badly, or not even at all. I endorsed that attitude. If you can’t write songs, no problem – simply steal one and change it to your taste.

Malcolm Mclaren

The last of human freedoms – the ability to chose one’s attitude in a given set of circumstances.

Viktor E. Frankl

My dad instilled in me a great sense of humor. I wasn’t bullied at school because my outward attitude was confident, and that helps.

Warwick Davis

I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life.

Walter Anderson

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.

Scott Hamilton

When I go to the clinic next and sit with a tube in my arm and watch the poison go in, I’m in an attitude of abject passivity. It doesn’t feel like fighting at all it just feels like submitting.

Christopher Hitchens

Keep a good attitude and do the right thing even when it’s hard. When you do that you are passing the test. And God promises you your marked moments are on their way.

Joel Osteen

Football is my profession now. I’m getting married in August… It’s a new experience for me as someone just getting out of college. I still have the same attitude about football I always had. I play hard. I enjoy practice. I’d rather be throwing in passing drills than sitting around and watching TV.

Doug Flutie

Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men.

Jane Addams

Time plays a role in almost every decision. And some decisions define your attitude about time.

John Cale

An attitude to life which seeks fulfillment in the single-minded pursuit of wealth – in short, materialism – does not fit into this world, because it contains within itself no limiting principle, while the environment in which it is placed is strictly limited.

E. F. Schumacher

I think failure is nothing more than life’s way of nudging you that you are off course. My attitude to failure is not attached to outcome, but in not trying. It is liberating. Most people attach failure to something not working out or how people perceive you. This way, it is about answering to yourself.

Sara Blakely

Canadians tend to be a bit more religious than most Europeans – though not more than the Poles or Ukrainians. Most important, their attitude to immigration and ethnic minorities is more positive than that of most Europeans.

Timothy Garton Ash

I kind of resent this attitude of men that we somehow must always look good.

Sharon Gless

I think music is the greatest art form that exists, and I think people listen to music for different reasons, and it serves different purposes. Some of it is background music, and some of it is things that might affect a person’s day, if not their life, or change an attitude. The best songs are the ones that make you feel something.

Eddie Vedder

I just really think every job I do, I get this gypsy attitude to money.

Jessica Brown Findlay

Regardless of what one’s attitude towards prohibition may be, temperance is something against which, at a time of war, no reasonable protest can be made.

William Lyon Mackenzie King

The attitude of insolent haughtiness is characteristic of the relationships Americans form with what is alien to them, with others.

Jose Saramago

Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect.

W. Clement Stone

After working for years in Hollywood where the actors have taken over, it was a real relief to get down there and not only have some children, but also have some actors that had no attitude.

Phillip Noyce

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.

Zig Ziglar

If philosophy is practice, a demand to know the manner in which its history is to be studied is entailed: a theoretical attitude toward it becomes real only in the living appropriation of its contents from the texts.

Karl Jaspers

I think a lot of times we don’t pay enough attention to people with a positive attitude because we assume they are naive or stupid or unschooled.

Amy Adams

I was kicked out of school because of my attitude. I was not assimilating. So I went to work, taking any jobs I could get.

Richard Pryor

Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.

Walter Scott

Right after ‘Raymond’ I had a world-is-my-oyster attitude, but I found out I don’t like oysters. I had this existential emptiness. ‘What is my purpose? Who am I?’ I had a big identity crisis.

Ray Romano

Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.

Victor Hugo

My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feeling of, ‘Oh God, I’ve got to do this today.’

Richard Branson

Liberalism is a really old British tradition and it has a completely different attitude towards the individual and the relationship between the individual and the state than the collectivist response of Labour, and particularly Old Labour, does.

Nick Clegg

After the first miscarriage, I tried to take the attitude that it was my body’s way of telling me that this pregnancy wasn’t meant to be.

Christie Brinkley

Punk was defined by an attitude rather than a musical style.

David Byrne

What I wish I had, is that I wish I was a little more Greek, in that I wish I could lose my North American driven attitude and that I could be a little bit more poetic and laissez faire.

Nia Vardalos

Most of my arguments with musicians through the years have had more to do with their attitude about music, or their attitude about their own lives, or their personal responsibility. Music has never really been the big centerpiece of the fight.

Billy Corgan

We have become aware of the responsibility for our attitude towards the dark pages in our history. We have understood that bad service is done to the nation by those who are impelling to renounce that past.

Aleksander Kwasniewski

I have a Woody Allen Jewish attitude to life: that it’s all going to be disastrous. That it hasn’t all been that way is simply down to some random quirk of fate.

Antony Sher

The purely agitational attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.

Jawaharlal Nehru

It’s not too good to have this attitude in F1. It could be a disadvantage.

Alain Prost

The American attitude is ‘We’re the best’. That’s why the NBA guys who come from other countries, the Europeans, all sort of stick together away from the game.

Andrew Bogut

If you’re looking for can-do, earthy-crunchy attitude then you’ve got to go to Wisconsin.

Dar Williams

Attitude is attitude, whether you’re a West Coast gangster or East Coast gangster, you know?

Paul Walker

You can’t beat the beehive for glam punkette attitude.

Rob Sheffield

A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.

Wade Boggs

It is not the body’s posture, but the heart’s attitude that counts when we pray.

Billy Graham

Bader’s philosophy was my philosophy. His whole attitude to life was mine.

Kenneth More

But Jesus changes your attitude towards yourself and towards other people.

Cliff Richard

What do you mean by faith? Is faith enough for Man? Should he be satisfied with faith alone? Is there no way of finding out the truth? Is the attitude of faith, of believing in something for which there can be no more than philosophic proof, the true mark of a Christian?

Clifford D. Simak

What was past was past. I suppose that was the general attitude.

V. S. Naipaul

I feel like I have as good a shot as anybody out there and I have gotten close in the past, so why not have the attitude that I can come out and play great tennis and maybe even win this tournament.

Michael Chang

Mainly what I learned from Buddy… was an attitude. He loved music, and he taught me that it shouldn’t have any barriers to it.

Waylon Jennings

I developed a nutty attitude where I’d think, If some guy really loves me he doesn’t care if I’m fat. I’d come up with all these stupid reasons why it would be OK to be fat.

Kirstie Alley

Films for TV have to be much closer to the book, mainly because the objective with a TV movie that translates literature is to get the audience, after seeing this version, to pick up the book and read it themselves. My attitude is that TV can never really be any form of art, because it serves audience expectations.

Michael Haneke

It is impossible to exaggerate the wide, and widening, gulf between the American attitude on the Iraq war and the view from our friends across the Atlantic.

Nick Clooney

The purely agitation attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.

Michael Korda

I film quite a bit of footage, then edit. Changes before your eyes, things you can do and things you can’t. My attitude is always ‘let it keep rolling.’

Terrence Malick

Black Consciousness is an attitude of the mind and a way of life, the most positive call to emanate from the black world for a long time.

Steven Biko

When you retire, it’s a place in life, a part of the journey. You just don’t quit work you develop an attitude where you can do what you please.

Tom T. Hall

Players should know that if you can’t make the contribution of the winning shot, that your attitude every day when you come to practice, or the positive contribution you make through cheering and keeping up team morale, is just as important in the overall picture.

Sue Wicks

Today’s youth are told to get rich or die trying and they really shouldn’t take that attitude forward with them.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I do not share the half-in, half-out attitude to the EU of some in Britain. Britain’s place is in Europe.

Peter Mandelson

Art is the child of Nature yes, her darling child, in whom we trace the features of the mother’s face, her aspect and her attitude.

Beck

If you get a diagnosis, get on a therapy, keep a good attitude and keep your sense of humor.

Teri Garr

Every baseball crowd, like every theatre audience, has its own distinctive attitude and atmosphere.

Bill Veeck

As a team, you need to come from behind every once in awhile just to do it. Good for the attitude. It makes it exciting. And when everybody knows you have to throw it… that makes it fun too.

Dan Marino

And I tell you, having girls has made me a much better man. I have friends who are fathers, but they only have boys, and they have the same attitude toward women they always had, you know? And I don’t play that… My girls, you mess with them? I will bury you underground.

Mark Wahlberg

Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws, or your rejection of the natural laws.

Stuart Chase

Stop this attitude that older people ain’t any good anymore! We’re as good as we ever were – if we ever were any good.

Dolly Parton

When you are facing the wilderness on your own, you have a totally different attitude to someone who works in government or who has a monthly cheque.

Rick Santelli

I don’t know that I have any role models now that are fixed. Definitely my mom – she’s the coolest. She’s worked really hard her whole life and I just think she’s got a great attitude. Moms just know so much it’s so silly.

Larisa Oleynik

Our attitude is that we want to cross over. You can’t go on making records just for your own hometown.

Cheryl James

I think Nina Simone has had an amazing journey. She was spicy and she had attitude and she didn’t care, she wanted her money in a paper bag and don’t mess with me and I’ve been doing some research on that so.

Nia Long

I’m a big fan of Courtney Love. I love Hole and I love her acting and I love her attitude. I just hope I never meet her in a dark alley.

Jeff Ross

Iraq is just a symbol of the attitude of western democracies to the rest of the world.

Harold Pinter

What has happened is that to some degree they have taken an attitude where they don’t listen to demos of diverse subject matters. They’re looking for demos like the record the guy on the left just did.

Grandmaster Flash

I think one of the things that language poets are very involved with is getting away from conventional ideas of beauty, because those ideas contain a certain attitude toward women, certain attitudes toward sex, certain attitudes toward race, etc.

Diane Wakoski

I think that the U.S. does have this very much more open attitude, and I admire it very much and I think it’s very important to the world. But the information and the discussion sometimes come too late, after the effective decision has been made.

E. P. Thompson

My grandfather was a man, when he talked about freedom, his attitude was really interesting. His view was that you had obligations or you had responsibilities, and when you fulfilled those obligations or responsibilities, that then gave you the liberty to do other things.

Clarence Thomas

We will see that our new attitude toward liquor has been given to us without any thought or effort on our part. It just comes! That is the miracle of it.

William Griffith Wilson

Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the church is often labeled today as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and swept along by every wind of teaching, look like the only attitude acceptable to today’s standards.

Joseph Ratzinger

I came back to performing with a different attitude about performing and myself. I wasn’t expecting perfection any more, just hoping for an occasional inspiration.

Neil Diamond

It remains to consider what attitude thoughtful men and Christian believers should take respecting them, and how they stand related to beliefs of another order.

Asa Gray

Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are.

Norman Vincent Peale

I have always detested any departure from reality, an attitude which I relate to my mother’s poor mental health.

Jean Piaget

Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us.

John N. Mitchell

You know, I always say white is not a colour, white is an attitude, and if you haven’t got trillions of dollars in the bank that you don’t need, you can’t be white.

Dick Gregory

The attitude of the actor is his interpretation of what he reads, and the written word is what creates the role in the actor’s mind, and I guess in reading the things that were given to me, I reacted as you guys saw me, you know.

Gene Barry

I failed the LSAT. Basically, if I had not failed, I’d have been a lawyer and there would be no Spanx. I think failure is nothing more than life’s way of nudging you that you are off course. My attitude to failure is not attached to outcome, but in not trying. It is liberating.

Sara Blakely

My attitude is never to be satisfied, never enough, never.

Duke Ellington

But I do think that we approach music, in of itself, with a religious attitude.

Jon Fishman

That’s what I love from metal, and that’s what I love from hip-hop. That’s what I love from any music that’s hard, that’s got an edge to it-The attitude in it.

Kid Rock

It’s better for me to play with guys because Rock ‘n’ Roll has such an aggressive attitude.

Lita Ford

All ideas come about through some sort of observation. It sparks an attitude some object or emotion causes a reaction in the other person.

Graham Chapman

Women didn’t want to be on the stage with other women because they didn’t want their bodies to be compared. They didn’t want another female act opening for them because of this weird competitive and tokenistic attitude.

Kathleen Hanna

It’s sort of a mental attitude about critical thinking and curiosity. It’s about mindset of looking at the world in a playful and curious and creative way.

Adam Savage

The Stones are a different kind of group. I realized that when I joined them. It’s not really so much their musical ability, it’s just they have a certain kind of style and attitude which is unique.

Mick Taylor

I think we’re in good hands. There’s definitely much more momentum in bringing in good things to help support the show. Everyone’s got a good attitude about it and I think that makes all the difference.

Crystal Chappell

Solidarity is an attitude of resistance, I suppose, or it should be.

Christopher Hitchens

I was entirely natural and in many ways I have the same attitude now. I don’t mourn the loss of my youth because I believe you should enjoy what you have while you have it.

Koo Stark

For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.

Joseph Brodsky

I love her attitude, but as much as I’d like to bring my medals to a speech or appearance, I never do.

Mary Lou Retton

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

Maya Angelou

The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.

James Truslow Adams

You know what’s funny to me? Attitude.

Don Rickles

Not every religion has to have St. Augustine’s attitude to sex. Why even in our culture marriages are celebrated in a church, everyone present knows what is going to happen that night, but that doesn’t prevent it being a religious ceremony.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

I’m not going to take this defeatist attitude and listen to all this crap any more from all these people who have nothing except doomsday to predict.

Carroll Shelby

Stiletto, I look at it more as an attitude as opposed to a high-heeled shoe.

Lita Ford

My father instilled in me the attitude of prevailing. If there’s a challenge, go for it. If there’s a wall to break down, break it down.

Donny Osmond

A discipline I have observed is an attitude of love and reverence to people.

Bessie Head

Our judgments judge us, and nothing reveals us, exposes our weaknesses, more ingeniously than the attitude of pronouncing upon our fellows.

Paul Valery

The characteristic political attitude of today is not one of positive belief, but of despair.

Herbert Read

Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.

Dale Carnegie

We can revolutionize the attitude of inner city brown and black kids to learning. We need a civil rights movement within the African-American community.

Henry Louis Gates

I was fortunate to play for Pete Rose and have teammates like Ken Griffey Sr., Tony Perez and Dave Concepcion. I grew up in the game with a mature attitude. I’ve always known it was better to be seen and not heard.

Eric Davis

I’m just part of a tradition of people who aren’t pleased. I would never think anyone else who has the same attitude was getting it from me. I’d just think they’re… sensible.

Jack Dee

Coaches will eventually notice a great attitude, and they respect that.

Heather O’Reilly

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.

Dalai Lama

Oh, I don’t think Tom Sowell would tell anybody to join the administration. That’s not his style. But I think his attitude has always been if it had to be done he’d prefer me to do it than somebody else.

Clarence Thomas

I’ve always been a guy who’s pretty supportive, its just my nature, so I came in to the situation with the attitude that I wanted to support Johnny and make it work.

Rick Derringer

This generation… they have a different attitude. Instead of sitting and watching something, they want to be a part of it – they’re very hedonistic and sensual.

Steve Wynn

Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions.

Agatha Christie

I still have a young attitude.

Pat Morita

There has been a change in attitude, though.

Daniel Petrie

People in tough times – it doesn’t mean they don’t have a great attitude.

Joel Osteen

My second husband believed I had such a fickle attitude to friendship that each Friday he would update the list of my ‘Top Ten’ friends in the manner of a Top Of The Pops chart countdown.

Julie Burchill

Whenever I’m having a bad day and have an attitude, I stay home. I keep it at home.

Michael Clarke Duncan

I will keep smiling, be positive and never give up! I will give 100 percent each time I play. These are always my goals and my attitude.

Yani Tseng

Even if people do wrong, we’re social animals, so what can we do about stopping them doing the same things in future? Saying people are ‘bad’ or ‘evil’ is just an unwillingness to engage an unwillingness to try to empathise. That sanctimonious attitude doesn’t help anyone.

Denise Mina

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Winston Churchill

My attitude is, do as much as I can while I’m free. And if I’m arrested I’ll still do as much as I can.

Aung San Suu Kyi

It is precisely the purpose of the public opinion generated by the press to make the public incapable of judging, to insinuate into it the attitude of someone irresponsible, uninformed.

Walter Benjamin

If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.

Charles Revson

Its attitude, which it has preached and practiced, is skepticism. Now, it finds, the public is applying that skepticism to the press.

Thomas Griffith

All we need, really, is a change from a near frigid to a tropical attitude of mind.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

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250 Famous Attitude Quotes Collection [Part 1]

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.

Oprah Winfrey

My attitude on skis is different now. I have learned to put less pressure on myself and on the edges of my skis when I’m racing, to be keep myself more under control.

Hermann Maier

America won the Cold War by protecting our strategic resources from the threat of foreign control. We must bring the same attitude to our trade relationship with China.

Jo Ann Emerson

Hitler and Mussolini were only the primary spokesmen for the attitude of domination and craving for power that are in the heart of almost everyone. Until the source is cleared, there will always be confusion and hate, wars and class antagonisms.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

I’m taking a bit of a wait-and-see attitude towards 3D.

Christopher Nolan

Chaotic people often have chaotic lives, and I think they create that. But if you try and have an inner peace and a positive attitude, I think you attract that.

Imelda Staunton

I fell in love with Erica Kane the summer before my freshman year of high school. Like all red-blooded teen American boys, I’d come home from water polo practice and eat a box of Entenmann’s Pop’Ems donut holes in front of the TV while obsessively fawning over ‘All My Children’ and Erica, her clothes, and her narcissistic attitude.

Andy Cohen

In aid, the proper attitude is one omitting gratitude.

Marya Mannes

But my attitude about it is I have miles to go before I sleep.

Peabo Bryson

It’s tricky. I’ve never been standing at the top of the tree with tons of money thrown at me. I’ve never really had a profile. So in a way I have this ‘nothing to lose’ attitude.

Joel Edgerton

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.

Khalil Gibran

Having a child makes you strong and gives you chutzpah. It relaxed my attitude to the job my center of focus shifted, which I think is very helpful, because even if you’re not a very indulgent actor you spend a lot of time thinking about yourself. I don’t think that is particularly healthy.

Imelda Staunton

I always had the attitude that I wanted to throw a no-hitter every game.

Dennis Eckersley

As I wrote, I found that Aibileen had some things to say that really weren’t in her character. She was older, soft-spoken, and she started showing some attitude.

Kathryn Stockett

My attitude to peace is rather based on the Burmese definition of peace – it really means removing all the negative factors that destroy peace in this world. So peace does not mean just putting an end to violence or to war, but to all other factors that threaten peace, such as discrimination, such as inequality, poverty.

Aung San Suu Kyi

Gardening is not trivial. If you believe that it is, closely examine why you feel that way. You may discover that this attitude has been forced upon you by mass media and the crass culture it creates and maintains. The fact is, gardening is just the opposite – it is, or should be, a central, basic expression of human life.

Andrew Weil

An attitude of philosophic doubt, of suspended judgment, is repugnant to the natural man. Belief is an independent joy to him.

William Minto

My opponents attitude is, ‘If it moves, tax it, if it keeps moving, regulate it and when it stops, subsidize it.

Rob Simmons

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.

Viktor E. Frankl

If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.

Billy Graham

When you Google me, you’ll find a lot of people don’t like Richard Dreyfuss. Because I’m cocky and I present a cocky attitude. But no one has ever disagreed with the notion I represent, that we need more civic education. So far there’s 100 percent support for that.

Richard Dreyfuss

Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.

Joel Osteen

I always said punk was an attitude. It was never about having a Mohican haircut or wearing a ripped T-shirt. It was all about destruction, and the creative potential within that.

Malcolm Mclaren

When you are thwarted, it is your own attitude that is out of order.

Meister Eckhart

When I was a child I asked my mother what homosexuality was about and she said – and this was 100 years ago in Germany and she was very open-minded – ‘It’s like hair color. It’s nothing. Some people are blond and some people have dark hair. It’s not a subject.’ This was a very healthy attitude.

Karl Lagerfeld

If I don’t make the team out of spring training, I’ll keep a good attitude. I’ll just go polish up the parts of my game that made me not stay in the big leagues.

Cory Lidle

Patton was living in the Dark Ages. Soldiers were peasants to him. I didn’t like that attitude.

Bill Mauldin

Today, I think the attitude is that governing is not necessarily good politics, and the result is that it’s much more partisan and much more divided.

Leon Panetta

If somebody says no to you, or if you get cut, Michael Jordan was cut his first year, but he came back and he was the best ever. That is what you have to have. The attitude that I’m going to show everybody, I’m going to work hard to get better and better.

Magic Johnson

Even with, or perhaps, because of, this background, I have over the past few years sensed a very dramatic change in attitude on the part of Prince Edward Islanders towards the on-going rush for so-called modernization.

Alex Campbell

I won’t say there aren’t any Harvard graduates who have never asserted a superior attitude. But they have done so to our great embarrassment and in no way represent the Harvard I know.

Derek Bok

Most of us start out with a positive attitude and a plan to do our best.

Marilu Henner

Today’s students can put dope in their veins or hope in their brains. If they can conceive it and believe it, they can achieve it. They must know it is not their aptitude but their attitude that will determine their altitude.

Jesse Jackson

Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.

Og Mandino

Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results.

William James

I haven’t seen Clones, which has been during this period when I haven’t seen much of anything, but I did see Phantom Menace, and see my feelings about it – see, first of all, I think that when you make a lot of movies, your attitude about the movies changes.

Lawrence Kasdan

Let us change our traditional attitude to the construction of programs. Instead of imagining that our main task is to instruct a computer what to do, let us concentrate rather on explaining to human beings what we want a computer to do.

Donald Knuth

When a parent shows up with an attitude of entitlement, understand that under it is a boatload of anxiety.

Robert Evans

If you can kill animals, the same attitude can kill human beings. The mentality is the same which exploits nature and which creates wars.

Satish Kumar

A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.

Patricia Neal

I have played on many teams throughout my career, and I know when a team has the tools, and the right positive attitude towards winning.

Boomer Esiason

Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, ‘This is the real me,’ and when you have found that attitude, follow it.

James Truslow Adams

Always keep that happy attitude. Pretend that you are holding a beautiful fragrant bouquet.

Earl Nightingale

The pool is terrible, but that doesn’t have much to do with my record swims. That’s all mental attitude.

Mark Spitz

The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Liberalism is an attitude rather than a set of dogmas – an attitude that insists upon questioning all plausible and self-evident propositions, seeking not to reject them but to find out what evidence there is to support them rather than their possible alternatives.

Morris Raphael Cohen

I met my grandfather just before he died, and it was the first time that I had seen Dad with a relative of his. It was interesting to see my own father as a son and the body language and alteration in attitude that comes with that, and it sort of changed our relationship for the better.

Christian Bale

We live in a country that used to have a can-do attitude, and now we have a ‘what-can-you-do-for-me?’ attitude, and what I try to do is find ways that we can develop common ground.

Benjamin Carson

In regard to music, I just think that it’s always best to have an attitude of being a perpetual student and always look to learn something new about music, because there’s always something new to learn.

David Sanborn

Part of our western outlook stems from the scientific attitude and its method of isolating the parts of a phenomenon in order to analyze them.

Arthur Erickson

There does not seem to be that collegiality I referred to, there seems to be much more of a them versus us attitude, rather than we all have a role to play in this process so let’s get on with it.

Len G. Murray

Unfortunately, the attitude of many towards the press, humanitarians included and especially government workers, is often one of suspicion, if not outright fear.

Alvin Adams

I need that aggressive attitude to play my music and more men have that attitude than women.

Lita Ford

Listen, whatever makes the movie better. That’s the attitude you have to have.

Joseph Kosinski

Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.

Elbert Hubbard

I just want to go in with the right attitude and from Day 1 make a difference.

Freddy Adu

I mean, the shoe – there is a music to it, there is attitude, there is sound, it’s a movement. Clothes – it’s a different story. There are a million things I’d rather do before designing clothes: directing, landscaping.

Christian Louboutin

Pink isn’t just a color, it’s an attitude!

Miley Cyrus

I think that generally music should be a positive thing, I like Bob Marley’s attitude: he said that his goal in life was to single handedly fight all the evil in the world with nothing but music, and when he went to a place he didn’t go to play, he went to conquer.

Jon Fishman

I’m not a music lover in the sense that I look for something to have on. I’ve never had that attitude to music.

Harrison Birtwistle

What sculptors do is represent the essence of gesture. What is important in mime is attitude.

Marcel Marceau

Fame can be just so annoying because people are so critical of you. You can’t just say, ‘hi’. You say hi and people whisper’ man did you see the way she said hi? What an attitude.

Juliette Lewis

I separated from the Southern Baptists when they adopted the discriminatory attitude towards women, because I believe what Paul taught in Galatians that there is no distinction in God’s eyes between men and women, slaves and masters, Jews and non-Jews – everybody is created equally in the eyes of God.

Jimmy Carter

A lot of times I find that people who are blessed with the most talent don’t ever develop that attitude, and the ones who aren’t blessed in that way are the most competitive and have the biggest heart.

Tom Brady

When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.

Norman Vincent Peale

Look, everything that you experience as a kid is the foundation of how you are today. I was brought up in a working class family in Leeds and when it comes to money both my parents worked hard and instilled the same attitude into me.

Melanie Brown

There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.

Robert Collier

Too many people say to their brokers, I can’t deal with this. Take my money. Do what you want. That’s the worst attitude you can have.

Maria Bartiromo

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

Thomas Jefferson

What irritates me is the bland way people go around saying, ‘Oh, our attitude has changed. We don’t dislike these people any more.’ But by the strangest coincidence, they haven’t taken away the injustice the laws are still on the books.

Christopher Isherwood

The Senator from Massachusetts has given us ample grounds to doubt the judgment and the attitude he brings to bear on vital issues of national security.

Dick Cheney

I am Classic Rock Revisited. I revisit it every waking moment of my life because it has the spirit and the attitude and the fire and the middle finger. I am Rosa Parks with a Gibson guitar.

Ted Nugent

Obama does not represent America. Nor does he represent anything what our forefathers stood for. This country is basically built on an attitude. It’s a way of life. It’s not because you’re born here. It’s not that you’re supposed to take from those who have and give to those who haven’t. That kills a country. It killed Russia.

Luke Scott

I’ve never run into a guy who could win at the top level in anything today and didn’t have the right attitude, didn’t give it everything he had, at least while he was doing it wasn’t prepared and didn’t have the whole program worked out.

Ted Turner

Attitude is everything.

Diane von Furstenberg

There is definitely something sexy about a girl with an attitude and a pair of leather pants.

Eliza Dushku

There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes.

William J. Brennan, Jr.

Be sure what you want and be sure about yourself. Fashion is not just beauty, it’s about good attitude. You have to believe in yourself and be strong.

Adriana Lima

I am shocked by the easy attitude of many in the media towards disclosing our Nation’s secrets.

Todd Tiahrt

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.

Oscar Wilde

At home in Ireland, there’s a habit of avoidance, an ironical attitude towards the authority figure.

Seamus Heaney

Hence, within the space of two generations there has been a complete revolution in the attitude of the trades-unions toward the women working in their trades.

Florence Kelley

Mankind’s true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it.

Milan Kundera

It really was hand-to-mouth and you can say, ‘Poor little me, how dreadful, what a deprived childhood’, but I didn’t feel that way at all. It’s all about the attitude at home.

Carol Vorderman

I’ve always considered myself to be fiercely patriotic. I love Britain – its history and the down-to-earth attitude people have.

Gary Numan

If a site is done with pleasure and a fun attitude, it’s a great way to communicate with your fans.

Christopher Lambert

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.

Walter Scott

Fairness is not an attitude. It’s a professional skill that must be developed and exercised.

Brit Hume

I came on to the film with a very happy-go-lucky attitude which I think my character, Charlie, did when she went into the house. I expected it to be good, and then slowly things started to change for us all.

Jennifer Sky

Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can’t be done.

Bo Bennett

Tommie Aaron taught me how to have a good attitude, to be easy going and not get uptight.

Dale Murphy

Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.

J. Donald Walters

Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the church is often labeled today as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and swept along by every wind of teaching, look like the only attitude acceptable to today’s standards.

Pope Benedict XVI

The attitude of independence toward a constructed language which all national speakers must adopt is really a great advantage, because it tends to make man see himself as the master of language instead of its obedient servant.

Edward Sapir

It’s a question of keeping one’s eyes and ears open and watching how other people play the game. They’re watching me too, to see what my attitude is like.

Charles Dance

I think it has something to do with being British. We don’t take ourselves as seriously as some other countries do. I think a lot of people take themselves far too seriously I find that a very tedious attitude.

Joan Collins

The attitude of physiological psychology to sensations and feelings, considered as psychical elements, is, naturally, the attitude of psychology at large.

Wilhelm Wundt

Attitude determines the altitude of life.

Edwin Louis Cole

Muslims have a very bad attitude to homosexuality, they’re very intolerant.

Pim Fortuyn

Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.

Ralph Marston

Really you just gotta keep chugging along and keep a positive attitude and get through all the problems. You gotta face them, otherwise you don’t get through.

Lesley Gore

Global political conditions make a direct American intervention difficult, but President Reagan’s messianic and visceral attitude toward the Nicaraguan revolution could mean it will happen as an act of desperation.

Tomas Borge

Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.

William Makepeace Thackeray

If you take the contempt some Americans have for yuppies and multiply it by 10 you might come close to understanding their attitude towards the City, as they call it – London, the people of the south.

Martin C. Smith

Abhorrence of apartheid is a moral attitude, not a policy.

Edward Heath

If you can attribute your success entirely to your own mental effort, to your own attitude, to some spiritual essence that you have that is better than other people’s, then that must feel pretty good.

Barbara Ehrenreich

The attitude is we live and let live. This is actually an amazing change in values in a rather short time and it’s an example of freedom from religion.

Tom Wolfe

The biggest challenge is how to affect public attitudes and make people care.

Jim Fowler

That term’s definitely got a negative aura to it, because people think a diva is somebody with an attitude who demands things all the time. Of course there is that type of diva, but my idea of a diva has always been a singer – whether male or female – who gets on that stage and captivates you with their presence and their voice.

Jordin Sparks

There is a single thread of attitude, a single direction of flow, that joins our present time to its early burgeoning in Mediterranean civilization.

Arthur Erickson

In individual industries where female labour pays an important role, any movement advocating better wages, shorter working hours, etc., would not be doomed from the start because of the attitude of those women workers who are not organized.

Clara Zetkin

My attitude is, if someone’s going to criticize me, tell me to my face.

Simon Cowell

A positive attitude can really make dreams come true – it did for me.

David Bailey

I’ve never been out with any of the cast of Coronation Street. We’re all very close friends so it’s very much a professional attitude.

Richard Fleeshman

The world is full of musicians who can play great, and you wouldn’t cross the road to see them. It’s people who have this indefinable attitude that are the good ones.

Nick Lowe

I cannot say that the attitude of the United Nations always is for the Israeli attitude. Israel, I think, has been under severe attacks by members of the United Nations many times.

Ariel Sharon

Elvis Costello had a brand new bag. He was a musician, but he knew all about the attitude part of it.

Nick Lowe

And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief, of holding on.

Alan Watts

Yes, we’re still five little people with a noisy attitude.

Angus Young

Becoming an author changes your attitude too. Once you see where books come from, and how they’re made, they never seem quite as sacred again.

Lev Grossman

It got very tedious saying the same jokes in the same way with the same attitude.

Norm MacDonald

I can’t believe the pro-choicers attitude toward unborn children-to me it’s the ultimate liberal cause, to defend those without a voice.

Michael Aston

I look at Jagger and the like and if I see a good attitude I’ll admire it but I wouldn’t copy their style.

Michael Hutchence

I was looking for something a lot heavier, yet melodic at the same time. Something different from heavy metal, a different attitude.

Kurt Cobain

My parents have a strong work ethic, but their attitude to life, their philosophy, is: ‘whatever makes you happy.’

Sally Hawkins

Never refuse an assignment except when there is a conflict of interest, a potential of danger to you or your family, or you hold a strongly biased attitude about the subject under focus.

Jessica Savitch

I have this theory that, depending on your attitude, your life doesn’t have to become this ridiculous charade that it seems so many people end up living.

Christian Bale

A complainer is like a Death Eater because there’s a suction of negative energy. You can catch a great attitude from great people.

Barbara Corcoran

That attitude does not exist so much today, but in those days there was a very sharp distinction between basic physics and applied physics. Columbia did not deal with applied physics.

Gordon Gould

My grandmother is this amazingly theatrical woman. She acted like a movie star, as far as looks and attitude, kind of like Susan Hayward.

Parker Posey

Attitudes are more important than facts.

George MacDonald

That attitude toward women as objects may have worked for the late Sixties, but it doesn’t do so now.

John Schlesinger

I went to England in the ’70s, and I was in my early 20s. There was still a residue of that era of being an underclass or colonial. I assume it must have been a more aggressive and prominent attitude 40 years before that, because Australia internationally wasn’t regarded as having much cultural value. We were a country full of sheep and convicts.

Geoffrey Rush

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.

Brian Tracy

You can have a laugh in Los Angeles, or you can weep in Los Angeles, depending on your attitude towards it.

Miranda Richardson

To so enter into it in nature and art that the enjoyed meanings of life may become a part of living is the attitude of aesthetic appreciation.

George H. Mead

My attitude about Hollywood is that I wouldn’t walk across the street to pull one of those executives out of the snow if he was bleeding to death. Not unless I was paid for it. None of them ever did me any favors.

James Woods

The attitude of the people proves that not only do we want to, but that we can succeed in pulling our country out of the difficult position it finds itself in. The banking system of our country will survive and grow.

Nicos Anastasiades

So at a time in which the media give the public everything it wants and desires, maybe art should adopt a much more aggressive attitude towards the public. I myself am very much inclined to take this position.

Thom Mayne

Design is about point of view, and there should be some sort of woman or lifestyle or attitude in one’s head as a designer.

Vera Wang

Great effort springs naturally from great attitude.

Pat Riley

Our spiritual attitude is determined by our conception of our relation to infinite spirit.

Paul Twitchell

Epic poetry exhibits life in some great symbolic attitude. It cannot strictly be said to symbolize life itself, but always some manner of life.

Lascelles Abercrombie

But the attitude of faith is to let go, and become open to truth, whatever it might turn out to be.

Alan Watts

The Dolls were an attitude. If nothing else they were a great attitude.

Johnny Thunders

But I think bands that rolled in with a big attitude, like they were some big deal, I just found that very strange.

Rob Zombie

If a person can be said to have the wrong attitude, there is no need to pay attention to his arguments.

John McCarthy

In Scotland over many years we have cultivated through our justice system what I hope can be described as a ‘culture of compassion.’ On the other hand, there still exists in many parts of the U.S., if not nationally, an attitude towards the concept of justice which can only be described as a ‘culture of vengeance.’

Keith O’Brien

The war changed everybody’s attitude. We became international almost overnight.

W. Averell Harriman

The attitude is very important. Because, your behavior radiates how you feel.

Lou Ferrigno

My agent says that I’m a ‘repeat business guy.’ If you hire me to come do a movie, I’ll be on time, know all my material, be ready to go, have a good attitude. I’m here to work, so I get hired over and over again by the same producers. If you just be a team player on set you can work so much more often.

Dean Cain

My mother, she had a very good attitude toward money. I’m very grateful for the fact that we had to learn to save. I used to get like 50 pence a week, and I’d save it for like five months. And then I’d spend it on Christmas presents. I’d save up like eight pounds. It’s nothing, but we did that.

Gemma Arterton

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.

Brian Tracy

I have a political attitude, but I’m certainly not a politician.

Kgalema Motlanthe

The best way to inspire people to superior performance is to convince them by everything you do and by your everyday attitude that you are wholeheartedly supporting them.

Harold S. Geneen

I just think that people take me a little more seriously as a brunette. I don’t know if that’s just because of a societal preconceived notion that all blondes are stupid, but it’s a different kind of attitude.

Kate Bosworth

The money is in a different league these days, of course, but I have special memories of the 60s and 70s which players today don’t have. There wasn’t the same celebrity attitude and media exposure. We had a bit more freedom.

Peter Shilton

Being a sex symbol has to do with an attitude, not looks. Most men think it’s looks, most women know otherwise.

Kathleen Turner

We submit to the majority because we have to. But we are not compelled to call our attitude of subjection a posture of respect.

Ambrose Bierce

In the West, you have always associated the Islamic faith 100 percent with Arab culture. This in itself is a fundamentalist attitude and it is mistaken.

Youssou N’Dour

In the business world today, failure is apparently not an option. We need to change this attitude toward failure – and celebrate the idea that only by falling on our collective business faces do we learn enough to succeed down the road.

Naveen Jain

If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.

Colin Powell

The American attitude towards efficiency and execution should always underlie architecture.

Helmut Jahn

I like actors that are good with pantomime and that can transmit a lot by their presence and attitude more than through their dialogue.

Guillermo del Toro

There must be something solemn, serious, and tender about any attitude which we denominate religious. If glad, it must not grin or snicker if sad, it must not scream or curse.

William James

We can do better in higher education. And it is more than just technology. It’s also an attitude on the part of faculty. We need to think through how we can produce a better quality product at less cost.

Roy Romer

I was impressed by Hendrix. His attitude was brilliant. Even the way he walked was amazing.

Ritchie Blackmore

The attitude and capacity of the factory, the old metal table and the new ideas of the wooden furniture quickly and naturally suggested the possibility of metal furniture.

Donald Judd

My attitude towards drawing is not necessarily about drawing. It’s about making the best kind of image I can make, it’s about talking as clearly as I can.

Jim Dine

I don’t think people are fools, and I think they deserve a good attitude and smart entertainment.

Tatyana Tolstaya

An aristocratic culture does not advertise its emotions. In its forms of expression it is sober and reserved. Its general attitude is stoic.

Johan Huizinga

I thought I was going to be killed. The casualties were so heavy, it was just a given. I learned to take each day, each mission, as it came. That’s an attitude I’ve carried into my professional life. I take each case, each job, as it comes.

Elliot Richardson

Prayer is talking with God. God knows your heart and is not so concerned with your words as He is with the attitude of your heart.

Josh McDowell

I think it has other roots, has to do, in part, with a general anxiety in contemporary life… nuclear bombs, inequality of possibility and chance, inequality of goods allotted to us, a kind of general racist, unjust attitude that is pervasive.

Leonard Baskin

Being a part of SKECHERS is exciting. It is such a hip company with a great attitude and image.

Carrie Underwood

Our new attitude is how can we put you in front of our customer.

Terry Semel

Each experience through which we pass operates ultimately for our good. This is a correct attitude to adopt and we must be able to see it in that light.

Henry S. Haskins

The artist is not responsible to any one. His social role is asocial… his only responsibility consists in an attitude to the work he does.

Georg Baselitz

What a stupid attitude we have in this country to personal stories.

Amanda Burton

Our attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us.

Earl Nightingale

Somehow, the greater the public opposition to the health care bill, the more determined they seem to force it on us anyway. Their attitude shows Washington at its very worst – the presumption that they know best, and they’re going to get their way whether the American people like it or not.

Scott Brown

I went to the Performing Arts School and studied classical ballet. That attitude is something that’s put into your head. You are never thin enough.

Carmen Electra

With my talent, I can make people laugh and give them another attitude about life. What a blessing that is for me.

Doris Roberts

Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again.

W. Clement Stone

The place of chess in the society is closely related to the attitude of young people towards our game.

Boris Spassky

Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different.

Katherine Mansfield

Lead singers not only do the majority of the work, but their personalities are singled out and taken as the general attitude of the unit.

Martha Reeves

My attitude is always one of sensuality, aggressive enthusiasm and a kind of outrageousness in my expression.

Sally Kirkland

In just the same way the thousands of successive positions of a runner are contracted into one sole symbolic attitude, which our eye perceives, which art reproduces, and which becomes for everyone the image of a man who runs.

Henri Bergson

Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.

Charles R. Swindoll

The traditional Christian attitude toward human personality was that human nature was essentially good and that it was formed and modified by social pressures and training.

Carroll Quigley

With just about every player in Australia, his whole goal and ambition is to play for Australia. That’s why they’re playing first class cricket. It’s just a different attitude.

Shane Warne

What reader wants to be told what attitude to strike?

Ian Mcewan

The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves.

Willem de Kooning

You can’t study comedy it’s within you. It’s a personality. My humor is an attitude.

Don Rickles

I also had a mistaken attitude towards certain comrades.

Bela Kun

It was just like a dream. I could have ended up with an album that’s not all that different from anything else coming out of Nashville. Mutt made the difference. He took these songs, my attitude, my creativity, and colored them in a way that is unique.

Shania Twain

Jazz in itself is not struggling. That is, the music itself is not struggling… It’s the attitude that’s in trouble. My plays insist that we should not forget or toss away our history.

August Wilson

I have such an extreme attitude about work, where I can just completely be derelict of my responsibilities and then when I am not derelict, I am completely indulged in it. I swing pretty wildly from the two extremes.

Geddy Lee

I know a lot of Eastern Europeans, and because of what they have been through and what they have seen, they have an attitude where they are not easily fooled.

Francine Prose

The theatre only knows what it’s doing next week, not like the opera, where they say: What are we going to do in five years’ time? A completely different attitude.

Harrison Birtwistle

It’s not the style that motivates me, as much as an attitude of openness that I have when I go into a project.

Herbie Hancock

I think it’s your mental attitude. So many of us start dreading age in high school and that’s a waste of a lovely life. ‘Oh… I’m 30, oh, I’m 40, oh, 50.’ Make the most of it.

Betty White

There are a lot of female artists my age around at the moment, but they’re all American and blonde and blue-eyed and smiley. I’m totally the opposite of that. I want to show a bit more attitude and I have an opinion.

Samantha Mumba

It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.

William James

Spend some time this weekend on home improvement improve your attitude toward your family.

Bo Bennett

Any time I need to get a serious attitude adjustment, I put on one of their records, and there are examples there for all time to keep us honest and keep us reaching they’ll never be eclipsed.

Benny Green

Not to discriminate every moment some passionate attitude in those about us, and in the very brilliancy of their gifts some tragic dividing on their ways, is, on this short day of frost and sun, to sleep before evening.

Walter Pater

Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

Raymond Chandler

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.

Harold S. Geneen

The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight.

Arthur Ashe

The key to life is your attitude. Whether you’re single or married or have kids or don’t have kids, it’s how you look at your life, what you make of it. It’s about making the best of your life wherever you are in life.

Candace Bushnell

The novelist teaches the reader to comprehend the world as a question. There is wisdom and tolerance in that attitude. In a world built on sacrosanct certainties the novel is dead.

Milan Kundera

The townspeople outside the reservations had a very superior attitude toward Indians, which was kind of funny, because they weren’t very wealthy they were on the fringes of society themselves.

James Welch

Funny is an attitude.

Flip Wilson

Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.

Allen Klein

That attitude that fighting is probably not fair, but you have to defend yourself anyway and damage the enemy, has been profoundly consequential as far as my political activism goes.

June Jordan

Americans have always had an ambivalent attitude toward intelligence. When they feel threatened, they want a lot of it, and when they don’t, they regard the whole thing as somewhat immoral.

Vernon A. Walters

When I was in my 20s it did occur to me that there was something perverted about an attitude that thought that killing somebody was a minor offence compared to kissing somebody.

John McGahern

Modern Orthodoxy has a highly positive attitude toward the State of Israel. Our Ultra-Orthodox brethren recognize only the Holy Land, but not the state.

Norman Lamm

You can measure a programmer’s perspective by noting his attitude on the continuing vitality of FORTRAN.

Alan Perlis

I try and have a relaxed attitude and stay quite switched off until about an hour before kick-off.

Roy Keane

You may not be able to change a situation, but with humor you can change your attitude about it.

Allen Klein

I think whether you’re having setbacks or not, the role of a leader is to always display a winning attitude.

Colin Powell

Hardboiled crime fiction came of age in ‘Black Mask’ magazine during the Twenties and Thirties. Writers like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler learnt their craft and developed a distinct literary style and attitude toward the modern world.

Charles Frazier

I like England more than I did when I left. It’s become a bit of a better country in the last ten years, in the attitude of it. A bit more Americanized, which is both good and bad. At least when you order a cup of coffee they don’t give you a hard time.

Teddy Thompson

I was always the guy getting kicked out of my classes at school for having an attitude problem.

Chevy Chase

As the time goes by, you change, your learn new things, your attitude is different. For the moment, I’m still enjoying ski racing so much that it would be difficult for me to think about ending my career.

Hermann Maier

The music is first and foremost everything – no egos, no attitude, nothing – it’s about the music.

Big Boi

People are patronizing the theatres with renewed enthusiasm – there is an entire picnic-like attitude when families go out to see movies, which is a very good sign. They want to see larger-than-life characters on the big screen and not just watch movies on television or on DVDs.

Salman Khan

No rational argument will have a rational effect on a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude.

Karl Popper

We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.

Elbert Hubbard

I was impressed by Hendrix. Not so much by his playing, as his attitude – he wasn’t a great player, but everything else about him was brilliant.

Ritchie Blackmore

The time I spent thinking about how I was better than somebody else or worrying about somebody else’s attitude was time I could put to better use.

Charley Pride

I’m not anti-fashion, but I’ve always had a bit of a punk attitude. That’s important, I think. I do my own thing.

Sade Adu

When I drank, I had a very different attitude towards my playing. It was sloppier but I kind of liked it that way. It was like the alcohol was telling my mind what to do.

Mick Mars

No one’s going to be able to operate without a grounding in the basic sciences. Language would be helpful, although English is becoming increasingly international. And travel. You have to have a global attitude.

Rupert Murdoch

In 1977, at least, he wished to have people believe that he shared and was proud of an attitude toward women that is not acceptable in a politician. In 2003, all he has said is that he doesn’t remember the interview.

Michael Kinsley

I do support a sex-positive attitude for young people. Use condoms, that’s important. I love the idea that promiscuity can be healthy but it’s got some dodgy crevasses. Ooh, that’s a bad reference! But it’s got some dangerous cavities there. You know what I’m saying.

Rachael Taylor

If you go on stage with the wrong attitude, or something in your performance is off, you can lose an audience in the first minute. That first minute is crucial.

Allan Carr

By making a comeback, I’m changing the attitude of people toward me. If I’d known that people would react so enthusiastically, I’d have done it years ago.

Mark Spitz

My deepest impulses are optimistic, an attitude that seems to me as spiritually necessary and proper as it is intellectually suspect.

Ellen Willis

I think it’s my adventure, my trip, my journey, and I guess my attitude is, let the chips fall where they may.

Leonard Nimoy

A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.

Tom Stoppard

My denial and irresponsible attitude about asthma put me at great risk and caused me so much needless suffering. My hope is that the kids I talk to learn to open up about their asthma, become educated about their condition, and seek help.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Bob Altman had this relaxed but serious attitude. Everybody loved him. I wanted him to adopt me.

Steve Buscemi

The jokes are great but what really matters for a comedian is his performance, his whole attitude, and the laughs that he gets between the jokes rather than on top of the jokes.

Jack Dee

If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.

Pat Riley

Surfers have the most attitude.

Shaun White

I don’t think it’s a good attitude in your life to feel that you have to be rich to have self-esteem.

Tom Petty

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70 Awesome Anniversary Quotes Collection

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds – they mature slowly.

Peter De Vries

See, the ‘On the Road’ that came out in 1957 was censored. A lot of the honesty of it, the bitter honesty, is in the original scroll version that came out in 2007 on the 50-year anniversary. Back then, there was so much post-Second World War fear that was imposed on everybody – ‘You must live life this way’ – and these guys were bored.

Garrett Hedlund

The concept of two people living together for 25 years without a serious dispute suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep.

A. P. Herbert

I’ve been in love with the same woman for forty-one years. If my wife finds out, she’ll kill me.

Henny Youngman

Mom and Dad were married 64 years. And if you wondered what their secret was, you could have asked the local florist – because every day Dad gave Mom a rose, which he put on her bedside table. That’s how she found out what happened on the day my father died – she went looking for him because that morning, there was no rose.

Mitt Romney

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the Peace Corps as it reached its 45th anniversary on March 1, 2006.

Solomon Ortiz

I’ve been sober for two-and-a-half years, My children are happy. In August, my wife and I will celebrate our fifteenth wedding anniversary. My band is back together with a sold-out tour.

Trey Anastasio

Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.

Henny Youngman

June 2005 is the five year anniversary of the debut of Battle Pope.

Robert Kirkman

I didn’t make my first solo record until 1981 so I don’t have any 60’s or 70’s recordings but I am working on a large boxed set called DUST to be released next year, the 20th anniversary of my first solo record.

Adrian Belew

Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can’t sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can’t sleep with the window open.

George Bernard Shaw

Both the Obama and Romney campaigns said they pulled all their political ads today in observance of the September 11th anniversary. But politics wasn’t very far offstage. The Obama campaign sees foreign policy as an advantage this year.

Mara Liasson

My last trip to New Orleans was for the fifth anniversary of Katrina, and I had the awesome opportunity to bring my family down. We all worked on a house together and met some of the families.

AnnaLynne McCord

If you love somebody, you love them. My parents had a 25-year age gap between them and my mum was the breadwinner, my dad the house husband. I’m a strong believer that a good relationship can work, whatever the situation.

Katherine Jenkins

Next month, I will celebrate my 30th anniversary of marriage with my beautiful bride, Vicki. Our marriage has been a blessing. I have gained even more respect for the institution over the past 3 decades and will defend it against attack.

Todd Tiahrt

And currently, there are four to five new works in the pipeline for upcoming celebrations such as the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Australian Federation, my 50th Birthday, and Sydney Dance Company’s 25th Anniversary.

Graeme Murphy

And this year is going to be the 25th anniversary of the 17-0 team, the only undefeated season.

Don Shula

Since I wrote to you last we have got our chapel beautifully lighted with gas and have had our anniversary.

John Hawley

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.

Simone Signoret

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man’s habits and then complain that he’s not the man she married?

Barbra Streisand

The day before the anniversary of D-Day, we lost a man who was equaled by few and surpassed by none as a leader in the cause of freedom: Ronald Reagan.

Mac Thornberry

That there’s no more important decision in life than who you marry.

Brad Paisley

You marry somebody you love everything about them. You grow to learn about them. You never learn everything.

Chris Daughtry

I feel there should have been some recognition of the Spice Girls at this year’s 25th anniversary. We flew the flag for Britain around the globe in the 1990s and we achieved a hell of a lot.

Melanie Chisholm

Presently, the Commission for Commemorating 350 Years of American Jewish History has been brought about to encourage and sponsor a variety of historical activities that advance our understanding of the American Jewish experience as it marks this milestone anniversary.

Jon Porter

Last week, the House of Representatives passed a resolution honoring the victims and heroes of September 11th. As we commemorate the anniversary of 9-11, we must also remember that the threat is still very real today.

Michael McCaul

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.

Martin Luther

Under this window in stormy weather I marry this man and woman together Let none but Him who rules the thunder Put this man and woman asunder.

Jonathan Swift

I have for some time urged that a nuclear abolition summit to mark the effective end of the nuclear era be convened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the 70th anniversary of the bombings of those cities, with the participation of national leaders and representatives of global civil society.

Daisaku Ikeda

1 month ago the American people stopped to remember the third anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war. We thought first and foremost of the selflessness, patriotism and heroism by our troops, our National Guard and Reserves.

Rosa DeLauro

The chances of a reunion now are less likely. I was thinking of having a 40th anniversary of the band, but now they are really another band, so it’s all a bit weird.

Alvin Lee

The heart of marriage is memories and if the two of you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns, then your marriage is a gift from the gods.

Bill Cosby

The London games mark the 24th anniversary of my winning two golds and setting the world record in the heptathlon. Someone is going to want it records are made to be broken – it’s only a matter of time. I hope mine will outlive me.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

So while an incredible amount of progress has been made, on this fifth anniversary, I wanted to come here and tell the people of this city directly: My administration is going to stand with you – and fight alongside you – until the job is done. Until New Orleans is all the way back, all the way.

Barack Obama

We had a relationship that lasted 44 years. Herbert and I lived together 10 years before we were married. He always gave me a little heart for whatever anniversary.

Uta Hagen

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.

Paul Sweeney

Actually, the year anniversary of what you just heard, my son Grahame and I are going to be in a play together, and I’m acting for the first time in front of an audience that doesn’t consist of a high school drama class.

Phil Lesh

It is a matter of public shame that while we have now commemorated our hundredth anniversary, not one in every ten children attending Public schools throughout the colonies is acquainted with a single historical fact about Australia.

Henry Lawson

Marriage is the most natural state of man, and… the state in which you will find solid happiness.

Benjamin Franklin

Each year on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth, America has the opportunity to reflect on our nation’s progress towards the realization of his dream.

Adam Schiff

Marriage is a coming together for better or for worse, hopefully enduring, and intimate to the degree of being sacred.

William O. Douglas

We can’t forget what happened on May 4th, 1970, when four students gave up their lives because they had the American constitutional right of peaceful protest. They gave up their lives. And to sing that song in that spot on that anniversary was very emotional for us.

Graham Nash

But to sustain a marriage for 50 years, you have to get real a little bit and find someone who is understanding and who you can grow with. My mom always says, ‘Marry the man who loves you a millimeter more.’

Ali Larter

I think you have to be willing to take a bullet for somebody if you’re going to stand up there, take your vows, and be married to them for the rest of your life.

Blake Shelton

Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years multiply.

Zane Grey

You will reciprocally promise love, loyalty and matrimonial honesty. We only want for you this day that these words constitute the principle of your entire life and that with the help of divine grace you will observe these solemn vows that today, before God, you formulate.

Pope John Paul II

As the third anniversary of the September 11th attacks draws near we must ensure our nation is prepared to handle the continued threat of violence and terrorism on our country.

Leonard Boswell

The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.

Julia Child

My mother and stepfather were married 43 years, so I have watched a long marriage. I feel like I had a very good role model for that. And, you know, it’s just a number.

Jamie Lee Curtis

Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.

Marilyn Monroe

Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him.

H. L. Mencken

The 150th anniversary of Penn State will highlight what is important and good about this distinguished institution and the fine people and research that it produces.

Don Sherwood

This anniversary serves to help remind the American people that, in the wake of one of the greatest political scandals and misuse of power in our history as a nation, scandal produced important reforms that served this nation well for two decades.

Elliot Richardson

One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.

Honore de Balzac

A lot of good love can happen in ten years.

Jim Carrey

It was very hard for all of us. It’s still very hard. The anniversary of his death just passed, and every single one of his friends, still, after all these years… it’s unbelievable.

Eydie Gorme

So I think you have to marry for the right reasons, and marry the right person.

Anne Bancroft

On this important anniversary, we must remember that while we have come a long way in eliminating barriers, critical work remains to ensure all Americans can live up to their full potential.

Jim Ramstad

Never tell a secret to a bride or a groom wait until they have been married longer.

E. W. Howe

We are not the same persons this year as last nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.

W. Somerset Maugham

Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family – a domestic church.

Pope John Paul II

I was always very grateful to ’em and am grateful to ’em now. I went back a couple of years ago and did their 20th anniversary show. But the longer I stayed on Hee Haw, the worse things got for me musically.

Buck Owens

I did that Dior Couture 60th anniversary show in July. It took so long to get ready, I think I would have rather been watching.

Linda Evangelista

Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it.

Boris Pasternak

Perhaps a hundred people assembled one evening, May 15, 1876, at the time when the country was celebrating the hundredth anniversary of its political independence.

Felix Adler

I am so excited this year getting to play the 85th Anniversary Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Everyone knows on Thanksgiving morning to get up, turn on the TV and watch the parade, so to be an actual participant is going to be fun and I’m looking forward to it. I am gonna have to put on my deer hunting gear, though, to stay warm!

Rodney Atkins

On July 18, we will mark the 12th anniversary of the senseless loss of 85 lives in the bombing of the Jewish Cultural Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Tom Lantos

This year, as we celebrate the 230th anniversary of America’s independence, please remember the symbols that are sacred to this country. Fly Old Glory high and show your respect and admiration for this great nation and the values we hold dear.

Kenny Marchant

More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.

Doug Larson

Married people from my generation are like an endangered species!

Patrice Leconte

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250 Famous Age Quotes and Age Sayings Collection [Part 4]

A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, ‘At my age, I don’t even buy green bananas.’

Claude Pepper

Time, in general, has always been a central obsession of mine – what it does to people, how it can constitute a plot all on its own. So naturally, I am interested in old age.

Anne Tyler

It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.

Margaret Mead

Age does not matter if the matter does not age.

Jean Paul

We now have an opportunity, though, to do something we didn’t do in the industrial age, and that is to get a leg up on this, to bring the public in quickly, to have an informed debate.

Jeremy Rifkin

And I’m not as young as I once was. At my age, I don’t have time to be bored.

Lev Grossman

I’ve had to be a man since I was 12 or 13. I had a job. And I was playing the piano for people twice my age. Handling responsibility is what makes a man a man.

Jamie Foxx

The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.

Doug Larson

It’s the kind of clothes that mothers and daughters can wear, in terms of concept… It’s not about age. It’s about taste, and it’s about lifestyle. I believe women of all ages can wear anything.

Ralph Lauren

Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.

Muhammad Ali

Traveling to Russia and Germany and being able to see the world at a young age was really cool for me, and I really liked that.

Mia Wasikowska

Despite what anti-aging ads say, growing older can be better. I feel better in my skin, 100 percent. You have greater effects of gravity, but the better sense of yourself you have is something I wouldn’t trade. Women who lie about their age – ‘why?’

Demi Moore

I vividly remember being 14. That was the age when I started to get happy: I started being a writer and stopped being a loser.

Anthony Horowitz

There probably aren’t a lot of actors my age who tap dance.

Christopher Walken

Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you’re aboard, there’s nothing you can do.

Golda Meir

What Youth deemed crystal, Age finds out was dew.

Robert Browning

Love has no age, no limit and no death.

John Galsworthy

The age thing really bugs me. Do people have more of a right to not like what I say because I’m 19?

Fiona Apple

It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.

Brigitte Bardot

I want to get old gracefully. I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and be an example to my children.

Sting

Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.

Jonathan Swift

As an American, you have a right to good health care that is effective, accessible, and affordable, that serves you from infancy through old age, that allows you to go to practitioners and facilities of your choosing, and that offers a broad range of therapeutic options.

Andrew Weil

Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health.

Robert Louis Stevenson

I was taught from a young age that I had to serve, so that turned into me thinking I had to save the planet.

Alanis Morissette

I never – you know also one of the things that would save me for a man my age, it was not that easy to lose that much weight and fall down and look like something draped.

Karl Lagerfeld

I also find it interesting that a lot of people in their 30s are not married and don’t have kids. There are a lot of people in this age bracket that are out there dating and trying to find love. And I never thought that at my age I would be.

John Stamos

The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later.

Charles Caleb Colton

If you age with somebody, you go through so many roles – you’re lovers, friends, enemies, colleagues, strangers you’re brother and sister. That’s what intimacy is, if you’re with your soulmate.

Cate Blanchett

This is the first age that’s ever paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one.

Arthur C. Clarke

I didn’t have any success in show business until I was 30 to 31 years of age.

Adam Carolla

I think I’m a bit less inhibited, and not thinking too much before speaking. It’s not about being shameful, I’m just a bit more unabashedly myself because of this thing, and it probably started at age 15. I can be around people and say what I think without fear.

Kristen Stewart

Children under five are the poorest age group in America, and one in four infants, toddlers and preschoolers are poor during the years of greatest brain development.

Marian Wright Edelman

Childhood itself is scarcely more lovely than a cheerful, kindly, sunshiny old age.

Lydia M. Child

Middle age is when your old classmates are so grey and wrinkled and bald they don’t recognize you.

Bennett Cerf

If you haven’t turned rebel by twenty you’ve got no heart if you haven’t turned establishment by thirty you’ve got no brains!

Kevin Spacey

Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine.

Isak Dinesen

The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons.

Charles Dickens

When you’re my age and you see a story, you better go for it pretty quickly. I’d just like to get a few more novels under my belt.

John le Carre

Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age.

William Feather

What I think is amazing is not that 85% of people who get married under the age of 25 get divorced, it’s that 15% of them stay together. How did they manage to pull that off? You almost can’t wait too long. It’s the single simplest measure to predict divorce.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.

Bo Bennett

My dad encouraged us to fail. Growing up, he would ask us what we failed at that week. If we didn’t have something, he would be disappointed. It changed my mindset at an early age that failure is not the outcome, failure is not trying. Don’t be afraid to fail.

Sara Blakely

It is not classified as a pagan religion. The so-called New Age activities and this are not called religions and therefore don’t come under the prohibition of mingling church and state that we have in this country.

Dixie Lee Ray

I was born in ancient times, at the end of the world, in a patriarchal Catholic and conservative family. No wonder that by age five I was a raging feminist – although the term had not reached Chile yet, so nobody knew what the heck was wrong with me.

Isabel Allende

For the moment I prefer to be a beautiful woman of my age than try desperately to look 30.

Demi Moore

There’s no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow.

Fay Weldon

It is a blessed thing that in every age some one has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Age acquires no value save through thought and discipline.

James Truslow Adams

To me age is a number, just a number. Who cares?

Jeanne Moreau

I have always paid income tax. I object only when it reaches a stage when I am threatened with having nothing left for my old age – which is due to start next Tuesday or Wednesday.

Noel Coward

Old age and treachery will always beat youth and exuberance.

David Mamet

Even from a very early age, I knew I didn’t want to miss out on anything life had to offer just because it might be considered dangerous.

Nicole Kidman

Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.

Willa Cather

All we can do when we think of kids today is think of more hours of school, earlier age at the computer, and curfews. Who would want to grow up in that world?

James Hillman

I believe that the fight against crime starts in the home. Parents must take responsibility for their children and show them love and guidance from an early age so they learn to respect the rights of others.

Blanche Lincoln

When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.

Victor Hugo

We’ve put more effort into helping folks reach old age than into helping them enjoy it.

Frank A. Clark

The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate they are green and vigorous in old age.

George Santayana

My mother inspired me to treat others as I would want to be treated regardless of age, race or financial status.

Tommy Hilfiger

Well, my son really loves wildlife. And everytime he draws a polar bear I want to tell him there probably won’t any by the time… he’s my age. That’s kinda hard to deal with.

Thom Yorke

The first feminine feature that goes, with advancing age, is the neck.

Gloria Swanson

You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.

George Burns

When I write about a 15-year old, I jump, I return to the days when I was that age. It’s like a time machine. I can remember everything. I can feel the wind. I can smell the air. Very actually. Very vividly.

Haruki Murakami

Age shouldn’t affect you. It’s just like the size of your shoes – they don’t determine how you live your life! You’re either marvellous or you’re boring, regardless of your age.

Steven Morrissey

At an early age, I started my own paper route. Once I saw how you could service people and do a good job and get paid for it, I just wanted to be the best I could be in whatever I did.

Puff Daddy

There must be a law against forcing children to perform at an early age. Children should have a wonderful childhood. They should not be given too much responsibility.

Maria Callas

Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.

Felix Frankfurter

We grew up in a very creative environment and were exposed to the arts at a very young age, so it’s not a surprise that all of us are in some form of the arts.

Spike Lee

I smoke ten to fifteen cigars a day. At my age I have to hold on to something.

George Burns

I created Punk for this day and age. Do you see Britney walking around wearing ties and singing punk? Hell no. That’s what I do. I’m like a Sid Vicious for a new generation.

Avril Lavigne

If repression has indeed been the fundamental link between power, knowledge, and sexuality since the classical age, it stands to reason that we will not be able to free ourselves from it except at a considerable cost.

Michel Foucault

What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.

Jean Paul

There are people whose watch stops at a certain hour and who remain permanently at that age.

Helen Rowland

Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.

Mahatma Gandhi

While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.

Amos Bronson Alcott

A great age of literature is perhaps always a great age of translations.

Ezra Pound

It takes a long time to become young.

Pablo Picasso

I’m at peace with myself and where I am. In the past, I was always looking to see how everybody else was doing. I wasn’t competitive, I was comparative. I just wanted to be where everybody else was. Now I’ve gotten to an age when I am not comparing anymore.

Courteney Cox

Nice to be here? At my age it’s nice to be anywhere.

George Burns

The year I was born, 1956, was the peak year for babies being born, and there are more people essentially our age than anybody else. We could crush these new generations if we decided too.

Tom Hanks

Why do people talk of the horrors of old age? It’s great. I feel like a fine old car with the parts gradually wearing out, but I’m not complaining,… Those who find growing old terrible are people who haven’t done what they wanted with their lives.

Martha Gellhorn

I’ve always been intrigued by color and by interesting hair. I was one of those weird little girls doing my own hair at the age of 9. I was, like, getting weird gels and new brushes and cornrow holders. I would tweak and perm at the age of 13.

Nicki Minaj

Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.

Kitty O’Neill Collins

No lie ever reaches old age.

Sophocles

Man has no Body distinct from his Soul for that called Body is a portion of Soul discerned by the five Senses, the chief inlets of Soul in this age.

William Blake

The age of a woman doesn’t mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’ve had two romances since moving to Las Vegas. One was with somebody 12 years older than me, and the other was the same age, and neither worked out. I know people still think of me as one of Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends, and he of course was much older than me, but that was a whole different lifestyle and a different kind of dating.

Holly Madison

We have become a society that can’t self-correct, that can’t address its obvious problems, that can’t pull out of its nosedive. And so to our list of disasters let us add this fourth entry: we have entered an age of folly that – for all our Facebooking and the twittling tweedle-dee-tweets of the twitterati – we can’t wake up from.

Thomas Frank

At my age flowers scare me.

George Burns

I really think we should pass a law in every state, I don’t care whether it takes the independence away from an old person or not. You shouldn’t be driving a car if you’re over the age of 80. Maybe even less than that.

Evel Knievel

Advice in old age is foolish for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey’s end.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

I remember being in Hollywood at the age of 16 and marveling at the stars. The idea of being part of it never entered my mind. It was too far-fetched.

Bryan Adams

To write a story about New York that only deals with people in your age and socioeconomic bracket, that feels dishonest to me. So much of New York comes from everyone bumping into each other.

Josh Radnor

Bring a wife home to your house when you are of the right age, not far short of 30 years, nor much above this is the right time for marriage.

Hesiod

Religion is the best antidote to the individualism of the consumer age. The idea that society can do without it flies in the face of history and, now, evolutionary biology.

Jonathan Sacks

At twenty years of age the will reigns at thirty, the wit and at forty, the judgment.

Benjamin Franklin

You’d think that in this age, especially in the 21st century – especially with all the technology and all the discoveries that we’ve made – that we would figure out how to tackle abuse.

Tori Amos

We tried not to age, but time had its rage.

Pete Townshend

No, no, I was only funny on stage, really. I, I, think I was funny as a person toward my classmates when I was very young. You know, when I was a child, up to about the age of 12.

Rowan Atkinson

I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.

Lauren Bacall

To be perfectly honest, I think that as I’m growing older, I’m just growing more impatient. I’ll be very happy if at some point people say, ‘Michael’s grown wiser and softer in his old age.’ But we’ll have to wait and see what my next project is.

Michael Haneke

At a certain age, death becomes familiar to you-or a loss becomes familiar-the tragedies that are more commonplace in life.

Jessica Lange

There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.

Arthur Schopenhauer

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your enthusiasm.

Aldous Huxley

In a secular age, an authentic miracle must purport to be a hoax, in order to gain credit in the world.

Angela Carter

Have regular hours for work and play make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.

Louisa May Alcott

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

Stanislaw Lec

Admiration of the proletariat, like that of dams, power stations, and aeroplanes, is part of the ideology of the machine age.

Bertrand Russell

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.

Agatha Christie

If the nineteenth century was the age of the editorial chair, ours is the century of the psychiatrist’s couch.

Marshall McLuhan

What is an adult? A child blown up by age.

Simone de Beauvoir

I gambled and I lost. I failed in securing my options for this choice for myself, but I succeeded in verifying the Dark Age is still with us.

Jack Kevorkian

I don’t care about age very much.

Chinua Achebe

I was drafted into the Army when I was 19 and came out at age 22. Most people that I knew didn’t think they’d come home alive. I didn’t think I would either, so I was happy when I did.

Ed Koch

No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else.

Katharine Graham

Listen, in England people are already writing their memoirs at the age of 23.

Rupert Everett

An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence.

Raymond Chandler

The Word of fire burns today On the lips of our prophets in an evil age.

Margaret Walker

Youngsters of the age of two and three are endowed with extraordinary strength. They can lift a dog twice their own weight and dump him into the bathtub.

Erma Bombeck

All diseases run into one, old age.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I can’t hit on women in public any more. I didn’t decide this it just doesn’t feel right at my age.

Jack Nicholson

My parents were really, really cool about supporting what I wanted to do at a really young age. I think I was about 10 when I caught the bug. They would drive me down to New York if there were auditions. When I was 12, I did this show on Broadway called ‘High Society,’ so we moved to New York for the run of that.

Anna Kendrick

O love, if I regret the age when one savors you, it is not for the hour of pleasure, but for the one that follows it.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

We live in an age of mediocrity.

Lauren Bacall

My mother was 45 when she had me, so when I was in high school my parents were the same age as my friends’ grandparents.

Jack White

We of Africa protest that, in this day and age, we should continue to be treated as lesser human beings than other races.

Robert Mugabe

I don’t want to look at other people my age in leather. Why would I put it on?

George Michael

I’ve spent as much as 30 grand on a watch but it’s not about flaunting my wealth. I don’t have many extravagances but watches are my biggest one. I must have 30 of them now. I’ve been collecting since the age of nine, when I won a black TAG in a karting event.

Jenson Button

In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.

Thomas Jefferson

I nearly died of double bronchial pneumonia at the age of five.

Roger Moore

Old age: the crown of life, our play’s last act.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Work is transformative. It gives you a greater chance of a greater income. You can affect your life while you’re of working age, so you have scope and opportunity. Pensioners do not.

Iain Duncan Smith

Here’s a proposal, offered only partly in jest: no resident of the United States, whether born here or abroad, should get to be a citizen until age 18, at which time each such resident has to take a test.

Eric Liu

Low levels of vitamin D in the population as a whole suggest that most people need to take a vitamin D supplement. This may be especially true for seniors, as the ability to synthesize vitamin D in the skin declines with age.

Andrew Weil

If you explode onto the scene at a very young age, there are so many people pulling you in different directions. It takes time to recalibrate and see what’s important.

Clive Owen

In youth the days are short and the years are long. In old age the years are short and day’s long.

Pope Paul VI

I have the problems of, I must confess, old age.

Billy Graham

My husband gave me a necklace. It’s fake. I requested fake. Maybe I’m paranoid, but in this day and age, I don’t want something around my neck that’s worth more than my head.

Rita Rudner

A face to lose youth for, to occupy age With the dream of, meet death with.

Robert Browning

It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.

William James

I figured out it was a social thing, what women were allowed to do. At a very young age, I decided I was not going to follow women’s rules.

Joan Jett

I came of age believing that, no matter what happened, I would always be able to support myself.

William J. Clinton

What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.

Brigitte Bardot

One already feels like an anachronism, writing novels in the age of what-ever-this-is-the-age-of, but touring to promote them feels doubly anachronistic. The marketplace is showing an increasing intolerance for the time-honored practice of printing information on paper and shipping it around the country.

Lev Grossman

I basically get stereotyped a lot in terms of being a girl and writing ‘chick’ music for teenage girls or something. I think, if anything, the press kind of, because of my gender and my age, tends to kind of relegate my work to this sort of special-interest group. It’s part of the cultural dynamic, I guess.

Ani DiFranco

The golden age is before us, not behind us.

William Shakespeare

India saw from the beginning, and, even in her ages of reason and her age of increasing ignorance, she never lost hold of the insight, that life cannot be rightly seen in the sole light, cannot be perfectly lived in the sole power of its externalities.

Sri Aurobindo

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

Mark Twain

I’m glad I was born when I was. My time was the golden age of variety. If I were starting out again now, maybe things would happen for me, but it certainly would not be on a variety show with 28 musicians, 12 dancers, two major guest stars, 50 costumes a week by Bob Mackie. The networks just wouldn’t spend the money today.

Carol Burnett

We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex, industrialized society. We have truly entered the century of the educated man.

Lyndon B. Johnson

What turns me on about the digital age, what excited me personally, is that you have closed the gap between dreaming and doing. You see, it used to be that if you wanted to make a record of a song, you needed a studio and a producer. Now, you need a laptop.

Bono

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.

Anais Nin

Old age is when the liver spots show through your gloves.

Phyllis Diller

Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.

Bill Cosby

If you’re old, don’t try to change yourself, change your environment.

B. F. Skinner

Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.

Michel de Montaigne

Sure I played, did you think I was born at the age of 70 sitting in a dugout trying to manage guys like you?

Casey Stengel

Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

In the digital age of ‘overnight’ success stories such as Facebook, the hard slog is easily overlooked.

James Dyson

Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.

Louis Kronenberger

I remember when I was 6 years old and my brother used to go seek out guys that were 13 to come over and play football against me while he was the ‘permanent quarterback.’ I didn’t know exactly what the age difference was, but I was already playing against older guys.

Junior Seau

You hit a certain age and – especially because of TV – the young cooks coming up say, ‘You’re a sellout, because you’re doing something other than what you should be doing.’ ‘Top Chef’ is a double-edged sword for me: There’s a whole group of people who will not come to the restaurants because they assume I’m not in them anymore, all I do is TV.

Tom Colicchio

It’s getting better generally, daily, especially in TV, for women in acting and age and looks count less. As more women come into the business. Change of any sort takes a long time to happen.

Julie Walters

One of the many pleasures of old age is giving things up.

Malcolm Muggeridge

Every age needs men who will redeem the time by living with a vision of the things that are to be.

Adlai E. Stevenson

Your body actually reminds you about your age and your injuries – the body has a stronger memory than your mind.

Mikhail Baryshnikov

People dance at any age.

Mikhail Baryshnikov

I definitely don’t look my age. So I actively look for roles that will help people change their perception of me.

Elijah Wood

The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.

Walter Scott

Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you’d never complete your life, would you? You’d never wholly know you.

Marilyn Monroe

My grandparents got married at a very young age, and a lot of what I think about marriage is based on their relationship.

Kyle Chandler

I think that clearly it has an influence, to be coming of age during the punk rock era, to come from a difficult and sporadically violent background, to have been in and out of such chaos, I think it actually helps. But I don’t know for sure.

Craig Ferguson

The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.

Thomas Hardy

There is no age, height, or weight requirement to skate. It is good exercise no matter what your age is. If you want to be competitive, most start young. But, I practice with many adult competitors.

Nancy Kerrigan

Age becomes reality when you hear someone refer to that attractive young woman standing next to the woman in the green dress, and you find that you’re the one in the green dress.

Lois Wyse

I think all writers of my age who are brought up on films probably by the age of 16 have seen many more films than they have read classics of literature. We can’t help but be influenced by film. Film has got some great tricks that it’s taught writers.

David Mitchell

I would always encourage people of any age not to be so quick to follow other people’s truths but to search and follow your own moral code and live by your own integrity, and mostly just be brave.

Jewel

‘Age’ is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years.

Martha Graham

Live your life and forget your age.

Jean Paul

The hallmark of our age is the tension between aspirations and sluggish institutions.

John W. Gardner

The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks.

Randall Jarrell

At my age the only problem is with remembering names. When I call everyone darling, it has damn all to do with passionately adoring them, but I know I’m safe calling them that. Although, of course, I adore them too.

Richard Attenborough

In the age of the individual’s liquidation, the question of individuality must be raised anew.

Theodor Adorno

Catholics and evangelicals need to remain allied, and in solidarity, against the increasingly aggressive secularism of our age.

Gary Bauer

Study until twenty-five, investigation until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.

Thomas Moore

I remember at the age of five travelling on a trolley car with my mother past a group of women on a picket line at a textile plant, seeing them being viciously beaten by security people. So that kind of thing stayed with me.

Noam Chomsky

I think we ought to raise the age at which juveniles can have a gun.

George W. Bush

I grew up on the golden age of children’s TV.

Edward Norton

Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.

Alexander Hamilton

No man is ever old enough to know better.

Holbrook Jackson

Age is not all decay it is the ripening, the swelling, of the fresh life within, that withers and bursts the husk.

George MacDonald

Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.

Francis Bacon

I hate the idea that you shouldn’t wear something just because you’re a certain age.

Miuccia Prada

When it comes down to it, it’s about who you know, and who’s a fan. It’s about whether you’re the right age, whether you’re hot or not, whether the studio is into you or not.

Marlee Matlin

I was equally in love with singing and acting from an early age.

Minnie Driver

Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age.

W. H. Auden

The great book for you is the book that has the most to say to you at the moment when you are reading. I do not mean the book that is most instructive, but the book that feeds your spirit. And that depends on your age, your experience, your psychological and spiritual need.

Robertson Davies

Michelle Pfeiffer hasn’t been finding a lot of work recently because she doesn’t like what a woman her age is offered. That’s a real double standard. You get Sean Connery, who gets older and older, still playing opposite young ladies, but it doesn’t work the other way around.

Denzel Washington

There must be a day or two in a man’s life when he is the precise age for something important.

Franklin P. Adams

There is nothing in socialism that a little age or a little money will not cure.

Will Durant

In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest.

Henry Miller

Even one voice can be heard loudly all over the world in this day and age.

Aung San Suu Kyi

Middle age occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net.

Franklin P. Adams

A newspaper is lumber made malleable. It is ink made into words and pictures. It is conceived, born, grows up and dies of old age in a day.

Jim Bishop

I learned from a very young age that if I pursued the things that truly excited me, that they would reward in more important ways, like happiness.

Brandon Boyd

Every time I see something terrible, it’s like I see it at age 19. I keep a freshness that way.

Ralph Nader

The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions.

Peace Pilgrim

Preparation for old age should begin not later than one’s teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.

Dwight L. Moody

I’ve gotten crankier in my old age.

Shirley MacLaine

The reality is sobering: in the United States one in three girls will become pregnant before age 20, totaling more than 750,000 girls per year.

Jane Fonda

I believe that parents need to make nutrition education a priority in their home environment. It’s crucial for good health and longevity to instill in your children sound eating habits from an early age.

Cat Cora

Genius worship is the inevitable sign of an uncreative age.

Clive Bell

I felt a tremendous sadness for men who can’t deal with a woman of their own age.

Michael Caine

The surest sign of age is loneliness.

Annie Dillard

It’s hard for women at my age in Hollywood, but I’m not discouraged.

Jane Fonda

I can’t look in the mirror and look at fake things. I just can’t. I’d rather age.

Heidi Klum

And I’m afraid, in this day and age, trust, which I count so, you know, I love loyalty. I love trust.

Elton John

Age, like distance lends a double charm.

Oliver Herford

I feel like a lot of the female relationships I see on TV or in movies are in some way free of the kind of jealousy and anxiety and posturing that has been such a huge part of my female friendships, which I hope lessens a little bit with age.

Lena Dunham

There is no self-knowledge but an historical one. No one knows what he himself is who does not know his fellow men, especially the most prominent one of the community, the master’s master, the genius of the age.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Having come to live in this age is as though one were to have entered another country. Learn its language or risk being left out.

Theodore Bikel

I love things that age well – things that don’t date, that stand the test of time and that become living examples of the absolute best.

Giorgio Armani

I am firmly of the opinion that women who make a lot of effort to hang onto their looks in middle age (unless they are beauties, entertainers or prostitutes) are rather sad, as one should surely have something more substantial to recommend one by this time, such as kindness or cleverness.

Julie Burchill

Age merely shows what children we remain.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The chief role of the universities is to prolong adolescence into middle age, at which point early retirement ensures that we lack the means or the will to enforce significant change.

J. G. Ballard

There are signs that the age of petroleum has passed its zenith. Adjusted for inflation, a barrel of crude oil now sells for three times its long-run average. The large western oil companies, which cartellised the industry for much of the 20th century, are now selling more oil than they find, and are thus in the throes of liquidation.

James Buchan

Music has always been my protection against the world, from a very young age. I feel safe inside of a jam.

Trey Anastasio

We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed.

Lawrence Clark Powell

Death comes not to the living soul, nor age to the loving heart.

Phoebe Cary

The trick is growing up without growing old.

Casey Stengel

I am, as I’ve said, merely competent. But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary.

Billy Joel

At the age of 11 I was about 6 ft. tall and my voice had completely broken. That caused problems. I was this gangly, spotty, very unattractive kid. I wasn’t cool and I wasn’t a nerd. I didn’t even want to fit in with anyone.

Dan Stevens

If there is anything I would do differently in my life, it is that I would study business more. I’m trying to teach my daughter Chloe at an early age about investing and money so she’s not afraid of it.

Donna Mills

I started in the restaurant business at the age of 19 as a waitress. I loved the atmosphere and the camaraderie of the restaurant business. I loved not having to go to an office. I loved making people happy.

Anne Burrell

I believe we should encourage children to sing and play instruments from an early age.

Mick Jagger

We are in an electronic technology age now and it’s about time we put away the old stuff.

Monica Edwards

As men get older, the toys get more expensive.

Marvin Davis

Some of your teachers are actually closer in age to you than you think.

Maya Lin

The terror of the atom age is not the violence of the new power but the speed of man’s adjustment to it, the speed of his acceptance.

E. B. White

He has a profound respect for old age. Especially when it’s bottled.

Gene Fowler

I don’t know whether it’s age or maturity, but I certainly find myself committed more and more to the looser forms of Western democracy at any price.

John le Carre

If you’re extremely, painfully frightened of age, it shows.

Jeanne Moreau

It doesn’t matter what color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, etc., everyone should have the same freedoms and liberties.

Lance Bass

Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?

Erich Fromm

It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion.

Bertrand Russell

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250 Famous Age Quotes and Age Sayings Collection [Part 3]

What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.

Voltaire

A major advantage of age is learning to accept people without passing judgment.

Liz Carpenter

To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart. And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study, and love.

Alan Bleasdale

Education is the best provision for old age.

Aristotle

I lived the true American dream, because I was able to pursue what I set as my goals at a very young age.

Mario Andretti

Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.

Euripides

Starting a new retirement plan for those below a certain age is something tens of millions of Americans have already been through at work.

Mitch Daniels

Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us.

Thomas Carlyle

I’m at the age now where just putting my cigar in its holder is a thrill.

George Burns

I didn’t know a time when there wasn’t a war because I spent all my time from the age of two or three to eight in a coal cellar really.

David Bailey

I appreciate and enjoy my age.

Nikki Giovanni

Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about the things in my pocket. But I found it would be too long and the age of the great epics is past.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

I’ve lost touch with a lot of that boutique-type music just because of my age, and raising my son and the multiple jobs I have at this point.

Liz Phair

I was born at the age of twelve on a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lot.

Edward Koch

New needs need new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements… the modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture.

Jackson Pollock

Age does not bring you wisdom, age brings you wrinkles.

Estelle Getty

Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.

Robert Byrne

In this electronic age we see ourselves being translated more and more into the form of information, moving toward the technological extension of consciousness.

Marshall McLuhan

Every age develops its own peculiar forms of pathology, which express in exaggerated form its underlying character structure.

Christopher Lasch

We were really grown up for our age and it was an incredible special band.

Joan Jett

The culture of independent film criticism has totally gone down the drain and this seems to come with the territory of the consumer age that we are now living in.

Wim Wenders

I’m not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You’re as old as you feel.

Henri Frederic Amiel

Intelligent life on a planet comes of age when it first works out the reason for its own existence.

Richard Dawkins

I ask you to pray for me, for once age has overtaken us, we find consolation only in religion.

Paul Cezanne

The nearer people approach old age the closer they return to a semblance of childhood, until the time comes for them to depart this life, again like children, neither tired of living nor aware of death.

Desiderius Erasmus

The real sadness of fifty is not that you change so much but that you change so little.

Max Lerner

Old age is an insult. It’s like being smacked.

Lawrence Durrell

Litigation takes the place of sex at middle age.

Gore Vidal

There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age.

Bill Bryson

Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.

Eleanor Roosevelt

In the age of television, image becomes more important than substance.

S. I. Hayakawa

Age steals away all things, even the mind.

Virgil

Bad news isn’t wine. It doesn’t improve with age.

Colin Powell

After thirty, a body has a mind of its own.

Bette Midler

From age 16, I lived and breathed wine. I read every magazine and book about wine.

Gary Vaynerchuk

Middle age: when you begin to exchange your emotions for symptoms.

Irvin S. Cobb

Working on the ‘Ice Age’ movies, I’m really proud to be in them.

Seann William Scott

Everyone talks about age, but it’s not about age. It’s about work ethic. Winning never gets old.

Lisa Leslie

I believe the true function of age is memory. I’m recording as fast as I can.

Rita Mae Brown

In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.

Beverly Sills

It seems that when you get to a certain age you almost give yourself permission to misbehave and say what you think. People allow it, with very old people.

Julie Walters

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.

Lucille Ball

Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.

Confucius

I believed my story would be helpful to young women my daughter’s age, who are still in the process of forming themselves as women, and in need of encouragement to remain true to themselves.

Joyce Maynard

Oh, if I had been loved at the age of seventeen, what an idiot I would be today. Happiness is like smallpox: if you catch it too soon, it can completely ruin your constitution.

Gustave Flaubert

Many believe – and I believe – that I have been designated for this work by God. In spite of my old age, I do not want to give it up I work out of love for God and I put all my hope in Him.

Michelangelo

The great thing about arriving at this age is that I don’t even care about my career anymore.

Ron Perlman

I started out modeling at a young age and surrounded myself with different brilliant minds. I have so many people to get educated from, and I’ve been a sponge.

Kellan Lutz

I would go out with women my age, but there are no women my age.

George Burns

My first job was in retail at the age of 14, and I have worked in the industry ever since.

Rachel Roy

We live in an age when to be young and to be indifferent can be no longer synonymous. We must prepare for the coming hour. The claims of the Future are represented by suffering millions and the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity.

Benjamin Disraeli

Anybody under the age of forty knows hip-hop, gospel and R&ampB pretty well, and it’s all a part of what we consider to be ‘black music.’ There is a natural synergy between the three.

John Legend

No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man.

Bruce Barton

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man. At a very early age, I knew I didn’t want to do what my dad did, which was work in an office.

Harrison Ford

I think a child should be allowed to take his father’s or mother’s name at will on coming of age. Paternity is a legal fiction.

James Joyce

The age we live in is a busy age in which knowledge is rapidly advancing towards perfection.

Jeremy Bentham

Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, before the days of builders.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

In every age there has been a stream of popular opinion that has carried all before it, and given a family character, as it were, to the century.

Mary Wollstonecraft

I am at that age when you panic at the slightest thing.

Rupert Everett

Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death.

Edith Wharton

Whoever marries the spirit of this age will find himself a widower in the next.

William Ralph Inge

A man is a fool if he drinks before he reaches the age of 50, and a fool if he doesn’t afterward.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

Let age, not envy, draw wrinkles on thy cheeks.

Thomas Browne

The information encoded in your DNA determines your unique biological characteristics, such as sex, eye color, age and Social Security number.

Dave Barry

In my older age, I’ve learned to take things slower, because I used to be that total-fall-in-love-after-a-day guy.

Lance Bass

These days too many of us seem inclined to cover our ears, close our eyes, and blindly follow the most narrow, conservative tenets of religion or else seek comfort in the ancient traditions of New Age ritual.

Joan D. Vinge

For a man who has compared himself to Theodore Roosevelt and the nation’s challenges to those of the Gilded Age, Obama put forward a tepid agenda.

Ron Fournier

Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired.

Plautus

The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven’t changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don’t change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.

Doris Lessing

I’m well past the age where I’m acceptable. You get to a certain age and you are forbidden access. You’re not going to get the kind of coverage that you would like in music magazines, you’re not going to get played on radio and you’re not going to get played on television. I have to survive on word of mouth.

David Bowie

Never say never, but the thought of electively cutting oneself is beyond my grasp, and I also object to it politically. Denying the lines on our faces makes a comment about age and wisdom I don’t care to make.

Debra Winger

Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age – as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.

Phyllis Diller

So Harry Potter came in and it is nice that I have kids of the right age. I took them to London and they walked around the set and met Harry Potter and that is thrilling.

Gary Oldman

We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave.

Pearl S. Buck

Age is getting to know all the ways the world turns, so that if you cannot turn the world the way you want, you can at least get out of the way so you won’t get run over.

Miriam Makeba

I’d always thought the Rats were good fun, but one of the very nice things about being of Saga age is that I can actually look back and think, When I was younger I was in a great band. It was always a collective thing.

Bob Geldof

Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.

W. Somerset Maugham

Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.

Tom Wilson

The heart never grows better by age I fear rather worse, always harder. A young liar will be an old one, and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older.

Lord Chesterfield

While I had often said that I wanted to die in bed, what I really meant was that in my old age I wanted to be stepped on by an elephant while making love.

Roger Zelazny

Age puzzles me. I thought it was a quiet time. My seventies were interesting and fairly serene, but my eighties are passionate. I grow more intense as I age.

Florida Scott-Maxwell

I was getting hot flashes and sweats on a regular basis. That’s not normal, even for my age.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

In my old age, I’ll be in L.A.

David Hockney

I think it’s hard, the fact that there’s a certain age that we can’t have kids anymore.

Courteney Cox

Light and funny has a more compelling quality when you’re younger. But I haven’t abandoned the genre: I love falling down I love Lucille Ball. It’s just that a lot of those stories revolve around problems that I can’t convincingly portray at this age.

Julia Roberts

As technology advances, it reverses the characteristics of every situation again and again. The age of automation is going to be the age of ‘do it yourself.’

Marshall McLuhan

The answer to old age is to keep one’s mind busy and to go on with one’s life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis.

Leon Edel

There are few things that we so unwillingly give up, even in advanced age, as the supposition that we still have the power of ingratiating ourselves with the fair sex.

Samuel Johnson

I think, if you put a camera in anyone’s life and document it daily from the age of 21 to 27, there are going to be things that aren’t always pretty.

Sienna Miller

Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man.

James Thurber

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.

Kurt Vonnegut

At the age of 20 I bought a used Fiat 127. This was the only one I could afford!

Carlos Ghosn

The first crocodile I ever caught was at nine years of age, and it was a rescue.

Steve Irwin

I don’t think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good.

Oprah Winfrey

I wanted to be a teacher. I love children, so I wanted to deal with children. Then I wanted to be a veterinarian. But by the age of ten or eleven, when I opened my mouth and said, ‘Oh, God, what’s this?’ I kind of knew teaching and being a veterinarian were gonna have to wait.

Whitney Houston

I came to water late. I learned to swim at the age of 20.

Liam Neeson

When I was a little kid I used to play with guys twice my age, so, I was the last one picked, so if I picked I knew that I had to get the ball to the scorer if I wanted to stay on the court, so that was pretty much my job.

Jason Kidd

Back in the 1960s, I saw Peter, Paul and Mary. I was at that age, about 14, and I was mesmerized.

Lucinda Williams

Of middle age the best that can be said is that a middle-aged person has likely learned how to have a little fun in spite of his troubles.

Don Marquis

I saw no African people in the printed and illustrated Sunday school lessons. I began to suspect at this early age that someone had distorted the image of my people. My long search for the true history of African people the world over began.

John Henrik Clarke

My best friend just had a baby, and she’s my age. So I’m a godmom now, which is crazy.

Kristen Stewart

No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.

Oscar Wilde

I must confess, I was born at a very early age.

Groucho Marx

My justification is that most people my age spend a lot of time thinking about what they’re going to do for the next five or ten years. The time they spend thinking about their life, I just spend drinking.

Amy Winehouse

It’s a little silly to finally learn how to write at this age. But I long ago realized I was secretly sincere.

Annie Dillard

Dressing up is a bore. At a certain age, you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex, and at a certain age, I did that. But I’m past that age.

Katharine Hepburn

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.

Aldous Huxley

My mother enjoyed old age, and because of her I’ve begun to enjoy parts of it too. So far I’ve had it good and am crumbling nicely.

Lionel Blue

Sally Field looks amazing in general, never mind her age! She’s a phenomenally talented actress and has had a career spanning so many decades.

Alison Sweeney

Old age is always wakeful as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death.

Herman Melville

I do wish I could tell you my age but it’s impossible. It keeps changing all the time.

Greer Garson

I think I’m past the age of getting lost.

Amanda Seyfried

Compared to a lot of actresses my age, I’m actually overweight.

Lindsay Lohan

Experts tell us that 90% of all brain development occurs by the age of five. If we don’t begin thinking about education in the early years, our children are at risk of falling behind by the time they start Kindergarten.

Robert. L. Ehrlich

Non-disclosure in the Internet Age is quickly perceived as a breach of trust. Government, corporations and each of us as individuals must recalibrate how we live and share our lives appropriate to the information now available and the expectations of others.

Simon Mainwaring

I’ve never been more in love with anyone nearly half my age than I am today. I’d get married in a minute if I weren’t still married to somebody else.

Rod Stewart

I was apprehensive. I feared every time I talked about poetry, it would be filtered through the lens of race, sex, and age.

Rita Dove

Up until age 40, most men are just not as mature as women. So, it makes sense that a lot of women date up in age a bit.

Patti Stanger

At my age you don’t go into fatherhood lightly.

Rod Stewart

It lies in human nature that where you experience your first laughs, you also remember the age kindly.

Vaclav Havel

In order to fix Social Security, we must restructure it so that we continue to provide for our Nation’s seniors that are approaching retirement age, but allow for younger taxpayers to invest a portion of their Social Security taxes in private accounts.

Herman Cain

There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age, I missed it coming and going.

J. B. Priestley

The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you’re learning you’re not old.

Rosalyn S. Yalow

I’m not skinny for the wrong reasons. It’s not because I’m bulimic or anorexic or doing drugs. Compared to a lot of actresses my age, I’m actually overweight.

Lindsay Lohan

From as long as, literally as far back as I can remember I’ve liked puns, word jokes, I can literally recall looking at a comic at the age of six or seven and I remember what I enjoyed and what it was precisely and how the joke worked.

Tom Stoppard

Older fatherhood isn’t all bad: testosterone rates drop about 1% per year as men age, making them less reactive and more patient, and a professionally established middle-aged man is likely to have more time and money to devote to his kids than a twenty-something who’s just getting started.

Jeffrey Kluger

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.

Amos Bronson Alcott

I think it’s quite extraordinary that people cast me as if I’m Warren Beatty: until I met my present wife, at the age of 35, you could name two girlfriends.

Colin Firth

I was well motivated. What I wanted to do was work for myself. I had twenty two jobs before I started my business at the age of twenty three and I didn’t want one more boss telling me what to do. So I was motivated simply because I didn’t want a boss.

Barbara Corcoran

Any new financial order for the world must tackle the three chief challenges of our age.

James Buchan

It’s not catastrophes, murders, deaths, diseases, that age and kill us it’s the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps of omnibuses.

Virginia Woolf

I’ll tell you, there is nothing better in life than being a late bloomer. I believe that success can happen at any time and at any age.

Salma Hayek

American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver’s license age than at voting age.

Marshall McLuhan

By the age of 9 or 10, I knew that I had to cut my own cloth and make my own way.

John le Carre

When I was younger, my whole sense of self-worth was based on whether or not I was working, which was awful. And I had a baby at 20 years old, so it wasn’t just about me. At around the age of 30 there was a stretch where I wasn’t working – certainly not on anything I liked, anyway – and I started to do other things.

Kiefer Sutherland

Everyone knows that by far the happiest and universally enjoyable age of man is the first. What is there about babies which makes us hug and kiss and fondle them, so that even an enemy would give them help at that age?

Desiderius Erasmus

Reason is a crutch for age, but youth is strong enough to walk alone.

John Dryden

Not even old age knows how to love death.

Sophocles

Think back to yourself at age 18. I know I was mighty different than the Patti I am today. As we grow up, we grow out of our haircuts, our apartments and – often times – our romantic decisions.

Patti Stanger

Old age: I fall asleep during the funerals of my friends.

Mason Cooley

I hate to mention age, but I come from an era when we weren’t consumed by technology and television.

Jimmy Buffett

I am of a healthy long lived race, and our minds improve with age.

William Butler Yeats

Where children are, there is the golden age.

Novalis

I think love can happen at any age… it has no age.

Shahrukh Khan

A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.

Robertson Davies

The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.

Edmund Burke

In an age of incompetence, I’ve been able to last in this crazy business. I actually know how to play my ax and write a song. That’s my job.

Billy Joel

I grew up loving horses. I was relatively obsessed, starting with my rocking horse at age 2, all the way through my painting and drawing phase.

Diane Lane

Our age knows nothing but reaction, and leaps from one extreme to another.

Reinhold Niebuhr

I never had little brothers, so I was totally not used to hearing a lot of cussing at a young age! I learned what ‘pull my finger’ meant the hard way.

Danica McKellar

I’ve watched my peers get better with age and hoped that would happen with me.

Bonnie Raitt

We prefer world law in the age of self-determination to world war in the age of mass extermination.

John F. Kennedy

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.

Sophia Loren

What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one’s faculties, mental and physical, but the burden of one’s memories.

W. Somerset Maugham

Here’s my Golden Rule for a tarnished age: Be fair with others, but keep after them until they’re fair with you.

Alan Alda

The wisdom of age: don’t stop walking.

Mason Cooley

Old age is the verdict of life.

Amelia Barr

For me from a pretty young age up until about 21 years old hallucinogenics had a huge place in my life.

Jon Fishman

This is my 20th year in the sport. I’ve known swimming and that’s it. I don’t want to swim past age 30 if I continue after this Olympics, and come back in 2016, I’ll be 31. I’m looking forward to being able to see the other side of the fence.

Michael Phelps

I suppose when they reach a certain age some men are afraid to grow up. It seems the older the men get, the younger their new wives get.

Elizabeth Taylor

I was always concerned with writing to my age at a particular moment. That was the way I would keep faith with the audience that supported me as I went along.

Bruce Springsteen

As you age naturally, your family shows more and more on your face. If you deny that, you deny your heritage.

Frances Conroy

For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.

Brian Clough

In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent. We are no longer in the past, we have arrived.

Knut Hamsun

It seems to me there is a change in what audiences want to see. I can only hope that’s correct, because there’s an awful lot of people of my age around now and we outnumber the others.

Maggie Smith

To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of authority. That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious.

Hannah Arendt

Age considers youth ventures.

Rabindranath Tagore

The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.

Orson Welles

Our scientific age demands that we provide definitions, measurements, and statistics in order to be taken seriously. Yet most of the important things in life cannot be precisely defined or measured. Can we define or measure love, beauty, friendship, or decency, for example?

Dennis Prager

Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.

Oprah Winfrey

Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age.

Walter Savage Landor

At the age of four with paper hats and wooden swords we’re all Generals. Only some of us never grow out of it.

Peter Ustinov

Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.

Ernest Hemingway

Thomas Jefferson once said, ‘We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.’ And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.

Ronald Reagan

The crucial task of old age is balance: keeping just well enough, just brave enough, just gay and interested and starkly honest enough to remain a sentient human being.

Florida Scott-Maxwell

Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum.

Thomas Szasz

Some say that the age of chivalry is past, that the spirit of romance is dead. The age of chivalry is never past, so long as there is a wrong left unredressed on earth.

Charles Kingsley

Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.

Washington Irving

I think that age as a number is not nearly as important as health. You can be in poor health and be pretty miserable at 40 or 50. If you’re in good health, you can enjoy things into your 80s.

Bob Barker

By Time and Age full many things are taught.

Aeschylus

Situational unawareness in the private marketplace or on the battlefield will cost you your livelihood or your life. In the Age of Obama, however, such willful ignorance is a job prerequisite. The less you know the better.

Michelle Malkin

As a result of the digital age and the decline of first-class mail, there is no question that the Postal Service must change and develop a new business model.

Bernie Sanders

If you’ve got to my age, you’ve probably had your heart broken many times. So it’s not that difficult to unpack a bit of grief from some little corner of your heart and cry over it.

Emma Thompson

What is the worst of woes that wait on age? What stamps the wrinkle deeper on the brow? To view each loved one blotted from life’s page, And be alone on earth, as I am now.

Lord Byron

I knew at a young age, whether I was playing baseball or hockey or lacrosse, that my teammates were counting on me, whether it be to strike the last batter out in a baseball game or score a big goal in a hockey game.

Wayne Gretzky

Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.

E. Joseph Cossman

We try, we fail, we posture, we aspire, we pontificate – and then we age, shrink, die, and vanish.

George Saunders

I don’t need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.

Stephen Fry

Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope.

George Burns

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.

Jeanne Moreau

Every man over forty is a scoundrel.

George Bernard Shaw

I’m a pretty big dork. It’s crazy. I’m one of those people who grew up with all kinds of musicals, but I was right at that age where ‘Rent’ was a big deal for me and for my friends.

Anna Kendrick

I want to be age appropriate. I don’t want to be that girl you see walking away and she looks 25 and then she turns around and she looks 90.

Stevie Nicks

When it comes to raising civilized kids there are no hard rules, but there are two things on which most parents agree: Boys are generally wilder than girls, and adolescents are wilder than kids of any other age. If you’ve got an adolescent boy, you’re in the sweet spot for trouble.

Jeffrey Kluger

One of the great challenges of our age, in which the tools of our productivity are also the tools of our leisure, is to figure out how to make more useful those moments of procrastination when we’re idling in front of our computer screens.

Joshua Foer

I conceived in art college at the age of 20, near the end of term.

Joni Mitchell

We incorporated new tastes and flavors into our kids’ diets from a very early age, which helped to develop their palates and prevented them from becoming picky eaters. We don’t buy junk food and give them options of fresh fruit, yogurt, raw almonds, or dried whole grain cereals for snack time.

Cat Cora

I’m happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.

James Broughton

Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth – two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age.

Ambrose Bierce

Utility is the great idol of the age, to which all powers must do service and all talents swear allegiance.

Friedrich Schiller

This is the patent age of new inventions for killing bodies, and for saving souls. All propagated with the best intentions.

Lord Byron

A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.

William Shakespeare

The balance of private good and general welfare is at the bottom of civilized morals but the morals of the Heroic Age are founded on individuality, and on nothing else.

Lascelles Abercrombie

Every age has its own poetry in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry.

Jean-Paul Sartre

As long as any adult thinks that he, like the parents and teachers of old, can become introspective, invoking his own youth to understand the youth before him, he is lost.

Margaret Mead

I think age is a very high price to pay for maturity.

Tom Stoppard

My parents got married late and they had kids late, so I never felt a social or cultural thing to be married or pregnant or a homeowner by a certain age.

Anna Kendrick

It is not by the gray of the hair that one knows the age of the heart.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

I was very sexual from a very young age.

Portia de Rossi

They that have lived a single day have lived an age.

Jean de la Bruyere

In an age when the fashion is to be in love with yourself, confessing to be in love with somebody else is an admission of unfaithfulness to one’s beloved.

Russell Baker

What is amazing for a woman of my age is that I change as the world is changing-and changing very, very fast. I don’t think my mother had that opportunity to change.

Jeanne Moreau

Age is not important unless you’re a cheese.

Helen Hayes

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.

Helen Keller

The older generation had greater respect for land than science. But we live in an age when science, more than soil, has become the provider of growth and abundance. Living just on the land creates loneliness in an age of globality.

Shimon Peres

Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.

Betty Friedan

The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood.

Logan P. Smith

Ours is an excessively conscious age. We know so much, we feel so little.

David Herbert Lawrence

I think women get caught up too much in having a plan – ‘I’m going to get married at this age I’m going to have a kid at this age’ – and then they just try to find a guy who will fit into that picture. I don’t want my life to be based on that.

Julia Stiles

Some broad themes brought me where I am today. At a very young age, my hobby became thinking and finding connections.

Dean Kamen

It is the malady of our age that the young are so busy teaching us that they have no time left to learn.

Eric Hoffer

I was living on the wrong side of the tracks in Evanston, Illinois, in a home for boys. We had these Jackson 5 records. I really related to their voices – they were about my age, but they were doing it.

Eddie Vedder

Wives are young men’s mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men’s nurses.

Francis Bacon

Old age and the passage of time teach all things.

Sophocles

To teach how to live without certainty and yet without being paralysed by hesitation is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can do for those who study it.

Bertrand Russell

No, but way before that, I’ve been doing little dances in movies for years. Yeah, that was an amazing chance. You know, at my age to be able to do a music dance video, very unusual.

Christopher Walken

It is my art. I am better at it than I ever was. And I will do it as long as I can. When you reach a certain age you can slough off what is unnecessary and concentrate on what is. And why not?

Arthur Miller

Men of my age live in a state of continual desperation.

Vita Sackville-West

I’ve always tried to do my very best, and I want to be the very best age, whatever age I am.

Ann-Margret

Before anything else, we need a new age of Enlightenment. Our present political systems must relinquish their claims on truth, justice and freedom and have to replace them with the search for truth, justice, freedom and reason.

Friedrich Durrenmatt

It is not possible to live in this age if you don’t have a sense of many contradictory forces.

Rem Koolhaas

By all but the pathologically romantic, it is now recognized that this is not the age of the small man.

John Kenneth Galbraith

I want to sell to people my own age, because that’s the way I write songs.

John Mellencamp

Because of my age and because there’s more work on the small screen. What it’s missing in quality it makes up for in quantity. From an actor’s selfish point of view.

Cesar Romero

I basically started playing violin at the age of six. That lasted about three years because my previous teacher died and the second teacher didn’t really know how to successfully get me going.

Miroslav Vitous

I was a very sickly kid. While I was in the hospital at age 7, my Dad brought me a stack of comic books to keep me occupied. I was hooked.

Len Wein

I don’t know why people are so obsessed with age anyway. I mean, 90 is the new 70 70 is the new 50 and 50 is the new 40 so the whole act-your-age thing? Only up to a point.

Joan Collins

As a precocious teen I dreamed of being Graham Greene. Well, as it turned out, I never wrote a great novel, sadly, and I never converted to Catholicism, happily, but I did do one thing he did. That is, in middle age I moved to a seaside town and got into a right barney with the local powers-that-be.

Julie Burchill

We live in an age, in an era where there is so much negativity, there is so much violence in the world, there is so much unrest and people are at war, that I wanted to promote the word love and red signifies love.

Elton John

Credit or debit cards, for starters, are nothing short of shoppers’ Novocain. Even in the age of digital purchases and virtual money, we still attach a special value to dirty paper with pictures of presidents on it. Handing some of that to a cashier simply hurts more than handing over a little sliver of plastic.

Jeffrey Kluger

The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnic background, is that we all believe we are above-average drivers.

Dave Barry

You watch yourself age and it’s hard to feel like a sex symbol.

Idris Elba

To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.

Bernard Baruch

Well, Jeff Buckley for me is one of the greatest singers I’ve ever heard. And the reason why is he has an amazing range, amazing emotional power in his voice. And the music he put around it also just had this passion and this soul to it and this spirit to it that very few artists have, and he passed at a very young age.

John Legend

Everybody looks like clones and the only people you notice are my age. I don’t notice anybody unless they look great, and every now and again they do, and they are usually 70.

Vivienne Westwood

The biggest disease this day and age is that of people feeling unloved.

Princess Diana

Youth has no age.

Pablo Picasso

One of the tough things about being an actor, probably the hardest thing, is getting your foot in the door, and my father handled that for me at a very early age.

Jeff Bridges

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And from the first time I picked up a basketball at age eight – I had a lot of difficulty when I first picked up a basketball, because I was a scrub – there were things that I liked about it.

Julius Erving

You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.

Pearl S. Buck

In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.

George Orwell

Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate.

Soren Kierkegaard

From the age of fifteen, dogma has been the fundamental principle of my religion: I know no other religion I cannot enter into the idea of any other sort of religion religion, as a mere sentiment, is to me a dream and a mockery.

John Henry Newman

We’re taught at such a young age that you can always be better and that you’re never perfect and that you’re never good enough.

Shawn Johnson

Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.

Hesiod

Stop living a day at a time and stop worrying about age.

Helen Reddy

What is wrong with the Iranians in addition to the nuclear bomb? This is the only country on Earth in the 21st century that has renewed imperialistic ambitions. They really want to become the hegemon of the Middle East in an age that gave up imperialism.

Shimon Peres

I’m very accepting with my age. It’s like notches on your belt: experience, wisdom, and a different kind of beauty. There comes a day when you’ve become comfortable in your skin.

Zoe Saldana

Marriage is not about age it’s about finding the right person.

Sophia Bush

Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.

Paul Klee

I envy the sensibility in Europe, appreciating beauty in women as they age. I’m going to go that way. I might dye my gray hair for a bit, but beyond that the buck stops. I’m not having any work done.

Rachel Bilson

Although it is generally known, I think it’s about time to announce that I was born at a very early age.

Douglas Horton

When I was seventeen, I worked as a counsellor at a co-ed sleep-away camp for eight weeks. I loved it but it could be harrowing – it was far too much responsibility for someone my age.

Harlan Coben

Being a father at a later age is different from when I had my other two daughters when I was in my 20s and 30s. If you’re in your 60s and you’re with the kid every day, you’re dealing with the mind of a child, so it opens up that childishness in you again.

Martin Scorsese

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.

Andrew Carnegie

I’d like to look like Madonna when I’m her age. I also look at athletes and love their bodies. I’ve always wanted to be muscly, not skinny. A lot of women yo-yo around, but I’m always aware if I’m getting a bit out of shape. I never look at the scales but I can just tell. It goes on my tum and bum.

Ellie Goulding

Each age tries to form its own conception of the past. Each age writes the history of the past anew with reference to the conditions uppermost in its own time.

Frederick Jackson Turner

I can’t wait to be that age and hanging out with a bunch of people hanging out all day playing golf and going to the beach, all my own age. We’d be laughing and having a good time and getting loopy on our prescription drugs. Driving golf carts around. I can’t wait.

Cameron Diaz

People quit on jobs. They quit on marriages. They quit on school. There’s an immediacy of this day and age that doesn’t lend itself to being committed to anything.

Emily Blunt

You get to a certain age where you prepare yourself for happiness. Sometimes you never remember to actually get happy.

John Mayer

It is a sobering thought that when Mozart was my age, he had been dead for two years.

Tom Lehrer

Middle age is when you’re sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn’t for you.

Ogden Nash

Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

At my age it is unseemly to be pessimistic.

Naguib Mahfouz

Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.

Mark Twain

Being gay and being a woman has one big thing in common, which is that we both become invisible after the age of 42. Who wants a gay 50-year-old? No one, let me tell you.

Rupert Everett

Losing both parents at a young age gave me a sense that you can’t really control life – so you’d better live it while it’s here. I stopped believing in a storybook existence a long time ago. All you can do is push in a direction and see what comes of it.

Jon Hamm

An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along.

Andre Maurois

My wife and I, unlike many intellectuals, spent five years working on assembly lines. We came to fully understand the criticisms of the industrial age, in which you are an appendage of a machine that sets the pace.

Alvin Toffler

Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today’s job with yesterday’s tools and yesterday’s concepts.

Marshall McLuhan

I first learned that there were black people living in some place called other than the United States in the western hemisphere when I was a very little boy, and my father told me that when he was a boy about my age, he wanted to be an Episcopal priest, because he so admired his priest, a black man from someplace called Haiti.

Henry Louis Gates

Do you remember when you were 10 or 11 years old and you really thought your folks were the best? They were completely omniscient and you took their word for everything. And then you got older and you went through this hideous age when suddenly they were the devil, they were bullies, and they didn’t know anything.

Chuck Palahniuk

I always wanted to be a designer. I read books on fashion from the age of 12.

Alexander McQueen

I feel we live in the kind of culture now where you have to be very smart to navigate the right way, and I just don’t have those smarts. I think with age and time it will change, but I can’t obsess about it.

Sienna Miller

I always looked really young for my age. And once I hit 23, 24 and 25, I was then allowed to play the cool 18-year-olds and stuff.

Ben Barnes

How young can you die of old age?

Steven Wright

Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.

Nicolas Chamfort

I find that a man is as old as his work. If his work keeps him from moving forward, he will look forward with the work.

William Ernest Hocking

What goes on in Europe concerns us greatly because, if Europe comes apart, the E.U. comes apart, then you’re going to have enormous impact on America, that’s a very big trading partner of ours, and people own securities around the world in this day and age.

Michael Bloomberg

Nearly all the powerful people of this age are unbelievers, the best of them in doubt and misery, the most in plodding hesitation, doing as well as they can, what practical work lies at hand.

John Ruskin

The credit of advancing science has always been due to individuals and never to the age.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts old age is slow in both.

Joseph Addison

If youth knew if age could.

Sigmund Freud

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature.

Harold Coffin

Any young man who is unmarried at the age of twenty one is a menace to the community.

Brigham Young

Age appears to be best in four things old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.

Francis Bacon

Another principle is, the deepest affections of our hearts gather around some human form in which are incarnated the living thoughts and ideas of the passing age.

Matthew Simpson

‘Dallas’ hit a chord back in the late Seventies and Eighties because it was the age of greed: here you have this unapologetic character who is mean and nasty and ruthless and does it all with an evil grin. I think people related to JR back then because we all have someone we know exactly like him. Everyone in the world knows a JR.

Larry Hagman

Elizabeth Peyton, the artist known for tiny, dazzling portraits of radiant youth, is now painting tiny, dazzling portraits of radiant middle age.

Jerry Saltz

There is always some specific moment when we become aware that our youth is gone but, years after, we know it was much later.

Mignon McLaughlin

America doesn’t reward people of my age, either in day-to-day life or for their performances.

Meryl Streep

I did successfully kick tobacco at the age of 34. I smoked for like 20 years, from 14 to 34.

Larry Hagman

About the time I turned 50, I experienced the profound biological change that often accompanies women at that age. Also, I put two kids in college and lost both of my parents, so I’m no longer somebody’s daughter.

Jane Pauley

I never quite toed the line. I was a bit disruptive. All my early school reports from the age of 5 were ‘Daniel must learn not to distract others.’ And now, that’s what I do for a living.

Dan Stevens

The second album was emotionally exhausting and my life felt like it had become very serious at a very young age.

Delta Goodrem

A woman tells her doctor, ‘I’ve got a bad back.’ The doctor says, ‘It’s old age.’ The woman says, ‘I want a second opinion.’ The doctor says: ‘Okay – you’re ugly as well.’

Tommy Cooper

You are 27 or 28 right? It is very tough to live at that age. When nothing is sure. I have sympathy with you.

Haruki Murakami

Old age is fifteen years older than I am.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

I must be more sensible and realize that at my age, illusions are hardly permitted and they will always destroy me.

Paul Cezanne

I feel the 21st century is another new age. Not only can we collaborate again with nature, but we have to. It’s an emergency.

Bjork

Old age is just a record of one’s whole life.

Muhammad Ali

I happen to be interested in watching a face age. I like faces of women aging so it makes me personally quite sad. That’s a beautiful gift from God. If people don’t want to see that anymore then I won’t be in anymore movies.

Debra Winger

The tendency of old age to the body, say the physiologists, is to form bone. It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old man whose opinions are not ossified.

Bob Wells

People say women shouldn’t have long hair over a certain age, but I’ve never done what everyone says.

Jane Seymour

American Idol transcends age, gender, ethnicity, everything.

Carrie Underwood

The history of my life must begin by the earliest circumstance which my memory can evoke it will therefore commence when I had attained the age of eight years and four months.

Giacomo Casanova

It is unthinkable for a Frenchman to arrive at middle age without having syphilis and the Cross of the Legion of Honor.

Andre Gide

It’s not the normal way to look at things but I experienced death at a really young age and because of that it’s been part of my mental landscape that death is really very possible.

Cate Blanchett

I don’t believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately, you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It’s a mean thing, life.

George Clooney

Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.

Maurice Chevalier

Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth. The sequel was like a children’s party taken over by the elders.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

What’s a man’s age? He must hurry more, that’s all Cram in a day, what his youth took a year to hold.

Robert Browning

My age and health will never allow me to realize the dream of art I’ve been pursuing all my life.

Paul Cezanne

I’d like to talk about free markets. Information in the computer age is the last genuine free market left on earth except those free markets where indigenous people are still surviving. And that’s basically becoming limited.

Russell Means

Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.

Andre Maurois

We are approaching a new age of synthesis. Knowledge cannot be merely a degree or a skill… it demands a broader vision, capabilities in critical thinking and logical deduction without which we cannot have constructive progress.

Li Ka Shing

At this age, I should be leading a quiet life.

Aung San Suu Kyi

I think it’s pretty crazy to say you’ve been typecast at the age of 20 before you’ve even really started getting going.

Tom Felton

It’s only at this age that I can say the word ‘art’ without flinching.

Mira Nair

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.

Samuel Ullman

Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.

Doris Day

Just call me a family man and an actor who digs his whole scene, side interests and all. Just say I feel mighty good at the ripe old age of 27.

Bobby Darin

I think the most exciting thing is that you expect people our age to know the music, but actually a lot of kids know the music, and if anything is left, we have left really good music, and that’s the important part, not the mop-tops or whatever.

Ringo Starr

In youth we learn in age we understand.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

We tend to think of age only in time, but I don’t think it has much to do with time at all there’s a whole load of other things. I’ve met 16-year-olds who are old and 90-year-olds who are young.

Roger Daltrey

Well, once you’ve resigned yourself to the fact that you are the more mature pop performer and you’re past the age you ever thought you would do it, you might as well do it as long as you can. As long as I can still lift a microphone, then I’ll do it, you know.

Jarvis Cocker

I want to be part of the resurgence of things that are tangible, beautiful and soulful, rather than just give in to the digital age. But when I talk to people about this they just say, ‘Yeah, I know what you mean,’ and stare at their mobiles.

Jack White

Part of the reason I sort of shot out like a cannon out of Michigan and left home at such an early age is because I had to feel independent.

Madonna Ciccone

I never took guitar lessons. I took classical piano lessons from the age of six when we lived in Holland.

Eddie Van Halen

The sanitary and mechanical age we are now entering makes up for the mercy it grants to our sense of smell by the ferocity with which it assails our sense of hearing.

Havelock Ellis

Age has been the perfect fire extinguisher for flaming youth.

Navjot Singh Sidhu

What I really tried to do with Helen was make her show this sad side of her. She was married off at 16, was so young and living in this castle that can’t leave because of how she looks, and married to a man she hates and three times her age.

Diane Kruger

There are only two things a child will share willingly communicable diseases and its mother’s age.

Benjamin Spock

I’m inspired by people who keep on rolling, no matter their age.

Jimmy Buffett

Old age is no place for sissies.

Bette Davis

I had used eclectic therapy and behavior therapy on myself at the age of 19 to get over my fear of public speaking and of approaching young women in public.

Albert Ellis

I’ve got volumes on how not to behave. I’ve got more information now than a guy should have at my age.

Charlie Sheen

One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it’s such a nice change from being young.

William Feather

He who has not the spirit of this age, has all the misery of it.

Voltaire

Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

Jack Benny

Maybe back in the day you didn’t need to be the greatest looking to be on TV and you didn’t need to speak the best, but in this day and age, I think you need to be the package. You need to look the part for your sponsors, you need to be able to speak the part for the media and to big CEOs.

Danica Patrick

I try to write lyrics so that they won’t age, which sort of leaves you with the big subjects like death and love and sex and violence.

Florence Welch

We live in an age where the artist is forgotten. He is a researcher. I see myself that way.

David Hockney

The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class.

Karl Marx

Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age.

Ambrose Bierce

If you live to be one hundred, you’ve got it made. Very few people die past that age.

George Burns

When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.

Friedrich Nietzsche

I cried on my 18th birthday. I thought 17 was such a nice age. You’re young enough to get away with things, but you’re old enough, too.

Liv Tyler

Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.

Emily Dickinson

I have worked very hard on being aware of my childhood but moving forward and not letting it bring me down emotionally. That is a hard thing – especially when you have children of your own and you remember what happened to you at that age.

Samantha Morton

I don’t believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.

T. S. Eliot

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice it whitens only the hair.

Ira Gershwin

Study after study confirms that even when you control for variables like profession, education, hours worked, age, marital status, and children, men still are compensated substantially more – even in professions, like nursing, dominated by women. No wonder there’s a gender gap.

Dee Dee Myers

It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.

Virginia Woolf

One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

The reason can only be this: heroic poetry depends on an heroic age, and an age is heroic because of what it is, not because of what it does.

Lascelles Abercrombie

Writers obviously have to bear witness to the harsh face of the age.

Alexander McCall Smith

By age seven, I used to comb my hair for performances, just pull my hair up into a bun. Granted, it wasn’t a very intricate hairstyle. Still, to be that responsible and disciplined at age seven is unusual.

Janet Jackson

We live in an age of instant knowledge. And there’s almost a sense of entitlement to that.

J. J. Abrams

It’s the golden age of French cinema again but it’s because Sarkozy had the guts to push through copyright law.

Harvey Weinstein

Rashness belongs to youth prudence to old age.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age.

Alfred Nobel

I think women should start to embrace their age. What’s the alternative to getting older? You die. I can’t change the day I was born. But I can take care of my skin, my body, my mind, and try to live my life and be happy.

Olivia Munn

The wonderful thing about age is that your knees don’t work as well, you can’t run down steps quite as easily and obviously you can’t lift heavy weights. But your mind doesn’t feel any different.

Roger Moore

It’s ironic that at age 32, at probably the greatest moment of my career, with The Godfather having such an enormous success, I wasn’t even aware of it, because I was somewhere else under the deadline again.

Francis Ford Coppola

My habit would have been to veer towards the dark – to prove I was something edgy, or maybe to prove that I was cognisant of the dark side. Now, with age and confidence, I can say, yeah, that’s true, but I am cognisant of the fact that people can do things well. And can be more loving than you expect.

George Saunders

The young people have MTV and rock and roll. Why would they go to read poetry? Poetry belongs to the Stone Age. It awakens in us perceptions that go back to those times.

Robert Morgan

I shall not grow conservative with age.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I think you have to be a little bit strict. You can’t be friend and their parent in a lot of situations, especially in this day and age where it’s so dangerous for kids. So there’s a bit of sternness, I guess, in the way I raise my kids.

Tim McGraw

Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.

George Orwell

I would love a family. I’m at the age where the wish for a child gets stronger. But who knows.

Cameron Diaz

I wanted to do two things when I was growing up, about your age. I wanted to play in the NBA, and I wanted to be a businessman after my basketball career was over, and that is what I am doing now.

Magic Johnson

A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new when an age ends and when the soul of a nation long suppressed finds utterance.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Anyone who writes an autobiographical work at the age of 34 is, at best, presumptuous. It occurred to me that it was time to set the record straight.

Jessica Savitch

I wish I’d gotten sober at a younger age.

Janice Dickinson

Youth is a blunder Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.

Benjamin Disraeli

It has been claimed at times that our modern age of technology facilitates dictatorship.

Henry A. Wallace

I think it’s your mental attitude. So many of us start dreading age in high school and that’s a waste of a lovely life. ‘Oh… I’m 30, oh, I’m 40, oh, 50.’ Make the most of it.

Betty White

I never took guitar lessons. I took classical piano lessons from the age of six when we lived in Holland. And when we moved to America, it was just the typical thing except I was really good at it so was my brother.

Eddie Van Halen

All my early school reports from the age of 5 were ‘Daniel must learn not to distract others.’

Dan Stevens

Everybody past a certain age, regardless of how they look on the outside, pretty much constantly dreams of being able to escape from their lives.

Doug Coupland

I don’t want to fight aging I want to take good care of myself, but plastic surgery and all that? I’m not interested.

Christine Lahti

In the modern media age we are rarely surprised by what we see. Whether it’s on television or film or in the theatre, everything is so advertised, so trailed, that most entertainment is merely what you thought it was going to be like.

Rowan Atkinson

Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically.

David Herbert Lawrence

Even in this day and age, if you’re not married, there are people who are like, ‘Awww! Don’t worry, it’ll happen for you someday.’

Kristen Wiig

We aren’t in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.

Tony Robbins

Save your money. You’re going to need twice as much money in your old age as you think.

Michael Caine

People tend to become more emotionally intelligent as they age and mature.

Daniel Goleman

Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.

Ronald Reagan

TV is sort of the only way to go for an actress my age to make a decent salary with independent films, you just can’t.

Jessica Lange

I have always felt that a woman has the right to treat the subject of her age with ambiguity until, perhaps, she passes into the realm of over ninety. Then it is better she be candid with herself and with the world.

Carl Sandburg

I love physical kinds of comedy and getting down and dirty and doing stunts. When I was growing up, I was always getting into fights with guys and usually punching out boys my age because I was a lot bigger and tougher. So I’m naturally accustomed to putting myself into the headspace of a girl who can take care of herself.

Cameron Diaz

My grandparents got married at a very young age, and a lot of what I think about marriage is based on their relationship. I watched them over the years and saw how they dealt with everything together, as a team.

Kyle Chandler

The Border Ballads, for instance, and the Robin Hood Ballads, clearly suppose a state of society which is nothing but a very circumscribed and not very important heroic age.

Lascelles Abercrombie

It’s not always possible to sit down and eat at home in this day and age of fast-paced living, but if you are going to eat out, do so as a family and support all the great local places in your areas. I’ll still eat at the same diner I did as a kid with my parents.

Michael Symon

You have to be desirable. And that’s why so many woman of my age or even younger are pushed to Botox and plastic surgery, all the things that people say, ‘Why do women do this?’ Where do you go in your 50s in your career?

Kim Cattrall

My inspiration was my mom. She’s a great cook, and she still cooks, and we still banter back and forth about cooking. Growing up in a mostly Portuguese community, food was important and the family table was extremely important. At a very young age I understood that.

Emeril Lagasse

Parenting is an impossible job at any age.

Harrison Ford

I was confirmed at my prep school at the age of 13.

Richard Dawkins

We pay when old for the excesses of youth.

J. B. Priestley

I wrote a screenplay for a ‘Sweet Valley High’ adaptation, and it’s really amazing to me how many women who are my age have responded to the idea and are excited about the movie.

Diablo Cody

Women would be disproportionately affected by the privatization of social security. It is one of the most important safety nets for American women in old age, or in times of disability, to insure financial income for their families.

Barbara Mikulski

It is not well to make great changes in old age.

Charles Spurgeon

We virtually never feel our age, but thinking that we should can lead to disaster.

Martha Beck

Alexander at the head of the world never tasted the true pleasure that boys of his own age have enjoyed at the head of a school.

Horace Walpole

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

Mark Twain

Publishing is in a kind of Jurassic age.

Paulo Coelho

With age, you get to a place where you don’t want to knock people out. You just want to give people a hug.

Vin Diesel

Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.

Joan Collins

God employs several translators some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice.

John Donne

You just never know when you’re living in a golden age.

Alexander Payne

I’ve never worried about age.

Jeanne Moreau

We all know now that people can look good for their age. It isn’t so extraordinary, I don’t know why people go on about it so much.

Francesca Annis

I grew up on a farm in a small town where you do or say one thing and everybody knows about it. You see it happen, there’s always the town gossip – ‘Oh did you hear about so and so, or did you hear what went on in this household?’ So I learned at a very young age just to keep my mouth shut.

Garrett Hedlund

We Jews have a special attachment to the Book. The study of page after page in tomes yellowing with age was obligatory.

Theodore Bikel

IQ is a commodity, data is a commodity. I’m far more interested in watching people interact at a restaurant with their smartphone. We can all read ‘Tech Crunch,’ ‘Ad Age.’ I would rather be living in the trenches. I would rather be going to Whole Foods in Columbus Circle to watch people shop with their smartphones.

Gary Vaynerchuk

Growing up on stage, I was introduced to makeup at a young age and I will never forget the first time I tried on a L’Oreal Paris iconic lipstick – it was instant glamour and I’ve been hooked ever since.

Lea Michele

Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.

Aristotle

When you get to my age life seems little more than one long march to and from the lavatory.

A. C. Benson

I’d date someone younger or older age doesn’t matter to me. Or looks, really – it’s all about maturity.

Leona Lewis

Now is the age of anxiety.

W. H. Auden

I’m totally into new age and self-help books. I used to work in a bookstore and that’s the section they gave me, and I got way into it. I just loved the power of positive thinking, letting yourself go.

Jason Mraz

A final word: I am not knowledgeable about the internet. I do not have a computer. I guess that at 74 years of age, I don’t have the patience to learn.

David Wilkerson

Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.

Hosea Ballou

I think you can’t really escape any kind of spiritual education as a child, whether it’s New Age or Judaism or Buddhism or whatever it is. You can’t escape it, even if you completely disagree with it, you still have it as a foundation that you base things off of.

Jack White

Why should 20-year-olds only be considered sexy? I think we get better with age.

Jenny McCarthy

There is a certain age at which a child looks at you in all earnestness and delivers a long, pleased speech in all the true inflections of spoken English, but with not one recognizable syllable.

Annie Dillard

I’ve been screaming at the top of my lungs at my family, ‘Work out! Work out! Old age is coming!’

Cher

I was born at the age of twelve on an MGM lot.

Judy Garland

One of my grandfathers, actually, having gone out there as a minister, decided he would better serve the people as a doctor. So at a very late age – at the age of 38 in fact – he changed course and decided to become a doctor.

Colin Firth

When I was at school, I was in choirs more than anything else, from a very young age, about 9 years old. And then I started taking drum lessons.

Ben Barnes

I avoid talking before the youth of the age as I would dancing before them: for if one’s tongue don’t move in the steps of the day, and thinks to please by its old graces, it is only an object of ridicule.

Horace Walpole

The face you have at age 25 is the face God gave you, but the face you have after 50 is the face you earned.

Cindy Crawford

Old age is not a disease – it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses.

Maggie Kuhn

Religiosity turns out to be the best indicator of civic involvement: it’s more accurate than education, age, income, gender or race.

Jonathan Sacks

Age is how we determine how valuable you are.

Jane Elliot

Age carries all things away, even the mind.

Virgil

I would often find myself, at the age of 21, at midnight, running down a dark street on my own with 10 men chasing me. And the fact they had cameras in their hands made that legal.

Sienna Miller

The idea of regretting not doing this seemed insane to me. Sitting in the corner at a bar at age 60, saying: ‘I could’ve been Bond. Buy me a drink.’ That’s the saddest place I could be. At least now at 60 I can say: ‘I was Bond. Now buy me a drink.’

Daniel Craig

I prefer younger men. In some ways, they are much more open to a woman being stronger and independent then some of the men my age.

Kim Cattrall

Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.

Albert Camus

A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.

Maurice Chevalier

To be told that one can be dependent on one’s parents until age 26 should strike a young person who wants to grow up as demeaning, not as something to celebrate.

Dennis Prager

A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age he dies of being a man.

Miguel de Unamuno

I’m not as far along as Jack Nicklaus was at this age, but I’m trying.

Tiger Woods

I am 54 and age is slowly writing itself on my face.

Arthur Smith

The funniest racism is the racism between minorities. It’s something you don’t see dramatized, but almost every minority I know who’s my age, they have these funny stories about their parents stereotyping other minorities.

Mindy Kaling

At a young age winning is not the most important thing… the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence.

Arsene Wenger

Middle age is when you’ve met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.

Ogden Nash

What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine.

Thomas More

To own the dominant, or only, newspaper in a mid-sized American city was, for many decades, a kind of license to print money. In the Internet age, however, no one has figured out how to rescue the newspaper in the United States or abroad.

Eric Alterman

You never choose the way that you’re raised, it’s just the way that you were raised, but you do get to a certain age where you’re in a position to question the expectations of you and the way that you’ve been formed by your surroundings.

Mia Wasikowska

Forty is the old age of youth fifty the youth of old age.

Victor Hugo

I want to age with some dignity.

Pete Townshend

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.

H. L. Mencken

For students today, only 10 percent of children from working-class families graduate from college by the age of 24 as compared to 58 percent of upper-middle-class and wealthy families.

Patrick J. Kennedy

Age is not measured by years. Nature does not equally distribute energy. Some people are born old and tired while others are going strong at seventy.

Dorothy Thompson

In the 1970s and 1980s there was so little decent fiction for young people, but we’re now in a golden age that shows no sign of fading. Philip Pullman, J. K. Rowling, Lemony Snicket are only three of the best known among a good number of equals.

David Mitchell

Swing voters are more appropriately known as the ‘idiot voters’ because they have no set of philosophical principles. By the age of fourteen, you’re either a Conservative or a Liberal if you have an IQ above a toaster.

Ann Coulter

I got to experience soccer at the highest level at a young age I decided I wanted to be part of that for as long as possible.

Mia Hamm

I’m 20 years old. I like to party as much as anyone my age. Going clubbing is my way of relaxing or releasing a lot of stress. I don’t feel that I should have to justify that part of my life. I don’t know that I’m necessarily an addict.

Lindsay Lohan

My sister and I shared a bedroom our entire lives and I believe she discovered the Beatles when she was about 11 and I’m four years younger. So from the age of 7 until 17 we had nothing but Beatles paraphernalia in our room, even those little stuffed Beatles that went on stands that are dressed as the Sgt. Pepper band.

Christina Ricci

It looks good when you see someone kicking at the age of 51 with no double. It’s kinda cool for people to know that past 50 we can keep flexible.

Jean Claude Van Damme

They say eyes clear with age.

Philip Larkin

But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever.

Edmund Burke

The divine right of husbands, like the divine right of kings, may, it is hoped, in this enlightened age, be contested without danger.

Mary Wollstonecraft

I never wanted to do TV. I just did what I was trained to do through the Special Forces, and I’ve been doing that from a very young age.

Bear Grylls

Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.

Albert Einstein

If children are not introduced to music at an early age, I believe something fundamental is actually being taken from them.

Luciano Pavarotti

He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.

Plato

In Hollywood, you play a mom, and the next thing you know, you’re on ‘The Golden Girls.’ They age you so fast.

Gabrielle Union

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.

Theodore Roosevelt

Old age is the most unexpected of all things that happen to a man.

Leon Trotsky

You live in a deranged age, more deranged that usual, because in spite of great scientific and technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing.

Walker Percy

Young man, the secret of my success is that an early age I discovered that I was not God.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

In this age of media and Internet access, we are much more talkative than ever before.

David Duchovny

I don’t mind my age.

Heather Mills

If you read back in the Bible, the letter of the apostle Paul to the church of Thessalonia, he said that in the latter days before the end of the age that the Earth would be caught up in what he called the birth pangs of a new order.

Pat Robertson

I am hoping for peaceful transition into a new age. Obama has already played a great role in initiating us into that vision. If he were to be harmed in any way, it would spawn the birth of a million Obamas.

Saul Williams

Photography suits the temper of this age – of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately.

Edward Weston

How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.

C. S. Lewis

I began to speak well at a very advanced age – 15, 16, 17 years old. It was psychological: the trauma of war, my family and growing up on my own. I was more or less a street kid.

Roberto Cavalli

Young women from a very young age are taught that life will be easier if you can just turn on the charming smile and say very little and be complacent and docile and sweet.

Amber Heard

Over the years Woodstock got glorified and romanticised and became the event that symbolised Utopia. It’s the last page of our collective memory of the age of innocence. Then things turned ugly and would never be the same again.

Ang Lee

Today more than ever we need creative minds to address the issues of the age. And one of the most urgent is this: How can humanity know so much, achieve so much, and still fail so many people so badly?

King Abdullah II

We live in an age where anonymity is growing in magnitude like a bomb going off.

Jock Sturges

Any role that big is going to be a challenge for any actor, but for an actor of a young age, it’s going to be even tougher.

Jeff Bridges

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250 Famous Age Quotes and Age Sayings Collection [Part 1]

I came back to work when my children were two months old. At that early age, they seem to have little awareness of anybody but their Raggedy Ann dolls, so it wasn’t a matter of them missing me. I was missing them.

Jane Pauley

At a young age, I was interested in comic books, which was really how I learnt to read. The name Cage came from a comic book character called Power Man.

Nicolas Cage

Age is a terrible avenger. The lessons of life give you so much to work with, but by the time you’ve got all this great wisdom, you don’t get to be young anymore.

Elizabeth Wurtzel

I’m asked all the time in interviews about who I am, and I know a few people my age who have a strong sense of self, but I couldn’t say I know myself and sum it up and give it to you in a little package. I don’t know myself at all yet.

Kristen Stewart

We can no longer waste time and money. Every day, more than 2,000 girls in America, age 15-19, give birth – in the wealthiest, most educated nation in the world! Neither you nor I should accept this statistic.

Jane Fonda

You should not consider a man’s age but his acts.

Sophocles

I hope to find the roles that are age appropriate but not yearning to be younger, or parenting ad nauseam.

Debra Winger

And in my own life, in my own small way, I’ve tried to give back to this country that has given me so much. That’s why I left a job at a law firm for a career in public service, working to empower young people to volunteer in their communities. Because I believe that each of us – no matter what our age or background or walk of life – each of us has something to contribute to the life of this nation.

Michelle Obama

At a certain age it just became apparent to me that this was probably the work that I would have to do.

Daniel Day-Lewis

If you love somebody, you love them. My parents had a 25-year age gap between them and my mum was the breadwinner, my dad the house husband. I’m a strong believer that a good relationship can work, whatever the situation.

Katherine Jenkins

Children rarely want to know who their parents were before they were parents, and when age finally stirs their curiosity, there is no parent left to tell them.

Russell Baker

The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you’ll grow out of it.

Doris Day

To me – old age is always ten years older than I am.

John Burroughs

I always thought that I might retire from any form of sexuality by the age of 40 and just become a dignified older person.

Jarvis Cocker

In the television age, the key distinction is between the candidate who can speak poetry and the one who can only speak prose.

Richard M. Nixon

You need some insecurity if you’re an actor. It keeps the pot boiling. I haven’t yet started to think about retiring. I was shocked when I heard about Paul Newman retiring at age 82. Most actors just fade away like old soldiers.

Al Pacino

Here comes 40. I’m feeling my age and I’ve ordered the Ferrari. I’m going to get the whole mid-life crisis package.

Keanu Reeves

No lying knight or lying priest ever prospered in any age, but especially not in the dark ones. Men prospered then only in following an openly declared purpose, and preaching candidly beloved and trusted creeds.

John Ruskin

We’re still living with the old paradigm of age as an arch. That’s the old metaphor: You’re born, you peak at midlife and decline into decrepitude.

Jane Fonda

I can’t get my knickers in a twist about my age and ageing in an industry that caters to the ids of 14-year-olds.

Vera Farmiga

The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the wars of elements, The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds.

Joseph Addison

I just yesterday returned from a trip where I photographed a woman with two children whom I photographed first when she was the age of the older of the two children.

Jock Sturges

To separate children from others of similar age and qualifications solely because of their race generates a feeling of inferiority as to their status in the community that may affect their hearts and minds in a way unlikely ever to be undone.

Earl Warren

Your 40s are a major trough. About the age of 50, feelings of satisfaction begin to rebound and keep rising into your 50s, 60s and 70s, with health being a major factor.

Jane Pauley

Most poetry in the modern age has retreated to the private sphere, turning its back on the political realm.

Terry Eagleton

I get all fired up about aging in America.

Willard Scott

Men are like wine – some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.

Pope John XXIII

I’ve an enormous respect for my mother who at the age of 39 raised three children, and I grew up with my grandmother in the household. And so it was a really strong household of women – my poor brother! It was great growing up with so many generations of women.

Cate Blanchett

Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.

J. K. Rowling

Confidence is something you’re born with. I know I had loads of it even at the age of 15.

Hedy Lamarr

I love my kids, and the moments I have with them, and it’s kind of weird, it’s such an age old cliche, but the way that my sons, the way they make me feel when I look at them, the way they say things, no one else would probably react to them, but it’s a special thing for me.

Michael Rapaport

There is an anti-aging possibility, but it has to come from within.

Susan Anton

Not just in commerce but in the world of ideas too our age is putting on a veritable clearance sale. Everything can be had so dirt cheap that one begins to wonder whether in the end anyone will want to make a bid.

Soren Kierkegaard

I’m at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I’ve just had a mirror put over my kitchen table.

Rodney Dangerfield

I never played much golf as a kid. I caddied quite a bit but never got serious into golf until about age 15.

Lee Trevino

It is not the young people that degenerate they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption.

Charles de Montesquieu

At the age when Bengali youth almost inevitably writes poetry, I was listening to European classical music.

Satyajit Ray

No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning.

Barbara de Angelis

The lovely thing about being forty is that you can appreciate twenty-five-year-old men more.

Colleen McCullough

But I think it’s a little different in Europe, because 40 is really the best age for a woman. That’s when we hit our peak and become this ripe fruit.

Juliette Binoche

Just as we reject racism, sexism, ageism, and heterosexism, we reject speciesism. The species of a sentient being is no more reason to deny the protection of this basic right than race, sex, age, or sexual orientation is a reason to deny membership in the human moral community to other humans.

Gary L. Francione

As the age of television progresses the Reagans will be the rule, not the exception. To be perfect for television is all a President has to be these days.

Gore Vidal

From an early age I didn’t buy into the value systems of working hard in a nine-to-five job. I thought creativity, friendship and loyalty and pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable was much more interesting.

Adam Clayton

At my age, I don’t think anyone is untouched by cancer.

Bryan Cranston

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.

Henry David Thoreau

A woman my age is not supposed to be attractive or sexually appealing. I just get kinda tired of that.

Kathleen Turner

Life expectancy in many parts of Africa can be something around the age of thirty five to thirty eight. I mean you’re very fortunate if you live to that age. In fact when I went to Uganda for the first time one of the things that occurred to me was that I saw very few elderly people.

Annie Lennox

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

Albert Einstein

I worked hard in gymnastics since the time I was six years old until I retired at 23 years of age.

Nadia Comaneci

It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives to all the miseries, but is dead to all the pleasures.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I was a mixture of being incredibly old for my age and incredibly backwards. I was born quite old, but then I stopped growing. I lived with my mum and dad till I was 30.

Helena Bonham Carter

I feel more mature than most people my age.

Leighton Meester

I think I don’t regret a single ‘excess’ of my responsive youth – I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn’t embrace.

Henry James

English people don’t have very good diction. In France you have to pronounce very particularly and clearly, and learning French at an early age helped me enormously.

Vivien Leigh

No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience.

Jonathan Swift

Old age is a special problem for me because I’ve never been able to shed the mental image I have of myself – a lad of about 19.

E. B. White

Another belief of mine that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.

Margaret Atwood

There’s a vintage which comes with age and experience.

Jon Bon Jovi

I am a grandmother now, and that means age is creeping on, creeping on.

Lillie Langtry

To be happy, we must be true to nature and carry our age along with us.

William Hazlitt

Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can’t retire his experience. He must use it. Experience achieves more with less energy and time.

Bernard Baruch

Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age.

Jonathan Swift

A woman telling her true age is like a buyer confiding his final price to an Armenian rug dealer.

Mignon McLaughlin

Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.

H. L. Mencken

Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth.

Denis Diderot

Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.

Bob Hope

I don’t look my age, I don’t feel my age and I don’t act my age. To me age is just a number.

Joan Collins

Each age, it is found, must write its own books or rather, each generation for the next succeeding.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Being successful at a very young age gave me the confidence and the capability to try out other things.

Joshua Lederberg

Every great architect is – necessarily – a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.

Frank Lloyd Wright

I started writing when I had three kids under the age of 4. I used to write every ten minutes I got to sit in front of a computer. Now, when I have more time, I function the same way: if it’s writing time, I write.

Jodi Picoult

I saw how many people were poor and how many kids my age went to school hungry in the morning, which I don’t think most of my contemporaries in racially segregated schools in the South thought very much about at the time.

Charles Kuralt

The age in which we live, this non-stop distraction, is making it more impossible for the young generation to ever have the curiosity or discipline… because you need to be alone to find out anything.

Vivienne Westwood

The kids are old enough now – I just want to let them be kids. I don’t want to comment on them too much. They’re at an age where I just want to let them be kids.

Eminem

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.

Mahatma Gandhi

Brain power improves by brain use, just as our bodily strength grows with exercise. And there is no doubt that a large proportion of the female population, from school days to late middle age, now have very complicated lives indeed.

A. N. Wilson

I’m 36 and if I met a woman of my own age and married her, I’d also be marrying her former life, her past. It might be OK for some people – I don’t want to judge it or anything – but it’s not for me. It would destroy my creativity.

Henry Rollins

I do think I feel it but you don’t think you are cause at a certain time you are no age but you don’t think you are anything. You feel the life you have lived. I feel that. It’s been a long fifty years.

Bob Geldof

I can feel the 60S looming. In my profession, I’ve just moved along with my age. By thinking in decades, rather than whether someone’s 42 or 47, you can give yourself a whole 10 years to turn yourself around in.

Francesca Annis

Maybe I’ll be a feminist in my old age.

Bjork

One problem with age is that patience begins to ebb.

Carl Hiaasen

Many women my age have known the experience of giving up crucial parts of themselves to please the man they love.

Joyce Maynard

Age should not have its face lifted, but it should rather teach the world to admire wrinkles as the etchings of experience and the firm line of character.

Clarence Day

Middle Age is that perplexing time of life when we hear two voices calling us, one saying, ‘Why not?’ and the other, ‘Why bother?’

Sydney J. Harris

There are a lot of downsides to being male. We age faster and die younger. But give us this: we’re lifetime baby-making machines. Women’s reproductive abilities start to wane when they’re as young as 35. Men? We’re good to go pretty much till we’re dead.

Jeffrey Kluger

Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.

Satchel Paige

In a spiritually sensitive culture, then, it might well be that age is something to be admired or envied.

Rowan D. Williams

One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name.

Walter Scott

‘Bombing Afghanistan back into the Stone Age’ was quite a favourite headline for some wobbly liberals. The slogan does all the work. But an instant’s thought shows that Afghanistan is being, if anything, bombed out of the Stone Age.

Christopher Hitchens

You can have a spiritual awakening and discover a new side of you at any age. And best of all, love can happen at any age. Life can just start to get exciting when you’re in your 40s and 50s. You have to believe that.

Salma Hayek

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.

Robert Frost

Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.

George Sand

There’s no way to approach anything in an objective way. We’re completely subjective our view of the world is completely controlled by who we are as human beings, as men or women, by our age, our history, our profession, by the state of the world.

Charlie Kaufman

I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month, but I can give. I am very happy to do that, I want to do that.

Princess Diana

It begins and ends with money. It’s absurd in this day and age when we need so much money for education, health, for people, that a $100 million dollars can be spent on a film. It’s obscene.

Kathleen Turner

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent – that is to triumph over old age.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music.

Denis Diderot

Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful.

Margaret Mead

Look, demanding somebody do anything in this day and age is not going to fly.

John Mayer

I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.

Francis Bacon

Craziest thing I’ve done for love is getting married. I think it’s crazy. I think it’s crazy, crazy, crazy. I’m never going to say I wouldn’t do it again but I have to make sure it’s love and not settling for the ‘I have to do this by a certain age,’ which is kind of what I did.

Jenny McCarthy

Those who love deeply never grow old they may die of old age, but they die young.

Dorothy Canfield Fisher

A man growing old becomes a child again.

Sophocles

People pay to see movies with women looking beautiful, but I think there will be a place for me to play women looking my own age.

Debra Winger

I think when the full horror of being fifty hits you, you should stay home and have a good cry.

Josh Billings

A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself.

Baltasar Gracian

Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.

Graham Greene

I’ve been going through photos of my mother, looking back on her life and trying to put it into context. Very few people age gracefully enough to be photographed through their aging.

Jamie Lee Curtis

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.

Tom Stoppard

Science cannot tell theology how to construct a doctrine of creation, but you can’t construct a doctrine of creation without taking account of the age of the universe and the evolutionary character of cosmic history.

John Polkinghorne

Rereading A.J. Liebling carries me happily back to an age when all good journalists knew they had plenty to be modest about, and were.

Russell Baker

Well, I’m in my 60s now. I finally look it, I think. People until I was 60 would always say they thought I looked younger, which I think, without flattering myself, I did, but I think I certainly have, as George Orwell says people do after a certain age, the face they deserve.

Christopher Hitchens

As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

I hope to have one more boxing match at the age of 55. Given that demographic at the age of 55 to 65, you’ve got to make a statement with your life. Otherwise, you are just existing.

George Foreman

Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese.

Luis Bunuel

Age for me is just a number.

Haile Gebrselassie

You can construct the character of a man and his age not only from what he does and says, but from what he fails to say and do.

Norman Douglas

My acting career began at age three and my parents got me into it. I was in a McDonald’s commercial.

Corey Feldman

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.

Sam Ewing

Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.

Eleanor Roosevelt

People who refuse to rest honorably on their laurels when they reach retirement age seem very admirable to me.

Helen Hayes

Canada has a passive-aggressive culture, with a lot of sarcasm and righteousness. That went with my weird messianic complex. The ego is a fascinating monster. I was taught from a young age that I had to serve, so that turned into me thinking I had to save the planet.

Alanis Morissette

Old age is a shipwreck.

Charles de Gaulle

The whole business of marshaling one’s energies becomes more and more important as one grows older.

Hume Cronyn

The greatest writers of this age… are aware of the mystery of our existence.

J. B. Priestley

Oh rage! Oh despair! Oh age, my enemy!

Pierre Corneille

No Congress ever has seen fit to amend the Constitution to address any issue related to marriage. No Constitutional Amendment was needed to ban polygamy or bigamy, nor was a Constitutional Amendment needed to set a uniform age of majority to ban child marriages.

Judy Biggert

Middle age went by while I was mourning for my lost youth.

Mason Cooley

People are so busy dreaming the American Dream, fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be, that they’re all asleep at the switch. Consequently we are living in the Age of Human Error.

Florence King

In passing, we should note this curious mark of our own age: the only absolute allowed is the absolute insistence that there is no absolute.

Francis Schaeffer

We are living in the machine age. For the first time in history the comedian has been compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material to compete with the machine. Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion.

Fred Allen

My notion of a wife at 40 is that a man should be able to change her, like a bank note, for two 20s.

Warren Beatty

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

Henry Ford

It were a real increase of human happiness, could all young men from the age of nineteen be covered under barrels, or rendered otherwise invisible and there left to follow their lawful studies and callings, till they emerged, sadder and wiser, at the age of twenty-five.

Thomas Carlyle

People until I was 60 would always say they thought I looked younger, which I think, without flattering myself, I did, but I think I certainly have, as George Orwell says people do after a certain age, the face they deserve.

Christopher Hitchens

Whatever poet, orator or sage may say of it, old age is still old age.

Sinclair Lewis

It is the spirit of the age to believe that any fact, no matter how suspect, is superior to any imaginative exercise, no matter how true.

Gore Vidal

I am rediscovering the whole sexual dimension of life at the age of 86, really. And that also means discovering the feminine. So the whole of this dimension, which I had been seeking for a very long time, is now sort of opening itself up to me.

Bede Griffiths

The 19th century was the age of Individualism the 20th and 21st are the ages of Socialism.

Francis Parker Yockey

Discrimination due to age is one of the great tragedies of modern life. The desire to work and be useful is what makes life worth living, and to be told your efforts are not needed because you are the wrong age is a crime.

Johnny Ball

I had the good fortune to be able to right an injustice that I thought was being heaped on young people by lowering the voting age, where you had young people that were old enough to die in Vietnam but not old enough to vote for their members of Congress that sent them there.

Birch Bayh

I don’t feel old. I don’t feel anything till noon. That’s when it’s time for my nap.

Bob Hope

A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.

Washington Irving

Almost all of your life is lived by the seat of your pants, one unexpected event crashing into another, with no pattern or reason, and then you finally reach a point, around my age, where you spend more time than ever looking back. Why did this happen? Look where that led? You see the shape of things.

Ron Perlman

In 1981, at age 31, I was voted the best player in basketball, and the most valuable player in the league.

Julius Erving

Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth.

W. Somerset Maugham

I think the sport of wrestling, which I became involved with at the age of 14… I competed until I was 34, kind of old for a contact sport. I coached the sport until I was 47. I think the discipline of wrestling has given me the discipline I have to write.

John Irving

The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind.

William Wordsworth

I was very successful from a very early age, and I want to keep it.

John Mayer

Maybe it is something to do with age, but I have become fonder of poetry than of prose.

Aung San Suu Kyi

You know you’re getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.

Harrison Ford

In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order.

Will Durant

There’s a small club of women who are willing to age.

Debra Winger

After you’re older, two things are possibly more important than any others: health and money.

Helen Gurley Brown

A sense of freedom is something that, happily, comes with age and life experience.

Diane Keaton

I think being able to age gracefully is a very important talent. It is too late for me.

Clint Eastwood

With age, you see people fail more. You see yourself fail more. How do you keep that fearlessness of a kid? You keep going. Luckily, I’m not afraid to make a fool of myself.

Hugh Jackman

In the information age, you don’t teach philosophy as they did after feudalism. You perform it. If Aristotle were alive today he’d have a talk show.

Timothy Leary

You get to a certain age and you can’t judge yourself on your dad or your parents.

Ellie Goulding

Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.

Don Marquis

It was Julie Burchill who decreed that, beyond a certain age, a man should not be seen in a leather jacket.

Arthur Smith

When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.

Muriel Spark

I could always sing, from a really young age, but my voice was really weird. I used to make my mum turn up the radio every day in our house. She was well into music so I got that from her.

Ellie Goulding

I never felt totally, 100%, patriotically English… I’d seen a lot of the world by an early age – sort of spent a lot of time traveling around Lebanon and I’d seen Babylon, and Damascus, and all sorts of places in the Middle East by the time I was ten. Then we’d return to Ruslip in West London… Done a fair bit of traveling really.

Andy Serkis

Memory in youth is active and easily impressible in old age it is comparatively callous to new impressions, but still retains vividly those of earlier years.

Charlotte Bronte

We were making the first step out of the age of chemistry and physics, and into the age of biology.

Jeremy Rifkin

Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned. The perfect life is spread before us every day, but it changes and withers at a touch.

J. B. Priestley

I wear clothes that most people in the Midwest would probably deem inappropriate at my age. And I rock a bikini all summer long. I know that it’s not normal, but I just don’t care. I live once.

Liz Phair

Regardless of age, regardless of position, regardless of the business we happen to be in, all of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me, Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You.

Tom Peters

Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.

Dale Carnegie

We are always the same age inside.

Gertrude Stein

This is the curse of our age, even the strangest aberrations are no cure for boredom.

Stendhal

I knew at an early age I wanted to act. Acting was always easy for me. I don’t believe in predestination, but I do believe that once you get where ever it is you are going, that is where you were going to be.

Morgan Freeman

There’s a very small group of elite actresses who are my age, who people want to work with. It’s not easy to get a good job with good actors.

Amanda Peet

The reason for the slow progress of the world seems to lie in a single fact. Every man is born under the yoke, and grows up beneath the oppressions of his age.

John Jay Chapman

Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

Albert Einstein

I feel like women are asked their age more than men.

Kristen Wiig

It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life’s parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.

Simone de Beauvoir

You can fake your age or mask it, but the passion that moves the characters has to be real.

Victoria Abril

I’m never overawed by a situation and I think that’s because I’ve always looked several years older than I am. So because people were treating me like I was 40 when I was 29, I’ve always felt in control of a situation. People used to say, when you’re 32, you’ll look 32. I’m still waiting for that moment, where my age catches up with my appearance.

Chris O’Dowd

My view is that at a younger age your optimism is more and you have more imagination etc. You have less bias.

Abdul Kalam

With the song ‘This Christmas’ I wanted to do something that was kind of different. I mean, Donny Hathaway is an amazing artist. So I wanted to bring my flavor to the song so when people over the age of 45 or 50 hear it they’ll be like ‘OK, he did his thing with that record.’ It’s like I can appeal to everybody and not just a younger demographic.

Chris Brown

Age is the first limitation on roles that I’ve ever had to encounter, and I hit that awhile ago.

Jack Nicholson

Everyone takes pause at 40. It’s the age you have to assess everything in your life. It’s the fictitious marker that’s always coming up when you’re young. The world really does look at you to kind of have it together by 40, and be successful by 40. Whatever success means.

Paul Feig

This is the first convention of the space age – where a candidate can promise the moon and mean it.

David Brinkley

Filth and old age, I’m sure you will agree, are powerful wardens upon chastity.

Geoffrey Chaucer

I think that a man should not live beyond the age when he begins to deteriorate, when the flame that lighted the brightest moment of his life has weakened.

Fidel Castro

Pretend to be dumb, that’s the only way to reach old age.

Friedrich Durrenmatt

The secret of long life is double careers. One to about age sixty, then another for the next thirty years.

David Ogilvy

Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.

Douglas MacArthur

I began to understand my sensations, to know what I wanted, at around the age of forty – but only vaguely.

Camille Pissarro

Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.

Don Marquis

Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.

Washington Irving

I am happy being able to play roles with people my age because once you do something really mature there is no turning back.

Lindsay Lohan

Right up until the time I retired at age 37, I felt like there were still things that I could do better.

Julius Erving

I’ve been very competitive by nature from a young age, whether it was eating a bowl of pasta faster than somebody else, or always wanting to be the first one in line.

Maria Sharapova

It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution.

Joseph Addison

At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.

Salvador Dali

It’s sad, actually, because my anxiety keeps me from enjoying things as much as I should at this age.

Amanda Seyfried

There’s also some element of coming of age during the Reagan administration, which everybody has painted as some glorious time in America, but I remember as being a very, very dark time. There was apocalypse in the air the punk rock movement made sense.

John Cusack

Old minds are like old horses you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.

John Adams

Error is acceptable as long as we are young but one must not drag it along into old age.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

But look, I was born in 1956, the peak year for births in US history. I think I’m very representative of many of the thought processes my generation have been through and, by and large, people of my age have had their imprint planted on the consciousness of western society for a long time.

Tom Hanks

The reason for the sadness of this modern age and the men who live in it is that it looks for the truth in everything and finds it.

Edmond de Goncourt

We’re saying no changes for Medicare for people above the age of 55. And in order to keep the promise to current seniors who’ve already retired and organized their lives around this program, you have to reform it for the next generation.

Paul Ryan

Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.

James Joyce

Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game finished, that the stage belongs to the rising generations. The true evil is not the weakening of the body, but the indifference of the soul.

Andre Maurois

We are all geniuses up to the age of ten.

Aldous Huxley

I like to be alone so I can write. But focus can hurt you. I don’t want to be some stress casualty in early middle age.

James Ellroy

There are no college courses to build up self-esteem or high school or elementary school. If you don’t get those values at a early age, nurtured in your home, you don’t get them.

T. D. Jakes

Like many women my age, I am 28 years old.

Mary Schmich

Perfection of means and confusion of ends seem to characterize our age.

Albert Einstein

We accumulate our opinions at an age when our understanding is at its weakest.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

I think that everyone at any age should ask themselves, ‘where do I want to be today, where do I want to be tomorrow, and where do I want to be in a hundred years?’ We all have clear answers to those questions. We only have so much time. It’s a real shame if we don’t spend our lives trying to do that.

Jack Antonoff

You know what makes me feel old? When I see girls who are 20-something, or the new crop of actresses, and think, Aren’t we kind of the same age?

Jennifer Aniston

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

I would like to see more airplay for all artists, no matter what age. I think there’s a lot of money being spent toward the young guys, but a lot of the older guys are the ones who blazed the trail for those young guys.

Willie Nelson

I’m very pleased to be here. Let’s face it, at my age I’m very pleased to be anywhere.

George Burns

Every age yearns for a more beautiful world. The deeper the desperation and the depression about the confusing present, the more intense that yearning.

Johan Huizinga

Staid middle age loves the hurricane passions of opera.

Mason Cooley

You get to a certain age and you just want to prove that you can still rock – that you’ve still got it.

Jarvis Cocker

I’ve always felt that sexuality is a really slippery thing. In this day and age, it tends to get categorized and labeled, and I think labels are for food. Canned food.

Michael Stipe

Each moment of a happy lover’s hour is worth an age of dull and common life.

Aphra Behn

Women lie about their age men lie about their income.

William Feather

A woman has the age she deserves.

Coco Chanel

But an old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night, shall lead thee to thy grave.

William Wordsworth

At my age, no one is married, no one has kids, no one has a career.

Lena Dunham

I was always obsessed with being famous. I had Marilyn Monroe paper dolls as a child, and I was always obsessed with her. I’ve just been really driven in that direction, and none of my friends were. So, I don’t know what put that bug in me at a young age.

Holly Madison

Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.

Brigitte Bardot

High expectations weren’t nurtured in my neck of nowhere back then – children weren’t fawned over from an early age as ‘gifted’ and groomed for a prizewinning future self-esteem was considered something you had to pick from the garden yourself.

James Wolcott

This is what I asked for, and in this day and age that’s what actually goes on. But what hurts me the most is that I work just as hard as any other actress around my age, like Scarlett Johansson, but I just don’t get the opportunities that they get because people are so distracted by the mess that I created in my life.

Lindsay Lohan

In fact, my courage and my bravery at a young age was the thing I was bullied for, a kind of ‘Who do you think you are?’

Lady Gaga

My view is pensioners don’t have the one option that people of working age have. They can’t really increase their income, because they are no longer able to work.

Iain Duncan Smith

The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.

Matthew Arnold

Peace is the one condition of survival in this nuclear age.

Adlai E. Stevenson

A lot of music you might listen to is pretty vapid, it doesn’t always deal with our deeper issues. These are the things I’m interested in now, particularly at my age.

Annie Lennox

We hold that the most wonderful and splendid proof of genius is a great poem produced in a civilized age.

Thomas B. Macaulay

Age gives you a great sense of proportion. You can be very hard on yourself when you’re younger but now I just think ‘well everybody’s absolutely mad and I’m doing quite well’.

Steven Morrissey

It’s really amazing that in the age of unbelief, as a smart man called it, there isn’t even more fraud. After all, with no God, there’s no one to ever call you to account, and no accounting at all if you can get away with it.

Ben Stein

I was taught from a young age that many people would treat me as a second-class citizen because I was African-American and because I was female.

Queen Latifah

As winter strips the leaves from around us, so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed, so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge the prospect of the coming eternity.

Jean Paul

I’m not afraid of aging.

Shelley Duvall

Of course, the ideal scenario for parenting is obviously two parents of a mature age.

Jennifer Aniston

I’m not busy… a woman with three children under the age of 10 wouldn’t think my schedule looked so busy.

Garrison Keillor

I started auditioning when I was about 10 and I didn’t get my first job until I was 12, and two years at that age is really hard.

Anna Kendrick

You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned.

Judith Viorst

The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.

William Osler

Does age matter? Time doesn’t matter.

Sandra Bullock

We tried not to age, but time had its rage.

Patti Smith

Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.

Bill Vaughan

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It is, after all, the responsibility of the expert to operate the familiar and that of the leader to transcend it.

Henry Kissinger

And if the imam and the Muslim leadership in that community is so intent on building bridges, then they should voluntarily move the mosque away from ground zero and move it whether it’s uptown or somewhere else, but move it away from that area, the same as the pope directed the Carmelite nuns to move a convent away from Auschwitz.

Peter T. King

It is sad that the Republican leadership is not as interested as they say they are in protecting the institution of marriage as they are in waging a campaign to divide and distract the American people from the real issues that need to be addressed.

Kendrick Meek

Leadership is a choice, not a position.

Stephen Covey

John Edwards makes us all proud to be Americans, and those of us from North Carolina are even more proud to claim him, for he represents the best that we can offer America at a time when strong, positive leadership is needed.

Harvey Gantt

What nourishes us at home and in school is what inspires us. When we get awareness and learn about the great potential that we all human beings have, we are able to discover our leadership.

Vicente Fox

Well, I’ve ruffled a few feathers at all the institutions I’ve led. But I think that’s part of leadership.

Robert M. Gates

We were elected to serve our districts, and that demands putting bygones aside. That’s what leadership’s all about.

Paul Gosar

One of the things about leadership is that you’ve got to show up. And if you want to be president of the United States you’ve got to make a case to the American people that Barack Obama needs to be dismissed from his position.

Tim Pawlenty

Public office is supposed to be a public trust. This is a clear sign of the rampant corruption at the highest levels of the Republican leadership.

Bob Etheridge

The more consistent a father can be or a mentor can be in the person’s life and teach them principles of real solid manhood, character, integrity and leadership, the more consistent you can be in the person’s life and teach them those things at a younger age, and then the better off they’ll be.

Allan Houston

Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It’s being able to take it as well as dish it out. That’s the only way you’re going to get respect from the players.

Larry Bird

The failure of women to have reached positions of leadership has been due in large part to social and professional discrimination. In the past, few women have tried, and even fewer have succeeded.

Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.

Tom Peters

If you have small-government, traditional values, you may be considered by your own leadership to be an enemy of the state.

Monica Crowley

If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.

William James

Servant leadership is the foundation and the secret of Sam Walton’s ability to achieve team synergy.

Michael Bergdahl

The test of leadership for David Cameron was actually to bring the British Conservative Party back in to the mainstream.

David Miliband

Clarity affords focus.

Thomas Leonard

Someday, somehow, the leadership of Planned Parenthood will have to answer for their callous disregard of the sanctity of human life. In the meantime, I am relieved that the Bryan abortion facility has gone out of business.

Bill Flores

We have to go to war against the people who enable the gun violence, the people who stop us from keeping guns out of the hands of mentally unstable people, of felons, and that means the NRA leadership.

Jerrold Nadler

President Reagan was a leader at a time when the American people most needed leadership. He outlined a vision that captured the imagination of the free world, a vision that toppled the Communist empire and freed countless millions.

Dennis Hastert

I think the comments about me being a shill for leadership are beyond the pale.

Bill Flores

We must recognize that as the dominant power in the world we have a special responsibility. In addition to protecting our national interests, we must take the leadership in protecting the common interests of humanity.

George Soros

By giving the leadership to the private sector in a capitalistic society, we’re going to measure the value of art by how many products we can sell.

Robert Wilson

The way I would measure leadership is this: of the people that are working with me, how many wake up in the morning thinking that the company is theirs?

David M. Kelley

Too often, advances in civil rights or women’s rights are undermined by wrong-headed legislation or weak-kneed political leadership.

Mike Quigley

God will never direct us to be prideful, arrogant and unforgiving, immoral or slothful or full of fear. We step into these things because we are insensitive to the leadership of the Holy Spirit within us.

Charles Stanley

A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.

Jim Rohn

Life isn’t easy, and leadership is harder still.

Walter Russell Mead

Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership.

James Humes

There’s a void of leadership in a lot of Washington. I think one of the reasons why there’s so much angst across the country.

Rush Limbaugh

You can’t run a government from one single person. What instead matters is that leadership be about gathering around extraordinary individuals and getting the best out of them.

Justin Trudeau

Globalisation means many other countries are asserting themselves and trying to take over leadership. Please don’t ask Americans to let others assume the leadership of human exploration. We can do wonderful science on the Moon, and wonderful commercial things. Then we can pack up and move on to Mars.

Buzz Aldrin

I don’t pretend there aren’t biological differences, but I don’t believe the desire for leadership is hardwired biology, not the desire to win or excel. I believe that it’s socialization, that we’re socializing our daughters to nurture and our boys to lead.

Sheryl Sandberg

I’m not up on the Internet, but I hear that is a democratic possibility. People can connect with each other. I think people are ready for something, but there is no leadership to offer it to them. People are ready to say, ‘Yes, we are part of a world.’

Studs Terkel

I want to deploy the leadership to meet the challenges that face us and to restore America’s greatness.

Paul Tsongas

One simple way to keep organizations from becoming cancerous might be to rotate all jobs on a regular, frequent and mandatory basis, including the leadership positions.

Robert Shea

Stress on fast growing companies comes from a lot of different places. The one that is often the largest, and creates the most second-order issues, is the composition of the leadership team. More specifically, it’s specific people on the leadership who don’t have the scale experience their role requires at a particular moment in time.

Brad Feld

One of the sad truths about leadership is that, the higher up the ladder you travel, the less you know.

Margaret Heffernan

It was easy for Sanford to have a bully pulpit as governor. It’s another thing to be in the trenches, having to face leadership, and say, ‘No, that’s not a conservative position, that’s not what we’re doing.’

Jeff Duncan

ROIers are always reaching out to me to share their appreciation for the experiences, opportunities and connections we have provided and also to express their excitement about taking the next step in their leadership journey.

Lynn Schusterman

I chose to personally support Donald Trump for president early on and referred to him as America’s blue-collar billionaire at the Republican National Convention because of his love for ordinary Americans and his kindness, generosity, and bold leadership qualities.

Jerry Falwell, Jr.

Where there is an absence of international political leadership, civil society should step in to fill the gap, providing the energy and vision needed to move the world in a new and better direction.

Daisaku Ikeda

There’s a conspiracy going on online every day between these top U.K. individuals within ISIS leadership out of Syria.

Mike McCaul

There are very few good examples of effective, nurturing leadership that unlocks people’s potential or even enthusiasm.

Deepak Chopra

In this nation, leadership is dollars.

Norman Lear

Arthur Scargill’s leadership of the miners’ strike has been a disgrace. The price to be paid for his folly will be immense. He will have destroyed the N.U.M. as an effective fighting force within British trade unionism for the next 20 years. If kamikaze pilots were to form their own union, Arthur would be an ideal choice for leader.

Jimmy Reid

No matter how good you think you are as a leader, my goodness, the people around you will have all kinds of ideas for how you can get better. So for me, the most fundamental thing about leadership is to have the humility to continue to get feedback and to try to get better – because your job is to try to help everybody else get better.

Jim Yong Kim

It is past time for Republican leadership to answer for record deficits and reckless spending, both in Iraq and in the U.S. It’s time for a plan to bring our troops home.

Sherrod Brown

The truth is that no internal reviews or congressional hearings will change the Secret Service’s broken management culture. It needs better leadership.

Ronald Kessler

The United States is the most innovative country in the world. But our leadership could slip away if we fail to properly fund primary, secondary and higher education.

Jeff Bingaman

People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.

John C. Maxwell

People invest in businesses that they believe have the leadership, mission and team to grow and operate profitably.

Robert Kiyosaki

Black leadership has to recognize that principles more than speech, character more than a claim, is greater in advancing the cause of our liberation than what has transpired thus far.

Louis Farrakhan

One of the surest signs of the estimated changes in the consciousness of the American proletariat is to be found in the character of the demands now being put forward by the leadership.

C. L. R. James

I’m all for ambition and stretch goals. I set them for myself. But leadership isn’t the same as cheerleading. Believing in something is a necessary but absolutely insufficient condition for making it come true.

Margaret Heffernan

I believe a democracy needs men and women of conviction in its positions of leadership in order for us to succeed. That’s the subject of ‘A Perfect Candidate,’ a film I made 20 years ago about Oliver North and Charles Robb.

R. J. Cutler

As members of Congress, we take an oath to uphold the Constitution and bear true faith and allegiance to the United States, not the Republican or Democratic party. I have been willing to stand up to my own leadership when it’s in the national interest.

Jackie Speier

Leadership is influence.

John C. Maxwell

The job of nation building, the job of nation leadership in a difficult, complex coalition has worked.

Azim Premji

In order to cultivate a set of leaders with legitimacy in the eyes of the citizenry, it is necessary that the path to leadership be visibly open to talented and qualified individuals of every race and ethnicity.

Sandra Day O’Connor

The world has lost faith in American leadership, and the threats are mounting.

Michael T. Flynn

One of the joys of working with boys is that you get your pay as you go along. You can observe the results of your leadership daily… Such satisfaction cannot be purchased at any price; it must be earned.

Ezra Taft Benson

There was no imminent threat. This was made up in Texas, announced in January to the Republican leadership that war was going to take place and was going to be good politically. This whole thing was a fraud.

Edward Kennedy

We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.

Marco Rubio

The intersection of political analysis and Internet theory is a busy crossroad of cliche, where familiar rhetorical vehicles – decentralized authority, emergent leadership, empowered grass roots – create a ceaseless buzz.

Gary Wolf

My height doesn’t define my skill set. To be a great quarterback, you have to have great leadership, great attention to detail and a relentless competitive nature – and I try to bring that on a daily basis.

Russell Wilson

But no nation can base its survival and development on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement.

Ibrahim Babangida

Leadership is something I was born with.

Carmelo Anthony

So often, when we don’t have people that can be representative or symbolic of leadership and of faith, of purpose, in that absence we become bitter and resentful.

Nate Parker

The world is yearning for strong leadership and moral clarity; someone who knows the difference between good and bad.

Isaac Herzog

We all know business financial performance improves when more women are in senior levels of management and leadership.

Beth Brooke

Message to all you crazed parents desperately hiring tutors and padding your kid’s thin resume: Chillax. Attending an elite college is no guarantee of leadership, life success, or earnings potential.

Nina Easton

Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.

Norman Schwarzkopf

If America wants to retain its position as a global power, its president must listen to the people and show strong leadership at this turning point in human history.

David Suzuki

I learned long ago on the battlefields of Vietnam that in a crisis, there is no substitute for clear-eyed leadership.

Jim Webb

In many ways, Mitt Romney and I are very different. Different starts in life. Different paths to leadership. Different cultures.

Susana Martinez

The public sector certainly includes the Department of Labor. Those are jobs that are available. They are open and they are good paying jobs. The government as a whole has been actually retrenching under President Clinton’s leadership.

Alexis Herman

Dr. King’s leadership reaffirmed the promise of our democracy: that everyday people, working together, have the power to change our government and our institutions for the better.

Maria Cantwell

Entrepreneurialism, to me, means being able to fail. And I believe that kind of leadership is not necessary only in business, but it’s necessary for running countries, too. You’ve got to be able to believe in something strongly enough that you want to do it even if there’s a risk of failure.

Bernard L. Schwartz

MoMA is one of the world’s great cultural institutions with one of the world’s premier Boards and Museum leadership. It is my distinct pleasure to work with such a talented and highly qualified group. I salute Bob Menschel for the high bar he has set and follow him in the position of Chairman with all the respect he has earned.

Jerry Speyer

We are working essentially to build a leadership force of folks who will, during their first two years of teaching, actually put their kids on a different trajectory – not just survive as a new teacher, but actually help close the achievement gap for their kids.

Wendy Kopp

The House of Representatives should not be locked down by the decided play of a few in leadership.

Jeff Fortenberry

I had just left ‘Saturday Night Live’ when I came to ‘The Daily Show,’ and it just felt like Jon was on my side. I’ll always be grateful to him for that. I just got the impression he wanted me to succeed, and then I wanted to succeed for him. I think that’s good leadership.

Rob Riggle

Europe is difficult to coordinate, and our main deficit may not even lie in this area of finance and economics, but in foreign and security policy. We have a leadership problem because we are still 27 different members who have still not decided on how to work with each other based on what we used to call a European constitution.

Peer Steinbruck

Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader.

Indra Nooyi

Since Franklin Roosevelt’s leadership in setting up the United Nations and the Nuremberg trials, the U.S. has promoted universal legal norms and the institutions to enforce them while seeking, by hook or by crook, to exempt American citizens, especially soldiers, from their actual application.

Michael Ignatieff

On March 12, 2004, acting attorney general James B. Comey and the Justice Department’s top leadership reached the brink of resignation over electronic surveillance orders that they believed to be illegal.

Barton Gellman

Each year I host a leadership summit in my district, and my biggest advice to young people is get experience. Get your foot in the door.

Aaron Schock

Since joining the U.S. House of Representatives in November of 2006, I have strongly supported Speaker Nancy Pelosi. I have the utmost respect for her, and I believe the Democrats were able to accomplish a great deal under her leadership.

Albio Sires

The House Republican leadership has simply run out of ideas.

Jan Schakowsky

Comrade Deng Xiaoping – along with other party elders – gave the party leadership their firm and full support to put down the political disturbance using forceful measures.

Li Peng

Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.

Jesse Jackson

If more women are in leadership roles, we’ll stop assuming they shouldn’t be.

Sheryl Sandberg

Leadership – mobilization toward a common goal.

Garry Wills

It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless. If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime.

Michael Eisner

There has not yet been a major ground offensive battle… There are, we know, negotiations going on between the opposition forces and the Taliban leadership for surrender.

Peter Pace

People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.

Thomas Sowell

I’ve made some films for the military that are teaching things like cultural awareness and leadership issues, that sort of stuff. And try to, in essence, look at what training they’re doing and say, ‘This is how you can improve the training from a humanistic point of view.’

Carl Weathers

The Republican leadership thinks the best way to avoid losing elections is to let the Democrats win every controversial issue.

Rush Limbaugh

In a very real way, ownership is the essence of leadership. When you are ‘ridiculously in charge,’ then you own whatever happens in a company, school, et cetera.

Henry Cloud

School boards can be a steppingstone to higher forms of political leadership.

Wendy Kopp

We need leadership, and we need it now.

Byron Dorgan

It was funny that rank-and-file evangelicals were ahead of all the leadership. They saw for decades conservative Republicans had made promises to them on issues that were important to Christians and conservatives when they were running for office. But when they won, they didn’t keep those promises.

Jerry Falwell, Jr.

In the area we’re discussing, leadership begins on Madison Avenue, on the desks and in the offices of people who spend hundreds of millions of dollars buying what will get them ratings.

Norman Lear

We think our leadership has been too timid to go after corruption, and often times, they bow to the liberal progressive demands of the White House instead of standing up for our values.

John Fleming

The art of communication is the language of leadership.

James Humes

It is better to have a lion at the head of an army of sheep, than a sheep at the head of an army of lions.

Daniel Defoe

A more consistent and sustainable relationship with China will be a core goal of my administration. That requires open channels of communication, both with China’s leadership and the Taiwanese people.

Tsai Ing-wen

Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi are our star campaigners. Our party will fight under their leadership.

Jitin Prasada

Goodrich is a perfect addition to our Hamilton Sundstrand business. And with a strong portfolio of complementary products, Goodrich also brought great leadership balance, great opportunities to provide more integrated systems.

Louis R. Chenevert

We live in a time where government is not a leadership thing, it’s more a business that’s out there and running riot, so I guess the people have to go out there and say stuff.

Yahoo Serious

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.

Paul Hawken

If I were not African, I wonder whether it would be clear to me that Africa is a place where the people do not need limp gifts of fish but sturdy fishing rods and fair access to the pond. I wonder whether I would realize that while African nations have a failure of leadership, they also have dynamic people with agency and voices.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Leadership is simply the ability of an individual to coalesce the efforts of other individuals toward achieving common goals. It boils down to looking after your people and ensuring that, from top to bottom, everyone feels part of the team.

Frederick W. Smith

Leadership is an individual sport, one that has to be fine-tuned to each of the people that reports to you. Leaders also need to provide the direction, energy, encouragement and inspiration for each person who reports directly to the leader as well as for the overall organization.

David Petraeus

Each one of us, and, indeed, all those who aspire to national leadership must bring their own visions, views and styles to the business of reforming Nigeria, and the search for solutions.

Ibrahim Babangida

To me, leadership is about encouraging people. It’s about stimulating them. It’s about enabling them to achieve what they can achieve – and to do that with a purpose.

Christine Lagarde

If leadership is something that is in-your-face, then that is a different type of leadership.

Marcia Fudge

No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.

Peter Drucker

There’s no doubt West Point impacted who I am… It has an enormous emphasis, not only on military aspects, but character development. Whether it’s the honor code, or the interactions you have, both with the cadet leadership and the academy leadership, every place you are is a character test.

Mike Pompeo

The world needs new leadership, but the new leadership is about working together.

Jack Ma

Our leadership in D.C. should be bold and determined.

Paul Gosar

The country has sorted itself ideologically into the two political parties, and those partisan attachments have hardened in recent years. It will take an extraordinary event and act of leadership to break this partisan divide. I thought 9/11 might provide such an opportunity, but it was not seized.

Thomas E. Mann

A big part of leadership is just being comfortable with the fact that some decisions really are only yours.

Helene D. Gayle

Leadership is the other side of the coin of loneliness, and he who is a leader must always act alone. And acting alone, accept everything alone.

Ferdinand Marcos

The one thing that the President can do is to establish a real energy independence plan. We have all the recources we need right here in this country to establish energy independence if we had the leadership.

Herman Cain

I think the greater responsibility, in terms of morality, is where leadership begins.

Norman Lear

A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.

John Updike

Sometimes leadership is planting trees under whose shade you’ll never sit. It may not happen fully till after I’m gone. But I know that the steps we’re taking are the right steps.

Jennifer Granholm

When you’re in a leadership role, you can never please all of the people all of the time. There’s also a lot of responsibility that goes along with it that others may not realize.

Joyce Meyer

Many high school students are under so much competitive pressure. They are sometimes taught that if they don’t have a 4.0 GPA, score in the 99th percentile on admissions tests, and demonstrate leadership in sports and participate in clubs, they won’t get into college anywhere. Even highly credentialed professionals get caught up in this.

Elizabeth Thornton

I believe that there are new perspectives that are needed in order for us to resolve the problems that we face as Americans and also the problems we face as people on this planet, and I believe that new perspective and new leadership is needed.

Martin O’Malley

The union is much more than me, and when you think the union is you and it’s not about who you represent, I think you’ve sort of lost your morals and focus and the purpose of your leadership.

Andy Stern

Lewis Booth and Derrick Kuzak represent the very best of Ford and our culture and built a legacy of leadership, integrity and commitment to excellence that will benefit us for years to come.

William Clay Ford, Jr.

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

Margaret Fuller

The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.

Ray Kroc

In terms of the principles of politics, I think I understand well. Thailand needs someone who has leadership, who has the management skills to help the country.

Yingluck Shinawatra

I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

Ralph Nader

Despite the increasingly presidential style of political leadership in our country, teamwork is essential.

Bob Ainsworth

A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.

J. P. Morgan

We are at a point in our nation’s history when the right leadership is needed more than ever. Hillary has spent her life advocating for poor and working class families. Hillary will help build an economy for tomorrow and beyond; strengthen America’s families; defend our country and its core values; and revitalize our democracy.

Marcia Fudge

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

John Quincy Adams

If we expect to continue our leadership in the global economy, we must invest in a long-term transportation plan -f or both highways and transit programs. Too many of our roads, bridges, and railways have fallen into disrepair.

Sherrod Brown

It’s fair to characterise me as competitive and determined, but anyone who works with me will attest to the fact I believe very strongly in the notion of servant leadership.

Irene Rosenfeld

Leadership is about doing the right thing, even if it going against a vast number of naysayers and mediocre people.

N. R. Narayana Murthy

I think for me, or for anyone who plays the quarterback position, it’s almost an unspoken word when you think about leadership. Some guys can be a leader and be a running back or a lineman, or wide receiver, strong safety, or linebacker. But when you speak of quarterbacks, it’s automatically a default that you’re supposed to be a leader.

Cam Newton

I have spent a lifetime watching kids make mistakes because they were not trained or well led or properly motivated to do well. I never faulted the kids; rather, I saw opportunity to train, to motivate, to improve leadership – not to punish the individual.

Eric Shinseki

Lincoln’s leadership is based on a number of precepts, but my favorite one is that he acted in the name, and for the good, of the people.

Steven Spielberg

My generation took on political equality. I believe young people, who have graduated into a poor economy, have an incentive to take on much tougher issues of income equality. If they show the leadership they have demonstrated in the last few elections, they can bring changes even greater than my generation achieved.

Eleanor Holmes Norton

Since taking office, President Obama has worked to restore a positive vision of American leadership in the world – leadership defined, not by the threats and dangers that we will oppose, but by the security, opportunity and dignity that America advances in partnership with people around the world.

John O. Brennan

Even as an 18-year-old, I had to grow comfortable with my leadership style, which is that I was really impatient with under-motivated people – extremely impatient, to the point where I was counterproductive as a manager of underproductive people. And that hasn’t really changed. If people need to be motivated, I’m no good.

Bing Gordon

One thing that somebody told me is that leadership is a lonely role – some people can do it, and some people can’t.

Kyrie Irving

Libertarians believe that any government interference is bad. Anyone with a brain knows that climate change needs governmental leadership, and they can smell this is bad news for their philosophy. Their ideology is so strongly held that, remarkably, it’s overcoming the facts.

Jeremy Grantham

The Leadership Training Institute of America trains and equips young men and women to be leaders with high standards of personal morality and integrity.

Michael Burgess

I believe that we as the leader of the Free World must provide important leadership on the ethical parameters, the ethical constraints that this research requires.

Ron Kind

With gridlock the norm, Congress’s approval rating is below 10 percent and the public has lost faith in its national leadership.

Ron Fournier

But the ability to articulate what you are doing, to be clear about it, and to stick to it is, I think, the essence of political leadership.

Chris Patten

The important thing is that we recognize our President’s leadership, that he is not saying: I am going to walk away from this. He is saying: I am going to do the right thing.

Kay Bailey Hutchison

A lot of young people just starting out unskilled, as all Americans do when they’re born here, come to this country, and so the business community is for immigration. Big businesses, small businesses, high-tech, low-tech, the communities of faith, and the Republican leadership.

Grover Norquist

I feel like, if the guys can look at me in the huddle and see a calm and collected face, that they’re going to relax a little bit. The way I look at it, leadership and being that guy is, don’t be someone you’re not. Don’t be a hoorah guy jumping around and clapping your hands if you’re not that guy.

Matt Flynn

I now sit at the table in a variety of ways with the House leadership… as we go through taking a look at threat assessments and hot spots around the world. It’s a national position, but certainly I don’t forget that New Jersey has a critical part of national defense.

Rodney Frelinghuysen

Turnaround or growth, it’s getting your people focused on the goal that is still the job of leadership.

Anne M. Mulcahy

Whether it was his ability to turn around the Massachusetts economy or turn around businesses in the private sector, Mitt Romney has demonstrated the leadership that we need in the White House to get the country on the right track.

Lisa Murkowski

In our system leadership is by consent, not command. To lead a President must persuade. Personal contacts and experiences help shape his thinking. They can be critical to his persuasiveness and thus to his leadership.

Donald Rumsfeld

We need the kind of leadership exemplified by President Kennedy to just do it! But we must do it as good stewards, aggressively exerting control over the moon. We can best do this by going there.

Wilson Greatbatch

I definitely wasn’t cool in high school. I really wasn’t. I did belong to many of the clubs and was in leadership on yearbook and did the musical theater route, so I had friends in all areas. But I certainly did not know what to wear, did not know how to do my hair, all those things.

Dianna Agron

I helped to restore America’s leadership.

Hillary Clinton

At the very outset I want to say how the people of America appreciate the steadfast support of the people of Morocco, the leadership of Morocco in our war against terrorism.

Donald Evans

I have never been afraid to stand up to the leadership on issues where we disagree. If you chose to keep Cambridge Labour, then I can continue to press the Government for the things that matter to you, in a way that members of the opposition are unable to.

Anne Campbell

Once the public loses confidence in a president’s leadership at a time of war, once they don’t trust him anymore, once his credibility is sharply diminished, how does he get it back?

Robert Dallek

I think people are hungry for new ideas and leadership in the world of poverty alleviation. Most development programs are started and led by people with Ph.Ds in economics or policy. Samasource is part of a cadre of younger organizations headed by entrepreneurs from non-traditional backgrounds.

Leila Janah

Whose leadership, whose judgment, whose values do you want in the White House when that crisis lands like a thud on the Oval Office desk?

Rahm Emanuel

A leader who doesn’t hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.

Golda Meir

Ray Lewis, I’ve grown up watching Ray Lewis. Just watching his intensity, his passion for the game, his love for the game, his work ethic. Everything in a linebacker that you want to be is in Ray Lewis, from leadership qualities, all that.

Manti Te’o

Leadership is working with goals and vision; management is working with objectives.

Russel Honore

Leadership does not depend on being right.

Ivan Illich

I feel comfortable in a position of leadership, but that’s not to say I feel complacent about it. I take it incredibly seriously.

Nicola Sturgeon

Leadership is a way of thinking, a way of acting and, most importantly, a way of communicating.

Simon Sinek

My leadership will end the Obama era and begin a new era of American prosperity.

Mitt Romney

The problem is, is that President Bush and the Republican leadership in the Congress have resisted attempts to increase dramatically our fuel economy standards over the last five years.

Ed Markey

Studies have consistently shown that financial hardship is the biggest obstacle to heterosexual marriage, yet the Republican leadership has done precious little to help address the financial hardship faced by American families.

Kendrick Meek

I think the U.S. should assert its leadership in a more effective way.

Sebastian Pinera

Al Qaeda is not the organization now that it was before. It is under stress organizationally. Its leadership spends more time trying to figure out how to keep from getting caught than they do trying to launch operations.

Cofer Black

Under the leadership of President Bush and Vice President Cheney, the United States has given up the moral high ground that we used to occupy as an international leader.

Marty Meehan

Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you’re in control, they’re in control.

Tom Landry

All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.

John Kenneth Galbraith

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.

George Washington Carver

We are looking for a set of personal characteristics that predict success, the first and foremost of which is perseverance in the face of challenges. We also look for the ability to influence and motivate others who share your values, strong problem-solving ability, and leadership.

Wendy Kopp

For citizens to become fully engaged in holding their leadership to account, accurate information is required to see where action is needed, to measure the results of policies and programmes, to build support for courageous decisions and to consolidate political legitimacy.

Mo Ibrahim

You know, rural Americans are a special people. Their labor puts food on our table and fuel in our gas tanks. Their service in our military sets a powerful example of leadership, honor and sacrifice. Their spirit of community inspires us all.

Tom Vilsack

As someone who has more than a passing acquaintance with most of the 20th century presidents, I have often thought that their accomplishments have little staying power in shaping popular views of their leadership.

Robert Dallek

Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.

Peter Drucker

The leader is one who mobilizes others toward a goal shared by leaders and followers… Leaders, followers and goals make up the three equally necessary supports for leadership.

Garry Wills

Bad leadership during the past years has cast on our Party the shadow of great and grave burdens.

Janos Kadar

The democratic idealist is prone to make light of the whole question of standards and leadership because of his unbounded faith in the plain people.

Irving Babbitt

Unlike President Obama, I would say that I support the long-standing bipartisan post-war belief that American global strength and leadership secures our national-security interests, and it also promotes order and stability in the world. And it gives us immense influence in the world and deters our adversaries and reassures our allies.

Tom Cotton

I emphasize self-esteem, self-confidence, and dignity, not as an ideal, but as a real test of community organization. Without leadership development, community organizations do not have staying power.

Paul Wellstone

There’s no one on this earth taken less seriously in a leadership context than a young woman – everything is against you.

Abigail Disney

Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.

George W. Bush

I think leadership is more than just being able to cross the t’s and dot the i’s. It’s about character and integrity and work ethic.

Steve Largent

You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I’m attempting to do right now.

Angela Davis

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.

Stephen Covey

There is a sense of call to take leadership roles. You’re serving people and submitting to God as best you can.

Richard Foster

To be elected president, you have to do more than tear down your opponents. You have to give the American people a reason to vote for you – a reason to hope – a reason to believe that under your leadership, America will be better.

Mike DeWine

I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn’t. Hey, it made me a better leader: you have to take a lot of people’s needs into account; you have to look down the road. Trying to negotiate getting a couple of kids to watch the same TV show requires serious diplomacy.

Dee Dee Myers

We need real leadership, Democrat, Republican and independent to stand up and say, we have to live within our means.

Tom Coburn

I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together.

George W. Bush

Never take your eye off the ball. Always remember that you and everyone on the team is the servant of the cause – in our case, girls’ education and young women’s leadership in Africa.

Ann Cotton

When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.

Ronald Reagan

Actually, I don’t ever think there will be a men-only team of leadership in the Labour party again. People would look at it and say, ‘What? Are there no women in the party to be part of the leadership? Do men want to do it all themselves?’ It just won’t happen again.

Harriet Harman

President Ford was a devoted, decent man of impeccable integrity who put service to his country before his own self interest. He helped heal our nation during a time of crisis, provided steady leadership and restored people’s faith in the presidency and in government.

Mark Udall

Leadership is not a popularity contest; it’s about leaving your ego at the door. The name of the game is to lead without a title.

Robin S. Sharma

To my mind the election was stolen by George Bush and we have been suffering ever since under this man’s leadership.

Jessica Lange

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People look for their leadership to lead.

Mick Cornett

Leadership involves finding a parade and getting in front of it.

John Naisbitt

Leadership is, among other things, the ability to inflict pain and get away with it – short-term pain for long-term gain.

George Will

Central to America’s rise to global leadership is our Judeo-Christian tradition with the vision of the goodness and possibilities of every human life.

Mitt Romney

Education is the mother of leadership.

Wendell Willkie

When the Islamic revolution began in 1979 under the leadership of Ayatollah Khomeini, it aroused considerable admiration in the Arab street. It presented a model of organised popular action that deposed one of the region’s most tyrannical regimes. The people of the region discerned in this revolution new hope for freedom and change.

Wadah Khanfar

We the people have the strength to bring our country from our weak-kneed stumbling gait in the last ranks of reason to the leadership of the great march to environmental victory.

Walter Cronkite

All the leadership positions that I have had have one common denominator: none has required that I give up my science work.

Mildred S. Dresselhaus

I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.

Alexander the Great

Even back in elementary school, I was a leader, but a leader who didn’t know how to channel my leadership skills in a constructive way. When I was younger, it probably came out as being more of a bossy little kid.

Imran Amed

Donald Trump is talking about the failed leadership of the Obama Administration.

Paul Manafort

You watch television and see what’s going on on this debt ceiling issue. And what I consider to be a total lack of leadership from the President and nothing’s going to get fixed until the President himself steps up and wrangles both parties in Congress.

Steve Wynn

I’m not a natural leader. I’m too intellectual; I’m too abstract; I think too much.

Newt Gingrich

I think one of the keys to leadership is recognizing that everybody has gifts and talents. A good leader will learn how to harness those gifts toward the same goal.

Ben Carson

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

John F. Kennedy

I forgot to shake hands and be friendly. It was an important lesson about leadership.

Lee Iacocca

For many members of Congress, the time for choosing is near – do what the party leadership demands, or do what the people have asked you to do. If my colleagues don’t mind some advice from a newcomer, I’d suggest going with the will of the people.

Scott Brown

Preparing our city to achieve its destiny will require strong leadership.

Thomas Menino

The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.

Mary Kay Ash

I think we so often equate leadership with being experts – the leader is supposed to come in and fix things. But in this interconnected world we live in now, it’s almost impossible for just one person to do that.

Jacqueline Novogratz

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Henry J. Kaiser

Maintaining a positive working relationship with Mexico’s leadership will also be crucial to increasing communication and trade. I plan to personally maintain those relationships.

Doug Ducey

President Bush has shown great leadership. He has said that the 21st century will not be ruled or dictated by terrorists, dictators, and murderers. He is absolutely right. God bless him for his resolve.

Lindsey Graham

We do not need international help to stop corruption, we need strong Louisiana Leadership.

David Vitter

I very much believe in values-based leadership and that the values that I believe in and try to govern by are transcendent values.

Deval Patrick

Boone Pickens should be commended for his leadership on American energy security, and for bringing Ted Turner along on some sensible approaches to enhancing it.

Frank Gaffney

I think in any situation, so much of effective leadership is when it comes from your own personality. And I feel very fortunate to be comfortable in the Colts locker room, where people can be who they are, and they don’t have to change it when they show up to work that day.

Andrew Luck

In any leadership position, you’re always going to be disappointing somebody.

Biz Stone

There’s two parts of leadership. You’ve got to be a good leader – you’ve got to be somebody that people want to emulate and care about the other people. But the other guys that you have have to accept their leadership. They have to respond to it. That’s the chemistry that you never know how that is going to happen.

Nick Saban

Hope and change? We’re not doing that anymore. They’re doing attack and blame. And so, I just think people are going to see through this. They want real leadership. They want us to get this country on the right track.

Paul Ryan

I am deeply honored by the opportunity to lead Intel. We have amazing assets, tremendous talent, and an unmatched legacy of innovation and execution. I look forward to working with our leadership team and employees worldwide to continue our proud legacy while moving even faster into ultra-mobility to lead Intel into the next era.

Brian Krzanich

If it doesn’t have a full delay or defund of Obamacare, I know I and many others will not be able to support whatever the leadership proposes.

Scott Garrett

I think leadership is something you earn, more through actions than words.

Ander Crenshaw

We have to reform the entire political process. It’s got to start with leadership by example.

Chris Gibson

I don’t run a non-profit. There are lots of non-profits in America – in Detroit, parts of Wall Street, etc. I run a not for profit. We’re a business. The only difference is that instead of selling soap or sneakers, we sell hope and leadership.

Nancy Lublin

I realize that as the quarterback, you have to assume some sort of leadership role because you have to talk in the huddle on every play, and you’re essentially giving out orders to the team. But in my mind, I have to prove myself on the field before I can start asserting a leadership role.

Andrew Luck

Leadership does take work. And it should. If you aspire to be a leader, you ought to treat leadership as a craft, you ought to become a student of it, and you ought to work at it. And if you’re not willing to work at it, well, you get what you give.

Douglas Conant

And the whole world, the whole world that believes in freedom, whether you’re talking about personal freedom, economic freedom, religious freedom, they look to the United States for leadership; and you’re part of that leadership.

Don Nickles

In the ’90s, there was scant presidential leadership and insufficient domestic political mobilization for foreign policy grounded in human rights.

Samantha Power

I have no doubt that the Palestinian Arab leadership made a mistake when it did not accept the partition plan in 1947, but I want to try to understand it.

Ayman Odeh

I am leaving because I have to fight simultaneously a potential recurrence of cancer the Democratic leadership, a health care bill that’s going to destroy this country, my opposition to it and a belief that my party has become what it became – what it campaigned against.

Eric Massa

When you look at a Congress that has an 84 percent disapproval rating, that means that for the most part, the people of this country, and certainly California, are looking for new leadership.

Elizabeth Emken

Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.

Stephen Covey

Leadership is failing. And Donald Trump is going to take a holistic approach to how we focus on these things, and he’s not going to allow disparate activities in the communities to define everything.

Paul Manafort

We never used to blink at taking a leadership role in the world. And we understood leadership often required something other than drones and bombs. We accepted global leadership not just for humanitarian reasons, but also because it was in our own best interest. We knew we couldn’t isolate ourselves from trouble. There was no place to hide.

Robert Reich

Jamal Crawford reminds me the most of myself, the way he goes to the basket. But they need leadership.

Earl Monroe

I have disagreements with leadership, I have disagreements with the speaker, but I have those one-on-one.

Bill Flores

In this age, I don’t care how tactically or operationally brilliant you are: if you cannot create harmony – even vicious harmony – on the battlefield based on trust across service lines, across coalition and national lines, and across civilian/military lines, you need to go home, because your leadership is obsolete.

James Mattis

When I interviewed Paul Bremer in his office, he had almost no books on his shelves. He had a couple of management books, like ‘Leadership’ by Rudolph Giuliani. I didn’t take it as an encouraging sign.

George Packer

Integrity is a very important and an almost indispensable virtue that all leaders must possess. This is especially true in the Philippine context because we Filipinos really respond to leadership by example.

Grace Poe

When President Obama was in the Senate, when he was a U.S. senator, he voted against raising the debt ceiling. And he said it was a lack of leadership that had brought us to this point.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Management’s job is to convey leadership’s message in a compelling and inspiring way. Not just in meetings, but also by example.

Jeffrey Gitomer

Moreover, as the leadership of the House confirmed last year, the Administration remains opposed to a congressional resolution on the Armenian Genocide due to Turkish objections. This approach sends absolutely the wrong signal to Turkey and to the rest of the world.

Patrick J. Kennedy

Republican leadership in Congress let the energy companies write the energy bill that sent prices soaring, and has turned a blind eye to the struggles of working families trying to make ends meet.

Sherrod Brown

In one of my recent books, ‘The Success Principles,’ I taught 64 lessons that help people achieve what they want out of life. From taking nothing less than 100 percent responsibility for your life to empowering others, these are the fundamentals to success – and to great leadership.

Jack Canfield

In giving us children, God places us in a position of both leadership and service. He calls us to give up our lives for someone else’s sake – to abandon our own desires and put our child’s interests first. Yet, according to His perfect design, it is through this selflessness that we can become truly fulfilled.

Charles Stanley

We also can’t try to take over and rebuild every country that falls into crisis. That’s not leadership; that’s a recipe for quagmire, spilling American blood and treasure that ultimately weakens us. It’s the lesson of Vietnam, of Iraq – and we should have learned it by now.

Barack Obama

IBM has taken a leadership role in this area and is prepared to be a technology partner with companies around the world to take advantage of these new developments.

John Patrick

No wind serves him who addresses his voyage to no certain port.

Michel de Montaigne

Inspirational leaders need to have a winning mentality in order to inspire respect. It is hard to trust in the leadership of someone who is half-hearted about their purpose, or only sporadic in focus or enthusiasm.

Sebastian Coe

When the world is in the midst of change, when adversity and opportunity are almost indistinguishable, this is the time for visionary leadership and when leaders need to look beyond the survival needs of those they’re serving.

Chip Conley

But 85 percent of the mosques have extremist leadership in this country. Most Muslims, the overwhelming majority of Muslims, are loyal Americans.

Peter T. King

As far as Iraq, the important thing is that the Taliban is gone in Afghanistan, three-quarters of the al-Qaida leadership is either dead or in jail, and we now have Saudi Arabia working with us, Pakistan working with us.

Peter T. King

I think the voters are going to see a stark difference between steady leadership from Secretary Clinton, a depth of experience, and ill-temperament and poor judgment from Donald Trump; that’s what they’ve seen this entire campaign. We welcome these debates.

Robby Mook

There are many things that matter much more than an editor’s gender in shaping the direction of the leadership.

Nancy Gibbs

Well football teams are perhaps easier to control than political parties, I’m sure the Prime Minister would agree with me, but yeah I think every team needs discipline and a sense of self-belief and that’s important, that’s what leadership’s all about.

Iain Duncan Smith

Because management deals mostly with the status quo and leadership deals mostly with change, in the next century we are going to have to try to become much more skilled at creating leaders.

John P. Kotter

I think America is in trouble, but it’s not beyond repair. But it’s going to take leadership who sees the greatness of this country and who believes that, once again, we can be one nation under God.

Mike Huckabee

If people want to compete for leadership of a religious group, they can compete in piety. A chilling thought. Or funny.

Mary Douglas

You cannot transpose the U.S. system on Turkey, and the Turkish system on France etc. You have to understand the people and their culture. That’s leadership.

Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

To be an objective leader means aligning your models with the needs of the organization. There is no question anymore that collaboration, seeking out diverse perspectives and developing new ways to look at challenges and opportunities, is a key leadership competency.

Elizabeth Thornton

The world is fortunate – for the time being, at least – that it has an American president in Obama who is prepared to take a conciliatory and concessive attitude towards America’s decline and that it has a Chinese leadership which has been extremely cautious about expressing an opinion, let alone flexing its muscles.

Martin Jacques

The church wasn’t an organization in the first century. They weren’t writing checks or buying property. The church has matured and developed over the years. But for some reason, the last thing to change is the structure of leadership.

Andy Stanley

If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.

William James

History has shown that one cannot legislate a culture of integrity. And yet, one of the paramount responsibilities and challenges of corporate leadership is to ensure such a culture.

Preet Bharara

It simply cannot be disputed that for decades the Palestinian leadership was more interested in there not being a Jewish state than in there being a Palestinian state.

Alan Dershowitz

Leadership means forming a team and working toward common objectives that are tied to time, metrics, and resources.

Russel Honore

Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.

Donald Rumsfeld

In addition to removing our democratically elected government, Israel wants to sow dissent among Palestinians by claiming that there is a serious leadership rivalry among us. I am compelled to dispel this notion definitively.

Ismail Haniyeh

Beginning under the Roman Empire, intellectual leadership in the West had been provided by Christianity. In the middle ages, who invented the first universities – in Paris, Oxford, Cambridge? The church.

Nancy Pearcey

When I was commander of Central Command, obviously we were very concerned about the developments in Yemen, the developments in Somalia and elsewhere, in Africa and so forth. But the al Qaeda senior leadership is under unprecedented pressure.

David Petraeus

Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It’s about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others’ success, and then standing back and letting them shine.

Chris Hadfield

Real leadership means tackling tough problems ourselves and not leaving them to our children.

Jon Kyl

With King Abdullah’s leadership and his people’s trust he can keep the kingdom stable and secure in all its affairs.

Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud

Louisiana’s a very conservative state. When we’ve ever polled this, we’ve found that they like conservative reforms. They want us to fight back against our leadership and Democrats, so it’s very consistent.

John Fleming

I am a general. My soldiers are the keys and I have to command them.

Vladimir Horowitz

In 1992, Bill Clinton ran on a platform of ‘ending welfare as we know it.’ His political worldview, drawn from like-minded thinkers at the Democratic Leadership Council, was based in private sector growth and personal responsibility.

Nina Easton

From the very first, it has been the educated and intelligent of the Negro people that have led and elevated the mass, and the sole obstacles that nullified and retarded their efforts were slavery and race prejudice; for what is slavery but the legalized survival of the unfit and the nullification of the work of natural internal leadership?

W. E. B. Du Bois

Clearly you need a new team to go out to bat on your behalf; to fight for your rights and to report back to you personally and to the leadership of the IFP.

Mangosuthu Buthelezi

Every time I would give a talk, someone would say, ‘You ought to go into politics.’ I prefer to call it government leadership. My life has taken me to places where I have experiences that I think I can share. A lot of times, we see people who are career politicians. I’m not the conventional candidate, nor do I want to be.

Brad Wenstrup

Instead of begging OPEC to drop its oil prices, let’s use American leadership and ingenuity to solve our own energy problems.

Pete Domenici

Nobody in a leadership level in American politics is trying to inspire the American people. Everybody needs to be goosed. The vast majority of people are not self-starters.

Rush Limbaugh

So here’s the question: Without a change in leadership, why would the next four years be any different from the last four years?

Paul Ryan

There are many elements to a campaign. Leadership is number one. Everything else is number two.

Bertolt Brecht

I don’t agree with all-male leaderships. Men cannot be left to run things on their own. I think it’s a thoroughly bad thing to have a men-only leadership.

Harriet Harman

No organization should be allowed near disaster unless they are willing to cooperate with some level of established leadership.

Irwin Redlener

Military school was great and especially great for leadership and then I spent two years in Vietnam.

Robert Kiyosaki

In Illinois, where legislators are paid $45,000, plus as much as $10,000 for leadership work, about half are full-time politicians.

Bill Dedman

Even moderates, they can see in Trump the potential to have logjams broken and things finally get done. This makes some conservatives and some liberals furious, nervous, and me nervous a little bit, because I’m a pretty pure conservative. So that’s a potential of his leadership.

Jeff Sessions

I believe that it is irresponsible, it is basically part of the crisis of leadership in D.C. to not look at Social Security and understand that there has got to be a solution posed. We’ve got to take a look at it and make sure that we create a solution so our seniors aren’t left out in the cold.

Joe Miller

Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat.

Jean-Paul Sartre

I think when you have strong leadership at the coaching level and you empower the coach and the coaching staff, you have a lot more stability.

Jeffrey Lurie

At IBM, if we kept our same leadership for 36 years, we’d be bankrupt.

Scott Howell

The nicest thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from.

Ken Olsen

If you can provide the funding and you get the leadership, you’ll have a competitive team.

T. Boone Pickens

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

Ralph Nader

In fact, the converse is true: At a time when the United States has been called on for a level of moral leadership, vision and inspiration not seen since World War II, we cannot afford to dissemble about crimes against humanity.

Adam Schiff

As for leadership, I am the kind who leads reluctantly and more by example than anything else. Someone had to be on the incorporation papers as president.

Keith Henson

Good political leadership for me involves getting the big decisions right – however difficult, however controversial, however potentially divisive – and then being able to take people with you.

Charles Kennedy

Why would I be willing to challenge my Republican leadership? Because my allegiance will always be to the Constitution and the American people first and foremost, not to my political party.

Matt Salmon

I think leadership is not something you learn; it’s something you discover.

Myles Munroe

I have run a general election campaign pregnant and ran Ed Miliband’s leadership campaign commuting to London with a new baby so I already have my system set up.

Lucy Powell

One secret of leadership is that the mind of a leader never turns off. Leaders even when they are sightseers or spectators, are active; not passive observers.

James Humes

I believe that the will of the people is resolved by a strong leadership. Even in a democratic society, events depend on a strong leadership with a strong power of persuasion, and not on the opinion of the masses.

Yitzhak Shamir

I’ve always voted Republican because America is exactly that, a republic. You can’t expect much leadership with a Democrat behind the desk their not even close to dual efficient.

Audrey Meadows

The sad fact is, because we’ve had a failed policy and failed leadership, now we’re having to rely on Russians and the Iranians to go into Syria to fight and destroy ISIS.

Mike McCaul

Leadership is an intense journey into yourself. You can use your own style to get anything done. It’s about being self-aware. Every morning, I look in the mirror and say, ‘I could have done three things better yesterday.’

Jeffrey R. Immelt

Leadership is happening, but it’s not coming from the leaders of the old institutions. Everywhere you look, you see these extraordinary, sparkling new initiatives that are under way.

Don Tapscott

Mahatma Gandhi was someone who demonstrated the tremendous power of leadership by example.

N. R. Narayana Murthy

If we are to negotiate the coming years safely, we may need a new kind of leadership. To put it more precisely, we need the rediscovery of an ancient kind of leadership that has rarely been given the prominence it deserves. I mean the leader as teacher.

Jonathan Sacks

I try to work hard. I try to set a good example. I don’t look at it as though I’ve got to be a leader. I just try to behave the way I think I should behave. If that results in a leadership role, great.

Matt Holliday

I took a gamble to exercise leadership without losing my feminine nature.

Michelle Bachelet

The secret to understanding me is, I’m not trying to be anybody other than who I actually am. People want candid, refreshing leadership. And I’ve always tried to go with solutions. You know, I’ve always tried to say, here’s how we get our economy growing, here’s why we get our debt under control. That’s what Mitt Romney is offering.

Paul Ryan

Seventy years after China emerged from the Second World War, the greatest threat facing the nation’s leadership is not imperialism but skepticism.

Evan Osnos

High expectations are the key to everything.

Sam Walton

Now, do I think there has to be shared sacrifice among other nations in the world who want a stable and secure world? Absolutely, there has to be. But I don’t think that America can ever abdicate its leadership role in the world because of who we are and where we’ve come from. We are the symbol for the world for freedom and liberty.

Chris Christie

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.

Andrew Carnegie

Leaders have to act more quickly today. The pressure comes much faster.

Andy Grove

The role of leadership is to transform the complex situation into small pieces and prioritize them.

Carlos Ghosn

Churches need to figure out how they will address the spiritual lives of their staffs and leadership teams.

John Ortberg

Character in leadership is the most important balance for leadership. Without character, leaders have no safety. Leadership has no protection without character.

Myles Munroe

As the Palestinian leadership never seems to pay any penalty for its words, America’s seriousness about the peace process is in doubt.

Elliott Abrams

If you look at your companies, and half of your staff are not female, and a decent percentage of them are not people of color, then you are part of the problem because you need people working for you and you need people in positions of leadership who can exercise their bias and who can exercise their perspective.

David Oyelowo

I totally disagree with the premise that al Qaeda is on the path to defeat. Quite the contrary, al Qaeda has deliberately decentralized its operations – not because of the relentless attacks we have had on its national leadership in Pakistan, but because its strategic objective is to dominate and control Muslim countries in the region.

Jack Keane

The way I see it, what is going to come out of the moon activities is a respect for U.S. leadership.

Buzz Aldrin

I always liked the idea of leadership and being a captain.

Dylan Lauren

Leadership can change its mind; leadership can open its eye. Leadership can even be replaced.

Ehud Barak

It is with obedience to your call that I take up the burden of government leadership for the final time.

Kamisese Mara

The business manager was doing fine back in his office while they were out on the line, hungry. And, so they started to see a lot of that and there was, that maybe the leadership had its own cause. More so than the miners, you know, it was like a power struggle.

Richard Grimes

Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.

Marian Anderson

Research shows that girls look at leadership differently than boys.

Anna Maria Chavez

What happened with Hurricane Katrina was the American electorate was forced to look at what lay behind the veneer of chest-beating. We all saw the consequences of having terrible government leadership.

Susan Faludi

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.

Bernard Baruch

The Labor party under my leadership is working to bring the Israeli people together from all nationalities in the spirit of the scroll of independence.

Ehud Barak

There are certain skills that business people have that are – that are, in fact, helpful in – when it comes to being in political leadership.

Rick Santorum

In any case, decisions on troop levels in the American system of government are not made by any general or set of generals but by the civilian leadership of the war effort.

Bill Kristol

On the other hand, the waging of peace as a science, as an art, is in its infancy. But we can trace its growth, its steady progress, and the time will come when there will be particular individuals designated to assume responsibility for and leadership of this movement.

Fredrik Bajer

People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.

Theodore Roosevelt

Our country needs a new generation of leadership, and I believe that Marco Rubio presents this nation with the greatest possibilities and opportunities to meet the challenges of the next generation.

Cory Gardner

Uncertainty is not an indication of poor leadership; it underscores the need for leadership.

Andy Stanley

I think that bold leadership sells.

Sean Duffy

We in the United States believe in the protection of minorities; we recognize the contributions that they can make and the leadership that they can provide; and we do not believe that any people – whether majority or minority, or individual human beings – are ‘expendable’ in the cause of theory or of policy.

Robert Kennedy

Sport fosters many things that are good; teamwork and leadership.

Daley Thompson

It’s really necessary for the United States to continue to give strong leadership to the Middle East peace process, supported by European countries at the same time.

William Hague

Having served in the Nixon Administration, I am well aware of how the political leadership of an administration can try to politicize the civil service, including law enforcement.

Frank Wolf

He’s a novice, but he’s had these – he’s experienced in leadership in tight circumstances. He started – he dropped the first bomb, led the first air strike into North Vietnam.

James Stockdale

There is an irresistible demand to strengthen the leadership of the constructive forces of the world at the present momentous time. This is true because of stupendous, almost unbelievable changes which have taken place in recent years on every continent.

John Raleigh Mott

The Freedom Caucus, like many of the members, feel like that we have too much of a top-heavy, power-based type of leadership program where the decisions are made exclusively at the top and that members voices are not heard, which means that our constituents’ voices are not heard: those that we represent.

John Fleming

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.

Theodore Hesburgh

It’s a different era. Our job now is to show leadership and vision and to help the next generation of artists.

Karen Kain

American presidential leadership never goes out of style.

Monica Crowley

The main tenet of design thinking is empathy for the people you’re trying to design for. Leadership is exactly the same thing – building empathy for the people that you’re entrusted to help.

David M. Kelley

Success in past U.S. conflicts has not been strictly the result of military leadership but rather the judgment of the president in choosing generals and setting broad strategy.

Robert Dallek

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

Steve Jobs

In my view, it is important that our national government exercise leadership to improve the resiliency of the entire nation in the face of continuing extreme weather.

Matt Cartwright

That is what leadership is all about: staking your ground ahead of where opinion is and convincing people, not simply following the popular opinion of the moment.

Doris Kearns Goodwin

One of the best paradoxes of leadership is a leader’s need to be both stubborn and open-minded. A leader must insist on sticking to the vision and stay on course to the destination. But he must be open-minded during the process.

Simon Sinek

Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character; it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort, and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the burdens of self-restraint.

Lewis H. Lapham

President Roosevelt’s leadership put the world on notice that the United States of America – with the freest, most dynamic economy the world had ever seen – was open for business.

John Hoeven

When we see a lack of leadership coming from the White House, that’s what brings leaders in Turkey to attack Israel the way they do. When we see a lack of leadership coming from the White House, that’s why we see the leader of Iran… continuing to build the nuclear reactors.

Danny Danon

The next thing is: we can make IBM even better. We brought IBM back but we’re gunning for leadership.

Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

There is usually an ‘X factor’ that is hard to define. For HTC, I think it is our culture. We embrace the best of our Eastern roots and combine it with the best of the Western cultures where we have leadership and offices. It makes the culture colorful as well as energetic and creative.

Cher Wang

Leadership is about doing what you know is right – even when a growing din of voices around you is trying to convince you to accept what you know to be wrong.

Bob Ehrlich

Voters go into the ballot box with big ideas in their mind: leadership, change, experience, hope.

Kellyanne Conway

As a company grows from 25 to 50 to 100 to 200 to 500 to 1000 people, the characteristics of who is the very best talent in leadership roles will change. It’s rarely the case that your leadership team at 1000 people is the same leadership team you had a 25 people.

Brad Feld

I think that if Republicans are given the reins of leadership in the House or Senate or both, we will have to govern in a way – at least put forward solutions whether or not the president goes along with them or not, that deal with these long-term challenges.

John Thune

All our lives are enriched by the leadership and excellence and confidence of female athletes, whether the Mia Hamms and Maya Moores we know or the field hockey, lacrosse and track and field athletes we do not necessarily know.

George Vecsey

Say what you will about the leadership of ‘SNL,’ they have crafted an institution as opposed to just running a show. I don’t think that’s by accident.

Phil LaMarr

I work closely with Hispanic leadership.

Gene Green

A functioning, robust democracy requires a healthy educated, participatory followership, and an educated, morally grounded leadership.

Chinua Achebe

Because of the president’s leadership, every American will have access to affordable, quality health care.

Rahm Emanuel

I made a commitment… both to myself and to some supporters to carefully consider a run for the Liberal leadership for the Liberal Party of Canada.

Dalton McGuinty

America is best when we come together with clear leadership, expertise, and the political will to take on difficult challenges and get things done. No one should ever doubt the strength and resilience of our country and our democracy.

Jamie Dimon

I speak directly to the people, and I know that the people of California want to have better leadership. They want to have great leadership. They want to have somebody that will represent them. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a Democrat or a Republican, young or old.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Under Superintendent Johnson’s leadership, our police department is on a path to earn the respect of every community in the City of Chicago.

Rahm Emanuel

In the military, I learned that ‘leadership’ means raising your hand and volunteering for the tough, important assignments.

Tulsi Gabbard

I’ve always maintained – a captain is only as good as his team. It is not about my leadership, it is not about me.

Gautam Gambhir

The exercise of power is determined by thousands of interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless, all the more so because these worlds are never divided by a sharp line: everyone has a small part of himself in both.

Vaclav Havel

I don’t think leadership demands ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers; I think leadership is providing the forum for making the right decision, which doesn’t demand unanimity.

Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr.

Pay attention to those employees who respectfully ask why. They are demonstrating an interest in their jobs and exhibiting a curiosity that could eventually translate into leadership ability.

Harvey Mackay

Bill Gates can’t control a high-level-energy dog, because his energy is very low, very calm. Very intellectual. A dog doesn’t see that as leadership.

Cesar Millan

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.

John C. Maxwell

If people want to get into leadership through corrupt practices, through corrupt means, I think that’s detestable; we have to take action.

Jakaya Kikwete

The biggest difference is in the leadership. It was better for us. We had more coaches and mentors to help us. A lot of the younger players today suffer from a lack of direction.

Isaiah Thomas

In a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depends on all elements of our power – including strong and principled diplomacy.

Barack Obama

Half a century ago, the amazing courage of Rosa Parks, the visionary leadership of Martin Luther King, and the inspirational actions of the civil rights movement led politicians to write equality into the law and make real the promise of America for all her citizens.

David Cameron

Maybe if everybody in leadership was a woman, you might not get into the conflicts in the first place. But if you watch the women who have made it to the top, they haven’t exactly been non-aggressive – including me.

Madeleine Albright

There was great leadership in this country at the time of World War II. There was also unrelenting resolve at home, in America’s factories and on the farms, in the cities and the country.

Bob Feller

When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.

Roy E. Disney

My mom was the first African-American woman to graduate from the University of Chicago Law School, in 1946. She had leadership roles in the law, in government and the corporate world. She was a great role model in that she felt anything was possible.

John W. Rogers, Jr.

I think the currency of leadership is transparency. You’ve got to be truthful. I don’t think you should be vulnerable every day, but there are moments where you’ve got to share your soul and conscience with people and show them who you are, and not be afraid of it.

Howard Schultz

In terms of having views and being prepared to express them, yes, I think New Zealand’s had a leadership role in a lot of things.

Helen Clark

I think we need leadership that helps us remember that part of what we are about is caring about more than the person right next to us, but the folks across the way.

Anna Deavere Smith

My father’s values and vision of this country obviously form everything I have as values and ideals. But this is not the ghost of my father running for the leadership of the Liberal party. This is me.

Justin Trudeau

I wish I had played team sports. I think every kid should. Teamwork builds character – teaches people about leadership and cooperation.

Mo Rocca

I fully support U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in his Global Education First Initiative and the work of U.N. Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown and the respectful president of the U.N. General Assembly Vuk Jeremic. I thank them for the leadership they continue to give.

Malala Yousafzai

I watched the Bush administration overreact to the Clinton administration, who believed they did too much nation building, sustaining other countries, and that’s why we never put the commitment on Afghanistan and Iraq that should have been in there under their policy leadership.

Jack Keane

Leaders of the future will have to be visionary and be able to bring people in – real communicators. These are things that women bring to leadership and executive positions, and it’s going to be incredibly valuable and incredibly in demand.

Anita Borg

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.

Harold S. Geneen

Nixon was an awful president in many ways, including in some of his foreign-policy choices. But he left no doubt that foreign policy and America’s leadership in the world outside its borders was of paramount importance to him.

John Podhoretz

Many corporate leaders and employees have the right intentions, but it can be overwhelming when you consider how everything is affected from leadership styles, to organizational structure, to employee engagement, to customer service an marketplace.

Simon Mainwaring

The conduct of President Bush’s war of choice has been plagued with incompetent civilian leadership decisions that have cost many lives and rendered the war on and occupation of Iraq a strategic policy disaster for the United States.

John Olver

If an artist is driven primarily by social responsibility, I think the art probably suffers because, again, just as leadership has a rather defined end point or purpose, social responsibility would seem to have a very clear moral context.

Billy Collins

The war and terrorism in the Middle East, the crisis of leadership in many of the oil-supply countries in the developing world, the crisis of global warming – all these are very clearly tied to energy.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

I think what actually works best is local-level individual targeting of key leadership nodes.

John Abizaid

Leadership is getting players to believe in you. If you tell a teammate you’re ready to play as tough as you’re able to, you’d better go out there and do it. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you’re not giving it all you’ve got.

Larry Bird

In the U.S. and Canada, 50% of the young leadership of all the organizations like AIPAC and Hillel are Birthright alumni.

Charles Bronfman

Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.

E. Joseph Cossman

The 9/11 Commission recently released their report, citing important changes which need to be made to improve our nation’s homeland security. I voiced my disappointment with the House leadership when this report was left until after the August recess for action.

Leonard Boswell

Leadership is an act of submission to God. To be a leader means listening to all kinds of people and situations. Out of that listening, we are hoping to discern the mind of God as best we can. This is the price of leadership – it’s an act of sacrifice. So leadership is part and parcel of the work of submission to God.

Richard Foster

The cardinal responsibility of leadership is to identify the dominant contradiction at each point of the historical process and to work out a central line to resolve it.

Mao Zedong

I believe that people of faith by and large have a great interest in the institution of family and that a family is a great place to learn leadership skills. I’m sure I benefited by having a mom and mad, both of whom were actively involved in the community and in various enterprises.

Mitt Romney

Through the inspiration of Vaclav’s words, the courage of his dissidence and the integrity of his leadership, Czechoslovakia successfully transitioned from an authoritarian state to a free democracy at the heart of Europe.

Michael D. Higgins

House Republican leadership have refused to allow a clean minimum wage vote. Close to 15 million Americans will be affected if we did this. Do Republicans really expect a family to live on less than $11,000 a year?

Bill Pascrell

Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership.

James Cash Penney

I had the closest thing I have ever had to an out-of-body experience lying in bed one morning. I turned on the ‘Today’ programme and item four on the news was: ‘The shadow chancellor has ruled himself out of the leadership.’ I lay there thinking that’s interesting, then I realised it was me.

George Osborne

Leadership is a mindset in action. So don’t wait for the title. Leadership isn’t something that anyone can give you – you have to earn it and claim it for yourself.

Travis Bradberry

We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times… and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.

Barack Obama

France, after the month of May, will share trust with the current leadership of the United States which, on many subjects, has tended to take useful positions in our view.

Francois Hollande

As the leadership team, we’re taking bold and decisive action to evolve our organization and culture. This includes difficult steps, but they are necessary to position Microsoft for future growth and industry leadership.

Amy Hood

I’m sad to report that in the past few years, ever since uncertainty became our insistent 21st century companion, leadership has taken a great leap backwards to the familiar territory of command and control.

Margaret J. Wheatley

Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

Laurence J. Peter

Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.

Theodore Roosevelt

Leadership is all about taking people on a journey. The challenge is that most of the time, we are asking people to follow us to places we ourselves have never been.

Andy Stanley

I’d like to see where boys and girls end up if they get equal encouragement – I think we might have some differences in how leadership is done.

Sheryl Sandberg

There is a science to managing high tech businesses, and it needs to be respected. One of them is that in technology businesses, leadership is temporary. It’s constantly recycling. So the asset has limited lifetime.

Eric Schmidt

It takes leadership to improve safety. And I started off the movement in my time, but the person who has done more over the past 20 to 30 years and who has led it is Professor Sid Watkins.

Jackie Stewart

I think America has a responsibility to maintain its leadership in technology and its moral leadership in the world, to explore, to seek knowledge.

Eugene Cernan

I would say that one of the things that encouraged me so much when I became elected to the leadership was the letters I received from fathers of daughters, saying that, ‘My daughter can now do many more things because of what you did.’

Nancy Pelosi

China and India will take the global leadership on climate change: they are suffering for it.

Malcolm Turnbull

Grades don’t measure tenacity, courage, leadership, guts or whatever you want to call it. Teachers or any other persons in a position of authority should never tell anybody they will not succeed because they did not get all A’s in school.

Thomas J. Stanley

The leadership of the Palestinian Authority is not held in high regard by most of the population of the West Bank. They’re seen as living relatively high off the hog and certainly not accomplishing anything vis-a-vis the Israelis.

Ian Lustick

As long as the opposition believes the world will stand with Ukraine’s democrat reformers, they will have the leverage and the courage to establish a legitimate republic under the leadership of Viktor Yushchenko.

Bob Schaffer

Yes, America must do the right thing, but to provide moral leadership, America must do it in the right way, too.

David Cameron

You learn far more from negative leadership than from positive leadership. Because you learn how not to do it. And, therefore, you learn how to do it.

Norman Schwarzkopf

I want American Dream growth – lots of new businesses, well-paying jobs, and American leadership in new industries, like clean energy and biotechnology.

William J. Clinton

As in nature, politics abhors a vacuum. Without a strong voice for more moderate leadership, the Tea Party is filling that vacuum.

Mark McKinnon

Example is leadership.

Albert Schweitzer

There’s a very big gulf between the black civil rights leadership in America and the black middle class in America. The black middle class are conservative. Many of those minorities can be persuaded to be members of the Republican Party.

Pete du Pont

Millions of young Americans have graduated from college during the Obama presidency, ready to use their gifts and get moving in life. Half of them can’t find the work they studied for, or any work at all. So here’s the question: Without a change in leadership, why would the next four years be any different from the last four years?

Paul Ryan

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Abby Johnson has agreed to become Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity, reflecting a further step forward in our leadership succession plan. Abby will retain her role of President, and I will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board.

Edward Johnson, III

At the heart of great leadership is a curious mind, heart, and spirit.

Chip Conley

World War II had been such a tremendous success story for this country that the political and military leadership began to assume that they would prevail simply because of who they were. We were like the British at the turn of the 19th century.

Neil Sheehan

If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn’t any limit to what you can do with your business and your life. Ideas are any man’s greatest asset.

Harvey S. Firestone

True leadership isn’t about having an idea. It’s about having an idea and recruiting other people to execute on this vision.

Leila Janah

But the person who scored well on an SAT will not necessarily be the best doctor or the best lawyer or the best businessman. These tests do not measure character, leadership, creativity, perseverance.

William Julius Wilson

I think leadership is most effective when it’s your own personality. But I feel like it’s a natural progression as a quarterback, as well.

Andrew Luck

Leadership must be likeable, affable, cordial, and above all emotional. The fashion of authoritarian leadership is gone. Football is about life. You can’t be angry all day.

Vicente del Bosque

My four years in the Marine Corps left me with an indelible understanding of the value of leadership skills.

Frederick W. Smith

I grew up in a household that revered building businesses. It wasn’t thinking about leadership; it was more about building something. To build something, you ultimately have to lead.

Penny Pritzker

You don’t lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Donald Trump’s leadership, decision-making and problem solving will restore America’s role as the undeniable and unquestioned world leader.

Michael T. Flynn

In the long run, we need to build a leadership force of people. We have a whole strategy around not only providing folks with the foundational experience during their two years with us, but also then accelerating their leadership in ways that is strategic for the broader education reform movement.

Wendy Kopp

America is stronger because of President Obama’s leadership, and I’m better because of his friendship.

Hillary Clinton

Leadership is one of sports’ intangibles. Guys can score, guys can fight, guys can skate faster than anybody else. But not everybody can say, ‘Follow me.’

Paul Coffey

I worked hard at whatever task I was given and embraced leadership opportunities, whether as a crossing guard, an altar boy, or a general.

Martin Dempsey

Such manifestations I account as representing the creative leadership of the new forces of thought and appreciation which attend changes in technological pattern and therefore of the pattern of human relationships in society.

John Grierson

What I’ve really learned over time is that optimism is a very, very important part of leadership.

Bob Iger

I think there is probably no better person to aspire to emulate than Steve Jobs and what he has done at Apple in terms of his leadership, his innovation, not settling for mediocrity.

Howard Schultz

We shouldn’t be debating whether to deal with the current code by allowing it to be extended or not. We should have a president who shows leadership and comes to Congress and says: ‘You know what? We need to reform this whole tax code.’

Rob Portman

Different times need different types of leadership.

Park Geun-hye

I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.

Queen Elizabeth II

We have a country to turn around. This week you will nominate the most experienced executive to seek the presidency in 60 years in Mitt Romney. He has no illusions about what makes America great, and he doesn’t confuse the presidency with celebrity, or loftiness with leadership.

Artur Davis

Ben Roethlisberger is a proven winner in athletic competition. But the measure of a true leader is how they conduct themselves 24/7, not just during a winning touchdown drive or a goal-line stance. Leadership isn’t something that gets switched off because the game clock expires.

Jackson Katz

Dr. Sun Yat-sen, Father of the Republic, made it his great aim in his revolutionary leadership to secure freedom and equality of status for China among the nations of the world.

Chiang Kai-shek

If we’re going to see sustainable results from all the other investments we’re making in education, we need to build leadership capacity in each and every country.

Wendy Kopp

Not everybody is created equal, and it’s important for companies to identify those high potentials and treat them differently, accelerate their development and pay them more. That process is so incredibly important to developing first-class leadership in a company.

Anne M. Mulcahy

It’s not easy for an entrepreneur to find the time to blog. But for those who do it, it is a great tool to communicate with the various stakeholders in their business and build a reputation for thought leadership.

Fred Wilson

The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.

J. Paul Getty

The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.

Andrew Carnegie

Even after such milestones as Kathryn Bigelow winning an Oscar, there still seem to be few women in leadership roles.

Julia Stiles

I’ll practice as good as I can, but I know that I play even better, with the qualities I have – leadership, my ability to make something happen in games, winning.

Tim Tebow

We’ve been sitting at the compromise table for a long time. We’re just waiting for that cold chair to be warmed up by the Republican leadership. They still have time to do the right thing and be responsible. They just seem to be moving further and further away from it.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Digitas is a company that’s very rapidly changing – the digital world changes every day. It’s important we hire people who are curious about what’s going on and who are willing to learn and want to learn. I look for core leadership traits.

Laura Lang

I think to be a great quarterback, you have to have a great leadership, great attention to detail, and a relentless competitive nature. And that’s what I try to bring to the table, and I have a long way to go. I’m still learning, and I’m still on a constant quest for knowledge.

Russell Wilson

Floor time is valuable. Our leadership isn’t going to bring something up that’s going to take up floor time and not be successful.

Gene Green

The Divine Thing that made itself the foundation of the Church does not seem, to judge by his comments on the religious leadership of his day, to have hoped much from officers of a church.

Charles Williams

Intelligence we gathered at the time indicated that this was in fact leadership and we struck the leadership.

Peter Pace

The current leadership of the Labor party react to the idea that working-class students might study the subjects they studied with the same horror that the Earl of Grantham showed when a chauffeur wanted to marry his daughter.

Michael Gove

In the end, leadership comes down to consistency and strong, confident action upon which the team can rely – and this doesn’t mean imposing a bunch of rules.

Don Yaeger

Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together.

Jesse Jackson

Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.

Harold S. Geneen

In Britain, you do your job. When you do an American TV show, there is a sense of being one with the crew, and there is a leadership element, which was a learning curve for me because it is very different culturally. In Britain, you just do it, leave and say, ‘Thanks.’

Theo James

President Bush offers the American people an optimistic vision and a clear choice in November. The President has provided steady leadership in remarkably changing times. He knows exactly where he wants to lead this country, and he has complete confidence in the American people.

Henry Bonilla

We should see the leadership from the White House setting dates certain for certain goals of achieving greater alliance on alternative and renewable energy sources, but we are not.

Ron Kind

Leadership – leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.

Mitt Romney

This obsession with leadership… It’s not neutral; it’s American, this idea of the heroic leader who comes in on a white horse to save the day. I think it’s killing American companies.

Henry Mintzberg

I’d like to believe that achieving a leadership position is all about competency, capability and ambition, so I try not to distinguish between the sexes when it comes to giving career advice.

Heather Bresch

Humility is a great quality of leadership which derives respect and not just fear or hatred.

Yousef Munayyer

Lead yourself whenever your boss’ leadership deteriorates. When your boss doesn’t praise what you do, praise yourself. When your boss doesn’t make you big, make yourself big. Remember, if you have done your best, failure does not count.

Mario Teguh

Among my activities was membership in the Boy Scouts; I rose each year through the ranks, eventually achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and undertaking leadership roles in the organization.

Frederick Reines

Kellyanne is the first female campaign manager of any major party to win a presidential general election. In her position, Kellyanne will continue her role as a close adviser to the president-elect and will work with senior leadership to effectively message and execute the administration’s legislative priorities and actions.

Sean Spicer

Most leadership strategies are doomed to failure from the outset. As people have been noting for years, the majority of strategic initiatives that are driven from the top are marginally effective – at best.

Peter Senge

Stubbornness is a positive quality of presidential leadership – if you’re right about what you’re stubborn about.

Douglas Brinkley

The more I have studied Lincoln, the more I have followed his thought processes, the more I am convinced that he understood leadership better than any other American president.

David Herbert Donald

The biggest novelty of 2013 will be new leadership in China. Very little is known about the views of the new leaders – who will rule the country for ten years. But we do know they’re the first generation of Chinese leaders who have spent the majority of their lives in a China ‘opening up’ to the rest of the world.

David Miliband

Uncertainty is a permanent part of the leadership landscape. It never goes away.

Andy Stanley

If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.

Thomas Aquinas

What’s missing is leadership in the White House. And the story that Barack Obama does tell, forever shifting blame to the last administration, is getting old. The man assumed office almost four years ago – isn’t it about time he assumed responsibility?

Paul Ryan

Inability to make decisions is one of the principal reasons executives fail. Deficiency in decision-making ranks much higher than lack of specific knowledge or technical know-how as an indicator of leadership failure.

John C. Maxwell

A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.

Napoleon Bonaparte

I’m a pragmatist. I think, as a woman, you have to be more careful. You have to be more communal, you have to say yes to more things than men, you have to worry about things that men don’t have to worry about. But once we get enough women into leadership, we can break stereotypes down. If you lead, you get to decide.

Sheryl Sandberg

When placed in command, take charge.

Norman Schwarzkopf

I am not saying that during the Second World War Germany did not, under the leadership of the National Socialist government, commit crimes.

Ernst Zundel

I think we need the feminine qualities of leadership, which include attention to aesthetics and the environment, nurturing, affection, intuition and the qualities that make people feel safe and cared for.

Deepak Chopra

The one thing I have learned as a CEO is that leadership at various levels is vastly different. When I was leading a function or a business, there were certain demands and requirements to be a leader. As you move up the organization, the requirements for leading that organization don’t grow vertically; they grow exponentially.

Indra Nooyi

When Xi Jinping came to power, there were a series of hints that market-based capitalism would be allowed to move forward under his leadership. At the first real threat, they’ve fallen over themselves to impose government control.

Roger Altman

I don’t think one party has a bad vision over the other party. I have no doubts that every Indian and every Indian political leadership would like to see this country get to a much better level. We would all like to see inclusive growth.

Baba Kalyani

Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.

Harry S Truman

The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.

Ken Blanchard

No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.

W. Clement Stone

You have to lead people gently toward what they already know is right.

Phil Crosby

Our emerging workforce is not interested in command-and-control leadership. They don’t want to do things because I said so; they want to do things because they want to do them.

Irene Rosenfeld

This is about systemic, institutional corruption, not personality. To ask the Democratic leadership to clean things up would be like asking the old Soviet bureaucracy under Brezhnev to reform itself. It ain’t going to happen.

Newt Gingrich

The nation’s chronic weakness is its political system, which is nearing dysfunction. If the U.S. can elect better political leadership, it should be able to manage problems better than most competitors.

David Ignatius

Scott Walker has provided some really excellent leadership in Wisconsin.

Ron Johnson

The federal government needs a strategic approach that includes strong leadership and the ability to manage weather related risks. The challenge of developing such an approach is complex: It must not only encompass all levels of government but must also be developed in a bipartisan manner.

Matt Cartwright

Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.

Sam Walton

Leadership is a mindset that shifts from being a victim to creating results. Any one of us can demonstrate leadership in our work and within our lives.

Robin S. Sharma

Rotary provides training at all levels so that those who have been selected for leadership positions have the opportunity to learn and apply leadership principles to their jobs.

Ron D. Burton

The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I, therefore, intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt.

Barack Obama

I look forward to working with our leadership team to advance the causes of smaller government, lower taxes, eliminating terrorism, and providing affordable health care, among other issues.

Howard Coble

I think directors should be confident in their leadership capabilities. I think directors should be confident in what they want to do.

Philip Seymour Hoffman

I’ve been a Democrat, I’ve been a Republican, and I eventually became an independent because I don’t believe either party has a monopoly on good ideas or strong leadership.

Michael Bloomberg

Sena under the leadership of Uddhav Thackeray has failed. It is a party on the decline, and that decline started the day Maharashtra Navnirman Sena was formed.

Sharad Pawar

Leadership that exploits and sacrifices young people on the altar of its goals is nothing more than raw, demonic power. Genuine leadership is found in ceaseless efforts to foster young people, to pave the way forward for them.

Daisaku Ikeda

Sitting at a candidate rally is similar to sitting in a ballyard. Both give you the opportunity to assess the technical metrics and reflect on the intangibles – what baseball calls ‘make up’ and politics calls ‘character’ – the leadership, talent and maturity to add value to a venture.

Christine Pelosi

We need leadership. We don’t need a doubling down on the failed politics of the past.

Paul Ryan

One must be convinced to convince, to have enthusiasm to stimulate the others.

Stefan Zweig

I fell in love with the topic of leadership. For three decades, that has been a major focus of my hands-on work: listening to and working with leaders, their teams and their organizations.

Henry Cloud

I parted ways with the Congress, a party that I served for so many years, because its leadership constantly humiliated me by ignoring my talent both as a leader and an administrator.

Satpal Maharaj

Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation.

Alan Autry

In an age when stagecraft, gauzy themes, and sound-bites have too often been substituted for leadership, Bill Clinton as a candidate made it essential to campaigning to take the specifics of governance seriously. Practical solutions were ‘in;’ ideology was ‘out.’

Sylvia Mathews Burwell

We need fresh, new leadership with bold ideas and a new approach to get more people back to work with quality jobs and restored dignity in the lives of our Utahns.

Scott Howell

We design our own programmes; we take leadership. Of course the donors come in to support us, to complement our efforts. Our responsibility to the donors is about accountability: about how we use that money. If somebody gives you his money, definitely he will be interested in knowing how you spend the money.

Jakaya Kikwete

Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.

Jesse Jackson

Leadership can’t be fabricated. If it is fabricated and rehearsed, you can’t fool the guys in the locker room. So when you talk about leadership, it comes with performance. Leadership comes with consistency.

Junior Seau

Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.

Colin Powell

I never get bored talking about themes dealing with ambition, leadership and what it means to be an American. I love that stuff. I just love it. I’ve loved it ever since I was on ‘The West Wing.’

Rob Lowe

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.

Steve Jobs

Leadership is… to make sure you never limit the idea or opportunity.

Kevin Plank

Leadership appears to be the art of getting others to want to do something you are convinced should be done.

Vance Packard

America somehow thinks that leadership relates to governance, and it certainly does. But society is much bigger than governance, and some of the truly great leadership of our society is outside the governance arena.

Jim Leach

I believe the United States is very sick financially and might not survive another four years of Obama-style leadership.

Jerry Falwell, Jr.

The cost of leadership is self-interest.

Simon Sinek

Donald Trump was not asked by the leadership to change. And there’s no reason for him to change. He’s just won the primary process with a record number of votes, beating a field of 16 qualified candidates. So, there’s no reason for Donald Trump to change.

Paul Manafort

I think a captain is someone who captains on the cricket field but, most of the leadership that happens is off the cricket field. It’s very easy to captain people on the cricket field, but if you can start leading them off the cricket field, and show them that trust, what you have in them.

Gautam Gambhir

Evangelicals overwhelmingly voted for Ronald Reagan – not because he was the most religious candidate, but he possessed the quality evangelicals felt like was most important, and that is leadership.

Robert Jeffress

I recognize we will pay more attention when we have different leadership.

Octavia Butler

We do need an attitude of leadership in our government which demonstrates faith in major population centres outside of Perth.

Andrew Forrest

One of the problems in the biotech world is the lack of women in leadership roles, and I’d like to see that change by walking the walk.

Jennifer Doudna

But I do not believe that the world would be entirely different if there were more women leaders. Maybe if everybody in leadership was a woman, you might not get into the conflicts in the first place. But if you watch the women who have made it to the top, they haven’t exactly been non-aggressive – including me.

Madeleine Albright

I vividly remember a conversation I had many years ago in 1974, which marked a turning point in my leadership journey. I was sitting at a Holiday Inn with my friend, Kurt Campmeyer, when he asked me if I had a personal growth plan. I didn’t. In fact, I didn’t even know you were supposed to have one.

John C. Maxwell

I am delighted with the strong vote I have received. My message of positive leadership, patriotism and commitment clearly was resonating with tens of thousands of ordinary Irish people.

Michael D. Higgins

Leadership is about being a servant first.

Allen West

Individual and corporate support is vital to building on London’s leadership in the arts, and I hope others will join me in wanting to build on the National’s role at the heart of modern theatre and sustaining it long into the future.

Lloyd Dorfman

I do think the U.S. has a moral and political leadership role to play.

Elizabeth Esty

ISIS has leadership, just like al Qaeda has leadership. It’s important to be able to eliminate the individuals that are leading the organization.

James Lankford

I have always had confidence in our front line F.B.I. personnel as well as the F.B.I. leadership.

Tom Cotton

Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.

Bill Bradley

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

This administration and the leadership in Congress appear to be intent on valuing wealth over work, thereby placing working families at a distinct disadvantage.

Tim Bishop

Character matters; leadership descends from character.

Rush Limbaugh

The President’s speech suggested to me that were we to follow his leadership, we will be in Iraq not for months, but for years. I also hope I am wrong on this.

Daniel Inouye

Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily.

Thomas Szasz

Republicans working in leadership and the trenches are largely old, white, male, out-of-touch, out of ideas, technology averse, and living in the past.

Mark McKinnon

We’re trained to see the world in terms of charismatic organizations and charismatic people. That’s who we look to for leadership and change, for transformation. We’re awaiting the next J.F.K., the next Martin Luther King, the next Gandhi, the next Nelson Mandela.

Paul Hawken

I’ve said I’ll stand for a full second term, but I think after that it will be time for new leadership. Terms are like Shredded Wheat – two are wonderful but three might just be too many.

David Cameron

Don’t find fault, find a remedy.

Henry Ford

You won’t hear the leadership in the Republican Party admit it, but there are many in the House and Senate who know that illegal immigration has to be stopped and legal immigration has to be reduced. We are giving away the country so a few very rich people can get richer.

Virgil Goode

One thing we’ve talked a lot about, even in the first leadership meeting, was, what’s the purpose of our leadership team? The framework we came up with is the notion that our purpose is to bring clarity, alignment and intensity.

Satya Nadella

I had a sense of what leadership meant and what it could do for you. So am I surprised that I am sitting up here on the 62nd floor of Rockefeller Plaza? No.

Vernon Jordan

One civilization after another has been wrecked upon the attempt to secure sufficient leadership from a single group or class.

Herbert Hoover

I define leadership as: Emotionally, you own your business. You own it with passion. And you either have or you don’t have an economic investment. But when you have all three of those, you are the boss from Day One, and you care every single day more than anyone.

Mickey Drexler

I’ve been the co-chair of the Non-Partisan Women’s Caucus and vice-chair for several years, taking a leadership role in this women’s organization.

Gwen Moore

This – the leadership of the mayor is crucial, because it is to the mayor that people will look to provide the vision, the energy, and the sense of confidence in the rebuilding and the recovery.

Marc Morial

I knew I could not maintain that leadership in open struggle against Moscow influence. Only two Communist leaders in history ever succeeded in doing this – Tito and Mao Tse-tung.

Earl Browder

The thing I’m most focused on today is, how am I maximizing the effectiveness of the leadership team, and what am I doing to nurture it?

Satya Nadella

The House has passed several bipartisan bills to ensure all Americans have the opportunity to secure a good job to provide for their families. All of these jobs bills deserve the support of our Senators and a strong show of leadership from the president.

Joe Heck

We needed to go back on the offense and offer clear leadership on Iraq.

Condoleezza Rice

We need leadership that can elevate religion and morality to their position of paramount importance and thus eliminate growing selfishness, immorality and materialism.

George W. Romney

This week you will nominate the most experienced executive to seek the presidency in 60 years in Mitt Romney. He has no illusions about what makes America great, and he doesn’t confuse the presidency with celebrity, or loftiness with leadership.

Artur Davis

Democrats are going to proudly run on the fact that we turned the economy around. It was our policies under President Obama’s leadership through the Recovery Act, through investing in the automobile industry.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Leadership offers an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life, no matter what the project.

Bill Owens

When the world lacks muscular and wise American leadership, it devolves into total chaos, which, in turn, produces unspeakable evils.

Monica Crowley

But I think Steve’s main contribution besides just the pure leadership is his passion for excellence. He’s a perfectionist. Good enough isn’t good enough. And also his creative spirit. You know he really, really wants to do something great.

Andy Hertzfeld

It’s not as if our party has a leadership campaign underway.

Peter MacKay

Vocational education programs have made a real difference in the lives of countless young people nationwide; they build self-confidence and leadership skills by allowing students to utilize their unique gifts and talents.

Conrad Burns

Leadership demands that we make tough choices.

Alan Autry

I think most Americans understand that we went through a period in which American leadership was judged quite critically internationally.

Susan Rice

Doing nothing while the middle class is hurting. That’s not leadership. Loose regulations and lax enforcement. That’s not leadership. That’s abandoning our middle class.

Kamala Harris

I think it is important for people who are given leadership roles to assume that role immediately.

Bob Iger

The average American is more focused on leadership than likeability. And more focused on qualifications than quality of speakership.

Kellyanne Conway

I talked about the need for American leadership, I talked about the importance of the United States to a more peaceful world, a world that has been quite turbulent in recent years, and needs a strong American anchor.

Condoleezza Rice

This is easy to say with the benefit of hindsight, but I think it once again points out how very important style of leadership, that is the way he does what he does, is to his perception.

Robert Teeter

In fair weather prepare for foul.

Thomas Fuller

Clearly no one knows what leadership has gone undiscovered in women of all races, and in black and other minority men.

Gloria Steinem

What happens with a lot of leaders is that their leadership style is like ADD; they are all over the place with different ideas. They could be driving one idea forward but then move on to something else too soon.

Henry Cloud

The fact is, when it comes to economic leadership, the Republicans have nothing to brag about. This isn’t what the American people want. They want to see progress that works for them.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Strong convictions precede great actions.

James Freeman Clarke

For many years, Myanmar’s leadership was largely shut out from the world of international diplomacy.

Najib Razak

Leadership does matter.

Mark Rutte

We should be therefore supporting a larger Europe, and in so doing we should strive to expand the zone of peace and prosperity in the world which is the necessary foundation for a stable international system in which our leadership could be fruitfully exercised.

Zbigniew Brzezinski

If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.

Henry Ford

For centuries, America has led the world on a long march toward freedom and democracy. Let’s reclaim our clean energy leadership and lead the world toward clean energy independence.

John Garamendi

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.

Max Lucado

I don’t know any other way to lead but by example.

Don Shula

Absolutely the United States should lead in space, for the survival of the United States. It’s inspiring for the next generation. If we lose leadership, then we’ll be using Chinese capability to inspire Americans.

Buzz Aldrin

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.

John C. Maxwell

Alliances and international organizations should be understood as opportunities for leadership and a means to expand our influence, not as constraints on our power.

Chuck Hagel

Women in leadership cannot cry without raising a storm of commentary.

Madeleine M. Kunin

Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.

David Joseph Schwartz

Leadership can not be measured in a poll or even in the result of an election. It can only be truly seen with the benefit of time. From the perspective of 20 years, not 20 days.

Marco Rubio

The bottom line is, I hear my donors, I hear our base out there, I hear the leadership. And we’re taking steps to make sure that we’re even more – how shall we say it – fiscally conservative in our spending and certainly making sure the dollars are there when it’s time to run our campaigns.

Michael Steele

There is no greater name for a leader than mother or father. There is no leadership more important than parenthood.

Sheri L. Dew

When I was growing up, we were taught in school that North Koreans, and especially the North Korean leadership, were all devils.

Park Chan-wook

The government, under my leadership, will act to implement the rule of law and to maintain the independence of the judicial system, which is one of the pillars of maintaining a democratic system.

Ariel Sharon

I think Caesar is one of the most empathetic characters that I’ve played. I think that’s the key to a successful leadership. Being able to keep your ears open at all times.

Andy Serkis

I believe in servant leadership, and the servant always asks, ‘Where am I needed most?’

Mike Pence

Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts.

Erskine Bowles

If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example. I have to do so for all the Ikea employees.

Ingvar Kamprad

Good leadership is to know when to go, and you only succeed as a good leader if you’ve transported someone else in and the company gets stronger. Then you’ve succeeded as leader.

Tony Fernandes

Woodrow Wilson called for leaders who, by boldly interpreting the nation’s conscience, could lift a people out of their everyday selves. That people can be lifted into their better selves is the secret of transforming leadership.

James MacGregor Burns

In government, our chief executives have been lawyers. The great majority of our cabinets and congresses are and have been men trained in the law. They have provided the leadership and the statecraft and the store of strength when it was needed.

Robert Kennedy

So I think that our foreign policy, the president’s strong and principled leadership when it comes to the war against terror and foreign policy is going to be an asset.

Ed Gillespie

Women account for about 70% of Africa’s food production and manage a large proportion of small enterprises. They are also increasingly represented in legislative and executive leadership positions.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Absolute identity with one’s cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership.

Woodrow Wilson

Going back to the moon is not visionary in restoring space leadership for America. Like its Apollo predecessor, it will prove to be a dead end littered with broken spacecraft, broken dreams and broken policies.

Buzz Aldrin

Within the narrow confines of Permanent Washington – the journalists, lobbyists, and congressional lifers who are the city’s avatars of centrism and continuity – Ford is considered the beau ideal of American leadership.

Timothy Noah

When it comes to serious cuts to major programs like Medicaid, the American people are not calling for leadership but magic. They want cuts with no pain.

Juan Williams

A leader does not deserve the name unless he is willing occasionally to stand alone.

Henry Kissinger

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.

Warren Bennis

Leadership consists of picking good men and helping them do their best.

Chester W. Nimitz

Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.

Jim Rohn

The real leader has no need to lead – he is content to point the way.

Henry Miller

Great entrepreneurial DNA is comprised of leadership, technological vision, frugality, and the desire to succeed.

Steve Blank

Mindsets, skills and leadership, experience and access, and critical consciousness – we need all four of these things for our students to be the leaders, people and citizens we want them to be.

Wendy Kopp

You can’t consider a president weak because he will have a Congress that Mexican voters have wanted to be co-responsible in the decisions to be taken… It will be through the leadership that I will exercise that we will be able to build the agreements in Congress.

Enrique Pena Nieto

What helps people, helps business.

Leo Burnett

I look for what needs to be done. After all, that’s how the universe designs itself.

R. Buckminster Fuller

I have always supported measures and principles and not men.

Davy Crockett

It’s mystifying to me why the House leadership will not allow a straight up-or-down vote on a pay raise. I vote against every pay raise because taxpayers deserve better.

Sam Graves

We need safe communities that are free from methamphetamine and a federal commitment to stand next to state leadership and law enforcement in the fight against this epidemic.

Rick Larsen

The moral was, in time of anarchy, tough leadership is the only solution – even though the collateral damage may be heartbreaking. Mrs. Thatcher’s strident, take-no prisoners approach was in some ways repugnant, but it was surely necessary.

Nigel Hamilton

One of the most important things about leadership is that you have to have the kind of humility that will allow you to be coached.

Jim Yong Kim

A philanthropic venture requires all the energy, knowledge and money from its founder that a company requires from the leadership team.

Romesh Wadhwani

Overall, the challenge of leadership is both moral and one of developing the characteristics that make us respected by one another.

Louis Farrakhan

Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.

Jim Rohn

I mean, Emily Harris was his wife. And she seemed to resent his leadership, but on the other hand, she felt like a good soldier, that he had to be the leader.

Patty Hearst

When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves.’

Lao Tzu

If a guy is intimidated by a woman in leadership, he has real problems with his own concepts of masculinity. That’s a harsh statement, but I believe it to be true.

Tony Campolo

The vision is to restore Avon to an iconic beauty brand and to our leadership position in global direct selling, as well as continuing to ensure that we live up to our mission of empowering women.

Sheri McCoy

Denmark needs change, Denmark needs to move on and Denmark needs my leadership.

Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Sinn Fein has demonstrated the ability to play a leadership role as part of a popular movement towards peace, equality and justice.

Gerry Adams

People are starving for truth and leadership.

Chris Gibson

Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.

Bo Bennett

Leadership desperately needs women.

Marilyn Ferguson

Leadership comes in small acts as well as bold strokes.

Carly Fiorina

Democrats have no agenda, no plan for the future, and no sense of leadership.

Jeff Miller

Valuation depends on several factors. From an investor angle, they look at leadership position, management, and what the company’s offerings are. I think these three things got 5/5 for a company like Flipkart, and that is what is driving valuations and growth.

Sachin Bansal

The notion of ‘world leadership’ is a curiously archaic one. The very phrase is redolent of Kipling ballads and James Bondian adventures. What makes a country a world leader? Is it population, in which case India is on course to top the charts, overtaking China as the world’s most populous country by 2034?

Shashi Tharoor

Leadership has a price.

Paul Gosar

The atmosphere at my school was very competitive. Young girls were competing with each other every day for status, for leadership, for the affection of the teachers. I hated it.

Zhang Ziyi

Leadership is not about the next election, it’s about the next generation.

Simon Sinek

The Dalai Lama. He is a very wise man of great inner peace who believes that happiness is the purpose of our lives. Through his teachings and leadership, he continues to make this world a better place in which to live.

Sidney Sheldon

In working with UNICEF our corporate partners have demonstrated time and again that their financial resources, leadership and expertise can bring about real and lasting benefits for the world’s children.

Carol Bellamy

I am involved in a lot of nonprofits. And when I reached the ripe old age of 60, I wanted to provide leadership to some I had been involved in.

David Rubenstein

This is one of the major problems we have. By the way, it was endorsed by leadership on both sides of the aisle and both ends of the Capitol, by the NRA and also by the gun control groups.

John Dingell

Because of Obama’s ill-advised actions, the world has lost American leadership.

Michael T. Flynn

I think a major act of leadership right now, call it a radical act, is to create the places and processes so people can actually learn together, using our experiences.

Margaret J. Wheatley

The person who takes the oath of office in the next four months will shape not just the next four years, but the next forty years of our nation. In these next four years, we need proven leadership, proven judgment and proven values. America needs four more years of President Barack Obama.

Rahm Emanuel

We need someone with proven conservative leadership experience, not entitlement, to be able to represent us and lead us.

Randy Hultgren

I’ve developed a huge regard for Toyota for its environmental awareness, for its immense commitment to research and development in this field, and for its leadership in developing hybrids which others are now following.

Maurice Strong

If you command wisely, you’ll be obeyed cheerfully.

Thomas Fuller

Most leadership strategies are doomed to failure from the outset.

Peter Senge

Get the best people and train them well.

Scott McNealy

The school made it very clear that women were entitled to positions of authority. That sense of entitlement allowed us to feel that we have a natural place in leadership in the world. That gave me a mental and emotional confidence.

Linda Vester

Women need to be in key operational roles where they run businesses in the organization. Sometimes when organizations focus on leadership diversity, they’re mostly in areas like HR or non-operating line functions.

Gracia Martore

From a parent’s right to know what their children are doing, to protecting citizens across the country from the growing threat of gang violence, the House Democrat leadership is simply out to lunch.

Virginia Foxx

Our democracy poses problems and these problems must and shall be solved by courageous leadership.

Charles Edison

To succeed, one must be creative and persistent.

John H. Johnson

My senior leadership team is half people who have been at GM for a long period of time like me, and others who have joined the company within the last five years from different industries, experiences, and countries. You have a better picture of the world. The diversity of thought is where you can make better business decisions.

Mary Barra

I don’t know what leadership is. You can’t touch it. You can’t feel it. It’s not tangible. But I do know this: you recognize it when you see it.

Bob Ehrlich

I learned that leadership is about falling in love with the people and the people falling in love with you. It is about serving the people with selflessness, with sacrifice, and with the need to put the common good ahead of personal interests.

Joyce Banda

As a woman leader, I thought I brought a different kind of leadership. I was interested in women’s issues, in bringing down the population growth rate… as a woman, I entered politics with an additional dimension – that of a mother.

Benazir Bhutto

The leadership lost its nerve. Instead of taking the lead in the reform movement… they pulled the plug on it. They tried and are still trying to return the church to the dry ice of the previous century and a half.

Andrew Greeley

I’m floored that the House leadership would turn its back on job creation for Mississippians.

Haley Barbour

To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.

Pat Riley

Leadership is an active role; ‘lead’ is a verb. But the leader who tries to do it all is headed for burnout, and in a powerful hurry.

Bill Owens

My sports were team sports: ice hockey and baseball. The whole team dynamic is similar in business. Leadership is earned – the captain earns that role; it’s not because he’s the coach’s son. These are all things we know, but in today’s world, it’s not a bad idea to remind ourselves.

James McNerney

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