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If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
by Grace Hopper

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Grace Hopper

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A ship in port is safe,
but that's not what ships are built for.
Sail out to sea and do new things.
- Grace Hopper

It is often easier to ask for forgiveness
than to ask for permission.
- Grace Hopper

One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
- Grace Hopper


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Thank you for joining me on this journey we call life,
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Don't try to manage people;
You manage things; You lead people.
- Grace Hopper

You manage things, you lead people.
- Grace Hopper

 

Humans are allergic to change.
They love to say, "We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

If you do something once,
people will call it an accident.
If you do it twice, t
hey call it a coincidence.
But do it a third time, and
you've just proven a natural law.
- Grace Hopper

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

If being good isn't working - try being outrageous.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

A good head and a good heart
are always a formidable combination.
- Nelson Mandela

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

He who wants to do good knocks at the gate:
he who loves finds the door open.
- Rabindranath Tagore

About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Not life, but good life,
is to be chiefly valued.
- Socrates

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

If I am not for myself,
who will be for me?
Yet if I am for myself alone,
of what good am I?
- Hillel

Regrets are the tears of good deeds left undone
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor
to be what you desire to appear.
- Socrates

Fighting not good. But if must fight... win.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad.
That's my religion.
- Abraham Lincoln

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Merely to avoid harming others is not enough.
Earn your place in this world by doing good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I am not interested in power for power's sake,
but I'm interested in power that is moral,
that is right and that is good.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Good humor is the health of the soul,
sadness is its poison.
- Lord Chesterfield

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

Whatever you are, be a good one.
- Abraham Lincoln

Good works are links that form a chain of love.
- Mother Teresa

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Good Endings precede Good Beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

Bad times have a scientific value.
These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Be not merely good; be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

There is no goodness in attempting to coerce
another person into performing a good deed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry,
that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware
of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
- Bertrand Russell

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson


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