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Welcome to these Making Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Live-By

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon

The secret of making dreams come true
can be summarized in four C's.
They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy;
and the greatest of these is Confidence.
- Walt Disney

 

Love is not a matter of counting the years,
but making the years count.
- Michele St. Amand

Just smiling goes a long way toward
making you feel better about life.
And when you feel better about life, your life is better.
- Art Linkletter

Ninety-nine percent of the failures
come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver


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The world you see has nothing to do with reality.
It is of your own making and does not exist.
- A Course In Miracles

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

It is against everything we stand for to take a human life.
Making an exception to that code is a bleak thing.
- Sam, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything.
And that is by making the other person want to do it.
- Dale Carnegie

What are you committed to?
Have you started, or are you still thinking about it -
and making excuses?
Do you work toward your goal each day?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key to happiness is having dreams.
The key to success is making your dreams come true.
- Anonymous

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light,
but by making the darkness conscious.
- Carl Jung

Well-being is making its way to you at all times.
If you will relax and find a way to allow it,
it will be your experience.
- Abraham (Esther Hicks)

I love you not only for what you are,
but for what I am when I am with you.
I love you not only for what you have made of yourself,
but for what you are making of me.
I love you for that part of me you bring out.
- Roy Croft

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

If you fear making anyone mad,
then you ultimately probe for
the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
- Jimmy Carter

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone
who has just done you a small favor
wish that he might have done you a greater one.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The making of friends, who are real friends,
is the best token we have of a man's success in life.
- Edward Everett Hale

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition
of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.
- Scott Adams

A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.
- Samuel Butler

One's mind has a way of making itself up in the background,
and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.
- A. C. Benson

I sometimes talk about the making of a poem within the poem.
- Howard Nemerov

So, to really execute design in its highest form and making people feel joy,
that's a great reward.
- Genevieve Gorder

Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection,
affinities, integration, love.
- Louis Kahn

The greatest pleasure when I started making money was
not buying cars or yachts but finding myself able to
have as many freshly typed drafts as possible.
- Gore Vidal

Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings,
and making music with them.
- Dennis Gabor

Inspiration is God making contact with itself.
- Ram Dass

People think computers will keep them from making mistakes.
They're wrong.
With computers you make mistakes faster.
- Adam Osborne

When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.
- Roy E. Disney

Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
- Henri Matisse

A father is always making his baby into a little woman.
And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
- Enid Bagnold

The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein
of water flowing hidden underground,
secretly making the ground green.
- Thomas Carlyle

Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates
some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.
- Ambrose Bierce

Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look
like your passport photo.
- Al Gore

A woman should be home with the children,
building that home and making sure there's a secure family atmosphere.
- Mel Gibson

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

I take every opportunity to articulate to others
the ways that they have blessed and influenced me.
I hold sweet memories of making the opportunity
to thank teachers who have influenced me.
I encourage everyone to seize opportunities
to tell people who have made a gift of knowledge or influence.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

What the country needs are a few labor-making inventions.
- Arnold H. Glasow

We all have an interest in making sure teens grow up healthy and drug-free.
- John Walters

Can you imagine young people nowadays making a study
of trigonometry for the fun of it? Well I did.
- Clyde Tombaugh

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

Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level.
- Peter Drucker

Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things
no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving
America a new sense of purpose.
- Andy Rooney

Disneyland is a work of love.
We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
- Walt Disney

It's a never ending battle of making your cars better
and also trying to be better yourself.
- Dale Earnhardt

If I'm making a movie and get hungry,
I call time-out and eat some crackers.
- Carol Alt

Everything makes me nervous - except making films.
- Elizabeth Taylor

The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.
- Mark Twain

Technology is making gestures precise and brutal,
and with them men.
- Theodor Adorno

If your home is not a place where you can truly
kick-back and be yourself - both physically and emotionally -
consider making some changes in your way-of-life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master,
a mistress, and two slaves, making in all,
two.
- Ambrose Bierce

I never saw a lawyer yet who would admit he was making money.
- Mary Roberts Rinehart

Color in certain places has the great value of making
the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic.
- Antonio Gaudi

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

Very few people possess true artistic ability.
It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate
the situation by making an effort.
If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint,
simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
- Fran Lebowitz

A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its
opponents and making them see the light,
but rather because its opponents eventually die and
a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
- Max Planck

The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain,
egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous;
on the contrary it makes them,
for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind.
- W. Somerset Maugham

The poem is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful.
And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see-it is,
rather, a light by which we may see-and what we see is life.
- Robert Penn Warren

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day,
he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer.
But if he spends his days as a speculator,
shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time,
he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
- Henry David Thoreau

We ask for way too much stuff - way too much stuff.
You got a job making $100 a year and bought a house for $3 million.
Talking about, 'I don't know what happened with the payment.'
- Sinbad

The only realistic view is that a human life arises gradually,
which is not much help in making personal decisions
or devising public policy.
- George C. Williams

Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future,
making it predictable and reliable to the extent that
this is humanly possible.
- Hannah Arendt

I've learned to look like I'm listening to long confusing
plots of cartoons and comic books when I'm actually
sound asleep or making grocery shopping lists in my head.
- Patricia Heaton

If life were fair, Dan Quayle would be making a living
asking 'Do you want fries with that?'
- John Cleese

And there's a visceral fun in watching Team America and making it,
like taking a puppet and throwing it against the wall.
Because it's not CG, there's something funny about it.
- Matt Stone

The most positive step is to try to expand the employment base by making it,
if not economically friendly, at least not economically disastrous,
for studios to take on deficits.
- Dick Wolf

Sometimes movie-making happens like clockwork;
other times,
like a car accident.
- Eric Roberts


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