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Steve Almond Quotes

I hope you find these Steve Almond Quotes inspiring and motivational.

I have a hard time defending the production of candy,
given that it is basically crack for children and makes
them dependent in unwholesome ways.
- Steve Almond

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The price of success is hard work,
dedication to the job at hand,
and the determination that whether we win or lose,
we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
- Vince Lombardi

Football is like life - it requires perseverance,
self-denial, hard work, sacrifice,
dedication and respect for authority.
- Vince Lombardi


 

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work,
so most people don't recognize them.
- Ann Landers

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work,
and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Some people dream of success
while others wake up and work hard at it.
- Anonymous


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There are no secrets to success.
It is the result of preparation,
hard work, and learning from failure.
- Colin Powell

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

There is no substitute for hard work.
- Thomas Edison

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Hard work pays off.
- Anonymous

It is awfully hard to be brave, when you're only a Very Small Animal.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

Life is a series of experiences,
each one of which makes us bigger,
even though sometimes it is hard to realize this.
- Henry Ford

When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard,"
I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what?
- Sydney Harris

Surround yourself with people who
take their work seriously,
but not themselves,
those who work hard and play hard.
- Colin Powell

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.
- Horace

Bad habits are like a comfortable bed,
easy to get into, but hard to get out of.
- Proverb

That's my only goal.
Surround myself with funny people, and make sure everyone
has a good time and works hard.
- Joe Rogan

The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff

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

You hold onto religion, you know,
rules, regulations, traditions.
I think what God is interested in
is people's hearts, and that's hard enough.
- Bono

In the world there is nothing more
submissive and weak than water.
Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong,
nothing can surpass it.
- Lao Tzu

Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?
- Edgar Bergen

Experience is a hard teacher.
She gives the test first
and the lessons afterwards.
- Anonymous

A best friend is like a four leaf clover,
hard to find and lucky to have.
- Anonymous

A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Truly great friends are hard to find,
difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
- Anonymous

Crazy is walking down the street
with half a cantaloupe on your head,
muttering; "I'm a hamster, I'm a hamster."
- the movie Spy Hard (1996)

I know how hard it is in these times to have faith.
But maybe if you could have the faith to start with,
maybe the times would change.
You could change them. Think about it. Try.
And try not to hurt each other.
- the movie Oh, God!

Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply
about what you believe in.
When you stumble, keep faith.
When you're knocked down, get right back up.
And never listen to anyone who says
you can't or shouldn't go on.
- Hilary Clinton

From behind the Iron Curtain, there are signs that tyranny
is in trouble and reminders that its structure
is as brittle as its surface is hard.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
- Khalil Gibran

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest
for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business
in which no cumulative wisdom is gained:
each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.
- Bill Cosby

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
- Philo

Know that life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that
it is better for hard words to be on paper
than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
- Anne Frank

Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror,
victory however long and hard the road may be;
for without victory, there is no survival.
- Winston Churchill

It is hard enough to remember my opinions,
without also remembering my reasons for them!
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed,
but nature does not depend on us.
We are not the only experiment.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

It's so easy to fall in love
but hard to find someone who will catch you.
- Anonymous

The family teaches us about the importance of knowledge,
education, hard work and effort.
It teaches us about enjoying ourselves,
having fun, keeping fit and healthy.
- Kamisese Mara

It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect
to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government.
- John W. Gardner

A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

I'm a fun father, but not a good father.
The hard decisions always went to my wife.
- John Lithgow

Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere.
Make sure you eat a variety of foods,
get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
- Sasha Cohen

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual,
it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival
of the fittest in every department.
- Andrew Carnegie

There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and
nothing so hard to apply.
- Josh Billings

Ecstasy is our very nature;
not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary.
To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous.
It needs no effort to be ecstatic,
it needs great effort to be miserable.
That's why you look to tired,
because misery is really hard work;
to maintain it is really difficult,
because you are doing something against nature.
- Osho

Never get married in college; it's hard to get a start
if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake.
- Elbert Hubbard

Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches
as to conceive how others can be in want.
- Jonathan Swift

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately
degenerate into hard work.
- Peter Drucker

Nobody's a natural.
You work hard to get good and then work to get better.
It's hard to stay on top.
- Paul Coffey

They died hard, those savage men - like wounded wolves at bay.
They were filthy, and they were lousy,
and they stunk.
And I loved them.
- Douglas MacArthur

Have convictions. Be friendly.
Stick to your beliefs as they stick to theirs.
Work as hard as they do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It's a terribly hard job to spend a billion dollars
and get your money's worth.
- George M. Humphrey

I wanted to be with the kind of people I'd grown up with,
but you can't go back to them and be one of them again,
no matter how hard you try.
- Ethel Waters

If you think it's hard to meet new people,
try picking up the wrong golf ball.
- Jack Lemmon

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve
the world and a desire to enjoy the world.
This makes it hard to plan the day.
- E. B. White

Change is such hard work.
- Billy Crystal

As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,'
probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
- Woody Allen

Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.
- Gordon B. Hinckley

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings,
so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.
- Socrates

It's hard to believe, hard to be a believer,
when you see the way the things are in the world.
But I am a believer!
- Bono

I learned the value of hard work by working hard.
- Margaret Mead

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure.
I make mistakes, I am out of control
and at times hard to handle.
But if you can't handle me at my worst,
then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe


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