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Grace Hopper Quotes

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

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

You manage things, you lead people.
- Grace Hopper

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't try to manage people;
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

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

 

One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

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

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

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

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

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Faith is trusting in the good.
Fear is putting your trust in the bad.
- Rhonda Byrne

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

By having a reverence for life,
we enter into a spiritual relation with the world.
By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.
- Albert Schweitzer

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

If the problem can be solved,
there is no use worrying about it.
If it can't be solved,
worrying will do no good.
- Tibetan proverb

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

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

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It all comes to this:
the simplest way to be happy is to do good.
- Helen Keller

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

It is good to have an end to journey towards;
but it is the journey that matters in the end.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

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

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

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

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

If you have a particular faith or religion,
that is good. But you can survive without it.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

There is a power for good in the universe
greater than you are and you can use it.
- Ernest Holmes

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

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

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

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

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

It is always a good day to be grateful for all of life -
grateful for large blessings and small.
Especially to be grateful for the symbolic blessings -
the rainbows and butterflies that come into our lives
when we least expect and most need them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To be a beneficial presence in the world,
cultivate a conscious awareness of your unity with Spirit.
Expect good in your own life.
Desire good for all others as well.
See and affirm abundant blessings of peace,
health, and plenty for everyone.
Align your thoughts with peace and happiness,
and realize that these qualities are your true nature.
- Kathy Juline

Aim above morality.
Be not simply good,
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

I do not concern myself with gods and spirits
either good or evil, nor do I serve any.
- Lao Tzu

As you discover your daily good,
and believe in it, and think about it,
expect it to continue.
- Ernest Holmes

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

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

I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
- William Penn

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

Why live?
Adding one to my count of days, or postponing
a feared death by another day do not inspire me.
I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new, meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pick up a stone that feels good to you
and is small enough to hold in one hand.
Consider how long that stone has been around
and what enormous pressure it has experienced.
Draw strength from its long history.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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.

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.

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

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

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill


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