10 Quotes about Diet

I’ve been on a constant diet for the last two decades. I’ve lost a total of 789 pounds. By all accounts, I should be hanging from a charm bracelet.
Erma Bombeck

My advice if you insist on slimming: Eat as much as you like – just don’t swallow it.
Harry Secombe

Forget about calories – everything makes thin people thinner, and fat people fatter.
Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook

I am not a glutton – I am an explorer of food.
Erma Bombeck

When I buy cookies I eat just four and throw the rest away. But first I spray them with Raid so I won’t dig them out of the garbage later. Be careful, though, because that Raid really doesn’t taste that bad.
Janette Barber

Clogged with yesterday’s excess, the body drags the mind down with it.
Horace

We never repent of having eaten too little.
Thomas Jefferson, 1825

Your body is a temple, not a drive-through.
Author Unknown

In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.
Benjamin Franklin

They are sick that surfeit with too much, as they that starve with nothing.
William Shakespeare

Motivating Quotes On Marriage

Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and to the left.
Jean Kerr

But, alas! what poor Woman is ever taught that she should have a higher Design than to get her a Husband?
Mary Astell

By our Heavenly Father and only because of God, only because of God. We’re like other couples. We do not get along perfectly; we do not go without arguments and, as I call them, fights, and heartache and pain and hurting each other. But a marriage is three of us.
Barbara Mandrell

Caesar might have married Cleopatra, but he had a wife at home. There’s always something.
Will Cuppy

Daddy was real gentle with kids. That’s why I expected so much out of marriage, figuring that all men should be steady and pleasant.
Loretta Lynn

Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
Abigail Adams

Do you know what it means to come home at night to a woman who’ll give you a little love, a little affection, a little tenderness? It means you’re in the wrong house, that’s what it means.
Henny Youngman

Don’t marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can’t live without.
James C. Dobson

Faithful women are all alike, they think only of their fidelity, never of their husbands.
Jean Giraudoux

For years my wedding ring has done its job. It has led me not into temptation. It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties that it’s time to go home. It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion. It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward.
Erma Bombeck

Self-Esteem Quotations

Never dull your shine for somebody else.
Tyra Banks, America’s Next Top Model

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
Thomas Alva Edison

Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.
William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, 1604

Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.
Max L. Forman

I was thinking of my patients and how the worst moment for them was when they discovered they were masters of their own fate. It was not a matter of bad or good luck. When they could no longer blame fate, they were in despair.
Anaïs Nin

Just as much as we see in others we have in ourselves.
William Hazlitt

Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers.
Mignon McLaughlin

The horizon, to remind you of your courage, sends its gentle waves of confidence to kiss your feet.
Dodinsky

The things we hate about ourselves aren’t more real than things we like about ourselves.
Ellen Goodman

Your problem is you’re… too busy holding onto your unworthiness.
Ram Dass

Funny Quotes – 4

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

Ask me no questions, and I’ll tell you no fibs.
Oliver Goldsmith

Bart, stop pestering Satan!
Marge Simpson

Avoid employing unlucky people. Throw half of the pile of CVs in the bin without reading them.
David Brent

Basically my wife was immature. I’d be in my bath and she’d come in and sink my boats.
Woody Allen

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Mark Twain

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
Mae West

Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.
Mae West

Bart, with $10,000, we’d be millionaires! We could buy all kinds of useful things like…love!
Homer Simpson

Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Benjamin Franklin

Thoughts on Being Yourself

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.
Andre Gide

There is in a man an upwelling spring of life, energy, love, whatever you like to call it. If a course is not cut for it, it turns the ground round it into a swamp.
Mark Rutherford (William Hale White), More Pages from a Journal

Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims, 1665

Once conform, once do what others do because they do it, and a kind of lethargy steals over all the finer senses of the soul.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Individualism is rather like innocence: There must be something unconscious about it.
Louis Kronenberger, Company Manners

Why try to be someone you’re not? Life is hard enough without adding impersonation to the skills required.
Robert Brault

One’s real life is often the life that one does not lead.
Oscar Wilde, L’Envoi to Rose-leaf and Apple-leaf, 1882

You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.
John Mason

Man would be “otherwise.” That’s the essence of the specifically human.
Antonio Machado

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
Kurt Vonnegut

Motivating Quotes On Sons

Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons.
Napoleon Bonaparte

If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons.
James Baldwin

Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.
Aldous Huxley

We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so.
Alexander Pope

A man’s desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world.
Helen Rowland

Your son at five is your master, at ten your slave, at fifteen your double, and after that, your friend or your foe, depending on his bringing up.
Author Unknown

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
Kahlil Gibran

He followed in his father’s footsteps, but his gait was somewhat erratic.
Nicolas Bentley

He who can be a good son will be a good father.
Author Unknown

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
Epictetus

Quotes on Leadership

A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.
J. P. Morgan

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
Max Lucado

Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.
Jim Rohn

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.
Steve Jobs

Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone

Clarity affords focus.
Thomas Leonard

Doing is a quantum leap from imagining.
Barbara Sher

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

Don’t find fault, find a remedy.
Henry Ford

Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
Stephen Covey

Quick Quotations

Everyone should learn to do one thing supremely well because he likes it, and one thing supremely well because he detests it.
Brigham Young

Sometimes the only way you can take a really good look at yourself is through somebody else’s eyes.
From the television show Scrubs

Sometimes the best way to hold onto something is to let it go.
Author Unknown

It isn’t what you know that counts, it’s what you think of in time.
Author Unknown

The future lies before you, like paths of pure white snow. Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.
Author Unknown

For visions come not to polluted eyes.
Mary Howitt

Speak what you think to-day in words as hard as cannon-balls and to-tomorrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Remedy it, or welcome it: a wise man’s only two choices.
Terri Guillemets

To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.
Chinese Proverb

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you’re the easiest person to fool.
Richard Feynman

Thoughts on Leadership

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
Warren G. Bennis

Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.
Ray Kroc

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

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
Bernard Baruch

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

No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more that pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.
W. Clement Stone

No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.
Andrew Carnegie

Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength.
Ralph W. Sockman

Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.
E. Joseph Cossman