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Doing Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Doing

Please enjoy these Doing Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

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Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart PHOTO

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

 

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong,
who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
- Bono

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

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"I wonder what Piglet is doing," thought Pooh.
"I wish I were there to be doing it, too."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Doing an injury puts you below your enemy;
revenging one make you but even with him;
forgiving it sets you above him.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

Lives based on having are less free
than lives based on doing or being.
- E.Y. Harburg

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life's most persistent and urgent question is,
'What are you doing for others?'
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Management is doing things right;
leadership is doing the right things.
- Peter F. Drucker

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

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is important to do what you don't know how to do.
It is important to see your skills as keeping you
from learning what is deepest and most mysterious.
If you know how to focus, unfocus.
If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

Choose! If it's worth doing, do it today.
If it's not worth doing today, save yourself a lot
of worry and regret by choosing to permanently
erase it from your to-do list.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Consider being more acceptive of your partner's behaviors.
It is unlikely that they are intentionally aggravating you.
Almost always, they are just doing what they think they should do.
Try setting aside your own rules for how they should behave,
and adopt a live-and-let-live attitude.
Your relationship will become stronger and happier if you do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whenever a man or women is truly inspired,
it is because the same One Universal Spirit
is doing the inspiring.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life's most urgent question is:
what are you doing for others?
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You either do it completely and utterly,
or you should stop doing it.
- Bono (paraphrase)

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

I do the very best I know how -
the very best I can;
and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
- Abraham Lincoln

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing,
there is a field. I will meet you there.
- Rumi

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it -
that is the quickest and surest way
ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
- Dale Carnegie

The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm
but because of those who look at it without doing anything.
- Albert Einstein

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

I believe that anyone can conquer fear
by doing the things he fears to do,
provided he keeps doing them until he gets
a record of successful experience behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

A warrior acts as if he knows what he is doing,
when in effect he knows nothing.
- Carlos Castaneda

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

We're so engaged in doing things
to achieve purposes of outer value
that we forget the inner value,
the rapture that is associated
with being alive, is what it is all about.
- Joseph Campbell

Never let your sense of morals
get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov

Today is probably a good day for something;
but it's a better day for doing nothing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We keep moving forward, opening new doors,
and doing new things, because we're curious
and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
- Walt Disney

People rarely succeed unless they
have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Be a Human BEing Rather Than a Human DOing.
- Anonymous

The right to do something doesn't mean that doing it is right.
- William Safire

Doing your best is taking the action because you love it,
not because you're expecting a reward
- don Miguel Ruiz

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of,
he always declares that it's his duty.
- George Bernard Shaw

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing
was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
- Margaret Mead

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

Courage is not always about action,
and it doesn't always involve danger,
but courage is always doing what is right.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If thy brother wrongs thee,
remember not so much his wrong-doing,
but more than ever that he is thy brother.
- Epictetus

People who say it cannot be done should not
interrupt those who are doing it.
- George Bernard Shaw

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
- Albert Schweitzer

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

The person who says it cannot be done
should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
- Chinese proverb

The Tao of the sage is work without effort.
Practice non-action. Work without doing.
- Lao Tzu

You can not find happiness by chasing after it.
Happiness comes from doing what you love to do,
and from being who you truly are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stop asking God to bless what you're doing.
Get involved in what God is doing -
because it's already blessed.
- Bono

What are you doing for others?
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Master acts without doing, and everything gets done.
- Lao Tzu

All wrong-doing arises because of mind.
If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
- The Buddha

Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.
- Benjamin Spock

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
- Josh Billings

Your life is the fruit of your own doing.
You have no one to blame but yourself.
- Joseph Campbell

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

Always question WHY you are doing something.
Is it a free-will gift or an obligation?
That which is done out of a feeling of obligation
is unworkable as a substitute for a gift.
Obligation creates a feeling of resentment on your part,
and evokes resentment rather than gratitude
on the part of the recipient.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The difference between what we do
and what we are capable of doing
would suffice to solve most of the world's problem.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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