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Getting Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Getting

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

Success is getting what you want;
happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie

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Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa

Getting old is a fascination thing.
The older you get, the older you want to get.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are always getting ready to live but never living.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue.
If we have enough friends, we may go on for years,
intending to leave, talking about leaving -
instead of actually getting up and leaving.
- Erica Jong

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
- Anonymous

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When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older,
I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.
- Bill Cosby

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

Not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Dalai Lama

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

What you don't do daily, you probably won't do weekly either.
What you make a habit of putting-off
just keeps getting pushed away again and again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness isn't at the end of the rainbow.
Happiness is at the beginning of the rainbow.
Following the rainbow is happiness,
not getting to the end of it.
- Werner Erhard

You create stress in your life by getting angry,
and you can instantly remove
that stress by granting forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles;
but today it means getting along with people.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yutang

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

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

Remember that the happiest people
are not those getting more, but those giving more.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't
come as a result of getting something we don't have,
but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
- Frederick Koenig

Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.
- Jon Bon Jovi

Pain is a difficult companion. There's no getting around that.
But, if pain is to be a companion, searching and discovering
your own best ways to travel with that pain
will lead you to the joy that you long to have.
They are your paths, your ways and while my experience
and the experiences of others may inspire you,
ultimately it will be the choices you discover
and make for yourself that lead you to certain joy
in the midst of your challenges.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Since I travel so much, it's always great to be home.
There's nothing like getting to raid my own refrigerator at two in the morning.
- Amy Grant

It's not the having, it's the getting.
- Charles Spurgeon

Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into
situations where you need it.
- Doug Larson

And you know, the baby boomers are getting older,
and those off the rack clothes are just not fitting right any longer,
and so, tailor-made suits are coming back into fashion.
- Amy Irving

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
- Bob Hope

Feels good to try, but playing a father,
I'm getting a little older.
I see now that I'm taking it more serious and I do want that lifestyle.
- Adam Sandler

There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes
the greater part of his life getting his living.
- Henry David Thoreau

The secret of getting things done is to act!
- Dante Alighieri

The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer.
- Joan Collins

What's the subject of life - to get rich? All of those
fellows out there getting rich could be dancing around
the real subject of life.
- Paul A. Volcker

I get to play golf for a living.
What more can you ask for - getting paid for doing what you love.
- Tiger Woods

Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train.
Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going
sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?
- J. Paul Getty

Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority.
- Tom Hopkins

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.
- William Wordsworth

Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.
- Margaret Fuller

Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find
a woman I don't like and give her a house.
- Lewis Grizzard

People are getting smarter nowadays;
they are letting lawyers,
instead of their conscience, be their guide.
- Will Rogers

Getting information off the Internet is like taking
a drink from a fire hydrant.
- Mitchell Kapor

I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.
- Gerald R. Ford

The minute anyone's getting anxious I say,
You must eat and you must sleep.
They're the two vital elements for a healthy life.
- Francesca Annis

You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
- Harrison Ford

Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.
- Orson Scott Card

He hits it long.
His shoulders are impressively quick through the ball.
That's where he's getting his power from.
He's young and has great elasticity.
- Nick Faldo

Born again?!
No, I'm not.
Excuse me for getting it right the first time.
- Dennis Miller

You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.
- George Burns

You know you're getting old when you get that one candle on the cake.
It's like, 'See if you can blow this out.'
- Jerry Seinfeld

Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club.
You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it.
- Erma Bombeck

The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away.
- Aneurin Bevan

"Think simple" as my old master used to say -
meaning reduce the whole of its parts
into the simplest terms,
getting back to first principles.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

One should not lose one's temper unless one is certain
of getting more and more angry to the end.
- William Butler Yeats

Getting typecast is a dangerous thing to do.
- Michael Zaslow

I should be getting photographs of me with my arm around
these people like restaurant owners do,
because eventually I am going to have to prove to my
kids that once I was an actor!
- Josh Hartnett

The problem with me, as far as getting married and having a family,
is that my comedy is so important to me.
So I don't know if I'll ever be as good a dad as my dad.
- Adam Sandler

I am pleased to tell you that he is finally getting
some rest and is regaining his appetite as well.
- LaToya Jackson

The minute you're born, you're getting older.
- Doris Roberts

I never felt that getting angry would do you any good
other than hurt your own digestion,
keep you from eating, which I liked to do.
- Septima Clark

Getting to know someone else involves curiosity about
where they have come from,
who they are.
- Penelope Lively

The intellectual property situation is bad and getting worse.
To be a programmer, it requires that you understand
as much law as you do technology.
- Eric Allman

I don't want to be a silly temptress.
I cannot see any sense in getting dressed up and doing
nothing but tempting men in pictures.
- Greta Garbo

I was always one who was clowning around in school and getting in trouble.
- David Boreanaz

We stand a chance of getting a president who has probably
killed more people before he gets into office than
any president in the history of the United States.
- Susan Sarandon

The more you let yourself be distracted from where you are going,
the more you are the person that you are.
It's not so much like getting lost as it is like getting found.
- William Stafford

I've always said that one night, I'm going to find
myself in some field somewhere,
I'm standing on grass, and it's raining,
and I'm with the person I love, and I know I'm at the
very point I've been dreaming of getting to.
- Drew Barrymore

The biggest break in my career was getting into the Beatles in 1962.
The second biggest break since then is getting out of them.
- George Harrison


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