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

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore PHOTO

Relax. Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is like an onion:
you peel it off one layer at a time,
and sometimes you weep.
- Carl Sandburg

 

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains,
but to live in a way that respects
and enhances the freedom of others.
- Nelson Mandela

I love the rain - it washes memories
off the sidewalk of life.
- the movie Play It Again, Sam

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

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The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

It's stasis that kills you off in the end, not ambition.
- Bono

Never put off till tomorrow
what you can do the day after tomorrow.
- Mark Twain

Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will.
Its seat is in the heart,
and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off
a portion of one's being,
but by integration of the contraries.
- Carl Jung

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

Obstacles are those frightful things
you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
- Henry Ford

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
- Thomas Jefferson
(also attributed to Benjamin Franklin and Lord Chesterfield)

Life is a dangerous - ultimately fatal - endeavor,
so you may as well live it full out.
Chart your course, cast off the lines,
and boldly sail the seas of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

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

We occasionally stumble over the truth
but most of us pick ourselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

When the water starts boiling
it is foolish to turn off the heat.
- Nelson Mandela

Hard work pays off.
- Anonymous

But my passion is racing cars.
It's what I like to do in my off time.
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend;
you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left.
- Aldo Leopold

If something is important to you,
attend to it immediately, and regularly.
If something is not really important to you,
that's great also -
just scratch it off your to-do list forever,
and never worry about it again.
Choose how you invest your time, and honor your choices.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color
purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.
- Alice Walker

Competition has been shown to be useful
up to a certain point and no further,
but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today,
begins where competition leaves off.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.
- Thomas Aquinas

Some things cannot be spoken or discovered until
we have been stuck, incapacitated,
or blown off course for awhile.
- David Whyte

The good news is that you aren't
as important as you thought you were.
Relax. The weight of the world
is not on your shoulders.
Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time
he bites off more than he can chew.
- Herb Caen

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

I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need.
- Auguste Rodin

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.
- W. C. Fields

Once you have seen the truth
you must make the decision to let go
of the pain, anger, and resentment you have been holding on to.
This requires you to take action.
If you are attached to your pain, resentment,
and self-righteousness, and addicted to your emotional reactions,
this will be a difficult step for you.
Taking action requires letting go of the very thing
you have been holding on to for so many years.
There is comfort in what we find familiar,
even if we are experiencing pain and suffering.
The pain and suffering itself becomes the familiarity we seek.
It takes absolute faith in yourself
plus courage, will, and discipline to let go.
But once you let go, it will be as if
the weight of the world has been taken off your shoulders.
In this process it is important to forgive
not just the others in our lives, but also ourselves.
For most people, giving ourselves
the gift of forgiveness is very challenging.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The second day of a diet is always easier than the first.
By the second day you're off it.
- Jackie Gleason

Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing.
It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage,
but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.
- Confucius

When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed.
I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly.
He cut the legs off the bed.
- Lou Brock

It's a funny thing that when a man hasn't anything on earth to worry about,
he goes off and gets married.
- Robert Frost

Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world.
If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.
- Bill Veeck

Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix,
but I could never quite pull it off.
- Bryan Ferry

When words leave off, music begins.
- Heinrich Heine

First, wash all car. Then wax. Wax on...
Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off.
Breathe in through nose, out the mouth. Wax on, wax off.
Don't forget to breathe, very important.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

The only way you get that fat off is to eat less and exercise more.
- Jack LaLanne

You can't sweep other people off their feet,
if you can't be swept off your own.
- Clarence Day

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without
and know we cannot live within.
- James A. Baldwin

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

I never eat in a restaurant that's over a hundred feet
off the ground and won't stand still.
- Calvin Trillin

Real beauty knocks you a little bit off kilter.
- David Byrne

My motto was always to keep swinging.
Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field,
the only thing to do was keep swinging.
- Hank Aaron

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
- Pablo Picasso

Everyone who's ever taken a shower has an idea.
It's the person who gets out of the shower,
dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.
- Nolan Bushnell

Clocks slay time...
time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels;
only when the clock stops does time come to life.
- William Faulkner

A woman's life can really be a succession of lives,
each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge,
and each marked off by some intense experience.
- Wallis Simpson

Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed
off their earthly pedestals.
- Agnes Repplier

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day,
he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer.
But if he spends his days as a speculator,
shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time,
he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
- Henry David Thoreau

Lose not yourself in a far off time,
seize the moment that is thine.
- Friedrich Schiller

Government "help" to business is just as disastrous
as government persecution...
the only way a government can be of service to national
prosperity is by keeping its hands off.
- Ayn Rand

Our task force put to sea in early January 1942,
to attack the Japanese in the Marshall and Gilbert islands,
but the mission was called off on the eve of the attack.
- Jack Adams

I think the tour is doing a better job of showing off
the personalities of the players with their website,
which is filled with tidbits of what the players are up to.
- Jennifer Wyatt

You come in off the street, through the doors of the theater.
You sit down.
The lights go down and the curtain goes up.
And you're in another world.
- Robert Caro

As a journalist, one tends to think there's nothing off limits.
- Peter Jennings

It's hard when your father's the coach.
Sometimes you don't know where one leaves off and the other begins.
- Pete Maravich

Depression scares people off.
It makes me laugh that it has that kind of effect.
- Siobhan Fahey

If you want the government off your back,
get your hands out of its pockets.
- Gary Hart

The gun went off accidentally.
- Phil Spector

People aren't as stupid as the politicians think.
More and more of us are laughing off our 'civic duty' to vote,
rejecting the role of compulsory constituent.
- Bob Black

We need to have a culture that says 'the less energy
you can use to be comfortable,
the better off you are and the better you should feel about yourself'.
- Roscoe Bartlett

"Yes we can" always struck many as a naive and childish chant,
like something ripped off from the Camp Fire Girls.
- Craig Shirley

People always say things like, Oh, well,
he was suffering so much that he was better off dying.
But that's not true.
You're always better off living.
- Dashiell Hammett


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