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Being Quotes


These are some of the best 'Being' quotations and sayings.

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A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don't know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox's or bear's, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.

A leader who confines his role to his people's experience dooms himself to stagnation; a leader who outstrips his people's experience runs the risk of not being understood.

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.

A lot of people are afraid to tell the truth, to say no. That's where toughness comes into play. Toughness is not being a bully. It's having backbone.

A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others.

Actually I don't remember being born, it must have happened during one of my black outs.

Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.

Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing, and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even.

All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.

An idea is never given to you without you being given the power to make it reality. You must, nevertheless, suffer for it.

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.

And they write innumerable books; being too vain and distracted for silence: seeking every one after his own elevation, and dodging his emptiness.

Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government and form a new one. This is a most valuable and sacred right - a right which we hope and believe is to liberate the world.

Apple's market share is bigger than BMW's or Mercedes's or Porsche's in the automotive market. What's wrong with being BMW or Mercedes?

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves.

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.

Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended.

Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood.

Before I was shot, I always thought that I was more half-there than all-there - I always suspected that I was watching TV instead of living life. Right when I was being shot and ever since, I knew that I was watching television.

Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you.


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