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Settling Quotes by Raheem DeVaughn, Groucho Marx, Steve King, Czeslaw Milosz, Douglas MacArthur, Henry Paulson and many others.

Settling is not necessarily a bad thing. People tend to take it as ‘losing something in order to gain something else.’ That does not have to be the case. Instead of using the word ‘settling,’ we should actually be using the word ‘compromising.’
Raheem DeVaughn
If they’d lower the taxes and get rid of the smog and clean up the traffic mess, I really believe I’d settle here until the next earthquake.
Groucho Marx
I’m calling upon president-elect [Donald] Trump to not just settle for a wall.Let’s build a fence, then a wall, then a fence, so we create two no man’s lands, one on either side of the wall. That way when we pick people up there they don’t really have an excuse.
Steve King
What is this enigmatic impulse that does not allow one to settle down in the achieved, the finished? I think it is a quest for reality.
Czeslaw Milosz
l know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a means of settling international disputes.
Douglas MacArthur
Payment systems are critically important for overall market stability. On a typical business day, U.S. payment and settlement systems settle transactions valued at over $13 trillion.
Henry Paulson
Sometimes the way to do what you hope to do will be clear cut, and sometimes it will be almost impossible to decide whether or not you are doing the correct thing, because you’ll have to balance your goals and hopes with feeding yourself, paying debts, finding work, settling for what you can get.
Neil Gaiman
With all the infinite possibilities of spiritual life before you, do not settle down on a little patch of dusty ground at the mountain’s foot in restful content. Be not content until you reach the mountain’s summit.
J.R. Miller
Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place, but there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.
E. L. Konigsburg
In short, it may be said that on paper the obligations to settle international disputes peacefully are now so comprehensive and far-reaching that it is almost impossible for a state to resort to war without violating one or more solemn treaty obligations.
Arthur Henderson
Just as language has no longer anything in common with the thing it names, so the movements of most of the people who live in cities have lost their connection with the earth; they hang, as it were, in the air, hover in all directions, and find no place where they can settle.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Keynes tried to show that market economies could settle in equilibrium states in which the labour market did not clear, and in which the level of unemployment was high. He believed that this was due to a particular example of market failure, developed in his concept of effective demand.
Paul Ormerod
Strive for perfection, but settle for excellence.
Don Shula
The picture waits for my verdict; it is not to command me, but I am to settle its claim to praise.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I think the main thing I would say is, don’t settle. Don’t settle for something that’s not great.
Michael Franti
Some of us are interested in directors, but really the vast majority of us are interested in actors. You experience the films through the actors, so they’re all locked into your imagination in some kind of layer of fantasy or hatred or wherever they settle into your imagination.
Danny Boyle
Ask for the impossible, then settle instead for what you really wanted in the first place.
Rachel Vincent
Till society is very differently constituted, parents, I fear, will still insist on being obeyed because they will be obeyed, and constantly endeavor to settle that power on a divine right which will not bear the investigation of reason.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
I am an old fashioned guy. I want to first stand on my two feet and then start thinking about settling down. At the moment no marriage plans.
Uday Chopra
Don’t settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something.
Ashton Kutcher
I trust Angela Merkel, she is a very open person. She is also subject to certain constraints and limitations. But she is honestly trying to settle the crisis, also in the south-east of Ukraine. However, what the European Union is doing with those sanctions is nothing but a theatre of the absurd.
Vladimir Putin
In all great epochs of history, the existence of standards – that is, the conscious adoption of type-forms – has been the criterion of a polite, well-ordered society; for it is a commonplace that repetition of the same things for the same purpose exercises a settling and civilizing influence on men’s minds.
Walter Gropius
My luck at the gambling table was varied; sometimes I was fifty to a hundred dollars ahead, and at other times I had to borrow money from my fellow workmen to settle my room rent and pay for my meals.
James Weldon Johnson
Be patient and wait. Your mud will settle. Your water will be clear.
James Frey
Unlike us, cats never outgrow their delight in cat capacities, nor do they settle finally for limitations. Cats, I think, live out their lives fulfilling their expectations.
Irving Townsend
People should watch out for three things: avoid a major addiction, don’t get so deeply into debt that it controls your life, and don’t start a family before you’re ready to settle down.
James Taylor
A good executive is one who makes people contentedly settle for less than they meant to get, in return for more than they meant to give.
Mignon McLaughlin
Happiness comes in moments, & then it’s gone until the next time. Could be years. But sadness settles it.
Dennis Lehane
Whether you’re on TV or on the stage, you have to work hard to stay fresh, real, and full of energy. You can’t settle back. You always have to stay on your toes.
Blythe Danner
I haven’t looked at marriage in the conventional sense, as far as settling down. I look at it as putting faith in another person, which has always been hard for me to do.
Marilyn Manson
A barracks is meant to be a place where real soldiers were to be fed and equipped for war, not a place to settle down in or as a comfortable snuggery in which to enjoy ourselves. I hope that if ever they, our soldiers, do settle down God will burn their barracks over their heads!
Catherine Booth
I always believed that when you follow your heart or your gut, when you really follow the things that feel great to you, you can never lose, because settling is the worst feeling in the world.
If life gives you lemons, don’t settle for simply making lemonade – make a glorious scene at a lemonade stand.
Elizabeth Gilbert
Vaults and caskets are not the law; they are the policy of individual cemeteries. Vaults prevent the settling of the dirt around the body, thus making landscaping more uniform and cost effective. As an added bonus, vaults can be customized and sold at a markup. Faux marble? Bronze? Take your pick, family.
Caitlin Doughty
You can’t settle a 50-year conflict in 52 weeks.
Juan Manuel Santos
Why didn’t someone tell me that I can become a Christian and settle the doubts afterward?
William Rainey Harper
My biggest fear, even now, is that I will hear Jesus’ words and walk away, content to settle for less than radical obedience to Him.
David Platt
After a great deal of discussion in Soviet literature about the correct definition of a combination, it was decided that from the point of view of a methodical approach it was best to settle on this definition – A combination is a forced variation with a sacrifice.
Alexander Kotov
Being enthusiastic settles nothing.
Mason Cooley
Another Quarter Pounder sometimes seems like a good idea- but I always regret later. Only in hindsight do we see how God would not let us settle for our well-intentioned but limited desires, but called us- sometimes weeping and kicking- to something more enduring and satisfying.
Christopher Ruddy
I had been simply treating water, settling on surviving and avoiding pain rather than being actively involved in seeking out life.
Kay Redfield Jamison
Have patience. Wait until the mud settles and the water is clear. Remain unmoving until right action arises by itself.
Ridicule more often settles things more thoroughly and better than acrimony.
I realized I was an attractive older woman who never wanted to settle down.
Cindy Gallop
If you settle for what you’ve got, you deserve what you get.
Kathie Lee Gifford
Never settle with words what you can accomplish with a flame-thrower.
Bruce Feirstein
In a world shaped and colored more and more by politicians, the nations meet politically, and hardly any other way to settle their differences.
J. B. Priestley
Talk is over-rated as a means of settling disputes.
Tom Cruise
The beauty of facing life unprepared is tremendous. Then life has a newness, a youth; then life has a flow and freshness. Then life has so many surprises. And when life has so many surprises, boredom never settles in you.
It just makes me wonder what subject you blame for talking to me every night.’ I’m still settling on an answer for that one. Probably Chemistry. Jesus Christ. I can’t believe I just wrote that.
Megan McCafferty
I was the second-best player in high school. I was the second pick in the draft. I’ve been second in the MVP voting three times. I came in second in the Finals. I’m tired of being second. I’m not going to settle for that. I’m done with it.
Kevin Durant
The only way to settle questions of an ideological nature or controversial issues among the people is by the democratic method, the method of discussion, of criticism, of persuasion and education, and not by the method of coercion or repression.
Mao Zedong
Horses calm me. I love being around them. They smell great, they are beautiful to look at, they are loving, demanding, temperamental, and they settle you.
Shania Twain
At one O’Clock, Miss Celia comes in the kitchen and says she’s ready for her first cooking lesson. She settles on a stool. She’s wearing a tight red sweater and a red skirt and enough makeup to scare a hooker.
Kathryn Stockett
Money cannot buy health, but I’d settle for a diamond-studded wheelchair.
Dorothy Parker
When you gone to get married? You need to have some babies. It’ll settle you.’ ‘I don’t want to make somebody else. I want to make myself.
Toni Morrison
Women have, commonly, a very positive moral sense; that which they will, is right; that which they reject, is wrong; and their will, in most cases, ends by settling the moral.
Henry Adams
Really getting married, settling down, and having a kid – that was the biggest thing for me. I realized, this little girl that came into my life, that I created with my wife, and how special is that?
Randy Orton
I feel like I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be, which is both settling and terrifying. The roller coaster is going, and there is no jumping off at this point unless I just go nuclear. It’s a really interesting part of the whole journey.
Jay Ellis
The only proper functions of a government are: the police, to protect you from criminals; the army, to protect you from foreign invaders; and the courts, to protect your property and contracts from breach or fraud by others, and to settle disputes by rational rules, according to objective law.
Ayn Rand
I have often noticed how primate groups in their entirety enter a similar mood. All of a sudden, all of them are playful, hopping around. Or all of them are grumpy. Or all of them are sleepy and settle down. In such cases, the mood contagion serves the function of synchronizing activities.
Frans de Waal
I never thought about settling down. I was obsessed with my career – I was blinkered. I finally met a woman who was worthy of me. Then we settled down and had many children.
Ron Moody
These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert to fleece the people, and now that they have got into a quarrel with themselves, we are called upon to appropriate the people’s money to settle the quarrel.
Abraham Lincoln
Sometimes what we call love is just a settling of old scores, or a seeking of forbidden pain, or a circuitous path to the kingdom of cruelty, or she may simply have confused lack of capital with heroism while searching for rescue without knowing from what.
Anne Roiphe
most of the time we settle for half and i like it better, even as i know how wrong he was and his death useless, i tremble for i confess that something peversley pure calls to me from his memory
Arthur Miller
The world has become uglier since it began to look into a mirror every day; so let us settle for the mirror image and do without an inspection of the original.
Karl Kraus
When love firmly settles in the heart, the limbs will only act in obedience to Allah.
Ibn Rajab
Ironically, brothers and sisters, the natural man who is so very selfish in so many ordinary ways is strangely unselfish in that he reaches for too few of the things that bring real joy. He settles for a mess of pottage instead of eternal joy.
Neal A. Maxwell
I’m based here in L.A., but I think in the future I might consider settling down in Malaysia when I start a family.
It’s not willing to settle for anything less than success.
The Miz
Sometimes, with autobiographies, it turns into a bit of score-settling. And looking back, I don’t feel the way I did then, and you kind of grow up and let it go behind you.
Marc Almond
We need a top-to-bottom review of every economic development and assistance program we have to ensure that they encourage everyone to strive instead of settle, because there is dignity in all work.
Carly Fiorina
About half of the loyalists who left the United States ended up going north to Canada, settling in the province of Nova Scotia and also becoming pioneering settlers in the province of New Brunswick.
Rachel Martin
Tony Blair is already secretly grinning at the prospect of his third victory. You don’t have to settle for that.
Michael Howard
Not to settle. If you’re not happy with a person, leave. And wait until you find that one person who makes you feel good about yourself every single day and is not expecting you to change, but to grow.
Zoe Saldana
Don’t get me wrong, I love watching episodes of my favorite shows on Hulu and reading the daily trash on PageSix, but I also embrace the opportunity to settle down with a good book and let my mind travel to another place and time.
Rachel Nichols
If the man doesn’t believe as we do, we say he is a crank, and that settles it. I mean, it does nowadays, because now we can’t burn him.
Mark Twain
Aim at perfection and nothing less. Need the best. Deserve the best. Those who say it’s not possible are the people who decided to settle.
Behdad Sami
We have to cultivate contentment with what we have. We really don’t need much. When you know this, the mind settles down. Cultivate generosity. Delight in giving. Learn to live lightly. In this way, we can begin to transform what is negative into what is positive. This is how we start to grow up.
Tenzin Palmo
You can be stupid once, but idiotic to do it again. I’ll settle for being stupid.
Tony La Russa
Everything will settle in its own place automatically.
Where we desire to be informed ’tis good to contest with men above ourselves; but to confirm and establish our opinions, ’tis best to argue with judgments below our own, that the frequent spoils and victories over their reasons may settle in ourselves an esteem and confirmed opinion of our own.
Thomas Browne
The pilgrims on the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock. To my knowledge, they didn’t wait around for a return trip to Europe. You settle some place with a purpose. If you don’t want to do that, stay home. You avoid an awful lot of risks by not venturing outward.
Buzz Aldrin
Before I was a year old I walked and talked and I was even potty trained. When I started going to school I think I got on everyone’s nerves because I used to ask adult questions rather than settle for the stuff usually fed to kids.
Sharon Stone
And, in fact, this is the tale that I would love to write: history is such a romantic place, with its jarveys and urchins and side-buttoned boots. If it would just stay still, I think, and settle down. If it would just stop sliding around in my head.
Anne Enright
If we’re not willing to settle for junk living, we certainly shouldn’t settle for junk food.
Sally Edwards
To develop the creative attitude, analyze and focus on the wanted SOLUTION; seek out and fill your mind with the FACTS; write down ideas, both sensible and seemingly wild; let the facts and ideas simmer in your mind; evaluate, recheck, settle on the creative ideas.
Bruce Lee
How many of us would be willing to settle when we’re young for what we eventually get? All those plans we make…what happens to them? It’s only a handful of the lucky ones that can look back and say that they even came close.
Moss Hart
There is someone out there that will love you.They’ll want you for you.Don’t settle for less.Life is short and I’m tired of wasting it
Abbi Glines
Cleverness is a burden after that. You are supposed to settle down and be a good person, raise your children, and be good to your friends, which you may not have been back when you were clever.
Garrison Keillor
Close your mouth,
block off your senses,
blunt your sharpness,
untie your knots,
soften your glare,
settle your dust.
This is the primal identity.
Anything you can settle with money is cheap.
Erich Maria Remarque
Unfortunately, my love life is nil. I’m working too much – but I would like to settle down at some point.
Richard Armitage
Hamlet, that’s the only role there is, finally. The only role. After that, you settle down and only do the fun things on stage.
Stephen Lang
I try to shave at night so my skin has a chance to settle by the early morning call-time.
Patrick Wilson
God wants us to have love. We must be careful not to settle for sex.
Max Anders
A champion is someone who does not settle for that day’s practice, that day’s competition, that day’s performance. They are always striving to be better. They don’t live in the past.
Briana Scurry
Free as a bird to settle where I will.
William Wordsworth
We must settle in our hearts that no matter what, God is sovereign.
Beth Moore
There’s not much to say about acting but this. Never settle back on your heels. Never relax. If you relax, the audience relaxes. And always mean everything you say.
James Cagney
The existence of inherent limits of experience in no way settles the question about the subordination of facts of the human world to our knowledge of matter.
Wilhelm Dilthey
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.
Steve Jobs
There are guys who grow up thinking they’ll settle down some distant time in the future, and there are guys who are ready for marriage as soon as they meet the right person. The former bore me, mainly because they’re pathetic; and the latter, frankly are hard to find.
Nicholas Sparks
If we had a better understanding of the ways we think about enemies, we might be able to think of more rational ways of settling conflict.
Sam Keen
Most often the person you would die for would settle for dinner and a movie.
Robert Breault
As they spread out their blankets, Saphira commented with satisfaction, We are becoming more powerful, Eragon, both of us. Soon no one will be able to stand in our way. Yes, but which way shall we choose? Whichever one we want, she said smugly, settling down for the night.
Christopher Paolini
Treaties, agreements and organizations to help settle disputes may be necessary, but they often favor the interests of business over citizens.
David Suzuki
I would rather have young people settle on a small income at once, and have to struggle with a few difficulties together, than be involved in a long engagement.
Jane Austen
Don’t settle for a relationship that won’t let you be yourself.
Oprah Winfrey
You shouldn’t have to settle for rabbits if what you want is deer
Daniel Quinn
The only way we can develop muscle is through regular exercise. As soon as we stop stretching and working toward higher ethics, our standards start to sag. The muscle gets soft, and instead of excellence we have to settle for mediocrity. Maybe something even worse.
Price Pritchett
Our minds, like the needle in that compass, can focus on a variety of subjects throughout the day. But in the end, when they’re left alone to settle, they’ll focus on the objects of our greatest affection.
Bill Hybels
When I was still settling into being a CEO, I wasted a lot of time driving initiatives designed to please others, acting as if someone wouldn’t let me do what I wanted to do with Redfin.
Glenn Kelman
There are ends, occasionally, with projects. That happens. But they are natural dead ends. It’s usually the outside situation that demands an ending. I never really settle for one.
Aleksandra Mir
Obviously, everyone’s different, but I love just settling down and having a barbecue with my friends at the house.
Harry Kane
Contrary to what those in power would like you to believe so that you’ll give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the life your great-grandparents had, America is not broke. Not by a long shot. The country is awash in wealth and cash.
Michael Moore
It is a good idea to ‘shop around’ before you settle on a doctor. Ask about the condition of his Mercedes. Ask about the competence of his mechanic. Don’t be shy! After all, you’re paying for it.
Dave Barry
When I traveled around the country visiting women in their own homes and talking to them about their closets, every woman lamented about ‘settling’ for many of the pieces in her closet.
Jennifer Hyman
Building a portfolio around index funds isn’t really settling for the average. It’s just refusing to believe in magic.
Bethany McLean
When it comes time to settle down, find someone who wants an equal partner. Someone who thinks women should be smart, opinionated, and ambitious.
Sheryl Sandberg
For industry to settle in a country, you first need electricity; for electricity, you need some trained workers; for trained workers, you need some schools; for schools you need some money; for money, you need some industry.
Evan Davis
From getting good grades in school, to thinking about getting a good career and settling down, we all have been running a rat race. We always thought that we were doing it for ourselves but actually we were doing it for others. Like, I realized, I never had time for myself.
Gurmeet Choudhary
This question of legal plunder must be settled once and for all, and there are only three ways to settle it: (1) The few plunder the many. (2) Everybody plunders everybody. (3) Nobody plunders anybody.
Frederic Bastiat
Warfare is an utterly stupid method of settling differences of interest between different nations.
George H. Mead
Women are supposed to want to settle down and have a family. That’s not for me.
Poppy Montgomery
I’ve always enjoyed doing a huge variety of roles, which I think helps, instead of settling for the things I might be most comfortable with.
Chiwetel Ejiofor
I figured out that there are occasions where you have to get pumped up and take charge, situations where you have to have fun and situations where you need to settle down.
Chase Utley
Don’t settle! Embrace a dream–and keep dreaming. Don’t be a bystander. Take it personally.
Howard Schultz
Of those hundreds of lawsuits [for Donald Trump], we’re told 30 are significant. There’s pressure for him to settle that suit before he goes into the office.
George Stephanopoulos
I could tell you that when you have trouble making up your mind about something, tell yourself you’ll settle it by flipping a coin. But don’t go by how the coin flips; go by your emotional reaction to the coin flip. Are you happy or sad it came up heads or tails?
David Brooks
You should never settle for what you think is just good. You should drive the editors and writers and everybody nuts until it’s great. And if you don’t go for great, you won’t end up with good. You’ve got to go beyond your wildest dreams because the exigencies of filmmaking are going to smash you into the ordinary.
Fred Schepisi
Women now were told not to settle for second best, told that they deserved better, but at a time, it seemed, when there was so much less to go around.
Lorrie Moore
I see America spreading disaster. I see America as a black curse upon the world. I see a long night settling in and that mushroom which has poisoned the world withering at the roots.
Henry Miller
Sometimes in people’s lives, when bad stuff happens, their dreams just die, and they end up settling. I guess that’s their decision, maybe, because they didn’t believe in their dreams or forgot their dreams. My dreams never died.
Michael Sorrentino
I want love and I won’t settle for less
Sylvia Day
Without desire there is stillness, and the world settles by itself.
When you are looking to meet someone, you are looking to settle. Becaue you are not looking for someone, you are looking for anyone
Lauren Conrad
Where we’re not wrong or where the cost of settling is so much that it is totally disproportionate to the harm or the error that we made, we’re not going to settle.
Lee Scott
Getting married and settling down isn’t the most important thing in my life.
Liam Neeson
Women are realizing it more and more knowing that they don’t have to settle with a man just to have that child. Times have changed and that is also what is amazing is that we do have so many options these days.
Jennifer Aniston
(He) had not realized how much he needed this sweet, friendly sound. How much he needed someone to settle in next to him. He didn’t know that he needed to not be so solitary until at last he wasn’t. So many needs in one old dog.
Kathi Appelt
Perhaps one day tired of circling the world I’ll return to Argentina and settle in the Andean lakes if not indefinitely then at least for a pause while I shift from one understanding of the world to another.
Che Guevara
For many of us the great danger is not that we will renounce our faith. It is that we will become so distracted and rushed and preoccupied that we will settle for a mediocre version of it.
John Ortberg
Imagine settling for a life you can have because you don’t have the courage to go after the life you really want.
Jill Davis
Getting married in 1947 and settling down in Hollywood was the real beginning of my career.
Henry Mancini
There are certain things we can only do together. There are certain things only a union can do. Only a union could harness the courage of our pioneers to settle the American west, which is why President Abraham Lincoln passed a Homestead Act giving a tract of land to anyone seeking a stake in our growing economy.
Barack Obama
Violence never settles anything right: apart from injuring your own soul, it injures the best cause. It lingers on long after the object of hate has disappeared from the scene to plague the lives of those who have employed it against their foes.
Obafemi Awolowo
As Christians try to force prayer into public schools, they often settle for a ‘moment of silence.’ But that supposedly innocuous ‘moment of silence’ is a deafening roar to a nonbeliever.
Judith Hayes
I’ve never really thought about settling down anywhere. I like to keep moving.
Rupert Friend
She (my ex-wife) wanted me to stop being Evel Knievel. I am who I am. I’m not going to change. I’ll settle down the day they put me in a six-foot pine box.
Evel Knievel
I’m more lopsided than a one legged badger!” Graypaw stopped his careful stalking to wander comically across the clearing “I will have to settle for hunting stupid mice I shall just wander up to them, and sit on them until they surrender!
Erin Hunter
I am not belittling the brave pioneer men but the sunbonnet as well as the sombrero has helped to settle this glorious land of ours.
Edna Ferber
An actress reading a part for the first time tries many ways to say the same line before she settles into the one she believes suits the character and situation best. There’s an aspect of the rehearsing actress about the girl on the verge of her teens. Playfully, she is starting to try out ways to be a grown-up person.
Stella Chess
In 50 years – or 20 years, or 200 years – our current epistemic horizon (the Big Bang, roughly) may look as parochial as the horizon Newton had to settle for in his day, but no doubt there will still be good questions whose answers elude us.
Daniel Dennett
It would be so good to settle down and become part of somewhere again, instead of constantly passing through
Paul Torday
Peaceful warriors have the patience to wait until the mud settles and the water clears. They remain unmoving until the right time, so the right action arises by itself. They do not seek fulfillment, but wait with open arms to welcome all things.
Dan Millman
Study your lessons, don’t settle for less.
Tupac Shakur
Do not settle for easy. Do not settle for that first image. Craft it, work it, and make something more out of it. And finally, don’t forget that the biggest joy in photography is making pictures of those things in your own life.
David Burnett
The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working. Beethoven, Wagner, Bach and Mozart settled down day after day to the job in hand with as much regularity as an accountant settles down each day to his figures. They didn’t waste time waiting for inspiration.
Ernest Newman
Here too it’s masquerade, I find: As everywhere, the dance of mind. I grasped a lovely masked procession, And caught things from a horror show… I’d gladly settle for a false impression, If it would last a little longer, though.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
As I get older I realize what qualities are important in love and what suits me. And what I won’t settle for.
Jennifer Aniston
I’m still waiting for perfection. In the meantime, I’ll settle for persistence
Bo Ryan
Men and women consume one another rapidly in what is called “the act of love,” or else settle down to a mild habit of conjugality. We seldom find a mean between these two extremes.
Albert Camus
It was controversial when we were settling on what the races should be in ‘Warcraft 3!’
Michael Morhaime
Honorable men don’t settle for lives of regret.
Stephen Mansfield
Good tired, ironically enough, can be a day that you lost. But you won’t even have to tell yourself, because you knew you fought your battles, you chased your dreams, you lived your days. And when you hit the hay at night, you settle easy, you sleep the sleep of the just, and you can say, “Take me away.
Harry Chapin
Most people settle because they don’t like themselves enough.
Rush Limbaugh
The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work
Steve Jobs
Grief … gives life a permanently provisional feeling. It doesn’t seem worth starting anything. I can’t settle down. I yawn, I fidget, I smoke too much. Up till this I always had too little time. Now there is nothing but time. Almost pure time, empty successiveness.
C. S. Lewis
I’m part of the people who are more neutral. I’m just waiting for the dust to settle so that we can turn our guns against the Republicans.
Junot Diaz
Capitalism, in its imperialist phase, is a system which considers war to be a legitimate instrument for settling international disputes, a legal method in fact, if not in law.
J. Stalin
The pulpit is not a place to settle scores, it’s a place to preach the word of God.
Greg Laurie
As to my Title, I know not yet whether it will be honourable or dishonourable, the issue of the War must Settle it. Perhaps our Congress will be Exalted on a high Gallows.
Abraham Clark
Now, settle down, settle down. Hell, I’m an old man, it’s early in the morning and I’m gathering my thoughts here.
Donald Rumsfeld
After that his Majesty was beheaded, the Parliament for some years effected nothing either for the publick peace or tranquillity of the nation, or settling religion as they had formerly promised.
William Lilly
We were terrified that Jones would settle. It was contrary to our purpose of bringing down the president.
Ann Coulter
War is not the best way of settling differences; it is the only way of preventing their being settled for you.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Slowly, quietly, like snow-flakes—like the small flakes that come when it is going to snow all night —little flakes of me, my impressions, my selections, are settling down on the image of her. The real shape wil be quite hidden in the end.
C. S. Lewis
I run into so many people who also have psoriasis and share the same feelings as I had. I tell them that it’s about being your own boss and of not settling until they find whatever it is that works for them and they have their life look the way they want it to.
Katie Lowes
Don’t settle in the land of barely enough. That is where you are, it is not who you are. That’s your location, it’s not your identity. No matter what it looks like, have an abundant mentality.
Joel Osteen
I think everyone must settle for what is in the parameter of their own rights. No one must have an evil intention toward the territorial benefit or integrity of other nations.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Sir, there is no settling the point of precedency between a louse and a flea.
Samuel Johnson
This haunting idea of becoming a celebrity doesn’t settle well with me at all.
Vincent D’Onofrio
I always hoped that I would settle down with someone. Marriage, I could really give two shits about, as an institution, but it makes things easier.
Dale Peck
don’t try for wit. Settle for humor. You’ll last longer.
Elsa Maxwell
I’m just deeply disappointed that once again we may have to settle for the lesser of two evils.
Howard Dean
No one can give you the strength of character necessary… Only you can find that passion within that burns with an integrity that will not settle for anything less than the Truth.
The question for each man to settle is not what he would do if he had the means, time, influence and educational advantages, but what he will do with the things he has.
Hamilton Wright Mabie
I don’t settle in any other area of my life when it comes to excellence, so why should I lower my standards when it comes to boys?
Adriana Trigiani
We are all better than we know. If only we can be brought to realise this, we may never be prepared to settle for anything less
Kurt Hahn
If the Black woman is a queen, and I believe that she is, why would I settle for something less than royal?
Runoko Rashidi
If you are able to settle, you’ll be getting off rather easy. Debt settlement companies can sometimes get you off the hook for a large percentage of your debt – in many cases, up to 50% will be written off.
Jean Chatzky
When your breathing is easy and deep, your body works efficiently, and your mind settles. That doesn’t mean that your balance (in tree pose or anywhere else) will be perfect and your life will be seamless, but you’ll be better equipped to deal with the wobbles and earthquakes that get thrown into the mix.
Tara Stiles
I don’t want to be carried out of a club wearing a tie-dye T-shirt and a cap on the wrong way around when I am 70, but I would like to settle down a bit. Maybe with a partner.
Rupert Everett
There’s the conforming 9-to-5-lifestyle thing. Then there’s, like, settling down, trying to find a balance in a relationship sense, or having a dog and having a house. All these things, like, they’re not really gonna make you happy.
Ty Segall
Connection and love: We all want it. Most people settle for connection because love’s too scary.
Tony Robbins
I could settle down into a state of equable low spirits, and resign myself to coffee.
Charles Dickens
Something can happen in your life, and you might want and need something different from your spouse. Most people forget that you have to create relationships. The allure of the first years settles down, and at that moment, you better start creating it; otherwise, you’re going to lose out.
John Travolta
I think every fight is a tough fight, but I’m not settling for a bronze medal.
Katie Taylor
Settle this in your heart: Whether I am up or down, the Lord Jesus is the same. Whether I sing or sigh, the promise is true and the Promiser is faithful. Whether I stand on the summit or am hidden in the vale the covenant stands fast and everlasting love abides.
Charles Spurgeon
I’m the out-of-court jester who won’t settle, I up the vigilante, I’m a law unto myself but break it anyway! I made a forced landing on the Moebius Strip and now I want to know, which side are you on?
Bob Black
And this is a grave responsibility, projected from within each of us, not to settle for the convenient, the shoddy, the conventionally expected, nor the merely safe.
Audre Lorde
Teacher: “If your daughter knew her spelling words as well as her Bible stories she’d get into Harvard.” Me: “I’ll settle for Heaven.”
Mark Hart
I lived in L.A., and the possibility out there is endless. I could’ve done reality TV! It was offered to me plenty of times. But that just wasn’t where my heart was. If I wanted quick fame or quick money, I could’ve taken that route, but it just wasn’t settling right with me.
Karrueche Tran
It’s better to succeed against daunting odds than settle for a fantasy and get nowhere.
Michael Hyatt
If you know the point of balance, You can settle the details. If you can settle the details, You can stop running around. Your mind will become calm. If your mind becomes calm, You can think in front of a tiger. If you can think in front of a tiger, You will surely succeed.
In my experience of large enterprises, I have found it is often a mistake to try to settle everything at once.
Winston Churchill
In Canada you can still settle things with your fists. If there’s a fight in a bar, no one goes to jail.
Jeremy Hotz
Settle one difficulty, and you keep a hundred away.
Set stretch goals. Don’t ever settle for mediocrity. The key to stretch is to reach for more than you think is possible. Don’t sell yourself short by thinking that you’ll fail.
Jack Welch
In a society that almost demands life at double time, speed and addictions numb us to our own experience. In such a society, it is almost impossible to settle into our bodies or stay connected with our hearts, let alone connect with one another or the earth where we live.
Jack Kornfield
The moral: Don’t settle for anything less than the biggest dream for your future Fight to make the dream come true.
Michael Shurtleff
My room was a real way of expressing myself. It was like a little nest that I could settle into.
Chloe Sevigny
You are what you settle for.
Janis Joplin
I must say as to what I have seen of Texas it is the garden spot of the world. The best land and the best prospects for health I ever saw, and I do believe it is a fortune to any man to come here. There is a world of country here to settle.
Davy Crockett
People don’t settle for people. They resolve to be with them. It takes faith. You draw a circle in the sand and agree to stand in it and believe in it.
Zadie Smith
If you leave you leaving the best, so you would have to settle for less.
Lil Wayne
A good father and a good outlaw can’t settle inside the same man.
Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Be still and allow the mud to settle.
We are no more responsible for the evil thoughts that pass through our minds than a scarecrow for the birds which fly over the seedplot he has to guard. The sole responsibility in each case is to prevent them from settling.
John Churton Collins
We are at last on the high lands of Mexico, the districts which at least three different races have chosen to settle in, neglecting the fertile country below.
Edward Burnett Tylor
For those of you who tried, but didn’t make it, Settle down it’s never what you think. The summit doesn’t differ from the deep, dark valley, And the valley doesn’t differ from the kitchen sink.
Zooey Deschanel
A new bubble will replace the old one. A new technology will come along to fix the messes we made with the last one. In a way, that is the story of the settling of the Americas, the supposedly inexhaustible frontier to which Europeans escaped.
Naomi Klein
Hey, single malt scotch, youre thirty years old. When are you going to settle down and get married to my stomach?
Stephen Colbert
I don’t think I could ever settle down. I have known too much of the depths of life already, and I would prefer anything to an anticlimax.
Everett Ruess
I couldn’t settle in Italy – it was like living in a foreign country.
Ian Rush
Nostalgia is a product of dissatisfaction and rage. ItВґs a settling of grievances between the present and the past.
Don DeLillo
Church practice has been more influenced by Plato than by Jesus. We invariably prefer the universal synthesis, the answer that settles all the dust and resolves every question even when it is not entirely true over the mercy and grace of God.
Richard Rohr
All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones. In my opinion, there never was a good war or a bad peace. When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration?
Benjamin Franklin
Ignorance never settles a question.
Benjamin Disraeli
Lawyers may reason powerfully, but power settles most issues.
Mason Cooley
Nikah is a contract that transfers responsibilities. Therefore know the man you’re thinking of marrying, and be sure that he is able to take care of you, more than your dad did. Islam empowers women with honor and dignity. Don’t settle for anything less.
Nouman Ali Khan
Warfare is an utterly stupid method of settling differences of interest between different nations.
George Herbert Mead
With my mother, I moved from one household to another before settling in the eastern part of Finland, in the city of Kuopio.
Martti Ahtisaari
Since the season ended, I’ve let things settle down, and I have to talk to the coaching staff and management. I really don’t want to turn this into a big drama. So I plan on making a definite decision relatively quickly.
Steve Yzerman
Some say that I should settle down, go slower and not push so hard, so quickly for such transformational change. To them, I say that you misunderstand the size of the problems we face, the strength of the status quo and the urgency of the people’s desire for change.
Eliot Spitzer
In youth, we get plenty of exercise through games and running around, but as middle life approaches, we settle down, literally and figuratively.
Gene Tunney
If I had known what it would be like to have it all – I might have been willing to settle for less.
Lily Tomlin
Real quality in roles is very hard to come by. Any actor or actress will tell you that. Great movies are hard to come by. It’s almost impossible to make one, and most people have to settle for making something less.
Holly Hunter
When I started escaping to a neighbor’s house to watch what I darn well pleased, it turned out to be The Big Valley. Every afternoon my friend and I would pour grape juice over mounds of ice cream and settle in to see what was happening with Barbara Stanwyck and Linda Evans and the boys in The Big Valley.
Elizabeth Crook
I think… the secret is to just settle for the shape of your life takes…Instead of you know, always waiting and wishing for what might make you happy.
Wally Lamb
People feel tremendous pressure to settle down in some sort of permanent space and fill it up with stuff, but deep inside they resent those structures, and they’re scared to death of that stuff because they know it controls them and restricts their movements.
Tom Robbins
We all had to pay, but not for the crimes we were accused of. There were other scores to settle.
Azar Nafisi
Don’t settle for mediocrity; never let good enough be good enough.
Joel Osteen
When you stop hoping you start settling.
Valorie Burton
I stare at the pile of discarded remnants and think of my mother. Did she touch that pillar there? Does her scent still linger in a fragment of glass or a splinter of wood? A terrible emptiness settles into my chest. No matter how much I go about living, there are always small reminders that make the loss fresh again.
Libba Bray
If you are animated by right principles, and are fully awakened to the true dignity of life, the subject of amusements may be left to settle itself.
Thornton T. Munger
I like to help women help themselves, as that is, in my opinion, the best way to settle the woman question. Whatever we can do and do well we have a right to, and I don’t think any one will deny us.
Louisa May Alcott
I’ll be there for ya, girl. No matter what. Beck took a deep breath and released it slowly. He had to stay strong for her, make the tough decisions. It was best that Paul’s daughter never know how he felt about her. There’d be less hurt that way, for both of them. Just keep her safe, God. I can settle for that.
Jana Oliver
I will only think of settling down after Salman Khan, the other most eligible bachelor, plans to settle down. We are eligible bachelors, but he’s the rock star, so let him get married first; then I’ll think about myself.
Yuvraj Singh
Exalt your passion by directing and settling it upon an object the due con-templation of whose loveliness may cure perfectly all hurts received from mortal beauty.
Robert Boyle
In a way, the cancer became an ally because it stopped me from running around so much. I was able to settle down and write things I hadn’t had a chance to before.
Natalie Goldberg
How do we identify ourselves, and how do we settle into other people’s expectations for our identity?
Tilda Swinton
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
Steve Jobs
God rewards those who seek Him. Not those who seek doctrine of religion or systems or creeds. Many settle for these lesser passions, but the reward goes to those who settle for nothing less than Jesus himself. And what is the reward? What awaits those who seek Jesus? Nothing short of the heart of Jesus.
Max Lucado
They call me corrupt, frivolous. I am not at all privileged. Maybe the only privileged thing is my face. And corrupt? God! I would not look like this if I am corrupt. Some ugliness would settle down on my system.
Imelda Marcos
I run a dating site, but I will gladly tell someone, ‘Do not date someone if it’s not right.’ And don’t settle. This settling thing is insane. I’ve literally had to force friends out of relationships because they want to be married by a certain age, so they just date these guys that are not right for them.
Whitney Wolfe Herd
Can you imagine anything more tragic?’ Rose asked. ‘To be born a princess –native and to the manor born– and then to forget who you are and settle for being something horrible like an–an accountant!
Regina Doman
I used to dream of a week-long beach vacation with white sand under my toes… right now, I’d settle for 48 hours at a Motel 6 with some Lysol and a UV lamp.
Ingrid Weir
As the evening progressed, Scott said that he was looking forward to settling down, but that he hadn’t yet found the right person. The way he looked at me when he said that made me feel he might be wondering whether I was that person.
Amber Frey
Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world
Jane Austen
You’d rather have nothing than settle for less.
Warren Beatty
As an organization changes your mindset as a leader also has to change. This becomes the lid to you organization. Whenever my organization starts to settle I believe I have to lift my lid, my capacity I have to think and act in a different way to achieve different results.
Craig Groeschel
It is the responsibility of all of us to remind governments of their commitments to settle disputes by peaceful means and to negotiate in good faith under the UN Charter, and to denounce war agitation particularly by the media.
Alfred-Maurice de Zayas
Most people settle for connection, because love’s too scary. They don’t want to lose that feeling, that super high is too crushing so they settle for the comfort of connection.
Tony Robbins
I’m from a little town called Settle in North Yorkshire, so it’s amazing that I get to travel everyday and I get to see such crazy sh*t everyday.
John Newman
On tour I feel like it’s always so go go…you’re always just taking in and storing information and feelings and things. So for me I need time off to let all those things come out and settle.
Tristan Prettyman
How do you know Hollywood is getting serious about video games? They want to make one of their own. In ‘Defiance,’ the remaining humans on Earth, as well as alien species looking for a new home, find themselves settling for peace after a massive war desecrated the world and destroyed most of the alien ships along with it.
Rob Manuel
There is no more unfortunate creature under the sun than a fetishist who yearns for a woman’s shoe and has to settle for the whole woman.
Karl Kraus
Part of the responsibility of being a modern storyteller is understanding modern audiences and trusting what they can handle. It’s not just settling into what we think they want.
Colman Domingo
If Jesus gives us a task or assigns us to a difficult season, every ounce of our experience is meant for our instruction and completion if only we’ll let Him finish the work. I fear, however, that we are so attention-deficit that we settle for bearable when beauty is just around the corner.
Beth Moore
Once you realize how good you really are, you never settle for playing less than your best.
Reggie Jackson
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
Jim Rohn
Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce.
Love yourself and don’t settle for less than what you deserve.
Bethenny Frankel
Don’t settle. Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path, get off it.
Chris Brogan
Mum used to hide love letters from my boyfriends and put me down. Now I understand that she was a Polish immigrant forced to settle in Chicago. She was jealous of the freedom life gave me.
Ruby Wax
I am just the person who didn’t want to settle for not having everything I dreamed of.
Katharine McPhee
I have so many girlfriends in their twenties who live in a white box apartment, having mediocre meals with mediocre friends, waiting for the life they want to hit them in their forties or fifties. They are settling in the now – what’s the point?
Daphne Oz
I think happiness is a choice. If you feel yourself being happy and can settle in to the life choices you make, then it’s great. It’s really, really great. I swear to God, happiness is the best makeup.
Drew Barrymore
Art inspires, produces an unwillingness to settle for what we have and a desire for something better. It is the product and producer of creative activity, change; it is essential for continuous development.
Russell L. Ackoff
When we succumb to believing that we are victims of our circumstances and yield to the plight of determinism, we lose hope, we lose drive, and we settle into resignation and stagnation.
Stephen Covey
I felt then, as I feel now, that the politicians who took us to war should have been given the guns and told to settle their differences themselves, instead of organizing nothing better than legalized mass murder.
Harry Patch
A woman’s love is like the morning dew. It’s just as likely to settle on a horse turd as a rose.
Larry McMurtry
If someone robs a 7-11, they took $500 and they were able to settle the next day for $50 and no admission of wrongdoing, they’d knock over that 7-11 again.
Phil Angelides
Once I wanted total happiness – now I will settle for a little less pain.
Ashleigh Brilliant
One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.
Agatha Christie
I think it’s a mistake for people to rush out to set out a timetable right now for activating article 50 … The dust hasn’t begun to settle.
Stephen Crabb
Life is always uncertain, and common prudence dictates to every man the necessity of settling his temporal concerns, while it is in his power, and while the mind is calm and undisturbed.
George Washington
If you have older children who avoid you like the plague, buy yourself some expensive bath salts, run a hot tub, and settle in for a long soak. Teenagers who haven’t talked to you since their tenth birthday will bang on the door, demanding your immediate attention.
Teresa Bloomingdale
I like relativity and quantum theories because I don’t understand them and they make me feel as if space shifted about like a swan that can’t settle, refusing to sit still and be measured; and as if the atom were an impulsive thing always changing its mind.
D. H. Lawrence
What is your assurance of salvation? The promise of God’s Word. If God says it, that settles it, because God cannot lie. You can trust the promise of God’s Word.
Rick Warren
After World War II society had to settle back for a moment before it picked up the 20th century.
Stella Blum
According to a new study, 63% of men surveyed said they like to settle an argument by having sex. The other 37% of the men said they would never want to get into an argument with those men.
Jay Leno
New York Stat agreed to pay $12 million to settle a lawsuit filed three decades ago by inmates swept up in the bloody 1971 revolt at Attica prison. The settlement will be paid in the form of chocolate bars and packs of Newports that can be picked up in the commissary.
Colin Quinn
Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don’t settle for them.
Mia Hamm
Just to settle it once and for all: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The egg, laid by a bird that was not a chicken.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
I initially moved to Bombay to work in the corporate space. After settling my family here in due course of time, I turned to acting which initially started off as a hobby that I wanted to pursue on the side and then became my profession to sustain my passion around five years back.
Anupriya Goenka
Where we’re not wrong or where the cost of settling is so much that it is totally disproportionate to the harm or the error that we made, we’re not going to settle.
H. Lee Scott, Jr.
There will always be disputes between nations which, at times, will inflame the public and threaten conflicts, but the main thing is to educate the people of the world to be ever mindful that there are better means of settling such disputes than by war.
Frank B. Kellogg
The people you see in Nigeria today have always lived as neighbors in the same space for as long as we can remember. So it’s a matter of settling down, lowering the rhetoric, the level of hostility in the rhetoric is too high.
Chinua Achebe
I believe there are only one or two people in the world with whom one can have a true connection. When you’ve been fortunate enough to marry one of those people, you are reluctant to settle for less. One can have lovers, those are easily found, but true love rarely strikes twice.
Nicole Richie
You really don’t settle on an idea until you’re really sure it’s the best idea. Then once you settle on it you commit to it entirely. That was always the plan.
Michael Schur
Stillness, insight, and wisdom arise only when we can settle into being complete in this moment, without having to seek or hold on to or reject anything.
Jon Kabat-Zinn
As far as I can remember, I have always wanted everything from life, everything it can possibly give me. This desire separates me from people who are willing to settle for less. I cannot even comprehend how people’s desires can be small, ambitions narrow and limited, when the possibilities are endless
Deborah Feldman
One of the basic troubles with radio and television news is that both instruments have grown up as an incompatible combination of show business, advertising and news. Each of the three is a rather bizarre and demanding profession. And when you get all three under one roof, the dust never settles.
Edward R. Murrow
Tea. I find that both settles the stomach and concentrates the mind. Wonderful drink, tea.
Cassandra Clare
People settle for so much less because they find their identities in the world’s fickle and untrue opinions. God made you royal with His blood. Live.
Lacey Mosley
In metropolitan cases, the love of the most single-eyed lover, almost invariably, is nothing more than the ultimate settling of innumerable wandering glances upon some one specific object.
Herman Melville
Please don’t settle for happiness. It’s not good enough. Of course you deserve it, but if that’s all you have in mind – happiness – I want to suggest to you that personal success devoid of meaningfulness, free of a steady commitment to social justice – that’s more than a barren life. It’s a trivial one.
Toni Morrison
I want to be in the small percentage of women who don’t settle for conventional roles.
Zoe Saldana
It’s unfortunate that we see a great many women settling. They think that simply because they have gotten the right to vote, own property and have gained some simple freedoms that the battle for women’s suffrage is over.
Frederick Lenz
I’ve worked on my shot a lot, had a lot of time to think about it and I’m sort of settling into it.
John Collins
Elon just presented a plan for settling the solar system in this century that is realistic and affordable. In my paper, ‘A Pathway to a Thriving Commercial Space Economy’ at IAC, I also laid out a path forward to a growing economy in space that produces new opportunities for all.
Bruce Pittman
She takes another long haul, lets the smoke settle in her lungs– she has heard somewhere that cigarettes are good for grief. One long drag and you forget how to cry. The body too busy dealing with the poison.
Colum McCann
Something wild can happen to anybody and I caution anybody that walks out on the street, just settle your accounts before you leave the house every day.
Bill Murray
When men abandon reason, physical force becomes their only means of dealing with one another and of settling disagreements.
Ayn Rand
My art history papers were really politics. They were about the manifestation of culture through the eye of political events. So there was always that refusal to settle in one place, or one discipline or medium.
Roselee Goldberg
I hope…that mankind will at length, as they call themselves reasonable creatures, have reason and sense enough to settle their differences without cutting throats; for in my opinion there never was a good war, or a bad peace.
Benjamin Franklin
I did not want to be the stereotype of either Bollywood or what Indian actors are usually offered. The exotic, beautiful girl, or the academically inclined nerd. And I wanted to play a lead… I didn’t settle for less.
Priyanka Chopra
In five years’ time I’d like to be a mum. I want to settle down and have a family, definitely sooner rather than later. I’d like to have finished my second album too, maybe even my third. I’d like a sound that sticks around that other people are inspired by and that people know is me.
I don’t settle. That’s how I am.
Pau Gasol
Katz traces the courageous role of Black women in settling the West (and] deftly shows how these pioneering spirits helped stabilize early communities in Texas, Oklahoma, California and elsewhere.
Herb Boyd
In a way, all sociologists are akin to Marxists because of their inclination to settle everyone’s accounts but their own.
Raymond Aron
I just don’t like to settle. Good enough is never good enough.
Josie Natori
There’s a big difference between not settling and not starting.
Seth Godin
Managers who don’t know how to measure what they want settle for wanting what they can measure.
Russell L. Ackoff
Push yourself. Don’t settle. Wear those stripy legs with pride. And if you insist on settling down with some ridiculous bloke, make sure some of this is squirreled away somewhere. Knowing you still have possibilities is a luxury. Knowing I might have given them to you has alleviated something for me.
Jojo Moyes
We demonstrated what you could do when a band of entrepreneurs settles an empty country with vast resources. The Chinese have a billion people and are running out of water. Tougher problem for sure.
Charles R. Morris
When I went to jail, I was a trained lawyer. And when the wardens received letters of demands or summonses, they didn’t have the resources to go to an attorney to help them. I would help them settle their cases, so they became attached to me and the other prisoners.
Nelson Mandela
Violence never settles anything should be debated by the ghosts of Hitler and Stalin, with the city fathers of Carthage as referees.
Robert A. Heinlein
There definitely is that element of guys who like to party and have a good time and… putting off for as long as possible the idea that they’ll actually have to settle down
Luke Wilson
I think romance is a tool, comedy is a tool and drama is a tool. I really just want to tell stories that challenge the viewer, move people, make you laugh, perhaps push an idea about being open-minded but never settle on a genre or an opinion. I hate genre. I like movies that are original in their approach.
Jason Reitman
The big win is when you refuse to settle for average or mediocre.
Seth Godin
Whenever the current of money is forcibly stopped, and when money is prevented from settling at its just level, there are no limits to the possible variations of the exchange.
David Ricardo
I am insulted by the persistent asertion that I want war. Am I a fool? War! It would settle nothing.
Adolf Hitler
Instead of doing the best thing, we sometimes have to settle for the rightest thing.
Jodi Picoult
It is not a bad thing to settle for the Little Way, not the big search for the big happiness but the sad little happiness of drinks and kisses, a good little car and a warm deep thigh.
Walker Percy
Most people think they want more money than they really do, and they settle for a lot less than they could get
Earl Nightingale
Buddha might be the one thing that could settle Godzilla down. He might say, “Listen Godzilla, you don’t have to do all this. Just chill out a little bit and everything will be fine”.
Brad Warner
As white snowflakes fall quietly and thickly on a winter day, answers to prayer will settle down upon you at every step you take, even to your dying day. The story of your life will be the story of prayer and answers to prayer.
Ole Hallesby
It was as if hope had appeared out of nowhere to settle beside her and it wasn’t going anywhere, it wasn’t going to desert her now.
Alice Hoffman
Out here a man settles his own problems.
John Wayne
And in my mind, this settles the issue. I would never drink cologne, and am therefore not an alcoholic.
Augusten Burroughs
The Enemy of the best is the good. If you’re always settling with what’s good, you’ll never be the best.
Jerry Rice
Sometimes we go to a play and after the curtain has been up five minutes we have a sense of being able to settle back in the arms of the playwright. Instinctively we know that the playwright knows his business.
Anton Chekhov
Hope is the bedrock of this nation. The belief that our destiny will not be written for us, but by us, by all those men and women who are not content to settle for the world as it is, who have the courage to remake the world as it should be.
Barack Obama
I don’t really have special rituals, but I don’t try to write fiction unless I have a minimum of a few hours. For me, it takes a while to settle into a mode where I’m truly concentrating
Curtis Sittenfeld
My opposition to war was not because of the horrors of war, not because war demands that the race offer up its very best in their full vigor, not because war means economic bankruptcy, domination of races by famine and disease, but because war is so completely ineffective, so stupid. It settles nothing.
Harriot Eaton Stanton Blatch
When you have only two minutes to say good-bye to the person you love most in the world, and you don’t know when you’ll see each other again, you can become logjammed with the effort to say and do and settle everything at once.
Elizabeth Gilbert
‘Content’ is a word that has never sat well with me. Like ‘maturity’. They are two words I’ve never liked. I think they imply some sort of decay. A settling.
Elvis Costello
It is a sultry day; the sun has drunk
The dew that lay upon the morning grass;
There is no rustling in the lofty elm
That canopies my dwelling, and its shade
Scarce cools me. All is silent, save the faint
And interrupted murmur of the bee,
Settling on the sick flowers,
And then again Instantly on the wing.
William C. Bryant
I think there’s something that happens at 40 where you settle into your own skin and you stop caring what people think – you realize life is a gift from God and you want to live it to the fullest.
Tyler Perry
Deep down? That sounds like settling to me. You shouldn’t have to venture deep down in order to get to love.
David Levithan
Spiritual balance is the principle that allows the mind to be still. You cannot expect the world to settle down, everything to work out, in order for you to be happy. You have to get control of your mind.
Frederick Lenz
Birds are settling down for the night, singing lullabies to their young.
Suzanne Collins
We cannot settle for the pretenses of connection, or for the parodies of self-love.
Audre Lorde
Every time you date someone with an issue that you have to work to ignore, you’re settling.
Andre Breton
The weird thing is when you’re a gay guy my age, I spent so much of my life just thinking I was probably never going to date anyone, so now just thinking, “all right, settle down and have a child” seems ridiculous to me.
Guy Branum
Settle yourself in solitude, and you will come upon God in yourself.
Teresa of Avila
Just like dust, we settle in this town.
Kacey Musgraves
Pondering is a little like considering and a little like thinking, but looser. To ponder, one must let the facts roll around the rim of the mind’s roulette wheel, coming to settle in whichever slot they feed pulled to.
Christopher Moore
Any fool can be fussy and rid himself of energy all over the place, but a man has to have something in him before he can settle down to do nothing.
J. B. Priestley
The tantrums of cloth-headed celluloid idols are deemed fit for grown-up conversation, while silence settles over such a truly important matter as food.
Clifton Fadiman
In reading the biographies of very successful men and women, one theme frequently surfaces: such people have a strong bias for action. Those who achieve high levels of success in some areas of life tend to take a LOT more action than those who settle for average or below average results.
Steve Pavlina
And then the dreams break into a million tiny pieces. The dream dies. Which leaves you with a choice: you can settle for reality, or you can go off, like a fool, and dream another dream.
Nora Ephron
Dresden. Am I interrupting something?” “Well, I was going to settle down with a porn video and a bottle of baby oil, but I really don’t have enough for two.
Jim Butcher
A work settles nothing, just as the labor of a whole generation settles nothing. Sons, and the morrow, always start afresh.
Cesare Pavese
Don’t settle down and sit in one place. Move around, be nomadic, make each day a new horizon.
Jon Krakauer
My dad was going to graduate school at Columbia, in New York, so we moved there. After he graduated, we ended up settling in New York, so I grew up there.
Lisa Su
When we talk about settling the world’s problems, we’re barking up the wrong tree. The world is perfect. It’s a mess. It has always been a mess. We’re not going to change it. Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
Joseph Campbell
My goal is to win the belt, whoever it’s on. I’m not gonna settle for anything less.
Houston Alexander
Don’t settle for something that’s not great. Don’t feel like having a relationship that is not serving your needs is more important than having a relationship with yourself.
Michael Franti
[Bill Clinton] has settled numerous lawsuits without admitting any guilt on a whole number of things. Are you saying, are you implying that settling a lawsuit is implying guilt? Because if so, it means that your candidate is guilty of an awful lot of things, no.
Anderson Cooper
Democracy acknowledges the right to differ as well as the duty to settle differences peacefully. Authoritarian governments see criticism of their actions and doctrines as a challenge to combat.
Aung San Suu Kyi
Settle for nothing
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object of your
Alma Luz Villanueva
No government can guarantee security. It can only tax production, distribution and service and gradually crush the power to pay taxes. That settles nothing. It only uses up the gains of the past and postpones the developments of the future.
Henry Ford
If we have given everything we can, you are not settling for mediocrity because the better team won. Sometimes you have to have that mindset to be able to improve rather than keep telling yourself you should have won.
Alun Wyn Jones
If any young man wants to be a true temperance man let him go and get the delirium tremens, that’ll settle it.
Dan Rice
The soul is the immortal part of us. It recycles, over and over again from what I’ve seen, but it never dies. We’re meant to strive beyond the physical world, not… not settle for it and only it.
Alyson Noel
All peoples have evolved extraordinarily precise ways of settling issues about the things that matter to them.
Ian Hacking
If you’re 35 and single and it’s a choice, it feels fine. So I didn’t settle with the wrong person yet. Big deal!
Drew Barrymore
Don’t trade the ultimate for the immediate. Don’t settle for less, wait for God’s best.
Alex Gonzaga
I have found a flat on Merseyside and am settling down here. If I can keep playing and get back to full match fitness, I know I have a lot to offer still.
David Ginola
For what level of mediocrity will you settle?
Brandon Lee
Don’t settle for less than is possible.
Tom Peters
As winter weather settles in around the country, millions of American families are facing skyrocketing home heating prices with even greater impact if cold temperatures persist into the spring.
Russ Carnahan
Let us not ignore the truth among ourselves … politically we are the aggressors and they defend themselves… The country is theirs, because they inhabit it, whereas we want to come here and settle down, and in their view we want to take away from them their country.
David Ben-Gurion
One day you’ll make peace with your demons, and the chaos in your heart will settle flat. And maybe for the first time in your life, life will smile right back at you and welcome you home.
Robert M
Just because we haven’t met Mr. Right doesn’t mean we’re doing anything wrong. And by the way, you’re brilliant and awesome, too. If I were a lesbian, I’d totally settle down with you and make lots of in vitro babies.
Julie James
If you let cloudy water settle, it will become clear. If you let your upset mind settle, your course will also become clear.
Gautama Buddha
Guys will definitely settle for women who get the joke. But a woman who can make you laugh? It’s not high on a guy’s must list. Perhaps it should be.
Hank Azaria
We don’t settle for anything less than excellence.
Steve Jobs
All our moments are last moments. We abide in the forever leaving of our own coming? We can put our hands together, palm to palm, settling here on the last leaf of our brief flight, and bow to the wonder of it.
Jens Jensen
If most people are not willing to see the difficulty, this is mainly because, consciously or unconsciously, they assume that it will be they who will settle these questions for the others, and because they are convinced of their own capacity to do this.
Friedrich August von Hayek
I want to be the kind of artist who keeps pushing on every album. I don’t want to settle on a sound.
A fully fit Arjen is capable of settling a game by himself.
Jupp Heynckes
The right thing to do is to let the dust settle.
Ari Fleischer
I have the world’s worst taste in men, so now I simply have wonderful relationships of the friend kind, but trying to settle down with somebody? No, no, no, no, no, no, no. I’m beyond that.
Harvey Fierstein
That’s probably one of my biggest gripes with the Internet – that it settles for mediocrity and disinformation, which puts all information on the same level. Everything has the same value, whether it’s Albert Einstein speaking, or [email protected].
Harlan Ellison
Be curious, learn and read as much as you can about food. Don’t worry about making money. Focus on learning at various venues before you settle down for a steady position.
Rocco DiSpirito
Rule One: Whenever a spectator seeks out a really good vantage point and settles down on shooting stick or canvas chair, the tallest and fattest golf watcher on the course will take up station directly in front.
Peter Dobereiner
After a long, hopeless war, people will settle for peace, at almost any price.
Salman Rushdie
The writer of stories or of novels settles on men and imitates them; he exhausts the possibilities of his characters.
Salvatore Quasimodo
I’m a big believer in trying to challenge yourself to step outside of your comfort zone and try new things. I was petrified of sharks in the ocean so I got certified in scuba because I don’t like settling for being afraid of things and being uncomfortable with things.
Nick Lachey
Sometimes people have a wild past because they have an essentially wild nature, and that’s how they plan to go through life. Sometimes such people settle into happy monogamy, and can be content there because they never have to wonder, “What did I miss?”
Emily Yoffe
I never wanted a life of having a nice house, driving around, settling down.
Ian McShane
We were never created to settle for mere religion. Jesus did not die so that we could have a religious belief system – but rather a life-giving relationship with our Father.
Christine Caine
Laboring through a world every day more stultified, which expected salvation in codes and governments, ever more willing to settle for suburban narratives and diminished payoffs–what were the chances of finding anyone else seeking to transcend that, and not even particularly aware of it?
Thomas Pynchon
Life is not fair, but one day God’s going to settle the score. He’s going to right the wrongs. So, who can get better justice – you or God?
Rick Warren
I am not pregnant, but I’ve had three kids, and there is a ‘bump.’ From now on, ladies, I will have a ‘bump’ and it will be my ‘baby bump,’ and let’s just all settle in and get used to it. It’s not going anywhere.
Jennifer Garner
Never settle for anything less than your best.
Brian Tracy
When settling disputes between his subjects, he should ensure that his judgement is irrevocable; and he should be so regarded that no one ever dreams of trying to deceive or trick him.
Niccolo Machiavelli
Man up and settle down. The sooner a man can gain control, identify his wife, and be faithful to her, the more successful, and happy you will be in life. Being with one woman in a faithful relationship will cause you to be the happiest version of yourself.
Tony Gaskins
Is it my imagination, or does shipping and handling settle a box of crackers more than it used to?
Robert Breault
We hurt ourselves not by what we ask for, but what we settle for.
Alan Cohen
Public opinion is held in reverence. It settles everything. Some think it is the voice of God.
Mark Twain
After a good-looking boy gives you rabies two, three times, you’ll settle down and marry somebody less exciting for the rest of your life
Chuck Palahniuk
I say I never wanna get married. I feel trapped with the idea of marriage. How can you really be with somebody forever? I’d get bored! As I get older, I don’t settle. I’d rather tell somebody ‘This is what I want – take it or leave it.
Amanda Bynes
When nations grow old the Arts grow cold And commerce settles on every tree
William Blake
Don’t settle for anybody just to have someone. Set your standards. What kind of love do you want to attract? List the qualities you really want in the relationship. Develop those qualities in yourself and you will attract a person who has them.
Louise Hay
People who wish to analyze nature without using mathematics must settle for a reduced understanding.
Richard P. Feynman
Close your eyes and place your finger on a map. Wherever it lands, that’s the theme of the evening. So many times we settle for routine dishes. This forces you to try new cuisines.
Mario Batali
There comes a time in every relationship when it’s damaging to seek justice, when settling the score only stirs the fire. There comes a time when the best thing you can do is accept your brother and offer him the same grace you’ve been given.
Richard Walters
The Bible should be taught so early and so thoroughly that it sinks straight to the bottom of the mind where everything that comes along can settle on it.
Northrop Frye
I wonder why guys mistreat and disrespect girls. But then they expect life to hand them a good woman when they’re older and ready to settle down?
Angelina Jolie
What time is it in New York?” He shook his head. “An hour later than it is here. The earth simply has to revolve, Eve, however annoying it is for you.” “It can revolve all it wants. I just don’t see why people can’t settle on the same time.
Nora Roberts
The men in my life were wonderful, but they were very artistic and very creative and they were adventurers like myself. So it wasn’t right to settle down with them.
James, son of Zebedee
No guy in his right mind would ever choose me when there are people like Hana in the world: It would be like settling for a stale cookie when what you really want is a big bowl of ice cream, whipped cream and cherries and chocolate sprinkles included.
Lauren Oliver
If you wish to begin life at forty, you must settle two large personal questions first of all. You must find work and play that call for no more energy than you can afford to spend on them. Then you must train your mind, eye and hand to the point of working and playing with ease, grace and precision.
Walter B. Pitkin
Once everyone else around you starts to become incredibly comfortable – if anything, quite happy with what you are doing – then I start to settling in and trusting all those choices that I’ve made up to that point.
Josh Lucas
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Lee Ann Womack
Let’s look at human interactions. I really believe that there is a way for us to settle disputes nonviolently, using our minds, using all of that was given to us.
Lenny Kravitz
The biggest human temptation is… to settle for too little.
Thomas Merton
Men, in fact, are excited and looking forward to settling down and having families and being true partners with women in relationships that are full of excitement, unpredictability, adventure, and loyalty.
Ian K. Smith
The Divine mind is as visible in its full energy of operation on every lowly bank and mouldering stone as in the lifting of the pillars of heaven, and settling the foundation of the earth.
John Ruskin
Gandhi has asked that the British Government should walk out of India and leave the Indian people to settle differences among themselves, even if it means chaos and confusion.
Stafford Cripps
Be respectful to your peers and yourself, of course. Don’t be a jerk. But at the same time don’t settle for anything less than yourself.
Christina Grimmie
When someone leaves an office, often there’s a series of successors until you settle on one.
Paul Lieberstein
Opinion polls are not worth the paper they are written on, in my view, through the conference season. They don’t settle down again until November.
Norman Tebbit
If I had a device, it would be the true, the true only, leaving the beautiful and the good to settle matters afterwards as best they could.
Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
To think of the myriad ways that we live is to think of the ways that we die: Delinquent in our brains, in debt– If we settle, then, our due account and walk through the forest, Will we finally be free?
Katy Lederer
Preacher is a book that somehow allows me time by its settling on it’s characters, that sort of modern gothic western feel. You’re not likely to see the boat veering too far from that.
Garth Ennis
When two great powers disagree about anything – it doesn’t matter what – they must find a way to settle it somehow by arbitration or by negotiation, not by war or threat of war.
Bertrand Russell
You are what you settle for. You are only as much as you settle for.
Janis Joplin
Even if you are focusing on a chakra, you don’t want to do that for the whole period of meditation. There should be a point where you let go. Settle down. Get off the train of thought for a while.
Frederick Lenz
In some ways, it’s easier to settle for someone else’s version of success than to risk falling short at one’s own.
Peter Buffett
Sure, mom, I settle down with a nice girl every night, then I’m free the next morning.
Joe Pesci
Abandon the search for Truth; settle for a good fantasy
Fran Lebowitz
Make sure you never, never argue at night. You just lose a good night’s sleep, and you can’t settle anything until morning anyway.
Rose Kennedy
The shock of any trauma, I think changes your life. It’s more acute in the beginning and after a little time you settle back to what you were. However it leaves an indelible mark on your psyche.
Alex Lifeson
I never forget. I never forgive. I can wait. I find it very easy to harbor a grudge. I have scores to settle.
Tom Wolfe
I hope we shall abolish war and settle all differences at the conference table I hope we shall abolish all hydrogen and atom bombs before they abolish us first.
Charlie Chaplin
What all good teachers have in common, however, is that they set high standards for their students and do not settle for anything less.
Marva Collins
At the temple the dust of distraction seems to settle out, the fog and the haze seem to lift, and we can ‘see’ things that we were not able to see before and find a way through our troubles that we had not previously known.
Boyd K. Packer
Gold is so heavy it settles down upon the lowest souls.
Austin O’Malley
I guess getting used to sleeping on the tour bus has been the hardest thing – that and settling for whatever food you can get on the road.
Tiffany Darwish
Heaven is not here, it’s There. If we were given all we wanted here, our hearts would settle for this world rather than the next. God is forever luring us up and away from this one, wooing us to Himself and His still invisible Kingdom, where we will certainly find what we so keenly long for
Elisabeth Elliot
It had grown darker as they talked, and the wind was sawing and the sawdust was whirling outside paler windows. The underlying churchyard was already settling into deep dim shade, and the shade was creeping up to the housetops among which they sat. “As if,” said Eugene, “as if the churchyard ghosts were rising.”
Charles Dickens
Champagne does have one regular drawback: swilled as a regular thing a certain sourness settles in the tummy, and the result is permanent bad breath. Really incurable.
Truman Capote
I decided to sing again after settling in Newark in 1982. I had a burning desire to sing and lots of encouragement from my new wife, Earlene.
Jimmy Scott
Their [the Skeptics’] way of speaking is: “I settle nothing. . . . I do not understand it. . . . Nothing seems true that may not seem false.” Their sacramental word is . . . , which is to say, I suspend my judgment.
Michel de Montaigne
Because something is significantly wrong with a creature that sacrifices its children’s lives to settle its differences.
Suzanne Collins
God save us from idealists! They dream of a world without injustice, and what crime won’t they commit to get it! I swear, Mirella, I’ll settle for a world with good manners.
Mary Doria Russell
…no way could I fall in love. I just couldn’t go there yet. Settle for less. I didn’t want to process through anything. I didn’t want to pick up any pieces. Lower my expectations.
Chuck Palahniuk
There is no more irritating fellow than the man who tries to settle an argument about communism, or justice, or liberty, by quoting from Webster.
Mortimer Adler
Didn’t we settle contraception & affirmative action? If the GOP keep going backwards they’ll soon be debating slavery.
Andy Borowitz
Don’t settle for wishful thinking; make peace in your heart a reality.
Woodrow M. Kroll
It’s time the long arm of the law put a few more in the ground, send them all to their maker and he’ll settle them down.
Toby Keith
Americans wanted to settle all our difficulties with Russia and then go to the movies and drink Coke.
W. Averell Harriman
Meditation practice is neither holding on nor avoiding; it is a settling back into the moment, opening to what is there.
Jack Kornfield
Let us not settle for what is simply ‘OK’ when we have full information on what can create lasting change.
Rinku Sen
The kaleidoscope has been shaken. The pieces are in flux. Soon they will settle again. Before they do, let us re-order this world around us.
Tony Blair
Limitations, be they practical or arbitrary, force artists to dig more deeply instead of settling for easy answers.
Terry Teachout
The mind must be allowed to settle undisturbed over the object in order to secrete the pearl.
Virginia Woolf
Because of the influence of the cinema, most reports or stories of violence are so pictorial that they lack content or meaning. The camera brings them to our eyes, but does not settle them in our minds, nor in time.
V. S. Pritchett
Ford looked at him severely. And no sneaky knocking down Mr Dent’s house whilst he’s away, alright?” he said. The mere thought,” growled Mr Prosser, “hadn’t even begun to speculate,” he continued, settling himself back, “about the merest possibility of crossing my mind.
Douglas Adams
Type 1 Error: When we settle into wilderness, we are in conflict with so many life forms that we have to destroy them to exist. Keep out of the bush. It is already in good order.
Bill Mollison
It may not be possible to get rare roast beef but if you’re willing to settle for well done, ask them to hold the sweetened library paste that passes for gravy.
Marian Burros
I see nothing. We may sink and settle on the waves. The sea will drum in my ears. The white petals will be darkened with sea water. They will float for a moment and then sink. Rolling over the waves will shoulder me under. Everything falls in a tremendous shower, dissolving me.
Virginia Woolf
It is possible to set your standards too high, which can undermine a man’s confidence and ability to perform. Instead of reaching for the stars and settling for the moon, there is considerable evidence that man is better served reaching for a blade of grass and settling for an under-the-table handshake deal.
Jason Whitlock
London was the hardest Olympic Games, and before it, I was really just hoping to win a medal, even if it was not the gold medal. At the same time, I have my next target. I am not settling for three golds in a row. I now want to try for a fourth.
Saori Yoshida
The problem with my balloon collection is that people always think there’s a party. Settle down. It’s not a party. It’s just balloons.
Demetri Martin
Sham marriages have been widespread; people have been allowed to settle in Britain without being able to speak English; and there have not been rules in place to stop migrants becoming a burden on the taxpayer. We are changing all of that.
Theresa May
I’m trying to let winning the world championships settle in right now before I begin training again shortly. During the skating season, we skate on average 20 kilometres a day. On top of that, we’re riding a lot and lifting a lot of weights.
Clara Hughes
My mum wants me to get married – and have children, of course. She’s met Gaga; we’ve been dating a while. We’re in a committed relationship, and I’m really happy in my relationship. I’m a very lucky guy. As far as having more of a domestic life and settling down into my relationship, we have to see what happens.
Taylor Kinney
Don’t settle for anything other than your passion – if you’re lucky enough to find it.
Warren Buffett
Stop bullshitting yourself. You’re not satisfied. You lowered your standards and are settling for a lot less.
Tony Robbins
Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
Ambrose Bierce
Adult life is dealing with an enormous amount of questions that don’t have answers. So I let the mystery settle into my music. I don’t deny anything, I don’t advocate anything, I just live with it.
Bruce Springsteen
During the last 2,500 years in Buddhist monasteries, a system of seven practices of reconciliation has evolved. Although these techniques were formulated to settle disputes within the circle of monks, i think they might also be of use in our households and in our society.The first practice is Face-to-Face-Sitting.
Nhat Hanh
I’ve been ignoring my feelings lately. That works pretty well. Might also settle for less this week, just to try it out.
Dane Cook
Dubai will never settle for anything less than first place.
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
If you’re going to have a kid who engages in critical thinking, you’re not going to shut them down when they ask a question. You’re not going to settle for “because.” You’re going to encourage them to ask more. And you want them to understand how other people think.
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff
The people who don’t have a great life are the ones who settle for a good one.
James C. Collins
I settle into their pace. The uniform pounding of feet in my ears and the homogeneity of the people around me makes me believe that I could choose this. I could be subsumed into Abnegation’s hive mind, projecting always outward.
Veronica Roth
I just think that Kimbo [Slice] in the future could be a great fighter. He’s got the look and obviously he’s got the marketability but skill-wise he really hasn’t gotten an opportunity to settle in and develop on his skills.
Ken Shamrock
The key is never, never work. Nothing is more aging than work. It’s not only the strain of getting up in the morning for work, but it’s the resentment that settles on your face
Quentin Crisp
Snooki is a bestselling author? Huh? What? I don’t know if I should dumb down my book, shoot myself or find a publisher who’ll settle for a rough draft written on a Pop-Tart and a coconut lotion handie.
Geoffrey Hill
My rejection at the Salon brought an end to my hesitation [to settle in Paris] since after this failure I can no longer claim to cope… alas, that fatal rejection has virtually taken the bread out of my mouth.
Claude Monet
I think between the ages of 15 and 32, don’t worry about getting married, don’t worry about settling down, don’t worry about having a baby. Give birth to yourself.
Kelly Cutrone
Do we settle on a regional team because we can go to its ballpark and see its games on television? Or do we choose a team as our favorite because it has an especially appealing player, a Barry Bonds or an Ichiro?
John Thorn
I just stay in my own lane and not worry about what anyone else is doing and settling my own pace.
Roddy Ricch
Healing cannot be done by settling a score.
Alice Walker
There are in Europe many good generals, but they see too many things at once. I see one thing, namely the enemy’s main body. I try to crush it, confident that secondary matters will then settle themselves.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Many think that assigning blame settles matters.
Mason Cooley
Remember always what you set out to get, and please don’t settle for less.
Greg Behrendt
I don’t need a man to be happy. I had a great one , that was good enough. I don’t expect to find another one like him, and why settle for anything less? I’m going ot be perfectly content alone.–Marya
Danielle Steel
Colonialism is known in its primitive form, that is to say, by the permanent settling of repressive foreign powers, with an army, services, policies. This phase has known cruel colonial occupations which have lasted 300 years in Indonesia.
Ahmed Ben Bella
History isn’t really about the past – settling old scores. It’s about defining the present and who we are.
Ken Burns
Maybe it’s important to open up I people- people who are right there with you, not some thousand miles away in another universe. Or maybe it’s something else. Maybe I should just settle for not knowing. Maybe it’s just good to know that you’re not the only one who doesn’t know.
Bryan Lee O’Malley
Yearning for Allah and His meeting is like the gentle breeze blowing upon the heart, extinguishing the blaze of the Dunya. Whosoever caused his heart to settle with his Lord shall be in a state, calm and tranquility, and whosoever sent it amongst the people shall be disturbed and excessively perturbed.
Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
No matter how little a man has he will find that he will always settle for less.
Charles Bukowski
We must settle this question now — whether in a free government the minority have the right to break it up whenever they choose. If we fail, it will go far to prove the incapability of the people to govern themselves.
Abraham Lincoln
I’m in a period of growth and expansion. I’m taking long, hard looks at the world and what’s happening in it, analyzing and thinking. I’m trying to become acquainted with the universe – with the part of it I occupy – and trying to settle, for myself, what my relationship with it is.
Gene Roddenberry
Class action lawsuits are an important part of our legal system. All citizens should have the right to band together and settle grievances with bigger companies, but that system is broken and it needs fixing.
Thomas Carper
Highest good is like water. Because water excels in benefiting the myriad creatures without contending with them and settles where none would like to be, it comes closest to the way.
So unless we come together as a people and stop our foolish beefing among each other, sit down like intelligent men and women and settle the things that divide us from each other, then come together like a solid wall and we could make something happen.
Louis Farrakhan
Settle down, it’ll all be clear
Don’t pay no mind to the demons
They fill you with fear
The trouble it might drag you down
If you get lost, you can always be found
Just know you’re not alone
Cause I’m going to make this place your home
Phillip Phillips
Accurately recalling an entire day of fishing is like trying to push smoke back down a chimney, so you settle on these specific moments.
John Gierach
Declare war on passivity. Hush the inner voice that insists you’re over the hill, past your prime, unworthy of attaining those dreams. Disbelief is now the enemy, as is the notion of settling. Get hungry- hyena hungry. Get fired up. Find your backbone, and your wings. Flap ’em. It’s the only way you’ll be able to fly.
J. C. Hutchins
But with exquisite breathing you smile, with satisfaction of love, And I touch you again as you tick in the silence and settle in sleep.
Karl Shapiro
It is absolutely impossible to settle the debts to pensioners, teachers, and others. The country hasn’t got enough money to do so.
Eduard Shevardnadze
Today, the scale and horror of modern warfare – whether nuclear or not – makes it totally unacceptable as a means of settling differences between nations. War should belong to the tragic past, to history; it should find no place on humanity’s agenda for the future.
Pope John Paul II
Don’t ever let the viewer settle in and get ahead of you.
Paul Schrader
I wonder, would I have transitioned from female to male if I was 30 years younger? Possibly. But if I had been born even 30 years later, because it seems like the technology will only get better, it seems like one might not ever need to settle down at all.
Eileen Myles
When you usually are not ready to chance the standard you’ll need to settle for the standard.
Jim Rohn
In a completely rational society, the best of us would aspire to be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, because passing civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility anyone could have.
Lee Iacocca
We don’t forget, but something vacant settles in us.
Roland Barthes
Don’t tolerate any form of average. Don’t accept Dis-excellence. Don’t stand for mediocre. If you’re going to settle, then please settle for the absolute best.
Robin Sharma
A duty dodged is like a debt unpaid; it is only deferred, and we must come back and settle the account at last.
Joseph Fort Newton
A daughter without her mother is a woman broken. It is a loss that turns to arthritis and settles deep into her bones.
Kristin Hannah
Having had that experience… I think, what modern culture wants to see is the relationship with the woman. I don’t think you can tell a story on film nowadays where the woman simply is there for the man when he decides to settle down
Tom Selleck
A story is not like a road to follow… it’s more like a house. You go inside and stay there for a while, wandering back and forth and settling where you like and discovering how the room and corridors relate to each other, how the world outside it altered by being viewed from these windows.
Alice Munro
I feel that life is a series of very interesting questions, and very poor answers. But I myself am willing to settle for the questions. If the questions are interesting, I feel I evoke them in what I do. I feel that should be good enough for everyone else.
Jack Kirby
I am not naive enough to settle for anything less than a reasonable valuation of my worth.
Roy Keane
I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance. Never settle for the path of least resistance. Livin’ might mean takin’ chances but they’re worth takin’. Lovin might be a mistake but it’s worth makin’.
Lee Ann Womack
Men are pigs. I really have every sympathy for women that they actually have to choose one of these arrogant, stupid morons to settle down with and marry.
Michael Winner
On the PGA Tour, guys finish in the top 10, make a ton of money and think they’re great players. In my era, you had to win. We didn’t settle for anything else.
Hale Irwin
I have a vocabulary all my own. I “pass the time” when it is wet and disagreeable. When it is fine I do not wish to pass it; I ruminate it and hold on to it. We should hasten over the bad, and settle upon the good.
Michel de Montaigne
I just don’t really want to settle and I don’t think I should have to.
Lauren Conrad
I will! I am! I can! I will actualize my dream. I will press ahead. I will settle down and see it through. I will solve the problems. I will pay the price. I will never walk away from my dream until I see my dream walk away: Alert! Alive! Achieved!
Robert H. Schuller
I’m all alone. There has been no man in my life for several months now and although it would be nice to have a boyfriend, I can’t just settle for anybody. The fact is I’m choosy, but mainly about a man’s character. He has to be interesting, funny and clever. I don’t even mind if he’s not very good-looking.
Agyness Deyn
It is better to have some unhappiness while one is still young, for if a person does not experience some bitterness, his disposition will not settle down.
Yamamoto Tsunetomo
If nations could overcome the mutual fear and distrust whose sombre shadow is now thrown over the world, and could meet with confidence and good will to settle their possible differences, they would easily be able to establish a lasting peace.
Fridtjof Nansen
If I traveled all my life And I never get to stop and settle down Long as I have you by my side There’s a roof above and good walls all around You’re my castle, you’re my cabin and my instant pleasure dome I need you in my house ’cause you’re my home.
Billy Joel
Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life.
John F. Kennedy
Do the math: You never settle for less than the whole if you knew the half.
Talib Kweli
The Past Is Gone, And Cannot Harm You Any More & While The Future Is Fast Coming For You, It Always Flinches First. And Settles In As The Gentle Present.
Cecil Palmer
Settle down, pup. I ain’t had my caffeine yet.” – Sundown
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Just as it would be madness to settle on medical treatment for the body of a person by taking an opinion poll of the neighbors, so it is irrational to prescribe for the body politic by polling the opinions of the people at large.
You have to buy off interest groups, compromise your ideals, and settle for half loaves…
Kevin Drum
I love peppermint tea, as it’s much nicer than taking anything chemical for settling your stomach.
Deirdre O’Kane
I had never thought of settling down. I had started believing I was always going to live alone. Marriage was the last thing on my agenda.
Suhasini Mulay
Made for spirituality, we wallow in introspection. Made for joy, we settle for pleasure. Made for justice, we clamor for vengeance.
N. T. Wright
Sadness is just a place on the map. Don’t try to avoid it, resist it or escape through substances. Settle it, allow it, and it will go.
Marianne Williamson
Look in every city or any town. Travel by foot, or train or plane. Do not settle until there is love. For there, there will be the address of your happiness.
David Paul
I didn’t want to settle or become complacent after winning a major, I wanted to stay hungry. It’s easy to do. It’s easy to win a big tournament and kind of get a little lazy, so it’s been a good motivator for me to work a little harder.
Webb Simpson
I want to settle down this last time. I say last, because I don’t think I’m in any condition to live a long time from now. The bell’s gonna ring pretty soon.
Elaine Stritch
The great Pacific Railway is commenced… Immigration will soon pour into these valleys. Ten millions of emigrants will settle in this golden land in twenty years… This is the grandest enterprise under God!
George Francis Train
We won’t figure out what’s sacred in life if we settle for what’s safe.
Bob Goff
I certainly don’t feel like I am desperate to run away from a film set. I love the hustle and bustle. Everything is sort of mad right before a take, and then it just settles, and you’ve got these two minutes of a bit of magic. I just love that in film.
Saoirse Ronan
You don’t have to settle. It’s a choice you get to make every day.
Seth Godin
Comparison is a very foolish attitude, because each person is unique and incomparable. Once this understanding settles in you, jealousy disappears.
You cannot settle a new country without suffering, exposure, and danger. Cheerful endurance of hardships and contempt of surroundings become a virtue in a pioneer. Comfort is a comparatively new thing in the United States.
Ida Tarbell
He never wants anything but what’s right and fair; only when you come to settle what’s right and fair, it’s everything that he wants and nothing that you want. And that’s his idea of a compromise.
Thomas Hughes
Be awesome. Live life to the fullest. Shoot for the stars and never settle.
Jillian Michaels
Hang on. This Lord Voldything’s back you say?… and now he’s sending dismembers after you?… I see. Well that settles it, YOU CAN GET OUT OF THIS HOUSE BOY!
J. K. Rowling
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
Maureen Dowd
The settle, followed by 10 for power will give you that grasp on their nuts that you need. Once you’ve got that, squeeze, squeeze, squeeze and squeeze and don’t ever let up! You’ll just be breaking 1500 meters down when you hear them yelp. Listen for the yelp, and then bring it into the dock.
Christopher Allsopp
I have had a hard time settling on one medium and feel like a dilettante at times, taking up one medium and then wanting to learn to work in another. At age 76, I really don’t have the time to settle down to one medium when there are so many avenues to explore.
Nancy Johnson
I’m not sure I even need a lover, male or female. Sometimes I think I’d settle for five good friends.
Armistead Maupin
Moms and daughters can negotiate over anything, and they can go on longer than it took to settle the Vietnam War.
Steve Schirripa
I hate it when people look at marriage, especially when it comes to girls as ‘settling down.’ First of all ‘settle’ sounds like a compromise and ‘down’ makes it worse. It reminds me of teachers who ask their students to ‘settle down’ once they enter the classroom.
Richa Chadha
The number of illegal activities were so large that one was bound to come out and lead to the uncovering of the others. Nixon was too willing to use the power of government to settle scores and get even with enemies.
Bob Woodward
I’m really glad I’m not on Twitter. Because I’d have to be answering things that I didn’t really know anything about, and I’d rather just wait for the dust to settle and then say something.
Stewart Lee
If she were gone I would be nothing. You should think better of yourself than to settle for that.
Erin Morgenstern
Our perceptions of truth are built around what is practical, not what is true. Even the smartest human brain doesn’t have the capacity for discerning true facts. That’s why so many of us settle for scientific facts. It’s the best we can do.
Scott Adams
Luck is not the hand of God…. Luck is the way the wind swirls and the dust settles eons after God has passed by.
Kurt Vonnegut
If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.
Steve Jobs
I moved cities when I was 17, and I moved countries when I was 20. Every time, I put football at the forefront and, if you do that, you don’t have such a hard time settling in.
Never settle for second when first is available
Lou Holtz
The better you learn to take care of yourself, the less you settle for being around people who can’t or won’t treat you as well as you’re accustomed.
Curtis Sittenfeld
Milan is good, and I am settling in nicely, which is important. Everyone is friendly at the club and are looking after me well, so I can’t complain.
Michael Essien
The world said to conform, the world said to settle for less, the world said to compromise and no one would know… so I made my own world.
For how many thousands of years now have we humans been what we insist on calling “civilized?” And yet, in total contradiction, we also persist in the savage belief that we must occasionally, at least, settle our arguments by killing one another.
Walter Cronkite
I knew early on that we needed to settle the food problem because if you can grow food it’s empowering. In fact I believe growing food is one of the most dangerous occupations on the face of this earth because you’re in danger of becoming free.
Jules Dervaes
A wild appreciation of men and women . . . who passionately and fearlessly and recklessly redefine romance. . . . The passionate creatures who refuse to play it safe and settle down now have an intelligent, like-minded advocate.
Jessa Crispin
[To Parliament, when it urged her to marry and settle the succession:] You attend to your own duties and I’ll perform mine.
Elizabeth I
I really didn’t settle stuff spiritually until I was 17 years of age. But through my teenage years I just knew that someday I had to settle accounts and get things straightened up and move in that direction.
John C. Maxwell
Television was first conceived to be used as some kind of telescope, not for broadcasting. Originally, Sworkin, the inventor of television, wanted to settle cameras on rockets so that it would be possible to watch the sky.
Paul Virilio
We would have to settle for the elegant goal of becoming ourselves.
William Styron
If we do not become changed from the inside-out – if we don’t morph – we will be tempted to find external methods to satisfy our need to feel that we’re different from those outside the faith. If we cannot be transformed, we will settle for being informed or conformed.
John Ortberg
None of us have to settle for the best this administration offers – a dull, adventureless journey from one entitlement to the next, a government-planned life, a country where everything is free but us.
Paul Ryan
Fervency in prayer by the power of the Holy Spirit is a good preservative against thoughts rushing in. Flies never settle on the boiling pot.
Dwight L. Moody
Even criticism is more interesting when the writer’s authority does not only come through this omniscient narrator, but through questions, ambivalence, vulnerability. A mind questioning and on the move, not just settling down and declaring – that’s one of the most interesting possibilities.
Margo Jefferson
You really don’t want to take that tone with me. (Varyk) Well, I do have several others we can choose from. Contemptuous. Angry. Snide. Aggravated. How about I just settle on extreme sarcasm and we call it even? (Dev)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Each poem seems to demand its own formal approach. In both drafting and revision, I’ll play around with line lengths and stanza formations, eventually letting the poem settle into what I think is its own best form.
Allison Joseph
Python – why settle for snake oil when you can have the whole snake?
Mark Jackson
Equally disquieting are the times when we do make a choice, only to later feel as though we have murdered some other aspect of our being by settling on one single concrete decision.
Elizabeth Gilbert
I need honor and love in my life from somebody who’s playin’ for keeps. What I’m searching for is a man who’ll stand by me: who will walk through the fire and be my flame in the night. I won’t settle for less than what I deserve: a friend and a lover who’ll love me for the rest of my life.
LeAnn Rimes
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
Indira Gandhi
Never settle for average.
Steve Jobs
If you are a man of learning, read something classic, a history of the human struggle and don’t settle for mediocre verse.
You just have to determine to settle for nothing less than being FULLY ALIVE, to show up, be who you are, and share your gifts.
Gabrielle Roth
I love Switzerland. It’s so clean and cool. We don’t get much snow where I live so I get real excited in Lausanne and Geneva. I’d like to buy a house there when I’m older and settle down. It’s all so cute that it looks like a movie set.
Michael Jackson
Despair itself if it goes on long enough, can become a kind of sanctuary in which one settles down and feels at ease.
Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
Yeah.” Rhage sighed. “All I want is one good female. But I guess I’ll settle for quantity until I find her. Life just sucks, doesn’t it?
J.R. Ward
It gets easier as you get older, settling down. That wild streak is gone.
Scott Speedman
When a man says money can do anything, that settles it: he hasn’t got any.
George Bernard Shaw
If your lawyers tell you that you have a very good case, you should settle immediately.
Richard Ingrams
In any case, fighting will not settle whether the claims were just or unjust. It will only settle which nation can mobilize and handle its fighting forces and its economic forces the better.
Rufus Jones
I am just enjoying my youth but I want to settle down eventually.
Chris Evans
The fact is, you can’t marry the best when you’re dating the runner-up. While you’re searching for Mr. Right, don’t settle for Mr. Right Now.
Craig Groeschel
You’re going to have to settle on one eventually. Why not save us both the hassle, close your eyes and point. Whoever you’re pointing at will be our winner.” “I’ve played that game once before. Ended up–” Paris shuddered. “Never mind. It’s not good to wander down that particular memory trail. So no. Just no.
Gena Showalter
You will never be entirely comfortable. This is the truth behind the champion – he is always fighting something. To do otherwise is to settle.
Julian Smith
Never, my dear Sir, do you take it into your head that I do not love you; you may settle yourself in full confidence both of my love and my esteem; I love you as a kind man, I value you as a worthy man, and hope in time to reverence you as a man of exemplary piety.
Samuel Johnson
Every day, the sun; and, after sunset, night and her stars. Ever the winds blow; ever the grass grows. Every day, men and women, conversing, beholding and beholden. The scholar is he of all men whom this spectacle most engages. He must settle its value in his mind. What is nature to him?
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When you have a baby, you set off an explosion in your marriage, and when the dust settles, your marriage is different from what it was. Not better, necessarily; not worse, necessarily; but different.
Nora Ephron
Titles are important; I have them before I have books that belong to them. I have last chapters in my mind before I see first chapters, too. I usually begin with endings, with a sense of aftermath, of dust settling, of epilogue.
John Irving
I’d rather have a book, but in a pinch I’ll settle for a set of Water Pik instructions.
Anne Fadiman
I esteem it above all things necessary to distinguish exactly the business of civil government from that of religion and to settle the just bounds that lie between the one and the other.
John Locke
I am richer than Davy Crockett. I can settle back and do what I want to do. And what I want to do is card tricks and magic.
Harry Anderson
Let us settle down to the serious business of getting drunk.
Poul Anderson
I have two ideas for novels at the moment, neither of them all that conventional, but I’m not ready to choose between them yet, let alone settle down to the process of writing.
Jonathan Coe
How are you?” “Perfectly fine,” he said. “Are your ribs broken?” “Probably not. Cracked at most. We fought very carefully.” “Did this settle anything?” “It made me feel better,” he said, sitting up. “Did you see me kick him in the kidneys?” “I saw.
Ilona Andrews
You don’t have to settle for the status quo, for being good enough, for getting by, for working all night.
Seth Godin
That of all people, it should be him; that took her aback. That the heart should settle on somebody like him; that surprised her. But she was so certain about it, so certain.
Alexander McCall Smith
The strong do not hesitate. They settle down, they sweat, they go on to the end. They exhaust the ink, they use up the paper.
Jules Renard
I always forbade everyone to clean my studios, dust them, not only for fear they would disturb my things, but especially because I always counted on the protection of dust. It’s my ally. I always let it settle where it likes. It’s like a layer of protection.
Pablo Picasso
If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s this: We all want everything to be okay. We don’t even wish so much for fantastic or marvelous or outstanding. We will happily settle for okay, because most of the time, okay is enough.
David Levithan
If you’ll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives.
Vince Lombardi
Are you used to entertaining everyone with your tales of drama and conflict? Do you get attention and feel important every time you complain about how awful this man is? Stop settling for attention for the negative stuff in your life.
Karen Salmansohn
It’s better to think of life as a proper journey with a beginning and an end. Maybe, I can settle for being immortalised on screen.
Douglas Booth
Eventually we have to “settle up” and pay the price for our ethical violations. Just remember the old line that says, “You can pay me now . . . or you can pay me later.” Often you can buy some time, but when you “pay later” you’ll probably have to pay more.
Price Pritchett
You know what else that settles then tonight. This hue and cry and controversy that has been spawned by the devil to try and bring dissention within the body of Christ that we are gods. I am a little god.
Paul Crouch
Don’t settle for style. Succeed in substance.
Wynton Marsalis
There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
Nelson Mandela
Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being.
Perhaps we should all settle down and think about what’s good in the world and what we want to do here. If we find this planet and its history and its story to be sacred, let’s preserve and nourish it, and then we can go home at night and say whatever prayers we choose.
Ursula Goodenough
That’s going to be the highlight of my life – having children and settling down.
Sarah Harding
Who, in the midst of just provocation to anger, instantly finds the fit word which settles all around him in silence is more than wise or just; he is, were he a beggar, of more than royal blood, he is of celestial descent.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
Sleep is really important. You need to rest the physiology to be able to work weel and meditate well. When I don’t get enough sleep, my meditations are duller. You may even dip into sleep at the beginning of your meditation, because you’re settling down. But if you’re well rested, you’ll have a clearer deeper experience.
David Lynch
I don’t ever want you to settle for another average day in your life.
Eric Thomas
Everything I read about hitting a midlife crisis was true. I had such a struggle letting go of youthful things and learning how to exist and have enthusiasm while settling into the comfort of an older age.
David Bowie
The certain pathway to all things that you want is through the corridor of joy. Most of you say, ‘When I get that I will be joyful.’ And we say, until you are joyful, you will not get that. You must start with the decision-with the determination-with the insistence that, ‘I will not settle for less than feeling good.’
Esther Hicks
When the dust settles and the pages of history are written, it will not be the angry defenders of intolerance who have made the difference. The reward will go to those who dared to step outside the safety of their privacy in order to expose and rout the prevailing prejudices.
John Shelby Spong
In order to save the 40,000,000 inhabitants of the United Kingdom from a bloody civil war, we colonial statesmen must acquire new lands to settle the surplus population, to provide new markets. […] The Empire, as I have always said, is a bread and butter question.
Cecil Rhodes
Don’t simply settle for what your parents had. You can go further than that. You can do more, have more, be more.
Joel Osteen
So many girls and guys want to find a girlfriend and settle down. But it’s fun to be single.
Brody Jenner
We must not settle for an informed mind without an engaged heart.
Timothy Keller
All forms of violence, especially war, are totally unacceptable as means to settle disputes between and among nations, groups and persons.
Dalai Lama
We don’t live for realities, but for the fantasies, the dreams of what might be. If we lived for reality, we’d be dead, every last one of us. Only dreams keep us going…When you are acting, don’t settle for anything less than the biggest dream for your character’s future.
Michael Shurtleff
You see, this heart, won’t settle down; just like a child, running, scared, from a clown. Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato
The peace process we all aim for will not necessarily be a result of the mere signing of a treaty or agreement. It must become a matter of our everyday lives, so that peace settles and lasts and becomes supported by everybody. We therefore have to give peace all the required care and preserve it and promote it.
Hassan II of Morocco
Push yourself. Don’t Settle. Just live well. Just LIVE.
Jojo Moyes
Keep exploring. Keep dreaming. Keep asking why. Don’t settle for what you already know. Never stop believing in the power of your ideas, your imagination, your hard work to change the world.
Barack Obama
War to me is the stupidest way of settling anything. The whole damn thing goes to pieces.
Frank Capra
You really want to have a back-up plan, so when you don’t feel like acting, or you’re getting older and settling down, you can produce your own stuff. So that’s when I set about forming my own company and getting creative control.
Denis Leary
The most successful people in life are the ones who settle their critical issues early and manage them daily.
John C. Maxwell
When you start your bobsled career at 30, a time when most are settling down into their ‘real careers’ and many are getting married, you can imagine the barrage of questions and the look of, ‘You’re doing what?’ that you receive.
Lauren Gibbs
One should marry only when one is wise enough. Marriage is not for young people. For young people is to fool around. Marriage is for those who have experienced life in many ways, who have seen all the colors, the whole spectrum of it, and are now ready to settle.
We all start out thinking that there is such a thing as perfection and that there’s something wrong with us if we settle for less. First we won’t eat the food with the brown spots. Then we hate ourselves because we have our own brown spots—pimples or ears that are too big or legs that are too skinny.
James Howe
No thought, no reflection, no analysis, no cultivation, no intention; let it settle itself.
The resurrection blasts apart the finality of death, providing an alternative to the stifling, settling dust of death and opens the way to new life.
Billy Graham
Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory. It can no longer serve to settle disputes… can no longer be of concern to great powers alone.
John F. Kennedy
When we look at the settling of America we see a Bible in hand and God. Every Thanksgiving has God and the peacefulness of gratitude. It was important when the Twin Towers were hit and the sorrow with them that the first thing Congress did was sing “God Bless America.”
Bill Cosby
Blacks had a huge role in settling the West, but you’d never know it from Western movies.
Melvin Van Peebles
One hundred percent I can see myself settling down.
Megan McKenna
Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
Ann Landers
The comfort zone is always the most desirable place to be. But in settling for comfort, there is a price to pay and it comes in the death of ambition, of hope, of youth and the death of self.
Simon Barnes
When you accept the fact that your true identity includes being an overcomer, you will never settle for less than a miracle.
Craig Groeschel
If you make a treaty first with the United States and settle the matter of the opium trade, England cannot change this, though she should desire to do so.
Townsend Harris
I repeat that in this sense the most splendid court in Christendom is provincial, having authority to consult about Transalpine interests only, and not the affairs of Rome. A prætor or proconsul would suffice to settle the questions which absorb the attention of the English Parliament and the American Congress.
Henry David Thoreau
On motionless wing they emerge from the lifting mists, sweep a final arc of sky, and settle in clangorous descending spirals to their feeding grounds. A new day has begun on the crane marsh.
Aldo Leopold
We are settling for a Christianity that revolves around catering to ourselves when the central message of Christianity is actually about abandoning ourselves.
David Platt