Set high standards and few limitations for yourself.
—Anthony J. D'Angelo
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.”[The New Statesman, February 25, 1933]
I don’t claim to be a journalist. I hold myself to higher standards of transparency and disclosure.
That was the problem with love. It never happened on your terms, it happened on theirs.
—Shannon L. Alder
Nowadays the standards had plummeted so far that I failed even at being a failure. I silently packed up. Nothing else was left. They had even robbed me of self-pity
The Girlfriend 911 Cheat Sheet: 1) Change your behavior, and you’ll change his. 2) Create a high standard for yourself.3) Create a boundary for yourself and for him.4) Allow him to take the lead every...
The problem with a popular art form is that those who want something more are in a hopeless minority compared with the millions who are always seeing it for the first time, or for the...
A good many times I have been present at gatherings of people who, by the standards of the traditional culture, are thought highly educated and who have with considerable gusto been expressing their incredulity at...
Too easy to get = Just as easy to forget.
I don’t deny that there are problems in the intelligence world, but I would argue that in the UK we try to uphold the highest standards in the world.
A man generally lives up to what is expected of him.
This person has just arrived on this planet, knows nothing about it, has no standards by which to judge it. This person does not care what it becomes. It is eager to become absolutely anything...
When you are asked to love everybody indiscriminately, that is to love people without any standard, to love them regardless of whether they have any value or virtue, you are asked to love nobody.
I love classic beauty. It’s an idea of beauty with no standard.
In short, do you keep pace with those around you, or do you decide yourself just how you will live your life? The truth is…only you are qualified to set your standards. Only you can...
Who stands fast? Only the man whose final standard is not his reason, his principles, his conscience, his freedom, or his virtue, but who is ready to sacrifice all this when he is called to...
Sit your affections, your heart and your precious time out on the doorstep without so much as making him ring the doorbell first, and he’ll treat you like a doormat. Make him work a little...
There is nothing better for your family than for you to be at your best, for you to be at your own peace, for you to be showing them in every way who you are,...
You are heading towards the top if you raise the bar of your standards inch by inch each hour! There is no quick way to success; it comes in installments. Every day’s activity is a...
Evangelicals sometimes expect too much or, to put it more precisely, we look for a kind of change God hasn’t promised. It’s possible to expect too little, but under-expectation is usually a cynical reaction to...
If you set a clear standard for yourself; for how you wish to be treated — people take note.
Never choose a situation which is a burden to your command only to satisfy fellows’ standards; rather choose a situation that may be difficult but is compliment to your will.
Do you keep pace with those around you, or do you decide yourself just how you will live your life? The truth is…only you are qualified to set your standards. Only you can determine how...
Keep your standards even when everyone around you is losing theirs.
Here’s a glorious thought: You don’t have to settle. Ever. In life, in love, in your career…ANYWHERE!
Just because she has high standards doesn’t mean she’s high maintenance. Don’t confuse the two.
There are things we don’t do. From this moment forth, let us all ensure our every action reflects well on us and our ancestors. Let us live to the highest standards, lest we win this...
People from different cultures have different definitions for beauty. Isn’t that sad to judge others with our standards… rather than appreciate them?
Cynics are – beneath it all – only idealists with awkwardly high standards.
—Alain de Botton
I think we often hold heroines to an absurd standard. Be brave! Be wise! Always know what’s in your heart and speak the truth of it! No and no and no. We fight to be...
God is a mean-spirited, pugnacious bully bent on revenge against His children for failing to live up to his impossible standards.
Your progress as a Jiu Jitsu practitioner is a direct reflection of the standards you have for yourself.
Someone out there is looking for exactly what you’ve got…and will never try and undercut your value or question your worth. Some things in life just can’t be bartered over or placed on the sale...
These sci-fi fans are phenomenal in the standards that they hold you to.
A companion gave me his credit card to pay for an exam that was dear to my heart. Pretty much an hour for the paper to begin, I went to the Administration to make payment....
The Dead Hand, yeah, it was, like, seminal, but tame by today’s standards. Violet, for instance, did not get her intestines ripped out. There wasn’t any torture, nobody’s liver got fried in a pan, there...
How different our standard is from Christ’s. We ask how much a man gives. Christ asks how much he keeps.
A busy, vibrant, goal-oriented woman is so much more attractive than a woman who waits around for a man to validate her existence.
The world is a palace without bedsheets
The typical atheist rebels against God as a teenager rebels against his parents. When his own desires or standards are not fulfilled in the way that he sees fit, he, in revolt, storms out of...
You cannot ask someone to like you or love you more than you like or love yourself. YOU have to set the standard.
Set a high standard on how you treat women. Whether they appreciate it or not, don’t lower your own standards of behavior.
A spirit of license makes a man refuse to commit himself to any standards. The right time is the way he sets his watch. The yardstick has the number of inches that he wills it...
—Fulton J. Sheen
Applying different standards to al Qaeda does not abandon Geneva, but only recognizes that the U.S. faces a stateless enemy never contemplated by the Conventions.
Rather than communicating blame communicate your standards for proper future treatment.
Aspire to high standards, expect strong results, offer self praise, and stack your confidence.
Don’t lower your standards to keep anyone, if they’re not making you happy, it’s time to find someone who does.
Some things are so silly they have a certain brilliance to them. Other things, set as standards for brilliance and therefore exalted by many who don’t know why, become tarnished because of it.
I am so much happier when I am doing the things that make me me, and that’s living by my standards and doing the things I love, using my talents, however random they are, to...
Don’t let yourself stagnate or reach a plateau. Keep learning, keep improving. Be open to change. Your ability to constantly raise the bar higher and set standards will help you evolve and take you to...
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