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Meanness Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Meanness

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I consider nothing low but ignorance,
vice, and meanness, characteristics generally found
where the animal propensities predominate over the higher sentiments.
- William John Wills

Matrimony is the union of meanness and martyrdom.
- Karl Kraus

Conquest is the missionary of valor,
and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world.
- Walter Bagehot

There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a
political party is not capable;
for in politics there is no honour.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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The high-spirited man may indeed die,
but he will not stoop to meanness.
Fire, though it may be quenched, will not become cool.
- Ovid

Guard well within yourself that treasure,
kindness.
Know how to give without hesitation,
how to lose without regret,
how to acquire without meanness.
- George Sand

When I want to show the kind of meanness people are capable of,
to make it believable I find I have to tone it down.
It's in real life that people are over the top.
- Todd Solondz


 

With the introduction of agriculture mankind entered
upon a long period of meanness,
misery, and madness, from which they are only now being
freed by the beneficent operation of the machine.
- Bertrand Russell

It has always seemed strange to me...
the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity,
openness, honesty, understanding and feeling,
are the concomitants of failure in our system.
And those traits we detest, sharpness,
greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest,
are the traits of success.
And while men admire the quality of the first they
love the produce of the second.
- John Steinbeck

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

Letting go doesn't mean giving up...
it means moving on.
- Anonymous

An "always been" does not mean I must choose "what must be."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I do the very best I know how -
the very best I can;
and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
- Abraham Lincoln

Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything.
You are you and that is the beginning and the end -
no apologies, no regrets.
- Henry Kissinger

We get to CHOOSE the meaning for our lives.
Our lives mean exactly what we say they do - no more, no less.
Each of us chooses their path in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The right to do something doesn't mean that doing it is right.
- William Safire

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

It is only the great-hearted who can be true friends.
The mean and cowardly can never know what true friendship means.
- Charles Kingsley

Life is a game - a game you can never win.
You already know the final score: Life 1, You 0.
Doesn't mean you can't have fun playing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean.
- Albert Einstein

"Uncertainty" is NOT "I don't know."
It is "I can't know."
"I am uncertain" does not mean "I could be certain."
- Wener Karl Heisenberg

Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed.
- Irene Peter

Make your "yes" mean yes,
and your "no" mean no.
- John Wooden

Be clear with yourself about what you mean
in conversations with others, and especially with yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance;
and a people who mean to be their own governors must
arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
- James Madison

Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that
we are immune to their operations.
- David Gerrold

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

Just because something doesn't do what you planned
it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
- Thomas A. Edison

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road
doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

It is our experience that political leaders do not
always mean the opposite of what they say.
- Abba Eban

Father or stepfather - those are just titles to me.
They don't mean anything.
- Oliver Hudson

Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world
doesn't mean you are wiser
than when it reached only to the end of the bar.
- Edward R. Murrow

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means
you haven't succeeded yet.
- Robert H. Schuller

Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically,'
they really mean,
'not really.'
- Dave Parnas

What does it mean to pre-board? Do you get on before you get on?
- George Carlin

I mean, I'm pretty good in real life,
but sometimes people seem surprised that I'm like a
normal teenager and wear black nail polish and I'm
just a little bit more edgy than the person I play on television.
- Brittany Snow

There are some great questions to ask your doctor.
If he says 'no,' then you find yourself a different doctor.
There really has to be a change in how we medically
look at women at this time.
I mean, this is not just baby gloom.
- Marie Osmond

Success doesn't mean that you are healthy,
success doesn't mean that you're happy,
success doesn't mean that you're rested.
Success really doesn't mean that you look good,
or feel good, or are good.
- Victoria Principal

In science, "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such
a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent."
I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow,
but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
- Stephen Jay Gould

Saying goodbye doesn't mean anything.
It's the time we spent together that matters,
not how we left it.
- Trey Parker

I decided that it was not wisdom that
enabled poets to write their poetry,
but a kind of instinct or inspiration,
such as you find in seers and prophets
who deliver all their sublime messages
without knowing in the least what they mean.
- Socrates

I mean, I look at my dad.
He was twenty when he started having a family,
and he was always the coolest dad.
He did everything for his kids, and he never made us
feel like he was pressured.
I know that it must be a great feeling to be a guy like that.
- Adam Sandler

Presents don't really mean much to me.
I don't want to sound mawkish, but -
it was the realization that I have a great many people
in my life who really love me,
and who I really love.
- Gabriel Byrne

It was definitely a part of our life.
I mean, my mom had both her brothers and her fiancee
in Vietnam at the same time,
so it wasn't just my dad's story, it was my mom's story too.
And we definitely grew up listening to the stories.
- Vanessa Kerry

When you say you agree to a thing in principle you
mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
- Otto von Bismarck

Just because people can express themselves through
their art doesn't mean they are great communicators in person.
- Christie Brinkley

Music is the only language in which you cannot say
a mean or sarcastic thing.
- John Erskine

If I can raise more money for charities,
or get more Canadian kids to play golf,
the green jacket will mean even more.
- Mike Weir

That Sid Vicious was obviously a schizophrenic,
kind of a mean one too.
- Don Van Vliet

We are reminded how short life really is,
and how we are just passing through.
So, all the people you haven't told you love lately,
tell them, and live your days like you mean it.
- Hal Sutton

When they tell you to grow up, they mean stop growing.
- Tom Robbins

For me, songwriting is something like breathing:
I just do it.
But that doesn't mean you're fantastic.
- Adam Duritz

Always be sincere, even when you don't mean it.
- Irene Peter

You only have a week to do a show.
I mean, there's only so deep you can dig in that week.
- David Hyde Pierce

I mean, it's been quite busy, especially with the rain
delay the first few days,
and then having to play the late evenings,
waiting here every day.
It's been kind of difficult.
- Daniela Hantuchova

It isn't false modesty when I say this,
but although I am supposed to be a famous person it
doesn't mean anything to me.
I just sit at home and work.
- Gyorgy Legeti

I mean, that was a throwaway thought,
because my focus was - my intent and my focus was to never go public.
- Andrea Mackris

I mean, I feel like just a new person completely.
- Jennifer Capriati

Honestly, I feel like I am a leading man,
and it's just going to take the right project,
the female and the right studio.
It's got to all gel together, you know what I mean?
- Mike Epps

You can't get much more liberal than John Kerry is.
I mean, he's my candidate, but, I mean,
come on.
- Don Imus

In our film profession you may have Gable's looks,
Tracy's art, Marlene's legs or Liz's violet eyes,
but they don't mean a thing without that swinging thing called courage.
- Frank Capra

In this day and time, with no competition you are really walking a tightrope.
I mean you may think that no competition is good,
but in reality no competition is really bad.
- Jerry Lawler

I have not wanted to intimidate audiences.
I have not wanted my dancing to be an elitist form.
That doesn't mean I haven't wanted it to be excellent.
- Twyla Tharp

Pearls mean tears.
- Doris Lessing

I cannot cure myself of that most woeful of youth's follies -
thinking that those who care about us will care for
the things that mean much to us.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Luck can often mean simply taking advantage of a situation at the right moment.
It is possible to make your luck by being always prepared.
- Michael Korda


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