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Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Values Best-Quotes Self Honor

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

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The house has to please everyone, contrary to the work of art which does not.
The work is a private matter for the artist.
The house is not.
- Adolf Loos

It is the quality of our work which will please God
and not the quantity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered
my father as somebody I wanted to please.
- Robert Mapplethorpe


 

It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.
- Jean de La Fontaine

Keep busy - with tasks that inspire you,
motivate you, or please you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Growing up, I wanted desperately to please,
to be a good girl.
- Claire Danes

If one oversteps the bounds of moderation,
the greatest pleasures cease to please.
- Epictetus

Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
- Robert A. Heinlein

No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers.
- Horace

I was thinking that I might fly today.
Just to disprove all the things you say...
please be careful with me, I'm sensitive,
and I'd like to stay that way.
- Jewel

The freedom we are looking for
is the freedom to be ourselves,
to express ourselves. But if we look at our lives
we will see that most of the time
we do things just to please others ...
The worst part is that most of us
are not even aware that we are not free.
- Don Miguel Ruiz

I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul,
to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience,
for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.
- David Hobson

Please don't quote me.
- Mike Piazza

Please to put a nickel, please to put a dime.
How petitions trickle in at Christmas time!
- Phyllis McGinley

May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please,
but as the opportunity to do what is right.
- Peter Marshall

I never desired to please the rabble.
What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew
was far removed from their understanding.
- Epicurus

Will it please you to answer me this and to give me
a rule for then I will willingly submit to any truth.
- Anne Hutchinson

Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it,
we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men.
- Baruch Spinoza

If you aren't please tell me how you are going to not have a war.
- Samantha Smith

Many children work hard to please their parents,
but what I truly longed for was good times that were about us,
not about me.
That is the real hole the Dodgers filled in my life.
- Gil Hodges

Talent is being able to please people.
- Marty Robbins

At the end of the day I have to please myself.
And I've made a record to please myself.
- Jeff Lynne

I like having the dough to come and go as I please.
- Bruce Willis

Please believe that I do this because I am convinced
that my illness cannot be helped for any length of
time and I cannot bear to be a burden on anyone any longer.
- Susannah McCorkle

I will tell the truth wherever I please.
- Mary Harris Jones

Style is the dress of thought; a modest dress,
Neat, but not gaudy, will true critics please.
- Samuel Wesley

So much is man the slave of his heart that he will
shut his eyes to what does not please him and believe all that he hopes.
- Mika Waltari

It gradually dawned upon me that there was no one more
difficult to please than my mother.
- Georg Brandes

I, of course, wanted to do something with Drew Barrymore.
Please.
So we were reading scripts back and forth and then we found this script,
Fever Pitch.
- Jimmy Fallon

To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise,
is not given to men.
- Edmund Burke

People always say that you can't please everybody.
I think that's a cop-out.
Why not attempt it? 'Cause think of all the people
you will please if you try.
- Kanye West

I just read that Time magazine cover story with all
this information about how you have to have your kids
by the time you're 12 or it's all over.
Please.
- Jill Clayburgh

When people are free to do as they please,
they usually imitate each other.
- Eric Hoffer

If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me
and have thought to please my ghost,
forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl.
- H. L. Mencken

How can I go on with this? Please God,
let me win a football pool.
- Simon Raven

I always ask myself, would I want someone to do something
that wasn't comfortable for them just to please me? And the answer is no.
- Natalie Portman

Any writer overwhelmingly honest about pleasing himself
is almost sure to please others.
- Marianne Moore

I have made the choices that work best for me.
I know I cannot please everyone, and that's fine.
- Marlee Matlin

The principal rule of art is to please and to move.
All the other rules were created to achieve this first one.
- Jean Racine

Look into any man's heart you please,
and you will always find, in every one,
at least one black spot which he has to keep concealed.
- Henrik Ibsen

The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please:
we ought to see what it will please them to do,
before we risk congratulations.
- Edmund Burke

Sometimes if you have very confident people,
you have to tell them please, be polite,
there are other players are good enough as you and
you should never speak out of an orchestra.
- Kurt Masur

Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please
or displease only in the memory.
- Francis Bacon

If you try to please everybody, somebody's not going to like it.
- Donald Rumsfeld

I wish to please the people, but I want to make them cry,
perhaps.
There, I have said it.
- Anna Held

I've done more harm by the falseness of trying to please
than by the honesty of trying to hurt.
- Jessamyn West

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

If you were to offer a thirsty man all wisdom,
you would not please him more than if you gave him a drink.
- Sophocles

There is only one basic human right,
the right to do as you damn well please.
And with it comes the only basic human duty,
the duty to take the consequences.
- P. J. O'Rourke

You may be as vicious about me as you please.
You will only do me justice.
- Richard Burton

It's our money, and we're free to spend it any way we please.
- Rose Kennedy

Who ever converses among old books will be hard to please among the new.
- William Temple

Princeton is no longer a thing for Princeton men to please themselves with.
Princeton is a thing with which Princeton men must satisfy the country.
- Woodrow Wilson

Please don't ask me any questions about the politics of 30 years ago.
- Helen Reddy

All my ambition is, I own, to profit and to please unknown;
like streams supplied from springs below,
which scatter blessings as they go.
- Charles Cotton

Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.
- Doris Lessing

Universities should be safe havens where ruthless examination
of realities will not be distorted by the aim to please
or inhibited by the risk of displeasure.
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.

You can't please everyone, and you can't make everyone like you.
- Katie Couric

Bach and Beethoven, all of them, they had to write
something to please the upper structure,
those with money and power.
- Sun Ra

Those we dislike can do nothing to please us.
- Samuel Richardson

Please write music like Wagner, only louder.
- Samuel Goldwyn

We are protecting civilians.
We are unarmed.
We are no threat to you.
Please do not shoot.
- Rachel Corrie

If love is the answer,
could you please rephrase the question.
- Lily Tomlin

If a servant strives to please his master and studies
and takes pains to do it,
I believe there are but few masters who would use such a servant cruelly.
- Jupiter Hammon

The career of a politician mainly consists in making
one part of the nation do what it does not want to do,
in order to please and satisfy the other part of the nation.
- Auberon Herbert

It is not the task of a reader to please her subjects.
- Joyce Maynard

Even if you don't like a concert of mine,
please, please applaud at the end anyway.
- Emanuel Ax


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