Pleasing Quotes

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Dorothy Parker
“In youth, it was a way I had,
To do my best to please.
And change, with every passing lad
To suit his theories.

But now I know the things I know
And do the things I do,
And if you do not like me so,
To hell, my love, with you.”
Dorothy Parker, The Complete Poems of Dorothy Parker

Jim Carrey
“Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don't let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory.”
Jim Carrey

“The way to control circumstances is to control the forces within yourself to make a greater man of yourself, and as you become greater and more competent, you will naturally gravitate into better circumstances. In this connection, we should remember that like attracts like. If you want that which is better, make yourself better. If you want to realize the ideal, make yourself more ideal. If you want better friends, make yourself a better friend. If you want to associate with people of worth, make yourself more worthy. If you want to meet that which is agreeable, make yourself more agreeable. If you want to enter conditions and circumstances that are more pleasing, make yourself more pleasing. In brief, whatever you want, produce that something in yourself, and you will positively gravitate towards the corresponding conditions in the external world.”
Christian D. Larson

Robert G. Ingersoll
“I want to do what little I can to make my country truly free, to broaden the intellectual horizon of our people, to destroy the prejudices born of ignorance and fear, to do away with the blind worship of the ignoble past, with the idea that all the great and good are dead, that the living are totally depraved, that all pleasures are sins, that sighs and groans are alone pleasing to God, that thought is dangerous, that intellectual courage is a crime, that cowardice is a virtue, that a certain belief is necessary to secure salvation, that to carry a cross in this world will give us a palm in the next, and that we must allow some priest to be the pilot of our souls.”
Robert G. Ingersoll, Some Mistakes of Moses

Amit Kalantri
“Eccentricity of a creative mind may not be pleasing for the people around it, but it is important for the progress.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Jeffrey Fry
“Do only work that matters, and you will end up pleasing those who are important enough to care about it.”
Jeffrey Fry

Michael Bassey Johnson
“There's no shame compared to being beautiful with nothing in your brain, an ugly devil with wits is much better that the former.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

A woman with an extraordinary oral fixation is a rarity, a blessing, a righteous investment.
“A woman with an extraordinary oral fixation is a rarity, a blessing, a righteous investment.”
A.K. Kuykendall

Elizabeth Gilbert
“The results of my work don't have much to do with me. I can only be in charge of producing the work itself. That's a hard enough job. I refuse to take on additional jobs, such as trying to police what anybody thinks about my work once it leaves my desk.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

James C. Dobson
“So enjoy the exhilaration when it comes. Take the ride to the heights when you get the opportunity. But don't get hooked on the thrill of the moment. Take charge of your emotions. And when it comes time to do the right thing, don't let your feelings lead you to compromise. That is the way to live a happier, more successful life and one that is more pleasing to God.”
James C. Dobson, Life on the Edge: A Young Adult's Guide to a Meaningful Future

Blaise Pascal
“Eloquence.— We need both what is pleasing and what is real, but that which pleases must itself be drawn from the true.”
Blaise Pascal, The Thoughts of Blaise Pascal

Lailah Gifty Akita
“You can never please people enough. But you can only be yourself.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Every one of us will have situations in life where we must choose between pleasing people and our calling”
Sunday Adelaja

Felix Wantang
“You are unshakable, the Lord is your rock, and redeemer, when the words of your mouth and the meditation of your heart are pleasing before Him. Psalm 9:14”
Felix Wantang, Face to Face Meetings With Jesus Christ 2 (Read Chapter One): Preparing for God's Paradise

“She had a thick aura of battle around her, and her face was almost doll-like, it was so pleasant to look at. Vacant blue eyes, blond hair tinged dark gray.”
Carlo Zen, 幼女戦記 1 Deus lo vult

“Yet being in the spotlight is also dangerous because a child's success may be construed by a narcissistic mother as competition. In self-defense, a son or daughter may insist that any achievement is a fluke, and any award is undeserved or is really a tribute to their mother. They suppress their own healthy narcissism to please a mother . . they believe any success is a mistake and at any moment they will be "found out" and identified as a fake or a fraud. The mind-set is, "I am succeeding because I can fake excellence, but inside I am not really worthy or not really able." Such self-effacement is common in people who are pressured to excel and also primed to assure others . . . that they are subservient and inferior.”
Terri Apter, Difficult Mothers: Understanding and Overcoming Their Power

Jonathan Evison
“Some people change quicker than others. Sometimes people don't change at all, but their context changes, and just by being the same they change.”
Jonathan Evison, All About Lulu

George R.R. Martin
“Pleasing one king is difficult enough. Pleasing two is nearly impossible.”
George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons