Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Unless Quotes from famous authors such as Simone de Beauvoir, David Attenborough, Alexander Hamilton, Russell Westbrook, Thomas Sowell. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
The writer of originality, unless dead, is always shocking, scandalous; novelty disturbs and repels.
I mean, it is an extraordinary thing that a large proportion of your country and my country, of the citizens, never see a wild creature from dawn ’til dusk, unless it’s a pigeon, which isn’t really wild, which might come and settle near them.
Unless your government is respectable, foreigners will invade your rights; and to maintain tranquillity, it must be respectable – even to observe neutrality, you must have a strong government.
There’s no reason to hold yourself back and say you can’t do something in life unless you go for it and try to do it.
Our schools and colleges are turning out people who cannot feel fulfilled unless they are telling other people what to do.
What an artist is trying to do for people is bring them closer to something, because of course art is about sharing. You wouldn’t be an artist unless you wanted to share an experience, a thought.
You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
Only very slowly and late have men come to realize that unless freedom is universal it is only extended privilege.
I could not lose unless I was caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy.
Being a sex symbol isn’t cool unless you’re in love with a girl, and she calls you a sex symbol.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it.
I am firmly of the opinion that women who make a lot of effort to hang onto their looks in middle age (unless they are beauties, entertainers or prostitutes) are rather sad, as one should surely have something more substantial to recommend one by this time, such as kindness or cleverness.
To be sure, no piece of social machinery, however well constructed, can be effective unless there is back of it a will and a determination to make it work.
It is hard to say why politicians are called servants, unless it is because a good one is hard to find.
Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
How can people trust the harvest, unless they see it sown?
I think that it’s an easy thing to say, that whenever women do stand up, that ‘Oh, they must hate men’ – and I’m like, ‘Well, if you listen carefully, it’s actually a lovely tutorial that I wouldn’t give to men unless I cared.’
Period recreation is very difficult unless you make a black-and-white movie.
I never smile unless I mean it.
I think standup is pretty good for an introvert because you are performing, but, I mean, it’s on your own terms. There are so many people in the room, but it’s a one-sided conversation. And you actually don’t have to interact – unless you want to.
In life, as in football, you won’t go far unless you know where the goalposts are.
Unless you work in HR, it’s not your responsibility to necessarily police and monitor workplace conversation.
I don’t care what people think of me, unless they think I’m mean or something, but I don’t care if they think I’m like someone else because I know I’m not – I’m a total weirdo. I’m not selling a dream; I’m not selling fame like it is some sort of fantastic thing. I’m just trying to sell music and get on with my real life.
Unless you are aggressive, you will never become number one.
I’ve always argued, unsuccessfully, that there’s no point in giving money to the arts unless you educate people in them.
Unless action is taken soon – unless we can display the same vision of that earlier period – we will lose the treasure of California’s open space and environmental beauty.
I think that I shall never see a billboard lovely as a tree. Perhaps, unless the billboards fall, I’ll never see a tree at all.
You don’t go to Palm Springs in the summer unless you’re building a golf course.
You can’t win unless you learn how to lose.
God is of no importance unless He is of supreme importance.
Certain crimes cannot be prevented unless there is a daily collective work done diligently.
Unless you are really grounded and have a true sense of reality, you can get lost in that and a lot of people do and that’s why you see so many people with successful careers but with destructive lives.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
People don’t walk away from their homes unless they can’t make the payments. That’s an indication that we are in a recession.
A Code of Honor: Never approach a friend’s girlfriend or wife with mischief as your goal. There are just too many women in the world to justify that sort of dishonorable behavior. Unless she’s really attractive.
But the dollars spent on economic incentives and new investment strategies are wasted unless we seriously address the two most important economic issues in Kansas: education and health care.
I will never retire unless I have to.
God will not move unless I say it. Why? because He has made us coworkers with Him. He set things up that way.
In life, you know, they do this in focus groups; if you were in such and such circumstance, what would you do? Well, you never know what you’re going do unless you’re faced with it.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
Popularity isn’t my compass. Unless it can help one to act, to be understood… that’s what counts.
I Googled myself, and I saw some nice things and some not-so-nice things. I’ve learned that that stuff isn’t real, and it doesn’t exist unless you look at it.
Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience – unless they are still up.
In my solitude, many miles from men and houses, I am in a childishly happy and carefree state of mind, which you are incapable of understanding unless someone explains it to you.
The basic guarantees of our Constitution are warrants for the here and now, and unless there is an overwhelmingly compelling reason, they are to be promptly fulfilled.
No one can drive us crazy unless we give them the keys.
Nothing will work unless you do.
It’s no use of talking unless people understand what you say.
No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you.
Never invoke the gods unless you really want them to appear. It annoys them very much.
I do earnestly wish to see the distinction of sex confounded in society, unless where love animates the behaviour.
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all he can do.
Fiction is based on reality unless you’re a fairytale artist.
I’ve never set out consciously to write American music. I don’t know what that would be unless the obvious Appalachian folk references.
In America few people will trust you unless you are irreverent.
Fame comes with its own standard. A guy who twitches his lips is just another guy with a lip twitch – unless he’s Humphrey Bogart.
I’m such a coward that unless I get a good writer, I don’t want to make a picture.
Unless I’ve got Katy Perry on the cover of my CD, it’s going to be tough to sell a lot of records.
Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn’t done it.
The best of merchandise will go back to the shelf unless handled by a conscientious, tactful salesman.
But one does not make living writing poetry unless you’re a professor, and one frankly doesn’t get a lot of girls as a poet.
They say never meet your heroes. But the addendum to that is ‘unless they’re Harrison Ford.’
So I think one can say on empirical grounds – not because of some philosophical principle – that you can’t have democracy unless you have a market economy.
There really can be no peace without justice. There can be no justice without truth. And there can be no truth, unless someone rises up to tell you the truth.
No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with it.
You can’t be a resource for others unless you nourish yourself.
I won’t do something unless I can get at least two or three good laughs out of it. If I can’t, it’s not gonna make the team.
You won’t understand me unless you understand that I am an odd ball.
The fact is, the media never gets off the interstate unless there’s a major explosion.
Thou seest how sloth wastes the sluggish body, as water is corrupted unless it moves.
LA’s a very hard place to be unless you have people there that love you. It can be very, very lonely, and it can eat you up if you don’t take care of yourself. In LA, nobody wants to talk to each other, everybody’s giving each other catty looks.
It takes a big idea to attract the attention of consumers and get them to buy your product. Unless your advertising contains a big idea, it will pass like a ship in the night. I doubt if more than one campaign in a hundred contains a big idea.
A leader does not deserve the name unless he is willing occasionally to stand alone.
The immediate future is going to be tragic for all of us unless we find a way of making the vast educational resources of this country serve the true purpose of education, truth and justice.
You don’t get to be a good screenwriter unless you do 20, 30 drafts: fact.
I do a job I really, really love and I kind of have fun with. People think you can’t be grown up unless you’re moaning about your job.
There are very honest people who do not think that they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant.
America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral principle. We as a people have such a purpose today. It is to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world.
Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unless one has placed oneself on the side of the oppressed, to feel with them, one cannot understand.
Nobody should try to play comedy unless they have a circus going on inside.
One should not lose one’s temper unless one is certain of getting more and more angry to the end.
Castro couldn’t even go to the bathroom unless the Soviet Union put the nickel in the toilet.
It’s not accidental that products get worse over time; it’s because companies stop paying attention to them. They stop caring as much about maintaining the same quality they did when they were just trying to fight for survival and no one would pay attention unless they had the best technology.
Unless a man feels he has a good enough memory, he should never venture to lie.
I think it’s the hardest part for about 80 percent of the guys in the NBA. That’s just the way it is in the NBA, unless you’re a mega superstar. You’re just going to play wherever you go. You try to find the right fit and the right team with the right system and the right coach at the right time.
No candy bars unless I’ve had a low blood sugar where I’m shaky.
Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible in bright moments as well as in trouble, we cannot fully respond to its consolations because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.
I know that I had not faith, unless the faith of a devil, the faith of Judas, that speculative, notional, airy shadow, which lives in the head, not in the heart. But what is this to the living, justifying faith, the faith that cleanses from sin?
I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.
Unless and until our society recognizes cyber bullying for what it is, the suffering of thousands of silent victims will continue.
Unless children have strong education and strong families and strong communities and decent housing, it’s not enough to go sit in at a lunch counter.
I didn’t know how to kill off a character unless I was able, as a narrator, to get really complicated. Because it was a big deal. I’d never killed a character before.
Sex is a part of love. You shouldn’t go around doing it unless you are in love.
Stand-up comedy is an art form and it dies unless you expand it.
I am sure of this: that no one can write a book which children will like unless he write it for himself first.
It’s not about what the speaker wants. It’s not about necessarily what I want. There’s two other principles involved here. It’s what the constituents in my district want, and they didn’t want to raise the debt ceiling unless there were significant structural reforms and spending cuts to help us balance our budget.
I don’t like giving interviews unless I have something to talk about. Why bore people and why bore media?
But once we got them on its feet then they run themselves, unless there’s corrections you have to make.
I don’t think there’s much point in bemoaning the state of the world unless there’s some way you can think of to improve it. Otherwise, don’t bother writing a book; go and find a tropical island and lie in the sun.
I like to live in a world of unicorns and rainbows where I don’t pay attention to anything unless it’s positive.
People are not going to care about animal conservation unless they think that animals are worthwhile.
How many deaf people do you know in real life? Unless they live in a cave, or are 14, which seems to be true for most people in this business, what could I possibly tell them that they don’t already know?
Viewers can’t expect TV to keep developing unless they make their wants known. And let’s face it. The best way to make your wants known in this world is by ‘beefing’.
If it is something that I want to do, then I don’t think the audience will hate it. Unless I turn into a megalomaniac and start thinking that Salman Khan can do anything.
Unless and until you inspire the people, you will not get results. Imposition will never give you the results. Inspiration will always give you the results.
My blog is actually all self-photography unless it’s a photo shoot.
It is to the last degree distressing to contemplate the state and establishment of our navy… unless the private emolument of individuals in our navy is made superior to that in privateers, it never can become respectable; it never will become formidable. And without a respectable navy – alas, America!
You’re not going to go far unless you’re a workaholic.
Internet freedom is not possible without freedom from fear, and users will not be free from fear unless they are sufficiently protected from online theft and attack.
Who’s paying the million bucks? The insurance company. We’ve been trying for years to get the insurance industry to say to the gun industry, We won’t insure you unless you have policies that will reduce the likelihood of guns falling into the wrong hands easily.
In this business, by the time you realize you’re in trouble, it’s too late to save yourself. Unless you’re running scared all the time, you’re gone.
No party talks about taking support of any other party unless it is unsure of its victory.
Man does not live by soap alone; and hygiene, or even health, is not much good unless you can take a healthy view of it or, better still, feel a healthy indifference to it.
The only advice I can give to aspiring writers is don’t do it unless you’re willing to give your whole life to it. Red wine and garlic also helps.
Liberty is the only thing you can’t have unless you give it to others.
You can play older than yourself. You can play younger than yourself up to a point, and then that just becomes impossible because you carry a weight with you that you can’t shift, unless you have very boyish looks.
My hours get kinda backwards. Most of the time, we’re basing out of one town, flying out, doing the show, then flying back. And it’s a pace that no one would believe, really. Unless you’ve done it, you really can’t understand what it is. And if you’re not really experienced and know how to do it, you will fall.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
The man who does not know other languages, unless he is a man of genius, necessarily has deficiencies in his ideas.
What you’re saying is that ‘I, the superior elite, will take care of you.’ Why? Because, you see, that superior, elite group needs to feel superior and elite. And they can’t be superior and elite unless you have a whole lot of people down there groveling around. So you keep them down there by feeding them.
Freedom without rules doesn’t work. And communities do not work unless they are regulated by etiquette.
People want to start their own business or become financially independent. But you don’t end up a successful entrepreneur unless you find a way to love the risk, the uncertainty, the repeated failures, and working insane hours on something you have no idea whether will be successful or not.
We will never have real safety and security for wage earners unless we provide for safety and security for the wage payers and wage savers.
You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.
Quite frankly, I think political correctness is the worst form of censorship. You’re not allowed to speak your mind unless you’re black, or unless you’re a terrorist, or unless you’re an Arab or a minority people. Then you can say what you like. But if you are like a lot of us you are not supposed to say certain things.
Unless you do an Archie and Edith Bunker, there’s not much left In TV for husband-wife conversation.
You can’t strengthen the ranks of your middle class, you can’t strengthen and grow the ranks of your businesses and family-owned businesses, unless you are fiscally responsible.
Anyone with a computer and a design program can create a page layout. But unless you’re trained in design, it won’t look very good and it won’t communicate very well.
The way you get to know yourself is by the expressions on other people’s faces, because that’s the only thing that you can see, unless you carry a mirror about.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
If we are to have a war with America, we will have no hope of winning unless the U.S. fleet in Hawaiian waters can be destroyed.
We cannot perform our tasks to the best of our power, unless we think well of our own capacity.
Make your mold. The best flux in the world will not make a usable shape unless you have a mold to pour it in.
I’m not interested in seeing a film just made by a woman – not unless she is looking for new images.
I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.
You have got to attract the brightest and the best, but the brightest and best won’t stay unless they see real career options.
Sure, every young person dreams about being famous, but nobody wants to be famous – unless they’re Zsa Zsa Gabor – every single moment of every single day.
You can’t go wrong with pizza, unless it’s terrible pizza.
What part of 9/11 is big? If the future continues to reinterpret the past, it could be argued that 9/11 provides irrefutable proof that unless there is some other way that we learn to deal with our technology or deal with our brothers and sisters, it is goodbye as a species. That genie does not leave that bottle.
No art is any good unless you can feel how it’s put together. By and large it’s the eye, the hand and if it’s any good, you feel the body. Most of the best stuff seems to be a complete gesture, the totality of the artist’s body; you can really lean on it.
Man is not free unless government is limited.
Mankind: A quality of life upgrade is available to each and every one of you. It should give you a quality of life upgrade, which means no drugs, no alcohol, no fast food – unless, of course, it’s a mallard.
I dropped the script in the fireplace, called my agent and said, they can jail me, sue me, but I’m never acting again, unless I can do something worthwhile.
Nobody’s angry all the time, unless you’re a psycho.
I saw that giving even all my life to God (supposing it possible to do this and go no further) would profit me nothing unless I gave my heart, yea, all my heart, to Him.
An object in motion tends to remain in motion along a straight line unless acted upon by an outside force.
Every sport has to set itself up for long-term growth and unless you engage with a wider audience and have numbers coming into your sport globally, you’re not quite there.
Suffering is not good for the soul, unless it teaches you to stop suffering.
There’s no point in starting a business unless you’re going to make a dramatic difference to other people’s lives. So if you’ve got an idea that’s gonna make a big difference to other people’s lives, then just get on and do it.
Console game publishing has become more like theatrical release film-making and it is very hard if you are not one of the major publishers, and even for them it is hard unless they are working with major game brands.
Legs’ wouldn’t be ‘Legs’ unless it had that driving synth bass.
Every dog has his day, unless he loses his tail, then he has a weak-end.
Building codes are a good thing. People who throw rocks at inspectors are being naive. It’s a lot like police officers; we want them around unless they stop us for a ticket. It’s the same with inspectors.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
I don’t believe that there’s a good guy and a bad guy. Unless it’s like Superman or Batman, there is no good guy and bad guy.
I don’t do anything unless I can give it 100%.
When you wake up each morning, you can choose to be happy or choose to be sad. Unless some terrible catastrophe has occurred the night before, it is pretty much up to you. Tomorrow morning, when the sun shines through your window, choose to make it a happy day.
Unless one always speaks the truth, one cannot find God Who is the soul of truth.
It is impossible to see the angel unless you first have a notion of it.
You don’t get any better unless you’re around guys who know more than you.
It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.
It’s always been my personal feeling that unless you are married, there is something that is not very dignified about talking about who you are dating.
You never get tired unless you stop and take time for it.
I can’t make a movie unless I believe in the themes behind it. I mean, that’s the first question I ask myself, always, is, ‘What is this movie about?’
It is not patriotic to commit young Americans to war unless our national security clearly requires it.
In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.
Laughter is the best medicine – unless you’re diabetic, then insulin comes pretty high on the list.
I can’t waste more time worrying unless something surfaces that should legitimately cause fear.
A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective.
I am like the sick sheep that strays from the rest of the flock. Unless the Good Shepherd takes me on His shoulders and carries me back to His fold, my steps will falter, and in the very effort of rising, my feet will give way.
I don’t go out unless I’m working. My quality time is when I’m doing nothing.
The amount of sensory material stored up or stored down in the brain’s and the body’s systems is inestimable. It’s like a culture at the bottom of a jar, although it doesn’t grow, I think, or help anything else to grow unless you find a way to reach it and touch it.
You can’t even begin to understand biology, you can’t understand life, unless you understand what it’s all there for, how it arose – and that means evolution.
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all that they can.
Before the Civil War, Canada was at the top of the underground railroad. If you made it into Canada, you were safe unless someone came and hauled you back. That was also true during the Vietnam War for draft resisters.
Our Creator would never have made such lovely days, and have given us the deep hearts to enjoy them, above and beyond all thought, unless we were meant to be immortal.
In Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian-Americans moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.
Power is dangerous unless you have humility.
It is not enough for us to restrain from doing evil, unless we shall also do good.
I always check my harness before I do a stunt; I test-drive the cars I have to race or explode; I’m present at all pyrotechnical rehearsals; and I walk through everything step-by-step. No man should put their life in someone else’s hands unless they have covered their own safety from all angles.
It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.
It’s extremely difficult to get these jobs because you can’t get a job on a ship unless you have seaman’s paper’s, and you can’t get seaman’s papers unless you have a job on a ship. There had to be a way to break through the circle, and he was the one who arranged it for me.
Art has to move you and design does not, unless it’s a good design for a bus.
You can’t be a sexy person unless you have something sexy to offer. With me, it’s my voice: the way that I sing, the way I express myself when I sing.
Nobody spends any money on smallpox unless they worry about a bio-terrorist recreating it.
It’s about pursuing it rather than waiting to see what comes along. That’s partly because I found myself getting typecast, as everyone does unless they pursue roles that are very different from what they’ve done before.
Unless each man produces more than he receives, increases his output, there will be less for him than all the others.
The commander in the field is always right and the rear echelon is wrong, unless proved otherwise.
A lot of people come up to me expecting to meet the person they have seen perform. It’s not going to happen, unless my mania, my stage person, responds to them and not the real me.
The main part of the Hyde bill is to withhold U.S. contributions to the regular assessed budget of the U.N. unless they make real and substantial reforms in the way they operate.
I do believe that in order to be a successful negotiator that as a diplomat, you have to be able to put yourself into the other person’s shoes. Unless you can understand what is motivating them, you are never going to be able to figure out how to solve a particular problem.
People are very reluctant to invest unless they know it’s going to be a sure thing, and let’s face it: film is never a sure thing.
Don’t stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed.
The appreciative smile, the chuckle, the soundless mirth, so important to the success of comedy, cannot be understood unless one sits among the audience and feels the warmth created by the quality of laughter that the audience takes home with it.
I don’t go to celebrity parties a lot. I don’t really enjoy them because I really like going for it in parties. And sometimes at celebrity parties, there is no dancing on tables because people… it can be a little judgmental at times. So I tend not to go unless it is Taylor Swift’s birthday party; then it’s amazing.
No theory is good unless it permits, not rest, but the greatest work. No theory is good except on condition that one use it to go on beyond.
A man cannot make a pair of shoes rightly unless he do it in a devout manner.
No woman ever falls in love with a man unless she has a better opinion of him than he deserves.
Unless a man enters upon the vocation intended for him by nature, and best suited to his peculiar genius, he cannot succeed. I am glad to believe that the majority of persons do find their right vocation.
How can we protect homeland security unless the government stops the invasion of illegal aliens?
Most people don’t like change. They revolt against it unless they can clearly see the advantage it brings. For that reason, when good leaders prepare to take action or make changes, they take people through a process to get them ready for it.
Sin penetrates to the heart, darkens and hardens it until it extinguishes the light of belief. Each sin has a path that leads to unbelief. Unless that sin is swiftly obliterated by seeking God’s forgiveness, it grows from a worm into a snake that gnaws at the heart.
There’s no lotion or potion that will make sales faster and easier for you – unless your potion is hard work.
To give alms is nothing unless you give thought also.
The odd thing is if you asked me to do the accent now I would find it very difficult unless I was also playing that part, because I associate it so much with entering into the role and stepping into someone else’s shoes.
Unless you’re willing to have a go, fail miserably, and have another go, success won’t happen.
No man is much good unless he believes in God and obeys His laws.
I’m a novelist, so I can’t write about ideas unless they’re attached to people.
I don’t think that you can invent on behalf of customers unless you’re willing to think long-term, because a lot of invention doesn’t work. If you’re going to invent, it means you’re going to experiment, and if you’re going to experiment, you’re going to fail, and if you’re going to fail, you have to think long term.
Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white’.
If I do three interviews in a day, I can be exhausted, because the process of hearing everyone requires that I empty out myself. While I’m listening, my own judgments and prejudices certainly come up. But I know I won’t get anything unless I get those things out of the way.
The Internet has done a wonderful thing for us. But democracy doesn’t work unless people are well informed, and I don’t know that we are. People just don’t have the time.
I love my man as my fellow; but his scepter, real, or usurped, extends not to me, unless the reason of an individual demands my homage; and even then the submission is to reason, and not to man.
No government is safe unless fortified by goodwill.
Nobody can be perfect unless he admits his faults, but if he has faults how can he be perfect?
Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.
I come from Beverley in East Yorkshire, and no one there would step outside their front door, or even their back door, on a Saturday night – or any other time, for that matter – unless they were dressed to the nines.
No one can be a yogi, maintaining a state of mental equilibrium, free from inner involvement in planned desireful activities, unless he has renounced identification with his ego and its unsatisfiable lust for the fruits of actions.
Climate change is something that we cannot fix alone – it is the original collective action problem – it will not work unless almost all the large economies of the world act together.
I can’t do fiction unless I visualize what’s going on. When I began to write science fiction, one of the things I found lacking in it was visual specificity. It seemed there was a lot of lazy imagining, a lot of shorthand.
Every man has his moral backside which he refrains from showing unless he has to and keeps covered as long as possible with the trousers of decorum.
I never thought of myself as unlucky. When you aim high, it’s tough to get there unless something really fortunate happens.
I dye my hair, and I use teeth whitening strips. Unless I burnt myself or damaged my skin, I wouldn’t have cosmetic surgery.
Tribulation will not hurt you, unless as it too often does; it hardens you and makes you sour, narrow and skeptical.
When we looked at the life cycle in our 40s, we looked to old people for wisdom. At 80, though, we look at other 80-year-olds to see who got wise and who not. Lots of old people don’t get wise, but you don’t get wise unless you age.
You can’t win the hearts and minds of the masses unless you inspire them – you must lift their spirits and enliven their hearts.
In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.
The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise.
The personal Michael is indescribable. He’s magnanimous. He truly is in every way. Had it not been for all the media stuff, I would have stayed married to him forever unless he finally got tired of me.
For Africa to me… is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
Unless you have been to boarding-school when you are very young, it is absolutely impossible to appreciate the delights of living at home.
One can know nothing of giving aught that is worthy to give unless one also knows how to take.
Argument is conclusive, but it does not remove doubt, so that the mind may rest in the sure knowledge of the truth, unless it finds it by the method of experiment.
It is impossible for someone to lie unless he thinks he knows the truth. A person who lies is thereby responding to the truth, and he is to that extent respectful of it.
A pun is the lowest form of humor, unless you thought of it yourself.
Blogs are easy to start, but unless the author is famous, it takes years to build a following.
As to the Constitution and the Union, I have taken an oath to support the one, and I cannot do so without preserving the other, unless I commit perjury, which I certainly don’t intend to do. We must cherish the Constitution to the last.
Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes… but no plans.
My attitude about Hollywood is that I wouldn’t walk across the street to pull one of those executives out of the snow if he was bleeding to death. Not unless I was paid for it. None of them ever did me any favors.
You can only follow what’s on your mind. In fact, a song is something you write because you can’t sleep unless you write it.
Unless cameras were rolling, I was pretty much not Danny Tanner.
It’s difficult to gauge that. With a bad guy you just know you’re bad. To play a nice guy is harder – unless you are a very nice person like me of course.
I never give advice unless someone asks me for it. One thing I’ve learned, and possibly the only advice I have to give, is to not be that person giving out unsolicited advice based on your own personal experience.
To me our bombing policy appears to be suicidal. Not because it does not do vast damage to our enemy, it does; but because, simultaneously, it does vast damage to our peace aim, unless that aim is mutual economic and social annihilation.
You may keep your beauty and your health, unless you destroy them yourself, or discourage them to stay with you, by using them ill.
Since I was , I’ve had that feeling of, ‘Am I enough? Am I worthy? Am I supposed to be here?’ And my culture and society is telling me that I’m actually not in a lot of ways – unless I have this amount of money, or I’m in this kind of car and I have this kind of job, or I’m famous, or whatever.
I’m not all that big on rides. I sort of like bumper cars but I don’t really go to Disneyland all that much unless if have nieces and nephews or people to take.
Writing is a lonely job unless you’re a drinker, in which case you always have a friend within reach.
You have to keep on learning all the time unless and until you become perfect in all the strokes.
You can never get all the facts from just one newspaper, and unless you have all the facts, you cannot make proper judgements about what is going on.
I don’t like to cry in public, unless I’m getting paid for it.
I don’t like laughing at people unless they’re in a privileged position or if they’re in authority. If it’s poor people or people who live on the outskirts or on the margins, or the underdog, I’d rather be laughing with them.
But when I don’t smoke I scarcely feel as if I’m living. I don’t feel as if I’m living unless I’m killing myself.
You cannot push any one up a ladder unless he be willing to climb a little himself.
Asthma doesn’t seem to bother me any more unless I’m around cigars or dogs. The thing that would bother me most would be a dog smoking a cigar.
No one can become fully aware of the very essence of another human being unless he loves him.
If you’re asking me, would I have voted for Mitt Romney, the answer is absolutely not. Emphatically not. I cannot envision a world in which I would have voted for Mitt Romney unless I sustained a massive concussion.
The home is the planet. Unless you’re a Martian, you know, we’re sharing the planet. And – and the emissions don’t stop and CO2 doesn’t stop with the border between France, Spain or between Canada and the United States.
Unless and until something concrete is done about addressing the Israeli-Palestinian issue you won’t get a real start on the war against terrorism.
We used to play music for fun. Much more than now. Now nobody picks up a guitar unless they’re paid for it.
Unless we abandon elements which resemble a police state, we can’t meet the demands of being a modern society.
Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actual fish, and then it is disgusting.
No, improvising is wonderful. But, the thing is that you cannot improvise unless you know exactly what you’re doing.
You can’t have any successes unless you can accept failure.
Unless man is committed to the belief that all mankind are his brothers, then he labors in vain and hypocritically in the vineyards of equality.
Citizens of Ukraine will never enjoy the beauty of peace unless we settle down our relations with Russia.
Unless some misfortune has made it impossible, everyone can have good posture.
If we are born under a lucky star, it shows that we have earned the good fortune thereby Indicated, by forethought, kindness, and our other virtues expressed in previous lives, for we cannot have friends unless we are friendly ourselves.
Unless you have bad times, you can’t appreciate the good times.
I will never repeat something verbatim on the air unless I know it’s accurate. And when you go to the source, sometimes there’s a better story beyond the original story. That happens all the time.
Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward.
I’m sorry I didn’t wear paint this morning. I tend not to wear it unless I’m getting highly paid.
Whether you’re successful or not, you’ll never actually feel the joys of accomplishment unless you love yourself. Success can be very difficult to deal with. You have to stay in the center. If you let your success define you, then you’re really just setting yourself up for failure.
The infinite in mathematics is alway unruly unless it is properly treated.
I tend to have a lot of jokes about ex-girlfriends. They always ask me if they will be the subject of a joke, and I always tell them they won’t. Unless they do something crazy. They all tend to, so you know where that goes. There are no closed doors. The ‘art’ will suffer.
In these days a man is nobody unless his biography is kept so far posted up that it may be ready for the national breakfast-table on the morning after his demise.
It’s very little trouble for me to accommodate my fans, unless I’m actually taking a pee at the time.
We can’t go to people who have lost their job at GM and say, ‘Oh, by the way, we are going to pay money to build a road here or inoculate children there,’ unless we can demonstrate that it is in America’s interest. I happen to think it is.
In truth, we have delayed to pass sentence on the person of our lord the king, waiting, if perhaps he may, by God’s grace, repent; but we will pass it ere long unless he does repent.
No wife can endure a gambling husband; unless he is a steady winner.
You don’t get to be the best unless you dedicate yourself to what you are doing.
I loved photography and everybody said it was a crazy thing to do because in those days nobody made it into the film business. I mean, unless you were related to somebody there was no way in.
Baby boomers don’t go out as much, they aren’t interacting with each other and they would rather stay home and watch TV. That’s the audience for a guy like me, unless I’m doing ‘Bad Santa.’
Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit.
Everyone in the Chinese economic world knows that the country is not going to move out of cheap-workhouse status, toward the realm of ‘real’ rich-country corporate power and prosperity, unless (among other changes) it begins removing these price distortions.
Unless there is branding, players will not get adequate payment. Why do we want matches to be televised? Why do we want people to turn up for our matches? That’s how you will generate revenue.
Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.
All men kill the thing they hate, too, unless, of course, it kills them first.
There’s nothing anybody who watches my videos doesn’t know about me, unless it’s something genuinely sacred and private to me.
Unless one is a religious fundamentalist and believes that man was created in the image and likeness of God, it is foolish to believe that human beings are exempt from biological classification and the laws of evolution that apply to all other life forms.
You can’t have a sustainable US economy without a great education system. Teach students to do the job right. You don’t have an innovative economy unless you have a great education.
I’m probably not going to get married unless I live with somebody for 10 or 20 years. But these people (Romeo and Juliet) took a chance and they did it. We don’t have the balls that Romeo did.
In my world, history comes down to language and art. No one cares much about what battles were fought, who won them and who lost them – unless there is a painting, a play, a song or a poem that speaks of the event.
You don’t contest shots without expending energy. You don’t get deflections – unless you walk into one every now and then – without expending energy. These are the things in basketball you have to really want to do.
Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.
Love is the terrible secret people are suspected of unless they’re married, then one always suspects they don’t.
Unless you have prepared yourself to profit by your chance, the opportunity will only make you ridiculous. A great occasion is valuable to you just in proportion as you have educated yourself to make use of it.
You’re never going to get the amount of CO2 emitted to go down unless you deal with the one magic metric, which is CO2 per kilowatt-hour.
While we should never give up our principles, we must also realize that we cannot maintain our principles unless we survive.
Unless a product becomes outmoded, a great campaign will not wear itself out.
Normal social behavior requires that we be able to recognize identities in spite of change. Unless we can do so, there can be no human society as we know it.
I won’t talk or deal with a young writer unless I sense he has utterly given his life over to it. It’s a waste of my time. If they don’t feel ‘called’ – why in God’s name would you do this?
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that is his heart which is capable of responding to it.
We must wake up to the insane reality of our time. We are all irresponsible, unless we demand from the responsible decision makers that modern armaments must no longer be made available to people whose former battle axes and swords our ancestors condemned.
Defend an institution. Follow the courts or the media, or a court or a newspaper. Do not speak of ‘our institutions’ unless you are making them yours by acting on their behalf. Institutions don’t protect themselves. They go down like dominoes unless each is defended from the beginning.
Now our job, our duty, our responsibility to ensure the safety and security of our citizens cannot be complete unless we guarantee health care security for our citizens.
The golden child may be the oldest one, unless it’s the youngest. It may be the toughest one, unless it’s the most sensitive. It’s not even necessary that Mom and Dad have the same favorite – and typically they don’t.
Like having a child, running a startup is the sort of experience that’s hard to imagine unless you’ve done it yourself.
You don’t give yourself a nickname unless you’re bloody struggling.
Almost all my middle-aged and elderly acquaintances, including me, feel about 25, unless we haven’t had our coffee, in which case we feel 107.
A good basic selling idea, involvement and relevancy, of course, are as important as ever, but in the advertising din of today, unless you make yourself noticed and believed, you ain’t got nothin’.
Nothing is really real unless it happens on television.
When friends asked me, Can we help? I’d say, Not unless you can alter time, speed up the harvest or teleport me off this rock. I used that line from Star Wars.
The lunacy continues and has every chance of becoming a way of life unless we stop it soon. Men are getting so used to wars that the psychiatric wing of the RAMC are planning how to break the news to the men when the war is over.
I don’t think that you can address poverty unless you address the lack of affordable housing in the cities.
A dress makes no sense unless it inspires men to take it off of you.
I am disillusioned enough to know that no man’s opinion on any subject is worth a damn unless backed up with enough genuine information to make him really know what he’s talking about.
Age is of no importance unless you are a cheese.
Something in us is telling us we’re moving too fast, at a pace dictated by machines rather than by anything human, and that unless we take conscious measures, we’ll permanently be out of breath.
If you’re going to go for a thing, there’s no point unless you’re going all the way.
Every writer knows that unless you were born gifted with either supreme confidence or outsize ego, handing in your work holds, in some cases, admitted terror. If that’s too strong, at least fairly high anxiety.
Mankind is not likely to salvage civilization unless he can evolve a system of good and evil which is independent of heaven and hell.
My biggest secret is that I don’t over-wash my hair. I wash it twice a week at the most, unless I’m on set every day.
Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them.
Two things I do well in books are sex and violence, but I don’t want gratuitous sex or violence. The sex and violence are only as graphic as need be. And never included unless it furthers the plot or character development.
No man should be in politics unless he would honestly rather not be there.
For decades, the journalistic norm had been that the private lives of public officials remained private unless that life impinged on public performance.
But celebrity really doesn’t mean anything unless you use it for finding some way to give back and I’ve always felt that way.
Nobody can give a good performance unless the authors and composers have written a good part, a fact which is often overlooked.
There are a couple of things that I’m sure people don’t think are important, but I do. I don’t like hair changes unless there’s a reason for it. Clothing – I don’t like to see an outfit worn more than one time in an hour – you can wear it again a few weeks later.
No trade will be made unless they want the thing more than they want their money.
Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.
The abduction of a child is a tragedy. No one can fully understand or appreciate what a parent goes through at such a time, unless they have faced a similar tragedy. Every parent responds differently. Each parent copes with this nightmare in the best way he or she knows how.
Unless one is able to live fully in the present, the future is a hoax.
Unless more efforts based upon long-range planning are put into military preparations and operations, it will be very hard to win the final victory.
You’re not free unless you can show the good and the bad, all sides of them. So to me, when I play a character, it’s important that I can show every aspect of them.
I think the motion picture industry is a stupid business and I despise acting the scenes in short snatches, one at a time. I hate this film work. I am disgusted with myself. On the stage I could never play a part unless I felt it with all my heart and soul.
You can’t change nothing unless you want to change it, and then if you don’t like whatever situation it is, just grow from it, learn from it, don’t let it happen again.
Nobody can understand the pressures of doing an hour-long TV show unless you’ve done one. Even when you’re not on call, you still are working, learning lines, doing appearances, just tense.
You can’t, or you shouldn’t, be nominated for an Oscar unless you’ve turned in a performance that’s special.
Often, people think that individual data is the most valuable thing they can collect. But it’s not useful to know what I am doing or where I am, unless you’re particularly interested in me, which is weird. But it is very useful to know what a population of people are doing.
Unless you are a born connoisseur of art, you will not be able to judge by yourself why certain art is superior to other art.
Emotions have no place in business, unless you do business with them.
Gentleness doesn’t get work done unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs.
No one cares what you ate for breakfast. Unless it’s something really spectacular, don’t tweet me your breakfast, I don’t care.
A robotic arms race seems inevitable unless nations collectively decide to avoid one.
One cannot possibly understand the teaching of the saints unless one has a pure mind and is trying to imitate their life.
Unless a president can protect the privacy of the advice he gets, he cannot get the advice he needs.
Whether a party can have much success without a woman present I must ask others to decide, but one thing is certain, no party is any fun unless seasoned with folly.
Everyone forgets comedians are actors. There’s no question about it. A Robin Williams cannot say the same line every night for 40 weeks and make it sound fresh unless he’s doing an acting job.
You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.
Nobody is poor unless he stand in need of justice.
I can say unequivocally that the boycott does not work. It’s never complete enough to have impact unless it’s backed by force, and I don’t think anybody in America seriously proposes that.
I tell it like it is, but I don’t voice my opinion unless it’s asked for.
Individuals have little opportunity to get elected to Parliament under the label of the government party… unless they are in good standing with the Prime Minister and pledged to be cooperative.
The reason that MGM hired Bobby for Our Gang was that they could look at him and say, cry, and he’d cry, and not many kids can do that unless they really want to cry.
I don’t think I’m ever going to get to the point where people run across a freeway to take a picture of me. I really don’t see it getting to that level of hysteria unless I have an affair with the Queen of Sweden or something like that.
The whole point of being an actor is to get satisfaction out of a role – unless you’re just vain about celebrity. You’re always looking for the one thing that will surprise you.
Every job in a company is important. Unless you experience a wide range of those jobs, I don’t think you are as well prepared to start and run a company as you could be.
Nobody has a completely happy life, unless you’re completely imbecilic. Life is mostly pretty awful.
Because of the fashion, the young people don’t have any access to the history of music, unless people like me revive it. There are very few people to revive it, because you can’t earn any money doing it.
Rock music is predictable, unless there’s great talent involved.
I have enough money to last me the rest of my life unless I buy something.
To me, architecture is an art, naturally, and it isn’t architecture unless it’s alive. Alive is what art is. If it’s not alive, it’s dead, and it’s not art.
This submission is a restraint of liberty, but could be of no effect as to the good intended, unless it were general; nor general, unless it were natural.
Children can write poetry and then, unless they’re poets, they stop when reach puberty.
I got into trouble a while ago for saying that I thought the internet led to increased literacy – people scolded me about the shocking grammar to be found online – but I was talking about fundamentals: quite simply, you can’t use the net unless you can read.
What indeed is life, unless so far as it is enjoyed? It does not merit the name.
People think unless you have loops and electronics and so on, you must be in your 50s. I quite like a lot of things that have loops and sequencers, but I couldn’t really be bothered.
I don’t reflect much, unless I’m talking to the media. I have more of a ‘Forward, march!’ kind of attitude.
‘He means well’ is useless unless he does well.
You can’t look at the dollar and say, ‘I’m not what I dreamed of being unless I do this type of movie and it’s a blockbuster that gives me this amount of dollars.’ That’s not good.
No enactment of man can be considered law unless it conforms to the law of God.
Most men, even egotistic actors, always shy away from dancing with me. Other dancers report the same trouble. They probably figure that I would be mentally comparing them with Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly. So I go to parties and usually just sit – unless George Burns is there – and then I have a ball.
I don’t work on a project unless I believe that it will dramatically improve life for a bunch of people.
What the American people want to do is fight a war without getting hurt. You can’t do that any more than you can get into a barroom fight without getting hurt… Unless the American people are willing to send their sons out to fight an aggressor, there just isn’t going to be any United States.
You don’t hear things that are bad about your company unless you ask. It is easy to hear good tidings, but you have to scratch to get the bad news.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Unless you’re involved with thinking about what you’re doing, you end up doing the same thing over and over, and that becomes tedious and, in the end, defeating.
Less is more, unless you’re Al Gore.
I don’t return anybody’s calls unless it’s going to mean extra money for me. And I’ve completely cut off all relationships with any friends that I had before the show. And I’ve copped an attitude.
Astrology had an important role in the ancient world. You can’t understand many things unless you know something about astrology – the plays of Shakespeare and so on.
Unless we address our unserved broadband challenges in our urban, suburban, and rural areas, we will not have equitable access for all and achieve the economic recovery that we need.
What I love about low-budget movies is my interests and the director’s interests and the actors’ interests are aligned. No one makes money unless the movie works, and that informs every creative decision.
Never lose sight of the fact that all human felicity lies in man’s imagination, and that he cannot think to attain it unless he heeds all his caprices. The most fortunate of persons is he who has the most means to satisfy his vagaries.
I never let anyone pluck, including myself, unless my mom approves. She guards my eyebrows. She’s like the eyebrow police!
Golf has become so manicured, so perfect. The greens, the fairways. I don’t like golf carts. I like walking. Some clubs won’t let you in unless you have a caddy and a cart.
Negroes must be free in order to be equal, and they must be equal in order to be free… Men cannot win freedom unless they win equality. They cannot win equality unless they win freedom.
I still want to be the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks. We can’t beat George Bush unless we appeal to a broad cross-section of Democrats.
No matter how brilliantly an idea is stated, we will not really be moved unless we have already half thought of it ourselves.
As an artist your first loyalty is to your art. Unless this is the case, you’re going to be a second-rate artist.
Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.
After all, a job isn’t worth doing unless you enjoy it.
No matter how successful we are in fighting the threat of covid-19 at home, we will not end the suffering and fear created by the virus unless we also combat it around the world.
I don’t take on a project unless I know the end result is going to make me happy. If I can’t give 100 percent to something, I choose not to do it because it’s very difficult to have so many pots on the fire at one time.
No man should have cowboys boots in his wardrobe. That’s fair enough, isn’t it? Unless you’re a cowboy, of course.
It is of no use to discover our own faults and infirmities unless the discovery prompts up to amendment.
Is anarchism desirable? Well, who does not seek freedom? What man, unless willing to declare himself in bondage, would care to call any control agreeable? Think about it!
Doubt the conventional wisdom unless you can verify it with reason and experiment.
No right can come by conquest, unless there were a right of making that conquest.
I have not much love for the bright lights – unless it’s the sun creeping up over the horizon.
Nothing is an obstacle unless you say it is.
The revolutionary breakthrough will come with rockets that are fully and rapidly reusable. We will never conquer Mars unless we do that. It’ll be too expensive. The American colonies would never have been pioneered if the ships that crossed the ocean hadn’t been reusable.
People don’t change their behavior unless it makes a difference for them to do so.
You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too.
I think it’s a shame when you come across young actors and musicians who haven’t had the time to learn their craft. It doesn’t matter if it’s acting or music; you really have to learn how to do it from the bottom up because unless you have a great work ethic… fame is a terrible thing to have.
Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese.
I do believe in living out your own time, unless it’s absolutely impossible, which it is for some people.
An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick, unless soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing for every tatter in its mortal dress.
Books don’t exist unless you read them. And it’s a two way process – you write the book as you read it and you fill in the gaps. You discover it and you put the marks together and without you doing it they’re just marks.
The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
It is also true that one can write nothing readable unless one constantly struggles to efface one’s own personality. Good prose is like a windowpane.
I do not pretend to know precisely what is on foot there; but I think it pretty evident that there is a very free communication between that country and this body, and unless I am greatly mistaken, I see the dwarfish medium by which that communication is kept up.
Unless we place our religion and our treasure in the same thing, religion will always be sacrificed.
You don’t get recognized that much unless you want to get recognized, like if you go to the fancy joints and that. It’s like, L.A. – there are 10 restaurants. If you want to be seen, you go.
A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be lobster salad and Champagne, the only true feminine and becoming viands.
Improvising is wonderful. But, the thing is that you cannot improvise unless you know exactly what you’re doing. That’s a kind of paradoxical thing about improvising.
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.
America’s real business leaders understand unless or until the middle class regains its footing and its faith, capitalism remains vulnerable.
I felt like a prisoner. In Qatar, you need a sponsor to get a work permit and you cannot leave the country unless you have an exit permit from your sponsor.
The way NXT has been from day one when I was asked to do it, ‘Don’t put me on camera. I do not need to be on camera unless it’s absolutely necessary. This isn’t about me, it’s about the talent,’ and everyone that works in NXT, that’s what we think.
It is not real work unless you would rather be doing something else.
American food is the food of immigrants. You go back a couple of hundred years, and we were all immigrants, unless we’re going to talk about Native American cuisine.
All the major problems of the world today are global in essence, and they cannot be solved unless through some kind of global cooperation. It’s not just climate change, which is, like, the most obvious example people give. I think more in terms of technological disruption.
I regard this novel as a work without redeeming social value, unless it can be recycled as a cardboard box.
Being famous is not something that would make me feel successful – unless one was striving for mediocrity.
I soon became convinced… that all the theorizing would be empty brain exercise and therefore a waste of time unless one first ascertained what the population of the universe really consists of.
Unless they’ve had some experience with it, the hospice is still a mystery to most people. Because hospice deals with death, people tend not to talk about it.
A house is no home unless it contain food and fire for the mind as well as for the body.
I’m a woman who was raised to believe that you are not complete unless you have a man. Well, in some ways it’s true. I am a feminist to a point. But I’m not going to deny the fact that I love to be with men.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
I’m not someone so much interested in exploring a slice of life unless that is down the corridor, around the corner, up the alley, and down the rabbit hole. That, I like.
Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future. Rather, it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it.
If you’re having dinner with friends and they’re always on the phone or always texting, it’s just impolite. Unless it’s something important – like someone is in the hospital or something – don’t do it.
Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.
It’s easy to get a loan unless you need it.
I almost never set out to photograph a landscape, nor do I think of my camera as a means of recording a mountain or an animal unless I absolutely need a ‘record shot’. My first thought is always of light.
One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.
If you have got a dream and you’ve got ambition, then go for it. You know, unless you try, you’ll never know.
Really I don’t like human nature unless all candied over with art.
We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody.
As you get older and wiser you realize that when people are given anything without having to earn it (unless they are physically or mentally utterly incapable of earning anything), they become ungrateful and lazy. They also become less happy.
If your watch is slow by just four minutes, that’s not much – unless you’ve been warned that if you’re even one minute late ever again you will be fired. Then four minutes make a big difference.
Unless there is recognition that women are most vulnerable… and you do something about social and cultural equality for women, you’re never going to defeat this pandemic.
I don’t see myself ever retiring, unless it’s for something that I like better, and so far I like directing a lot but I don’t see the necessity to retire from anything unless there’s a really great alternative.
Unless you come to terms with your past… it haunts you, and you never leave it.
Unless young blacks are brought into the mainstream of economic life, they will continue to be on the curbstone.
I’ll never play at Wembley again, unless I play at Wembley again.
All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action.
I don’t think you really have chemistry in the way that you want between two actors unless frustration is there as well.
With the war and everything that’s going on, unless you’re Susan Sarandon, the best route is to keep your mouth shut. For me it is, anyway!
It’s absolutely true that unless you can instill discipline upon yourself, you will never be able to lead others.
Wit is so shining a quality that everybody admires it; most people aim at it, all people fear it, and few love it unless in themselves. A man must have a good share of wit himself to endure a great share of it in another.
I believe it is universally understood and acknowledged that all men will ever act correctly, unless they have a motive to do otherwise.
I never go outside unless I look like Joan Crawford the movie star. If you want to see the girl next door, go next door.
I know women at work who don’t talk about having a baby because they don’t want to upset the apple cart, but unless people know what the problems are, why should they engage with it?
Hypotheses should be subservient only in explaining the properties of things but not assumed in determining them, unless so far as they may furnish experiments.
The Roman Catholics teach that unless you’re a Roman Catholic you do not go to heaven.
Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith is in him unless he knew where his believers are?
It’s only words… unless they’re true.
Unless we practice conservation, those who come after us will have to pay the price of misery, degradation, and failure for the progress and prosperity of our day.
We all have cultural bias, racial bias. One of the difficult things around this subject matter is to deny that we have places we go to subconsciously, and unless you consciously decide that that’s wrong and you’ve got to do something about it, especially if you’re in a position of power, it won’t change.
You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.
Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks.
First rule of politics: you can’t win unless you’re on the ballot. Second rule: If you run, you may lose. And, if you tie, you do not win.
It’s human nature that we come in our own flavours, and it doesn’t make any sense to write a monochromatic or monocultural story unless you’re doing something extremely small – a locked room-style story.
I couldn’t go anywhere unless there was a security guard with me. That spoiled my life. It was like being in captivity. Those days are gone, and I don’t ever want to see that happen to me again. Now I can wander around the streets of Los Angeles on my own. I like it that way.
No performer should attempt to bite off red-hot iron unless he has a good set of teeth.
Unless one is inordinately fond of subordination, one is always at war.
Give to us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for – because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything.
When you have a live performance, you’re going to be pitchy here and there, unless you have perfect pitch.
I’m not a social media person; I don’t know what’s going on unless somebody tells me.
Dr. Johnson has said that the chief glory of a country arises from its authors. But then that is only as they are oracles of wisdom; unless they teach virtue, they are more worthy of a halter than of the laurel.
A person with normal eyesight would have nothing to know in the way of ‘Impressionism’ unless he were in a blinding light or in the dusk or dark.
Soft money will find its way and seep into the political system and corrode it, unless we plug every hole.
No man is to be credited for his mere authority’s sake, unless he can show Scripture for the maintenance of his opinion.
I want to be convinced with my work and unless that happens I can’t make a movie.
Saying ‘I’m wrong’ is meaningless unless it comes from our heart, not just our lips. That often requires a genuine and profound change within ourselves, because we need to realize it’s simply human nature and that everyone makes mistakes.
My philosophy is that when I go out of my room, I’m prepared to love everybody I meet, unless they’re bad.
I think it’s always the moments that are the trials that end up making you become a hero in the end. You’re not a hero unless you’ve gone through the trials. And it makes these moments so much sweeter, so much better. I don’t believe in ‘deserved,’ but I might believe in ‘earned.’
It is not worth the paper it is written on unless it is backed by the kind of force that will make the other side consider the penalties too heavy to break the agreement.
This 21st century economy holds great promise for our people. But unless we give all Americans the skills they need to succeed, countries like India and China will take good-paying jobs that should be ours.
When I played pro football, I never set out to hurt anyone deliberately – unless it was, you know, important, like a league game or something.
Unless the reformer can invent something which substitutes attractive virtues for attractive vices, he will fail.
I am not anybody’s fan – unless you’re talking about Rajinikanth.
Nothing is worth doing unless the consequences may be serious.
I am an introvert; privately I am very shy, and I don’t speak unless I have to.
Everyone’s had an interesting life. Unless they’re interested in business or something.
You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing.
I never write a book unless I can’t help it. Something has to bother me, like a mosquito, until I have to do something to relieve the itch.
As far as pacing the shoot is concerned, I know when I’ve got it. I don’t think there’s any reason to take ten takes unless you need them.
Teachers are sort of faced with a thankless task, because no matter how good they are, unless they find a way to personally rationalize the rewards of their effort, nobody else is really going to do it for them en masse.
I firmly believe that unless one has tasted the bitter pill of failure, one cannot aspire enough for success.
I discovered that the study of past philosophers is of little use unless our own reality enters into it. Our reality alone allows the thinker’s questions to become comprehensible.
With every job I watch, I can’t find peace with what I’ve done. It’s never good enough in my mind. I will never be happy if I’m in that mindset, unless I get a review that starts: ‘Once in a generation.’
I go to assume a task more difficult than that which devolved upon Washington. Unless the great God, who assisted him, shall be with me and aid me, I must fail; but if the same omniscient mind and almighty arm that directed and protected him shall guide and support me, I shall not fail – I shall succeed.
Unless I can come in in the morning and smile, walk in the lobby and say, ‘Good morning!’ – if I am stressed – I am not going to do a good job. Everybody is watching us. They are feeding off of our energy.
Therefore, you are not training young people for the world of today and the world of tomorrow unless you are doing proven technology training. That is one of the reasons I’m so concerned.
Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.
No organization should be allowed near disaster unless they are willing to cooperate with some level of established leadership.
It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.
Unless a capacity for thinking be accompanied by a capacity for action, a superior mind exists in torture.
There is no detachment where there is no pain. And there is no pain endured without hatred or lying unless detachment is present too.
Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.
All historical experience demonstrates the following: Our earth cannot be changed unless in the not too distant future an alteration in the consciousness of individuals is achieved.
I believe kids should choose what they want to do, because it’s their life, but they have to choose something, and they can’t quit in the middle unless there’s a really good reason. There are going to be peaks and valleys. You don’t want to let kids quit during a valley.
All that we know is nothing, we are merely crammed wastepaper baskets, unless we are in touch with that which laughs at all our knowing.
Unless you insult my mother or something, there is not much you could say to me that would really bother me.
Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control.
You can’t win unless you have good people with great attitude. They are the ones who won the games. I didn’t win any games. You never saw a coach make a tackle anywhere. My philosophy was to get the best players and then try to do something new with them.
Don’t change on me. Don’t extort me unless you intend to do it forever.
If the real radical finds that having long hair sets up psychological barriers to communication and organization, he cuts his hair. If I were organizing in an orthodox Jewish community, I would not walk in there eating a ham sandwich unless I wanted to be rejected so I could have an excuse to cop out.
Life doesn’t make any sense unless you can enjoy the journey, and sometimes I take that for granted.
I don’t leave a room unless I leave a smile. I want to leave them laughing.
Normally, I stay away from politics – unless I’m going to run for president.
There is no need for me continuing unless I’m able to improve.
No one can ever enter the celestial kingdom unless he is strictly honest.
As an actor there’s no autonomy, unless you’re prepared to risk the possibility of starving.
The knowledge of anything, since all things have causes, is not acquired or complete unless it is known by its causes.
I find the idea of vigilante justice very attractive. I like the idea that the murderer decides that this person has gone too far, and nothing will happen to him unless she does something to stop him.
I’m not good at interviews, I’m not good at dancing, I’m not good at looking like I’m having fun. I never will be, I don’t think. Unless I go to a life coach.
Thus the metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet.
There is nothing so unthinkable as thought, unless it be the entire absence of thought.
I can’t think of a subject that is taboo for me, unless it’s one I simply don’t know anything about.
I don’t think anybody cares about unwed mothers unless they’re black or poor. The question is not morality, the question is money. That’s what we’re upset about.
It helps to be able to be alone. ‘Cuz writing is done alone, unless you collaborate, but I don’t do that. Ask my ex-wife.
We all want the same thing, love and acceptance. That’s pretty much it. And what I’ve learned is that unless I’m happy with my side of the nickel, it can change violently – quickly.
I’m a very bad Christian, but I am a Christian. I think that all women, unless they are absolutely asleep, must be feminists up to a point. And socialist, well yes, of course, it’s not a fashionable word, but I am very much of the Left.
Marriage is miserable unless you find the right person that is your soulmate and that takes a lot of looking.
The most important single central fact about a free market is that no exchange takes place unless both parties benefit.
I refuse to work unless I get paid, so I don’t get a lot of work sometimes.
Superhuman effort isn’t worth a damn unless it achieves results.
You can’t win any trophies unless you’ve got a top goalkeeper.
Sincerity is impossible, unless it pervade the whole being, and the pretence of it saps the very foundation of character.
We’re on the verge of a financial collapse unless we balance the budget, and that means some really, really tough decisions.
I’ve just done a commercial in the U.S. in which I talk about stocks, shares and bonds. Everyone is amazed. They ask me: ‘You really know about that stuff or did you just learn it for the commercial?’ I tell them I wouldn’t do it unless I understood and had an interest.
I want to challenge the presumption that the world cannot know it is the world unless there is an alternative to the world.
These race cars are dangerous and you don’t put someone in one unless you are 100 per cent certain that they can do what they need to do and be safe in the car.
You don’t make a statement unless you make noise.
We can believe that we know where the world should go. But unless we’re in touch with our customers, our model of the world can diverge from reality. There’s no substitute for innovation, of course, but innovation is no substitute for being in touch, either.
One can’t understand the Christian Right and similar movements unless one sees them as reactive – they’re reacting to what they call secular humanism.
I’m basically a movie actor now, and my big roles are mostly horror movies – unless I’m doing a guest star or something – and occasionally I try to get back into television.
It is a joy to be an artist, but it doesn’t mean very much unless that work is somehow useful in some way and contributes to others.
O be very sure That no man will learn anything at all, Unless he first will learn humility.
Self-exploration is very painful, but unless you do that, you will never know who you are and who you want to be.
Unless a piece really said something, I had no interest in it. I have got to know that I have served some purpose here.
Men are mad most of their lives; few live sane, fewer die so. The acts of people are baffling unless we realize that their wits are disordered. Man is driven to justice by his lunacy.
I’m a guy’s guy. I don’t comb my hair unless I have to, and I don’t use lotions or fancy shampoos.
You should do what other people do, unless you have a very good reason not to.
My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.
Unless we love and are loved, each of us is alone, each of us is deeply lonely.
Never reach out your hand unless you’re willing to extend an arm.
No testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle, unless the testimony be of such a kind, that its falsehood would be more miraculous than the fact which it endeavors to establish.
Obviously, race is the elephant in the room, and we all understand that. Unless it is talked about constantly, it’s not going to get better… people have to be made to feel uncomfortable, and especially white people, because we’re comfortable. We still have no clue what being born white means.
All my life I had believed that unless I was perfect I would not be loved.
Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society.
Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. In this world, fear has no place. Only strength respects strength.
Publicity is like poison; it doesn’t hurt unless you swallow it.
Some people lose all respect for the lion unless he devours them instantly. There is no pleasing some people.
Don’t commit to being a columnist unless you’re willing to do it right. Report your behind off, so you have something original and useful to say. Say it in a way that will interest someone other than you, your family and your sources.
We can lie in the language of dress or try to tell the truth; but unless we are naked and bald, it is impossible to be silent.
Democrats can’t get elected unless things get worse – and things won’t get worse unless they get elected.
You’re playing a game, whether it’s Little League or Game 7 of the Word Series. It’s impossible to do well unless you’re having a good time. People talk about pressure. Yeah, there’s pressure. But I just look at it as fun.
Only to the extent that men desire peace and brotherhood can the world be made better. No peace even though temporarily obtained, will be permanent, whether to individuals or nations, unless it is built upon the solid foundation of eternal principles.
Something as curious as the monarchy won’t survive unless you take account of people’s attitudes. After all, if people don’t want it, they won’t have it.
No country is free unless it is democratic.
No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices.
I don’t think there’s any reason on Earth why people should have access to automatic and semiautomatic weapons unless they’re in the military or in the police.