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Well, if you find a note tonight that sounds good,
by Count Basie

Well, if you find a note tonight that sounds good,
play the same damn note every night!
- Count Basie

All I wanted was to be big, to be in show business and to travel...
and that's what I've been doing all my life.
- Count Basie

Of course, there are a lot of ways you can treat the blues,
but it will still be the blues.
- Count Basie

I decided that I would be one of the biggest new names;
and I actually had some little fancy business cards
printed up to announce it,
'Count Basie.
Beware, the Count is Here.'
- Count Basie

 

I, of course, wanted to play real jazz.
When we played pop tunes, and naturally we had to,
I wanted those pops to kick!
Not loud and fast, understand, but smoothly and with a definite punch.
- Count Basie

If you play a tune and a person don't tap their feet,
don't play the tune.
- Count Basie

I'm saying: to be continued, until we meet again.
Meanwhile, keep on listening and tapping your feet.
- Count Basie

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A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often.
- Anonymous

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hatred is blind, as well as love.
- Oscar Wilde

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

Imagine for yourself a character,
a model personality whose example you determine to follow,
in private as well as in public.
- Epictetus

The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace.
A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being
that places harmony in one's life.
- Peace Pilgrim

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Being angry harms your physical,
emotional, and spiritual well-being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is once well done is done forever.
- Henry David Thoreau

Life is a dangerous - ultimately fatal - endeavor,
so you may as well live it full out.
Chart your course, cast off the lines,
and boldly sail the seas of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life should not be a journey to the grave
with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
and loudly proclaiming, "Wow! What a Ride!"
- Hunter S. Thompson

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin

Violence, even well intentioned,
always rebounds upon oneself.
- Lao Tzu

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.
- Benjamin Franklin

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

Nothing is ever going to work out the way you want,
so you may as well choose to want the way life does work out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want reality to be different than it is,
you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.
- Byron Katie

The well-timed question is more impacting than an answer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

It is better to travel well than to arrive.
- The Buddha

The part can never be well unless the whole is well.
- Plato

Appreciation is a wonderful thing.
It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
- Voltaire

All's well that ends well.
- Proverb (and title of a Shakespeare play)

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
- Dave Barry

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

It is well to remember that the
entire population of the universe,
with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
- Andrew J. Holmes

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Your point of view sets you up well in advance
for how you view the events as they unfold.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

A well-spent day brings happy sleep.
- Leonardo da Vinci

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

Learn to do common things uncommonly well;
we must always keep in mind that anything
that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
- George Washington Carver

That some achieve great success,
is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
- Abraham Lincoln

The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's not very heroic to slay dragons.
Dragons are generally very peaceful and well behaved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep,
so a life well spent brings happy death.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength
which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
- Marcus Aurelius

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only
by the man who is as well organized
in his individuality as the mass itself.
- Carl Jung

You are defined by your habits - choose well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The best friend is the man who in wishing me well
wishes it for my sake.
- Anonymous

Trust your own instinct.
Your mistakes might as well be your own,
instead of someone else's.
- Billy Wilder

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anger and Danger are intimately intertwined.
An angry person is a dangerous person,
whether that person crosses our path
or whether the angry person is ourself.
To complete the anger/danger cycle,
whenever we feel threatened -
when we believe we are in danger -
we tend to exhibit anger as well as fear.
We look for someone to blame for the dangerous situation,
and direct our anger toward them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread.
- John Muir

He's my friend that speaks well of me behind my back.
- Thomas Fuller

Well excuse me - we've got something
a little unusual going on here -
time travel, parallel universes,
or just a little common ordinary insanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

Always aim at complete harmony
of thought and word and deed.
Always aim at purifying your thoughts
and everything will be well.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

One may as well dam for water tanks
the people's cathedrals and churches,
for no holier temple has ever
been consecrated by the heart of man.
- John Muir

A house is not a home unless it
contains food and fire
for the mind as well as the body.
- Benjamin Franklin

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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