Quotes with single
Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ''Make me feel important.'' Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.
There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
Pride and Prejudice
Love: Two minds without a single thought.
If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it.
A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.
The little things that made up the fabric of the first six years of my life were suddenly ripped away, and I didn't have anyone around me who loved me. Not one single person.
The first precept was never to accept a thing as true until I knew it as such without a single doubt.
I sang in a choir when I was 10 or 11, and learned to sightread single lines, but other than that I don't have a formal education. I picked up the guitar initially, playing folk tunes – Dylan – then I graduated to piano when I got interested in jazz, listening to people like Oscar Peterson, Dave Brubeck, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, and so on. The first electronic instruments started to become accessible in the mid-70s and I got my hands on a kit built synthesizer and never looked back.
Interview in 2012.
The Net has made a music career approachable for thousands of bands — but I hear too few single-minded voices among them. What I do best is write songs, tell stories.
In a press release about his new album, A Map Of The Floating City (2010)
The state has but one face for me: that of the police. To my eyes, all of the state’s ministries have this single face, and I cannot imagine the ministry of culture other than as the police of culture, with its prefect and commissioners.
We succeed only as we identify in life or in war or in anything else a single overriding objective and make all other considerations bend to that one objective.
Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.
The single guiding star has been shattered by time into a carnival of glittering lights, but the pilgrims still tread the road to Bethlehem in search of the miracle of Christ's birth.
Pilgrimage to Bethlehem. Published in The New York Times on December 23, 1984.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
The art of leadership ... consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention.
The world cannot utterly ignore men who lay down their lives for any cause. Men may write and agitate, they may scream never so shrilly about the wrongs of the world, but when they go forth to fight single-handed and to die for what they preach, they have at least earned the right to demand of society an inquiry.
Violence and the Labor Movement (1914)
Why not just tell people I'm an alien from Mars? Tell them I eat live chickens and do a voodoo dance at midnight. They'll believe anything you say, because you're a reporter. But if I, Michael Jackson, were to say, "I'm an alien from Mars and I eat live chickens and do a voodoo dance at midnight," people would say, "Oh, man, that Michael Jackson is nuts. He's cracked up. You can't believe a single word that comes out of his mouth."
No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.
Commencement address delivered by Steve Jobs at Stanford University on June 12, 2005
In the network economy, ever-less energy is needed to complete a single transaction, but ever-more effort is needed to agree on what pattern the transaction should follow.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
In the network economy, producing and consuming fuse into a single verb: prosuming. Since a relationship involves two members investing in it, its value increases twice as fast as one's investment.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
I have just received the following telegram from my generous Daddy. It says, "Dear Jack: Don't buy a single vote more than is necessary. I'll be damned if I'm going to pay for a landslide.
Gridiron Dinner, Washington, D.C., 1958
I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth. No single space project...will be more exciting, or more impressive to mankind, or more important...and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish...
The poor wish to be rich, the rich wish to be happy, the single wish to be married, and the married wish to be dead.
Honey-Bees can flourish only when associated in large numbers, as in a colony. In a solitary state, a single bee is almost as helpless as a new-born child, being paralyzed by the chill of a cool Summer night.
A Practical Treatise on the Hive and Honey-bee (1857)
They may consider themselves patriots, but when you engage in this kind of behavior, that’s not patriotic; it’s a crime. Anybody in the military who has knowledge of this stuff should understand this is not who we are. This is not what the U.S. military is about. And it dishonors the vast majority of men and women in uniform who carry out their responsibilities and obligations with honor and dignity and incredible courage every single day.
About sexual assault in the military during a press conference on May 7, 2013.
The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
Enthusiasm is more important to mastery than innate ability, it turns out, because the single most important element in developing an expertise is your willingness to practice.
The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
You tend to have far more real, intense friendships when you are single, perhaps because you can be more honest when you do not have the marriage or someone else's feelings to protect.
Some Men are More Perfect Than Others (1973)
Shall we be destined to the days of eternity, on holy-days, as well as working-days, to be showing the relics of learning, as monks do the relics of their saints -- without working one -- one single miracle with them?
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1760-1767)
The journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step. So we must never neglect any work of peace within our reach, however small.
Beware of the wounds of the wounded souls; oppress notto the utmost a single heart, for a solitary sign has power to overset a whole world.
Oriental proverb that Sumner quoted during a major speech given in the Senate on August 26, 1852 during which he attacked the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act. In response to Sumner's speech, a Senator from Alabama said "The ravings of a maniac may sometimes be dangerous, but the barking of a puppy never did any harm."
In my work, you get used to criticisms. Of course you do, because there are a lot of people trying to get you down, but I always cheer up immensely if one is particularly wounding because I think well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left. That is why my father always taught me: never worry about anyone who attacks you personally; it means their arguments carry no weight and they know it.
Interview with Italian television by Enzo Biagi (March 10, 1986)
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
The Happy Prince and Other Stories