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"I have tried raising money by asking for it, and by not asking for it. I always got more by asking for it." - Millard Fuller

"Prayer is asking for guidance. Meditation is listening to it." - Sonia Choquette

"Lose not thy own for want of asking for it; it will get thee no thanks." - Thomas Fuller

"Lose not thine own for want of asking for it; 'twill get thee no thanks." - Thomas Fuller

"Is it common for people to become a pothead at 40? Asking for myself." - Gary Gulman

"For me, being vulnerable is asking for help from other people whatever it may be." - Mason Jennings

"It is really not so repulsive to see the poor asking for money as to see the rich asking for more money. And advertisement is the rich asking for more money." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"All giving is asking, and all asking is an asking for love." - Sigmund Freud

"The Lord never tires of forgiving. It is we who tire of asking for forgiveness." - Pope Francis

"If you believe you are guilty and deserve to be punished, you are asking for it!" - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"What counts is knowing who you want to be and asking for it." - Bruce Wilkinson

"It was like I was asking for attention, but I didn't really want attention." - Bradford Cox

"It is very important for young people keep their sense of wonder and keep asking why." - Stephen Hawking

"He who sees the truth, let him proclaim it, without asking who is for it or who is against it." - Henry George

"Got everything I'm asking for but you." - Drake

"I appreciate folks asking for my autograph." - Wolfman Jack

"Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, What's in it for me?" - Brian Tracy

"Is it normal to make a minute-to-minute schedule for the timing of thanksgiving? I'm asking for a friend." - Casey Wilson

"Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, "What's in it for me?" - Brian Tracy

"Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'" - Brian Tracy

"I am guilty of asking the Senate for pork and proud of the Senate for giving it to me." - Ted Stevens

"Instead of asking WHY you had to do it, how about just thanking Him for safely bringing you THROUGH it." - Cupcake Brown

"It was a struggle financing CNN, but I did it without ever asking the government for a nickel." - Ted Turner

"I love going out and it is a bit sad when the photographers stop asking you for your picture." - Alice Evans

"Love cannot be had for the asking; it comes only as a gift from the heart of another" - Paramahansa Yogananda

"People keep asking me about it but I don't want to be famous for being a former anorexic." - Kate Beckinsale

"Love accepts the trying things of life without asking for explanations. It trusts and is at rest." - Amy Carmichael

"It is not necessary for one to have perfected moral practice before asking others to consider their own actions" - Stephanie Kaza

"And people coming up asking for autographs, there's only one time when it kind of bothers me: when I'm eating." - Enrique Iglesias

"I always think if you are asking somebody for something it is a good idea to give them something first." - Bono

"It's about putting the pedal to the metal and not asking any questions at all and just going for it." - Brandon Thomas

"I'm not asking for forever, Tamani said. Yet. I'm just asking for a moment." - Aprilynne Pike

"I'm not asking for more entitlement programs; I'm asking for more enterprise." - Van Jones

"But an apology too - you think you're giving something, but you're not. You're really asking for something. You're asking for forgiveness, you're asking for the other injured person to make it okay for you. Apologies were harder work for the person getting one than the person giving one." - Deb Caletti

"But an apology too - you think you're giving something, but you're not. You're really asking for something. You're asking for forgiveness, you're asking for the other injured person to make it okay for you. Apologies were harder work for the person getting one than the person giving one." - Deb Caletti

"People perceive me as a commodity. They just don't think anything of asking for five minutes of my time. It never occurs to them that if they're asking for it and another thousand people are asking, I don't have 1,000 five minutes to give." - Stephen Jay Gould

"The word 'confession,' to me, means needing to be absolved. I'm not asking for forgiveness. I'm not asking people to understand. I'd like to think that I tell stories and sometimes my life weaves through it." - Tori Amos

"Don't bother asking God for answers about life. Most likely you're asking the wrong questions." - Josh Kilmer-Purcell

"The woman who thinks she can choose femininity, can toy with it like the social drinker toys with wine - well, she's asking for it, asking to be undone, devoured, asking to spend her life perpetrating a new fraud, manufacturing a new fake identity, only this time it's her equality that's fake." - Rachel Cusk

"Don't apologize for asking for what you deserve." - Mika Brzezinski

"Prayer does not mean asking God for all kinds of things we want, it is rather the desire for God Himself, the only Giver of Life." - Sadhu Sundar Singh

"I grew up asking for everything under the sun for Christmas, but I knew I wasn't going to get it all." - Faith Hill

"Contemplating an object fixedly with the mind, asking myself, 'What is it?' without thinking of any other object or relating it to anything else for hours on end." - Simone Weil

"If you're asking for a date, forget it. 'Cause I make it a point not to go out with women who shoot me in the head!" - Dante Alighieri

"Would I be healed now if you gave me your blood, Nikolai?" "Are you asking me for it?" "If I were, would you give it to me?" - Tina St John

"Would I be healed now if you gave me your blood, Nikolai?" "Are you asking me for it?" "If I were, would you give it to me?" - Tina St John

"I'm like, If you do something dumb, I'll write about it. If you put something out there, to me it's like you're kind of asking for it." - Wanda Sykes

"Even when I interviewed bands, it was about asking them about writing songs, so it was more for me than anybody else." - Benjamin Booker

"Somewhere it is written that parents who are critical of other people's children and publicly admit they can do better are asking for it." - Erma Bombeck

"All I'm asking for is what I want." - Rickey Henderson

"We keep asking for answers; God keeps sending us people." - Bob Goff

"It's asking for trouble to listen to music alone." - Janice Galloway

"That comes too late that comes for the asking." - Seneca the Younger

"By asking for the impossible we obtain the best possible." - Giovanni Niccolini

"Pain is a message asking for our help." - Gerald Epstein

"Many things are lost for want of asking." - George Herbert

"They don't know that I'm already asking for the moon." - Suzanne Collins

"The Chinese in this country aren't asking for integration." - Malcolm X

"By asking for the impossible we obtain the possible." - Proverbs

"Fear is just your feelings asking for a hug." - Danielle Sanchez-Witzel

"You create your opportunities by asking for them." - Shakti Gawain

"Think carefully before asking for justice. Mercy might be safer." - Mason Cooley

"I can be unbearable sometimes asking for so many takes." - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarri

"I'm not asking people to feel sorry for me." - Jack Abramoff

"A writer who isn't writing is asking for trouble." - Walter Kirn

"Those who are asking for more government interference are asking ultimately for more compulsion and less freedom." - Ludwig Von Mises

"My grandpa always said asking a question is embarrassing for a moment, but not asking is embarrassing for a lifetime." - Haruki Murakami

"I will be asking for forgiveness, but hopefully I won't have to be asking for much forgiveness." - Donald Trump

"Sometimes asking God for a reason for something is like asking Him why the sky is blue. There is a complex, scientific reason for it, Claire, but most children, including you, are content with knowing it is blue because it is. If we understood everything about everything, we would have no need for faith." - Susan Meissner

"I said to the players before the start, 'Just go out and give it 100 per cent. I am not asking for any more than that'." - Carlton Palmer

"Science attempts to figure out laws and then uses it later. While the work of art reflects the cosmic order without asking for an explanation" - Alija Izetbegovic

"True prayer is not asking God for love; it is learning to love, and to include all mankind in one affection." - Mary Baker Eddy

"The vast majority of my time is traveling and talking about the issues. It isn't really calling and asking for money." - Rand Paul

"I could never accept life as it was, I could never gobble down all its poisons bu there were parts, tenuous magic parts open for the asking." - Charles Bukowski

"Repeatedly asking for government help undermines the foundations of society by destroying initiative and responsibility. It is also a fatal blow to efficiency and corrupts the political process." - Charles Koch

"That's when you know for sure somebody loves you. They figure out what you need and they give it to you - without you asking." - Adriana Trigiani

"When all is said and done, the unselfish acts of what we have done without asking for anything in return, will have said it all." - Brian Jett

"I'm going to approach it as trying to do my best, but you can't do everything yourself. That's asking for bad things to happen." - Mark Mulder

"Thirty years people have been asking for a lawful system of immigration to end this lawlessness, and government on both parties have refused to give it to them." - Jeff Sessions

"I wouldn't want to spend every waking hour asking people for money. A, I can't do it, it's just not my nature." - Rush Limbaugh

"I would never offer advice without the person asking for it. I, in general, don't believe in giving advice, actually, as a human being I don't." - Joan Chen

"I can remember a reporter asking me for a quote, and I didn't know what a quote was. I thought it was some kind of soft drink." - Joe Dimaggio

"It doesn't matter how smart you are; to audition for 'Jeopardy,' you just have to luck out and know what they're asking you that day." - Drew Carey

"How do you say no when a little kid is asking you for ice cream? I know I can't say no to it myself." - Jimmie Johnson

"Prayer is not a check request asking for things from God. It is a deposit slip - a way of depositing God's character into our bankrupt souls." - Dutch Sheets

"My fans kept asking where they could get clothes like Destiny's Child's, so it was only natural for us to do a clothing line." - Beyonce Knowles

"My salary situation at 'Morning Joe' wasn't right. I made five attempts to fix it, then realized I'd made the same mistake every time: I apologised for asking." - Mika Brzezinski

"It is not viable for one country to demand a right to increase and upgrade its nuclear weapons capabilities while asking others to eliminate theirs." - John Bruton

"I think people expect mud at festivals, I think you'd be asking for your money back if you didn't get it." - Peter Hook

"There's obviously a buzz. Everybody's asking about it." - Brimstone

"One of the best aids to freedom is asking God for a lot of help-and asking often." - Joyce Meyer

"Asking for financial advice from a financial planner is like asking a barber if you need a hair cut." - Warren Buffett

"Prayer is not asking for what you think you want, but asking to be changed in ways you can't imagine." - Kathleen Norris

"Liberals love to say things like, "We're just asking everyone to pay their fair share." But government is not about asking. It is about telling. The difference is fundamental. It is the difference between making love and being raped, between working for a living and being a slave. The Internal Revenue service is not asking anybody to do anything. It confiscates your assets and puts you behind bars if you don't pay." - Thomas Sowell

"Asking politicians to vote themselves out of power is like asking rabbits not to multiply, it ain't natural." - Bob Beckel

"Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost what it feels about dogs." - John Osborne

"Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs." - Christopher Hampton

"Asking a writer what he thinks about criticism is like asking a lamppost what it feels about dogs." - John Osborne

"Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post what it feels about dogs." - Christopher Hampton

"The important thing to note is that it is not important whether Malala was shot or not - Malala is not asking for personal favors or support. She is asking for support with girls' education and women's rights. So don't support Malala, support her campaign for girls' education and women's rights." - Malala Yousafzai

"Beware of anyone who calls you bad names merely for asking honest questions. Beware of anyone who insists on reframing your sincere curiosity as a character defect. Beware of anyone who questions your motives while ignoring your facts. When someone calls you bad names merely for asking questions, it suggests they know the answer but are terrified to admit it." - Jim Goad

"If anyone went on for a thousand years asking of life: 'Why are you living?' life, if it could answer, would only say, 'I live so that I may live.' That is because life lives out of its own ground and springs from its own source, and so it lives without asking why it is itself living." - Meister Eckhart

"How to figure out the recipe of your life? Your body knows when it needs food. And it asks for it. But if your devouring self keeps asking for more food, pounds of unnecessary problems are added to your life." - Ruben Papian

"Asking for advice about what you should write is a little like asking for help getting dressed. I can you tell you what I think looks good, but you have to wear it. And as every fashion victim knows, very few people look good in everything." - Betsy Lerner

"Brandalism Any advertisement in public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It belongs to you. It's yours to take, rearrange and re-use. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head." - Banksy

"I'm a Mormon, but I share your faith in the atonement of the savior, Jesus Christ. In my faith, we have a guy who gave his life for what he believed in. You don't have to believe it; I'm not asking you to. I'm asking you, "What is it that you believe? Are you willing to give your life?"" - Glenn Beck

"The South: What is this place? What's different about it? Is it different anymore? Good questions. Old ones, too. People have been asking them for decades. Some of us even make our living by asking them, but we still don't agree about the answers." - John Shelton Reed

"D'ye think I don't know?" he asked softly. "It's me that has the easy part now. For if ye feel for me as I do for you-then I'm asking you to tear out your heart and live without it." - Diana Gabaldon

"More than 70 percent of seniors are asking for more time. It is long overdue for Congress to listen and make sure that seniors have a prescription drug plan that works for them." - Dan Lipinski

"Prayer is not a preparation for work, it IS work. Prayer is not a preparation for the battle, it IS the battle. Prayer is two-fold: definite asking and definite waiting to receive." - Oswald Chambers

"Congress should stop treating veterans like they're asking for a hand out when it comes to the benefits they were promised, and they should realize that, were it not for these veterans, there would be nothing to hand out." - Nick Lampson

"Let us go back to the Lord. The Lord never tires of forgiving: never! It is we who tire of asking his forgiveness. Let us ask for the grace not to tire of asking forgiveness, because he never tires of forgiving." - Pope Francis

"My father said he was going to write to the Jinzhou City Party Committee asking for permission to 'talk about love'...My mother supposed it was a bit like asking permission from the head of the family...the Communist Party was the new patriarch." - Jung Chang

"If you want access to the files of valuable information in a computer, you must understand how to retrieve the data by asking for it with the proper commands. Likewise, what enables you to get anything you want from your own personal databanks is the commanding power of asking questions." - Tony Robbins

"Whatever we owe, it is our part to find where to pay it, and to do it without asking, too; for whether the creditor be good or bad, the debt is still the same." - Seneca the Younger

"As for my next book, I won't write it till it has grown heavy in my mind like a ripe pear; pendant, gravid, asking to be cut or it will fall." - Virginia Woolf

"As for my next book, I am going to hold myself from writing it till I have it impending in me: grown heavy in my mind like a ripe pear; pendant, gravid, asking to be cut or it will fall." - Virginia Woolf

"I think it is fair to say that it is under a great deal of stress, and if I am asking for significant changes, it is because the world is going through significant changes." - Mohamed Elbaradei

"As soon as you start asking what education is for, what the use of it is, you're abandoning the basic assumption of any true culture, that education is worth while for its own sake." - Ann Bridge

"Does my hair look alright? Of course, it looks alright. Why am I asking you for? ...We get lunch right? ...Can we get this thing going? I gotta meet my girlfriend for a martini." - Alex Riley

"It appears to be a re-run of a bad movie. [Iraqi President Saddam Hussein] is delaying. He's deceiving. He's asking for time. He's playing hide-and-seek with inspectors. One thing is for certain - he's not disarming." - George W Bush

"Well if you were asking my personal opinion on that I think the answer can only be yes but it was missed. Much as I know I'm responsible for a lot of things, I can't wear any responsibility for that." - John Anderson

"When you're asking someone for assistance, make it as easy as possible for them to say 'no' to you. You don't want someone helping you who doesn't really want to." - Raymond Arroyo

"The problem is, of course, that these interest groups are all asking for changes, but their enthusiasm for change rapidly disappears when it affects the core of their own interests." - Angela Merkel

"In some ways, calm bodily protest has a nakedness to it that may be deeply embarrassing for observers; an act not unlike the bare-faced Oliver Twist effrontery that stands vulnerably before authority, asking for more or better." - Michael Leunig

"Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country?" - Khalil Gibran

"Asking an incumbent member of Congress to vote for term limits is a bit like asking a chicken to vote for Colonel Sanders." - Bob Inglis

"Asking the government to help you for short periods of time is different than asking the government to take care of you for the rest of your life." - Donna Shalala

"-Mikhail?...Try making suggestions next time, or just plain asking. You go do whatever it is you're doing, and I'll go search you extensive library for a book on manners. -You will not find it. -Why am I not surprised?" - Christine Feehan

"When I start asking my friends, "What do you think this means?" And it leads to way more interesting conversations than what it actually ends up meaning in the dictionary. Like "apocryphal," for instance." - Andrew Bird

"A saint is a person who gives of themself without asking for anything in return. That's how simple it is to be a saint. Try it! Try being a saint" - Edward James Olmos

"When it comes to asking for raise, you just have to do it in the right way. You may get a no, and that's fine, but ask and make sure you know when you can come back and ask again." - Alexis Maybank

"It is worth asking who decides what's an "obsession" and where it differs from meditation or the kind of deep dwelling on a subject we see in philosophy or the work of Robert Wilson, for instance?" - Laura Mullen

"A saint is a person who gives of themself without asking for anything in return. That's how simple it is to be a saint. Try it! Try being a saint." - Edward James Olmos

"Now I'll give you some advice, since you been asking for it. Happiness is like them plants you been yapping about. Sometimes it's growing right in your own backyard and you don't even know it." - Cathie Pelletier

"It was a wrong number that started it, the telephone ringing three times in the dead of night, and the voice on the other end asking for someone he was not." - Paul Auster

"Asking for help with shame says: You have the power over me. Asking with condescension says: I have the power over you. But asking for help with gratitude says: We have the power to help each other." - Amanda Palmer

"In school, we're rewarded for having the answer, not for asking a good question." - Richard Saul Wurman

"Looking for love is like asking for a new point of departure ... another chance in life." - Zelda Fitzgerald

"Agents are still asking for millions of dollars for actors that don't sell one ticket." - Uwe Boll

"I refused David Letterman's proposal of marriage for obvious reasons, but thanks for asking." - Teri Garr

"I attributed their behavior to the fact that they didn't have a TV, but television didn't teach you everything. Asking for candy on Halloween was called trick-or-treating, but asking for candy on November first was called begging, and it made people uncomfortable. This was one of the things you were supposed to learn simply by being alive, and it angered me that the Tomkeys did not understand it." - David Sedaris

"Prayer in the sense of petition, asking for things, is a small part of it; confession and penitence are its threshold, adoration its sanctuary, the presence and vision and enjoyment of God its bread and wine." - C S Lewis

"We pray pious blether, our will is not in it, and then we say God does not answer; we never asked Him for anything. Asking means that our wills are in what we ask." - Oswald Chambers

"Prayers never bring anything... They may bring solace to the sap, the bigot, the ignorant, the aboriginal, and the lazy - but to the enlightened it is the same as asking Santa Claus to bring you something for Xmas" - W C Fields

"It would hardly benefit me to hold anything back unnecessarily, when I know what I'm asking. For you to find a needle in-God, not even a haystack. A needle in a tower full of other needles." - Cassandra Clare

"For me, the fiction writer's job is to take the small, stupid process of learning to use an iPhone - and suddenly you're the guy who's asking your daughter, "When I go on Facebook, can it see me?"" - George Saunders

"The day I stop feeling the pressure and I'm just enjoying myself and taking it easy is when I'm 35, asking for a wild card and playing mixed doubles with Arnaud Clement." - Amelie Mauresmo

"It is hard to apply oneself to study when there is no money to pay for food and lodging. I almost never explain these things when folks are asking me why I don't do this or that." - Zora Neale Hurston

"Everything is going to be fine." I hate it when people say that, people who have absolutely no idea of what's coming next. They turn you into an idiot for even asking." - Jenny Valentine



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