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"Paperwork is the embalming fluid of bureaucracy, maintaining an appearance of life where none exists." - Robert H. Meltzer

"Life involves maintaining oneself between contradictions that can't be solved by analysis." - William Empson

"Men are so accustomed to maintaining external order by violence that they cannot conceive of life being possible without violence." - Leo Tolstoy

"I don't worry about maintaining the quality of my life, because every day I work on improving it." - Tony Robbins

"A person's true means of expression is his life. Living the shame of life and maintaining silence, that was the greatest accomplishment of all." - Imre Kertesz

"There is no significant example in history, before our time, of a society successfully maintaining moral life without the aid of religion." - Will Durant

"You've recognised a fundamental feature of an addict's life. Maintaining your habit is so important you've no real interest in anything else." - Marian Keyes

"As complicated as joint custody is, it allows the delicious contradiction of having children and maintaining the intimacy of life-before-kid s." - Delia Ephron

"Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one's actions." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"Ethics, too, are nothing but reverence for life. That is what gives me the fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, promoting, and enhancing life, and that destroying, injuring, and limiting life are evil." - Albert Schweitzer

"Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality, namely that good consists in maintaining, assisting, and enhancing life, and that to destroy, to harm, or to hinder life is evil." - Albert Schweitzer

"Ethics, too, are nothing but reverence for life. This is what gives me the fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, promoting, and enhancing life, and that destroying, injuring, and limiting life are evil." - Albert Schweitzer

"The joy is in creating, not maintaining." - Vince Lombardi

"Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you're going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and my maintaining focus." - Oprah Winfrey

"Nothing is necessary for you in maintaining a Christian life, but just to stay by the helm, and put yourself where the power is. Come unto God, unite yourself to God, and the doing power you have is infinite." - Horace Bushnell

"In pregnancy, there are two bodies, one inside the other. Two people live under one skin. When so much of life is dedicated to maintaining our integrity as distinct beings, this bodily tandem is an uncanny fact." - Joan Raphael-Leff

"Creativity consists in maintaining a key aspect of the experience of childhood throughout one's life: the capacity to create and recreate the world. Creativity is the omnipotence of the child's mind." - Donald Woods Winnicott

"Sometimes I have a beard, sometimes I don't, and I'm not very good at maintaining it. I've got an agreement with my life coach and guru that I don't touch it from now on." - Justin Hawkins

"Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you're going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus." - Oprah Winfrey

"If you were to destroy in mankind the belief in immortality, not only love but every living force maintaining the life of the world would at once be dried up. Moreover, nothing then would be immoral, everything would be lawful." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Through my life, [there have been] a lot of devils and a lot of situations, so I'm just goin' hard, maintaining, regardless of what people got to say about Ace Hood." - Ace Hood

"Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you're going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and my maintaining focus." - Oprah Winfrey

"I appreciate health care that gets to the root cause of our symptoms and promotes wellness, rather than the one-size-fits-all drug-based approach to treating disease. I love maintaining an optimal quality of life - naturally." - Suzanne Somers

"You lived aloof, maintaining to the end your magnificent disdain." - Anna Akhmatova

"Consistency is the key to achieving and maintaining momentum." - Darren Hardy

"I have priorities. Maintaining my daughter is my first." - Whitney Houston

"Maintaining my dignity is so important for me." - Amanda Lindhout

"Social historians of the future no doubt will be amused by the fact that we late-twentieth-century Americans found it acceptable to discuss publicly in detail the most intimate aspects of personal life, while maintaining an almost prudish reserve concerning the political significance of family life." - Mary Ann Glendon

"Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one's being, from bodily health to self realization. Yoga means union - the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day to day life and endows skill in the performance of one's actions." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"The rough and ready improvisational quality to life on board the International Space Station is reminiscent of a long trip in a sailboat: privacy and fresh produce are in short supply, hygiene is basic, and a fair amount of the crew's time is spent just on maintaining and repairing the craft." - Chris Hadfield

"Healthy living involves taking care of myself - both mentally and physically. It means surrounding myself with positive and supportive people, as well as exercising and maintaining a well-balanced diet. At this point, healthy living is just a way of life." - Demi Lovato

"I find when most people are honest about their spiritual pilgrimage, they admit to the difficulty of maintaining the habit of a spiritual discipline. What attracks me most about the Anglican spiritual tradition is that it provides purposeful spiritual direction in the life of Christ." - Robert E. Webber

"A meal, however simple, is a moment of intersection. It is at once the most basic, the most fundamental, of our life's activities, maintaining the life of our bodies; shared with others it can be an occasion of joy and communion, uniting people deeply." - Elise M. Boulding

"Does history warrant the conclusion that religion is necessary to morality - that a natural ethic is too weak to withstand the savagery that lurks under civilization and emerges in our dreams, crimes and wars? ... There is no significant example in history, before our time, of a society successfully maintaining moral life without the aid of religion." - Will Durant

"The ancient yogis discovered that the secret of cosmic consciousness is intimately linked with breath mastery. This is India's unique and deathless contribution to the world's treasury of knowledge. The life force, which is ordinarily absorbed in maintaining the heart-pump, must be freed for higher activities by a method of calming and stilling the ceaseless demands of the breath." - Sri Yukteswar Giri

"If I lose my life in a good cause I am willing to be sacrificed on the altar of virtue, righteousness and truth, in maintaining the laws and Constitution of the United States, if need be, for the general good of mankind." - Joseph Smith Jr

"If they find a Christian mistaken in a field which they themselves know well and hear him maintaining his foolish opinions about our books, how are they going to believe those books in matters concerning the resurrection of the dead, the hope of eternal life, and the kingdom of heaven..." - Saint Augustine

"We have the opportunity now to join in the celebration of possibility, to align ourselves with the forces of life. We'll need to become skilled at walking the line between urgency and hope, maintaining our balance in a world out of balance. I'm convinced that out of the crucible of crisis, the greatest love story on Earth could be born." - Velcrow Ripper

"Integrated meditation practice is like a healthy diet which is indispensable for maintaining your vitality and resistance to disease. Likewise, a balanced meditative practice in the course of a socially engaged way of life heightens your psychological immune system, so that you are less vulnerable to mental imbalances of all kinds." - B. Alan Wallace

"I would suggest maintaining a life and a career outside the Industry. This is a fickle business and a lousy one to make a steady living in, so it's important to have a good family, friends, job and education to fall back on" - Fred Savage

"We have the opportunity now to join in the celebration of possibility, to align ourselves with the forces of life. We"ll need to become skilled at walking the line between urgency and hope, maintaining our balance in a world out of balance. I'm convinced that out of the crucible of crisis, the greatest love story on Earth could be born." - Velcrow Ripper

"The doctrine (of) maintaining that the language of daily life, with words used in their ordinary meanings, suffices for philosophy . . . I find myself totally unable to accept . . . . Because it makes almost inevitable the perpetuation amongst philosophers of the muddle-headedness they have taken over from common sense." - Bertrand Russell

"We explore within postures everything we deal with in life: the interplay between resistance and surrender; establishing stability and maintaining flexibility; learning to receive and release; being present to all the complexities of our lives, and returning to the fundamentals of our "beginner's mind" again and again." - Brenda Strong

"Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one's being, from bodily health to self-realization. Yoga means union'the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one's actions." - Geeta Iyengar

"If you were to destroy in mankind the belief in immortality, not only love but every living force maintaining the life of the world would at once be dried up. Moreover, nothing then would be immoral, everything would be lawful, even cannibalism." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"He that will deserve the name of a Christian must be such a man as excelleth through the knowledge of Christ and His doctrine; in modesty and righteousness of mind, in constancy of life, in virtuous fortitude, and in maintaining sincere piety toward the one and the only God, who is all in all." - Eusebius of Caesarea

"The more living patterns there are in a place - a room, a building, or a town - the more it comes to life as an entirety, the more it glows, the more it has that self-maintaining fire which is the quality without a name." - Christopher Alexander

"I read the Steve Jobs book, and that kind of changed everything. I've been, like, an Apple geek my whole life and have always seen him as a hero. But reading the book, and learning about how he built the company, and maintaining that corporate culture and all that, I think that influenced me a lot." - Geazy

"We have now felled forest enough everywhere, in many districts far too much. Let us restore this one element of material life to its normal proportions, and devise means for maintaining the permanence of its relations to the fields, the meadows and the pastures, to the rain and the dews of heaven, to the springs and rivulets with which it waters down the earth." - George Perkins Marsh

"I would suggest maintaining a life and a career outside the Industry. This is a fickle business and a lousy one to make a steady living in, so it's important to have a good family, friends, job and education to fall back on." - Fred Savage

"Reverence for Life affords me my fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, assisting, and enhancing life and that to destroy, harm, or to hinder life is evil. Affirmation of the world - that is affirmation of the will to live, which appears in phenomenal forms all around me - is only possible for me in that I give myself out for other life." - Albert Schweitzer

"A bird is an instrument working according to mathematical law, which instrument it is within the capacity of man to reproduce with all its movements, but not with a corresponding degree of strength, though it is deficient only in the power of maintaining equilibrium. We may therefore say that such an instrument constructed by man is lacking in nothing except the life of the bird, and this life must needs be supplied from that of man." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"I have been practising yoga for over a decade now, and it is a very important part of my life. It doesn't matter where I am or what I am doing, yoga gives me the opportunity to switch off and focus entirely on my body and my breath. Yoga allows me to meditate and reflect on what's important in my life. It is also great for core strength and maintaining agility." - Miranda Kerr

"If we want sincere harmony, peace and joy in our lives, we can have them, but we must be willing to do the work. We must make maintaining an awareness of our spiritual natures first in our lives. Our inner world is the architect of our external world. We don't lose faith in the goodness of life because we become angry and depressed. We become angry and depressed because we lose faith in the goodness of life." - Susan L Taylor

"In my courses I encourage people to bring their creativity to bear on six personal challenges - discovering purpose and career, dealing with time and stress issues, developing and maintaining good relationships, achieving personal/professional balance or synergy in life, finding true prosperity, and bringing one's own creativity into the business and life. Unless people are continually dealing with these challenges, they are not bringing out their best and are not of much use to anyone, particularly themselves and their organizations." - Michael Ray

"The Ethical Society, therefore, is like a Church in maintaining, and emphasizing the importance of maintaining the custom of public assemblies on Sunday." - Felix Adler

"The retirement of Athanasius, which ended only with the life of Constantius, was spent, for the most part, in the society of the monks, who faithfully served him as guards, as secretaries, and as messengers; but the importance of maintaining a more intimate connection with the catholic party tempted him, whenever the diligence of the pursuit was abated, to emerge from the desert, to introduce himself into Alexandria, and to trust his person to the discretion of his friends and adherents." - Edward Gibbon

"The people's community must not be a mere phrase, but a revolutionary achievement following from the radical carrying out of the basic life needs of the working class. A ruthless battle against corruption! A war against exploitation, freedom for the workers! The elimination of all economic-capitalist influences on national policy...Maintaining a rotten economic system has nothing to do with nationalism, which is an affirmation of the Fatherland. I can love Germany and hate capitalism. Not only can I, I must." - Joseph Goebbels

"It's tempting to think that decisions that are not life-and-death are therefore unimportant, and that the little compromises we make don't matter to our bottom line or our spiritual selves. How many of us are tempted, in business, to make a less-than-ethical decision? To appropriate someone else's idea or fudge some numbers? We have to remember that maintaining our ethical and spiritual selves is absolutely linked with achieving the degree of success we're working toward." - Marianne Williamson

"Maintaining the status quo is the same as regressing; while you are holding your own, others are passing you by. Be harsh on yourself. Do not ever think that you have made it; do not ever be staisfied by what you have done. Drive yourself for the rest of your life. If you do not move, you become paralyzed. Develop your potential to the fullest, for you, too, can wake the sleeping genius at will." - Kim Woo-jung

"When has the world seen a phenomenon like this? a lonely uninstructed youth, coming from amid the moral darkness of Galilee, even more distinct from His age, and from every thing around Him, than a Plato would be rising up in some wild tribe in Oregon, assuming thus a position at the head of the world and maintaining it, for eighteen centuries, by the pure self-evidence of His life and doctrine." - Horace Bushnell

"I love what I do. I'm living the dream. I know that sounds corny, but I wanted to be a DJ from about the age of eleven or twelve, so the fact that I've spent over half my life living out my dream and still doing it at a very high level, I consider myself very lucky. But I've also worked extremely hard and I still work really hard, maintaining my career." - John Digweed

"Some of the folks we see are in for defending themselves against their abusers, or drug charges that, because of the California state prison system, they have mandatory sentencing and life in prison for three counts of simple drug possession, or whatever. I find it not only helpful but, I think, necessary in maintaining my grounding and my perspective. Because music is such an unrealistic job to have. It's a really lucky job to have, but it's also very unrealistic." - Thao Nguyen

"There is only one inborn erroneous notion that we exist in order to be happy So long as we persist in this inborn error the world seems to us full of contradictions. For at every step, in great things and small, we are bound to experience that the world and life are certainly not arranged for the purpose of maintaining a happy existence hence the countenances of almost all elderly persons wear the expression of disappointment." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"The hardest work most of us do is maintaining the appearance of normality." - Harry Shearer

"The one great element in continuing the success of an offensive is maintaining the momentum." - George C Marshall

"Maintaining spirituality and humanism are the keys to success. Its a balance." - Bikram Choudhury

"The only cure from sin is by maintaining a vision of God." - John Ortberg

"Gaining a victory is more difficult than maintaining it once you have it." - Joyce Meyer

"I lovingly do everything I can to assist my body in maintaining perfect health" - Louise Hay

"Part of maintaining a thriving creative culture is giving people time and permission to play." - Tim Brown

"The biggest challenge, I think, is always maintaining your moral compass." - Barack Obama

"Set yourself up for success from the very beginning and then focus on maintaining that success." - Cat Cora

"Why do you keep maintaining your ideas are right if you can't prove them?" - Jean-Paul Sartre

"Maintaining the trust of the consumer is critical to our business" - Jeremy Stoppelman

"The family is the foundation for love and for maintaining spirituality" - Quentin L. Cook

"Maintaining peace with God is more important than keeping pace with someone else." - Andy Stanley

"Surviving a tough situation means staying in the fight and maintaining a warrior's mindset." - Joe Teti

"Fallen man is both terrified of vulnerability and committed to maintaining independence." - Kay Warren

"The price of maintaining membership in the establishment is unquestioning acceptance of authority." - Neil Postman

"I credit chiropractic care for maintaining my health to keep up the pace of my career." - Jane Russell

"When maintaining a relationship means diminishing your self, it's time to walk." - Dov Davidoff

"Sometimes it's difficult maintaining my friendships, but to me, it's well worth it." - Steve Nash

"Sometimes it was really hard maintaining composure. People were just goofy." - Pell James

"[Optimism] is the mania of maintaining that everything is well when we are wretched." - Voltaire

"Many people are afraid to embrace religion, for fear they shall not succeed in maintaining it." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Maintaining a consistent platform also helps improve product support - a significant problem in the software industry." - Bill Gates

"Ultimately, my greatest achievement is maintaining my career while sustaining a happy marriage and kids." - Melina Kanakaredes

"History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government." - Thomas Jefferson

"I think maintaining relationships with my friends, my mother, my manager, they're all important." - Christina Applegate

"Health reform is an essential part of restoring America's economy and maintaining our competitiveness." - Max Baucus

"Maintaining spirituality and humanism are the keys to success. It's a balance." - Bikram Choudhury

"Maintaining clean, safe water remains one of our greatest national and global challenges and responsibilities." - Jerry Costello

"Maintaining boundaries is hard. That's why I strongly prefer the physical separation of work and home." - Karen Finerman

"I think I'm maintaining the quality, but internally I'm paying for it." - Gary Larson

"Maintaining self-respect in the face of a devastating experience is of prime importance." - Ann Landers

"Maintaining our standard; that's our challenge day-in and day-out." - Tim Rice

"However, I do firmly believe in maintaining the integrity of the animal." - Janine Turner

"Funding and maintaining programs from Head Start to Pell Grants must be a high priority." - Ed Pastor

"The greatest challenge of Leadership maintaining personal conviction in a globalized world." - Myles Munroe

"I am working as public relations director for the Tour de France and maintaining my farm." - Bernard Hinault

"I believe that a desirable future depends on our deliberately choosing a life of action over a life of consumption, on our engendering a lifestyle which will enable us to be spontaneous, independent, yet related to each other, rather than maintaining a lifestyle which only allows to make and unmake, produce and consume - a style of life which is merely a way station on the road to the depletion and pollution of the environment. The future depends more upon our choice of institutions which support a life of action than on our developing new ideologies and technologies." - Ivan Illich

"Each of us must be committed to maintaining the reputation of all of us. And all of us must be committed to maintaining the reputation of each of us." - Jim Rohn

"Maintaining marriage seems to be tougher than fatherhood: apparently its the most difficult thing in the world." - Kelly Slater

"Maintaining silence about a dirty truth is another way of lying, a common practice in high places." - Michael Parenti

"The degree of tolerance attainable at any moment depends on the strain under which society is maintaining its cohesion." - George Bernard Shaw

"There is a correlation between people who attack same-sex marriage and have difficulty maintaining their own." - Barney Frank

"Coach Landry was a master at maintaining discipline and creating an environment where ordinary people could achieve extra ordinary results." - Danny White

"A lot of people are concerned with staying physically young...I'm more interested in maintaining my curiosity." - Diablo Cody

"There are a great many people who have a vested interest in maintaining the stupidity of the American public." - Gore Vidal

"I have no interest in maintaining a relationship with someone who didn't love me enough to stick around." - Susane Colasanti

"If youre not concerned about maintaining an image, you can pursue roads that another actor might not take." - Kevin Spacey

"Enduring setbacks while maintaining the ability to show others the way to go forward is a true test of leadership." - Nitin Nohria

"My role as a producer is very specific. It's maintaining the creative truthfulness, day in and day out." - Jeffrey Donovan

"Maintaining the relationship. But there's also physical temptation and being on the same spiritual level, which can be difficult." - Kevin Jonas

"It's not a matter of maintaining the status quo. We have to create a dynamic state, oriented towards expansion." - David Ben-Gurion

"Strength of character does not consist solely in having powerful feelings, but in maintaining one's balance in spite of them." - Carl Von Clausewitz

"Whatever success we have had in maintaining our culture has been instrumental in Intel's success in surviving strategic inflection points." - Andy Grove

"Today we all give all our data away all day long while aiming to maintaining our privacy." - William

"I am totally committed to maintaining the freedom and equality America has to provide to every citizen." - Jeff Sessions

"I'm feeling better than anybody expected me to so I'm still maintaining a pretty normal schedule, I'd say." - Jimmy Carter

"Only Zionists get to proclaim their fear of a brown planet while simultaneously maintaining a patina of liberal respectability." - Max Blumenthal

"We can be sure that the greatest hope for maintaining equilibrium in the face of any situation rests within ourselves." - Francis J. Braceland

"The Jewish religion has it completely right in maintaining you should think very carefully about what you eat." - Giles Coren

"What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom "to" and freedom "from." - Marilyn Vos Savant

"Growth and momentum are what a startup lives on and you always have to focus on maintaining these." - Sam Altman

"I have no interest in maintaining a relationship with someone who did' love me enough to stick around." - Susane Colasanti

"Keeping an active mind has been vital to my survival, as has been maintaining a sense of humor." - Stephen Hawking

"I have a good relationship with the world. But I don't know what the trick is to maintaining it." - Ben Affleck

"The budget acknowledges the importance of maintaining our ports and waterways to encourage commercial deep-draft navigation and economic competitiveness." - Jeff Landry

"If the colonists hadn't rejected British militarism and the massive financial burden of maintaining the British military, America wouldn't exist." - Rachel Maddow

"Think not that you are thus maintaining the Gospel of Christ when you separate yourselves from the flock of Christ." - Cyprian

"The cost of acquiring new customers and maintaining those relationships in an online environment versus bricks and mortar is significant." - Stephen Cohen

"People who are in power make their arrangements in secret, largely as a way of maintaining and furthering that power." - Don Delillo

"I know well the opportunities and the challenges of maintaining and improving infrastructure and providing good transportation choices." - Anthony Foxx

"I suppose that's why new music and I go well together, because new music often requires maintaining great rhythm." - Leila Josefowicz

"As countries embrace mass higher education, the cost of maintaining universities increases dramatically relative to an elite system." - Derek Bok

"If you're not concerned about maintaining an image, you can pursue roads that another actor might not take." - Kevin Spacey

"Moral values, and a culture and a religion, maintaining these values are far better than laws and regulations." - Sivananda

"Protectionist politicians cannot stand the notion of a fossil-fuel-rich America maintaining record levels of production through exports." - Mike Pompeo

"What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom 'to' and freedom 'from.'" - Marilyn Vos Savant

"Moral values, and a culture and a religion, maintaining these values are far better than laws and regulations." - Swami Sivananda

"Maintaining marriage seems to be tougher than fatherhood: apparently it's the most difficult thing in the world." - Kelly Slater

"My feeling is that maintaining financial independence is also a healthy way to keep my feet on the ground." - Valerie Trierweiler

"Privacy is an inherent human right, and a requirement for maintaining the human condition with dignity and respect." - Bruce Schneier

"To contemplate a thing implies maintaining oneself OUTSIDE it, resolved to keep a distance between it and ourselves." - Bruce Lee

"We have been maintaining a standard of living by putting things on the debt of the next generation." - Richard Lamm

"White Hot Concentration is the unappreciated fruit of hard ligting, especially squats. When your in the squat rack, with a serious amount of weight overhead, your life literally depends on maintaining concentration. You learn to block out the swirling images in the mirror, the obnoxious chatter of the people next to you, the fat drop of sweat running down your nose. Once you've mastered this concentration in the weight room, duplicating it on the race course is relatively easy. Champions have only a few things in common. One weapon they all possess is White Hot Concentration." - Brad Alan Lewis

"We are humanity, Kant says. Humanity needs us because we are it. Kant believes in duty and considers remaining alive a primary human duty. For him one is not permitted to "renounce his personality," and while he states living as a duty, it also conveys a kind of freedom: we are not burdened with the obligation of judging whether our personality is worth maintaining, whether our life is worth living. Because living it is a duty, we are performing a good moral act just by persevering." - Jennifer Michael Hecht

"The thought of both East and West (philosophies) can indeed be integrated into a higher truth. They show us that the West is correct in maintaining that life is about progress about evolving toward something higher. Yet the East is also correct in emphasizing that we must let go of control with the ego. We can't progress by using logic alone. We have to attain a fuller consciousness, an inner connection with God, because only then can our evolution toward something better be guided by a higher part of ourselves." - James Redfield



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