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Raise The Bar Quotes


"If you don't raise the bar, how will you ever know your potential?" - L. Tom Perry

"If you raise the bar and offer your best to others then you deserve the same or better. Sometimes you have to divorce people who add no value to your life because they have nothing to offer but drama." - Bindu

"There's weight on me to raise the bar, to carry on that legacy. But that's what drives me. Making sure that no one ever forgets who the Wallendas are." - Nik Wallenda

"The secret to living a full life with no regrets and to staying young is to figure out what you believe in and fight for it. If you lose, don't give up. If you win, raise the bar, and then rare back and do something else. And remember that, with the accumulation of years, our responsibilities to the future grow greater, not less." - William J Clinton

"I put so much pressure on myself to raise the bar with each and every project. I treat it like every film is my last, and I make sure I pour everything I have into every film I make because if I'm not trying to improve, someone else will" - Scott Adkins

"Don't raise the bar and narrow the gap, but narrow the gap to raise the bar." - Andy Hargreaves

"The Olympic Snatch is gymnastics with a bar" - Mark Rippetoe

"I vill destroy de snickers bar!" Gazzy(The Gas Man)" - James Patterson

"Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar." - Orrin Woodward

"I can't raise the bar of others if I haven't raised the bar for myself." - John C Maxwell

"Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise" - John Milton

"Well, folks. That's the greatest open in the history of television - bar none!" - Al Michaels

"Kill your television. Throw it out the darn window. Watch PBS in a bar." - Chris Thile

"A good story should provoke discussion, debate, argument...and the occasional bar fight." - J Michael Straczynski

"You can raise the bar or you can wait for others to raise it, but it's getting raised regardless." - Seth Godin

"I'm ambitious in the sense that I raise the bar high for myself." - Darren Criss

"Its always my goal to raise the bar with each record I put out." - Lindi Ortega

"Celebrate what you've accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed." - Mia Hamm

"It was time to raise the bar higher, or lower if you're doing limbo." - Tre Cool

"It's always my goal to raise the bar with each record I put out." - Lindi Ortega

"For the people who don't know, my character could described, in a nutshell, as the bar dumb-dumb." - Charlie Day

"I don't think one parent can raise a child. I don't think two parents can raise a child. You really need the whole village." - Toni Morrison

"Language learning deserves special mention. It is, bar none, the best thing you can do to hone clear thinking." - Tim Ferriss

"We bar girls don't cheat on wives, we are just the rope that cheating husbands hang themselves with." - Owen Jones

"I can't believe you're a professional golfer. I think you should be working at the snack bar." - Bob Barker

"The criminals will be humiliated... To hurt the enemy more, raise the level of your attacks." - Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

"If you do not raise your eyes you will think that you are the highest point." - Antonio Porchia

"Don't raise your expectations too high. It's the surest way of being disappointed." - Mary Louisa Molesworth

"the mother's first job is to raise a daughter strong enough to outlast her." - Gail Caldwell

"See nations slowly wise, and meanly just, to buried merit raise the tardy bust." - Samuel Johnson

"We only get what we believe that we deserve. Raise the bar, raise your standards and you will receive a better outcome." - Joel Brown

"Idea is to constantly raise the bar, push the boundaries. Fitness is ultimately a journey, not a destination." - Gul Panag

"You have to raise the bar. Give yourself a challenge. Ask yourself, 'How can one make the impossible materialise?'" - Tim Walker

"I'm always inspired by people who raise the bar, whether in their field of work, parenthood, or giving back." - Candace Cameron

"After a day of rain the sun came out suddenly at five o'clock and threw a golden bar into the deep Victorian gloom of the front parlour" - Ellen Glasgow

"I propose to raise a revolution against the lie that the majority has the monopoly of the truth." - Henrik Ibsen

"The second I walked into the first interview with Harry & Niall, Harry immediately came bounding up to me asked me my name, gave me a hug and a kiss on the cheek and asked if i'd like a drink or a chocolate bar from the fridge. Having only 8 minutes with each group, he probably knew I couldn't sit munching on a chocolate bar, but he gave me the tour of his fridge nonetheless, and I did take a Daim bar." - Zoe Sugg

"Life is a sleazy stranger, who looks vaguely familiar; flirting with a bimbo named disaster at the end of the bar." - Ani Difranco

"I went to the guest room and pretended to write. I hit the space bar again and again and again. My life story was spaces." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"Pride is a vice not only dreadfully mischievous in human society, but perhaps of all others, the most insuperable bar to real inward improvement." - Elizabeth Carter

"Skiing consists of wearing $3,000 worth of clothes and equipment and driving 200 miles in the snow in order to stand around at a bar and drink." - P G Wodehouse

"I'm the fortieth ugliest man in this bar. But so what! So what!... Isn't this how people used to fall in love?" - Gary Shteyngart

"The reason why I don't have a hero is because heroes set a bar - whereas if we don't have one, our potential is unlimited." - Peter H. Reynolds

"There's no app for a bourbon buzz on a warm day in a cool, dark bar. The world will always want a drink." - Gillian Flynn

"There's some sorta big bar-be-que goin' on here in turn three. There's smoke all over the track! Some fan's got a big one goin' on." - Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

"Then will I raise aloft the milk-white rose. For whose sweet smell the air shall be perfumed." - William Shakespeare

"The office of the scholar is to cheer, to raise, and to guide men by showing them facts amidst appearances." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I won't raise taxes, because I do not want to punish the people for the politicians' mistakes." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"Almost all war making states borrow extensively, raise taxes, and seize the means of combat - including men - from reluctant citizens..." - Charles Tilly

"By the year 2000 we will, I hope, raise our children to believe in human potential, not God." - Gloria Steinem

"If you can raise the level of effort and performance in those around you, you are officially a leader." - Urban Meyer

"But when once the earth has sucked up a dead man's blood, there is no way to raise him up." - Aeschylus

"Don't let Negative and Toxic people rent space in your head. Raise the rent and kick them out." - Zig Ziglar

"John Kerry is busy trying to raise money right now for his campaign. It was reported today that Kerry's hoping to raise $80 million before the Democratic convention. That's a lot of money. Yeah, Kerry has two ways to raise the $80 million: soliciting Democratic donors and going through his wife's purse." - Conan O'Brien

"We walk into a bar, and you're aware of all the eyes on you. We walk into a bar, and I'm aware of all the eyes on you, too. For you, this translate into confidence. But me? All I can feel is doubt." - David Levithan

"A guy walks into a bar, orders a drink, sees a girl that catches his eye. Asks her if she wants another, they fall for each other and end up lovers. They laugh, cry, hold on tight and make it work for a little while, then one night her taillights fade out into the dark. And a guy walks into a bar" - Tyler Farr

"My comedy isn't about being attractive - it's about how the bar of dumb seems so low right now, and I desperately want to raise the bar of dumb just a tiny bit." - Natasha Leggero

"I love the 3D revolution. I love the technology today that continues to push the envelope, continues break the new ground, and continues to raise the bar." - Dwayne Johnson

"My doctors say the more I continue to push, the more I can continue to raise that bar, the better I can get." - Chris Pronger

"A twinge of wonderment that might charm the most cynical of New York dance fans...They raise the bar, and then they jump over it." - Jennifer Dunning

"I want to say to anyone who works in a drone workplace, raise the bar! There's no reason why you have to dress to the lowest common denominator." - Tim Gunn

"A twinge of wonderment that might charm the most cynical of New York dance fans...They raise the bar, and then they jump over it." - Jennifer Dunning

"If you're the band leader you ask more of yourself than anyone else, so they tend to raise the bar for me." - Kristin Hersh

"Once in a rare while, somebody comes along who doesn't just raise the bar, they create an entirely new standard of measurement." - Dick Costolo

"It is incumbent upon us all to raise the bar, whether you are a multibillion-dollar international corporation or a mom-and-pop selling blackberry jam." - Howard Schmidt

"In today's global economy, however, it is important to raise the bar of excellence even higher. Today's students must be prepared to compete effectively on an international level." - Kenny Marchant

"...the first step in the revolution by the working class, is to raise the proletariat to the position of ruling class, to win the battle for democracy." - Karl Marx

"Having said that, I must now admit that I was still afraid of human beings, and before I could meet even the customers in the bar I had to fortify myself by gulping down a glass of liquor. The desire to see frightening things-that was what drew me every night to the bar where, like the child who squeezes his pet all the harder when he actually fears it a little, I proclaimed to the customers standing at the bar my drunken, bungling theories of art." - Osamu Dazai

"The Communist Party and the Soviet Government display constant concern to strengthen the country's defensive might and raise the combat readiness of the Armed Forces." - Andrei Grechko

"The hitter asks the owner to give him a big raise so he can go somewhere he's never been, and the owner says "You mean third base?"" - Henny Youngman

"I have two passions in my life. One is to raise the awareness of the internment of Japanese-American citizens. My other passion is the theater." - George Takei

"A competitor continually sets new goals. He feels the need to keep raising the bar. If the fist goal is to make the team, and he achieves it, he immediately resets the goal to: I want to be a starter." - Pat Summitt

"I will for ever, at all hazards, assert the dignity, independence, and integrity of the English bar; without which, impartial justice, the most valuable part of the English constitution, can have no existence." - Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine

"The diffusion of information and the arraignment of all abuses at the bar of public reason, I deem [one of] the essential principles of our government, and consequently [one of] those which ought to shape its administration." - Thomas Jefferson

"I think it's sinful to give the audience material it knows already, whether the material is about race relations or the car culture or the depiction and placement of a candy bar." - Manny Farber

"Too much work, and no vacation, Deserves at least a small libation. So hail! my friends, and raise your glasses, Work's the curse of the drinking classes." - Oscar Wilde

"Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise. That last infirmity of noble mind. To scorn delights, and live laborious days." - John Milton

"All that is necessary to raise imbecility into what the mob regards as profundity is to lift it off the floor and put it on a platform." - George Jean Nathan

"Im not the voice of reason; Im more the guy using these offensive topics as fodder to raise tension in a joke." - Anthony Jeselnik

"I'm proud to be a crime novelist. What I've chosen is the best way to convey the questions I'm trying to raise." - George Pelecanos

"For the structure that we raise, Time is with materials filled; Our to-days and yesterdays Are the blocks with which we build." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"I raise my pelvis to God so that it may know the truth of how flowers smash through the long winter." - Anne Sexton

"As we raise ourselves in the spiritual consciousness, we are better able to solve the problems of life. We are happy. We are at home in every environment." - Harold Klemp

"He that wrongs a friend Wrongs himself more, and ever bears about A silent court of justice in his breast, Himself the judge and jury, and himself The prisoner at the bar ever condemned." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"I look up the telephone number of Alcoholics Anonymous. Then, my hands shaking, I open the bar and drink the leftover whiskey, gin and vermouth-whatever I can lay my shaking hands on." - John Cheever

"Society itself is an accident to the spirit, and if society in any of its forms is to be justified morally it must be justified at the bar of the individual conscience." - George Santayana

"It's like the little rat in the Skinner box who says, "I've got this psychologist under my control. Every time I press the bar, he gives me a food pellet."" - Jess Lair

"My misdeeds are accidental happenings and merely the result of having been in the wrong bar or bed at the wrong time, say most days between midday and midnight." - Jeffrey Bernard

"There's a certain window of time in the middle of the night out in Middle America where there's no bar open and nothing on TV. If you don't want to do too many drugs, you have to start bodily mutilation." - Ani Difranco

"As a child growing up, you never thought about being in a videogame, then to have a game of your own and be lucky enough to set the bar with it in the gaming world, it's a dream come true." - Tiger Woods

"You know when I first thought I might have a chance? When I realized that you could go into any bar in the country and insult Lyndon Johnson and nobody would punch you in the nose." - Eugene Mccarthy

"The tree the tempest with a crash of wood Throws down in front of us is not to bar Our passage to our journey's end for good, But just to ask us who we think we are...." - Robert Frost

"Raising children is like making biscuits: it is as easy to raise a big batch as one, while you have your hands in the dough." - E W Howe

"There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us." - Patrick Henry

"Christ the Lord is risen to-day, Sons of men and angels say. Raise your joys and triumphs high; Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply." - Charles Wesley

"Spirit, that made those heroes dare To die, and leave their children free, Bid Time and Nature gently spare The shaft we raise to them and thee." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The thirst for equality can express itself either as a desire to draw everyone down to one's level, or to raise oneself and everyone else up." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Through lack of education, we're not teaching kids to read and write. So there is the danger that you raise up a generation of morons." - Ray Bradbury

"I have seen landscapes . . . which, under a particular light, make me feel that at any moment a giant might raise his head over the next ridge." - C S Lewis

"men are attracted to beauty because it indicates health and youth-no point mating with a sickly woman who won't be around to raise the children." - Becca Fitzpatrick

"You love each other - anyone can see that, looking at you - that kind of love that can burn down the world or raise it up in glory." - Cassandra Clare

"Really I peeped dude at the bar like really Lookin like he want a good time like really Said he had a friend for my homegirl Lilly Lilly Lilly Lilly" - Nicki Minaj

"People used to complain that selling a president was like selling a bar of soap. But when you buy soap, at least you get the soap. In this campaign, you just get two guys telling you they really value cleanliness." - David Brooks

"John Boehner - doesn't he look like every guy you've ever seen at a hotel bar? He looks like the kind of guy who licks his thumb when he counts his money." - David Letterman

"If you call someone up on a mistake - if the drummers put an extra beat in a bar or something - you have a lot more authority if you can show them how to do it right." - Steve Winwood

"Bagehot did what so many thousand of young graduates before him had done,-he studied for the bar; and then, having prepared himself to practise law, followed another large body of young men in deciding to abandon it." - Woodrow Wilson

"When we were kids, we would never open the minibar. A $6 Snickers bar? But the other day I was in a hotel and I was staring at a Snickers bar, and I finally just ate it. Then it was like something in me snapped. I opened all these drinks. I thought: I can do it now. Now I'm all grown-up. I can eat things from the minibar." - Jennifer Lawrence

"Even if people aren't Republicans, it doesn't seem shocking to them that Ronald Reagan was the president. Well of course, because Arnold Schwarzenegger was the governor! This is not only a bar too low, this is no bar at all. I don't care who you are, you know 20 people smarter than Ronald Reagan. You know 20 people who would be a better president than Ronald Reagan." - Fran Lebowitz

"Our [Republicans'] object is to avoid having stupid candidates who can't win general elections, who are undisciplined, can't raise money, aren't putting together the support necessary to win a general election campaign, because this money is too difficult to raise to be spending it on behalf of candidates who have little chance of winning in a general election." - Karl Rove

"With all due respect to the people who made the motorcycle movies during the '60s, I felt the sophistication level could be a bit higher, and I felt I could raise the bar on that, too." - Larry Bishop

"The weird set an example for the rest of us. They raise the bar. They show us through their actions that in fact we're wired to do the new, not to comply with someone a thousand miles away." - Seth Godin

"We've been working on the visual effects for a year, so we're trying to raise the bar. Stuff will absolutely come out at the screen, but it will absolutely not look as bad as that tire in Final Destination." - Paul W. S. Anderson

"When God blesses you financially, don't raise your STANDARD OF LIVING. raise your STANDARD OF GIVING." - Mark Batterson

"I don't think we have any choice. I think we have an obligation to change the rules, to raise the bar, to play a different game, and to play it better than anyone has any right to believe is possible." - Seth Godin

"I definitely think with a lot of hard work, I can be a better player than I was last year, and hopefully, continue to raise the bar every year." - Evan Longoria

"There was a lot of pressure on me as a filmmaker to raise the bar and do better than before so, you know, I put a lot of thought and energy, that's for sure." - Paul W. S. Anderson

"Sebastian [ Vettel] can also learn to be more laid-back. It's never too late to learn. He's got some way to go. He's young and will turn out well. I'm not worried about that. He'll raise the bar ever higher." - Niki Lauda

"Set your business plan to win; raise the bar or you're not going to be prepared. You need to think that what you're doing will make you $100 million." - Swizz Beatz

"Music is my number one, it's my life, it's my everything. I'm enjoying challenging myself; I want to raise the bar and set a new standard for Australian pop artists." - Rickilee Coulter

"Smee! Raise the Ladies!" - Dave Barry

"The effective executive knows that it is easier to raise the performance of one leader than it is to raise the performance of a whole mass. She therefore makes sure she puts into the leadership position, into the standard-setting, the performance-making position the person who has the strength to do the outstanding pacesetting job. This always requires focus on the one strength of a person and dismissal of weaknesses as irrelevant unless they hamper the full deployment of the available strength." - Peter Drucker

"We ring the bells and we raise the strain We hang up garlands everywhere And bid the tapers twinkle fair, And feast and frolic - and then we go Back to the same old lives again." - Sarah Chauncey Woolsey

"No research will answer all queries that the future may raise. It is wiser to praise the work for what it has accomplished and then to formulate the problems still to be solved." - Theobald Smith

"The only way to raise the quality of writing in school is to create, share, and celebrate the specific criteria for that quality with everybody on a regular basis." - Barry Lane

"Legalizing drugs would simultaneously reduce the amount of crime and raise the quality of law enforcement. Can you conceive of any other measure that would accomplish so much to promote law and order?" - Milton Friedman

"To raise positive kids, we as parents must identify the qualities necessary for success, convince our children that they have the potential for success, and show them how to stake their claims in life." - Zig Ziglar

"The origins of disputes between philosophers is, that one class of them have undertaken to raise man by displaying his greatness, and the other to debase him by showing his miseries." - Blaise Pascal

"Buddhism is perception, gaining control of the mind and directing one's attention, to raise the kundalini energy so that it flows with such volatility and force that we simply perceive life correctly." - Frederick Lenz

"I have advocated for rolling back regulations, simplifying the tax code and moving to zero-based budgeting - policies that will support small businesses and raise up the middle class." - Carly Fiorina

"Nobody can have your psychedelic experience for you; you just have to screw your courage up and raise the cup to your lips or smoke the pipe or whatever it is and face what's in there." - Dennis McKenna

"Every gain made by individuals or societies is almost instantly taken for granted. The luminous ceiling toward which we raise our longing eyes becomes, when we have climbed to the next floor, a stretch of disregarded linoleum beneath our feet." - Aldous Huxley

"As artists, we have an opportunity to help the public evolve, raise consciousness and awareness, teach, heal, enlighten and inspire in ways the democratic process may not be able to touch. So we keep it moving." - Lauryn Hill

"Some rhyme a neebor's name to lash; Some rhyme (vain thought!) for needfu' cash; Some rhyme to court the countra clash, An' raise a din; For me, an aim I never fash; I rhyme for fun." - Robert Burns

"Once you leave the womb, conservatives don't care about you until you reach military age. Then you're just what they're looking for. Conservatives want live babies so they can raise them to be dead soldiers." - George Carlin

"You must open a little, or rather raise on high your corolla so that the Bread of Angels may come as divine dew to strengthen you, and to give you all that is wanting to you." - Therese Of Lisieux

"Each time thou wishest to decide upon performing some enterprise, raise the eyes to heaven, pray God to bless thy project; if thou canst make that prayer, accomplish thy work." - Leopold Schefer

"At a time of economic recession, the need for Medicaid and other safety net services is even greater. And we don't want to raise taxes on people who are having a tough time paying their bills." - James Douglas, Lord of Douglas

"Though painting borrows help indeed from colours... it has nothing more wide of its real aim or more remote from its intention than to make a show of colours... to raise a separate and flattering pleasure to the sense." - Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 10th Earl of Shaftesbury

"Let not the titles of consanguinity betray you into a prejudicial trust; no blood being apter to raise a fever, or cause a consumption sooner in your poor estate, than that which is nearest your own." - Frances Osborne

"The realms of light exist everywhere forever. But it is up to an individual to raise their mind to a level of stillness at which they can perceive these most beautiful realms of light." - Frederick Lenz

"They say John Kerry is the first Democratic presidential candidate in history to raise $50 million in a three-month period. Actually, that's nothing. He once raised $500 million with two words: 'I do.'" - Jay Leno

"If you have birds, or if you're a herpetologist and raise reptiles - you look in those eyes, and there is nothing there that's human. I mean, they don't think like us, they don't see the world like us." - Stephen R. Bissette

"The greatest gift a church can receive is to have a group of families who take their responsibilitie s with such Christian seriousness that they are willing to completely alter their lifestyle to raise up disciples for Jesus Christ." - Abraham Kuyper

"We may put too high a premium on speech from platform and pulpit, at the bar and in the legislative hall, and pay dear for the whistle of our endless harangues. England and especially Germany, are less loquacious, and attend more to business. We let the eagle, and perhaps too often the peacock, scream." - Bill Vaughan

"Your solution for a customer has to be either amazingly valuable to someone who will pay an enormous amount of money for it or has to be valuable to an enormous number of people who pay a small amount. And also the person you're talking to-especially if you want to raise capital or raise support-has to personally say, "I want that. I like that. That sounds really great. I want that for myself."" - Brian Tracy

"Originally, we were going to set up a cappuccino bar in the showroom, but we've been so busy, ... We decided when we're old and grey, we're going to set up a coffee shop, and we formed the company about 18 months ago when we thought of the name. It's going to be TLC - Tastes Like Chocolate." - Elizabeth Taylor

"When Im in town on Sundays, I sometimes go down to the Central Bar in the East Village to watch English football. But my natural inclination now is to get in the car with my wife and kids and get out of town." - Joe Scarborough

"Hotel bars are pretty good. No one bothers me there. Restaurants are safe. People are quite respectful when you're eating. But what I never do now is go to a busy bar on the weekend, or after 8 o'clock at night. That's the danger zone. Also being trapped. Never go on the Metro, or a bus." - Ricky Gervais

"If Woody Guthrie set the bar for American songwriters, Bob Dylan jumped right over it. No one I know will ever come close to possessing the beauty of melody and the use of language that Dylan shares with us, with ease." - John Mellencamp

"I'm a man of some intelligence. I've had some education, passed the bar, practiced law. I've been a teacher and I deal with men of substance, statesman, business leaders, the clergy... So why do I spend my time arguing with Dizzy Dean?" - Branch Rickey



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