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"Following instructions is overrated." - Seth Godin

"Listening to nature's operating instructions." - Janine Benyus

"Nothing important comes with instructions." - James Richardson

"Life's metaphors are God's instructions." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"Did you take Joyce's engine?' 'My instructions were to disable the car, but one of the men bet Hal a burger he couldn't get the engine out. So Hal removed the engine." - Janet Evanovich

"When the leader is morally weak and his discipline not strict, when his instructions and guidance are not enlightened, when there are no consistent rules, neighboring rulers will take advantage of this." - Sun Tzu

"For me, this is a familiar image - people in the organization ready and willing to do good work, wanting to contribute their ideas, ready to take responsibility, and leaders holding them back, insisting that they wait for decisions or instructions" - Margaret J Wheatley

"For me, this is a familiar image - people in the organization ready and willing to do good work, wanting to contribute their ideas, ready to take responsibility, and leaders holding them back, insisting that they wait for decisions or instructions." - Margaret J Wheatley

"When I first went to school, I was fighting all the time. The soldier mentality was still in me. I kept getting expelled. I found it hard to take instructions from anyone who wasn't a military commander." - Emmanuel Jal

"I'm a work in progress. You know, my kids didn't come with instructions... and neither did this business, so when I put the two of them together, I gotta take it a little at a time." - Niecy Nash

"When everything else fails read the instructions." - Anonymous

"When all else fails, read the instructions." - Agnes Allen

"Instructions from Jesus will always yield favorable results." - Creflo A. Dollar

"He made a lousy passenger, barking instructions I ignored" - Karen Marie Moning

"It is a good divine that follows his own instructions." - William Shakespeare

"We took up our positions, in obedience to instructions." - T S Eliot

"Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return to plague the inventor." - William Shakespeare

"Don't bother to give God instructions; just report for duty." - Corrie Ten Boom

"Beware of those who attribute petty instructions to God." - Abdul Sattar Edhi

"Literacy is so you can read the operating instructions." - Ursula K Le Guin

"People hate to and will not read instructions." - Nolan Bushnell

"Aslan's instructions always work; there are no exceptions." - C S Lewis

"You have come to the shore. There are no instructions." - Denise Levertov

"Good directors give short and specific instructions to their actors." - Bill Hader

"Show your instructions in actions as much as you can." - Catherine Mcauley

"You are the driver of your mind, so take charge and keep it busy with your instructions by telling it where you want it to go. Your mind only takes off on its own if you are not telling it what to do." - Rhonda Byrne

"There are something like 18 billion cells in the brain alone. There are no two brains alike; there are no two hands alike; there are no two human beings alike. You can take your instructions and your guidance from others, but you must find your own path." - Joseph Campbell

"I have always thought and I still think that the Central Bank should act independently. Indeed, it does, you can take my word. I do not interfere in the decisions of the Central Bank and I do not give instructions to the Bank management or to its head." - Vladimir Putin

"Cuban agents are assigned to a Catholic Church where their instructions are to beat, jail and intimidate the Ladies In White that attend Mass and who afterwards peacefully take to the streets calling for the release of their husbands, sons and fathers who are political prisoners." - Marco Rubio

"Secret Instructions for Reaching Xanadu: Go eastward from the Bewildered-Dragon Lake Until you see the Monastery of the West Tower straight and high above your head. Then take Those charms which, as I told you, in the breast Of your most inner robe you have hidden, and follow Their clear instruction." - Arthur Davison Ficke

"Obama did organize a great large number of people and many enthusiastic people, what's called in the press 'Obama's Army.' But the army is supposed to take instructions, not to implement, to introduce, develop programs and call on its own candidate to implement them. That's critical." - Noam Chomsky

"The type of leukemia that I am dealing with is treatable. So if I do what my doctors tell me to do - get my blood checked regularly, take my meds and consult with my doctor and follow any additional instructions he might make - I will be able to maintain my good health and live my life with a minimum of disruptions to my lifestyle." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"Let us look at our own faults, and not other people's. We ought not to insist on everyone following in our footsteps, nor to take upon ourselves to give instructions in spirituality when, perhaps, we do not even know what it is." - Teresa of Avila

"The type of leukemia that I am dealing with is treatable. So if I do what my doctors tell me to do - get my blood checked regularly, take my meds and consult with my doctor and follow any additional instructions he might make - I will be able to maintain my good health and live my life with a minimum of disruptions to my lifestyle." - Kareem Abduljabbar

"Take stands, take risks, take responsibility." - Muriel Siebert

"When you make machines that are capable of obeying instructions slavishly, and among those instructions are 'duplicate me' instructions, then of course the system is wide open to exploitation by parasites." - Richard Dawkins

"Fidel Castro is a man with a great sense of self-criticism and respect for his political friends. He is not going to give me instructions, and I am not the type of man who would take them. That's not to say that I don't approve of what is happening in Cuba, but he would never send me a letter telling me what to do or not to do." - Salvador Allende

"It's probably unprecedented for a filmmaker simply to take the writers' script and treat it as the instructions on the package. What really happens is you pretty much suppress your own instincts - and your own views on the matter - and write things the way filmmakers would like to have them, though the filmmakers often don't know what they want. They can only find out by reading what you do." - Tom Stoppard

"People don't take trips . . . trips take people." - John Steinbeck

"Take yourself seriously but take yourself lightly." - Ken Blanchard

"Take advice, but don't take orders." - Jim Rohn

"I don't take drugs, I take books." - Ingeborg Bachmann

"Cameras don't take pictures, people take pictures." - Michael Lesy

"It's exciting to see how fast your kids learn and grow. I'm not too worried about them, particularly the ones who like to break rules and don't follow instructions; those are the ones that will do just fine because they know what's important to them." - Michael Dell

"Computers are good at following instructions, but not at reading your mind." - Donald Knuth

"Ask any mechanic; instructions were the things you read when all else failed." - Barbara Seranella

"Create instructions or a visual diagram for something that normally wouldn't need them." - Noah Scalin

"Rule 1: When all else fails, follow instructions. And Rule 2: Don't be an asshole." - Anne Lamott

"Viagra has instructions: 'Keep away from children' - what kind of man do you think I am?" - Jimmy Carr

"We follow instructions to my destination, a chamber for my preparation." - Suzanne Collins

"Love one another. We don't need more instructions; we need more examples." - Bob Goff

"We but teach Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return To plague the inventor." - William Shakespeare

"God's corrections are our instructions; His lashes our lessons, and His scourges our schoolmasters." - John Aughey

"Study Chairman Mao's writings, follow his teachings and act according to his instructions." - Lin Biao

"... human beings are better and lazier than their rules and instructions ..." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"Mission control, We have a UFO pacing our position, request instructions!" - Catherine Coleman

"A disciple serves the spiritual master with the sole purpose of getting instructions from him." - A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

"Don't always blindly follow guidance and step-by-step instructions; you might run into something interesting." - Georg Cantor

"The seeds of first instructions are dropp'd into the deepest furrows." - Martin Farquhar Tupper

"Poems tend to have instructions for how to read them embedded in their language." - Matthea Harvey

"I thought everybody got into rock 'n' roll because they didn't want to follow instructions." - Mos Def

"Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it." - Mary Oliver

"Nature's instructions are always slow, those of men are generally premature." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"Nature's instructions are always slow; those of men are generally premature." - Henri Rousseau

"You wouldn't want Alan Greenspan to write the instructions for assembling a beach chair." - Robert Orben

"Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it." - Mary Oliver

"By reason of weird translation, many such sets of instructions read like poems anyhow." - Brian Ferneyhough

"If you could see the instructions that I gave Jerry to begin with, I'd be embarrassed." - Tim Lahaye

"The key is within each of us. No instructions come with it." - Raoul Vaneigem

"Directions are instructions given to explain how. Direction is a vision offered to explain why." - Simon Sinek

"I wanted to separate data from programs, because data and instructions are very different." - Ken Thompson

"Theater is there to search for questions. It doesn't give you instructions." - Vaclav Havel

"Take calculated risks." - George S Patton

"Take the gentle path." - George Herbert

"Champions take responsibility." - Billie Jean King

"Jesus, take the wheel." - Carrie Underwood

"Devil take the hindmost." - Proverbs

"Take my wife - please!" - Henny Youngman

"Lord take me home" - Ryan Adams

"Take my prostate, please!" - Bill Allred

"Bass solo, take one." - Cliff Burton

"Whatever happens, take responsibility." - Anthony Robbins

"Dreams take short cuts." - Ursula K Le Guin

"Whatever happens, take responsibility." - Tony Robbins

"Take my wife... Please!" - Henny Youngman

"I take vitamins." - Hillary Clinton

"In order to the attaining of all useful knowledge this is most necessary, that we fear God; we are not qualified to profit by the instructions that are given us unless our minds be possessed with a holy reverence of God, and every thought within us be brought into obedience to Him.... As all our knowledge must take rise from the fear of God, so it must tend to it as its perfection and centre. Those know enough who know how to fear God, who are careful in every thing to please Him and fearful of offending Him in any thing; this is the Alpha and Omega of knowledge." - Matthew Henry

"To avoid the hard necessity of either obeying or rejecting the plain instructions of our Lord in the New Testament we take refuge in a liberal interpretation of them. We evangelicals also know how to avoid the sharp point of obedience by means of fine and intricate explanations. These are tailor-made for the flesh. They excuse disobedience, comfort carnality and make the words of Christ of none effect. And the essence of it all is that Christ simply could not have meant what He said. His teachings are accepted even theoretically only after they have been weakened by interpretation." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"I find that as a female boss in the music industry, it's difficult to actually be treated as if you actually are the boss and to have people act on your instructions and take you seriously. Like you call up people who are working for you and say, "I'd like to see such-and-such document," and they tell you that you don't need it. Then you have to spend time convincing them that it doesn't matter whether they think you need it or not, they're supposed to hand it to you." - Sinead O'Connor

"Some applauding Steve Harvey for the instructions he gave, others simply horrified by the instructions that one feels necessary to give in this the freest land in all the earth, in 2016, the United States of America." - Chris Hayes

"The disciples obey because that's what people do when someone rises from the dead and gives instructions." - Francis Chan

"The world that used to nurse us now keeps shouting inane instructions. That's why I ran to the woods." - Jim Harrison

"Canadians are cold so much of the time that many of them leave instructions to be cremated." - Cynthia Nelms

"One of my secret instructions to myself as a poet is "Whatever you do, don't be boring."" - Anne Sexton

"I'd rather have a book, but in a pinch I'll settle for a set of Water Pik instructions." - Anne Fadiman

"Envision possibility. Don't worry who else believes in it; the universe is only looking for instructions from you." - Marianne Williamson

"The scriptures are one of our greatest treasures. They contain God's instructions to His people from the beginning of time." - L. Tom Perry

"I have issued instructions that while handling the situation in Upper Assam innocent civilians should not be harassed." - Sonia Gandhi

"The Organization of American States couldn't pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were written on the heel." - Lyndon B Johnson

"Nothing is more certain than much of the force; as well as grace, of arguments or instructions depends their conciseness." - Alexander Pope

"The scriptures are one of our greatest treasures. They contain God's instructions to His people from the beginning of time." - L. Tom Perry

"Faith is indispensable for success. Faith is induced and strengthened by the instructions you give your subconscious mind." - Napoleon Hill

"Discoveries are often made by not following instructions, by going off the main road, by trying the untried." - Frank Tyger

"Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together." - Tim Allen

"Russian Parliament today is a bunch of puppets that just fall in with the instructions from Kremlin." - Garry Kasparov

"I've left specific instructions that I do not want to be brought back during a Republican administration." - Timothy Leary

"She didn't leave any written instructions. She has verbally expressed her wishes to me and other people." - Michael Schiavo

"Russian subs are a bargain at $60,000. Unfortunately, none of the dials or instructions are in English." - Paul Watson

"As I grew older, I understood that instructions came with this voice. What were these instructions? The instructions were never to lament casually. And if one is to express the great inevitable defeat that awaits us all, it must be done within the strict confines of dignity and beauty." - Leonard Cohen

"Openness by the leader paves the way for ownership by the people. Without ownership, changes will be short term. Changing people's habits and ways of thinking is like writing instructions in the snow during a snowstorm. Every twenty minutes the instructions must be rewritten, unless ownership is given along with instructions." - John C Maxwell

"One of the things I write about a bit in my Madam Secretary memoir is on Rwanda, where I was an instructed ambassador at the U.N., and my instructions were to not vote for increased forces there, and I didn't like my instructions. So I got up and called Washington and said, "Change my instructions," and they didn't." - Madeleine Albright

"I take notes like some people take drugs..." - Tim Ferriss

"Take your work seriously, but don't take yourself seriously" - Clint Eastwood

"Offense is what people take when they can't take argument." - Richard Dawkins

"Take a look people, take a good look at greatness!" - Randy Orton

"Take it back, Ed. Take it all back." - Daniel Handler

"If you don't know what color to take, take black....." - Pablo Picasso

"If you set out to take Vienna, take Vienna." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Take up and read, take up and read." - Saint Augustine

"Some writers take to drink, others take to audiences." - Gore Vidal

"When you set out to take Vienna, take Vienna." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Take your job seriously, but don't take yourself too seriously." - Alex Trebek

"You can't take no breaks." - Ray Lewis

"Take heed lest you stumble." - Horace

"Adulterers, take warning, never admit." - Samuel Beckett

"Don't take yourself so personally." - Ram Dass

"Take Time by the forelock." - Thales

"We take our endorsements seriously." - Lincoln Diaz-Balart

"Take time to be quiet." - Zig Ziglar

"Take care of each other." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"Hush! Take no notice!" - Gandalf" - J R R Tolkien

"Books can take you places." - Sandra Boynton

"Take care of this moment." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Take No as a question." - Mechai Viravaidya

"Take time for all things." - Benjamin Franklin

"Don't take yourself too seriously." - Trina

"Always take the high road." - John C Maxwell

"Take charge of your environment." - Marshall Sylver

"Take the money and run." - Woody Allen

"Do' take yourself too seriously." - Trina

"Take charge of your thoughts!" - Charles R Swindoll

"You have to take chances." - Matt Sorum

"I take my faith seriously." - Zac Farro

"Nurses can take the pressure." - Anonymous

"Take a breath, Al.... Inhale." - Dan Quayle

"Kinquering congs their titles take." - William Spooner

"You have to take risks." - Perry Farrell

"Don't take things too seriously." - Bruce Oldfield

"Poets take themselves very seriously." - Grace Paley

"Nice dress. Take it off." - Janet Evanovich



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