Ifs And quotes

  • And trust dies from ifs and buts
    -- Aidan Chambers

    #Ifs And

  • The sentence 'snow is white' is true if, and only if, snow is white.
    -- Alfred Tarski

    #Ifs And #White #Snow

  • Beans are highly nutritious and satisfying, they can also be delicious if and when properly prepared, and they posses over all vegetables the great advantage of being just as good, if not better, when kept waiting, an advantage in the case of people whose disposition or occupation makes it difficult for them to be punctual at mealtime.
    -- Andre Simon

    #Vegetables #Ifs And #People

  • Civilizations, I believe, come to birth and proceed to grow by successfully responding to successive challenges. They break down and go to pieces if and when a challenge confronts them that they fail to meet.
    -- Arnold J. Toynbee

    #Believe #Ifs And #Civilization

  • There is nothing wrong in helping other people, if and when they are worthy of the help and you can afford to help them.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Helping Others #Ifs And #People

  • Given man's nature, freedom will always be in jeopardy, and the only question that need concern each of us is if and how well we took our stand in its defense during the short period of time when we were potentially a part of the struggle.
    -- Benjamin A. Rogge

    #Struggle #Men #Ifs And

  • Until you destroy your body, you don't learn to appreciate it. Treat the body like a temple because the body is so beautiful. If and when you understand your body then you will respect it. The body is like a bud, until the sun rises it will not bloom, until it blooms it will not be beautiful or give perfume. So respect it, take care of it.
    -- Bikram Choudhury

    #Beautiful #Ifs And #Appreciate

  • If and when the whole world is secure, we have won a right to explore space, and the oceans. Until we have demonstrated that we can establish a productive and secure earth society, we do not belong anywhere else, nor (I suspect) would we be welcome elsewhere.
    -- Bill Mollison

    #Ocean #Ifs And #Space

  • Innovative people have always been in high demand. Help those around you to develop that “never-say-die” attitude by developing it yourself. Make a decision, today, to outlaw complaining, whining and negative thinking in your own personality. And, a word of caution: if and when you are criticized for being so positive or as some call it, “unrealistic,” you will know you are on the right track.
    -- Bob Proctor

    #Attitude #Thinking #Ifs And

  • If "ifs" and "ands" were pots and pans, there'd be no work for tinkers' hands
    -- Charles Kingsley

    #Humorous #Hands #Ifs And

  • It is too easy to say 'what if' and paint a picture of a perfect world.
    -- Darren Shan

    #Ifs And #Perfect #What If

  • I will accept your influence, guidance and direction if (and only if) I believe that you and I share similar goals.
    -- David Maister

    #Inspiring #Believe #Ifs And

  • If and when we get married, only a completely opposite system will prevail.
    -- David O. Selznick

    #Opposites #Ifs And #Married

  • Trust that little voice in your head that says 'Wouldn't it be interesting if...'; And then do it.
    -- Duane Michals

    #Trust #Ignorance #Ifs And

  • I like any and all of my associations with music -writing, playing, and listening. We write and play from our perspective, and the audience listens from its perspective. If and when we agree, I am lucky.
    -- Duke Ellington

    #Writing #Play #Ifs And

  • That was the one thing about the rain that likened it to sorrow: You did your best to remain untouched, safe and dry, but if and when you failed, there came a point in which you started seeing the problem less in terms of drops than as an incessant gush, and thereby you decide you might as well get drenched.
    -- Elif Safak

    #Rain #Ifs And #Sorrow

  • Even when times were good, I realized that my earning power as a golf professional depended on too many ifs and putts.
    -- Gene Sarazen

    #Golf #Ifs And #Earning

  • There’s a reason humans peg-out around eighty: prose fatigue. It looks like organ failure or cancer or stroke but it’s really just the inability to carry on clambering through the assault course of mundane cause and effect. If we ask Sheila then we can’t ask Ron. If I have the kippers now then it’s quiche for tea. Four score years is about all the ifs and thens you can take. Dementia’s the sane realisation you just can’t be doing with all that anymore.
    -- Glen Duncan

    #Cancer #Years #Ifs And

  • Whenever I start a novel, I'm always looking for two things: a bit of science that makes me go 'what if?' and a piece of history that ends in a question mark.
    -- James Rollins

    #Ifs And #Two #What If

  • Near-term deficits are temporary and manageable if - and only if - we keep spending in check, the tax burden low and the economy growing.
    -- Jim Nussle

    #Ifs And #Growing #Economy

  • I've had to relearn how I work with people so that if and when I do avoid different things I don't send any messages in doing so.
    -- Jock Sturges

    #Ifs And #People #Different

  • The greatest thing that can happen to the state of Queensland and the nation of Australia would be if and when we get rid of the media. Then we would live in peace and tranquility - but no one would know anything!.
    -- Johannes "Joh" Bjelke-Petersen

    #Media #Ifs And #Australia

  • One should not as a rule reveal one's secrets, since one does not know if and when one may need them again. The essential English leadership secret does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Lying #Stupid #Ifs And

  • When you ask "why", "what if" and "why not" you force yourself to explore what's possible and not just what is.
    -- Josh Linkner

    #Ifs And #What If #Why Not

  • Place your desires before God. Pray about them and trust God to give them to you if and when they’re right for you.
    -- Joyce Meyer

    #Ifs And #Giving #Desire

  • I'm not a what-if and could-have person. I'm happy with my decisions.
    -- Kajol

    #Ifs And #Decision #What If

  • The advice I will give my children, if and when they have Olympic aspirations, will be to go for it.
    -- Kerri Walsh

    #Children #Ifs And #Giving

  • You can overcome anything, if and only if you love something enough
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Ifs And #Overcoming #Enough

  • There's no ifs and buts or maybes, you're gonna miss, you're gonna miss my loving.
    -- Lou Rawls

    #Ifs And #Missing #Egotism

  • Even if you are on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil as sorcerers do who practice black magic, and even if you are a heretic as obstinate as a devil, sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and will save your soul, if-and mark well what I say-if you say the Holy Rosary devoutly every day until death for the purpose of knowing the truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for your sins.
    -- Louis de Montfort

    #Practice #Ifs And #Feet

  • Leaders are fascinated by future. You are a leader if and only if, you are restless for change, impatient for progress and deeply dissatisfied with status quo. Because in your head, you can see a better future. The friction between 'what is' and 'what could be' burns you, stirs you up, propels you. This is leadership.
    -- Marcus Buckingham

    #Ifs And #Leader #Progress

  • Well, did he do it?" She always asked the irrelevant question. It didn't matter in terms of the strategy of the case whether the defendant "did it" or not. What mattered was the evidence against him -- the proof -- and if and how it could be neutralized. My job was to bury the proof, to color the proof a shade of gray. Gray was the color of reasonable doubt.
    -- Michael Connelly

    #Jobs #Color #Ifs And

  • If he decided to pursue Sienna...Sucking in a breath Indigo promised herself she'd warn the girl if and when the time came-because no woman should have to face that campaign unprepared.
    -- Nalini Singh

    #Girl #Ifs And #Faces

  • Gay people - generally speaking - have a responsibility to our own community and to future generations of gay people to come out, if and when we feel that we can.
    -- Rachel Maddow

    #Responsibility #Gay #Ifs And

  • No man should tell a lie unless he is shrewd enough to recognize the time for renouncing it, if and when it comes, and knows how to renounce it gracefully.
    -- Rex Stout

    #Lying #Men #Ifs And

  • A few of my books, over the years, have been optioned for film. The subject matter of my books, however, is not exactly conducive to Hollywood film treatment. If and when a 'big-budget' film is ever made based on one of my books, my fans and I will more than likely loathe it because it won't be true to its source. That's almost a given.
    -- Richard Laymon

    #Book #Years #Ifs And

  • Most of us were taught that God would love us if and when we change. In fact, God loves you so that you can change. What empowers change, what makes you desirous of change is the experience of love. It is that inherent experience of love that becomes the engine of change.
    -- Richard Rohr

    #Love You #Ifs And #Empowering

  • Some communities will be abandoned, others will struggle along, others will split, others will flourish, gain members, and be duplicated elsewhere. Each community must win and hold the voluntary adherence of its members. No pattern is imposed on everyone, and the result will be one pattern if and only if everyone voluntarily chooses to live in accordance with that pattern of community.
    -- Robert Nozick

    #Struggle #Winning #Ifs And

  • No one is going to fire me now. If and when I leave, I'll be the one to make the decision
    -- Sally Jessy Raphael

    #Fire #Ifs And #Decision

  • Some people can only be happy being a star. What happens if and when the work dries up?
    -- Susan Hampshire

    #Being Happy #Stars #Ifs And

  • Any military force should be dictated by the vital national security interests of the United States. And if and when we use force, we should use overwhelming force for a clearly stated objective. And then when we're done, we should get the heck out.
    -- Ted Cruz

    #Military #Ifs And #Use

  • I am perfectly happy to compromise and work with anybody. Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians. I’ll work with Martians. If — and the if is critical — they're willing to cut spending and reduce the debt.
    -- Ted Cruz

    #Cutting #Ifs And #Debt

  • fundamentally an organism has conscious mental states if and only if there is something that it is like to be that organism--something it is like for the organism.
    -- Thomas Nagel

    #Ifs And #Consciousness #Conscious

  • The ifs and buts of history...form an insubstantial if intoxicating diet.
    -- Vikram

    #Ifs And #Form

  • The variables of quantification, 'something,' 'nothing,' 'everything,' range over our whole ontology, whatever it may be; and we are convicted of a particular ontological presupposition if, and only if, the alleged presuppositum has to be reckoned among the entities over which our variables range in order to render one of our affirmations true.
    -- Willard Van Orman Quine

    #Order #Ifs And #Variables

  • If the agent aims to make the attempt if and only if it would be apt, then a distinctive element of risk assessment becomes relevant: How probably would the agent succeed in attempting that fuller end?
    -- Ernest Sosa

    #Ifs And #Assessment #Risk

  • Harcourt sent my book to Evelyn Waugh and his comment was: “If this is really the unaided work of a young lady, it is a remarkable product.” My mother was vastly insulted. She put the emphasis on if and lady. Does he suppose you’re not a lady? she says.
    -- Flannery O'Connor

    #Mother #Book #Ifs And

  • I just have to deal with it [injuries] if and when problems happen. It's obviously a concern and I've been very careful with my training, making sure I warm up and warm down before everything and not pushing myself too stupidly.
    -- Greg James

    #Ifs And #Training #Pushing

  • Our past cannot be changed, and to be preoccupied with it is inefficient in time and effort. Likewise, by fretting over the future, we only exhaust ourselves, making us less able to effectively respond when the future is actually upon us. By worrying about a mishap that may or may not take place, we're forced to undergo the event twice-once when imagining it and once again if and when we actually experience it.
    -- H. E Davey

    #Past #Ifs And #Worry

  • If and when I decide to retire I want to perform. I want to be on the ice. I want to continue contributing to the sport. I feel like I still have a lot to offer.
    -- Jeremy Abbott

    #Sports #Ice #Ifs And

  • If and when you do decide to share your experience with your husband, it should be because you feel ready to do so, not for any other reason.
    -- Mallory Ortberg

    #Husband #Ifs And #Reason

  • The proposition that Muslims are welcome in Britain if, and only if, they stop behaving like Muslims is a doctrine which is incompatible with the principles that guide a free society.
    -- Roy Hattersley

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Ifs And

  • This is why I am not religious. If and when we do learn the true secret of the universe, some kind of religion will be there to hide it. To cover it up. To persecute and shred, to burn and destroy. They stay in business by keeping us in the Dark Ages.
    -- John Dunning

    #Religious #Dark #Ifs And