Quotation Explorer - 'Fit'

We are born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society. - Judith Martin
I spent a lot of time vacillating between wanting to be seen as attractive, being terrified by too much attention, and wanting to succeed and fit in without anyone's noticing me. - Kim Gordon
There is nothing that gives a man consequence, and renders him fit for command, like a support that renders him independent of everybody but the State he serves. - George Washington
Life is the will to power; our natural desire to dominate and reshape the world to fit our own preferences and assert our personal strength to the fullest degree.
I write small poems— the kind that fit on a postcard… and still can break your heart - John Geddes
We want one class of persons to have a liberal education, and we want another class of persons, a very much larger class of necessity in every society, to forgo the privilege of a liberal education and fit themselves to perform specific difficult manual tasks. - Woodrow Wilson
I am too much alien and not enough monkey to fit in here. - Melissa St. Hilaire
Any doctrine that will not bear investigation is not a fit tenant for the mind of an honest man. - Robert Ingersoll
Dare to be different. Find the courage to stop looking for the approval of others, or trying to fit in. Just be the amazing being that you are. People who shine the light of who they truly are, are inspiring to others. - Eileen Anglin
If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live - Martin Luther King Jr.
This ain't the heartbreak hotel even though I know it well.Those no shows should you tell in the way you hold yourself.Don't you fret should you get another cancellation, give me a chance and I'll make a permanent reservation.In your heart in your, I can tell you fit one more - The Wanted
why are trying so hard to fit in, when you're born to stand out - Oliver James
No one would have guessed that the jagged pieces of our soul fit the puzzle in this box. We were considered the left over remnants that had no place, except the picture we wanted to create together. - Shannon L. Alder
Don’t try to fit me in a box… My life is not one dimensional. I’m the summer breeze and the hurricane… I’m the serene lake and the raging ocean… I’m the gentle poet and the rough warrior… Your labels don’t limit me… they limit your experience of me. Don’t confuse the two. - Steve Maraboli
God is perceived by the heart, not by your reason. But what is reason? Your heart simplifying God’s guidance to fit your own needs. - Shannon L. Alder
Ordinary people are products of their environment and fit in. Artists transcend their environment and stand out. - Oliver Gaspirtz
They say money is the rude of all evil, however I know poor people that can quite fit the bill. - Anthony Liccione
Man keeps looking for a truth that fits his reality. Given our reality, the truth doesn't fit. - Werner Erhard
We want the facts to fit the preconceptions. When they don't, it is easier to ignore the facts than to change the preconceptions.
Dare to be different. Find the courage to accept that you may always fit in, and the peace within to stop looking for the approval of others. Just be the amazing being that you are. People who shine the light of who they truly are, are inspiring to others. - Eileen Anglin
But I was beginning to feel like it all fit together, the same way everything in the bowl ends up in the bisquits, as Amma would say. - Kami Garcia
The strong man is not one who is good at wrestling, but the strong man is one who controls himself in a fit of rage. - Anonymous
I began to have an idea of my life, not as the slow shaping of achievement to fit my preconceived purposes, but as the gradual discovery and growth of a purpose which I did not know. - Joanna Field
We change who we are to fit the exogenous of our time, and not just strategically or to our own advantage, sometimes sympathetically without our even knowing it for the betterment of the whole group. - Meryl Streep
If the pieces do not fit into your puzzle...Try a different picture - Cass van Krah
A not complete unit or a new unit. The elements in the 3 parts should neither fit nor not fit together.One would like not to be led. Avoid the idea of a puzzle which could be solved. Remove the signs of thought. It is not thought which needs showing. - Jasper Johns
People who fit don’t seek. The seekers are those that don’t fit. - Shannon L. Alder
Why is joy not considered a fit subject for an artist? - Eugene Manlove Rhodes
It's unnerving how you fit in the basin of my thighs. - Audrey Rey
Religion reminds me of a lace condom. While lovingly crafted, it’s not designed for pleasure; unless inflated with fervour, it collapses; one size does not fit all; and no matter how many times you dunk it in holy water, it will not prevent misconceptions or contagion. - Lowestoft Thellow
When you don't fit in, be sure to stand out. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
Yoga is a lifestyle and not just a mere kind of exercise to stay fit and health. It is a science which unfolds the endless potentials of our mind and soul. - Anamika Mishra
The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. Instead of altering their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit their views...which can be very uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that needs altering. - Doctor Who
In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it. - John Ruskin
He who does not desire power is fit to hold it. - Plato
Show me the man who keeps his house in hand,He's fit for public authority. - Sophocles
Racism doesn't have to fit our stereotypes for what it is in order for it to hurt - but it also means that tools for dismantling the system don't have it fit our stereotype either. - Simon S. Tam
If you don't fit into a box you can always try to fit into a circle. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Biblical Christianity doesn't fit the world's vision of global solidarity right now as there is a battle against Truth and the world hates that. - Auliq Ice
The scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar. - Confucius
Religion is an illusion, and it derives its strength from its readiness to fit in with our instinctual wishful impulses. - Sigmund Freud
Trying to fit in will not change a society. To change it, you have to be brave, fearless, and strong enough to withstand societal criticism so that you may break the boundary and let light come in. - Debasish Mridha
We have to change the world to fit us, not the other way around. - Halt and Catch Fire
We are always searching for a cave to fit in. - Debasish Mridha
...there was alienation in the standing consciousness that his squareness would not fit the round hole that had been prepared for him. - Thomas Hardy
Forms of love are so many. Just make sure your heart can fit in it. - Munia Khan
Men would have been badly in trouble if their hands didn’t fit their dick. - M.F. Moonzajer
One of the greatest disconnects for this generation is how life and work fit together. There is a need to talk about purpose in life, vocation, and calling. We need to provide a stronger theology of work to help them make integrated connections to their daily lives. - David Kinnaman
Don't let circumstances determine your fate. Choose your fate and mold circumstances to fit your fate of choice. - D.B. Harrop
I have to live with myself and so, I want to be fit for myself to know. - Edgar A. Guest
I now see my life, not as a slow shaping of achievment to fit my preconceived purposes, but as the gradual discovery of a purpose which I did not know. - Joanna Field
Every fit has a misfit. Finding your fit is the path rather than fighting to fit. - O. Stephen Peart
As we try to change society to fit our standards and bring about the sense of peace we long for, it is only when we turn inwards, clean our own backyards and serve as a source of inspiration that society will improve on its own. - Dana Gore
Understanding life is like trying to put together a puzzle with pieces that don't fit. - Dave Guerrero
People who made their dreams come true didn’t simply go after it. They changed the person they were, in order to fit the type of person that would live that type of dream. - Shannon L. Alder
DISOBEY, v.t. To celebrate with an appropriate ceremony the maturity of a command. His right to govern me is clear as day, My duty manifest to disobey; And if that fit observance e'er I shut May I and duty be alike undone. Israfel Brown - Ambrose Bierce
cold silence has a tendency to atrophy any sense of compassion, between supposed lovers, between supposed brothers. And I know the pieces fit.
It was in the work that she came closest to finding herself, by which we don’t mean gaining self-knowledge or understanding one’s true nature but rather how at some point you can see most plainly that this is what you do, this is how you fit in the wider ecology - Chang-rae Lee
Honestly, if you don't fit in then you're probably doing the right thing. - Lights Poxlietner
The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any. - Russell Baker
We are not here to match and homogenize and agree on every point. One size of spirituality does not fit all. We are here to be our divine selves, boldly, passionately, respectfully, to the absolute best of our ability and this, this is more than enough. - sera break
They had long ago forsaken the war of newspapers for the one they carried everywhere with them, and which had no colors, no sides, and which could be fit neatly to any new opportunity that presented itself: ambush, pillage, torture. - Taylor Brown
There are two main strategies we can adopt to improve the quality of life. The first is to try making external conditions match our goals. The second is to change how we experience external conditions to make them fit our goals better. - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
don't think that warriors fit your standards - Alessandro Malaguti
One size may fit all, but no footprint is the same. The right path for you may be a few steps to the left. - Tyconis D. Allison Ty
Sometimes the boxes we’re put in fit. Other times, we find ourselves shoved into places too confining for our growing sense of self. - Sarah Hackley
A handsome parson is fit for nothing but ti put ideas into the young woman's heads. - Judith Brocklehurst
The tantrums of cloth-headed celluloid idols are deemed fit for grown-up conversation, while silence settles over such a truly important matter as food. - Clifton Fadiman
Love yourself enough to take care of your health of mind, body, and soul as a top priority, then you'lll be fit to face anything. - Jay Woodman
If a man hasn't discovered something that he would die for, he isn't fit to live. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Questions are places in your mind where answers fit. If you haven't asked the question, the answer has nowhere to go. - Clay Christensen
Depend upon it, after all, Thomas, Literature is the most noble of professions. In fact, it is about the only one fit for a man. For my own part, there is no seducing me from the path. - Edgar Allan Poe
Life is like Tetris; if it doesn't fit, just flip it over - Sabine Hein
Though this child came in with nothing but excess baby fat, chemical brain waves, and mother and son bodily toxins on his legs, he had a fate fit for a modern day demigod. - David Scheier
When we force something to fit where it doesn't belong, it breaks. When surrounded by people who can't appreciate our beauty, humans essentially do the same. - Kayla Krantz
Tried a bit just to fit in,To find the hard wayThat all I was a fill in - Nirab karki
We are all born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society. - Judith Martin
The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils; The motions of his spirit are dull as night, And his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted.
Don't try to fit into another person's mold, be bold and beautiful in your own shape and form. - Eveth Colley
Solitude appeared to me as the only fit state of man. - Walter Benjamin
My integrity refuses to be altered to fit in with what I'm expected or intimidated to believe. - Lori Goodwin
I’ve learned that you cannot fulfill your destiny if you’re not being yourself; you can’t fulfill your destiny, trying to be somebody else. We are created unique not so that we can fit in, but so that we can stand out. - Jeanette Coron
It's funny how love can fit inside a brown cardboard box. With relationships, people often think that things pile up. But when it ends, they're surprised how few these things turn out to be. Or at least, how few things they are willing to let go of. - Juan Miguel Sevilla
Be fit for more than the thing you are now doing. Let everyone know that you have a reserve in yourself; that you have more power than you are now using. If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it. - James A. Garfield
To stand in true relations with men in a false age is worth a fit of insanity, is it not? - Ralph Waldo Emerson
[Cornell University will be] an asylum for Science—where truth shall be sought for truth's sake, not stretched or cut exactly to fit Revealed Religion. - Andrew Dickson White
To enjoy the beauty of the world, don’t try to fit in. Try to fly out of your perceived boundaries. - Debasish Mridha
That sad sinking feeling you get when you don't fit in even with other autistics - TinaJ. Richardson
What happiness to sit in intimate conversation with someone of like mind, warmed by candid discussion of the amusing and fleeting ways of this world ... but such a friend is hard to find, and instead you sit there doing your best to fit in with whatever the other is saying, feeling deeply alone. - Kenkō Hōshi (Yoshida Kenkō)
To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward. - Margaret Fairless Barber
A good friend will fit you like ring to finger. - Venezuelan Proverb
i do not know how to live tepidly.i was never built to fit in.i live by my souland my soul is insane. - Ava
Fighting to fit in. Confidence is paper thin. - Tony Alfonso
Confidence, is like a belt worn around the waist. Wear it too tight, you come off cocky and arrogant, wear it too loose, you come off timid and a walk over, but wear it fit and snug, it will uphold you in every step of the way. - Anthony Liccione
He lifts her breasts, which fit perfectly into his hands, though he knows this is no promise that he gets to keep them. A million things you can't have will fit in a human hand. - Barbara Kingsolver
I submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something he will die for, he isn't fit to live. - Martin Luther King Jr.
I am not an American who "will cut the cloth of my conscience to fit this year's fashions."
God hasn't called you to walk in someone else's shoes (purpose). He wants you to walk in the shoes that fit you, for which He made you. You aren't going to succeed walking in another woman's shoes. - Beth Moore Jones
Create always: As God has seen fit in His perfection to give you such abilities, work and share of your gifts. - Duane Hewitt
Fear is a state of nervousness only fit for children - The RZA
We are like sculptors, constantly carving out of others the image we long for, need, love or desire, often against reality, against their benefit, and always, in the end, a disappointment, because it does not fit them. - Anaïs Nin
Friends don’t come ready-made or one-size-fits-all. True friends are always custom fit and one-of-a-kind…just for you. - Toni Sorenson
Fishing gives you a sense of where you fit in the sceme of things - Your place in the universe...I, mean, here I am, one small guy with a fishing pole on this vast beach and out there in the blue expanse of ocean are these hundreds of millions of fish...laughing at me. - Unknown
If you try to make something just to fit your uninformed view of some hypothetical market, you will fail. If you make something special and powerful and honest and true, you will succeed. - Hugh Macleod
Good art is always dangerous, always open-ended. Once you put it out in the world you lose control of it; people will fit it into their minds in all sorts of different ways. - Greil Marcus
I could never kill myself. I approve of suicide if you have horrible health. Otherwise it's the ultimate hissy fit. - John Waters
... and you might say no, you will never do that, that’s not you, not who I know, not who I thought you wereand I will saywatch mefor I never did this to fit inor stand outbut to live. - Charlotte Eriksson
No nation is fit to sit in judgement upon any other nation. - Woodrow Wilson
Never wear a shoe that doesn't fit you - Aireen Pontillo
We all used to try so hard to fit in. We wanted to look exactly alike, do all the same things, practically be the same person, but when we weren't looking that all changed....what the summer actually brought was independence from each other. - Now and Then
Men of power have not time to read, yet men who do not read are not fit for power. - Michael Foot
Anybody who leads with hate, is not fit for leadership. - Jeanette Coron
Life is one big gym where we need to constantly workout to stay fit for this world. And indeed love here is the treadmill. - Munia Khan
Civilized Man says: I am Self, I am Master, all the rest is other--outside, below, underneath, subservient. I own, I use, I explore, I exploit, I control. What I do is what matters. What I want is what matter is for. I am that I am, and the rest is women & wilderness, to be used as I see fit. - Ursula K. Le Guin
The huge modern heresy is to alter the human soul to fit modern social conditions, instead of altering modern social conditions to fit the human soul. - G.K. Chesterton
It is not fit that I should give myself pain, for I have never intentionally given pain even to another. - Marcus Aurelius
Their fingers seemed to fit together in just the right way- effortlessly clasped,like perfect complements. - Nicholas Sparks
Don't you believe that the punishment should fit the crime? Isn't that what justice is? Letely, though, I wonder if we've gotten more into vengenance than justice. - Whoopi Goldberg
I think fitting in is highly overrated. I’d rather just fit out... Fitting out means being who you are, even when people insist that you have to change. Fitting out means taking up space, not apologizing for yourself, and not agreeing with those who seek to label you with stereotypes. - Golda Poretsky
Learning makes a man fit company for himself. - Thomas Fuller
Nonsense is that which does not fit into the prearranged patterns which we have superimposed on reality...Nonsense is nonsense only when we have not yet found that point of view from which it makes sense. - Gary Zukav
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts. - Albert Einstein
A single day in my own shoe that is comfortable for me is better than 365 days in someone else's shoes that does not fit me at all. - Israelmore Ayivor
A fit, healthy body—that is the best fashion statement - Jess C. Scott
1. If reproducibility may be a problem, conduct the test only once. 2. If a straight line fit is required, obtain only two data points.
Don’t try to fit in; try to change. - Debasish Mridha
Don't go the distance trying to fit in the crowd and be accepted by others. Accept and respect yourself first. Loving thyself also goes with this."-Elizabeth's Quotes - Elizabeth E. Castillo
Men dressed in an embroidery of excuses are not fit to enter the colorful chamber of champions - Osho Samuel Adetunji
Families are like puzzles. They fit together in a certain way, and if one piece is missing, it throws everything off. - Richard Schiff
A good [short story] would take me out of myself and then stuff me back in, outsized, now, and uneasy with the fit. - David Sedaris
So long as this struggle known as life goes on, there will always be the music to fit the mood and make it better. - Patrick James Balthazor
All of us are seeking a home, and I don't mean where we were born, or where we now live and have things, but where we can do the big things, the right things. Where we belong, where we fit, where we're loved."--Tennessee Williams, "Follies of God: Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog - James Grissom
A book is a whole world that you can fit into your pocket. - Matshona Dhliwayo
If you say yes when you mean no, you are not being authentic, or true to yourself, to who you really are. You are not living your life, you are trying to fit in with someone else's. - Rishika Sharma
Know who you are and be who you are insofar as it is deem fit, for there is nothing so contemptuous to be who you are! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
There's a race of men that don't fit in, A race that can't sit still;So they break the hearts of kith and kin, And they roam the world at will.They range the field and rove the flood, And they climb the mountain's crest; Their's is the curse of the gypsy blood, And they don't know how to rest. - Robert W. Service
When I die cremate me so I can finally fit into something small. - Xondra Day
People can waste a large amount of their time trying to be accepted by people. Sometimes, God meant for you not to fit. You never know, you may hold the unique perspective that when voiced or demonstrated will change generations. - Shannon L. Alder
You can only fit so many words in a postcard, only so many in a phone call, only so many into space before you forget that words are sometimes used for things other than filling emptiness. - Sarah Kay
Some people drip wax on themselves like a human chianti bottle to see if they feel anything….but getting a wicker basket to fit them is a fiasco - Josh Stern
As you go through life's rich tapestry, you realize that most people you meet aren't fit to shine your shoes. It's a sad fact, but it's true. A good friend is someone who'd hide you if you were on the run for murder. How many of them do you know? - Lemmy Kilmister
Loveis not leaning on each other, adjusting to fit a different size.Loveis simply two hands reached out in the darkness,saying; I’ll be your light, if you’ll be mine. - Charlotte Eriksson
You fit into melike a hook into an eyea fish hookan open eye - Margaret Atwood
Openness is also an acceptance that just as you have the inherent right to create your life as you see fit, so others have the same right with their own lives, even if their design differs from yours greatly. - Stephen Richards
Nobody, said Humboldt, had a destiny. One simply decided to feign one until one came to believe in it oneself. But so many things didn't fit in with it, one had to really force oneself. - Daniel Kehlmann
Being a good person doesn't mean you fit the life of every person you meet. - Shannon L. Alder
A person who can think differently and truly on his feet will always find it difficult to sit and fit as an employee in a workplace, for his attitude & approach towards the work will often hit the ego of most co-workers who can’t compete with him on his level of wisdom and wit. - Anuj Somany
A specification that will not fit on one page of 8.5x11 inch paper cannot be understood. - Mark Ardis
It wouldn't do to go mixing up the present and the past, and cutting bits out of one to fit into the other. - E. Nesbit
People are complicated. And messy. Seems too convenient that we’d all fit inside some multiple-choice question. - Riley Cavanaugh
It is OK if you don't fit in, history only remembers the exceptional. - Pradeepa Pandiyan
She didn't want to have anything to do with the party. She was tired of feeling like she didn't fit in, but she didn't want to go home, either, because she was a tired of being lonely and she was a little drunk. - Candace Bushnell
When we consider that women are treated as property it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit. - Elizabeth Cady Stanton
I think it's important as a women to know who you are and what you deserve. We, ourselves set the boundaries of what we choose to accept. Instead of complaining about the men who's actions don't fit your own & move on and find one that does. - Nikki Rowe
What is youth except a man or a woman before it is ready or fit to be seen? - Evelyn Waugh
Not every age is fit for childish sports. - Titus Maccius Plautus
He could not fit in my imagination and I was not fit for his Real and the conflict between imagination and real sadly made us apart - Seema Gupta
I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions. - Lillian Hellman
Maybe it's wrong-footed trying to fit people into the world, rather than trying to make the world a better place for people.[as quoted in "Brain Gain" by Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 4/27/09 issue] - Paul McHugh
I don't fit into any stereotypes. And I like myself that way. - C. JoyBell C.
People who logically examine their relationships cannot sustain them. Two bodies, two minds, two emotions can never fit perfectly. - Sadghuru
You have to shrink yourself to fit into this little life with him. - Melissa Bank
Human beings are not the central focus of the world. We may dominate the world, but just like all other creatures we have to fit in and struggle to survive. - Wendo L.
The fittest person survives! The fighting man succeeds! He who Fights to Fit, will Survive to Succeed! - Israelmore Ayivor
Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out? - Ian Wallace
I need to move. I don’t fit in here. I almost tried a juice cleanse once, but quickly remembered that I could starve, and was starving, myself for free. - Kris Kidd
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
I’m 30, it’s Christmas, and I’m a writer without a job. I sit hereengulfed in a furious fit of frustration. My future unknown. Mynuts so small you could fit them in a gnat’s navel and have roomleft over for my brain. - Josh Mitchell
We the people, the 99% don’t fit in the Hierarchy of Modern Society; the 1 % is not an expanding entity like the Universe, the 99% will never fit in. - Nynke Visser
I will gladly deal with the inconveniences that may attend living my life as I see fit, rather than be the kind of man who would forsake his own desires in order to seek or preserve the acceptance of lesser men.~ - Dave Champion
You told me once that too much good in a person's life will stunt their growth. You said pain is necessary, because in order for a person to succeed, they must first learn to conquer adversity. And that's what you do... you deliver adversity where you see fit. - Colleen Hoover
What did I hope to gain from my game and from putting my parents through all this? The truth is that I loved to play. My body was fit and my mind raring to go. But I also hoped that I would get a government job through the sports quota. - M.C. Mary Kom
Want a reliable road to emotional and spiritual suicide? Spend your life trying to fit in. - Brandon Mull
Anecdotes and maxims are rich treasures to the man of the world, for he knows how to introduce the former at fit place in conversation. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
But the truth was that he died from solitude, the enemy known but to few on this Earth, and whom only the simplest of us are fit to withstand. The brilliant Costaguanaro of the boulevards had died from solitude and want of faith in himself and others. - Joseph Conrad
He could build a city. Has a certain capacity. There’s a niche in his chestwhere a heart would fit perfectlyand he thinks if he could just maneuver one into place –well then, game over. - Richard Siken
A beautiful woman is one with a beautiful heart. She may be covered with mud or sores but only her foot fit the glass slipper. - Omoakhuana Anthonia
You can't BREED at a place where you can't BREATHE. Therefore, FIX yourself where you FIT. - Israelmore Ayivor
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