Quotation Explorer - 'Paid'

I've never paid for a push-up or a sit-up in my life - And I've done millions.
Whenever you hear a man speak of his love for his country, it is a sign that he expects to be paid for it. - H. L. Mencken
Often people that criticise your life are usually the same people that don't know the price you paid to get where you are today. True friends see the full picture of your soul. - Shannon L. Alder
when you're cool for twenty,you get paid for twenty-one. - Miguel Piñero
What came to me later in those dark, dreaming hours put paid to that though and as always my mind led me treacherously back to the bleak and inescapable truth. There was no cure for what one had seen or done. - Hannah Blatchford
The price we have paid for expecting to be so much more than our ancestors is a perpetual anxiety that we are far from being all we might be. - Alain de Botton
Capitalism: Teach a man to fish, but the fish he catches aren't his. They belong to the person paying him to fish, and if he's lucky, he might get paid enough to buy a few fish for himself. - Karl Marx
[W]hat my grandmother and my mother and I all know is that our beauty is no miracle. It is bought and paid for. - Katie Crouch and Grady Hendrix, The White Glove War
I will rather work without being paid to fulfill my divine purpose. - Lailah Gifty Akita
30 cents, two transfers, loveThinking hard about you I got on the bus and paid 30 cents car fare and asked the driver for two transfers before discovering that I was alone. - Richard Brautigan
In order to survive our youth, many of us became sensitized to which conditions we had to play to, to receive attention. No wonder we mistook this attention for love. We thought love came in finite quantities—it had to be competed for among siblings, or it had to be paid for with exacting dues. - Maureen Brady
If you can still write in spite of the fact that you're not getting paid, that nobody cares about what you're writing, that nobody wants to publish it, that everybody is telling you to do something else, and you still want to and you still enjoy it and you can't stop doing it...then you're a writer. - Joanne Harris
Don’t think for a moment that you’ve gotta be perfect to be paid. - Clifford Cohen
She borrowed in harmony and paid back in war - Charmaine J Forde
When first asked if he would grant an interview with TIME, Greene responded by asking a question of his own: 'Does the candidate get paid? - Michael Scherer
The human eye is restricted to see the useen, because there’s a price to be paid to the rulers of this image and if this image is seen by you, you’ll dare not divulge it to others, for others must pay a price - Michael Bassey Johnson
The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does. - Napoleon Hill
Now, in reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them to be men of much greater profundity than they really are. - Henry Fielding
It is not how much you are paid that matters. But how much you get done that is most important. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Worry:Interest paid on trouble before it falls due. - Dean Ing
Why should a financial engineer be paid four, four times... to a hundred times more than the, uh... real engineer?A real engineer build bridges, a financial engineer build, build dreams.And when those dream turn out to be nightmares, other people pay for it. - Andrew Sheng
I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes. - Edna St. Vincent Millay
People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up. - Ogden Nash
I worked for a menial’s hire,Only to learn, dismayed,That any wage I had asked of Life,Life would have willingly paid. - Jessie B. Rittenhouse
Quoyle experienced moments in all colors, uttered brilliancies, paid attention to the rich sound of waves counting stones, he laughed and wept, noticed sunsets, heard music in rain, said I do. - Annie Proulx
It's amazing that people actually get paid for what I'm doing on here for free. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
HOUSELESS, adj. Having paid all taxes on household goods. - Ambrose Bierce
But penance need not be paid in suffering...It can be paid in forward motion. Correcting the mistake is a positive move, a nurturing move. - Barbara Hall
The chip in your body, call it soul if you please, carries on its bad and good. And in this or next lifetime, your dues are paid in full. - Fakeer Ishavardas
My name is Jane Delaney and I do things my paying customers can’t do, don’t want to do, don’t want to be seen doing, can’t bring themselves to do, and/or don’t want it to be known they’d paid someone to do. To dead people. - Pamela Burford, Undertaking Irene
If you wrote something for which someone sent you a check, if you cashed the check and it didn't bounce, and if you then paid the light bill with the money, I consider you talented. - Stephen King
I had a romance novel inside me, but I paid three sailors to beat it out of me with steel pipes. - Patton Oswalt
There seems a general rule that, the more obviously one’s work benefits other people, the less one is likely to be paid for it. - David Graeber
All authors go to heaven; we have paid our dues on earth by choosing to the hellish career of writing - Carl Henegan
The will to win is worthless if you don't get paid for it.
We are paid for our daily labors by the pennies and dollars; we are paid in respect and gratitude when those labors consist of good deeds. - Charles Cross
Failure is the price paid for a lesson. Learn from it. - Shilpa Menon
Windows 10 could only have been a worse experience if I had paid for it! - Steven Magee
Replying to the tributes paid to him at a testimonial dinner, Herbert Bayard Swope said; "I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure. Try to please everybody."
Unfortunately, the balance of nature decrees that a super-abundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares. - Peter Ustinov
Folks who never do more than their paid for, never get paid for any more than they do. - Elbert Hubbard
Some say that a woman that trades her body for money is a whore, if that is the case, then a woman that trades her body for flattery and kind words is just a whore that is not paid very well. - Carl R White
[A]though people get paid to do their jobs, you cannot pay someone to do their job passionately and wholeheartedly. Those qualities are not for sale; they are themselves gifts that can only be given freely, and are in many, many fields. - Rebecca Solnit
I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale. - Thomas Jefferson
The road to success is often paid with so many sacrifices. - Abdulazeez Henry Musa
I love being an author - its the first job I've ever had where I'm paid to daydream. - Greig Beck
The wages of sin are death, but the benefits include dental, major medical, two week paid vacation, pension fund, and stock options. Actually, taken as a package, it's a rather attractive deal.
Envy was just the tax you paid on success. - David Nicholls
It's more important to be read than paid. - S.L. Walker
Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death. The higher the interest rate and the more regularly it is paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed - Arthur Schopenhauer
Smartass Disciple: Why we shouldn’t judge others? Master of Stupidity: Don’t! Unless you are paid for it. - Toba Beta
Anxiety is interest paid on trouble before it is due.
Choices are made in brief seconds and paid for in the time that remains. - Paolo Giordano
One paid for one's knowledge with one's skin. - Rudyard Kipling
Parents often ask - how do I get my child interested in books and reading? One tried and true way that my late husband and I used was paying them to read. For each book that my sons read, we paid them $1. They soon developed a love for reading and forgot all about the money. Amazing but true! - Soraya Diase Coffelt
If you wrote something for which someone sent you a cheque, if you cashed the cheque and it didn't bounce, and if you then paid the light bill with the money, I consider you talented. - Stephen King
All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind. - Aristotle
Worry is interest paid on trouble before is falls due.
Consciousness may be seen as the haughty and restless second cousin of morphology. Memory is its mistress, perception its somewhat abused wife, logic its housekeeper, and language its poorly paid secretary - Gerald Edelman
Women saying, 'I'm not a feminist' is my greatest pet peeve. Do you believe that women should be paid the same for doing the same jobs? Do you believe that women should be allowed to leave the house? Do you think that women and men both deserve equal rights? Great, then you're a feminist. - Lena Dunham
Worry is a dividend paid to disaster before it is due. - Ian Fleming
(Life) it was a little bit nearer than God, but no less powerful and terrible. Yes, it was something, perhaps, that one did not wish to understand because one feared it, something to which one paid tribute lest it should feel offended and seize one, body and soul. - Arthur Holitscher
Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in the world. - Cesare Pavese
It is better work without being paid to fulfill a divine purpose than to be rich without any fulfillment. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Sensibly, it is better to be an illiterate or less educated and make an earning of an amount X than be highly or moderately academically qualified and yet be paid X or even less or marginally high. - Anuj Somany
The kind of work that should be the main part of life is the kind of work you would want to do if you weren't being paid for it. It's work that comes out of your own internal needs, interests and concerns. - Noam Chomsky
A lot of lip service gets paid to being honest, but no one really wants to hear it unless what's being said is the party line. - Colin Quinn
I sold my first short story to Pyramid Press, where it was chiseled onto fifteen slabs of granite, and for which I was paid nine goats. - Frank Tuttle
Anyone who recommends attention to the moment as a prescription for grateful wonder is only telling half the truth. To be happy one must pay attention, but to be unhappy one must also have paid attention. - Philip Lopate
The Who got paid 4000 pounds during those days, but we always smashed our equipment that cost more than 5000 pounds. - Pete Townshend
To middle-class Americans who have paid a great deal for the last 12 years and from whom I ask a contribution tonight, I will say again... you're not going at it alone anymore - you're certainly not going first, and you're not going to pay more for less as you have too often in the past.
Genius is born--not paid. - Oscar Wilde
Violence has settled more issues in history than any other factor; and contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and their freedoms. - Robert Heinlein
Hackers find more success with organizations where employees are under appreciated, over worked and under paid. Why would anyone in an organization like that care enough to think twice before clicking on a phishing email? - James Scott
No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals. - Brian Tracy
Integrity is the ability of being honest and having strong moral principles and values, which reflect in our character.Decide to work in integrity and uprightness of hearts that is the price to be paid for you to realise your vision. - Prince Akwarandu
Didn't care if I wasn't paid for working after school for seven months teaching a 9th grader to read, but when he finally could, priceless! The best times in my life were when I went way beyond my paygrade to service students in need. - Ace Antonio Hall
Liberty was paid for by past sacrifices and given to us as a present gift. - Orrin Woodward
We live in a vastly complex society which has been able to provide us with a multitude of material things, and this is good, but people are beginning to suspect we have paid a high spiritual price for our plenty.
And if California slides into the ocean, as the mystics and statistics say it will, I predict this hotel will be standing until I've paid my bill.
the glory of the protagonist is always paid for by a lot of secondary characters - Tony Hoagland
To Fred, those years seemed to pass like quickly skimming a book and then finding the ending wasn't what he expected. He wished he'd paid more attention to the story. - Sarah Addison Allen
Some say that a woman that trades her body for money is a whore, if that is the case, then a woman that trades her body for flattery and kind words is just a whore that is not paid as well. - Carl R White
Never be envious of what someone else has.You don't know the price they paid to get it, and you don't know the price they are paying to keep it. - Stephan Labossiere
All things in Fiji are paid for in blood. - Lance Morcan
All the taxes paid over a lifetime by the average American are spent by the government in less than a second.
Obviously the most beautiful fate, the most wonderful good fortune that can happen to any human being, is to be paid for doing that which he passionately loves to do. - Abraham H. Maslow
Managers receiving hundreds of thousands a year—and setting their compensation for themselves—are not being paid wages, they are appropriating surplus value in the guise of wages. - Michael Harrington
Lord Vetinari in a meeting: what people said was what they wanted him to hear. He paid a lot of attention to the spaces outside the words, though. That’s where the things were that they hoped he didn’t know and didn’t want him to find out. - Terry Pratchett
You do not need to make everyone happy, because you are not paid for. - M.F. Moonzajer
To say that a writer's hold on reality is tenuous is an understatement-it's like saying the Titanic had a rough crossing. Writer's build their own realities, move into them and occasionally send letters home. The only difference between a writer and a crazy person is that a writer gets paid for it. - David Gerrold
Was I sorry that I chose to come by hand cart? No. Neither then nor any minute of my life since. The price we paid to become acquainted with God was a privilege to pay and I am thankful that I was privileged to come in the Martin Hand Cart Company. - Francis Webster
There is no real bravery in getting paid to save someone's life. However, there is a large amount of bravery in a nurse break dancing at the hospital's Christmas party. - Shannon L. Alder
I count myself lucky, having long ago won a lottery paid to me in seven sunrises a week for life. - Robert Brault
There's always somebody who is paid too much, and taxed too little - and it's always somebody else. - Cullen Hightower
We all have paid the cost of our success. - M.F. Moonzajer
Jesus paid a high price for your peace. Don't give it away. - David McGee
Not everyone gets to do what they love, be good at it, and get paid for it. If you do, you're lucky. - Britt Holewinski
Jesus did not die just to save you from hell. He paid the price to give you all of heaven. - Carlos A. Rodriguez
Mistakes and errors, destinations and journeys are all the same and are paid with pain. - Auliq Ice
It is better to do what you love for work, but if it is your day job that enables an unpaid passion, then your life is still sweeter. What is important is that you make time for your dreams, not whether or not you get paid for it. - Tara Moss
i been paid for My Music;not My body;iF you want to see an Naked ;U in the wrong place,;Go jungle ; There's a lot Animal's waiting for you; - anne idris
People say I was made for thisNothin' else would I trade for thisAnd just think I get paid for this... - Bobby Darin
We can get the task done without being paid. - Lailah Gifty Akita
When you're doing the work you're meant to do, it feels right and every day is a bonus, regardless of what you're getting paid. - Oprah Winfrey
It is possible for you to be paid your worth and at the same time be passionate about what you do. - Bonnie Gortler
If doctors are paid the same salary as bus drivers, community would not be crazy about making their children doctors - Nouman Ali Khan
Prostitutes are paid for taking their clothes off. Celebrities are paid for putting others' clothes on. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
When you're a professional you do your job no matter what gets in the way. You might take a sick day, you might take a personal day, but then you show back up or you won't get paid. Everyone develops his/her own strategy for dealing with days that are not productive. - Charlaine Harris
Folks who never do any more than they are paid for, never get paid more than they do. - Elbert Hubbard
BACCHUS, n. A convenient deity invented by the ancients as an excuse for getting drunk. Is public worship, then, a sin, That for devotions paid to Bacchus The lictors dare to run us in, And resolutely thump and whack us? Jorace - Ambrose Bierce
In life things are only free after you've paid for them. - T.A. Uner
I can't believe it! Reading and writing actually paid off! - Matt Groening
Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishfull thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms.
This is the first age that's ever paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one.
The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer. - Henry David Thoreau
If you're going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you're going to be locked up. - Hunter S. Thompson
Oh, Death was never enemy of ours!We laughed at him, we leagued with him, old chum.No soldier's paid to kick against His powers.We laughed, knowing that better men would come,And greater wars: when each proud fighter bragsHe wars on Death, for lives; not men, for flags. - Wilfred Owen
You don’t want modesty, you want humility. Humility comes from inside out. It says someone was here before me and I’m here because I’ve been paid for. I have something to do and I will do that because I’m paying for someone else who has yet to come. - Maya Angelou
I have spent my life going from mania to mania. Somehow it has all paid off. - Ray Bradbury
The war began with words, but none of us paid any attention.'- Seka Milanovik - Chris Hedges
The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission. - John F. Kennedy
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