Quotation Explorer - 'Settled'

Anyone can fail at something they really don’t want. What really takes courage is going after something you want and then failing. There is more fulfillment in life knowing that you tried, rather than settled without a fight. - Shannon L. Alder
There is nothing dreary or doubtful about (the life). It is meant to be continually joyful...We are called to a settled happiness in the Lord whose joy is our strength. - Amy Carmichael
In too many instances we have settled for a world of our own shaping that is shaping up to be in terrible shape. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
MANNA, n. A food miraculously given to the Israelites in the wilderness. When it was no longer supplied to them they settled down and tilled the soil, fertilizing it, as a rule, with the bodies of the original occupants. - Ambrose Bierce
After the original rapture of conversion had settled in, (Bob) Dylan backed away from his obviously Christian lyrics and returned to his more metaphorical use of language. - Ron Jacobs
Happy people can look back and say they chose their life, not settled for it. - Shannon L. Alder
The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood - Otto von Bismarck
I remembered the dim winter light, the smell of damp earth and leaves, the eeriness that always attaches to a place once settled and civilized, but now reclaimed by the wilderness. - Lisa Tuttle
the only difference between you and someone you envy is you settled for less - Philip C. McGraw
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.
No question is ever settled until it is settled right. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
If it's true that our species is alone in the universe, then I'd have to say that the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little. - George Carlin
Guy of Gisborne: I understand the king is winning, thanks be to God. Robin Hood: He’s killing more people.Gisborne: Is that not winning?Robin: Show me an argument ever settled with bloodshed, and then I’ll call it winning. - BBC Robin Hood
The real you suffocates under the layers of your learned identity. Uncover the layers so you can truly breathe again from the true center. Being aware of your infinite potential and access awakens the Master with the Master Key within. You have always been settled in oneness with All. - Franklin Gillette
I wish you the wisdom to know you’re better than what you've settled for, the desire for something greater, and the courage to go get it. - Steve Maraboli
All the problems of the world could be settled if people were only willing to think. The trouble is that people very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work. - Thomas J. Watson
Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life. - Germaine Greer
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
The coast redwood is a so-called relict species. It is a tiny remnant of a life form that once spread in splendor and power across the face of nature. The redwood has settled down in California to live near the sea, the way many retired people do. - Richard Preston
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for. - Maureen Dowd
Latter-day scepticism is fond of calling itself progressive; but scepticism is really reactionary. Scepticism goes back; it attempts to unsettle what has already been settled. Instead of trying to break up new fields with its plough, it simply tries to break up the plough. - G.K. Chesterton
Democracy is a brawl settled in advance by counting heads. - David P. Gontar
People wish to be settled. It is only as far as they are unsettled that there is any hope for them. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
You must know, the day your star exploded into my universe, you altered it all. You exposed my light and my dark, settled into my existence and there you will be and glow in the matter of my heart, long after light is only a memory. You have changed things for always. - Jennifer DeLucy
It is the gift of stories that most repays life among settled people. - Robert Michael Pyle
Quitters always believe the lies they tell themselves because delusion is easier to live with than the reality that they settled for an easier path. - Shannon L. Alder
Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. - Michael Crichton
Accounts are not quite settled between us," said she, with a passion that equaled my own. "I can love, and I can hate. You had your choice. You chose to spurn the first; now you must test the other. - Arthur Conan Doyle
Ghost towns filled with sad people who settled for what life offered them. The road unfurls before us. Everything is possible. I feel sick to my stomach. - Pete Wentz
The most fatal illusion is the settled point of view. Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view kills anybody who has one. - Brooks Atkinson
Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence. - Edgar Allan Poe
I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free. - Georgia O'Keeffe
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