Words of Wisdom : L

Lack of charisma can be fatal.
Lagniappe-"A small, unexpected extra."
Language is a cracked kettle on which we tap out crude rhythms for bears to dance to while we long to make music that will melt the stars.
Language can lie, movement cannot.
Larceny is not a difficult crime to condone unless your childhood was the item stolen.
Lasted as long as a sugar high.
Lasting accomplishment is still achieved through a long, slow climb and self-discipline.
Laughter-the natural recognition of destruction, confusion and ruin.
Laughter, like love, is a form of light fed by a particularly distilled energy from the spirit.
Law is the opposite of sex. No matter how good it is, it's bad.
Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.
"Le mort est une fin de critique et un début de regret."
Lead cannot be made into a sword.
Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.
Leaders are individuals who make ordinary people do extraordinary things in the face of adversity.
Leaders are purveyors of hope, not of despair.
Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.
Leaders can cast shadow or light.
Leadership is a performance. You need to be conscious about your behavior, because everyone else is.
Leadership is an activity, not a position.
Leadership is learning to give whether you get anything or not. Give in the true sense of the word; any other way of giving is simply "trading."
Leadership is the ability to get other people to do what they don't want to do, and like it.
Leadership is the ability to hide your panic from others.
Leadership provides the vision, values and purpose that create motion. Management channels the energy leadership creates. Leadership is necessarily personal; administration is necessarily impersonal.
Leadership should be visible. Management should be invisible.
Leading a large law firm is like being the only fire hydrant on a block with fifty dogs.
Learn by being crushed.
Learn from the past, don't live there.
Learn not to sweat the small stuff.
Learning is a matter of timing. You acquire knowledge when you're ready to receive it.
Learning is like rowing upstream; not to advance is to fall back.
Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
Learning to sew because it keeps your hands away from your throat.
Leaving what's safe for anything new.
Legal systems are about what you have done. Markets are about what you're going to do.
Lego Theatre.
Less a passionate necessity than the shell of an old habit.
Less to do with more and more to do with better.
Let him who would move the world, first move himself.
Let our sickness work for you.
Let people be different.
Let the beauty you love be the work that you do.
Let the memory of the evening be the first thing you remember when you wake up in the morning and open your smile.
Let the old year and its curses end and let the new year and its blessings begin.
Let them hate as long as they fear. "Oderint Dum Metuant"
Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it.
Let us take men as they are, not as they ought to be.
Let us think that the truth may not perhaps be entirely with us.
Let's compromise and say I'm right.
Let's go see that film-it came in on budget.
Let's rob the train before we split up the loot.
Let's sit on the ground and sing sad stories of the death of kings. (Richard II)
Liberals have no ideas, they have only sentiments.
Life at court doesn't satisfy a man, but it keeps him from being satisfied with anything else.
Life breaks everyone, and those who survive are strong in the broken places.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Life doesn't consist of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.
Life goes on. It always does until it doesn't.
Life is a dream that keeps me from sleeping.
Life is a marathon, not a sprint, and you just work hard.
Life is a race - cut to the chase.
Life is bearable even when it is unbearable. That is what is so terrible; that is the unbearable thing about it.
Life is cheap but the accessories will kill you.
Life is divided between the horrible and the miserable.
Life is easy, it's television that's hard.
Life is like a cobweb, not an organization chart.
Life is like a grindstone. Whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on what you're made of.
Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
Life is like an onion; you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
Life is like riding the bus, it requires change.
Life is more about seeing than being seen.
Life is not a having and a getting/but a being and a becoming.
Life is not addition, but multiplication.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.
Life is not who you are, but what you do.
Life is one fucking thing after another.
Life is only black and white in photos.
Life is short and full of blisters.
Life is the sum of all your choices.
Life is too short to be little.
Life only demands from you the strength that you possess. Only one feat is possible-not to have run away.
Like a bird on the wire…I have tried in my way to be free.
Like a body at a wake. Necessary to have the party-not expected to say much.
Like a dog walking on his hind legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all.
Like a monkey trying to fuck a beach ball.
Like a moose needs a hat rack.
Like a person who walks across a field of snow and leaves no footprints.
Like a turkey accepting an invitation to Thanksgiving Dinner.
Like father, like son.
Like fleas to a Great Dane. They can't bring him to heel, but they can make his life miserable.
Like four flat tires on a muddy road.
Like grabbing a gumball out of a crocodile's mouth.
Like many another foul art, rudeness has gifted practitioners.
Like people, things thrive on good beginnings.
Like the color black, business mixed with anything else turns into business.
Like trying to nail Jell-O to a tree.
Like using your tongue to move a trackball.
Like watching paint dry…except that paint only dries once.
Likely to interpret any substantive concern as a sign of emotional instability.
Limited funds are a blessing, not a curse.
Listen effectively
  Establish rapport
  Respond appropriately
  Fact finding
  Problem solving
  Control your own stressful reaction
Listening is the highest form of courtesy.
Listening to advice often accomplishes far more than heeding it.
Listening to music on a computer speaker is like taking a bath with your socks on.
Literature is the only profession where you start out as a prosecutor and end up in the dock.
Litigating is about toughness, but not about meanspiritedness.
Little thieves are hanged, but great ones prosper.
Little things don't mean a lot, they mean everything.
Live as if everything you do will eventually be known.
Live by what you trust, not by what you fear.
Live deep instead of fast.
Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of times.
Living well is not the best revenge.
  Living simply is more like it.
  And, in the end, when the opportunity for revenge
  presents itself, you have better things to do.
Living with a saint is more grueling than being one.
Logic breaks like stained glass when emotions start to roll.
Logic is the art of being wrong with confidence.
Loneliness is like a hammer blow that shatters glass but hardens steel.
Loneliness is something you do to yourself.
Look for the selfish motive.
Looking back is the first sign of aging and decay.
Looking for the solution without listening to the problem is like working in the dark.
Looking reality straight in the eye and then acting upon it with as much speed as you can.
Looks like the upper hand is on the other foot.
Losers fail to redefine their strategy based on experience.
Losing love is like a window in your heart.
Loss can be a powerful elixir.
Lost boys-golden girls.
Lost time is never found again.
Love between equals, like an answered prayer, is hard to accommodate oneself to.
Love does not cause suffering; what causes it is the sense of ownership, which is love's opposite.
Love doesn't die, people do.
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only with what you are expecting to give --- which is everything.
Love is a gift; friendship is an exchange.
Love is for those people who believe in it.
Love is like war: easy to begin, but very hard to stop.
Love is never enough and often too much.
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Love is too complex to be consistent.
Love is what happens when men and women don't know each other.
Love is what's left of a relationship after all the selfishness has been removed.
Love, without discipline, isn't.
Lovemaking is the red tape of marriage.
Low barriers to entry-high barriers to success.
Low expectations are good protection.
Loyalty is something you pay for.
Luck is the residue of design.
Luck may help a man over a ditch if he jumps well.
Luck only comes to visit; it doesn't come to stay.
Lying can never save us from another lie.
Lying gets more films made than money.
Lying is a mistake unless it's a matter of national security.
Lymph – to walk with a lisp.

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