"I have always argued that change becomes stressful and overwhelming only when you've lost any sense of the constancy of your life. You need firm ground to stand on. From there, you can deal with that change."
"Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable."
"Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential."
"A major power can afford a military debacle only when it looks like a political victory."
"For so long as the Jew has even one ally, he will be convinced - in his smallness of mind - that his salvation came from that ally. It is only when he is alone - against all of his own efforts and frantic attempts - that he will, through no choice, be compelled to turn to G-d."
"What this power is I cannot say all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it."
"True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power."
"Things can be funny only when we are in fun. When we're 'dead earnest,' humor is the only thing that is dead."
"The mind uses its faculty for creativity only when experience forces it to do so."
"My doctor asked me if I smoked, and I said only when I'm working, golfing, or drinking. Then I realized the only time I don't smoke is when I'm home. I didn't even realize I'd become a smoker."
Definition for "only when"
- never except when
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