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So many people would like to have guidance from God because obviously, if you have a word from God, it’s the best possible thing. But they don’t relate that to life as a whole. Often they want guidance as a way of opting out of the responsibility of making decisions. – Dallas Willard

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue. – Buddha

The only negative is the guidance for capital spending this year, which is much higher than expected. – Francis Cheung

I’d like to see guidance on 2006 that ties all this together. I’m still somewhat skeptical of the degree of cost savings. – Pete Hastings

When I was in middle school, the librarian there was secretary for a couple of groups of professional writers. She introduced me to Ray Bradbury and Richard Matheson, and I became very friendly with them over a period of two years. Both of them were very generous with their time, guidance and advice. – Jonathan Maberry

Maybe we have bottomed. But in terms of going higher, when it comes to corporate guidance, we are not hearing that. – Maureen McCarthy

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OMB is taking input from everyone they can before they make a decision either to modify the guidance or leave it alone. – Randy Vanderhoof

If we get any guidance that the Fed would be guiding toward a neutral stance, that could be a (positive) impetus, … The economy is slowing but not recessing and the Fed will be there if necessary. – Barry Hyman

When we went through it, we had nowhere to turn, no one to talk to who had a similar experience. Small, rural churches usually have no money and little or no insurance to rebuild. So we helped form an organization that gives guidance to pastors whose churches have burned. – Rev. Donaldson

Nearly all government advice on terrorism sacrifices practical particulars for an unalarming tone. The usual guidance is to maintain a three-day supply of food and water along with a radio, flashlight, batteries and first-aid kit. – Barton Gellman

She is the strength and glue that holds our department together and the success of our students can be attributed to her leadership and guidance. – Brett Miller

We need clear guidance to find a solution. Ultimately, the point I think we’ll underscore is this: we have complied and we’re willing to do more. – Brad Smith

I would have loved to have played another year under his guidance, – Kim Clijsters

I was positively surprised that they maintained guidance in the light of major geopolitical situations while other companies have been missing numbers and guiding low, … insignificant. – Trip Chowdhry

I am just excited by it all. The Bank of Ireland have already brought a rugby pedigree to our table and we are delighted it is continuing. They are key sponsors of Ulster Rugby and there is a tremendous amount of experience there. They have already brought a lot of guidance especially the way we should market things. – Paul Jenkins

Until they give me guidance on what they think the products can bring in, I just consider it noise around the edges. – Mark Moeller

Confidence is a crucial building block in a successful career, and embracing it fully will take you places you never thought possible. With proper guidance and hard work, anyone can become more confident. Once you pass a certain point, you’ll feel it from the inside. – Travis Bradberry

Faith, culture, structure and guidance are good things. – Bethenny Frankel

We’re looking for creativity and a fun way of explaining the five classifications (G, PG, 14A, 18A, and R), with particular emphasis on the Parental Guidance rating. – R. Robinson

We’re looking for 41 cents. We’re pretty much in line with consensus. Looking for the company’s revenues to grow in the mid-to-high 20 percent range. The longer-term issue here is going to be the guidance and what they talk about in the call. – Joseph Farley

Semi stocks won’t do anything until we get guidance about estimates for 2004. Otherwise, the stocks will get really overheated. – Ted Parrish

Many of these decisions are ultimately the responsibility of the local district, but we are trying to come up with guidance to pass on to them. There’s no target date for this grand plan, but as ideas come to light, we’ll share them in a timely manner. – Richard Vespucci

If they don’t meet expectations, I think we’re in trouble — but I think the bar has been lowered across the board, … It’s more about the guidance and what they say about future quarters. – Art Hogan

The rest, called literature, is a dossier of human imbecility for the guidance of future professors. – Tristan Tzara

In proportion as we endeavor to live according to the guidance of reason, shall we strive as much as possible to depend less on hope, to liberate ourselves from fear, to rule fortune, and to direct our actions by the sure counsels of reason. – Baruch Spinoza

My job as an athletic trainer is to prevent injuries as much as possible. I also help with strengthening and conditioning, guidance in nutrition and sleeping, and I also make sure the playing area is safe. – Chris Linde

We really have the guidance counselors encourage students to take the courses that help them prepare for the SAT and to take that test, – Lori White

Deep Throat did serve the public interest by providing the guidance and information to us. – Bob Woodward

Negative guidance from Intel kicked off a new selling wave in beleaguered technology, while the February job figures turned out to be strong enough to raise some doubts about aggressive Federal Reserve ease. – Larry Wachtel

Momentum is a little fragile, and when people got excited before, they were disappointed, … But this is the most positive guidance we’ve given in eight quarters, going into a seasonally challenging quarter. – John Chambers

We’re still comfortable with our current guidance of at least 20 percent revenue growth and a net margin of around 8 percent. – Ned Barnholt

There’s no such thing as being too Southern. – Lewis Grizzard

Democracy cannot survive without the guidance of a creative minority. – Harlan Stone

We remain confident in our long-term guidance of compound annual growth rate for sales and EPS of low 20s for the 2001-2005 period and sales between $8 billion and $9 billion in 2005, – Kevin Sharer

We stand by the guidance of February when we forecast 1.1 to 1.2 billion Swiss francs for pandemic use. That is the best estimate we can give on the government orders we have. – William Burns

We had a very successful year in 2005, with ongoing earnings of $3.33 per share, significantly exceeding our 2005 guidance of $2.90 to $3.20 per share. These positive results reflected the benefit of positive weather as well as actions our management took to manage costs. – Bob McGehee

You know, many people have said that I’m on the edge and I’m maverick for some of the big operations that I’ve done. I’m not at all. I pray; I ask God to give me wisdom, ‘Should I do it?’, guidance in terms of how to do it, who to consult with. All those kind of things are incredibly important. – Ben Carson

We believe we are in compliance with all of the rules and related guidance as they currently exist, – Cisco Systems

We’re experiencing a wait-and-see attitude because it’s widely expected that earnings will not be that great. The odd surprise will help bolster the market but more importantly investors are waiting to hear guidance heading into the next quarter. – James Niosi

The more guidance a central bank can provide the public about how policy is likely to evolve the greater the chance that market participants will make appropriate inferences. – Ben Bernanke

He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason. – Baruch Spinoza

Surely there is a time to submit to guidance and a time to take one’s own way at all hazards. – Thomas Huxley

If I find I need guidance, I’ll ask. – Diana Gabaldon

We have no plans to change the guidance policy. – Lynn Fox

The real world is the fantasy writer’s scrapbook. Real history, real geography, real customs and religions are all invaluable sources of guidance and inspiration. – Lynn Flewelling

People were hoping for just a little bit better on the guidance. Guidance was OK but not great. – Alan Davis

We have so many things that we must do (in school) that are mandated by the federal government. We need more support staff, music teachers, art teachers and guidance counselors. – Danita Rickard

Lowered guidance is entirely the result of currency. We believe that Baxter shares are very attractively valued following yesterday’s (Thursday’s) correction. – Lawrence Keusch

There are millions of young African Americans around the country who want to get an education, raise a family, and be successful in the business world, but they need some guidance on critical issues such as how to pay for student loans, manage their finances, or buy a home. We as a community must communicate with young adults so they can be armed with the information they’ll need to make solid decisions that will allow them to get a good education, save money, and raise a family in the complicated world we live in today. – Jalen Rose

I always pray for God’s guidance in my life and he always provides it. He opens the right doors he shuts the right doors. And I have tremendous faith in him. He just guided my career in an amazing way. – Ben Carson

She doesn’t give much guidance to other courts in her rulings, there’s a lack of consistency, distinctiveness. Often it seems her opinions are too narrow, reflecting only how it strikes just Justice O’Connor, what she personally thinks. – Edward Lazarus

With November comparable down 8 percent and the company lowering guidance once again, Hot Topic continues to be on the wrong side of the fashion trend with no near term catalysts in sight. Hot Topic will obviously need to take deep markdowns in order to clear unwanted holiday product. – Brian Tunick

With the increase in guidance and a very strong quarter under its belt, valuation becomes less of an issue, but it doesn’t mean that it’s off the table. The valuation seems full, – Derek Brown

We are pleased to offer senior citizens the opportunity to join a national campaign that provides guidance and simple steps toward healthier lifestyles, – Terry Murphy

I am a sepoy and will follow the guidance of my leaders. – Navjot Singh Sidhu

We want to make sure that our young people get immediate help and guidance to prevent anything to this degree, … Coaches now know who to call, what actions to take, and overall, everybody’s better educated. – Lisa Love

In Nueva Esperanza, Honduras, community members pooled their resources and organized a local water committee that with CARE’s technical guidance built a gravity-fed water system that now provides clean water directly to people’s homes. – Helene D. Gayle

If the staff lacks policy guidance against which to test decisions, their decisions will be random. – Donald Rumsfeld

If they exceed estimates for this quarter, which I think they will, and raise guidance for the upcoming quarter, investors would be more favorably inclined to Microsoft. – Drake Johnstone

I feel that if I am freed of the burden of politics, then I can do more and I can take more unpopular decisions. I can have as my guidance for decision whatever is right, not whatever is popular. – Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

With two more weeks of strong TurboTax sales — especially TurboTax Online — the tax season is turning out better than we expected. As a result, we’re raising our guidance for both total company and TurboTax growth for the year. – Steve Bennett

Motorola’s results did not just surpass our estimates, consensus, and management guidance, these 1Q 04 numbers were downright huge. – Ren Zamora

We are honored to welcome these outstanding individuals to the Board, … We look forward to combining their expertise and guidance to continue in our mission to perform outstanding basic research in the life-sciences and to provide the foundation of knowledge that is critical to medical progress. – John Reed

My sense heading into the quarter was the market expected Humana to raise guidance today. I think they ultimately do raise guidance for 2006, but given that they didn’t today, I think that will be viewed as a disappointment. – Carl McDonald

We still worry that, at the stock’s current valuation, implicit expectations seem somewhat steep relative to the guidance we anticipate. – Rod Bourgeois

We are pleased with out performance in the fourth quarter. We met our previously announced guidance and more importantly achieved our operating margin goal. 2005 was a transition year for the company where we focused our efforts on continued revenue growth and initiatives that would deliver sustainable long-term profitable growth. – Jim Lynch

I am confident that Tom’s direction and guidance will ensure strategic continuity and sustained financial discipline, and he is already well known to our investor community. – Ken Thompson

I was the first one in my family to go away to college. I came from a small town where there was no guidance in the high school at all. It was a mill town, and I never knew anyone who made their living from the arts. When you did go away to college, you went away to be something – an engineer, or a teacher, or a chemist. – E. L. Konigsburg

Nobody in the newspaper business has raised guidance in a long time. And let’s face it, the shorts got squeezed, too. – Doug Arthur

No guidance. Not enough mentors to teach younger people what’s right and what’s wrong. – George Jackson

I like to invest in companies where I can really add value from my experience, network, etc., so checking out my portfolio of other investments, and my background, will generally give some guidance there. – David S. Rose

We really focus on how we drive the entire year. We’ve increased our guidance overall for our fiscal year ’05 from $1.27 billion to $1.31 billion. – Todd Bradley

With the rule changes that the league has adopted for the upcoming season, we believe that Stephen is ideally suited to provide direction and guidance to our on-ice officials. His judgment and professionalism on the ice, coupled with the respect he has earned as one of the top officials in the game, will be of great benefit in his transition to the officiating management ranks. – Colin Campbell

If we have faith in Jesus Christ, the hardest as well as the easiest times in life can be a blessing. In all conditions, we can choose the right with the guidance of the Spirit. We have the gospel of Jesus Christ to shape and guide our lives if we choose it. – Henry B. Eyring

I get a lot of moral guidance from reading novels, so I guess I expect my novels to offer some moral guidance, but they’re not blueprints for action, ever. – Ursula K. Le Guin

Through our (upper-classman) experiences, we also as players have wisdom to share with the younger guys. Without overstepping our bounds, we try to provide guidance in a friendly way. You know, they can take it from somebody they can relate to. – Ernest Hunter

OCEG has emerged as an invaluable resource for organizations looking for practical and objective information and guidance. The OCEG IT Forum is a welcome addition to their already impressive collection of activities. Whether you manage, use, sell or add value to technology, the OCEG IT Forum should serve as a valuable resource. – Michael Rasmussen

If a belief is not realized immediately in open deeds, it is stored up for the guidance of the future. – William Kingdon Clifford

One of the biggest barriers research and academic institutions face is the ability to get discoveries made in the lab into clinical testing. The new Exploratory IND guidance emphasizes the flexibility available to researchers when conducting early clinical testing of these cutting-edge treatments. As we enter the era of personalized medicine, these exploratory approaches enable scientists to take full advantage of new technologies to target the development of more individualized therapies. – Andrew Eschenbach

No other protection is wanting, provided you are under the guidance of prudence. – Juvenal

Yahoo didn’t say anything about guidance in their release. But in the conference call, they said their guidance was way below the Street, and that’s what caused their stock to drop. – David Jackson

We read Robert Browning’s poetry. Here we needed no guidance from the professor: the poems themselves were enough. – Carl Sandburg

My hope is that as time goes on, that the director of national intelligence and the National Counterterrorism Center will be able to give better guidance to state and local officials about the credit-worthiness of these reports. As things now stand, I think these reports come down without a lot of editorial comment. – Michael Greenberger

If it weren’t for the mentorship and guidance from people like my mother, James Brown and others, I wouldn’t have been able to make something of my life. – Al Sharpton

We feel that our data are completely consistent with the current American Heart Association guidelines and the current FDA guidance to use the lowest possible dose for the shortest possible duration. – Dr. Hsia

Nobody’s going to buy these stocks on third quarter guidance and numbers. – Martin Pyykkonen

We are pleased with the progress toward achieving our earnings growth objective. We are reaffirming our 2006 earnings guidance of $1.25 to $1.35 per share. – Richard Kelly

We’re just in some hot areas right now that are driving a lot of strength. We’re not dependent on an exceptionally strong September to deliver the guidance we just gave. – Ron Slaymaker

I apologize for my conduct and I’m sorry I did it, I’ll follow their guidance. – Robert Novak

I still remember asking my high school guidance teacher for permission to take a second year of algebra instead of a fifth year of Latin. She looked down her nose at me and sneered, ‘What lady would take mathematics instead of Latin?’ – Nancy Roman

There are varying levels of intricacies of how a parking guidance system could operate. It could direct users to a specific floor or a specific parking space. – Wendy Abrams

Macquarie has always been treated as a growth bank and their guidance that came out, even though it was strong, was probably disappointing to what the market was chasing. – Tony Russell

Since the provisions of Medicare Part D became effective on January 1, 2006, a number of questions have arisen regarding the proper accounting for these transactions. Through this proposed Technical Bulletin, we are providing guidance on how best to apply existing accounting standards and to report these new federal payments in state and local government financial statements. – Karl Johnson

She doesn’t give a whole lot of guidance on what exactly they have to do. – Lee Harris

You just have to have the guidance to lead you in the direction until you can do it yourself. – Tina Yothers

This program did not have any impact on the final results for 1998. We are on target for achieving results that are in line with our guidance for 1998 and 1999. – John Roth

Since we have only a general volume guidance for 2006, we do not have a specific earnings-per-share guidance, other than our expectation that earnings per share will increase in 2006. – Randy Baker

If you’re really truthful with yourself, it’s a wonderful guidance. – Charlie Chaplin

SIA found the guidance useful. Members firms have taken it under advisement and are now working at both meeting the regulatory requirements and maximizing the guidance’s usefulness for investors. – Travis Larson