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William Tecumseh Sherman – 26 Quotes

 

26 Quotes by William Tecumseh Sherman

 

An Army is a collection of armed men obliged to obey one man. Every change in the rules which impairs the principle weakens the army.

– William Tecumseh Sherman


I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah.

– William Tecumseh Sherman


Courage – a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.

– William Tecumseh Sherman


My aim then was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us.

– William Tecumseh Sherman


My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.

– William Tecumseh Sherman


But, my dear sirs, when peace does come, you may call on me for any thing. Then will I share with you the last cracker, and watch with you to shield your homes and families against danger from every quarter.

– William Tecumseh Sherman


He belonged to that army known as invincible in peace, invisible in war.

– William Tecumseh Sherman


I know I had no hand in making this war, and I know I will make more sacrifices today than any of you to secure peace.

– William Tecumseh Sherman


If nominated, I will not run if elected, I will not serve.

– William Tecumseh Sherman


I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are.

– William Tecumseh Sherman


Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster.

– William Tecumseh Sherman


I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell.

– William Tecumseh Sherman


I would make this war as severe as possible, and show no symptoms of tiring till the South begs for mercy.

– William Tecumseh Sherman


If the people raise a great howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war, and not popularity seeking.

– William Tecumseh Sherman


In our Country… one class of men makes war and leaves another to fight it out.

– William Tecumseh Sherman


It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.

– William Tecumseh Sherman


The scenes on this field would have cured anybody of war.

– William Tecumseh Sherman


There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell.

– William Tecumseh Sherman


There’s many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory but it is all hell.

– William Tecumseh Sherman


This war differs from other wars, in this particular. We are not fighting armies but a hostile people, and must make old and young, rich and poor, feel the hard hand of war.

– William Tecumseh Sherman


War is at its best barbarism.

– William Tecumseh Sherman


War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.

– William Tecumseh Sherman


War is hell.

– William Tecumseh Sherman


War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want.

– William Tecumseh Sherman


War is too serious a matter to leave to soldiers.

– William Tecumseh Sherman


You cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will.

– William Tecumseh Sherman



Will Durant – 26 Quotes

 

26 Quotes by Will Durant

 

In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order.

– Will Durant


There is nothing in socialism that a little age or a little money will not cure.

– Will Durant


Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art.

– Will Durant


To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy.

– Will Durant


We Americans are the best informed people on earth as to the events of the last twenty-four hours we are the not the best informed as the events of the last sixty centuries.

– Will Durant


Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.

– Will Durant


Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

– Will Durant


Education is the transmission of civilization.

– Will Durant


Sixty years ago I knew everything now I know nothing education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

– Will Durant


Moral codes adjust themselves to environmental conditions.

– Will Durant


The family is the nucleus of civilization.

– Will Durant


Civilization is the order and freedom is promoting cultural activity.

– Will Durant


We are living in the excesses of freedom. Just take a look at 42nd Street and Broadway.

– Will Durant


To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves. Nothing is often a good thing to say, and always a clever thing to say.

– Will Durant


Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principle.

– Will Durant


Bankers know that history is inflationary and that money is the last thing a wise man will hoard.

– Will Durant


History is mostly guessing the rest is prejudice.

– Will Durant


One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.

– Will Durant


The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.

– Will Durant


Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.

– Will Durant


Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance.

– Will Durant


Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom.

– Will Durant


Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make us unequal.

– Will Durant


It may be true that you can’t fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country.

– Will Durant


Truth always originates in a minority of one, and every custom begins as a broken precedent.

– Will Durant


There have been only 268 of the past 3,421 years free of war.

– Will Durant



Washington Irving – 26 Quotes

 

26 Quotes by Washington Irving

 

A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.

– Washington Irving


Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.

– Washington Irving


Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.

– Washington Irving


After all, it is the divinity within that makes the divinity without and I have been more fascinated by a woman of talent and intelligence, though deficient in personal charms, than I have been by the most regular beauty.

– Washington Irving


Young lawyers attend the courts, not because they have business there, but because they have no business.

– Washington Irving


There is certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one’s position, and be bruised in a new place.

– Washington Irving


Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

– Washington Irving


Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.

– Washington Irving


An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.

– Washington Irving


Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune but great minds rise above them.

– Washington Irving


A woman’s whole life is a history of the affections.

– Washington Irving


Those men are most apt to be obsequious and conciliating abroad, who are under the discipline of shrews at home.

– Washington Irving


Acting provides the fulfillment of never being fulfilled. You’re never as good as you’d like to be. So there’s always something to hope for.

– Washington Irving


Honest good humor is the oil and wine of a merry meeting, and there is no jovial companionship equal to that where the jokes are rather small and laughter abundant.

– Washington Irving


He is the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart.

– Washington Irving


There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.

– Washington Irving


One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more.

– Washington Irving


A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother’s love endures through all.

– Washington Irving


Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.

– Washington Irving


There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.

– Washington Irving


Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three.

– Washington Irving


A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.

– Washington Irving


Who ever hears of fat men heading a riot, or herding together in turbulent mobs? No – no, your lean, hungry men who are continually worrying society, and setting the whole community by the ears.

– Washington Irving


The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind.

– Washington Irving


The natural principle of war is to do the most harm to our enemy with the least harm to ourselves and this of course is to be effected by stratagem.

– Washington Irving


Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love.

– Washington Irving



Wayne Dyer – 25 Quotes

 

25 Quotes by Wayne Dyer

 

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.

– Wayne Dyer


It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either.

– Wayne Dyer


The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.

– Wayne Dyer


There’s nothing wrong with anger provided you use it constructively.

– Wayne Dyer


If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

– Wayne Dyer


What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.

– Wayne Dyer


Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others.

– Wayne Dyer


Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery.

– Wayne Dyer


Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.

– Wayne Dyer


Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.

– Wayne Dyer


Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.

– Wayne Dyer


Everything in the universe has a purpose. Indeed, the invisible intelligence that flows through everything in a purposeful fashion is also flowing through you.

– Wayne Dyer


Deficiency motivation doesn’t work. It will lead to a life-long pursuit of try to fix me. Learn to appreciate what you have and where and who you are.

– Wayne Dyer


Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.

– Wayne Dyer


Maxim for life: You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.

– Wayne Dyer


When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous.

– Wayne Dyer


You are doomed to make choices. This is life’s greatest paradox.

– Wayne Dyer


You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, ‘I release the need for this in my life’.

– Wayne Dyer


Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you.

– Wayne Dyer


There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love there’s only scarcity of resolve to make it happen.

– Wayne Dyer


Successful people make money. It’s not that people who make money become successful, but that successful people attract money. They bring success to what they do.

– Wayne Dyer


Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.

– Wayne Dyer


A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.

– Wayne Dyer


Relationships based on obligation lack dignity.

– Wayne Dyer


Live one day at a time emphasizing ethics rather than rules.

– Wayne Dyer



William Wordsworth – 25 Quotes

 

25 Quotes by William Wordsworth

 

But an old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night, shall lead thee to thy grave.

– William Wordsworth


The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind.

– William Wordsworth


Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.

– William Wordsworth


The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this.

– William Wordsworth


That best portion of a man’s life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.

– William Wordsworth


The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.

– William Wordsworth


In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn’t know what he is doing.

– William Wordsworth


When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world, and droop. Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired, how gracious, how benign is solitude.

– William Wordsworth


The child is father of the man.

– William Wordsworth


Faith is a passionate intuition.

– William Wordsworth


How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold.

– William Wordsworth


Life is divided into three terms – that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future.

– William Wordsworth


Not without hope we suffer and we mourn.

– William Wordsworth


With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.

– William Wordsworth


For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour of thoughtless youth, but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity.

– William Wordsworth


I listened, motionless and still And, as I mounted up the hill, The music in my heart I bore, Long after it was heard no more.

– William Wordsworth


Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.

– William Wordsworth


Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.

– William Wordsworth


Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark, And shares the nature of infinity.

– William Wordsworth


The world is too much with us late and soon, getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours.

– William Wordsworth


Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.

– William Wordsworth


Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.

– William Wordsworth


Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.

– William Wordsworth


That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.

– William Wordsworth


Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.

– William Wordsworth



William Shatner – 28 Quotes

 

28 Quotes by William Shatner

 

Writing is truly a creative art – putting word to a blank piece of paper and ending up with a full-fledged story rife with character and plot.

– William Shatner


Every piece of entertainment is made with the idea that ‘This is going to be terrific’ and ‘This is the best thing I’ve ever done’ and then it hits the public and then the public tells you whether it’s good or bad.

– William Shatner


Although I’m a business major out of McGill University, I know nothing… but then I found out much later in life, nobody knows anything.

– William Shatner


You and I and everybody in show business and the entertainment industry fly by the seat of our pants. We don’t know quite what is going to happen.

– William Shatner


I don’t know how I got to this point but it must be as a result of everything that has come before so if I were to change something, I might not be at this point now.

– William Shatner


No, I don’t regret anything at this point. That may change on the next phone call, but at the moment I don’t regret anything.

– William Shatner


Sci-fi films are the epic films of the day because we can no longer put 10,000 extras in the scene – but we can draw thousands of aliens with computers.

– William Shatner


My dad died of a stroke.

– William Shatner


My dad was good with actions.

– William Shatner


Death is an absolute marvel.

– William Shatner


Divorce is probably as painful as death.

– William Shatner


We live in grief for having left the womb, for having left the teat, then school, then home. In my case, it was leaving marriages, and the death of my wife.

– William Shatner


There’s a joy and a pain about directing where the dreams you have are becoming concrete but the attention to detail, the need for time is such that it’s overwhelming at times, and the stream of responsibility.

– William Shatner


My kids say if there’s any family dinner that doesn’t result in somebody crying, it’s not a good dinner. They cry because it helps relieve them of a guilt or some onerous emotional burden. It’s like a family tradition.

– William Shatner


You need to be silly to be funny.

– William Shatner


How do I stay so healthy and boyishly handsome? It’s simple. I drink the blood of young runaways.

– William Shatner


I love the concept of togetherness and the entwinement of marriage.

– William Shatner


Marriage is a reflection of your life in general: how you treat people, how you argue, how secure you are in your own thoughts. How vehemently do you argue your point of view? With what disdain do you view the other’s point of view?

– William Shatner


If saving money is wrong, I don’t want to be right!

– William Shatner


Well-written words are music.

– William Shatner


Nature is perfect.

– William Shatner


The possibilities that are suggested in quantum physics tell us that everything that we’re looking at may not be in fact there, so the underlying nature of being is weird.

– William Shatner


When I did the film Generations, in which the character died, I felt like a guest for the first time. That made me very sad.

– William Shatner


The mysteriousness and mystique of space is such, that science fiction attempts to tantalize you by telling you a story that could possibly be out there and that’s the appeal of science fiction.

– William Shatner


Success should always be just beyond your grasp.

– William Shatner


I love technology.

– William Shatner


But if you want to know the truth, the weirdest thing that has happened has been my discovery that people who attend the conventions are filled with love.

– William Shatner


I think of doing a series as very hard work. But then I’ve talked to coal miners, and that’s really hard work.

– William Shatner



William Hazlitt – 52 Quotes

 

52 Quotes by William Hazlitt

 

Zeal will do more than knowledge.

– William Hazlitt


Rules and models destroy genius and art.

– William Hazlitt


Grace in women has more effect than beauty.

– William Hazlitt


Learning is its own exceeding great reward.

– William Hazlitt


The art of pleasing consists in being pleased.

– William Hazlitt


Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.

– William Hazlitt


A wise traveler never despises his own country.

– William Hazlitt


The incentive to ambition is the love of power.

– William Hazlitt


Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.

– William Hazlitt


Prosperity is a great teacher adversity a greater.

– William Hazlitt


The perfect joys of heaven do not satisfy the cravings of nature.

– William Hazlitt


Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.

– William Hazlitt


If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.

– William Hazlitt


Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love.

– William Hazlitt


To be happy, we must be true to nature and carry our age along with us.

– William Hazlitt


The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much.

– William Hazlitt


We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.

– William Hazlitt


The love of liberty is the love of others the love of power is the love of ourselves.

– William Hazlitt


The humblest painter is a true scholar and the best of scholars the scholar of nature.

– William Hazlitt


It is not fit that every man should travel it makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.

– William Hazlitt


A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.

– William Hazlitt


Love turns, with a little indulgence, to indifference or disgust hatred alone is immortal.

– William Hazlitt


To think ill of mankind and not wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue.

– William Hazlitt


An honest man speaks the truth, though it may give offence a vain man, in order that it may.

– William Hazlitt


Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people’s weaknesses.

– William Hazlitt


There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.

– William Hazlitt


No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history.

– William Hazlitt


There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.

– William Hazlitt


You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world.

– William Hazlitt


People of genius do not excel in any profession because they work in it, they work in it because they excel.

– William Hazlitt


A grave blockhead should always go about with a lively one – they show one another off to the best advantage.

– William Hazlitt


I would like to spend the whole of my life traveling, if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend at home.

– William Hazlitt


The seat of knowledge is in the head of wisdom, in the heart. We are sure to judge wrong, if we do not feel right.

– William Hazlitt


Hope is the best possession. None are completely wretched but those who are without hope. Few are reduced so low as that.

– William Hazlitt


Life is the art of being well deceived and in order that the deception may succeed it must be habitual and uninterrupted.

– William Hazlitt


A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.

– William Hazlitt


We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts.

– William Hazlitt


To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.

– William Hazlitt


There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny. You may order and drive an individual, but you cannot make him respect you.

– William Hazlitt


Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!

– William Hazlitt


If we wish to know the force of human genius, we should read Shakespeare. If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning, we may study his commentators.

– William Hazlitt


The world judge of men by their ability in their profession, and we judge of ourselves by the same test: for it is on that on which our success in life depends.

– William Hazlitt


Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits.

– William Hazlitt


Anyone who has passed though the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape.

– William Hazlitt


The dupe of friendship, and the fool of love have I not reason to hate and to despise myself? Indeed I do and chiefly for not having hated and despised the world enough.

– William Hazlitt


Defoe says that there were a hundred thousand country fellows in his time ready to fight to the death against popery, without knowing whether popery was a man or a horse.

– William Hazlitt


Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone – but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.

– William Hazlitt


Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who has a contempt for poetry, cannot have much respect for himself, or for anything else.

– William Hazlitt


A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. It is a bugbear to the imagination, and, though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions.

– William Hazlitt


Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.

– William Hazlitt


The most insignificant people are the most apt to sneer at others. They are safe from reprisals. And have no hope of rising in their own self esteem but by lowering their neighbors.

– William Hazlitt


There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we profess to entertain for our firends. It is little better than a piece of quackery. The truth is, we think of them as we please, that is, as they please or displease us.

– William Hazlitt



Woodrow Wilson – 34 Quotes

 

34 Quotes by Woodrow Wilson

 

The history of liberty is a history of resistance.

– Woodrow Wilson


If you want to make enemies, try to change something.

– Woodrow Wilson


A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits.

– Woodrow Wilson


The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.

– Woodrow Wilson


Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles.

– Woodrow Wilson


I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.

– Woodrow Wilson


A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt.

– Woodrow Wilson


Absolute identity with one’s cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership.

– Woodrow Wilson


It is like writing history with lightning and my only regret is that it is all so terribly true.

– Woodrow Wilson


I will not speak with disrespect of the Republican Party. I always speak with respect of the past.

– Woodrow Wilson


There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.

– Woodrow Wilson


Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.

– Woodrow Wilson


One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat.

– Woodrow Wilson


If there are men in this country big enough to own the government of the United States, they are going to own it.

– Woodrow Wilson


If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.

– Woodrow Wilson


Interest does not tie nations together it sometimes separates them. But sympathy and understanding does unite them.

– Woodrow Wilson


The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.

– Woodrow Wilson


There is little for the great part of the history of the world except the bitter tears of pity and the hot tears of wrath.

– Woodrow Wilson


In the Lord’s Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.

– Woodrow Wilson


I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher, and I would like to teach them something.

– Woodrow Wilson


The method of political science is the interpretation of life its instrument is insight, a nice understanding of subtle, unformulated conditions.

– Woodrow Wilson


A little group of willful men, representing no opinion but their own, have rendered the great government of the United States helpless and contemptible.

– Woodrow Wilson


Politics I conceive to be nothing more than the science of the ordered progress of society along the lines of greatest usefulness and convenience to itself.

– Woodrow Wilson


The awakening of the people of China to the possibilities under free government is the most significant, if not the most momentous, event of our generation.

– Woodrow Wilson


My dream of politics all my life has been that it is the common business, that it is something we owe to each other to understand and discuss with absolute frankness.

– Woodrow Wilson


The question of armaments, whether on land or sea, is the most immediately and intensely practical question connected with the future fortunes of nations and of mankind.

– Woodrow Wilson


You cannot, in human experience, rush into the light. You have to go through the twilight into the broadening day before the noon comes and the full sun is upon the landscape.

– Woodrow Wilson


We have not given science too big a place in our education, but we have made a perilous mistake in giving it too great a preponderance in method in every other branch of study.

– Woodrow Wilson


Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.

– Woodrow Wilson


Neutrality is a negative word. It does not express what America ought to feel. We are not trying to keep out of trouble we are trying to preserve the foundations on which peace may be rebuilt.

– Woodrow Wilson


The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.

– Woodrow Wilson


There can be no equality or opportunity if men and women and children be not shielded in their lives from the consequences of great industrial and social processes which they cannot alter, control, or singly cope with.

– Woodrow Wilson


Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord’s Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.

– Woodrow Wilson


You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.

– Woodrow Wilson



William Butler Yeats – 35 Quotes

 

35 Quotes by William Butler Yeats

 

In dreams begins responsibility.

– William Butler Yeats


Man can embody truth but he cannot know it.

– William Butler Yeats


Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

– William Butler Yeats


The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time.

– William Butler Yeats


If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise.

– William Butler Yeats


I am of a healthy long lived race, and our minds improve with age.

– William Butler Yeats


Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

– William Butler Yeats


The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober.

– William Butler Yeats


The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.

– William Butler Yeats


I heard the old, old, men say ‘all that’s beautiful drifts away, like the waters.’

– William Butler Yeats


Nor dread nor hope attend a dying animal a man awaits his end dreading and hoping all.

– William Butler Yeats


Think where man’s glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.

– William Butler Yeats


The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obeisance to the heart.

– William Butler Yeats


We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.

– William Butler Yeats


Take, if you must, this little bag of dreams, Unloose the cord, and they will wrap you round.

– William Butler Yeats


Choose your companions from the best Who draws a bucket with the rest soon topples down the hill.

– William Butler Yeats


One should not lose one’s temper unless one is certain of getting more and more angry to the end.

– William Butler Yeats


Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.

– William Butler Yeats


The light of lights looks always on the motive, not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone.

– William Butler Yeats


People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.

– William Butler Yeats


To be born woman is to know – although they do not speak of it at school – women must labor to be beautiful.

– William Butler Yeats


Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.

– William Butler Yeats


Wine comes in at the mouth And love comes in at the eye That’s all we shall know for truth Before we grow old and die.

– William Butler Yeats


But I, being poor, have only my dreams I have spread my dreams under your feet Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

– William Butler Yeats


I think it better that in times like these a poet’s mouth be silent, for in truth we have no gift to set a statesman right.

– William Butler Yeats


Out of Ireland have we come, great hatred, little room, maimed us at the start. I carry from my mother’s womb a fanatic heart.

– William Butler Yeats


The years like great black oxen tread the world, and God, the herdsman goads them on behind, and I am broken by their passing feet.

– William Butler Yeats


Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.

– William Butler Yeats


I have known more men destroyed by the desire to have wife and child and to keep them in comfort than I have seen destroyed by drink and harlots.

– William Butler Yeats


I balanced all, brought all to mind, the years to come seemed waste of breath, a waste of breath the years behind, in balance with this life, this death.

– William Butler Yeats


The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth.

– William Butler Yeats


I have believed the best of every man. And find that to believe is enough to make a bad man show him at his best, or even a good man swings his lantern higher.

– William Butler Yeats


You know what the Englishman’s idea of compromise is? He says, Some people say there is a God. Some people say there is no God. The truth probably lies somewhere between these two statements.

– William Butler Yeats


Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought – asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation.

– William Butler Yeats


You that would judge me, do not judge alone this book or that, come to this hallowed place where my friends’ portraits hang and look thereon Ireland’s history in their lineaments trace think where man’s glory most begins and ends and say my glory was I had such friends.

– William Butler Yeats



William James – 55 Quotes

 

55 Quotes by William James

 

Truth is what works.

– William James


Time itself comes in drops.

– William James


Belief creates the actual fact.

– William James


Wisdom is learning what to overlook.

– William James


Man lives for science as well as bread.

– William James


In business for yourself, not by yourself.

– William James


Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.

– William James


Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.

– William James


Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

– William James


If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.

– William James


To change ones life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly.

– William James


The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

– William James


To study the abnormal is the best way of understanding the normal.

– William James


If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.

– William James


This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it.

– William James


The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.

– William James


Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.

– William James


The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.

– William James


A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain.

– William James


Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.

– William James


Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is theoretically possible.

– William James


The aim of a college education is to teach you to know a good man when you see one.

– William James


Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.

– William James


The best argument I know for an immortal life is the existence of a man who deserves one.

– William James


There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man’s lack of faith in his true Self.

– William James


If the grace of God miraculously operates, it probably operates through the subliminal door.

– William James


The history of philosophy is to a great extent that of a certain clash of human temperaments.

– William James


A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

– William James


Our faith is faith in someone else’s faith, and in the greatest matters this is most the case.

– William James


We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood.

– William James


If merely ‘feeling good’ could decide, drunkenness would be the supremely valid human experience.

– William James


Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed.

– William James


The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.

– William James


The ideas gained by men before they are twenty-five are practically the only ideas they shall have in their lives.

– William James


We are all ready to be savage in some cause. The difference between a good man and a bad one is the choice of the cause.

– William James


It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.

– William James


The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community.

– William James


Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.

– William James


It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.

– William James


Knowledge about life is one thing effective occupation of a place in life, with its dynamic currents passing through your being, is another.

– William James


Those thoughts are truth which guide us to beneficial interaction with sensible particulars as they occur, whether they copy these in advance or not.

– William James


‘Pure experience’ is the name I gave to the immediate flux of life which furnishes the material to our later reflection with its conceptual categories.

– William James


How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness is in fact for most men at all times the secret motive of all they do, and of all they are willing to endure.

– William James


If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system.

– William James


Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.

– William James


There must be something solemn, serious, and tender about any attitude which we denominate religious. If glad, it must not grin or snicker if sad, it must not scream or curse.

– William James


Truth lives, in fact, for the most part on a credit system. Our thoughts and beliefs pass, so long as nothing challenges them, just as bank-notes pass so long as nobody refuses them.

– William James


It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true.

– William James


The god whom science recognizes must be a God of universal laws exclusively, a God who does a wholesale, not a retail business. He cannot accommodate his processes to the convenience of individuals.

– William James


The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour.

– William James


No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one’s sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one’s character may remain entirely unaffected for the better.

– William James


Individuality is founded in feeling and the recesses of feeling, the darker, blinder strata of character, are the only places in the world in which we catch real fact in the making, and directly perceive how events happen, and how work is actually done.

– William James


Whatever universe a professor believes in must at any rate be a universe that lends itself to lengthy discourse. A universe definable in two sentences is something for which the professorial intellect has no use. No faith in anything of that cheap kind!

– William James


The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.

– William James


Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results.

– William James



W. H. Auden – 31 Quotes

 

31 Quotes by W. H. Auden

 

Now is the age of anxiety.

– W. H. Auden


Art is born of humiliation.

– W. H. Auden


Learn from your dreams what you lack.

– W. H. Auden


Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.

– W. H. Auden


Music is the best means we have of digesting time.

– W. H. Auden


Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead.

– W. H. Auden


A professor is someone who talks in someone else’s sleep.

– W. H. Auden


Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say.

– W. H. Auden


Music can be made anywhere, is invisible and does not smell.

– W. H. Auden


The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.

– W. H. Auden


A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.

– W. H. Auden


‘Healing,’ Papa would tell me, ‘is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature.’

– W. H. Auden


No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.

– W. H. Auden


A verbal art like poetry is reflective it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.

– W. H. Auden


Of all possible subjects, travel is the most difficult for an artist, as it is the easiest for a journalist.

– W. H. Auden


History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology.

– W. H. Auden


When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a room full of dukes.

– W. H. Auden


Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.

– W. H. Auden


It’s a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.

– W. H. Auden


I’ll love you, dear, I’ll love you till China and Africa meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the salmon sing in the street.

– W. H. Auden


It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.

– W. H. Auden


What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish.

– W. H. Auden


Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his shoulders, that he is a literary aristocracy of one.

– W. H. Auden


The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age.

– W. H. Auden


All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one by a simple act of will but must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work comes to him.

– W. H. Auden


Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual exploitation, a mental or physical barter, to be terminated when one or both parties run out of goods.

– W. H. Auden


Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will, any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more interesting than any romance, however passionate.

– W. H. Auden


May it not be that, just as we have to have faith in Him, God has to have faith in us and, considering the history of the human race so far, may it not be that ‘faith’ is even more difficult for Him than it is for us?

– W. H. Auden


Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest.

– W. H. Auden


Choice of attention – to pay attention to this and ignore that – is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.

– W. H. Auden


Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences and ask themselves with how many people and on how many occasions they have genuinely and profoundly shared some experience with another.

– W. H. Auden



Walt Whitman – 37 Quotes

 

37 Quotes by Walt Whitman

 

We convince by our presence.

– Walt Whitman


Produce great men, the rest follows.

– Walt Whitman


Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.

– Walt Whitman


The real war will never get in the books.

– Walt Whitman


And your very flesh shall be a great poem.

– Walt Whitman


Freedom – to walk free and own no superior.

– Walt Whitman


Nothing can happen more beautiful than death.

– Walt Whitman


The future is no more uncertain than the present.

– Walt Whitman


To have great poets, there must be great audiences.

– Walt Whitman


I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.

– Walt Whitman


A great city is that which has the greatest men and women.

– Walt Whitman


Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.

– Walt Whitman


Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.

– Walt Whitman


And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death.

– Walt Whitman


I see great things in baseball. It’s our game – the American game.

– Walt Whitman


He most honors my style who learns under it to destroy the teacher.

– Walt Whitman


I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.

– Walt Whitman


I may be as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.

– Walt Whitman


The beauty of independence, departure, actions that rely on themselves.

– Walt Whitman


Here or henceforward it is all the same to me, I accept Time absolutely.

– Walt Whitman


I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.

– Walt Whitman


I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.

– Walt Whitman


A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.

– Walt Whitman


Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.

– Walt Whitman


And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.

– Walt Whitman


The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.

– Walt Whitman


Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy.

– Walt Whitman


Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.

– Walt Whitman


I cannot be awake for nothing looks to me as it did before, Or else I am awake for the first time, and all before has been a mean sleep.

– Walt Whitman


The great city is that which has the greatest man or woman: if it be a few ragged huts, it is still the greatest city in the whole world.

– Walt Whitman


There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.

– Walt Whitman


Viewed freely, the English language is the accretion and growth of every dialect, race, and range of time, and is both the free and compacted composition of all.

– Walt Whitman


I say to mankind, Be not curious about God. For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God – I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least.

– Walt Whitman


After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on – have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear – what remains? Nature remains.

– Walt Whitman


Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you?

– Walt Whitman


The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people.

– Walt Whitman


I say that democracy can never prove itself beyond cavil, until it founds and luxuriantly grows its own forms of art, poems, schools, theology, displacing all that exists, or that has been produced anywhere in the past, under opposite influences.

– Walt Whitman



William Hague – 38 Quotes

 

38 Quotes by William Hague

 

I trust the people.

– William Hague


There’s only one growth strategy: work hard.

– William Hague


There is no budget for travel for a Shadow Foreign Secretary.

– William Hague


The war in Iraq, clearly has not turned out in the way that was hoped.

– William Hague


The message I take all round the world is Britain is open for business.

– William Hague


I think Britain would be alright, if only we had a different Government.

– William Hague


I’m not, nor is anybody I know in government part of a nasty right wing clique.

– William Hague


It is the mission of the next Conservative Government to build the Responsible Society.

– William Hague


I gave up lots of things I love doing: writing, and business, and playing the piano and so on.

– William Hague


We have to face the reality of climate change. It is arguably the biggest threat we are facing today.

– William Hague


We hope that the long darkness through which the Burmese people have lived may now be coming to an end.

– William Hague


Let’s not be afraid to speak the common sense truth: you can’t have high standards without good discipline.

– William Hague


I don’t think my principles change. I think the way in which you apply those principles to modern society changes.

– William Hague


As far as I’m aware, everybody in the shadow cabinet accepts that there’s a compelling case on climate change and a strong scientific case.

– William Hague


The EU is not a country and it’s not going to become a country, in my view, now or ever in the future. It is a group of countries working together.

– William Hague


You do have to do business with and to try to influence people you don’t agree with, or find disagreeable, so it’s important to stress that balance.

– William Hague


I don’t deny that there are problems in the intelligence world, but I would argue that in the UK we try to uphold the highest standards in the world.

– William Hague


Spending only what the country can afford, rewarding savings, encouraging independence, supporting marriage: people know that these things are common sense.

– William Hague


Obviously a Conservative government will always leave taxes lower than they have been under Labour. Those things go with the territory of the Conservative Party.

– William Hague


The people of Britain want a Home Secretary who will give them back their streets. They want a Home Secretary who will speak up for the victim, not the criminal.

– William Hague


Syria should not belong to one family, to one coterie, or to one party. It belongs to all the people of Syria equally, in all their religious and ethnic diversity.

– William Hague


It’s really necessary for the United States to continue to give strong leadership to the Middle East peace process, supported by European countries at the same time.

– William Hague


At a time of such hope and optimism in the Middle East, we cannot let the Libyan government violate every principle of international law and human rights with impunity.

– William Hague


Where defining foreign policy as ‘ethical’ went wrong was that it implied that all decisions would be exclusive in every respect of any dealings with unethical regimes.

– William Hague


To the teacher weighed down with paperwork, I say: you’ve been messed around too often. You came into teaching to spend your time teaching children not filling in forms.

– William Hague


I believe we should reframe our response to climate change as an imperative for growth rather than merely being a way of being green or meeting environmental commitments.

– William Hague


Very few conflicts in the history of the world have been satisfactorily concluded according to a published timetable, because you lose all flexibility in dealing with your opponents.

– William Hague


Unless there is meaningful change in Syria and an end to the crackdown, President Assad and those around him will find themselves isolated internationally and discredited within Syria.

– William Hague


People feel that the EU is a one-way process, a great machine that sucks up decision-making from national parliaments to the European level until everything is decided by the EU. That needs to change.

– William Hague


The Bill of Rights was intended to secure freedom of speech – the freedom of speech of members of parliament to speak freely rather than be at threat of… the threat of an over powerful monarch at the time.

– William Hague


Inspiring scenes of people taking the future of their countries into their own hands will ignite greater demands for good governance and political reform elsewhere in the world, including in Asia and in Africa.

– William Hague


The world is not going into concentric blocs of power. It is actually going into a diffusion of power with more centres of decision-making than ever in human civilisation. That requires you to place yourself in far more hubs of power than ever before.

– William Hague


When the Lord Chancellor violates the trust of his great office of state to solicit party donations from people whose careers he can control, and then says I’m not sorry, and I’d do it again no wonder the public think that power has gone to their heads.

– William Hague


We are not directly involved in Syria. But we will be working with our partners in the European Union and at the United Nations to see if we can persuade the Syrian authorities to go, as I say, more in that direction of respect for democracy and human rights.

– William Hague


Governments that use violence to stop democratic development will not earn themselves respite forever. They will pay an increasingly high price for actions which they can no longer hide from the world with ease, and will find themselves on the wrong side of history.

– William Hague


I think the way things have been left after Iraq is that people won’t believe the Government of the day, so they have to know that lessons have been learnt and that all political parties and people, whether they were for or against the invasion of Iraq, have learnt lessons.

– William Hague


When a Cabinet Minister who is sacked for telling lies is re-appointed, in the face of every constitutional convention, only for the same man to be sacked again from the same Cabinet for the same offence by the same Prime Minister no wonder the public are cynical about politics.

– William Hague


Governments that block the aspirations of their people, that steal or are corrupt, that oppress and torture or that deny freedom of expression and human rights should bear in mind that they will find it increasingly hard to escape the judgement of their own people, or where warranted, the reach of international law.

– William Hague



Woody Allen – 40 Quotes

 

40 Quotes by Woody Allen

 

I am two with nature.

– Woody Allen


Marriage is the death of hope.

– Woody Allen


Eighty percent of success is showing up.

– Woody Allen


I think being funny is not anyone’s first choice.

– Woody Allen


Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.

– Woody Allen


My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.

– Woody Allen


I failed to make the chess team because of my height.

– Woody Allen


Life doesn’t imitate art, it imitates bad television.

– Woody Allen


To you I’m an atheist to God, I’m the Loyal Opposition.

– Woody Allen


If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.

– Woody Allen


I’m such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own.

– Woody Allen


The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small.

– Woody Allen


Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.

– Woody Allen


I ran into Isosceles. He had a great idea for a new triangle!

– Woody Allen


Not only is there no God, but try finding a plumber on Sunday.

– Woody Allen


I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.

– Woody Allen


If my films don’t show a profit, I know I’m doing something right.

– Woody Allen


Time is nature’s way of keeping everything from happening at once.

– Woody Allen


I am not afraid of death, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.

– Woody Allen


I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick. Not wounded. Dead.

– Woody Allen


If my films make one more person miserable, I’ll feel I have done my job.

– Woody Allen


I have bad reflexes. I was once run over by a car being pushed by two guys.

– Woody Allen


It is impossible to experience one’s death objectively and still carry a tune.

– Woody Allen


I don’t believe in the after life, although I am bringing a change of underwear.

– Woody Allen


I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers.

– Woody Allen


I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it’s the government.

– Woody Allen


On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down .

– Woody Allen


Most of the time I don’t have much fun. The rest of the time I don’t have any fun at all.

– Woody Allen


I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.

– Woody Allen


His lack of education is more than compensated for by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy.

– Woody Allen


I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.

– Woody Allen


Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.

– Woody Allen


Basically my wife was immature. I’d be at home in the bath and she’d come in and sink my boats.

– Woody Allen


If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.

– Woody Allen


If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank.

– Woody Allen


There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?

– Woody Allen


Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go its pretty damn good.

– Woody Allen


As the poet said, ‘Only God can make a tree,’ probably because it’s so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.

– Woody Allen


Right now it’s only a notion, but I think I can get the money to make it into a concept, and later turn it into an idea.

– Woody Allen


It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more.

– Woody Allen



William Blake – 43 Quotes

 

43 Quotes by William Blake

 

Exuberance is beauty.

– William Blake


Opposition is true friendship.

– William Blake


Active Evil is better than Passive Good.

– William Blake


The weak in courage is strong in cunning.

– William Blake


The true method of knowledge is experiment.

– William Blake


Travelers repose and dream among my leaves.

– William Blake


Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.

– William Blake


The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.

– William Blake


Eternity is in love with the productions of time.

– William Blake


The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.

– William Blake


Great things are done when men and mountains meet.

– William Blake


The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.

– William Blake


Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed.

– William Blake


Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death.

– William Blake


In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.

– William Blake


The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.

– William Blake


It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.

– William Blake


Where mercy, love, and pity dwell, there God is dwelling too.

– William Blake


A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.

– William Blake


Prisons are built with stones of Law. Brothels with the bricks of religion.

– William Blake


The man who never in his mind and thoughts travel’d to heaven is no artist.

– William Blake


Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

– William Blake


The hours of folly are measured by the clock but of wisdom, no clock can measure.

– William Blake


Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.

– William Blake


Can I see another’s woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another’s grief, and not seek for kind relief?

– William Blake


I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.

– William Blake


What is grand is necessarily obscure to weak men. That which can be made explicit to the idiot is not worth my care.

– William Blake


The difference between a bad artist and a good one is: the bad artist seems to copy a great deal the good one really does.

– William Blake


He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity’s sun rise.

– William Blake


Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome. Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth.

– William Blake


When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do.

– William Blake


Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair.

– William Blake


That the Jews assumed a right exclusively to the benefits of God will be a lasting witness against them and the same will it be against Christians.

– William Blake


Man has no Body distinct from his Soul for that called Body is a portion of Soul discerned by the five Senses, the chief inlets of Soul in this age.

– William Blake


Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.

– William Blake


It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God only.

– William Blake


The foundation of empire is art and science. Remove them or degrade them, and the empire is no more. Empire follows art and not vice versa as Englishmen suppose.

– William Blake


To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun, and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions than a vine filled with grapes.

– William Blake


What is the price of experience? Do men buy it for a song? Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price of all the man hath, his house, his wife, his children.

– William Blake


He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: general Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars.

– William Blake


The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.

– William Blake


What is a wife and what is a harlot? What is a church and what is a theatre? are they two and not one? Can they exist separate? Are not religion and politics the same thing? Brotherhood is religion. O demonstrations of reason dividing families in cruelty and pride!

– William Blake


Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving, for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude. We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money, for that is the miser’s passion, not the thief s.

– William Blake



Will Rogers – 65 Quotes

 

65 Quotes by Will Rogers

 

Diplomacy is the art of saying ‘Nice doggie’ until you can find a rock.

– Will Rogers


Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don’t have for something they don’t need.

– Will Rogers


The best way out of a difficulty is through it.

– Will Rogers


Do the best you can, and don’t take life too serious.

– Will Rogers


The worst thing that happens to you may be the best thing for you if you don’t let it get the best of you.

– Will Rogers


The man with the best job in the country is the vice-president. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, ‘How is the president?’

– Will Rogers


If you can build a business up big enough, it’s respectable.

– Will Rogers


An economist’s guess is liable to be as good as anybody else’s.

– Will Rogers


It’s not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts.

– Will Rogers


The movies are the only business where you can go out front and applaud yourself.

– Will Rogers


We don’t seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business?

– Will Rogers


The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.

– Will Rogers


There’s only one thing that can kill the movies, and that’s education.

– Will Rogers


America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty. I will belong to the select few.

– Will Rogers


The more that learn to read the less learn how to make a living. That’s one thing about a little education. It spoils you for actual work. The more you know the more you think somebody owes you a living.

– Will Rogers


We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others.

– Will Rogers


Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

– Will Rogers


So live that you wouldn’t be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.

– Will Rogers


Don’t gamble take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don’t go up, don’t buy it.

– Will Rogers


Everything is funny, as long as it’s happening to somebody else.

– Will Rogers


Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for.

– Will Rogers


I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat.

– Will Rogers


I never expected to see the day when girls would get sunburned in the places they now do.

– Will Rogers


I’m not a real movie star. I’ve still got the same wife I started out with twenty-eight years ago.

– Will Rogers


If I studied all my life, I couldn’t think up half the number of funny things passed in one session of congress.

– Will Rogers


It’s a good thing we don’t get all the government we pay for.

– Will Rogers


We are all here for a spell, get all the good laughs you can.

– Will Rogers


When you put down the good things you ought to have done, and leave out the bad ones you did do well, that’s Memoirs.

– Will Rogers


Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest race of people on earth.

– Will Rogers


Things in our country run in spite of government, not by aid of it.

– Will Rogers


I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.

– Will Rogers


It’s easy being a humorist when you’ve got the whole government working for you.

– Will Rogers


There’s no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.

– Will Rogers


This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.

– Will Rogers


Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what’s going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?

– Will Rogers


Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven’t had one since Taft. Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln.

– Will Rogers


If you make any money, the government shoves you in the creek once a year with it in your pockets, and all that don’t get wet you can keep.

– Will Rogers


On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does.

– Will Rogers


A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.

– Will Rogers


Why don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth.

– Will Rogers


Make crime pay. Become a lawyer.

– Will Rogers


People are getting smarter nowadays they are letting lawyers, instead of their conscience, be their guide.

– Will Rogers


Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.

– Will Rogers


If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.

– Will Rogers


There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.

– Will Rogers


A fool and his money are soon elected.

– Will Rogers


Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.

– Will Rogers


Money and women are the most sought after and the least known about of any two things we have.

– Will Rogers


Let advertisers spend the same amount of money improving their product that they do on advertising and they wouldn’t have to advertise it.

– Will Rogers


If advertisers spent the same amount of money on improving their products as they do on advertising then they wouldn’t have to advertise them.

– Will Rogers


Politics is applesauce.

– Will Rogers


If you ever injected truth into politics you have no politics.

– Will Rogers


There is no more independence in politics than there is in jail.

– Will Rogers


The more you observe politics, the more you’ve got to admit that each party is worse than the other.

– Will Rogers


I guess there is nothing that will get your mind off everything like golf. I have never been depressed enough to take up the game, but they say you get so sore at yourself you forget to hate your enemies.

– Will Rogers


The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.

– Will Rogers


In Hollywood you can see things at night that are fast enough to be in the Olympics in the day time.

– Will Rogers


The time to save is now. When a dog gets a bone, he doesn’t go out and make a down payment on a bigger bone. He buries the one he’s got.

– Will Rogers


A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth.

– Will Rogers


The United States never lost a war or won a conference.

– Will Rogers


Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.

– Will Rogers


You can’t say civilization don’t advance… in every war they kill you in a new way.

– Will Rogers


I have a scheme for stopping war. It’s this – no nation is allowed to enter a war till they have paid for the last one.

– Will Rogers


Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it… You take diplomacy out of war, and the thing would fall flat in a week.

– Will Rogers


Liberty doesn’t work as well in practice as it does in speeches.

– Will Rogers



Winston Churchill – 84 Quotes

 

84 Quotes by Winston Churchill

 

A joke is a very serious thing.

– Winston Churchill


History is written by the victors.

– Winston Churchill


There is no such thing as a good tax.

– Winston Churchill


War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.

– Winston Churchill


Great and good are seldom the same man.

– Winston Churchill


No crime is so great as daring to excel.

– Winston Churchill


I am easily satisfied with the very best.

– Winston Churchill


If you’re going through hell, keep going.

– Winston Churchill


We shape our buildings thereafter they shape us.

– Winston Churchill


Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.

– Winston Churchill


Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.

– Winston Churchill


History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

– Winston Churchill


The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.

– Winston Churchill


Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

– Winston Churchill


One does not leave a convivial party before closing time.

– Winston Churchill


To improve is to change to be perfect is to change often.

– Winston Churchill


Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.

– Winston Churchill


We do not covet anything from any nation except their respect.

– Winston Churchill


It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.

– Winston Churchill


The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.

– Winston Churchill


The short words are best, and the old words are the best of all.

– Winston Churchill


In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times.

– Winston Churchill


Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.

– Winston Churchill


Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.

– Winston Churchill


This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.

– Winston Churchill


We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English.

– Winston Churchill


We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

– Winston Churchill


It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.

– Winston Churchill


I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.

– Winston Churchill


When the war of the giants is over the wars of the pygmies will begin.

– Winston Churchill


A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.

– Winston Churchill


If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.

– Winston Churchill


The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it.

– Winston Churchill


Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.

– Winston Churchill


Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.

– Winston Churchill


Politics are very much like war. We may even have to use poison gas at times.

– Winston Churchill


Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

– Winston Churchill


Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.

– Winston Churchill


I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.

– Winston Churchill


I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

– Winston Churchill


A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

– Winston Churchill


Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

– Winston Churchill


My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.

– Winston Churchill


You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.

– Winston Churchill


Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.

– Winston Churchill


The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

– Winston Churchill


If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.

– Winston Churchill


In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.

– Winston Churchill


I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.

– Winston Churchill


These are not dark days: these are great days – the greatest days our country has ever lived.

– Winston Churchill


A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.

– Winston Churchill


No part of the education of a politician is more indispensable than the fighting of elections.

– Winston Churchill


When you are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise.

– Winston Churchill


It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.

– Winston Churchill


Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.

– Winston Churchill


Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

– Winston Churchill


It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.

– Winston Churchill


The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

– Winston Churchill


It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.

– Winston Churchill


Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.

– Winston Churchill


No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered with a searching but at the same time a steady eye.

– Winston Churchill


We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.

– Winston Churchill


Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities… because it is the quality which guarantees all others.

– Winston Churchill


I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.

– Winston Churchill


Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.

– Winston Churchill


All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

– Winston Churchill


War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can’t smile, grin. If you can’t grin, keep out of the way till you can.

– Winston Churchill


The great defense against the air menace is to attack the enemy’s aircraft as near as possible to their point of departure.

– Winston Churchill


In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.

– Winston Churchill


Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war.

– Winston Churchill


Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.

– Winston Churchill


I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality by contact with this great novel land of yours which sticks up out of the Atlantic.

– Winston Churchill


Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

– Winston Churchill


The British nation is unique in this respect. They are the only people who like to be told how bad things are, who like to be told the worst.

– Winston Churchill


When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.

– Winston Churchill


I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting.

– Winston Churchill


For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.

– Winston Churchill


For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank.

– Winston Churchill


The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.

– Winston Churchill


Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen.

– Winston Churchill


In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.

– Winston Churchill


My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them.

– Winston Churchill


If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.

– Winston Churchill


We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills we shall never surrender.

– Winston Churchill



Valerie Jarrett – 11 Quotes

 

11 Quotes by Valerie Jarrett

 

One of the major goals of health insurance reform is to bring down the cost.

– Valerie Jarrett


We want to make sure that we incentivize the health care system to be designed to provide you the best quality health care possible.

– Valerie Jarrett


If left unchecked, global change will create violent conflict, torrential storms, shrinking coastlines, and irreversible catastrophe.

– Valerie Jarrett


Given the daunting challenges that we face, it’s important that president elect Obama is prepared to really take power and begin to rule day one.

– Valerie Jarrett


For those that are working part time, in small businesses, or who are unemployed and do not currently have health insurance, we want to make sure that you are covered.

– Valerie Jarrett


Please be assured that as we move along through the implementation of health insurance reform, making sure that we find efficiencies within the existing system, is foremost on the President’s mind.

– Valerie Jarrett


I care so passionately about improving the quality of life for women and girls, not just here in the United States, but internationally as well. I am a single mom and I raised a daughter who is now a young adult.

– Valerie Jarrett


The Recovery plan will put money in the pockets of the American worker, create and save millions of new jobs and invest in crucial areas such as health care, education, energy independence and a new infrastructure.

– Valerie Jarrett


We know the threats – from global terrorist networks to the spread of deadly weapons. Yet we also know that embedded in this time of danger is the promise of a new day, if we have the courage and commitment to work together.

– Valerie Jarrett


President Obama stands ready to work with everyone, because that’s what the American people expect and deserve – not for the short term political advantages, but the long term health of our country. We don’t spend time trying to figure out what’s in the minds of Republicans, we try to keep our focus on the American people.

– Valerie Jarrett


I just worry a lot. I’m a worrier. Michelle and Barack are really dear to me. I mean, I love them. And I don’t want to see them get hurt. Just the nature of politics is hurtful. So every time they are hurt, I get hurt. It’s a lot to ask of people, and it’s a lot to see your friends go through. It’s hard not to get emotional.

– Valerie Jarrett



Vera Farmiga – 24 Quotes

 

24 Quotes by Vera Farmiga

 

Faith is important to me.

– Vera Farmiga


Music is what our feelings sound like.

– Vera Farmiga


I’ve played a lot of mothers in my movies.

– Vera Farmiga


There’s no wrong way to experience a film.

– Vera Farmiga


The Ukrainian community is tight-knit by nature.

– Vera Farmiga


I have tender, romantic associations with upstate New York.

– Vera Farmiga


I think God gave us senses of humor, and we should use them.

– Vera Farmiga


I, for one, am tired of seeing movies about men damaging each other.

– Vera Farmiga


Whether we call it religion or faith, we all battle for a balanced integrated soul.

– Vera Farmiga


I think that films about faith made for faith-based communities have a certain tactic.

– Vera Farmiga


Honestly, I think a good film is spiritual, regardless of whether its subject is faith.

– Vera Farmiga


I grew up in a Ukrainian Catholic-turned-Christian household, and that is my family’s faith.

– Vera Farmiga


I don’t have a caustic sense of humor. What I find funny, that humor comes from a much gentler place.

– Vera Farmiga


I can’t get my knickers in a twist about my age and ageing in an industry that caters to the ids of 14-year-olds.

– Vera Farmiga


Someone once told me that religion is like a knife: You can stab someone with it, or you can slice bread with it.

– Vera Farmiga


Doubt is the middle position between knowledge and ignorance. It encompasses cynicism but also genuine questioning.

– Vera Farmiga


I come from a massive family, and the youngest is twentysomething years younger than I am, so I grew up with children.

– Vera Farmiga


I just hate one-dimensional portrayals of religion it’s too cheap and easy to do, and ignores the nuances that go into having a belief system.

– Vera Farmiga


There really are three types of ‘religious’ movies: the ones that make fun of it, the ones that vilify it and the ones that literally preach to the converted.

– Vera Farmiga


There are women who make things better, there are women who change things, there are women who make things happen, who make a difference. I want to be one of those women.

– Vera Farmiga


It’s a very different thing, religion and faith. Religion is man-made, it’s man-regulated. And faith, you can define God as you wish. But I think they’re two different things.

– Vera Farmiga


You earn very little money on independent films and I’m the provider for my home, so I do have to think of taking one for the accountant time and again and that means studio pictures.

– Vera Farmiga


Editing yourself is like an irksome coin toss. You’ve got to strip yourself of super ego and operate from the id. Maybe I’ve got my Freud mixed up. It’s just hard to trade a beauty shot for the performance with truth and a brightly lit zit.

– Vera Farmiga


We’re all sick of holy wars and bloodshed because religion is supposed to give us life and a better life and is supposed to bring out our best self. When it results in mass destruction and hatred and anxiety, it’s the antithesis I think of what religion was designed to do.

– Vera Farmiga



Vince Lombardi – 24 Quotes

 

24 Quotes by Vince Lombardi

 

Success demands singleness of purpose.

– Vince Lombardi


Winners never quit and quitters never win.

– Vince Lombardi


Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.

– Vince Lombardi


Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

– Vince Lombardi


Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.

– Vince Lombardi


Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser.

– Vince Lombardi


We didn’t lose the game we just ran out of time.

– Vince Lombardi


Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.

– Vince Lombardi


The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.

– Vince Lombardi


If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?

– Vince Lombardi


The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

– Vince Lombardi


People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.

– Vince Lombardi


Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.

– Vince Lombardi


Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.

– Vince Lombardi


The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

– Vince Lombardi


The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.

– Vince Lombardi


Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent’s pressure, and the temporary failures.

– Vince Lombardi


Leaders aren’t born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.

– Vince Lombardi


It’s easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you’re a winner, when you’re number one. What you got to have is faith and discipline when you’re not a winner.

– Vince Lombardi


The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.

– Vince Lombardi


Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you’re willing to pay the price.

– Vince Lombardi


There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game and that is first place. I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay and I never want to finish second again.

– Vince Lombardi


Winning is not a sometime thing it’s an all time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

– Vince Lombardi


I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.

– Vince Lombardi