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Ryne Sandberg – 6 Quotes

 

6 Quotes by Ryne Sandberg

 

Hit a home run – put your head down, drop the bat, run around the bases, because the name on the front is more – a lot more important than the name on the back.

– Ryne Sandberg


If this validates anything, it’s that learning how to bunt and hit and run and turning two is more important than knowing where to find the little red light at the dug out camera.

– Ryne Sandberg


My mom was at every single game I played as a kid, rain or shine.

– Ryne Sandberg


I had too much respect for the game to leave it behind or to make it my second or third sport in college.

– Ryne Sandberg


I played it right because that’s what you’re supposed to do – play it right and with respect.

– Ryne Sandberg


I was in the postseason twice and I’m thankful for that.

– Ryne Sandberg



Rudy Giuliani – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Rudy Giuliani

 

Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.

– Rudy Giuliani


There is no city in America that has reduced crime as much as we have in the last three years. This is not the product of accident. This is the product of design.

– Rudy Giuliani


Now we understand much more clearly. why people from all over the world want to come to New York and to America. It’s called freedom.

– Rudy Giuliani


There are many qualities that make a great leader. But having strong beliefs, being able to stick with them through popular and unpopular times, is the most important characteristic of a great leader.

– Rudy Giuliani



Richard Armour – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Richard Armour

 

Beauty is only skin deep, and the world is full of thin skinned people.

– Richard Armour


Children are supposed to help hold a marriage together. They do this in a number of ways. For instance, they demand so much attention that a husband and wife, concentrating on their children, fail to notice each other’s faults.

– Richard Armour


That money talks, I’ll not deny, I heard it once: It said, ‘Goodbye’.

– Richard Armour


Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.

– Richard Armour



Ryan Tedder – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Ryan Tedder

 

I think the true test of a pop song, for me, and I’ve talked to a lot of other writers about this, is you take your demo, you pop it in your car and you drive down Sunset Blvd. to Santa Monica, and that’s the Hollywood car test.

– Ryan Tedder


The cool thing about writing music, writing anything, is that once you publish it, it’s there forever.

– Ryan Tedder


If you’re talking to an architect, he can look at a blank piece of paper, and once the initial design is there, the formula kicks in. Each room should have something unique and different about it – much the same way that in a song, every eight bars or so, a new piece of information should be introduced.

– Ryan Tedder


I live in Los Angeles, which is the second most polluted city in the world, and I wake up in the morning to dirt all over my window.

– Ryan Tedder



Roger Clemens – 5 Quotes

 

5 Quotes by Roger Clemens

 

Everybody kind of perceives me as being angry. It’s not anger, it’s motivation.

– Roger Clemens


College baseball, I love it. I love to work with the younger kids who are trying to live out their dreams, if in fact that’s what they plan on doing after college to take the next step.

– Roger Clemens


I love to work with the younger kids who are trying to live out their dreams, if in fact that’s what they plan on doing after college to take the next step. A very select few have that opportunity so when you do have the opportunity you know, those guys take advantage of it.

– Roger Clemens


When I look back at the tapes, your first everything, your first All-Star Game, your first playoff experience, it just seems like it went by really fast.

– Roger Clemens


I’ve been very fortunate. I feel very thankful. I’ve been able to come home and do some fun things and make it exciting for people here at home.

– Roger Clemens



Ralph Ellison – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Ralph Ellison

 

By and large, the critics and readers gave me an affirmed sense of my identity as a writer. You might know this within yourself, but to have it affirmed by others is of utmost importance. Writing is, after all, a form of communication.

– Ralph Ellison


Education is all a matter of building bridges.

– Ralph Ellison


The understanding of art depends finally upon one’s willingness to extend one’s humanity and one’s knowledge of human life.

– Ralph Ellison


Some people are your relatives but others are your ancestors, and you choose the ones you want to have as ancestors. You create yourself out of those values.

– Ralph Ellison



Romain Rolland – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Romain Rolland

 

It is the artist’s business to create sunshine when the sun fails.

– Romain Rolland


If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.

– Romain Rolland


Skepticism, riddling the faith of yesterday, prepared the way for the faith of tomorrow.

– Romain Rolland


One makes mistakes that is life. But it is never a mistake to have loved.

– Romain Rolland



Robert Smith – 6 Quotes

 

6 Quotes by Robert Smith

 

I don’t think of death in a romantic way anymore.

– Robert Smith


I had no desire to be famous I just wanted to make the greatest music ever made. I didn’t want anyone to know who I was.

– Robert Smith


There’s no hope of me becoming completely relaxed on stage. If I did, I’d sit down and doze off.

– Robert Smith


I’ve always spent more time with a smile on my face than not, but the thing is, I don’t write about it.

– Robert Smith


I don’t find the technology threatening. A lot of people my age, my generation, find it difficult to immerse themselves. But I would never preclude the idea of using any technology if I thought it suited the end result.

– Robert Smith


I really enjoy what I do, and who I’m with and where I am. Having said that, I’m not really a person of habit, because what I do in my job is travel around the world and play concerts to people, and occasionally do very weird things.

– Robert Smith



Russell Means – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Russell Means

 

I’d like to talk about free markets. Information in the computer age is the last genuine free market left on earth except those free markets where indigenous people are still surviving. And that’s basically becoming limited.

– Russell Means


In the government schools, which are referred to as public schools, Indian policy has been instituted there, and its a policy where they do not encourage, in fact, discourage, critical thinking and the creation of ideas and public education.

– Russell Means


So Indian policy has become institutionalized and the result has been that American people have become more dependent on government and that the American people have become more dependent on corporations.

– Russell Means



Richard Trumka – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Richard Trumka

 

Time after time we’re told corporations should have freedom from pesky job safety regulations, environmental protections and labor standards – giving working people the freedom to be crushed in collapsing mines, choke on filthy air and get paid too little to live on.

– Richard Trumka


I say let’s go back to a truer use of the word ‘freedom.’ Let’s start with President Franklin Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear. I would add the freedom to bargain collectively. Those freedoms are under attack today.

– Richard Trumka


I do believe that freedom isn’t free – but today the corporate and political right wing is trying to cheapen this truly American value. They’ve been cynically using the word ‘freedom’ to rally the American public against its own best interests.

– Richard Trumka



Roy Rogers – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Roy Rogers

 

I’m an introvert at heart… And show business – even though I’ve loved it so much – has always been hard for me.

– Roy Rogers


What’s a butterfly garden without butterflies?

– Roy Rogers


Until we meet again, may the good Lord take a liking to you.

– Roy Rogers



Roberto Benigni – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Roberto Benigni

 

My duty is to try to reach beauty. Cinema is emotion. When you laugh you cry.

– Roberto Benigni


I remember in the circus learning that the clown was the prince, the high prince. I always thought that the high prince was the lion or the magician, but the clown is the most important.

– Roberto Benigni


My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer, but, my childhood was very good. I am very grateful for my childhood, because it was full of gladness and good humanity.

– Roberto Benigni



Robert M. Pirsig – 7 Quotes

 

7 Quotes by Robert M. Pirsig

 

Even in the presence of others he was completely alone.

– Robert M. Pirsig


Quality is a direct experience independent of and prior to intellectual abstractions.

– Robert M. Pirsig


Metaphysics is a restaurant where they give you a thirty thousand page menu, and no food.

– Robert M. Pirsig


To live for some future goal is shallow. It’s the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.

– Robert M. Pirsig


To live only for some future goal is shallow. It’s the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.

– Robert M. Pirsig


It is a puzzling thing. The truth knocks on the door and you say, ‘Go away, I’m looking for the truth,’ and so it goes away. Puzzling.

– Robert M. Pirsig


The truth knocks on the door and you say, go away, I’m looking for the truth, and it goes away. Puzzling.

– Robert M. Pirsig



Robert Staughton Lynd – 6 Quotes

 

6 Quotes by Robert Staughton Lynd

 

Most of us can remember a time when a birthday – especially if it was one’s own – brightened the world as if a second sun has risen.

– Robert Staughton Lynd


There are some people who want to throw their arms round you simply because it is Christmas there are other people who want to strangle you simply because it is Christmas.

– Robert Staughton Lynd


Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.

– Robert Staughton Lynd


Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with.

– Robert Staughton Lynd


One of the greatest joys known to man is to take a flight into ignorance in search of knowledge.

– Robert Staughton Lynd


Cut quarrels out of literature, and you will have very little history or drama or fiction or epic poetry left.

– Robert Staughton Lynd



Rumi – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Rumi

 

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.

– Rumi


It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I’ve gone and come back, I’ll find it at home.

– Rumi


This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.

– Rumi


Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.

– Rumi



Robert Adamson – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Robert Adamson

 

There’s one of my new poems actually – is a good example of where my poetry has ended up. My earlier river poetry was more like a cross between Shelley and Dylan Thomas.

– Robert Adamson


Well – I started writing – probably in the early 60s and by say ’65-’66 I had read most of the poetry that had been published – certainly in the 20 years prior to that.

– Robert Adamson


Well I guess the plan was to write poetry and publish books and make a living from writing poetry. That was a pretty ambitious plan I guess.

– Robert Adamson



Roger Tory Peterson – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Roger Tory Peterson

 

Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we’ll soon be in trouble.

– Roger Tory Peterson


I consider myself to have been the bridge between the shotgun and the binoculars in bird watching. Before I came along, the primary way to observe birds was to shoot them and stuff them.

– Roger Tory Peterson


Not all is doom and gloom. We are beginning to understand the natural world and are gaining a reverence for life – all life.

– Roger Tory Peterson


Birds have wings they’re free they can fly where they want when they want. They have the kind of mobility many people envy.

– Roger Tory Peterson



Robert M. Hutchins – 8 Quotes

 

8 Quotes by Robert M. Hutchins

 

A world community can exist only with world communication, which means something more than extensive short-wave facilities scattered about the globe. It means common understanding, a common tradition, common ideas, and common ideals.

– Robert M. Hutchins


The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.

– Robert M. Hutchins


A liberal education… frees a man from the prison-house of his class, race, time, place, background, family and even his nation.

– Robert M. Hutchins


Education is a kind of continuing dialogue, and a dialogue assumes different points of view.

– Robert M. Hutchins


Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.

– Robert M. Hutchins


My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects.

– Robert M. Hutchins


The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.

– Robert M. Hutchins


The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.

– Robert M. Hutchins



Roger Federer – 7 Quotes

 

7 Quotes by Roger Federer

 

When you do something best in life, you don’t really want to give that up – and for me it’s tennis.

– Roger Federer


Before, I guess, mum and dad were everything, but now, in my case, I had two new girls and all of a sudden they’re completely dependent on you and there’s a third generation. It’s a funny shift all of a sudden. You have the babies, you have yourself and then you have your parents.

– Roger Federer


My dad said if you become a tennis professional just make sure you get into the top hundred, because you have to make a little bit of money. You make a living so you can pay your coaching and, you know, your travels.

– Roger Federer


When I won in 2003, never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would win Wimbledon and have my kids seeing me lift the trophy, so this is pretty surreal. And yeah, I was almost shocked in the moment that it all came together so nicely.

– Roger Federer


I used to get nervous, you know if my parents would come watch. And then I would get nervous if my friends came and watched. Today it’s not a problem anymore actually, because now I enjoy it. I see that they, you know, respect me immensely, and I try to put on a good show and show that I can still play very good tennis.

– Roger Federer


I did all the right things in so many tournaments. But like I said, sometimes in sports it just goes the other way. Maybe you’ve already won so much that it evens it out a bit sometimes. I don’t know.

– Roger Federer


The serve, I was too young and too small and… not enough powerful to have a good serve when I was young, so my forehand was always my signature shot. So I used to always run around my backhand, you know, use my forehand as much as I could, and so that’s why I think it’s my strength also today, you know.

– Roger Federer



Ross Perot – 7 Quotes

 

7 Quotes by Ross Perot

 

Business is not just doing deals business is having great products, doing great engineering, and providing tremendous service to customers. Finally, business is a cobweb of human relationships.

– Ross Perot


Spend a lot of time talking to customers face to face. You’d be amazed how many companies don’t listen to their customers.

– Ross Perot


Most new jobs won’t come from our biggest employers. They will come from our smallest. We’ve got to do everything we can to make entrepreneurial dreams a reality.

– Ross Perot


The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.

– Ross Perot


War has rules, mud wrestling has rules – politics has no rules.

– Ross Perot


Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.

– Ross Perot


Eagles don’t flock, you have to find them one at a time.

– Ross Perot