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Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.

Tags: Men, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

I look in the mirror and see a few scars, but I like myself.

Tags: Mirror, Scars  ✍ Author: Steven Adler

Too few rejoice at a friend's good fortune.

Tags: Friend, Good  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

In my movies, there has been little to do in the way of animal rights. I have never worked in a movie with animals. No horse-riding, no trained dogs, lions, bears. A few actors, but what could I do? We had to have them.

Tags: Movies, Rights  ✍ Author: Casey Affleck

All sport... is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible, but encouraged.

Tags: Win, Young  ✍ Author: Spiro T. Agnew

It is not just for a few states to sit and veto global approvals.

Tags: Global, Sit  ✍ Author: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

If somebody thinks they're a hedgehog, presumably you just give 'em a mirror and a few pictures of hedgehogs and tell them to sort it out for themselves.

Tags: Give, Tell  ✍ Author: Douglas Adams

Dying is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down.

Tags: Done, Dying  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

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

Tags: Death, Done  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

Tags: Experience, Virtues  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.

Tags: Eyes, Hearts  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.

Tags: Opinions, Social  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility - I welcome it.

Tags: Freedom, History  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle.

Tags: Freedom, Stars  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.

Tags: Good, Put  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Be polite to all, but intimate with few.

Tags: Intimate, Polite  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.

Tags: Give, Voice  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

Listen to many, speak to a few.

Tags: Listen, Speak  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

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

Tags: Human, War  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

There are few circumstances which so strongly distinguish the philosopher, as the calmness with which he can reply to criticisms he may think undeservedly severe.

Tags: Calmness, May  ✍ Author: Charles Babbage

The half minute which we daily devote to the winding-up of our watches is an exertion of labour almost insensible; yet, by the aid of a few wheels, its effect is spread over the whole twenty-four hours.

Tags: Daily, Whole  ✍ Author: Charles Babbage

Very few of the early Italian humanists were really humane.

Tags: Early, Italian  ✍ Author: Irving Babbitt

You don't want a million answers as much as you want a few forever questions. The questions are diamonds you hold in the light. Study a lifetime and you see different colors from the same jewel.

Tags: Light, Study  ✍ Author: Richard Bach

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.

Tags: Books, Others  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

There are very few things that are purely conceptual without any hard content.

Tags: Content, Hard  ✍ Author: Kevin Bacon
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I just feel passionately about a few things and particularly about helping artists get off the ground.

Tags: Artists, Off  ✍ Author: Jane Badler

I don't think global warming is to do with us, I think it's a natural circle. I don't think a few Ferraris make that much difference.

Tags: Difference, Natural  ✍ Author: David Bailey

It's only a few nutcases who do art for themselves, like Van Gogh.

Tags: Art, Themselves  ✍ Author: David Bailey

A few years ago no hotel or restaurant in Boston refused Negro guests; now several hotels, restaurants, and especially confectionary stores, will not serve Negroes, even the best of them.

Tags: Best, Serve  ✍ Author: Ray Stannard Baker

Few expected very much of Franklin Roosevelt on Inauguration Day in 1933. Like Barack Obama seventy-six years later, he was succeeding a failed Republican president, and Americans had voted for change. What that change might be Roosevelt never clearly said, probably because he himself didn't know.

Tags: Change, Said  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

One of the few luxuries left is travel. And the aspect of travel that is luxurious is not the movement, but the being there.

Tags: Left, Travel  ✍ Author: Andre Balazs

The guys I grew up with, my cinematic heroes, have always been men of few words, but of action. Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach.

Tags: Men, Words  ✍ Author: Adam Baldwin

I went backwards and forwards over it until I was 22. And then in the past few years I began to say to myself, OK, look, I'm not messing around. This is something I want to attack, instead of thinking, I'll just see what happens with it.

Tags: Past, Thinking  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.

Tags: Speak, Truth  ✍ Author: Arthur Balfour

Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all.

Tags: Matter, Matters  ✍ Author: Arthur Balfour

Even in my side of the world, I've been in publishing for what, 25 or 26 years, and it's gone from being a gentlemen's club to being a few big players, and it's very corporatised.

Tags: Big, Gone  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy.

Tags: Joy, Sun  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.

Tags: Life, Wrong  ✍ Author: Warren Buffett

The healthy stomach is nothing if it is not conservative. Few radicals have good digestions.

Tags: Good, Healthy  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

Christ was only crucified once and for a few hours. Think of the hundreds of thousands whom Christ has been crucifying in a quiet way ever since.

Tags: Once, Since  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

When the BBC decided to bring Doctor Who back as a feature film a few years ago, one national newspaper ran a poll to ask its readers who should be the new Doctor, and I topped it.

Tags: Ask, Film  ✍ Author: Simon Callow

Too many radiologists still believe there is a risk from a chest x-ray. Few radiologists can explain radiation to the patient in words the patient can understand.

Tags: Understand, Words  ✍ Author: James Cameron

Over the past few years, many of us have increasingly begun to question the direction and meaning of our society as it has developed over the past several centuries.

Tags: Past, Society  ✍ Author: Alex Campbell

I just want different parts; I wanna be that guy who people mention and they don't know who you're talking about until you say a few movies they've been in and then people are amazed that it's the same person.

Tags: Movies, Until  ✍ Author: Bobby Cannavale

You then get into a period a few years ago, where a lot of external factors that we didn't have anything to do with did hit, and some of them at the same time... devaluations, weak economies, you name it, in various parts of the world.

Tags: Time, Weak  ✍ Author: Jim Cantalupo

When you're shooting a network television show it inevitably starts airing a few episodes in, and depending on the ratings and the response from the public, you find yourself tweaking your performance or the scripts go in a different direction.

Tags: Show, Yourself  ✍ Author: Lizzy Caplan

A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That's why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet.

Tags: Good, Why  ✍ Author: Truman Capote

I have lived in the only decades I could have lived in, and hope to live through at least a few more.

Tags: Hope, Lived  ✍ Author: Orson Scott Card

In 1833, protection was abandoned, and a tariff was established by which it was provided that we should, in a few years, have a system of merely revenue duties.

Tags: Protection, System  ✍ Author: Henry Charles Carey

Some men never feel small, but these are the few men who are.

Tags: Men, Small  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

Set high standards and few limitations for yourself.

Tags: High, Yourself  ✍ Author: Al D\'Amato

I'm a Catholic by background. I was raised in Goa, a part of India that was visited by Portuguese missionaries a few hundred years ago, which explains my last name.

Tags: Last, Name  ✍ Author: Dinesh D\'Souza

It seems that it had been destined before that I should occupy myself so thoroughly with the vulture, for it comes to my mind as a very early memory, when I was still in the cradle, a vulture came down to me, he opened my mouth with his tail and struck me a few times with his tail against my lips.

Tags: Against, Mind  ✍ Author: DMX

Nowadays you can go anywhere in the world in a few hours, and nothing is fabulous any more.

Tags: Fabulous, Hours  ✍ Author: Roald Dahl

There are a few writers that one has a relationship with that means, basically, you do whatever they say. One is Caryl Churchill, and the other is David Hare.

Tags: Means, Whatever  ✍ Author: Stephen Daldry

You know, let a few years go by until I hit my midlife crisis. Then that can be documented on film.

Tags: Crisis, Until  ✍ Author: Claire Danes

I have this book club, and we don't read one book; we offer up a few suggestions and create a library over time.

Tags: Book, Time  ✍ Author: Claire Danes

And for the few that only lend their ear, That few is all the world.

Tags: Ear, Lend  ✍ Author: Clifton Daniel

Every citizen who stops smoking, or loses a few pounds, or starts managing his chronic disease with real diligence, is caulking a crack for the benefit of us all.

Tags: Real, Smoking  ✍ Author: Mitch Daniels

I love cereal. I eat several bowls a day, mostly a few late at night.

Tags: Love, Night  ✍ Author: Paul Dano

When I come out and sing the first few bars of Bill Bailey, it's very exciting.

Tags: Exciting, Sing  ✍ Author: Bobby Darin

None meet life honestly and few heroically.

Tags: Life, Meet  ✍ Author: Clarence Darrow

I never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary notices I have read with pleasure.

Tags: Die, Wanted  ✍ Author: Clarence Darrow

I did 'Little Dorrit' a few years ago; I really love doing period dramas. It's stuff like that I really enjoy watching.

Tags: Enjoy, Love  ✍ Author: Arthur Darvill

I know a couple of my friends - quite a few - there is a conservative movement in Hollywood, and we kind of stay amongst ourselves.

Tags: Friends, Ourselves  ✍ Author: Robert Davi

Commercial jobs are pretty easily adjustable because they only take a few hours to complete, which is one of the reasons they are a Godsend to the actor.

Tags: Actor, Pretty  ✍ Author: Thayer David

The one I remember is going into London, as it was for us in Essex, on New Year's Eve in 1981. There were four of us and we'd had a few lagers on the way. One of my mates threw up in the Tube and then stood up and fell over in it. We thought it was the funniest thing we'd ever seen.

Tags: Remember, Thought  ✍ Author: Alan Davies

A universe that came from nothing in the big bang will disappear into nothing at the big crunch. Its glorious few zillion years of existence not even a memory.

Tags: Big, Universe  ✍ Author: Paul Davies

To expect alien technology to be just a few decades ahead of ours is too incredible to be taken seriously.

Tags: Seriously, Technology  ✍ Author: Paul Davies

Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them.

Tags: Genius, Someone  ✍ Author: Robertson Davies

Personally, I'd like us to have a few more women on the 'Today' programme.

Tags: Today, Women  ✍ Author: Evan Davis

A state is better governed which has few laws, and those laws strictly observed.

Tags: Laws, State  ✍ Author: Rene Descartes

There are not a few among the disciples of charity who require, in their vocation, scarcely less excitement than the votaries of pleasure in theirs.

Tags: Excitement, Less  ✍ Author: Charles Dickens

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few.

Tags: Alone, Nature  ✍ Author: Emily Dickinson

Few companies that installed computers to reduce the employment of clerks have realized their expectations... They now need more, and more expensive clerks even though they call them 'operators' or 'programmers.'

Tags: Computers, Though  ✍ Author: Peter Drucker

My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.

Tags: Greatest, Strength  ✍ Author: Peter Drucker

Look around for a place to sow a few seeds.

Tags: Place, Sow  ✍ Author: Wayne Dyer

Having that music around us all the time, it was so inspiring. But at the same time, I was a kid. I didn't pay attention to any of it. I'd get on the drums and hit them a few times, and then go outside and play.

Tags: Music, Time  ✍ Author: Sheila E.

For the liberal state to accommodate a diversity of beliefs while having few positive convictions is one of the more admirable achievements of civilization.

Tags: Positive, While  ✍ Author: Terry Eagleton

Nothing has prepared sharks, squid, krill and other sea creatures for industrial-scale extraction that destroys entire ecosystems while targeting a few species.

Tags: Sea, While  ✍ Author: Sylvia Earle

Meat reared on land matures relatively quickly, and it takes only a few pounds of plants to produce a pound of meat.

Tags: Land, Takes  ✍ Author: Sylvia Earle

Any time I have to get on a plane and leave my kids for a few days, it's kind of tortuous.

Tags: Kids, Time  ✍ Author: Sheena Easton

I've taken advantage of a few breaks that came along and moved along with them.

Tags: Along, Taken  ✍ Author: Clint Eastwood

The desire definitely comes from within. There are only a few people who make it to this level and those are the ones who have that innate desire.

Tags: Desire, Within  ✍ Author: Ashton Eaton

In the world of acting, many are thin but few are talented.

Tags: Acting, Thin  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

You can have a movie with hardly any cuts, or very few cuts, that is fascinating, you can't take your eyes away from it... Look at some of the long takes in Citizen Kane.

Tags: Away, Eyes  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

A few actresses have all but set up shop as women of a certain age who attract younger lovers. I think of Susan Sarandon, Cameron Diaz and Isabelle Huppert.

Tags: Age, Women  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

From a dramatic viewpoint, there are few professions that grant their members entry into other lives, high among them cops, doctors, clergymen, journalists and prostitutes. Perhaps that explains why they figure in so much television and cinema. Their lives are lived in the midst of human drama.

Tags: Human, Why  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

But thanks to the efforts, the initiative of the United States and of the several countries from the world, from Europe, including Turkey, it ended within a few weeks.

Tags: United, Within  ✍ Author: Tamara Ecclestone

There was expectations that the fights there, the operation there might be extended for several months, even for several years. But within a few weeks it ended, because obviously the Taliban wasn't a real force.

Tags: Might, Real  ✍ Author: Tamara Ecclestone

It took me a few years to realize that throwing harder wasn't always better.

Tags: Realize, Took  ✍ Author: Dennis Eckersley

And then it got even worse, I mean, a few people fell by the wayside within hours. Nick Lowe was in it for about 5 hours I think, he was expelled for going to bed.

Tags: Mean, Within  ✍ Author: Dave Edmunds

There's so few people in this town with a conscience.

Tags: Conscience, Town  ✍ Author: Blake Edwards

I've purposely stayed away from reading much about postmodern theory, and most everything I have read just bored me to tears. I don't think anybody's written about it, or very few have, with any verve.

Tags: Away, Bored  ✍ Author: Dave Eggers

I started so slowly and had so few followers and then it kind of sort of snowballed. I still feel an intimacy on Twitter, which I think a lot of us do. It feels intimate, doesn't it? I love it. I never thought I would.

Tags: Love, Thought  ✍ Author: Jennifer Ehle

When I read biographies, I'm only interested in the first few chapters. I'm not interested in when people become successful. I'm interested in what made them successful.

Tags: Become, Successful  ✍ Author: Michael Eisner

Investors have few spare tires left. Think of the image of a car on a bumpy road to an uncertain destination that has already used up its spare tire. The cash reserves of people have been eaten up by the recent market volatility.

Tags: Car, Used  ✍ Author: Mohamed El-Erian

If we were brought to trial for the crimes we have committed against ourselves, few would escape the gallows.

Tags: Against, Ourselves  ✍ Author: John Eldredge

I've been homeless on a few occasions.

Tags: Homeless, Occasions  ✍ Author: Jay Electronica

There were incredibly few rock songs making it out to the airwaves until the '80s came along.

Tags: Making, Rock  ✍ Author: Joe Elliott

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