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Phil Cooke Quotes

"Be ruthless in one important area: Yourself. Be ruthless about your commitment to Christ. Be ruthless about your intellectual growth. Be ruthless about finishing well. One of the biggest areas we should be ruthless about is our time. How much time do you spend complaining about your problems to people who cant help you solve them? How much time do you talk when you should be doing? When it comes to others, be gracious. But when it comes to you and your time, be ruthless."

Lela Rose Quotes

"My culinary wardrobe is the same as my biking wardrobe, just no shoes."

Daniel Webster Quotes

"I apprehend no danger to our country from a foreign foe . . . Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence, I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants, and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men, and become the instruments of their own undoing. Make them intelligent, and they will be vigilant; give them the means of detecting the wrong, and they will apply the remedy."

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Quotes

"At Bloomington, Indiana, I was invited to listen to music written in quarter tones for four harps and voices. I had to go out to be sick."

BM Hardin Quotes

"Close your eyes. Grab a hand. And jump! Your destiny is waiting for you at the bottom!"

Victor Hugo Quotes

"Above all, you can believe in Providence in either of two ways, either as thirst believes in the orange, or as the ass believes in the whip."

Stanley Keleman Quotes

"What if we choose not to do the things we are supposed to do? The principal gain is a sense of an authentic act – and an authentic life. It may be a short one, but it is an authentic one, and thats a lot better than those short lives full of boredom. The principal loss is security. Another is respect from the community. But you gain the respect of another community, the one that is worth having the respect of."

Lewis Padgett Quotes

"Why, you boggle-eyed, flap-tongued, drag-bellied offspring of unmentionable algae! You seething little leprous blotch of bat-nibbled fungus! You cringing parasite on the underside of a dwarfish and ignoble worm!"

Pierre Curie Quotes

"For the admirable gift of himself, and for the magnificent service he renders humanity, what reward does our society offer the scientist? Have these servants of an idea the necessary means of work? Have they an assured existence, sheltered from care? The example of Pierre Curiee, and of others, shows that they have none of these things; and that more often, before they can secure possible working conditions, they have to exhaust their youth and their powers in daily anxieties. Our society, in which reigns an eager desire for riches and luxury, does not understand the value of science. It does not realize that science is a most precious part of its moral patrimony. Nor does it take sufficient cognizance of the fact that science is at the base of all the progress that lightens the burden of life and lessens its suffering. Neither public powers nor private generosity actually accord to science and to scientists the support and the subsidies indispensable to fully effective work."

Casey Quinn Quotes

"Murder and a glass of wine: priceless"

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Quotes About Sofer

"How easily you forgive, Eleanor. How freely youabsolve the sins of others. Tell me, little one, when thetime comes, how will you absolve yours?With the first lash of the whip Nora felt a strip of fireburn across her back. She cried out from a pain soferocious she nearly choked on it.Like this, Søren, she dared answer only in her mind.This is how." - Author: Tiffany Reisz

Quotes About Household

"It really is quite remarkable that Darfur has become a household name. I am gratified thats the case." - Author: Nicholas D. Kristof

Quotes About Paul Rand

"- Oh Rebecca, que vais-je faire de toi ?Il posa sa main sur mon épaule et me broya lomoplate. La douleur était intenable. Jenvoyais un flux dénergie pour lui faire lâcher prise et le projetais contre le cheminée.- Quest-ce que... dit Maurane, surprise.Jentendis soudain un éclat de rire.- Tu as raison, Tyriam, cette gamine ne vas pas servir à grand chose, si ce nest à botter les fesses de Raphaël et, entre nous, je trouve ça déjà pas mal, fit Aligarh." - Author: Cassandra ODonnell

Quotes About Bridge Game

"A young girl, a freshman, I met in a bar in Cambridge my junior year at Harvard told me early one fall that "Life is full of endless possibilities." I tried valiantly nog to choke on the beer nuts I was chewing while she gushed this kidney stone of wisdom, and I calmly washed them down with the rest of a Heineken, smiled and concentrated on the dart game that was going on in the corner. Needless to say, she did not live to see her sophomore year.That winter, her body was found floating in the Charles River, decapitated, her head hung from a tree on the bank, her hair knotted around a low-hanging branch, three miles away." - Author: Bret Easton Ellis

Quotes About Birthdays Harry Potter

"Harry felt winded, as though he had just walked into something heavy. He had last seen those cool gray eyes through slits in a Death Eaters hood, and last heard that mans voice jeering in a dark graveyard while Lord Voldemort tortured him. He could not believe that Lucius Malfoy dared look him in the face; he could not believe that he was here, in the Ministry of Magic, or that Cornelius Fudge was talking to him, when Harry had told Fudge mere weeks ago that Malfoy was a Death Eater." - Author: J.K. Rowling

Quotes About Community Service

"If my sin appears to me to be in any way smaller or less reprehensible in comparison with the sins of others, then I am not yet recognizing my sin at all. My sin is of necessity the worst, the most serious, the most objectionable. Christian love will find any number of excusesfor the sins of others; only for my sin is there no excuse whatsoever. That is why my sin is the worst. Those who would serve others in the community must descend all the way down to this depth of humility. How could I possibly serve other persons in unfeigned humility if their sins appear to me to be seriously worse than my own? If I am to have any hope for them, then I must not raise myself above them. Such service would be a sham. "Do" - Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Quotes About Bawling

"Aw, hes just you know...entrenched," Matt said. "Gotta adjust to the perspective and deal from there." Then he added, "Not that Id want him as my dad...."Mike practically sprayed his milk. "Dude! Can you imagine?" Then Matt gave my dad a slap on the back and said, "No way. Im sticking with my main man here." My mom grinned from across the kitchen and said, "Me too."Id never seen my father cry. And he didnt exactly sit there bawling, but there were definitely tears welling up in his eyes." - Author: Wendelin Van Draanen

Quotes About Favorite Shoes

"Anyone watching me might have thought I was consulting a reference book, I turned the pages so fast. And I suppose I was, in my mindless way, looking for something, a version of myself, a heroine I could slip inside as one might a pair of favorite shoes... For it was my best self I wanted ..." - Author: Ian McEwan

Quotes About Prayers For Friends

"When god created the horse, he said to the magnificent creature: I have made thee as no other. All the treasures of the earth lie between thy eyes. Thy shalt carry my friends upon thy back. Thy saddle shall be the seat of prayers to me. And thou shalt fly without wings, and conquer without sword; oh horse." - Author: Anonymous

Quotes About Seattle Weather

"All those ninnies have it wrong. The best thing about Seattle is the weather. The world over, people have ocean views. But across our ocean is Bainbridge Island, an evergreen curb, and over it the exploding, craggy, snow-scraped Olympics. I guess what Im saying: I miss it, the mountains and the water." - Author: Maria Semple