180000 famous quotes part 174 – 173001 to 174000

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180000 famous quotes part 174 – 173001 to 174000

173001. The young Japanese, especially, love to wear the latest thing and when they come to London they head for my shops as part of what they want to find in Britain. – Vivienne Westwood

173002. We based the look on rock ‘n roll right from the beginning. – Vivienne Westwood

173003. We moved into the back, made it into a little 50s sitting room and started to sell the records. We had an immediate success. For one thing, these Teddy Boys were thrilled to buy the records. – Vivienne Westwood

173004. What changed our lives forever was when Malcolm had the idea to sell rock ‘n roll records to trendy customers. – Vivienne Westwood

173005. Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well. – Vivienne Westwood

173006. Even though it was the 70s, we found old stocks of clothes that had never been worn from the 50s and took them apart. I started to teach myself how to make clothes from that kind of formula. – Vivienne Westwood

173007. But, the thing is, since I always had my own little shop and direct access to the public, I’ve been able to build up a technique without marketing people ever telling me what the public wants. – Vivienne Westwood

173008. But, having a perfume and license, in general, is a financial necessity. A designer must, to reap back the money spent on prototypes and all that sort of thing. – Vivienne Westwood

173009. I think feminists are unaware of the tremendous extent of the role of women in history. – Vivienne Westwood

173010. I think it’s important to vote. – Vivienne Westwood

173011. We wanted to step off our island and add the color of the third world. We got gold cigarette paper and stuck it around our teeth. We really did look like pirates and dressed to look the part. – Vivienne Westwood

173012. I think some people would love to be able to make the clothes I make – and of course, I do influence them, but they keep simplifying, and minimalism doesn’t quite work. – Vivienne Westwood

173013. Naturally our Government would not consent to such terms, and so the war had to proceed. – Christiaan Rudolf de Wet

173014. The condition of the wounded touched my heart deeply. – Christiaan Rudolf de Wet

173015. These deserters were our undoing. I shall have a good deal more to say about them before I finally lay down my pen, and I shall not hesitate to call them by their true name, the name with which they will be for ever branded before all the nations of the world. – Christiaan Rudolf de Wet

173016. For myself, I believed that that 13th of March should see a fight to the finish, cost what it might! for if Bloemfontein was to be taken, it would only be over our dead bodies. – Christiaan Rudolf de Wet

173017. I listened to Kelley’s record with pleasure. Great to hear real music with respect for the righteous roots. Her singing is outstanding – no frills, down to the bone and intense. – Jerry Wexler

173018. My work always tried to unite the true with the beautiful, but when I had to choose one or the other, I usually chose the beautiful. – Hermann Weyl

173019. You can not apply mathematics as long as words still becloud reality. – Hermann Weyl

173020. Even the Beatles found it hard to escape their image; they were trapped by it. – Tina Weymouth

173021. It’s hard to be perfect, It really is. I keep learning things after I’ve already bungled it. – Tina Weymouth

173022. It’s a cruel, heartless world out there in commercial rock ‘n’ roll, and when you take as much time off as we did, eight years, booking agents don’t know if you’ll draw. – Tina Weymouth

173023. If you have this passion for music, you don’t stop doing it – it chooses you and doesn’t release you. – Tina Weymouth

173024. I wasn’t originally a bass player. I just found out I was needed, because everyone wants to play guitar. – Tina Weymouth

173025. I play bass. I don’t have to go out there and screech. – Tina Weymouth

173026. I like the idea of Wild Infancy, of people who have a deprived background, of starting out wild. – Tina Weymouth

173027. It’s just such a pleasure to bring a talent you respect to the world. – Tina Weymouth

173028. I don’t want to wreck my voice. I love to concentrate on playing the bass and keeping it very rock-solid. If I were singing, I would have blown out my voice. – Tina Weymouth

173029. I would really love to work with Paul McCartney. Isn’t that arrogant? – Tina Weymouth

173030. David is purely a conceptual artist. He didn’t play any instruments or paint or anything. We were painters. – Tina Weymouth

173031. Art is not predictable. Art is not golf, as great as that may be. There are 360 degrees of choice to make. – Tina Weymouth

173032. I have respect for those who make money at art and do it well and smartly, because that commercial aspect keeps the world going and running, in a sense. – Tina Weymouth

173033. When we were making Speaking in Tongues and Remain in Light, we were jamming. From that we were taking the best bits and then recording and improvising on top of those. – Tina Weymouth

173034. I think the idea of having the show divided into two parts was that Tom Tom Club opened for Talking Heads in Europe, and it was the best we’d ever had as an opening act. – Tina Weymouth

173035. You learn just as much from your failures. Sometimes you love your failures even more. – Tina Weymouth

173036. When Talking Heads started, we called ourselves Thinking Man’s Dance Music. – Tina Weymouth

173037. We’re not getting paid. We have these great musicians with us and it gives us a real charge. And the audience gives us a charge, because they keep it interesting all the time. – Tina Weymouth

173038. We had our unhappy moments but they got channelled into the kind of sadness that was necessary for singing a song about going nowhere. So it worked out very well I think. – Tina Weymouth

173039. We groove off of everything, any sort of live show. The inner dialogue you’re having with yourself, between you and the music, is for me the search for God. – Tina Weymouth

173040. We don’t really have more than acouple of solos. It’s just the way our music is put together. – Tina Weymouth

173041. We don’t always know what we’re doing. We often just get excited, put something down, and say, ‘Oh, neat’. – Tina Weymouth

173042. Many Japanese painters and calligraphers would change their names intentionally to keep their relationship to the art always fresh. This way, others’ expectations can be avoided. – Tina Weymouth

173043. We always thought the Tom Tom Club could change to anything, but it acquired this image, which was cartoon animation and this real light-hearted dance music. – Tina Weymouth

173044. Make it, not make it? What’s the difference? Music is a language, it’s a dance of life, and it can be a part of your life without being something that earns. – Tina Weymouth

173045. Richard Lloyd of Television is one of my favorite guitarists. His mentor was Jimi Hendrix when he was just 14. Jimi was always pounding everything he knew into that kid. – Tina Weymouth

173046. Sometimes you don’t want to be a slapstick clown in order to convey a funny perception of the world. – Tina Weymouth

173047. Sometimes, you have to go through a phase whether you like it or not. – Tina Weymouth

173048. Stick to your instincts. – Tina Weymouth

173049. Talking Heads, for me and Chris, was a very personal thing that we shared with a lot of people. In a way, I’m glad it’s over, because it allows us to move beyond the restrictions that followed. – Tina Weymouth

173050. Both Christians and religious Jews are finding it increasingly difficult to practice their faiths through college groups on so-called mainline campuses in the United States. – Paul Weyrich

173051. But the threat posed by the radical Islamists represents an unusual conflict, unlike any experienced by our nation before: we face an enemy that is not a state. – Paul Weyrich

173052. In the past, children learned their values at home, reinforced by organizations such as the Boy Scouts and, of course, their church or synagogue, but in all too many families that is no longer the case. – Paul Weyrich

173053. For one, the Qur’an is considered by Muslims to consist entirely of words spoken by Allah himself. – Paul Weyrich

173054. How it is that within 60 days of a general election issue, groups can no longer tell voters that a Member of Congress votes pro-abortion, against guns, against the environment or whatever else is beyond me. – Paul Weyrich

173055. If a liberal News channel were launched it would fall flat on its face. – Paul Weyrich

173056. If liberals want to send tens of millions of dollars down the drain, I have no problem with that. – Paul Weyrich

173057. Every Arab nation votes against us at least two thirds of the time. – Paul Weyrich

173058. Cameras in classrooms are no substitute for greater authority by parents and teachers. – Paul Weyrich

173059. It is commonly agreed that children spend more hours per year watching television than in the classroom, and far less in actual conversation with their parents. – Paul Weyrich

173060. Judges were not the biggest issue for most voters in Georgia in 2002. – Paul Weyrich

173061. Absent scandal, a federal judge can serve for decades on the bench, underscoring the importance of appointing judges who have a proper understanding of their constitutional role. – Paul Weyrich

173062. Many nations are like rebellious teenagers who try to figure out just how many times they can kick us in the teeth while still taking our money. – Paul Weyrich

173063. Advertisers are very wary of ideological media. – Paul Weyrich

173064. CAIR officials or former officials have been arrested on charges related to terrorism yet all it offers is silence and stonewalling in discussing what are its real motives. – Paul Weyrich

173065. Policy makers still think that if we just hand out more money the world’s problems will be solved. – Paul Weyrich

173066. Many Muslims honor people of other faiths and do not kill. – Paul Weyrich

173067. Without the ability of issue groups to tell the truth, who knows what the public will believe. – Paul Weyrich

173068. Despite being able to demonstrate a very large audience, major advertisers at first wouldn’t touch Limbaugh. – Paul Weyrich

173069. Now the truth is, a president really can’t control the economy, although his policies do have some effect on it. – Paul Weyrich

173070. Conservative voters increasingly understand that the one legacy a president can leave is his judicial appointments. – Paul Weyrich

173071. Conservative talk radio works because there are lots of conservatives who are convinced that they are not getting the whole story from the regular media. – Paul Weyrich

173072. Unfortunately, too many public school officials believe that cameras are needed to enforce order and discipline. – Paul Weyrich

173073. The White House alone cannot hold its opponents accountable. – Paul Weyrich

173074. The reason that conservative talk radio works is because there is an audience for it. – Paul Weyrich

173075. The President has a short time to let people know that he is serious about getting spending under control. – Paul Weyrich

173076. The Fox News cable channel is doing very well because there is a market for what Fox News has to offer. – Paul Weyrich

173077. Television is now the dominant factor in the lives of too many American children. – Paul Weyrich

173078. So along with several very popular Internet sites, talk radio has served as alternative media that gives listeners information that they otherwise would not hear. – Paul Weyrich

173079. Self-professed liberals are only 15 to 20% of the electorate. – Paul Weyrich

173080. Self-professed conservatives comprise about 40% to 45% of the electorate. – Paul Weyrich

173081. Second, a quarter to a third of those who listen to Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity are liberals. – Paul Weyrich

173082. Radical Islamic fundamentalists harbor contempt for our democratic way of life and, given the opportunity, will stop at nothing to accomplish their goal of bringing our country to its knees. – Paul Weyrich

173083. Politicians often lie. – Paul Weyrich

173084. The average voter has to hear a point seven times before it registers. – Paul Weyrich

173085. Politics aside, it will be hard for any new liberal radio network to outdo the professionalism of NPR. – Paul Weyrich

173086. In the face of severe partisan divisions, a still floundering economy, and two foreign wars, “yes we can” is at risk of becoming this generation’s “a chicken in every pot.” That is, a punchline rather than a political affirmation. – Thomas J. Whalen

173087. What’s the use of making mysteries? It only makes people want to nose ’em out. – Edith Wharton

173088. The air of ideas is the only air worth breathing. – Edith Wharton

173089. The American landscape has no foreground and the American mind no background. – Edith Wharton

173090. The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it. – Edith Wharton

173091. The worst of doing one’s duty was that it apparently unfitted one for doing anything else. – Edith Wharton

173092. There are moments when a man’s imagination, so easily subdued to what it lives in, suddenly rises above its daily level and surveys the long windings of destiny. – Edith Wharton

173093. There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. – Edith Wharton

173094. True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision. – Edith Wharton

173095. When people ask for time, it’s always for time to say no. Yes has one more letter in it, but it doesn’t take half as long to say. – Edith Wharton

173096. Silence may be as variously shaded as speech. – Edith Wharton

173097. If only we’d stop trying to be happy we’d have a pretty good time. – Edith Wharton

173098. To be able to look life in the face: that’s worth living in a garret for, isn’t it? – Edith Wharton

173099. Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins. – Edith Wharton

173100. A New York divorce is in itself a diploma of virtue. – Edith Wharton

173101. After all, one knows one’s weak points so well, that it’s rather bewildering to have the critics overlook them and invent others. – Edith Wharton

173102. Life is always a tightrope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope. – Edith Wharton

173103. Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before. – Edith Wharton

173104. Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death. – Edith Wharton

173105. Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive. – Edith Wharton

173106. He had to deal all at once with the packed regrets and stifled memories of an inarticulate lifetime. – Edith Wharton

173107. I don’t know if I should care for a man who made life easy; I should want someone who made it interesting. – Edith Wharton

173108. I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different story. – Edith Wharton

173109. I have never known a novel that was good enough to be good in spite of its being adapted to the author’s political views. – Edith Wharton

173110. In any really good subject, one has only to probe deep enough to come to tears. – Edith Wharton

173111. Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue. – Edith Wharton

173112. Misfortune had made Lily supple instead of hardening her, and a pliable substance is less easy to break than a stiff one. – Edith Wharton

173113. My little dog – a heartbeat at my feet. – Edith Wharton

173114. I pass over the toil and suffering and danger which attended the redemption and cultivation of their lands by the colonists, and turn to their civil condition and to the conduct and history of the government. – William H. Wharton

173115. In addition to the dread of Indians, Texas held out no inducements for Mexican emigrants. – William H. Wharton

173116. In my last I contended that none of those ties which are necessary to bind a people together and make them one, existed between the colonists and Mexicans. – William H. Wharton

173117. It is equally demonstrable that so far as Texas is concerned, there have been equal confusion, insecurity and injustice in the administration of the State governments. – William H. Wharton

173118. The lands granted were in the occupancy of savages and situated in a wilderness, of which the government had never taken possession, and of which it could not with its own citizens ever have taken possession. – William H. Wharton

173119. Who of us is able to read and understand and be entirely confident of the validity of his title to the land he lives on, and which he has redeemed from a state of nature by the most indefatigable industry and perseverance? – William H. Wharton

173120. Who of us knows or can by possibility arrive at a knowledge of the laws that govern our property and lives? – William H. Wharton

173121. I now proceed to demonstrate that the Mexicans are wholly incapable of self-government, and that our liberties, our fortunes and our lives are insecure so long as we are connected with them. – William H. Wharton

173122. Preach not because you have to say something, but because you have something to say. – Richard Whately

173123. To follow imperfect, uncertain, or corrupted traditions, in order to avoid erring in our own judgment, is but to exchange one danger for another. – Richard Whately

173124. Men are like sheep, of which a flock is more easily driven than a single one. – Richard Whately

173125. To be always thinking about your manners is not the way to make them good; the very perfection of manners is not to think about yourself. – Richard Whately

173126. Manners are one of the greatest engines of influence ever given to man. – Richard Whately

173127. There is a soul of truth in error; there is a soul of good in evil. – Richard Whately

173128. The happiest lot for a man, as far as birth is concerned, is that it should be such as to give him but little occasion to think much about it. – Richard Whately

173129. To know your ruling passion, examine your castles in the air. – Richard Whately

173130. Unless people can be kept in the dark, it is best for those who love the truth to give them the full light. – Richard Whately

173131. All men wish to have truth on their side; but few to be on the side of truth. – Richard Whately

173132. Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it. – Richard Whately

173133. It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary. – Richard Whately

173134. It is generally true that all that is required to make men unmindful of what they owe God for any blessing is that they should receive that blessing often and regularly. – Richard Whately

173135. It is folly to expect men to do all that they may reasonably be expected to do. – Richard Whately

173136. Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man. – Richard Whately

173137. He only is exempt from failures who makes no efforts. – Richard Whately

173138. Happiness is no laughing matter. – Richard Whately

173139. Everyone wishes to have truth on his side, but not everyone wishes to be on the side of truth. – Richard Whately

173140. Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory. – Richard Whately

173141. As one may bring himself to believe almost anything he is inclined to believe, it makes all the difference whether we begin or end with the inquiry, ‘What is truth?’ – Richard Whately

173142. A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor’s. – Richard Whately

173143. A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them fortune. – Richard Whately

173144. In our judgment of human transactions, the law of optics is reversed; we see the most indistinctly the objects which are close around us. – Richard Whately

173145. In these troubled, uncertain times, we don’t need more command and control; we need better means to engage everyone’s intelligence in solving challenges and crises as they arise. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173146. For me, this is a familiar image – people in the organization ready and willing to do good work, wanting to contribute their ideas, ready to take responsibility, and leaders holding them back, insisting that they wait for decisions or instructions. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173147. For us, someone who is willing to step forward and help is much more courageous than someone who is merely fulfilling the role. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173148. Aggression is inherently destructive of relationships. People and ideologies are pitted against each other, believing that in order to survive, they must destroy the opposition. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173149. Aggression is the most common behavior used by many organizations, a nearly invisible medium that influences all decisions and actions. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173150. Aggression only moves in one direction – it creates more aggression. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173151. And time for reflection with colleagues is for me a lifesaver; it is not just a nice thing to do if you have the time. It is the only way you can survive. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173152. Circles create soothing space, where even reticent people can realize that their voice is welcome. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173153. Destroying is a necessary function in life. Everything has its season, and all things eventually lose their effectiveness and die. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173154. Determination, energy, and courage appear spontaneously when we care deeply about something. We take risks that are unimaginable in any other context. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173155. Even though worker capacity and motivation are destroyed when leaders choose power over productivity, it appears that bosses would rather be in control than have the organization work well. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173156. Everyone in a complex system has a slightly different interpretation. The more interpretations we gather, the easier it becomes to gain a sense of the whole. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173157. Hopelessness has surprised me with patience. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173158. For example, I was discussing the use of email and how impersonal it can be, how people will now email someone across the room rather than go and talk to them. But I don’t think this is laziness, I think it is a conscious decision people are making to save time. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173159. In the past, it was easier to believe in my own effectiveness. If I worked hard, with good colleagues and good ideas, we could make a difference. But now, I sincerely doubt that. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173160. I believe that our very survival depends upon us becoming better systems thinkers. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173161. I believe that the capacity that any organisation needs is for leadership to appear anywhere it is needed, when it is needed. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173162. I think a major act of leadership right now, call it a radical act, is to create the places and processes so people can actually learn together, using our experiences. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173163. I think it is quite dangerous for an organisation to think they can predict where they are going to need leadership. It needs to be something that people are willing to assume if it feels relevant, given the context of any situation. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173164. I think we have to notice that the business processes we use right now for thinking and planning and budgeting and strategy are all delivered on very tight agendas. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173165. I’m sad to report that in the past few years, ever since uncertainty became our insistent 21st century companion, leadership has taken a great leap backwards to the familiar territory of command and control. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173166. I’ve wanted to see beyond the Western, mechanical view of the world and see what else might appear when the lens was changed. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173167. In our daily life, we encounter people who are angry, deceitful, intent only on satisfying their own needs. There is so much anger, distrust, greed, and pettiness that we are losing our capacity to work well together. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173168. For eons, humans have struggled to find less destructive ways of living together. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173169. When we can lay down our fear and anger and choose responses other than aggression, we create the conditions for bringing out the best in us humans. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173170. Successful organizations, including the Military, have learned that the higher the risk, the more necessary it is to engage everyone’s commitment and intelligence. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173171. Whatever life we have experienced, if we can tell our story to someone who listens, we find it easier to deal with our circumstances. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173172. We know from science that nothing in the universe exists as an isolated or independent entity. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173173. We have created trouble for ourselves in organizations by confusing control with order. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173174. We experience problem-solving sessions as war zones, we view competing ideas as enemies, and we use problems as weapons to blame and defeat opposition forces. No wonder we can’t come up with real lasting solutions! – Margaret J. Wheatley

173175. Too many problem-solving sessions become battlegrounds where decisions are made based on power rather than intelligence. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173176. Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173177. These days, our senses are bombarded with aggression. We are constantly confronted with global images of unending, escalating war and violence. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173178. When leaders take back power, when they act as heroes and saviors, they end up exhausted, overwhelmed, and deeply stressed. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173179. The nature of the global business environment guarantees that no matter how hard we work to create a stable and healthy organisation, our organisation will continue to experience dramatic changes far beyond our control. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173180. We do as much harm holding onto programs and people past their natural life span as we do when we employ massive organizational air strikes. However, destroying comes at the end of life’s cycle, not as a first response. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173181. Probably the most visible example of unintended consequences, is what happens every time humans try to change the natural ecology of a place. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173182. Our willingness to acknowledge that we only see half the picture creates the conditions that make us more attractive to others. The more sincerely we acknowledge our need for their different insights and perspectives, the more they will be magnetized to join us. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173183. Organisations are now confronted with two sources of change: the traditional type that is initiated and managed; and external changes over which no one has control. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173184. Most people associate command and control leadership with the military. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173185. Listening moves us closer, it helps us become more whole, more healthy, more holy. Not listening creates fragmentation, and fragmentation is the root of all suffering. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173186. Listening is such a simple act. It requires us to be present, and that takes practice, but we don’t have to do anything else. We don’t have to advise, or coach, or sound wise. We just have to be willing to sit there and listen. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173187. In virtually every organization, regardless of mission and function, people are frustrated by problems that seem unsolvable. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173188. In this present culture, we need to find the means to work and live together with less aggression if we are to resolve the serious problems that afflict and impede us. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173189. There are many benefits to this process of listening. The first is that good listeners are created as people feel listened to. Listening is a reciprocal process – we become more attentive to others if they have attended to us. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173190. Yet we act as if simple cause and effect is at work. We push to find the one simple reason things have gone wrong. We look for the one action, or the one person, that created this mess. As soon as we find someone to blame, we act as if we’ve solved the problem. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173191. Thinking is the place where intelligent actions begin. We pause long enough to look more carefully at a situation, to see more of its character, to think about why it’s happening, to notice how it’s affecting us and others. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173192. Without aggression, it becomes possible to think well, to be curious about differences, and to enjoy each other’s company. – Margaret J. Wheatley

173193. I’m guess I’m up to about 70% of normal, which is a real relief. My doctor gave me clearance to go out in public again, so I’ve been able to go to the store and help out a little bit around the house. – Wil Wheaton

173194. If the world were a bar, America would currently be the angry drunk waving around a loaded gun. Yeah, the other people in the bar may be afraid of him, but they sure as hell don’t respect him. – Wil Wheaton

173195. My wife is the most awesome person in the universe. She’s made this experience much less miserable for me, with her compassion, patience and understanding. – Wil Wheaton

173196. I’m a very hard-line, angry atheist. Yet I am fascinated by the concept of devotion. – Joss Whedon

173197. When I created Buffy, I wanted to create a female icon, but I also wanted to be very careful to surround her with men that not only have no problem with the idea of a female leader, but were in fact engaged and even attracted to the idea. – Joss Whedon

173198. The thing about a hero, is even when it doesn’t look like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, he’s going to keep digging, he’s going to keep trying to do right and make up for what’s gone before, just because that’s who he is. – Joss Whedon

173199. That title, is one of the things I fought for. A lot of people said “But it’s stupid, and it’s the title of a comedy movie, and people won’t take it seriously,” and I’m sure there are some people who still don’t. But for the most part, people do see that we really have a quality show. – Joss Whedon

173200. Loneliness is about the scariest thing out there. – Joss Whedon

173201. I think everyone who makes movies should be forced to do television. Because you have to finish. You have to get it done, and there are a lot of decisions made just for the sake of making decisions. You do something because it’s efficient and because it gets the story told and it connects to the audience. – Joss Whedon

173202. I love to write. I love it. I mean there’s nothin in the world I like better, and that includes sex, probably because I’m so very bad at it. – Joss Whedon

173203. Always be yourself… unless you suck. – Joss Whedon

173204. I hate it when people talk about Buffy as being campy… I hate camp, I don’t enjoy dumb TV. I believe Aaron Spelling has single-handedly lowered SAT scores. – Joss Whedon

173205. I don’t want the giant ego. I don’t want to become Kevin Costner, singing on the soundtrack to The Postman. – Joss Whedon

173206. I am a great believer in found families and I’m not a great believer in blood. – Joss Whedon

173207. I also don’t trust Caribou anymore. They’re out there, on the tundra, waiting… Something’s going down. I’m right about this. – Joss Whedon

173208. Buffy loves Angel. He loves her. And I love Ho Hos. – Joss Whedon

173209. As far as I am concerned, the first episode of Buffy was the beginning of my career. It was the first time I told a story from start to finish the way I wanted. – Joss Whedon

173210. The two things that matter the most to me: emotional resonance and rocket launchers. Party of Five, a brilliant show, and often made me cry uncontrollably, suffered ultimately from a lack of rocket launchers. – Joss Whedon

173211. I love fantasy. I love horror. I love musicals. Whatever doesn’t really happen in life is what I’m interested in. As a way of commenting on everything that does happen in life, because ultimately the only thing I’m really interested in is people. – Joss Whedon

173212. Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck. – Joss Whedon

173213. We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance. – John Archibald Wheeler

173214. To hate is to study, to study is to understand, to understand is to appreciate, to appreciate is to love. So maybe I’ll end up loving your theory. – John Archibald Wheeler

173215. No phenomenon is a real phenomenon until it is an observed phenomenon. – John Archibald Wheeler

173216. It was the defining event and remains a thousand degrees hot. – John Archibald Wheeler

173217. It is my opinion that everything must be based on a simple idea. And it is my opinion that this idea, once we have finally discovered it, will be so compelling, so beautiful, that we will say to one another, yes, how could it have been any different. – John Archibald Wheeler

173218. In order to more fully understand this reality, we must take into account other dimensions of a broader reality. – John Archibald Wheeler

173219. In any field, find the strangest thing and then explore it. – John Archibald Wheeler

173220. Behind it all is surely an idea so simple, so beautiful, that when we grasp it – in a decade, a century, or a millennium – we will all say to each other, how could it have been otherwise? How could we have been so stupid? – John Archibald Wheeler

173221. If you haven’t found something strange during the day, it hasn’t been much of a day. – John Archibald Wheeler

173222. The job of an editor in a publishing house is the dullest, hardest, most exciting, exasperating and rewarding of perhaps any job in the world. – John Hall Wheelock

173223. My job is to pay attention to my children’s genius and allow those leanings to lead them to their future. – Lisa Whelchel

173224. When I did start writing books, I didn’t realize it, but the girls that grew up watching the show became moms. – Lisa Whelchel

173225. They sent me to these places to get the weight off. The diets never worked; the diets actually made it worse. – Lisa Whelchel

173226. My purpose is to refuel, refresh and rejuvenate moms. – Lisa Whelchel

173227. Families homeschool for different reasons, in unique situations, using a variety of methods. – Lisa Whelchel

173228. I’ve been homeschooling for eight years and have always received the best advice and encouragement from other homeschoolers, rather than a book or lecture. – Lisa Whelchel

173229. I have written about 10 books, all just practical encouragement for moms. – Lisa Whelchel

173230. I believe that God has a specific plan and reason He created each one of us. – Lisa Whelchel

173231. I’m hosting weekend retreats all over America. It is like a 24-hour slumber party for moms. We laugh, eat, play games, get massages, win prizes, talk about parenting and even cry a bit. – Lisa Whelchel

173232. There’s something about childhood friends that you just can’t replace. – Lisa Whelchel

173233. My desire, my passion, was to help moms with practical encouragement. – Lisa Whelchel

173234. Fundamental ideas are not a consequence of experience, but a result of the particular constitution and activity of the mind, which is independent of all experience in its origin, though constantly combined with experience in its exercise. – William Whewell

173235. Hence no force, however great, can stretch a cord, however fine, into a horizontal line which is accurately straight: there will always be a bending downwards. – William Whewell

173236. It is a test of true theories not only to account for but to predict phenomena. – William Whewell

173237. The system becomes more coherent as it is further extended. The elements which we require for explaining a new class of facts are already contained in our system. In false theories, the contrary is the case. – William Whewell

173238. We cannot observe external things without some degree of Thought; nor can we reflect upon our Thoughts, without being influenced in the course of our reflection by the Things which we have observed. – William Whewell

173239. Every failure is a step to success. – William Whewell

173240. Green Day was more of the influence than Blink. – Deryck Whibley

173241. When I was growing up, Green Day had just come out. – Deryck Whibley

173242. As you get older, you don’t really have any excuse to be stupid anymore, to be in the dark. – Deryck Whibley

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173243. You don’t even have to leave your house: you do your work from your house; you can order anything you want from your house; you don’t have to leave your chair. Everything’s been designed so that you never leave your computer chair. – Deryck Whibley

173244. Among politicians the esteem of religion is profitable; the principles of it are troublesome. – Benjamin Whichcote

173245. Conscience without judgment is superstition. – Benjamin Whichcote

173246. Fear is the denomination of the Old Testament; belief is the denomination of the New. – Benjamin Whichcote

173247. None are so empty as those who are full of themselves. – Benjamin Whichcote

173248. Some things must be good in themselves, else there could be no measure whereby to lay out good and evil. – Benjamin Whichcote

173249. The longest sword, the strongest lungs, the most voices, are false measures of truth. – Benjamin Whichcote

173250. I have never received a Farthing of Prize Money either for Artillery Ammunition or Vessels. – Abraham Whipple

173251. I received orders from Congress to proceed to Charleston in South Carolina, for the purpose of Co’operating with General Lincoln in the defense of that Capitol. – Abraham Whipple

173252. Cheerfulness in most cheerful people is the rich and satisfying result of strenuous discipline. – Edwin Percy Whipple

173253. Only nine States have been represented since my arrival ’till within three days. There are now Eleven States barely represented. This tardiness in the States or their Delegates, besides retarding the most important Business makes it exceeding fatiguing to those that do attend. – William Whipple

173254. The river route is certainly preferable, as it affords good grazing and an abundance of water. – William Whipple

173255. In my opinion the greatest advantage we can at present expect from our Navy; for at this early period We can not expect to have a Navy to cope with the British. – William Whipple

173256. I wonder much that a court of Law should be in doubt whether a Resolution of Congress can superceed the Law of a Sovereign State. – William Whipple

173257. I think experience has shown that privateers have done more toward distressing the trade of our enemies, and furnishing these States with necessaries, than Continental Ships of the same force. – William Whipple

173258. I hope in time N. H. as well as the other States will feel the importance of Sovereignty. – William Whipple

173259. I fear a permanent Confederation will never be settled; tho the most material articles are I think got thro’, so as to give great offence to some, but to my Satisfaction. – William Whipple

173260. I am sorry to say that sometimes matters of very small importance waste a good deal of precious time, by the long and repeated speeches and chicanery of gentlemen who will not wholly throw off the lawyer even in Congress. – William Whipple

173261. You should not say it is not good. You should say you do not like it; and then, you know, you’re perfectly safe. – James Mcneill Whistler

173262. To say of a picture, as is often said in its praise, that it shows great and earnest labour, is to say that it is incomplete and unfit for view. – James Mcneill Whistler

173263. The rare few, who, early in life have rid themselves of the friendship of the many. – James Whistler

173264. You shouldn’t say it is not good. You should say, you do not like it; and then, you know, you’re perfectly safe. – James Whistler

173265. Work alone will efface the footsteps of work. – James Whistler

173266. To say to the painter that Nature is to be taken as she is, is to say to the player that he may sit on the piano. – James Whistler

173267. An artist’s career always begins tomorrow. – James Whistler

173268. The vast majority of English folk cannot and will not consider a picture as a picture, apart from any story which it may be supposed to tell. – James Whistler

173269. If other people are going to talk, conversation becomes impossible. – James Whistler

173270. I maintain that two and two would continue to make four, in spite of the whine of the amateur for three, or the cry of the critic for five. – James Whistler

173271. I am not arguing with you – I am telling you. – James Whistler

173272. I can’t tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring. – James Whistler

173273. An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision. – James Whistler

173274. It takes a long time for a man to look like his portrait. – James Whistler

173275. No partnership between two independent companies, no matter how well run, can match the speed, effectiveness, responsiveness and efficiency of a solely owned company. – Edward Whitacre, Jr.

173276. This merger is a logical next step that creates substantial value for customers and stockholders of both AT&T and BellSouth. It will benefit customers through new services and expanded service capabilities. – Edward Whitacre, Jr.

173277. I don’t know anything about cars. A business is a business, and I think I can learn about cars. I’m not that old, and I think the business principles are the same. – Edward Whitacre, Jr.

173278. If someone wants to transmit a high-quality service with no interruptions and ‘guaranteed this, guaranteed that,’ they should be willing to pay for that. – Edward Whitacre, Jr.

173279. I am honored to be able to serve GM at this critical juncture and take part in its reinvention. – Edward Whitacre, Jr.

173280. AT&T will not block access to the public Internet or degrade service, period. – Edward Whitacre, Jr.

173281. I can play a man who’s despicable. But I’ll still look inside him to find a point of connection. If I can find that kernel, audiences will relate to me. – Forest Whitaker

173282. In a lot of films, they’re showing more complete, developed characters of diverse ethnic backgrounds. The larger concern is to be able to tastefully explore the stereotypes, and still move past them to see the core of people. – Forest Whitaker

173283. It is possible for a kid from east Texas, raised in south central LA and Carson, who believes in his dreams, commits himself to them with his heart, to touch them and to have them happen. – Forest Whitaker

173284. My parents moved to Los Angeles when I was really young, but I spent every summer with my grandparents, and I’d stay with my grandfather on the farm in Longview. He was retired from the railroad, and he had a small farm with some cows and some pigs. I remember part of my youth was feeding hogs and plowing fields and stuff, so that’s a part of me. – Forest Whitaker

173285. Stereotypes do exist, but we have to walk through them. – Forest Whitaker

173286. I’m an actor. And I guess I’ve done so many movies I’ve achieved some high visibility. But a star? I guess I still think of myself as kind of a worker ant. – Forest Whitaker

173287. When I was a kid, the only way I saw movies was from the back seat of my family’s car at the drive-in. – Forest Whitaker

173288. I care about people. In the end, I think they feel it. It comes across, regardless of the character I’m portraying. – Forest Whitaker

173289. As an actor, I’ve always wanted to do characters that would help me find my connection with others and connect all of us together. You always want the energy of the character, the spirit of the person, to enter you. I’ve been doing this for 26 years and some of the things I’ve done are always with me. – Forest Whitaker

173290. I really wasn’t even sure if I should continue acting. I would like try and figure out if I could be good enough to do it. It was like 10 or 12 years into my career before I felt like maybe I can do it. It was such a different time than now. – Forest Whitaker

173291. I’m very happy with this new record. It’s dealing with different aspects of love-it’s me making a statement about people doing something with their lives. It is about caring for others. – Barry White

173292. We were ready to launch Barry White, but the record company wouldn’t put it out. Said it wouldn’t sell. – Barry White

173293. We forget that this music, music made by my brothers and sisters, is still a baby. It’s just beginning. When I think of the possibilities, it makes me smile. – Barry White

173294. There’s people making babies to my music. That’s nice. – Barry White

173295. The whole system of society tells you what to do. – Barry White

173296. The cops picked me up for attempted murder. I can still see the detectives, licking their chops. Thought they had me. Two weeks later, the cat came out of a coma and told the truth. I was innocent. – Barry White

173297. People are always looking for me to be a freak, weird. – Barry White

173298. One preacher turned me on, another turned me off. – Barry White

173299. No one could understand the bond between me and my brother. I struggled to understand the forces that drove his soul in one direction and mine in another. – Barry White

173300. Most families had four, five brothers. But because it was just me and Darryl, we had to be twice as strong. – Barry White

173301. Mama tried to save us from the streets, but the streets were too strong. – Barry White

173302. I’ve always loved War’s Low Rider and Sly Stone’s Thank You, and I just wanted to put my take on them. – Barry White

173303. I went to jail at 16 for stealing tires off Cadillacs. When I got out I said, Never again. – Barry White

173304. I try to tell a story musically in a song. – Barry White

173305. I quit high school on my birthday. It was my senior year and I didn’t see the point. This was 1962, and I was ready to make music. – Barry White

173306. I kept my babies fed. I could have dumped them, but I didn’t. I decided that whatever trip I was on, they were going with me. You’re looking at a real daddy. – Barry White

173307. I don’t know if it’s my music, my lyrics, my sound, and knowing the music business the way I do-all I can say is, my career has lasted way longer than I expected. – Barry White

173308. Elton John’s opinion turned the label’s opinion around, all in a day. – Barry White

173309. Disco deserved a better name, a beautiful name because it was a beautiful art form. It made the consumer beautiful. The consumer was the star. – Barry White

173310. As a boy, I believed freedom for America meant freedom for me. There was a time I believed every word spoken. – Barry White

173311. I’ll come to you with gifts of knowledge, wisdom and truth. – Barry White

173312. When I commit, I commit with my whole heart, my whole being. I know the Bible like the back of my hand. – Barry White

173313. When I saw corruption, I was forced to find truth on my own. I couldn’t swallow the hypocrisy. – Barry White

173314. Country Music is great music because it really comes from real life experiences. It is such a great haven for reality. – Bryan White

173315. I’ve never really been a traditional country kind of guy. I wanted my music to sound more like the end of the ’90s and to have the kind of great music, pop or whatever, that radio will embrace. – Bryan White

173316. There are many people that struggle and struggle and have all the talent in the world, but for some reason they are not successful. You never know why those things happen. – Bryan White

173317. One time when somebody showed up in a wedding dress, but I never knew if it was a joke, or she was serious. She asked me to marry her. She was serious. It was pretty funny. – Bryan White

173318. Nat King Cole was a really big influence. – Bryan White

173319. There are peaks and valleys in anything and that is especially true for the music business. It is very inconsistent. But if you are wise, you can let those downs really bring you to another level of your personality. – Bryan White

173320. It’s almost scary how good things are right now. I’ve been engaged now for about a year, and it’s the first time anything like that has happened to me. – Bryan White

173321. If I ever did cross over I would like to do it tactfully. I don’t want to offend anyone in country. Can you have the best of both worlds? I sure like the idea of it! – Bryan White

173322. I’ve always wanted to be a real universal artist, one that every type of audience could relate to. – Bryan White

173323. I’m an entertainer. If people are paying good money for tickets they deserve the best show they can see. I don’t get into lighting stuff on fire, but I do believe in going the extra mile. – Bryan White

173324. I want people to hear the presence of God in the music. – Bryan White

173325. I think some people record songs and make records a certain way to cater to radio. If you’re born to make commercial music that’s cool. But if you’re born to not make commercial records, maybe you’re meant to cater to another market. – Bryan White

173326. I grew up with all kinds ofmusic, but my heart was particularly drawn to Country Music because of the guitar playing, the lyrics and of artists like Steve Warner and Vince Gill. – Bryan White

173327. Christmas makes me happy no matter what time of year it comes around. – Bryan White

173328. Both of my parents were musicians. – Bryan White

173329. What is nice about country music today is that most artists are not trying to do something everybody else is doing. They really are trying to develop their own uniqueness. – Bryan White

173330. I remember my mom dressed like Janis Joplin. – Bryan White

173331. We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public. – Bryan White

173332. There is not many tenors in the male category and that makes me stick out. – Bryan White

173333. We’re the only branch of government that explains itself in writing every time it makes a decision. – Byron White

173334. Where the suspect poses no immediate threat to the officer and no threat to others, the harm resulting from the failing to apprehend him does not justify the use of deadly force to do so. – Byron White

173335. To exclude all jurors who would be in the slightest way affected by the prospect of the death penalty would be to deprive the defendant of the impartial jury to which he or she is entitled under the law. – Byron White

173336. The risk of racial prejudice infecting a capital sentencing proceeding is especially serious in light of the complete finality of the death sentence. – Byron White

173337. The law is constantly based on notions of morality, and if all laws representing essentially moral choices are to be invalidated under the due process clause, the courts will be very busy indeed. – Byron White

173338. The Court is most vulnerable and comes nearest to illegitimacy when it deals with judge-made constitutional law having little or no cognizable roots in the language or design of the Constitution. – Byron White

173339. The 1st Amendment protects the right to speak, not the right to spend. – Byron White

173340. Maintaining order in the classrooms has never been easy and it is evident that the school setting requires some easing of the restrictions to which searches by public authorities are ordinarily subject. – Byron White

173341. Our main goal is to serve people as quickly as possible. You need to have towers where people need coverage. – Dan White

173342. Whatever else an American believes or disbelieves about himself, he is absolutely sure he has a sense of humor. – E. B. White

173343. The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind. – E. B. White

173344. Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts. – E. B. White

173345. The only sense that is common in the long run, is the sense of change and we all instinctively avoid it. – E. B. White

173346. The terror of the atom age is not the violence of the new power but the speed of man’s adjustment to it, the speed of his acceptance. – E. B. White

173347. The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war. – E. B. White

173348. The trouble with the profit system has always been that it was highly unprofitable to most people. – E. B. White

173349. The world organization debates disarmament in one room and, in the next room, moves the knights and pawns that make national arms imperative. – E. B. White

173350. There is nothing more likely to start disagreement among people or countries than an agreement. – E. B. White

173351. There’s no limit to how complicated things can get, on account of one thing always leading to another. – E. B. White

173352. Old age is a special problem for me because I’ve never been able to shed the mental image I have of myself – a lad of about 19. – E. B. White

173353. We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry. – E. B. White

173354. One of the most time-consuming things is to have an enemy. – E. B. White

173355. When I was a child people simply looked about them and were moderately happy; today they peer beyond the seven seas, bury themselves waist deep in tidings, and by and large what they see and hear makes them unutterably sad. – E. B. White

173356. Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar. – E. B. White

173357. Writing is hard work and bad for the health. – E. B. White

173358. To perceive Christmas through its wrappings becomes more difficult with every year. – E. B. White

173359. A writer is like a bean plant – he has his little day, and then gets stringy. – E. B. White

173360. The critic leaves at curtain fall To find, in starting to review it, He scarcely saw the play at all For starting to review it. – E. B. White

173361. A good farmer is nothing more nor less than a handy man with a sense of humus. – E. B. White

173362. Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men. – E. B. White

173363. All we need is a meteorologist who has once been soaked to the skin without ill effect. No one can write knowingly of the weather who walks bent over on wet days. – E. B. White

173364. Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it. – E. B. White

173365. Be obscure clearly. – E. B. White

173366. Commas in The New Yorker fall with the precision of knives in a circus act, outlining the victim. – E. B. White

173367. Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time. – E. B. White

173368. English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education – sometimes it’s sheer luck, like getting across the street. – E. B. White

173369. Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one. – E. B. White

173370. I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. – E. B. White

173371. I can only assume that your editorial writer tripped over the First Amendment and thought it was the office cat. – E. B. White

173372. I don’t know which is more discouraging, literature or chickens. – E. B. White

173373. I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel. – E. B. White

173374. I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. – E. B. White

173375. It is easier for a man to be loyal to his club than to his planet; the bylaws are shorter, and he is personally acquainted with the other members. – E. B. White

173376. It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. – E. B. White

173377. Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car. – E. B. White

173378. I didn’t want to write a biographie romancee especially since I already write novels, nor did I want to challenge the rules of the biography game, arbitrary as those rules might be. – Edmund White

173379. Whereas fiction is a continual discovery of what one wants to say, what one feels, what one means, and is, in that sense, a performance art, biography requires different skills – research and organization. – Edmund White

173380. These rejections hurt me terribly because I felt it was my life that was being rejected. – Edmund White

173381. The first version of The Beautiful Room Is Empty was the first mss. I’d ever submitted to New York editors. – Edmund White

173382. Of course the success of A Boy’s Own Story took me utterly off guard. – Edmund White

173383. In the case of my book, I don’t think it’s really the coming-out gay novel that everyone really needed, even though it was received as such. The boy is too creepy, he betrays his teacher, the only adult man with whom he’s enjoyed a sexual experience, etc. – Edmund White

173384. If I take a less defensive tone, I’d admit that I couldn’t write today a very jazzy, contemporary look at America as I did in 1979 in States of Desire. – Edmund White

173385. I think sincerity was my sole aesthetic and realism my experimental technique. – Edmund White

173386. Biography can be the most middle-class of all forms, the judgment of little people avenging themselves on the great. – Edmund White

173387. As a young teenager I looked desperately for things to read that might excuse me or assure me I wasn’t the only one, that might confirm an identity I was unhappily piecing together. – Edmund White

173388. I think that there are empty ecological niches in the literary landscape crying to be filled and when a book more or less fills a niche it’s seized on, even when it’s a far from perfect fit. – Edmund White

173389. The last great delusion is soon to open before us. Antichrist is to perform his marvelous works in our sight So closely will the counterfeit resemble the true that it will be impossible to distinguish between them except by the Holy Scriptures. – Ellen G. White

173390. But God will have a people upon the earth to maintain the Bible, and the Bible only, as the standard of all doctrines and the basis of all reforms. – Ellen G. White

173391. Talk unbelief, and you will have unbelief; but talk faith, and you will have faith. According to the seed sown will be the harvest. – Ellen G. White

173392. The Bible is our rule of faith and doctrine. – Ellen G. White

173393. The words of the Bible, and the Bible alone, should be heard from the pulpit. – Ellen G. White

173394. It is rather hard to be accused of shiftlessness and idleness when the accuser closes the avenue of labour and industrial pursuits to us. – George H. White

173395. It is hardly fair to accuse us of ignorance when it was made a crime under the former order of things to learn enough about letters to even read the Word of God. – George H. White

173396. The French, I think, in general, are strangely prolix in their natural history. – Gilbert White

173397. You may depend on it that the bunting, emberiza miliaria, does not leave this country in the winter. – Gilbert White

173398. We have had a very severe frost and deep snow this month. My thermometer was one day fourteen degrees and a half below the freezing point, within doors. – Gilbert White

173399. Though large herds of deer do much harm to the neighbourhood, yet the injury to the morals of the people is of more moment than the loss of their crops. – Gilbert White

173400. The parish I live in is a very abrupt, uneven country, full of hills and woods, and therefore full of birds. – Gilbert White

173401. Numbers of snipes breed every summer in some moory ground on the verge of this parish. – Gilbert White

173402. It is, I find, in zoology as it is in botany: all nature is so full, that that district produces the greatest variety which is the most examined. – Gilbert White

173403. I was much entertained last summer with a tame bat, which would take flies out of a person’s hand. – Gilbert White

173404. I want to be better informed with regard to ichthyology. – Gilbert White

173405. Hedge-hogs abound in my gardens and fields. – Gilbert White

173406. General Howe turned out some German wild boars and sows in his forests, to the great terror of the neighbourhood; and, at one time, a wild bull or buffalo: but the country rose upon them and destroyed them. – Gilbert White

173407. Bats drink on the wing, like swallows, by sipping the surface, as they play over pools and streams. – Gilbert White

173408. The parish of Selborne, by taking in so much of the forest, is a vast district. – Gilbert White

173409. If you don’t have a policeman to stop traffic and let you walk across the street like you are somebody, how are you going to know you are somebody? – John C. White

173410. I’m not sure exactly what Victor told Dr. Goldman, but I don’t think he fully knew what was going on… I think he was really oblivious. I don’t think he knew. – Kelli White

173411. You could run harder, longer. If the workout was four 200s really, really fast, they wouldn’t seem as hard as before. You could cut the rest down from five minutes to three. That’s a big difference. – Kelli White

173412. The acne thing was bad. The shoulders, the face, my voice changed. I had a period every other week. – Kelli White

173413. It sounded good. It was a story that Victor Conte told me to use. I was contacted by Dr. Goldman, and that’s how the story came about. And that was my first time ever meeting, or speaking, to Dr. Goldman. – Kelli White

173414. It got to be so easy that I was actually disappointed. – Kelli White

173415. I look at that person and I’m like, That’s not Kelli White. That’s not who I am, who I started out to be. – Kelli White

173416. I have never taken any substance to enhance my performance. – Kelli White

173417. I felt that to do this drug, I had to become someone totally different than I was. I had to compromise my integrity, my value system. I knew it was so wrong. – Kelli White

173418. I felt betrayed by him, extremely betrayed. He made me believe that if I followed a certain protocol of supplements and different drugs that I could become number 1 in the world. – Kelli White

173419. I felt that there were so many people doing it that I would just be like one of the others. – Kelli White

173420. After a couple years of occasional lessons with Pass I moved to Boston to attend the New England Conservatory. – Mark White

173421. I agree totally with Metheny regarding the sound influencing the way you play. – Mark White

173422. I was exposed to jazz early on. – Mark White

173423. Still others want a traditional guitar sound if they call you for guitar. – Mark White

173424. The combination of experience and experimentation will ultimately yield a personal sound. – Mark White

173425. Tone on jazz guitars is a real tough issue. – Mark White

173426. Downtown Detroit has more vacant buildings over 10 storeys than any city in the world. – Meg White

173427. It’s hard listening to myself. – Meg White

173428. You know, when I hear music, I just hear the whole thing. – Meg White

173429. We’ll probably be working on another album in the next few months here. – Meg White

173430. There’s nothing I’m doing these days that I ever thought I was gonna do. – Meg White

173431. Then we’re going to take a lot of time off because in the last three years we’ve been touring continuously. – Meg White

173432. The only things that are a little bit newer are the CD burners, but we hid them under the table, so basically we had the feeling we were somewhere completely different, in another time. – Meg White

173433. The cover of Mojo, that was good for us. – Meg White

173434. That’s what my Dad always told me, on the ballot, they should always have a third choice, like none of the above, then if enough people picked that, they’d have to get new candidates. – Meg White

173435. Maybe I’m a little more confident than I used to be, but not much. – Meg White

173436. Like, people recognizing me on the street never interested me. – Meg White

173437. Jack the only trick I ever played on you was never tricking you at all. – Meg White

173438. It’s the emotion of it that hits me, more than anything technical. – Meg White

173439. Apparently, there’s a little red demon dwarf that haunts the city, and before every major bad thing that’s happened, it’s appeared to somebody. Last time, he appeared in a Cadillac. – Meg White

173440. It’s hard to get that real good feeling about festivals sometimes. – Meg White

173441. Because you can be lazy if you don’t know the truth. – Meg White

173442. I got more used to my own voice, but still it’s hard for me to listen to my own voice, or hear the recordings. – Meg White

173443. Even at the last minute we were still debating what was gonna be released as the first single. – Meg White

173444. Every second is mapped out and he has this total childish fascination with color and shapes and sequences. – Meg White

173445. It’s pretty sad when you have to choose between the lesser of two evils. – Meg White

173446. I don’t want to know about my biggest idols. I don’t want to read their autobiographies, I don’t want to find out what they’re really like. – Meg White

173447. It’s cool to meet your idols. It’s a good opportunity to travel. Those kinds of things are good. – Meg White

173448. I have to have the cotton candy shipped in. – Meg White

173449. I met Drew Barrymore in New York and she said she liked the band. That was really cool. I grew up on her. – Meg White

173450. I remember rehearsing it, and it was the one that we were really excited about and thought would sound the best, and once it was down on tape, it was like, This doesn’t actually sound that good. – Meg White

173451. I think there’s a lot of problems with being a two-party system. – Meg White

173452. I wouldn’t want to be in a Lisa episode. They’re kind of boring. Maybe a Homer one would be better. – Meg White

173453. I’ve always kind of lived in my own world. – Meg White

173454. I’ve never been much into picking things apart. – Meg White

173455. Everything else outside me seems far, far away. – Meg White

173456. A very receptive state of mind… not unlike a sheet of film itself – seemingly inert, yet so sensitive that a fraction of a second’s exposure conceives a life in it. – Minor White

173457. Be still with yourself until the object of your attention affirms your presence. – Minor White

173458. No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen. – Minor White

173459. Often while traveling with a camera we arrive just as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment, too late to expose film, only time enough to expose our hearts. – Minor White

173460. I’m always mentally photographing everything as practice. – Minor White

173461. Then about 1951 I began writing again, painfully, a novel I called in the beginning A Life Sentence on Earth, but which developed into The Tree of Man. – Patrick White

173462. As a result of the asthma I was sent to school in the country, and only visited Sydney for brief, violently asthmatic sojourns on my way to a house we owned in the Blue Mountains. – Patrick White

173463. When I was rising eighteen I persuaded my parents to let me return to Australia and at least see whether I could adapt myself to life on the land before going up to Cambridge. – Patrick White

173464. Probably induced by the asthma, I started reading and writing early on, my literary efforts from the age of about nine running chiefly to poetry and plays. – Patrick White

173465. My father and mother were second cousins, though they did not meet till shortly before their marriage. – Patrick White

173466. In spite of holidays when I was free to visit London theatres and explore the countryside, I spent four very miserable years as a colonial at an English school. – Patrick White

173467. Even if a university should turn out to be another version of a school, I had decided I could lose myself afterwards as an anonymous particle of the London I already loved. – Patrick White

173468. I think it is impossible to explain faith. It is like trying to explain air, which one cannot do by dividing it into its component parts and labeling them scientifically. It must be breathed to be understood. – Patrick White

173469. I left for New York expecting to repeat my success, only to be turned down by almost every publisher in that city, till the Viking Press, my American publishers of a lifetime, thought of taking me on. – Patrick White

173470. I developed the habit of writing novels behind a closed door, or at my uncle’s, on the dining table. – Patrick White

173471. I continued writing the bad plays which fortunately nobody would produce, just as no one did me the unkindness of publishing my early novels. – Patrick White

173472. In fact I enjoyed every minute of my life at King’s, especially the discovery of French and German literature. – Patrick White

173473. A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world. – Paul Dudley White

173474. We know from our clinical experience in the practice of medicine that in diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment, the individual and his background of heredity are just as important, if not more so, as the disease itself. – Paul Dudley White

173475. I wish we could do something useful with tobacco – like making fertilizer out of it. – Paul Dudley White

173476. Oh, if people only knew how this business has grown. – Pearl White

173477. The thing you’ve got to watch for is going broke when you’re old. Look at all the people that go down and out at the finish. The man who built my country place is blind now and penniless. That’s terrible! – Pearl White

173478. There is no acting in a serial. You simply race through the reels. – Pearl White

173479. Why should I have my picture taken when I can get paid for it? – Pearl White

173480. It is born to every Western girl to like outdoor life and to do all kinds of wild, daring things. – Pearl White

173481. I’ve often had people ask me, would you allow a homosexual to be your friend. Yes, I will. And the reason I will is because I know that that person has problems, and if I can minister to those problems, I will. – Reggie White

173482. But the Bible speaks against it, and because the Bible speaks against it, we allow rampant sin including homosexuality and lying, and to me lying is just as b ad as homosexuality, and we’ve allowed this sin to run rampant in our nation. – Reggie White

173483. Let me explain something when I’m talking about sin, and I’m talking about all sin. One of the biggest ones that has been talked about that has really become a debate in America is homosexuality. – Reggie White

173484. The thing I’m having a hard time with are the Christians who will stab you in the back in a wink. – Reggie White

173485. I have a lot of respect for tough coaches. – Reggie White

173486. God places the heaviest burden on those who can carry its weight. – Reggie White

173487. I’d rather do a really good small part than a really bad big part. – Ron White

173488. You wanna get the truth out of me, get me hammered. – Ron White

173489. You know, my first album, some of those jokes I’d done for twelve years because I couldn’t throw ’em out. – Ron White

173490. There were years when I was a beer and tequila guy, then I got real fat. And then I found that you could actually go on a diet and drink scotch. Then I got hooked on scotch, and if you get hooked on scotch, then everything else just tastes wrong. – Ron White

173491. There have been times in my life that I’ve had a ton of vices, and my demons have run amok for years and years and years. – Ron White

173492. The next time you have a thought… let it go. – Ron White

173493. The hardest that I’ve laughed at a movie was probably Team America. I laughed ’til I thought I was just gonna throw up. I almost had to turn it off. – Ron White

173494. People are saying that I’m an alcoholic, and that’s not true, because I only drink when I work, and I’m a workaholic. – Ron White

173495. Other states are trying to abolish the death penalty… mine’s putting in an express lane. – Ron White

173496. My goal is just to become a better comedian. – Ron White

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173497. I’ve got a great cigar collection – it’s actually not a collection, because that would imply I wasn’t going to smoke every last one of ’em. – Ron White

173498. I was considered by my peers to be a good comedian. So that’s all I ever strived to do was get some recognition from my peers. – Ron White

173499. I had the right to remain silent… but I didn’t have the ability. – Ron White

173500. I do live like a rock star, but it’s not as great as it sounds. It’s a lot of traveling. – Ron White

173501. I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party. – Ron White

173502. But I work harder now because I have so much more exposure. And actually the harder you work as a writer, the better you get at it. It’s like anything else. It’s a muscle you have to exercise. I write more now than ever. – Ron White

173503. Anybody could say anything they want about me, and it literally never penetrates my skin. – Ron White

173504. Diamonds – that’ll shut her up… for a minute! – Ron White

173505. I’ve never been one to look up the ladder. I’ve always looked down the ladder. As long as there’s one guy down there, I’m fine. – Ron White

173506. I didn’t get where I am today by worryin’ about how I’d feel tomorrow. – Ron White

173507. Most recently my battle has been against AIDS and the discrimination surrounding it. – Ryan White

173508. AIDS can destroy a family if you let it, but luckily for my sister and me, Mom taught us to keep going. Don’t give up, be proud of who you are, and never feel sorry for yourself. – Ryan White

173509. Because of the lack of education on AIDS, discrimination, fear, panic, and lies surrounded me. – Ryan White

173510. Entertainers, athletes, and stars started giving me support. – Ryan White

173511. Even at church, people would not shake my hand. – Ryan White

173512. Financial hardships were rough on us, even though Mom had a good job at G.M. – Ryan White

173513. How could these people in the public eye not be afraid of me, but my whole town was? – Ryan White

173514. I believe in myself as I look forward to graduating from Hamilton Heights High School in 1991. – Ryan White

173515. I came face to face with death at thirteen years old. – Ryan White

173516. I received thousands of letters of support from all around the world, all because I wanted to go to school. – Ryan White

173517. I was labeled a troublemaker, my mom an unfit mother, and I was not welcome anywhere. – Ryan White

173518. I’m just one of the kids, and all because the students at Hamilton Heights High School listened to the facts, educated their parents and themselves, and believed in me. – Ryan White

173519. A lot of my time was spent searching, thinking and planning my life. – Ryan White

173520. Mayor Koch, of New York, was the first public figure to give me support. – Ryan White

173521. Eventually, I won the right to attend school, but the prejudice was still there. – Ryan White

173522. My family and I held no hatred for those people because we realized they were victims of their own ignorance. – Ryan White

173523. My name is Ryan White. I am sixteen years old. I have hemophilia, and I have AIDS. – Ryan White

173524. My studies are important to me. I made the honor role just recently, with 2 A’s and 2 B’s. – Ryan White

173525. On December 17, 1984, I had surgery to remove two inches of my left lung due to pneumonia. After two hours of surgery the doctors told my mother I had AIDS. – Ryan White

173526. People would get up and leave so they would not have to sit anywhere near me. – Ryan White

173527. Rumors of sneezing, kissing, tears, sweat, and saliva spreading AIDS caused people to panic. – Ryan White

173528. The desire to move into a bigger house, to avoid living AIDS daily, and a dream to be accepted by a community and school, became possible and a reality with a movie about my life, The Ryan White Story. – Ryan White

173529. The first five to six years of my life were spent in and out of the hospital. – Ryan White

173530. The school I was going to said they had no guidelines for a person with AIDS. – Ryan White

173531. This brought on the news media, TV crews, interviews, and numerous public appearances. – Ryan White

173532. Twice a week I would receive injections or IV’s of Factor VIII which clotted the blood and then broke it down. – Ryan White

173533. We began a series of court battles for nine months, while I was attending classes by telephone. – Ryan White

173534. We had great faith that with patience, understanding, and education, that my family and I could be helpful in changing their minds and attitudes around. – Ryan White

173535. Listening to medical facts was not enough. People wanted one hundred percent guarantees. – Ryan White

173536. Given six months to live and being the fighter that I am, I set high goals for myself. – Ryan White

173537. I don’t know, I think, in times where I’m really nervous, and I’m really under the pressure the worst possible outcome is for me to start thinking about it. – Shaun White

173538. I remember thinking that I’d way rather give my parents my money, and not have to like have them go to work anymore, you know what I mean. Because I’d way rather spend more time with them. – Shaun White

173539. I’m really disappointed at every event if I don’t do less than what I wanted to do. – Shaun White

173540. The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else doing it wrong, without commenting. – T. H. White

173541. I class myself as a manual laborer. – Theodore White

173542. When the bus or the plane rolled or flew through the night, they sang songs of their own composition about Mr Nixon and the Republicans in chorus with the Kennedy staff and felt that they, too, were marching like soldiers of the Lord to the New Frontier. – Theodore White

173543. When that book came out, it was like Columbus telling about America at the court of Ferdinand and Isabella. – Theodore White

173544. When a reporter sits down at the typewriter, he’s nobody’s friend. – Theodore White

173545. Those 40 or 50 national correspondents who had followed Kennedy since the beginning of his electoral exertions into the November days had become more than a press corps – they had become his friends and, some of them, his most devoted admirers. – Theodore White

173546. There is no excitement anywhere in the world, short of war, to match the excitement of the American presidential campaign. – Theodore White

173547. There are two kinds of editors, those who correct your copy and those who say it’s wonderful. – Theodore White

173548. The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy. – Theodore White

173549. The best time to listen to a politician is when he’s on a stump on a street corner in the rain late at night when he’s exhausted. Then he doesn’t lie. – Theodore White

173550. Quality in a classical Greek sense is how to live with grace and intelligence, with bravery and mercy. – Theodore White

173551. Power in America today is control of the means of communication. – Theodore White

173552. With the end of the nominating process, American politics leaves logic behind. – Theodore White

173553. I happen to think that American politics is one of the noblest arts of mankind; and I cannot do anything else but write about it. – Theodore White

173554. Politics in America is the binding secular religion. – Theodore White

173555. His passion has aroused the best and the beast in man. And the beast waited for him in the kitchen. – Theodore White

173556. He who is created by television can be destroyed by television. – Theodore White

173557. Generally students are the best vehicles for passing on ideas, for their thoughts are plastic and can be molded and they can adjust the ideas of old men to the shape of reality as they find it in villages and hills of China or in ghettos and suburbs of America. – Theodore White

173558. For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment comes when they cease being bodies in other men’s command and find that they control their own time, when they learn their own voice and authority. – Theodore White

173559. A liberal is a person who believes that water can be made to run uphill. A conservative is someone who believes everybody should pay for his water. I’m somewhere in between: I believe water should be free, but that water flows downhill. – Theodore White

173560. If you make a living, if you earn your own money, you’re free – however free one can be on this planet. – Theodore White

173561. I’d get into a room and disappear into the woodwork. Now the rooms are so crowded with reporters getting behind-the-scenes stories that nobody can get behind-the-scenes stories. – Theodore White

173562. You need to have a redesign because familiarity breeds a kind of complacency. – Timothy White

173563. I think in conventional magazine wisdom, you need to have a redesign every decade or so. – Timothy White

173564. No publication is a staple of life. It’s not bread and water. You have to make it noteworthy in people’s minds and even in their hands as they’re holding it. – Timothy White

173565. The nature of the task needs to be renewed so people just don’t feel that all the hard work is in the same groove all the time, under the same circumstances and in the same environment. – Timothy White

173566. I enjoy getting dressed as a Barbie doll. – Vanna White

173567. I feel for the players. – Vanna White

173568. I have a family and two cats; I get up with my kids early in the morning. – Vanna White

173569. I think people think of me as this elegant person because they always see me dressed up. – Vanna White

173570. I will say I remember the best thing in terms of publicity was being on the cover of Newsweek. – Vanna White

173571. I’m really just a normal person. – Vanna White

173572. It’s not the most intellectual job in the world, but I do have to know the letters. – Vanna White

173573. So, I understand when they make a mistake and everyone at home is throwing their shoe at the television set. – Vanna White

173574. There’s five cameras, I don’t know how many people in the audience… depending on where we’re taping, there can be anywhere from 300 to 5,000 people, so the contestants are nervous. – Vanna White

173575. When I was having that alphabet soup, I never thought that it would pay off. – Vanna White

173576. I do everything that everybody else does. – Vanna White

173577. I’m a mom, a full-time mom when I’m not taping. I do the carpool thing, and bake the cookies, and do the homework. – Vanna White

173578. But nobody predicted anything of this magnitude in terms of resistance. And in part, the magnitude of the resistance was spurred by our failures in reconstruction. – Wayne White

173579. If they make the deadline because the Shiites and Kurds essentially rammed a draft through over Sunni Arab objections, there will be hell to pay. – Wayne White

173580. I don’t like the idea of busing children all over the country. It’s not safe. And there doesn’t seem to be that much of an urgent need for it to be done. – Wayne White

173581. Some of these bulls are gonna’ spin those cowboys so fast, they’ll look like a frog in a blender. – Wayne White

173582. Almost all Iraqis with any previous experience in the intelligence business are Sunni Arab, increasing the risk of penetration of the new intelligence apparatus by the insurgency. – Wayne White

173583. The whole purpose of those attacks was to drive those contractors out. Lots of them had to leave. They were terrified. – Wayne White

173584. My advice to the women of America is to raise more hell and fewer dahlias. – William Allen White

173585. Greatness, generally speaking, is an unusual quantity of a usual quality grafted upon a common man. – William Allen White

173586. Whoever tramples on the plea for justice temperately made in the name of peace only outrages peace and kills something fine in the heart of man which God put there when we got our manhood. – William Allen White

173587. The facts fairly and honestly presented; truth will take care of itself. – William Allen White

173588. Since others have to tolerate my weaknesses, it is only fair that I should tolerate theirs. – William Allen White

173589. Reason has never failed men. Only force and repression have made the wrecks in the world. – William Allen White

173590. Peace without justice is tyranny. – William Allen White

173591. I have tried to teach people there are three kicks in every dollar: one, when you make it; two, when you have it. The third kick it when you give it away – and it is the biggest kick of all. – William Allen White

173592. I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today! – William Allen White

173593. Consistency is the paste jewel that only cheap men cherish. – William Allen White

173594. Liberty is the only thing you can’t have unless you give it to others. – William Allen White

173595. A little learning is not a dangerous thing to one who does not mistake it for a great deal. – William Allen White

173596. I have never been bored an hour in my life. I get up every morning wondering what new strange glamorous thing is going to happen and it happens at fairly regular intervals. – William Allen White

173597. Advertising is the genie which is transforming America into a place of comfort, luxury and ease for millions. – William Allen White

173598. You see, my brethren, my heart is full; I could almost say it is too big to speak, and yet too big to be silent, without dropping a word to you. – George Whitefield

173599. When our Lord says, we must be converted and become as little children, I suppose he means also, that we must be sensible of our weakness, comparatively speaking, as a little child. – George Whitefield

173600. We are immortal until our work on earth is done. – George Whitefield

173601. This discourse, and the present frame of my mind, lead me rather to speak to those, who by feeling Satan’s fiery darts, know assuredly that there is a devil. – George Whitefield

173602. Nothing is more generally known than our duties which belong to Christianity; and yet, how amazing is it, nothing is less practiced? – George Whitefield

173603. O my brethren, my heart is enlarge towards you. I trust I feel something of that hidden, but powerful presence of Christ, whilst I am preaching to you. – George Whitefield

173604. O that unbelievers would learn of faithful Abraham, and believe whatever is revealed from God, though they cannot fully comprehend it! Abraham knew God commanded him to offer up his son, and therefore believed, notwithstanding carnal reasoning might suggest may objections. – George Whitefield

173605. Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you. – George Whitefield

173606. Take care of your life and the Lord will take care of your death. – George Whitefield

173607. The great and important duty which is incumbent on Christians, is to guard against all appearance of evil; to watch against the first risings in the heart to evil; and to have a guard upon our actions, that they may not be sinful, or so much as seem to be so. – George Whitefield

173608. The Judge is before the door: he that cometh will come, and will not tarry: his reward is with him. – George Whitefield

173609. The righteousness of Jesus Christ is one of those great mysteries, which the angels desire to look into, and seems to be one of the first lessons that God taught men after the fall. – George Whitefield

173610. Thus was the King and the Lord of glory judged by man’s judgment, when manifest in flesh: far be it from any of his ministers to expect better treatment. – George Whitefield

173611. To preach more than half an hour, a man should be an angel himself or have angels for hearers. – George Whitefield

173612. But he is unworthy the name of a minister of the gospel of peace, who is unwilling, not only to have his name cast out as evil, but also to die for the truths of the Lord Jesus. – George Whitefield

173613. No, the religion of Jesus is a social religion. – George Whitefield

173614. Various are the pleas and arguments which men of corrupt minds frequently urge against yielding obedience to the just and holy commands of God. – George Whitefield

173615. For it pleased God, after he had made all things by the word of his power, to create man after his own image. – George Whitefield

173616. The reason why the Son of God took upon him our nature, was, the fall of our first parents. – George Whitefield

173617. It is very remarkable, that in the book of life, we find some almost of all kinds of occupations, who notwithstanding served God in their respective generations, and shone as so many lights in the world. – George Whitefield

173618. If your souls were not immortal, and you in danger of losing them, I would not thus speak unto you; but the love of your souls constrains me to speak: methinks this would constrain me to speak unto you forever. – George Whitefield

173619. Among the many reasons assignable for the sad decay of true Christianity, perhaps the neglecting to assemble ourselves together, in religious societies, may not be one of the least. – George Whitefield

173620. And now let me address all of you, high and low, rich and poor, one with another, to accept of mercy and grace while it is offered to you; Now is the accepted time, now is the day of salvation; and will you not accept it, now it is offered unto you? – George Whitefield

173621. As for the extraordinary operations of the Holy Ghost, such as working of miracles, or speaking with divers kinds of tongues, they are long since ceased. – George Whitefield

173622. At the day of judgment we shall all meet again. – George Whitefield

173623. It is a poor sermon that gives no offense; that neither makes the hearer displeased with himself nor with the preacher. – George Whitefield

173624. Although believers by nature, are far from God, and children of wrath, even as others, yet it is amazing to think how nigh they are brought to him again by the blood of Jesus Christ. – George Whitefield

173625. Let us, therefore, not be weary of well-doing; for we shall reap an eternal harvest of comfort, if we faint not. – George Whitefield

173626. Mere heathen morality, and not Jesus Christ, is preached in most of our churches. – George Whitefield

173627. For in Jesus Christ there is neither male nor female, bond nor free; even you may be the children of God, if you believe in Jesus. – George Whitefield

173628. Fight the good fight of faith, and God will give you spiritual mercies. – George Whitefield

173629. It is the business of the future to be dangerous; and it is among the merits of science that it equips the future for its duties. – Alfred North Whitehead

173630. No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. – Alfred North Whitehead

173631. If a dog jumps into your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer. – Alfred North Whitehead

173632. No period of history has ever been great or ever can be that does not act on some sort of high, idealistic motives, and idealism in our time has been shoved aside, and we are paying the penalty for it. – Alfred North Whitehead

173633. Ideas won’t keep; something must be done about them. – Alfred North Whitehead

173634. Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it. – Alfred North Whitehead

173635. Life is an offensive, directed against the repetitious mechanism of the Universe. – Alfred North Whitehead

173636. Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious. – Alfred North Whitehead

173637. Fools act on imagination without knowledge, pedants act on knowledge without imagination. – Alfred North Whitehead

173638. Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas. – Alfred North Whitehead

173639. Human life is driven forward by its dim apprehension of notions too general for its existing language. – Alfred North Whitehead

173640. I have always noticed that deeply and truly religious persons are fond of a joke, and I am suspicious of those who aren’t. – Alfred North Whitehead

173641. I have suffered a great deal from writers who have quoted this or that sentence of mine either out of its context or in juxtaposition to some incongruous matter which quite distorted my meaning, or destroyed it altogether. – Alfred North Whitehead

173642. I would be a billionaire if I was looking to be a selfish boss. That’s not me. – Alfred North Whitehead

173643. Every philosophy is tinged with the coloring of some secret imaginative background, which never emerges explicitly into its train of reasoning. – Alfred North Whitehead

173644. Man can acquire accomplishments or he can become an animal, whichever he wants. God makes the animals, man makes himself. – Alfred North Whitehead

173645. Almost all new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are first produced. – Alfred North Whitehead

173646. An enormous part of our mature experience cannot not be expressed in words. – Alfred North Whitehead

173647. Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self. – Alfred North Whitehead

173648. Art flourishes where there is a sense of adventure. – Alfred North Whitehead

173649. Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern. – Alfred North Whitehead

173650. But you can catch yourself entertaining habitually certain ideas and setting others aside; and that, I think, is where our personal destinies are largely decided. – Alfred North Whitehead

173651. Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them. – Alfred North Whitehead

173652. Common sense is genius in homespun. – Alfred North Whitehead

173653. In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat, but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the first step in progress toward a victory. – Alfred North Whitehead

173654. Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct form ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended. – Alfred North Whitehead

173655. Civilizations can only be understood by those who are civilized. – Alfred North Whitehead

173656. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious. – Alfred North Whitehead

173657. It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious. – Alfred North Whitehead

173658. Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows. – Alfred North Whitehead

173659. It is in literature that the concrete outlook of humanity receives its expression. – Alfred North Whitehead

173660. Without adventure civilization is in full decay. – Alfred North Whitehead

173661. The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order. – Alfred North Whitehead

173662. The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy. – Alfred North Whitehead

173663. Religion is the last refuge of human savagery. – Alfred North Whitehead

173664. The guiding motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be, seek simplicity and distrust it. – Alfred North Whitehead

173665. The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato. – Alfred North Whitehead

173666. The silly question is the first intimation of some totally new development. – Alfred North Whitehead

173667. The absolute pacifist is a bad citizen; times come when force must be used to uphold right, justice and ideals. – Alfred North Whitehead

173668. Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language. – Alfred North Whitehead

173669. The task of a university is the creation of the future, so far as rational thought and civilized modes of appreciation can affect the issue. – Alfred North Whitehead

173670. Simple solutions seldom are. It takes a very unusual mind to undertake analysis of the obvious. – Alfred North Whitehead

173671. Speak out in acts; the time for words has passed, and only deeds will suffice. – Alfred North Whitehead

173672. Philosophy is the product of wonder. – Alfred North Whitehead

173673. Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains. – Alfred North Whitehead

173674. Periods of tranquility are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up. – Alfred North Whitehead

173675. Our minds are finite, and yet even in these circumstances of finitude we are surrounded by possibilities that are infinite, and the purpose of life is to grasp as much as we can out of that infinitude. – Alfred North Whitehead

173676. The total absence of humor from the Bible is one of the most singular things in all literature. – Alfred North Whitehead

173677. We think in generalities, but we live in detail. – Alfred North Whitehead

173678. There are no whole truths: all truths are half-truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays to the devil. – Alfred North Whitehead

173679. The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them. When the idea is new, its custodians have fervor, live for it, and if need be, die for it. – Alfred North Whitehead

173680. True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason. – Alfred North Whitehead

173681. Wisdom alone is true ambition’s aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame; obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed. – Alfred North Whitehead

173682. When you’re average, you’re just as close to the bottom as you are the top. – Alfred North Whitehead

173683. What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then and there happen to like and immorality is what they dislike. – Alfred North Whitehead

173684. Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge. – Alfred North Whitehead

173685. Seek simplicity but distrust it. – Alfred North Whitehead

173686. That fateful stretch of road has since been dubbed the Highway of Death. – John Whitehead

173687. The friendlies were South Vietnamese women and children, helpless victims in a war they did not understand. – John Whitehead

173688. Sept. 11 represented a terrorist attack aimed at destroying everything that America stands for – our freedoms and our way of life. – John Whitehead

173689. We’ve already recognized that it is absolutely essential for British children to learn other languages and we will be working hard to put further strategies in place to ensure this. – John Whitehead

173690. He considers me just a uterus with legs. – Mary Beth Whitehead

173691. I gave her life, I can take life away. – Mary Beth Whitehead

173692. Of an old tale which every schoolboy knows. – William Whitehead

173693. Wisdom alone is true ambition’s aim, wisdom the source of virtue, and of fame, obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed. – William Whitehead

173694. Any committee that is the slightest use is composed of people who are too busy to want to sit on it for a second longer than they have to. – Katharine Whitehorn

173695. When it comes to housework the one thing no book of household management can ever tell you is how to begin. Or maybe I mean why. – Katharine Whitehorn

173696. The great rule is not to talk about money with people who have much more or much less than you. – Katharine Whitehorn

173697. I yield to no one in my admiration for the office as a social center, but it’s no place actually to get any work done. – Katharine Whitehorn

173698. I wouldn’t say when you’ve seen one Western you’ve seen the lot; but when you’ve seen the lot you get the feeling you’ve seen one. – Katharine Whitehorn

173699. Hats divide generally into three classes: offensive hats, defensive hats, and shrapnel. – Katharine Whitehorn

173700. I am all for people having their heart in the right place; but the right place for a heart is not inside the head. – Katharine Whitehorn

173701. The disease is painless; it’s the cure that hurts. – Katherine Whitehorn

173702. Have you ever taken something out of the clothes hamper because it had become, relatively, the cleanest thing? – Katherine Whitehorn

173703. The rule is not to talk about money with people who have much more or much less than you. – Katherine Whitehorn

173704. No nice men are good at getting taxis. – Katherine Whitehorn

173705. The easiest way for your children to learn about money is for you not to have any. – Katherine Whitehorn

173706. There are some circles in America where it seems to be more socially acceptable to carry a hand-gun than a packet of cigarettes. – Katherine Whitehorn

173707. Outside every thin woman is a fat man trying to get in. – Katherine Whitehorn

173708. Why do born-again people so often make you wish they’d never been born the first time? – Katherine Whitehorn

173709. I am firm. You are obstinate. He is a pig-headed fool. – Katherine Whitehorn

173710. Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for it. – Katherine Whitehorn

173711. Americans, indeed, often seem to be so overwhelmed by their children that they’ll do anything for them except stay married to the co-producer. – Katherine Whitehorn

173712. A good listener is not someone with nothing to say. A good listener is a good talker with a sore throat. – Katherine Whitehorn

173713. A food is not necessarily essential just because your child hates it. – Katherine Whitehorn

173714. The best careers advice to give to the young is ‘Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.’ – Katherine Whitehorn

173715. From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it. – Katherine Whitehorn

173716. Sir Hugh Greene is the man I hold most responsible for the state of our country today. For 11 years hardly a week went by without a sniping reference to me. And he gave access to anyone who was prepared to say anything morally subversive. – Mary Whitehouse

173717. I never had any hang-ups about sex. As for being sexually repressed, nothing could be further from the truth. There are more hang-ups now than ever there were when I was growing up. – Mary Whitehouse

173718. AIDS is a judgment we have brought upon ourselves. – Mary Whitehouse

173719. Harold Wilson is going around the country stirring up apathy. – William Whitelaw

173720. I do not intend to prejudge the past. – William Whitelaw

173721. I have the thermometer in my mouth and I am listening to it all the time. – William Whitelaw

173722. It is never wise to try to appear to be more clever than you are. It is sometimes wise to appear slightly less so. – William Whitelaw

173723. Jazz came to America three hundred years ago in chains. – Paul Whiteman

173724. Jazz is the folk music of the machine age. – Paul Whiteman

173725. Jazz tickles your muscles, symphonies stretch your soul. – Paul Whiteman

173726. The three ages of man: youth, middle age and ‘my word you do look well’. – June Whitfield

173727. You don’t want your credibility banana to turn brown, but you do want to speak out about what you believe in. – Bradley Whitford

173728. John Wells let me write a couple of West Wings, which was an incredible gift. I loved it once I got past the brain injury part of it, and so I’m working on a couple of things that are far from fruition, but what I want to pursue. – Bradley Whitford

173729. Love means never having to say you’re a zero. – Bradley Whitford

173730. One of the most surreal moments in this election was after the third debate, when I heard a talking head say, Al Gore won on substance, on the issues. But you have to give the victory to Bush because he seems presidential. – Bradley Whitford

173731. Richard Schiff is a really good baseball player. It’s surprising because he looks exhausted. – Bradley Whitford

173732. The issue for my character, and the issue of the show is, how dirty do your feet have to get without suffocating yourself in the mud in order to get an inch of what you really want done? – Bradley Whitford

173733. This election ain’t no stinkin’ TV show. – Bradley Whitford

173734. Whatever you do, make sure you want to write more than you want to be a writer. Make sure you want to act more than you want to be an actor. That is what will sustain you. – Bradley Whitford

173735. Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth. – Bradley Whitford

173736. You don’t want to become one of those Hollywood idiots who is just blathering about anything. – Bradley Whitford

173737. I have to think that I think it’s always been a horse race between this administration’s temporary political acumen and their completely, utterly, totally bankrupt policies. And they’re coming home to roost. It was always a question of time. These guys aren’t conservative. These guys are radicals. – Bradley Whitford

173738. With the success of a show, you get an opportunity to call attention to things that you believe in. – Bradley Whitford

173739. I was at the vice president’s Christmas party. I thought that his speech was spectacular, and I knew that it was a very emotional and difficult thing for him to do, but I admonished him for not waiting just one more stinking day. – Bradley Whitford

173740. I want to see Bob Dylan do sketch comedy. I’m a huge Bob Dylan fan. – Bradley Whitford

173741. You need to be real enough to be believable, but you don’t necessarily have to be real enough to be real. There is a distinction. – Bradley Whitford

173742. I heard an Israeli speaking on Palestinian human rights issues, an interesting guy, and he said “There’s no military solution to terrorism. If there were, Israel would be the safest place in the world. But there’s no military solution.” – Bradley Whitford

173743. When you act, you’re always playing a version of yourself. You can’t bring more to the role than what you are. – Bradley Whitford

173744. I grew up in a family where the internalized understanding was that the kids were going to grow up into a better world. I worry, because I don’t think my kids are going to have that. The world is very scary. The world would be scary without the choices the current administration made, but they just exacerbated it. And it ticks me off. I want my kids to have a good life. – Bradley Whitford

173745. Having an affair with an intern is just an incredibly stupid thing to do. – Bradley Whitford

173746. Cal Ripken is steady, he focuses on his job, and he’s a good guy. – Bradley Whitford

173747. Anybody who can dial a telephone can master tennis scoring in about 15 minutes. – Bradley Whitford

173748. Aaron is a very passionate, maniacal writer so the scripts really come from him, but he is very open to… y’know, we’ll plan ideas and we’ll certainly tussle about stuff when the script comes out. So, to a certain extent, he’s very interested. If there’s some problem or something that doesn’t ring true, he wants to know why and he wants to correct it or fight for it. – Bradley Whitford

173749. I can’t believe George Bush might be president. – Bradley Whitford

173750. I am an old, old friend of Aaron Sorkin’s, who is the executive producer and writer. He had been talking about doing a political show for a long time and I had been interested in it for a long time. The moment I became available, he called me last year and asked me if I wanted to do it and then I just had to audition for the powers that be, and I got it. – Bradley Whitford

173751. I identify with this guy’s frustration and inability to control his fury at moments. I even identify with the way that this guy covers up a lot with humour. So yeah, it’s interesting. – Bradley Whitford

173752. We’re telling a story. And the demands of that are different from the demands of a documentary. The audience must believe in order to keep faith in the story. – Bradley Whitford

173753. Unmarried couples should get married – that’s an excellent tax avoidance measure, if a bit drastic. – John Whiting

173754. PAYE means pay as you earn but it could also mean Pretty Accurate Yet Estimated. – John Whiting

173755. Johnny Mercer was my father’s best friend and became mine as well. And Harold Arlen, whom I would call Uncle Harry, and Harry Warren: those were ones who I really became close to. – Margaret Whiting

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173756. I had years of experience that I still needed to accumulate and go through. – Margaret Whiting

173757. So many schools have cut the music classes out of their curriculum. We’re trying to fill that gap by teaching the teachers how to educate the kids about their musical heritage. – Margaret Whiting

173758. That’s really what was wonderful for me growing up, since I got to know so many of the songwriters who liked me and thought I had talent. They would then tell me how to read a lyric and sing a song, and challenge me to try and find a different end to a song. – Margaret Whiting

173759. The musicians recommend that I sing a sing the way it is written the first time and then start to look for other notes that aren’t in the melody. – Margaret Whiting

173760. The way I teach people to sing… I have them talk the lyric out until it sounds like something they really believe, like an actor with a monologue. – Margaret Whiting

173761. We teach young kids from 8 to 14 or 15 about their musical heritage through great songs written by American songwriters. We don’t do too many modern composers, although we include songs from Billy Joel and other writers like him. – Margaret Whiting

173762. Rosemary was a little nervous about going onstage, but she went on with us. I saw her at a party, and a couple of months later they called me about doing the act. – Margaret Whiting

173763. I have more influence now than when I had the power. – Gough Whitlam

173764. Anyone who thinks that they are too small to make a difference has never tried to fall asleep with a mosquito in the room. – Christie Todd Whitman

173765. To put that into some perspective, when Bill Clinton and Al Gore had first taken the idea of the Kyoto Protocol up to the Congress, the United States Senate voted it down 95 to nothing. – Christine Todd Whitman

173766. It’s pretty hard to say no when a vice president-elect and a president-elect ask you to be part of the national team. – Christine Todd Whitman

173767. The irony here is this administration is spending more money on climate change research and development than any administration in all the rest of the industrialized world combined. – Christine Todd Whitman

173768. People should recognize who you are and how you can act rather then how famous you are. – Mae Whitman

173769. Most of us can’t even begin to imagine. – Meg Whitman

173770. I want to work with the teachers’ union. But as I said out there, we have to put the kids first and we are letting down a generation of California children. It’s not acceptable. – Meg Whitman

173771. What’s sort of interesting about the whole public relations disaster that is the Net, in some ways, is that the fundamentals are really good. – Meg Whitman

173772. Well, California used to be in the dream-making business, and unfortunately what’s happened I think we’re now in the dream-breaking business. – Meg Whitman

173773. We have always said that advertising is just the icing on the cake. It is not the cake. – Meg Whitman

173774. We can put our head in the sand and continue to lose jobs overseas and to other states, or we can say, ‘You know what? We are not going to lose another job from California, and we’re going to be the very best place to start and grow a business.’ So I’ll be the chief sales officer for California businesses. – Meg Whitman

173775. Sometimes it’s a little bit like being a politician. We have work to do in understanding our users’ sentiments. – Meg Whitman

173776. Regulation is strangling businesses of all sizes in California, and we’ve got to streamline regulation so it’s easy, not hard, to do business. – Meg Whitman

173777. One good thing about California is we have quite a broad-based economy. We provide more fruits and vegetables and produce to the United States than any other state. So we have actually the single largest agricultural sector in the country. – Meg Whitman

173778. You know, I like to think that I will subscribe very much to the core Republican principles of small government. Making a small number of rules and getting out of the way. Keeping taxes low. Creating an environment for small businesses to grow and thrive. – Meg Whitman

173779. You know, in a workplace, when you shrink the size of a workforce, there is pain there. But there is no question: we have a government that we can no longer afford.That is the cold, hard fact. So we have to make this more efficient. We have to sunset programs that no longer work. We have to eliminate waste and fraud. We must do this. – Meg Whitman

173780. When people use your brand name as a verb, that is remarkable. – Meg Whitman

173781. Because if you don’t have a great workforce, a great higher education system, you’re not going to have the next eBay, the next AmGen, the next, you know, Miasole, and not only California but America is going to fall behind a whole new competitive context which is obviously China, India, and other countries. – Meg Whitman

173782. It is very clear that voice communications is moving on to the Internet. In the end, the price that anyone can provide for voice transmission on the Net will trend toward zero. – Meg Whitman

173783. And I want to be able to – you know, make Republicans and Democrats famous for keeping jobs in California. – Meg Whitman

173784. Look at growth, look at how much time people spend on the Net and look at the variety of things that they are doing. It’s all really good, so I am actually encouraged by the fundamentals that underlie usage growth on the Net. – Meg Whitman

173785. Because what happens is, as the economy suffers, tax revenues go down. But unlike businesses, where at least your variable costs go down, in government your variable costs go up: unemployment insurance, workmen’s compensation, health care benefits, welfare, you name it. – Meg Whitman

173786. Communications is at the heart of e-commerce and community. – Meg Whitman

173787. I got to get the right people in the right job. Because a lot of costs can be taken out in the context of your administration without the legislature.For example, using technology to do more with less. Using technology to fight fraud. Reorganizing and streamlining can be done within the context of the administration. – Meg Whitman

173788. I think we can be the very best place to start a business, to grow a business, to invent a new technology, to change the world, to change the country. But we’ve got a lot of work to deliver a new California to the people of California. – Meg Whitman

173789. I’m not a career politician. I spent 30 years in business. I can tell you that people in California have had it with career politicians: they are done. – Meg Whitman

173790. You know, I think, people of all stripes in California, Republicans, Democrats, conservatives, liberals, frankly, as I have traveled the state, the number one issue is jobs. And they are looking for which candidate can get the economy back on track. – Meg Whitman

173791. I have run large organizations, I know what it takes to create a healthy business climate, and I have more experience than Jerry Brown doing that. So it’ll be a stark contrast, a career politician vs. someone who has met a payroll, gotten a return on investment, knows how to use technology to do more with less. – Meg Whitman

173792. He most honors my style who learns under it to destroy the teacher. – Walt Whitman

173793. I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars. – Walt Whitman

173794. I am for those who believe in loose delights, I share the midnight orgies of young men, I dance with the dancers and drink with the drinkers. – Walt Whitman

173795. I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best. – Walt Whitman

173796. I accept reality and dare not question it. – Walt Whitman

173797. 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

173798. Here or henceforward it is all the same to me, I accept Time absolutely. – Walt Whitman

173799. 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

173800. 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

173801. Freedom – to walk free and own no superior. – Walt Whitman

173802. Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed. – Walt Whitman

173803. Have you heard that it was good to gain the day? I also say it is good to fall, battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won. – Walt Whitman

173804. Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune. – Walt Whitman

173805. Speech is the twin of my vision, it is unequal to measure itself, it provokes me forever, it says sarcastically, Walt you contain enough, why don’t you let it out then? – Walt Whitman

173806. 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

173807. And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death. – Walt Whitman

173808. The future is no more uncertain than the present. – Walt Whitman

173809. The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book. – Walt Whitman

173810. The beauty of independence, departure, actions that rely on themselves. – Walt Whitman

173811. The beautiful uncut hair of graves. – Walt Whitman

173812. 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

173813. Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you? – Walt Whitman

173814. The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it. – Walt Whitman

173815. Simplicity is the glory of expression. – Walt Whitman

173816. Seeing, hearing, feeling, are miracles, and each part and tag of me is a miracle. – Walt Whitman

173817. Re-examine all that you have been told… dismiss that which insults your soul. – Walt Whitman

173818. Produce great men, the rest follows. – Walt Whitman

173819. Other lands have their vitality in a few, a class, but we have it in the bulk of our people. – Walt Whitman

173820. Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life, not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me. – Walt Whitman

173821. I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends. – Walt Whitman

173822. The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity. – Walt Whitman

173823. Whatever satisfies the soul is truth. – Walt Whitman

173824. There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius. – Walt Whitman

173825. To die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier. – Walt Whitman

173826. To have great poets, there must be great audiences. – Walt Whitman

173827. To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle. – Walt Whitman

173828. To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all. – Walt Whitman

173829. Whoever degrades another degrades me, And whatever is done or said returns at last to me. – Walt Whitman

173830. 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

173831. We convince by our presence. – Walt Whitman

173832. Nothing endures but personal qualities. – Walt Whitman

173833. When I give, I give myself. – Walt Whitman

173834. There is no object so soft but it makes a hub for the wheeled universe. – Walt Whitman

173835. The words of my book nothing, the drift of it everything. – Walt Whitman

173836. The whole theory of the universe is directed unerringly to one single individual. – Walt Whitman

173837. The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem. – Walt Whitman

173838. The shallow consider liberty a release from all law, from every constraint. The wise man sees in it, on the contrary, the potent Law of Laws. – Walt Whitman

173839. The real war will never get in the books. – Walt Whitman

173840. 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

173841. I see great things in baseball. It’s our game – the American game. – Walt Whitman

173842. O public road, I say back I am not afraid to leave you, yet I love you, you express me better than I can express myself. – Walt Whitman

173843. Every moment of light and dark is a miracle. – Walt Whitman

173844. If you done it, it ain’t bragging. – Walt Whitman

173845. A great city is that which has the greatest men and women. – Walt Whitman

173846. A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. – Walt Whitman

173847. 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

173848. Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself. – Walt Whitman

173849. If any thing is sacred, the human body is sacred. – Walt Whitman

173850. Be curious, not judgmental. – Walt Whitman

173851. There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance. – Walt Whitman

173852. 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

173853. I may be as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best. – Walt Whitman

173854. I heard what was said of the universe, heard it and heard it of several thousand years; it is middling well as far as it goes – but is that all? – Walt Whitman

173855. I have learned that to be with those I like is enough. – Walt Whitman

173856. I find no sweeter fat than sticks to my own bones. – Walt Whitman

173857. I exist as I am, that is enough. – Walt Whitman

173858. All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor. – Walt Whitman

173859. And your very flesh shall be a great poem. – Walt Whitman

173860. And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud. – Walt Whitman

173861. And there is no trade or employment but the young man following it may become a hero. – Walt Whitman

173862. Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me? – Walt Whitman

173863. Nothing can happen more beautiful than death. – Walt Whitman

173864. Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes. – Walt Whitman

173865. Let that which stood in front go behind, let that which was behind advance to the front, let bigots, fools, unclean persons, offer new propositions, let the old propositions be postponed. – Walt Whitman

173866. I celebrate myself, and sing myself. – Walt Whitman

173867. Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. – Walt Whitman

173868. Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes. – Walt Whitman

173869. In the confusion we stay with each other, happy to be together, speaking without uttering a single word. – Walt Whitman

173870. Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy. – Walt Whitman

173871. I have now taken a serious task upon myself and I fear a greater one that is in the power of any man to perform in the given time-but it is too late to go back. – Eli Whitney

173872. One of my primary objects is to form the tools so the tools themselves shall fashion the work and give to every part its just proportion. – Eli Whitney

173873. I have not only Arms but a large proportion of Armourers to make. – Eli Whitney

173874. I have always believed that I should have had no difficulty in causing my rights to be respected. – Eli Whitney

173875. I can make just such ones if I had tools, and I could make tools if I had tools to make them with. – Eli Whitney

173876. You are undoubtedly acquainted with my Reputation, and as for my Penmanship it must speak for itself; this is to desire your Approbation to keep a public school. – Eli Whitney

173877. To be fair is not enough any more. We must be ferociously fair. – John Hay Whitney

173878. The role we can play every day, if we try, is to take the whole experience of every day and shape it to involve American man. It is our job to interest him in his community and to give his ideas the excitement they should have. – John Hay Whitney

173879. I won the lottery. I don’t care what it costs. – Jack Whittaker

173880. It doesn’t bother me because I can tell everyone to kiss off. – Jack Whittaker

173881. If I had to do it all over, I’d be more secluded about it. – Jack Whittaker

173882. I’d do the same things, but I’d be a little more quiet. – Jack Whittaker

173883. The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts. – John Greenleaf Whittier

173884. Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune’s bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all. – John Greenleaf Whittier

173885. The smile of God is victory. – John Greenleaf Whittier

173886. From the death of the old the new proceeds, and the life of truth from the death of creeds. – John Greenleaf Whittier

173887. Tradition wears a snowy beard, romance is always young. – John Greenleaf Whittier

173888. When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead. – John Greenleaf Whittier

173889. One brave deed makes no hero. – John Greenleaf Whittier

173890. It is no use trying to sum people up. One must follow hints, not exactly what is said, nor yet entirely what is done. – John Greenleaf Whittier

173891. You don’t always win your battles, but it’s good to know you fought. – John Greenleaf Whittier

173892. God’s colors all are fast. – John Greenleaf Whittier

173893. Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew. – John Greenleaf Whittier

173894. Before me, even as behind, God is, and all is well. – John Greenleaf Whittier

173895. Beauty seen is never lost, God’s colors all are fast. – John Greenleaf Whittier

173896. As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth. – John Greenleaf Whittier

173897. All the windows of my heart I open to the day. – John Greenleaf Whittier

173898. For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘It might have been’. – John Greenleaf Whittier

173899. I’ll lift you and you lift me, and we’ll both ascend together. – John Greenleaf Whittier

173900. Well, that’s what it was bloody well designed to do, wasn’t it? – Frank Whittle

173901. A nation’s ability to fight a modern war is as good as its technological ability. – Frank Whittle

173902. Gentlemen, I give you the Whittle engine. – Frank Whittle

173903. I had always realized it was desirable to gear down the jet. – Frank Whittle

173904. When an actor has money, he doesn’t send letters, but telegrams. – Charlotte Whitton

173905. It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success. – Charlotte Whitton

173906. I really think that effective acting has to do literally with the movement of molecules. – Charlotte Whitton

173907. Big words seldom accompany good deeds. – Charlotte Whitton

173908. Action makes more fortune than caution. – Charlotte Whitton

173909. Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult. – Charlotte Whitton

173910. When one must, one can. – Charlotte Whitton

173911. Man cannot live by incompetence alone. – Charlotte Whitton

173912. Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. – Charlotte Whitton

173913. We all have ability. The difference is how we use it. – Charlotte Whitton

173914. Most metaphysical words in Hopi are verbs, not nouns as in European languages. – Benjamin Whorf

173915. But in due course it became evident that not only a physical situation qua physics, but the meaning of that situation to people, was sometimes a factor, through the behavior of people, in the start of a fire. – Benjamin Whorf

173916. Language is not simply a reporting device for experience but a defining framework for it. – Benjamin Whorf

173917. At the same time, new concepts and abstractions flow into the picture, taking up the task of describing the universe without reference to such time or space – abstractions for which our language lacks adequate terms. – Benjamin Whorf

173918. My analysis was directed toward purely physical conditions, such as defective wiring, presence of lack of air spaces between metal flues and woodwork, etc., and the results were presented in these terms. – Benjamin Whorf

173919. Too long has the public mind considered religion to be synonymous with priestcraft. – Benjamin Whorf

173920. We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language. – Benjamin Whorf

173921. Do nothing in haste, look well to each step, and from the beginning think what may be the end. – Edward Whymper

173922. Well, one thing that has happened is they have had a presidential election in Egypt which has represented progress. Now, we were not happy with everything that happened with the parliamentary elections, and it was not exactly a perfect presidential election in Egypt. – Roger Wicker

173923. Over the past two years, the House has passed more than 50 measures focused on stimulating the economy and expanding opportunities for American workers. The tax relief provisions in this package have been an important part of our pro-growth agenda. – Roger Wicker

173924. Since 2001, the Patriot Act has provided the means to detect and disrupt terrorist threats against the U.S. Prior to enactment of the law, major legal barriers prevented intelligence, national defense, and law enforcement agencies from working together and sharing information. – Roger Wicker

173925. Talk about national interests: When we went in with Operation Iraqi Freedom, some of our allies, Turkey, for example, would not let us through. How much trouble did that cause us, because we were not able to go into Iraq through Turkey? – Roger Wicker

173926. The choice is not between conducting the stem cell research or not conducting it. That is not the choice. – Roger Wicker

173927. The issues surrounding illegal immigration are wide-ranging and complex, but there is no question about the need to secure our borders. – Roger Wicker

173928. The private sector can go forward, if it must, with destruction of embryos for questionable and ethically challenged science. But spend the people’s money on proven blood cord, bone marrow, germ cell, and adult cell research. – Roger Wicker

173929. Illegal immigration is not just a matter of interest in states along our border with Mexico. It is having an effect on local economies, schools, health care delivery, and public safety all across the country. – Roger Wicker

173930. One of the first items of Congressional business in 2006 will be an effort to renew the USA Patriot Act. – Roger Wicker

173931. Embryonic stem cell research is legal in America, and nothing in the administration’s current policy affects that legality; 400 lines are currently being used to conduct embryonic stem cell research, both in the private sector and by the Federal Government. – Roger Wicker

173932. Several other aerospace and defense firms have announced plans to build facilities in north Mississippi in recent weeks. They join an impressive group of high-tech companies already doing business in our region. – Roger Wicker

173933. We do foreign assistance for altruistic reasons, certainly for humanitarian reasons, of course. But the main reason we do foreign assistance is we do it in the American national interest. – Roger Wicker

173934. But my friends, these people in Egypt have stood by us in a tough, tough neighborhood. – Roger Wicker

173935. Since other countries and terrorist organizations are working to secure information that could threaten national security, more funding is provided in the bill to increase counter-intelligence activities. – Roger Wicker

173936. And while the U.S. can never be 100 percent safe from a future strike, our government is working around the clock on measures to protect the American people. – Roger Wicker

173937. It is no coincidence that our country has not been attacked since 9-11. Our initiatives to protect the homeland and aggressively take the fight to the terrorists have been factors in that success. – Roger Wicker

173938. Civil libertarians have raised concerns that some of the Patriot Act’s provisions infringe on Constitutional rights. Those concerns are not supported by the facts. – Roger Wicker

173939. Decisive action has been taken on the home front with passage of the USA Patriot Act, which has strengthened the hand of law enforcement agencies to stop terrorists before they can act. – Roger Wicker

173940. It is false to suggest that medical breakthroughs come only through government research. – Roger Wicker

173941. Legislation to create a new 10 percent tax bracket, reduce the marriage penalty, cut the tax rate on dividends and capital gains, and increase the child tax credit have been essential elements in this economic expansion. – Roger Wicker

173942. More Americans are working today than at any time in history. – Roger Wicker

173943. The fight ended. For both was victory. For both there was defeat. – Anna Wickham

173944. It is well within the order of things that man should listen when his mate sings; but the true male never yet walked who liked to listen when his mate talked. – Anna Wickham

173945. When I come off the bench, I’m looking to add energy, and then I play defense and rebound. Also, at the end of the game, I have the experience to go out there and help us win. – Sue Wicks

173946. Once you know what to expect, it gets easier and easier. And now I know what I have to do to prepare for each season and what to expect through each season. – Sue Wicks

173947. Players should know that if you can’t make the contribution of the winning shot, that your attitude every day when you come to practice, or the positive contribution you make through cheering and keeping up team morale, is just as important in the overall picture. – Sue Wicks

173948. Rookies are also coming in from college programs as big stars, whereas when we came in, we were just happy to be there. We were happy to be playing in a big gym, to be on television, to be playing in America. – Sue Wicks

173949. Sometimes people think that if you’re always helping people up and never hit someone with a hard foul, you’re automatically a good sport. I don’t believe that. – Sue Wicks

173950. There’s a lot of room to grow, and the women who believe they’re worth it are the ones who are going to make good things happen during the next period of WNBA growth. – Sue Wicks

173951. There’s lots of charity stuff that I can do. There are actually a million things to do here, but it would be very hard for me to stop going overseas, because I’ve been doing that for longer than I’ve been playing in the WNBA. – Sue Wicks

173952. To be on television and have my nieces and nephews see me, and seeing them wear my shirt to the games and be proud, it’s so sweet. Sometimes it feels like it’s just a dream. – Sue Wicks

173953. You have to demand things and believe you’re worth more. And once you do demand them, you’re usually going to get them. The players who first came in were very humble because we came from obscurity. Today’s players, on the other hand, have a sense of entitlement. – Sue Wicks

173954. For me, being a starter doesn’t matter. Of course, I’d like to be in at the end of the game, to be a big part of the team, and to play as many minutes as I can play. But starting and coming off the bench are two different challenges. – Sue Wicks

173955. It’s not to hurt anyone, but basketball can be rough. – Sue Wicks

173956. When I see these young girls who are dreaming the dream that I’m living, it’s very very exciting and it puts a big smile on my face. – Sue Wicks

173957. When I went to college, we had a very good local following, but stations only televised two or three NCAA games a season. And when I went to Europe, once in a while we had a good crowd, but usually not. – Sue Wicks

173958. You shouldn’t just work on your jump shot. You should work on being a better person, a better teammate, and a better friend. – Sue Wicks

173959. As far as starting or not starting, that means more to some players than others. And if it means more to someone else, I think you should let them start and just go out there and do your job when it’s your turn. – Sue Wicks

173960. In preseason camp, there are no friends. when newcomers arrive trying to take not only your job, but maybe your best friend’s job, you work together to try to help each other. Everyone is an outsider until you’re given a uniform. – Sue Wicks

173961. I was very pleased that the positive things about me and my game outshone the aggressive style of play I use. I would never tone that down, because I believe in that style of play, and I believe that you can play rough on the court and still be a good sport. – Sue Wicks

173962. I was surprised I won the award because I’ve always been a very aggressive player and I earn my share of fouls on the court. I play rough, and because I’m an older player, of course I use tricks on the younger players. – Sue Wicks

173963. I try to never lose sight of what a special time it is to be a women’s basketball player. – Sue Wicks

173964. I think sportsmanship is knowing that it is a game, that we are only as a good as our opponents, and whether you win or lose, to always give 100 percent. – Sue Wicks

173965. For me, the money isn’t a big issue. I’m at the end of my career and I’m just happy to play. – Sue Wicks

173966. Every year I try to keep in excellent shape and improve some part of my game. I play in the offseason overseas to keep my game tuned up and hopefully improve a little in some area. – Sue Wicks

173967. I even believe if you’re killing a team, you shouldn’t stop. You should respect your opponents enough to play 100 percent the whole time. And by the same token, if you’re getting killed by the other team, you should never quit. – Sue Wicks

173968. It’s funny, ’cause it seems like just yesterday that I was the youngest player just starting out. But now there are young players all over the league, and they’ll ask me questions about playing overseas or finding an agent. – Sue Wicks

173969. I think a performer should do his work and then shut up. – Richard Widmark

173970. I was never a part of the Actor’s Studio, because two friends of mine started it in 1947 and by that time I’d gone to California. – Richard Widmark

173971. I was playing this horrible part. I didn’t didn’t want to play it because the character was an awful racist. But I’m glad I did it because I met Sidney Poitier. – Richard Widmark

173972. John Ford was so funny that I couldn’t wait to go to work in the morning. – Richard Widmark

173973. Kazan was an old friend, I met him in 1938. He picked up radio jobs for eating money, so I met him on a couple of radio shows. Later on I was in a play he directed. – Richard Widmark

173974. I loved Jack Ford. I got him in his later days, and he was a total tyrant and a total autocrat and an Irish drunk. But I had a great time. – Richard Widmark

173975. Many of my friends were blacklisted. America should be ashamed of it forever. – Richard Widmark

173976. A lot of actors said they hated the studio system, but I loved it. It was like a college; it was a great place to learn. – Richard Widmark

173977. Marilyn was terrible to work with. I was fond of her, she was a nice girl, but she was a damaged girl. She was very difficult. You couldn’t get her on the set; she didn’t know the words. – Richard Widmark

173978. Mankiewicz was a brilliant director. – Richard Widmark

173979. I felt pretty comfortable with Westerns, apart from the fact I couldn’t ride. – Richard Widmark

173980. Hoods are good parts because they’re always flashy and attract attention. If you’ve got any ability, you can use that as a stepping stone. – Richard Widmark

173981. Gary Cooper was a good friend. He was a great nature lover. He was like an American Indian, he knew every leaf that was turned over. It was an education to go for a walk with him. – Richard Widmark

173982. Ford used to come to work in a big car with two Admiral’s flags, on each side of the car. His assistant would be there with his accordion, playing, Hail to the Chief. – Richard Widmark

173983. Anne Baxter was a very good actress, Donna Reid was great. You couldn’t name an actress I wasn’t crazy about. – Richard Widmark

173984. Most movies are made today for teenage boys. Once in a while a good one comes along. – Richard Widmark

173985. You have to compromise all the way. The only thing that counts is the result. – Richard Widmark

173986. There was something about Marilyn. She couldn’t act her way out of a bag, but she became an icon because something happened between her and the lens, and no one knows what it is. – Richard Widmark

173987. Other actors like to rehearse on film-they like 30 or 40 takes. When you get an actor like that, it becomes difficult for me because I’m ready to quit after number two. – Richard Widmark

173988. Cheyenne Autumn was received not too successfully. I still think it was a very good movie. It was kinda Ford’s apology for the way he had treated Indians in his past pictures. – Richard Widmark

173989. I have played in rain before. I have played in wind before. I have played in cold before, but not all put together. They were the hardest conditions I ever played in. – Michelle Wie

173990. We’re all just playing our own game. I don’t see it as a rivalry. We’re just trying to play our best. – Michelle Wie

173991. There are so many great players on the men’s – and women’s – side. Hopefully I can keep improving and eventually play in the Masters. – Michelle Wie

173992. You have to make lots of birdies and give your opponent no chance. – Michelle Wie

173993. Ty Tryon made a lot of money after turning pro, but he might not have been ready. I don’t want to make a lot of money for a couple of months and then not be ready. – Michelle Wie

173994. Annika has the type of game I want to work on. She’s just so consistent. Hopefully I’ll be like that one day. – Michelle Wie

173995. To play in the men’s tournaments I have to keep getting stronger and get more distance. – Michelle Wie

173996. I don’t like boys. They’re kind of annoying. – Michelle Wie

173997. I’m not really interested in sports psychology. It makes me feel like a crazy person. – Michelle Wie

173998. If someone wants to give you, like, $100 million, it’s hard to say no. But I don’t want to accept that kind of money right now. I’d feel burdened by it. – Michelle Wie

173999. I don’t like going to the mall. I’m not really like the other girls. I just like to go out on the golf course and play. Golf is fun and feels really good. – Michelle Wie

174000. I think God destined that I play. I think it’s all in the books already. – Michelle Wie

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