There’s nothing more humbling than seeing your best quotes in a list, and thinking they could have been written by a coma patient with a keyboard and spasms.
Some people have called the book the "bible of software engineering". I would agree with that in one respect: that is, everybody quotes it, some people read it, and a few people go by it.fred brooks
A great man quotes bravely, and will not draw on his invention when his memory serves him with a word as good.ralph waldo emerson
Quoted in "Nero" - Page 51 by Edward Champlin - History - 2003 quotes about NeroNapoleon Bonaparte to Henri Gatien Bertrand[ ]
perfect knowledge that has total security from error , or a synonym for certitude , the mental state of being without doubt quotesCharles Caleb Colton, in Lacon: Many Things in Few Words (1820-22, 1866), 314
Country Joe McDonald, from the stage, quoted in Woodstock: Three Days That Rocked the World quotes about the festivalJohn Fogerty regarding Creedence Clearwater Revival's 3 a.m. start time at Woodstock.
I realised fairly early that the 'wisdom of the ages' - whether from 3000 years ago or yesterday - often was simply and perfectly adaptable to the context of the football arena, and immensely valuable. From my regular morning habit of reading, I would write down any wise, pragmatic and smart quotes and ideas that struck me, and that I felt could be of use in coaching.jack gibson
Say quotes from the shortstop or the Prime Minister, but quotations from the Bible, Browning or Churchill.McFarlane, J A, and Clements, Warren
A dictum [Beckett] quotes from his favourite philosopher, the second-generation Cartesian Arnold Geulincx (1624-1669) suggests his overall stance toward the political: ubi nihil vales, ibi nihil velis, which may be glossed: Don’t invest hope or longing in an arena where you have no power.j. m. coetzee
I want to make sure every House Republican is protected from some kind of dishonest Democratic ad. So let me say on the record, any ad which quotes what I said on Sunday is a falsehood. Because I have said publicly those words were inaccurate and unfortunate and I'm prepared to stand up and When I make a mistake and I'm going to on occasion I want to share with the American people "that was a mistake" because that way we can have an honest conversation.newt gingrich
No doubt one may quote history to support any cause, as the devil quotes scripture; but modern history is not a very satisfactory side-arm in political polemics; it grows less and less so.learned hand
:;: Why Bible quotes exclusively? What happened to the Eastern religions?<BR> I'm still working on the Unicode mods.larry wall
A great man quotes bravely, and will not draw on his invention when his memory serves him with a word just as good.Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Quotation and Originality" in Letters and Social Aims (1876).
It is also naïve empiricism to provide, in support of some argument, series of eloquent confirmatory quotes by dead authorities. By searching, you can always find someone who made a well-sounding statement that confirms your point of view and, on every topic, it is possible to find another dead thinker who said the exact opposite.nassim nicholas taleb
Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely-read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely.Hesketh Pearson, Common Misquotations (1934)
Some people have called the book [ The Mythical Man-Month , 1975] the "bible of software engineering". I would agree with that in one respect: that is, everybody quotes it, some people read it, and a few people go by it.Fred Brooks as quoted in Daniel Roth (2005) "Quoted Often, Followed Rarely" on money.cnn.com, December 12, 2005
The following two quotes are sometimes wrongly attributed to Cicero. In fact, they come from a novel about Cicero by Taylor Caldwell, and are not found in any of Cicero's actual writings.Taylor Caldwell in her novel based on the life of Cicero, A Pillar of Iron (1965), p. 451
Alternate translation: He who profits by crime commits it. (translator unknown). Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius) The best ideas are common property. Full Latin texts at The Latin Library (link below):;: Loeb Classical Library translations at Wikisource English translations of quotes in this section by Richard Mott Gummere except as otherwise notedLetter I: On saving time, line 3.
The Sandilya and Narada bhakthi sutras like the Bhagavata are fundamental works of mysticism . Sandilya bhakthi sutras seem to be older on account of its archaic tone and is evidently modeled on the pattern of the great philosophical Sutras. Narada Bhakthi sutra quotes sandilya but the sandilya does not quote Narada.R. D. Ranade, in Mysticism in India: The Poet-Saints of Maharashtra, p.12
quotes are just fancy ways of stating the obviousGerald Prunty, Sleepfighting.
Before I knew the Lord, my love for children led me to desire to write for them and those who educated them, keenly feeling my own need of sympathy in childhood, and still smarting from the loveless surroundings of a delicate organisation and uncomprehended mind. The Upper Springs and the Nether Springs; or, Life Hid With Christ In God (1882), p. 26. Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895) quotes reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895).P. 246. (Sourced)
quotes originating prior to the Reformation (beginning shortly after 1500 AD) may be found at Abortion (pre-Reformation). quotes from judicial opinions on abortion may be found at abortion case law. SourcedJames Wilson, "Of the Natural Rights of Individuals" (1790-1792). Wilson was a leading framer of the U.S. Constitution.
There has also arisen a further disputed extension, for which there has been found no published source prior to The Heretic's Handbook of Quotations: Cutting Comments on Burning Issues (1992) by Charles Bufe, p. 186: "Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?" quotes about EpicurusSo the vital strength of his spirit won through, and he made his way far outside the flaming walls of the world and ranged over the measureless whole, both in mind and spirit.
He who controls the sea controls everything. quotes about ThemistoclesThucydides, in History of the Peloponnesian War (c. 400 BC) as translated by Richard Crawley (1910)
[Contagion] passes from one thing to another and is originally caused by infection of the imperceptible particle. quotes about FracastoriusCharles-Edward Armory Winslow, in The Conquest of Epidemic Disease, 1943.
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