"What do you think of the Chicago Bulls winning three in a row?"
Russell: "Not much."
The immemorial ingratitude of rulers and commonwealths is proverbial. Especially common is ingratitude to Israel the People that has achieved so much of eternal worth, but has rarely succeeded in winning gratitude.Joseph H. Hertz, in The Pentateuch and Haftorahs (One-volume edition), p. 206.
winning medals wasn’t the point of the Olympics. It’s the participating that counts.pierre de coubertin
He had developed his own limited, or very simple style. He was never very keen on improving himself as a bass player and half the time I would play bass on the records because I would tend to do it quicker. Right back to those early records; I mean, at least half the bass on all recorded output is me anyway. … Rog used to come in and say, "Thank you very much" to me once in a while for winning him bass-playing polls.david gilmour
In making war with nature, there was risk of loss in winning.john mcphee
The Democrats had long labeled the impeachment debate a distraction from the urgent business of a great nation. But the Republicans argued that the pursuit of justice is the business of a great nation. In winning this point, they caught the falling flag, producing a triumph for the rule of law, a reassertion of the belief that no man is above it, and a rebuke for an arrogance that had grown imperial.Peggy Noonan
Our cabaret ['Cabaret Voltaire' in Zurich, Switzerland] is a gesture.. .Every word that is spoken and sung here says at least this one thing: that this humiliating age has not succeeded in winning our respect.Hugo Ball in his diary entry 1916; as quoted in Looking at Dada, eds. Sarah Ganz Blythe & Edward D. Powers - The Museum of Modern Art New York, ISBN: 087070-705-1; p.3
Oh, is there not one maiden here Whose homely face and bad complexion Have caused all hopes to disappear Of ever winning man's affection?Sir W(illiam) S(chwenck) Gilbert
At first, when California started winning its water lawsuits and shutting off cities, the displaced people just followed the water—right to California. It took a little while before the bureaucrats realized what was going on, but finally someone with a sharp pencil did the math and realized that taking in people along with their water didn't solve a water shortage.paolo bacigalupi
I was always making decisions and they were easier decisions because I had control of the game, I had control of the ball. As a coach you sort of put the ball in other player's hands and let them make decisions for you. But I still get a kick out of winning basketball games and that's what I'm in this for.larry bird
The problem with winning at blackjack and sports betting is that sooner or later a big guy in a suit tells you to leave.william poundstone
Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning.Authorship disputed. Attributed to George S. Patton in Patton's Principles : A Handbook for Managers Who Mean It! (1982) by Porter B. Williamson as well as Leadership (1990) by William Safire and Leonard Safir, p. 47, but also attributed to Erwin Rommel? from his Infanterie Greift An [Infantry Attacks] (1937) in World War II : The Definitive Visual History (2009) by Richard Holmes, p. 128, and Timelines of History (2011) by DK Publishing, p. 392.
Courtiers don’t take wagers against the king’s skill. There is the deadly danger of winning.Isaac Asimov
The individual, by means of the discipline imposed on him by sport, not only plays and finds relaxation from the various compulsions to which he is subjected, but without knowing it trains himself for new compulsions. ... Training in sports makes of the individual an efficient piece of apparatus which is henceforth unacquainted with anything but the harsh joys of exploiting his body and winning.jacques ellul
She whom I love is hard to catch and conquer, Hard, but O the glory of the winning were she won!George Meredith
Nobody talks more of free enterprise and competition and of the best man winning than the man who inherited his father's store or farm.c. wright mills
Until now, exterior (or external) authority still domine (or is the dominant feature) too much in the relationships between men, as well as in their spiritual life. This is due to (comes, - "provient de", Fr.) the fact that we regard authority, in all fields, as being what makes (or simply, is) the law ("comme étant ce qui fait loi", Fr.), because in the empirical field, it is always what come first (or take precedence), may it be a force, an individual or an argument, that is winning.african spir
A woman * * * always feels herself complimented by love, though it may be from a man incapable of winning her heart, or perhaps even her esteem.Abel Stevens, Life of Madame de Staël, Chapter III.
If I am not worth the wooing, I surely am not worth the winning.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Nobody talks more of free enterprise and competition and of the best man winning than the man who inherited his father's store or farm".C. Wright Mills White Collar: The American Middle Classes (1951), Part One, Chapter Three: "Old Middle Classes," Section One: The Competitive Way of Life
Genius inspires this thirst for fame: there is no blessing undesired by those to whom Heaven gave the means of winning it.Anne Louise Germaine de Staël, Corinne (1807), Bk. 16, ch. 1
By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try, the world is beyond the winning.Ch. 48, as translated by Raymond B. Blakney (1955)
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