Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.thomas carlyle
Every time that I fill a high office, I make one hundred men discontented and one ungrateful.
The best is the best, though a hundred judges have declared it so.
A pretty little collection of weaknesses and a terror of spiders are our indispensable stock-in-trade with the men... nine men out of ten are superstitious, nineteen out of twenty believe in the evil eye, and ninety-eight out of a hundred are afraid of spiders. They forgive us — oh! for many things, but not for the absence in us of their own feelings.colette
What to do, when a ship carrying a hundred passengers suddenly capsizes and only one lifeboat? When the lifeboat is full, those who hate life will try to load it with more people and sink the lot. Those who love and respect life will take the ship’s axe and sever the extra hands that cling to the sides of the boat.pentti linkola
Among civilized and thriving nations, on the contrary, though a great number of people do no labor at all, many of whom consume the produce of ten times, frequently of a hundred times more labour than the greater part of those who work; yet the produce of the whole labour of the society is so great, that all are often abundantly supplied, and a workman, even of the lowest and poorest order, if he is frugal and industrious, may enjoy a greater share of the necessaries and conveniencies of life than it is possible for any savage to acquire.Adam Smith
When I wrote about Hank Williams 'A hundred floors above me in the tower of song', it's not some kind of inverse modesty. I know where Hank Williams stands in the history of popular song. Your Cheatin' Heart, songs like that, are sublime, in his own tradition, and I feel myself a very minor writer.hank williams
I've woven them a garment that's prepared out of poor words, those that I overheard, and will hold fast to every word and glance all of my days, even in new mischance, and if a gag should bind my tortured mouth, through which a hundred million people shout, then let them pray for me, as I do pray for them, this eve of my remembrance day.anna akhmatova
Writing long books is a laborious and impoverishing act of foolishness: expanding in five hundred pages an idea that could be perfectly explained in a few minutes. A better procedure is to pretend that those books already exist and to offer a summary, a commentary.jorge luis borges
"Why not go live on the beach?" "These things are a way of keeping score. I'm sure you have your own way of keeping score." I nodded. "I compare the numbers of answers I get to the number of questions I ask." "And how are you doing with that?" "Lifetime average is close to a hundred per cent."lee child
This thing came within a few hundred feet of us and only 10 feet above the ground. It signaled to us for about 10 or 15 minutes. It was an extraordinary event.steven m. greer
"professional investment may be likened to those newspaper competitions in which the competitors have to pick out the six prettiest faces from a hundred photographs, the prize being awarded to the competitor whose choice most nearly corresponds to the average preferences of the competitors as a whole;"john maynard keynes
The reservedness and distance that fathers keep, often deprive their sons of that refuge which would be of more advantage to them than an hundred rebukes or chidings.john locke
It is far better to live like a tiger for a day than to live like a jackal for a hundred years.benito mussolini
There has been ... an enormous waste of human mental and physical resources in premature revolutionary thrusts, ill-planned, dogmatic, essentially unscientific reconstructions and restorations of the social order, during the past hundred years. This was the inevitable first result of the discrediting of those old and superseded mental adaptations which were embodied in the institutions and education of the past. They discredited themselves and left the world full of problems.H.G. Wells
It is known that Judaic, Christian, and Islamic worshippers announce “amen” at the end of a prayer , supplication , expression of thanks and praise , and even sing “Amen, Amen, Amen”. Yet few of these worshippers know that Amen was the greatest Egyptian God for over two thousand years before the birth of Jesus . Perhaps we should not fault religious leaders for their ignorance about the past because the hieroglyphic code was broken less than two hundred years ago, and Egyptologists have deciphered what was written on Egyptian tombs and temples only since the early 1900s.
The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79.
Save one life... and you are a hero. Save one hundred lives... and you are a nurse.
One would wonder, when a word was in use two hundred years ago, that there should remain now any doubt what it is.
With sharpen'd sight pale Antiquaries pore, Th' inscription value, but the rust adore. This the blue varnish, that the green endears; The sacred rust of twice ten hundred years.Alexander Pope
I would rather work with five people who really believe in what they are doing rather than five hundred who can't see the point.
The case in Levinz was about an hundred years ago: Put a marginal note, and it will serve an hundred years hence.
"Pooh, promise you won't forget about me, ever. Not even when I'm a hundred." Pooh thought for a while. "How old shall I be then?" "Ninetynine." Pooh nodded. "I promise," he said.a. a. milne
In the Laws of Cnut, it was formally laid down that no one is to bother the King with his complaints, so long as he can get Justice in the hundred.edward jenks