Quotes by backs
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Austrian-American actor, producer 1973-
Everybody goes through obstacles and problems and issues and turn their backs on people that we are fond of and love just because we hurt; and everybody goes through that.
English playwright and poet 1564-1616
I am one, sir, that comes to tell you your daughter and the Moor are now making the beast with two backs.Source: Othello I, 1
I was becoming wise by experience, and I was compelled to observe that when mud and wet sapped the physical energy of the lazily-inclined, a dog-whip became their backs, restoring them to a sound--some-times to an extravagant activity.Source: How I found Livingstone (1872) Ch. 6
American drummer 1946-
I've gone through guys who want to lay on their backs and play like they're full of themselves. You know, I don't care about posing. I mean look at me, do I care about posing?
If people really liked to work, we'd still be plowing the land with sticks and transporting goods on our backs.
French writer 1897-1977
It is not easy to imagine how little interested a scientist usually is in the work of any other, with the possible exception of the teacher who backs him or the student who honors him.
Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
Other men's sins are before our eyes; our own are behind our backs.
American former astronaut, engineer and fighter 1930-
Retain the vision for space exploration. If we turn our backs on the vision again, we're going to have to live in a secondary position in human space flight for the rest of the century.
American sociologist 1892-1970
Surely it is better to tell the truth behind people's backs than never to tell it at all.
William O. Douglas
American jurist and politician 1898-1980
The constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of people.
African-American political activist 1942-1989
The nature of a panther is that he never attacks. But if anyone attacks or backs into a corner, the panther comes up to wipe that aggressor or that attacker out.
American government official, journalist and author 1925-2000
The Reagan Administration has fostered a climate in which a barest majority of the Supreme Court caters to the passions and hatreds of the American mob, stripping away the constitutional shield outside our bedrooms.... How tragically ironic that an Administration that promised to get Government off our backs is now so active in draping Government gumshoes over every part of our anatomies.
German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
Charles Caleb Colton
English writer 1780-1832
The society of dead authors has this advantage over that of the living: they never flatter us to our faces, nor slander us behind our backs, nor intrude upon our privacy, nor quit their shelves until we take them down.
American actor 1968-
The truth is I don't think actors should have to do anything but come in and act. I feel the film companies should pay for proper advertising to see that the movie will sell instead of putting it on our backs.
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