Quotes: directions

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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    If one advances confidently in the directions of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
  • Richard Bandler
    Richard Bandler
    American author and trainer 1950-
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    Brains aren't designed to get result; they go in directions. If you know how the brain works you can set your own directions. If you don't, then someone else will.
  • Henry George
    Henry George
    American political economist and journalist 1839-1897
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    Compare society to a boat. Her progress through the water will not depend upon the exertion of her crew, but upon the exertion devoted to propelling her. This will be lessened by any expenditure of force in fighting among themselves, or in pulling in different directions.
  • Anton Chekhov
    Anton Chekhov
    Russian playwright and short story writer 1860-1904
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    If you cry "Forward!" you must without fail make plain in what direction to go. Don't you see that if, without doing so, you call out the word to both a mond and revolutionary, they will go in directions precisely opposite?
  • Anton Chekhov
    Anton Chekhov
    Russian playwright and short story writer 1860-1904
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    If you cry ''Forward'' you must be sure to make clear the direction in which to go. Don't you see that if you fail to do that and simply call out the word to a monk and a revolutionary, they will go in precisely opposite directions?
  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
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    It resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated, often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.
  • Rainer Maria Rilke
    Rainer Maria Rilke
    German poet 1875-1926
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    Just as language has no longer anything in common with the thing it names, so the movements of most of the people who live in cities have lost their connection with the earth; they hang, as it were, in the air, hover in all directions, and find no place where they can settle.
  • Stephen B. Leacock
    Stephen B. Leacock
    Canadian humorist and economist 1869-1944
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    Lord Ronald said nothing; he flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions.
  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
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    Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated; often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing any one who comes between them.
  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
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    Married couples resemble a pair of scissors, often moving in opposite directions, yet punishing anyone who gets in between them.
  • Robert Collier
    Robert Collier
    American author 1885-1950
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    One might as well try to ride two horses moving in different directions, as to try to maintain in equal force two opposing or contradictory sets of desires.
  • Alan Dundes
    Alan Dundes
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    Polls are frequently taken to try to tease out or determine likely directions and trends, but once taken, they belong to the past, requiring that new polls be taken.
  • Martin Amis
    Martin Amis
    British novelist 1949-
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    Style is not neutral; it gives moral directions.
  • Charles Baudelaire
    Charles Baudelaire
    French poet 1821-1867
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    The cannon thunders... limbs fly in all directions... one can hear the groans of victims and the howling of those performing the sacrifice... it's Humanity in search of happiness.
  • Adolf Loos
    Adolf Loos
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    The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future. The house thinks of the present.
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