Quotes 76 till 90 of 120.
Lyndon B. Johnson
American president 1908-1730
Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning must offer an escape from poverty.
English writer 1709-17840
Self-love is often rather arrogant than blind; it does not hide our faults from ourselves, but persuades us that they escape the notice of others.
W. H. Auden
American poet 1907-19730
Slavery is so intolerable a condition that the slave can hardly escape deluding himself into thinking that he is choosing to obey his master's commands when, in fact, he is obliged to. Most slaves of habit suffer from this delusion and so do some writers, enslaved by an all too ''personal'' style.
English writer 1709-17840
Small debts are like small gun shot; they are rattling around us on all sides and one can scarcely escape being wounded. Large debts are like canons, they produce a loud noise, but are of little danger.
Space flights are merely an escape, a fleeing away from oneself, because it is easier to go to Mars or to the moon than it is to penetrate one's own being.
Hungarian Born British Writer 1905-19830
Space-ships and time machines are no escape from the human condition. Let Othello subject Desdemona to a lie-detector test; his jealousy will still blind him to the evidence. Let Oedipus triumph over gravity; he won't triumph over his fate.
Lope de Vega
Spanish playwright, poet, novelist and marine 1562-16350
Take every gain without showing remorse about missed profits, because an eel may escape sooner than you think.
Frank Moore Colby
American Editor, Essayist 1865-19250
Talk ought always to run obliquely, not nose to nose with no chance of mental escape.
American Author 1926-0
That's why people take vacations. Not to relax or find excitement or see new places. To escape the death that exists in routine things.Source: White Noise (2011) 276
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-19100
The cross of the Legion of Honor has been conferred on me. However, few escape that distinction.
Sir Walter Scott
British writer and poet 1771-18320
The faces that have charmed us the most escape us the soonest.
The greatest luxury of riches is that they enable you to escape so much good advice.
English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-19500
The main motive for 'nonattachment' is a desire to escape from the pain of living, and above all from love, which, sexual or non-sexual, is hard work.
Sidney J. Harris
American journalist 1917-0
The most important thing in an argument, next to being right, is to leave an escape hatch for your opponent, so that he can gracefully swing over to your side without too much apparent loss of face.
Roman emperor 121-1800
The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.