Quotes by execution

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  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
  • Otto von Bismarck
    Otto von Bismarck
    German statesman 1815-1898
    Otto von Bismarck
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    A really great man is known by three signs... generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success.
  • Dustin Hoffman
    Dustin Hoffman
    American actor and director 1937-
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    A good review from the critics is just another stay of execution.
  • Brent Scowcroft
    Brent Scowcroft
    American US Air Force officer 1925-2020
    Brent Scowcroft
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    An idea can be as flawless as can be, but its execution will always be full of mistakes.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
    Francis Bacon
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    Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences whence it is bad in council though good in execution.
  • Billy Wilder
    Billy Wilder
    Austrian-American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and artist 1906-2002
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    Eighty percent of a picture is writing, the other twenty percent is the execution, such as having the camera on the right spot and being able to afford to have good actors in all parts.
    Source: The New Hollywood : American Movies in the 70s (1975)
  • Adam Ferguson
    Adam Ferguson
    Scottish philosopher and historian 1723-1816
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    Every step and every movement of the multitude, even in what are termed enlightened ages, are made with equal blindness to the future; and nations stumble upon establishments, which are indeed the result of human action, but not the execution of any human design.
    Source: An Essay on the History of Civil Society
  • Brad D. Smith
    Brad D. Smith
    American businessman
    Brad D. Smith
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    Good intentions often get muddled with very complex execution. The last time the government tried to make taxes easier, it created a 1040 EZ form with a 52-page help booklet.
  • Ulysses S. Grant
    Ulysses S. Grant
    American Army general 1822-1885
    Ulysses S. Grant
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    I know of no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their strict execution.
  • William E. Gladstone
    William E. Gladstone
    British Liberal Prime Minister, Statesman 1809-1888
    William E. Gladstone
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    If Germany is to become a colonizing power, all I say is, ''God speed her!'' She becomes our ally and partner in the execution of the great purposes of Providence for the advantage of mankind.
  • Paul Klee
    Paul Klee
    Swiss artist 1879-1940
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    In the final analysis, a drawing simply is no longer a drawing, no matter how self-sufficient its execution may be. It is a symbol, and the more profoundly the imaginary lines of projection meet higher dimensions, the better.
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
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    It is far more difficult to be simple than to be complicated; far more difficult to sacrifice skill and easy execution in the proper place, than to expand both indiscriminately.
  • Bayard Taylor
    Bayard Taylor
    American poet, travel author, and diplomat 1825-1878
    Bayard Taylor
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    Melrose is the finest remaining specimen of Gothic architecture in Scotland. Some of the sculptured flowers in the cloister arches are remarkably beautiful and delicate, and the two windows - the south and east oriels - are of a lightness and grace of execution really surprising.
  • Barbara Hepworth
    Barbara Hepworth
    English artist and sculptor 1903-1975
    Barbara Hepworth
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    One must be entirely sensitive to the structure of the material that one is handling. One must yield to it in tiny details of execution, perhaps the handling of the surface or grain, and one must master it as a whole.
  • Graham Greene
    Graham Greene
    English writer 1904-
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    People talk about the courage of condemned men walking to the place of execution: sometimes it needs as much courage to walk with any kind of bearing towards another person's habitual misery.
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