Quotes: hands

Quotes 76 till 90 of 234.

  • Carl Schurz
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    Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny.
    Source: Address, Faneuil Hall, Boston (18 April 1859)
  • Antoine Rivarol
    Antoine Rivarol
    French journalist 1753-1801
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    Ideas are a capital that bears interest only in the hands of talent.
  • Norman Mailer
    Norman Mailer
    American writer 1923-
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    If a person is not talented enough to be a novelist, not smart enough to be a lawyer, and his hands are too shaky to perform operations, he becomes a journalist.
  • Bruce Sterling
    Bruce Sterling
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    If bin Laden is in fact publicly killed, then the US military will find itself standing around with its hands in its pockets, wondering what's supposed to come next.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    If civilization had been left in female hands we would still be living in grass huts.
  • Arthur E. Waite
    Arthur E. Waite
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    If in any divination the Tenth Card should be a Court Card, it shews that the subject of the divination falls ultimately into the hands of a person represented by that card, and its end depends mainly on him.
  • Byron Dorgan
    Byron Dorgan
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    If the Administration does nothing, high gasoline prices will continue to increasingly burden our economy, taking millions of dollars out of the hands of families and putting it straight into the pockets of OPEC.
  • Desiderius Erasmus
    Desiderius Erasmus
    Dutch humanist and philosopher 1469-1536
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    If you look at history you'll find that no state has been so plagued by its rulers as when power has fallen into the hands of some dabbler in philosophy or literary addict.
  • Auberon Herbert
    Auberon Herbert
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    If you tie a man's hands there is nothing moral about his not committing murder.
  • Harry S. Truman
    Harry S. Truman
    American president 1884-1972
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    If you want to get elected, shake hands with 25, 000 people between and November 7.
  • Pope Paul VI
    Pope Paul VI
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    If you wish to be brothers, let the arms fall from your hands. One cannot love while holding offensive arms.
  • Sophocles
    Sophocles
    Greek poet 496 BC - 406 BC
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    Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away.
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    Scottish writer and poet 1850-1895
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    In each of us, two natures are at war – the good and the evil. All our lives the fight goes on between them, and one of them must conquer. But in our own hands lies the power to choose – what we want most to be we are.
  • Abigail Adams
    Abigail Adams
    Wife of John Adams 1744-1818
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    In the new Code of Laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands. Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could. If perticular care and attention is not paid to the Ladies we are determined to foment a Rebelion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation.
    Source: Letter to John Adams, 31 March 1776
  • In the younger days of the Republic there lived in the county of - two men, who were admitted on all hands to be the very best men In the county; which, in the Georgia vocabulary, means they could flog any other two men in the county.