Quotes: length

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  • Bayard Taylor
    Bayard Taylor
    American poet, travel author, and diplomat 1825-1878
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    Mysterious Flood, that through the silent sands Hast wandered, century on century, Watering the length of great Egyptian lands, Which were not, but for thee.
  • Barbara Lee
    Barbara Lee
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    Nine years ago on September 14, 2001, I placed the lone vote against the 'Authorization for Use of Military Force' - an authorization that I knew would provide a blank check to wage war anywhere, at any time, and for any length.
  • No one ever yet was the poorer in the long run for having once in a lifetime ''Let out all the length of all the reins.''
  • John Milton
    John Milton
    English poet, polemicist and man of letters 1608-1674
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    Our torments also may in length of time become our elements.
  • Ivan Illich
    Ivan Illich
    Austrian-American theologist, writer 1926-
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    School divides life into two segments, which are increasingly of comparable length. As much as anything else, schooling implies custodial care for persons who are declared undesirable elsewhere by the simple fact that a school has been built to serve them.
  • Alfred Hitchcock
    Alfred Hitchcock
    English moviedirector 1899-1980
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    The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.
  • Louise Erdrich
    Louise Erdrich
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    The length of sky is just about the size of my ignorance. Pure and wide.
    Source: Liefdesmedicijn (2010) 37
  • Douglas Adams
    Douglas Adams
    British science-fiction writer 1952-
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    The moment at which two people, approaching from opposite ends of a long passageway, recognize each other and immediately pretend they haven t. This is to avoid the ghastly embarrassment of having to continue recognizing each other the whole length of the corridor.
  • Jean Rostand
    Jean Rostand
    French writer 1897-1977
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    The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.
  • John Lyly
    John Lyly
    English writer, poet, dramatist, and courtier
    John Lyly
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    The true measure of life is not length, but honesty.
  • Samuel Smiles
    Samuel Smiles
    Scottish writer 1812-1904
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    The very greatest things - great thoughts, discoveries, inventions - have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty.
  • Lewis Carroll
    Lewis Carroll
    British Writer, Mathematician 1832-1898
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    There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure to dance without cessation; and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration.
  • Martin Luther King
    Martin Luther King
    American preacher 1929-1968
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    There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.
  • Euripides
    Euripides
    Greek tragedian and poet 480-406 BC
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    There is one thing alone that stands the brunt of life throughout its length: a quite conscience.
  • Abraham Cowley
    Abraham Cowley
    English poet
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    There is some help for all the defects of fortune; for, if a man cannot attain to the length of his wishes, he may have his remedy by cutting of them shorter.