Quotes: meanest

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  • P. D. James
    P. D. James
    English crime writer 1920-2014
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    A man who lives with nature is used to violence and is companionable with death. There is more violence in an English hedgerow than in the meanest streets of a great city.
  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan Swift
    English writer 1667-1745
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    Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    By avarice and selfishness, and a groveling habit, from which none of us is free, of regarding the soil as property, or the means of acquiring property chiefly, the landscape is deformed, husbandry is degraded with us, and the farmer leads the meanest of lives. He knows Nature but as a robber.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    Even in the meanest sorts of labor, the whole soul of a man is composed into a kind of real harmony the instant he sets himself to work.
  • Dorothy Parker
    Dorothy Parker
    American humoristic writer 1893-1967
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    Gratitude - the meanest and most sniveling attribute in the world.
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
    English poet 1792-1822
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    I think that the leaf of a tree, the meanest insect on which we trample, are in themselves arguments more conclusive than any which can be adduced that some vast intellect animates Infinity.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    It is the mind that makes the body rich; and as the sun breaks through the darkest clouds, so honor peereth in the meanest habit.''
  • Billy Wilder
    Billy Wilder
    Austrian-American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and artist 1906-2002
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    Marilyn [Monroe] was mean. Terribly mean. The meanest woman I have ever met around this town. I have never met anybody as mean as Marilyn Monroe nor as utterly fabulous on the screen, and that includes Garbo.
    Source: The Show Business Nobody Knows (1971)
  • Socrates
    Socrates
    Greek philosopher 469 BC - 399 BC
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    No man undertakes a trade he has not learned, even the meanest; yet everyone thinks himself sufficiently qualified for the hardest of all trades, that of government.
  • Abraham Cowley
    Abraham Cowley
    English poet
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    Sleep is a god too proud to wait in palaces, and yet so humble too as not to scorn the meanest country cottages.
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher
    American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
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    The meanest, most contemptible kind of praise is that which first speaks well of a man, and then qualifies it with a ''But''.
  • William Wordsworth
    William Wordsworth
    English poet 1770-1850
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    To me the meanest flower that blows can give thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.
  • Stephen King
    Stephen King
    American author of horror and supernatural fiction 1947-
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    What Darwin was too polite to say, my friends, is that we came to rule the earth not because we were the smartest, or even the meanest, but because we have always been the craziest, most murderous motherfuckers in the jungle.
  • Joel Rosenberg
    Joel Rosenberg
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    Yea, though I walk through the valley of death I will fear no evil, for I am the meanest son of a bitch in the valley.
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