Quotes by nine-tenths
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Arthur Christopher Benson
English essayist, poet, author and academic 1862-1925
I believe in instinct, not in reason. When reason is right, nine times out of ten it is impotent, and when it prevails, nine times out of ten it is wrong.
American statesman 1858-1919
Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.
American basketbal player and manager 1889-1975
The key to good management is keeping the nine guys who hate your guts away from the nine guys who haven't made up their minds.Source: Common Ground News
English playwright and poet 1564-1616
'Tis but an hour ago since it was nine, and after one hour more twill be eleven. And so from hour to hour we ripe and ripe, and then from hour to hour we rot and rot. and thereby hangs a tale.
Chinese philosopher +/- 600 BC
A tree trunk the size of a man grows from a blade as thin as a hair. A tower nine stories high is built from a small heap of earth.
C. S. Lewis
Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
Anglo-Irish art historian 1794-1860
All my experience of the world teaches me that in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred, the safe and just side of a question is the generous and merciful side.
American journalist 1960-
An investigation by msnbc.com shows that the CDC routinely takes as long as a month - and sometimes as long as nine months - to visit the scene of firefighter deaths.
American musician and writer of screenplays 1917-2006
Ask who wants to live to be a hundred, and the answer is the person who is ninety-nine.
American writer, businessman 1888-18
Back of ninety-nine out of one-hundred assertions that a thing cannot be done is nothing, but the unwillingness to do it.
Beckham is unusual. He was desperate to be a footballer. His mind was made up when he was nine or ten. Many kids think that it's beyond them. But you can't succeed without practising at any sport.
Before my accidents, there were ten thousands things I could do. I could spend the rest of my life dwelling on the things that I had lost, but instead I chose to focus on the nine thousand I still had left.
American writer and poet 1899-1977
Between the age limits of nine and fourteen there occur maidens who, to certain bewitched travelers, twice or many times older than they, reveal their true nature which is not human, but nymphic (that is, demoniac); and these chosen creatures I propose to designate as ''nymphets.''
English statesman and writer 1804-1881
Books are fatal: they are the curse of the human race. Nine-tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. The greatest misfortune that ever befell man was the invention of printing.
American legal scholar 1954-
Catholicism is a wide tent in terms of political and legal positions. We could have nine Catholics on the Supreme Court and a great deal of diversity toward the law.