Quotes: thousand

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  • Graham Greene
    Graham Greene
    English writer 1904-
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    In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.
  • Jean Giraudoux
    Jean Giraudoux
    French writer 1882-1944
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    Education makes us more stupid than the brutes. A thousand voices call to us on every hand, but our ears are stopped with wisdom.
  • John Barrymore
    John Barrymore
    American actor 1882-1942
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    I am thinking of taking a fifth wife. Why not? Solomon had a thousand wives and he is a synonym for wisdom.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    If a thousand men were not to pay their tax-bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the State to commit violence and shed innocent blood. This is, in fact, the definition of a peaceable revolution, if any such is possible.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    A crime persevered in a thousand centuries ceases to be a crime, and becomes a virtue. This is the law of custom, and custom supersedes all other forms of law.
  • Louis Nizer
    Louis Nizer
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    A graceful taunt is worth a thousand insults.
  • Napoleon
    Napoleon
    French Emperor 1769-1821
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    A picture is worth a thousand words.
    Original: Un croquis vaut mieux qu’un long discours.
  • Carlo Collodi
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    A thousand woodpeckers flew in through the window and settled themselves on Pinocchio's nose.
    Source: Pinocchio
  • Henrik Ibsen
    Henrik Ibsen
    Norwegian dramatist 1828-1906
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    A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    A thousand years may scare form a state. An hour may lay it in ruins.
  • Joaquin Miller
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    All honor to him who shall win the prize. The world has cried for a thousand years. But to him who tries and fails and dies, I give great honor and glory and tears.
  • John F. Kennedy
    John F. Kennedy
    American politician 1917-1963
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    All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first thousand days, nor in the life of this administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.
  • Buddy Rich
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    Almost everything I've done, I've done through my own creativity. I don't think I ever had to listen to anyone else to learn how to play drums. I wish I could say that for about ten thousand other drummers.
  • Billy Wilder
    Billy Wilder
    Austrian-American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and artist 1906-2002
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    An audience is never wrong. An individual member of it may be an imbecile, but a thousand imbeciles together in the dark, that is critical genius.
  • Augustine Birrell
    Augustine Birrell
    British Liberal Party politician 1850-1933
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    An ordinary man can surround himself with two thousand books and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is always possible to be happy.
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