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If Mr. Selwyn calls again, show him up; if I am alive
by Henry Fox

If Mr. Selwyn calls again, show him up; if I am alive
I shall be delighted to see him;
and if I am dead he would like to see me.
- Henry Fox

Touch but a cobweb in Westminster Hall,
and the old spider of the law is out upon you with
all his vermin at his heels.
- Henry Fox

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,
the master calls a butterfly.
- Richard Bach

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

 

In the uttermost meaning of the words,
thought is devout, and devotion is thought.
Deep calls unto deep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have a great deal of company in the house,
especially in the morning when nobody calls.
- Henry David Thoreau

All endeavor calls for the ability
to tramp the last mile,
shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil.
The fight to the finish spirit is the one...
characteristic we must posses
if we are to face the future as finishers.
- Henry David Thoreau

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Any man today who returns from work,
sinks into a chair,
and calls for his pipe is a man with an appetite for danger.
- Bill Cosby

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil;
but it needs a little much of letters and phone calls
and small, silly presents every so often -
just to save it from drying out completely.
- Pam Brown

Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly,
but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
- Khalil Gibran

The telephone is a 100-year-old technology.
It's time for a change.
Charging for phone calls is something you did last century.
- Niklas Zennstrom

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary.
It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body.
It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
- Winston Churchill

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

One of the few things in dance to match the Royal Ballet's
curtain calls is the Royal Ballet's dancing.
- Clive Barnes

What Tim does is, he calls me and sends me the script.
And then he sends me a drawing, an illustration of
his image of me as the character.
It's so great.
- Danny DeVito

For days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow,
but phone calls taper off.
- Johnny Carson

Style is something that's extremely important,
but it must grow naturally out of who and what you
are and what the material calls for.
It cannot be superimposed.
- William Friedkin

Because of Watergate in part, I am kind of a magnet
for calls and information and suggestions.
- Bob Woodward

I make pictures and someone comes in and calls it art.
- Willem de Kooning

You know I've got a chum, a smashing mate,
he's got a dog with no legs, and he calls it a cigarette.
It's true, yeah, because at nighttime he has to take it out for a drag.
- Norman Wisdom

I would say 90 percent of my mail and phone calls are
from people who want some kind of help or succor or
commitment from me to do something.
- Peter Coyote

It's my firm conviction that when Uncle Sam calls,
by God we go, and we do the best that we can.
- R. Lee Ermey

Even the weakest disputant is made so conceited by what he calls religion,
as to think himself wiser than the wisest who think differently from him.
- Walter Savage Landor

But I have a driver, so I can return calls while I'm in the car.
- Donna Shalala

I practice at home, in between phone calls,
and have much to do.
- Bill Bruford

If a farmer calls me to a sick animal,
he couldn't care less if I were George Bernard Shaw.
- James Herriot

What we are doing is taking advantage of the broadband
Internet to provide basically unlimited free calls
to anyone at a higher voice quality than they can with the phone lines.
- Niklas Zennstrom

To show the world what long experience gains,
requires not courage, though it calls for pains;
but at life's outset to inform mankind is a bold effort of a valiant mind.
- George Crabbe

If a law commands me to sin I will break it;
if it calls me to suffer,
I will let it take its course unresistingly.
- Angelina Grimke

Wherever I look, I see signs of the commandment to
honor one's parents and nowhere of a commandment that
calls for the respect of a child.
- Alice Miller

This most dangerous enemy is the American counterpart
of the British Fabian Socialist,
who denies that he is a Socialist and operates behind
a mask which he calls National Planning.
- John T. Flynn

It's usually, my people speak to your people and then
they speak around each other and trade calls for weeks.
- Mary Steenburgen

She belongs to a race of delightful women,
who never do any harm, whom everybody calls good,
and who are very severe on those who do not pretend to be good.
- Gilbert Parker

We've probably gotten 500 calls from people saying
what the heck is going on with gas,
and I gotta say I agree with you.
What the heck is going on with gas?
- Janet Napolitano

Whenever you have a tight situation and there's a close pitch,
the umpire gets a squawk no matter how he calls it.
- Red Barber

We make mistakes, we have our faults,
and God knows some of us have more than our share,
but when danger threatens and duty calls,
we go smiling to our own funeral.
- James Larkin

People who are funny and smart and return phone calls
get much better press than people who are just funny and smart.
- Howard Simons

And new Philosophy calls all in doubt,
the element of fire is quite put out;
the Sun is lost,
and the earth, and no mans wit can well direct him where to look for it.
- John Donne

I have come to have the firm conviction that vanity
is the basis of everything,
and finally that what one calls conscience is only inner vanity.
- Gustave Flaubert

A pioneer destroys things and calls it civilization.
- Charles Marion Russell

He's looking for the president's kidnapped daughter;
everybody he calls on to help him is busy,
but lo and behold, you look across the room,
and I'm waiting for that action.
- Derek Luke

I can recognize the calls of practically every bird in North America.
There are some in Africa I don't know,
though.
- Roger Tory Peterson

Well, she managed to - Barbara was capable of doing
practically anything if she set her mind to it.
In retrospect, I'm not surprised that Barbara managed
to get collect calls through.
- Ted Olson

The short story is like an old friend who calls whenever he is in town.
We are happy to hear from it; we casually fan the embers of past intimacies,
and buy it lunch.
- R. Z. Sheppard

Therefore trust to thy heart, and to what the world calls illusions.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I'm still friendly with Dean.
He still calls me on the phone from time to time.
John Dean was fired and later ended up spending some
time in prison for his role in Watergate.
- Fred F. Fielding

Death calls ye to the crowd of common men.
- James Shirley

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
- Euripides

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary.
It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body.
It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
- Winston Churchill

My major aim in writing is to set out flags and issue wake-up calls.
- James Broughton

Life is made up of constant calls to action,
and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.
- Learned Hand

No love is entirely without worth, even when the frivolous
calls to the frivolous and the base to the base.
- Iris Murdoch

Of course it's difficult to turn anything down when
Mike Nichols calls you personally.
- Andrea Martin

When good befalls a man he calls it Providence,
when evil fate.
- Knut Hamsun

I think that audio and video over the internet in the
sense of teleconferencing and telephone calls.
Maybe we'll actually have picture phone through your work station.
- Jon Postel

I think I've probably re-invented myself three or four times now,
if that's what one calls it.
- Sarah Brightman

In the gay (Catholic) community, it would seem,
the maxim is: love the sin and love the sinner,
but hate anyone who calls it a sin or him a sinner.
- Richard John Neuhaus

The only principles of public conduct that are worthy
of a gentleman or a man are to sacrifice estate,
ease, health, and applause, and even life,
to the sacred calls of his country.
- James Otis

I refer to calls for humanitarian intervention in the
affairs of another state -
a new idea,
this - even when they are made under the pretext of
defending human rights and freedoms.
- Boris Yeltsin

In America, every female under fifty calls herself a girl.
- H. E. Bates

Our soul is cast into a body, where it finds number,
time, dimension.
Thereupon it reasons, and calls this nature necessity,
and can believe nothing else.
- Blaise Pascal

The president overstepped his authority when he asked
the NSA to eavesdrop on Americans' international phone
calls without obtaining a warrant.
- Sherrod Brown

But Tammy Faye calls me, and Ron Jeremy calls me,
Erik Estrada sends me a Christmas card every year.
- Trishelle Cannatella

I know how many days in which I have just answered e-mail,
had three phone calls and a two hour lunch.
Poof, gone.
They are not infrequent.
- Joseph Epstein

I don't have a problem with my body.
I'm not just going to strip off all my clothing,
but if the part calls for it and I don't think there's any way round,
I'm absolutely fine.
- Keira Knightley

And that's how I wrote to NICAP, but then later,
just very soon after that, like three weeks later,
we started getting phone calls from government agents.
- Betty Hill

The cleverest of all, in my opinion,
is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

I got nothing.
I got my shoes and my pants.
I'm staying with a friend.
I stop by my mother's every once in a while to get my calls.
I don't want to be anywhere anybody can find me.
- Marc Wallice

For three days after death, hair and fingernails continue
to grow but phone calls taper off.
- Johnny Carson

He who negates present society, and seeks social conditions
based on the sharing of property,
is a revolutionary whether he calls himself an anarchist or a communist.
- Johann Most

We have repeatedly issued warnings, over a number of years.
Following these warnings and these calls,
anti-American explosions took place in a number of Islamic countries.
- Osama bin Laden


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