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Abraham Flexner Quotes and Sayings

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Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization.
We must make our choice; we cannot have both.
- Abraham Flexner

Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war;
no nation has ever borrowed largely for education...
no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization.
We must make our choice; we cannot have both.
- Abraham Flexner

Nobody cares how much you know,
until they know how much you care.
- attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, among others,
but probably earlier and anonymous

If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right,
you'll probably never do much of anything.
- Win Borden

 

What you don't do daily, you probably won't do weekly either.
What you make a habit of putting-off
just keeps getting pushed away again and again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you don't know what you want, you will probably never get it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

If you have health, you probably will be happy,
and if you have health and happiness,
you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard

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If you think you can,
or you think you can't,
you're probably right.
- Henry Ford

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

Sister is probably the most competitive
relationship within the family,
but once the sisters are grown,
it becomes the strongest relationship.
- Margaret Mead

It's the little things you do
that can make a big difference.
What are you attempting to accomplish?
What little thing can you do today
that will make you more effective?
You are probably only one step away from greatness.
- Bob Proctor

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Today is probably a good day for something;
but it's a better day for doing nothing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I think Australian food is probably some of the best in the world.
- Karrie Webb

Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped,
probably arboreal in its habits.
- Charles Darwin

Adolescents are not monsters.
They are just people trying to learn how to make it
among the adults in the world,
who are probably not so sure themselves.
- Virginia Satir

My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth.
They went to Australia and China, and they went to
probably every soccer game I ever played.
- Brandi Chastain

Both young children and old people have a lot of time on their hands.
That's probably why they get along so well.
- Jonathan Carroll

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To people who remember JFK's assassination,
JFK Jr. will probably always be that boy saluting his father's coffin.
- Michael Beschloss

A woman in love can't be reasonable -
or she probably wouldn't be in love.
- Mae West

Moral power is probably best when it is not used.
The less you use it the more you have.
- Andrew Young

If a man smiles all the time,
he's probably selling something that doesn't work.
- George Carlin

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite
of what you are inclined to do,
and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.
- Ben Hogan

I would have probably stolen cars - it would have given
me the same adrenaline rush as racing.
- Valentino Rossi

If cats were double the size they are now,
they'd probably be illegal.
- Doug Coupland

Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll
probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.
- Phil Jackson

If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end,
it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.
- Doug Larson

If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan.
- Alan Perlis

If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible,
he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible,
he is very probably wrong.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Anger is something that each one of us has experienced -
some of us only occasionally, some almost daily.
Can we eliminate all anger? Probably not.
We will always have expectations,
and those expectations will often be unmet.
Disappointment is the principle cause of anger.
When we are disappointed, we look for someone to blame.
Declaring someone to be at fault is the nature of anger.
Anger is always directed at someone -
possibly toward God or the non-specific "they,"
but at some animate entity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I haven't got any special religion this morning.
My God is the God of Walkers.
If you walk hard enough,
you probably don't need any other god.
- Bruce Chatwin

As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,'
probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
- Woody Allen

I would never kill a living thing, although I probably
have inadvertently while driving automobiles.
- Don Van Vliet

I try to take the time to appreciate and I certainly
do appreciate and I do feel proud but that is probably
one of the things I need to work on,
building a bit of time for myself.
- Orlando Bloom

Success always necessitates a degree of ruthlessness.
Given the choice of friendship or success,
I'd probably choose success.
- Sting

As women, we're probably more protective of children.
Also, we've been minors all of our history.
- Kate Millett

Yesterday I was a dog.
Today I'm a dog.
Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog.
Sigh!
There's so little hope for advancement.
- Charles M. Schulz

Playing safe is probably the most unsafe thing in the world.
You cannot stand still.
You must go forward.
- Robert Collier

A complete woman is probably not a very admirable creature.
She is manipulative, uses other people to get her own way,
and works within whatever system she is in.
- Anita Brookner

I love what I do.
If I had my time over again, I'd probably do it for nothing.
- Ernie Harwell

Right now, writing for me is most rewarding because
I'm old enough now to have something to say,
which probably wasn't always the case.
- Douglas Wood

I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy.
It's probably because they have forgotten their own.
- Margaret Atwood

If I were going to convert to any religion I would
probably choose Catholicism because it at least has
female saints and the Virgin Mary.
- Margaret Atwood

Live by publicity, you'll probably die by publicity.
- Russell Baker

I think dry nanotechnology is probably a dead-end.
- Rudy Rucker

The second thing for me, probably a few clicks down,
is the idea that The Sims smoothly age and have different
concerns and motivations and needs at different age ranges.
- Will Wright

We have almost a city has probably two or three hundred committees.
Every committee is dealing with just one problem and
has nothing to do with the other problems.
- Alvar Aalto

I sometimes wonder what would've happened if I'd entered
the competition instead -
I'd probably have come nowhere and given up on the whole fiction game.
- Paul Kane

Both of us are known for probably at times regrettable streak of independence.
- David Kay

I never thought I was wasted, but I probably was.
- Keith Richards

All three networks have always had a morning show but
now cable of course is taking some of that audience
away and a variety of other things,
probably the Internet as well.
- Katie Couric

Science fiction readers probably have the gene for novelty,
and seem to enjoy a cascade of invention as much as
a writer enjoys providing one.
- Walter Jon Williams

A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting,
two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.
- Lord Byron

There's probably a little greater case for pessimism than optimism.
But I do not rule out optimism.
- Jim Leach

Slow, Deep And Hard was a great album,
even though it was probably our least selling record.
- Josh Silver

As a producer, I probably am a little stronger than most,
since I was a director originally.
- Roger Corman

So the whole of war, when you look at it is probably
run by professional soldiers,
and the rest of them are just recruits,
or people who are just forced to join the army.
- Gerald Scarfe

So it's probably eighty percent luck and twenty percent skill.
- Chris LeDoux

The idea is to have global standards.
There is so much travel that if you just had a regional standard,
it would probably ultimately have to be changed.
- Gijs de Vries

They may have turned this up, whether you had the Paula Jones case or not.
But again maybe not, but again that's like if a frog
had side pockets he'd probably wear a handgun.
- Dan Rather

It's going to you know, I can't go out there and shoot par and win.
Everybody is playing well, and I think you'll have
to go out tomorrow and have 4 ,
5 , 6 under par probably.
- Raymond Floyd

Do we need to have 280 brands of breakfast cereal? No,
probably not.
But we have them for a reason - because some people like them.
It's the same with baseball statistics.
- Bill James

I am as hungry now as I was when I began in the sport.
If anything, I am probably a bit hungrier.
It is because I know there are fewer tomorrows than yesterdays.
- Allen Johnson

I've been doing Pride and Prejudice all summer,
so suddenly the chance to be holed up with a bunch
of marines is quite attractive,
and probably a necessary dose of male energy.
- Rosamund Pike

Probably some of the projects I chose to do after that
had more to do with what people thought of me.
The industry was very open and probably hoping that I could do anything.
- Bo Derek

I grew up with a lot of boys.
I probably have a lot of testosterone for a woman.
- Cameron Diaz

I get out of the taxi and it's probably the only city
which in reality looks better than on the postcards,
New York.
- Milos Forman

I got off on the fact that a guy would be so into me
from the get-go without really knowing me.
That's probably why I had so many bad relationships.
- Christina Applegate

The last time I was on a small set would've been probably My Left Foot.
- Daniel Day-Lewis

The devil himself had probably redesigned Hell in the
light of information he had gained from observing airport layouts.
- Anthony Price


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