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Alfred Edward Housman Quotes and Sayings

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And malt does more than Milton can To justify the ways of God to man.
- Alfred Edward Housman

I could no more define poetry than a terrier can define a rat.
- Alfred Edward Housman

And malt does more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man.
- A. E. Housman

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
- Milton Berle

 

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter
everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe
that change forever how we experience life and the world.
- John Milton

Here is the difference between Dante,
Milton, and me.
They wrote about hell and never saw the place.
I wrote about Chicago after looking the town over for years and years.
- Carl Sandburg

There was a time...
when people didn't go out of their house on Tuesday
night at eight o'clock because Milton Berle was on.
- Ed McMahon

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No poem, not even Shakespeare or Milton or Chaucer,
is ever strong enough to totally exclude every crucial precursor text or poem.
- Harold Bloom

They Also Serve Who Only Stand and Wait
- John Milton

Education, like neurosis, begins at home.
- Milton R. Sapirstein

If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert,
in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.
- Milton Friedman

You can lead a man to Congress,
but you can't make him think.
- Milton Berle

I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse,
for any reason, whenever it's possible.
- Milton Friedman

The ancients recommended us to sacrifice to the Graces,
but Milton sacrificed to the Devil.
- Voltaire

Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.
- Milton Friedman

Read not Milton, for he is dry; nor Shakespeare,
for he wrote of common life.
- Charles Stuart Calverley

We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.
- Milton Friedman

May the soul of the late President Milton Obote...
a long-time member of this parliament,
rest in peace.
- Yoweri Museveni

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
- Milton Friedman

Inflation is taxation without legislation.
- Milton Friedman

The choreographer for the Milton Berle show wanted me to audition.
I walked away from that.
- Danny Aiello

Only government can take perfectly good paper,
cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.
- Milton Friedman

Poetry is what Milton saw when he went blind.
- Don Marquis

Experience is what you have after you've forgotten her name.
- Milton Berle

The only ones who like Milton Berle are his mother -
and the public.
- Walter Winchell

It would be difficult for me not to conclude that the
most perfect type of masculine beauty is Satan,
as portrayed by Milton.
- Charles Baudelaire

To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means
you can control or master.
- Milton Glaser

I feel like Zsa Zsa Gabor's sixth husband.
I know what I'm supposed to do, but I don't know how to make it interesting.
- Milton Berle

For what can war, but endless war, still breed?
- John Milton

I was born in a little place called Inverness,
MS.
- Little Milton

The most important single central fact about a free
market is that no exchange takes place unless both parties benefit.
- Milton Friedman

Give me the liberty to know, to utter,
and to argue freely according to conscience,
above all liberties.
- John Milton

But I am delighted to be a Dodger, I grew up a Dodger
fan and now my dreams have really come true.
- Milton Bradley

I'm getting tired of answering the same questions every day.
- Milton Bradley

The most important ways in which I think the Internet
will affect the big issue is that it will make it more
difficult for government to collect taxes.
- Milton Friedman

The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings
of antiquity and many deeds of the past,
in order to strengthen his character thereby.
- John Milton

Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to
assume that there is a fixed pie,
that one party can gain only at the expense of another.
- Milton Friedman

There's no such thing as a free lunch.
- Milton Friedman

Love-quarrels oft in pleasing concord end.
- John Milton

Is it really true that political self-interest is nobler
somehow than economic self-interest?
- Milton Friedman

The new limitations are the human ones of perception.
- Milton Babbitt

The problem of social organization is how to set up
an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm,
capitalism is that kind of a system.
- Milton Friedman

Though we take from a covetous man all his treasure,
he has yet one jewel left; you cannot bereave him of his covetousness.
- John Milton

Columbus did not seek a new route to the Indies in
response to a majority directive.
- Milton Friedman

I was never into the Bluegrass, Bill Monroe and stuff like that.
- Little Milton

I wrote The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God in five hours,
but I had it all planned out.
It isn't poetry and it does not pretend to be,
but it does what it sets out to do.
- J. Milton Hayes

Deep-versed in books and shallow in himself.
- John Milton

None can love freedom heartily, but good men;
the rest love not freedom,
but licence.
- John Milton

One man's opportunism is another man's statesmanship.
- Milton Friedman

Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.
- John Milton

A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit.
- John Milton

Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.
- Milton Friedman

The stars, that nature hung in heaven,
and filled their lamps with everlasting oil,
give due light to the misled and lonely traveller.
- John Milton

And I tell my audience, you know, give the real stars a round of applause.
Because without them I'm nobody.
So I learned so much from people like that.
- Little Milton

The ideal mother, like the ideal marriage,
is a fiction.
- Milton R. Sapirstein

I did learn that it was the greatest thing in the world to respect yourself.
Respect other people.
- Little Milton

A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.
- Milton Berle

Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe.
- John Milton

Most of the energy of political work is devoted to
correcting the effects of mismanagement of government.
- Milton Friedman

It is impossible for any woman to love her children twenty-four hours a day.
- Milton R. Sapirstein

Virtue could see to do what Virtue would by her own radiant light,
though sun and moon where in the flat sea sunk.
- John Milton

Laughter is an instant vacation.
- Milton Berle

The mind is its own place and in itself,
can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.
- John Milton

There is nothing like playing for the team you grew up rooting for.
- Milton Bradley

We cannot arrive at Shakespeare's whole dramatic way
of looking at the world from his tragedies alone,
as we can arrive at Milton's way of regarding things,
or at Wordsworth's or at Shelley's, by examining almost
any one of their important works.
- Andrew Coyle Bradley

The only relevant test of the validity of a hypothesis
is comparison of prediction with experience.
- Milton Friedman

True it is that covetousness is rich,
modesty starves.
- John Milton

So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear.
That there is no alternative way, so far discovered,
of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can
hold a candle to the productive activities that are
unleashed by a free enterprise system.
- Milton Friedman

Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard,
to the ignominy of him that brought her birth.
- John Milton

Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the
good intentions of those who create it.
- Milton Friedman

He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green,
which otherwise would heal and do well.
- John Milton


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