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Augustus Baldwin Longstreet Quotes and Sayings

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Language cannot describe the scene that followed;
the shouts,
oaths, frantic gestures, taunts, replies,
and little fights; and therefore I shall not attempt it.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

All the knowing ones were consulted as to the issue,
and they all agreed, to a man, in one of two opinions:
either that Bob would flog Billy,
or Billy would flog Bob.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

The former measured six feet and an inch in his stockings,
and, without a single pound of cumbrous flesh about him,
weighed a hundred and eighty.
The latter was an inch shorter than his rival,
and ten pounds lighter; but he was much the most active of the two.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

There's no sort o' mistake in little Bullet.
He can pick up miles on his feet, and fling 'em behind
him as fast as the next man's hoss,
I don't care where he comes from.
And he can keep at it as long as the sun can shine without resting.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

 

It is said that a hundred gamecocks will live in perfect
harmony together it you do not put a hen with them;
and so it would have been with Billy and Bob,
had there been no women in the world.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

I looked, and saw that Bob had entirely lost his left ear,
and a large piece from his left cheek.
His right eye was a little discoloured,
and the blood flowed profusely from his wounds.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

Ned made a tremendous rattling, at which Bullet took fright,
broke his bridle, and dashed off in grand style;
and would have stopped all farther negotiations by going home in disgust,
had not a traveller arrested him and brought him back;
but Kit did not move.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

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During the session of the Supreme Court,
in the village of -, about three weeks ago,
when a number of people were collected in the principal street of the village,
I observed a young man riding up and down the street,
as I supposed, in a violent passion.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

But there were women in the world, and from them each
of our heroes had taken to himself a wife.
The good ladies were no strangers to the prowess of their husbands.
and, strange as it may seem, they presumed a little upon it.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

In the younger days of the Republic there lived in the county of -
two men,
who were admitted on all hands to be the very best men In the county;
which,
in the Georgia vocabulary, means they could flog any
other two men in the county.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

He was a horse of goodly countenance,
rather expressive of vigilance than fire;
though an unnatural appearance of fierceness was thrown
into it by the loss of his ears,
which had been cropped pretty close to his head.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

Writing is a dance with the uncertainties of language.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear,
and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

Language... has created the word "loneliness"
to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word "solitude"
to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
It is an intelligence above language.
- Henry David Thoreau

FEAR is an acronym in the English language
for "False Evidence Appearing Real."
- Neale Donald Walsch

One of the greatest cause of unhappiness -
perhaps even the only cause of unhappiness - is comparison.
I remember as a young child hearing my mother say,
"Comparisons are odious."
That is one of the oldest sayings in the English language,
and one of the most important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language
that can transcend political or social boundaries.
- Jimmy Carter

The more you explain it, the more I don't understand it.
- Mark Twain

On what rests the hope of the republic? One country,
one language, one flag!
- Alexander Henry

We don't have a language for the senses.
Feelings are images,
sensations are like musical sounds.
- Anais Nin

No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.
- Theodore Bikel

Painting is by nature a luminous language.
- Robert Delaunay

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
- Herbie Hancock

Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.
- Rita Dove

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
- W. H. Auden

The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely.
You must be calm before you can utter oracles.
- Henry David Thoreau

The most important words in the English language
are not "I love you" but "It's benign."
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions,
all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
- Paul Engle

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
- Larry Wall

Music is the soul of language.
- Max Heindel

So women are at the beginning of building a language,
and not all women are conscious of it.
- Judy Chicago

By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth.
- George Carlin

The protean nature of the computer is such that it
can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
- Alan Kay

I personally think we developed language
because of our deep need to complain.
- Lily Tomlin

Use what language you will,
you can never say anything but what you are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Internet is not just one thing, it's a collection of things -
of numerous communications networks that all speak
the same digital language.
- Jim Clark

Drawing on my fine command of the English language,
I said nothing.
- Robert Benchley

For us chess players the language of artist is something natural.
- Vladimir Kramnik

When a film is created, it is created in a language,
which is not only about words, but also the way that
very language encodes our perception of the world,
our understanding of it.
- Andrzej Wajda

My favorite language for maintainability is Python.
It has simple, clean syntax, object encapsulation,
good library support, and optional named parameters.
- Bram Cohen

The leader has to be practical and a realist,
yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
- Eric Hoffer

That's so different in Hong Kong when I'm using my own mother language,
I can treat the line in one thousand different ways,
with many different reactions.
- Chow Yun-Fat

The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood,
when no one can teach them anything!
- Maria Montessori

The quality of our thoughts is bordered on all sides
by our facility with language.
- J. Michael Straczynski

We call that person who has lost his father,
an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife.
But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend,
by what name do we call him? Here every language is
silent and holds its peace in impotence.
- Joseph Roux

Arabs respect only the language of force.
- Moshe Sharett

Poetry should help, not only to refine the language of the time,
but to prevent it from changing too rapidly.
- T. S. Eliot

Speaks cheerful English and in the past has written
this language with a paintbrush that talks.
- Jimmy Breslin

It was real Cheyenne.
I would get the translations the night before,
but it was very difficult because it was not like any
other language you would be familiar with.
- Joe Lando

If you're a good numbers person, you're a bad language person.
- Frank Luntz

Of all of our inventions for mass communication,
pictures still speak the most universally understood language.
- Walt Disney

In the GNOME project we tried to keep the platform language independent.
- Miguel de Icaza

For boredom speaks the language of time,
and it is to teach you the most valuable lesson of your life -
the lesson of your utter insignificance.
- Joseph Brodsky

The Catholic faith never changes.
But the language and mode of manifesting this one faith
can change according to peoples,
times and places.
- Francis Arinze

No art form points like poetry to this originality
of language as to its essential and abiding concern.
- Thomas Harrison

I lived in England to learn English.
When I went to England for the first time,
it was like being on the Moon.
I had no friends, I couldn't speak the language.
I was very isolated.
- Jean Alesi

I'm trying to use the language of today to express
a general existential crisis that I think the world and I are going through.
- Sean Lennon

I'm not any good at foul language or anything like that.
- Thora Hird

People who do not speak our language very well do complain
of feeling rebuffed by French people,
who can sometimes be impatient, or even intolerant.
- Bernard Pivot

All true language is incomprehensible,
like the chatter of a beggar's teeth.
- Antonin Artaud

The first of these phases is that of grammar,
invented by the Greeks and carried on unchanged by the French.
It never had any philosophical view of a language as such.
- Ferdinand de Saussure

Revelation and the nature of truth must be viewed in
reference to the structure of language.
- Kenneth L. Pike

A standard international language should not only be simple,
regular, and logical, but also rich and creative.
- Edward Sapir

Human language...
prevents us from sticking to the matter at hand.
- Lewis Thomas

Ordinary language carries with it conditions of meaning
which it is easy to recognize by classifying the contexts
in which the expression is employed in a meaningful manner.
- Paul Ricoeur

They place great stress on the clarity of our language
for expressing nuances and showing subtleties.
- Bernard Pivot

I think that a song, when it works, never mind a piece of long form music,
even a song is something that speaks to itself but
has a language all of its own,
ideally.
- Steve Hackett


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