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Bruce Catton Quotes and Sayings

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Sooner or later you must move down an unknown road
that leads beyond the range of the imagination,
and the only certainty is that the trip has to be made.
- Bruce Catton

Say this for big league baseball - it is beyond any
question the greatest conversation piece ever invented in America.
- Bruce Catton

And there is the headlight, shining far down the track,
glinting off the steel rails that, like all parallel lines,
will meet in infinity, which is after all where this train is going.
- Bruce Catton

Our American heritage is greater than any one of us.
It can express itself in very homely truths;
in the end it can lift up our eyes beyond the glow in the sunset skies.
- Bruce Catton

 

Early youth is a baffling time.
- Bruce Catton

To learn to get along without, to realize that what
the world is going to demand of us may be a good deal
more important than what we are entitled to demand of it -
this is a hard lesson.
- Bruce Catton

I think I was always subconsciously driven by an attempt
to restate that faith and to show where it was properly grounded,
how it grew out of what a great many young men on both
sides felt and believed and were brave enough to do.
- Bruce Catton

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The present moment is nice but it does not last.
Living in it is like waiting in a junction town for the morning limited;
the junction may be interesting but some day you will
have to leave it and you do not know where the limited will take you.
- Bruce Catton

In this respect early youth is exactly like old age;
it is a time of waiting for a big trip to an unknown destination.
The chief difference is that youth waits for the morning
limited and age waits for the night train.
- Bruce Catton

Fear not death; for the sooner we die,
the longer shall we be immortal.
- Benjamin Franklin

When life is too easy for us, we must beware
or we may not be ready to meet the blows
which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough
to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment
comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command
and find that they control their own time,
when they learn their own voice and authority.
- Theodore H. White

The willow which bends to the tempest,
often escapes better than the oak which resists it;
and so in great calamities,
it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits
recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner
than those of a loftier character.
- Albert Schweitzer

Remain in wonder if you want the mysteries to open up for you.
Mysteries never open up for those who go on questioning.
Questioners sooner or later end up in a library.
Questioners sooner or later end up with scriptures,
because scriptures are full of answers.
And answers are dangerous, they kill your wonder.
- Osho

He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
- Lao Tzu

Sooner or later, we sell out for money.
- Tony Randall

Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland
than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica.
- Stephen Leacock

People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged
sooner or later to find time for illness.
- John Wanamaker

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
- Paul Tournier

A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul,
the director of his life.
- James Allen

All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner.
- Red Skelton

Sooner or later, man has always had to decide whether
he worships his own power or the power of God.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

There was no doubt that sooner or later we will fight.
But we will fight not in the way of the dissidents' protests.
We understood that we needed to be as professional as possible.
- Anatoly Chubais

No sooner than I did take it seriously,
I had million-selling hits and movies with John Wayne.
- Frankie Avalon

Look to the past and remember no empire rises that
sooner or later won't fall.
- Al Stewart

The sooner you treat your son as a man,
the sooner he will be one.
- John Dryden

There is nothing that people bear more impatiently,
or forgive less, than contempt: and an injury is much
sooner forgotten than an insult.
- Lord Chesterfield

War is cruelty.
There is no use trying to reform it.
The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

Politics will sooner or later make fools of everybody.
- Dick Armey

I'd much rather have the honesty than not.
Because if you will say what's on your mind and get it off your chest,
then the sooner I can prove you wrong!
- Garth Brooks

College had little effect on me.
I'd have been the same writer if I'd gone to MIT,
except I'd have flunked out sooner.
- Robert B. Parker

I'm not regretful about dropping acid,
but I could have stopped it a little sooner.
- David Carradine

Being able to write an idea down succinctly doesn't
make that idea any better than one which rambles on a bit.
It just comes to the point sooner.
- Simon Travaglia

The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it.
If I had to live my life again I'd make all the same mistakes -
only sooner.
- Tallulah Bankhead

I would have answered your letter sooner,
but you didn't send one.
- Goodman Ace

Sooner or later you learn that you belong in the big leagues,
and that makes you calm down.
- Dennis Eckersley

I would love to see Flip get back into the league.
I think he can definitely still coach in this league.
I think he will be in this league quicker than sooner.
- Kevin Garnett

Although charismatic, James Dean is no Harrison Ford.
In the majority of his movies, sooner or later he got
the crap beaten out of him.
- Dean Koontz

Every argument on lynching in the South gets back sooner
or later to the question of rape.
- Ray Stannard Baker

I would sooner play in a good British picture than
in the majority of American pictures I have seen.
- Glynis Johns

What a wonderful life I've had!
I only wish I'd realized it sooner.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

You might sooner get lightning out of incense smoke
than true action or passion out of your modern English religion.
- John Ruskin

Our country will, I believe, sooner forgive an officer
for attacking an enemy than for letting it alone.
- Horatio Nelson

An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.
- Lord Chesterfield

I adopt a very simple approach.
I observe and reflect real life and ordinary people
and sooner or later that raises a laugh.
- Alberto Sordi

I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner
have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.
- Pietro Aretino

Sooner or later the arm goes bad.
It has to...
Sooner or later you have to start pitching in pain.
- Whitey Ford

For when a woman is left too much alone,
sooner or later she begins to think;-
And no man knows what then she may discover.
- Edwin A. Robinson

In all highly civilised communities Pretence is prominent,
and sooner or later invades the regions of Literature.
- James Payn

The natural urge when running a distance is to push
harder and finish sooner -
to race against time.
Every second behind a deadline is a little defeat.
- Joe Henderson

Certainly in the next 50 years we shall see a woman president,
perhaps sooner than you think.
A woman can and should be able to do any political job that a man can do.
- Richard M. Nixon

I don't care tuppence whether I'm forced into a leadership position or not.
I'd much sooner not.
- E. P. Thompson

All this fuss about sleeping together.
For physical pleasure I'd sooner go to my dentist any day.
- Evelyn Waugh

Without a Jewish state, the iron truth of history is
that the Jewish people sooner or later become even
more vulnerable to the next wave of anti-Semitism.
- Jack Schwartz

Sooner or later the Internet will become profitable.
It's an old story played before by canals,
railroads and automobiles.
- Paul Samuelson

Nothing dries sooner than tears.
- Samuel Richardson

The lips of the wise are as the doors of a cabinet;
no sooner are they opened,
but treasures are poured out before thee.
- Akhenaton

For precocity some great price is always demanded sooner or later in life.
- Margaret Fuller

Sooner or later we've got to tie the saving of the
natural world to our own public welfare.
- Jim Fowler

The devil had as good have let Paul alone,
for he no sooner comes into prison but he falls a preaching,
at which the gates of Satan's prison fly open,
and poor sinners come forth.
- William Gurnall

If you have been divorced, you know it hurts -
especially if your marriage had lasted many years.
Whatever the circumstances of your relationship,
and whatever the nature of its ending,
there is always grief and regret -
perhaps regret over the ending,
or perhaps regret over not ending the relationship sooner -
or perhaps both.
Nonetheless, move past the grief and regret.
No matter how painful, divorce, like all endings,
opens the door to new beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.
- John Keats

The game of life is a game of boomerangs.
Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or
later with astounding accuracy.
- Florence Scovel Shinn

Live every day as if it is your last,
and you'll be correct sooner than you otherwise would be.
- Craig Bruce

But men never violate the laws of God without suffering the consequences,
sooner or later.
- Lydia M. Child

People have no idea what a hard job it is for two writers to be friends.
Sooner or later you have to talk about each other's work.
- Anatole Broyard

The first step towards vice is to shroud innocent actions in mystery,
and whoever likes to conceal something sooner or later
has reason to conceal it.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

Everyone gets frustrated and aggressive,
and I'd sooner take my aggression out on a guitar than on a person.
- Paul Weller

But like Mrs.
Ford, I think that the more people realize what a difficult
and what an insidious disease it is,
the sooner people will start to correct that situation.
- Pat Summerall

Where there is little or no public opinion,
there is likely to be bad government,
which sooner or later becomes autocratic government.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King


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