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Derek Bok Quotes and Sayings

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The oldest of the arts and the youngest of the professions.
- Derek Bok

If you think education is expensive,
try ignorance.
- Derek Bok

I won't say there aren't any Harvard graduates who
have never asserted a superior attitude.
But they have done so to our great embarrassment and
in no way represent the Harvard I know.
- Derek Bok

There is far too much law for those who can afford
it and far too little for those who cannot.
- Derek Bok

 

I suspect that no community will become humane and
caring by restricting what its members can say.
- Derek Bok

Is the babe young? When I behold it,
it seems more venerable than the oldest man.
- Henry David Thoreau

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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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

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's
oldest exercises in moral philosophy;
that is,
the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

One of the oldest human needs is having someone
to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
- Margaret Mead

So far, this is the oldest I've been.
- George Carlin

Science fiction films are not about science.
They are about disaster, which is one of the oldest subjects of art.
- Susan Sontag

For things to have value in man's world,
they are given the role of commodities.
Among man's oldest and most constant commodity is woman.
- Ana Castillo

Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession.
I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
- Ronald Reagan

To add to our misery and despair, a bloated aristocracy has sent to China -
the greatest and oldest despotism in the world -
for a cheap working slave.
- Denis Kearney

I have three kids, the oldest is 18 and her friends
are going to see it The Aristocrats because they told
her they're going to see it,
especially her guy friends.
- Bob Saget

Some of my oldest friends are actors.
But that's not the only place my friends come from.
- Beau Bridges

I don't want to be the oldest performer in captivity...
I don't want to look like a little old man dancing out there.
- Fred Astaire

We make the oldest stories new when we succeed,
and we are trapped by the old stories when we fail.
- Greil Marcus

The myth of black women profiting at the expense of
black men is the oldest rap around.
- Johnnetta Betsch Cole

We will not bend or fail until the blood of every last
Jew from the youngest child to the oldest elder is
spilt to redeem our land!
- Yasser Arafat

The oldest pitcher acquires confidence in his ballclub -
he doesn't try to do it all himself.
- Burleigh Grimes

I think I am the oldest member and have been in good
standing longer than any other member of this church.
- John Harvey Kellogg

I have four kids; three girls and a boy.
The oldest girl is 13, and has her own social life now,
so there's a bit of begrudging cooperation there.
It's tough.
- Gregory Harrison

There is no gardening without humility.
Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars
to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.
- Alfred Austin

In science, read, by preference, the newest works;
in literature,
the oldest.
The classic literature is always modern.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

I'm the oldest antique in town.
- Norman Rockwell

The oldest, shortest words - "yes" and "no" -
are those which require the most thought.
- Pythagoras

My oldest step-son wants to direct or produce.
As far as being an actor, I've already told them they
have to wait until they're 18;
I won't take them to auditions.
- Elizabeth Perkins

The oldest books are only just out to those who have not read them.
- Samuel Butler

I'm the oldest and I've got two sisters.
- Lisa Snowdon

My father described me as the oldest baby he'd ever seen.
I apparently was very serious and reflective.
- Tim Robbins

I'm the oldest 26-year-old I know.
A lot of experience has been crammed into a short amount of time.
Some days I feel a good 65, 70.
Like I want to lie down.
- Yancy Butler

The oldest form of theater is the dinner table.
It's got five or six people, new show every night,
same players.
Good ensemble; the people have worked together a lot.
- Michael J. Fox

It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession.
I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
- Ronald Reagan

I've concentrated for a long time on English films
because I've got two kids but my oldest son is 11 and
I think I'm going to be away for about four months of year now.
- Sadie Frost

It is my contention that civil disobediences are nothing
but the latest form of voluntary association,
and that they are thus quite in tune with the oldest
traditions of the country.
- Hannah Arendt

My oldest son, Gary, is a seasoned minister and travels
with me for ministers' conferences.
- David Wilkerson

The tension between centrality, on the one hand,
and competition, on the other, is probably the oldest
of all market structure issues.
- Arthur Levitt

When I was 14, I was the oldest I ever was.
I've been getting younger ever since.
- Shirley Temple

The oldest theory of contract is I think negative.
- Frederick Pollock

An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and
most fatal ailment of all republics.
- Plutarch

I have lifelong friends.
My oldest friend, Herbie, has been a friend since I was 9.
I've had bonds for over 50 years with people.
- Larry King

I have made all my films for my children with the exception
of my first film because my oldest daughter wasn't
born when I was making the film about the Brooklyn Bridge.
- Ken Burns

Dad made it to Gold Shield Detective,
so he always busted Robin, my oldest brother,
and me.
Always got caught, whatever we were doing.
- Kevin Eubanks

We are the second oldest state in the Union because
too many of our young people are leaving Pennsylvania.
They are leaving Pennsylvania behind for opportunities elsewhere.
- Edward G. Rendell

Will he get a place for his oldest boy? He can not.
His girl? Why, the Chinaman is in her place too!
- Denis Kearney

Space Mountain may be the oldest ride in the park,
but it has the longest line.
- Ric Flair

Words of comfort, skillfully administered,
are the oldest therapy known to man.
- Louis Nizer

My youngest son, who is now the drummer in my band,
lives in Brooklyn.
My oldest son is about to move out to California,
and my daughters are both out of town.
- Herbie Mann

The first treasure California began to surrender after
the Gold Rush as the oldest:
her land.
- John Jakes

I was born and raised in the oldest settled part of
the nation and in an environment in which racism was officially mooted.
- Constance Baker Motley

I got five kids, and my oldest is a documentary film maker and camera man,
and still photographer.
- Beau Bridges

Brunei Darussalam is one of the oldest kingdoms in South East Asia.
- Hassanal Bolkiah

Brian was the oldest, I was in the middle and Carl was the baby.
I was the troublemaker.
Brian got great grades and Carl got the kind of grades I did.
I failed everything.
I was too busy fighting and running wild.
- Dennis Wilson

The whole theme of Interview with the Vampire was Louis's
quest for meaning in a godless world.
He searched to find the oldest existing immortal simply to ask,
What is the meaning of what we are?
- Anne Rice

I am perhaps the oldest musician in the world.
I am an old man but in many senses a very young man.
And this is what I want you to be, young,
young all your life, and to say things to the world that are true.
- Pablo Casals

I can no more think of my own life without thinking
of wine and wines and where they grew for me and why
I drank them when I did and why I picked the grapes
and where I opened the oldest procurable bottles,
and all that, than I can remember living before I breathed.
- M. F. K. Fisher

It is not accidental that all phenomena of human life
are dominated by the search for daily bread -
the oldest link connecting all living things,
man included, with the surrounding nature.
- Ivan Pavlov

It is an honor to be awarded with such a high rating
from an organization as well respected as the NAACP.
I am pleased that the oldest and largest civil rights
organization in the nation,
has recognized my voting record.
- Joe Baca

I turned down a movie this summer because it was nine
weeks in Vancouver and my oldest daughter is 14.
I've got four more summers with her.
I'm not giving away nine weeks of her summer to go do a silly movie.
- Jeff Foxworthy

I think Maine needs people.
It needs diversity.
It needs to be able to respect people.
Openness is crucial for this state because we don't
want to be known for having the oldest state in the nation.
We want young families.
- John Baldacci

The newest computer can merely compound, at speed,
the oldest problem in the relations between human beings,
and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem,
of what to say and how to say it.
- Edward R. Murrow

It is curious to reflect, for example,
upon the remarkable legend of the Philosopher's Stone,
one of the oldest and most universal beliefs,
the origin of which, however far back we penetrate
into the records of the past,
we do not probably trace its real source.
- Frederick Soddy

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

The babe at first feeds upon the mother's bosom,
but it is always on her heart.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Don't worry about it.
Babe Ruth struck out on occasion, too.
- Walter Annenberg

The Babe was a great ballplayer, sure,
but Cobb was even greater.
Babe could knock your brains out, but Cobb would drive you crazy.
- Tris Speaker

When my babe was born, they said it was premature.
It weighed only four pounds; but God let it live.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

It's the same with the ballplayers.
Babe Ruth spent a lot, too and the ballplayers make a lot more money now.
- Mickey Gilley

Hopefully I can become the Babe Ruth of the World Wrestling
Federation and be the champion at the same time.
- Hulk Hogan


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