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George Combe Quotes and Sayings

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He has a number of curious facts in illustration of
the power of mere goodness to protect against outrage.
- George Combe

I requested the gentlemen to put on their hats,
and the ladies their shawls, to avoid catching cold,
and then had the windows widely opened.
This proceeding caused some astonishment and alarm at first;
for the Americans generally have a dread of cold air.
- George Combe

The interval allowed was only five minutes,
at the end of which I resumed the lecture;
but so refreshing was the effects of the brief rest and,
above all, the admission of pure air,
that during the second hour the attention was as completely
sustained as during the first.
- George Combe

Phrenology taught us that the mind thinks by means of the brain,
is liable to become fatigued by too long attention,
as the locomotive muscles are by too much walking;
and I therefore proposed to them to take a brief rest.
- George Combe

 

We used to speak familiarly of an agent,
now do more, who was accustomed to manufacture evidence,
and to invent facts in his cases, or at least to alter
the aspects of facts to such an extent that they might fairly be viewed as new.
- George Combe

And if these be unprincipled agents who scruple at nothing,
he will be a bold man who will deny that there are
always to be found men at the bar who lend their services
most cordially to back and support these agents in
their most desperate cases.
- George Combe

The same practice was continued every evening through the whole course,
and with the same success.
Many individuals expressed their gratification at having
discovered such simple means of relieving the tedium of a long discourse.
- George Combe

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I called their attention also to the absence of all
means of ventilating the hall,
remarking that, as we had already breathed the air
which it contained for a full hour,
it must have lost much of its vital properties and needed to be renewed.
- George Combe

The friends whom I have are invaluable,
and although not numerous they are sufficient for my enjoyment;
and the texture of my own mind renders me very indifferent
to the rest of the world.
- George Combe

While some of them acknowledge the obligation of natural
morality in their mode of conducting their cases,
and preserve their individual character as gentlemen,
there are others who acknowledge no law,
human or divine, but the law of Scotland.
- George Combe

They are few in the midst of an overwhelming mass of brute force,
and their submission is wisdom; but for a nation like
England to submit to be robbed by any invader who chooses
to visit her shores seemed to me to be nonsense.
- George Combe

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein

Mastery is not measured by the number of terrible
things you eliminate from your life, but by
the number of times you eliminate calling them terrible.
- Neale Donald Walsch

There are other measures of self-respect for a man,
than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is the quality of the moment,
not the number of days, or events, or of actors, that imports.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline
when you're a winner, when you're number one.
What you've got to have is faith and discipline
when you're not yet a winner.
- Vince Lombardi

Few is the number of those
who think with their own mind
and feel with their own heart.
- Albert Einstein

One measure of friendship consists
not in the number of things friends can discuss,
but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
- Clifton Fadiman

Happiness lies in accepting everyone
in our lives EXACTLY as they are.
We cause ourselves untold misery whenever
we believe others to be imperfect and try to change them.
This is the number one rule for a happy relationship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I want to share with you the three rules
that I have in order to accept an apprentice.
Rule Number 1: Don't believe me.
I don't want you to believe me
but I want you to listen and make choices - your choices.
If what I say, doesn't work for you, leave it.
But if it works for you and that's what you want, then make it yours.
Rule Number 2: Don't believe yourself.
Why? Because most of your belief system is a lie - it's not true.
And by believing yourself, you create all the limitations
that don't allow you to be what you really are.
Don't believe yourself. Listen to what you say,
listen to what you think, listen to what you believe.
And when you listen, open your ears, open your mind,
open your intelligence and make choices.
Rule 3 is, don't believe anybody else.
Don't believe them at all.
Open your ears and your mind; listen and make choices.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Each of us is burdened by an unlimited number of
expectations (demands) that we hold for the actions of others.
We "know" that there is a right way to do things,
and are often outraged when our expectations are not met.
Usually, we are unaware that we merely
have a strong opinion and point-of-view,
and are sure that we know how everything is supposed to be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

By nature, we are all creatures of habit.
We instinctively adopt familiar routines for most activities.
We eat about the same number of meals each day -
at more or less the same times.
We have a regular pattern of sleeping -
unless it is perturbed by illness or shift work.
Most everything we do is habitual.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It takes a big cat to be number 2.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The grand aim of all science is to cover
the greatest number of empirical facts
by logical deduction from
the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
- Albert Einstein

A man is rich in proportion to
the number of things he can afford to let alone.
- Henry David Thoreau

The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pray in your family daily, that yours may be in the
number of the families who call upon God.
- Christopher Love

I never worry about diets.
The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.
- Mae West

A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens,
who assemble and administer the government in person.
- James Madison

Civilization advances by extending the number of important
operations which we can perform without thinking of them.
- Alfred North Whitehead

To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number,
to the specialist of an enlightened matter,
to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need.
- Charles Eames

Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery,
and you lose for certain; and the greater the number
of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.
- Adam Smith

As equality increases, so does the number of people
struggling for predominance.
- Mason Cooley

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years.
We grow old by deserting our ideals.
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
- Samuel Ullman

All sorts of computer errors are now turning up.
You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who
claim they are treating pregnant men.
- Isaac Asimov

We're parents first, and once you have kids,
everybody knows that you have priority lists.
Number one is your family and everything else just kind of finds its place.
- Tim McGraw

My table seats eight, so that's my maximum.
Having a small number of guests is the only way to
generate good conversation.
Besides, your whole house doesn't get wrecked that way.
- Paul Lynde

I hadn't realized the number of people that are still
interested in listening to what I am doing,
people I would never know about if not for being online.
- Edgar Winter

The number, the industry, and the morality of the priesthood,
and the devotion of the people have been manifestly
increased by the total separation of the church from the state.
- James Madison

The Hollies, after I left in 1968, had the audacity,
the gall, to have three number one records after I left.
Thanks a lot, guys.
- Graham Nash

Despotism increases in severity with the number of despots;
the responsibility is more divided,
and the claims are more numerous.
- William Wells Brown

It is not of the essence of mathematics to be conversant
with the ideas of number and quantity.
- George Boole

The weakness of a soul is proportionate to the number
of truths that must be kept from it.
- Eric Hoffer

I suspect there have been a number of conspiracies
that never were described or leaked out.
But I suspect none of the magnitude and sweep of Watergate.
- Bob Woodward

The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness
of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.
- Jeremy Bentham

My kids and my family are number one;
I enjoy them the most.
- Jami Gertz

There were a number of referendums in '98 that most
of the things I voted for passed.
That's very satisfying when you feel that most of the
country is in step with your views.
- David Cross

The number of contemporary artists who appeal to me is infinitesimal.
- Nick Lowe

There's a tremendous number of the Daytona Prototypes.
- Bobby Rahal

After 13 years, I couldn't accept to be number two.
- Guy Lafleur

America can well expect to develop a goodly amount
of composers for she has a goodly number of people.
- John Philip Sousa

I think younger players probably just think they are
who they are-they don't think about coming out.
Unless you're number one in the world,
nobody cares, usually.
- Billie Jean King

I think we have a moral obligation to our children
that can be easily summarized:
number one,
protect them from harm.
- Tom Allen

Number one, that it is smart to communicate and negotiate
with your enemy instead of just waging war with bombs
and weapons of mass destruction.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

For me, what I really want to come out of it is to
show people that I can hold together a movie,
be the number one character and play someone who is twenty or twenty-one.
- Kaley Cuoco

In a number of cases dissenting opinions have in time become the law.
- Charles Evans Hughes

It's easy to say young people should believe in themselves,
but the number one thing is recognizing that it's a journey,
that you have to build confidence in yourself.
- Andrew Shue

The number of people writing poems is vast,
and their reasons for doing so are many,
that much can be surmised from the stacks of submissions.
- Mark Strand

Pacifist propaganda and the resolutions of the parliamentarians
encouraged such treaties,
and toward the end of the nineteenth century their
number had increased considerably.
- Ludwig Quidde

I will do everything I can to bring the Number One to Ferrari.
The whole team and all the fans deserve it.
- Michael Schumacher

Before venturing on so large an undertaking as is involved
in the task I had set myself I consulted a number of
distinguished scholars as to the desirability of such a series.
- James Loeb

The constant effort towards population,
which is found even in the most vicious societies,
increases the number of people before the means of
subsistence are increased.
- Thomas Malthus

Fools are without number.
- Desiderius Erasmus

I have a number of alternatives, and each one gives me something different.
- Glenn Hoddle

My own electorate, which I represented for 36 years
as an anti-apartheid politician,
had a considerable number of Jewish voters supporting me throughout my career.
- Helen Suzman

I'm delighted to be Number 1, but next week I don't
want people to buy my record,
I want them to buy Band Aid.
- Jim Diamond

There is no question that everybody who works in show
business is lucky because of the number of people who
wish they where working in show business.
- Brent Spiner

Even though a number of people have tried,
no one has ever found a way to drink for a living.
- Jean Kerr

We have now gone beyond 100 in number,
and the desire to join seems rather to increase,
though it was thought the foundations would retard it,
it seems quite otherwise.
- Catherine McAuley


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