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Howard Thurston Quotes and Sayings

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The average man is not hard to mystify.
- Howard Thurston

Great minds discuss ideas;
average minds discuss events;
small minds discuss people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves.
But deep down below the surface of the average conscience
a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.
- Carl Jung

We are just an advanced breed of monkeys
on a minor planet of a very average star.
But we can understand the Universe.
That makes us something very special.
- Stephen Hawking

 

Half the people you know are below average.
- Anonymous

It is even harder for the average ape to believe that
he has descended from man.
- H. L. Mencken

A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far
better company than the average adult.
- John B. S. Haldane

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The best argument against democracy is
a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
- Winston Churchill

The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American
recently passed each other in opposite directions.
- George Carlin

Think of how stupid the average person is,
and realize half of them are stupider than that.
- George Carlin

America believes in education: the average professor
earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
- Evan Esar

The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at
seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.
- Jean Kerr

Under the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Program,
homes are independently verified to be measurably more
energy efficient than average houses.
- Melissa Bean

I am regularly asked what the average Internet user
can do to ensure his security.
My first answer is usually 'Nothing;
you're screwed'.
- Bruce Scheneier

Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband
a month before she marries him
and what she thinks of him a year afterward,
and you will have the truth about him.
- H. L. Mencken

What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant
intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
- Sigmund Freud

The average American is nothing if not patriotic.
- Herbert Croly

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
- Andy Rooney

Some days I'm lucky to squeeze out a page of copy that pleases me,
but I get as many as six or seven pages on a very good day;
the average is probably three pages.
- Dean Koontz

I've always said when I broke in I was an average player.
I had an average arm, average speed and definitely an average bat.
I am still average in all of those.
- Brooks Robinson

Four years of football are calculated to breed in the
average man more of the ingredients of success in life
than almost any academic course he takes.
- Knute Rockne

The average estimate themselves by what they do,
the above average by what they are.
- Charles Edwards

I, uh, don't think I'm, y'know, so different than your average,
y'know, average.
- Jeff Goldblum

I write for a certain sphere of readers in the United
States who on average watch seven and a half hours
of multichannel television per day.
- Jerzy Kosinski

Whatever the difference between brilliant and average brains,
we are all creative.
And through practice and study we can enhance our skills and talents.
- Jeff Hawkins

I learned that kids in show business are so different from regular,
average students.
They would gather behind you and help you to succeed in any way possible.
- Wally George

The shelf life of the average trade book is somewhere between milk and yogurt.
- Calvin Trillin

Our members are very much maligned.
Obviously the average age is 60 something,
but they all have children and grandchildren,
they understand what we need to do, they want to win.
- Francis Maude

I'm also looking for gems that the average reader might have missed.
- Terri Windling

The Queen is usually reckoned equal,
in average situations,
to two Rooks and a Pawn, but towards the end of a game
she is hardly so valuable as two Rooks.
- Howard Staunton

The upward course of a nation's history is due in the
long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
- Elizabeth II

And it's difficult for the average American to understand
why something like that could be so important and why
a little small place like Taiwan would be so important to the PRC.
- Fred Thompson

Even crushed against his brother in the Tube the average
Englishman pretends desperately that he is alone.
- Germaine Greer

Ain't no man can avoid being born average,
but there ain't no man got to be common.
- Satchel Paige

The higher the general average of intelligence,
all things else being equal, the less the disposition to be meddlesome,
critical, and overbearing.
- Paul Harris

A jury is a group of twelve people of average ignorance.
- Herbert Spencer

A $1.7 billion average increase in electricity costs
is estimated to result in a $1.3 billion decrease in
personal income and a loss of 13,000 more jobs in the region.
- Greg Walden

Personally, I can't see why it would be any less romantic
to find a husband in a nice four-color catalogue than
in the average downtown bar at happy hour.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

I don't do drugs anymore...
than, say, the average touring funk band.
- Bill Hicks

I'm intimidated by the fear of being average.
- Taylor Swift

The average music-lover hears only the production under prevailing conditions.
- John Philip Sousa

The average is that which no person quite ever is.
- Robert Anton Wilson

Both politicians and journalists face situations which
strain their honesty and humanity.
My opinion is that politicians on the average stand
up somewhat better than journalists.
- John McCarthy

In 1900 Americans on average lived for only 49 years
and most working people died still on the job.
- William Greider

Over the past few years special interests have had
a larger and larger say over who gets what in America,
and the voices of average citizens are being shut out.
- Marty Meehan

The average European does not seem to feel free until
he succeeds in enslaving and oppressing others.
- Bernard Berenson

The professionals are going to be joined by the average Joe.
Everybody's a publisher.
- Eric Brown

In addition, California spends nearly $1 billion a
year in Medi-Cal services for an average of 780,000
illegal immigrants a month,
over and above emergency health services.
- Elton Gallegly

Chief executives, who themselves own few shares of their companies,
have no more feeling for the average stockholder than
they do for baboons in Africa.
- T. Boone Pickens

No matter how long he lives, no man ever becomes as
wise as the average woman of forty-eight.
- H. L. Mencken

The average gardener probably knows little about what
is going on in his or her garden.
- Ken Thompson

Refuse to be average.
Let your heart soar as high as it will.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

When interest rates are high you want the average direction
in which interest rates are moving to be downward;
when interest rates are low you want the average direction to be upward.
- John Hull

The average person's ear weighs what you are,
not what you were.
- Francis Quarles

The average life spans of many bands are not that long,
up to five years if they are lucky.
- Mike McCready

Because of her interest and demands,
I amplified an average baritone voice into one that is loud and clear.
- Johnny Olson

The average man does not know what to do with this life,
yet wants another one which will last forever.
- Anatole France

I abhor averages.
I like the individual case.
A man may have six meals one day and none the next,
making an average of three meals per day,
but that is not a good way to live.
- Louis D. Brandeis

On average, drug prisoners spend more time in federal prison than rapists,
who often get out on early release because of the overcrowding
in prison caused by the Drug War.
- Michael Badnarik

In New York alone, there was an average of more than
300 campus fires per year between 1997 and 2000,
with roughly 160 of them annually in dormitories.
- Vito Fossella

Do a little bit more than average and from that point
on our progress multiplies itself out of all proportion to the effort put in.
- Paul J. Meyer

The average person is gregarious; there is something
in the spirit of the crowd that adds to the enjoyment of entertainment.
- Ivor Novello

Wal-Mart hires average people but squeezes above average
performance and results out of them.
- Michael Bergdahl

What this loss means will be appreciated from the statement
that one bushel of wheat contains sufficient energy
to support the average working man for 15 days.
- David F. Houston

What have we achieved since the end of the Second World
War? We have allowed petty,
bourgeois regimes in which everything is average,
mediocre.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

My idea at this time, which was slowly developing,
was to create a comedie humaine with little people,
average people - samples from every period in American life.
- Douglas Sirk

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man.
- Mignon McLaughlin

It is the rank and file - the average woman -
for whom the world has opened up so astonishingly.
- Mary A. Ward

Average real wages in Mexican manufacturing are lower
than they were 10 years ago,
if you can believe that.
- Stephen F. Lynch

The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries
and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain.
- Colin Wilson

He was the average guy.
Maurice, I think, reflected every man.
- Barry Gibb


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