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James Blish Quotes and Sayings

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Credit...
is the only enduring testimonial to man's confidence in man.
- James Blish

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

Only aim to do your duty,
and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
- Thomas Jefferson

It is amazing how much you can accomplish
when it doesn't matter who gets the credit.
- Anonymous

 

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.
- Elbert Hubbard

There are two kinds of people,
those who do the work,
and those who take the credit.
Try to be in the first group;
there is less competition there.
- Indira Gandhi

It is only the poor who pay cash,
and that not from virtue,
but because they are refused credit.
- Anatole France

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This is my ultimate fantasy:
watching QVC with a credit card
while making love and eating at the same time.
- Yasmine Bleeth

No person will make a great business who wants to do
it all himself or get all the credit.
- Andrew Carnegie

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother
rather than all major credit cards.
- Robert Orben

When women love us, they forgive us everything,
even our crimes; when they do not love us,
they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.
- Honore de Balzac

Procrastination is like a credit card:
it's a lot of fun until you get the bill.
- Christopher Parker

I haven't reported my missing credit card to the police
because whoever stole it is spending less than my wife.
- Ilie Nastase

What this country needs is a credit card for
charging things to experience.
- Tom Wilson

Credit is a system whereby a person who can't pay
gets another person who can't pay
to guarantee that he can pay.
- Charles Dickens

The way to get things done is not to mind who gets
the credit for doing them.
- Benjamin Jowett

I do not believe that the men who served in uniform
in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve.
It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.
- William Westmoreland

Never call an accountant a credit to his profession;
a good accountant is a debit to his profession.
- Charles Lyell

The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society,
is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
- Bertrand Russell

We are not to give credit to the many,
who say that none ought to be educated but the free;
but rather to the philosophers,
who say that the well-educated alone are free.
- Epictetus

A leopard does not change his spots,
or change his feeling that spots are rather a credit.
- Ivy Compton-Burnett

Who deserves more credit than the wife of a coal miner? Mother was one.
- Merle Travis

The most important thing for a young man is to establish a credit...
a reputation, character.
- John D. Rockefeller

Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed.
There ain't much credit in that.
- Charles Dickens

Probably we never fully credit the interdependence of wild creatures,
and their cognizance of the affairs of their own kind.
- Mary Austin

The business of a bank is to lend money;
which amounts,
nowadays, to lending credit.
- John Buchanan Robinson

There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate
truck driver than a tenth-rate executive.
- B. C. Forbes

A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame,
a little less than his share of the credit.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

We always take credit for the good and attribute the bad to fortune.
- Charles Kuralt

Whereas my producer literally worked on this thing
for 10 years and because I gave that presenter credit to David Lynch,
she to this day never gets credit.
It really kills me.
- Terry Zwigoff

I mean that what makes me a professional,
but the market itself has been fabulous during this
whole period and I've got to give the market credit
before I give myself credit.
- Jim Cramer

The FBI, to its credit in a self-serving sort of way,
rejects the routine use of the polygraph on its own people.
- Aldrich Ames

Malice scorned, puts out itself; but argued,
give a kind of credit to a false accusation.
- Philip Massinger

We've gotta give Richard Williams a lot of credit -
to give us two number one champions is a phenomenal feat.
- Tracy Austin

Failure to accord credit to anyone for what he may
have done is a great weakness in any man.
- William Howard Taft

I give Cronkite a whole lot of credit.
- Ben Bradlee

If you can't explain it, how can you take credit for it?
- Harold Grange

In a secular age, an authentic miracle must purport to be a hoax,
in order to gain credit in the world.
- Angela Carter

An awful lot of thriller writers write women rather badly.
So just doing it OK gets a lot of credit.
- Ken Follett

My creative partner is a writer, and he's got an executive
producing credit on this film.
We've made three films together and I would never underestimate the impact of a writer.
- Taylor Hackford

No one ever taught me and I can't teach anyone.
If you can't explain it, how can you take credit for it?
- Red Grange

People give us credit only for what we ourselves believe.
- Fay Weldon

Americans are far more remarkable than we give ourselves credit for.
We've been so busy damning ourselves for years.
We've done it all, and yet we don't take credit for it.
- Ray Bradbury

You must accept responsibility for your actions,
but not the credit for your achievements.
- Denis Waitley

I can walk into a bookstore and hand over my credit
card and they don't know who the hell I am.
Maybe that says something about bookstore clerks.
- E. L. Doctorow

Credit card companies pay college students generously
to stand outside dining halls,
dorms, and academic buildings and encourage their fellow
students to apply for credits cards.
- Louise Slaughter

Social security, bank account, and credit card numbers aren't just data.
In the wrong hands they can wipe out someone's life savings,
wreck their credit and cause financial ruin.
- Melissa Bean

He that hath lost his credit is dead to the world.
- George Herbert

I don't believe I'll ever get credit for anything I do in foreign affairs,
no matter how successful it is, because I didn't go to Harvard.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

A check or credit card, a Gucci bag strap,
anything of value will do.
Give as you live.
- Jesse Jackson

In 1973, a woman could not get a credit card without
her husband or father or a male signing off on it.
- Billie Jean King

I shall lend credit to nothing against my people which
parents would not believe against their own children.
- Elizabeth I

The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you.
The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
- Brian Tracy

People who don't vote have no line of credit with people
who are elected and thus pose no threat to those who
act against our interests.
- Marian Wright Edelman

Truth will lose its credit, if delivered by a person that has none.
- Bishop Robert South

Any party which takes credit for the rain must not
be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought.
- Dwight Morrow

Oftentimes, small business owners are unable to obtain
reasonably priced financing and instead turn to higher priced forms of capital,
such as credit cards.
- Melissa Bean

We can't take any credit for our talents.
It's how we use them that counts.
- Madeleine L'Engle

I've never been a fan of presidents who place blame
on their predecessors or who accept credit for events
that couldn't have been engineered so soon in their tenure.
- Kathleen Parker

People who think my books are autobiographical,
which they're not, credit me with having a much better memory than I do.
I do, however, have a powerful imagination.
- Curtis Sittenfeld

Elia Kazan understood my problems.
He was able to bring out the very best in me.
He gave me credit for my intelligence.
- Ethel Waters

Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay
gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay.
- Charles Dickens

Today, credit rating agencies rate companies,
countries and bonds.
- Mike Fitzpatrick

A little less complaint and whining,
and a little more dogged work and manly striving,
would do us more credit than a thousand civil rights bills.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

Even small cults are a serious cost on the world economy,
to victims, their families, employers,
friends, and credit-card companies.
- Keith Henson

Money is a poor man's credit card.
- Marshall McLuhan

I credit poetry for making this space-walk possible.
- Seamus Heaney

A lot of times you get credit for stuff in your movies
you didn't intend to be there.
- Spike Lee

Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

I know that my works are a credit to this nation and
I dare say they will endure longer than the McCarran Act.
- Arthur Miller

The man who can speak acceptably is usually given credit
for an ability out of all proportion to what he really possesses.
- Lowell Thomas


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