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James Northcote Quotes and Sayings

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Half the things that people do not succeed in are through
fear of making the attempt.
- James Northcote

Learned men are the cisterns of knowledge,
not the fountainheads.
- James Northcote

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
- Anonymous

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

 

Half of everything you were ever taught is wrong;
the question is which half.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Confidence is half of victory.
- Yiddish Proverb

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Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

How you respond to the challenge in the second half
will determine what you become after the game,
whether you are a winner or a loser.
- Lou Holtz

Knowledge is soon changed, then lost in the mist, an echo half-heard.
- Gene Wolfe

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We should not pretend to understand
the world only by the intellect;
we apprehend it just as much by feeling.
Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is,
at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest,
also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.
- Carl Jung

This communicating of a man's self to his friend
works two contrary effects;
for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half.
- Francis Bacon

Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal.
As spirits they belong to the eternal world,
but as animals they inhabit time.
- C. S. Lewis

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest
for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The marvelous richness of human experience
would lose something of rewarding joy
if there were no limitations to overcome.
The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful
if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
- Helen Keller

I'm half alive but I feel mostly dead.
- Jewel

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day,
he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer.
But if he spends his days as a speculator,
shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time,
he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
- Henry David Thoreau

I live in my own place -
have never copied anyone even half,
and at any master who lacks the grace -
to laugh at himself - I laugh.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

A painting that is well composed is half finished.
- Pierre Bonnard

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

There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world,
and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
- Winston Churchill

What would be the use of immortality to a person
who cannot use well a half an hour.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I used to want to be a lawyer, but I didn't want to
have half my brain sucked out.
- Max Walker

I'd marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars,
would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he'd be dead within a year.
- Bette Davis

Success to me is having ten honeydew melons and eating
only the top half of each slice.
- Barbra Streisand

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
- Francis Bacon

Get well cards have become so humorous that if you
don't get sick you're missing half the fun.
- Flip Wilson

After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her,
and after half an hour
I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.
- the movie Take the Money and Run (1969)

Half the world is composed of idiots,
the other half, of people clever enough
to take indecent advantage of them.
- Walter Kerr

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window,
except that the birds might eat them.
- Martin Henry Fischer

Most people think that anger is an instinctive response,
and that some people were just born with the temperament
to get angrier faster than others.
That statement is only half right.
Anger is an instinctive response.
We respond to an affront with anger essentially instantaneously -
much too quickly for conscious thought to be called upon.
But the instinct of the anger response
can be trained through conscious repetition,
visualization, and coaching.
Visualization is seeing the event
we desire to master in our mind's eye.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible
as an argument than a whole one.
It carries better.
- Stephen Leacock

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
- Benjamin Franklin

Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century.
It is a city frozen in time.
- Richard Meier

I tell people I'm too stupid to know what's impossible.
I have ridiculously large dreams, and half the time they come true.
- Debi Thomas

Times like these, dark times,
they do funny things to people.
They can tear them apart.
- the movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

Barf: I'm a mog: half man, half dog. I'm my own best friend!
- the movie Spaceballs (1987)

Half the people you know are below average.
- Anonymous

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper.
Half never voted for President.
One hopes it is the same half.
- Gore Vidal

America is the best half-educated country in the world.
- Nicholas M. Butler

Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than
half of the people are right more than half of the time.
- E. B. White

The rite of the rings appeals yet appalls:
a cutting, a joining, a losing, a gaining.
One becomes half, as two become one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I started on an Apple II, which I had bought at the
very end of 1978 for half of my annual income.
I made $4,500 a year, and I spent half of it on the computer.
- Bill Budge

Knowledge is only one half.
Faith is the other.
- Novalis

Life is half spent before we know what it is.
- George Herbert

Shrinking away from death
is something unhealthy and abnormal -
which robs the second half of life of its purpose.
- Carl Jung

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.
They are consumed in twelve minutes.
Half-times take twelve minutes.
This is not coincidence.
- Erma Bombeck

Crazy is walking down the street
with half a cantaloupe on your head,
muttering; "I'm a hamster, I'm a hamster."
- the movie Spy Hard (1996)

Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.
- Yogi Berra

I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete.
Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated
in the bottom half of their classes.
- Al McGuire

A lie can travel half way around the world while the
truth is putting on its shoes.
- Charles Spurgeon

About half my designs are controlled fantasy,
15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs.
- Manolo Blahnik

As a columnist, I realize that whatever amount of corruption I expose,
half my readers will block it out, although they may
get a frisson of joy in the process.
- Margaret Carlson

But I'm not as bad as Al Pacino - he doesn't even know
what month it is half the time when he's working.
- John Goodman

During this earlier period of his activity Voltaire
seems to have been trying -
half unconsciously,
perhaps - to discover and to express the fundamental quality of his genius.
- Lytton Strachey

There wouldn't be half as much fun in the world if
it weren't for children and men,
and there ain't a mite of difference between them under the skins.
- Ellen Glasgow

The 6th of August in the morning we saw an opening
in the land and we ran into it,
and anchored in 7 and a half fathom water,
2 miles from the shore, clean sand.
- William Dampier

We've seen in the last half century an incredible shift.
This is just an extraordinary time to be alive.
- Neale Donald Walsch

A good lather is half the shave.
- William Hone

There's nothing half so real in life as the things you've done...
inexorably, unalterably done.
- Sara Teasdale

To be prepared is half the victory.
- Miguel de Cervantes

I like to feel sexy.
I know my husband thinks I'm sexy.
I think he is too.
But I don't go out half-naked with 'sex' written across my back.
- Catherine Zeta-Jones

Over half a billion dollars a day is being spent by FEMA.
- Thad Cochran

After doing psychology for half a century,
my passion for all of it is greater than ever.
- Philip Zimbardo

I was selected to be an astronaut on a military program
called the Manned Orbiting Laboratory back in '67.
That program got cancelled in '69 and NASA ended up taking half of us.
- Robert Crippen

There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear.
Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Not the first half you might have expected,
even though the score might suggest that it was.
- John Motson

I'm visiting my high school.
Every half year I do the exams, and then this year I'm going to graduate.
- Daniela Hantuchova


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