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John Gates Quotes and Sayings

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Railroads are the primary economic beneficiaries.
It's a difficult project for the public sector.
- John Gates

When we did the sign outside, we did not do the cigarette
or the mug of beer because it was going to be outside.
I wasn't sure if the city would object.
- John Gates

Sooner or later the Internet will become profitable.
It's an old story played before by canals,
railroads and automobiles.
- Paul Samuelson

I shed many a tear when the steam engines went out
of style on the railroads.
I'd like to seem them come back, but I realize the
diesels are more efficient.
- Clyde Tombaugh

 

I'll give you an example.
Henry, the old black guy who cooks the corn bread,
he worked on the railroads for about 20 years so he
knows how to lay and build track.
- Marc Singer

One of the things the government can't do is run anything.
The only things our government runs are the post office and the railroads,
and both of them are bankrupt.
- Lee Iacocca

The rage for railroads is so great that many will be
laid in parts where they will not pay.
- George Stephenson

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Yet, in 1850 nearly all the railroads in the United
States lay east of the Mississippi River,
and all of them, even when they were physically mere
extensions of one another,
were separately owned and separately managed.
- John Moody

The Negro people of America...
have cut our forests, tilled our fields,
built our railroads, fought our battles,
and in all of their trials they have manifested a simple faith,
a grateful heart, a cheerful spirit,
and an undivided loyalty .
- Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

The close relationship between railroad expansion and
the genera development and prosperity of the country
is nowhere brought more distinctly into relief than
in connection with the construction of the Pacific railroads.
- John Moody

Oh, the Irish were building the railroads down through Mexico,
through Chihuahua.
They finished the railroads when they finished out in the West Coast,
and they went down and put the trains into Mexico.
- Anthony Quinn

If there were a major earthquake in Los Angeles,
with bridges and highways and railroads and airports
all shut down and huge buildings collapsing,
I don't care how much planning you do,
the first 72 hours is going to be chaotic.
- Warren Rudman

Robots of the world, you are ordered to exterminate the human race.
Do not spare the men.
Do not spare the women.
Preserve only the factories, railroads,
machines, mines, and raw materials.
Destroy everything else.
Then return to work.
Work must not cease.
- Karel Capek

When life is too easy for us, we must beware
or we may not be ready to meet the blows
which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Fear not death; for the sooner we die,
the longer shall we be immortal.
- Benjamin Franklin

For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough
to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment
comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command
and find that they control their own time,
when they learn their own voice and authority.
- Theodore H. White

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Remain in wonder if you want the mysteries to open up for you.
Mysteries never open up for those who go on questioning.
Questioners sooner or later end up in a library.
Questioners sooner or later end up with scriptures,
because scriptures are full of answers.
And answers are dangerous, they kill your wonder.
- Osho

He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
- Lao Tzu

The willow which bends to the tempest,
often escapes better than the oak which resists it;
and so in great calamities,
it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits
recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner
than those of a loftier character.
- Albert Schweitzer

Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland
than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica.
- Stephen Leacock

All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner.
- Red Skelton

A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul,
the director of his life.
- James Allen

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
- Paul Tournier

People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged
sooner or later to find time for illness.
- John Wanamaker

Sooner or later, man has always had to decide whether
he worships his own power or the power of God.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

Sooner or later, we sell out for money.
- Tony Randall

Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

The sooner we get started with alternative energy sources
and recognize that fossil fuels makes us less secure as a nation,
and more dangerous as a planet, the better off we'll be.
- Lindsey Graham

The sooner you treat your son as a man,
the sooner he will be one.
- John Dryden

No sooner said than done - so acts your man of worth.
- Franz Kafka

It may be that apartheid brings such stupendous economic
advantages to countries that they would sooner have
apartheid than permit its destruction.
- Oliver Tambo

My MELD score was pretty high.
And the worse you get on that scale,
the sooner you get a transplant.
It's based on how sick you are.
And believe me, I was pretty sick.
- Pat Summerall

Many people would sooner die than think;
in fact,
they do so.
- Bertrand Russell

No ashes are lighter than those of incense,
and few things burn out sooner.
- Walter Savage Landor

Scandal dies sooner of itself, than we could kill it.
- Benjamin Rush

The sooner I get into the Hall of Fame the better.
- Dave Winfield

If you aim at anything lower that is expecting your
audience to be really alert and aware,
then you're going to be caught out sooner or later as a composer.
- Peter Maxwell Davies

Sooner or later I'm going to die, but I'm not going to retire.
- Margaret Mead

I don't care tuppence whether I'm forced into a leadership position or not.
I'd much sooner not.
- E. P. Thompson

Sooner or later you must move down an unknown road
that leads beyond the range of the imagination,
and the only certainty is that the trip has to be made.
- Bruce Catton

I would sooner read a time-table or a catalogue than nothing at all.
They are much more entertaining than half the novels that are written.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Let me alone: I have yet my legs and one arm.
Tell the surgeon to make haste and his instruments.
I know I must lose my right arm, so the sooner it's off the better.
- Horatio Nelson

Sooner or later we've got to tie the saving of the
natural world to our own public welfare.
- Jim Fowler

Once you begin being naughty, it is easier to go and on and on,
and sooner or later something dreadful happens.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

Nature is one great big wood-chipper.
Sooner or later, everything shoots out the other end in a spray of blood,
bones and hair.
- Doug Coupland

I personally believe that those who are leaders with
political power over the world will be forced some day,
sooner or later, to give way to common sense and the will of the people.
- Alva Myrdal

People have no idea what a hard job it is for two writers to be friends.
Sooner or later you have to talk about each other's work.
- Anatole Broyard

The devil had as good have let Paul alone,
for he no sooner comes into prison but he falls a preaching,
at which the gates of Satan's prison fly open,
and poor sinners come forth.
- William Gurnall

No matter how vital experience might be while you lived it,
no sooner was it ended and dead than it became as lifeless
as the piles of dry dust in a school history book.
- Ellen Glasgow

A woman who gives any advantage to a man may expect
a lover but will sooner or later find a tyrant.
- George Byron

I would sooner play in a good British picture than
in the majority of American pictures I have seen.
- Glynis Johns

Sooner or later the arm goes bad.
It has to...
Sooner or later you have to start pitching in pain.
- Whitey Ford

There are three things which the public will always clamor for,
sooner or later: namely, novelty, novelty,
novelty.
- Thomas Hood

I believe success is preparation, because opportunity
is going to knock on your door sooner or later but
are you prepared to answer that?
- Omar Epps

No sooner than I did take it seriously,
I had million-selling hits and movies with John Wayne.
- Frankie Avalon

College had little effect on me.
I'd have been the same writer if I'd gone to MIT,
except I'd have flunked out sooner.
- Robert B. Parker

It will be difficult to let go but it is going to happen
sooner rather than later in my case.
- Kenny Cunningham

For precocity some great price is always demanded sooner or later in life.
- Margaret Fuller

Sooner or later we're all someone's dog.
- Terry Pratchett

Sooner or later a rider will emerge who will win more Tours.
In every sport we have seen how the records eventually
get broken and cycling is no exception.
- Miguel Indurain

I'd sooner be called a successful crook than a destitute monarch.
- Charlie Chaplin

I would love to see Flip get back into the league.
I think he can definitely still coach in this league.
I think he will be in this league quicker than sooner.
- Kevin Garnett

Sooner or later you learn that you belong in the big leagues,
and that makes you calm down.
- Dennis Eckersley

Sooner will a camel pass through a needle's eye than
a great man be "discovered" by an election.
- Adolf Hitler

If you are going to try and hide something,
sooner or later people are going to find out.
- Lou Ferrigno

The issue which has swept down the centuries and which
will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks.
- Lord Acton

If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes,
only sooner.
- Tallulah Bankhead

Where there is little or no public opinion,
there is likely to be bad government,
which sooner or later becomes autocratic government.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

The more rapidly a civilization progresses,
the sooner it dies for another to rise in its place.
- Havelock Ellis

Everyone gets frustrated and aggressive,
and I'd sooner take my aggression out on a guitar than on a person.
- Paul Weller


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