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John H. Speke Quotes and Sayings

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Cows, after leaving the low lands near the coast,
are found to be plentiful everywhere,
and to produce milk in small quantities,
from which butter is made.
- John H. Speke

Twins are usually hailed with delight,
because they swell the power of the family,
though in some instances they are put to death.
- John H. Speke

The rest of my work, besides sketching and keeping a diary,
which was the most troublesome of all,
consisted in making geological and zoological collections.
- John H. Speke

The equatorial line is, in fact, the centre of atmospheric motion.
- John H. Speke

 

Each tribe has its characteristics, it is true.
- John H. Speke

So is the savage buffalo, especially delighting in dark places,
where he can wallow in the mud and slake his thirst without much trouble;
and here also we find the wild pig.
- John H. Speke

I profess accurately to describe native Africa -
Africa in those places where it has not received the slightest impulse,
whether for good or evil, from European civilisation.
- John H. Speke

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I was afterwards sorry for this, though,
if I ever travel again, I shall trust to none but natives,
as the climate of Africa is too trying to foreigners.
- John H. Speke

The lion is, however, rarely heard -
much more seldom seen.
- John H. Speke

My first occupation was to map the country.
- John H. Speke

In the following pages I have endeavoured to describe
all that appeared to me most important and interesting
among the events and the scenes that came under my
notice during my sojourn in the interior of Africa.
- John H. Speke

Studying cows, pigs and chickens can help an actor develop his character.
There are a lot of things I learned from animals.
One was that they couldn't hiss or boo me.
- James Dean

If I have to, I'll go and direct theater and talk till the cows come home.
- Ridley Scott

Anybody who plays the stock market not as an insider
is like a man buying cows in the moonlight.
- Daniel Drew

Scoops of mint ice cream with chips of chocolate cows.
- Jim Bishop

I don't know how many sacred cows there are today.
I think there's a little confusion between humor and gross passing for humor.
That's kind of regrettable.
- Bob Newhart

There's nothing like sitting back and talking to your cows.
- Russell Crowe

Lebanon can choose to be either a partner in ridding
the scourge of terrorism or another obstacle that cows
to the most radical elements of society.
- Vito Fossella

We spend more on cows than the poor.
- Gordon Brown

She always says, my lord, that facts are like cows.
If you look them in the face hard enough they generally run away.
- Dorothy L. Sayers

The cows have ID numbers.
And we should be able, throughout the investigation,
which is ongoing as we speak, to be able to track that
cow back to where it came from initially.
- Ann Veneman

Meat is an inefficient way to eat.
An acre of land can yield 20,000 pounds of potatoes,
but that same acre would only graze enough cows to get 165 pounds of meat.
- Alexandra Paul

I can drink tea until the cows come home and I love
the atmosphere in tea-shops.
- Zola Budd

Making fun of born-again Christians is like hunting
dairy cows with a high powered rifle and scope.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Cows are my passion.
What I have ever sighed for has been to retreat to a Swiss farm,
and live entirely surrounded by cows -
and china.
- Charles Dickens

There exists no politician in India daring enough to
attempt to explain to the masses that cows can be eaten.
- Indira Gandhi

Sacred cows make the tastiest hamburger.
- Abbie Hoffman

The return from cows and sheep in cheese is worth much
money every day in the season,
without calves and lambs, and without the manure,
which all return corn and fruit.
- Robert Grosseteste

Sacred cows make very poor gladiators.
- Nikki Giovanni

We don't have milk cows.
People have so many stereotypes of people from where I come from -
Oklahoma.
We don't ride around in covered wagons,
either.
- Carrie Underwood

A girl's got to do what she's got to do to make somebody pay her a compliment.
If that means moaning 'til the cows come home,
then so be it.
- Cat Deeley

Even during the rationing period, during World War II,
we didn't have the anxiety that we'd starve,
because we grew our own potatoes, you know? And our own hogs,
and our own cows and stuff, you know.
- James Earl Jones

Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures;
none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them;
and,
in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.
- Thomas de Quincey

Some people are uncomfortable with the idea that humans
belong to the same class of animals as cats and cows and raccoons.
They're like the people who become successful and then
don't want to be reminded of the old neighborhood.
- Phil Donahue

When I was a kid, my step dad started this business
and would go out and get lost cows and stuff.
He was part-time truck driver, farmer and cowboy.
He taught me how to ride from an early age.
- Tim McGraw

Give these Indians little farms, survey them,
let them put fences around them, let them have their own horses,
cows, sheep, things that they can call their own,
and it will do away with tribal Indians.
- George Crook

My parents moved to Los Angeles when I was really young,
but I spent every summer with my grandparents,
and I'd stay with my grandfather on the farm in Longview.
He was retired from the railroad, and he had a small
farm with some cows and some pigs.
I remember part of my youth was feeding hogs and plowing fields and stuff,
so that's a part of me.
- Forest Whitaker

I have been heartbroken once and it has affected all
my relationships from there on.
But now I look at it as a occupational hazard.
If you are in the meat market at some point you are
gonna get mad cows disease.
- Dominic Monaghan

It's to be a person who's able to shoot little arrows
into sacred cows and knock politicians off their pedestals,
to look out for hypocrisy, advocate for all sorts of
things from social justice to peace.
- Jonathan Shapiro

This was a dairy cow, and dairy cows have IDs on them.
The ID was traced back to the farm in Washington.
It's a dairy farm.
And that farm now has been quarantined,
and the owners have been very cooperative in doing that.
- Ann Veneman

Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past
have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
- George S. Patton

I play piano and guitar.
Acoustic guitar.
I tried studying classical guitar when I was 16 but it got really hard.
I could never play a lead to save my life.
- Kip Winger

I really believe that studying organization,
even in the form of studying detective story organization,
is very, very valuable for a playwright,
a budding playwright.
- Peter Shaffer

If I'm playing with Ozzy it's just a guitar thing.
But with the vocals I feel like I'm studying for the SATs.
- Zakk Wylde

The real thing is, you should be seeing these plays in the Theatre.
That's what they were written for.
That's where the enjoyment is.
Studying them is no enjoyment whatsoever.
- Tony Randall

Well I started studying to help me with these commercial
auditions and I just loved it.
- Sela Ward

When I started studying for the arias it was like going
into training for a heavyweight title fight.
- Michael Bolton

That's my fun time so, to me, doing my homework,
studying on what I do, watching the movies,
listening to music, all that inspires me so I focus
a lot on that and practice.
- Christina Milian

The marvelous thing is that even in studying linguistics,
we find that the universe as a whole is patterned,
ordered, and to some degree intelligible to us.
- Kenneth L. Pike

The Southern slave would obey God in respect to marriage,
and also to the reading and studying of His word.
But this, as we have seen, is forbidden him.
- Gerrit Smith

If I wasn't doing this, I'd be in school studying political
science or socioeconomic something.
I love visiting different cultures and finding out
how they make up a society.
- Eliza Dushku

I have frequently gained my first real insight into
the character of parents by studying their children.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

I love studying Ancient History and seeing how empires rise and fall,
sowing the seeds of their own destruction.
- Martin Scorsese

As an example, one of the schools I have been studying
is too small to compete effectively in most sports,
but participates with vigor each year in the state music contests.
- James S. Coleman

I quit college.
I was studying architecture for about a year.
- Barry Mann

Studying anthropology, I developed a kind of holistic view of human existence,
in which the dichotomies you listed are all necessary
and vital aspects of life.
- Joan D. Vinge

It is too late to be studying Hebrew;
it is more important to understand
even the slang of to-day.
- Henry David Thoreau

When I was younger I was completely without money -
when I was studying in Budapest,
when I was a refugee.
- Gyorgy Ligeti

I went to Ohio University studying arts and history,
and playing football.
But I was only interested in girls, my pals and sports.
I only did the minimum for school.
- Ed O'Neill

It would be nice if the poor were to get even half
of the money that is spent in studying them.
- Bill Vaughan

Studying is something I really love doing,
and I just hope to have enough money for tuition.
- Alexandra Kosteniuk

I've always enjoyed studying the small clues that indicate
a particular class level.
- Anne Tyler

I continued studying by myself in the field of jazz
with my own technique of improvisation,
walking bass lines, rhythms, all kinds of stuff,
which I created for myself.
- Miroslav Vitous

The effect of studying masterpieces is to make me admire and do otherwise.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins

I've been doing a lot of studying singing,
and I'm thinking of recording an album containing all
my old war horses and putting out a songbook at the same time.
- David Friedman

I was studying American politicians who were searching -
allegedly -
for American communists because it would put them on
the front pages of the papers in their home towns.
- Robert Vaughn

I don't love studying.
I hate studying.
I like learning.
Learning is beautiful.
- Natalie Portman

I believed in studying just because I knew education was a privilege.
It was the discipline of study, to get into the habit
of doing something that you don't want to do.
- Wynton Marsalis

The main thing is that I've been studying composition for the last four years.
I'd say it's the life experience combined with the
lessons that enabled me to go much further.
- Kip Winger

Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity.
The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere.
Truly profound and original insights are to be found
only in studying the exemplary.
- Warren G. Bennis

I wanted to be in a band that gave bang for the buck.
I wanted to be in the band who didn't look like a bunch of guys who,
you know, should be in a library studying for their finals.
- Gene Simmons


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