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Joseph Howe Quotes and Sayings

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They have shrunk from inquiry, though they have strained after punishment.
I have in every shape dared the one,
that I might,
so far as lay in my power, be able to secure the other.
- Joseph Howe

Will you permit the sacred fire of liberty,
brought by your fathers from the venerable temples of Britain,
to be quenched and trodden out on the simple altars they have raised?
- Joseph Howe

We may smile at these matters, but they are melancholy illustrations.
- Joseph Howe

My books are very few, but then the world is before me -
a library open to all - from which poverty of purse cannot exclude me -
in which the meanest and most paltry volume is sure
to furnish something to amuse,
if not to instruct and improve.
- Joseph Howe

 

Such a prostitution of judicial power can never occur
again under the shadow of the British law,
for no jury within the wide circle of the empire would
submit to such an infraction of their privilege,
even if a judge could be found daring enough to attempt it.
- Joseph Howe

Will you, my countrymen, the descendants of these men,
warmed by their blood, inheriting their language,
and having the principles for which they struggled confided to your care,
allow them to be violated in your hands?
- Joseph Howe

My public life is before you; and I know you will believe me when I say,
that when I sit down in solitude to the labours of my profession,
the only questions I ask myself are,
What is right? What is just? What is for the public good?
- Joseph Howe

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It is curious how, from time immemorial,
man seems to have associated the idea of evil with beauty,
shrunk from it with a sort of ghostly fear,
while, at the same time drawn to it by force of its hypnotic attraction.
- Richard Le Gallienne

It might take some here and there, but Apple's market
share in the global computer business has really shrunk pretty far,
and where they've been making success recently is not
in the computer business but in the iPod music business.
- Kevin Rollins

The reality is that the workforce relative to the number
of people retired has shrunk and today in America there
are only 3.3 working Americans paying payroll taxes
to support each individual currently retired and collecting Social Security taxes.
- John Shadegg

If, amid the multitude of contending counsel,
you have hesitated and doubted; if, when a great measure suggested itself,
you have shrunk from the vast responsibility,
afraid to go forward lest you should go wrong,
what wonder?
- Robert Dale Owen

Be curious; be adventurous; live life full-out.
Accept the challenge, and reach for the brass ring.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We keep moving forward, opening new doors,
and doing new things, because we're curious
and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
- Walt Disney

To keep your thinking young, stay curious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That's what learning is, after all;
not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and h
ow we've changed because of it
and what we take away from it
that we never had before,
to apply to other games.
Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
- Richard Bach

Be curious, not judgmental.
- Walt Whitman

Children are curious and are risk takers.
They have lots of courage.
They venture out into a world
that is immense and dangerous.
A child initially trusts life
and the processes of life.
- John Bradshaw

There's always a period of curious fear between the
first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.
- Don DeLillo

Something as curious as the monarchy won't survive
unless you take account of people's attitudes.
After all, if people don't want it, they won't have it.
- Prince Charles

Be less curious about people,
and more curious about ideas.
- Marie Curie

It is curious - curious that physical courage
should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare
- Mark Twain

I have no special talent.
I am only passionately curious.
- Albert Einstein

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man
looking through a keyhole,
the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

Those little nimble musicians of the air,
that warble forth their curious ditties,
with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.
- Izaak Walton

It is good to vary in order that you may frustrate the curious,
especially those who envy you.
- Baltasar Gracian

I'd be curious to find out, but I don't think people
in the entertainment industry are proportionally more
or less serious politically than anyone in the landscaping industry.
- David Cross

Not only did I enjoy the creative side of Playboy and
enjoy being surrounded by people who are curious about life,
but I also love the analytical and hard business side of it.
- Christie Hefner

Curious people are intersting people,
I wonder why that is.
- Bill Maher

I was awfully curious to find out why I didn't go insane.
- Abraham Maslow

I find the subject of childhood fascinating.
I explored this subject in Speak to me of love and
I am curious about portraying the often painful transition into the adult world.
- Sophie Marceau

For nobody is curious, who isn't malevolent.
- Plautus

I am a curious person and, believe it or not,
I really do like to sit back and listen to people's stories.
- Nina Blackwood

A woman, the more curious she is about her face,
is commonly the more careless about her house.
- Ben Jonson

The sound of the mandolin is a very curious sound because
it's cheerful and melancholy at the same time,
and I think it comes from that shadow string,
the double strings.
- Rita Dove

Growth, in some curious way, I suspect,
depends on being always in motion just a little bit,
one way or another.
- Norman Mailer

It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see
people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.
- Agatha Christie

Be curious, learn and read as much as you can about food.
Don't worry about making money.
Focus on learning at various venues before you settle
down for a steady position.
- Rocco DiSpirito

My friends are all really nice about my fame,
they're just curious really, they ask lots of questions.
- Emma Watson

I say to mankind, Be not curious about God.
For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God -
I hear and behold God in every object,
yet understand God not in the least.
- Walt Whitman

You know I was curious - I was interested in all kinds
of mystery or deeper meanings in the paintings because
I myself have not analyzed why they have turned out like this or like that.
- H. R. Giger

I've been curious about certain things,
but didn't let them get in the way of my life.
I don't know how people becoem successful with some kind of habit.
- Tobey Maguire

Curious people who have become accustomed to think
that one cannot sustain the moral of the army without
giving it the freedom to shed blood from time to time.
- Moshe Sharett

The Pirate is surrealism and so, in a curious way,
is Father of the Bride.
- Vincente Minnelli

I'm curious about everything.
Even subjects that don't interest me.
- Alex Trebek

It is a curious thing, but I have been right in everything
I have done and said in my life.
- Lord Mountbatten

But I tend to think of the expressive part of me as rather tedious -
never curious or responsive,
but blind and self-serving.
- Mark Strand

I remain a humanist.
We are a very curious race.
- Michael Tippett

In passing, we should note this curious mark of our own age:
the only absolute allowed is the absolute insistence
that there is no absolute.
- Francis Schaeffer

I cannot help but think a curious event is this life of mine.
- John James Audubon

When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.
- Walt Disney

I dug things up.
I was curious.
I liked to draw what I found.
- Mary Leakey

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am,
then I can change.
- Carl Rogers

He has a number of curious facts in illustration of
the power of mere goodness to protect against outrage.
- George Combe

And as I reinvent myself and I'm constantly curious about everything,
I can't wait to see what's around the corner in newfound
art and entertainment and exploration.
- Pam Grier

No, but it's not because I'm getting older that I'm trying to accelerate.
But something very curious is happening:
The older I get,
the more ideas I'm getting.
- Patrice Leconte

Happiness comes from...
some curious adjustment to life.
- Hugh Walpole

I enjoyed hearing people do their own songs.
I became attracted to singer-songwriters.
I became interested in them as people;
was curious about what they wanted to say.
- Lyle Lovett

It's curious how we act in moments of personal despair.
- Lawrence Welk

Yes; quaint and curious war is!
You shoot a fellow down you'd treat if met where any bar is,
or help to half-a-crown.
- Thomas Hardy

The curious defiled past him, after squeezing the Presidential fingers into the room,
and settled either on the sofa or chairs or remained
standing for protracted observations.
- Henry Villard

It is curious to observe what different
ideals of happiness people cherish,
and in what singular places they look
for this well-spring of their life.
Many look for it in the hoarding of riches,
some in the pride of power,
and others in the achievements of art and literature;
a few seek it in the exploration of their own minds,
or in search for knowledge.
- Helen Keller

Well, I was passionately curious about what my body was doing,
and when I got the lessons on how to meditate,
it seemed really solid to me.
It seemed real.
- Mariel Hemingway

Simultaneous contrast is not just a curious optical phenomenon -
it is the very heart of painting.
- Josef Albers

The human being is a most curious creature.
He thinks he has got one soul, and he has got dozens.
- David Herbert Lawrence

It would be curious to know what leads a man to become
a stationer rather than a baker,
when he is no longer compelled, as among the Egyptians,
to succeed to his father's craft.
- Honore de Balzac

The curious are always in some danger.
If you are curious you might never come home.
- Jeanette Winterson

But maybe music was not intended to satisfy the curious definiteness of man.
Maybe it is better to hope that music may always be
transcendental language in the most extravagant sense.
- Charles Ives

It would be curious to discover who it is to whom one writes in a diary.
Possibly to some mysterious personification of one's own identity.
- Beatrice Webb

One curious thing about growing up is that you don't
only move forward in time;
you move backwards as well,
as pieces of your parents' and grandparents' lives come to you.
- Philip Pullman

I began by doing physical yoga, initially just for the workout,
as exercise.
I would get peaceful and calm at the end of it,
and I was curious about that.
- Mariel Hemingway

Life - how curious is that habit that makes us think it is not here,
but elsewhere.
- V. S. Pritchett


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