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Miles Franklin Quotes and Sayings

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It's a sign of your own worth sometimes if you are
hated by the right people.
- Miles Franklin

Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.
- Miles Franklin

If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry,
that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware
of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
- Bertrand Russell

The true sign of intelligence
is not knowledge but imagination.
- Albert Einstein

 

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

To accuse others for one's own misfortunes
is a sign of want of education.
To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun.
To accuse neither oneself nor others
shows that one's education is complete.
- Epictetus

While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Silence is not always a Sign of Wisdom,
but Babbling is ever a folly.
- Benjamin Franklin

When two people decide to get a divorce,
it isn't a sign that they "don't understand" one another,
but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.
- Helen Rowland

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere
in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
- Bill Watterson

When your friends begin to flatter
you on how young you look,
it's a sure sign you're getting old.
- Mark Twain

One of my earliest memories is of my father carrying
me in one arm with a picket sign in the other.
- Camryn Manheim

Oh, if only God would give me some sign.
If He would just speak to me once. Anything.
One sentence. Two words. If He would just cough.
- the movie Love and Death

Love, hope, fear, faith - these make humanity;
These are its sign and note and character.
- Robert Browning Hamilton

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.
- Peter De Vries

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

All we do is sign great teams, and stay out of the way.
The rest will take care of itself.
- Mike Wilson

When I get really hammered I take my clothes off.
That's a sure sign.
It's been a long time since the last time I did that.
Probably a year.
- Michael Stipe

Beauty is a precious trace that eternity causes to
appear to us and that it takes away from us.
A manifestation of eternity, and a sign of death as well.
- Eugene Ionesco

Seriously though, my father was the first African American
to sign a contract with the Metropolitan Opera so I
grew up with classical music and jazz in the home all the time.
- Bobby McFerrin

Without a sign, his sword the brave man draws,
and asks no omen, but his country's cause.
- Homer

No government ought to be without censors;
and where the press is free,
no one ever will.
Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.
- Anatole France

The most perfect ape cannot draw an ape;
only man can do that; but,
likewise, only man regards the ability to do this as a sign of superiority.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

So I took it as a very positive sign that the club
came to me rather than the other way round.
- Dennis Bergkamp

Any ballplayer that don't sign autographs for little kids ain't an American.
He's a communist.
- Rogers Hornsby

The only bipartisanship you ever see is when they finally
sign a bill and everybody says,
'Gee, isn't that wonderful?'
- Colin Powell

We still lend our old house out to relatives.
They keep a guest book for my fans to sign.
- Loretta Lynn

Make sure you know what you are signing when you sign a recording contract.
- Tommy Shaw

The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
- Michel de Montaigne

I used to just sign papers and not pay no attention to what I'm signing.
- Otis Rush

The first thing you should do with an actor is not
sign a contract with him.
Take him to dinner.
And take him for a walk afterwards.
- Elia Kazan

In Braille you write your flat sign first and then your note.
- George Shearing

For faithful Catholics, communion is not just a nice ritual:
It is the body and blood of Jesus Christ,
and the ultimate sign of our willingness to be incorporated into the church.
- Maggie Gallagher

A real estate closer.
Oh, what's that? I'm a real estate opener.
What is a real estate closer? You mean at the end where
you've got to sign all those papers?
- Louie Anderson

Contradiction is not a sign of falsity,
nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.
- Blaise Pascal

If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind,
what is the significance of a clean desk?
- Laurence J. Peter

Life is for the living.
I was a little scared before surgery 'cause of the
release you sign that says there's always a very small
percent chance that you'll die during the operation.
- Billy West

The thing about film-making is I give it everything,
that's why I work so hard.
I always tell young actors to take charge.
It's not that hard.
Sign your own cheques, be responsible.
- Tom Cruise

I am waiting for a sign that will indicate to me what
meaning I must give to my life,
but right now my existence is satisfactory.
- Lucy Lawless

Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest.
Tolerance is composed of nine parts of apathy to one of brotherly love.
- Frank Moore Colby

The most important sign in Matthew has to be the restoration
of the Jews to the land in the rebirth of Israel.
- Hal Lindsey

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

Confusion of sign and object is original sin coeval with the word.
- Willard Van Orman Quine

It's always been kind of weird to me because when you
give someone an autograph,
you're looking down at a piece of paper and once you
sign it the person moves on.
- Christopher Meloni

I took some classes in sign language when I was in
my early teens because I was told that I would be completely deaf very early.
But I never really wanted to learn.
- Stephanie Beacham

A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.
- Franz Kafka

I like to go from mainstream movies to more artsy films.
I don't sign on for the money.
Maybe I should, but I don't.
There's always a good reason for doing something.
- Famke Janssen

Of course, we have known for a long time that a word,
like any verbal sign, is a unity of two components.
- Roman Jakobson

In poetic language, in which the sign as such takes on an autonomous value,
this sound symbolism becomes an actual factor and creates
a sort of accompaniment to the signified.
- Roman Jakobson

I didn't sign any contracts, and I didn't see any oil.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

If I should ever be captured, I want no negotiation -
and if I should request a negotiation from captivity
they should consider that a sign of duress.
- Henry A. Kissinger

The bold defiance of a woman is the certain sign of her shame,
- when she has once ceased to blush,
it is because she has too much to blush for.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

They used to say, 'If we find a good black player,
we'll sign him.' They was lying.
- Cool Papa Bell

When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths,
it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce.
- Sun Tzu

Rascals are always sociable, more's the pity!
and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his
character is the little pleasure he takes in others' company.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Dullness in matters of government is a good sign,
and not a bad one - in particular, dullness in parliamentary
government is a test of its excellence,
an indication of its success.
- Walter Bagehot

George Orwell's contention was that it is a sure sign
of trouble when things can no longer be called by their
right names and described in plain,
forthright speech.
- Christopher Lasch

Every revolution has its counterrevolution -
that is a sign the revolution is for real.
- C. Wright Mills

To buy very good wine nowadays requires only money.
To serve it to your guests is a sign of fatigue.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

We have now just enshrined, as soon as I sign this bill,
the core principle that everybody should have some
basic security when it comes to their healthcare.
- Barack Obama

Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up.
- Brigham Young

I survived only a year in Berkeley, partly because
I declined to sign the anticommunist loyalty oath.
- Jack Steinberger

People want me to do the strangest things.
They want me to sign their arms or chests.
- Tia Carrere

When a man fell into his anecdotage it was a sign for
him to retire from the world.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I believe that in a great city, or even in a small city or a village,
a great theater is the outward and visible sign of
an inward and probable culture.
- Laurence Olivier

It is my fate and perhaps my temperament to sign agreements with fools.
- E. M. Forster

Public office is supposed to be a public trust.
This is a clear sign of the rampant corruption at the
highest levels of the Republican leadership.
- Bob Etheridge

If I have resistance to something, it means there's something wrong.
The resistance to me is a sign of fear.
- Billy Corgan

I didn't have any real art training,
but when I was about twelve nad thirteen,
another boy and I went to a sign painter's house every
Friday night and took lessons.
- Rube Goldberg

I do not believe in pure idioms.
I think there is naturally a desire,
for whoever speaks or writes,
to sign in an idiomatic, irreplaceable manner.
- Jacques Derrida


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