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Mortimer Zuckerman Quotes and Sayings

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Surely, if Mother Nature had been consulted,
she would never have consented to building a city in New Orleans.
- Mortimer Zuckerman

The unique danger today is the possibility that we
may face longer-term stagnation as a consequence of
relying too heavily on borrowed money.
- Mortimer Zuckerman

I decided law was the exact opposite of sex;
even when it was good,
it was lousy.
- Mortimer Zuckerman

The most critical factor subduing the demand for housing
is that home ownership is no longer seen as the great,
long-term buildup in equity value it once was.
- Mortimer Zuckerman

 

Natural erosion had reduced the critical barrier islands in the Gulf,
the result of the destruction of some 300,000 acres of wetlands.
This amounted to 30 miles of marshlands.
- Mortimer Zuckerman

These days the American dream of home ownership has
turned into a nightmare for millions of families.
They wake every day to the reality of a horrible decline
in the value of the home that has meant so much to them.
- Mortimer Zuckerman

Americans cannot maintain their essential faith in
government if there are two Americas,
in which the private sector's work subsidizes the disproportionate
benefits of this new public sector elite.
- Mortimer Zuckerman

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These days, government employees are better off in almost every area:
pay,
benefits, time off, and security, on top of working fewer hours.
They can thrive even in a down economy.
- Mortimer Zuckerman

For the baby boomer generation, a home is now seen
not as the cornerstone of advancement but a ball and chain,
restricting their ability and their mobility to move
and seek out a job at another location.
- Mortimer Zuckerman

Millions of public workers have become a kind of privileged new class -
a new elite,
who live better than their private sector counterparts.
Public servants have become the public's masters.
No wonder the public is upset.
- Mortimer Zuckerman

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
- The Buddha

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

If you look for the bad in people
expecting to find it, you surely will.
- Abraham Lincoln

Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational
act that two people in love can commit.
- Bill Cosby

No society can surely be flourishing and happy,
of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
- Adam Smith

Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate,
exercises a public trust.
- Grover Cleveland

I begin with the principle that all men are bores.
Surely no one will prove himself
so great a bore as to contradict me in this.
- Soren Kierkegaard

What makes life worth living? Better surely,
to yield to the stain of suicide blood in me and seek
forgetfulness in the embrace of cold dark death.
- Zane Grey

A simple enough pleasure, surely, to have breakfast
alone with one's husband,
but how seldom married people in the midst of life achieve it.
- Anne Spencer

The picture which the philosopher draws of the world
is surely not one in which every stroke is necessitated by pure logic.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

If all else fails, the character of a man can be recognized
by nothing so surely as by a jest which he takes badly.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Well, surely, I am not in charge of South Africa.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

I cannot express it: but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is,
or should be, an existence of yours beyond you.
- Emily Bronte

If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately.
- Thomas Paine

Surely it is one of the simplest laws of taste in dress,
that it shall not attract undue attention from the wearer to the worn.
- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

Slowly but surely the sea is freezing over.
- Robert Falcon Scott

Full surely there is a blessedness beyond the grave
for those who have already entered on it here,
and in no other form than that wherein they know it here,
at any moment.
- Johann Gottlieb Fichte

Is it the factitious and the conventional that most
surely succeed on earth and in the course of life?
- Paul Cezanne

Beware of your habits.
The better they are the more surely they will be your undoing.
- Holbrook Jackson

Of all days, the day on which one has not laughed is
the one most surely wasted.
- Nicolas Chamfort

Surely we have always acted; it is an instinct inherent in all of us.
Some of us are better at it than others,
but we all do it.
- Laurence Olivier

And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely,
I said, knowledge is the food of the soul.
- Plato

Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly,
but the most surely, on the soul.
- Ernest Dimnet

Yes, you are running businesses, and yes,
we understand and accept that, but surely there must
be a level beyond which profit from news is simply indecent.
- Christiane Amanpour

One of the darkest evils of our world is surely the
unteachable wildness of the Good.
- H. G. Wells

The true spirit of delight, the exaltation,
the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone
of the highest excellence,
is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
- Bertrand Russell

The more my work improves or broadens or widens,
the more surely I tame myself.
- Dennis Potter

Sometimes, surely, truth is closer to imagination or to intelligence,
to love than to fact? To be accurate is not to be right.
- Shirley Hazzard

Surely, God on high has not refused to give us enough
wisdom to find ways to bring us an improvement in relations
between the two great nations on earth.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

William Packard surely must be one of the great editors of our time.
- James Dickey

Friendships that have stood the test of time and change are surely best.
- Joseph Parry

Once in a century a man may be ruined or made insufferable by praise.
But surely once in a minute something generous dies for want of it.
- John Masefield

Surely our inaction with respect to Syria is a poor
precedent if we're fighting a war on terror.
- Bill Kristol

The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country
and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Surely the glory of journalism is its transience.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

Ronald Reagan used to alarm his Soviet counterparts
by saying that surely they'd both unite against an invasion from Mars.
- Christopher Hitchens

I didn't want to do anything my mother wanted me to
do so surely I wasn't going to sing for her.
- Linda Lavin

Surely man was not created to be an idle fellow;
he was not set in this universal orchard to stand still as a tree.
- Thomas Dekker

If there's ever a place where you can't argue that
you can put the facts over here and the text over there and see if they fit,
it is surely in anthropology.
- Clifford Geertz

Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy
surely takes the rest of the week.
- Alice Walker

Surely God would not have created such a being as man,
with an ability to grasp the infinite,
to exist only for a day!
No, no, man was made for immortality.
- Abraham Lincoln

If we fear the unknown then surely we fear ourselves.
- Bryant H. McGill

The terrible thing about terrorism is that ultimately
it destroys those who practice it.
Slowly but surely, as they try to extinguish life in others,
the light within them dies.
- Terry Waite

There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity
to extract all the good out of all the evil.
- Benjamin Haydon

Words must surely be counted among the most powerful drugs man ever invented.
- Leo Rosten

Surely a King who loves pleasure is less dangerous
than one who loves glory?
- Nancy Mitford

Surely the job of fiction is to actually tell the truth.
It's a paradox that's at the heart of any kind of storytelling.
- Jeremy Northam

The moon of a bright silver, which dazzles by its shining,
illumines a world which surely is no longer ours;
for it resembles in nothing what may be seen in other lands.
- Pierre Loti

Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
- John Adams

No man surely has so short a memory as the American.
- Rebecca H. Davis

I don't know much about football.
I know what a goal is, which is surely the main thing about football.
- Victoria Beckham

Impossible to spend sleepless nights and accomplish anything:
if,
in my youth, my parents had not financed my insomnias,
I should surely have killed myself.
- Emile M. Cioran

Clouds and darkness surround us, yet Heaven is just,
and the day of triumph will surely come,
when justice and truth will be vindicated.
- Mary Todd Lincoln

Shrines!
Shrines!
Surely you don't believe in the gods.
What's your argument? Where's your proof?
- Aristophanes

It is the timber of poetry that wears most surely,
and there is no timber that has not strong roots among the clay and worms.
- John Synge

The stones themselves are thick with history,
and those cats that dash through the alleyways must
surely be the ghosts of the famous dead in feline disguise.
- Erica Jong

Common sense is perhaps the most equally divided,
but surely the most underemployed, talent in the world.
- Christiane Collage

Doing leads more surely to talking than talking to doing.
- Vance Havner

Slowly but surely, we are acquiring that famous culture of democracy,
which is our objective.
- Paul Biya

Surely it is much more generous to forgive and remember,
than to forgive and forget.
- Maria Edgeworth

If hard work were such a wonderful thing,
surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves.
- Joseph Kirkland


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