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Ralph Thomas Walker Quotes and Sayings

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When I severe my connections with the A.I.A.
I do so with my own self respect, as a matter of pride
and I am sure within your knowledge of my character.
- Ralph Thomas Walker

I completely scorn the falsifying, the sanctimonious,
the cheap and the shoddy.
- Ralph Thomas Walker

May I say, finally, that I have no illusions of grandeur;
quite to the contrary,
I am very humble in my knowledge that through forty
years of my life my life has been an open book of service
to my fellow architects and for the public good.
- Ralph Thomas Walker

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

 

I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's
most effective criticism until you provoke him.
Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.
- Henry David Thoreau

She belongs to a race of delightful women,
who never do any harm, whom everybody calls good,
and who are very severe on those who do not pretend to be good.
- Gilbert Parker

The nature of peoples is first crude,
then severe, then benign, then delicate,
finally dissolute.
- Giambattista Vico

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A severe though not unfriendly critic of our institutions
said that the cure for admiring the House of Lords
was to go and look at it.
- Walter Bagehot

After an unremitting and severe labour of two days,
we returned to our old encampment with the loss of some of my horses,
and my men excessively fatigued.
- William Henry Ashley

Congress's definition of torture in those laws -
the infliction of severe mental or physical pain -
leaves room for interrogation methods that go beyond polite conversation.
- John Yoo

On the other hand, I still approach each book with
the same basic plan in mind -
to put some people under severe stress and see how they hold up.
- Terry Brooks

I have been very fortunate as to escape through another
day's very severe fighting and escaped unhurt.
- John H. Morgan

There's a new medical crisis.
Doctors are reporting that many men are having allergic
reactions to latex condoms.
They say they cause severe swelling.
So what's the problem?
- Phyllis Diller

There are severe limitations on civil rights.
In the international arena, Iran is turning into an isolated country,
and the international community is becoming more hostile toward it.
- Moshe Katsav

In so far as the mind is stronger than the body,
so are the ills contracted by the mind more severe
than those contracted by the body.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

I think music has gone through a period of something very severe,
rather radical, rather the way painting did with cubism.
- Harrison Birtwistle

All pain is either severe or slight,
if slight,
it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

While many hackers have the knowledge,
skills, and tools to attack computer systems,
they generally lack the motivation to cause violence
or severe economic or social harm.
- Dorothy Denning

The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment,
was produced by government mismanagement rather than
by any inherent instability of the private economy.
- Milton Friedman

On the evening of December 25, General Washington in
a most severe season crossed the Delaware with a part of his army,
then reduced to less than 2000 men in the whole.
- Mercy Otis Warren

Today's gasoline prices are taking a severe toll on Americans' pocketbooks.
Consumers are anxious.
- Pete Domenici

But I will say that the drugs are much more ferocious then they used to be.
There are people wrecking their lives with addiction,
which seems much more severe.
- Armistead Maupin

He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad.
- Voltaire

Why is it that men who can go through severe accidents,
air raids, and any other major crisis always seems
to think that they are at death's door when they have a simple head cold?
- Shirley Booth

Every human being must find his own way to cope with severe loss,
and the only job of a true friend is to facilitate
whatever method he chooses.
- Caleb Carr

No other offense has ever been visited with such severe
penalties as seeking to help the oppressed.
- Clarence Darrow

I have seen doctors, in good faith, leave patients on steroids for years,
thinking they are doing right.
A friend of mine was on steroids for so long,
she has severe osteoporosis.
- Mary Ann Mobley

Traditionally the great men of our country have sprung from poor environments;
that being so,
it would appear we have long suffered from a severe lack of poverty.
- Gerald F. Lieberman

I cannot help thinking that the menace of Hell makes
as many devils as the severe penal codes of inhuman humanity make villains.
- Lord Byron

Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe
training has on the pugilist:
it reduces him to his fighting weight.
- Josh Billings

I would make this war as severe as possible,
and show no symptoms of tiring till the South begs for mercy.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

So rather than face the bitter truth,
China has placed severe restrictions on the Internet
and enlisted America's high-tech companies as their Internet police.
- Tom Lantos

Sadly, the President's budget proposal for the upcoming
year once again puts cutting taxes for the wealthiest
Americans over addressing our country's severe fiscal problems.
- Carl Levin

Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man
whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works.
- John Keats

There are few circumstances which so strongly distinguish the philosopher,
as the calmness with which he can reply to criticisms
he may think undeservedly severe.
- Charles Babbage

God ceases to be God only for those who can admit the
possibility of His non-existence,
and that conception is in itself the most severe punishment they can suffer.
- Giacomo Casanova

We have had a very severe frost and deep snow this month.
My thermometer was one day fourteen degrees and a half
below the freezing point,
within doors.
- Gilbert White

It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral.
- Francis Bacon

Another real problem was over putting our helmets on for re-entry,
because we all had severe head colds.
They couldn't come up there and make us.
Houston, you have a problem!
- Wally Schirra

There were schools and hospitals who were ready to
take people with undescribed injuries,
but not necessarily ready to take people with severe radiation poisoning.
- William Scranton

You reason color more than you reason drawing...
Color has a logic as severe as form.
- Pierre Bonnard

This crisis is not simply a more severe version of
the usual business cycle recession,
the typical downturn in which economies ultimately adjust and stabilize.
- Timothy Geithner

In the latter half of the last century the impact of
the expanding influence of Western culture and economic
system brought about in China a severe conflict.
- Chen Ning Yang

Philosophers are very severe towards other philosophers
because they expect too much.
- George Santayana

If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so
severe that his vengeance need not be feared.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Over the last six years, airlines have experienced
severe financial pressure to leave smaller communities,
making demands on the EAS program even greater.
- Nick Rahall

I find you write with one person in mind.
Usually for me that one person is my wife,
because she's my most severe critic and understands
best what I'm trying to do.
- Jonathan Carroll

Guard units in the U.S.
are suffering severe equipment shortages which will
affect their ability to respond to emergencies in their home States,
such as Katrina.
- Ike Skelton

I was teaching in one of the universities while the
country was suffering from a severe famine.
People were dying of hunger, and I felt very helpless.
As an economist, I had no tool in my tool box to fix that kind of situation.
- Muhammad Yunus

In the face of severe partisan divisions,
a still floundering economy, and two foreign wars,
"yes we can" is at risk of becoming this generation's
"a chicken in every pot."
That is,
a punchline rather than a political affirmation.
- Thomas J. Whalen

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast
quantity of face within a comparatively short time,
but the ability to form judgments requires the severe
discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.
- Calvin Coolidge

Admitting weakness seems to be such a severe psychic
threat for Bush that when he makes a mistake it's safer just to reinforce it.
The strategy creates a perverse system of rewards and punishments.
- Tina Brown

All countries should immediately now activate their
pandemic preparedness plans.
Countries should remain on high alert for unusual outbreaks
of influenza-like illness and severe pneumonia.
- Margaret Chan

Death is not only an unusually severe punishment,
unusual in its pain, in its finality and in its enormity,
but is serves no penal purpose more effectively than
a less severe punishment.
- William J. Brennan

I cannot separate the finances of India from those of England.
If the finances of the Indian Government receive any
severe and irreparable check,
will not the resources of England be called upon to meet the emergency,
and to supply the deficiency?
- Richard Cobden

My criticism is too severe sometimes and that is not good.
But why don't you start doing your work unless your
leader flies into a rage? It is not that you cannot
do it but that you don't want to do it.
- Zhu Rongji

Since the dawn of time, traditional marriage -
the union between one man and one woman -
has been the building block of civilization,
and at no point in our nation's history has that foundation
been under more severe attack than now.
- Jim DeMint

There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity,
modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit;
and there is no true beauty without the signatures
of these graces in the very countenance.
- Arthur Helps

The principle inherent in the clause that prohibits
pointless infliction of excessive punishment when less
severe punishment can adequately achieve the same purposes
invalidates the punishment.
- William J. Brennan

For much of this decade, both Congressional and administration
budget projections showed a decline in science and
technology accounts of between 20 and 30 percent in real dollars.
The real impact to date has been far less severe.
- Charles Vest

Even if severe wounds are given, the Indian has many chances in his favor,
for his organization is somewhat different from that of white men,
and he recovers easily from wounds that would kill any European outright.
- Edward Burnett Tylor

The internal conditions in Iran are worsening in all aspects.
Poverty and unemployment are becoming more severe,
despite the fact that Iran has turned into a developed
and industrialized country.
- Moshe Katsav

The need for a college education is even more important now than it was before,
but I think that the increased costs are a very severe obstacle to access.
It is an American dream, and I think that one of our
challenges is to find a way to make that available.
- Roy Romer

It seems proper, at all events, that by an early enactment
similar to that of other countries the application
of public money by an officer of Government to private
uses should be made a felony and visited with severe
and ignominious punishment.
- Martin Van Buren

One in six people suffer depression or a chronic anxiety disorder.
These are not the worried well but those in severe
mental pain with conditions crippling enough to prevent
them living normal lives.
- Polly Toynbee

Well, it so happens that I have had a spinal curvature
since I was about thirteen and every once in a while
that has given me some trouble,
and at that time it began to kick up again.
and occasionally I have to get into bed and nurse a severe backache.
- Ethel Rosenberg

There is no harm in patience, and no profit in lamentation.
Death is easier to bear (than) that which precedes it,
and more severe than that which comes after it.
Remember the death of the Apostle of God,
and your sorrow will be lessened.
- Abu Bakr

What some of us believe is that it is possible that
if chemicals are related to Gulf War illness that some
of the more severe symptoms may not erupt until 10
or 20 years down the line.
- Bernard Sanders

If there's a severe recession, the automatic stabilizers will come into effect,
and we will still try to reduce the structural deficit,
but we will not try to keep cutting the budget so that
we keep worsening a severe recession.
- Franklin Raines

We judged that a sudden, disorderly failure of Bear
would have brought with it unpredictable but severe
consequences for the functioning of the broader financial
system and the broader economy,
with lower equity prices, further downward pressure on home values,
and less access to credit for companies and households.
- Timothy Geithner

Terror is only justice: prompt, severe and inflexible;
it is then an emanation of virtue; it is less a distinct
principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy,
applied to the most pressing wants of the country.
- Maximilien Robespierre


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