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Richie Benaud Quotes and Sayings

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The hallmark of a great captain is the ability to win the toss,
at the right time.
- Richie Benaud

The slow-motion replay doesn't show how fast the ball was really travelling.
- Richie Benaud

Captaincy is 90 per cent luck and 10 per cent skill.
But don't try it without that 10 per cent.
- Richie Benaud

My mantra is: put your brain into gear and if you can
add to what's on the screen then do it,
otherwise shut up.
- Richie Benaud

 

In fact, as a spin bowler, you have to work on the batsman over after over.
- Richie Benaud

From our broadcasting box you can't see any grass at all.
It is simply a carpet of humanity.
- Richie Benaud

A cricket ground is a flat piece of earth with some buildings around it.
- Richie Benaud

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But I think the only thing that annoys me about that
is if I suddenly find someone on commercial radio or something like that,
mimicking my voice or actions and trying to promote
a product and pretending it's me doing it.
- Richie Benaud

I know it's more five-star now than it was then,
but it's still a difficult tour.
In the same way as India and Pakistan players find
it difficult coming to Australia.
People sometimes have difficulty believing that.
- Richie Benaud

The most distinguished hallmark of the American society
is and always has been change.
- Eric Sevareid

This is the way federal land management should work.
Cooperation, not confrontation, should be the hallmark of conservation efforts.
- Dirk Kempthorne

Style is the hallmark of a temperament stamped upon the material at hand.
- Andre Maurois

Incomprehensible jargon is the hallmark of a profession.
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.

I ignore Hallmark Holidays.
And this comes from a guy who has sold a million Opus greeting cards.
- Berke Breathed

Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
- Brian Tracy

Specialized meaninglessness has come to be regarded,
in certain circles, as a kind of hallmark of true science.
- Aldous Huxley

Romance is dead - it was acquired in a hostile takeover by Hallmark and Disney,
homogenized, and sold off piece by piece.
- Yeardley Smith

The hallmark of our age is the tension between aspirations
and sluggish institutions.
- John W. Gardner

Grief is perhaps an unknown territory for you.
You might feel both helpless and hopeless without a
sense of a "map" for the journey.
Confusion is the hallmark of a transition.
To rebuild both your inner and outer world is a major project.
- Anne Grant

Honesty, integrity, and accountability,
the values, which should be the hallmark of this government,
have instead been thrown under the bus by an arrogant majority,
casualties in a misguided campaign to shield from accountability
those who abuse this House.
- Louise Slaughter

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils,
as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.
- Ambrose Bierce

If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible,
he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible,
he is very probably wrong.
- Arthur C. Clarke

A living thing is distinguished from a dead thing by
the multiplicity of the changes at any moment taking place in it.
- Herbert Spencer

Let me be content with being happy, without sighing
that I am not distinguished.
- Anne Seward

My mother was a Northern woman, daughter of Hon.
John Sergeant, a distinguished lawyer,
and for many years representative in Congress from Philadelphia.
- John Sergeant Wise

Thus, in a sense, mathematics has been most advanced
by those who distinguished themselves by intuition
rather than by rigorous proofs.
- Felix Klein

The sensory acts are accordingly distinguished by their objects.
- Samuel Alexander

The essence of belief is the establishment of a habit;
and different beliefs are distinguished by the different
modes of action to which they give rise.
- Charles Sanders Peirce

If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished
from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter.
He has a heart capable of mirth, and naturally disposed to it.
- Joseph Addison

Before this distinguished assembly and the world,
the bells today proclaim the joyous tidings of the
completion of this quietly soaring tower.
- Earl Warren

For centuries many of the world's distinguished philosophers
have assaulted Christianity as being irrational,
superstitious and absurd.
- Josh McDowell

The vulgar man is always the most distinguished,
for the very desire to be distinguished is vulgar.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Lenience will operate with greater force,
in some instances than rigor.
It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it.
- George Washington

To be in this business and have tremendous integrity
and only make distinguished choices is very tough.
- Alec Baldwin

Before venturing on so large an undertaking as is involved
in the task I had set myself I consulted a number of
distinguished scholars as to the desirability of such a series.
- James Loeb

When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible,
he is almost certainly right.
When he states that something is impossible,
he is very probably wrong.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I didn't go to the lectures.
My valet, who was more distinguished than I,
went instead.
- Witold Gombrowicz

In the year 1857, passing through Washington on our
return from the annual visit to Philadelphia,
I had the distinguished honor of visiting a President for the first time.
- John Sergeant Wise

The years between 1800 and 1825 were distinguished,
so far as our domestic development was concerned,
by the growth of the Western pioneer Democracy in power and self-consciousness.
- Herbert Croly

Sometimes a noble failure serves the world as faithfully
as a distinguished success.
- Edward Dowden

The French never allow a distinguished son of France to lack a statue.
- Edward V. Lucas

I want to be distinguished from the rest;
to tell the truth,
a friend to all mankind is not a friend for me.
- Moliere

The 150th anniversary of Penn State will highlight
what is important and good about this distinguished
institution and the fine people and research that it produces.
- Don Sherwood

Books are to be distinguished by the grandeur of their topics
even more than by the manner in which they are treated.
- Henry David Thoreau

A court is an assembly of noble and distinguished beggars.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

There is only one justification for universities,
as distinguished from trade schools.
They must be centers of criticism.
- Robert M. Hutchins

Apparently the new high-tech Star Wars toys will be in stores any day now.
The toys can talk and are interactive,
so they can be easily distinguished from Star Wars fans.
- Conan O'Brien

However, I must not indulge in homespun wisdom here
before so distinguished an assembly,
especially as I am to be followed by a representative of science.
- Knut Hamsun

One of the prerogatives by which man is eminently distinguished
from all other living beings inhabiting this globe of earth,
consists in the gift of reason.
- William Godwin

If the people should elect, they will never fail to
prefer some man of distinguished character,
or services; some man, if he might so speak of continental reputation.
- Gouverneur Morris

I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author,
and I speak like a child.
- Vladimir Nabokov

Reputation is favorable notoriety as distinguished from fame,
which is permanent approval of great deeds and noble
thoughts by the best intelligence of mankind.
- George William Curtis

He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea,
and that was wrong.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Men are distinguished from women by their commitment
to do violence rather than to be victimized by it.
- Andrea Dworkin

He can develop sense and style, in the manner of distinguished modern prose,
in which event he may be sure that the result will
not fall into any objective form.
- John C. Ransom

Distinguished ancestors shed a powerful light on their descendants,
and forbid the concealment either of their merits or of their demerits.
- Sallust

It is as if Clinton had called one of the most respected
character witnesses in all of U.S.
history to testify that the primal urge has a most
distinguished presidential pedigree.
- Joseph J. Ellis

We had some very distinguished fans:
I know one chancellor of a major university who used
to schedule his meetings around Star Trek.
We were thrilled to discover that Frank Sinatra was a big fan.
- Patrick Stewart

Admittedly, scientific authority is not distributed
evenly throughout the body of scientists;
some distinguished members of the profession predominate
over others of a more junior standing.
- Michael Polanyi

I think George Allen from Virginia was a distinguished governor,
he's a distinguished senator and head of the Senatorial
Campaign Committee and won some significant victories.
He is a very attractive guy and would make a tremendous president.
- Pat Robertson

Perhaps as good a classification as any of the main
types is that of the three lusts distinguished by traditional Christianity -
the lust of knowledge,
the lust of sensation, and the lust of power.
- Irving Babbitt

In comparison with other men of their time,
the Americans were distinguished by the possession
of new political and social ideas,
which were destined to be the foundation of the American commonwealth.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

What is the thread of western civilization that distinguished
its course in history? It has to do with the preoccupation
of western man with his outward command and his sense of superiority.
- Arthur Erickson

Of the five House Calendars, the Private Calendar is
the one to which all Private Bills are referred.
Private Bills deal with specific individuals,
corporations, institutions, and so forth,
as distinguished from public bills which deal with classes only.
- Howard Coble

The meetings of the legislature at Springfield then
first brought together that splendid group of young
men of genius whose phenomenal careers and distinguished
services have given Illinois fame in the history of the nation.
- John George Nicolay

For three hundred years we have had our focus on the individual.
We have distinguished him from the objective world
as the Middle Ages did not think of doing.
We have given him the world and the universe as a playground
for exploration and discovery.
- John Grierson

Then I realized my early work did have something special
that audiences adored apart from what I humbly thought about them.
They occupy a distinguished niche in Italian film history
and probably always will.
- Dario Argento

These groups within a society can he distinguished according as to whether,
like an army or an orchestra, they function as a single body;
or whether they are united merely to defend their common
interests and otherwise function as separate individuals.
- Herbert Read

I further value this gift as it gave me an opportunity
to accept this distinguished honor in a country so
devoted to this cause and whose history marks a wonderful
chapter in world development.
- Frank B. Kellogg

In vain shall Great Britain confer upon her colonies
the free government and liberal principles of legislation,
for which she is distinguished, if she do not carry
with her the revelations of God.
- John Strachan

Billy not only had a distinguished career in the Legislature,
but he also has great business instincts and has done
exceedingly well making investment decisions in both
stocks and private ventures such as real estate.
- Christie Hefner


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