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Steven Runciman Quotes and Sayings

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Unlike Christianity, which preached a peace that it never achieved,
Islam unashamedly came with a sword.
- Steven Runciman

Love allows your beloved the freedom to be unlike you.
Attachment asks for conformity to your needs and desires.
Love imposes no demands.
Attachment expresses an overwhelming demand - "Make me feel whole."
Love expands beyond the limits of two people.
Attachment tries to exclude everything but two people.
- Deepak Chopra in The Path to Love

Unlike grown-ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians.
Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

 

The value systems of those with access to power and
of those far removed from such access cannot be the same.
The viewpoint of the privileged is unlike that of the underprivileged.
- Aung San Suu Kyi

And, unlike the earlier bombing on the World Trade Center,
a major landmark and symbol of the strength of the financial world was,
not just damaged but, totally destroyed.
- Allen Klein

Unlike the phone system, which is engineered around an application,
the Internet layered model allows you to,
in essence, separate applications from infrastructure.
- Michael K. Powell

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The reviewer is a singularly detested enemy because he is,
unlike the hapless artist, invulnerable.
- Carroll O'Connor

Marx was fortunate to have been born eighty years before Walt Disney.
Disney also promised a child's paradise and unlike Marx,
delivered on his promise.
- John Ralston Saul

Unlike any other time in our history,
we have to know that staying in school and getting
an education is the most important thing you can do.
- Alexis Herman

I may be paralyzed from the waist down,
but unlike Gray Davis, I'm not paralyzed from the neck up.
- Larry Flynt

Unlike productions in the other arts,
all television shows are born to destroy two other shows.
- Les Brown

For humble individuals like myself, there is one poor comfort,
which is this, viz.
that gout, unlike any other disease,
kills more rich men than poor,
more wise men than simple.
- Thomas Sydenham

It's actually not unlike Google at that stage of development.
They had an up-and-running site.
It wasn't losing very much money, it wasn't making very much money,
but it was growing.
- John Doerr

Political art expresses the cliches you agree with,
unlike propaganda, which expresses the cliches you don't.
- Brad Holland

The difference being that in films, unlike in life,
good does always win over evil in the end.
- Ajay Devgan

Unlike metaphor, metonymy does not try to fuse images together.
- Thomas Harrison

This enemy of peace in the world today is unlike any
we have seen in the past,
and our military is learning from, and building on,
previous successes while carrying peace and freedom into the future.
- Mark Kennedy

Americans have the right and advantage of being armed -
unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments
are afraid to trust the people with arms.
- James Madison

I never felt a feeling that I knew or could know to
be unlike the feelings of other people.
I never consciously thought, except after patterns
that the world or my fellows set for me.
- Josiah Royce

The orbs have probably sold better through catalogs
because they can be categorized unlike at most stores.
- David Rose

I like black and white films.
I don't exactly know why - probably because there is
a stylization which is removed from actual life,
unlike a color film.
- Norman McLaren

Unlike the majority of the writers of his age,
La Rochefoucauld was an aristocrat; and this fact gives
a peculiar tone to his work.
- Lytton Strachey

To paint comic books as childish and illiterate is lazy.
A lot of comic books are very literate -
unlike most films.
- Alan Moore

And that Newman wasn't, and yet to me Pollock is just
as radical and unlike Expressionism as Newman.
- Donald Judd

Of course the barbarians' aim of world domination has
not escaped the attention of the Europeans,
perhaps because unlike us they are closer to the walls.
- Barbara Amiel

Unlike presidential administrations,
problems rarely have terminal dates.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Unlike any other business in the United States,
sports must preserve an illusion of perfect innocence.
- Lewis H. Lapham

In this case, I realize that, unlike when I was 22 years old,
I realize now that football will not go on forever,
it is a small part of your life.
- Brett Favre

Meeting people unlike oneself does not enlarge one's outlook;
it only confirms one's idea that one is unique.
- Elizabeth Bowen

It had not occurred to me that marriage requires the same effort as a career.
And unlike a career, marriage requires a joint effort.
- Jessica Savitch

But unlike European countries, America has never finished
a map of the United States,
only the eastern United States is covered and a few spots here and there.
- William Labov

I have to play as much of the game as I allow myself to get the music heard.
But it's not unlike the rest of the world,
so I'm not as up in arms about it as I could be.
- Kristin Hersh

Our aristocracy, unlike that of Europe,
is open to all comers.
- Josiah Strong

Fighting terrorism is not unlike fighting a deadly cancer.
It can't be treated just where it's visible -
every diseased cell in the body must be destroyed.
- David Hackworth

My life is not unlike Truman's.
I can't go anywhere.
- Jim Carrey

That's one wonderful thing about country music -
it shifts,
ebbs, and flows stylistically, unlike pop music.
- Steven Curtis Chapman

The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds,
unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.
- Mortimer Adler

I feel not unlike a small boy, waking from a bad dream
to find reality not much of an improvement.
- John Byrne

Temptations, unlike opportunities, will always give you many second chances.
- Orlando A. Battista

We have, unlike many of our competitors,
continued to meet our various financial obligations.
- Gerard Arpey

Scientific understanding is often beautiful,
a profoundly aesthetic experience which gives pleasure
not unlike the reading of a great poem.
- Paul Nurse

Unlike the stage, I never found it helpful to be good in a bad movie.
- Gene Tierney

Unlike in my young days I'm not able to eat,
drink and sleep tennis.
- Amelie Mauresmo

Unlike the expressionists, I have never been interested
in renewing the world through the vehicle of art.
- Georg Baselitz

This is the reality of nuclear weapons:
they may trigger a world war;
a war which,
unlike previous ones, destroys all of civilization.
- Joseph Rotblat

In love, unlike most other passions,
the recollection of what you have had and lost is always
better than what you can hope for in the future.
- Stendhal

Censorship, like charity, should begin at home,
but, unlike charity, it should end there.
- Clare Boothe Luce

Political pornography is not unlike the sexual kind:
difficult to define,
but you know it when you see it.
- Pat Sajak

Tolerance is a very dull virtue.
It is boring.
Unlike love, it has always had a bad press.
It is negative.
It merely means putting up with people,
being able to stand things.
- E. M. Forster

The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
- Marcus Aurelius

Unlike scientism, science in the true sense of the
word is open to unbiased investigation of any existing phenomena.
- Stanislav Grof

Everything is difficult, and everything worthwhile is difficult.
A certain need, a need not unlike Mickey had:
to know,
to understand, and I had that need to understand and to know.
- Harvey Keitel

And there's a feeling you get from making music that
is unlike anything else in the world.
- Kid Rock

There was a long history of speculation that in quantum gravity,
unlike Einstein's classical theory, it might be possible
for the topology of spacetime to change.
- Edward Witten

The American mind, unlike the English,
is not formed by books, but, as Carl Sandburg once said to me...
by newspapers and the Bible.
- Van Wyck Brooks

It was a perfectly average well- adjusted childhood,
not a bit unlike that of millions of other individuals.
- DeForest Kelley

The space shuttle has been a fantastic vehicle.
It is unlike any other thing that we've ever built.
Its capabilities have carried several hundred people into space.
- Robert Crippen

I loved the gentlemanly way they treated each other.
It was unlike anything I was used to.
I started helping them strike the set and,
at 11, began taking acting classes privately.
- Jeffrey Tambor

The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater.
I can see why it's so addictive.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

The problem is that no ethical system has ever achieved consensus.
Ethical systems are completely unlike mathematics or science.
This is a source of concern.
- Daniel Dennett

Turkey, unlike chicken, has very elegant characteristics.
It has more of a cache than chicken.
Turkey is a delicacy, so it should be presented in such a way.
- Todd English

Islam is a religion of success.
Unlike Christianity, which has as its main image,
in the west at least, a man dying in a devastating,
disgraceful, helpless death.
- Karen Armstrong

It is always more fun to play a bad guy than to be
yourself as you can create a character unlike your
own and be someone you are not for a change.
- Richard Kiel

See, unlike most hackers, I get little joy out of figuring
out how to install the latest toy.
- Jamie Zawinski

Democracies, unlike dictatorships, are forgiving and generous,
but they cannot survive unless they fight.
- Jalal Talabani

When women work together, it's a bond unlike any other.
- Victoria Principal

Pocahontas was the reason the Virginia colony didn't disappear,
unlike some earlier attempts.
- Brooks Robinson

But the threat posed by the radical Islamists represents an unusual conflict,
unlike any experienced by our nation before:
we face an enemy that is not a state.
- Paul Weyrich

I need say no more, to prove that slavery is entirely
unlike the servitude in the patriarchal families.
- Gerrit Smith

Life is so unlike theory.
- Anthony Trollope


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