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Thomas L. Smith Quotes and Sayings

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It is notoriously true that the public mind is seriously
agitated with apprehensions of negroes insurrections
and that it is becoming more and more so.
- Thomas L. Smith

In the event of fire in any of the public buildings
troops would be of vast service in the protection of public property,
and should insurrection break out the protection of
life and property would be more safe guarded by our company of regulars,
than by the whole City.
- Thomas L. Smith

I respectfully suggest the propriety of having stationed
at the arsenal a full company of U. S. troops, that they may be made available in any emergency,
from fire, insurrection, or any thing else.
- Thomas L. Smith

Proving yourself in a field where the casualty rate
is so notoriously high is an ongoing challenge.
- Richard E. Grant

 

The very women who object to the morals of a notoriously beautiful actress,
grow big with pride when an admirer suggests their
marked resemblance to this stage beauty in physique.
- Minna Antrim

Chaplin was notoriously strict with his sons and rarely
gave them spending money.
- Gene Tierney

Yeah, but now suddenly - you know, universities are
notoriously market oriented,
too.
- Jim Harrison

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But are not the dreams of poets and the tales of travellers notoriously false?
- H. P. Lovecraft

Breakfast is a notoriously difficult meal to serve with a flourish.
- Clement Freud

Truth cannot be defined or tested by agreement with 'the world';
for not only do truths differ for different worlds
but the nature of agreement between a world apart from
it is notoriously nebulous.
- Nelson Goodman

The streets and alleys of the ward were notoriously filthy,
and the contractors habitually neglected them,
not failing, however, to draw their regular payments from the city treasury.
- Ray Stannard Baker

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind
and proving that there is no need to do so,
almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future
for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit
Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.
- E. B. White

There is no means of proving it is preferable to be than not to be.
- Emile M. Cioran

In the choice between changing ones mind and proving
there's no need to do so,
most people get busy on the proof.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

But that is a valid, continuing service that that music -
which is,
in some cases, 80 or 90 years old - is rendering.
And proving its own timelessness.
- Dwight Yoakam

I look forward to proving something to myself and others.
- Eric Lindros

Proving I'm a good mother is the one achievement I'm most proud of.
It's brought out the best in me.
- Sheena Easton

Everything important in sci-fi showed up in the magazines first.
It's the proving ground for new writers and new ideas.
- Orson Scott Card

I wanted to do Playboy to get across the same ideas
I'm singing and writing about these days.
It's all about proving that a woman can defy stereotypes.
- Jody Watley

The Great War proved how confused the world is.
Depression is proving it again.
- Anne Sullivan Macy

The hardest thing about any political campaign is how
to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

It was there that, through a mutual friend,
I met John Waters - proving what I've always said:
you meet the best people on field trips.
- Mink Stole

I was now successful in proving that a direction of
movement is localized in the cerebellum.
- Robert Barany

I love proving people wrong.
- Ed Belfour

Kenny G, I have to be grateful to him for proving that
the instrument can be played all different kinds of ways.
- Steve Lacy

I realized that everything important in sci-fi showed
up in the magazines first.
It's the proving ground for new writers and new ideas.
- Orson Scott Card

When Americans invade Iraq, Bush says,
we will be greeted as liberators by the Iraqi people,
proving that taking out Saddam Hussein was the right thing to do.
- Howard Fineman

There's more women stars in Nashville all the time.
They're proving they can do the job the same as a man.
- Loretta Lynn

In teaching man, experimental science results in lessening
his pride more and more by proving to him every day that primary causes,
like the objective reality of things,
will be hidden from him forever and that he can only know relations.
- Claude Bernard

If this work can contribute in any way toward proving this,
and at the same time arouse the conscience of the American
people to a demand for justice to every citizen,
and punishment by law for the lawless,
I shall feel I have done my race a service.
- Ida B. Wells

And it sends an important message to me,
because I am sick to death to hear my opponent saying
Republicans don't trust me.
They do trust me, in landslide proportions,
and they're proving it tonight.
We're going to bury that for good.
- Ben Nighthorse Campbell

Every document, apparently ancient, coming from the
proper repository or custody,
and bearing on its face no evident marks of forger,
the law presumes to be genuine, and devolves on the
opposing party the burden of proving it to be otherwise.
- Simon Greenleaf

I think we're proving ourselves as we go along.
The past several months our strategy has been evolutionary -
making maximum advantage of our client browser,
as well as our enterprise software for people who want to build Web sites.
- Jim Barksdale

It's the classic story form.
All staying equal, or proving equal,
or being equal,
this will all continue, and the next time around,
we'll move on to see what happened to Harry after he dove in the river,
or who his friend John really was, and so on.
- Robert Creeley

There may or may not be a God or gods;
the Siblings do not concern themselves with proving
or disproving such a thing.
By definition, gods are more powerful than men,
and thus quite able to fend for themselves without help.
- Steve Perry

False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science,
for they often endure long; but false views,
if supported by some evidence, do little harm,
for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness.
- Charles Darwin

I'm not an old, experienced hand at politics.
But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the
hardest thing about any political campaign is how to
win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

What I work hard at doing is staying on a path of being
kind and showing and proving that I'm a good person to society.
That's hard.
The talent, that's a gift.
I just came here like that.
- Erykah Badu

I now add, farther, that the apostle's argument is
so far from proving it to be the duty of people to obey,
and submit to, such rulers as act in contradiction to the public good,
and so to the design of their office,
that it proves the direct contrary.
- Jonathan Mayhew

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
- Abraham Lincoln

One of the things that has to be faced is the process
of waiting to change the system,
how much we have got to do to find out who we are,
where we have come from and where we are going.
- Ella Baker

The secret of a leader lies in the tests he has faced
over the whole course of his life and the habit of
action he develops in meeting those tests.
- Gail Sheehy

The inconveniences we faced within this state are minor compared to...
New Orleans.
- Richard Burr

We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education
has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
- Bertrand Russell

Our people could not talk with these white-faced men,
but they used signs which all people understand.
- Chief Joseph

Perhaps two million years ago the creatures of a planet
in some remote galaxy faced a musical crisis similar
to that which we earthly composers face today.
- George Crumb

Yet now we are faced with the sickening suspicion that
technology has run ahead of us.
- Richard Dooling

Certainly the plagiarism, and dealing with the fallout of it,
was the most difficult thing I've ever faced since I started writing.
- Nora Roberts

Our farmers and ranchers have never faced as many problems
as they do today with drought,
range fires, high gas prices and an ever tightening
budget on agriculture subsidies.
- Michael McCaul

Republicans have to be relieved.
Given all the bad news this White House has faced,
at least the president's hemorrhaging has stopped.
- Stuart Rothenberg

Animals are something invented by plants to move seeds around.
An extremely yang solution to a peculiar problem which they faced.
- Terence McKenna

I'm not about to go out and buy a snake for a pet.
I mean, I may have faced a few fears but I'm not insane.
- Kristin Davis

Reality in our century is not something to be faced.
- Graham Greene

Even when I have to write a simple letter I'm scared
stiff as if faced with looming seasickness.
- Gustav Klimt

My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between
religious belief and existential despair,
chose marijuana.
Now we are in our Cabernet stage.
- Peggy Noonan

Today we ought to be able to see first that Booker
T. Washington faced a situation in which he was seeking
desperately for a way out,
and he could see no way out except capitulation.
- C. L. R. James

Sure I faced the troubles and challenges that most
actors and actresses face until they get noticed,
but I was always confident of myself and my capabilities.
- Christine Lahti

Talk radio has made an enormous run around establishment media.
But the Interne is making an end run around talk radio.
Suddenly we're faced with an information age.
- Pete du Pont

Instead of ideological objectives of a political nature,
today we are faced with ideological objectives of economic nature.
- Omar Bongo

However confused the scene of our life appears,
however torn we may be who now do face that scene,
it can be faced, and we can go on to be whole.
- Muriel Rukeyser

The human species really could have faced global thermonuclear war.
During seventy years of Cold War we grew used to it.
- Larry Niven

I was raised a Christian and was a stone-faced acid head.
- Ken Kesey

I finally faced the fact that it isn't a crime not having friends.
Being alone means you have fewer problems.
- Whitney Houston

History, despite its wrenching pain,
cannot be unlived,
but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
- Maya Angelou

One of the responsibilities faced by the Environmental
Genome Project is to provide the science base upon
which society can make better informed risk management decisions.
- Samuel Wilson

You are faced with the choice: either my integrity
remains intact and this is the work that ends up on the screen,
or I have to leave, and I have to be known to have left.
- Trevor Nunn

A hero has faced it all: he need not be undefeated,
but he must be undaunted.
- Andrew Bernstein

We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly
disguised as insoluble problems.
- Lee Iacocca

Only after I faced the unhappiness of my first marriage
did I start on the path of personal growth.
- Judith Wright

In some ways, with the security challenges this country has faced,
we have had to put in rules and regulations for business
to be able to sustain their growth and create jobs.
- Wayne Allard


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