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Thomas Mellon Quotes and Sayings

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It may seem a hard task to condemn fellow creatures
to long years of confinement in prison,
but it is not so hard if they clearly deserve it.
- Thomas Mellon

The proposition that we should encourage wickedness
and violence by exposing one side of the face to blows
because we have been beaten on the other is too great an absurdity.
- Thomas Mellon

Violence and irrationality were so long and thoroughly
cultivated among the Irish,
and so perfectly ingrained into their nature,
that modern civilization has as yet been unable to extract the virus.
- Thomas Mellon

Be as you wish to seem.
- Socrates

 

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

I find that the harder I work,
the more luck I seem to have.
- Thomas Jefferson

You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

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What you seem to be, be really.
- Benjamin Franklin

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Things are seldom what they seem.
- William S. Gilbert (Gilbert and Sullivan: HMS Pinafore)

I am an optimist.
It does not seem too much use being anything else.
- Winston Churchill

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden PHOTO

Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you,
but it is most important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you would convince others,
seem open to conviction yourself.
- Lord Chesterfield

Men kick friendship around like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Nothing I say can explain to you Divine Love
Yet all of creation cannot seem to stop talking about it.
- Rumi

If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together...
there is something you must always remember.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
But the most important thing is, even if we're apart...
I'll always be with you.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

In all things and in all ways,
choice impacts virtually every element of our life.
It bears repeating that even those things
which seem out of reach of our choice
are governed by how we choose to perceive them.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does.
Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
- James A. Baldwin

Don't fall for looks, they can deceive.
Don't fall for wealth, in the end it fades away.
Find someone who makes you smile
because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright.
- Anonymous

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22,
1963.
It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign
trap door in American culture,
and the wild bats flapped out.
- Lance Morrow

Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture
that seems as fresh now as the day it opened.
It may seem even fresher.
- Pauline Kael

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious
as to have friends at a distance;
they make the latitudes and the longitudes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Oh, Shrek. Don't worry.
Things just seem bad because it's dark and rainy
and Fiona's father hired a sleazy hitman to whack you.
- the movie Shrek 2

If I seem to boast more than is becoming,
my excuse is that I brag
for humanity rather than for myself.
- Henry David Thoreau

The world is governed more by appearance than realities
so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.
- Daniel Webster

I've got to go.
That's one of the penalties of being a doctor.
I never seem to finish a conversation.
- Robert M. Fresco

I like trees because they seem more resigned to the
way they have to live than other things do.
- Willa Cather

Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does
any harm to ask for what you want.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

When I investigate and when I discover that the forces
of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves,
then truly I seem to be living among the gods.
- Leon Battista Alberti

Overall the fundamentals seem to be there and he's
obviously got a very mature head on his shoulders.
He's got a kind of presence.
- Nick Price

I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality
by contact with this great novel land of yours
which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
- Winston Churchill

Too many people are thinking of security
instead of opportunity.
They seem more afraid of life than death.
- James F. Bymes

We are strange beings, we seem
to go free, but we go in chains -
chains of training, custom, convention,
association, environment -
in a word, Circumstance -
and against these bonds
the strongest of us struggle in vain.
- Mark Twain

Every great film should seem new every time you see it.
- Roger Ebert

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible,
then they seem improbable, and then,
when we summon the will,
they soon become inevitable.
- Christopher Reeve

I never did very well in math - I could never seem
to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally.
- Calvin Trillin

Color in certain places has the great value of making
the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic.
- Antonio Gaudi

No matter how much cats fight,
there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
- Abraham Lincoln

We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time
capsules in order to give those people living in the
next century or so some idea of what we are like.
- Alfred Hitchcock

In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things.
In physical terms, I move through them;
yet in metaphysical ones,
they seem to move through me.
- John Fowles

Americans seem sometimes to believe that if you are
a thinker you must be a frowning bore,
because thinking is so damn serious.
- Jacques Maritain

Those who claim to have had happy lives seem to be silly fools.
- Taylor Caldwell

Most publishers seem very reluctant to publish short
story collections at all;
they bring them out in paperback,
often disguised as novels.
- John Sladek

However things may seem, no evil thing is success and
no good thing is failure.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

She needs to seem tough, and whatever Hillary's weaknesses,
tough is a pretty good word to describe her.
- John Podhoretz

The industrial revolution has tended to produce everywhere
great urban masses that seem to be increasingly careless of ethical standards.
- Irving Babbitt

The first question I ask myself when something doesn't
seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful.
And very shortly you discover that there is no reason.
- John Cage

It might seem unfair to reward a person for having
so much pleasure over the years,
asking the maize plant to solve specific problems and
then watching its responses.
- Barbara McClintock

In theory it may seem all right to some,
but when it comes to being made the instrument of the Lord's vengeance,
I myself don't like it.
- Robert Gould Shaw

All human discoveries seem to be made only for the
purpose of confirming more strongly the truths come from on high,
and contained in the sacred writings.
- William Herschel

The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular
cause for being happy except that they are so.
- William Ralph Inge

But contrary to what some people seem to think,
I was never a bully.
I was just a hard man.
- Roger Daltrey

Americans, indeed, often seem to be so overwhelmed
by their children that they'll do anything for them
except stay married to the co-producer.
- Katherine Whitehorn

In real life, there are names that surprise us because
they don't seem to suit the person at all.
- Krzysztof Kieslowski

Mozart was a punk, which people seem to forget.
He was a naughty, naughty boy.
- Shirley Manson

We seem, as it were, to have conquered and peopled
half the world in a fit of absence of mind.
- John Robert Seeley

I don't hurt or want for visibility,
but people seem to forget pretty easily.
- Gary Coleman

You don't seem to realize that a poor person who is
unhappy is in a better position than a rich person who is unhappy.
Because the poor person has hope.
He thinks money would help.
- Jean Kerr

It did not seem likely that I was destined to undertake research on typhus.
- Charles Jules Henry Nicole

People always seem to see echoes of their own lives in my films.
- Jill Clayburgh

The Greeks possessed a knowledge of human nature we
seem hardly able to attain to without passing through
the strengthening hibernation of a new barbarism.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

The talk about balance, nuclear balance,
seems to me to be metaphysical and doesn't seem to be real at all.
- E. P. Thompson

It's just that some people are lucky and people still seem to enjoy the music.
- Johnny Mathis

If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less
of an insult than religion.
- Edmond de Goncourt

We seem to do better in the studio than we do in a live environment.
- Josh Silver

Many of those people involved in Adolf Hitler were Satanists,
many were homosexuals - the two things seem to go together.
- Pat Robertson

I have vertigo.
Vertigo makes it feel like the floor is pitching up and down.
Things seem to be spinning.
It's like standing on the deck of a ship in really high seas.
- Laura Hillenbrand


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