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William Beveridge Quotes and Sayings

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Scratch a pessimist and you find often a defender of privilege.
- William Beveridge

Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes,
but which no democracy can afford among its citizens.
- William Beveridge

The object of government in peace and in war is not
the glory of rulers or of races,
but the happiness of common man.
- William Beveridge

If something is important to you,
attend to it immediately, and regularly.
If something is not really important to you,
that's great also -
just scratch it off your to-do list forever,
and never worry about it again.
Choose how you invest your time, and honor your choices.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job.
- Franklin P. Jones

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.
- Ogden Nash

In order to make an apple pie from scratch,
you must first invent the universe.
- Carl Sagan

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Few people even scratch the surface,
much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.
- Randolph Bourne

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty.
Empty what's full.
Scratch where it itches.
- Alice Roosevelt Longworth

The kind of thing I'm good at is knowing every politician
in the state and remembering where he itches.
And I know where to scratch him.
- Earl Long

People have often asked if I'm gay because I don't
go out of my way to spit and scratch and give people attitude.
- Jason Bateman

All you have to know is mathematically how many times
to scratch it and when to let it go -
when certain things will enhance the record you're listening to.
- Grandmaster Flash

Scratch an artist and you surprise a child.
- James Huneker

San Diego walked away with just a scratch.
- Susan Davis

OK, boss, I don't mind shuffling, but I won't scratch my head.
- Ruby Dee

After about 20 years of marriage, I'm finally starting
to scratch the surface of what women want.
And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate.
- Mel Gibson

The opportunity for an entrepreneur to start a company
from scratch today is abysmal.
- David Geffen

Scratch the Christian and you find the pagan -
spoiled.
- Israel Zangwill

You don't hear things that are bad about your company unless you ask.
It is easy to hear good tidings, but you have to scratch to get the bad news.
- Thomas J. Watson

I love to act.
I need to act.
It's the big itch I need to scratch.
- Christopher Meloni

If you scratch a great photograph, you find two things;
a painting and a photograph.
- Janet Malcolm

One learns to itch where one can scratch.
- Scott Reed

We'll take what the other team gives us.
We'll scratch where it itches.
- Hayden Fry

I will never be able to create a budget from scratch
with the amount of time that I have,
but my instructions remain the same:
Give me a budget that has no new revenue.
- Christine Gregoire

When once the itch of literature comes over a man,
nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen.
But if you have not a pen, I suppose you must scratch any way you can.
- Samuel Lover

Humor results when society says you can't scratch certain things in public,
but they itch in public.
- Tom Walsh

The urge to write poetry is like having an itch.
When the itch becomes annoying enough,
you scratch it.
- Robert Penn Warren

Sometimes my boyfriend would write the lyrics and I would write the melody,
and other times I would start from scratch.
Or sometimes I would take a local poem and put that to music.
- Carly Simon

Scratch most feminists and underneath there is a woman
who longs to be a sex object.
The difference is that is not all she wants to be.
- Betty Rollin

I rarely repeat playing the same role in a show.
I figured I'd plumbed 90 percent the first time around,
so let's move on to something where I'm starting from scratch.
- Hal Linden

I had to go into a studio and compose and write and
press up 12 songs in 14 hours.
When you're recording a song from scratch it takes
you 14 hours to do just one song.
- Grandmaster Flash

I have no problem with starting from scratch.
- Leif Garrett

I don't think it's so much of a disadvantage setting up from scratch.
- David Leslie

I'm just starting to scratch the surface of what really
makes me happy and it's taken me a while to admit that
acting like a little child and being a jerk and a punk is fun.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

Scratch a Yale man with both hands and you'll be lucky to find a coast-guard.
Usually you find nothing at all.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

It is expensive to start from scratch though.
- David Leslie

Scratch a Russian, and you'll find a peasant.
- Milla Jovovich

When the generation after me started getting on the cut,
a lot of them would call me over to hang out or go
jam and scratch and they were always separate from each other.
- Eric San

No one lives long enough to learn everything they need
to learn starting from scratch.
To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to
find people who have already paid the price to learn
the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
- Brian Tracy

Even if the whole earth and sea were turned to gold,
they could hardly satisfy the avarice of a woman...
You can more easily scratch a diamond with your fingernail
than you can by any human ingenuity get a woman to
consent to giving any of her savings.
- Andreas Capellanus

Vig used to call me 'Elf boy', and I'd call him 'filthy human'.
As an Elf, I never got a scratch on me,
never got dirty.
And Vig would come out with blood and sweat all over him.
And he'd say to me, 'Oh, go manicure your nails.'
- Orlando Bloom

I think that show will go down in history...
people will scratch their heads and say 'How did this
ever get on the air?' I mean,
they finally have a planet that's populated with a
black race and then they present them as savage warriors,
and the men want the white girl!
- Denise Crosby

For a while we were chasing a book by Graham Greene
to do Brighton Rock as a musical.
We didn't get the rights, so we decided to create something from scratch,
with Jonathan.
By that time we were big fans of his work.
- Neil Tennant

I've been fortunate to come on places where the question
isn't why did I do it? The question to me is always,
why didn't anybody else do it before me? Those are
the ones that I scratch my head about.
- Todd McFarlane

South Vietnam had to be built from scratch and,
from the very beginning, depended far too much on the Western superpowers.
As in the case of a person on public welfare,
this dependency, which became greater with each day,
was quite difficult to shake.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

My first course came and I put down my book,
and I just happened to put up my hand to scratch my
head and discovered that my toupee had been blown by
the wind and was folded over backwards on the top of my head!
- Derek Jacobi

Americans admire a people who can scratch a desert and produce a garden.
The Israelis have shown qualities that Americans identify with:
guts,
patriotism, idealism, a passion for freedom.
I have seen it.
I know.
I believe that.
- Richard M. Nixon

A personal offense is like a scratch on a phonograph record.
I couldn't move my thoughts beyond my pain.
It kept repeating, as if I were stuck within its grooves.
There was only one way to play beyond it.
I had to forgive them, so my heart could take its form again.
- Laurel Lee

I always start from scratch with a character -
they're never based on anyone else.
You get ideas of what people look like,
and I'm a great people watcher.
You can draw inspiration from people.
- Amanda Burton

Not only was it nearly impossible to hear because of
these huge rubber ears we had to wear,
but we also had these huge furry hands which were absolutely useless,
especially if you had to scratch yourself.
- Helena Bonham Carter

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

Those who believe they can do something
and those who believe they can't
are both right.
- Henry Ford

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are
something to do,
something to love,
and something to hope for.
- Joseph Addison

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

When a person doesn't have gratitude,
something is missing in his or her humanity.
A person can almost be defined by
his or her attitude toward gratitude.
- Elie Wiesel

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

Worrying is like a rocking chair,
it gives you something to do,
but it gets you nowhere.
- Glenn Turner

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

Be not merely good; be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

When you see something done,
know that you intended it.
If you don't like what you see,
then deeply examine your intentions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are a hundred valid reasons why something can't be done,
but only one reason, Commitment, why it can.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Abundance is not something we acquire.
It is something we tune into.
- Wayne Dyer

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't
come as a result of getting something we don't have,
but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
- Frederick Koenig

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

Every thought you think
and every word you speak
is affirming something.
- Louise L. Hay

To be yourself in a world that
is constantly trying to make you something else
is the greatest accomplishment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley


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