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William Emerson Quotes and Sayings

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Beware of the man who will not engage in idle conversation;
he is planning to steal your walking stick or water your stock.
- William Emerson

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
- Socrates PHOTO

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which
doth mock the meat it feeds on.
- William Shakespeare

 

I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes,
and not rather a new wearer of clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

When life is too easy for us, we must beware
or we may not be ready to meet the blows
which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Beware of false knowledge;
it is more dangerous than ignorance.
- George Bernard Shaw

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Beware, lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind -
A Mind is Only Useful When Tamed..
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind
... Don't Let It Poison Your Day.
Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind
... the Antidote is Perspective.
Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind
... Your Mind is Only Useful When Tamed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and
unchangeable color to every object;
beware of this stumbling block.
- Paul Gauguin

Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry.
One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed.
These are fearful odds.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Beware of all enterprises that require a new set of clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the
ground from beneath your feet.
- Stanislaw Lec

Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop

Beware of the person of one book.
- Thomas Aquinas

I must beware of the photo, get what I can of it and then go.
- Theodore Robinson

Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master.
- Demosthenes

Negroes - Sweet and docile, Meek, humble,
and kind: Beware the day - They change their mind.
- Langston Hughes

Better beware of notions like genius and inspiration;
they are a sort of magic wand and should be used sparingly
by anybody who wants to see things clearly.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

Beware of men who cry.
It's true that men who cry are sensitive to and in touch with feelings,
but the only feelings they tend to be sensitive to
and in touch with are their own.
- Nora Ephron

Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
- Jean de La Fontaine

Beware of missing chances; otherwise it may be altogether too late some day.
- Franz Liszt

Beware how you trifle with your marvelous inheritance,
this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall,
freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

Ah, beware of snobbery; it is the unwelcome recognition
of one's own past failings.
- Cary Grant

Beware of over-confidence; especially in matters of structure.
- Cass Gilbert

One must beware of ministers who can do nothing without money,
and those who want to do everything with money.
- Indira Gandhi

Let us beware of common folk, of common sense,
of sentiment, of inspiration, and of the obvious.
- Charles Baudelaire

Beware how you take away hope from another human being.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Beware of the naked man who offers you his shirt.
- Navjot Singh Sidhu

Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.
- Margaret Fuller

Beware of the man who rises to power from one suspender.
- Edgar Lee Masters

I decided that I would be one of the biggest new names;
and I actually had some little fancy business cards
printed up to announce it,
'Count Basie.
Beware, the Count is Here.'
- Count Basie

Beware thoughts that come in the night.
- William Least Heat-Moon

Beware the ends of the earth and the exotic:
the drama is on your doorstep wherever the slums;
are,
wherever there is malnutrition, wherever there is exploitation and cruelty.
- John Grierson

Beware the wrath of a patient adversary.
- John C. Calhoun

Beware of geeks bearing formulas.
- Warren Buffett

Beware of a man with manners.
- Eudora Welty

Beware prejudices.
They are like rats, and men's minds are like traps;
prejudices get in easily,
but it is doubtful if they ever get out.
- Lord Jeffrey

Beware of no man more than of yourself;
we carry our worst enemies within us.
- Charles Spurgeon

Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct,
not tried it.
- Donald Knuth

Beware of the man who works hard to learn something,
learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before.
- Kurt Vonnegut

Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences,
for there is no worse torture than that of laws.
- Francis Bacon

Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Beware of people carrying ideas.
Beware of ideas carrying people.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Beware the man who doesn't ask you any questions about
yourself on your first date.
- Merrill Markoe

Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too
close to the heels of an error,
lest you get your brains kicked out.
- Francis Bacon

Beware of your habits.
The better they are the more surely they will be your undoing.
- Holbrook Jackson

Beware thoughts that come in the night.
They aren't turned properly; they come in askew,
free of sense and restriction, deriving from the most remote of sources.
- William Trogdon

Beware of him that is slow to anger;
for when it is long coming,
it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept.
Abused patience turns to fury.
- Francis Quarles

Beware of monotony; it's the mother of all the deadly sins.
- Edith Wharton

Beware of the person who can't be bothered by details.
- William Feather

Beware the fury of a patient man.
- John Dryden

I think right about now we have to beware of marketed Malcolms and Martins.
Real people do real things.
- Chuck D. *q

Conversely, beware the man who does nothing but ask
you questions about yourself and offers no information about himself.
Not only is he keeping you at bay, he is probably not
listening to your answers.
- Merrill Markoe

Strong, generous, and confident, she has nobly served mankind.
Beware how you trifle with your marvellous inheritance,
this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble
and fall freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

I shall always be consistent and never change my ways
so long as I am in my senses;
but for the sake of precedent the Senate should beware
of binding itself to support the acts of any man,
since he might through some mischance suffer a change.
- Tiberius

I think there is choice possible to us at any moment,
as long as we live.
But there is no sacrifice.
There is a choice, and the rest falls away.
Second choice does not exist.
Beware of those who talk about sacrifice.
- Muriel Rukeyser

Beware the old man in young guy's clothes.
If he's over 35 and comes to pick you up looking as
though he's headed for a skateboarding competition
while you are dressed to go to a nice restaurant,
this is not a good sign.
- Merrill Markoe

Beware the politically obsessed.
They are often bright and interesting,
but they have something missing in their natures;
there is a hole,
an empty place, and they use politics to fill it up.
It leaves them somehow misshapen.
- Peggy Noonan

The man who voyages strange seas must of necessity
be a little unsure of himself.
It is the man with the flashy air of knowing everything,
who is always with it, that we should beware of.
- Fred Hoyle

Beware the cute, hot guy who kind of reminds you of
the parent you don't get along with:
your cold,
distant father who left when you were a kid or your
hot-tempered mother whom you could never please.
- Merrill Markoe

NECESSITY and URGENCY are twin poisons of our rattlesnake minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

TIME is poisonous construct of our rattlesnake minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

TIME is yet another poisonous construct
of our rattlesnake minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are not your mind. You, a Spiritual BEing,
are neither your mind nor your body.
Mind and body are your tools - to use as you choose.
Sometimes your body appears to have a will of its own,
as when it twitches or pains.
Likewise, your mind often appears to have its own will.
That incessant chattering of regret, disappointment, guilt,
shame, foreboding, worry, and fear
is your Rattlesnake Mind striking off on its own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A rattlesnake loose in the living room tends to end
all discussion of animal rights.
- Lance Morrow

After a hard day of basic training, you could eat a rattlesnake.
- Elvis Presley

When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike,
you do not wait until he has struck to crush him.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

A rattlesnake that doesn't bite teaches you nothing.
- Jessamyn West

He will fight a rattlesnake and give it the first two bites too.
- Navjot Singh Sidhu


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