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William M. Evarts Quotes and Sayings

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The pious ones of Plymouth who, reaching the Rock,
first fell upon their own knees and then upon the aborigines.
- William M. Evarts

Bernard always had a few prayers in the hall and some
whiskey afterwards as he was rather pious.
- Daisy Ashford

Some persons think that they have to look like a hedgehog to be pious.
- Billy Sunday

Volumes might be written upon the impiety of the pious.
- Herbert Spencer

 

Incidentally, why was it that none of all the pious
ever discovered psycho-analysis? Why did it have to
wait for a completely godless Jew?
- Sigmund Freud

The real problem is not why some pious,
humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.
- C. S. Lewis

For the myth is the foundation of life;
it is the timeless schema,
the pious formula into which life flows when it reproduces
its traits out of the unconscious.
- Thomas Mann

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With devotion's visage and pious action we do sugar o'er the devil himself.
- Thomas Fuller

No student of Chinese history can say that the Chinese
are incapable of religious experience,
even when judged by the standards of medieval Europe or pious India.
- Hu Shih

In every loving woman there is a priestess of the past -
a pious guardian of some affection,
of which the object has disappeared.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Not all human souls but only the pious ones are divine.
- Georg Hermes

The pious pretense that evil does not exist only makes it vague,
enormous and menacing.
- Aleister Crowley

I am calling attention just to the main points of these
tremendously important matters,
which can be understood better by pious meditation
than explained by human language.
- Martin Chemnitz

Pious XII was too neutral to mention the gas chambers;
decent people like my own family were turned into devils by crude Christianity.
- Lionel Blue

A pious man is one who would be an atheist if the king were.
- Jean de la Bruyere

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion.
Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment
from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious.
On the other hand, they do less easily move against him,
believing that he has the gods on his side.
- Aristotle

Your meditations may be as profound,
as exalted,
as devout as you like; you may practise every pious exercise you can manage,
but all this is as nothing in comparison with the Blessed Sacrament.
What we do may be godly, but this sacrament is God Himself!
- Johannes Tauler

Until the building of Solomon's temple the unity of
worship according to it had,
properly speaking, never had any existence;
and,
moreover, it is easy to read between the lines that
even after that date it was more a pious wish than a practical demand.
- Julius Wellhausen

See, even despite pious statements to the contrary,
much of the industrialized world has not yet come to
terms with the recognition of the fallacy of what I
call the strong man syndrome.
- Wole Soyinka

Man can and must prevent the tragedy of famine in the
future instead of merely trying with pious regret to
salvage the human wreckage of the famine,
as he has so often done in the past.
- Norman Borlaug

O my God, what must a soul be like when it is in this state!
It longs to be all one tongue with which to praise the Lord.
It utters a thousand pious follies, in a continuous
endeavor to please Him who thus possesses it.
- Saint Teresa of Avila

But love, like the sun that it is, sets afire and melts everything.
what greed and privilege to build up over whole centuries
the indignation of a pious spirit,
with its natural following of oppressed souls,
will cast down with a single shove.
- Jose Marti

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

We don't stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer PHOTO

When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

Life isn't about finding yourself.
Life is about creating yourself.
- George Bernard Shaw

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

The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.
- George Bernard Shaw

Our journey into consciousness of wealth
begins with the realization that we have already arrived!
- Michael Bernard Beckwith

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

You see things and you say, Why?
But I dream things that never were and say, Why not
- George Bernard Shaw

Be who you are and say what you feel
because those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind.
- commonly but falsely attributed to Dr. Seuss,
this misquote consists of the Bernard Baruch quote,
"Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
with additional words added anonymously.

There are those that look at things
the way they are, and ask "Why?"
I dream of things that never were, and ask "Why not?"
- Robert F. Kennedy paraphrase of George Bernard Shaw

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
- George Bernard Shaw

Better keep yourself clean and bright;
you are the window through which
you must see the world.
- George Bernard Shaw

In this world there is always danger
for those who are afraid of it.
- George Bernard Shaw

Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are.
I don't believe in circumstances.
The people who get on in the world are the people who
get up and look for the circumstances they want,
and if they can't find them, make them.
- George Bernard Shaw

The moment we want to believe something,
we suddenly see all the arguments for it,
and become blind to the arguments against it.
- George Bernard Shaw

Life is no brief candle to me.
It is a sort of splendid torch
which I have got a hold of for the moment,
and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible
before handing it on to future generations.
- George Bernard Shaw

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of,
he always declares that it's his duty.
- George Bernard Shaw

People who say it cannot be done should not
interrupt those who are doing it.
- George Bernard Shaw

With Hitchcock I had little relationship.
I was called to replace Bernard Herrmann,
his favorite composer, in Torn Curtain,
after the bitter fight between them.
- Maurice Jarre

My way of joking is telling the truth;
that is the funniest joke in the world.
- George Bernard Shaw

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always
depend on the support of Paul.
- George Bernard Shaw

Vote for the man who promises least;
he'll be the least disappointing.
- Bernard Baruch

Bernard and I intend doing a lot with our lives and
that includes actively helping other people.
But how can we tell you our plans when we haven't finished making them yet?
- Shelley Duvall

He has a head, two arms, two legs, just as I. - Bernard Hinault

I made my money by selling too soon.
- Bernard Baruch

A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.
- George Bernard Shaw

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
- Bernard Baruch

When everything else physical and mental seems to diminish,
the appreciation of beauty is on the increase.
- Bernard Berenson

If a farmer calls me to a sick animal,
he couldn't care less if I were George Bernard Shaw.
- James Herriot

Watching a baby being born is a little like watching a wet St.
Bernard coming in through the cat door.
- Jeff Foxworthy

There is something about inside information which seems
to paralyse a man's reasoning powers.
- Bernard Baruch

Bernard Herrmann used to write all his scores by himself.
So did Bach, Beethoven and Stravinsky.
I don't understand why this happens in the movie industry.
- Ennio Morricone

On planes I always cry.
Something about altitude, the lack of oxygen and the bad movies.
I cried over a St.
Bernard movie once on a plane.
That was really embarrassing.
- Michael Stipe

I have a St.
Bernard named B. - Heather O'Rourke

Do not do unto others
as you expect they should do unto you.
Their tastes may not be the same.
- George Bernard Shaw

Two months later at a party, Bernard pulled me into a closet and proposed.
I said yes.
- Shelley Duvall

When you forgive, you in no way change the past -
but you sure do change the future.
- Bernard Meltzer

And of course, now that Bernard and I have found each other forever,
we're determined to create our own little world in
order to survive the one we're in.
- Shelley Duvall

The evening news is a concept whose time has come and gone.
- Bernard Goldberg

At risk of sounding foully pompous I think that writers'
groups are probably very useful at the beginning of a writing career.
- Bernard Cornwell

As long as I breathe, I attack.
- Bernard Hinault

Before you speak ask yourself if what you are going to say is true,
is kind, is necessary, is helpful.
If the answer is no, maybe what you are about to say should be left unsaid.
- Bernard Meltzer

The art of living lies not in eliminating but in growing with troubles.
- Bernard Baruch

A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
- George Bernard Shaw


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