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William Strunk, Jr. Quotes and Sayings

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Vigorous writing is concise.
- William Strunk, Jr.

It is worse to be irresolute than to be wrong.
- William Strunk, Jr.

If you don't know how to pronounce a word,
say it loud!
- William Strunk, Jr.

Make definite assertions.
Avoid tame, colorless, hesitating, non-committal language.
- William Strunk, Jr.

 

Omit needless words.
- William Strunk, Jr.

Vigorous writing is concise.
A sentence should contain no unnecessary words,
a paragraph no unnecessary sentences,
for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary
lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.
- William Strunk, Jr.

A sentence should contain no unnecessary words,
a paragraph no unnecessary sentences,
for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary
lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.
- William Strunk, Jr.

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A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an
unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine
and psychology in the world.
- Paul Dudley White

I'm so vigorous, and I so take it for granted,
because I've always been a real physical person.
- Sally Field

One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the
ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action -
the ability to pass directly from thought to action.
- Eric Hoffer

The Ice Storm, because of the movie,
has had,
or is to have, a vigorous life in other cultures.
- Rick Moody

Any committee is only as good as the most knowledgeable,
determined and vigorous person on it.
There must be somebody who provides the flame.
- Lady Bird Johnson

For the stage displays the first vigorous expression,
as the natural thing and without conspicuous restraint,
of private individuality.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

There is room in our ranks for the old and decrepit,
as well as the young and vigorous.
- Gerrit Smith

Once vigorous measures appear to be the only means
left of bringing the Americans to a due submission to the mother country,
the colonies will submit.
- George III

Terrorism is an evil that threatens all the countries in Europe.
Vigorous cooperation in the European Union and worldwide
is crucial in order to meet this evil head on.
- Jan Peter Balkenende

Many psychoanalysts refused to let me speak at their meetings.
They were exceptionally vigorous because I had previously
been an analyst and they were very angry at my flying the coop.
- Albert Ellis

A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil.
Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth.
- Charles Spurgeon

The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate;
they are green and vigorous in old age.
- George Santayana

What to an outsider will be no more than the vigorous
presentation of a conviction,
to an employee may be the manifestation of a determination
which it is not safe to thwart.
- Learned Hand

Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal;
While others,
on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting,
at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.
- Herodotus

I can assure you we are all strong-willed,
forceful personalities and the president encourages vigorous debate.
- Karen Hughes

If you will call your troubles experiences,
and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you,
you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your
circumstances may seem to be.
- John Heywood

You can't get rid of it with exercise alone.
You can do the most vigorous exercise and only burn
up 300 calories in an hour.
If you've got fat on your body, the exercise firms and tones the muscles.
But when you use that tape measure, what makes it bigger? It's the fat!
- Jack LaLanne

Even as we work to develop more sources of petroleum for the United States,
we must continue our vigorous pursuit of alternative fuels,
so that we can be powered by cleaner,
more efficient sources of energy.
- Virgil Goode

Sometimes, as is the case of peach and plum trees,
which are often dwarfed, the plants are thrown into a flowering states,
and then, as they flower freely year after year,
they have little inclination to make vigorous growth.
- Robert Fortune

You have to be vigorous.
That's the only way you are going to get it because
everybody has dreams and everybody has goals,
but the only people who achieve them are the ones that
go after it and don't take no for an answer.
- Nick Cannon

I believe that the freedom of speech should be protected,
but so should a family's right to privacy as they grieve their loss.
There is a time and a place for vigorous debate on the War on Terror,
but during a family's last goodbye is not it.
- Dave Reichert

Puritanism, in whatever expression, is a poisonous germ.
On the surface everything may look strong and vigorous;
yet the poison works its way persistently,
until the entire fabric is doomed.
- Emma Goldman

In a government such as ours we have vigorous contests
to determine who should lead.
The recent election was no exception.
Now we inaugurate a new government on a day that transcends
any one individual or any one party.
- Matt Blunt

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt PHOTO

Keep a grateful journal. Every night,
list five things you are grateful for.
- Oprah Winfrey

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes.
He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
- Chinese Proverb

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child.
Just how childlike golf players become is proven by
their frequent inability to count past five.
- John Updike

Smartness runs in my family.
When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was
in my class for five years.
- Gracie Allen

The main facts in human life are five:
birth,
food, sleep, love and death.
- E. M. Forster

Poets have said that the reason to have children is
to give yourself immortality.
Immortality? Now that I have five children,
my only hope is that they are all out of the house before I die.
- Bill Cosby

I don't smoke, don't drink much, and go to the gym five times a week.
I live a healthy lifestyle and feel great.
I can run a marathon, you know.
- Sarah Michelle Gellar

Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers -
six if one went to Harvard.
- Edgar R. Fiedler

I grew up in a very religious family.
I could read the Qu'ran easily at the age of five.
- Akhmad Kadyrov

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar
haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.
- Sam Ewing

I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck,
but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.
- Steven Wright

A child of five would understand this.
Send someone to fetch a child of five.
- Groucho Marx

Golf is a game in which you yell "fore,"
shoot six,
and write down five.
- Paul Harvey

A journey by Sea and Land, Five Hundred Miles,
is not undertaken without money.
- Lewis Hallam

If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog?
Five? No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg.
- Abraham Lincoln

I have been through various fitness regimes.
I used to run about five miles a day and I did aerobics for a while.
- Sting

The best argument against democracy is
a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
- Winston Churchill

I have these visions of myself being thirty,
thirty-five, forty having a family.
- Nastassja Kinski

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty.
She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is.
- Ellen DeGeneres

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day;
wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
- Elbert Hubbard

It makes me forget that I'm not going to be a major
star and lead female in films whether it was 20 years ago,
10 years ago, five or in the future.
- Pam Grier

When I was five I had violin lessons.
- Randy Bachman

I don't think anyone connected with Five-O believed
the show would last as long as it did.
- James MacArthur

In her whole life Mom never earned more than five or six dollars a week.
Being without a husband, it was hard for her to find
any place at all for us to live.
- Ethel Waters

Recently I heard a 'wise guy' story that I had a party
at my home for twenty-five men.
It's an interesting story, but I don't know twenty-five
men I'd want to invite ta a party.
- Joan Crawford

When I was about five or seven years old my mother
was placed in a mental institution and so we were with
our father who worked very hard,
and we had to figure a lot of things out.
- Quincy Jones

Since then, I have not missed five consecutive days
in getting some type of aerobic exercise,
mostly jogging.
- Kenneth H. Cooper

When I got to Broadway, I conducted five Broadway shows.
- David Friedman

30 years and 55 pictures - not more than five that were any good,
or any good for me.
- Gig Young

I made about 28 movies, and I think about five of them were good.
- Chevy Chase

I don't think that Slaughterhouse-Five was successful movie material.
In fact, Vonnegut's books mostly I don't feel are movie material.
- Jerry Garcia

Time is everything; five minutes make the difference
between victory and defeat.
- Horatio Nelson

Previously, on Lock, Stock, I went to bed at two in
the morning and woke up at five in the morning,
and on this one I was known to nod off on the set occasionally.
- Guy Ritchie

A poet is a man who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms,
to be struck by lightning five or six times.
- Randall Jarrell

It's difficult to do that internally,
because you're flying five, six hours.
- Vince McMahon


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