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Narrower Quotes

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The martyr sacrifices themselves entirely in vain.
Or rather not in vain; for they make the selfish more selfish,
the lazy more lazy, the narrow narrower.
- Florence Nightingale

Some minds improve by travel, others,
rather, resemble copper wire, or brass,
which get the narrower by going farther.
- Thomas Hood

The epic poet has behind him a tradition of matter
and a tradition of style;
and that is what every other poet has behind him too;
only,
for the epic poet, tradition is rather narrower,
rather more strictly compelling.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

Every man gets a narrower and narrower field of knowledge
in which he must be an expert in order to compete with other people.
The specialist knows more and more about less and less
and finally knows everything about nothing.
- Konrad Lorenz

 

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence.
- Henry David Thoreau

An individual has not started living
until he can rise above the narrow confines
of his individualistic concerns
to the broader concerns of all humanity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.
- E. Joseph Cossman

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The idea of brotherhood re-dawns upon the world
with a broader significance
than the narrow association of
members in a sect or creed.
- Helen Keller

So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
- Alexander Pope

Travel is fatal to bigotry, prejudice, and narrow-mindedness.
- Mark Twain

Reading, like writing, is a creative act.
If readers only bring a narrow range of themselves to the book,
then they'll only see their narrow range reflected in it.
- Ben Okri

Let's not be narrow, nasty, and negative.
- T. S. Eliot

The leader must aim high, see big, judge widely,
thus setting himself apart form the ordinary people
who debate in narrow confines.
- Charles de Gaulle

So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would
do well not to trust himself on the narrow edge.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.
- Booker T. Washington

Every life is narrow.
Our only escape is not to run away, but to learn to
love the people we are and the world in which we find ourselves.
- Mark Haddon

The writer in western civilization has become not a voice of his tribe,
but of his individuality.
This is a very narrow-minded situation.
- Aharon Appelfeld

Independence did not mean chauvinism and narrow nationalism.
- Said Musa

For me, the great problem growing up in England was
that I had a very narrow concept of what God can be,
and it was damn close to an old man with a beard.
- John Cleese

Our political differences, now matter how sharply they are debated,
are really quite narrow in comparison to the remarkably
durable national consensus on our founding convictions.
- John McCain

I'm open to comments.
I'm open to objective points of view,
because I've been very narrow and very subjective.
- Richard Donner

Cleveland is my hometown, and the Indians have a narrow but rich history.
- Fred Willard

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made,
in a narrow field.
- Niels Bohr

Far from being the basis of the good society,
the family, with its narrow privacy and tawdry secrets,
is the source of all our discontents.
- Edmund Leach

Tribulation will not hurt you, unless as it too often does;
it hardens you and makes you sour,
narrow and skeptical.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

In cities like Athens, poor houses lined narrow and
tortuous streets in spite of luxurious public buildings.
- Stephen Gardiner

Very narrow areas of expertise can be very productive.
Develop your own profile.
Develop your own niche.
- Leigh Steinberg

Ignorance and a narrow education lay the foundation of vice,
and imitation and custom rear it up.
- Mary Astell

Crabbed and obscure definitions are of no use beyond
a narrow circle of students,
of whom probably every one has a pet one of his own.
- Frederick Pollock

A narrow compass!
and yet there Dwelt all that 's good,
and all that 's fair; Give me but what this riband bound,
Take all the rest the sun goes round.
- Edmund Waller

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness,
and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.
Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things
cannot be acquired by vegetating
in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.
- Mark Twain

Disinformation is most effective in a very narrow context.
- Frank Snepp

We shall have to pass through many a valley,
many a narrow defile.
Many will grow tired on the way.
Of course they will mostly be those who have no reason to do so.
- Heinrich Himmler

Manhattan is a narrow island off the coast of New Jersey
devoted to the pursuit of lunch.
- Raymond Sokolov

When you make a film, you like to run it with an audience.
They tell you you're narrow-minded or subjective,
or that seems too long, or that doesn't work.
- Richard Donner

Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men;
but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars,
and lies in a very narrow compass.
- Joseph Addison

Radio is a really strange business now,
too.
There's a very narrow door and a very few people control what gets played.
- Taylor Hanson

Anyone who has passed though the regular gradations
of a classical education,
and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself
as having had a very narrow escape.
- William Hazlitt

There are probably several hundred thousand if we narrow
the definition to include only those who in their search
for money and power are ruthless and deceitful.
- Henry A. Wallace

I talked to women who lived there, to get their speech
patterns and outlook on life -
and how narrow that is.
- Ellen Burstyn

Foreign policy can mean several things,
not only foreign policy in the narrow sense.
It can cover foreign policy, relations with the developing world,
and enlargement as well.
- Romano Prodi

The most fatal illusion is the narrow point of view.
Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view
kills anybody who has one.
- Brooks Atkinson

We ended up with 19 hours of footage and had to narrow
it down to an hour and a half.
Our instructions were to film everything that came up,
including the more mundane moments.
- Joshua Leonard

I understand personally that it is frustrating to lose
presidential elections by narrow margins.
- James Baker

What ever our wandering our happiness will always be
found within a narrow compass,
and in the middle of the objects more immediately within our reach.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Your views are as narrow as your tie.
- Bernard Herrmann

Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair;
a narrow escape into faith.
- Christopher Fry

The tastes of country music fans are not limited to
the narrow range defined by consultants and programmers
and record company moguls.
- Charley Pride

Use your imagination, and you'll see that even the most narrow,
humdrum lives are infinite in scope if you examine them with enough care.
- Mark Haddon

Men are recognizing that they have been forced to conform
to a very narrow and rather two-dimensional picture
of maleness and manhood that they have never had the freedom to question.
- Andrew Cohen

My entire life has been spent thinking about this game.
That's pretty narrow...
I don't view myself as a person who's well-versed in very many subjects.
I'm not proud of that.
- Bill Parcells

Republicans are men of narrow vision,
who are afraid of the future.
- Jimmy Carter

The law condemns and punishes only actions within certain
definite and narrow limits;
it thereby justifies,
in a way, all similar actions that lie outside those limits.
- Leo Tolstoy

Most people are good at too many things.
And when you say someone is focused,
more often than not what you actually mean is they're very narrow.
- Chuck Close

Country radio went through a time where they were trying to pigeonhole everybody,
and trying to make the gap really narrow,
and I think that they've opened that up a little bit.
- Tim McGraw

One science only will one genius fit;
so vast is art,
so narrow human wit.
- Alexander Pope

American men, as a group, seem to be interested in only two things,
money and breasts.
It seems a very narrow outlook.
- Hedy Lamarr

It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes,
than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent.
- Vincent Van Gogh

An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes,
which can be made, in a very narrow field.
- Niels Bohr

We beg you to save young America from the blight of race prejudice.
Do not bind the children within the narrow circles of your own lives.
- Charles Hamilton Houston

There is in true beauty, as in courage,
something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire.
- William Congreve

The child now shewed her a narrow and rugged descent,
made by cutting the red clay and stones,
of which the cliffs are here composed,
into a sort of rude steps.
- Charlotte Smith

To have no heroes is to have no aspiration,
to live on the momentum of the past,
to be thrown back upon routine,
sensuality, and the narrow self.
- Charles Horton Cooley

Because I have a girlfriend, I try and take the straight and narrow path,
which is good because it prevents VD.
- Joe Rogan

The most learned are often the most narrow minded.
- William Hazlitt

Well, it's an adventure story, and a Bildungsroman,
of course, but there was also the intention to describe
a culture that had been seen in rather narrow terms.
- John M. Ford

In the U.S.A.
or Europe there is no realistic way to estimate the type,
magnitude, or probability of the risk,
nor any way to narrow down the potentially affected regions.
- Jurgen Habermas

Perhaps the best definition of progress would be the
continuing efforts of men and women to narrow the gap
between the convenience of the powers that be and the unwritten charter.
- Nadine Gordimer

The human race is intoxicated with narrow victories,
for life is a string of them like pearls that hit the
floor when the rope breaks,
and roll away in perfection and anarchy.
- Mark Helprin

For humanism also appeals to man as man.
It seeks to liberate the universal qualities of human
nature from the narrow limitations of blood and soil
and class and to create a common language and a common
culture in which men can realize their common humanity.
- Christopher Dawson

I think he could have made most of the trips and gone
to most of the fund-raisers if he would have avoided
the partisan rhetoric and talked to the country as
President in each of these appearances rather than
to the narrow partisan audiences.
- Robert Teeter


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