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Prestige is the shadow of money and power.
- C. Wright Mills

Related topics: Power

In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were
only there for the beer -
the wealth,
prestige and grandeur that went with the power.
- A. J. P. Taylor

The damage done to U.S.
prestige by the feckless, buffoonish George W. Bush
will take years to repair.
- Camille Paglia

War will exist until that distant day
when the conscientious objector
enjoys the same reputation and prestige
that the warrior does today.
- John F. Kennedy

 

Far too many executives have become more concerned with the "four P's" -
pay,
perks, power and prestige - rather than making profits for shareholders.
- T. Boone Pickens

There are so many demands on your time,
on your resources, and on the prestige of the government.
- Brian Mulroney

We had a certain kind of really big prestige among,
I suppose not just intellectual folk,
but a sort of nice middle class intelligent folk of a very urban nature.
- Adolph Green

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Authority doesn't work without prestige,
or prestige without distance.
- Charles de Gaulle

Windows are as essential to office prestige as Christmas is to retailing.
- Enid Nemy

There can be no prestige without mystery,
for familiarity breeds contempt.
- Charles de Gaulle

We gained a great deal of prestige, but not much money.
We liked to work so much we couldn't hide it and the
club owners paid us accordingly.
- Judy Holliday

The reserve currency role seems to add prestige to
an area and some people in Europe have talked about
the desirability of the euro becoming an international reserve currency.
- Robert C. Solomon

What gives the artist real prestige is his imitators.
- Igor Stravinsky

Religion which is interested only in itself,
in its prestige and success, in its institutions and ecclesiastical niceties,
is worse than vanity; it is essentially incestuous.
- S. H. Miller

It's okay to be a fat man.
It's prestige and power and all of that.
But fat women are seen as just lazy and stupid and having no self-control.
- Camryn Manheim

Sometimes it is easy...
to enhance your prestige by not exercising your responsibility,
but that's not been the tradition of the court.
- Anthony Kennedy

However, there's three reasons for doing things in this particular world.
One is love, one is prestige and the other's money.
If you get all three together, that's fine.
- Richard O'Brien

The Nobel award occasions a unique celebration of the
vision of science by the public at large.
The prestige the prize confers today is largely due
to the extraordinary diligence of the Nobel committees.
- Kenneth G. Wilson

Sophistication might be described as the ability to
cope gracefully with a situation involving the presence
of a formidable menace to one's poise and prestige (such as the butler,
or the man under the bed - but never the husband).
- James Thurber

France cannot be destroyed.
She is an old country who, despite her misfortunes,
has, and always will have, thanks to her past,
a tremendous prestige in the world, whatever the fate inflicted upon her.
- Pierre Laval

A love of classical music is only partially a natural
response to hearing the works performed,
it also must come about by a decision to listen carefully,
to pay close attention, a decision inevitably motivated
by the cultural and social prestige of the art.
- Charles Rosen

It's also much clearer how much damage the occupation
of Iraq is doing to America's reputation and prestige around the world;
and that's just starting now to hit home in the United States.
- Peter Singer

Even the people who have had success and made money
writing these books of fiction seem to feel the need
to pretend it's no big deal,
or part of a natural progression from poetry to fiction,
but often it's really just about the money,
the perceived prestige.
- George Murray

We are aware that in 2005 our efforts to preserve the
stability and prestige of the Republic of Bulgaria
in the area of foreign policy,
and our efforts to attain fully our strategic goals
will be mostly contingent upon the way we address our domestic priorities.
- Georgi Purvanov

It is clear from all these data that the interests
of teenagers are not focused around studies,
and that scholastic achievement is at most of minor
importance in giving status or prestige to an adolescent
in the eyes of other adolescents.
- James S. Coleman

Capture a shadow,
dance with the wind,
stand in a rainbow,
begin at the end.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To light a candle is to cast a shadow.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Everything that we see is a shadow
cast by that which we do not see.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

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

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
- Helen Keller

Where love reigns, there is no will to power;
and where the will to power is paramount, love is lacking.
The one is but the shadow of the other.
- Carl Jung

The girl of my dreams is my mother's shadow,
cast upon the distant movie screen of my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears,
when benevolence is lost right conduct appears,
when right conduct is lost, expedience appears.
Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth;
it is the beginning of disorder.
- Lao Tzu

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere,
and many of us will have to pass
through the valley of the shadow of death
again and again before we reach
the mountaintop of our desires.
- Nelson Mandela

What is life?
It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across
the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
- Crowfoot (Blackfoot warrior and orator 1830 - 1890)

Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light,
they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed.
- Howard Nemerov

I am not bound for any public place,
but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees,
and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods.
- Wendell Berry

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
- Carl Sandburg

I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod;
my shadow does that much better.
- Plutarch

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board.
It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of
an oak which he has planted.
- Voltaire

Feigned courtesy is a mere shadow of true kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we hope for what we are not likely to possess,
we act and think in vain,
and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.
- Joseph Addison

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
- Michelangelo

The present is the ever moving shadow
that divides yesterday from tomorrow.
In that lies hope.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow.
The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

Every man casts a shadow;
not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit.
This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will,
it falls opposite to the sun;
short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?
- Henry David Thoreau

The best political, social, and spiritual work we can do
is to withdraw the projection of our shadow onto others.
- Carl Jung

False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to
us while we walk in the sunshine,
but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Friendship is the shadow of the evening,
which increases with the setting sun of life.
- Jean de La Fontaine

The earth together with its surrounding waters must
in fact have such a shape as its shadow reveals,
for it eclipses the moon with the arc of a perfect circle.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting;
she is never plain.
She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief,
the souvenir of pain.
- Christopher Morley

These greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over
the ball and hit it with the shadow.
- Sam Snead

My dark side, my shadow, my lower companion is now
in the back room blowing up balloons for kids' parties.
- Gary Busey

Shadow owes its birth to light.
- John Gay

If you could say of any one individual that the court
as an institution is the length and shadow of that individual,
surely it would be John Marshall.
- William Rehnquist

Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity,
and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment,
perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration.
- DeWitt Clinton

The United States and our allies are determined:
we refuse to live in the shadow of this ultimate danger.
- George W. Bush

The dearest friend on earth is a mere shadow compared to Jesus Christ.
- Oswald Chambers

The world is all a carcass and vanity,
The shadow of a shadow, a play And in one word,
just nothing.
- Michel de Montaigne

Bad leadership during the past years has cast on our
Party the shadow of great and grave burdens.
- Janos Kadar

A human being is only breath and shadow.
- Sophocles

The ordinary man casts a shadow in a way we do not quite understand.
The man of genius casts light.
- George Steiner

Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley


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