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Rank Quotes

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Far better is it to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though chequered by failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
because they live in the grey twilight
that knows not victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

It is an interesting question how far men
would retain their relative rank
if they were divested of their clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

He who joyfully marches in rank and file
has already earned my contempt.
He has been given a large brain by mistake,
since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
- Albert Einstein

Marriage, it seems, confines every man to his proper rank.
- Jean de la Bruyere

 

I would first recommend we appoint a Police Director
that commands the respect of the rank and file.
- Vincent Frank

I would rather do twenty TV series than go through
what I went through under that Rank contract I signed
a few years ago for which I blame no one but myself.
- Patrick McGoohan

It is the rank and file - the average woman -
for whom the world has opened up so astonishingly.
- Mary A. Ward

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When you are aspiring to the highest place,
it is honorable to reach the second or even the third rank.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

There is no rank in sacrifice.
- Josephus Daniels

Success isn't measured by money or power or social rank.
Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.
- Mike Ditka

High rank and soft manners may not always belong to a true heart.
- Anthony Trollope

You can be a rank insider as well as a rank outsider.
- Robert Frost

The class distinctions proper to a democratic society
are not those of rank or money,
still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned,
of race, but of age.
- W. H. Auden

I used to pull rank and wait until the wind was blowing out.
- Joe Cronin

I rank myself no higher in the scheme of things than a policeman -
whose utility would disappear if there were no criminals.
- Lord Salisbury

Reflection is a flower of the mind, giving out wholesome fragrance;
but revelry is the same flower,
when rank and running to seed.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Liberals believe they own the franchise on minorities
and can't stand any Hispanic or black who breaks rank.
- Linda Chavez

Music must take rank as the highest of the fine arts -
as the one which,
more than any other, ministers to the human spirit.
- Herbert Spencer

Rank does not intimidate hardware.
Neither does the lack of rank.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

To work with the hands or brain, according to our requirements and our capacities,
to do that which lies before us to do,
is more honorable than rank and title.
- Albert Pike

The sight of women talking together has always made men uneasy;
nowadays it means rank subversion.
- Germaine Greer

Great men are usually the products of their times and
one of the men developed by these times takes rank
with the greatest railroad leaders in history.
- John Moody

Rank does not confer privilege or give power.
It imposes responsibility.
- Peter Drucker

In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal.
There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in
the republic of the grave.
- John James Ingalls

For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme
expression of military power and fleets and armies,
however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank.
- Winston Churchill

He shines in the second rank, who is eclipsed in the first.
- Voltaire

Of all the haunting moments of motherhood,
few rank with hearing your own words come out of your daughter's mouth.
- Victoria Secunda

Even at the United Nations, where legend has it that
the building was designed so that there could be no corner offices,
the expanse of glass in individual offices is said
to be a dead giveaway as to rank.
Five windows are excellent, one window not so great.
- Enid Nemy

There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in
the republic of the grave.
- John James Ingalls

First, we did rank everybody by risk,
and New York comes out number one.
- Michael Chertoff

All men will commence in their present rank and promotion
will be open to all men alike,
without any distinctions or qualifications,
political or otherwise.
- John Amery

The party has to be much more.
It has to connect in a real way with rank-and-file
members and be their voice.
- Wes Boyd

You have stripped from me the rank and privileges of
the professorship and the doctoral degree which I earned,
and you have set me at the level of the lowest criminal.
- Kurt Huber

No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty;
but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man.
- Bruce Barton

The responsibilities which are imposed by rank and
privilege and good fortune can...
become very onerous indeed.
- Robert Welch

No age, sex, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty;
but without it one is vastly beneath the rank of man.
- Bernard Barton

Under the Geneva Convention, for example,
a POW is required only to provide name,
rank, and serial number and cannot receive any benefits for cooperating.
- John Yoo

The value and rank of every art is in proportion to
the mental labor employed in it,
or the mental pleasure in producing it.
- Joshua Reynolds

I am a rank individualist.
- Arthur Keith

When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field,
they have all one rank in my eyes.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Archbishop - A Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior
to that attained by Christ.
- H. L. Mencken

I have always held those political opinions which point
to the universal brotherhood of man,
no matter in what rank of life he may have taken his origin.
- Alexander Mackenzie

I was instructed by people in higher rank to stand
there and hold this leash and look at the camera.
We were doing what we were told.
- Lynndie England

I will accept no commission that would tend to create a rivalry with Grant.
I want him to hold what he has earned and got.
I have all the rank I want.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

If I had to rank my skills, I have a long way to go
before I can write a good graphic novel.
- Ted Rall

It is unacceptable that disabled veterans in Illinois
rank at the bottom of the list when it comes to disability pay.
We owe our disabled veterans more than speeches,
parades and monuments.
- Dick Durbin

The failure of women to produce genius of the first
rank in most of the supreme forms of human effort has
been used to block the way of all women of talent and
ambition for intellectual achievement.
- Anna Garlin Spencer

Now, we occupy a lowly position, both in space and
rank in comparison with the heavenly sphere,
and the Almighty is Most High not in space,
but with respect to absolute existence,
greatness and power.
- Maimonides

All was well, until I reached the port of Havre.
Three officers with the rank of lieutenant,
whom afterwards I knew to be Scotland Yard men,
came aboard and demanded to see my papers which they took away from me.
- Philip Gibbs

Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and
who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion,
jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those
who refuse to do likewise,
and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them.
- Johannes Brahms

Among my activities was membership in the Boy Scouts;
I rose each year through the ranks,
eventually achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and undertaking
leadership roles in the organization.
- Frederick Reines

Every existence above a certain rank has its singular points;
the higher the rank the more of them.
At these points, influences whose physical magnitude
is too small to be taken account of by a finite being
may produce results of the greatest importance.
- James C. Maxwell

Between Scott on the earlier side and Dickens and Thackeray on the other,
there was an immense production of novels,
illustrated by not a few names which should rank high in the second class,
while some would promote more than one of them to the first.
- George Saintsbury

The fact that the price of gasoline has declined some
in recent weeks must not allow Americans to be lulled
into a false sense of security.
Energy independence must rank along with border security
as the top priorities of the United States.
- Virgil Goode

Thou shalt not give birth reluctantly.
- Otto Rank

The new meaning of soul is creativity and mysticism.
These will become the foundation of the new psychological
type and with him or her will come the new civilization.
- Otto Rank

I had found again and again that the most aberrant
population of a species -
often having reached species rank,
and occasionally classified even as a separate genus -
occurred at a peripheral location,
indeed usually at the most isolated peripheral location.
- Ernst Mayr

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife,
for there are plenty of others.
- Otto Rank

Women may give lip service to wanting husbands who
take on an equal role in raising children,
but many will pull rank when an important decision,
like how to discipline or what baby sitter to hire,
has to be made.
- Pepper Schwartz

I joined the army as a private.
I was offered a rank at that time, but I refused.
I preferred to remain a private.
First of all, I wasn't taken by ranks,
and before I knew it, they put me in the most sensitive positions anyway.
- Shimon Peres

Art is life's dream interpretation.
- Otto Rank

The correct didactic analysis is one that does not
in the least differ from the curative treatment.
How, indeed, shall the future analyst learn the technique
if he does not experience it just exactly as he is to apply it later?
- Otto Rank

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece.
I challenge you to join the ranks of those people
who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
- Tony Robbins

Before a group can enter the open society,
it must first close ranks.
- Stokely Carmichael

In any assembly the simplest way to stop transacting
business and split the ranks is to appeal to a principal.
- Jacques Barzun

History will tell where I stand in the ranks of Bond villains,
I have no control over that.
- Rick Yune

Do not try to push your way through to the front ranks of your profession;
do not run after distinctions and rewards;
but do your utmost to find an entry into the world of beauty.
- Sydney Smith

The poet ranks far below the painter
in the representation of visible things,
and far below the musician in that of invisible things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

In all ranks of life the human heart yearns for the beautiful;
and the beautiful things that God makes are his gift to all alike.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks
of those strong ones who only recognize failure as
one of the pathways to attainment.
- James Allen


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