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Sharp Quotes

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March on. Do not tarry. To go forward
is to move toward perfection.
March on, and fear not the thorns,
or the sharp stones on life's path.
- Khalil Gibran

Related topics: Motivational

Prejudice is a two-edged sword.
Like the steel sort of sword, it's very sharp, very useful,
and very dangerous if not properly mastered.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The tongue like a sharp knife...
Kills without drawing blood.
- The Buddha

There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
- Ansel Adams

 

The only faith that wears well and holds its color
in all weathers is that which is woven of conviction
and set with the sharp mordant of experience.
- James Russell Lowell

Life is a constant oscillation
between the sharp horns of dilemmas.
- H. L. Mencken

He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation
that passes for wisdom among the rich.
- Evelyn Waugh

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My mother, who was quite sharp when I was young,
became utterly mild.
- Antonia Fraser

I said in sharp language that that practice was wrong.
- Ken Starr

Witticism.
A sharp and clever remark, usually quoted and seldom noted;
what the Philistine is pleased to call a joke.
- Ambrose Bierce

A lot of players might be tired, but I feel nice and sharp.
- Robbie Keane

God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers,
And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face,
A gauntlet with a gift in it.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Love makes a subtle man out of a crude one,
it gives eloquence to the mute, it gives courage the
cowardly and makes the idle quick and sharp.
- Juan Ruiz

No very sharp line can be drawn between social psychology
and individual psychology.
- George H. Mead

When you give an artist a canvas, you shouldn't tell
him exactly how much paint to put on it,
or exactly how sharp the images should be.
You should let the artist get going.
- Reed Hundt

Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is
the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
- Washington Irving

Children have very sharp powers of observation -
probably sharper than adults -
yet at the same time their emotional reactions are
murky and much more primitive.
- Donna Tartt

Some people make sharp distinctions sort of between
their recreational musings and their professional work.
I don't make that distinction very much.
- Whitfield Diffie

Let me say this as clearly as I can:
No matter how sharp a grievance or how deep a hurt,
there is no justification for killing innocents.
- William J. Clinton

I feel like I just grabbed a big juicy worm with a
right sharp hook in the middle of it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

I am not a cat man, but a dog man, and all felines
can tell this at a glance -
a sharp,
vindictive glance.
- James Thurber

No amount of time will weaken our allegiance to avenging
those lost in the horrible attacks.
America has a sharp memory, a firm resolve,
and a commitment to her own.
- John Doolittle

The sword the body wounds, sharp words the mind.
- Menander

Any discrimination, like sharp turns in a road,
becomes critical because of the tremendous speed at
which we are traveling into the high-tech world of a service economy.
- Clarence Thomas

A writer can write in an attic, or on top of a bus.
Or with a sharp stick in some wet cement.
To act, an actor has to have words.
A stage.
a camera turning.
- Paul Muni

Activity in politics also produces eager competition and sharp rivalry.
- John George Nicolay

He's sharp, he can score and he doesn't worry about missing.
- Alan Hansen

A sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener with constant use.
- Washington Irving

The problem is no longer that with every pair of hands
that comes into the world there comes a hungry stomach.
Rather it is that, attached to those hands are sharp elbows.
- Paul Samuelson

Virtue knows that it is impossible to get on without compromise,
and tunes herself, as it were, a trifle sharp to allow
for an inevitable fall in playing.
- Samuel Butler

The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you,
who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau,
sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called "truth".
- Dan Rather

Organized crime is the dirty side of the sharp dollar.
- James Chiles

That attitude does not exist so much today,
but in those days there was a very sharp distinction
between basic physics and applied physics.
Columbia did not deal with applied physics.
- Gordon Gould

Virtue often trips and falls on the sharp-edges rock of poverty.
- Eugene Sue

I have fallen in love with American names,
the sharp names that never get fat.
- Stephen Vincent Benet

Sentences are like sharp nails, which force truth upon our memories.
- Denis Diderot

Pithy sentences are like sharp nails which force truth upon our memory.
- Denis Diderot

Converse with men makes sharp the glittering wit,
but God to man doth speak in solitude.
- John Stuart Blackie

But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast,
for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions.
- Homer

You have to have sharp elbows if you want to change something.
- James Carville

A tart temper never mellows with age,
and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows
keener with constant use.
- Washington Irving

It's going to be the year of the sharp elbow and the quick tongue.
- George W. Bush

Being fit will keep you mentally sharp and people forget that.
- Peter Shilton

You can turn your back on a person, but never turn your back on a drug,
especially when its waving a razor sharp hunting knife in your eye.
- Hunter S. Thompson

I discipline churchgoers with godly lessons and sharp
words if they do not change their ways.
My goal is to open their hearts so that they seek forgiveness.
- William Brewster

But optics sharp it needs, I ween, To see what is not to be seen.
- John Trumbull

Don't necessarily avoid sharp edges.
Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.
- Donald Rumsfeld

Nevertheless, one doesn't have time to think,
oh, well, this is a quarter tone sharp,
or flat.
- John Eaton

In nature there are few sharp lines.
- A. R. Ammons

Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you
as a sharp and efficient tool.
Know your own failings, passions, and prejudices so
you can separate them from what you see.
- Bernard Baruch

They consider me to have sharp and penetrating vision
because I see them through the mesh of a sieve.
- Khalil Gibran

If the quickness of the mind and the fluency of the
tongue are too punctilious and sharp,
moderate them in your activity and rest.
- Xun Zi

Too many church services start at eleven sharp and end at twelve dull.
- Vance Havner

Sharp nostalgia, infinite and terrible,
for what I already possess.
- Juan Ramon Jimenez

The exercise of power is determined by thousands of
interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless,
all the more so because these worlds are never divided by a sharp line:
everyone has a small part of himself in both.
- Vaclav Havel

The world continues to offer glittering prizes to those
who have stout hearts and sharp swords.
- F. E. Smith

Keep your blood clean, your body lean,
and your mind sharp.
- Henry Rollins

The sharp employ the sharp.
- Douglas William Jerrold

Swollen in head, weak in legs, sharp in tongue but empty in belly.
- Mao Tse-Tung

The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.
- Ovid

The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short,
and the pen is very sharp.
- Terry Pratchett

In sharp contrast to the idea that this stage of life is enviable,
we hear high levels of anxiety about getting old,
anxieties about health, mobility, access to facilities,
simple routine care and attention.
- Rowan D. Williams

I am convinced that this approach, a mainstream Democratic approach,
commands the strong support of the American people,
and presents a sharp and compassionate contrast to
the Republican abortion position which offers no real
hope or commitment to mother or child.
- Robert Casey

The stuff we did under the name the Rentals got so chaotic.
- Matt Sharp

The Nautilus was piercing the water with its sharp spur,
after having accomplished nearly ten thousand leagues
in three months and a half,
a distance greater than the great circle of the earth.
Where were we going now, and what was reserved for the future?
- Jules Verne

When we got down from the ambulances there were sharp
cracks about us as bursts of shrapnel splashed down
upon the Town Hall square.
Dead soldiers lay outside and I glanced at them coldly.
We were in search of the living.
- Philip Gibbs

But then in April of 1985 the dollar began a sharp decline.
The dollar's trade weighted value fell 23 percent in
just 12 months and by a total of 37 percent by the beginning of 1988.
- Martin Feldstein

I've actually become much, much dumber through being
married and having these children.
I find that I'm not half as sharp that I once was.
I can't even help them with their 4th and 5th grade
vocabulary and math work at this point.
- Patrick Warburton

The Lord had been very gracious, and spoke peace to
me in the time of my distress,
and I now most ungratefully turned again to folly;
at times I felt sharp reproof,
but I did not get low enough to cry for help.
- John Woolman

These people being of a sharp and acute intellect,
and gifted with a rich and powerful understanding,
excel in whatever studies they pursue,
and are more quick and cunning than the other inhabitants of a western clime.
- Giraldus Cambrensis

The base paths belonged to me, the runner.
The rules gave me the right.
I always went into a bag full speed,
feet first.
I had sharp spikes on my shoes.
If the baseman stood where he had no business to be and got hurt,
that was his fault.
- Ty Cobb


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