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Striking Quotes

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Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

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There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil
to one who is striking at the root.
- Henry David Thoreau

From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests;
you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking
a dangerous blow at your own.
- Carl Schurz

You are not your mind. You, a Spiritual BEing,
are neither your mind nor your body.
Mind and body are your tools - to use as you choose.
Sometimes your body appears to have a will of its own,
as when it twitches or pains.
Likewise, your mind often appears to have its own will.
That incessant chattering of regret, disappointment, guilt,
shame, foreboding, worry, and fear
is your Rattlesnake Mind striking off on its own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady;
in English a deadly poison.
A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues.
- Ambrose Bierce

The parallels between 9/11 and Pearl Harbor are striking.
In each instance there were warning signs before the attack,
and in each instance our government failed to connect the dots.
- Diane Watson

We, to some degree, are like what we are because we
inherited certain things from the Greeks and the Romans.
One of them that's so striking is the whole area of politics.
- Donald Kagan

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In turning from the smaller instruments in frequent
use to the larger and more important machines,
the economy arising from the increase of velocity becomes more striking.
- Charles Babbage

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot;
but make it hot by striking.
- William Butler Yeats

Not only strike while the iron is hot,
but make it hot by striking.
- Oliver Cromwell

We believe that the world, too, can destroy apartheid,
firstly by striking at the economy of South Africa.
- Oliver Tambo

From whichever angle one looks at it,
the application of racial theories remains a striking
proof of the lowered demands of public opinion upon
the purity of critical judgment.
- Johan Huizinga

Striking out Ruth and Gehrig in succession was too big an order.
- Carl Hubbell

One of the most striking signs of the decay of art
is when we see its separate forms jumbled together.
- Jean-Luc Godard

The most striking development of the great depression
of 1929 is a profound skepticism of the future of contemporary
society among large sections of the American people.
- C. L. R. James

Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

Striking out batters was easy.
- George Herman

Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back.
- Babe Ruth

The man or country that fights priestcraft and priests
is to my mind striking deeper for freedom than can be struck anywhere.
- George Meredith

Next to the striking of fire and the discovery of the wheel,
the greatest triumph of what we call civilization was
the domestication of the human male.
- Max Lerner

Krakow is one of my favorite places on earth.
It is a medieval city full of young people.
A wonderful, striking combination.
- Jonathan Carroll

Power is not revealed by striking hard or often,
but by striking true.
- Honore de Balzac

It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession.
I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
- Ronald Reagan

Knavery seems to be so much a the striking feature
of its inhabitants that it may not in the end be an
evil that they will become aliens to this kingdom.
- George III

In my second year in graduate school,
I took a computer course and that was like lightening striking.
- Ted Nelson

As a West Side kid fooling around with boxing gloves,
I had been, for some reason of temperament,
more interested in dodging a blow than in striking one.
- Gene Tunney

It's the same with visual arts, you have some really cool,
wonderful striking images that make you think and then
again you have wonderful striking images that just
take you away from the existing world for a second.
And I like the latter a bit more.
- Ville Valo

Here we are, we're alone in the universe,
there's no God, it just seems that it all began by
something as simple as sunlight striking on a piece of rock.
And here we are.
We've only got ourselves.
Somehow, we've just got to make a go of it.
We've only ourselves.
- John Osborne

It is one of the more striking generalizations of biochemistry -
which surprisingly is hardly ever mentioned in the biochemical textbooks -
that the twenty amino acids and the four bases,
are, with minor reservations, the same throughout Nature.
- Francis Crick

While all of these are important and significant events,
it is the United States' foreign policy that furthers
the advancement of freedoms and rights for women that
is the most striking for me.
- Ginny B. Waite

The clock of communism has stopped striking.
But its concrete building has not yet come crashing down.
For that reason, instead of freeing ourselves,
we must try to save ourselves from being crushed by its rubble.
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

I open with a clock striking, to beget an awful attention in the audience -
it also marks the time,
which is four o clock in the morning,
and saves a description of the rising sun,
and a great deal about gilding the eastern hemisphere.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Heat can also be produced by the impact of imperfectly
elastic bodies as well as by friction.
This is the case, for instance, when we produce fire
by striking flint against steel,
or when an iron bar is worked for some time by powerful blows of the hammer.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

There is a strange kind of human being in whom there
is an eternal struggle between body and soul,
animal and god, for dominance.
In all great men this mixture is striking,
and in none more so than in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
- Alfred Einstein

The striking thing about the Precious Blood is the
bond it establishes between love and suffering in our experience,
a bond that has become so close that we have come to
think of suffering accepted with joy as the most authentic
sign of love with any depth at all.
- Gabriel Marcel

It's striking that Native Americans evolved no devastating
epidemic diseases to give to Europeans,
in return for the many devastating epidemic diseases
that Indians received from the Old World.
- Jared Diamond

As soon as I got out there I felt a strange relationship
with the pitcher's mound.
It was as if I'd been born out there.
Pitching just felt like the most natural thing in the world.
Striking out batters was easy.
- Babe Ruth

But what is striking about this, in a town that often talks about tax cuts,
we could quite easily, Republicans and Democrats working together,
do something that everybody in America desires,
and that is a simplification of our Tax Code.
- Richard Neal

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil
to one who is striking at the root,
and it may be that he who bestows the largest amount
of time and money on the needy
is doing the most by his mode of life
to produce that misery
which he strives in vain to relieve.
- Henry David Thoreau

Mr. Darwin contributes some striking and ingenious
instances of the way in which the principle partially affects the chain,
or rather network of life, even to the total obliteration of certain meshes.
- Richard Owen

For in 1900 all electromagnetic radiation of longer
wavelengths was already known at least to the extent
that one could not seek in it the more striking characteristics of X-rays such as,
for example, the strong penetrating power.
- Max von Laue

But it required a disastrous, internecine war to bring
this question of human freedom to a crisis,
and the process of striking the shackles from the slave
was accomplished in a single hour.
- Wendell Willkie

Strike while the iron is hot.
- Proverb

Formula for success: rise early, work hard,
strike oil.
- J. Paul Getty

Poetry should...
should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts,
and appear almost a remembrance.
- John Keats

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths,
rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
- John D. Rockefeller

Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband
a month before she marries him
and what she thinks of him a year afterward,
and you will have the truth about him.
- H. L. Mencken

You have to know when to strike and when to retreat.
- John Oates

Your strike will not win.
You cannot be allowed to succeed.
- James Callaghan

There are men who strike at liberty under the term licentiousness.
- Jonathan Mayhew

He's a novice, but he's had these - he's experienced
in leadership in tight circumstances.
He started - he dropped the first bomb,
led the first air strike into North Vietnam.
- James Stockdale

I want my careless song to strike no minor key;
no fiend to stand between my body's Southern song -
the fusion of the South,
my body's song and me.
- Margaret Walker

I really believed that the priests were acquainted with my thoughts;
and often stood in great awe of them.
They often told me they had power to strike me dead at any moment.
- Maria Monk

There shall be no solution to this race problem until you,
yourselves, strike the blow for liberty.
- Marcus Garvey

I think it is wrong that we went against The U.N.
and that we have alienated our allies and invaded a
country that hasn't threatened us,
that it is a pre-emptive strike.
- Rosanne Cash

At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.
- Albert Camus

Every now and then, I strike something that just goes click,
you know, in my head.
As Gertrude Stein used to say, it rings the bell,
and I feel, this is great.
- James Laughlin

The reason lightning doesn't strike twice in the same
place is that the same place isn't there the second time.
- Willie Tyler

When under attack, no country is obligated to collect
permission slips from allies to strike back.
- Charles Krauthammer

Then came a big strike.
About 100 girls went out.
The result was a victory, which netted us -
I mean the girls -
$2 increase in our wages on the average.
- Rose Schneiderman

I guess I strike people as very serious,
or very intense.
- Deidre Hall

Our party must continue to strike fear in the heart of the white man,
our real enemy!
- Robert Mugabe

Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
- Alexander Pope

As all of us with any involvement in sports knows,
no two umpires or no two referees have the same strike
zone or call the same kind of a basketball game.
- Herb Kohl

Now is the time for us to strike.
We must strengthen our foothold in Asia,
to ensure no nation overtakes us.
- Larry Summers

For all your days be prepared, and meet them ever alike.
When you are the anvil, bear - when you are the hammer,
strike.
- Edwin Markham

We got orders to strike the Marshall and Gilbert Islands.
We had a task force with the Enterprise.
We had two or three cruisers and probably eight or 10 destroyers.
- Barney Ross

Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll;
charms strike the sight,
but merit wins the soul.
- Alexander Pope

The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop
of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.
- Sun Tzu

But I'm not looking forward to trying to strike out a lot of guys.
- Roger Clemens

The weeping voices rise straight up and strike the clouds.
A passer-by at the roadside asks a conscript why,
The conscript answers only that drafting happens often.
- Du Fu


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