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Surely Quotes

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If you look for the bad in people
expecting to find it, you surely will.
- Abraham Lincoln

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If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
- The Buddha

Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational
act that two people in love can commit.
- Bill Cosby

 

Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate,
exercises a public trust.
- Grover Cleveland

No society can surely be flourishing and happy,
of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
- Adam Smith

I begin with the principle that all men are bores.
Surely no one will prove himself
so great a bore as to contradict me in this.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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William Packard surely must be one of the great editors of our time.
- James Dickey

Well, surely, I am not in charge of South Africa.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

Common sense is perhaps the most equally divided,
but surely the most underemployed, talent in the world.
- Christiane Collage

Ronald Reagan used to alarm his Soviet counterparts
by saying that surely they'd both unite against an invasion from Mars.
- Christopher Hitchens

There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity
to extract all the good out of all the evil.
- Benjamin Haydon

If hard work were such a wonderful thing,
surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves.
- Joseph Kirkland

It is surely harmful to souls to make it a heresy to believe what is proved.
- Galileo Galilei

Words must surely be counted among the most powerful drugs man ever invented.
- Leo Rosten

Biblical orthodoxy without compassion is surely the
ugliest thing in the world.
- Francis Schaeffer

For so, surely you will cast a light of gladness upon his onward journey,
and contribute your part towards the building of that
kingdom of love which links our earth to heaven.
- Edward Carpenter

I didn't want to do anything my mother wanted me to
do so surely I wasn't going to sing for her.
- Linda Lavin

Few can believe that suffering, especially by others,
is in vain.
Anything that is disagreeable must surely have beneficial economic effects.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Surely it is one of the simplest laws of taste in dress,
that it shall not attract undue attention from the wearer to the worn.
- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

Postmodernism surely requires an even greater grasp of symbolism,
as it's increasingly an art of gesture alone.
- Andrew Eldritch

Surely the fact that a uniformed police officer is
wearing his hair below his collar will make him no
less identifiable as a policeman.
- Thurgood Marshall

Surely all art is the result of one's having been in danger,
of having gone through an experience all the way to the end,
where no one can go any further.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

That surely must be a concern to anyone who decides
this drug must be given to stop transmissions,
again from mother to child, which is extremely costly
and must be taken into account.
- Thabo Mbeki

Clarity, clarity, surely clarity is the most beautiful thing in the world,
A limited, limiting clarity I have not and never did
have any motive of poetry But to achieve clarity.
- George Oppen

Doing leads more surely to talking than talking to doing.
- Vance Havner

If they're willing to stand at polls for countless hours in the rain,
as many did, then I should surely stand up for them
here in the halls of Congress.
- Stephanie Tubbs Jones

Surely, if Mother Nature had been consulted,
she would never have consented to building a city in New Orleans.
- Mortimer Zuckerman

Sometimes, surely, truth is closer to imagination or to intelligence,
to love than to fact? To be accurate is not to be right.
- Shirley Hazzard

Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked,
and we who fail to prevent them, must share the guilt for the dead.
- Omar N. Bradley

Surely man was not created to be an idle fellow;
he was not set in this universal orchard to stand still as a tree.
- Thomas Dekker

Surely it is time for Jews, worried over the huge growth of Arabs in Israel,
to consider finishing the exchange of populations that began 35 years ago.
- Meir Kahane

If men cease to believe that they will one day become
gods then they will surely become worms.
- Henry Miller

Impossible to spend sleepless nights and accomplish anything:
if,
in my youth, my parents had not financed my insomnias,
I should surely have killed myself.
- Emile M. Cioran

Only by contending with challenges that seem to be
beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can
grow more surely toward the stars.
- Brian Tracy

It is surely easier to confess a murder over a cup
of coffee than in front of a jury.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

Is it the factitious and the conventional that most
surely succeed on earth and in the course of life?
- Paul Cezanne

Surely our inaction with respect to Syria is a poor
precedent if we're fighting a war on terror.
- Bill Kristol

The picture which the philosopher draws of the world
is surely not one in which every stroke is necessitated by pure logic.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

You were made perfectly to be loved -
and surely I have loved you,
in the idea of you, my whole life long.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Clouds and darkness surround us, yet Heaven is just,
and the day of triumph will surely come,
when justice and truth will be vindicated.
- Mary Todd Lincoln

I have long considered it one of God's greatest mercies
that the future is hidden from us.
If it were not, life would surely be unbearable.
- Eugene Forsey

It is surely a great calamity for a human being to have no obsessions.
- Robert Bly

Surely it is much more generous to forgive and remember,
than to forgive and forget.
- Maria Edgeworth

It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the foulest,
and surely the fairer way is not much about.
- Francis Bacon

One of the reasons, surely, why women have been credited
with less perfect veracity than men is that the burden
of conventional falsehood falls chiefly on them.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

If all else fails, the character of a man can be recognized
by nothing so surely as by a jest which he takes badly.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

What is at a peak is certain to decline.
He who shows his hand will surely be defeated.
He who can prevail in battle by taking advantage of
his enemy's doubts is invincible.
- Cao Cao

Surely we have always acted; it is an instinct inherent in all of us.
Some of us are better at it than others,
but we all do it.
- Laurence Olivier

The more my work improves or broadens or widens,
the more surely I tame myself.
- Dennis Potter

And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely,
I said, knowledge is the food of the soul.
- Plato

We'll surely stop the work of all western Christian and eastern religions,
and also Islam.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

Surely, serious problems can't be solved just by talking about them.
- Nigel Short

Surely, God on high has not refused to give us enough
wisdom to find ways to bring us an improvement in relations
between the two great nations on earth.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

It is possible to demonstrate God's existence,
although not a priori, yet a posteriori from some work
of His more surely known to us.
- Thomas Aquinas

Be careful what you set your heart upon -
for it will surely be yours.
- James A. Baldwin

Yes, you are running businesses, and yes,
we understand and accept that, but surely there must
be a level beyond which profit from news is simply indecent.
- Christiane Amanpour

But surely for everything you have to love you have to pay some price.
- Agatha Christie

No man surely has so short a memory as the American.
- Rebecca H. Davis

Surely something resides in this heart that is not perishable -
and life is more than a dream.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

Surely the Department of Defense can and needs to do
a better job of training new and existing first responders
to respond to sexual assaults occurring in the military.
- Louise Slaughter

The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country
and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Everything that happens once can never happen again.
But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.
- Paulo Coelho

The true spirit of delight, the exaltation,
the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone
of the highest excellence,
is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
- Bertrand Russell

Slowly but surely, we are acquiring that famous culture of democracy,
which is our objective.
- Paul Biya

Camouflage is a game we all like to play,
but our secrets are as surely revealed by what we want
to seem to be as by what we want to conceal.
- Russell Lynes

Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in
the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
- Oliver Goldsmith

I cannot express it: but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is,
or should be, an existence of yours beyond you.
- Emily Bronte

It is the timber of poetry that wears most surely,
and there is no timber that has not strong roots among the clay and worms.
- John Synge

Surely the glory of journalism is its transience.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

The evening sings in a voice of amber,
the dawn is surely coming.
- Al Stewart


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