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Tenths Quotes

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Nine-tenths of the people were created
so you would want to be with the other tenth.
- Horace Walpole

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Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever
solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
- C. S. Lewis

Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law.
It's nine-tenths of the problem.
- John Lennon

 

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people
couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
- Kin Hubbard

Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books:
but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool,
and that is the test of generals.
- T. E. Lawrence

Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
- Anatole France

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To expect defeat is nine-tenths of defeat itself.
- Francis Marion Crawford

I think that one possible definition of our modern
culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our
intellectuals can't read any poetry.
- Randall Jarrell

Nine-tenths of the existing books are nonsense and
the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Nine-tenths of our suffering is caused by others not
thinking so much of us as we think they ought.
- Mary Lyon

I love what I do.
I take great pride in what I do.
And I can't do something halfway, three-quarters,
nine-tenths.
If I'm going to do something, I go all the way.
- Tom Cruise

The sea is everything.
It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe.
Its breath is pure and healthy.
It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely,
for he feels life stirring on all sides.
- Jules Verne

The timid man yearns for full value and demands a tenth.
The bold man strikes for double value and compromises on par.
- Mark Twain

There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate
truck driver than a tenth-rate executive.
- B. C. Forbes

The most money we have ever been able to get appropriated
for the juvenile justice bills was $55 million a year,
about one-tenth of what was necessary.
- Bobby Scott

I'm one of those actors who likes to do it wrong nine
ways before I come to the tenth way,
which is the way I think it should be.
- Wayne Rogers

I have ten commandments.
The first nine are, thou shalt not bore.
The tenth is, thou shalt have right of final cut.
- Billy Wilder

I started getting letters from college in the tenth grade.
- James Worthy

I wish to be cremated.
One tenth of my ashes shall be given to my agent,
as written in our contract.
- Groucho Marx

I'm Jim Phillips, I have multiple personalities.
I'm also a skindiver, a puppeteer, and I was the tenth
president of the United States.
- Ryan Stiles

He lives to build, not boast, a generous race;
No tenth transmitter of a foolish face.
- Richard Savage

In the tenth century the old Batavian and later Roman forms have faded away.
- John Lothrop Motley

Of every ten persons who talk about you,
nine will say something bad, and the tenth will say
something good in a bad way.
- Antoine Rivarol

That's about the 1000th and tenth time (I've been asked about my neck).
It's OK.
I'm been doing a little stuff.
I got some stuff from UT, weights to build you back up.
- Sterling Marlin

I have not much interest in anyone's personal history after the tenth year,
not even my own.
Whatever one was going to be was all prepared before that.
- Katherine Anne Porter

If you'll think about various series you've read,
can you think of any instance in which,
say, the tenth volume of the series is notably better
than the first nine? I can't.
- Thomas Perry

I hate liberality - nine times out of ten it is cowardice,
and the tenth time lack of principle.
- Henry Addington

Books that do a tenth of what Left Behind has done are smashing successes.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Not a tenth of us who are in business are doing as
well as we could if we merely followed the principles
that were known to our grandfathers.
- William Feather

But the key thing is that Iraq, while it's got very large oil reserves,
has marginalized itself as an oil exporter and these
days its exports are only about one tenth that of neighboring Saudi Arabia.
- Daniel Yergin

If in any divination the Tenth Card should be a Court Card,
it shews that the subject of the divination falls ultimately
into the hands of a person represented by that card,
and its end depends mainly on him.
- Arthur E. Waite

Women do two thirds of the world's work.
Yet they earn only one tenth of the world's income
and own less than one percent of the world's property.
They are among the poorest of the world's poor.
- Barber B. Conable, Jr.

We measure very carefully what the positives are and
I think it is less than one tenth of one percent,
so we are very pleased with the accuracy of our biometric
checks and we continue to monitor that.
- Asa Hutchinson

The principle of asceticism never was,
nor ever can be, consistently pursued by any living creature.
Let but one tenth part of the inhabitants of the earth pursue it consistently,
and in a day's time they will have turned it into a Hell.
- Jeremy Bentham

In 15 years we'll have all the sequence,
a list of the genes everyone has in common and those
that differ among people.
We know only something like a tenth of 1 percent of
the sequence at the moment.
- Walter Gilbert

If all you have to offer is a look that is supposed to be appealing,
the you are going to be paid attention to about a tenth
as long as you would be if when you speak you are interesting.
- Julia Roberts

If the tenth of the population that is gay became visible tomorrow,
the panic of the majority of people would inspire repressive
legislation of a sort that would shock even the pessimists among us.
- Jane Rule

When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous.
We are timid only when
there is something we can still cling to.
- Carlos Castaneda

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled
in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Doubt and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination,
which the steadfast heart will conquer,
and the large mind will transcend.
- Helen Keller

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so.
- Walter Scott

To the timid soul, nothing is possible.
- John Bach

Support the strong, give courage to the timid,
remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed.
- Whitney M. Young

Twilight, a timid, fawn, went glimmering by,
and Night, the dark-blue hunter, followed fast.
- George William Russell

His voice leads us not into timid discipleship but into bold witness.
- Charles Stanley

Plants that wake when others sleep.
Timid jasmine buds that keep their fragrance to themselves all day,
but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret
out to every breeze that roams about.
- Thomas Moore

Necessity makes even the timid brave.
- Sallust

The timid man calls himself cautious,
the sordid man thrifty.
- Publilius Syrus

I was timid and frightened as a child.
Yours truly did not shin up mountains or do any other
kind of adventurous stuff.
- Kate Adie

It is so conceited and timid to be ashamed of one's mistakes.
Of course they are mistakes.
Go on to the next.
- Brenda Ueland

History does not long entrust the care of freedom
to the weak or the timid.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

In choosing a hypothesis there is no virtue in being timid.
I clearly would have been burned at the stake in another age.
- Thomas Gold

Our State Department is often wrong and timid.
- Dana Rohrabacher

It is a great mistake, as we have already remarked,
to be afraid of Him and to act in His presence like
a timid and craven slave trembling with fright before his master.
- Alphonsus Liguori

The ferocious inroads of the Normans scared many weak
and timid persons into servitude.
- John Lothrop Motley

The pitcher has to find out if the hitter is timid,
and if he is timid, he has to remind the hitter he's timid.
- Don Drysdale

But as I was saying, from my experiences,
I think men tend to be more timid in expressing their feelings for you.
Regardless, I always prefer a friendship first and foremost.
- Alicia Machado

Chess is not for timid souls.
- Wilhelm Steinitz

Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources.
In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate
the dangers that imperil the brave.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

It is well known that Beauty does not look with a good
grace on the timid advances of Humour.
- W. Somerset Maugham

A winner rebukes and forgives; a loser is too timid
to rebuke and too petty to forgive.
- Sydney J. Harris

A timid person is frightened before a danger,
a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.
- Jean Paul

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism
to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson

If we continually try to force a child to do what he is afraid to do,
he will become more timid, and will use his brains and energy,
not to explore the unknown, but to find ways to avoid
the pressures we put on him.
- John W. Holt, Jr.

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu


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