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Thief Quotes

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Procrastination is the thief of time.
- Edward Young

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology

Hunger makes a thief of any man.
- Pearl S. Buck

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

Being a hooker does not mean being evil.
The same with a pick-pocket, or even a thief.
You do what you do out of necessity.
- Samuel Fuller

 

And whether you're an honest man, or whether you're a thief,
depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief.
- Benjamin Franklin

A person who steals bread during a famine is not treated as a thief.
- Cat Stevens

They are shooting The Thief Lord in Venice at the moment.
- Cornelia Funke

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When a man comes to me and tries to convince me that he is not a thief,
then I take care of my coppers.
- Ernestine L. Rose

Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.
- Edgar Watson Howe

Opportunity makes a thief.
- Francis Bacon

What white man can say I never stole his land or a
penny of his money? Yet they say that I am a thief.
- Sitting Bull

A thief believes everybody steals.
- Edward W. Howe

Tomorrow is a thief of pleasure.
- Rex Harrison

The great thieves lead away the little thief.
- Diogenes

The traveller with empty pockets will sing in the thief 's face.
- Juvenal

I was right not to be afraid of any thief but myself,
who will end by leaving me nothing.
- Katherine Anne Porter

Many a thief is a better man than many a clergyman,
and miles nearer to the gate of the kingdom.
- George MacDonald

He who receives money in trust to administer for the benefit of its owner,
and uses it either for his own interest or against
the wishes of its rightful owner,
is a thief.
- Jose Marti

I know a baseball star who wouldn't report the theft
of his wife's credit cards because the thief spends less than she does.
- Joe Garagiola

If war comes upon us, it will come as a thief in the night.
- Eamon de Valera

They're mutually incompatible I feel;
being a wise thief and a wise father.
- Andre Braugher

He who uses the office he owes to the voters wrongfully
and against them is a thief.
- Jose Marti

If there is one realm in which it is essential to be sublime,
it is in wickedness.
You spit on a petty thief, but you can't deny a kind
of respect for the great criminal.
- Denis Diderot

A selfish man is a thief.
- Jose Marti

I don't want to be a thief of my own wallet.
- Johan Cruijff

I always have one or two, sometimes more,
Navajo or other tribes' cultural elements in mind when I start a plot.
In Thief of Time, I wanted to make readers aware of
Navajo attitude toward the dead,
respect for burial sites.
- Tony Hillerman

Want of money and the distress of a thief can never
be alleged as the cause of his thieving,
for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude.
We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money,
for that is the miser's passion, not the thief s. - William Blake

Therefore, don't let sinners take courage to think
they will be favoured like the thief on the cross;
for we see on the other side,
they may be like the hardened one, and reproach death itself.
- Elias Hicks

First of all I would make about 80% of the people law-abiding citizens again.
The policy which is carried out now makes every entrepreneur
and businessman a thief against his own will.
- Aleksandr Lebed

I've lost all my money on these films.
They are not commercial.
But I'm glad to lose it this way.
To have for a souvenir of my life pictures like Umberto
D. and The Bicycle Thief.
- Vittorio De Sica

If you can manipulate news, a judge can manipulate the law.
A smart lawyer can keep a killer out of jail,
a smart accountant can keep a thief from paying taxes,
a smart reporter could ruin your reputation-
unfairly.
- Mario Cuomo

That is why the analogy of stealing does not work.
With a thief, we want to know how much money he stole,
and from whom.
With the artist it is not how much he took and from whom,
but what he did with it.
- Lukas Foss

Procrastination is like a credit card:
it's a lot of fun until you get the bill.
- Christopher Parker

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
- Don Marquis

Nothing separates the generations more than music.
By the time a child is eight or nine,
he has developed a passion for his own music that is
even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.
- Bill Cosby

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off
until the day after tomorrow what should
have been done the day before yesterday.
- Napoleon Hill

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until
the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
- Napoleon Hill

Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest
of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.
- Wayne Gretzky

Procrastination is opportunity's assassin.
- Victor Kiam

Know the true value of time; snatch,
seize,
and enjoy every moment of it.
No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination:
never put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day.
- Lord Chesterfield

My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to
tarry 'til a more convenient season.
- Mary Todd Lincoln

I'd be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I'd been given.
I'd be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.
- Denzel Washington

If once a man indulges himself in murder,
very soon he comes to think little of robbing;
and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking,
and from that to incivility and procrastination.
- Thomas de Quincey

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Anger is like a thorn in the heart.
- Yiddish Proverb

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

Women are like teabags.
We don't know our true strength
until we are in hot water!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

When you see something done,
know that you intended it.
If you don't like what you see,
then deeply examine your intentions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What if we just acted like everything was easy?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Worrying is like a rocking chair,
it gives you something to do,
but it gets you nowhere.
- Glenn Turner

Act the way you'd like to be
and soon you'll be the way you act.
- Leonard Cohen

An overfull calendar, like an overfull stomach,
is a consequence of taking on too much.
Commit, and eat, in moderation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- William Shakespeare

We are most like God when we forgive.
- Anonymous

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

The greatest lovers are like twin blooms,
each reflecting the passion and the glory of the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is like a box of chocolates.
- Forrest Gump

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige


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