Double Quotes

Grammar and logic free language from being at the mercy of the tone of voice. Grammar protects us against misunderstanding the sound of an uttered name; logic protects us against what we say have double meaning.

Rosenstock Huessy

Your son at five is your master, at ten your slave, at fifteen your double, and after that, your friend or your foe, depending on his bringing up.

Unknown

Rumor doth double, like the voice and echo, The numbers of the feared.

William Shakespeare

The joy of engineering is to find a straight line on a double logarithmic diagram.

Thomas Koenig

Double-digit inflation is a terrible thing - and it got up to 14 or 15 percent on a monthly basis for a while, shortly after I became chairman of the Fed.

Paul A. Volcker

Double-thought: as you believe things that should be self-contradictory. This is generally the result of some kind of propaganda.

James Dye

The obsession with suicide is characteristic of the man who can neither live nor die, and whose attention never swerves from this double impossibility.

E.M. Cioran

I have lived temperately . . . I double the doctors recommendation of a glass and a half of wine a day and even treble it with a friend.

Thomas Jefferson

Language commonly stresses only one side of any interaction. Double description is better than one.

Gregory Bateson

Open debate and full discourse on the topic of torture is a double-edged sword.

Charles D. Ellison

Here we have a game that combines the charm of a Pentagon briefing with the excitement of double-entry bookkeeping. (on Dungeons and Dragons).

Cecil Adams

If a man could have just half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.

Benjamin Franklin

Water is essential for all dimensions of life. Over the past few decades, use of water has increased, and in many places water availability is falling to crisis levels. More than eighty countries, with forty percent of the worldís population, are already facing water shortages, while by year 2020 the worldís population will double. The costs of water infrastructure have risen dramatically. The quality of water in rivers and underground has deteriorated, due to pollution by waste and contaminants from cities, industry and agriculture. Ecosystems are being destroyed, sometimes permanently. Over one billion people lack safe water, and three billion lack sanitation; eighty per cent of infectious diseases are waterborne, killing millions of children each year.

World Bank Institue

If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.

Benjamin Franklin

Zen is a double-edged sword, killing words and thoughts, yet at the same time, giving them life. Although beyond human intellect and philosophy, Zen is their root and source.

Masao Abe

As the presence of those we love is as a double life, so absence, in its anxious longing and sense of vacancy, is as a foretaste of death.

Anna Brownell Jameson

Terrorism, like viruses, is everywhere. There is a global perfusion of terrorism, which accompanies any system of domination as though it were its shadow, ready to activate itself anywhere, like a double agent.

JEAN BAUDRILLARD

I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being good all the time. That would be hypocrisy.

Oscar Wilde

One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Better is a handful of rest than a double handful of hard work and striving after the wind.

Ecclesiastes

Let your humour always be good-humour, in the double sense of the phrase: if it comes from a bad humour, it is almost sure to be bad humour.

Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare

If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate

Tom Watson

I have seen oaks of many species in many kinds of exposure and soil, but those of Kentucky excel in grandeur all I had ever before beheld. They are broad and dense and bright green. In the leafy bowers and caves of their long branches dwell magnificent avenues of shade, and every tree seems to be blessed with a double portion of strong exulting life.

John Muir

Age, like distance lends a double charm.

Oliver Herford

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