Double Quotes

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.


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.


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

We are double-edged blades, and every time we whet our virtue the return stroke straps our vice.

Henry David Thoreau

Those who talk on the razor-edge of double-meanings pluck the rarest blooms from the precipice on either side.

Logan Pearsall Smith

You win an Oscar, it can double the audience that you had before.

Meryl Streep

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

Thomas Jefferson

Only one-third of the water that annually runs to the sea is accessible to humans. Of this, more than half is already being appropriated and used. This proportion might not seem so much, but demand will double in thirty years. And much of what is available is degraded by eroded silt, sewage, industrial pollution, chemicals, excess nutrients, and plagues of algae. Per capita availability of good, potable water is diminishing in all developed and developing countries

Marq de Villiers

In prayerful sympathy and love. Hold to the old truth -- double distilled.

Edward McKendree Bounds

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