Fall Quotes

Obstinacy, sir, is certainly a great vice; and in the changeful state of political affairs it is frequently the cause of great mischief. It happens, however, very unfortunately, that almost the whole line of the great and masculine virtues--constancy, gravity, magnanimity, fortitude, fidelity, and firmness--are closely allied to this disagreeable quality, of which you have so just an abhorrence; and in their excess all these virtues very easily fall into it.

Edmund Burke

Failure sometimes enlarges the spirit. You have to fall back upon humanity and God.

Charles Horton Cooley

Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people in order to betray them.

Joseph Story

Any ideal system is its own worst enemy, and as soon as you start to implement these visions of grandeur, they just fall apart and turn into a complete tyranny.

Ben Nicholson

To go too far is as bad as to fall short.


Guard your honor. Let your reputation fall where it will. And outlive the bastards.

Lois McMaster Bujold

I sometimes react to making a mistake as if I have betrayed myself. My fear of making a mistake seems to be based on the hidden assumption that I am potentially perfect and that if I can just be very careful I will not fall from heaven. But a 'mistake' is a declaration of the way I am, a jolt to the way I intend, a reminder I am not dealing with the facts. When I have listened to my mistakes I have grown.

Hugh Prather

We need to think more about the nature of rhetoric in anthropology. There isn't a body of knowledge and thought to fall back on in this regard.

Clifford Geertz

But the fruit that can fall without shaking Indeed is too mellow for me

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.

Jorge Luis Borges

If the liberties of the American people are ever destroyed, they will fall by the hands of the clergy

Marquis De Lafayette

All through history it's the nations that have given most to generals and the least to the people that have been the first to fall

Harry S Truman

My husband is a fall-away Catholic, but with a vengeance. He's actually more of a feminist than I am.

Olympia Dukakis

I did put on weight for the last half of the film, but the Ferris wheel scene was shot with a harness on me so that if I fell I would not fall all the way.

Ryan Gosling

You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

Dr. Seuss
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