Half Quotes

Some people use one half their ingenuity to get into debt, and the other half to avoid paying it.

George D. Prentice

Millions and millions of years would still not give me half enough time to describe that tiny instant of all eternity when you put your arms around me and I put my arms around you.

Jacques Prévert

The sculptor must paint with his chisel; half his touches are not to realize, but to put power into, the form. They are touches of light and shadow, and raise a ridge, or sink a hollow, not to represent an actual ridge or hollow, but to get a line of light, or a spot of darkness.

John Ruskin

Parents: People who spend half their time wondering how their children will turn out, and the rest of the time when they will turn in.

Eleanor Graham Vance

The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people half way.

Henry Boyle

Trifles make the sum of human things, and half our misery from our foibles springs.

Hannah More

Half of the results of a good intentions are evil; half the results of an evil intention are good.

Mark Twain

As for food, half of my friends have dug their graves with their teeth.

Chauncey M. Depew

Half the vices which the world condemns most loudly have seeds of good in them and require moderate use rather than total abstinence.

Samuel Butler

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

Arguably the greatest technological triumph of the century has been the public-health system, which is sophisticated preventive and investigative medicine organized around mostly low- and medium-tech equipment; ... fully half of us are alive today because of the improvements.

Richard Rhodes

It is hard to hate what one has loved, And a half-extinguished fire is soon relit.

Pierre Corneille

If government half a century ago had provided us with all our dinners and breakfasts, it would be the practice of our orators today to assume the impossibility of our providing for ourselves.

Auberon Herbert

Our life is half natural and half technological. Half-and-half is good. You cannot deny that high-tech is progress. We need it for jobs. Yet if you make only high-tech, you make war. So we must have a strong human element to keep modesty and natural life.

Nam June Paik

Half the people in Hollywood are dying to be discovered and the other half are afraid they will be.

Lionel Barrymore

The solution, once revealed, must seem to have been inevitable. At least half of all the mystery novels published violate this law.

Raymond Thornton Chandler

You can have all ego, or all non-ego, but in theory you cannot have half one and half the other yet in practice this is exactly what you must have, for everything is both itself and not itself at one and the same time.

Samuel Butler

To treat a big subject in the intensely summarized fashion demanded by an evening's traffic of the stage when the evening, freely clipped at each end, is reduced to two hours and a half, is a feat of which the difficulty looms large.

Henry James

All maxims have their antagonist maxims; proverbs should be sold in pairs, a single one being but a half truth.

William Mathews

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.

Henry David Thoreau

One half who graduate from college never read another book.

G M Trevelyan

The doubt of an earnest, thoughtful, patient and laborious mind is worthy of respect. In such doubt may be found indeed more faith than in half the creeds.

John Lancaster Spalding

We were not worthy of our jerseys, our Duke jerseys, in the first half.

Mike Krzyzewski

Beware of the half truth. You may have gotten hold of the wrong half.

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