Half Quotes

If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences, one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves, because to live contrary to one's reason is a most intolerable state, and all men of our time are in such a state.

Leo Tolstoy

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

A critic once characterized baseball as six minutes of action crammed into two-and-one-half hours

Ray Fitzgerald

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.

Erma Bombeck

When it comes to the treatment of patients with chronic schizophrenia, the glass is only half-full.

Jeffrey Lieberman

It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home.

Carl T. Rowan

One-third to one-half of humanity are said to go to bed hungry every night. In the Old Stone Age the fraction must have been much smaller. This is the era of hunger unprecedented. Now, in the time of the greatest technical power, is starvation an institution. Reverse another venerable formula: the amount of hunger increases relatively and absolutely with the evolution of culture.

Marshall Sahlins

Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.

Omar Bradley

Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.

Bertrand Russell

A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience.

John Updike

One boy is worth half a man Two boys are worth half a boy Three boys are no help at all.

Unknown

Sex is a conversation carried out by other means. If you get on well out of bed, half the problems of bed are solved.

Peter Ustinov

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

Feminism was recognized by the average man as a conflict in which it was impossible for a man, as a chivalrous gentleman ... as a highly evolved citizen of a highly civilized community, to refuse the claim of this better half to self-determination.

Wyndham Lewis

The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of work.

Sarah Knowles Bolton

Advertising is the art of making whole lies out of half truths.

Edgar A. Shoaff

I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I don't do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results.

Michael Jordan

A people without a language of its own, is only half a nation.

Thomas Osborne Davis

If a man has talent and can't use it, he's failed. If he uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he uses the whole of it, he has succeeded, and won a satisfaction and triumph few men ever know.

Thomas Wolfe

Television? The word is half Latin and half Greek. No good can come of it.

C.p. Scott

One failure is worth seven and a half successes

Eli Khamarov

Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome.

Titus Maccius Plautus

By the mid-sixties, the United States had poured more than half a million troops into South Vietnam.

Nguyen Cao Ky

Experience is only half of experience

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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