Hands Quotes

A strong hatred is the best lamp to bear in our hands as we go over the dark places of life, cutting away the dead things men tell us to revere.

Rebecca West

You politicians have got to look further ahead; you always got a Putter in your hands, when you ought to have a Driver.

Will Rogers

American democracy must be a failure because it places the supreme authority in the hands of the poorest and most ignorant part of the society.

Thomas Babington

Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.

Paulo Freire

Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; but urge me not to use moderation.

William Lloyd Garrison

All the sweetness of religion is conveyed to the world by the hands of story-tellers and image-makers. Without their fictions the truths of religion would for the multitude be neither intelligible nor even apprehensible; and the prophets would prophesy and the teachers teach in vain.

George Bernard Shaw

Plagiarists are always suspicious of being stolen from, as pickpockets are observed commonly to walk with their hands in their breeches' pockets.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

In the course of her education she had gone through the history usually put into the hands of young people... now her ripened reason gave to her present study at least the advantage of novelty.

Charlotte Smith

We must not be guilty of taking the law into our own hands, and converting it from what it really is to what we think it ought to be.

John Duke Coleridge, 1st Baron Coleridge

A newspaper is always a weapon in somebody's hands.

Francis Claud Cockburn

If you think Independence Day is America's defining holiday, think again. Thanksgiving deserves that title, hands-down.

Tony Snow

If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen

Samuel Adams

Indecision is like a stepchild: if he does not wash his hands, he is called dirty, if he does, he is wasting water.

African Proverb

Live for yourself -- there's no one elseMore worth living forBegging hands and bleeding hearts will only cry out for more.

Neil Peart

The real breeders of discontent and alien doctrines of government and philosophies subversive of good citizenship are such as these who take the law into their own hands.

John L. Lewis

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