Names Quotes

Names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth's marvels, beneath the dust of habit.

Salman Rushdie

God has many names, though He is only one Being.

Aristotle

We do what we must, and call it by the best names.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the very books in which philosophers bid us scorn fame, they inscribe their names

Marcus Tullius Cicero

If you can't answer a man's arguments, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.

Elbert Hubbard

There are four classes of Idols which beset men's minds. To these for distinction's sake I have assigned names calling the first class, Idols of the Tribe ; the second, Idols of the Cave; the third, Idols of the Market-Place; the fourth, Idols of the Theater.

Francis Bacon

The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.

Margaret Atwood

All that remains is the faces and the names of the wives and the sons and the daughters.

Gordon Lightfoot

If goodness were only a theory, it were a pity it should be lost to the world. There are a number of things, the idea of which is a clear gain to the mind. Let people, for instance, rail at friendship, genius, freedom, as long as they will --the very names of these despised qualities are better than anything else that could be substituted for them, and embalm even the most envenomed satire against them.

William Hazlitt

People's fates are simplified by their names.

Elias Canetti

The future has many names: For the weak, it means the unattainable. For the fearful, it means the unknown. For the courageous, it means opportunity.

Victor Hugo

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The names that do the serious damage are the ones we call ourselves. The stereotypes we give ourselves are the ones that matter in the long run, not the ones imposed on us by other people.

Judith Rich Harris

If names are not correct, language will not be in accordance with the truth of things.

Confucius

Knowledge enormous makes a God of me. Names, deeds, gray legends, dire events, rebellions, Majesties, sovran voices, agonies, Creations and destroyings, all at once Pour into the wide hollows of my brain, And deify me, as if some blithe wine Or bright elixir peerless I had drunk, And so become immortal.

John Keats

Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune; all these are names of the one and selfsame God.

Seneca

And we were angry and poor and happy,And proud of seeing our names in print.

G.K. Chesterton

Our names are labels, plainly printed on the bottled essence of our past behavior.

Logan Pearsall Smith

Great names degrade instead of elevating those who know not how to sustain them.

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Proper names are poetry in the raw. Like all poetry they are untranslatable.

W. H. Auden

In real life, there are names that surprise us because they don't seem to suit the person at all.

Krzysztof Kieslowski

Words do not change their meanings so drastically in the course of centuries as, in our minds, names do in the course of a year or two

Marcel Proust

Evolution is the law of policies: Darwin said it, Socrates endorsed it, Cuvier proved it and established it for all time in his paper on ''The Survival of the Fittest.'' These are illustrious names, this is a mighty doctrine: nothing can ever remove it from its firm base, nothing dissolve it, but evolution.

Mark Twain

We all faced painful ethical challenges before we even knew how to spell our names. There were tough choices. Tradeoffs. Confusing signals regarding how to live one's life. And here we are now, today, still struggling. Still trying to sort things out. Still trying to work our way through life effectively. About the only thing that has changed is the scope of the problem. There's more at stake now. And we're in a position, as grownups, to do a lot more-good or bad-for ourselves, our organization, our world. But we still must wrestle with our imperfect ethics.

Price Pritchett

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