Names Quotes

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

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

What signifies knowing the names, if you know not the nature of things.

Benjamin Franklin

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

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

People's fates are simplified by their names.

Elias Canetti

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

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