Single Quotes

Most men find it difficult to remain true to a single woman, but relatively easy to be true to three or four at the same time.

Georges Courteline

As a single withered tree, if set aflame, causes a whole forest to burn, so does a rascal son destroy a whole family.


I see nothing wrong ethically with the idea of correcting single gene defects [through genetic engineering]. But I am concerned about any other kind of intervention, for anything else would be an experiment, [which would] impose our will on future generations [and take unreasonable chances] with their welfare ... [Thus] such intervention is beyond the scope of consideration.

Ian Wilmut

The only really happy folk are married women and single men.

Henry Louis Mencken

People say that if we work for the Single European Act, women will get their rights, the water will be purer, and training will be better. That is rubbish. It is part of the attempt to consolidate the EEC.

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

Society is always trying in some way to grind us down to a single flat surface.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual

Galileo Galilei

The historical development of the work of anthropologists seems to single out clearly a domain of knowledge that heretofore has not been treated by any other science.

Franz Boas

A single idea / the sudden flash of a thought / may be worth a million dollars.

Robert Collier

If the right to privacy means anything, it is the right of the individual, married or single, to be free from unwarranted governmental intrusion.

William J. Brennan

All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else.


It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

Jane Austen

Albert Einstein, who discovered that a tiny amount of mass is equal to a huge amount of energy, which explains why, as Einstein himself so eloquently put it in a famous 1939 speech to the Physics Department at Princeton, "You have to exercise for a week to work off the thigh fat from a single Snickers."

Dave Barry

The longest journey begins with a single step, not with a turn of the ignition key

Edward Abbey

Any life, no matter how long and complex it may be, is made up of a single moment - the moment in which a man finds out, once and for all, who he is.

Jorge Luis Borges

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