Thing Quotes

The only thing that makes life endurable in this world is human love, and yet, according to Christianity, that is the very thing that we are not to have in the other world. We are to be so taken up with Jesus and angels, that we shall care nothing about our brothers and sisters that have been damned. We shall be so carried away with the music of the harp that we shall not even hear the wail of father and mother. Such a religion is a disgrace to human nature.

Robert Green Ingersoll

The next best thing to being clever is being able to quote someone who is.

Mary Pettibone Poole

Leaders are people who do the right thing; managers are people who do things right.

Warren G. Bennis

To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.

Goethe

Waste not the smallest thing created, for grains of sand make mountains, and atomies infinity.

E. Knight

When you use a manual push mower, you're "cutting" down on pollution and the only thing in danger of running out of gas is you!

Grey Livingston

Now, the essence, the very spirit of Christmas is that we first make believe a thing is so, and lo, it presently turns out to be so.

Stephen Leacock

There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.

Mark Twain

The whole difference between construction and creation is this; that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.

G.K. Chesterton

Sympathy has to be the first and foremost thing in one's life,sympathy and the feeling of oneness. There cannot be anything greater than the feeling of oneness.

Sri Chinmoy

What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent, unspeakable memories.

George Eliot

A sensible man will remember that the eyes may be confused in two ways - by a change from light to darkness or from darkness to light; and he will recognize that the same thing happens to the soul.

Plato

Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else.

Gloria Steinem

The best thing about animals is that they don't talk much.

Thornton Wilder

Trust and the ability to identify trustworthiness are not the same thing, although trust and trustworthiness are logically linked.

Robert C. Solomon

“The silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing in the world is the highest applause.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To see the plume of pollution that affected so many nations without being able to do a thing about it was a big wake-up call. But the question now is: what is more important ? the risk around nuclear or the risk around global warming?

Keith Turner

The shortest answer is doing the thing.

Ernest Hemingway

Debt is the fatal disease of republics, the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people.

Wendell Phillips

Praise is warming and desirable. But it is an earned thing. It has to be deserved, like a hug from a child.

Phyllis McGinley

I am interested in madness. I believe it is the biggest thing in the human race, and the most constant. How do you take away from a man his madness without also taking away his identity?

William Saroyan

Every man has his follies - and often they are the most interesting thing he has got.

Josh Billings

Human madness is oftentimes a cunning and most feline thing. When you think it fled, it may have but become transfigured into still subtler form.

HERMAN MELVILLE

The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.

Horace Walpole

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