Putting Quotes

Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

All altruism springs from putting yourself in the other person's place.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

We can pay our debts to the past by putting the future in debt to ourselves.

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

It is well known to researchers of nature that one cannot perform even the slightest movement without motivation, meaning without somehow benefiting oneself. When, for example, one moves ones hand from the chair to the table it is because one thinks that by putting ones hand on the table one will thus receive greater pleasure. If one would not think so, one would leave one's hand on the chair for the rest of one's life without moving it an inch, all the more so concerning greater efforts.

Yehuda Ashlag

I'm lucky that SFWA has such a short memory. I was always the Young Turk, the gadfly. Part of the New Wave, although I didn't fit in there either! I spent years, and two histories, putting the so-called Old Guard in their place, and now I'm one of them!

Brian Wilson Aldiss

The children walking over the bricks of their destroyed homes, their mother putting up a tent, their father in jail... in tears and confusion looking at the tanks coming down the street, the men holding metre-long machine guns... they stare... need I say more ...just imagine how it would feel to be a Palestinian....

Unknown

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

Peter Kaye

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.

Rabindranath Tagore

When a man says that he approves something in principal, it means he hasnt the slightest intention of putting it in practice.

Otto Von Bismarck

When a man says that he approves something in principal, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it in practice.

Otto Von Bismarck

I can tell you that tonight in Des Moines, Iowa, my home town, people all across the city will be putting a hand to their ears and saying "What is that sound?", and it will be the sound of Mr De Vito, my High School Careers Officer, spinning in his grave.

William Cullen Bryant

I have to be firm on this: unique is not to be modified. Adding very or absolutely is like putting a propeller on a rabbit to make him hop better. It won't work, and he won't be a rabbit anymore.

Roy Alton Blount, Jr.

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.

Mark Twain

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come.

Rabindranath Tagore

The directors of Synthank were eating an enormous luncheon to celebrate the launching of their new product. Some of them wore the plastic face-masks popular at the time. All were elegantly slender, despite the rich food and drink they were putting away. Their wives were elegantly slender, despite the food and drink they too were putting away. An earlier and less sophisticated generation would have regarded them as beautiful people, apart from their eyes.

Brian Wilson Aldiss

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