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Famous Quotations

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This category contains questions and answers about some of the greatest quotes in history including the quotes themselves, their meanings, who said them, and when and where they were said.
    Believe it to be Abraham Lincoln.     ==Answer==     "Fore score and seven years ago..." is the beginning of Lincoln's Gettysburg address delivered at Gettysburg, PA on November 19, 1863.
No. The phrase "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet" is from Romeo and Juliet, where Juliet remarks that she would love Romeo as much whatever his name (and by extension his familial obligation) is. It juxtaposes with her lament, "wherefore art thou Romeo" (i.e. "why are you Romeo", a...
This quote means that gains and respect must be earned before they  can be worked toward. It is an admonition to mind the shape and  structure of societal hierarchy.
"violent delights" refers to the tryst between Romeo and Juliet. The speaker, Fryar Lawrence, is foreshadowing their eventual deaths and the strife between their rival families (the Montagues and Capulets) when he talks of "violent ends". "in their triumph die, like fire and powder, which as they...
This quotation is sometimes attributed to Sun Tzu, and sometimes to Niccolò Machiavelli.
      Locke: I just don't think 30 dollars are worth getting angry about.   Moderator: Well, Francine feels like 30 dollars...   Locke: Francine feels a little too much if you ask me. You all do. I mean, seriously: "So-and-so never called me back", "my mother stole 30 dollars from...
Qouted by the Joker (Villian) in Batman 1989.  
William Shakespeare was the son of John Shakespeare, a successful glover and alderman originally from Snitterfield, and Mary Arden.John was born in 1531 and was skilled in both leatherworking and the curing and processing of fine leather to make ladies gloves and purses for the nobility. Mary Arden...
an enzyme liberated from blood platelets that converts prothrombin into thrombin as blood starts to clot
Well, there are many famous quotes from Edgar Allan Poe's poems and  stories, but maybe the most famous are, "Quoth the raven,  'Nevermore.' "
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. Karl Marx
"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." (The popularly attributed version of his last words and is famous, however is likely not his actual and/or complete last words. It is a a paraphrase of lines from Addison's Cato) An eyewitness version that provides another set of last...
From Charlotte's Web..... Its also from Demolition Man.
It's "paddle faster, I hear banjos". You'll have to watch the movie Deliverance to understand it...
he was angry because he was arrested
There are many sayings by him, or attributed to him. One is: A penny saved is a penny earned.
It is a famous quote by Major I.L. Holdridge USMC in reference to an AR-type rifle.
It means United States Marines are the hardest bastards on the planet.
integrate quote some sentences flow logically replace omitted words from your quote with an ellipses
It's a quote from Shakespeare's play King Lear..when Cordelia is trying to decide how to express how much she loves her father.   The quote itself implies that the speaker's love can not be expressed in words because their love is so valuable that no words can give it justice.
No one can live one life in public, and a different one in private without wondering which life is their true one.   This quote means that one cannot life a double life without confusing the two after awhile. In the terms of the book The Scarlet Letter Roger Chillingworth tried to get close to...
Its more of a proverb than a quote. I don't think anybody knows who  said it first.   Its lessons are made famous in plays like "The tale of the Monkey's  Paw" by W.W. Jacobs.     Actually it was quote that Jezebel used to say as well. Those  confusing words go back way back to Jezebel...
In Favor:-Because of internet world has became a global village.Students can take any course in any college through E-learning.The new innovations and resources can be shared because of easy communication.We can easily book railway tickets and movie tickets in online.Transfer of files made easy...
Thomas Carlyle (4 December 1795 - 5 February 1881) , Scottish satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher.
It was originally the state motto of Virginia, but John Wilkes Booth is attributed to have said it, when he jumped to the bottom of Ford's Theatre after killing President Lincoln. "Thus Always to Tyrants"
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent ofthrowing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall notbe able to keep our mind strong and clear. There are only two mistakes one can make along the road...
  E The letter says "The beginning of eternity, the end of time and space" etc...
If you stuck on essay with writers block, just take a look on your old essays. It works as a warm-up for your brain. You can wright on something you like. Or something you are really interested in. But with my essay's you might wanna write about something you know about because it makes it easier....
  It may be so old a saying that you won't be able to find an original attribution.     To go a bit older than 1964:   according to the Oxford dictionary in quotations, on the 6th November 1605, Guy Fawkes is reputed to have said     "The desperate disease requires a dangerous...
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Act 1, Scene 1) by William Shakespeare.   (see related link)
Home again, home again is part of a nursery rhyme. The nursery rhymes we know today come from European folk lore, for the most part, British (English speaking) folk lore. Their origins had a number of purposes before the average household had books or were literate. Some had hidden political...
the basic meaning of this quote is that anger and jealousy will spoil every human relation . World Wars have been fought for supremacy of power which only resulted in formation of blocks in the world and proving yourselves greater than the other. In a relationship of love you do not have to prove...
  Philip James Bailey was born April 22, 1816 in Nottingham, England. Bailey's education background was in law, which he studied at the University of Glasgow and in London. He never practiced law, but instead chose to pursue his childhood interest in poetry with the support of his father. He is...
Sensei's would use the phrase while teaching them kung-fu referring to the students as grasshoppers....and im sumb and do not know the full phrase or where it ORIGINALLY came from
The longest word that can be found in the dictionary is,Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis. This word contains45 letters. There are longer words that have been used in sciencebut none of them have been coined as official words.
Don't walk away when I'm trying to sell you something, spoiling or 'queering' my (sales) pitch.
Here is the quote- "Two dozen four-wheeled wagons, with heaving wagon teams could not have stirred the tonnage of that rock from where he wedged it over the door sill."
It means that if you yell the truth your awesomme(: jusst kidding.it means that if your hoanast you could live longer in Mesatopia! (:
Be more specific with the question.
  On the evening of 23 September 1779.
It means that your mind is enslaved (trapped) in matter which is what your body is made of. Your body can not be free as long as mind is trapped in matter, because mind equals spirit, and mind is the cause and matter is the manifest of spirit. Everything you see in the temporal world was created...
"Wherever you are in the world, the moon is never bigger then your thumb."
It is actually a quote from the poem 'Maud Muller' by John  Greenleaf Whitter.
  from <http://www.enotes.com/famous-quotes/every-revolutionary-ends-by-becoming-either-an>   The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal. - Erich Fromm   Every revolutionary ends by becoming either an oppressor or a heretic. - Albert Camus   The...
important quotes by elesin from death and the king's horseman
She wants to have her cake and eat it too
"Kindness is like snow - it beautifies everything it covers" ~unknown origin To shorten winter, borrow some money due in spring. ~W.J. Vogel from The Rose by Amanda Mc Broom: Just remember in the winterFar beneath the bitter snowLies the seedThat with the sun's love, in the springBecomes the rose....
I.Everyday were learning englishlike pronouns and nounsadverbs and verbspart of speech,prepositionconjunction interjectionlike phrases and clausessimple sentence and compound sentencesbasic sentence,present and futuresubject verb agreementEnglish subject is the best subjectwith the lesson of complex...
ok lets say today is monday. and if today is monday and today is tomorrow then tomorrow would be monday. then yesterday would be monday because tomorrow is yesterday.
  Ford used: Quality is job one.   The quality goes in before the name goes on.
This is the prologue of Act I in William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, which basically summarizes the entirety of the play at the very beginning. Basically, it's saying "This is what we will perform in the span of two hours."
  expect great things from God; attempt great things for God
This is a reference to a quote by Charles M. Schulz: "Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use." It refers to unused potential. People have talents and abilities that they simply never use. Like on a bike, each gear can help in different situations, but many people only live...
The language spoken by the Ubbwanian people from Ubbwa.
This is a great quote referring to the fact that your life may be long, but that doesn't matter. What matters is that you lived a life that was meaningful and fulfilled your purpose. After you die, nothing you have on this earth will matter. All that will matter is what your life did to prepare you...
"What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages, they would have burned me. Now, they are content with burning my books."
Why is the course of true love never did run smooth a key theme?
Embarrassment could be very easily put into a metaphor, and the  greatest part is that there is so many you could come up with. One  of them for example could be, "Embarrassment is like standing  unprepared in the face a hurricane."
"Follow your Dreams And is they don't turn out right, try again"
Victoria Budinger in 1969. He married 'Miss Jan' in 1984 and divorced in 1994. He then married 'Miss Sue', He died in 1996
it takes up a life time to build up your reputation but takes one second to trash itbelieve in ur self because if you don't believe in yourself nobody will
Sun Tzu in "the Art of War" chapter 3 paragraph 18: If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will ...
I have 1 great quote about competitiveness:"Veni, vidi, vici." - Julius Caeser(Italian for I came, I saw, I conquered.)
A medieval saying connected with falconry. The falcon. being in the keepers hand, is better than two anywhere else. It is better to have a strong advantage with you than more somewhere else, that may come to nothing
Kerala is very famous for the houseboats and the crop production because there are many freshwater lakes and rivers in Kerala.
== Answer ==   One reference is to the growth of nanotechnology in southern countries such as India, Brazil, and China (which are moving along quickly) in comparison to countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Islamic world.
This phrase comes from Samuel Clemens, usually known as Mark Twain, a 19'th/20'th century writer. Considering that his writings were filled with satirical humor, he was probably taking a not so subtle potshot at the quality of public education available in his day, and was suggesting that there is...
  It means that cravings for food are based more on desire than on intelligent choice.
This phrase refers to misplaced allegiance, meaning that a person who places their trust or friendship in the wrong people and ignores or distrusts the people she should trust, "does not know which side her bread is buttered on".
I suppose you could, but that's not a very grammatically correct sentence. Maybe "Lying is always considered deceitful" but I don't think "a deceit" exists
It means that as you chew you are only partially aware that you are doing it because it hardly requires concentration. Much the same as watching tv really.
"Actions speak louder than words." It's probably a proverb. There is also a German version: "Die Tat wirkt mächtiger als das Wort." and Finnish: ""Ei suuret sanat suuta halkaise", and in other languages too.
Well, you have the right to be upset because you were probably looking forward to seeing them and they shouldn't have made a promise they arent keeping but in the same token, when people only get a weeks vacation, you do like spending it doing something you havent done before. They obviously felt...
One who is banished from home is called 'PRODIGAL'  
Muffle your Rage. Get smart instead of musculer
 too many cooks spoil the broth     One day I and my cousin visited a restaurant and so many cooks came  to take our order.We told them to make us a broth with some slizes  of bread we asked for just one and they all sped off to the  kitchen. WE were worried that they might make a not so...
I believe it mean to us and the people around us.
It's a pun because Mercutio wasn't a serious man, and grave has 2  meanings: 1. serious, 2. burial site.    This pun is used by Mercutio when he gets wounded by the sword and  is dying, so even though the phraseology "grave man" indicates that  he is referring to himself as serious, he is...