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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.
\n. \nBelieve it to be Abraham Lincoln.\n. \n Answer \n. \n"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 was said by Alexander Pope in his 1734 Epistle to Cobham.
No that's a line from "A Chorus Line" and coined by Thommie Walsh.
This quote means that gains and respect must be earned before theycan be worked toward. It is an admonition to mind the shape andstructure of societal hierarchy.
It's "the end justifies the means" meaning if you're doing something wrong but for a good reason it's ok. Like Robin Hood stealing from the rich....stealing is wrong but he's giving to or helping the poor in the end. The good deed in the end makes the bad deed seem ok.
A person is making decisions based on their feelings rather than their intellect. You're doing things that you may know may not be in your best interest or the smartest choice because of a relationship with another person
"All for one" means that the group supports each of it's individual members, so if one was in need all of the group would come to his/her aid. "One for all" means that the individual is for the group more than they are for his/her self, such that they put the needs of the group, etc above their own.
"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 .
\n. \nLocke: I just don't think 30 dollars are worth getting angry about.\nModerator: Well, Francine feels like 30 dollars...\nLocke: 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 me". I never even...
"The strongest people are not those who show strength in front ofus, but those who win their own Unseen battles"
Yes, it was Archimedes who made that statement. The full quote is'Give me a lever long enough, and a fulcrum on which to place it,and I shall move the world'
Qouted by the Joker (Villian) in Batman 1989.\n
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....
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It means that if you look at things one at a time, you might notrealize that a branch of separate "trees" go togehter to make a"forest" When you are too close to a situation you need to step back and geta little perspective. When you do you will notice there was a wholeforest you couldn't see...
This is more often seen in the phrase "Don't give up the ship," as in don't give it up for lost and abandon it. Whether it's literally a ship in trouble or a metaphor for an endeavor that is becoming difficult, it essentially means to keep going or to keep trying to save the ship or effort in...
Well, there are many famous quotes from Edgar Allan Poe's poems andstories, but maybe the most famous are, "Quoth the raven,'Nevermore.' "
What it basically means is that the more one knows about someone, the more one notices that person's negative traits and realizes that person may not be as nice as previously thought. When we get to know something very well, we cease noticing its good qualities and take those for granted, while...
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...
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
Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. 2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. 3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is...
The phrase haste makes waste is term used often when somebody isdoing things too quickly. It means that if a person works toquickly on something it may cost them more in the end because oftoo many mistakes.
There are many sayings by him, or attributed to him. One is: A penny saved is a penny earned.
The quotation is this: . Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit, And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, I will be brief. . It comes from the play Hamlet , by William Shakespeare, and is spoken by the character Polonius.
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.
"Think if all the beauty still left around you and be happy." -Anne Frank Holocaust victim "I was brought up to believe a person must be rescued when drowning, regardless of religion and nationality." -Irena Sendler Polish Righteous Among the Nations "Never be afraid to trust an unknown future...
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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 whosaid it first. Its lessons are made famous in plays like "The tale of the Monkey'sPaw" by W.W. Jacobs. Actually it was quote that Jezebel used to say as well. Thoseconfusing words go back way back to Jezebel in the biblical times.I...
"The question was so cryptic that I did not understand what it meant". "The cryptic clues were written on the paper". "The way she spoke was so confusing, it was almost cryptic".
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...
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"
This is a pretty old saying. A stitch in time saves nine. The idea behind it is if you do the job immediately it won't take as long. Imagine a hole in your pants. They need stitched up. If you wait the hole gets bigger and will require extra stitches. If you stitch them up immediately, it'll save...
keine Reue, kein Bedauern
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...
Flowers, fruit.
It means that if you do something bad to a person it will eventually come back to you.
\nIt may be so old a saying that you won't be able to find an original attribution.\n. \nTo go a bit older than 1964:\naccording to the Oxford dictionary in quotations, on the 6th November 1605, Guy Fawkes is reputed to have said\n. \n"The desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy"... which is...
"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...
Damocles and his Sword are figures from Greek legend. Damocles was a courtier who was complimenting a tyrant. The tyrant offered to switch places with him for a day, to which Damocles agrees. The day seems to be going all well for Damocles...until dinner, when he looks up to see a very heavy and...
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 best...
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.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his famous poem Paul Revere's ride.
Don't walk away when I'm trying to sell you something, spoiling or 'queering' my (sales) pitch.
The only way to truly understand something is to experience it for yourself.
what did the cougar do to the tender bone
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.
"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work." At this moment 0.00/1012345678910 "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit." "Wit is educated insolence." "Nature does nothing uselessly." "This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to their children than...
It means that someone wants two mutually exclusive things. Like wanting to go to two parties at the same time in different cities.
"In peace sons bury fathers, but in war fathers bury sons." ~Herodotus "If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies." ~Moshe Dayan "Peace, n. In international affairs, a period of cheating between two periods of fighting." Ambrose Bierce, "Devil's...
The exact origin of the phrase is unclear, but the meaning is very clear indeed: A pot of water is going to boil in exactly the same length of time whether or not you watch it, but if you are so impatient that you need to keep watching in the hope it will boil more quickly it will seem to take...
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...
The Bengals fans say Who Day(or Dey) while the Saints fans say Who Dat!, so I guess the Bengals fans said " who day " first. But as for who started the chant first, it's been said that Who Dat! came first and that it didn't start with the Saints but with another school team in Louisiana. But a lot...
This is in the first stanza of Longfellow's poem The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere written in 1861. He is telling how Revere would know how the British came into Boston . One lantern by land and two lanterns by sea from the Old North Church. In this way Revere would know how to warn the colonists. As...
The book "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee is centralized around the crime in which Tom Robinson is wrongly accused of raping Mayella Ewell.
If you always think what you've always thought, you will always do what you've always done. If you always do what you've always done, you will always get what you've always got. If you always get what you've always got, you will always think what you've always thought.
"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 JohnGreenleaf 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 most radical...
The phrase "sins against humanity" has become almost a cliche when describing events like the holocaust, environmental destruction, war and the like. The closest Biblical reference I could find was 1 Samuel 2:25. It seems to reference that God will judge you for your sins. To me, it is saying you...
important quotes by elesin from death and the king's horseman
She wants to have her cake and eat it too