- A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.
Sir Josiah Stamp
- The government is extremely fond of amassing great quantities of statistics. These are raised to the nth degree, the cube roots are extracted, and the results are arranged into elaborate and impressive displays. What must be kept ever in mind, however, is that in every case, the figures are first put down by a village watchman, and he puts down anything he damn well pleases.
Chief Luther Standing Bear
- As a child I understood how to give, I have forgotten this grace since I have become civilised.
- Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
- Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well.
Sir Henry Morton Stanley
- Dr Livingstone, I presume?
- What is the difference between unethical and ethical advertising? Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public; ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public.
- We are all bunnies without ears.
- The lessons of life amount not to wisdom but to scar tissue and callus.
- Remarks are not literature.
- It takes a lot of time being a genius -- you have to sit around so much doing nothing.
- Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
- In the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. This is what makes America what it is.
- Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple, learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
- I want this team to win. I'm obsesed with winning, with discipline, with achieving, That's what this country is all about.
- Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.
- No man really becomes a fool until he stops asking questions.
- All religions are founded on the fear of the many, and the cleverness of a few.
- There are two classes of people. Those who divide people into two classes, and those who don't. I belong to the second class.
- A free society is a place where it's safe to be unpopular.
- There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody.
- In America any boy may become President, and I suppose it's just one of the risks he takes.
Robert Louis Stevenson
- A friend is a present you give yourself.
- Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
- To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.
- The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
- I am in the habit of looking not so much to the nature of a gift as to the spirit in which it is offered.
- To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour. (from El Dorado)
- The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.
- A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that
- you actually look forward to the trip. (from Out of the Red)
- May those that love us, love us.
And them that don't love us, May God turn their hearts.
And if He can't turn their hearts
May He turn their ankles, so we'll know them by their limp.
- Life is a gamble at terrible odds, if it were a bet, you would not take it.
(1886-1975) American mystery writer
- There are two kind of statistics, the kind you look up, and the kind you make up.
Mildred Witte Stouven
- A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot. It has to go through the white heat of the furnace to become porcelain.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
- The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and for deeds left undone.
- I would not attack the faith of a heathen without being sure I had a better one to put in its place.
- Why is it men are permitted to be obsessed about their work, but women are only permitted to be obsessed about men?
Philip Streifer, Superintendent of Schools, Barrington, Rhode Island
- After finding no qualified candidates for the position of principal, the school board is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of David Steele to the post.
Anna Louise Strong
- To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.
- Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly.
Edith Clara Summerskill
(1901-1980) English politician, physician, author; advocate of women's rights, member of the House of Commons, 1938-61, chair of the Labour Party, 1954-55
- Nagging is the repetition of unpalatable truths.
- Today, literate people of the space age, in well-populated countries, are not prepared to accept taboos without question.
- I learned that economics was not an exact science and that the most erudite men would analyze the economic ills of the world and derive a totally different conclusion.
- Governments still pin their faith to some new economic nostrum which is produced periodically by some bright young man. Only time proves that his alleged magic touch is illusory.
- Prize-fighting is still accepted as a display worthy of a civilized people despite the fact that all those connected with it are fully aware it caters to the latent sadistic instincts.
Chief economist of the World Bank
- I've always thought that underpopulated countries in Africa are vastly underpolluted. - explaining why toxic wastes should be exported to Third World countries
Dr. S. U. Sunrei
- Visible goodwill is the strongest negotiation strategy. Don't let somebody else determine your behavior.
- There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.
- All religion relates to life, and the life of religion is to do good.
- Every dog must have its day.
- May you live all the days of your life.
- Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
- Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want.
- When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
- I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.
- We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.
Herbert Bayard Swope
(1830-1958),US newspaper editor
- I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is -- try to please everybody. - speech, 1950
- Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
- It is a consolation to the wretched to have companions in misery.
- It takes long time to bring excellance to maturity.
- If you talk to God, you are praying. If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia.
- Science is to see what everyone else has seen but think what no one else has thought.