Quotes of Backbone

“ Who soweth good seed shall surely reap. ”

- Julia C. R. Dorr

“ Bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh. ”

- Bible

“ It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own. ”

- Jessamyn West

“ One farmer says to me, "You cannot live on vegetable food solely, for it furnishes nothing to make bones with;" and so he religiously devotes a part of his day to supplying his system with the raw material of bones; walking all the while he talks behind his oxen, which, with vegetable-made bones, jerk him and his lumbering plow along in spite of every obstacle. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone. ”

- William Boetcker

“ I don't have a political bone in my body. ”

- Joan Allen

“ The moose are gone, and their bones lie under the sand in the soft coal which was the forest by the estuary, thousands of years ago. ”

- Henry Williamson

“ A pat on the back, through only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants, is miles ahead in results. ”

- Bennett Cerf

“ Well, actually, I do the voiceover for Quentin Sands. ”

- Lawrence Taylor

“ Anyone who has gumption knows what it is, and anyone who hasn't can never know what it is. So there is no need of defining it. ”

- L. M. Montgomery

“ Heaven take my soul, and England keep my bones! ”

- William Shakespeare

“ A pat on the back is only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants, but is miles ahead in results. ”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“ It is very easy to accuse a government of imperfection, for all mortal things are full of it. ”

- Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

“ Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be. ”

- Clementine Paddleford

“ A lot of people are afraid to tell the truth, to say no. That's where toughness comes into play. Toughness is not being a bully. It's having backbone. ”

- Robert Kiyosaki

“ The federal government's trouble is that they have a wishbone where they should have a backbone. ”

- Tommy Douglas

“ This country needs to get a backbone and stand up for its economic interest. ”

- Byron Dorgan

“ Never grow a wishbone, where your backbone ought to be. ”

- Clementine Paddleford

“ The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wish bone. ”

- William Boetcker

“ Some people develop a wishbone where their backbone should be. ”

- Unknown

“ Backbone beats wishbone every time. ”

- Unknown

“ The important thing is the family. If you can keep the family together - and that's the backbone of our whole business, catering to families - that's what we hope to do. ”

- Walt Disney

“ The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy. ”

- Von Clausewitz

“ The fact of evolution is the backbone of biology, and biology is thus in the peculiar position of being a science founded on an improved theory, is it then a science or faith? ”

- Charles Darwin

“ The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it. ”

- Elaine Agather
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