Quotes of Counting

“ Patience is counting down without blasting off. ”

- Unknown

“ We believe that the vote would have been close. We regret that in the face of an explicit threat to veto by a permanent member, the vote-counting became a secondary consideration. ”

- John Negroponte

“ Affirmative action has a negative effect on our society when it means counting us like so many beans and dividing us into separate piles. ”

- John Kasich

“ In reality, it si more fruitful to wound than to kill. While the dead man lies still, counting only one man less, the wounded man is a progressive drain upon his side. ”

- B. H. Liddell Hart

“ Rather himself is counting on a reversal of public opinion in the future, hoping to rehabilitate himself, just like his old nemesis, Richard Nixon. ”

- Brent Bozell

“ They shall not pass till the stars be darkened; two swords crossed in front of the Hun, never a groan but God has harkened, counting their cruelties one by one. ”

- Katharine Lee Bates

“ When at night you cannot sleep, talk to the Shepherd and stop counting sheep. ”

- Unknown

“ The best part of our lives we pass in counting on what is to come. ”

- William Hazlitt

“ There are 350 varieties of shark, not counting loan and pool. ”

- L. M. Boyd

“ Love is not a matter of counting the years — it's making the years count. ”

- Wolfman Jack Smith

“ Faith is putting all your eggs in God's basket, then counting your blessings before they hatch. ”

- Ramona C. Carroll

“ Dream of your brother's kindnesses instead of dwelling in your dreams on his mistakes. Select his thoughtfulness to dream about instead of counting up the hurts he gave. ”

- A Course In Miracles

“ Be on the lookout for mercies. The more we look for them, the more of them we will see… Better to loose count while naming your blessings than to lose your blessings to counting your troubles. ”

- Maltbie D. Babcock

“ Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it. ”

- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“ It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting. ”

- Tom Stoppard

“ Surely there comes a time when counting the cost and paying the price aren't things to think about any more. All that matters is value - the ultimate value of what one does. ”

- James Hilton

“ The creator of the universe works in mysterious ways. But he uses a base ten counting system and likes round numbers. ”

- Scott Adams

“ When you work in television it's all about you, the camera is on you and the autocue is counting you in. The person I am on TV is the same person I am in real life, but acting means playing a completely different person. ”

- John Leslie

“ Our boldness and Christian suffering, they call obstinacy and pertinacity, though half as much, if among themselves, they would account Christian courage, and nobility. And though thus by their envy they strive to read all, relating to us, backwards, counting these things vices in us, which in themselves they would extol as virtues, yet hath the strength of Truth extorted this confession often from them, that we are generally a pure and clean people as to the outward conversation. ”

- Robert Barclay

“ What culture lacks is the taste for anonymous, innumerable germination. Culture is smitten with counting and measuring; it feels out of place and uncomfortable with the innumerable; its efforts tend, on the contrary, to limit the numbers in all domains; it tries to count on its fingers. ”

- Jean Dubuffet
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