Quotes of Despicable

“ When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word "succeed," you find that it simply means to follow through. ”

- F. W. Nichol

“ The meanest, most contemptible kind of praise is that which first speaks well of a man, and then qualifies it with a "but". ”

- Henry Ward Beecher

“ What it means is that the president decided to engage our brains rather than open the taxpayers' wallets immediately, and what he wants to do is to conduct a quick, prompt review,... FOX News Sunday. ”

- Donald Rumsfeld

“ Might, could, would — they are contemptible auxiliaries. ”

- George Eliot

“ Democracy means not "I am as good as you are" but "You are as good as I am. ”

- Theodore Parker

“ Get place and wealth, if possible with grace; If not, by any means get wealth and place. ”

- Alexander Pope

“ By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you will become very happy; if you get a bad one, you will become a philosopher — and that is good for any man. ”

- Socrates

“ Who wooed in haste and means to wed at leisure. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ In politics, nothing is contemptible. ”

- Benjamin Disraeli

“ Success doesn't mean the absence of failures; it means the attainment of ultimate objectives. It means winning the war, not every battle. ”

- Edwin C. Bliss

“ Perfect courage means doing unwitnessed what he would be capable of with the world looking on. ”

- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

“ I'll not listen to reason. Reason always means what someone else has got to say. ”

- Elizabeth Gaskell

“ Deficit reduction is not an end in itself. It is the means to an end,... Canadians must now decide what kind of country they want to build with the hard-won dividend. ”

- Jean Chretien

“ If you hear a voice within you saying, "You are not a painter," then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. ”

- Vincent van Gogh

“ They that deny a God destroy man's nobility, for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and if he be not of kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ And now, I am dying beyond my means. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means. ”

- Calvin Coolidge

“ No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous. ”

- Henry Adams

“ Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you're two steps ahead! ”

- Fannie Flagg

“ Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem - in my opinion - to characterize our age. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. ”

- Edmund Burke

“ Genius… means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an inhabitual way. ”

- William James

“ To what base ends, and by what abject ways,Are mortals urg'd through sacred lust of praise! ”

- Alexander Pope

“ Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and another television set. ”

- Adlai E. Stevenson

“ The vote means nothing to women. We should be armed. ”

- Edna O’Brien

“ When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal. ”

- Richard M. Nixon

“ I have tried to celebrate the park, which means so much to so many of us, in The Eye of the Storm and in some of the shorter novels of The Cockatoos. ”

- Patrick White

“ My enemy is not the man who wrongs me, but the man who means to wrong me. ”

- Democritus

“ Nature never makes any blunders, when she makes a fool she means it. ”

- Archibald Alexander

“ Business is a means - the only means - to increase the quantity of goods available for preserving life and rendering it more agreeable. ”

- Ludwig von Mises
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