Quotes of Elite

“ Things are seldom what they seem, skim milk masquerades as cream. ”

- W. S. Gilbert

“ Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened. ”

- Sir Winston Churchill

“ The pedigree of honey Does not concern the bee; A clover, any time, to him Is aristocracy. ”

- Emily Dickinson

“ Nothing you can lose by dying is half so precious as the readiness to die, which is man's charter of nobility. ”

- George Santayana

“ The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it. ”

- Theodore Roosevelt

“ Each honest calling, each walk of life, has its own elite, its own aristocracy based on excellence of performance. ”

- James B. Conant

“ Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ”

- Albert Camus

“ When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that in itself is a choice. ”

- William James

“ One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility. ”

- Eleanor Roosevelt

“ Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light. ”

- Theodore Roethke

“ All paths are the same, leading nowhere. Therefore, pick a path with heart! ”

- Carlos Castaneda

“ An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off: it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead. ”

- Nancy Mitford

“ I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. ”

- Claude Monet

“ Why always, "not yet"? Do flowers in spring say, "not yet"? ”

- Norman Douglas

“ Thus our democracy was, from an early period, the most aristocratic, and our aristocracy the most democratic in the world. ”

- Thomas Macaulay

“ Flowers are words which even a baby can understand. ”

- Arthur C. Coxe

“ Pick my left pocket of its silver dime, but spare the right — it holds my golden time! ”

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

“ Be noble in every thought And in every deed! ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ The moon looks upon many night flowers; the night flowers see but one moon. ”

- Jean Ingelow

“ They pick a president, and then for four years they pick on him. ”

- Adlai Stevenson

“ Personally I have no bone to pick with graveyards, I take the air there willingly, perhaps more willingly than elsewhere, when take the air I must. ”

- Samuel Beckett

“ There is nothing you can see that is not a flower; There is nothing you can think that is not the moon. ”

- Matsuo Basho

“ It is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are... than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them, and think that you are in paradise. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice. ”

- Vincent van Gogh

“ All paths are the same, leading nowhere. Therefore, pick a path with heart. ”

- Carlos Castaneda

“ Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the gun down. ”

- Malcolm X

“ The trouble with ignorance is that it picks up confidence as it goes along. ”

- Arnold Glasow

“ Thus our democracy was from an early period the most aristocratic, and our aristocracy the most democratic. ”

- Thomas Babington Macaulay

“ We grow like flowers, and bear desire, The odor of the human flowers. ”

- Richard Henry Stoddard

“ Friendship is an order of nobility; from its revelations we come more worthily into nature. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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