Quotes of Eminent

“ The quality of mercy is not strain'd, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest: It blesseth him that gives and him that takes. 'T is mightiest in the mightiest: it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown; His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, The attribute to awe and majesty, Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings; But mercy is above this sceptred sway, It is enthroned in the hearts of kings, It is an attribute to God himself; And earthly power doth then show likest God's, When mercy seasons justice… ”

- William Shakespeare

“ True hope is swift, and flies with swallow's wings; Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ These were honoured in their generations, and were the glory of the times. ”

- Unknown

“ If strength alone ruled, the elephant would be king of the world. ”

- Eliza Cook

“ Mr. Watson - come here - I want to see you. ”

- Alexander Graham Bell

“ I'd rather be a fencepost in Texas, than the king of Tennessee. ”

- Unknown

“ It seems that perfection is attained not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to remove. ”

- Antoine de Saint Exupéry

“ These were honoured in their generations, and were the glory of the times. ”

- Bible

“ Mr. Kremlin himself was distinguished for ignorance, for he had only one idea, and that was wrong. ”

- Benjamin Disraeli

“ You had better have one King than five hundred. ”

- Charles II

“ Who to himself is law, no law doth need, Offends no law, and is a king indeed. ”

- George Chapman

“ God gives not kings the stile of Gods in vaine, For on his throne his sceptre do they sway; And as their subjects ought them to obey, So kings should feare and serve their God againe. ”

- James I of England

“ Old John of Gaunt, time-honoured Lancaster. - King Richard II. Act i. Sc. 1. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Builders, raise the ceiling high, Raise the dome into the sky, Hear the wedding song! For the happy groom is near, Tall as Mars, and statelier, Hear the wedding song! ”

- Sappho

“ I want to be famous everywhere. ”

- Luciano Pavarotti

“ And David perceived that the LORD had confirmed him king over Israel, for his kingdom was lifted up on high, because of his people Israel. ”

- Bible

“ He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one; Exceeding wise, fair-spoken, and persuading; Lofty and sour to them that loved him not, But to those men that sought him sweet as summer. - King Henry VIII. Act iv. Sc. 2. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ A doctor's reputation is made by the number of eminent men who die under his care. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ The most eminent virtue is doing simply what we have to do. ”

- Jose Maria Peman

“ Life is a fatal complaint, and an eminently contagious one. ”

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

“ Reason can never be popular. Passions and feelings may become popular, but reason will always remain the sole property of a few eminent individuals. ”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“ Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ For a man to attain to an eminent degree in learning costs him time, watching, hunger, nakedness, dizziness in the head, weakness in the stomach, and other inconveniences. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes

“ I believe that the road to pre-eminent success in any line of work is to make yourself master of that line of work. ”

- Andrew Carnegie

“ Imagine a congress of eminent celebrities such as More, Bacon, Grotius, Pascal, Cromwell, Bossuet, Montesquieu, Jefferson, Napoleon, Pitt, etc. They would be an Encyclopedia of Errors. ”

- Lord Acton

“ Life levels all men. Death reveals the eminent. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ One can say that three pre-eminent qualities are decisive for the politician: passion, a feeling of responsibility, and a sense of proportion. ”

- Max Weber

“ The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones. ”

- Henry Ward Beecher

“ The greatest saint in the world is not he who prays most or fasts most; it is not he who gives alms, or is most eminent for temperance, chastity or justice. It is he who is most thankful to God. ”

- William Law

“ The substance of the eminent Socialist gentlemen's speech is that making a profit is a sin. It is my belief that the real sin is taking a loss! ”

- Winston Churchill
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