Quotes of Spin

“ It is defeat that turns bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes men invincible. ”

- Henry Ward Beecher

“ Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny: they have only shifted it to another shoulder. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ No man would listen to you talk if he did not know that it was his turn next. ”

- Edgar Watson Howe

“ I claim that in losing the spinning wheel we lost our left lung. We are, therefore, suffering from galloping consumption. The restoration of the wheel arrests the progress of the fell disease. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“ Revolutions are not made, they come. ”

- Wendell Phillips

“ We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive. ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ The wheel of fortune turns round incessantly, and who can say to himself, "I shall today be uppermost.". ”

- Confucius

“ All work, even cotton-spinning, is noble; work is alone noble. ”

- Thomas Carlyle

“ Old unix hackers don't die, they just turn into zombie processes. ”

- Unknown

“ Only I can turn this country around. ”

- Silvio Berlusconi

“ It's going to be a bummer if Mars turns out to be like us. ”

- Newt Gingrich

“ There is a wheel on the affairs of men; revolve, and its mechanism is such that it prevents any man from being always fortunate. ”

- Unknown

“ We're in the middle of a tax revolution, and this is evidence of that. ”

- Mary Adams

“ Every 150 years we have a revolution in Texas and this is it. ”

- Kinky Friedman

“ Television, despite its enormous presence, turns out to have added pitifully few lines to the communal memory. ”

- Justin Kaplan

“ Lookit, I've done it their way this far and now it's my turn. I'm my own handler. Any questions? Ask me... There's not going to be any more handler stories because I'm the handler... I'm Doctor Spin. ”

- Dan Quayle

“ Where things have not changed at all, there is the least likelihood of revolution. ”

- Eric Hoffer

“ Absolute power turns its possessors not into a God but an anti-God. For God turned clay into men, while the absolute despot turns men into clay. ”

- Eric Hoffer

“ Revolutions are not trifles, but spring from trifles. ”

- Aristotle

“ Make revolution a parent of settlement, and not a nursery of future revolutions. ”

- Edmund Burke

“ Revolutions require work, revolutions require sacrifice, revolutions, and our own included, require a certain amount of rationing, a certain amount of calluses, a certain amount of sacrifice. ”

- Lee Harvey Oswald

“ What we are seeking so frantically elsewhere may turn out to be the horse we have been riding all along. ”

- Harvey Cox

“ I think the thing to do is to enjoy the ride while you're on it. ”

- Johnny Depp

“ To sum up: 1. The cosmos is a gigantic fly-wheel making 10, 000 revolutions a minute. 2. Man is a sick fly taking a dizzy ride on it. 3. Religion is the theory that the wheel was designed and set spinning to give him the ride. ”

- H. L. Mencken

“ Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. ”

- Melody Beattie

“ Hope is an orientation of the spirit, an orientation of the heart. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out. ”

- Vaclav Havel

“ When the will abandons what is above itself and turns to what is lower, it becomes evil — not because that is evil to which it turns, but because the turning itself is wicked. Therefore it is not an inferior thing which has made the will evil, but it is itself which has become so by wickedly and inordinately desiring an inferior thing. ”

- St. Augustine

“ I have come to think of this humanist trend in psychology as a revolution in the truest, oldest sense of the word; the sense in which Galileo, Darwin, Einstein, Freud and Marx made revolutions, i.e. new ways of perceiving and thinking, new images of. ”

- Abraham Maslow

“ Industrial man — a sentient reciprocating engine having a fluctuating output, coupled to an iron wheel revolving with uniform velocity. And then we wonder why this should be the golden age of revolution and mental derangement. ”

- Aldous Huxley

“ I have always said that I want to finish my career with the Dolphins and this put me closer to that goal. I have been fortunate to break many personal records, but my overiding goal is to win a Super Bowl here in Miami. ”

- Dan Marino
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