« 2013-06-13
Back to Home Page
2013-06-11 »

In the end...
(permalink)

Published Wednesday, June 12, 2013 @ 7:12 AM EDT
Jun 12 2013

An individual human existence should be like a river: small at first, narrowly contained within its banks, and rushing passionately past rocks and over waterfalls. Gradually the river grows wider, the banks recede, the waters flow more quietly, and in the end, without any visible break, they become merged in the sea, and painlessly lose their individual being.
-Bertrand Russell

Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community.
-H.G. Wells

I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.
-Margaret Thatcher

I know everything will work out in the end, but just once, couldn't something work out in the beginning?
-Rose Auerbach

If the presidency is the head of the American body politic, Congress is its gastrointestinal tract. Its vast and convoluted inner workings may be mysterious and unpleasant, but in the end they excrete a great deal of material whose successful passage is crucial to our nation's survival.
-Jon Stewart

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.
-C.S. Lewis

In the end you have only you.
-Leo Buscaglia

In the end, no matter how much you love your work, your work will not love you back.
-Anne-Marie Slaughter

In the end, our society will be defined not only by what we create but by what we refuse to destroy.
-John C. Sawhill

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
-Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.
-Ursula K. LeGuin

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
-Theodore Roosevelt

No society that feeds its children on tales of successful violence can expect them not to believe that violence in the end is rewarded.
-Margaret Mead

Religion is a tribal concept, a human invention that assuages the fears of some and provides political cover to others. In the end, religious constructs are invariably self-defeating, since human behavior, in the end, will be always driven by practical needs. Once you get down to the practical, you've already left the "leap of faith" behind.
-Unattributed

That place where they burn books, they will in the end also burn people.
-Heinrich Heine

The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion.
-Henry Steele Commager

The goal in the end is not to win elections. The goal is to change society.
-Paul Krugman

The high sentiments always win in the end- the leaders who offer blood, toil, tears, and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.
-George Orwell

The miners lost because they had only the constitution. The other side had bayonets. In the end, bayonets always win.
-Mary Harris Jones (Mother Jones)

The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem, of what to say and how to say it.
-Edward R. Murrow

The shah always falls in the end, Saddam always turns on you, and the Saudis always betray you. If we support evil, the long-term price is almost always too high.
-Ralph Peters, Lt. Col. (Ret)

The suppression of uncomfortable ideas may be common in religion and politics, but it is not the path to knowledge; it has no place in the endeavor of science.
-Carl Sagan

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it. Ignorance may deride it. But in the end, there it is.
-Winston Churchill

They say that in the end truth will triumph, but it's a lie.
-Anton Chekhov

We all, in the end, have the freedom to die in a ditch. It's the only inalienable right we have.
-Brian J. Goggin

What we seek in the end is not unconditional love but a love for which we, uniquely in all the world, meet all the conditions.
-Robert Brault

You devote your whole life to entertaining people who, in the end, depress you so much you off yourself.
-Kris Kristofferson

You see, you spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. (In the book Ball Four)
-Jim Bouton


Categories: Quotes on a topic


  Subscribe   [Home]    [Commentwear]    [E-Mail KGB]


Support KGB Report through our Amazon Affiliate page.



Become my patron... support me on Patreon.


Older entries, Archives and Categories       Top of page


Like KGB Report on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

« 2013-06-13
Home Page
2013-06-11 »