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
Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in
the end is the crime of the community.
I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.
I know everything will work out in the end, but just once, couldn't
something work out in the beginning?
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.
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.
In the end you have only you.
In the end, no matter how much you love your work, your work will not
love you back.
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.
No society that feeds its children on tales of successful violence can
expect them not to believe that violence in the end is rewarded.
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.
That place where they burn books, they will in the end also burn people.
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
-Henry Steele Commager
The goal in the end is not to win elections. The goal is to change
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.
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.
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it. Ignorance may
deride it. But in the end, there it is.
They say that in the end truth will triumph, but it's a lie.
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.
You devote your whole life to entertaining people who, in the end,
depress you so much you off yourself.
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)
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