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Quotes of the day- Fall; the season (and other variations)

Published Sunday, September 22, 2013 @ 6:40 AM EDT
Sep 22 2013

Each fall at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, football fans cheer for their favorite irrational number: "Cosine, secant, tangent, sine, three point one four one five nine!"
-Bruce Watson

Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.
-David Letterman

Ah, the gap between expectation and achievement is filled with the screams of good men, still falling.
-Reginald Hill

All through history it's the nations that have given most to generals and the least to the people that have been the first to fall.
-Harry S. Truman

Attempted assassinations are the accidents of kings, just as falling chimneys are the accidents of masons. If we must weep, let us weep for the masons.
-Benito Mussolini

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
-Colin Powell

Be aware that a halo has to fall only a few inches to be a noose.
-Dan McKinnon

Character is made by what you stand for; reputation, by what you fall for.
-Robert Quillen

I hate when my foot falls asleep during the day because it means it's going to be up all night.
-Steven Wright

I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?
-Ernest Hemingway

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody hears it, is Bambi squashed beneath it any less dead?
-Mason Capwell

If I must fall, may it be from a high place.
-Paulo Coelho

If the liberties of the American people are ever destroyed, they will fall by the hands of the clergy.
-General Marquisde Lafayette

Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a horizontal fall.
-Jean Cocteau

Man is a fallen god who remembers the heavens.
-Alphonse de Lamartine

Man never falls so low that he can see nothing higher than himself.
-Theodore Parker

Many a man who falls in love with a dimple make the mistake of marrying the whole girl.
-Evan Esar

Night is falling: at dusk, you must have good eyesight to be able to tell the Good Lord from the Devil.
-Jean-Paul Sartre

Old age is not an accomplishment; it is just something that happens to you despite yourself, like falling downstairs.
-Robert A. Heinlein

On the fall of an oak every man gathers wood.

One of the main causes of the fall of the Roman Empire was that, lacking zero, they had no way to indicate successful termination of their C programs.
-Robert Firth

Only when a tree has fallen can you take a measure of it. It is the same with a man.
-Anne Morrow Lindbergh

People who wrestle with their consciences usually go for two falls out of three.

Politics is like a race horse. A good jockey must know how to fall with the least possible damage.
-Edouard Herriot

Romance without finance is a nuisance. Few men value free merchandise. Let the chippies fall where they may.
-Sally Stanford

Running a ball club is like raising kids who fall out of trees.
-Tom Trebelhorn

The bigger they come, the harder they fall on you.
-John Alejandro King (The Covert Comic)

The hardest tumble one can take is to fall over his own bluff.

The highlight of my baseball career came in Philadelphia's Connie Mack Stadium when I saw a fan fall out of the upper deck. When he got up and walked away, the crowd booed.
-Bob Uecker

The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
-Paulo Coelho

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 sooner you fall behind, the more time you will have to catch up.
(Sign in NASA Onboard Shuttle Software Group)

There is wonder and a certain wicked pleasure in these giddy ascents and terrible falls, especially as they happen to other people.
-John Kenneth Galbraith

Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.
-Alexander Hamilton

To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.

We see men fall from high estate on account of the very faults through which they attained it.
-Jean de la Bruyere

Whosoever shall not fall by the sword or by famine, shall fall by pestilence; so why bother shaving?
-Woody Allen

You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.
-Paulo Coelho

You fall out of your mother's womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave.
-Quentin Crisp

You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.
-James Thurber

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