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Gilbert Highet Quotes
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The real duty of man is not to extend his power or
multiply his wealth beyond his needs,
but to enrich and enjoy his imperishable possession:
his soul.
- Gilbert Highet

Many people have played themselves to death.
Many people have eaten and drunk themselves to death.
Nobody ever thought himself to death.
- Gilbert Highet

What is politics but persuading the public to vote
for this and support that and endure these for the promise of those?
- Gilbert Highet

The relation between parents and children is essentially based on teaching.
- Gilbert Highet


 

A teacher must believe in the value and interest of
his subject as a doctor believes in health.
- Gilbert Highet

These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper,
but minds alive on the shelves.
- Gilbert Highet

A good teacher is a determined person.
- Gilbert Highet


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Language is a living thing.
We can feel it changing.
Parts of it become old: they drop off and are forgotten.
New pieces bud out, spread into leaves,
and become big branches, proliferating.
- Gilbert Highet

You want to do mankind a real service?
Tell funnier jokes.
- the Woody Allen movie Stardust Memories (1980)

I'm not a real movie star.
I've still got the same wife I started out with twenty-eight years ago.
- Will Rogers

Television has a real problem. They have no page two.
- Art Buchwald

Everyone is a genius at least once a year;
a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
- Georg Lichtenberg

One should never trust a woman who tells her real age.
If she tells that, she'll tell anything.
- Oscar Wilde

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children
is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia:
it seemed like a good idea at the time.
- Bill Cosby

Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.
- Mark Twain

I find that principles have no real force
except when one is well fed.
- Mark Twain

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles PHOTO

Real excellence and humility are
not incompatible one with the other,
on the contrary they are twin sisters.
- Jean Baptiste Lacordaire

The Book of Life is a Book of Riddles,
with its Real Lessons Writ Small in the Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

FEAR: False Evidence Appearing Real.
- Neale Donald Walsch

FEAR is an acronym in the English language
for "False Evidence Appearing Real."
- Neale Donald Walsch

The only real valuable thing is intuition.
- Albert Einstein

I kept my babies fed.
I could have dumped them, but I didn't.
I decided that whatever trip I was on,
they were going with me.
You're looking at a real daddy.
- Barry White

The making of friends, who are real friends,
is the best token we have of a man's success in life.
- Edward Everett Hale

A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're
talking about real money.
- Everett Dirksen

The only real failure in life is one not learned from.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
- Marianne Moore

I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family,
together, all of us laughing and talking,
loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future.
- LaToya Jackson

What I cannot love, I overlook.
Is that real friendship?
- Anais Nin

The real problem is that the way that power is given
out in our society pits us against each other.
- Anita Hill

I design for real people.
I think of our customers all the time.
There is no virtue whatsoever in creating clothing
or accessories that are not practical.
- Giorgio Armani

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
- B. F. Skinner

If we are to teach real peace in this world,
and if we are to carry on a real war against war,
we shall have to begin with the children.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing,
the rest is mere sheep-herding.
- Ezra Pound

Real riches are the riches possessed inside.
- B. C. Forbes

Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
- M. Scott Peck

Where ignorance is our master,
there is no possibility of real peace.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

As a little girl I used to daydream about my real father
coming on a white horse to rescue me.
- Christine Keeler

And to get real work experience, you need a job,
and most jobs will require you to have had either real
work experience or a graduate degree.
- Donald Norman

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

Oh, love is real enough; you will find it someday,
but it has one archenemy - and that is life.
- Jean Anouilh

People - not just in their teenage years -
hold on to this fantasy of love when they're not ready
to have a real relationship.
- Keri Russell

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

We know nothing at all.
All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren.
The real nature of things we shall never know.
- Albert Einstein

Real friendships among men are so rare
that when they occur they are famous.
- Clarence Day

Reality is wrong.
Dreams are for real.
- Tupac Shakur

I do not wish to treat friendships daintily,
but with roughest courage.
When they are real, they are
not glass threads or frost-work,
but the solidest thing we know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
- Napoleon Hill (author of the classic Think and Grow Rich)

I'm a '70s mom, and my daughter is a '90s mom.
I know a lot of women my age who are real computer freaks.
- Florence Henderson

A man always has two reasons for doing anything:
a good reason and the real reason.
- J. P. Morgan

When our thoughts - which bring actions -
are filled with hate against anyone, Negro or white,
we are in a living hell.
That is as real as hell will ever be.
- George Washington Carver

Real beauty is to be true to oneself.
That's what makes me feel good.
- Laetitia Casta

The mind of man is continuously unfolding
into a greater recognition of its real plan
in the creative order of the Universe.
- Ernest Holmes

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.
- Jane Austen

To achieve, you need thought.
You have to know what you are doing and that's real power.
- Ayn Rand

Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion,
for the real and for the truth.
- Abraham Maslow

Daddy was real gentle with kids.
That's why I expected so much out of marriage,
figuring that all men should be steady and pleasant.
- Loretta Lynn

A real friend is one who walks in
when the rest of the world walks out.
- Walter Winchell

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
- The Buddha

What is real is beyond all reach.
- Julian Green

My vision of a real humanity is of pure individuals
relating to each other, but not tied in any relationship.
They will be loving to each other,
but not being possessive of each other.
They will be sharing with each other
all their joys and all their blessings,
but never even in their dreams thinking of dominating,
thinking of enslaving the other person.
- Osho (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh)

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
- Napoleon Hill

The real test of friendship is: can you literally do
nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those
moments of life that are utterly simple?
- Eugene Kennedy

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
- Confucius

Love: if you have to ask,
it's not the real thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The lake and the mountains have become my landscape,
my real world.
- Georges Simenon

No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution...
revolution is but thought carried into action.
- Emma Goldman

The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In a very real sense, it will not be one man going to the moon,
it will be an entire nation.
For all of us must work to put him there.
- John F. Kennedy

Anyone can be passionate, but
it takes real lovers to be silly.
- Rose Franken


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