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Elbridge Gerry Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Elbridge Gerry

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What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent
the establishment of a standing army,
the bane of liberty.
Whenever governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people,
they always attempt to destroy the militia,
in order to raise an army upon their ruins.
- Elbridge Gerry

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Might I perhaps win my wings?
I've been waiting for over 200 years now, sir,
and people ARE beginning to talk.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

 

When true friends meet in adverse hour,
'Tis like a sunbeam through a shower.
A watery way an instant seen,
The darkly closing clouds between.
- Sir Walter Scott

The very idea of true patriotism is lost,
and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes.
A patriot, sir!
Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms!
- Robert Walpole

Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth.
It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and
civilized nations together.
- Daniel Webster

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Sir, I am no sycophant or worshipper of power anywhere.
- Benjamin F. Wade

Yes, sir.
I'm a real Southern boy.
I got a red neck, white socks, and Blue Ribbon beer.
- Billy Carter

Could we have entered into the mind of Sir Isaac Newton,
and have traced all the steps by which he produced his great works,
we might see nothing very extraordinary in the process.
- Joseph Priestley

Sir, I wish to understand the true principles of the Government.
I wish them carried out.
I ask nothing more.
- William Henry Harrison

If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied,
we'll eat your mules up, sir.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side;
my greatest concern is to be on God's side,
for God is always right.
- Abraham Lincoln

When you work with Sir Anthony there are days when
he will do a lot of takes if he's really enjoying a scene.
- Claire Forlani

And, Mr. Speaker, if the Governor and Council don't
see fit to fall in with us,
I say let the general duty law, and all,
go to the devil, sir, and go about our business.
- Christopher Gadsden

I, sir, I just like to work.
I'm humble.
- Bruce McCulloch

My breakthrough as a reader was when I discovered the
European adventure story writers -
Alexander Dumas,
Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Walter Scott,
to name a few.
- Terry Brooks

It's a real blessing for me to tell you,
sir, that calvary has arrived - Fox is here!
- Glenn Beck

I phoned this number and said, Please,
sir, I want to be an actor.
- Charles Dance

Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their
immediate representatives.
- Alexander Hamilton

Someone once accused me of being like Eliot Ness.
I sad no sir, I'm not E.N., but I can promise you that I'm not Al Capone!
- Robert Stack

It makes me feel good that I can now sit there and go,
I've worked with Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino,
all the great actors that I've worked with...
Sir Ben Kingsley.
- Aaron Eckhart

The principles upon which a safety lamp might be constructed
I stated to several persons long before Sir Humphrey
Davy came into this part of the country.
- George Stephenson

Nobody's ever called me Sir Richard.
Occasionally in America, I hear people saying Sir Richard
and think there's some Shakespearean play taking place.
But nowhere else anyway.
- Richard Branson

Sir Larry could be very strict and a disciplinarian,
too.
He had many faces; he wore many hats.
But, ultimately, he loved the theater and he loved actors.
- Derek Jacobi

Sir one more comment like that and I will strangle
you with my microphone wire!
- Adam Sandler

Yes, sir, I was in the processing room watching them
actually process the film.
- Abraham Zapruder

But, sir, I shall take the path of duty and shall not swerve from it.
- Benjamin F. Wade

I also found being called Sir rather silly.
- Harold Pinter

That, sir, depends on whether I embrace your mistress or your politics.
- John Wilkes

Winston Churchill was not entirely British.
His mother was American, making Sir Winston part Iroquois Indian.
- Rachel Blanchard

To be President of the United States,
sir, is to act as advocate for a blind,
venomous, and ungrateful client.
- John Updike

Sir Walter, with his 61 years of life,
although he never wrote a novel until he was over 40,
had, fortunately for the world, a longer working career
than most of his brethren.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

Oh, Mr Coward, sir - I could never have an affair with you,
because you remind me of my father!
- Kenneth More

I was not up stairs when he came home;
no,
sir.
- Lizzie Andrew Borden

Sir, there is no Christian nation, thus free to choose as we are,
which would establish slavery.
- William H. Seward

When the American spirit was in its youth,
the language of America was different:
Liberty,
sir, was the primary object.
- Patrick Henry

Poetry is a mere drug, Sir.
- George Farquhar

I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people
except for a few public officials.
- George Mason

I think Col.
North is first a U.S.
citizen and he has the same rights as you yourself do,
sir.
- Fawn Hall

Issue the orders Sir, and I will storm Hell.
- Anthony Wayne

My dear sir, it haunted me for the rest of my life.
- Peter O'Toole

No, sir, I'm not saying that charming,
witty and warm copy won't sell.
I'm just saying I've seen thousands of charming,
witty campaigns that didn't sell.
- Rosser Reeves

In England, it's now Sir Ben.
Mister has just disappeared.
It's not even on my passport anymore.
They've taken Mister away from me.
- Ben Kingsley

Was I believer in Enron Corporation? Yes,
sir, I was.
- Jeffrey Skilling

The Conservatives over the years have done a great deal,
from Sir John A, to Diefenbaker, and others.
- Brian Mulroney

Pray look better, Sir...
those things yonder are no giants, but windmills.
- Miguel de Cervantes

My mom took me to see Goldfinger.
My mom took me to see To Sir, With Love.
- Chaka Khan

That's part of American greatness, is discrimination.
Yes, sir.
Inequality, I think, breeds freedom and gives a man opportunity.
- Lester Maddox

I don't call you handsome, sir, though I love you most dearly:
far too dearly to flatter you.
Don't flatter me.
- Charlotte Bronte

Cheerfulness, sir, is the principle ingredient in the composition of health.
- Arthur Murphy

Faith, sir, we are here today, and gone tomorrow.
- Aphra Behn

A losing trade, I assure you, sir: literature is a drug.
- George Borrow

I remember seeing the movie To Sir With Love when I was a little girl.
- Chaka Khan

Writing allows me the time to travel and see the world,
which is what I always wanted to do.
I'd really like to have been Sir Richard Francis Burton,
but it's the wrong century.
- Alan Dean Foster

Yes, sir, a patrol car came and took me down to a station
where they were trying to develop films,
but they hadn't got the facilities to develop colored film.
- Abraham Zapruder

Drama is action, sir, action and not confounded philosophy.
- Luigi Pirandello

A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince;
but,
one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still.
- Samuel Johnson

Sir Rodin convinced my parents to have me committed;
they are all in Paris to arrange it.
- Camille Claudel

Sir, you have tasted two whole worms;
you have hissed all my mystery lectures and been caught
fighting a liar in the quad;
you will leave by the next town drain.
- W. A. Spooner

I know not, sir, whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare,
but if he did not, it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life.
- James M. Barrie

It may not be proper for me, perhaps,
to let my feelings carry me further am therefore resigned to stop here,
if sir, you think my particular reasons following too free,
or will give offense to the House, which I would be
sorry to be thought capable of intending.
- Christopher Gadsden

I tell you, sir, the only safeguard of order and discipline
in the modern world is a standardized worker with interchangeable parts.
That would solve the entire problem of management.
- Jean Giraudoux

I hadn't even watched '24' before, and the audition was kind of far away.
When I got the material, there wasn't a character yet,
so it almost seemed like an assistant to Jack Bauer saying,
'Yes, sir.
No, sir.'
- Mary Lynn Rajskub

Do not suppose, dearest Sir, that I am so short-sighted
as to destroy my life by English preaching,
or any other preaching.
St.
Paul did much good by his preaching,
but how much more by his writings.
- Henry Martyn

Sir, I am a republican; and I desire to see this House
observe the principles of that democracy which is ever
on the lips of its members,
and which, I hope, is in their hearts,
as I know and feel it is in mine, and mean it shall be in my conduct.
- Caleb Cushing

I had to think long and hard about what it would imply,
what it would mean.
Would it mean any alterations of one's lifestyle? Or,
more than that, the way that people regarded you? The
way they reacted to you if you had a Sir in front of your name?
- Derek Jacobi

The Almighty has fixed the distinction of the races;
the Almighty has made the black man inferior,
and sir, by no legislation, by no partisan success,
by no revolution, by no military power,
can you wipe out this distinction.
- Fernando Wood

Sir Hugh Greene is the man I hold most responsible
for the state of our country today.
For 11 years hardly a week went by without a sniping reference to me.
And he gave access to anyone who was prepared to say
anything morally subversive.
- Mary Whitehouse

We are not weak if we make a proper use of those means
which the God of Nature has placed in our power...
the battle, sir, is not to the strong alone it is to the vigilant,
the active, the brave.
- Patrick Henry

You well know, sir, that when the Constitution was
submitted to the People of the respective States for
their adoption or rejection,
it awakened the warmest debates of the several State conventions.
- Caleb Cushing


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