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Eliot Ness Quotes and Sayings
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Doubts raced through my mind as I considered the feasibility
of enforcing a law which the majority of honest citizens didn't seem to want.
- Eliot Ness

Unquestionably, it was going to be highly dangerous.
Yet I felt it was quite natural to jump at the task.
After all, if you don't like action and excitement,
you don't go into police work.
And, what the hell, I figured, nobody lives forever!
- Eliot Ness

You think, eventually, that nothing can disturb you
and that your nerves are impregnable.
Yet, looking down at that familiar face,
I realized that death is something to which we never become calloused.
- Eliot Ness

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak.
Strong convictions precede great actions.
- Louisa May Alcott

 

Fear of the unknown is
the greatest fear of humankind,
and death the greatest unknown.
Acknowledging these doubts and the fears
is a powerful beginning.
It is liberating to say,
"Yes, I don't know, and yes, I am afraid."
Beyond that, the path to happiness
lies in living in the moment -
enjoying what you are doing today.
You don't need a reason to be happy,
just a choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our opportunity is to love ourselves exactly as we are -
with all our joys and sufferings.
To be grateful for everything.
To forgive ourselves for our doubts of our own worthiness -
for we have no need to be anything other than what we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith keeps many doubts in her pay.
If I could not doubt, I should not believe.
- Henry David Thoreau

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And for mathematical science, he that doubts their
certainty hath need of a dose of hellebore.
- Joseph Glanvill

Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts.
Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared.
- Sun Tzu

It is odd how learned persons fail to see that new
terms and definitions are apt to mean new doubts and litigation.
- Frederick Pollock

When unhappy, one doubts everything;
when happy,
one doubts nothing.
- Joseph Roux

Some people swear by writing courses,
but whether it really helps American poetry,
I have doubts.
- Robert Morgan

The skeptic does not mean him who doubts,
but him who investigates or researches,
as opposed to him who asserts and thinks that he has found.
- Miguel de Unamuno

I think you're not a human being unless you have doubts and fears.
- Mike Krzyzewski

Faith, like a jackal, feeds among the tombs,
and even from these dead doubts she gathers her most vital hope.
- Herman Melville

When I started doing my work years ago,
I had doubts as to whether the informed-consent question was answerable.
- Jock Sturges

In the post war period I began again to have my doubts about Russian policy.
- Klaus Fuchs

All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen.
He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak.
Strong convictions precede great actions.
- James Freeman Clarke

The supernatural birth of Christ, his miracles,
his resurrection and ascension, remain eternal truths,
whatever doubts may be cast on their reality as historical facts.
- David Friedrich Strauss

Face your fears and doubts, and new worlds will open to you.
- Robert Kiyosaki

I wasn't really raised to be the type of person to have doubts.
- John Malkovich

If a man will begin with certainties,
he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts,
he shall end in certainties.
- Francis Bacon

I was regarded as the school freak which further reinforced
a lot of inhibitions and doubts I had about myself.
I was a shy, frightened teenager for a long time.
- Winona Ryder

The deplorable mania of doubt exhausts me.
I doubt about everything, even my doubts.
- Gustave Flaubert

It's very useful when politicians have doubts because
there are so many choices to be made in the world.
- Antonio Tabucchi

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Lara's done very well recently and I never had any
doubts about the abilities of Lara or Waugh.
- Sachin Tendulkar

Doubts are like stains on a shirt.
I like shirts with stains, because when I'm given a shirt that's too clean,
one that's completely white, I immediately start having doubts.
- Antonio Tabucchi

One must verify or expel his doubts,
and convert them into the certainty of Yes or NO.
- Thomas Carlyle

If anybody doubts my loyalty to my country,
I'll punch him in the nose, and I don't care how old he is.
- William Wyler

A proof tells us where to concentrate our doubts.
- Morris Kline

Though I am a Catholic, a professing one,
I have serious doubts about the survival of the human personality after death.
- Taylor Caldwell

I was ready to accept the philosophy that the Party
is right and that in the coming struggle you could
not permit yourself any doubts after the party had made a decision.
- Klaus Fuchs

People with lots of doubts sometimes find life more
oppressive and exhausting than others,
but they're more energetic - they aren't robots.
- Antonio Tabucchi

Never let up.
The more you can win by, the more doubts you put in
the other players' minds the next time out.
- Sam Snead

Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases.
- Karl Marx

The suspicious mind believes more than it doubts.
It believes in a formidable and ineradicable evil lurking in every person.
- Eric Hoffer

There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism.
It would be an offense against polite conventions to
press our doubts too far.
- George Santayana

Nobody doubts my partisanship, but a lot of the activity is nonpartisan.
- Norman Lear

Others too would occasionally entertain and privately express such doubts;
though we all had been most solemnly warned by the
cruel murder of Saint Francis.
- Maria Monk

Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.
- Ralph Marston

I've got to start listening to those quiet,
nagging doubts.
- Bill Watterson

The writer interweaves a story with his own doubts,
questions, and values.
That is art.
- Naguib Mahfouz

These poems, with all their crudities,
doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of
Man and in praise of God,
and I'd be a damn' fool if they weren't.
- Dylan Thomas

Life is made up of a series of judgments on insufficient data,
and if we waited to run down all our doubts,
it would flow past us.
- Learned Hand

Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts;
for if you let it pass,
the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.
- William Wirt

No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned,
especially if he has doubts about it himself.
- Henry B. Adams

The whole problem with the world is that
fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves,
but wiser people so full of doubts.
- Bertrand Russell

What is at a peak is certain to decline.
He who shows his hand will surely be defeated.
He who can prevail in battle by taking advantage of
his enemy's doubts is invincible.
- Cao Cao

When you are young you don't always realise how full of doubts everybody is.
- Helen Dunmore

If a man fights his way through his doubts to the conviction
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
he has attained to a certainty that the man who unthinkingly
accepts things can never reach.
- William Barclay

I understand people have doubts, but I'm totally clean.
- Michael Irvin

I didn't have any doubts about my choice of career,
but I had constant doubts about my ability,
yes.
- Suzanne Farrell

There are always some doubts when you do a new album though.
You wonder whether you succeeded or not,
especially when you waited as long as I did for this one -
seven years.
You're never really sure if it will be a nice record or not.
- Eberhard Weber

We all live in a free Poland, and there would be no free Poland without you,
Twenty-five years ago, I did not stand on the same side together with you,
but today I have no doubts that it was your vision
of Poland which led us in the right direction.
- Aleksander Kwasniewski

Our achievements speak for themselves.
What we have to keep track of are our failures,
discouragements and doubts.
We tend to forget the past difficulties,
the many false starts, and the painful groping.
- Ethel Barrymore

In this respect I expressed my doubts about using the
Corps directly on the South coast,
to form a bridgehead for the Army - as the area immediately
behind the coast was now covered with obstacles.
These doubts were accepted by Hitler.
- Kurt Student

You see, Africa makes a fool of our idea of justice.
It makes a farce of our idea of equality.
It mocks our pieties.
It doubts our concern.
It questions our commitment.
Because there is no way we can look at what's happening in Africa,
and if we're honest, conclude that it would ever be
allowed to happen anywhere else.
- Bono

All around me insisted that my doubts proved only my
own ignorance and sinfulness;
that they knew by experience they would soon give place to true knowledge,
and an advance in religion; and I felt something like indecision.
- Maria Monk

In my view, there is an urgent need to communicate
with the public and help to explain where there is consensus,
and where are there doubts about the issues of sustainable development.
- Jeffrey Sachs

What man or woman of common sense now doubts the intellectual
capacity of colored people? Who does not know,
that with all our efforts as a nation to crush and
annihilate the mind of this portion of our race,
we have never yet been able to do it.
- Angelina Grimke

There are no doubts that, the situation in the country today,
indicates that there is much more work to do in the
process of reforming the political economy and improving
the quality of life of our people and communities.
- Ibrahim Babangida

All of this suggests that while citizens became more
comfortable with President Bush after September 11
and thought him to have the requisite leadership skills,
they continue to harbor doubts about his priorities,
loyalties, interests, and policies.
- Thomas E. Mann

As a consequence of these hesitations and of the vague
character of such innovations,
the Commission on Human Rights itself had doubts from
the beginning about its role and its functions in general.
- Rene Cassin

An intellectual is going to have doubts,
for example, about a fundamentalist religious doctrine that admits no doubt,
about an imposed political system that allows no doubt,
about a perfect aesthetic that has no room for doubt.
- Antonio Tabucchi

The citizen is becoming a pawn in a game where nobody knows the rules,
where everybody consequently doubts that there are rules at all,
and where the vocabulary has been diminished to such
an extent that nobody is even sure what the game is all about.
- Andrew Eldritch

Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself;
the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances
to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

When we are sure that we are on the right road there
is no need to plan our journey too far ahead.
No need to burden ourselves with doubts and fears as
to the obstacles that may bar our progress.
We cannot take more than one step at a time.
- Orison Swett Marden

I have no doubts that it will be a major sport-in the United States.
I'm probably not going to live to see that day because
Americans are a little afraid of getting interested
in something at which they're not very good.
- Lamar Hunt

A reasonable doubt is nothing more than a doubt for
which reasons can be given.
The fact that 1 or 2 men out of 12 differ from the
others does not establish that their doubts are reasonable.
- Lord Hailsham

I'm no Ripley.
I had doubts that I could play her as strongly as she had to be played,
but I must say that it was fun exploring that side of myself.
Women don't get to do that very often.
- Sigourney Weaver


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