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Fisher Ames Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Fisher Ames

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The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness
which the ambitious call,
and the ignorant believe to be liberty.
- Fisher Ames

The gentleman puts me in mind of an old hen which persists
in setting after her eggs are taken away.
- Fisher Ames

No one ever became, or can become truly eloquent without
being a reader of the Bible,
and an admirer of the purity and sublimity of its language.
- Fisher Ames

A democracy is a volcano which conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction.
These will produce an eruption and carry desolation in their way.
- Fisher Ames

 

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

If a man is proud of his wealth,
he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
- Socrates

Life is greater than you have ever known it.
- Ernest Holmes

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Life is truly known only to those who suffer,
lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
- Anais Nin

Wonder what opportunities you pass, unwittingly,
because your hands are so busy clasping
what you think you have always known.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.
- American Indian Proverb

Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge
and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you,
you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

If i had known... i would have lingered
over my coffee a little longer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

True friendship is like sound health;
the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
- Charles Caleb Colton

It is strange to be known so universally
and yet to be so lonely.
- Albert Einstein

Walking takes longer...
than any other known form of locomotion except crawling.
Thus it stretches time and prolongs life.
Life is already too short to waste on speed.
- Edward Abbey

When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight,
otherwise known as political power.
- Maggie Gallagher

The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives,
but still hidden from the public, is that most things
get better by themselves;
most things,
in fact, are better in the morning.
- Lewis Thomas

Violent men have not been known in history to die to a man.
They die up to a point.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In the name of Hypocrites, doctors have invented the
most exquisite form of torture ever known to man:
survival.
- Edward Everett Hale

When we see the face of God
we shall know that we have always known it.
He has been a party to, has made, sustained
and moved moment by moment within,
all our earthly experiences of innocent love.
- C. S. Lewis

Human beings must be known to be loved;
but Divine beings must be loved to be known.
- Blaise Pascal

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward
what is arcane and concealed.
- Khalil Gibran

Americans are the only people in the world known to
me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their
college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.
- Paul Fussell

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
- Corrie Ten Boom

Civilization as it is known today could not have evolved,
nor can it survive, without an adequate food supply.
- Norman Borlaug

Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you,
fame.
If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle.
So at least it's something I experience,
but that's not where I live.
- Marilyn Monroe

I was losing interest in politics,
when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again.
What I have done since then is pretty well known.
- Abraham Lincoln

Character is always known.
Thefts never enrich;
alms never impoverish;
murder will speak out of stone walls.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every goal, every action, every thought,
every feeling one experiences, whether it be consciously or unconsciously known,
is an attempt to increase one's level of peace of mind.
- Sydney Madwed

Throughout history, great leaders have known the power of humor.
- Allen Klein

Every known fact in natural science was divined
by the presentiment of somebody,
before it was actually verified.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I had known what it would be like to have it all -
I might have been willing to settle for less.
- Lily Tomlin

If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had
known what was hidden within him,
he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.
- Khalil Gibran

Aeneas carried his aged father on his back from the
ruins of Troy and so do we all,
whether we like it or not, perhaps even if we have never known them.
- Angela Carter

I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.
- Walt Disney

The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor
upon the business known as gambling.
- Ambrose Bierce

As a small company our fastest way to market was going
to be by working with other retailers that were known
for pioneering new technologies and categories.
- David Rose

I've known what it is to be hungry, but I always went right to a restaurant.
- Ring Lardner

Many a man who has known himself at ten forgets himself
utterly between ten and thirty.
- Catherine Drinker Bowen

I've seen it all, done it all, known it all.
- Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every
man which cannot be filled by any created thing,
but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
- Blaise Pascal

George Harrison was also a pleasure to work with.
He was one of the most famous people I've ever known,
but in spite of that fame, he was such a nice and friendly guy.
- Alvin Lee

As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not;
so men are proved,
by their speeches, whether they be wise or foolish.
- Demosthenes

Literally overnight, I became an animator...
and one that was well-known.
- Terry Gilliam

Typecasting is a good thing.
It's good to be known for what you do.
- Steve Guttenberg

I've always known I wanted to be an actor.
It never crossed my mind to be anything else.
I think I probably decided for sure when I saw 'Sounder'.
- Christopher Judge

Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown.
- Claude Bernard

Our most widely known scholars have been trained in
universities outside of the South.
- Carter G. Woodson

Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a
book known to him by his heart,
and his friends can only read the title.
- Virginia Woolf

There is nothing so well known as that we should not
expect something for nothing -
but we all do and call it Hope.
- Edward W. Howe

And ever has it been known that love knows not its
own depth until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man.
- Vladimir Nabokov

Once the product's task is known, design the interface first;
then implement to the interface design.
- Jef Raskin

The failure of the system to deal quickly was attributable to Nixon's lying,
stonewalling and refusal to come clean.
So it took 26 months for the final truth to be known.
- Bob Woodward

If only Al Sharpton were around, Lincoln would have
known he was a victim of racism.
- Ann Coulter

Sometimes you meet people and you feel like you've
known them for a long time.
- John Cusack

It is a far, far better thing that I do,
than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to,
than I have ever known.
- Charles Dickens

He was definitely known as the foremost man killer in the West;
however there's controversy about virtually every killing
that he was known to have been involved in.
- Keith Carradine

Personal columnists are jackals and no jackal has been
known to live on grass once he had learned about meat -
no matter who killed the meat for him.
- Ernest Hemingway

In every case, the environmental hazards were made
known only by independent scientists,
who were often bitterly opposed by the corporations
responsible for the hazards.
- Barry Commoner

If your only objective is to be popular,
you're going to be popular but you will be known as
the Prime Minister who achieved nothing.
- Brian Mulroney

My company is known for being funny as well as moving.
You get a bit of everything in these shows.
I think people know they're going to have a surprising experience.
- Matthew Bourne

Many women my age have known the experience of giving
up crucial parts of themselves to please the man they love.
- Joyce Maynard

In my work, I have never had any use for anything that I have known in advance.
- Eduardo Chillida

I should have known.
The first tip I got was when she rarely showed up in
court for the second trial.
- Dennis Kozlowski

Bobby was one of the few people I had ever known who
really wanted to do something for me.
- Julie London

It will be thought that I am acting strangely in concerning
myself at this day with what appears at first sight
and simply a well-known method of fortune-telling.
- Arthur E. Waite

People's sex habits are as well known in Hollywood
as their political opinions,
and much less criticized.
- Ben Hecht

I've made this statement many times:
If I would have to do it over again,
I would have made known the forthcoming Tet Offensive.
- William Westmoreland

When I write stories I am like someone who is in her own country,
walking along streets that she has known since she was a child,
between walls and trees that are hers.
- Natalia Ginzburg

They trained mostly by time periods,
checking their pace for known distance only on special occasions.
- Joe Henderson


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