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I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill. ...
by Edward Appleton

I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill.
- Edward Appleton

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I don't mind what language an opera is sung in so long
as it is a language I don't understand.
- Edward Appleton

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland PHOTO

The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife.
Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life.
But as we go our sordid sep'rate ways,
We shall ne'er forget thee, thou golden college days.
Hearts full of youth,
Hearts full of truth,
Six parts gin to one part vermouth.
- Tom Lehrer - song: Bright College Days,
album: An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer

Breaking up is a natural evolution
when you try to figure out what you want in life.
If you're with an individual
who isn't moving in the same direction
and at the same rate that you are,
it ain't going to work.
- Usher Raymond

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability
to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time
and still retain the ability to function.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber,
if he has common sense on the ground floor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection.
So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
- William Faulkner

The rate of interest acts as a link between income-value and capital-value.
- Irving Fisher

The future is something which everyone reaches at the
rate of 60 minutes an hour,
whatever he does, whoever he is.
- C. S. Lewis

I'm not saying that people should not divorce,
but at the rate at which it happens here is sick.
The kids, they suffer.
I don't care what anyone says.
- Eric Braeden

Man tends to increase at a greater rate
than his means of subsistence.
- Charles Darwin

You aren't ill: it is just that you are made of second-rate materials.
- Natalia Ginzburg

In the United States women develop MS at approximately twice the rate men do,
and no one can explain why women are affected most
often from the waist down.
- Annette Funicello

There are over 500,000 registered sex offenders across the country,
and statistics have shown that the recidivism rate
for those criminals is high.
- Jim Sensenbrenner

American families, families back home in Minnesota,
know only too well that out-of-pocket expenses for
health care have been rising at an astonishing rate.
- Jim Ramstad

A large part of crime is economics -
if people are working and and have a home and family to support,
then I believe you can reduce the crime rate.
- Vincent Frank

For my children, it makes sense to talk about modernizing Social Security,
letting them create stronger personal accounts,
letting them get a higher rate of return over the long run.
- John Sununu

The loyalty rate isn't that high.
I could have a big hit, then put out the next single,
and they say, Oh yeah, who are you? Prove it again.
- Lenny Kravitz

One mark of a second-rate mind is to be always telling stories.
- Jean de la Bruyere

We class schools into four grades: leading school,
first-rate school, good school and school.
- Evelyn Waugh

But no work from a first rate mind is ever really second rate.
- Gerald Finzi

At the rate we're going, the 21st century looks pretty clear.
It's going to be pretty violent.
- Edward James Olmos

Could you let me have the 3 weeks due to me now and
if I work again before August I must of course repay
you at the rate of exchange you let me have it at now if you kindly will.
- Basil Rathbone

American workers are first rate.
- Christopher Dodd

A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he set out,
will have condemned himself to second-hand thoughts
and to second-rate friends.
- Cyril Connolly

We have believed for many years, much earlier than
anyone else was talking about this issue,
that it was in the interest of China to evolve to a
more flexible exchange rate system.
- Rodrigo Rato

The rate of childhood obesity is just ridiculous.
Anytime I can get involved with teaching them how to get physical exercise,
I want to help in any way possible.
- Shannon Miller

The homosexual community has more acceptance in America than it ever has,
and the suicide rate is as high as it's always been.
- Randall Terry

A theatre receives recognition through its initiative,
which is indispensable for first-rate performances.
- Franz Liszt

The rate of change is not going to slow down anytime soon.
If anything, competition in most industries will probably
speed up even more in the next few decades.
- John P. Kotter

If the current birth rate, which is the lowest in the
major developed countries,
continues, there will be no Japanese.
Who will pay the enormous debt?
- Jim Rogers

As a result of the current universal benefit,
the poverty rate for seniors in America is about 10%.
Without the universal benefit, it would be over 50%.
- Steve Israel

One out of every 100 American men is HIV positive.
The rate of infection has reached epidemic proportions
in 40 developing nations.
- Philip Emeagwali

There thus appears to be an inverse correlation between
recovery and psychotherapy;
the more psychotherapy,
the smaller the recovery rate.
- Hans Eysenck

If you want to increase your success rate,
double your failure rate.
- Thomas John Watson, Sr.

The rate at which a person can mature is directly proportional
to the embarrassment he can tolerate.
- Douglas Engelbart

My patient population has a low recidivism rate,
but if they haven't made up their minds that it is permanent,
then of course, they will fail.
- Robert Atkins

Beliefs have evolved based on survival value.
Certain belief systems have been more conducive than others
to people living long enough to reproduce,
and having a high rate of reproduction.
It's that basic.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You live and learn.
At any rate, you live.
- Douglas Adams

Unfortunately, actions taken by the Senate ensured
that relief from the death tax would only be temporary
and that it would come back to life at the full rate again in 2011.
- Doc Hastings

I used to think that all my Wings stuff was second-rate stuff,
but I began to meet younger kids, not kids from my Beatle generation,
who would say, We really love this song.
- Paul McCartney

Right now we have a closure rate between discovery
and exploitation of four to six months.
We need to be more in the realm of seven to 10 days.
That is an enormous challenge.
- John W. Thompson

It's interesting when I jog, how much the music makes a difference.
You can pretty much count on the Foo Fighters to get your heart rate up.
- Sheryl Crow

Young women, adolescent girls, are more subject to infection,
sometimes at a rate of six times that of boys.
That tells you a lot about the vulnerability of women.
- Stephen Lewis

Men do not understand books until they have a certain amount of life,
or at any rate no man understands a deep book,
until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.
- Ezra Pound

Recent studies have revealed that children 8-10 years
old are being diagnosed with Type II diabetes,
high cholesterol, and high blood pressure at an alarming rate.
- Lee Haney

Today, credit rating agencies rate companies,
countries and bonds.
- Mike Fitzpatrick

We will see the increasingly rapid rate of growth we've
already been seeing in Colorado continue.
- John Hickenlooper

First-rate people hire first-rate people;
second-rate people hire third-rate people.
- Leo Rosten

We got on American Bandstand, where kids would dance
to a record and then rate it.
We called ourselves Tom and Jerry.
I was Jerry.
- Paul Simon

A first-rate organizer is never in a hurry.
He is never late.
He always keeps up his sleeve a margin for the unexpected.
- Arnold Bennett

The world may be full of fourth-rate writers but it's
also full of fourth-rate readers.
- Barbara Walters

If unemployment could be brought down to say 2 percent
at the cost of an assured steady rate of inflation of 10 percent per year,
or even 20 percent, this would be a good bargain.
- William Vickrey

First rate mathematicians choose first rate people,
but second rate mathematicians choose third rate people.
- Andre Weil

I mean, on the food chain, do instruments really rate? I don't think so.
- Peabo Bryson

Look at the declining television coverage.
Look at the declining voting rate.
Economics and economic news is what moves the country now,
not politics.
- Robert Teeter

We need to be careful when we talk about cutting health care costs.
They are not going to be reduced - what we really want
to do is do is slow the rate of increase.
- David Obey

Those who have never had a father can at any rate never
know the sweets of losing one.
To most men the death of his father is a new lease of life.
- Samuel Butler

There is no room in the world, as you say,
for second rate work.
- Gerald Finzi

Life is a sexually transmitted disease and the mortality
rate is one hundred percent.
- R. D. Laing

Real rebels are rarely anything but second rate outside their rebellion;
the drain of time and temper is ruinous to any other accomplishment.
- James Gould Cozzens

We need to continue to decrease the growth rate of the global population;
the planet can't support many more people.
- Nina Fedoroff

It is simply a fact that the birth rate of our illegal
immigrants exceeds that of our legal residents.
- John Linder

The latest scientific assessment has almost doubled
the predicted rate of warming if no changes are made.
- Donella Meadows

The fate of nations is intimately bound up with their powers of reproduction.
All nations and all empires first felt decadence gnawing
at them when their birth rate fell off.
- Benito Mussolini

Well, we're just now seeing the reductions in mortgage rates.
The mortgage rates are based on the ten-year rate and
the Fed controls the overnight or the shorter rates.
- Franklin Raines

Every tax or rate, forcibly taken from an unwilling person,
is immoral and oppressive.
- Auberon Herbert

You might lose your spontaneity and,
instead of composing first-rate Gershwin,
end up with second rate Ravel.
- Maurice Ravel

When I get my heart rate up, I get good exercise and
I think it's good for a lot of things,
plus it's not hurting my hips right now.
- Mike Ditka


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