Quotations About / On: BROKEN

  • 41.
    Quotations offer one kind of break in what the eye can see, the ear can hear.
    (Ihab Hassan (b. 1925), U.S. critic. The Right Promethean Fire, preface (1980).)
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  • 42.
    In our own presence, we all pretend to be simpler than we are: thus we take a break from our fellow human beings.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 5, p. 91, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Beyond Good and Evil, "Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes," section 100 (1886).)
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  • 43.
    A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise.
    (Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527), Italian political philosopher, statesman. The Prince, ch. 18 (1514).)
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  • 44.
    A philosophical mythology lies concealed in language, which breaks out again at every moment, no matter how cautious we may be.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 547, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). The Wanderer and His Shadow, aphorism 11 (1880).)
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  • 45.
    Forget all feuds, and shed one English tear
    O'er English dust. A broken heart lies here.
    (Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859), British poet. A Jacobite's Epitaph (l. 17-18). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press.)
  • 46.
    The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is, because man is disunited with himself.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Nature, ch. 8 (1836, revised and repr. 1849).)
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  • 47.
    What's breaking into a bank compared with founding a bank?
    (Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956), German dramatist, poet. Mac, in The Threepenny Opera, act 3, sc. 9 (1928).)
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  • 48.
    They are the lovers of law and order who observe the law when the government breaks it.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Slavery in Massachusetts" (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 396, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 49.
    I have been breaking silence these twenty-three years and have hardly made a rent in it.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Journals, entry for Feb. 9, 1841 (1904).)
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  • 50.
    Adhere to your own act, and congratulate yourself if you have done something strange and extravagant, and broken the monotony of a decorous age.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Heroism," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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