Quotations About / On: BROKEN

  • 51.
    Loyalty to petrified opinions never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul in this world—and never will.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. paper, read in Hartford, Connecticut, 1884; repr. In Complete Essays, ed. Charles Neider (1963). "Consistency," (1923). The first words of the statement were inscribed beneath Twain's bust in the Hall of Fame, New York University. Twain's real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens.)
  • 52.
    To learn a vocation, you also have to learn the frauds it practices and the promises it breaks.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
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  • 53.
    You get tragedy where the tree, instead of bending, breaks.
    (Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), Austrian philosopher. Culture and Value, journal entry for 1929, eds. G.H. von Wright and Heikki Nyman (1980).)
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  • 54.
    The buried truth germinates and breaks through to the light.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1906). Dr. Colenso Ridgeon, in The Doctor's Dilemma, act 5, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 3, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).)
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  • 55.
    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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  • 56.
    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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  • 57.
    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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  • 58.
    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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  • 59.
    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.)
  • 60.
    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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