Quotations About / On: RED

  • 11.
    Property as compared with humanity, as compared with the red blood in the American people, must take second place, not first place.
    (Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Campaign address, September 18, 1912, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Public Papers of Woodrow Wilson, vol. 26, p. 177, ed. Arthur S. Link.)
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  • 12.
    The red-letter days, now become, to all intents and purposes, dead-letter days.
    (Charles Lamb (1775-1834), British essayist, critic. "Oxford in the Vacation," Essays of Elia (1820-1823).)
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  • 13.
    Ordering a man to write a poem is like commanding a pregnant woman to give birth to a red-headed child.
    (Carl Sandburg (1878-1967), U.S. poet. Quoted in The Reader's Digest (Pleasantville, New York, February, 1978).)
  • 14.
    Some would find fault with the morning red, if they ever got up early enough.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 358, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 15.
    Our flag is red, white and blue, but our nation is a rainbow—red, yellow, brown, black and white—and we're all precious in God's sight.
    (Jesse Jackson (b. 1941), U.S. clergyman, civil rights leader. Speech, July 16, 1984, Democratic National Convention, San Francisco. Quoted in The Harper Book of American Quotations, ed. Gorton Carruth and Eugene Ehrlich (1988). Jackson added, "My constituency is the desperate, the damned, the disinherited, the disrespected and the despised.")
  • 16.
    The true colour of life is the colour of the body, the colour of the covered red, the implicit and not explicit red of the living heart and the pulses. It is the modest colour of the unpublished blood.
    (Alice Meynell (1847-1922), British poet, essayist. "The True Colour of Life," Essays (1914).)
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  • 17.
    We had not gone far before I was startled by seeing what I thought was an Indian encampment, covered with a red flag, on the bank, and exclaimed, "Camp!" to my comrades. I was slow to discover that it was a red maple changed by the frost.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Chesuncook" (1858) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 107, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 18.
    Let us all wave 'white flags' of peace than, 'red flags' of war!

    By Edward Kofi Louis.
    (Peace is better than war.)
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  • 19.
    When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
    (Albert Einstein (1879-1955), German-American theoretical physicist. Quoted in News Chronicle (March 14, 1949).)
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  • 20.
    Oh, you'll love the sea. There's something about it. The hot red dawn, the towering sails, the wake on a tropical night. Oh, you'll love it all. It's a glorious kind of world. I couldn't live without it.
    (Charles Larkworthy. Denison Clift. Capt. Benjamin Briggs (Arthur Margetson), Phantom Ship, telling his bride-to-be how much she'll like sailing with him (1936).)
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