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Quotations About / On: RUNNING

  • 51.
    When a man leaves his mistress, he runs the risk of being betrayed two or three times daily.
    (Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783-1842), French novelist. The Red and the Black, ch. XII, Levavasseur (1831), trans C.K. Scott-Moncrieff, 1943.)
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  • 52.
    Man is a jelly which quivers so much as to run about.
    (Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 129, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).)
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  • 53.
    Evil is like water, it abounds, is cheap, soon fouls, but runs itself clear of taint.
    (Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 223 (1951).)
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  • 54.
    It is said that some Western steamers can run on a heavy dew, whence we can imagine what a canoe may do.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "The Allegash and East Branch" (1864) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 272, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 55.
    The history of persecution is a history of endeavors to cheat nature, to make water run up hill, to twist a rope of sand.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Compensation," Essays, First Series (1841).)
  • 56.
    I am not immortal. Faustus and I are the also-ran.
    (Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "Faustus and I....")
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  • 57.
    The miller believes that all the wheat grows so that his mill keeps running.
    (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Art and Antiquity, III (1821).)
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  • 58.
    Great conversation ... requires an absolute running of two souls into one.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Friendship," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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  • 59.
    Runs not this speech like iron through your blood?
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Don Pedro, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 5, sc. 1, l. 245. To Claudio, on learning they were misled into thinking Hero false.)
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  • 60.
    The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.
    (Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British satirical poet. Imitations of Horace, bk. 1, epistle 6, "To Mr. Murray," l. 27 (1738).)
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