Quotations About / On: RUNNING

  • 71.
    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).)
  • 72.
    It seems as if the more youthful and impressible streams can hardly resist the numerous invitations and temptations to leave their native beds and run down their neighbors' channels.
    (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. 271, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 73.
    The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Economy," Walden (1854).)
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  • 74.
    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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  • 75.
    In the long-run every Government is the exact symbol of its People, with their wisdom and unwisdom; we have to say, Like People like Government.
    (Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Scottish essayist, historian. Past and Present, bk. 4, ch. 4 (1843).)
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  • 76.
    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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  • 77.
    Any walk through a park that runs between a double line of mangy trees and passes brazenly by the ladies' toilet is invariably known as "Lover's Lane."
    (F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. "Notebook E," The Crack-Up, ed. Edmund Wilson (1945).)
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  • 78.
    The vast material displacements the machine has made in our physical environment are perhaps in the long run less important than its spiritual contributions to our culture.
    (Lewis Mumford (1895-1990), U.S. social philosopher. repr. In Technics and Civilization, introduction (1934, rev. edition 1962). "The Drama of the Machines," Scribner's (Aug. 1930).)
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  • 79.
    General statements omit what we really want to know. Example: "Some horses run faster than others."
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
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  • 80.
    The infant runs toward it with its eyes closed, the adult is stationary, the old man approaches it with his back turned.
    (Denis Diderot (1713-1784), French philosopher. repr. In Selected Writings, ed. Lester G. Crocker (c. 1966). Elements of Physiology, "Death," (written 1774-1780, published 1875).)
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