Quotations About / On: THANKS

  • 1.
    The poorest service is repaid with thanks.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Petruchio, in The Taming of the Shrew, act 4, sc. 3, l. 45. Demanding the Katherine thank him before she gets anything to eat.)
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  • 2.
    Nobody thanks a witty man for politeness when he accommodates himself to a society in which it is not polite to display wit.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 245, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Man in Society," aphorism 324, "In Dull Society," (1878).)
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  • 3.
    I thank heaven for a man like Adolf Hitler, who built a front line of defense against the anti-Christ of Communism.
    (Frank Buchman (1878-1961), U.S. evangelist. New York World-Telegram (August 25, 1936).)
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  • 4.
    Dear incomprehension, it's thanks to you I'll be myself, in the end.
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1958. The narrator, in The Unnamable, p. 51, Grove Press (1970).)
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  • 5.
    Thanksgiving Day—A day devoted by persons with inflammatory rheumatism to thanking a loving Father that it is not hydrophobia.
    (H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 618, Knopf (1949).)
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  • 6.
    Every man in his lifetime needs to thank his faults.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Compensation," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847). This is so, according to Emerson, because we will then be able to recognize our true talents and be able to understand the successes and failures of other people.)
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  • 7.
    Thus—thanks to the world!—are there many spies in the world's camp, who are mistaken for strolling simpletons.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Pierre (1852), bk. XV, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 7, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1971).)
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  • 8.
    A refined soul is distressed to know that someone owes it thanks; a crude soul, to know that it owes someone thanks.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 246, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Man in Society," aphorism 330, "Thanks," (1878).)
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  • 9.
    Manuela, why are you crying? Hit the ball down the line, please. Stop crying, thank you. Use some topspin on your backhand now. Please stop crying. Thank you.
    (Youlia Maleeva (b. 1945), Bulgarian tennis coach and manager; former tennis champion. As quoted in the New Yorker, p. 38 (July 25, 1994). A former Bulgarian tennis champion, and a coach and manager of her three tennis-star daughters, Maleeva was recounting her outside imprecations to the oldest daughter when she played in the United States for the first time, c. 1986, wearing "a homemade dress" and equipped "with only three racquets." Her opponent was Chris Evert's sister Jeanne.)
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  • 10.
    If we meet someone who owes us thanks, we right away remember that. But how often do we meet someone to whom we owe thanks without remembering that?
    (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Elective Affinities, bk. 2, ch. 4, from Ottilie's Diary (1809).)
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