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They value themselves much upon their antiquity: The ancient race of their houses, and families, and the like; and above all, upon their ancient heroes: their King Caractacus Owen ap Tudor, Prince Lewellin, and the like noblemen and princes of Britis.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If the human race wants to go to hell in a basket, technology can help it get there by jet.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is always dangerous to generalize, but the American people, while infinitely generous, are a hard and strong race and, but for the few cemeteries I have seen, I am inclined to think they never die.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
War both needs and generates certain virtues; not the highest, but what may be called the preliminary virtues, as valor, veracity, the spirit of obedience, the habit of discipline. Any of these, and of others like them, when possessed by a nation, and no matter how generated, will give them a military advantage, and make them more likely to stay in the race of nations.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To me the greatest thing that has happened on this earth of ours is the rise of the human race to the vision of God. That story of the human rise to what I call the vision of God is the story which is told in the Bible.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You cannot have Liberty in this world without what you call Moral Virtue, and you cannot have Moral Virtue without the slavery of that half of the human race who hate what you call Moral Virtue.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
This race is never grateful: from the first, One fills their cup at supper with pure wine, Which back they give at cross-time on a sponge, In bitter vinegar.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one anotherMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is a strange and mighty race of people called the Americans who are rapidly becoming the coldest in the world because of this cruel, man-eating idol, lucre.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is impossible to win the race unless you venture to run, impossible to win the victory unless you dare to battle.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sure the people are stupid: the human race is stupid. Sure Congress is an inefficient instrument of government. But the people are not stupid enough to abandon representative government for any other kind, including government by the guy who knows.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the principle of physical analogy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The race of man, while sheep in credulity, are wolves for conformity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes? Take fifty of our current proverbial sayings -- they are so trite, so threadbare, that we can hardly bring our lips to utter them. None the less they embody the concentrated experience of the race and the man who orders his life according to their teaching cannot go far wrong.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Imagine spending four billion years stocking the oceans with seafood, filling the ground with fossil fuels, and drilling the bees in honey production -- only to produce a race of bed-wetters!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
By his machines man can dive and remain under water like a shark; can fly like a hawk in the air; can see atoms like a gnat; can see the system of the universe of Uriel, the angel of the sun; can carry whatever loads a ton of coal can lift; can knock down cities with his fist of gunpowder; can recover the history of his race by the medals which the deluge, and every creature, civil or savage or brute, has involuntarily dropped of its existence; and divine the future possibility of the planet and its inhabitants by his perception of laws of nature.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
They cannot scare me with their empty spaces between stars -- on stars where no human race is. I have it in me so much nearer home to scare myself with my own desert places.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Politics is like a race horse. A good jockey must know how to fall with the least possible damage.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The riders in a race do not stop when they reach the goal. There is a little finishing canter before coming to a standstill. There is time to hear the kind voices of friends and say to oneself, The work is done.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A certain portion of the human race has certainly a taste for being diddled.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Progress is the life-style of man. The general life of the human race is called Progress, and so is its collective march. Progress advances, it makes the great human and earthly journey towards what is heavenly and divine; it has its pauses, when it rallies the stragglers, its stopping places when it meditates, contemplating some new and splendid promised land that has suddenly appeared on its horizon. It has its nights of slumber; and it is one of the poignant anxieties of the thinker to see the human spirit lost in shadow, and to grope in the darkness without being able to awake sleeping progress.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The brutalities of progress are called revolutions. When they are over we realize this: that the human race has been roughly handled, but that it has advanced.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It could be said that the AIDS pandemic is a classic own-goal scored by the human race against itself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sir, they are a race of convicts, and ought to be thankful for anything we allow them short of hanging.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The Laws of Nature are just, but terrible. There is no weak mercy in them. Cause and consequence are inseparable and inevitable. The elements have no forbearance. The fire burns, the water drowns, the air consumes, the earth buries. And perhaps it would be well for our race if the punishment of crimes against the Laws of Man were as inevitable as the punishment of crimes against the Laws of Nature --were Man as unerring in his judgments as Nature.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
History, is made up of the bad actions of extraordinary men and woman. All the most noted destroyers and deceivers of our species, all the founders of arbitrary governments and false religions have been extraordinary people; and nine tenths of the calamities that have befallen the human race had no other origin than the union of high intelligence with low desires.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Self-determination, the autonomy of the individual, asserts itself in the right to race his automobile, to handle his power tools, to buy a gun, to communicate to mass audiences his opinion, no matter how ignorant, how aggressive, it may be.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
So in your discussions of the nuclear freeze proposals, I urge you to beware the temptation of pride -- the temptation blithely to declare yourselves above it all and label both sides equally at fault, to ignore the facts of history and the aggressive impulses of an evil empire, to simply call the arms race a giant misunderstanding and thereby remove yourself from the struggle between right and wrong, good and evil.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Whoever seeks to set one race against another seeks to enslave all races.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Willful sterility is, from the standpoint of the nation, from the standpoint of the human race, the one sin for which the penalty is national death, race death; a sin for which there is no atonement. No man, no woman, can shirk the primary duties of life, whether for love of ease and pleasure, or for any other cause, and retain his or her self-respect.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that is the way to bet.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help. All therefore that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow-men; and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The true law of the race is progress and development. Whenever civilization pauses in the march of conquest, it is overthrown by the barbarian.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The human race has improved everything, but the human race.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The Jew is neither a newcomer nor an alien in this country or on this continent; his Americanism is as original and ancient as that of any race or people with the exception of the American Indian and other aborigines. He came in the caravels of Columbus, and he knocked at the gates of New Amsterdam only thirty-five years after the Pilgrim Fathers stepped ashore on Plymouth Rock.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All human race would be wits. And millions miss, for one that hits.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession, but carrying a banner.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The human race has but one really affective weapon, and that is laughter.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As a thinker and planner the ant is the equal of any savage race of men; as a self-educated specialist in several arts she is the superior of any savage race of men; and in one or two high mental qualities she is above the reach of any man, savage or civilized!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
History is a race between education and catastrophe.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The complaint about modern steel furniture, modern glass houses, modern red bars and modern streamlined trains and cars is that all these objets modernize, while adequate and amusing in themselves, tend to make the people who use them look dated. It is an honest criticism. The human race has done nothing much about changing its own appearance to conform to the form and texture of its appurtenances.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Vincent: I got a threshold, Jules. I got a threshold for the abuse I'll take. And right now I'm a race car and you got me in the red. I'm just saying that it's fuckin' dangerous to have a racecar in the fuckin' red. It could blow.
Jules: Oh, you're gettin' ready to blow?
Vincent: I could blow.
Jules: Well I'm a mushroom-cloud-layin' motherfucker, motherfucker! Every time my fingers touch brain I'm SUPERFLY T.N.T, I'm the GUNS OF THE NAVARONE. In fact, what the fuck am I doin' in the back? You're the motherfucker should be on brain detail. We're fuckin' switchin' right now. I'm washin' the windows and you're pickin' up this nigger's skull.More [07/14/2005 12:07:00]
In times of extremity, the people of Israel less often sought refuge in drink, or suicide, than any other race of Europe... The Jews hid their bravery under the cloak of submissiveness; their heroism in facing contempt surpasses that of saints.More [07/31/2005 12:07:00]
Vanessa Kensington: Mr. Powers, I would never have sex with you, ever! If you were the last man on earth and I was the last woman on earth, and the future of the human race depended on our having sex, simply for procreation, I still would not have sex with you.
Austin Powers: What's your point, Vanessa?More [08/06/2005 12:08:00]
[It's] time for the human race to enter the solar system.More [08/19/2005 12:08:00]
Jeremy Grey: What happened?
John Beckwith: I think he's on steroids. It's like trying to cover a fucking race horse.More [08/29/2005 12:08:00]
Stephen Falken: Now, children, come on over here. I'm going to tell you a bedtime story. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin. Once upon a time, there lived a magnificent race of animals that dominated the world through age after age. They ran, they swam, and they fought and they flew, until suddenly, quite recently, they disappeared. Nature just gave up and started again. We weren't even apes then. We were just these smart little rodents hiding in the rocks. And when we go, nature will start over. With the bees, probably. Nature knows when to give up, David.More [11/27/2005 12:11:00]
Lt. Colonel Hal Moore: [Hal Moore speaks to his men before going into battle] Look around you. In the 7th cavalry, we've got a captain from the Ukraine; another from Puerto Rico. We've got Japanese, Chinese, Blacks, Hispanics, Cherokee Indians. Jews and Gentiles. All Americans. Now here in the states, some of you in this unit may have experienced discrimination because of race or creed. But for you and me now, all that is gone. We're moving into the valley of the shadow of death, where you will watch the back of the man next to you, as he will watch yours. And you won't care what color he is, or by what name he calls God. They say we're leaving home. We're going to what home was always supposed to be. Now let us understand the situation. We are going into battle against a tough and determined enemy.
[pauses]
Lt. Colonel Hal Moore: I can't promise you that I will bring you all home alive. But this I swear, before you and before Almighty God, that when we go into battle, I will be the first to set foot on the field, and I will be the last to step off, and I will leave no one behind. Dead or alive, we will all come home together. So help me, God.More [12/12/2005 12:12:00]
Lisa: You had to be big shots didn't you. You had to show off. When are you gonna learn that people will like you for who you are, not for what you can give them. Well, in your race for power and glory, you forgot one small detail.
Wyatt: We forgot to hook up the doll.
Lisa: You forgot to hook up the doll.More [12/21/2005 12:12:00]
D.C.: [he and Marty both challenge each other to a very life-risking car race two times, and he loses both times; and college girls such as Donna Jo and Tanna are watching them] Let's go again!
Donna Jo: Like hell you'll go again!More [02/10/2006 12:02:00]
My whole life, when I was growing up, not one race has ever accepted me, ... So I never felt connected or attached to any race specifically. I had a very American upbringing, I feel American, and I don't speak Spanish. So, to say that I'm a Latin actress, OK, but it's not fitting; it would be insincere.More [03/23/2006 12:03:00]
We're just into toys, whether it's motorcycles or race cars or computers. I've got the Palm Pilot right here with me, I've got the world's smallest phone Maybe it's just because I'm still a big little kid and I just love toys, you know?More [03/23/2006 12:03:00]

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