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Robert Goodloe Harper

Robert Goodloe Harper (1765–1825)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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...Robert Goodloe Harper 1765 – 1825 Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute. Pres. John Adams in 1797 had sent John Marshall and Elbridge Gerry to assist Pinckney in what became known as the X Y Z Affair, because the officials were not named. Robert Goodloe Harper, incidentally, was from South Carolina, as was Pinckney.Often attributed to Charles C. Pinckney, this quote is an elaboration of Pinckney's refusal to bribe three French officials to obtain French acceptance of his ambassadorship and a pledge to cease attacks on American shipping....

Clement C. Moore

Clement C. Moore (1779–1863)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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...the real author was Henry Livingston, Jr., a little known gentleman-poet. Whoever the author, he created the best Father Christmas, a combination of St. Nicholas and the Norwegian Kriss Kringle, who helped St. Nicholas by driving a sleigh pulled by reindeer. Children's book writer X. J. Kennedy observed in The New York Times Book Review , December 5, 1993, that this St. Nicholas was a great improvement over other contenders for top Christmas billing, such as Washington Irving's St. Nick, who went around in a wagon, “riding jollily among the treetops.” A Visit...

Anonymous

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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...many of them were callously shot. The film was based on an article ‘The Death and Life of Dith Pran’ by Sydney Schanberg, published in The New York Times Magazine (20 January 1980), which tells of the journalist's quest for a reunion with his former assistant. The article has the phrase towards the beginning: ‘In July of 1975 – two months after Pran and I had been forced apart on April 20 – an American diplomat who had known Pran wrote me a consoling letter. The diplomat, who had served in Phnom Penh, knew the odds of anyone emerging safely from a country...

Malcolm X

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...a change. speech at rally in support of Fannie Lou Hamer, 20 December 1964 You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. speech in New York, 7 January 1965, Malcolm X Speaks (1965) peace from freedom peace from ...

Race

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...– [laughter] – and when white will embrace what is right. Joseph Lowery 1924 –   American Methodist minister benediction at the inauguration of President Barack Obama, 20 January 2009 The white man was created a devil, to bring chaos upon this earth. Malcolm X 1925 – 65 American civil rights campaigner speech, 1953; Malcolm X with Alex Haley The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965); see Fard white man was created a devil white man was created a devil But I'll tell instead of brave and fine When lives of black and white entwine. And men in...

The Paranormal

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...It's life, Jim, but not as we know it. Anonymous late 20th century saying associated with the television series Star Trek (1966–), created by Gene Roddenberry ; the saying does not occur in the series but derives from the 1987 song ‘Star Trekkin' ’ sung by The Firm It's life , Jim It's life, Jim not as we know it I always knew the living talked rot, but it's nothing to the rot the dead talk. on spiritualism Margot Asquith 1864 – 1945 British political hostess Chips Channon, diary, 20 December 1937 The truth is out there. Chris Carter 1957...

Success

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...sinner. Umberto Eco 1932 – 2016 Italian novelist and semiotician in International Herald Tribune 14 December 1988 If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z . Work is x ; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut. Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955 German -born theoretical physicist in Observer 15 January 1950 If A is a success in life work is x y is play z is keeping your mouth shut Success is relative: It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things. T. S. Eliot 1888 – 1965 American -born ...

Racism

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...Jews. William Norman Ewer 1885 – 1976 British writer Week-End Book (1924); see Browne How odd Of God How odd Of God choose The Jews The blue-eyed devil white man. Wallace Fard c. 1891 – 1934 American religious leader Malcolm X with Alex Haley The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965); see Malcolm X blue -eyed devil white man blue-eyed devil white man blue-eyed devil white man I never learned hate at home, or shame. I had to go to school for that. Dick Gregory 1932 – 17 American comedian and civil rights activist Nigger: An...

Anger

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...not last beyond a minute. Charles Lamb 1775 – 1834 English writer ‘Anger’ Usually, when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change. Malcolm X 1925 – 65 American civil rights campaigner speech at rally in support of Fannie Lou Hamer, 20 December 1964 I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore! Network 1986 film spoken by Peter Finch as Howard Beale; written by Paddy Chayefsky (1923–81) It's my rule never to lose me temper till it would be dethrimental...

Beginning

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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... (1865) ch. 12 begin at the beginning till you come to the end come to the end: then stop when god decided to invent everything he took one breath bigger than a circustent and everything began e. e. cummings ( Edward Estlin Cummings ) 1894 – 1962 American poet 1 x 1 (1944) no. 26 From so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved. Charles Darwin 1809 – 82 English natural historian On the Origin of Species (1859) ch. 14 endless forms most beautiful endless forms most...

Progress

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...Letter to the Sheriffs of Bristol (1777) Nothing in progression can rest rest on its original plan cradle of an infant pity this busy monster, manunkind, not. Progress is a comfortable disease. e. e. cummings ( Edward Estlin Cummings ) 1894 – 1962 American poet 1 x 1 (1944) no. 14 this busy monster , manunkind this busy monster, manunkind progress is a comfortable disease Progress is a comfortable disease One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done. Marie Curie 1867 – 1934 Polish -born French ...

The Family

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Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations (5 ed.)

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2014
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...character is to be abused, say what you will, there's nobody like a relation to do the business. William Makepeace Thackeray 1811 – 63 English novelist : Vanity Fair (1847–8) character is to be abused character is to be abused nobody like a relation I'm off to see if X Mansions is really razed to the ground, as I have an uncle who lives there and I know I'm in his will! Ernest Thesiger 1879 – 1961 English actor : during the war; in Ned Sherrin in his Anecdotage (1993) uncle who lives there I'm in his will I'm Charley's aunt from...

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