Quotations About / On: COMMIT
Who commits age's sin would withdraw tails of remorse whole remaining life.
(One should mull deeply any risky pace.)
Stand up for what is right, regardless of who is committing the wrong.
i have committed the sin of timidity but Jesus forgives stupidity.
(Being a Christian)
It is a crime against the State to be powerful enough to commit one.
(Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Araspe, in Nicomède, act 2, sc. 1 (1651).)
"I am responsible for everything" commits one to nothing.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
Penalties serve to deter those who are not inclined to commit any crimes.
(Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels.
(Edward Dahlberg (1900-1977), U.S. author, critic. "On Futility," Reasons of the Heart (1965).)
Sins become more subtle as you grow older: you commit sins of despair rather than lust.
(Piers Paul Read (b. 1941), British author. Daily Telegraph (London, Oct. 3, 1990).)
Science commits suicide when it adopts a creed.
(Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #71, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).)
Progress is the injustice each generation commits with regard to its predecessors.
(E.M. Cioran (b. 1911), Romanian-born French philosopher. The Trouble with Being Born, ch. 8 (1973).)