Quotations About / On: ROSE

  • 31.
    You can't make a souffle rise twice.
    (Alice Roosevelt Longworth (1884-1980), U.S. socialite; daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt. As quoted in A Dictionary of Contemporary American History, by Stanley Hochman and Eleanor Hochman (1993). Said in 1948 on the defeat of Republican Thomas H. Dewey in that year's Presidential election, by incumbent President Harry S. Truman. In 1944, Dewey had been defeated by Longworth's kinsman, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.)
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  • 32.
    Oppression that is clearly inexorable and invincible does not give rise to revolt but to submission.
    (Simone Weil (1909-1943), French philosopher, mystic. repr. In La Condition Ouvrière (1951). "The Mystery of the Factory," Factory Journal (1934-1935).)
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  • 33.
    Towns find it as hard as houses of business to rise again from ruin.
    (Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. In The Works of Honoré de Balzac, vol. IV, trans. by George Saintsbury (1971). Narrator, in Pierrette, originally named Pierrette Lorrain, in Le Siècle (1840); included in the Comédie humaine as a Scène de la Vie de Province (1843).)
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  • 34.
    We live in an era of revolution—the revolution of rising expectations.
    (Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965), U.S. Democratic politician. Look (New York, Sept. 22, 1953), The Papers of Adlai E. Stevenson, vol. 5 (1974).)
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  • 35.
    The higher we rise up, the smaller we appear to those who are unable to fly.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 331, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Dawn, "Fifth Book," aphorism 574, "Don't Forget!" (1881).)
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  • 36.
    Early rising is no pleasure; early drinking's just the measure.
    (François Rabelais (1494-1553), French author, evangelist. Ch. 21, p. 57, Pleiade edition (1995).)
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  • 37.
    An early-rising man ... a good spouse but a bad husband.
    (Gabriel García Márquez (b. 1928), Colombian author. The widow Monteil, in In Evil Hour (1968, trans. 1979).)
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  • 38.
    I've gradually risen from lower-class background to lower-class foreground.
    (Marvin Cohen, U.S. author and humorist. Baseball the Beautiful, Links Books (1970). Author's biography.)
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  • 39.
    Some of us prefer Austrian voices risen in song to ugly German threats.
    (Ernest Lehman (b. 1920), U.S. screenwriter. Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer), The Sound of Music, to Herr Zeller (1965).)
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  • 40.
    The corruption of the best things gives rise to the worst.
    (David Hume (1711-1776), Scottish philosopher. The Natural History of Religion, sect. 10, p. 339, Green and Grose (1898).)
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