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Quotations About / On: ROSE

  • 41.
    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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  • 42.
    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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  • 43.
    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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  • 44.
    The final event to himself has been, that as he rose like a rocket, he fell like the stick.
    (Thomas Paine (1737-1809), Anglo-U.S. political theorist, writer. Letter to the Addressers on the Late Proclamation (1792). Referring to Paine's political adversary Edmund Burke.)
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  • 45.
    Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 46.
    No man rises so high as he knows not whither he goes.
    (Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), British Parliamentarian general, Lord Protector of England. Quoted in Essays in English History, "Cromwell and the Historians," A.J.P. Taylor (1976).)
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  • 47.
    Suspense combines curiosity with fear and pulls them up a rising slope.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 48.
    It was the supreme expression of the mediocrity of the apparatus that Stalin himself rose to his position.
    (Leon Trotsky (1879-1940), Russian revolutionary. My Life, ch. 40 (1930). In his last book, Stalin (published 1947), drafted while in exile in Mexico, Trotsky wrote: "Our paths diverged so long ago and so far, and in my eyes he is so much the instrument of historical forces that are alien and hostile to me, that my feelings towards him differ little from those I have towards Hitler or the Mikado. The personal element burned out long ago." Trotsky was assassinated on Stalin's orders before the book could be finished.)
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  • 49.
    It was the supreme expression of the mediocrity of the apparatus that Stalin himself rose to his position.
    (Leon Trotsky (1879-1940), Russian revolutionary. My Life, ch. 40 (1930).)
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  • 50.
    I gather roses from thorns, gold from the earth, the pearl from the oyster.
    (Jerome (c. 340-420), Roman church father. Epistulae, XXII, 20.)
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