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Alexander Borodin Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Alexander Borodin.

Respectable people do not write music or make love as a career.
- Alexander Borodin

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
- Louis D. Brandeis

If you can build a business up big enough,
it's respectable.
- Will Rogers

In the bosom of her respectable family resided Camilla.
- Fanny Burney

 

These gardens may be called the gardens of the respectable working classes.
- Robert Fortune

I started out as an opportunistic renegade.
By now, I've lasted long enough to become sort of an
American Original Respectable Renegade.
- Wolfman Jack

Political language...
is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable,
and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
- George Orwell

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Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery -
courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards
and respectable ways of doing things.
- James Robinson

During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable
even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism.
- Howard Thurman

Don't forget your great guns, which are the most respectable
arguments of the rights of kings.
- Frederick The Great

If you wish at once to do nothing and be respectable nowadays,
the best pretext is to be at work on some profound study.
- Leslie Stephen

It is a wise tune that knows its own father,
and I like my music to be the legitimate offspring of respectable parents.
- Samuel Butler

I felt early on I wasn't going to be a respectable citizen.
- Cormac McCarthy

I think the family is the place where the most ridiculous
and least respectable things in the world go on.
- Ugo Betti

Customs and convictions change; respectable people are the last to know,
or to admit, the change, and the ones most offended
by fresh reflections of the facts in the mirror of art.
- John Updike

The best part? Probably being able to portray such a respectable,
ethical, intelligent, strong woman.
That's still pretty rare in our business,
unfortunately.
- Catherine Bell

A discontented young fellow, filled with self pride;
he certainly should have considered it an honor to
be sent on so respectable an embassy as he was.
- Zebulon Pike

Every vice was once a virtue, and may become respectable again,
just as hatred becomes respectable in wartime.
- Will Durant

Since when was genius found respectable?
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

It is a strange enterprise to make respectable people laugh.
- Moliere

Of course I'm respectable.
I'm old.
Politicians, ugly buildings, and whores all get respectable
if they last long enough.
- Robert Towne

Autobiography is probably the most respectable form of lying.
- Humphrey Carpenter

Respectable means rich, and decent means poor.
I should die if I heard my family called decent.
- Thomas Mann

All Asian parents are into your children having a respectable,
decent stable job.
Acting was unimaginable to my parents.
- Joan Chen

When cowardice is made respectable, its followers are
without number both from among the weak and the strong;
it easily becomes a fashion.
- Eric Hoffer

These days, there are many people around the world
who listen to the songs that made me infamous and read
the books that made me respectable.
- Kinky Friedman

Why couldn't Obama have picked somebody respectable as his running mate,
you know, like John Kerry did?
- Ann Coulter

I don't know what a scoundrel is like,
but I know what a respectable man is like,
and it's enough to make one's flesh creep.
- Joseph de Maistre

It is respectable to have no illusions,
and safe, and profitable and dull.
- Joseph Conrad

The only function of economic forecasting is to make
astrology look respectable.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Time, which alone makes the reputation of men,
ends by making their defects respectable.
- Voltaire

In order to be respected, authority has got to be respectable.
- Tom Robbins

There is no road to wealth so easy and respectable as that of matrimony.
- Anthony Trollope

Sometimes I want to clean up my desk and go out and say,
respect me, I'm a respectable grown-up,
and other times I just want to jump into a paper bag
and shake and bake myself to death.
- Wendy Wasserstein

The major obstacle to a religious renewal is the intellectual classes,
who are highly influential and tend to view religion
as primitive superstition.
They believe that science has left atheism as the only
respectable intellectual stance.
- Robert Bork

The long-established and noble rule of Law,
one of the greatest products of the character and tradition of British history,
has suffered a deadly blow.
Blackmail has become respectable.
- Robert G. Menzies

By the Declaration of Independence, dreaded by the
foes an for a time doubtfully viewed by many of the friends of America,
everything stood on a new and more respectable footing,
both with regard to the operations of war or negotiations with foreign powers.
- Mercy Otis Warren

I see myself more as an ambassador of the game.
And I hope to bring chess to a higher level in the United States.
Making bigger tournaments, more interesting events.
Making it a respectable profession for young people
to be able to pursue in the future.
- Maurice Ashley

Because of the audience I get and the fact that these
people aren't traditional comics buyers I don't think
the comic industry looks at that and thinks that is
a very respectable thing.
I'm very used to it.
I'm not the guy who wins awards and gets mentioned in magazines.
- Jhonen Vasquez

My father knew the charming side of my mother,
and my mother thought that he was attentive and pleasant and was an architect,
which was a respectable profession, but I don't think
that they actually got to know one another deeply.
- Christopher Durang

The whole force of the respectable circles to which I belonged,
that respectable circle which knew as I did not the value of security won,
the slender chance of replacing it if lost or abandoned,
was against me.
- Ida Tarbell

If I go to Germany, I learn something in addition.
The German television is very precise and respectable.
One has never stress.
In Italy it is more dynamic.
But I amuse myself madly in both countries.
- Michelle Hunziker

In the mass of mankind, I fear, there is too great
a majority of fools and knaves;
who,
singly from their number, must to a certain degree be respected,
though they are by no means respectable.
- Philip Stanhope

Command that your marshal be careful to be present over the household,
and especially in the hall, to keep the household,
within doors and without, respectable,
without dispute or noise, or bad words.
- Robert Grosseteste

Aside from a handful of guys boxing is missing the good trainers,
that's why our sport is so in the air now because we
don't have people who have the capability to not only
train fighters but also train and create decent respectable citizens of the world.
- Alexis Arguello

One, I have a wonderful publisher, Black Sparrow Press;
as long as they exist,
they will keep me in print.
And they claim they sell very respectable numbers of my books,
so I guess, and it's true, every place I go,
my books are in libraries and on bookshelves.
- Diane Wakoski

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

Love is an irresistible desire
to be irresistibly desired.
- Robert Frost

Freedom from desire leads to inner peace.
- Lao-Tzu

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor
to be what you desire to appear.
- Socrates

I desire to love myself as I truly am -
and to live courageously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will become as small as your controlling desire;
as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Allen

It is my desire, in the office of a Christian minister,
to do nothing which I cannot do with my whole heart.
Having said this, I have said all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Let today be a day to trust your own inner guidance,
a day to have faith that your steps are carrying you
in the direction you desire,
a day to keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In order to succeed, your desire for success should
be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby

The size of your success is measured by
the strength of your desire;
the size of your dream;
and how you handle disappointment along the way.
- Robert Kiyosaki

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong

The starting point of all achievement is desire.
- Napoleon Hill

Winners must have two things:
definite goals and a burning desire to achieve them.
- Anonymous

All your anxiety is because of your desire for harmony.
Seek disharmony, then you will gain peace.
- Rumi

No greater thing is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig,
I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Epictetus

Above all, do not lose your desire to walk.
Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being
and walk away from every illness.
I have walked myself into my best thoughts,
and I know of no thought so burdensome
that one cannot walk away from it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

You can have anything you want -
if you want it badly enough.
You can be anything you want to be,
do anything you set out to accomplish
if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
- Abraham Lincoln

Always desire to learn something useful.
- Sophocles

Most people think that anger is an instinctive response,
and that some people were just born with the temperament
to get angrier faster than others.
That statement is only half right.
Anger is an instinctive response.
We respond to an affront with anger essentially instantaneously -
much too quickly for conscious thought to be called upon.
But the instinct of the anger response
can be trained through conscious repetition,
visualization, and coaching.
Visualization is seeing the event
we desire to master in our mind's eye.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The will to win, the desire to succeed,
the urge to reach your full potential...
these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
- Confucius

There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods;
and that is,
the sincere desire to find out the truth,
whatever it may be.
- Charles Pierce

I can't stand a naked light bulb.
- the movie A Streetcar Named Desire

The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth.
- Irving Langmuir

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain
advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
- Napoleon Hill


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