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Alfred Edward Housman Quotes

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And malt does more than Milton can To justify the ways of God to man.
- Alfred Edward Housman

I could no more define poetry than a terrier can define a rat.
- Alfred Edward Housman

And malt does more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man.
- A. E. Housman

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter
everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe
that change forever how we experience life and the world.
- John Milton

 

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
- Milton Berle

Experience is what you have after you've forgotten her name.
- Milton Berle

You can lead a man to Congress,
but you can't make him think.
- Milton Berle

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There was a time...
when people didn't go out of their house on Tuesday
night at eight o'clock because Milton Berle was on.
- Ed McMahon

Read not Milton, for he is dry; nor Shakespeare,
for he wrote of common life.
- Charles Stuart Calverley

The only ones who like Milton Berle are his mother -
and the public.
- Walter Winchell

I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse,
for any reason, whenever it's possible.
- Milton Friedman

Only government can take perfectly good paper,
cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.
- Milton Friedman

It would be difficult for me not to conclude that the
most perfect type of masculine beauty is Satan,
as portrayed by Milton.
- Charles Baudelaire

The ancients recommended us to sacrifice to the Graces,
but Milton sacrificed to the Devil.
- Voltaire

Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.
- Milton Friedman

No poem, not even Shakespeare or Milton or Chaucer,
is ever strong enough to totally exclude every crucial precursor text or poem.
- Harold Bloom

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
- Milton Friedman

We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.
- Milton Friedman

Inflation is taxation without legislation.
- Milton Friedman

To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means
you can control or master.
- Milton Glaser

The choreographer for the Milton Berle show wanted me to audition.
I walked away from that.
- Danny Aiello

They Also Serve Who Only Stand and Wait
- John Milton

If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert,
in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.
- Milton Friedman

Here is the difference between Dante,
Milton, and me.
They wrote about hell and never saw the place.
I wrote about Chicago after looking the town over for years and years.
- Carl Sandburg

May the soul of the late President Milton Obote...
a long-time member of this parliament,
rest in peace.
- Yoweri Museveni

Education, like neurosis, begins at home.
- Milton R. Sapirstein

Poetry is what Milton saw when he went blind.
- Don Marquis

The mind is its own place and in itself,
can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.
- John Milton

For what can war, but endless war, still breed?
- John Milton

Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.
- John Milton

I live to laugh, and I laugh to live.
- Milton Berle

Why talk when you can paint?
- Milton Avery

A goal without a date is just a dream.
- Milton H. Erickson

So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear.
That there is no alternative way, so far discovered,
of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can
hold a candle to the productive activities that are
unleashed by a free enterprise system.
- Milton Friedman

Virtue could see to do what Virtue would by her own radiant light,
though sun and moon where in the flat sea sunk.
- John Milton

The black market was a way of getting around government controls.
It was a way of enabling the free market to work.
It was a way of opening up, enabling people.
- Milton Friedman

Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe.
- John Milton

Many people want the government to protect the consumer.
A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government.
- Milton Friedman

No man who knows aught, can be so stupid to deny that
all men naturally were born free.
- John Milton

One man's opportunism is another man's statesmanship.
- Milton Friedman

The problem of social organization is how to set up
an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm,
capitalism is that kind of a system.
- Milton Friedman

None can love freedom heartily, but good men;
the rest love not freedom,
but licence.
- John Milton

Most of the energy of political work is devoted to
correcting the effects of mismanagement of government.
- Milton Friedman

Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.
- Milton Friedman

Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.
- Milton Friedman

Give me the liberty to know, to utter,
and to argue freely according to conscience,
above all liberties.
- John Milton

There is nothing like playing for the team you grew up rooting for.
- Milton Bradley

We cannot arrive at Shakespeare's whole dramatic way
of looking at the world from his tragedies alone,
as we can arrive at Milton's way of regarding things,
or at Wordsworth's or at Shelley's, by examining almost
any one of their important works.
- Andrew Coyle Bradley

My landlady, who is only a tailor's widow,
reads her Milton; and tells me, that her late husband
first fell in love with her on this very account:
because she read Milton with such proper emphasis.
- Karl Philipp Moritz

To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness,
that is miserable.
- John Milton

The idea is in my head to put it down is nothing.
- Milton Avery

Most times we would make more money in the tip boxes -
they called it -
than we were getting paid.
- Little Milton

Is it really true that political self-interest is nobler
somehow than economic self-interest?
- Milton Friedman

He who reigns within himself and rules passions,
desires, and fears is more than a king.
- John Milton

It is impossible for any woman to love her children twenty-four hours a day.
- Milton R. Sapirstein

Nothing profits more than self-esteem,
grounded on what is just and right.
- John Milton

Laughter is an instant vacation.
- Milton Berle

Universities exist to transmit knowledge and understanding
of ideas and values to students not to provide entertainment
for spectators or employment for athletes.
- Milton Friedman

He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green,
which otherwise would heal and do well.
- John Milton

I feel like Zsa Zsa Gabor's sixth husband.
I know what I'm supposed to do, but I don't know how to make it interesting.
- Milton Berle

Deep-versed in books and shallow in himself.
- John Milton

The ideal mother, like the ideal marriage,
is a fiction.
- Milton R. Sapirstein

Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking.
- Milton Glaser

I'm from the Mississippi delta originally.
- Little Milton

Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live.
- John Milton

The power to do good is also the power to do harm.
- Milton Friedman

A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.
- Milton Berle

Governments never learn.
Only people learn.
- Milton Friedman

Columbus did not seek a new route to the Indies in
response to a majority directive.
- Milton Friedman

I was never into the Bluegrass, Bill Monroe and stuff like that.
- Little Milton

The new limitations are the human ones of perception.
- Milton Babbitt


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