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Augustus Baldwin Longstreet Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Augustus Baldwin Longstreet.

The former measured six feet and an inch in his stockings,
and, without a single pound of cumbrous flesh about him,
weighed a hundred and eighty.
The latter was an inch shorter than his rival,
and ten pounds lighter; but he was much the most active of the two.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

All the knowing ones were consulted as to the issue,
and they all agreed, to a man, in one of two opinions:
either that Bob would flog Billy,
or Billy would flog Bob.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

During the session of the Supreme Court,
in the village of -, about three weeks ago,
when a number of people were collected in the principal street of the village,
I observed a young man riding up and down the street,
as I supposed, in a violent passion.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

Language cannot describe the scene that followed;
the shouts,
oaths, frantic gestures, taunts, replies,
and little fights; and therefore I shall not attempt it.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

 

Ned made a tremendous rattling, at which Bullet took fright,
broke his bridle, and dashed off in grand style;
and would have stopped all farther negotiations by going home in disgust,
had not a traveller arrested him and brought him back;
but Kit did not move.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

He was a horse of goodly countenance,
rather expressive of vigilance than fire;
though an unnatural appearance of fierceness was thrown
into it by the loss of his ears,
which had been cropped pretty close to his head.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

There's no sort o' mistake in little Bullet.
He can pick up miles on his feet, and fling 'em behind
him as fast as the next man's hoss,
I don't care where he comes from.
And he can keep at it as long as the sun can shine without resting.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

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But there were women in the world, and from them each
of our heroes had taken to himself a wife.
The good ladies were no strangers to the prowess of their husbands.
and, strange as it may seem, they presumed a little upon it.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

In the younger days of the Republic there lived in the county of -
two men,
who were admitted on all hands to be the very best men In the county;
which,
in the Georgia vocabulary, means they could flog any
other two men in the county.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

It is said that a hundred gamecocks will live in perfect
harmony together it you do not put a hen with them;
and so it would have been with Billy and Bob,
had there been no women in the world.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

I looked, and saw that Bob had entirely lost his left ear,
and a large piece from his left cheek.
His right eye was a little discoloured,
and the blood flowed profusely from his wounds.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance
and hypocritical humility.
I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Only two things are infinite,
the universe and human stupidity,
and I'm not sure about the former.
- Albert Einstein

Art is the right hand of Nature.
The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.
- Friedrich Schiller

It is hardly fair to accuse us of ignorance when it
was made a crime under the former order of things to
learn enough about letters to even read the Word of God.
- George H. White

Faith is different from proof; the latter is human,
the former is a Gift from God.
- Blaise Pascal

We have shown, given these last three years,
that we were succeeding in fighting terrorists.
While during the first 30 years of the former governments they didn't.
- Alberto Fujimori

I am very proud of the fact that many workers in my Gau,
numerous former Communists and Social Democrats were
won over by us and became local group leaders and Party functionaries.
- Fritz Sauckel

As a former mayor, I know that local governments must
have control over land use decisions.
- Elton Gallegly

(On seeing a former lover for the first time in years)
I thought I told you to wait in the car.
- Tallulah Bankhead

Former Olympians also get paid to make appearances.
Many of them won their medals in an era when Olympic
success didn't go hand-in-hand with financial success.
- Mary Lou Retton

John Updike is always fun.
And one of my former students, Tom Pynchon.
And Harold Bloom, another former student.
- M. H. Abrams

I still owe a duty of loyalty to my clients and former clients,
so I cannot specify which clients I did not especially find congenial,
but the cause was the same.
- Floyd Abrams

Support a compatriot against a native,
however the former may blunder or plunder.
- Richard Francis Burton

Poets and heroes are of the same race,
the latter do what the former conceive.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

Let me start by saying, I'm utterly disgusted with
the former members of the Dead Kennedys.
- Jello Biafra

I have spoken with many former athletes,
and they tell me the best time they had was in sports.
I listen to them and use their experience in my career.
- Sergei Bubka

It is essential that we realize once and for all that
man is much more of a sex creature than a moral creature.
The former is inherent, the other is grafted on.
- Emma Goldman

The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference.
He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.
- Norman Cousins

A likely source for terrorists seeking to buy or steal
nuclear materials is the former Soviet Union.
- Lee H. Hamilton

Every week Rangers have different former players come out at half-time.
Spurs should have a couple a former players on the board,
who know what the supporters want.
- Graham Roberts

Jails and prisons are the complement of schools;
so many less as you have of the latter,
so many more must you have of the former.
- Horace Mann

Don't confuse hypothesis and theory.
The former is a possible explanation;
the latter,
the correct one.
The establishment of theory is the very purpose of science.
- Martin H. Fischer

The former ruling class kept the community of actors
in ignorance by means of various lies.
- Bela Lugosi

If a man like Malcolm X could change and repudiate racism,
if I myself and other former Muslims can change,
if young whites can change, then there is hope for America.
- Eldridge Cleaver

Naturally, business and pleasure can be readily combined,
but a certain balance should exist, and the latter
should not predominate over the former.
- Fredrik Bajer

If war should break out between England and Japan,
the latter would suffer much more than the former.
- Townsend Harris

Undoubtedly, there are members of the former regime
that are cooperating in some fashion and then there
are extremists that are within Iraq that are cooperating with them.
- John Abizaid

I met David Smith through my former wife,
Cornelia, who'd studied with him.
- Kenneth Noland

Culture is the tacit agreement to let the means of
subsistence disappear behind the purpose of existence.
Civilization is the subordination of the latter to the former.
- Karl Kraus

My former wife is a truly wonderful person.
- Burt Lancaster

Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together:
at the door where the latter enters,
the former makes its exit.
- Alexandre Dumas

The difference in the education of men and women must
give the former great advantages over the latter,
even where geniuses are equal.
- Samuel Richardson

All that seems indispensible in stating the account
between the dead and the living,
is to see that the debts against the latter do not
exceed the advances made by the former.
- James Madison

We planted bugs, microphones, in premises which interested us in the West.
We weren't too successful - I would have said unfortunately in former years,
but I don't care anymore now.
- Markus Wolf

There are in fact two things, science and opinion;
the former begets knowledge,
the later ignorance.
- Hippocrates

I agree completely with my son James when he says 'Internet is like electricity.
The latter lights up everything, while the former lights up knowledge'.
- Kerry Packer

We've been able to access deals that under our former
relationship with Disney -
with tax advantages and strategic partners -
that we just weren't able to do.
- Harvey Weinstein

When it comes to privacy and accountability,
people always demand the former for themselves and
the latter for everyone else.
- David Brin

The poor man wishes to conceal his poverty,
and the rich man his wealth: the former fears lest he be despised,
the latter lest he be plundered.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

I happen to have the benefit of having a son-in-law
who was the former Mr. France and a trainer.
I like being his benefactor and I like the way he works.
- Suzanne Somers

As a former high school teacher, I know that investing
in education is one of the most important things we can do,
not only for our children, but for the benefit of our whole community.
- Ed Pastor

I am 73 years old.
I was born in Jerusalem.
I'm the first prime minister of Israel to be born here.
I am the only former general to become a prime minister.
- Yitzhak Rabin

As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good
friends or ardent enemies,
for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.
- Diogenes

As a former teacher and a mother and grandmother,
I know firsthand the importance of a quality education.
- Sue Kelly

If you look at where presidents come from,
they're former governors or senators.
- Eleanor Clift

As a former cop, I respect and appreciate those who've
dedicated their lives to serving others as well as
those who appreciate the rule of law and honor it.
- Dave Reichert

In the period from 1824 to 1833, the tendency was steadily in the former direction,
but it was only in the latter part of it that it was made really efficient.
- Henry Charles Carey

A new and valid idea is worth more than a regiment
and fewer men can furnish the former than command the latter.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

But no one can praise Roosevelt for doing this and
then insist that he restored our traditional political
and economic systems to their former vitality.
- John T. Flynn

I don't fight the suburban areas or collar counties.
I get along with them; they're former Chicagoans anyway.
- Richard M. Daley

The need for a permanent status resolution approved
by Congress is made even more clear to me because of
my experience as a former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.
- Dick Thornburgh

I didn't say 'former president,' I said 'president,'
and I have the constitutional rights according to the constitution,
including immunity from prosecution.
- Saddam Hussein

The jealousy and resentment that animate the terrorists
also affect many of our former cold war allies.
- Richard Perle

The majority see the obstacles; the few see the objectives;
history records the successes of the latter,
while oblivion is the reward of the former.
- Alfred A. Montapert

Thus times do shift, each thing his turn does hold;
New things succeed,
as former things grow old.
- Robert Herrick

Some wars have been due to the lust of rulers for power and glory,
or to revenge to wipe out the humiliation of a former defeat.
- John Boyd Orr

Even in the former Soviet Union, they have good copies of my movies.
- Dario Argento

I know the game wasn't a classic, but the night was
about more than that-it was about bringing back the
memories and raising money for former heroes who have
now fallen on hard times.
- David Ginola

I think it's less risky for the Kerry campaign to embrace
former President Clinton than it is to reject him.
- Stuart Rothenberg

I shall omit former particulars, and begin with informing the Reader,
that, in 1792, I was strangely visited,
by day and night, concerning what was coming upon the whole earth.
- Joanna Southcott


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