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Carl Van Doren Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Carl Van Doren.

The race of man, while sheep in credulity,
are wolves for conformity.
- Carl Van Doren

The first writers are first and the rest,
in the long run, nowhere but in anthologies.
- Carl Van Doren

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

 

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity
are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

All in the dark we grope along,
And if we go amiss
We learn at least which path is wrong,
And there is gain in this.
We do not always win the race
By only running right;
We have to tread the mountain's base
Before we reach its height.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Slow but steady wins the race.
- Anonymous

Each man is afraid of his neighbor's disapproval -
a thing which, to the general run of the human race,
is more dreaded than wolves and death.
- Mark Twain

If you have no confidence in self,
you are twice defeated in the race of life.
With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

Keep moving. Don't stop. But don't rush.
Don't race around.
Sure and steady gets you there every time.
- Neale Donald Walsch

NO ONE is really different;
each of us is actually a member of the human race.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a journey. It is not a race to test
who can finish first or who can end up with the most loot.
Rather, life is best enjoyed as a meander -
watching the view to left and right - above and below -
as the days slowly move past in dress review.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win,
you're still a rat.
- Lily Tomlin

If the human race wishes to have a
prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity,
they have only got to behave in a
peaceful and helpful way toward one another.
- Winston Churchill

If you go on with this nuclear arms race,
all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce.
- Winston Churchill

I will far rather see the race of man extinct
than that we should become less than beasts
by making the noblest of God's creation,
woman, the object of our lust.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No one has been barred on account of his race
from fighting or dying for America,
there are no white or colored signs
on the foxholes or graveyards of battle.
- John F. Kennedy

The human race's prospects of survival were considerably
better when we were defenceless against tigers than
they are today when we have become defenceless against ourselves.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

I do not regard a broker as a member of the human race.
- Honore de Balzac

When you are fitted in a racing car and you race to win,
second or third place is not enough.
- Ayrton Senna

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.
- Walter Elliot

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual,
it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival
of the fittest in every department.
- Andrew Carnegie

In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race.
There is no other way.
And in order to treat some persons equally,
we must treat them differently.
- Harry A. Blackmun

Human history becomes more and more a race between
education and catastrophe.
- H. G. Wells

Few are the giants of the soul that actually feel
that the human race is their family circle.
- Freya Stark

So much of my life is spent just focused on driving race cars.
- Jeff Gordon

When motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning,
not the result of ignorance or accident,
its children will become the foundation of a new race.
- Margaret Sanger

It was the nation and the race dwelling all round the globe
that had the lion's heart.
I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar.
- Winston Churchill

To live anywhere in the world today and be against
equality because of race or color is like living in
Alaska and being against snow.
- William Faulkner

New York City is a great monument
to the power of money and greed...
a race for rent.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.
- George Santayana

The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing
for another is common to all men,
and to be found in no other race of animals.
- Adam Smith

The end of the human race will be that
it will eventually die of civilization.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We peruse one ideal, that of bringing people together in peace,
irrespective of race, religion and political convictions,
for the benefit of mankind.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch

Above all, I would not expect a wise race,
at great expense, to set loose an army of self-replicating robots.
- Barney Oliver

Looks like a pretty serious race unfolding.
- Wolf Blitzer

Travelers are like poets.
They are mostly an angry race.
- Richard Burton

The race may not always be to the swift nor the victory to the strong,
but that's how you bet.
- Damon Runyon

If a race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition,
it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world,
and it stands in danger of being exterminated.
- Carter G. Woodson

It is often said that the earth belongs to the race,
as if raw land was a boon, or gift.
- William Graham Sumner

I'll give you my opinion of the human race in a nutshell...
their heart's in the right place, but their head is
a thoroughly inefficient organ.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Every little kid has always wanted to be a race car driver.
This gets some of that out.
- David Alan Grier

He lives to build, not boast, a generous race;
No tenth transmitter of a foolish face.
- Richard Savage

The atmosphere seems to change once the sun goes down
and the race fans get to watch a good show.
- Dale Earnhardt

If the egotist is weak, his egotism is worthless.
If the egotist is strong, acute, full of distinctive character,
his egotism is precious, and remains a possession of the race.
- Alexander Smith

I'm the result of upbringing, class,
race,
gender, social prejudices, and economics.
So I'm a victim again.
A result.
- James Hillman

This can not be about a race to the bottom.
- Alexis Herman

It's a sad commentary when I have to say that sometimes
in our country we are real sensitive to race.
- Oscar Robertson

If you had to identify, in one word,
the reason why the human race has not achieved,
and never will achieve, its full potential,
that word would be 'meetings.'
- Dave Barry

People ask me what the most important thing to take on the race is,
and I always say it's a sense of humor.
If you've got nothing but a sense of humor,
you will survive.
- Phil Keoghan

There's always a race against time.
I don't think for one moment that life gets better.
How can it? One's body starts to fall apart.
- Gloria Grahame

The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect,
a party or a class-it is the cause of human kind,
the very birthright of humanity.
- Anna Julia Cooper

My father was a poor man, very poor in a British colonial
possession where class and race were very important.
- Sidney Poitier

What's really hit me over the years is that you go
to every race and see all the well-wishers,
and you really feel like you are connected with people after all these years.
- Bobby Rahal

Justice prevails over transgression when she comes to the end of the race.
- Hesiod

Philadelphia reflected the national turmoil over race and the Vietnam War,
often exploding on my watch.
- Andrea Mitchell

Every man with a bellyful of the classics is an enemy to the human race.
- Henry Miller

I remember in the first part of the race I was sixth
and I could have gone quicker,
but I had to go slow.
It was one of the most difficult things I have ever done.
- Alain Prost

Long before the terrifying potential of the arms race was recognized,
there was a widespread instinctive abhorrence of nuclear weapons,
and a strong desire to get rid of them.
- Joseph Rotblat

I think the biggest thing that we are going to be able
to do is focus on training,
practicing, working on my starts, and taking each race one at a time.
- Ben Jackson

Instead of starting a new nuclear arms race,
now is the time to reclaim our Nation's position of
leadership on nuclear nonproliferation efforts.
- Dianne Feinstein

My potential is more than can be expressed within the
bounds of my race or ethnic identity.
- Arthur Ashe

Each race (or variety) is characterized by a more or
less distinct combination of inherited morphological,
behavioral, physiological traits.
- J. Philippe Rushton

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

When you're in the middle of a pennant race,
you can't go up there thinking about home runs.
- Sammy Sosa

If you're black in America, race is a factor in your life.
Start with that assumption.
- Henry Hampton

Librarians as a race tend to be tedious.
- Peter Shaffer

Every GP Masters race will stand out because we will be available for fans,
media and sponsors.
- Nigel Mansell

It's nice to have a lot of people in the field.
Independent, third party, Libertarian,
Reform and other party candidates can do what they want to do.
I welcome them to the race.
- John Murray


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