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Apt Quotes

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In my opinion, no single design is apt to be optimal for everyone.
- Donald Norman

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A man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts.
- Harold MacMillan

We are apt to forget that children watch examples better
than they listen to preaching.
- Roy L. Smith

The man of science, like the man of letters,
is too apt to view mankind only in the abstract,
selecting in his consideration only a single side of
our complex and many-sided being.
- James G. Frazer

 

An apt quotation is like a lamp which flings its light over the whole sentence.
- Letitia Landon

If you expect nothing, you're apt to be surprised.
You'll get it.
- Malcolm Forbes

Men who do not make advances to women are apt to become
victims to women who make advances to them.
- Walter Bagehot

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Selfishness is one of the qualities apt to inspire love.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

No company is preferable to bad.
We are more apt to catch the vices of others than virtues,
as disease is far more contagious than health.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Since the generality of persons act from impulse,
much more than from principle, men are neither so good
nor so bad as we are apt to think them.
- Augustus Hare

Sudden success in golf is like the sudden acquisition of wealth.
It is apt to unsettle and deteriorate the character.
- P. G. Wodehouse

We are apt to love praise, but not deserve it.
But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than that.
- William Penn

Let a man do what he will by a single woman,
the world is encouragingly apt to think Marriage a sufficient amends.
- Samuel Richardson

Among all kinds of Writing, there is none in which
Authors are more apt to miscarry than in Works of Humour,
as there is none in which they are more ambitious to excel.
- Joseph Addison

Great joy, especially after a sudden change of circumstances,
is apt to be silent, and dwells rather in the heart than on the tongue.
- Henry Fielding

A man nearly always loves for other reasons than he thinks.
A lover is apt to be as full of secrets from himself
as is the object of his love from him.
- Ben Hecht

The bargain that yields mutual satisfaction is the
only one that is apt to be repeated.
- B. C. Forbes

Being too good is apt to be uninteresting.
- Harry S. Truman

Any one reflecting upon the thought he has of the delight,
which any present or absent thing is apt to produce in him,
has the idea we call love.
- John Locke

The most insignificant people are the most apt to sneer at others.
They are safe from reprisals.
And have no hope of rising in their own self esteem
but by lowering their neighbors.
- William Hazlitt

Once the bear's hug has got you, it is apt to be for keeps.
- Harold MacMillan

Men at a distance, who have admired our systems of
government unfounded in nature,
are apt to accuse the rulers, and say that taxes have
been assessed too high and collected too rigidly.
- Henry Knox

The world is apt to judge of everything by the success;
and whoever has ill fortune will hardly be allowed a good name.
- William Dampier

When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers,
idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter.
- Logan P. Smith

There is a much more exact correspondence between the
natural and moral world than we are apt to take notice of.
- Joseph Butler

The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness,
the human soul is apt to revive also.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

But constant experience shows us that every man invested
with power is apt to abuse it,
and to carry his authority as far as it will go.
- Charles de Secondat

It is natural to indulge in the illusions of hope.
We are apt to shut our eyes to that siren until she allures us to our death.
- Gertrude Stein

A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one,
and when too small, to pinch the feet.
So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.
- Horace

People are too apt to treat God as if he were a minor royalty.
- Herbert Beerbohm Tree

Men are but children of a larger growth,
Our appetites as apt to change as theirs,
And full as craving too, and full as vain.
- Diane Arbus

Young men are apt to think themselves wise enough,
as drunken men are apt to think themselves sober enough.
- Lord Chesterfield

Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling
for the strength of their argument.
The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic.
- William E. Gladstone

Standardization of our educational systems is apt to
stamp out individualism and defeat the very ends of
education by leveling the product down rather than up.
- Harvey Cushing

Perfection has one grave defect: it is apt to be dull.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who posses it;
and this I know,
my lords: that where law ends, tyranny begins.
- William Pitt

Wit in women is apt to have bad consequences;
like a sword without a scabbard,
it wounds the wearer and provokes assailants.
- Elizabeth Montagu

Every contrition for sin is apt to encourage a not
quite charitable wish that other people should exhibit a similar contrition.
- Charles Williams

Hobbies are apt to run away with us,
you know; it doesn't do to be run away with.
We must keep the reins.
- George Eliot

Mankind are apt to be strongly prejudiced in favor
of whatever is countenanced by antiquity,
enforced by authority, and recommended by custom.
- Robert Hall

Popularity, I have always thought, may aptly be compared to a coquette -
the more you woo her,
the more apt is she to elude your embrace.
- John Tyler

I haven't much opinion of words.
They're apt to set fire to a dry tongue,
that's what I say.
- Ellen Glasgow

In long experience I find that a man who trusts nobody
is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts.
- Harold MacMillan

Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error to an afflicted truth.
- Jeremy Taylor

Americans are apt to be unduly interested in discovering
what average opinion believes average opinion to be.
- John Maynard Keynes

The class distinctions proper to a democratic society
are not those of rank or money,
still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned,
of race, but of age.
- W. H. Auden

The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to
be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

It is odd how learned persons fail to see that new
terms and definitions are apt to mean new doubts and litigation.
- Frederick Pollock

Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
- Lady Bird Johnson

Those men are most apt to be obsequious and conciliating abroad,
who are under the discipline of shrews at home.
- Washington Irving

People of little understanding are most apt to be angry
when their sense is called into question.
- Samuel Richardson

Youth is ever apt to judge in haste,
and lose the medium in the wild extreme.
- Aaron Hill

Any reading not of a vicious species must be a good
substitute for the amusements too apt to fill up the
leisure of the labouring classes.
- James Madison

Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that
which is the most painful course.
- George Eliot

As a good horse is not very apt to jump over a bank,
if left to guide himself, I let mine pick his own way.
- Buffalo Bill

If a person is treated like a patient,
they are apt to act like one.
- Frances Farmer

In America journalism is apt to be regarded as an extension of history:
in Britain,
as an extension of conversation.
- Anthony Sampson

The processes of teaching the child that everything
cannot be as he wills it are apt to be painful both
to him and to his teacher.
- Anne Sullivan Macy

The people who work in intelligence work are more conscious,
more apt to be attentive.
- William Hedgcock Webster

I believe we are still so innocent.
The species are still so innocent that a person who
is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer,
just before he puts the final wrench on his throat,
will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water.
- Maya Angelou

In these days when science is clearly in the saddle
and when our knowledge of disease is advancing at a breathless pace,
we are apt to forget that not all can ride and that
he also serves who waits and who applies what the horseman discovers.
- Harvey Cushing

I don't dream songs.
I'm more apt to write dreams down and then to be able
to interpret them into a song.
I also tend to get up and write prose in the morning
from which will come songs.
- Judy Collins

The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed
by fear rather than reverence,
and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment
that it brings than because of its own foulness.
- Aristotle

Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the
sacred principles of liberty,
which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must
not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.
- Bertrand Russell

A changeling is one child substituted for another.
I couldn't find anything more apt.
We had to kind of fight that supernatural element in the publicity,
and I offered to try and find another title,
but Clint liked it, and it stayed.
- J. Michael Straczynski

Such sins, even if they do not kill all grace in us,
do harm, nevertheless; and though they are only venial in themselves,
they make us apt, ready, and inclined to lose grace
and to fall into mortal sin.
- Johannes Tauler

In the past I have declined to comment on my own work:
because,
it seems to me, a poem is what it is;
because a poem is itself a definition,
and to try to redefine it is to be apt to falsify it;
and because the author is the person least able to
consider his work objectively.
- James Schuyler

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth;
when perfect sincerity is expected,
perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who
is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause
to wonder that he does not hear it.
- Tacitus

The beautiful part of writing is that you don't have
to get it right the first time,
unlike, say, a brain surgeon.
You can always do it better, find the exact word,
the apt phrase, the leaping simile.
- Robert Cormier

Till people find themselves greatly abused and oppressed by their governors,
they are not apt to complain; and whenever they do,
in fact, find themselves thus abused and oppressed,
they must be stupid not to complain.
- Jonathan Mayhew

Now since France has three times in sixty years failed
to obtain practical results from Political revolutions,
all Europe is apt to press forward into new Social
doctrine to regulate the future.
- Lajos Kossuth


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