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Multitude Quotes

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Martyrdom covers a multitude of sins.
- Mark Twain

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For decades, the violence in the Middle East has claimed
a multitude of innocent civilian victims:
Men,
women and children, Arab and Israeli.
- John Conyers

The definition of the individual was:
a multitude of one million divided by one million.
- Arthur Koestler

Breaking with old friends is one of the most painful
of the changes in all that piling up of a multitude
of small distasteful changes that constitutes growing older.
- John Dos Passos

 

The multitude of books is making us ignorant.
- Voltaire

True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends,
but in the worth and choice.
- Ben Jonson

The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that
something can be true and untrue at the same time.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

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He that goeth about to persuade a multitude that they
are not so well governed as they ought to be shall
never want attentive and favorable hearers.
- Richard Hooker

Knowledge is the consequence of time,
and multitude of days are fittest to teach wisdom.
- Jeremy Collier

To be old is to be part of a huge and ordinary multitude...
the reason why old age was venerated in the past was
because it was extraordinary.
- Ronald Blythe

No man for any considerable period can wear one face
to himself and another to the multitude,
without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

My sense of divine brings with it a strange sound of music with its glories,
a marvellous melody sounding like a multitude of flutes.
- Paul Twitchell

I have been a multitude of shapes, Before I assumed a consistent form.
- Taliesin

Words will not be able to ever express how sorry I am for this,
and I have profound regret and sorrow for the multitude
of mistakes and harm I have caused.
- Jack Abramoff

I love people who make me laugh.
I honestly think it's the thing I like most,
to laugh.
It cures a multitude of ills.
It's probably the most important thing in a person.
- Audrey Hepburn

But a multitude of people, even the two hundred million of the Chinese empire,
cannot subsist without civil government.
- Ezra Stiles

Any bull market covers a multitude of sins,
so there may be all sorts of problems with the current
system that we won't see until the bear market comes.
- Ron Chernow

The blood of Jesus Christ can cover a multitude of sins,
it seems to me.
- Denis Diderot

Mr. Darwin refers to the multitude of the individual of every species,
which, from one cause or another, perish either before,
or soon after attaining maturity.
- Richard Owen

Seek not the favor of the multitude;
it is seldom got by honest and lawful means.
But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices,
but weigh them.
- Immanuel Kant

A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse,
a party, a company by the way, a counselor,
a multitude of counselors.
- Charles Baudelaire

The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny.
- Edmund Burke

I ordered gold in the meantime to be showered down
without ceasing among the happy multitude.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

Riches cover a multitude of woes.
- Menander

Say what you want about long dresses,
but they cover a multitude of shins.
- Mae West

To write regular verses destroys an infinite number of fine possibilities,
but at the same time it suggests a multitude of distant
and totally unexpected thoughts.
- Paul Valery

A novel is balanced between a few true impressions
and the multitude of false ones that make up most of what we call life.
- Saul Bellow

In science, as in art, and, as I believe,
in every other sphere of human activity,
there may be wisdom in a multitude of counsellors,
but it is only in one or two of them.
- Thomas Huxley

In the United States, the majority undertakes to supply
a multitude of ready-made opinions for the use of individuals,
who are thus relieved from the necessity of forming opinions of their own.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

The affairs of life embrace a multitude of interests,
and he who reasons in any one of them,
without consulting the rest, is a visionary unsuited
to control the business of the world.
- James F. Cooper

I have many times asked myself whether there can be
more potent advocates of peace upon earth through the
years to come than this massed multitude of silent
witnesses to the desolation of war.
- King George V

There is always a multitude of reasons both in favor
of doing a thing and against doing it.
The art of debate lies in presenting them;
the art of life lies in neglecting ninety-nine hundredths of them.
- Mark Rutherford

Every step and every movement of the multitude,
even in what are termed enlightened ages,
are made with equal blindness to the future;
and nations stumble upon establishments,
which are indeed the result of human action,
but not the execution of any human design.
- Adam Ferguson

The Reformers, therefore, as instruments in the hands of God,
in delivering the Church from bondage to prelates,
did not make it a tumultuous multitude,
in which every man was a law to himself,
free to believe, and free to do what he pleased.
- Charles Hodge

If, amid the multitude of contending counsel,
you have hesitated and doubted; if, when a great measure suggested itself,
you have shrunk from the vast responsibility,
afraid to go forward lest you should go wrong,
what wonder?
- Robert Dale Owen

Mischief springs from the power which the moneyed interest
derives from a paper currency which they are able to control,
from the multitude of corporations with exclusive privileges...
which are employed altogether for their benefit.
- Andrew Jackson

The plane is simply abstracting the power stored in
the wave by a distant gale,
and using it to counteract gravity.
And if the work be continued long enough,
or a multitude of planes be continually drawing on the reservoir of power,
the wave must inevitably be flattened.
- Lawrence Hargrave

Those who have wrought great changes in the world never
succeeded by gaining over chiefs;
but always by exciting the multitude.
The first is the resource of intrigue and produces only secondary results,
the second is the resort of genius and transforms the universe.
- Martin Van Buren

A multitude of causes unknown to former times are now
acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind,
and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce
it to a state of almost savage torpor.
- William Wordsworth

Great minds are to make others great.
Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude
to intellectual vassalage,
not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny,
but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aid them to judge for themselves.
- William Ellery Channing

The Indians, I was now speaking of, were not content
with the common Enemies that lessen and destroy their Country-men,
but invented an infallible Stratagem to purge their Tribe,
and reduce their Multitude into far less Numbers.
- John Lawson

We should all aspire in life to do a multitude of things well -
to be a great father,
to be a good husband, to be a good lover,
you know, to try to do things the best you can is very important to me.
- Matthew Modine

Every experiment, by multitudes or by individuals,
that has a sensual and selfish aim, will fail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the scattered settlements of this Diocese,
schools and Churches are of necessity for many years few in number,
and multitudes of both sexes are growing up in great ignorance.
- John Strachan

There are the manufacturing multitudes of England;
they must have work,
and find markets for their work; if machines and the Black Country are ugly,
famine would be uglier still.
- Goldwin Smith

There are many men whose tongues might govern multitudes
if they could govern their tongues.
- George Dennison Prentice

Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself,
I am large, I contain multitudes.
- Walt Whitman

The eyes of the soul of the multitudes are unable to
endure the vision of the divine.
- Plato

A handful of men, inured to war, proceed to certain victory,
while on the contrary, numerous armies of raw and undisciplined
troops are but multitudes of men dragged to the slaughter.
- Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

When Jesus then is with the multitudes,
He is not in His house, for the multitudes are outside of the house,
and it is an act which springs from His love of men
to leave the house and to go away to those who are not able to come to Him.
- Origen

He would see civilization in danger of perishing under
the oppression of a gigantic paradox:
he would see multitudes of people starving in the midst of plenty,
and nations preparing for war although pledged to peace.
- Arthur Henderson

Now multitudes of root words are identical in the American
languages over vast areas some of them with precisely the same senses,
and others with various shades of analogical meaning.
- John W. Dawson

Money, again, has often been a cause of the delusion of the multitudes.
Sober nations have all at once become desperate gamblers,
and risked almost their existence upon the turn of a piece of paper.
- Charles Mackay

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right;
a single experiment can prove me wrong.
- Albert Einstein

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed,
but nature does not depend on us.
We are not the only experiment.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

How could youths better learn to live
than by at once trying the experiment of living?
- Henry David Thoreau

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled
in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beyond mind, there is an awareness that is intrinsic,
that is not given to you by the outside, and is not an idea -
and there is no experiment up to now
that has found any center in the brain
which corresponds to awareness.
The whole work of meditation is
to make you aware of all that is "mind"
and disidentify yourself from it.
That very separation is the
greatest revolution that can happen to man.
Now you can do and act on only that
which makes you more joyous, fulfills you,
gives you contentment, makes your life a work of art, a beauty.
But this is possible only if the master in you is awake.
- Osho

All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have no fear that the result of our experiment
will be that men may be trusted to
govern themselves without a master.
- Thomas Jefferson

The point of an experiment is not to arrive at a predetermined end point,
to prove or disprove anything, but to deliver a poem
that reveals much about the process taken.
- John Barton

There comes a time when every scientist,
even God, has to write off an experiment.
- P. D. James

The Stanford prison experiment came out of class exercises
in which I encouraged students to understand the dynamics of prison life.
- Philip Zimbardo

I am convinced that people with such wounds will be
quite ready to co-operate in a safe and painless experiment
in the interests of humanity as a whole.
- Robert Barany

For a poet to depict a poet in poetry is a hazardous experiment;
in regarding one's own trade a sense of humour and
a little wholesome cynicism are not amiss.
- Edward Dowden

My drumming is always an experiment.
- Pat Mastelotto

Doubt the conventional wisdom unless you can verify
it with reason and experiment.
- Steve Albini

In fact any experiment that measures a quantum effect
is one in which the quantum effect is aligned with
the behavior of some heavy,
macroscopic object; that's how we measure it.
- Murray Gell-Mann

There is a great interest in comparative religion and
a desire to understand faiths other than our own and
even to experiment with exotic cults.
- Emily Greene Balch

Life is too short not to experiment.
- Jamelia


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