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Names Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Names.

The beginning of wisdom is to
call things by their right names.
- Chinese proverb

Related topics: Wisdom

Our creator is the same and never changes
despite the names given Him by people here
and in all parts of the world.
Even if we gave Him no name at all,
He would still be there, within us,
waiting to give us good on this earth.
- George Washington Carver

If you can not answer a man's argument,
all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.
- Elbert Hubbard

They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
- Plato

 

I've been called many names like perfectionist,
difficult and obsessive.
I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the
details for any artist to be good.
- Barbra Streisand

You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
- Harrison Ford

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees,
then names the streets after them.
- Bill Vaughan

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Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
- John F. Kennedy

How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are,
we must know our mothers names.
- Alice Walker

Though we may know Him by a thousand names,
He is one and the same to us all.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It's gotten out of control.
It's taking bigger and bigger names to make smaller and smaller films.
I worry that important films without a big name attached won't get made at all.
- Glenn Close

As he is one, so we call Him God, the Deity,
the Divine Nature, and other names of the same signification.
- John Hales

They do certainly give very strange,
and newfangled,
names to diseases.
- Plato

I think knowing people by first names,
not by what they do sexually, is really what it's about.
Not being afraid.
Fear is the enemy.
I've always been comfortable with being gay.
- Herb Ritts

I made a list of people who needed just a little bit of money.
And when the list was complete, there were 42 names.
The total amount of money they needed was $27.
I was shocked.
- Muhammad Yunus

I have fallen in love with American names,
the sharp names that never get fat.
- Stephen Vincent Benet

Those who cultivate moral confusion for profit should understand this:
we will name their names and shame them as they deserve to be shamed.
- Bob Dole

Back then, everyone was Lana and Rock.
No one had ethnic names.
- Piper Laurie

Authors want their names down in history;
I want to keep the smoke coming out of the chimney.
- Mickey Spillane

Names and individuals are unimportant when Germany's final fate is at stake.
- Franz von Papen

What she did was to open our eyes to details of country
life such as teaching us names of wild flowers and
getting us to draw and paint and learn poetry.
- Laurie Lee

We changed the names of our technical schools to colleges,
we expanded the eligibility for HOPE scholarships for technical training,
and we added some formula funding.
- Roy Barnes

They have all different names for music.
I think the music I'm going to change the style with is going to be really,
really big-years and years after I'm gone.
- Ike Turner

The names are bigger, the show is worldwide,
but I get a royal pass into life in the broadcasting business.
- Larry King

Gwyneth Paltrow names her kid Apple.
I'm not going to let that stand.
- Kathy Griffin

My problem with new writers is that it takes me five
or six years to memorise the right names.
- Larry Niven

I remember a couple of instrumental albums,
just don't ask the names.
- Jim Sullivan

And I always read the English translation and always
have conversations with my translator,
for example about the names.
I always have to approve it.
- Cornelia Funke

As Lord Chesterfield said of the generals of his day,
'I only hope that when the enemy reads the list of their names,
he trembles as I do.'
- Duke of Wellington

I am financing the recording myself.
So I have no big names to drop.
- Holly Johnson

I call everyone 'Darling' because I can't remember their names.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

In real life, there are names that surprise us because
they don't seem to suit the person at all.
- Krzysztof Kieslowski

Without naming names, I think other movies look more
realistic but they feel less real.
- Brad Bird

Political debate with liberals is basically impossible
in America today because liberals are calling names
while conservatives are trying to make arguments.
- Ann Coulter

First you forget names, then you forget faces.
Next you forget to pull your zipper up and finally,
you forget to pull it down.
- George Burns

Indian names were either characteristic nicknames given in a playful spirit,
deed names, birth names, or such as have a religious and symbolic meaning.
- Charles Eastman

God, I'm such a lazy writer - I can't even think up new names.
- Dennis Potter

There are three things I always forget.
Names, faces and...
the third I can't remember.
- Italo Svevo

Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages.
You do not even know the names of these Arab villages,
and I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist.
- Moshe Dayan

Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune; all these are names
of the one and selfsame God.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I confused things with their names: that is belief.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

More are the names of God and infinite are the forms
through which He may be approached.
In whatever name and form you worship Him,
through them you will realise Him.
- Ramakrishna

All British people have plain names,
and that works pretty well over there.
- Paris Hilton

Last year we had so many people coming in and out they
didn't bother to sew their names on the backs of the uniforms.
They just put them there with Velcro.
- Andy Van Slyke

Home of lost causes, and forsaken beliefs,
and unpopular names, and impossible loyalties!
- Matthew Arnold

With me it was that defending the Communist Party was
something worse than naming the names.
- Edward Dmytryk

Upon this the Hungarian ministers resigned,
but the names submitted by the president of the council,
at the demand of the king, were not approved of for successors.
- Lajos Kossuth

God hath made it a debt which one saint owes to another
to carry their names to a throne of grace.
- William Gurnall

My mind is vacant on names, but I know him as well as anything.
When I need names they drop out of my head;
when I don't need them they drop back.
- Imogen Cunningham

I don't like giving names to generations.
It's like trying to read the song title on a record that's spinning.
- Ian Williams

The great problem of the concert hall is that the shoebox
is the ideal shape for acoustics but that no architect
worth their names wants to build a shoebox.
- Rem Koolhaas

Names are what people sometimes use to excuse their
thoughts and actions towards you.
- Simon Travaglia

It was a requirement by the veterans to list the 57,000 names.
We're reaching a time that we'll acknowledge the individual
in a war on a national level.
- Maya Lin

Proper names are rigid designators.
- Saul Kripke

The economic picture in the States today doesn't allow
for jazz concerts in a tour fashion.
People now are too used to the Festival,
which gives them more names for the same price.
- Norman Granz

I never heard nobody in my audience call me any kind of names.
- Little Richard

I always have trouble remembering three things:
faces,
names, and - I can't remember what the third thing is.
- Fred Allen

Fame is the inheritance not of the dead,
but of the living.
It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity.
- William Hazlitt

Common folk didn't have last names in the 8th and 9th centuries.
- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

So I had all the names, three names,
and that's good to have on a soap.
- Joan Van Ark

Being around all the great names of the game at a young
age because they were my heroes;
the fact this meant so much to Canada.
It was just an incredible thing to be a part of.
- Marcel Dionne

I'll name names, you know I won't hold back.
- Steven Cojocaru

Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names,
but they all contain water.
Just as religions do - they all contain truths.
- Muhammad Ali

A lot of names in America and Europe have their roots
in Latin and Greek words.
A lot of them go back to archetypes and their stories.
- Maynard James Keenan

Why don't the names of Buddha, Mohammed,
Confucius offend people? The reason is that these others didn't claim to be God,
but Jesus did.
- Josh McDowell

You see the names of places roundabout? They're mine now,
and I've turned them inside out.
- Andrew Motion

Hollywood sold its stars on good looks and personality buildups.
We weren't really actresses in a true sense,
we were just big names - the products of a good publicity department.
- Ann Sothern

Many are the names of God and infinite the forms through
which He may be approached.
- Ramakrishna

Whatever your relationship is to your sacred tradition in the West,
you have some relationship to the Bible if only through
the names of the characters.
- Anita Diament

Biblical names are hot again.
- Anita Diament

Our names are labels, plainly printed on the bottled
essence of our past behavior.
- Logan P. Smith


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