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Retains Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Retains

Please enjoy these Retains Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Wisdom not only gets, but once got, retains.
- Francis Quarles

I bear no grudges.
I have a mind that retains nothing.
- Bette Midler

An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.
- Pliny the Elder

Memory in youth is active and easily impressible;
in old age it is comparatively callous to new impressions,
but still retains vividly those of earlier years.
- Charlotte Bronte

 

The mind is like a sheet of white paper in this,
that the impressions it receives the oftenest,
and retains the longest, are black ones.
- Julius Charles Hare

When one has love for God, one doesn't feel any physical attraction to wife,
children, relatives and friends.
One retains only compassion for them.
- Ramakrishna

For a century longer, Rome still retains its outward form,
but the swarming nations are now in full career.
- John Lothrop Motley

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Nothing retains less of desire in art,
in science, than this will to industry,
booty, possession.
- Andre Breton

If a man has been his mother's undisputed darling he
retains throughout life the triumphant feeling,
the confidence in success, which not seldom brings
actual success along with it.
- Sigmund Freud

But the fact is, Mr. Chairman, for all the challenges
the Postal Service of the 21st century faces,
it still retains its traditional place as a key cog
in how American businesses conduct their affairs and
how Americans all across this land communicate.
- John M. McHugh

Two qualities are indispensable: first,
an intellect that, even in the darkest hour,
retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth;
and second,
the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead.
- Karl Von Clausewitz

If George W. Bush is given a second term, and retains
a Republican Congress and a compliant federal judiciary,
he and his allies are likely to embark on a campaign
of political retribution the likes of which we haven't
seen since Richard Nixon.
- Paul Begala

When a mother quarrels with a daughter,
she has a double dose of unhappiness hers from the conflict,
and empathy with her daughter's from the conflict with her.
Throughout her life a mother retains this special need
to maintain a good relationship with her daughter.
- Terri Apter

The very nature of the world is constant change.
You set a goal and create a plan to achieve it;
then the assumptions on which you
based your plan change - they always do.
The challenge is to retain your goals
while adapting your tactics.
Relax and stay flexible in order to reach
your goals and maintain your happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability
to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time
and still retain the ability to function.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

God sent Jesus as an example to see if we could retain
and maintain the Holy Spirit in human flesh.
- Benny Hinn

The screen is a magic medium.
It has such power that it can retain interest as it
conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle.
- Stanley Kubrick

No men who really think deeply about women retain a high opinion of them;
men either despise women or they have never thought seriously about them.
- Otto Weininger

What makes a specific quality or quantity of innovation
retain its intense newness over the years?
- Brian Ferneyhough

It is an interesting question how far men
would retain their relative rank
if they were divested of their clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Ultimately, there is no compromise.
Westerners will either retain their civilization,
including the right to insult and blaspheme,
or not.
- Daniel Pipes

Who questions much, shall learn much,
and retain much.
- Francis Bacon

I try to give the media as many confusing images as
I can to retain my freedom.
What's real is for my children and the people I live with.
- Sting

The strongest reason for the people
to retain the right to keep and bear arms is,
as a last resort, to protect themselves
against tyranny in government.
- Thomas Jefferson

Painting directly from nature is difficult as things do not remain the same;
the camera helps to retain the picture in your mind.
- Theodore Robinson

I use about 20 different colours to retain the luminance in my work.
- John Dyer

To retain respect for sausages and laws,
one must not watch them in the making.
- Otto von Bismarck

Love grows by giving.
The love we give away is the only love we keep.
The only way to retain love is to give it away.
- Elbert Hubbard

Some theists in evolutionary science acquiesce to these
tacit rules and retain a personal faith while accepting
a thoroughly naturalistic picture of physical reality.
- Phillip E. Johnson

I admit I was somewhat concerned when we started to sign so many players -
naturally you are going to worry about whether you
can retain your place in the side.
- Frank Lampard

To retain my fascination with chemistry,
I have had to change my research fields about every 10 years.
- Donald Cram

I've appointed a task force to take a fresh look at
the color-code system and whether we should retain it,
change it or scrap it.
- Janet Napolitano

I had then and still retain an interest in science
for its own sake and as a metaphor for our current lives.
- Peter Hammill

What the mind cannot retain, the body will have to endure.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Cancer is a disease where the patient can contribute
a great deal of help himself if he or she can retain
their morale and their hopes.
- George Carman

In the same manner if any nation wasted part of its wealth,
or lost part of its trade, it could not retain the
same quantity of circulating medium which it before possessed.
- David Ricardo

Prudent people are very happy; 'tis an exceeding fine thing,
that's certain, but I was born without it,
and shall retain to my day of Death the Humour of saying what I think.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to
restrain its emotion and retain its self command.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

As long as I retain my feeling and my passion for Nature,
I can partly soften or subdue my other passions and
resist or endure those of others.
- Lord Byron

So writing is a very, very difficult position to obtain...
and retain.
- Leon Uris

Study the best and highest things that are;
but of yourself humble thoughts retain.
- Joe Davis

First, people don't read novels off screens,
and they don't have a tendency to shell out real money
for books when they don't retain anything physically for their money.
- Jack L. Chalker

So, without being cold, you really have to try to retain
the capacity to help people without becoming too emotional
or allowing your own emotions to have full rein.
- Guy Green

When you think about advertisements,
it makes sense that they want to hold and retain our attention.
- Allen Klein

No matter what parents do, kids retain their uniqueness.
- Kirstie Alley

I think experience will teach you a combination of
liberalism and conservatism.
We have to be progressive and at the same time we have to retain values.
We have to hold onto the past as we explore the future.
- Oliver Stone

All camps are hard, that's what they're intended to be.
They make you focus when you're tired,
when you don't feel like doing things,
and to see how long you can retain and pay attention.
- Michael Strahan

Socially I never was an outsider.
I have never thought of the conflict element before frankly,
but perhaps it was wanting to belong,
and at the same time wanting to retain one's own personality.
- Carlisle Floyd

I consider Bush's decision to call for a war against
terrorism a serious mistake.
He is elevating these criminals to the status of war enemies,
and one cannot lead a war against a network if the
term war is to retain any definite meaning.
- Jurgen Habermas

Memory depends very much on the perspicuity,
regularity, and order of our thoughts.
Many complain of the want of memory,
when the defect is in the judgment; and others,
by grasping at all, retain nothing.
- Thomas Fuller

Concepts, like individuals, have their histories and
are just as incapable of withstanding the ravages of time as are individuals.
But in and through all this they retain a kind of homesickness
for the scenes of their childhood.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Perhaps, to the uninformed, it may appear unaccountable
that a man should be able to retain in his memory such a variety of learning;
but the close alliance with each other,
of the different branches of science,
will explain the difficulty.
- Marcus V. Pollio

I was blown away by the standing ovation.
I've had tributes before, sure, but I don't retain that feeling,
and I wasn't prepared for it on Tuesday.
But maybe you shouldn't retain these things or you'd be on a permanent high.
- Burt Bacharach

Even Catholic parishes today are not wanting for talent.
But no serious singer or organist will get anywhere
near the typical music program,
at least if he wants to retain his self-respect.
- Richard Morris

I think actors always retain one foot in the cradle.
We're switched on to our youth, to our childhood.
We have to be because we're in the business of transferring
emotions to other people.
- Derek Jacobi

If we're going to create the best business climate
to create higher paying jobs and retain our young people,
we're going to have to build a workforce prepared for
the opportunities of the future.
- John Hoeven

Moral authority is never retained by
any attempt to hold on to it.
It comes without seeking and
is retained without effort.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The love of one's own sex is precious,
for it is neither provoked by vanity nor retained by flattery;
it is genuine and sincere.
- Maria Mitchell

Some people absorb in different ways.
I didn't realize until I was 15 years old how much I retained.
- Paul Prudhomme

My father had retained an emotional affection for the
ceremonial of his parental home,
without allowing it to influence his intellectual freedom.
- Franz Boas

She seemed to mean what she said.
She said pretty much this: I retained some lawyers,
I have to move on with my life, I am divorcing you,
and then she added, I need money.
- Dennis Kozlowski

However, the sciences of society and of history retained
their old subservient relation to metaphysics for a long time -
well into the eighteenth century.
- Wilhelm Dilthey

The interesting thing about Bettie Page that I discovered
was to leave the mystery.
She always retained a little mystery.
Let there be some unknowns.
- Gretchen Mol

Time, which changes people, does not alter the image
we have retained of them.
- Marcel Proust

I was an observer.
I liked to listen rather than openly express myself.
This trait is something that I've retained over the years.
- Giorgio Armani

On the basis of the familiar experience that that which
is learned with difficulty is better retained,
it would have been safe to prophesy such an effect
from the greater number of repetitions.
- Hermann Ebbinghaus

Prior to any questioning, the person must be warned
that he has a right to remain silent,
that any statement he does make may be used as evidence
against him and that he has a right to the presence of an attorney,
either retained or appointed.
- Earl Warren

Those of us who were brought up as Christians and have
lost our faith have retained the sense of sin without
the saving belief in redemption.
This poisons our thought and so paralyses us in action.
- Cyril Connolly

I have always had an attorney on retainer,
and now I believe I will have to put him to work.
- Jeff Gannon

In my opinion butlers ought To know their place,
and not to play The Old Retainer night and day.
- Joachim du Bellay


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