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As we express our gratitude,
we must never forget that the highest appreciation
is not to utter words, but to live by them.
- John F. Kennedy

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Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely.
You must be calm before you can utter oracles.
- Henry David Thoreau

Music is 10% exhilaration and 90% utter disappointment.
- John Barrow

 

To my utter despair I have discovered,
and discover every day anew, that there is in the masses
no revolutionary idea or hope or passion.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation,
but as a question.
- Niels Bohr

And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness;
and he will never come to utter ruin.
- Aeschylus

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Man can know his world without falling back on revelation;
he can live his life without feeling his utter dependence on supernatural powers.
- Christopher Dawson

I read The Old Curiosity Shop before I began Blackwood Farm.
I was amazed at the utter madness in that book.
- Anne Rice

One of the hardest things in life is having words in
your heart that you can't utter.
- James Earl Jones

I think Robbie Williams is an utter and complete prat.
His last record was a pile of rubbish.
- Pete Waterman

I think reading Shakespeare's plays when I was young was extremely important.
He had the ability to make utter strangers come alive.
- Rita Dove

Brute animals have the vowel sounds;
man only can utter consonants.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

In utter loneliness a writer tries to explain the inexplicable.
- John Steinbeck

I utter this word with deepest affection and from the very bottom of my heart.
- Giuseppe Garibaldi

I can imagine an utter hatred for the jazz avant-garde.
- Matthew Shipp

Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.
- Plato

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting.
Not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness,
but trailing clouds of glory do we come.
- William Wordsworth

Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike
them are those who are least able to utter them.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Lord, give us the wisdom to utter words that are gentle and tender,
for tomorrow we may have to eat them.
- Mo Udall

We are called to show utter commitment to the God who
is revealed in Jesus and to all those to whom His invitation is addressed.
- Rowan Williams

It is a fool's prerogative to utter truths that no one else will speak.
- Neil Gaiman

The unsaved people will be cast into utter darkness forever.
- Tim LaHaye

It is a great evil, as well as a misfortune,
to be unable to utter a prompt and decided 'no'.
- Charles Simmons

You utter a vow or forge a signature and you may find
yourself bound for life to a monastery,
a woman or prison.
- Bronislaw Malinowski

I used to look down on the world for being corrupt,
but now I adore it for the utter magnificence of that corruption.
- Richard J. Needham

As long as a word remains unspoken, you are its master;
once you utter it,
you are its slave.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

The utter incompetence of the U.N.
is literally incomprehensible.
- Malcolm Wallop

A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used,
to utter fully human speech as possible.
Powerlessness and silence go together.
- Margaret Atwood

One of the greatest sounds of them all -
and to me it is a sound -
is utter,
complete silence.
- Andre Kostelanetz

Treat Death as it treats us: with utter indifference.
- Stephen Evans

For boredom speaks the language of time,
and it is to teach you the most valuable lesson of your life -
the lesson of your utter insignificance.
- Joseph Brodsky

I stopped making movies because I don't like taking my clothes off.
Maybe it's realism, but in my opinion,
it's utter filth.
- Debbie Reynolds

The utter helplessness of a conquered people is perhaps
the most tragic feature of a civil war or any other sort of war.
- Rebecca Latimer Felton

It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.
- Aristotle

Give me the liberty to know, to utter,
and to argue freely according to conscience,
above all liberties.
- John Milton

The thing I was attracted to as a little girl was Kirk,
Bones and Spock, and their utter loyalty.
There's nothing more powerful than that.
- Jolene Blalock

There's a feeling of elation that comes after getting
off stage and then there's a feeling of utter sadness
that comes after getting off the stage.
- Neve Campbell

You may be right that people say: 'You know what,
we had Obama.
He was inexperienced.
The guy had great rhetoric, sounded good,
looked good, but has turned out to be an utter disaster.
I want someone where I have confidence and credibility
that they're up to the job and that I can trust what they tell me.'
- Karl Rove

It was a place without a single feature of the space-time matrix that he knew.
It was a place where nothing yet had happened -
an utter emptiness.
There was neither light nor dark: there was nothing here but emptiness.
- Clifford D. Simak

I must be informed, that one of my great duties was,
to obey the priests in all things; and this I soon learnt,
to my utter astonishment and horror,
was to live in the practice of criminal intercourse with them.
- Maria Monk

I was told to challenge every spiritual teacher,
every world leader to utter the one sentence that no religion,
no political party, and no nation on the face of the earth will dare utter:
'Ours is not a better way,
ours is merely another way.
- Neale Donald Walsch

I get amazed, I can't look at it but about 10 seconds,
at these politicians dancing around this,
dancing around this, I'm trying to find a correct name for it,
this utter absolute, asinine, idiotic stupidity of men marrying men.
- Jimmy Swaggart

Towards four o'clock, the rebels felt strong enough to take the offensive.
A brigade with a battery under Earle managed to strike
the Federal right on the flank and rear and throw it into utter confusion,
which spread rapidly along the whole front.
Now came the disastrous end.
- Henry Villard

The chief task was to stop the arms race before it brought utter disaster.
However, after the collapse of communism and the disintegration of the Soviet Union,
any rationale for having nuclear weapons disappeared.
- Joseph Rotblat

The minute one utters a certainty, the opposite comes to mind.
- May Sarton

A man calumniated is doubly injured -
first by him who utters the calumny,
and then by him who believes it.
- Herodotus

Hateful to me as are the gates of hell,
Is he who, hiding one thing in his heart,
Utters another.
- Homer

O my God, what must a soul be like when it is in this state!
It longs to be all one tongue with which to praise the Lord.
It utters a thousand pious follies, in a continuous
endeavor to please Him who thus possesses it.
- Saint Teresa of Avila

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered
have prevented a single foolish action.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered,
nor false because spoken magnificently.
- Saint Augustine

A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

A word once uttered can never be recalled.
- Horace

And when I was born, I drew in the common air,
and fell upon the earth, which is of like nature;
and the first voice which I uttered was crying,
as all others do.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

No bird has ever uttered note That was not in some first bird's throat;
Since Eden's freshness and man's fall No rose has been original.
- Thomas Bailey Aldrich

What is uttered is finished and done with.
- Thomas Mann

Truth uttered before its time is always dangerous.
- Mencius

Such is the miraculous nature of the future of exiles:
what is first uttered in the impotence of an overheated
apartment becomes the fate of nations.
- Salman Rushdie

And so Adam, in that his speech to Eve,
uttered his faith in the promise made to her of her seed,
and so in that respect Adam himself came in under her covenant.
- Thomas Goodwin

The winged words uttered in this House have gone forth to the world,
on their mission of good or of evil.
- Caleb Cushing

It is not difficult for me to have this faith,
for it is incontrovertible that where there is a plan there is intelligence -
an orderly,
unfolding universe testifies to the truth of the most
majestic statement ever uttered -
'In the beginning,
God.'
- Arthur H. Compton

The very hirelings of the press, whose trade it is
to buoy up the spirits of the people.
have uttered falsehoods so long, they have played off so many tricks,
that their budget seems, at last, to be quite empty.
- William Cobbett

So far as I know, anything worth hearing is not usually
uttered at seven o'clock in the morning;
and if it is,
it will generally be repeated at a more reasonable
hour for a larger and more wakeful audience.
- Moss Hart

A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy,
the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered,
and the smile that lights on the first born babe,
and assures it of a mother's love.
- Thomas Chandler Haliburton

Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

In the confusion we stay with each other,
happy to be together, speaking without uttering a single word.
- Walt Whitman

Taking a new step, uttering a new word,
is what people fear most.
- Benjamin Disraeli

There is no substitute for the comfort supplied
by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship.
- Iris Murdoch

Be Utterly and Dependably Unexpected.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You either do it completely and utterly,
or you should stop doing it.
- Bono (paraphrase)


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