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An overburdened, overstretched executive is the best executive, because he or she doesn't have the time to meddle, to deal in trivia, to bother people.
View quotes by Jack Welch

'Sometimes I'll be walking down the street and I'll hear some American and I'll just go, 'Of course they hate us, of course they can't stand us. We're the most annoying, boisterous creatures in the world.' I mean we come in and we eat mounds of food, and we're like, 'Where's the ketchup for our French fries.' I'm like, 'Shut up.'' - explaining how she REALLY feels about her American fans when being treated poorly in France.
View quotes by Kate Hudson

Never stop because you are afraid - you are never so likely to be wrong. Never keep a line of retreat: it is a wretched invention. The difficult is what takes a little time; the impossible is what takes a little longer.
View quotes by Fridtjof Nansen

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
View quotes by Oliver Wendell Holmes

A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
View quotes by Groucho Marx

It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it; but the young know they are wretched for they are full of the truthless ideal which have been instilled into them, and each time they come in contact with the real, they are bruised and wounded. - Of Human Bondage
View quotes by W Somerset Maugham

It is a denial of justice not to stretch out a helping hand to the fallen; that is the common right of humanity.
View quotes by Seneca

It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people.
View quotes by Logan Pearsall Smith

I have known sorrow and learned to aid the wretched.
View quotes by Virgil

I consider a human soul without education like marble in the quarry, which shows none of its inherent beauties till the skill of the polisher fetches out the colours, makes the surface shine, and discovers every ornamental cloud, spot and vein that runs through the body of it.
View quotes by Joseph Addison

Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.
View quotes by Albert Camus

There is not in the world so toilsome a trade as the pursuit of fame; life concludes before you have so much as sketched your work.
View quotes by Jean De La Bruyere

You know, you really can't beat a household commodity - the ketchup bottle on the kitchen table.
View quotes by Adlai Stevenson

You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.
View quotes by Norman Vincent Peale

Ideally, advertising aims at the goal of a programmed harmony among all human impulses and aspirations and endeavors. Using handicraft methods, it stretches out toward the ultimate electronic goal of a collective consciousness.
View quotes by Marshall McLuhan

The wretch who digs the mine for bread, or ploughs, that others may be fed, feels less fatigued than that decreed to him who cannot think or read.
View quotes by Hannah More

Some books stretch the imagination. This one mugs it. [On the novel Spares]
View quotes by David Baddiel

Well, there's egg and bacon; egg sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg bacon and spam; egg bacon sausage and spam; spam bacon sausage and spam; spam egg spam spam bacon and spam; spam sausage spam spam bacon spam tomato and spam. [Waitress in Spam sketch]
View quotes by Terry Jones

We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched.
View quotes by Tacitus

You know, you really can't beat a household commodity - the ketchup bottle on the kitchen table.
View quotes by Adlai E Stevenson

Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing.
View quotes by Francis Bacon

It is the stretched soul that makes music, and souls are stretched by the pull of opposites - opposite bents, tastes, yearnings, loyalties.
View quotes by Eric Hoffer

When Christmas bells are swinging above the fields of snow, we hear sweet voices ringing from lands of long ago, and etched on vacant places are half-forgotten faces of friends we used to cherish, and loves we used to know.
View quotes by Ella Wilcox

The wretched have no compassion, they can do good only from strong principles of duty.
View quotes by Samuel Johnson

Politics is a life sentence. It's an obsessive, all-demanding, utterly fascinating, totally committing profession - stimulating, satisfying, stretching.
View quotes by Michael Heseltine

I can make Tony Blair, Michael Howard, Charles Kennedy or anyone else look bumbling, irrelevant, tetchy... or rather brilliant.
View quotes by Andrew Marr

When I can't stretch to kiss my boots, I know it'll be time to hang them up!
View quotes by Darren Currie

Use every weapon within the rules and stretch the rules to breaking point, I say.
View quotes by Fred Trueman

Troy Cooley, the bowling coach, and Duncan Fletcher, should know what makes him tick, and what made him the world's best bowler [on Steve Harmison]
View quotes by Phil Tufnell

We have a wretched motley Crew, in the Fleet; the Marines the Refuse of every Regiment, and the Seamen, few of them, ever wet with salt Water.
View quotes by Benedict Arnold



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