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Owes Quotes

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Don't go around saying the world owes you a living;
the world owes you nothing; it was here first.
- Mark Twain

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Sometimes our light goes out but
is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this light.
- Albert Schweitzer

Many a man owes his success to his first wife
and his second wife to his success.
- Jim Backus

It is said that the world is in a state of bankruptcy,
that the world owes the world more than the world can pay.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

To state the facts frankly
is not to despair the future nor indict the past.
The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies
and gives a faithful accounting
to those whom he owes an obligation of trust.
- John F. Kennedy

I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand;
that the world owes no man a living but that it owes
every man an opportunity to make a living.
- John D. Rockefeller

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


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If God doesn't destroy Hollywood Boulevard,
he owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology.
- Jay Leno

I do enjoy working with Ryan although he owes me money.
- Colin Mochrie

Nobody owes anybody a living, but everybody is entitled to a chance.
- Jack Dempsey

Every vital organization owes its birth and life to
an exciting and daring idea.
- James Bryant Conant

It's not good for government to tell people that the
world owes them a living and that things are free.
- William Weld

Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one.
- Jean de La Fontaine

Every professional athlete owes a debt of gratitude
to the fans and management,
and pays an installment every time he plays.
He should never miss a payment.
- Bobby Hull

Not only is the self entwined in society;
it owes society its existence in the most literal sense.
- Theodor Adorno

A champion owes everybody something.
He can never pay back for all the help he got,
for making him an idol.
- Jack Dempsey

In 40-odd years in show business, some years I could do no wrong,
and some years I could do nothing right.
Show business.
I owe it everything - it owes me nothing.
- Patsy Kelly

My youth is escaping without giving me anything it owes me.
- Ivy Compton-Burnett

A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with -
a man is what he makes of himself.
- Alexander Graham Bell

America owes most of its social prejudices to the exaggerated
religious opinions of the different sects which were
so instrumental in establishing the colonies.
- James F. Cooper

The more that learn to read the less learn how to make a living.
That's one thing about a little education.
It spoils you for actual work.
The more you know the more you think somebody owes you a living.
- Will Rogers

I always felt that a scientist owes the world only one thing,
and that is the truth as he sees it.
- Hans Eysenck

Any creator owes a debt to past creation.
- Lukas Foss

The men who start out with the notion that the world
owes them a living generally find that the world pays
its debt in the penitentiary or the poor house.
- William Graham Sumner

Our nation owes a debt of gratitude to the 9/11 Commission
members for their valuable service and important recommendations
to improve homeland security.
- Jim Ramstad

What the artist owes the world is his work;
not a model for living.
- Harry Crews

The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease.
The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

The only thing an actor owes his public is not to bore them.
- Marlon Brando

He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his
father's wisdom than he who has a great deal left him
does to his father's care.
- William Penn

Shadow owes its birth to light.
- John Gay

The world does not owe men a living,
but business,
if it is to fulfill its ideal, owes men an opportunity to earn a living.
- Owen D. Young

The working class owes all honor and respect to the
first men who planted the standard of labor solidarity
on the hostile frontier of unorganized industry.
- Ralph Chaplin

I don't think baseball owes colored people anything.
I don't think colored people owe baseball anything,
either.
- Bob Feller

The young patriots now returning from war in Iraq and
Afghanistan and other deployments worldwide are joining
the ranks of veterans to whom America owes an immense debt of gratitude.
- Steve Buyer

Is there not some chosen curse, some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven,
red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man who owes
his greatness to his country's ruin!
- Joseph Addison

The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their
conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them.
- Jean Genet

Your representative owes you, not his industry only,
but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving
you if he sacrifices it to your opinion.
- Edmund Burke

He who uses the office he owes to the voters wrongfully
and against them is a thief.
- Jose Marti

The Government of Iraq also owes a debt to the American
and coalition forces who are fighting the insurgency
and helping put that country back together after decades of repression.
- Ike Skelton

Existence is a strange bargain.
Life owes us little; we owe it everything.
The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
- William Cowper

Every youth owes it to himself and to the world to
make the most possible out of the stuff that is in him.
- Orison Swett Marden

There is nothing that puts a man more in your debt
than that he owes you nothing.
- Mark Caine

True guilt is guilt at the obligation one owes to oneself to be oneself.
False guilt is guilt felt at not being what other people
feel one ought to be or assume that one is.
- R. D. Laing

Like the British Constitution, she owes her success
in practice to her inconsistencies in principle.
- Thomas Hardy

It may be laid down as a primary position,
and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who
enjoys the protection of a Free Government,
owes not only a proportion of his property,
but even of his personal services to the defense of it.
- George Washington

Every American born today owes $43,000 to the federal
government the day she or he is born.
And we are transferring a tremendous amount of debt to the new generation,
much of it owed to overseas creditors who expect to
be repaid by our children with interest.
- Mark Kirk

Through loyalty to the past, our mind refuses to realize
that tomorrow's joy is possible only if today's makes way for it;
that each wave owes the beauty of its line only to
the withdrawal of the preceding one.
- Andre Gide

You will find men who want to be carried on the shoulders of others,
who think that the world owes them a living.
They don't seem to see that we must all lift together and pull together.
- Henry Ford

Art owes its origin to Nature herself...
this beautiful creation, the world, supplied the first model,
while the original teacher was that divine intelligence
which has not only made us superior to the other animals,
but like God Himself, if I may venture to say it.
- Giorgio Vasari

Nothing is more important in the preservation of peace
than to secure among the great mass of the people living
under constitutional government a just conception of
the rights which their nation has against others and
of the duties their nation owes to others.
- Elihu Root

Yes, young men, Italy owes to you an undertaking which
has merited the applause of the universe.
You have conquered and you will conquer still,
because you are prepared for the tactics that decide the fate of battles.
- Giuseppe Garibaldi

Watching President Obama apologize last week for America's arrogance -
before a French audience that owes its freedom to the
sacrifices of Americans -
helped convince me that he has a deep-seated antipathy
toward American values and traditions.
- Rick Santorum

The idea that a war can be won by standing on the defensive
and waiting for the enemy to attack is a dangerous fallacy,
which owes its inception to the desire to evade the price of victory.
- Douglas Haig

This country owes them all a debt of gratitude.
The down payment on that debt is making sure that we
live up to Lincoln's charge:
to care for him who shall have borne the battle,
and for his widow, and his orphan.
- Dave Obey

My husband used to take care of the business part of this,
and after he died I found I wasn't really any good at it.
I hate remembering who owes me what and bugging them if they haven't paid me.
- Jane Haddam

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative,
to which all beings owe their beginning
and which permeates all heaven.
- Lao Tzu

The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.
- Carl Jung

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself.
Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor
for helping us to love God better because of them.
- Mother Teresa

I owe much to mother.
She had an expert's understanding, but also approached art emotionally.
- David Rockefeller

Without this playing with fantasy,
no creative work has ever yet come to birth.
The debt we owe to the play of
the imagination is incalculable.
- Carl Jung

If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem.
If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem.
- J. Paul Getty

I decided to devote my life to telling the story because
I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead.
and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.
- Elie Wiesel

All I am, or can be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
- Claude Monet

We owe at least this much to future generations,
from whom we have borrowed a fragile planet called Earth.
- Maurice Strong

The little I know I owe to my ignorance.
- Sacha Guitry

I owe it all to Jesus.
- Aaron Neville

Believe me, 'tis a godlike thing to lend;
to owe is a heroic virtue.
- Francois Rabelais

When I was straight, I had the courage and energy to become an actress.
I owe my career to my will to stop using.
- Kirstie Alley

Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.
- Charles Spurgeon


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