Best Famous Quotes by: Giovanni Ruffini, don Miguel Ruiz, Muriel Rukeyser, Count Benjamin Thompson Rumford, Jalal ud-Din Rumi, Horace Rumpole, Donald H. Rumsfeld, Margaret Lee Runbeck, Steven Runciman, Augusta E. Rundell, Damon Runyon, Harold Ruopp, Salman Rushdie, David Dean Rusk, John Ruskin, Theodore Ruskin, Anna Russell, Bertrand Russell, David Russell, John Russell, Lord John Russell, Mark Russell, Utterly Russell, Patricia Russell-McCloud, Bayard Rustin, Babe Ruth, Ernest Rutherford, Mark Rutherford, Samual Rutherford, and Richard Rybolt

Best Giovanni Ruffini Quotes: The most famous quotes by Giovanni Ruffini

The teacher is like the candle which lights others in consuming itself. — Giovanni Ruffini

Best don Miguel Ruiz Quotes: The most famous quotes by don Miguel Ruiz

Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art. — don Miguel Ruiz

Best Muriel Rukeyser Quotes: The most famous quotes by Muriel Rukeyser

I think there is choice possible to us at any moment, as long as we live. But there is no sacrifice. There is a choice, and the rest falls away. Second choice does not exist. Beware of those who talk about sacrifice. — Muriel Rukeyser

The universe is made of stories, not atoms. — Muriel Rukeyser

Best Count Benjamin Thompson Rumford Quotes: The most famous quotes by Count Benjamin Thompson Rumford

Nothing surely is so disgraceful to society and to individuals as unmeaning wastefulness. — Count Benjamin Thompson Rumford

Best Jalal ud-Din Rumi Quotes: The most famous quotes by Jalal ud-Din Rumi

I died a mineral, and became a plant. I died a plant and rose an animal. I died an animal and I was man. Why should I fear When was I less by dying — Jalal ud-Din Rumi

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. — Jalal ud-Din Rumi

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. — Jalal ud-Din Rumi

I tried to find Him on the Christian cross, but He was not there I went to the Temple of the Hindus and to the old pagodas, but I could not find a trace of Him anywhere. I searched on the mountains and in the valleys but neither in the heights nor in the depths was I able to find Him. I went to the Caaba in Mecca, but He was not there either. I questioned the scholars and philosophers but He was beyond their understanding. I then looked into my heart and it was there where He dwelled that I saw Him He was nowhere else to be found. — Jalal ud-Din Rumi

Come out of the circle of time And into the circle of love. — Jalal ud-Din Rumi

Best Horace Rumpole Quotes: The most famous quotes by Horace Rumpole

There’s no pleasure on earth that’s worth sacrificing for the sake of an extra five years in the geriatric ward of the Sunset Old People’s Home, Weston-Super-Mare. — Horace Rumpole

Best Donald H. Rumsfeld Quotes: The most famous quotes by Donald H. Rumsfeld

If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much. — Donald H. Rumsfeld

Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – – the ones we don’t know we don’t know. And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones. — Donald H. Rumsfeld

Best Margaret Lee Runbeck Quotes: The most famous quotes by Margaret Lee Runbeck

Silence makes the real conversation between friends. Not the saying, but the never needing to say is what counts. — Margaret Lee Runbeck

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. — Margaret Lee Runbeck

Giving is a necessity sometimes… more urgent, indeed, than having. — Margaret Lee Runbeck

Best Steven Runciman Quotes: The most famous quotes by Steven Runciman

Faced by the mountainous heap of the minutiae of knowledge and awed by the watchful severity of his colleagues, the modern historian too often takes refuge in learned articles or narrowly specialized dissertations, small fortresses that are easy to defend from attack. — Steven Runciman

I believe that the supreme duty of the historian is to write history, that is to say, to attempt to record in one sweeping sequence the greater events and movements that have swayed the destiny of man. — Steven Runciman

Best Augusta E. Rundell Quotes: The most famous quotes by Augusta E. Rundell

Christmas–that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance–a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved. — Augusta E. Rundell

Best Damon Runyon Quotes: The most famous quotes by Damon Runyon

One of these days in your travels, a guy is going to come up to you and show you a nice brand-new deck of cards on which the seal is not yet broken, and this guy is going to offer to bet you that he can make the Jack of Spades jump out of the deck and squirt cider in your ear. But, son, do not bet this man, for as sure as you are standing there, you are going to end up with an earful of cider. — Damon Runyon

Best Harold Ruopp Quotes: The most famous quotes by Harold Ruopp

ife does not require us to make good it asks only that we give our best at each level of experience. — Harold Ruopp

Best Salman Rushdie Quotes: The most famous quotes by Salman Rushdie

A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it or offer your own version in return. — Salman Rushdie

Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation’s heart, the excision of its memory. — Salman Rushdie

Our lives teach us who we are. — Salman Rushdie

Best David Dean Rusk Quotes: The most famous quotes by David Dean Rusk

We were eyeball-to-eyeball and the other fellow just blinked. — David Dean Rusk

Give a member of Congress a junket and a mimeograph machine and he thinks he is secretary of state. — David Dean Rusk

The fidelity of the United States to security treaties is not just an empty matter. It is a pillar of peace in the world. — David Dean Rusk

When you solve a problem, you ought to thank God and go on to the next one. — David Dean Rusk

Let me say with a Georgia accent that we cannot solve this problem if it requires a diplomatic passport to claim the rights of an American citizen. — David Dean Rusk

The United States is not just an old cow that gives more milk the more it’s kicked in the flanks. — David Dean Rusk

Best John Ruskin Quotes: The most famous quotes by John Ruskin

Quality is never an accident it is always the result of intelligent effort. — John Ruskin

No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect. If he is not a sculptor or painter, he can only be a builder. — John Ruskin

There is hardly anything in the world that some man can’t make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man’s lawful prey. — John Ruskin

We may live without her, and worship without her, but we cannot remember without her. How cold is all history, how lifeless all imagery, compared to that which the living nation writes, and the uncorrupted marble bears — John Ruskin

Education is the leading of human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them. — John Ruskin

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. — John Ruskin

Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts–the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art. — John Ruskin

We were not sent into this world to do anything into which we can not put our heart. — John Ruskin

The highest reward for man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it. — John Ruskin

It is written on the arched sky It looks out from every star It is the poetry of Nature It is that which uplifts the spirit within us. — John Ruskin

This is the true nature of home – it is the place of Peace the shelter, not only from injury, but from all terror, doubt and division. — John Ruskin

No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish. — John Ruskin

I believe the first test of a truly great man is his humility. — John Ruskin

In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong honor that try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes. — John Ruskin

You will find that the mere resolve not to be useless, and the honest desire to help other people, will, in the quickest and delicatest ways, improve yourself. — John Ruskin

Taste is not only a part and index of morality, it is the only morality. The first, and last, and closest trial question to any living creature is What do you like Tell me what you like, I’ll tell you what you are. — John Ruskin

…in order that a man may be happy, it is necessary that he should not only be capable of his work, but a good judge of his work. — John Ruskin

In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it. — John Ruskin

Every increased possession loads us with new weariness. — John Ruskin

What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do. — John Ruskin

Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them and in the plainest possible words or he will certainly misunderstand them. — John Ruskin

Of all the pulpits from which human voice is ever sent forth, there is none from which it reaches so far as from the grave. — John Ruskin

Best Theodore Ruskin Quotes: The most famous quotes by Theodore Ruskin

The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem. — Theodore Ruskin

The highest reward for a man’s toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it. — Theodore Ruskin

Best Anna Russell Quotes: The most famous quotes by Anna Russell

The reason that there are so few women comics is that so few women can bear being laughed at. — Anna Russell

Best Bertrand Russell Quotes: The most famous quotes by Bertrand Russell

Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual word, but every possible word, must conform. — Bertrand Russell

There is much pleasure ot be gained from useless knowledge. — Bertrand Russell

Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education. — Bertrand Russell

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead. — Bertrand Russell

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. — Bertrand Russell

War does not determine who is right – only who is left. — Bertrand Russell

The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry. — Bertrand Russell

In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. — Bertrand Russell

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. — Bertrand Russell

The thing that I should wish to obtain from money would be leisure with security. — Bertrand Russell

Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power. — Bertrand Russell

Education, which was at first made universal in order that all might be able to read and write, has been found capable of serving quite other purposes. By instilling nonsense it unifies populations and generates collective enthusiasm. — Bertrand Russell

Real life is, to most men, a long second-best, a perpetual compromise between the ideal and the possible but the world of pure reason knows no compromise, no practical limitations, no barrier to the creative activity. — Bertrand Russell

A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not be endured with patient resignation. — Bertrand Russell

So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence. — Bertrand Russell

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts. — Bertrand Russell

The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it. — Bertrand Russell

The main thing needed to make men happy is intelligence. — Bertrand Russell

Fear is, I believe, a most effective tool in destroying the soul of an individual–and the soul of a people. — Bertrand Russell

One of the chief obstacles to intelligence is credulity, and credulity could be enormously diminished by instructions as to the prevalent forms of mendacity. Credulity is a greater evil in the present day than it ever was before, because, owing to the growth of education, it is much easier than it used to be to spread misinformation, and, owing to democracy, the spread of misinformation is more important than in former times to the holders of power. — Bertrand Russell

The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way. — Bertrand Russell

Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true. — Bertrand Russell

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong. — Bertrand Russell

A process which led from the amoeba to man appeared to philosophers to be obviously progress — though whether the amoeba would agree with this opinion is not known. — Bertrand Russell

Nothing of importance is ever achieved without discipline. I feel myself sometimes not wholly in sympathy with some modern educational theorists, because I think that they underestimate the part that discipline plays. But the discipline you have in your life should be one determined by your own desires and your own needs, not put upon you by society or authority. — Bertrand Russell

If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. — Bertrand Russell

Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise. — Bertrand Russell

The happiness that is genuinely satisfying is accompanied by the fullest exercise of our faculties and the fullest realization of the world in which we live. — Bertrand Russell

When one admits that nothing is certain one must, I think, also admit that some things are much more nearly certain than others. — Bertrand Russell

Drunkenness is temporary suicide. — Bertrand Russell

It may seem to your conceited to suppose that you can do anything important toward improving the lot of mankind. But this is a fallacy. You must believe that you can help bring about a better world. A good society is produced only by good individuals, just as truly as a majority in a presidential election is produced by the votes of single electors. Everybody can do something toward creating in his own environment kindly feelings rather than anger, reasonableness rather than hysteria, happiness rather than misery. — Bertrand Russell

‘Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. — Bertrand Russell

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. — Bertrand Russell

Many people would sooner die than think In fact, they do so. — Bertrand Russell

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important. — Bertrand Russell

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. — Bertrand Russell

It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly. — Bertrand Russell

If all our happiness is bound up entirely in our personal circumstances it is difficult not to demand of life more than it has to give. — Bertrand Russell

Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change. — Bertrand Russell

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. — Bertrand Russell

Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it. — Bertrand Russell

It is clear that thought is not free if the profession of certain opinions makes it impossible to earn a living. — Bertrand Russell

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. — Bertrand Russell

It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather than the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young. — Bertrand Russell

I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied ‘The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies that’s fair.’ In these words he epitomized the history of the human race. — Bertrand Russell

The fundamental defect of fathers is that they want their children to be a credit to them. — Bertrand Russell

Our instinctive emotions are those that we have inherited from a much more dangerous world, and contain, therefore, a larger portion of fear than they should. — Bertrand Russell

The mind is a strange machine which can combine the materials offered to it in the most astonishing ways. — Bertrand Russell

I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn’t wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine. — Bertrand Russell

Every man, wherever he goes, is encompassed by a cloud of comforting convictions, which move with him like flies on a summer day. — Bertrand Russell

If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. — Bertrand Russell

In the part of this universe that we know there is great injustice, and often the good suffer, and often the wicked prosper, and one hardly knows which of those is the more annoying. — Bertrand Russell

If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years. — Bertrand Russell

All movements go too far. — Bertrand Russell

A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconciously translates what he hears into something he can understand. — Bertrand Russell

It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won’t go. — Bertrand Russell

Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth — more than ruin — more even than death…. Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man. — Bertrand Russell

Mathematics, rightly viewed, posses not only truth, but supreme beauty – a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture. — Bertrand Russell

Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim. — Bertrand Russell

Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons. — Bertrand Russell

Passive acceptance of the teacher’s wisdom is easy to most boys and girls. It involves no effort of independent thought, and seems rational because the teacher knows more than his pupils it is moreover the way to win the favour of the teacher unless he is a very exceptional man. Yet the habit of passive acceptance is a disastrous one in later life. It causes man to seek and to accept a leader, and to accept as a leader whoever is established in that position. — Bertrand Russell

It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this. — Bertrand Russell

No one gossips about other people’s secret virtues. — Bertrand Russell

Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man. — Bertrand Russell

The people who are regarded as moral luminaries are those who forego ordinary pleasures themselves and find compensation in interfering with the pleasures of others. — Bertrand Russell

The main things which seem to me important on their own account, and not merely as means to other things, are knowledge, art, instinctive happiness, and relations of frendship or affection. — Bertrand Russell

The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution. — Bertrand Russell

Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination. — Bertrand Russell

The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy – I mean that if you are happy you will be good. — Bertrand Russell

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf. — Bertrand Russell

This is one of those views which are so absolutely absurd that only very learned men could possibly adopt them. — Bertrand Russell

What the world needs is not dogma but an attitude of scientific inquiry combined with a belief that the torture of millions is not desirable, whether inflicted by Stalin or by a Deity imagined in the likeness of the believer. — Bertrand Russell

There is no nonsense so errant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action. — Bertrand Russell

Too little liberty brings stagnation and too much brings chaos. — Bertrand Russell

This is patently absurd but whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities. — Bertrand Russell

Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality. — Bertrand Russell

There are two motives for reading a book one, that you enjoy it the other, that you can boast about it. — Bertrand Russell

Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men although he was twice married, it never occured to him to verify this statement by examining his wives’ mouths. — Bertrand Russell

Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact. — Bertrand Russell

When one admits that nothing is certain one must, I think, also admit that some things are much more nearly certain than others. It is much more nearly certain that we are assembled here tonight than it is that this or that political party is in the right. Certainly there are degrees of certainty, and one should be very careful to emphasize that fact, because otherwise one is landed in an utter skepticism, and complete skepticism would, of course, be totally barren and completely useless. — Bertrand Russell

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness. — Bertrand Russell

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible. — Bertrand Russell

One should as a rule respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny, and is likely to interfere with happiness in all kinds of ways. — Bertrand Russell

To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have reached this level. — Bertrand Russell

We have, in fact, two kinds of morality side by side one which we preach but do not practice, and another which we practice but seldom preach. — Bertrand Russell

It is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatsoever for supposing it is true. — Bertrand Russell

It is obvious that ‘obscenity’ is not a term capable of exact legal definition in the practice of the Courts, it means ‘anything that shocks the magistrate.’ — Bertrand Russell

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones. — Bertrand Russell

Best David Russell Quotes: The most famous quotes by David Russell

The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn. — David Russell

We live in a Newtonian world of Einsteinian physics ruled by Frankenstein logic. — David Russell

Best John Russell Quotes: The most famous quotes by John Russell

Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting. — John Russell

Best Lord John Russell Quotes: The most famous quotes by Lord John Russell

A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one. — Lord John Russell

Best Mark Russell Quotes: The most famous quotes by Mark Russell

The scientific theroy I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage. — Mark Russell

The way money goes so fast these days, they should paint racing stripes on it. — Mark Russell

Best Utterly Russell Quotes: The most famous quotes by Utterly Russell

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd. — Utterly Russell

Best Patricia Russell-McCloud Quotes: The most famous quotes by Patricia Russell-McCloud

Life is an escalator You can move forward or backward you can not remain still. — Patricia Russell-McCloud

Best Bayard Rustin Quotes: The most famous quotes by Bayard Rustin

When I say I love Eastland, it sounds preposterous–a man who brutalizes people. But *you* love him or you wouldn’t be here. You’re going to Mississippi to create social change–and you love Eastland in your desire to create conditions which will redeem his children. Loving your enemy is manifest in putting your arms not around the man but around the social situation, to take power from those who misuse it–at which point they can become human too. — Bayard Rustin

Best Babe Ruth Quotes: The most famous quotes by Babe Ruth

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way. — Babe Ruth

I have only one superstition. I touch all the bases when I hit a home run. — Babe Ruth

Best Ernest Rutherford Quotes: The most famous quotes by Ernest Rutherford

The only possible conclusion that social sciences can draw is some do, some don’t. — Ernest Rutherford

You should never bet against anything in science at odds of more than about 10-12 to 1. — Ernest Rutherford

All science is either physics or stamp collecting. — Ernest Rutherford

Best Mark Rutherford Quotes: The most famous quotes by Mark Rutherford

It is possible by long-continued practice, not merely in lying, but in talking on subjects in which we have no real interest, not to know when we are sincere and when we are not. — Mark Rutherford

Best Samual Rutherford Quotes: The most famous quotes by Samual Rutherford

I see Christ’s love is so kingly, that it will not abide a marrow it must have a throne all alone in the soul. — Samual Rutherford

I bless the Lord that all our troubles come through Christ’s fingers, and that He casteth sugar among them and casteth in some ounce withts of heaven and of the spirit of glory in our cup. — Samual Rutherford

If Christ Jesus be the periode, the end and the lodging-home at the end of your journey, there is no fear ye go to a friend . . . ye may look death in the face with joy. — Samual Rutherford

The weightiest end of the cross of Christ that is laid upon you, lieth upon your strong Savior. — Samual Rutherford

Live on Christ’s love while ye are here, and all the way. — Samual Rutherford

Best Richard Rybolt Quotes: The most famous quotes by Richard Rybolt

There will be a time when loud-mouthed, incompetent people seem to be getting the best of you. When that happens, you only have to be patient and wait for them to self destruct. It never fails. — Richard Rybolt

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