Found 207 quotes starting with PO:

Poesy is a beauteous damsel, chaste, honourable, discreet, witty, retired, and who keeps herself within the limits of propriety. She is a friend of solitude; fountains entertain her, meadows console her, woods free her from ennui, flowers delight her; in short, she gives pleasure and instruction to all with whom she communicates.
– Cervantes
Poetry absolves spirituality from the dividedness of religions and provides us with a sanctuary that excludes no one.
– Vanna Bonta
Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who hate one another with an instinctive hatred, and when they meet upon the same road, one of them has to give place.
– Charles Baudelaire
Poetry cannot be translated; and, therefore, it is the poets that preserve the languages; for we would not be at the trouble to learn a language if we could have all that is written in it just as well in a translation. But as the beauties of poetry cannot be preserved in any language except that in which it was originally written, we learn the language.
– Johnson
Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.
– Plato
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
– Kahlil Gibran
Poetry is a mere drug, Sir.
– George Farquhar
Poetry is a subset of a Cosmos, which in itself, is a poem.
– Vanna Bonta
Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.
– Robert Frost
Poetry is all nouns and verbs.
– Marianne Moore
Poetry is an art, and chief of the fine arts; the easiest to dabble in, the hardest to reach true perfection.
– E.C. Stedman
Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
– Charles Simic
Poetry is certainly something more than good sense, but it must be good sense at all events just as a palace is more than a house, but it must be a house, at least.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.
– Thomas Hardy
Poetry is indispensable --if I only knew what for.
– Jean Cocteau
Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers.
– Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those we have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these things.
– Emily Dickinson
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion…
– T. S. Eliot
Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.
– Allen Ginsberg
Poetry is our heart, our spirit, our soul. Call it whatever; without it, everything else is nothing but hardware.
– Vanna Bonta
Poetry is the achievement of the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.
– Carl Sandburg
Poetry is the exquisite expression of exquisite expressions.
– Joseph Roux
Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of nature.
– David Hare
Poetry is the language in which man explores his own amazement.
– Christopher Fry
Poetry is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake.
– Lord Byron
Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley
Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.
– William Wordsworth
Poetry is the utterance of deep and heartfelt truth. The true poet is very near the oracle.
– Edward Hubbell Chaplin
Poetry is to hold judgment on your soul.
– Henrik Ibsen, Norweigen Playwright
Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
– Robert Frost
Poetry is what is lost in translation.
– Robert Frost
Poetry isn't an activity, it's a way life is lived.
– Vanna Bonta
Poetry makes nothing happen. It survives in the valley of its saying.
– W. H. Auden
Poetry must have something in it that is barbaric, vast and wild.
– Denis Diderot
Poetry often enters through the window of irrelevance.
– M. C. Richards
Poetry reveals to us the loveliness of nature, brings back the freshness of youthful feelings, reviews the relish of simple pleasures, keeps unquenched the enthusiasm which warmed the springtime of our being, refines youthful love, strengthens our interest in human mature, by vivid delineations of its tenderest and softest feelings, and through the brightness of its prophetic visions, helps faith to lay hold on the future life.
– William E. Channing
Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance.
– John Keats
Poetry the best words in the best order.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
– Shelley, incomplete, poets
Poets can't worry about popularity since loving life and humanity involves saying what some people don't want to hear.
– Vanna Bonta
Poets generally love cats -- because poets have no delusions about their own superiority.
– Marion Garretty
Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
– G. K. Chesterton
POEZIA e o ştiinţă a acţiunii.
– Gellu Naum
Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil --or else an absolute ignorance.
– Graham Greene
Pointing out the comic elements of a situation can bring a sense of proportion and perspective to what might otherwise seem an overwhelming problem.
– Harvey Mindess
Poker is generally reckoned to be America's second most popular after-dark activity. Sex is good, they say, but poker lasts longer
– Alfred Alvarez
Polaire! The agitating and agitated Polaire! The tiny slip of a woman that you know, with the waist slender to the point of pain, of screaming out loud, of breaking in two, in a spasmically tight bodice, the prettiest slimness ...
– Jean Lorrain
Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back.
– Thomas Sowell
Politeness costs nothing. Nothing, that is, to him that shows it but if often costs the world very dear.
– W. Allingham
Politeness is half good manners and half good lying.
– Mary Wilson Little
Politeness is one half good nature and the other half good lying.
– Mary Wilson Little
Politeness is the flower of humanity.
– Joseph Joubert
Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.
– Ambrose Bierce
Political correctness is the natural continuum from the party line. What we are seeing once again is a self-appointed group of vigilantes imposing their views on others. It is a heritage of communism, but they don't seem to see this.
– Doris Lessing
Political history is largely an account of mass violence and of the expenditure of vast resources to cope with mythical fears and hopes.
– Murray Edelman, _Politics as Symbolic Action_, p. 1
Political image is like mixing cement. When it's wet, you can move it around and shape it, but at some point it hardens and there's almost nothing you can do to reshape it.
– Walter Frederick Mondale
Political is personal; personal is political. I never was a political person until I realized I was a lesbian. I was this oblivious middle-class white kid who didn’t understand the powers of oppression or structure or anything. My very existence became politicized for me and that’s what enabled me to see all these things. It wasn’t just me, it was a whole cultural movement that was also doing those things that I was a part of.
– Alison Bechdel
Political language - and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists - is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
– George Orwell, 1946
Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
– George Orwell
Political policy is like a wild animal; it cannot be perfectly perceived, only appropriately considered.
– Tyler DeVinaspre
Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
– Mao Tse-tung
Political success is the ability, when the inevitable occurs, to get credit for it.
– Laurence J. Peter
Politician talk themselves red, white, and blue in the face.
– Clare Booth Luce
Politicians -- power itself -- are abject because they merely embody the profound contempt people have for their own lives. One should be grateful to the politicians for accepting the abstractness of power, and ridding others of its burden. This inevitably kills them but they get their revenge by passing onto others the corpse of power.
– Jean Baudrillard
Politicians are interested in people. Not that it is always a virtue. Fleas are interested in dogs.
– P. J. O'Rourke
Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.
– Unknown
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, they go out and buy more tunnel.
– John Quinton
Politicians are the close relatives of the Devil.
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
– Nikita Khrushchev
Politicians are the same the world over: they promise to build a bridge even when there is no river.
– Nikita Khrushchev
Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
– Arthur C. Clarke
Politicians should shift their thinking from how I can balance the budget to how I can attract top global talents, businesses and investments to compete in a global economy.
– Med Jones
Politics are usually the executive expression of human immaturity.
– Vera Brittaiin
Politics can be relatively fair in the breathing spaces of history; at its critical turning points there is no other rule possible than the old one, that the end justifies the means.
– Arthur Koestler
Politics didn't lead me to working people. Working people led me into politics.
– Barack Obama
Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows--marriage does.
– Groucho Marx
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
– Will Rogers
Politics has less to do with where you live than where your heart is.
– Margaret Cho
Politics in the United States consists of the struggle between those whose change has been arrested by success or failure, on one side, and those who are still engaged in changing themselves, on the other. Agitators of arrested metamorphosis versus agitators of continued metamorphosis. The former have the advantage of numbers (since most people accept themselves as successes or failures quite early), the latter of vitality and visibility (since self-transformation, though it begins from within, with ideology, religion, drugs, tends to express itself publicly through costume and jargon).
– Harold Rosenberg
Politics is a place of humble hopes and strangely modest requirements, where all are good who are not criminal and all are wise who are not ridiculously otherwise.
– Frank Moore Colby
Politics is about the control of a limited number of resources by a limited number of people who think that number is too many
– Gary Holder-Winfield
Politics is applesauce.
– Will Rogers
Politics is largely a matter of heart.
– R. A. Butler
Politics is made up largely of irrelevancies.
– Dalton Camp
Politics is no exact science.
– Otto von Bismark
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
– Ronald Reagan
Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
– John Kenneth Galbraith
Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
– J. K. Galbraith
Politics is not worrying this country one-tenth as much as where to find a parking space.
– Will Rogers
Politics is organized hatred, that is unity.
– John Jay Chapman
Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
– Robert Louis Stephenson
Politics is still crucially important. Our choices are vital, and we've got to make them, and not just say, 'Oh, they're all the same.' They are all the same in certain ways, alas -- a political animal is such an animal. But lurking somewhere behind their rhetoric and their spittle are important choices that we should make.
– Dennis Potter
Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
– Ronald Reagan
Politics is the art of anesthesia.
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
– Julius Henry Marx
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.
– Ernest Benn
Politics is the art of preventing people from sticking their noses in things that are properly their business.
– Paul Valéry
Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them.
– Paul Valery
Politics is the art of the possible.
– R. A. Butler
Politics is the art of the possible.
(originally, "Die Politik ist die Lehre von Möglichen.")

– Otto von Bismarck
Politics is the conspiracy of the unproductive but organized against the productive but unorganized.
– Joseph Sobran
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
– Oscar Ameringer
Politics is the pursuit of trivial men who, when they succeed at it, become important in the eyes of more trivial men.
– George Jean Nathan
Politics is the science of getting more power than anyone deserves to have.
– Kirk Brothers, The Revolutionary Right
Politics is the science of urgencies.
– Theodore Parker
Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
– Lester B. Pearson
Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
– Mao Tse Tung
Politics makes strange postmasters.
– Kin Hubbard
Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.
– Lucille Ball
Politics when I am in it, makes me sick.
– Edward De Bono
Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be.
– Herbert Marshall McLuhan
Politics [is] the art of achieving the maximum amount of freedom for individuals that is consistent with the maintenance of social order.
– Barry Goldwater
Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
– Henry Adams
Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
– Ambrose Bierce
Politics, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
– Henry Adams
Politics... have always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
– Henry Brooks Adams
Polling is merely an instrument for gauging public opinion. When a president or any other leader pays attention to poll results, he is, in effect, paying attention to the views of the people. Any other interpretation is nonsense.
– George Gallup
Pool of Shallow Waters
– Ashley Dean Mair
Poor are poor because rich are rich.
– B. J. Gupta
Poor fellow, he suffers from files.
– Aneurin Bevan
Poor human nature, what horrible crimes have been committed in thy name!
– Emma Goldman
Poor is the man who does not know his own intrinsic worth and tends to measure everything by relative value. A man of financial wealth who values himself by his financial net worth is poorer than a poor man who values himself by his intrinsic self worth.
– Sidney Madwed
Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.
– Madonna
Poor little Foal of an oppressed race! I love the languid patience of thy face.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poor little men, poor little cocks! As soon as they're old enough, they swell their plumage to be conquerors. If they only knew that it's enough to be just a little bit wounded and sad in order to obtain everything without fighting for it.
– Jean Anouilh
Poor Mexico - so far from God and so close to the United States.
– Porfirio Diaz, Biography of Porfirio Diaz
Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
– Wallace Stevens
Poorly written novels--no matter how pious and edifying the behavior of the characters--are not good in themselves and are therefore not really edifying.
– Flannery O'Connor
Pop artists deal with the lowly trivia of possessions and equipment that the present generation is lugging along with it on its safari into the future.
– J. G. Ballard
Popular art is normally decried as vulgar by the cultivated people of its time; then it loses favor with its original audience as a new generation grows up; then it begins to merge into the softer lighting of quaint, and cultivated people become interested in it, and finally it begins to take on the archaic dignity of the primitive.
– Northrop Frye
Popular Christianity has for its emblem a gibbet, for its chief sensation a sanginary execution after torture, for its central mystery is an insane vengeance bought off by a trumpery expiation. But there is a nobler and profounder Christianity which affirms the sacred mystery of equality and forbids the glaring futility and folly of vengeance.
– George Bernard Shaw
Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.
– Thomas Carlyle
Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.
– John Stuart Mill
Popularity comes from allowing yourself to be bored by people while pretending to enjoy it.
– Karol Newlin
Popularity is exhausting. The life of the party almost always winds up in a corner with an overcoat over him.
– Wilson Mizner
Popularity is neither fame nor greatness.
– William Hazlitt, on the Pleasure of Hating
Popularity is not an indication of quality.
– Vanna Bonta
Popularity is the one insult I have never suffered.
– Oscar Wilde
Popularity It is glory's small change.
– Victor Hugo
Por la corrupción del lenguaje empiezan otras muchas corrupciones..." "By the corruption of language many other corruptions begin ...
– Andres Bello
Pornography is about dominance. Erotica is about mutuality.
– Gloria Steinem
Porque el miedo, sin ser Dios, suele hacer algo de nada. (Fear can, though it is not God, create something from nothing.)
– Caspar de Aguilar
Portraying true love towards all & sundry is be-all and end-all i.e. it's a life style/attitude that is of greater importance than any other life style/attitude/action. Have you been portraying true love towards all & sundry?
– Emeasoba George
Pose your questions to people and you will get countless useless answers.
– Dejan Stojanovic
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
– Zig Ziglar
Possession is eleven points in the law.
– Colley Cibber
Possession, it is true, crowns exertion with rest; but it is only in the illusions of fancy that it has power to charm us.
– Wilhelm von Humboldt
Possibility/impossibility is a matter of one's mindset. For, if you do think that you can, then you can & will. But, if you do think you can't, then you can't & won't.
– Emeasoba George
Possible impossibility emerges from an impossible possibility, or possibly, impossible possibility blooms from the impossibly possible impossibility.
– Dejan Stojanovic
Possible is more a matter of attitude, a matter of decision, to choose among the impossible possibilities, when one sound opportunity becomes a possible solution.
– Dejan Stojanovic
Possibly, more people kill themselves and others out of hurt vanity than out of envy, jealousy, malice or desire for revenge.
– Iris Murdoch
Possunt quia posse videntur. (They can because they think they can, from The Aeneid)
– Virgil
Post-Watergate morality, by which anything left private is taken as presumptive evidence of wrongdoing.
– Charles Krauthammer
Posterity gives every man his true value.
– Tacitus
Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anybody else.
– Heywood Broun
Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anyone else.
– Heywood Broun, Sitting on the World, 1924
Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness, when bequeathed by those who. when alive, would not have contributed.
– Charles Caleb Colton
Potatoes are to food what sensible shoes are to fashion.
– Linda Wells
Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have a grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet.
– Hesiod
Pour water on a sportswriter -- instant horseshit.
– Ted Williams
Poverty in itself does not make men into a rabble; a rabble is created only when there is joined to poverty a disposition of mind, an inner indignation against the rich, against society, against the government.
– Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Poverty is a mathematical proof of the fact that mankind is a big failure!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Poverty is a scorpion; it stings the poor and it also stings the men with high conscience who feel sad about the poverty; the rest is immune to it!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.
– Kahlil Gibran
Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction.
– Dennis Kucinich, 2004 speech to Democratic National Convention
Poverty is not dishonourable in itself, but only when it arises from idleness, intemperance, extravagance, and folly.
– Plutarch
Poverty is not the root cause of crime.
– Rush Limbaugh
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
– Aristotle
Poverty is the schoolmaster of character.
– Antiphanes
Poverty must have many satisfactions, else there would not be so many poor people.
– Don Herold
Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning must offer an escape from poverty.
– Lyndon B. Johnson
Poverty of goods is easily cured poverty of the mind is irreparable.
– D. A. Battista
Poverty without debt is independence.
– Arabic Proverb
Poverty, we may say, surrounds a man with ready-made barriers, which if they do mournfully gall and hamper, do at least prescribe for him, and force on him, a sort of course and goal; a safe and beaten, though a circuitous, course. A great part of his guidance is secure against fatal error, is withdrawn from his control. The rich, again, has his whole life to guide, without goal or barrier, save of his own choosing, and, tempted, is too likely to guide it ill.
– Carlyle
Power (n) The only narcotic regulated by the SEC instead of the FDA.
– Anonymous
Power always has to be kept in check power exercised in secret, especially under the cloak of national security, is doubly dangerous.
– William Proxmire
Power always has to be kept in check; power exercised in secret, especially under the cloak of national security, is doubly dangerous.
– William Proxmire
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak and that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws.
– John Quincy Adams
Power consists in one's capacity to link his will with the purpose of others, to lead by reason and a gift of cooperation.
– Woodrow Wilson
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
– Lord Acton
Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat
– John Lehman, Secretary of the US Navy, 1981-1987
Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat.
– John Lehman
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts, perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
– John Ernst Steinbeck
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
– John Steinbeck
Power grows from the barrel of a gun.
– Mao Zedong
Power in defense of freedom is greater than power on behalf of tyranny and oppression.
– Malcolm X
Power intoxicates men. When a man is intoxicated by alcohol, he can recover, but when intoxicated by power, he seldom recovers.
– James F. Byrnes
Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.
– George Orwell, 1984 Book 3, Chapter 3
Power is not an institution, and not a structure; neither is it a certain strength we are endowed with; it is the name that one attributes to a complex strategical situation in a particular society.
– Michel Foucault
Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
– Honore' de Balzac
Power is not to resist the criticisms; power is to seek for something useful to use amongst the criticisms!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Power is something of which I am convinced there is no innocence this side of the womb.
– Nadine Gordimer
Power is the ability not to have to please.
– Elizabeth Janeway
Power is the by-product of understanding.
– Jacob Bronowski
Power is the faculty or capacity to act, the strength and potency to accomplish something. It is the vital energy to make choices and decisions. It also includes the capacity to overcome deeply embedded habits and to cultivate higher, more effective ones.
– Stephen Covey
Power is the great aphrodisiac.
– Henry Kissinger
Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
– Henry Kissinger
Power is what men seek, and any group that gets it will abuse it. It is the same story.
– Lincoln Steffens
Power may be at the end of a gun, but sometimes it's also at the end of the shadow or the image of a gun.
– Jean Genet
Power may be justly compared to a great river while kept within its bounds it is both beautiful and useful, but when it overflows its banks, it is then too impetuous to be stemmed it bears down all before it, and brings destruction and desolation wherever it goes.
– Alexander Hamilton
Power never takes a back step - only in the face of more power.
– Malcolm X
Power over a man's subsistence amounts to power over his will.
– Alexander Hamilton
Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
– Emerich Edward Dalbert
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
– Lord Acton, 1887
Power! Did you ever hear of men being asked whether other souls should have power or not? It is born in them. You may dam up the fountain of water, and make it a stagnant marsh, or you may let it run free and do its work; but you cannot say whether it shall be there; it is there. And it will act, if not openly for good, then covertly for evil; but it will act.
– Olive Schreiner
Power? It's like a Dead Sea fruit. When you achieve it, there is nothing there.
– Harold Macmillan
Powerful men in particular suffer from the delusion that human beings have no memories. I would go so far as to say that the distinguishing trait of powerful men is the psychotic certainty that people forget acts of infamy as easily as their parents birth
– Stephen Vizinczey

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