Found 545 quotes starting with R:


Readily people do not accept any ordinary to behave like an extraordinary unless and until some extraordinary but preferably wealthy approves him to be not ordinary.
– Anuj Somany
Readiness of speech is often inability to hold the tongue.
– Jean Baptiste Rousseau
Reading by itself is certainly not sufficient to breed wistfulness; a natural-born peculiarity of wisdom ought to exist in one's very brain cells, and reflected on his very deep beliefs and thoughts..
– The wise Pharoah Moe
Reading furnishes the mind only with material for knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
– John Locke
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
– John Locke
Reading is sometimes an ingenious device for avoiding thought.
– Sir Arthur Helps
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
– Sir Richard Steele
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. It is wholesome and bracing for the mind to have its faculties kept on the stretch.
– Richard Steele
Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad.
– George Bernard Shaw
Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.
– Francis Bacon
Reading music is the skill, while interpretation is the gift.
– anonymous
Reading musses up my mind.
– Henry Ford
Reading this book is like waiting for the first shoe to drop.
– Ralph Novak
Reading transports me. I can go anywhere and never leave my chair. It lets me shake hands with new ideas.
– Rolfe Neill
Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you.
– Harold Bloom
Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
– Albert Einstein
Ready comprehension is often a knee-jerk response and the most dangerous form of understanding. It blinks an opaque screen over your ablility to learn. The judgemental precedents of law function that way, littering your path with dead ends. Be warned. Understand nothing. All comprehension is temporary.
– Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, Mentat Fixe
Ready money works great cures.
– French Proverb
Ready tears are a sign of treachery, not of grief.
– Publilius Syrus
Reagan won because he ran against Jimmy Carter. Had he run unopposed he would have lost.
– Mort Sahl
Real and solid happiness springs from moderation.
– Goethe
Real art is without irony. Irony distances the author from his material. Irony is a product of something. It's not the reason for doing something. Irony is a cheap shot.
– Robert Altman
Real artists ship.
– Steve Jobs
Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing. The rest is mere sheep-herding.
– Ezra Loomis Pound
Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.
– Lady Nancy Astor

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