Found 133 quotes starting with V:

Vacant minds must have their uses, yet it seems a pity to waste first-class bodies on them.
– Author Unknown
Vai, amico, libero da fardelli e paure (Go forward, friend, unburdened and unafraid). Requiescant in pace (Rest in peace).
– Ezio Auditore da Firenze
Vain are the thousand creeds that move men's hearts, unutterably vain; Worthless as withered weeds, or idlest froth amid the boundless main.
– Emily Brontë
Vain glory/vanity is nothing else than excessive pride/regard/trust/hope/admiration/dependence in your/one's riches/wealth/social status/family background/qualification/beauty/handsomeness & stuffs like that. Oh! Yes, That's just what vain glory/vanity is all about. So beware of that. ~Emeasoba George.
– Emeasoba George
valley's days bracket God ways equals testimonies
– ambassador chris
Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back.
– Publilius Syrus
Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes.
– Carl Sandburg
Valour needs first strength, then a weapon.
– J. R. R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Value your words. Each one may be the last.
– Stanislaw Lec
Values are tapes we play on the Walkman of the mind any tune we choose so long as it does not disturb others.
– Johathan Sacks
Van Gogh became a painter because he had no ear for music.
– Nikki Harris
van Vogt is not a giant as often maintained. He's only a pygmy using a giant typewriter
– Damon Knight
Vandals listen only when others are stronger. If vandals are equal or stronger, their word is the last word.
– Dejan Stojanovic
Vanity is the quicksand of reason.
– George Sands
Vanity makes us do more things against inclination than reason.
– Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Variety is the soul of pleasure.
– Aphra Behn
Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat.
– Fran Lebowitz
Vegetarianism is harmless enough, although it is apt to fill a man with wind and self-righteousness.
– Sir Robert Hutchison
Vegetarianism is harmless enough, though it is apt to fill a man with wind and self-righteousness.
– Sir Robert Hutchinson
Veni, vidi, vici. (I came, I saw, I conquered.)
– Gaius Julius Caesar
Veni, vidi, vici. I came, I saw, I conquered
– Julius Caesar
Veni, vidi, vici.
[I came, I saw, I conquered]

– Julius Caesar, from Suetonius, Lives of the Caesars
Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things.
– Dan Quayle
Verily, a man teaching his child manners is better than giving one bushel of grain in alms.
– Prophet Muhammad, Muslim
Verses which do not teach men new and moving truths do not deserve to be read.
– Voltaire
Very distasteful is excessive fame To the sour palate of the envious mind, Who hears with grief his neighbours good by name, And hates the fortune that he ne?er shall find.
– Pindar
Very few of the great leaders ever get through their careers without failing, sometimes dramatically.
– Philip Crosby, Reflections on Quality
Very few persons, comparatively, know how to Desire with sufficient intensity. They do not know what it is to feel and manifest that intense, eager, longing, craving, insistent, demanding, ravenous Desire which is akin to the persistent, insistent, ardent, overwhelming desire of the drowning man for a breath of air; of the shipwrecked or desert-lost man for a drink of water; of the famished man for bread and meat
– Robert Collier
Very few things happen at the right time and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects.
– Herodotus
Very little is known about the War of 1812 because the Americans lost it.
– Eric Nicol
Very little is known of the Canadian country since it is rarely visited by anyone but the Queen and illiterate sport fishermen.
– P. J. O'Rourke
Very little is needed to make a happy life.
– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Very old people are the real victors of this world! And the bitterish beauty in their faces is the most valuable beauty of the earth!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Very simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds.
– Rmy de Gourmont
Vice is a creature of such hideous mien... that the more you see it the better you like it.
– Finley Peter Dunne
Vice is its own reward. It is virtue which, if it is to be marketed with consumer appeal, must carry Green Shield stamps.
– Quentin Crisp
Vicious minds abound with anger and revenge are incapable of feeling the pleasure of forgiving their enemies.
– Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield
Victims suggest innocence. And innocence, by the inexorable logic that governs all relational terms, suggests guilt.
– Susan Sontag
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
– Sun-tzu
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first then seek to win.
– Sun Tzu
VICTORY - Champions have it deep inside of them - a dream, a desire, a vision. They have the last minute stamina. They have to be a little faster. They have to have the will and the skill. But the will must be greater than the skill.
– Muhhammad Ali
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
– Napoleon Bonaparte
Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.
– Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower
Victory has a thousand fathers; defeat is an orphan.
– John F. Kennedy, "A Thousand Days," by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr [1965]., p289. Comment made by JFK in the aftermath of the fai
Victory is a good wine; defeat is a good university!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Victory is a political fiction.
– Anonymous
Vietnam is a jungle. You had jungle warfare. Kuwait, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, you have sand. [There is no need to worry about a protracted war because] from a historical basis, Middle East conflicts do not last a long time.
– Dan Quayle, 10/2/90 (reported in Esquire, 8/92)
View the problem as an opportunity to grow.
– J. Willard Marriott
Viewed as a whole, a forest radiates beauty, serenity and safety. Viewed from within, misplaced focus reaps the fabricated chaos of trees.
– Richard Guerry
Viewed from the summit of reason, all life looks like a malignant disease and the world like a madhouse.
– Johann von Goethe
Viewing the child solely as an immature person is a way of escaping comforting him
– Clark Mousakas
Vigilance helps grow a person character
– Sabata Stoffel Mosehle
Vigny, more secretAs if in his tower of ivory, retired before noon.N.B. Vigny refers to Comte de Vigny, who locked himself in an ivory tower to work without the influences of man and desire.
– Charles Augustin Sainte-Beauve
Vigorous let us be in attaining our ends, and mild in our method of attainment.
– Lord Newborough
Vigorous writing is concise.
– William Jr. Strunk
Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell.
– William Strunk Jr., Elements of Style
Vile deeds like poison weeds bloom well in prison air, it is only what is good in man, that wastes and withers there.
– Oscar Wilde, The Ballad of Reading Gaol
Village is an idea; universe is an idea! If you cannot create an idea bigger than your village you live in, you remain inside your village; if we cannot create an idea greater than this universe, we remain inside this universe
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Vinyl is definitely growing, and will continue to grow. But I think there's a ceiling," says Andres Santo Domingo, the co-founder of the label Mexican Summer. "I don't think it'll ever become the prevalent format. I think it'd be crazy to think that.
– Andrés Santo Domingo
Violence among young people is an aspect of their desire to create. They don't know how to use their energy creatively so they do the opposite and destroy.
– Anthony Burgess
Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is always crude and distorted.
– Ellen Glasgow
Violence is the diplomacy of the incompetent.
– Isaac Asimov, Prelude to Foundation, said by Hari Seldon
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
– Isaac Asimov
Violence is the tool of the barbarian; aggression is the method of the primitive; bloodshed is the way of the savage; cruelty is the manner of the brutish! To be called as a ‘civilised,’ man must be peaceable!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Violence is the way stupid people try to level the playing field.
– John Gregory Dunne, Nothing Lost
Violence is unnecessary and costly. Peace is the only way.
– Julius K. Nyerere
Violence or the threat of violence must never be permitted to influence the actions or judgments of the university community. Once it does, the community, almost by definition, ceases to be a university. It is for this reason that from time immemorial expulsion has been the primary instrument of university discipline.
– Richard Milhous Nixon
Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishfull thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms.
– Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers chapter 4
Vipassana meditation is not just seeing the things inside. It is also seeing the seer.
– Amit Ray
viral aesthetics and guerrilla marketing
– Vandal Arts
Virginity is in the lies of the beholder.
– The Clown Prince of Darkness
Virginity is now a mere preamble or waiting room to be got out of as soon as possible; it is without significance. Old age is similarly a waiting room, where you go after life's over and wait for cancer or a stroke. The years before and after the menstrual years are vestigial: the only meaningful condition left to women is that of fruitfulness.
– Ursula K. Le Guin
Virtual Reality is like mainlining television.
– William Gibson
Virtue alone has majesty in death.
– Edward Young
Virtue and genuine graces in themselves speak what no words can utter.
– William Shakespeare
Virtue beameth from a generous spirit as light from the moon, or as brilliancy from Jupiter.
– Nizami
Virtue can only flourish among equals.
– Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil.
– Albert Camus
Virtue consists, not in abstaining from vice, but in not desiring it.
– George Bernard Shaw
Virtue craves a steep and thorny path.
– Michel de Montaigne
Virtue does not always demand a heavy sacrifice only the willingness to make it when necessary.
– Frederick Sherwood Dunn
Virtue does not come from wealth, but. . . wealth, and every other good thing which men have. . . comes from virtue.
– Socrates
Virtue extends our days he live two lives who relives his past with pleasure.
– Marcus Valerius Martialis
Virtue extends our days: he live two lives who relives his past with pleasure.
– Marcus Valerius Martialis, Epigrams
Virtue has its own reward, but no box office.
– Mae West
Virtue has its own reward, but no sales at the box office.
– Mae West
Virtue has never been as respectable as money.
– Mark Twain
Virtue herself is her own fairest reward.
– Silius Italicus
Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to combat with ourselves.
– Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Virtue is indeed its own reward.
– Claudianus
Virtue is insufficient temptation.
– George Bernard Shaw
Virtue is its own punishment.
– Aneurin Bevan
Virtue is its own reward. There's a pleasure in doing good which sufficiently pays itself.
– Sir John Vanbrugh
Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.
– Adam Smith
Virtue is more to man than either water or fire. I have seen men die from treading on water and fire, but I have never seen a man die from treading the course of virtue.
– Confucius
Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.
– Confucius
Virtue is not the absense of vices or the avoidance of moral dangers virtue is a vivid and separate ting, like pain or a particular smell.
– G. K. Chesterton
Virtue is praised but hated. People run away from it, for it is ice-cold and in this world you must keep your feet warm.
– Denis Diderot
Virtue lies in the middle ground.
– Dr. Jose P. Rizal
Virtue they will but abuse, and taunt her with bitter revilling.
– Marcus Aurelius, Meditations - Book Eleven
Virtues are acquired through endeavor, Which rests wholly upon yourself. So, to praise others for their virtues Can but encourage one's own efforts.
– Siddha Nagarjuna
Virtuous motives, trammeled by inertia and timidity, are no match for armed and resolute wickedness. A sincere love of peace is no excuse for muddling hundreds of millions of humble folk into total war. The cheers of the weak, well-meaning assemblies soon cease to count. Doom marches on.
– Sir Winston Churchill, March 1936, demanding British re-armament
Virtuous people are simply those who have not been tempted sufficiently, because they live in a vegetative state, or because their purposes are so concentrated in one direction that they have not had the leisure to glance around them.
– Isadora Duncan
Vision - It reaches beyond the thing that is, into the conception of what can be. Imagination gives you the picture. Vision gives you the impulse to make the picture your own.
– Robert Collier
Vision is a beautiful picture clicked with the roll of soul involving mind and heart to do introspection of the past, reflection of the present and connection with the future to see things considered impossible as possible.
– Anuj Somany
Vision is a mental image/picture of what the future could be/would look like. Permit me to tell you this, visionaries are more insightful/foresighted than ambitionaries. How do I mean? o.k. listen up, a visionary sees the future with an eye like that of an eagle. Whereas, an ambitionary only sees the present. Moreover, vision always brings provisions to the visionary. While, ambition often leads to frustration. That signifies, it pays to be a visionary rather than an ambitionary. So, strive to be a visionary instead of an ambitionary. That's worth thinking about isn't it?
– Emeasoba George
Vision is a mental image/picture of what the future could be/would look like. Permit me to tell you this, visionaries are more insightful/foresighted than ambitionaries. How do I mean? o.k. listen up, a visionary sees the future with an eye like that of an eagle. Whereas, an ambitionary only sees the present. Moreover, vision always brings provisions to the visionary. While, ambition often leads to frustration. That signifies, it pays to be a visionary rather than an ambitionary. So, strive to be a visionary instead of an ambitionary. That's worth thinking about isn't it? ~Emeasoba George.
– Emeasoba George
Vision is simply, a state of being able to forsee/think/plan one's future with imaginations/wisdom/insight/foresight/proactive approaches or steps. Permit me to tell you this, whoever that has an ability to see/think/plan like that, is a visionary person/leader. Now, are you a visionary person/leader or not? ~Emeasoba George.
– Emeasoba George
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
– Jonathan Swift
Vision looks inward and becomes duty.Vision looks outward and becomes aspiration.Vision looks upward and becomes faith.
– Stephen S. Wise
Vision without a task is only a dream. A task without a vision is but drudgery. But vision with a task is a dream fulfilled.
– Willie Stone
Vision without action is a daydream. Action with without vision is a nightmare.
– Japanese Proverb
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
– Japanese Proverb
Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.
– Joel Barker
Visit the graveyards sometimes and read the headstone epitaphs! There is much to learn from the dark face of the life!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Visit the port of goodness often; if you can, cast your anchor over there!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Visits always give pleasure, if not the arrival, the departure.
– Portuguese Proverb
Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
– F Scott
Vivere est cogitare. (To think is to live)
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
Vladimir That passed the time. Estragon It would have passed in any case. Vladimir Yes, but not so rapidly.
– Samuel Beckett
Vladimir: That passed the time.
Estragon: It would have passed in any case.
Vladimir: Yes, but not so rapidly.

– Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot (1955)
Vociferation and calmness of character seldom meet in the same person.
– Lavater
Voicing one's virtues is the deadliest of vices
– Ahmed Korayem
Volumes are now being written and spoken about the effect of the mind on the body -- I wish more was thought of the effect of the body on the mind.
– Florence Nightingale
Vote early and vote often.
– Al Capone
Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues.
– George Will
Voting for the right is doing nothing for it.
– Henry David Thoreau, "An Essay on Civil Disobedience," 1849.
Vox populi, vox humbug.
– William Tecumseh Sherman
Vulgar prejudices are those which arise out of accident, ignorance, or authority; natural prejudices are those which arise out of the constitution of the human mind itself.
– Hazlitt
Vulgarity is, in reality, nothing but a modern, chic, pert descendant of the goddess Dullness.
– Edith Sitwell
Vulnerant omnia, ultima necat. (All the hours wound you, the last one kills)
– Latin Proverb

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