Found 4,235 quotes starting with W:


We hate the very idea that our own ideas may be mistaken, so we cling dogmatically to our conjectures.
– Karl Popper
We hate those who will not take our advice, and despise them who do.
– Josh Billings
We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know anything and can't read.
– Mark Twain
We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a *part* of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a *part* of Europe.
– Dan Quayle
We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us; and the more we gain, the more is our desire. The more we see, the more we are capable of seeing.
– Maria Mitchell
We have a lot of reasons but only one real one.
– Pablo Picasso
We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.
– Milton Friedman
We have achieved the most amazing things, a few million people opening up half a continent. But we have not yet found a Canadian soul except in time of war. (On lack of national identity)
– Lester Bowles Pearson
We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.
– Jane Austen
We have almost succeeded in leveling all human activities to the common denominator of securing the necessities of life and providing for their abundance.
– Hannah Arendt
We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon-no alternative.
– Golda Meir
We have among us a class of mammon worshippers, whose one test of conservatism or radicalism is the attitude one takes with respect to accumulated wealth. Whatever tends to preserve the wealth of the wealthy is called conservatism, and whatever favors anything else, no matter what is called socialism.
– Richard T. Ely
We have art so that we shall not die of reality.
– Nietzsche
We have as many planes of speech as does a painting planes of perspective which create perspective in a phrase. The most important word stands out most vividly defined in the very foreground of the sound plane. Less important words create a series of deeper planes.
– Constantin Stanislavski
We have been friends together in sunshine and in shade.
– Caroline Norton
We have been God-like in our planned breeding of our domesticated plants and animals, but we have been rabbit-like in our unplanned breeding of ourselves.
– Arnold Toynbee
We have been taught to believe that negative equals realistic and positive equals unrealistic.
– Susan Jeffers
We have come tardily to the tremendous task of cleaning up our environment. We should have moved with similar zeal at least a decade ago. But no purpose is served by post-mortems. With visionary zeal but the greatest realism, we must now address ourselves to the vast problems that confront us.
– Gerald Ford
We have come through a strange cycle in programming, starting with the creation of programming itself as a human activity. Executives with the tiniest smattering of knowledge assume that anyone can write a program, and only now are programmers beginning to win their battle for recognition as true professionals. Not just anyone, with any background, or any training, can do a fine job of programming. Programmers know this, but then why is it that they think that anyone picked off the street can do documentation? One has only to spend an hour looking at papers written by graduate students to realize the extent to which the ability to communicate is not universally held. And so, when we speak about computer program documentation, we are not speaking about the psychology of computer programming at all - except insofar as programmers have the illusion that anyone can do a good job of documentation, provided he is not smart enough to be a programmer.
– Gerald Weinberg, "The Psychology of Computer Programming"
We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life.
– Edwin Markham
We have created a manic world nauseous with the pursuit of material wealth. Many also bear their cross of imagined deprivation, while their fellow human beings remain paralyzed by real poverty. We drown in the thick sweetness of our sensual excess, and our shameless opulence, while our discontent souls suffocate in the arid wasteland of spiritual deprivation.
– Anthon St Maarten
We have done the impossible, and that makes us mighty.
– Joss Whedon
We have enough religion to hate each other, but not enough to love each other.
– Jonathan Swift
We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.
– William Ralph Inge
We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex, industrialized society. ... We have truly entered the century of the educated man.
– Lyndon B. Johnson

We need you!

Help build the largest human-edited quotes collection on the web!

The Web's Largest Resource for

Famous Quotes & Sayings

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network