Quotes of the Day for 19 June 2003 – Half
While digging for quotes on yesterday's theme (Two Kinds) I naturally encountered quotes on two's inverse. Here are my picks on the subject of Half.
A problem well stated is a problem half solved.
- Charles F. Kettering, 1876 - 1958
Half the work that is done in the world is to make things
appear what they are not.
- Erastus Flavel Beadle, 1821 - 1894
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
- Jane Austen, 1775 - 1817
Half our mistakes in life arise from feeling where we
ought to think, and thinking where we ought to feel.
- John Churtin Collins
It is the height of absurdity to sow little but weeds in
the first half of one's lifetime and expect to harvest a
valuable crop in the second half.
- Percy Johnston
It seldom pays to be rude. It never pays to be only half-rude.
- Norman Douglas
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