Quotes of the Day for 20 March 2004 – Hundred
On this day in 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte and 140,000 troops entered Paris to take control of France following his earlier defeat and exile to the island of Elba. Ninety days later, his forces were defeated at Waterloo by English and Prussian troops commanded by Wellington, ten more days saw Louis XVIII restored to the throne. This period in history has become known as "The Hundred Days", inspiring me to look over my quotes relating to a hundred of anything. I do not have, and will not inflict you with, a hundred quotes on hundreds - here's a half dozen.
If you live to the age of a hundred you have it made because very few people die past the age of a hundred.
- George Burns, 1896 - 1996
The President of the United States hears a hundred voices telling him that he is the greatest man in the world. He must listen carefully to hear the one voice that tells him he's not.
- Harry S Truman, 1884 - 1972
A speech is a solemn responsibility. The man who makes a bad thirty-minute speech to two hundred people wastes only a half hour of his own time. But he wastes one hundred hours of the audience's time - more than four days - which should be a hanging offense.
- Jenkin Lloyd Jones, 1843 - 1918
When the oak is felled the forest echoes with its fall, but a hundred acorns are sown silently by an unnoticed breeze.
- Thomas Carlyle, 1795 - 1881
When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
- Jacob August Riis, 1849 - 1914
The advice of their elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr, 1809 - 1894
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