Quotes by William Bull Halsey

There are no extraordinary men...just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.

William Bull Halsey

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And it will fall out as in a complication of diseases, that by applying a remedy to one sore, you will provoke another and that which removes the one ill symptom produces others

Sir Thomas More

Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig.

Saying Folk

Death smiles at us all, but all a man can do is smile back.

Marcus Aurelius

Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything.

Blaise Pascal

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

I had always loved beautiful and artistic things, though before leaving America I had had a very little chance of seeing any.

Emma Albani »

The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.

Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms, 1929 »

Decide on some imperfect Somebody and you will win, because the truest truism in politics is You can't beat Somebody with Nobody.

William Safire »