Quotes with behind
A friend cannot be considered a friend unless he is tested on three occasions: in time of need, behind your back, and after your death.
Nothing happens by chance, my friend... No such thing as luck. A meaning behind every little thing, and such a meaning behind this. Part for you, part for me, we may not see it all real clear right now, but we will, before long.
Nothing by Chance: A Gypsy Pilot's Adventures in Modern America (1969)
The more competent and streamlined journalism becomes, the greater its threat to public mind -- particularly in a countly like the United States. It becomes more and more difficult to distinguish the secondhand from the real thing, until most people end by forgetting there is such a distinction. The very success of technique engenders a whole style of life for the period, which subsists purely on externals. What lies behind those externals -- the human person, in its uniqueness and its totality -- dwindles to a shadow and a ghost.
Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy (1958)
Behind the black portent of the new atomic age lies a hope which, seized upon with faith, can work out salvation ... Let us not deceive ourselves: we must elect world peace or world destruction.
Address to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission (June 14, 1946)
Structuralism is the belief that phenomena of human life are not intelligible except through their interrelations. These relations constitute a structure, and behind local variations in the surface phenomena there are constant laws of abstract culture.
If they dare to come out in the open field and defend the gold standard as a good thing, we will fight them to the uttermost. Having behind us the producing masses of this nation and the world, supported by the commercial interests, the laboring interests and the toilers everywhere, we will answer their demand for a gold standard by saying to them: You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns, you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.
Cross of Gold Speech (1896)
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.
Felix Holt, the Radical (1866)
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
The horn of plenty poured its fruits on the Western world in the 1950s. Like a volcano World War II had brought death and destruction, but it left behind such enrichment of the soil that a new civilization rose out of it in tropic opulence.
Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy
The United States was not built by those who waited and rested and wished to look behind them. This country was conquered by those who moved forward, and so will space.
We believe that when men reach beyond this planet, they should leave their national differences behind them.
There is no open door to the temple of success. Everyone who enters makes his own door, which closes behind him to all others, not even permitting his own children to pass.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
I'm dead behind these eyes. I'm dead, just like the whole inert, shoddy lot out there. It doesn't matter because I don't feel a thing, and neither do they.
The Entertainer (1957)
The only exercise I take is walking behind the coffins of friends who took exercise.
In Mail on December 27, 1998.
Politicians, after all, are not over a year behind public opinion.
The Autobiography of Will Rogers (1949)
I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Even the disciple has his uses. He stands behind one's throne, and at the moment of one's triumph whispers in one's ear that, after all, one is immortal.
A Few Maxims For The A Few Maxims For The Instruction Of The Over-Educated, 1894
It is perfectly monstrous the way people go about nowadays saying things against one, behind one’s back, that are absolutely and entirely true.
Where does our investigation get its importance from, since it seems only to destroy everything interesting, that is, all that is great and important? (As it were all the buildings, leaving behind only bits of stone and rubble.) What we are destroying is nothing but houses of cards and we are clearing up the ground of language on which they stand.