Quotes with final
Since life is but a continuous series of experiences, everything ultimately helps me towards my final enlightenment.
Ten Thousand Flower Flames (1979)
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final.
Speech on the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence (July 5, 1926).
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
Speech to the American Society of Newspaper Editors "The Chance for Peace" (April 16, 1953)
The final battle against intolerance is to be fought -- not in the chambers of legislature -- but in the hearts of men.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech, Dec. 10, 1964
The final test of truth is ridicule. Very few dogmas have ever faced it and survived.
"On Truth" in Damn! A Book of Calumny (1918)
Winning a game is ephemeral. To just try to win is blasphemous. You have to do it right. I don't want anything to do with the bastardization of the purity of the game. The pleasure I get is playing. Until the final buzzer, I haven't lost. I'm a winner for 47 minutes and 50 seconds. So what does the winner get that I don't? Ten more seconds of pleasure, that's all. The mere fact I tried is a win. But the main point is, it's just such a pleasure to be a professional athlete. The problem with many athletes is they take themselves seriously and their sport lightly.
Interview in Sports Illustrated, March 30, 1981.
It is not the last drop that empties the water-clock, but all that which previously has flowed out; similarly, the final hour when we cease to exist does not of itself bring death; it merely of itself completes the death-process. We reach death at that moment, but we have been a long time on the way.
Epistulae morales ad Lucilium, On Despising Death
I heard a rumor I died, Murdered in cold blood dramatized, Pictures of me in my final state, You know mama cried, But that was fiction, Some coward got the story twisted, Like I no longer existed, Mysteriously missin’, I’m known worldwide, baby, I ain’t hard to find.
In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1971)