Quotes with hand
The law, in all vicissitudes of government, fluctuations of the passions, or flights of enthusiasm, will preserve a steady undeviating course; it will not bend to the uncertain wishes, imaginations, and wanton tempers of men. . . . On the one hand it is inexorable to the cries and lamentations of the prisoners; on the other it is deaf, deaf as an adder to the clamors of the populace.
Argument in Defense of the British Soldiers in the Boston Massacre Trials, (December 4, 1770).
Having sex is like playing bridge. If you don't have a good partner, you'd better have a good hand.
Journalism has become a great god of the period, and gods have a way of ruthlessly and demonically taking over their servitors. In thus becoming a state of mind .. journalism enables people to deal with life more and more at second hand. Information usually consists of half-truths, and "knowledgeability" becomes a substitute for real knowledge.
Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy (1958)
No age has ever been so self-conscious as ours. At any rate, the quatity of journalism the modern age has turned out in the process of own self-analysis already overflows our archives and, were it not that most of it is doomed to perish, would be a dull burden to hand down to our descendants.
Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy (1958)
All the world cries, Where is the man who will save us? We want a man! Don't look so far for this man. You have him at hand. This man, -- it is you, it is I, it is each one of us! -- How to constitute one's self a man? Nothing harder, if one knows not how to will it; nothing easier, if one wills it.
Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity.
The hand of the aggressor is stayed by strength -- and strength alone.
Speech at an English Speaking Union Dinner (July 3, 1951)
I thought clay must feel happy in the good potter’s hand.
White Oleander (1999)
If I read a book that impresses me, I have to take myself firmly by the hand, before I mix with other people; otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
Men give me credit for some genius. All the genius I have lies in this: When I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. I explore it in all its bearings. My mind becomes pervaded with it.
The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the Divinity itself, and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.
If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.
There are hand shakes of great variety. Some are warm and mean that you are cared for.
The Art Spirit (1984)
[Regular people] have precious little time or resources to battle misguided Cinderella attitudes, the fringe propaganda of the homosexual coalition, the feminists who preach that it's a divine duty for women to hate men, blacks who raise a militant fist with one hand, while they seek preference with the other.
Law and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind.
A great change is at hand, and our task, our obligation, is to make that revolution, that change, peaceful and constructive for all.
Civil rights speech on prime time TV, June 11, 1963.
In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.
It's been a week from hell, but on the other hand, when I was able to look out the window at the sunshine and life, I said that I've been really lucky. This is a condition, despite the fact there's a high, high curability rate, that you have to work at it. It's like anything else that you do that matters, it takes work to be good at it.
In an interview in 2010, talking about undergoing cancer treatment.
Nobles by the right of an earlier creation, and priests by the imposition of a mightier hand.
On Milton (1825)
With five chances on each hand and one unwavering aim, no boy, however poor, need despair. There is bread and success for every youth under the American flag who has energy and ability to seize his opportunity. It matters not whether the boy is born in a log-cabin or in a mansion; if he is dominated by a resolute purpose and upholds himself, neither men nor demons can keep him down.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
The only good bureaucrat is one with a pistol at his head. Put it in his hand and it's good-bye to the Bill of Rights.
On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe (1920-1936)
I would not leave anything to a man of action as he would be tempted to give up work; on the other hand, I would like to help dreamers as they find it difficult to get on in life.
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him.
Jealousy is in a manner just and reasonable, as it tends to preserve a good which belongs, or which we believe belongs to us. Envy, on the other hand, is a fury that cannot endure the happiness of others.
Is America a weakling, to shrink from the work of the great world powers? No! The young giant of the West stands on a continent and clasps the crest of an ocean in either hand. Our nation, glorious in youth and strength, looks into the future with eager eyes and rejoices as a strong man to run a race.
Letter to John Hay, American Ambassador to the Court of St. James, London, Written in Washington, DC, June 7, 1897
I seen too many guys with land in their head. They never get none under their hand.
Of Mice and Men (1937)
Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.
I studied the lives of great men and famous women, and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work.
In religion and politics, people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue, but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.
Mark Twain's Autobiography (1924)
Do you notice how all the self-sacrificing women in history; Joan of Arc, Mother Theresa, can't think of any others; they all die alone. The men, on the other hand, get so much fuzz, it's crazy.
House, TB or Not TB. By Dr. Gregory House.