Quotes with ready
I can even go and stick my head in a bucket of water if you like. Would you like me to go and stick my head in a bucket of water? I've got one ready. Wait a minute.
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (1980)
I pick my favourite quotations and store them in my mind as ready armour, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.
We communicate happiness to others not often by great acts of devotion and self-sacrifice, but by the absence of fault-finding and censure, by being ready to sympathize with their notions and feelings, instead of forcing them to sympathize with ours.
Self-culture; Physical, Intellectual, Moral and Spiritual: A Course of Lectures (1880)
The ethical view of the universe involves us at last in so many cruel and absurd contradictions, where the last vestiges of faith, hope, charity, and even of reason itself, seem ready to perish, that I have come to suspect that the aim of creation cannot be ethical at all. I would fondly believe that its object is purely spectacular: a spectacle for awe, love, adoration, or hate, if you like, but in this view -- and in this view alone -- never for despair!
Some Reminiscences (1912)
We must be ready to dare all for our country. For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
First Inaugural address (January 20, 1953)
To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.
The Revolution of Hope: Toward a Humanized Technology (1968)
We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood.
As I know more of mankind, I expect less of them, and am ready now to call a man a good man, upon easier terms than I was formerly.
Life of Samuel Johnson (1791) by James Boswell
Be sure of the foundation of your life. Know why you live as you do. Be ready to give a reason for it. Do not, in such a matter as life, build an opinion or custom on what you guess is true. Make it a matter of certainty and science.
Substance and Show and Other Lectures
I sought excitement and, taking chances, I was all ready to fail in order to achieve something large.
Our great lack is want of thoroughness. How seldom you find a young man or woman who is willing to prepare for his life-work! A little education is all they want, a little smattering of books, and then they are ready for business.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
So long as our troops are sleeping on sand, it would be nice if those Kuwaiti billionaires would get the hell out of the Presidential Suite of the Sheraton Hotel in the Saudi resort town of Taif in favor of a more battle-ready position.
During the first Persian Gulf War
When the heart is still agitated by the remains of a passion, we are more ready to receive a new one than when we are entirely cured.
Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready.
San Francisco, CA, May 13, 1903
His conscience bore him good witness, but with the modesty of noble minds he was ready enough to think that he might have made many mistakes.
Life of St. Francis d'Assisi (1894)
They all laid their heads together like as many lawyers when they are gettin' ready to prove that a man's heirs ain't got any right to his property.
Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass letter, Keokuk Saturday Post, Nov. 1, 1856
Get all you can without hurting your soul, your body, or your neighbor. Save all you can, cutting off every needless expense. Give all you can. Be glad to give, and ready to distribute, laying up for yourselves a good foundation against the time to come, that you may attain eternal life.
It’s something very personal, a very important thing. Hell! It’s a family motto. Are you ready Jerry? I wanna make sure you’re ready, brother. Here it is: Show me the money. SHOW! ME! THE! MONEY! Jerry, it is such a pleasure to say that! Say it with me one time, Jerry.
Jerry Maguire (1996). By Rod Tidwell.