Quotes with return
Go to your in-laws with a pot of wine and beg your wife to return to you. It is not bravery when a man fights with a woman.
Things Fall Apart
This decision was the biggest mistake of my life. I'd do anything for erase it, but what is done is done. I should have listened to Jean-Marie Leblanc, when he wrote me an open letter to me in the fall of 2008 advising not to return. He was right.
Interview with Le Monde, June 28, 2013. About coming back from retirement in 2009.
Paper napkins never return from a laundry, nor love from a trip to the law courts.
The new songs are organic and very personal. This album is a travelogue across three imaginary continents. In Amerikana I'm reflecting with affection on the years I spent living in the USA, and my fascination with its roots music. Urbanoia is a dark place, a little unsettling ... I'm not a city person. And in Oceanea I return to my natural home on the windswept coastline.
In a press release about his new album, A Map Of The Floating City (2010)
I hear the approaching thunder that, one day, will destroy us too, I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that this cruelty too shall end, that peace and tranquility will return once more.
Governing was always difficult for conservatives, but as they return to the opposition, they are rediscovering their skill at blame evasion.
It is a belief that says small businesses in the United States simply do not work; the people who own them do. And what we have also discovered is that the people who own small businesses in this country work far more than they should for the return they’re getting. Indeed, the problem is not that the owners of small businesses in this country don’t work; the problem is that they’re doing the wrong work.
The E-Myth Revisited
The people who own small businesses in this country work far more than they should for the return they're getting.
The E-Myth Revisited
Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself. But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires: To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To know the pain of too much tenderness. To be wounded by your own understanding of love; And to bleed willingly and joyfully. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving; To rest at the noon hour and meditate love's ecstasy; To return home at eventide with gratitude; And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.
The Prophet (1923)
Leave nothing to invite the enemy to return.... Let the valley be left so that crows flying over it will have to carry their rations long with them.
Instructions for Gen. Philip Sheridan for his invasion of the Shenandoah Valley in northwestern Virginia (1864).
The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, "I was wrong."
Pieces of Eight (1982)
One of the eternal conflicts out of which life is made up is that between the effort of every man to get the most he can for his services, and that of society, disguised under the name of capital, to get his services for the least possible return.
Dissenting opinion in Vegelahn v. Guntner (1896)
It is now the moment when by common consent we pause to become conscious of our national life and to rejoice in it, to recall what our country has done for each of us, and to ask ourselves what we can do for the country in return.
I'm realizing what it is to be a normal person... It's most likely that I don't return to active baseball... but honestly I don't know if I'll definitively announce my retirement.
In December 2010.
Glory is not a conceit. It is not a decoration for valor. Glory belongs to the act of being constant to something greater than yourself, to a cause, to your principles, to the people on whom you rely and who rely on you in return.
I am against revolutions because they always involve a return to the status quo.
Henry Miller on Writing (1964)
One reason why we find so few people who are rational and agreeable in conversation is that there is hardly anyone who does not think more about what he wants to say than about responding to what is said. The most clever and polite people are content with merely seeming attentive—and we can can perceive in their eyes and mind that they are wandering from what is said, and want to return to what they want to say; instead of considering that the worst way to persuade or please others is to try to please ourselves [this way], and that listening well and answering well are some of the greatest charms we can have in conversation.
We demand that big business give people a square deal; in return we must insist that when anyone engaged in big business honestly endeavors to do right, he shall himself be given a square deal.
Letter to Sir Edward Gray, November 15, 1913
Experts say that denying bad feelings intensifies them; acknowledging bad feelings allows good feelings to return.
The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
I like mathematics because it is not human and has nothing particular to do with this planet or with the whole accidental universe -- because, like Spinoza's God, it won't love us in return.
Letter to Lady Ottoline Morrell (March, 1912)
No one can make any money. It was a really tough slog and I had a good go at it, but it was difficult. You put in so much effort and put in so many long hours for not much return. I was making all my money from endorsements and appearances, but I didn't make that much from the actual record sales. I think everyone is suffering in the music industry. It wasn't just me. I do something until it's not fun any more and then move on. Music wasn't fun any more.
Interview in Men's Style magazine, in October 2007
Do not throw the arrow which will return against you.