Quotes with ten
Democracy is not something you put away for ten years, and then in the 11th year you wake up and start practicing again. We have to begin to learn to rule ourselves again.
Money doesn’t always bring happiness. People with ten million dollars are no happier than people with nine million dollars.
In extent sorrow is boundless, -- it pours from ten million sources, and floods the world; but its depth is small, -- it drowns few.
From thirty feet away she looked like a lot of class. From ten feet away she looked like something made up to be seen from thirty feet away.
The High Window (1942)
As a result of going into a subway station and meeting Andy [Mackay], I joined Roxy Music, and, as a result of that, I have a career in music. If I'd walked ten yards further on the platform, or missed that train, or been in the next carriage, I probably would have been an art teacher now.
Apologizing – a very desperate habit, – one that is rarely cured. Apology is only egotism wrong side out. Nine times out of ten, the first thing a man's companion knows of his shortcomings is from his apology. It is mighty presumptuous on your part to suppose your small failures of so much consequence that you must make a talk about them.
The Professor At The Breakfast Table (1906)
We are all geniuses up to the age of ten.
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.
Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed; be anything else, and you will be ten thousand times worse than nothing.
Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed; be anything else, and you will be ten thousand times worse than nothing.