Quotes with thousand
He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, while he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.
When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.
A curious thing about written literature: It is about four thousand years old, but we have no way of knowing whether four thousand years constitutes senility or the maiden blush of youth.
We are a nation of communities... a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.
When you interpret a role, you have to have a thousand colors to portray happiness, joy, sorrow, fear. How can you do this with only a beautiful voice? Even if you sing harshly sometimes, as I have frequently done, it is a necessity of expression. You have to do it, even if people will not understand.
The corridor which led to it had a smell of old carpet and furniture oil and the drab anonymity of a thousand shabby lives.
The Little Sister (1949)
Love is indescribable and unconditional. I could tell you a thousand things that it is not, but not one that it is.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
We are the victors of our opponents. They have developed in us the very power by which we overcome them. Without their opposition we could never have braced and anchored and fortified ourselves, as the oak is braced and anchored for its thousand battles with the tempests. Our trials, our sorrows, and our griefs develop us in a similar way.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
Any military commander who is honest with himself, or with those he's speaking to, will admit that he has made mistakes in the application of military power. He's killed people unnecessarily -- his own troops or other troops -- through mistakes, through errors of judgment. A hundred, or thousands, or tens of thousands, maybe even a hundred thousand. But, he hasn't destroyed nations.
The Fog of War
A place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.
The Eastern European Jews arrived in New York bringing with them a thousand years of experience of living in cities as merchants, combined with a similarly urban attitude that held that there is nothing unmanly about operating a sewing machine: the result of these, and a number of other factors, was Seventh Avenue.
My dynamite will sooner lead to peace than a thousand world conventions. As soon as men will find that in one instant, whole armies can be utterly destroyed, they surely will abide by golden peace.
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.
The journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step. So we must never neglect any work of peace within our reach, however small.
It is difficult to avoid the impression that a miracle confronts us here, quite comparable in its striking nature to the miracle that the human mind can string a thousand arguments together without getting itself into contradictions, or to the two miracles of laws of nature and of the human mind's capacity to divine them.
The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences (1960)
I get more kick out of writing than I do singing. I reckon I've written a thousand songs and had over 300 published.
Rolling Stone interview, 1952