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Quotes by Author -  H (115)
AuthorQuote Topic
Hagedorn, Hermann"The bomb that fell on Hiroshima fell on America too. It fell on no city, no munition plants, no docks. It erased no church, vaporized no public buildings, reduced no man to his atomic elements. But it fell, it fell. "War
Hale, Nathan"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. "Patriotism
Haley, William"Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it. "Education
Hall, W. Earl"Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day. "Nature
Halsey, Adm William"There are no extraordinary men... just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with. "History
Hambrose, Harold"I find sitting at a specially equipped desk in front of some pretty ugly plastics and staring at a little window is a very unnatural event. "Technology
Hammarskjold, Dag"Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness. "Friendship
Hammarskjold, Dag"Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was. "Nature
Hancock, Butch"Life in Lubbock, Texas, taught me two things: One is that God loves you and you're going to burn in hell. The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth and you should save it for someone you love. "Religion
Handey, Jack"I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it. "Life
Handey, Jack"If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason. "Nature
Hanks, Tom"From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It's not a miracle; we just decided to go. "Science
Harburg, E. Y."Leave the atom alone. "Science
Hardy, Thomas"If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone. "Poetry
Harris, Sydney J."The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. "Education
Harris, David"It's a sad and stupid thing to have to proclaim yourself a revolutionary just to be a decent man. "Society
Harris, Sydney J."The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers. "Computer
Harris, Sydney J."Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be. "Government
Hatch, Orrin"Microsoft is engaging in unlawful predatory practices that go well beyond the scope of fair competition. "Technology
Hawking, Stephen W."I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image. "Technology
Hawthorne, Nathaniel"Let men tremble to win the hand of woman, unless they win along with it the utmost passion of her heart! Else it may be their miserable fortune, when some mightier touch than their own may have awakened all her sensibilities, to be reproached even for the calm content, the marble image of happiness, which they will have imposed upon her as the warm reality. "Love
Hayes, Judith"If we are going to teach creation science as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction. "Religion
Hayes, Judith"The biblical account of Noah's Ark and the Flood is perhaps the most implausible story for fundamentalists to defend. Where, for example, while loading his ark, did Noah find penguins and polar bears in Palestine? "Religion
Hayes, Helen"I cry out for order and find it only in art. "Art
Hayes, Helen"There is only one terminal dignity - love. "Love
Hazlitt, William"Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life. "Poetry
Hazlitt, William"Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone - but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming. "Friendship
Hecht, Ben"Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat. "Love
Hedge, H. F."Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare. "Dream
Heilbroner, Robert L."The cure for capitalism's failing would require that a government would have to rise above the interests of one class alone. "Government
Heine, Heinrich"If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world. "Education
Heine, Heinrich"You cannot feed the hungry on statistics. "Science
Heinlein, Robert A."Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything. "Religion
Heinlein, Robert A."One man's theology is another man's belly laugh. "Religion
Heller, Joseph"Success and failure are both difficult to endure. Along with success come drugs, divorce, fornication, bullying, travel, meditation, medication, depression, neurosis and suicide. With failure comes failure. "Success
Hemingway, Ernest"In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason. "War
Hemingway, Ernest"Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime. "War
Henahan, Donal"The irrepressible spirit that made his playing seem like good conversation is the Rubinstein legacy for pianists, if they can pick up their heads from the keyboard long enough to claim it. "Art
Henderson, Nelson"The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. "Nature
Herbert, George"Life is half spent before we know what it is. "Life
Herbert, George"War makes thieves and peace hangs them. "War
Herbert, Frank"Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty. "History
Herold, Don"There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have. "Intelligence
Herrington, John S."Once again, this nation has said there are no dreams too large, no innovation unimaginable and no frontiers beyond our reach. "Dream
Hersey, John"Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it. "History
Hesburgh, Theodore"The very essence of leadership is [that] you have a vision. It's got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet. "Business
Heymann, C. David"In the 1930s people went to see films not just to be entertained or to escape the dreariness of their workaday lives but to gain an education, to see the world, to learn table manners and interior decoration, how to dress, kiss, to laugh and cry, how to react to tragedy and happiness, how to be brave, evil and good. "Movie
Hightower, Cullen"Talk is cheap - except when Congress does it. "Government
Hightower, Cullen"The mistakes made by Congress wouldn't be so bad if the next Congress didn't keep trying to correct them. "Government
Hildebrand, Joel"The invention of IQ does a great disservice to creativity in education. "Intelligence
Hill, Napoleon"Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit. "Business
Hill, Napoleon"The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail."Business
Hill, Napoleon"War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man. "War
Hillary, Sir Edmund"Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it. "Science
Hitchcock, Alfred"A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it."Movie
Hitchcock, Alfred"In films murders are always very clean. I show how difficult it is and what a messy thing it is to kill a man. "Movie
Hitchcock, Alfred"In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director. "Movie
Hitchcock, Alfred"We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like. "Science
Hitchcock, Alfred"The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder. "Movie
Hitler, Adolf"The victor will never be asked if he told the truth. "War
Hoare, C. A. R."There are two ways of constructing a software design; one way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult. "Technology
Hockney, David"Anything simple always interests me. "Art
Hockney, David"The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you're an artist. "Art
Hoisington, Brig Gen Elizabeth P."If I had learned to type, I never would have made brigadier general. "History
Holiday, Pete"Capitalism needs to function like a game of tug-of-war. Two opposing sides need to continually struggle for dominance, but at no time can either side be permitted to walk away with the rope. "Business
Holmes, Oliver Wendell"Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground floor. "Science
Holmes, Oliver Wendell"I hate facts. I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions - adding that no general proposition is worth a damn. "Science
Holmes, Oliver Wendell"Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend. "Friendship
Holmes, John Andrew"Yes, we love peace, but we are not willing to take wounds for it, as we are for war. "Peace
Holzer, Jenny"The most profound things are inexpressible. "Art
Hoover, Herbert"Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die. "War
Hoover, Herbert"About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends. "Business
Hoover, Herbert"I outlived the bastards."History
Hoover, Herbert"The limit is about 300 words. Kipling's "Recessional" really did something to England when it was published. It helped them through a bad time. Let me know if you find any great poems lying around. "History
Hoover, Herbert"What this country needs is a great poem. John Brown's Body was a step in the right direction. I've read it once, and I'm reading it again. But it's too long to do what I mean. You can't thrill people in 300 pages. "History
Hoover, Herbert"No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him. "History
Hoover, Herbert"Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party. "History
Hoover, Herbert"I'm the only person of distinction who has ever had a depression named for him. "History
Hoover, Herbert"Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body - the producers and consumers themselves. "Business
Hopper, Rear Adm Grace Murray"In total desperation, I called over to the engineering building, and I said, "Please cut off a nanosecond and send it over to me." "Technology
Hopper, Rear Adm Grace Murray"At the end of about a week, I called back and said, "I need something to compare this to. Could I please have a microsecond?" "Technology
Horace, "No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers. "Poetry
Horney, Karen"Fortunately psychoanalysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist. "Life
Housman, A. E."Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out... Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure. "Poetry
Howard, Marion"Life is like a blanket too short. You pull it up and your toes rebel, you yank it down and shivers meander about your shoulder; but cheerful folks manage to draw their knees up and pass a very comfortable night. "Life
Howard, Aaron"Art is... a question mark in the minds of those who want to know what's happening. "Art
Howard, Harlan"Country music is three chords and the truth. "Music
Howard, Jane"Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed, scolded and beamed at the world. "Science
Howe, Edward W."When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it. "Friendship
Hubbard, Elbert"A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same. "Friendship
Hubbard, Elbert"The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. "Friendship
Hubbard, Elbert"The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed - it is a process of elimination. "Art
Hubbard, Elbert"Art is not a thing; it is a way. "Art
Hubbard, Kin"Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while. "Nature
Hubbard, Elbert"We are punished by our sins, not for them. "Religion
Hubbard, Elbert"Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it. "Success
Hubbard, Elbert"One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. "Technology
Hubbard, Kin"Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune. "Music
Hughes, Langston"Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. "Nature
Hughes, Langston"Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying."Nature
Hughes, Langston"Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. "Dream
Hugo, Victor"He who opens a school door, closes a prison. "Education
Hugo, Victor"The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved. "Love
Hugo, Victor"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. "Music
Humphrey, George M."You can't set a hen in one morning and have chicken salad for lunch. "History
Hunt, Rex"I think it very uncivilized to invade British territory. You are here illegally. "History
Hurston, Zora Neale"Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place. "Love
Hutchins, Robert M."The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. "Education
Huxley, Aldous"The course of every intellectual, if he pursues his journey long and unflinchingly enough, ends in the obvious, from which the non-intellectuals have never stirred. "Intelligence
Huxley, Aldous"Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you. "Experience
Huxley, Aldous"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. "Music
Huxley, Thomas H."The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact. "Science
Huxley, Thomas H."Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact. "Science
Huxley, Thomas H."Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic. "Science
Huxley, Aldous"Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards. "Technology


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