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Quotes by Author -  R (80)
AuthorQuote Topic
Rabinwitz, Zadok"A man's dreams are an index to his greatness. "Dream
Rado, James"The draft is white people sending black people to fight yellow people to protect the country they stole from red people. "War
Rand, Ayn"The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity. "Success
Randall, Stanley J."The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form. "Business
Rankin, Jeannette"You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake. "War
Ratbert, "Let's form multi-disciplinary task forces to reengineer our core processes until we're a world class organization. "Business
Ratcliffe, Mitch"A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila. "Computer
Rattle, Simon"If anyone has conducted a Beethoven performance, and then doesn't have to go to an osteopath, then there's something wrong. "Music
Reader, John"In a manner which matches the fortuity, if not the consequence, of Archimedes' bath and Newton's apple, the 3.6 million year old fossil footprints were eventually noticed one evening in September 1976 by the paleontologist Andrew Hill, who fell while avoiding a ball of elephant dung hurled at him by the ecologist David Western. "Science
Reagan, Ronald"The neutron warhead is a defensive weapon designed to offset the great superiority that the Soviet Union has on the western front against the NATO nations. "History
Reagan, Ronald"I couldn't help but say to [Mr. Gorbachev], just think how easy his task and mine might be in these meetings that we held if suddenly there was a threat to this world from another planet. [We'd] find out once and for all that we really are all human beings here on this earth together. "War
Reagan, Ronald"The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away. "Government
Redon, Odilon"While I recognize the necessity for a basis of observed reality... true art lies in a reality that is felt. "Art
Reed, Thomas"One, with God, is always a majority, but many a martyr has been burned at the stake while the votes were being counted. "Religion
Reeve, Christopher"So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable. "Dream
Reich, Wilhelm"Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena. "Science
Reich, Wilhelm"The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities is not a proof of their vitally necessary character. The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality, but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary. "Government
Renan, Ernest"The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life. "Education
Reno, Janet"They have computers, and they may have other weapons of mass destruction. "Computer
Reynolds, Wynetka Ann"Anyone who says you can't see a thought simply doesn't know art. "Art
Rhodes, Cecil"So little done, so much to do. "Business
Richards, Denise"The Internet's been so great, and it's so nice to have fans do nice, elaborate websites, but I think the downside is some of the things... for real fans to go on and see that 90 percent of the information isn't true or to see pictures that aren't really me, or for them to be able to sell these things, that's one of the downsides, I think. "Technology
Richter, Jean Paul"Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life. "Music
Rilke, Rainer Maria"Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other."Love
Rilke, Rainer Maria"Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky. "Love
Rivers, Joan"Our natures are a lot like oil, mix us with anything else, and we strive to swim on top. "Art
Robbins, Tom"We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love. "Love
Roberts, Donna"A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. "Friendship
Roberts, Stephen"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours. "Religion
Rochefoucauld, Francois de La"True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen. "Love
Rochefoucauld, Francois de La"Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires. "Love
Rochefoucauld, Francois de La"There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not. "Love
Rock, Kid"I get Canadian porno - that's the extent of satellite service and Internet in my house. "Technology
Rodin, Auguste"Inside you there's an artist you don't know about. He's not interested in how things look different in moonlight. "Art
Rodin, Auguste"I invent nothing, I rediscover. "Art
Rodin, Auguste"Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. "Experience
Rodin, Auguste"I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need. "Art
Rogers, Will"There is nothing so stupid as the educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated in. "Education
Rogers, Will"If you can build a business up big enough, it's respectable. "Business
Rogers, Will"It's not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts. "Business
Rogers, Will"Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it. "Business
Rogers, Will"This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer. "Government
Rogers, Carl R."The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn... and change. "Education
Rogers, Will"The more that learn to read the less learn how to make a living. That's one thing about a little education. It spoils you for actual work. The more you know the more you think somebody owes you a living. "Education
Rogers, Carl R."The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it. "Art
Rogers, Will"An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's."Business
Rogers, Will"Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate? "Government
Rogers, Will"Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft. Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln. "Government
Rogers, Will"You can't say civilization don't advance... in every war they kill you in a new way. "War
Rogers, Will"The movies are the only business where you can go out front and applaud yourself. "Movie
Rohe, Ludwig Mies van der"A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous. "Art
Rohe, Ludwig Mies van der"I don't want to be interesting. I want to be good. "Art
Rooney, Andy"Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done. "Computer
Roosevelt, Eleanor"It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it. "Peace
Roosevelt, Theodore"The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people. "Success
Roosevelt, Franklin D."The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little. "History
Roosevelt, Eleanor"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. "Dream
Roosevelt, Franklin D."Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. "War
Rosen, Richard"The poem is the point at which our strength gave out. "Poetry
Ross, Steve"You can't operate a company by fear, because the way to eliminate fear is to avoid criticism. And the way to avoid criticism is to do nothing. "Business
Rostand, Jean"Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men. "Science
Rostand, Jean"Think? Why think! We have computers to do that for us. "Computer
Roszak, Theodore"Nature composes some of her lovliest poems for the microscope and the telescope. "Science
Rothschild, Michael"Since the invention of the microprocessor, the cost of moving a byte of information around has fallen on the order of 10-million-fold. Never before in the human history has any product or service gotten 10 million times cheaper-much less in the course of a couple decades. That's as if a 747 plane, once at $150 million a piece, could now be bought for about the price of a large pizza. "Technology
Rouault, Georges"For me, painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh. "Art
Roux, Joseph"Our experience is composed rathery of illusions that of wisdom acquired. "Experience
Roux, Joseph"Science is for those who learn; poetry, for those who know. "Poetry
Roux, Joseph"We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence. "Friendship
Rudner, Rita"Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love. I'd stepped in it a few times. "Love
Rumbold, Richard"I never would believe that Providence had sent a few men into the world, ready booted and spurred to ride, and millions ready saddled and bridled to be ridden. "Government
Runbeck, Margaret Lee"Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts. "Friendship
Rushdie, Salman"A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep. "Poetry
Ruskin, John"Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together. "Art
Ruskin, John"There is no wealth but life. "Life
Russell, Bertrand"No man treats a motor car as foolishly as he treats another human being. When the car will not go, he does not attribute its annoying behavior to sin, he does not say, "You are a wicked motorcar, and I shall not give you any more petrol until you go." He attempts to find out what is wrong and set it right. "Religion
Russell, Bertrand"Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons. "Patriotism
Russell, Bertrand"To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead. "Love
Russell, Mark"The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage. "Science
Russell, Bertrand"Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country."War
Russell, Bertrand"War does not determine who is right - only who is left. "War


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