Quotation Explorer - 'Account'

I don't have a bank account, because I don't know my mother's maiden name. - Paula Poundstone
DUCK-BILL, n. Your account at your restaurant during the canvas-back season. - Ambrose Bierce
Literature is the human activity that takes the fullest and most precise account of variousness, possibility, complexity, and difficulty. - Lionel Trilling
Recently thought of deleting my Facebook account and start using twitter, but realized it's not easy. Facebook has become like the boyfriend I no longer like but scared to dump because I've invested so much time in the relationship. - Manasa Rao Saarloos
As for those who disbelieve, their deeds are like a mirage in a desert. The thirsty one thinks it to be water, until he comes up to it, he finds it to be nothing, but he finds Allah with him, Who will pay him his due (Hell). And Allah is Swift in taking account. - Anonymous
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? - Judith Hayes
The arts are not just a nice thing to have or to do if there is free time or if one can afford it. Rather, paintings and poetry, music and fashion, design and dialogue, they all define who we are as a people and provide an account of our history for the next generation. - Michelle Obama
A poem in the heart is worthmore than a million dollarsin the bank account. - Sanober Khan
Too many people stop dreaming about what life could be and just focus on survival. It doesn't have to be that way. The size of your bank account or level of education doesn't matter when it comes to dreaming. - Mary Miller
Liza considering back-peddling but thought about her empty bank account. That’ll be fine, sir. I don’t wear skirts anyway.He hmphed as though he suspected she might also be inclined to burn her bra on the courthouse steps and snapped, No jeans either, this is a professional establishment. - Gwenn Wright
Luck is flow and force. There's no power that can fully take that into account, fate is still wavering. - Nobuyuki Fukumoto
It is possible to be a great novelist - that is, to render a veracious account of your times - and a bad writer - that is, an incompetent practitioner of applied linguistics. - Angela Carter
One will bother you only if you have a karmic account with him. No one can bother you without your signature (karmic cause). All this is due solely to your signature. - Dada Bhagwan
The organized church sometimes puts boundaries on us the Bible doesn't. So I'm living my life for an audience of one. I live my life to please God. Some people won't understand, but I don't give an account to some people. - Anne Graham Lotz
Most adults have a vocabulary of around 60,000 words, meaning that children must learn 10 to 20 words a day between the ages of eight months and 18 years. And yet the most frequent 100 words account for 60% of all conversations. The most common 4000 words account for 98% of conversation. - David Miller
Abt Draws from a trove of personal experience to create a vivid account of the people and place. Along the way, Abt addresses big questions such as economic reform and practical ones such as how to use e–commerce to achieve brand recognition in North Korea. - Jeff Baron
There isn't time, so brief is life, for bickerings, apologies, heartburnings, callings to account. There is only time for loving, and but an instant, so to speak, for that. - Mark Twain
[...] rationalism is a form of intellectual bigotry which, in thinking about reality, tries to take it into account as little as possible. - José Ortega y Gasset
Enough is not in the volume of money owned or size of one’s account. It is in the needs that can be consistently met without having to work for money anymore - Ola Barnabas
Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion. - Jean Jacques Rousseau
101 Reasons Why its great to be a woman : We have three times the amount of potential sick leave. Take into account all those days you are unable to work owing to pre, during and post menstrual tension. - Summersdale Publishers
To have a rich mind is better than to have a rich bank account. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Then I had to decide if I needed to wear shoes that kicked ass or were good for ass kicking, on account of there's a difference you know. ~ Finger Lickin' Fifteen - Janet Evanovich
It is better in some respects to be admired by those with whom you live, than to be loved by them. And this is not on account of any gratification of vanity, but because admiration is so much more tolerant than love. - Sir Arthur Helps
Investing is a simple process of taking into account the present value and future value. The other major factor to understand here, is what you lose as a result of inaction. Consider what you can gain and what you can lose in your decision. - J.R. Rim
By all account you are art. - Mark Baumann
SALAMANDER, n. Originally a reptile inhabiting fire; later, an anthropomorphous immortal, but still a pyrophile. Salamanders are now believed to be extinct, the last one of which we have an account having been seen in Carcassonne by the Abbe Belloc, who exorcised it with a bucket of holy water. - Ambrose Bierce
We have found a strange footprint on the shores of the unknown. We have devised profound theories, one after another, to account for its origins. At last, we have succeeded in reconstructing the creature that made the footprint. And lo! It is our own. - Sir Arthur Eddington
On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does. - Will Rogers
Your future will be determined not by your education or bank account, but by your optimism and attitude. - Debasish Mridha
Women, churchgoers, and conservative were more likely than men, nonchurch goers, and liberals to disagree with the reductionist (neural) account of human life. - Andrew Ferguson
Yes - it was happiness she still wanted, and the glimpse she had caught of it made everything else of no account. One by one she had detached herself from the baser possibilities , and she saw that nothing now remained to her but the emptiness of renunciation. "The House of Mirth - Edith Wharton
A duty dodged is like a debt unpaid; it is only deferred, and we must come back and settle the account at last. - Joseph F. Newton
Some people around a person have a mysterious way of showing their dislike towards him, as they like regularly almost everything that he says or shares on his social media account. - Anuj Somany
But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence. 1 Peter 3:15 - Anonymous
We should every night call ourselves to an account; What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed? What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired? Our vices will abort of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift. - Seneca
I have come to the conclusion that my subjective account of my motivation is largely mythical on almost all occasions. I don't know why I do things. - J. B. S. Haldane
When an individual fear or apathy passes by the unfortunate, life is of no account.
How can I tell that the past isn't a fiction designed to account for the discrepancy between my immediate physical sensation and my state of mind? - Douglas Adams
When I need some striking inspiration about deep depression for my new painting, I just need to go to check my bank account... - Hiroko Sakai
The humiliating climbdown, the necessary deception, and stepping over one's pride: they should each have their honoured place in a modern account of the political virtues. - Jonathan Glover
Philosophy cannot and should not give us an account of faith, but should understand itself and know just what it has indeed to offer, without taking anything away, least of all cheating people out of something by making them think it is nothing. - Søren Kierkegaard
As much as we want God to explain Himself to us, His creation, we are in no place to demand that He give an account to us. - Francis Chan
Ability is of little account without opportunity. - Napoleon Bonaparte
Shocking, sad, revealing, and deeply researched, this true account of the life and crimes of serial killer Aileen Wuornos will fascinate true-crime fans. - John E. Douglas
And I'd pray for them. And I'd imagine peace they couldn't expect and couldn't account for descending on their illness or their quarreling or their dreams. - Marilynne Robinson
On account of us being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does. - Will Rogers
There is a solitude, or perhaps a solemnity, in the few hours that precede the dawn of day which is unlike that of any others in the twenty-four, and which I cannot explain or account for. Thoughts come to me at this time that I never have at any other. - George Bird Grinnell
If there is in this world a well-attested account, it is that of vampires. Nothing is lacking: official reports, affidavits of well-known people, of surgeons, of priests, of magistrates; the judicial proof is most complete. And with all that, who is there who believes in vampires? - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes. - Jawaharlal Nehru
Luck is a tag given by the mediocre to account for the accomplishments of genius.
Putting heart & soul & contributing to what you are good at... is only for that movement. All is forgotten & people sitting far a distance knowingly wouldn't accept the same. Ultimately we make no difference & ground zero reality is never taken into account. - Stephen Manoharan
Will people not be thrown face down into Hell only on account of the harvest of their tongue? - Anonymous
Choose your friends and mates, not by the money in their bank account, creed, ethnicity, or color; instead, choose character, actions, heart, and soul. When we bleed, we bleed the same color. - Ana Monnar
Money isn't enough. Happiness takes more than a padded bank account. - Diana Palmer
The amount of money that a person has in his bank account is not determined by his startingcapital but by his knowledge about money and his ability to manage it properly. - Sunday Adelaja
More than half of my life is past; I have left only the time I need for turning the rest of it to account and for effacing my errors by my virtues. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
History, n. An account mostly false, of events unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools. - Ambrose Bierce
To be sure, the dog is loyal. But why, on that account, should we take him as an example? He is loyal to men, not to other dogs. - Karl Kraus
Man is so intelligent that he feels impelled to invent theories to account for what happens in the world. Unfortunately, he is not quite intelligent enough, in most cases, to find correct explanations. So that when he acts on his theories, he behaves very often like a lunatic. - Aldous Huxley
Everyday is a bank account, and time is our currency. No one is rich, no one is poor, we've got 24 hours each. - Christopher Rice
One should always maintain a safe distance from the people who like a person’s online post but refrain to do so the same for the same post on others social media account UNDER IDENTICAL CONDITION. - Anuj Somany
To have an empty head is worse than to have an empty bank account. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Only the one who has the understanding of time will be ready to give an account to the Lord for what He did on this earth. - Sunday Adelaja
You can't just say there is a god because the world is beautiful. You have to account for bone cancer in children. - Stephen Fry
You can't really succeed with a novel anyway; they're too big. It's like city planning. You can't plan a perfect city because there's too much going on that you can't take into account. You can, however, write a perfect sentence now and then. I have. - Gore Vidal
People who are arrogant on account of their wealth are about equal to the Laplanders, who measure a man's worth by the number of his reindeer.
I am forever busy working, because I want to work until get a personal call from the bank. Telling me that they cant add more zeros in my account. The number is too long , that they have rounded it off, but still cant add more digits to it. - De philosopher DJ Kyos
The wild things of this earth are not ours to do with as we please. They have been given to us in trust, and we must account for them to the generation which will come after us and audit our accounts. - William T. Hornaday
No true friendship takes account of credit and debt. It gives freely, without thought of compensation or reward. - Una McCormack
Don't put too much trust on your education level, girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, husband, bank account, because they will fail you. Only put your 100% trust on God, you will succeed ! - Werley Nortreus
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. - Douglas Adams
Men want sex. If men ruled the world, they could get sex anywhere, anytime. Restaurants would give you sex instead of breath mints on the way out. Gas stations would give sex with every fill-up. Banks would give sex to anyone who opened a checking account. - Scott Adams
Courage was not something one picked out of the air. It was something like a bank account. You could withdraw only so much before it was necessary to stop, to take the time to make new deposits. - Tom Clancy
Education is a savings account that you fill by learning and by spending. Even if you spend for the rest of your life, it will only grow to give you joy. - Debasish Mridha
People with power listen less carefully, and have difficulty taking into account what others already know. - Dean M. Schroeder
Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law.
Political history is largely an account of mass violence and of the expenditure of vast resources to cope with mythical fears and hopes.
Plainly it is not every error made by a witness which affects his credibility. In each case the trier of fact has to make an evaluation; taking into account such matters as the nature of the contradictions, their number and importance, and their bearing on other parts of the witness's evidence. - H.C. Nicholas
The soul knows full well (even though it pretends to forget many times) that it must render account to the paternal soil. I do not say "fatherland", I say "paternal soil". The paternal soil is something deeper, more modest, more reserved, and is composed of age-old pulverized bones. - N. Kazantzakis
An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats. - George Orwell
RESPECTABILITY, n. The offspring of a _liaison_ between a bald head and a bank account. - Ambrose Bierce
Geschichte ist die geistige Form, in der sich eine Kultur ueber ihre Vergangenheit Rechenschaft gibt. [transl.:] History is the mentalintellectual form, in which a culture renders account of its past to itself.
Man is a phase of nature, and only as he is related to nature does he matter, does he have any account whatever above the dust. - Frank Lloyd Wright
A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion. - Mahatma Gandhi
The main things which seem to me important on their own account, and not merely as means to other things, are knowledge, art, instinctive happiness, and relations of friendship or affection. - Bertrand Russell
I've never believed in measuring one's worth by the size of his or her bank account. I prefer to look at distance traveled. - Dan Rather
By the study of Boltzmann I have been unable to understand him. He could not understand me on account of my shortness, and his length was and is an equal stumbling block to me. - James Clerk Maxwell
For of what account are Truth and Love when Life itself has ceased to seem desirable? - Clifford Whittingham Beers
No man will say, "There is no God" 'till he is so hardened in sin that it hasbecome his interest that there should be none to call him to account. - Matthew Henry
GENEALOGY, n. An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own. - Ambrose Bierce
A woman can forgive a man for the harm he does her...but she can never forgive him for the sacrifices he makes on her account. - W. Somerset Maugham
A COnNeCtworker is a networker who is always taking into account the needs of others. Approaching people with a service attitude to bring them value and build a relationship. Then when that person is looking for a reliable service provider in a particular industry, they will pick the COnNeCtworker. - Michele Jennae
Do not measure your loss by itself; if you do, it will seem intolerable; but if you will take all human affairs into account you will find that some comfort is to be derived from them. - Saint Basil
Realism falls short of reality. It shrinks it, attenuates it, falsifies it; it does not take into account our basic truths and our fundamental obsessions: love, death, astonishment. It presents man in a reduced and estranged perspective. Truth is in our dreams, in the imagination. - Eugène Ionesco
History An account mostly false, of events unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools. - Ambrose Bierce
Measure your life not by the dimension of your bank account but by the expansion of your kindness and love. - Debasish Mridha
So far I haven't heard of anybody who wants to stop living on account of the cost. - Kin Hubbard
Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account. - Oscar Wilde
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. . .. - Isaac Asimov
Marriage is like a bank account. You put it in, you take it out, you lose interest. - Professor Irwin Corey
People take often selfie with a celebrity to post it on their social media account to show merely themselves as famous personality, but usually end up giving him/her only somewhat publicity. - Anuj Somany
I don’t want to be the product of my environment, of the perks of this generation. I want to see the bigger picture, take it into account and make the choices that go beyond what’s right in front of me.I want to be timeless. - Selin Kuscu
When the Universe is taken into account, nothing is impossible. - Massimo Marino
An attempt to study the evolution of living organisms without reference to cytology would be as futile as an account of stellar evolution which ignored spectroscopy. - J.B.S. Haldane
Once a day....call yourselves to an account what new ideas, what new proposition or truth you have gained, what further confirmation of known truths, and what advances you have made in any part of knowledge. - Isaac Watts
You know, people always talk about how Jesus came down to Earth as a human being. He became a human being, But no one ever takes into account what that means. - David Javerbaum
I do not put much stock in "believing in God." The grammar of "belief" invites a far too rationalistic account of what it means to be a Christian. "Belief" implies propositions about which you get to make up your mind before you know the work they are meant to do. - Stanley Hauerwas
Look at each failure as a deposit made into the account that will help you write the check for your next significant success. - Bobby Darnell
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