Quotation Explorer - 'Ascribe'

I ascribe to Mark Twain's theory that the last person who should be President is the one who wants it the most. The one who should be picked is the one who should be dragged kicking and screaming into the White House. - Bill Hicks
Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence and deem them like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment - Thomas Jefferson
Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence. - Robert J. Hanlon
We ascribe to God. We don't add to Him. - John Piper
ASPERSE, v.t. Maliciously to ascribe to another vicious actions which one has not had the temptation and opportunity to commit. - Ambrose Bierce
Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, which we ascribe to heaven. - William Shakespeare
I don't know why it is that the religious never ascribe common sense to God.
To talk of humans as 'transcendent' is not to ascribe to them spiritual properties. It is, rather, to recognize that as subjects we have the ability to transform our selves, our natures, our world—an ability denied to any other physical being. - Kenan Malik
Those speak foolishly who ascribe their anger or their impatience to such as offend them or to tribulation. Tribulation does not make people impatient, but proves that they are impatient. So everyone may learn from tribulation how his heart is constituted. - Martin Luther
Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own. - James M. Barrie
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