Quotation Explorer - 'Low'

Gossip is always a personal confession of malice or imbecility; it is a low, frivolous, and too often a dirty business. There are neighborhoods where it rages like a pest; churches are split in pieces by it, and neighbor made enemies for life. Let the young avoid or cure it while they may.
Talk low, talk slow, and don't talk too much. - John Wayne
And if our book consumption remains as low as it has been, at least let us admit that it is because reading is a less exciting pastime than going to the dogs, the pictures or the pub, and not because books, whether bought or borrowed, are too expensive. - George Orwell
Finn smiled and blew half her brain cells. You going to teach me how to have fun, Pru? he asked in that low, husky voice. - Jill Shalvis
The achievement gap between children from high income and low income families is roughly 30-40% larger among children born in 2001 than among those born 25 years ago. The class gap among students entering kindergarten was two to three times higher than the racial gap. - Robert D. Putnam
But then arises the doubt, can the mind of man, which has, as I fully believe been developed from a mind as low as that possessed by the lowest animal, be trusted when it draws such grand conclusions? - Charles Darwin
No matter what... don't give up. Don't stop believing in yourself and in what you can do, because you are strong and you are capable. Prove them wrong! Don't let them win! Remember when you are at your lowest low - there's only one way to go now... and that is UP! - Steven Wolff
A high hope for a low heaven: God grant us patience! - William Shakespeare
if we could tax Americans' cognitive dissonance we could balance the budget. The American people want all kinds of incompatible things, they're human beings, and they want high services, low taxes, and an omnipresent, omniprominent welfare state. - George F. Will
What that song? I ast. Sound low down dirty to me. Like what the preacher tells you its sin to hear. Not to mention sing.She hum a little more. Something come to me, she say. Something I made up. Something you help scratch out my head. - Alice Walker
The people who say poverty is no excuse for low performance are now using teacher accountability as an excuse for doing nothing about poverty. - David Berliner
We believed in the existence in this country of a vast reading public for intelligent books at a low price and staked everything on it. - Allen Lane
A wiry crewman named Kobis sat at the end of a couch, reading a book in the low light, clearly relishing the closest thing he ever found to peace and quiet - V.E. Schwab
Low self-confidence can be viewed as a good thing; it reminds us to be confident in Christ! - Stacy Navarro
If only corporal punishment cured low self-esteem. - Jeph Jacques
Don't recide in the past. Instead, refer to it, else you will remain in the remand of high demand but with low command - Israelmore Ayivor
People with low self-confidence and self-esteem often feel nervous about antagonizing others and tend to rate others’ needs more highly than their own. - Auliq Ice
Well, you only need the light when it's burning low. Only miss the sun when it starts to snow. Only know your lover when you let her go. Only know you've been high when you're feeling low, only hate the road when you're missing home. Only know your lover when you let her go. - Passenger
Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! - Dr. Seuss
Television has raised writing to a new low. - Samuel Goldwyn
The first rule about the low hanging fruit principle is to always watch out for low hanging branches, they’re the ones to take it away from you. - Stephen Richards
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. - Michelangelo Buonarroti
If at anytime this life of ours grows feeble, or low, or lonely, I know no other remedy than to return to its Eternal Source, to God Himself; and through Him all the means of grace become again living and true; and through Him all His creatures become again near and dear and accessible - Elizabeth Rundle Charles
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low. - Desmond Tutu
They are dragged to the withered bracken by the load, And they seem not to break; though once they are bowed So low for long, they never right themselves. - Robert Frost
LAZINESS, n. Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree. - Ambrose Bierce
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Be safe, she whispered. Then she closed her eyes and said in a low, broken monotone, "I love you.Kailani - Siobhan Fallon
A high self-esteem having artist works hard to be understood. A low self-esteem having artist works hard to be agreed with. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
I would rather aim high and miss the mark than low and make it. - Auliq Ice
It’s when you feel low about yourself, others actions and opinions will affect you. When you look at yourself as a confident person, it’s then; you’ll find the most peace and understanding, that it’s your world you have to live with not theirs. - Ron Baratono
Low and grovelling thoughts of God must be given up; doubting and despairing must be removed; and self-seeking and carnal delights must be forsaken. Across these deep valleys a glorious causeway of grace must be raised. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
I hate to complain...No one is without difficulties, whether in high or low life, and every person knows best where their own shoe pinches. - Abigail Adams
In your heart there's a way around the criticizers, minimizes, and judgmental people that hurt you. When it's understood their self-confidence is very low. It's then you can pray for them, that they find peace, and allow all righteousness to come from Jesus Christ. Amen. - Ron Baratono
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Tune as the sitthar, neither high nor low, and we will dance away the hearts of men. - Gautama Buddha
Learning is retarded in conditions of high anxiety and low acceptance. For most tasks, people have the intellectual knowledge to perform well; they just have a hard time acting on what they know. - Tim Gallwey
At high tide fish eat ants; at low tide ants eat fish. - Thai Proverb
If it's true that our species is alone in the universe, then I'd have to say that the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little. - George Carlin
Call me crazy but I imagine a world where we smile when we have low batteries. Cuz that'll mean that we're one step closer to humanity. - Prince Ea
Tasks don't have to be high-impact to be worthy of high effort. Most things we do in any given day are relatively low impact. The cumulative impact of thousands of low-impact test is huge. These tasks can be transposed into worship. - John Piper
If you have to hit--hit low. - Tamora Pierce
A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls. - Anonymous
precious moments are collectible and high price goes hell low - Rokas Patakovas
He walks the soft grass, wet with fresh rain, jeans slung low on his hips and shirt hanging open, still dripping from the fevered maelstrom that set fire to the night sky. Fury in his step and passion furrowing his brow...He is my perfect storm... - Virginia Alison
When you have much higher ethical values than the ethical values of your own people, you stop belonging to your own people, to your own country because your people and your country are now located in the low levels of humanity! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The accumulation of non-obvious, ineffective, or misapplied actions leads to low productivity. - Chris Behnke
Egotist, n. A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me. - Ambrose Bierce
Feeling LOW? Go on mountains. - Prajakta Mhadnak
Don’t set your sights low, just because someone else has a limited view of life’s possibilities. One person's comfort zone may be another person's cage. - Eleanor Brownn
Sometimes people with low self-esteem will try to punish you for caring about them. - Wayne Gerard Trotman
To be good, according to the vulgar standard of goodness, is obviously quite easy. It merely requires a certain amount of sordid terror, a certain lack of imaginative thought, and a certain low passion for middle-class respectability. - Oscar Wilde
They blame the low income women for ruining the country because they are staying home with their children and not going out to work. They blame the middle income women for ruining the country because they go out to work and do not stay home to take care of their children. - Ann Richards
So it’s fate then? I asked with him so close my lips brushed the line of his jaw with each word, Us being together?Absolutely, Calvin said with a low growl. Then he lifted my chin, tilting my head back, and kissed me deeply.Who was I to argue with Fate? - E.J. Stevens
When they go low, we go high. - Michelle Obama
Walk tall but don't bang your head on low hanging branches. - Peter James West
Friendship is being there when someone's feeling low and not being afraid to kick them. - Randy K. Milholland
Self-esteem is the switch in the circuit of your life that dims or brightness of your future. Bring it low and you don't shine your light; raise it up and you brighten the corner where you are. - Israelmore Ayivor
You ain't get nothing for staying low, lazy. The world only tremble at the feet of the few craziest doers ever lived. - Olawale Daniel
low income does not mean low expectations - Johnnie Dent Jr.
If you bow at all, bow low. - Chinese Proverb
I liked New York when it was an up-and-down city for me, low streets and high buildings. But then, for me, it grew horizontal---monotonous.
Crime is an attitude learnt overtime and can be as a result of condition of place one has found himself. Crime can be graded, so it's possible environment can affect high class rich and low class poor. Therefore criminal justice system is supposed to be graded as to achieve equity in result. - Chidiebere Prosper Agbugba
I am convinced that if stories such as these have any lasting value, it is in revealing the kind of work young pulp-writers were doing in those days when rates were low and one had to make a typewriter smoke in order to keep eating. - Hugh B. Cave
Lila backed away toward the curtain. "Do you just... stand here until I need you?"The woman smiled and dug a volume from a pocket. "I have a book.""Let me guess, a religious text?""Actually," said Ister, perching on the low couch, "it's about pirates."Lila smiled. - V.E. Schwab
If I am more alive because love burns and chars me,as a fire, given wood or wind, feels new elation,it's that he who lays me low is my salvation,and invigorates the more, the more he scars me. - Michelangelo Buonarroti
One does not hate as long as one has a low esteem of someone, but only when one esteems him as an equal or a superior. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I have never met a politician who has exceeded my low expectations of them. - Grant McLachlan
Language is not an abstract construction of the learned, or of dictionary makers, but is something arising out of the work, needs, ties, joys, affections, tastes, of long generations of humanity, and has its bases broad and low, close to the ground.
Everyone is an idiot, not just the people with low SAT scores. The only differences among us is that we're idiots about different things at different times. No matter how smart you are, you spend much of your day being an idiot. - Scott Adams
When a lie makes a soft bed for everyone, may the truth lie low. God as commonly understood appears to be one such lie. God as non-existence is not everyone's cup of tea and He better remain so. - R. N. Prasher
Feeling low is normal, or sometimes, healthy. A lot of great things this world has witnessed were kickstarted by men when they felt low. - Swaraj Priyadarshi
When this low self-worth is hidden, one can understand why the person becomes hypersensitive to the opinions of others and has a great deal of difficulty accepting criticism no matter how warranted or gently said. - David W. Earle
Born on straw at nightunder low stable rafters,Baby Jesus cried. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Make no cry in failure! Make no noise in success! In failure, silence; in success, silence! Fly with the same attitude both in the high and in the low altitudes! - Mehmet Murat ildan
First rule of cleavage: it's not how low you go, but where and when you show. - Elisabeth Dale
There is no worse discriminator than envy. No worse traitor than envy. Even those who are seemingly righteous, are brought down low by their envy. A true man will be known by his absence of envy. An evil man will be known by the presence of envy within him. - C. JoyBell C.
*I’m hustling* is a low self-esteem having man’s way of saying *I’m unemployed,* when answering a seemingly materialistic woman’s question as to what he does for a living. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Confidence is a life ingredient that is essential to success and wholeness. It is perhaps the single most important trait that enables seemingly average people to do and become all that they can. And the good news is it can be learned. No one has to suffer a lifetime of low confidence. - Steve Goodier
His chuckle was low and soft against my earlobe. I think it’s more like ‘what wouldn’t I do for you? - Amanda Lance
I'm lucky I'm a comedian, 'cause otherwise my life would just be a series of undocumented low points. - Kyle Kinane
My land is bare of chattering folk; the clouds are low along the ridges, and sweet's the air with curly smoke from all my burning bridges. - Dorothy Parker
Stay low, stay quiet, keep it simple, don't expect too much, enjoy what you have. - Dean Koontz
If you find yourself craving approval, you are low on self-love. Stop grasping for a few scraps wherever you can. Go home and make yourself a feast. Love yourself deeply today. - Vironika Tugaleva
Police not enforcing laws results in a high crime rate that is formally reported as a low crime rate in police statistics. - Steven Magee
Low calories and deliciousness can’t work together; guilt would. - Sanjeet Veen
In the high tide or low tide, I'm gonna be your friend... I'm gonna be your friend! - Bob Marley
When you draw a line in the sand, be careful it is not low tide. - Dixie Waters
Be forever young in the flesh, it makes the mind flash light low, until the spotlight follows your shadow. - Goitsemang Mvula
Often people that settle in life are those that only do what they can with what they have and where they are. Never settle for someone that didn't know your worth from the beginning, or build a life without God in it. Live beyond your low expectations. - Shannon L. Alder
I don't want my own son to die, but this is a war and we must be in it together. High and low. Rich and poor. There can be no special cases because every man at the front is a special case to someone. - Julian Fellowes
Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much - John Wayne
It is no great thing to be humble when you are brought low; but to be humble when you are praised is a great and rare attainment. - Saint Bernard
If you see only your coreligionists as your brothers, you aren’t only a good man but also you are very low in morality! Your brothers are the whole humanity! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I don't see anything other than pretensions and low mentality in women who make a man run after a hole that would soon be inhabited by termites and worms. - Michael Bassey Johnson
We are all dust passing through the air, the difference is, some are flying high in the sky, while others are flying low. But eventually, we all settle on the same ground. - Anthony Liccione
I've decided that the key to happiness is low expectations. - Laura Moncur
To quench my longing I bent me low By the streams of the spirits of Peace that flow In that magical wood in the land of sleep. - Sarojini Naidu
if you are using probability arguments wit yourself, you are saying: I want to live a life like everybody else! By definition, an exceptional life is a life of low probability. - Derric Yuh Ndim
Capitalism is not a form of government. Capitalism is but one thing only: Buy Low - Sell High. Capitalism is what happens when a government allows free association and respects property rights. It is a symptom of liberty. - A.E. Samaan
Are there anything more dishonourable and more coward than not marching in front of the army after taking the decision of war as a politician? Sending others for dying but keeping himself in safety is the affair of the low man only! - Mehmet Murat ildan
If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very low crime rate.
My mother belonged to that group of low IQ individuals who find everything alarming and believe that raising your voice is the most effective form of communication. - Annabelle R. Charbit
The secret to happiness is low expectations. - Barry Schwartz
Imagine the Creator as a low comedian, and at once the world becomes explicable. - H. L. Mencken
Too low they build, who build beneath the stars. - Edward Young
Satan rejected my soul; as low as he goes,he never quite goes this low. - Morrissey
Ask yourself this question: Of this had been a white child found dead in a black neighborhood, would they be knocking on every door? 'Yes, sir.' Searching high and low? 'Yes, indeed.' It this had been a white child, would they paint him as a sinner and not a saint? 'Lord, no... - Ravi Howard
Let us make our way through these low valleys of the humble and little virtues. We shall see in them the roses amid the thorns, charity that shows its beauty among interior and exterior afflictions, the lilies of purity. - Francis de Sales
One reason the human race has such a low opinion of itself is that it gets so much of its wisdom from writers.
People with too high an opinion of themselves get cut down; people with too low an opinion of themselves get pushed around.... - Lolly Daskal
I work hard to stay cynical enough! I keep my expectations of our culture and our leaders low, low, low, and I do it so I don't have to be let down. And yet again I am lowballed by the brokenness of the American cultural machine. - Vinnie Tesla
Having a low opinion of yourself is not 'modesty.' It's self-destruction. Holding your uniqueness in high regard is not 'egotism.' It's a necessary precondition to happiness and success. - Bobbe Sommer
Southern gentleman, he said aside to him in Arabic. Do you wish for me to continue this for you?Caine’s temper shifted to a low simmer in his chest. Your way takes too long.Ma’aleyk, and your way hurts my ears, he argued. - V.S. Carnes
the rent here may be low but i believe we have it on very hard terms --sense & sensibility - Jane Austen
The love of power is either due to low or overly high self-esteem. - Sunday Adelaja
Poverty: a temporary financial low, curable by money. - Stephen Richards
Speak low if you speak love. - William Shakespeare
He that is down needs fear no fall, he that is low no pride, he that is humble ever shall have God to be his guide. - Nanor
If critics say your work stinks it's because they want it to stink and they can make it stink by scaring you into conformity with their comfortable little standards. Standards so low that they can no longer be considered "dangerous" but set in place in their compartmental understandings. - Jack Kerouac
The first secret of success: Believe in Yourself. Nothing changes in your life until you believe you can do things that are important to you. And if you have a low opinion of yourself, nobody else is likely to raise it. - Steve Goodier
Doing comedy for a living is, in a lot of ways, like a pony and a camel trying to escape from the zoo. It’s a ridiculous endeavor and has a low probability of success, but most importantly, it is way easier if you’re with a friend. - Amy Poehler
Dear to me is sleep: still more, being made of stone,While pain and guilt still linger here below,Blindness and numbness--these please me alone;Then do not wake me, keep your voices low. - Michelangelo Buonarroti
For the birds that cannot soar, God has provided low branches. - Turkish Proverb
God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way. - C.S. Lewis
The greatest risk to man is not that he aims too high and misses, but that he aims too low and hits. - Michaelangelo
The high cost of greatness is better than the low cost of mediocrity. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Even if hope is just a low ember at night, in the morning you can still start a fire. - Andrew Peterson
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