Quotation Explorer - 'Renders'

BAIT, n. A preparation that renders the hook more palatable. The best kind is beauty. - Ambrose Bierce
I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied, but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong, hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar.
If left to my own simplistic devices and the sorely scant limits of my abilities, would I not die a death of the blandest sort imaginable? And should I not thank God that He graciously gifted me with an imagination that renders such a death entirely unimaginable? - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The essential quality of a market system, contrary to popular thinking, is not that it promotes greed; but rather, that it renders greed harmless. - Israel M. Kirzner
Blame is such a self-defeating choice. It renders one helpless, putting any solution well out of reach, for we rarely can change others. Consider this, a solution well within your reach, someone you can surely change: Yourself. - Russell Kyle
Great difficult is the dogged bedfellow of great wealth, which always renders great wealth as less than great. Yet, great wealth as bequeathed by God is robustly free of such travails, which always renders it greater than great. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Total absence of humor renders life impossible. - Colette
Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy. - Voltaire
Human nature, essentially changeable, unstable as the dust, can endure no restraint; if it binds itself it soon begins to tear madly at its bonds, until it renders everything asunder, the wall, and the bonds and its very self. - Kafka, Franz
The most fertile soil does not necessarily produce the most abundant harvest. It is the use we make of our faculties which renders them valuable. - Thomas Wentworth Higginson
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.
Passion often makes a madman of the cleverest man, and renders the greatest fools clever. - Fran├žois de La Rochefoucauld
Thousands of years ago--in times we are fond of calling "primitive" (since this renders us "modern" without having to exert ourselves further to earn this qualification)... - Thomas Szasz
Injustice upon earth renders the justice of of heaven impossible. - Robert G. Ingersoll
Emotion often outwits intelligence, while intuition renders life surprisingly fluent and enjoyable. ("Le ciel c'est l'autre") - Erik Pevernagie
LOQUACITY, n. A disorder which renders the sufferer unable to curb his tongue when you wish to talk. - Ambrose Bierce
There is nothing that gives a man consequence, and renders him fit for command, like a support that renders him independent of everybody but the State he serves. - George Washington
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