Quotation Explorer - 'Rubbish'

PATRIOTISM, n. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name. In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of a scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit that it is the first. - Ambrose Bierce
The price of freedom of religion, or of speech, or of the press, is that we must put up with a good deal of rubbish. - Robert Jackson
If you keep your mind sufficiently open, people will throw a lot of rubbish into it.
The stream is as good as at first; the little rubbish it collects in the turnings is easily moved away. - Jane Austen
Great and pure thoughts cannot be deposited in minds accumulated with rubbish. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Mind is greedy. When you sense the benefits with people who previously thought rubbish about you, the mind forgoes those thoughts and inclines toward those people only to gain optimal benefits. - Ashish Patel
Death like style is the removal of rubbish. - Will Durant
ABATIS, n. Rubbish in front of a fort, to prevent the rubbish outside from molesting the rubbish inside. - Ambrose Bierce
Tristan and Isolde were lucky to die when they did. They'd have been sick of all that rubbish in a year. - Robertson Davies
If there is no justice in a country, who can claim that, that country is a country? An injustice country is just a rubbish bin! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Melt all the tanks in the world and make them rubbish bins. They will be much more useful for the humanity! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The challenge to a person having an open mind is that the foolish people see his brain as an open top barrel and so they try to just put their rubbish things or thoughts in it than benefiting from him. - Anuj Somany
People pay attention to the things they want to listen, anything that doesn't please them is rubbish. - Himmilicious
There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify - so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in the rubbish. - John Keats
HYPOCHONDRIASIS, n. Depression of one's own spirits. Some heaps of trash upon a vacant lot Where long the village rubbish had been shot Displayed a sign among the stuff and stumps -- "Hypochondriasis." It meant The Dumps. Bogul S. Purvy - Ambrose Bierce
RUBBISH, n. Worthless matter, such as the religions, philosophies, literatures, arts and sciences of the tribes infesting the regions lying due south from Boreaplas. - Ambrose Bierce
If you can eat with mates or friends or family, I mean, it's such a brilliant thing isn't it? If you feel really rubbish and you have a nice bit of food it makes you feel good, you know? - Jamie Oliver
I’m dazzled by your facility. In ten days you’ll have written six stories! I don’t understand it… I’m like one of those old aqueducts: there’s so much rubbish cogging up the banks of my thought that it flows slowly, and only spills from the end of my pen drop by drop. - Gustave Flaubert
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