Quotation Explorer - 'Strike'

There is so much time and so little to do; strike that, reverse it.
In all the affairs of life, social as well as political, courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest to the grateful and appreciating heart. - Henry Clay
You don't like your job, you don't strike. You go in every day and do it really half-assed. That's the American way. - Matt Groening
, when asked how to strike a better balance between family, work and self-realisation says: "You need the intention, good scheduling, and you have to be creative. If you don't find time to practice, one of the three is missing. - Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel
I've learnt not to draw my sword first to strike. That in no way portends I have the most feeble of minds or might . . . Probably, I'm waiting for the perfect moment to startle with a fatal strike. - Ufuoma Apoki
In all tests of character, when two viewpoints are pitted against one another, in the final analysis the thing that will strike you the most, is not who was right or wrong, strong or weak, wise or foolish.... but who would go to the greatest lengths in considering the other's perspective. - Mike Dooley
I have dedicated my life to fight against the heinous rottenness of modern capitalism because it robs the laborer of this world's goods. But blow for blow I shall strike against Communism, because it robs us of the next world's happiness. - Charles E. Coughlin
It makes me happier, more secure, to think that I do not have to plan and manage everything for myself, that I am only a sword made sharp to smite the unclean forces, an enchanted sword to cleave and disperse them.Grant, O Lord, that I may not break as I strike! Let me not fall from Thy hand! - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
When you strike at a king, you must kill him. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The reason lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place is that the same place isn't there the second time. - Willie Tyler
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. - Babe Ruth
Life's all about balance. To move on in life you have to strike a balance between your past, present, and your future; you may either be jerked off or left behind. - Richmond Akhigbe
And somewhere amidst the storm raging inside, between the twilight of lust and desire, entwined within the whirlwind of swirling emotions, it happened. In one lightning strike, the illusion crumbled. For I realised the naked truth... - Virginia Alison
When you strike the shepherd you strike the sheep. - Matshona Dhliwayo
He is winding the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike. - William Shakespeare
The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on. - Ulysses S. Grant
Affliction caused by the tongue is worse than that caused by the strike of the blade of a sword. - Anonymous
When you enter a grove peopled with ancient trees, higher than the ordinary, and shutting out the sky with their thickly inter-twined branches, do not the stately shadows of the wood, the stillness of the place, and the awful gloom of this doomed cavern then strike you with the presence of a deity? - Seneca
Poetry is the language of the soul;Poetic Prose, the language of my heart.Each line must flow as in a song,and strike a chord that rings forever.To me, words are music! - Lori R. Lopez
Love is like lightening; it can strike anyone, anywhere, and at any time. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I strike terror among men, I can't be bothered by what they think. - Tairrie B.
Strike a match, ignite my past. - Cady Groves
A man never knows exactly how the child of his brain will strike other people. - William Howard Taft
your relationship with air—that’s key. You can’t break up with air. You’re kind of stuck together. Only slightly less crucial is water. And then food. You can’t be dropping food to hang with someone else. You need to strike up an agreement with it. - Ned Vizzini
I have the most ill-regulated memory. It does those things which it ought not to do and leaves undone the things it ought to have done. But it has not yet gone on strike altogether. - Dorothy L. Sayers
I am like the water that runs over me, immune to permanence, recycling endlessly. I am water; I am life. The form may change, but the substance stays the same. Strike me down and I will rise again. Vincit qui patitur. - Rick Yancey
Some things scratch the surface while others strike at your soul. - Gianna Perada Carini
To react, is to be A slave to someone else's actions. Sometimes, A warrior is faced with the decision to strike pre-emptively, trusting his intuition, wisdom and years of training - Soke Behzad Ahmadi
Inspiration is like perspiration. It tends to strike at the most inopportune of times. - Max Hawthorne
In a world of lovelightning and rainbow are lovers now. They arc and strike upon the horizon of credence to rise above their cloudy vow - Munia Khan
OBVIOUSLY YOU STRIKE OUTAGAINST PEOPLE WITHIN RANGE.IT'S CATHARTIC TO AFFECTSOMEONE WHEN YOU'RE ANGRY.ALTERNATIVELY, CHOOSEENEMIES IMPOSSIBLY FAR AWAYSO YOU NEVER HAVE TO FIGHT. - Jenny Holzer
Writers say two things that strike me as nonsense. One is that you must follow an absolute schedule everyday. If you're not writing well, why continue it? I just don't think this grinding away is useful. - Edmund White
He who seldom speaks, and with one calm well-timed word can strike dumb the loquacious, is a genius or a hero.
Never strike out of anger if at all possible, this will give your enemy the advantage and strengthen his resolve and psyche - Soke Behzad Ahmadi
The Coward will run away from danger, only to strike in the dark. The Heroine will run through the dark, even though she knows the coward is waiting to strike. - David A. Cleinman
Strike the tent. - Robert E. Lee
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. - John D. Rockefeller
If you want to know the value of a year, ask the student who was in the final year of his university education, when the lecturers went on strike and the school ended up closing for a year. - Sunday Adelaja
The simplest way to enjoy lasting success in life is to strike a balance between your career and family. If one must suffer, never it be your family. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
No decent man would ever strike a woman or a child. - Ellen J. Barrier
What then remains, but well our power to use,And keep good humour still whate’er we lose?And trust me, dear, good humour can prevail,When airs, and flights, and screams, and scolding fail.Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll;Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul - Alexander Pope
With the newspaper strike on, I wouldn't consider dying. - Bette Davis
Well, I would - if they realized that we - again if - if we led them back to that stalemate only because that our retaliatory power, our seconds, or strike at them after our first strike, would be so destructive that they couldn't afford it, that would hold them off. - Ronald Reagan
There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time. - Calvin Coolidge
One day the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
They're so cold, these scholars!May lightning strike their foodso that their mouths learn howto eat fire! - Friedrich Nietzsche
When a man strikes another man, he better have a good reason. There is never a good reason for a man to strike a woman. - Dixie Waters
Striking a balance in life is tough, but trying to strike balance and remain fair in the face of imbalance and oppression is even tougher. - Aisha Mirza
Strike a glass and it will not endure an instant. Simply do not strike it and it will endure a thousand years. - G.K. Chesterton
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful. - Sigmund Freud
Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance. - John Keats
All sanity depends on this: that it should be a delight to feel heat strike the skin, a delight to stand upright, knowing the bones are moving easily under the flesh. - Doris Lessing
If you want to succeed,you should strike out on new paths rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. - John D. Rockefeller
I'd like to thank readers. Every time you open a book, it is a strike against ignorance. Unless you're reading Sarah Palin. - Libba Bray
I didn't say I can change the whole world with all it entirety alone. But I can strike on a lot of things and cause a rift, and bring so many things together. - Nurudeen Ushawu
Read over your compositions, and wherever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out. - Samuel Johnson
Love is like gold, you may strike a vein with less effort, or may have to go through tons of rocks to find it - Habyarimana Bangambiki
My fingers burn behind the keys of my typewriter, the lettering fading with every thoughtful strike. The many words I write I dare not stall; my mind perpetually alert for my magnum opus call. - A.K. Kuykendall
Anger swirled in him, a tempest readying her strike. And like a helpless vessel caught in her fury, he felt himself dashed against the rocks without mercy. - V.S. Carnes
And please punish Jenny. You could strike her dead. Amen. Jenny blinked. I’m no expert on this, but… are you supposed to pray for someone to be struck dead? - Maggie Osborne
That said, the question remains: how to strike the balance between free speech and mutual respect in this mixed-up world, both blessed and cursed with instant communication? We should not fight fire with fire, threats with threats. - Timothy Garton Ash
To be feared is to fear: no one has been able to strike terror into others and at the same time enjoy peace of mind. - Seneca
Have we raised the threshold of horror so high that nothing short of a nuclear strike qualifies as a 'real' war? Are we to spend the rest of our lives in this state of high alert with guns pointed at each other's heads and fingers trembling on the trigger? - Arundhati Roy
Okay, try this on for size, Tall, Dark and Handsome. I won't be born for almost seven hundred hundred years. How's that strike you? - Lisa Tawn Bergren
You can strike out at people ,Strike off your business but you can not STRIKE down someones dreams because you can not achieve yours~bns - Bluenscottish
You can't attack the giants in your life, if you are not aiming to strike and hit the target. You can't run a race in vain, if you have no plans to win or finish it. Start, strive and aim high...never give up. Your best is yet to come! - Kemi Sogunle
Writers are in many ways like demi-gods. With one stroke of a pen they can give life to a character, or strike them from existence, with nary a twinge of grief at their passing. - Steven Lake
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart. - Henry Clay
It does not strike me as a good thing that the only person we can be so, so close to is the person we're dating. - Chris Damian
The affections are like lightning; You cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen
Free societies...are societies in motion, and with motion comes tension, dissent, friction. Free people strike sparks, and those sparks are the best evidence of freedom's existence. - Salman Rushdie
I had lived my life before in accordance with the poverty and itinerancy of my childhood, sliding in and out of other people’s leases, never expecting to stay very long and tolerating circumstances that strike me now as completely absurd. - Kathleen Alcott
I don't like good habits. They strike me as being so easily broken. - Linnea Gelland
People want to be bowled over by something special. Nine times out of ten you might strike out, but that tenth time, that peak experience, is what people want. That's what can move the world. That's art. - Haruki Murakami
In silence alone does a man's truth bind itself together and strike root. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
If after hearing my songs just one human being is inspired to say something nasty to a friend or perhaps to strike a loved one it will all have been worth the while. - Tom Lehrer
To which hand do I choose to strike with when both hands are guided by the same heart? - Carroll Bryant
Of all the paths a man could strike into, there is, at any given moment, a best path .. A thing which, here and now, it were of all things wisest for him to do .. To find this path, and walk in it, is the one thing needful for him. - Thomas Carlyle
We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it. - Roald Dahl
. . . there are two types of fighters, the former strike all over the place hoping one would land, the latter, assured of their prowess and capabilities, hit once and destroy the opponent's desire to continue the fight - Soke Behzad Ahmadi
what you do not start, you do not finish.' procrastination can be liken to a journey without destination.Now is the best time to strike - Olugbenga michael adepoju
Words were sometimes like ammo. They could strike you with fear worse than an arrow. And worse was sometimes knowing ahead a time what the words were. - Cyndi Goodgame
Having a child isn't a deal you strike with life. As I said: a child is a gift. And what remains after a child is gone is the memory of the years it was allowed to live. Not its death - Carsten Jensen
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