Quotation Explorer - 'Thoroughly'

There is a homely old adage which runs: "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine will go far. - Theodore Roosevelt
I want to kiss you so thoroughly that you lose your ability to stand. - John Mark Green
Philosophy when superficially studied, excites doubt, when thoroughly explored, it dispels it. - Francis Bacon
War is a matter of vital importance to the State; the province of life or death; the road to survival or ruin. It is mandatory that it be thoroughly studied.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body. But rather, to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming .... WoW, what a ride. - Mark Frost
If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others. - Tryon Edwards
Vaccination was, and is, thoroughly infused with our politics, our social values, and our cultural norms. By acknowledging and understanding the divergent reasons why we've vaccinated in the past, however, we just may ensure the continued success of vaccination in the future. - Elena Conis
It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do. Wasting time is merely an occupation then, and a most exhausting one. Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen. - Jerome K. Jerome
ATHEIST is really a thoroughly honest, unambiguous term, it admits of no paltering and no evasion, and the need of the world, now as ever, is for clear-cut issues and unambiguous speech. - Chapman Cohen
Do you have any idea who Erin was kissing?""Yeah, so we'll brush out teeth really, really thoroughly afterwards," I said, bumping her nose with mine gently. I wasn't going to let anyone spoil this moment. - Stacey Kade
To be silent the whole day long, see no newspaper, hear no radio, listen to no gossip, be thoroughly and completely lazy, thoroughly and completely indifferent to the fate of the world is the finest medicine a man can give himself. - Henry Miller
Checked thoroughly, humans stink. - Fakeer Ishavardas
I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly. - Oscar Wilde
No one can speak well, unless he thoroughly understands his subject. - Cicero
In matters of the heart as well, a certain level of negativity and suspicion is universally recommended. You may try to project a thoroughly positive outlook in order to attract a potential boyfriend, but you are also advised to Google him. - Barbara Ehrenreich
I just believe that someday I'll meet a person who'd describe me from the side as thoroughly and eloquently as I can do it. - Alexander Zalan
To be thoroughly conversant with Man’s heart, is to take our final lesson in the iron-clasped volume of Despair - Edgar Allan Poe
I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him. - Mark Twain
My grief were thoroughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together! For now it would be heavier than the sand of the desert. - Compton Gage
Moreover, most people, assuming they had not altogether abandoned religious observances, or did not combine them naively with a thoroughly immoral way of living, had replaced normal religious practice by more or less extravagant superstitions. - Albert Camus
Every man is thoroughly happy twice in his life: just after he has met his first love, and just after he has left his last one. - H. L. Mencken
Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished. - Confucius
I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information. - Bill Watterson
Not to be cheered by praise, Not to be grieved by blame, But to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers Are the characteristics of an excellent man. - Saskya Pandita
When you act on an intuitive impulse, you are celebrating one of the thoroughly joyful aspects of life on this planet. That calm, guiding inner voice is a natural part of you and deserves to be honored. What is not natural is ignoring it. - Jodi Livon
Love God, Love people, and thoroughly hate sin. - Andy Mineo
Study the situation thoroughly, go over in your imagination the various courses of action possible to you and the consequences which can and may follow from each course. Pick out the course which gives the most promise and go ahead.
Clio, the muse of history, is as thoroughly infected with lies as a street whore with syphilis. - Arthur Schopenhauer
We are human, and nothing is more interesting to us than humanity. The appeal of literature is that it is so thoroughly a human thing by, for and about human beings. If you lose that focus, you obviate the source of the power and permanence of literature. - M.H. Abrams
Conscience is thoroughly well bred and soon leaves off talking to those who do not wish to hear it. - Samuel Butler
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. - George Bernard Shaw
Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives. - Oscar Wilde
I think imagination is one of the greatest blessings of life, and while one can lose oneself in a book one can never be thoroughly unhappy. - Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt
I've arrived at this outermost edge of my life by my own actions. Where I am is thoroughly unacceptable. Therefore, I must stop doing what I've been doing. - Alice Koller
Although I’ve been thoroughly conditioned by pain to see it otherwise, an ending is nothing more than the backside of a beginning. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Every means hitherto employed with the intention of making mankind moral has been thoroughly immoral. - Friedrich Nietzsche
We live in a day of abounding vagueness and indistinctness on doctrinal subjects in religion. Now, if ever, it is the duty of all advocates of clear, well-defined, sharply-cut theology, to supply proof that their views are thoroughly borne out by Scripture. - J.C. Ryle
It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. - Jerome K. Jerome
I blinked at her, suddenly loathing her to the depths of my soul. Not only was she probably rather evil, and definitely thoroughly unpleasant, but she also didn't read. - Nicole Peeler
Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly. - Francis Bacon
A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don't have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed. - Nelson Mandela
Thoroughly conscious ignorance is the prelude to every real advance in science. - James Clerk Maxwell
It sounded somewhat doom-laden, so I felt obliged to look it up more thoroughly, in case I should eat some chocolate rather quickly. - Carol Anne Dobson
She never got a chance to fall out of love, to do it properly, slowly and thoroughly, and the result was he was like a phantom limb. Gone but still there. And like a true phantom limb, the preponderance of feelings associated with him were painful. - Sarah Dunn
Whatever you do, do it to the purpose; do it thoroughly, not superficially. Go to the bottom of things. Any thing half done, or half known, is in my mind, neither done nor known at all. Nay, worse, for it often misleads. - Lord Chesterfield
No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth. - Robert Southey
The greatest delight is to mark one's enemy, prepare everything, avenge oneself thoroughly, and then go to sleep. - Joseph Stalin
To be thoroughly conversant with a man's heart, is to take our final lesson in the iron-clasped volume of despair. - Edgar Allan Poe
Comme l'on serait savant si l'on connaissait bien seulement cinq à six livres. ( How wise one might be if one knew thoroughly only some half of a dozen books - Gustave Flaubert
I simply cannot understand the passion that some people have for making themselves thoroughly uncomfortable and then boasting about it afterwards. - Patricia Moyes
Adventure is the best way to feel the reality thoroughly! - Mehmet Murat ildan
If from morning to night we just took care of one thing after another, thoroughly and completely and without accompanying thoughts, such as I’m a good person for doing this or Isn’t it wonderful, that I can take care of everything?, then that would be sufficient. - Charlotte Joko Beck
It seems to me, alas, that if you can so thoroughly dissect your children who are still to be born, you don’t get horny enough to actually to father them. - Gustave Flaubert
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