The First Hundred

...in the light of eternity. "Life's a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest." Wilson Mizner

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Hundreds

One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organizations do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always.
A. W. Tozer

The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.
Fred Allen

Give me a kiss, and to that kiss a score; Then to that twenty, add a hundred more: A thousand to that hundred: so kiss on, To make that thousand up a million. Treble that million, and when that is done, Let's kiss afresh, as when we first begun.
Robert Herrick

I'd look at one of my stonecutters hammering away at the rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet, at the hundred and first blow it would split in two, and I knew it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
Jacob August Riis

Regardless of the medium, rewriting and more rewriting is still necessary. No one gets anything right the first time, and since I don't write with a hammer and chisel, it's relatively easy for me to change. It's just words on paper. Words are free. You don't go to the store and order a pound of words, or five hundred words, and pay your three dollars. They're free.
August Wilson
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A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.
Plato
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A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

If you surveyed a hundred typical middle-aged Americans, I bet you'd find that only two of them could tell you their blood types, but every last one of them would know the theme song from The Beverly Hillbillies.
Dave Barry
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The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day, and of doing good once in a year.
Voltaire
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I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand.
Benjamin Franklin


2 Comments:

  • At 6/03/2005 9:03 AM, Blogger andrĂ© said…

    I really like the A. W. Tozer quote!

     
  • At 6/24/2005 12:36 PM, Blogger Rowan said…

    Great quotes.

    However; I'm type O+ and can't, for the life of me, remember the theme for "the Beverly Hillbillys".

    I feel quite good about that, too.

     

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