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Ranks Quote of the Day

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"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece.
I challenge you to join the ranks of those people
who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
- Tony Robbins

Money is a strange thing.
It ranks with love as our greatest source of joy,
and with death as our greatest source of anxiety.
- Joe Moore

For the first time ever I was taking the family on the road.
We stayed with my in-laws, which on life's list of
experiences ranks right below sitting in a tub full of scissors.
- Jeff Foxworthy

 

History will tell where I stand in the ranks of Bond villains,
I have no control over that.
- Rick Yune

In Europe the various ranks of society are,
like the strata of the earth, fixed and fossilized.
There can be no great change without a terrible upheaval,
a social earthquake.
- Josiah Strong

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority,
but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
- Marcus Aurelius


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The white spruce forest along the banks is most inspiring,
magnificent here.
Down the terraced slopes and right to the water's edge
on the alluvial soil it stands in ranks.
- Ernest Thompson Seton

We might all place ourselves in one of two ranks the women who do something,
and the women who do nothing; the first being of course
the only creditable place to occupy.
- Lucy Larcom

I'm a four star general in this thing,
and you don't rise to the ranks of a four star general
by hanging about the house being the perfect dad.
- Sam Elliott

You must not fear death, my lads; defy him,
and you drive him into the enemy's ranks.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks
of those strong ones who only recognize failure as
one of the pathways to attainment.
- James Allen

Who included me among the ranks of the human race?
- Joseph Brodsky

The young patriots now returning from war in Iraq and
Afghanistan and other deployments worldwide are joining
the ranks of veterans to whom America owes an immense debt of gratitude.
- Steve Buyer

Elections are about choosing sides, but inaugurations are about closing ranks.
- Ted Kulongoski

Before a group can enter the open society,
it must first close ranks.
- Stokely Carmichael

The possible ranks higher than the actual.
- Martin Heidegger

There is room in our ranks for the old and decrepit,
as well as the young and vigorous.
- Gerrit Smith

In any assembly the simplest way to stop transacting
business and split the ranks is to appeal to a principal.
- Jacques Barzun

Though there is growing division among the Ukrainian
military ranks as to loyalty in this revolution,
the possibility of violence looms over the entire situation.
- Bob Schaffer

Myspace alone has just over 80 million users and ranks
as the sixth most popular English language website
and the eighth most popular site in the world.
- Mike Fitzpatrick

In all ranks of life the human heart yearns for the beautiful;
and the beautiful things that God makes are his gift to all alike.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

The poet ranks far below the painter
in the representation of visible things,
and far below the musician in that of invisible things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The Teutons have been singing the swan song ever since
they entered the ranks of history.
They have always confounded truth with death.
- Henry Miller

A comfortable house is a great source of happiness.
It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.
- Sydney Smith

Do not try to push your way through to the front ranks of your profession;
do not run after distinctions and rewards;
but do your utmost to find an entry into the world of beauty.
- Sydney Smith

People told me, when I was coming through the ranks,
that a mark of a great actor is one who deals with
the period of unemployment as well as they deal with
the period of employment.
- Claudia Black

I don't look to find an educated person in the ranks of university graduates,
necessarily.
Some of the most educated people I know have never been near a university.
- John Keegan

The dramatic modernization of the Asian economies ranks
alongside the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution
as one of the most important developments in economic history.
- Larry Summers

The U.S.
routinely ranks lower than other countries in health
outcomes such as infant mortality.
- Tammy Baldwin

Israel ranks her priorities in the following way:
security,
land, and water.
- Bashar al-Assad

Jesus picked up twelve men from the bottom ranks of
business and forged them into an organisation that conquered the world.
- Bruce Barton

In sheer genius Pascal ranks among the very greatest
writers who have lived upon this earth.
And his genius was not simply artistic;
it displayed itself no less in his character and in
the quality of his thought.
- Lytton Strachey

Increasingly, stars are recruited from the ranks of professional models,
with the result that today's starlets are better dressed
and better groomed than ever before,
though it is doubtful if they are better actresses.
- Rita Hayworth

Having marshalled the men in battle order,
as shown in the first diagram, you will observe that
each party has two ranks of men,
on the first of which stand the superior Pieces,
and on the next the eight Pawns.
- Howard Staunton

When once a certain class of people has been placed
by the temporal and spiritual authorities outside the
ranks of those whose life has value,
then nothing comes more naturally to men than murder.
- Simone Weil

In comparison, Google is brilliant because it uses
an algorithm that ranks Web pages by the number of links to them,
with those links themselves valued by the number of
links to their page of origin.
- Michael Shermer

I joined the army as a private.
I was offered a rank at that time, but I refused.
I preferred to remain a private.
First of all, I wasn't taken by ranks,
and before I knew it, they put me in the most sensitive positions anyway.
- Shimon Peres

So many other countries have had female leaders,
in fact the U.S.
ranks 61st in female representation in government and
I think it is startling and sign of a change that needs to be made.
- Geena Davis

When we contemplate the heroes of Christianity,
and compare our feeble efforts with their astonishing
performance and self devotion,
we should fall into despair, were there not a few softening features,
by which they are brought back to the ranks of humanity.
- John Strachan

Every pioneer and musician who could carry a musket went into the ranks.
Even the sick and foot-sore, who could not keep up in the march,
came up as soon as they could find their regiments,
and took their places in line of battle,
while it was battle, indeed.
- Joshua Chamberlain

Among the best traitors Ireland has ever had,
Mother Church ranks at the very top,
a massive obstacle in the path to equality and freedom.
She has been a force for conservatism...
to ward off threats to her own security and influence.
- Bernadette Devlin

Yesterday in this country we had people die of hunger and malnutrition.
In some parts of this country, the infant mortality
rate rivals that of sub-Saharan Africa.
We have a public education system that ranks below
that of almost any other Western nation.
- Alcee Hastings

Among my activities was membership in the Boy Scouts;
I rose each year through the ranks,
eventually achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and undertaking
leadership roles in the organization.
- Frederick Reines

A person who doubts himself is like a man who would
enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms agains himself.
He makes his failure certain by himself being the first
person to be convinced of it.
- Ambrose Bierce

Tony Blair faced a massive defection from his own party
ranks during voting around the intervention in Iraq.
For our present purpose, the point is not that he survived the defection,
but that he had to face it.
- Stockwell Day

The strongest predictor of unhappiness is anyone who
has had a mental illness in the last 10 years.
It is an even stronger predictor of unhappiness than poverty -
which also ranks highly.
- Polly Toynbee

Jimmy Carter began his planning in the early summer of 1976,
Ronald Reagan a year prior.
The Clinton Administration, elected in 1992,
lingered in naming its team, and as a result,
took almost a year to staff its ranks.
- Richard V. Allen

Mr. Chairman, the price for continuing this war is too high,
not only in budgetary terms, but in American lives,
Iraqi civilian casualties blamed on America and in
the steady increase in the terrorist ranks that this
war is provoking around the globe.
- John Conyers

My home State of North Carolina ranks 12th in the United
States for increased aging population and,
according to a national report, 41st in overall health.
According to this same report, individuals aged 50+ are the least healthy.
- Howard Coble

Far better is it to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though chequered by failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
because they live in the grey twilight
that knows not victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Even at the United Nations, where legend has it that
the building was designed so that there could be no corner offices,
the expanse of glass in individual offices is said
to be a dead giveaway as to rank.
Five windows are excellent, one window not so great.
- Enid Nemy

In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal.
There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in
the republic of the grave.
- John James Ingalls

All men will commence in their present rank and promotion
will be open to all men alike,
without any distinctions or qualifications,
political or otherwise.
- John Amery

It is an interesting question how far men
would retain their relative rank
if they were divested of their clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Rank does not intimidate hardware.
Neither does the lack of rank.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

I would rather do twenty TV series than go through
what I went through under that Rank contract I signed
a few years ago for which I blame no one but myself.
- Patrick McGoohan

No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty;
but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man.
- Bruce Barton

Of all the haunting moments of motherhood,
few rank with hearing your own words come out of your daughter's mouth.
- Victoria Secunda

I was instructed by people in higher rank to stand
there and hold this leash and look at the camera.
We were doing what we were told.
- Lynndie England

You have stripped from me the rank and privileges of
the professorship and the doctoral degree which I earned,
and you have set me at the level of the lowest criminal.
- Kurt Huber

If I had to rank my skills, I have a long way to go
before I can write a good graphic novel.
- Ted Rall

For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme
expression of military power and fleets and armies,
however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank.
- Winston Churchill

The value and rank of every art is in proportion to
the mental labor employed in it,
or the mental pleasure in producing it.
- Joshua Reynolds

To work with the hands or brain, according to our requirements and our capacities,
to do that which lies before us to do,
is more honorable than rank and title.
- Albert Pike

I used to pull rank and wait until the wind was blowing out.
- Joe Cronin

The responsibilities which are imposed by rank and
privilege and good fortune can...
become very onerous indeed.
- Robert Welch

First, we did rank everybody by risk,
and New York comes out number one.
- Michael Chertoff

I would first recommend we appoint a Police Director
that commands the respect of the rank and file.
- Vincent Frank

You can be a rank insider as well as a rank outsider.
- Robert Frost

He shines in the second rank, who is eclipsed in the first.
- Voltaire


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