— Jane Austen, Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Persuasion
„The day Mr. Reeder arrived at the Public Prosecutors' Office was indeed a day of fate for Mr. Lambton Green, Branch manager of the London Scottish and Midland Bank.“
„Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.“
— Stephen R. Covey American educator, author, businessman and motivational speaker 1932 - 2012
— Andrew Jackson American general and politician, 7th president of the United States 1767 - 1845
Said to Martin Van Buren (8 July 1832) and quoted in The Autobiography of Martin Van Buren, published in Annual Report of the American Historical Association for the Year 1918, vol. II (1920), ed. John Clement Fitzpatrick, ch. XLIII (p. 625) Referring to the Second Bank of the United States
— Bernard Cornwell British writer 1944
General Arthur Wellesley, p. 61
— Tamsin Greig English actress 1966
About her forthcoming marriage to Richard Leaf (1997).
„When Mr. John P. Gavit, managing editor of the New York Evening Post, wrote to Mr. Melville E. Stone, general manager of the Associated Press, that I had a reputation "as an insatiable hunter of personal publicity," what Mr. Gavit meant was that I was accustomed to demand and obtain more space in newspapers than the amount of my worldly possessions entitled me to.“
— Upton Sinclair American novelist, writer, journalist, political activist 1878 - 1968
— Robert Charles Wilson author 1953
Divided by Infinity (p. 172)
— Thomas Jackson Confederate general 1824 - 1863
These were lines in the film Gods And Generals (2003); they are not actual quotations of Jackson.
„.. every day I can benefit from Mr. B [his teacher, Van de Sande Bakhuyzen ] is another profit.... day by day my ambition is growing. (translation from original Dutch: Fons Heijnsbroek)“
— Willem Roelofs Dutch painter and entomologist (1822-1897) 1822 - 1897
(original Dutch: citaat van Willem Roelofs, in het Nederlands:) ..elken dag die ik bij den heer B [zijn leermeester ] kan profiteren is alweder gewonnen.. ..van dag tot dag wordt mijn ambitie grooter. In a letter to his parents, August 1840; as cited by Marjan van Heteren in Willem Roelofs 1822-1897 De Adem der natuur, ed. Marjan van Heteren & Robert-Jan te Rijdt; Thoth, Bussum, 2006; ISBN13 * 978 90 6868 4322 - p. 23
„If Mr. Vincent Price were to be co-starred with Miss Bette Davis in a story by Mr. Edgar Allan Poe directed by Mr. Roger Corman, it could not fully express the pent-up violence and depravity of a single day in the life of the average family.“
— Quentin Crisp writer, Actor 1908 - 1999
Quoted in Advanced Banter: The QI Book of Quotations (2008), John Lloyd and John Mitchinson (Eds.)
— Gloria Allred American civil rights lawyer 1941
„Mr. MADISON considered the popular election of one branch of the National Legislature as essential to every plan of free Government.“
— James Madison 4th president of the United States (1809 to 1817) 1751 - 1836
Context: Mr. MADISON considered the popular election of one branch of the National Legislature as essential to every plan of free Government. He observed that in some of the States one branch of the Legislature was composed of men already removed from the people by an intervening body of electors. That if the first branch of the general legislature should be elected by the State Legislatures, the second branch elected by the first-the Executive by the second together with the first; and other appointments again made for subordinate purposes by the Executive, the people would be lost sight of altogether; and the necessary sympathy between them and their rulers and officers, too little felt. He was an advocate for the policy of refining the popular appointments by successive filtrations, but though it might be pushed too far. He wished the expedient to be resorted to only in the appointment of the second branch of the Legislature, and in the Executive & judiciary branches of the Government. He thought too that the great fabric to be raised would be more stable and durable, if it should rest on the solid foundation of the people themselves, than if it should stand merely on the pillars of the Legislatures. Madison's notes (31 May 1787) http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/debates_531.asp
„Today is indeed a historic day. It is also a special day in the history of a great people, with a history of over thousands of years. Mr Speaker this Constitution is designed to end the ethnic war which totally destroyed the lives of the people of this country... Though anybody may hoot or howl like jackals, we shall go through with this.... Mr. Speaker, we are doing this regardless of the number of votes we will get.“
— Chandrika Kumaratunga President of Sri Lanka 1945
Quoted by Tamil Nation, "Chandrika's 'Devolution Proposal'" http://tamilnation.co/conflictresolution/tamileelam/cbkproposals/00chandrika.htm, August 7, 2000.
„“Bad day at the office?”
“It’s always a bad day at the office, insofar as the office exists in the first place.”“
— Charles Stross British science fiction writer and blogger 1964
Chapter 18, “Connections” (p. 302)
„"MR. JONSTONE IS A FINE MAN!"
"Don't be silly, he's an obvious sadist," I said.
"How long have you been in the Post Office?"
"MR. JONSTONE HAS BEEN WITH THE POST OFFICE FOR 30 YEARS!"
"What does that have to do with it?"
"I said, MR. JONSTONE IS A FINE MAN!"
I believe the poor fellow actually wanted to kill me. He and Jonstone must have slept together.
"All right," I said, "Jonstone is a fine man. Forget the whole fucking thing." Then I walked out and took the next day off. Without pay, of course.“
— Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994