„Nice distinctions are troublesome.“

—  George Eliot, buch Scenes of Clerical Life, Scenes of Clerical Life (1858), Context: Nice distinctions are troublesome. It is so much easier to say that a thing is black, than to discriminate the particular shade of brown, blue, or green, to which it really belongs. It is so much easier to make up your mind that your neighbour is good for nothing, than to enter into all the circumstances that would oblige you to modify that opinion. "The Sad Fortunes of the Rev. Amos Barton" Ch. 4
George Eliot Foto
George Eliot8
englische Schriftstellerin 1819 - 1880

Ähnliche Zitate

Dave Barry Foto

„A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.“

—  Dave Barry American writer 1947
Ref: en.wikiquote.org - Dave Barry / Quotes / Nonfiction / Dave Barry Turns 50 (1998)

Cole Porter Foto

„You'd be so nice to come home to
You'd be so nice by the fire…“

—  Cole Porter American composer and songwriter 1891 - 1964
Something To Shout About (1943), "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To"

Gertrude Stein Foto

„A nice war is a war where everybody who is heroic is a hero, and everybody more or less is a hero in a nice war. Now this war is not at all a nice war.“

—  Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946
Wars I Have Seen (1945), Statement about World War II (written in 1943), p. 77

Laurell K. Hamilton Foto
Terry Pratchett Foto

„It was a nice day.“

—  Terry Pratchett, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

Rollo May Foto
Plutarch Foto
Elizabeth I of England Foto

„Amyas, my most careful and faithful servant, God reward thee treblefold in the double for thy most troublesome charge so well discharged.“

—  Elizabeth I of England Queen regnant of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until 1603 1533 - 1603
Letter to Amias Paulet (August 1586), the gaoler of Mary, Queen of Scots, quoted in Leah Marcus, Janel Mueller and Mary Rose (eds.), Elizabeth I: Collected Works (The University of Chicago Press, 2002), p. 284.

Harry Truman Foto

„We are in a troublesome period, and some "nonsense" as you term it — but this is a great nation with a high purpose, and we shall come to our senses and resume our course.“

—  Harry Truman American politician, 33rd president of the United States (in office from 1945 to 1953) 1884 - 1972
On problems during the Vietnam War, in a letter to Charles Kennedy (18 March 1970)

Barbara Bush Foto

„War is not nice.“

—  Barbara Bush former First Lady of the United States 1925 - 2018

Niklas Luhmann Foto
Jean-Claude Juncker Foto

„Thank you, have a nice day. I will now see the president of Azerbaijan, so the nice part of the day is over.“

—  Jean-Claude Juncker Luxembourgian politician 1954
2017, To reporters at a European Union conference http://reuters.com/article/idUSKBN15L21P (6 February 2017)

William Faulkner Foto
Tina Turner Foto

„We nevah, evah, do nothin’ nice and easy. We always do it nice and rough!“

—  Tina Turner singer, dancer, actress, and author 1939
Introduction to Proud Mary (1970), quoted by Maureen Orth in Tina Turner – The Lady Has Legs! https://maureenorth.com/1993/05/tina-turner-the-lady-has-legs, Vanity Fair, May 1993

Daniel Handler Foto
Robert A. Heinlein Foto
Mark Twain Foto

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

x