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Edward Carpenter Quotes

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I was in the Square at the time.
The crowd was a most good-humoured, easy going,
smiling crowd; but presently it was transformed.
A regiment of mounted police came cantering up.
- Edward Carpenter

The general fact of surplus value, namely that the
workmen does not get the full value of his labours,
and that he is taken advantage of by the capitalist,
is obvious.
- Edward Carpenter

My ideas had been taking a socialistic shape for many years;
but they were lacking in definite outline.
- Edward Carpenter

Whatever the practical value of the Walden experiment may be,
there is no question that the book is one of the most
vital and pithy ever written.
- Edward Carpenter

 

For so, surely you will cast a light of gladness upon his onward journey,
and contribute your part towards the building of that
kingdom of love which links our earth to heaven.
- Edward Carpenter

I might have simply settled down into an armchair literary life.
I really don't know exactly why I didn't.
- Edward Carpenter

With my somewhat vague aspiring mind,
to be imprisoned in the rude details of a most material life was often irksome.
- Edward Carpenter

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We lived within two hundred yards of the sea,
and its voice was in our ears night and day.
- Edward Carpenter

The other thing that happened in 1883 was my reading of Thoreau's Walden.
- Edward Carpenter

Do not think too much of the dead husk of your friend,
or mourn too much over it, but send your thoughts out
towards the real soul or self which has escaped -
to reach it.
- Edward Carpenter

Great success in examinations does naturally not as
a rule go with originality of thought.
- Edward Carpenter

IN April 1882 my father died; and I was at once whirled
out of my land of dreams into a very different sphere.
- Edward Carpenter

Where there had been only jeers or taunts at first,
crowds come to listen with serious and sympathetic men.
- Edward Carpenter

Early in 1888 one or two of us got together to establish
our own Sheffield Socialist Society.
- Edward Carpenter

I should like these few words to be read over the grave
when my body is placed in the earth;
for though it is possible I may be present and conscious of what is going on,
I shall not be able to communicate.
- Edward Carpenter

IT is curious that, with my somewhat antinomian tendencies,
I should have gone to Trinity Hall -
which was,
and is, before all a Law College - and should thus
have been thrown into close touch with the legal element in life.
- Edward Carpenter

When he was twenty-three or twenty-four my father began
to learn German and read philosophy in his spare hours,
which did not look as though he were destined to remain long on board ship!
- Edward Carpenter

Square meals often make round people.
- E. Joseph Cossman

It's a round ball and a round bat, and you got to hit it square.
- Pete Rose

There is also poetry written to be shouted in a square
in front of an enthusiastic crowd.
This occurs especially in countries where authoritarian regimes are in power.
- Eugenio Montale

To imply that religious believers have no right to
engage moral questions in the public square or at the
ballot is simply to establish a Reichian secularism as our state faith.
- Maggie Gallagher

A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the
country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.
- Theodore Roosevelt

The theme is the theme of humiliation,
which is the square root of sin, as opposed to the
freedom from humiliation,
and love, which is the square root of wonderful.
- Carson McCullers

The intelligence of the creature known as a crowd,
is the square root of the number of people in it.
- Terry Pratchett

The number of medals on an officer's breast varies
in inverse proportion to the square of the distance
of his duties from the front line.
- Charles Edward Montague

The real intimidating stuff is the scene where you
show up for the first day.
You kind of square off, and that is where you look each other in the eye.
- Ron Livingston

How can you be organized when you're in Times Square?
- Mary-Kate Olsen

I approached Red Square three times,
trying to find somewhere to land,
before discovering a wide bridge nearby.
I landed there and taxied into Red Square.
- Mathias Rust

It's amazing to see places like Madison Square Garden on the schedule again.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

It is easier to square the circle than to get round a mathematician.
- Augustus de Morgan

Square meals, not adventurous ones, are what you should seek.
- Bryan Miller

Weirdness is not my game.
I'm just a square boy from Wisconsin.
- Willem Dafoe

The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.
- Bill Gates

I would roll up pennies to take the subway to work in Times Square.
I was broke, but I was happy.
- Jennifer Garner

In the total expanse of human life there is not a single
square inch of which the Christ,
who alone is sovereign, does not declare,
'That is mine!'.
- Abraham Kuyper

Square cuts which ordinarily would have flashed to
the boundary earned only two,
and I believe that those two innings would have been
worth 150 apiece in a county match.
- Frank Woolley

I would fight God Almighty Himself if He didn't play square with me.
- Mary Harris Jones

I felt that if we, as the Met, were not intervening
once one person starts digging up Parliament Square,
then someone else is going to join in and you have a spiral.
- Michael Todd

As horrific as this impact has been on my constituents,
it is only a small part of the overwhelming destruction
covering 90,000 square miles of the Gulf Coast.
- Jo Bonner

For playing a man to a square to which it cannot be legally moved,
the adversary, at his option, may require him to move the man legally,
or to move the King.
- Howard Staunton

Eighteen years ago, the Holy Spirit led me to establish
a church in the heart of Times Square.
- David Wilkerson

My plan was to land in Red Square, but there were too
many people and I thought I'd cause casualties.
- Mathias Rust

Music, in the past few years...
anything singable or understandable is square.
- Ethel Merman

To me, as long as we've known each other,
I've always thought Mick's most brilliant thing was
that he could work in an area two foot square and give
a very exciting performance.
- Keith Richards

Trumpet players see each other, and it's like we're
getting ready to square off or get into a fight or something.
- Wynton Marsalis

I'd rather know a square guy than own a square mile.
- Wilson Mizner

The usefulness of a meeting rises with the square of
the number of people present.
- Lane Kirkland

How can a man be said to have a country when he has
not right of a square inch of it.
- Henry George

We just bought this house.
It's too big.
It's like 400,000 square feet, or something.
We got an indoor lake and ski slope in the house!
It's just too big.
- Adam Sandler

The Chess-board must be placed with a white square
at the right-hand corner.
- Howard Staunton

You know, it was a small, independent movie and with
Paramount becoming involved,
it was obviously a good thing, but you can't put a
round peg in a square hole.
- Ray Liotta

The center will be fully operational in two years' time,
but probably in the middle of the year we will have
a temporary laboratory of 4,000 square feet.
- Luc Montagnier

Nobody sees the obvious, nobody observes the ordinary.
There are more miracles in a square yard of earth than
in all the fables of the Church.
- Robert Anton Wilson

A conservative is a fellow who thinks a rich man should have a square deal.
- Frank Dane

We think that groups of between 30 and 40 early men
would have settled in an area measuring a hundred square kilometers.
- Richard Leakey

In 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act,
a bill opening one half million square miles of territory
in the western United States for settlement.
- Peter Agre

That's me.
I can be me a bit at home, but I'm kind of like a square peg in a round hole.
- Mick Ralphs

This race is hotter than a Times Square Rolex.
- Dan Rather

The problem we have in America is the systematic erosion
of our religious values in an attempt by certain liberal
groups to expunge our Christian heritage from the public square.
- Pat Robertson

My boyhood saw Greek islands floating over Harvard Square.
- Horace Gregory

A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away.
He must have time to modify his shape.
- Mark Twain

I am re-reading Henry James as a change from history.
I began with Daisy Miller, and I've just finished Washington Square.
What a brilliant, painful book.
- Antonia Fraser

The way I use to develop an aerobic condition is three against three,
man to man, in a square 20 metres by 20.
- Jose Mourinho

May 4th is a particularly memorable day in American
history because 84 years to the day before May 4,
1970, there was another demonstration at the Haymarket Square in Chicago.
- William Kunstler

In old times people used to try and square the circle;
now they try and devise schemes for satisfying the Irish nation.
- Samuel Butler

After years of making wrong decisions in my life,
in 1977 I found out that it was all right to be square,
simple, and sober.
- Martha Reeves

Everybody gets a little dose of Shakespeare.
He's the greatest playwright in the English language,
but his politics are fairly square.
- Alex Cox

Men must turn square corners when they deal with the Government.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

There are other issues I have felt more emotionally connected to,
like China, where I lived and worked for some time.
I was living there when Tiananmen Square erupted.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

I did pretty good for a guy who never finished high
school and used to yodel at square dances.
- Roy Rogers

No more pronouncements on lousy verse.
No more hidden competition.
No more struggling not to be a square.
- Louise Bogan


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