Coins quotes

  • We coin concepts and we use them to analyse and explain nature and society. But we seem to forget, midway, that these concepts are our own constructs and start equating them with reality.
    -- Abdolkarim Soroush

    #Reality #Use #Coins

  • Capitalism and Bolshevism are the two sides of the same international Jewish coin.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Two Sides #Coins #Capitalism

  • great artists can be uncertain. Of course they are while strugggling to find solutions. Tolstoi's scripts are almost indecipherable. Emily Dickinson provided four or more alternates for every word; Beethoven wrestled with endings to the point of exhaustion; in our day Jerome Robbins and his lack of decision are a byword in the dance profession. But all of these knew very well what they did not want, and what they did not want was the current coin, the well-worn usage. What they wanted was something newly experienced, and therefore unknown and hard to attain.
    -- Agnes de Mille

    #Artist #Decision #Coins

  • The probability of ten consecutive heads is 0.1 percent; thus, when you have millions of coin tossers, or investors, in the end there will be thousands of very successful practitioners of coin tossing, or stock picking.
    -- Alan Greenspan

    #Successful #Coins #Tossers

  • The flip side of the coin was that even good programmers and language designers tended to do terrible extensions when they were in the heat of programming, because design is something that is best done slowly and carefully.
    -- Alan Kay

    #Design #Coins #Done

  • Advice, the smallest current coin.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Advice #Coins #Currents

  • Happiness: We rarely feel it. I would buy it, beg it, steal it, Pay in coins of dripping blood For this one transcendent good.
    -- Amy Lowell

    #Blood #Coins #Pay

  • Budget consolidation and economic growth are two sides of the same coin.
    -- Angela Merkel

    #Two Sides #Growth #Coins

  • A spinning coin, still balanced on its rim, may fall in either direction.
    -- Annie Proulx

    #Fall #Coins #May

  • Childhood, after all, is the first precious coin that poverty steals from a child.
    -- Anthony Horowitz

    #Children #Childhood #Coins

  • The man who confers a favour would rather not be repaid in the same coin.
    -- Aristotle

    #Men #Coins #Favour

  • Flip a coin. When it's in the air, you'll know which side you're hoping for.
    -- Arnold Rothstein

    #Air #Coins #Flip

  • Vish, the creator; and Shiv, the destroyer, are simply two faces of the very same coin.
    -- Ashwin Sanghi

    #Two #Faces #Coins

  • Nothing matters at all. Survival is the coin of the realm. Time is a river with banks.
    -- Barry N. Malzberg

    #Rivers #Survival #Coins

  • Take a coin from your purse and invest it in your mind. It will come pouring out of your mind and overflow your purse.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Mind #Pouring #Coins

  • Time is the coin of our live. We must take care how we spend it.
    -- Carl Sandburg

    #Inspiration #Coins #Care

  • Time is the coin of your life. You spend it. Do not allow others to spend it for you.
    -- Carl Sandburg

    #Self Respect #Coins

  • Time is the coin of life. Only you can determine how it will be spent.
    -- Carl Sandburg

    #Greatness #Coins #Determine

  • A word is worth one coin, silence is worth two
    -- Chaim Potok

    #Two #Silence #Coins

  • The purified righteous man has become a coin of the Lord, and has the impress of his King stamped upon him.
    -- Clement of Alexandria

    #Kings #Men #Coins

  • I got here the same way the coin did.
    -- Cormac McCarthy

    #Coins #Way

  • On the days I'm pitching, it's almost a coin flip as to know if the guys behind me are going to be there to play 100%.
    -- Cory Lidle

    #Play #Guy #Coins

  • The reverse side of the coin in having this extraordinary ability to go anywhere, is that no one anywhere is remote any more.
    -- David Attenborough

    #Sides #Coins #Ability

  • Calumny is like counterfeit money; many people who would not coin it circulate it without qualms.
    -- Diane de Poitiers

    #People #Coins #Calumny

  • Each moment spent in prayer is like a coin put into a bank account.
    -- Doreen Virtue

    #Prayer #Coins #Moments

  • It is as bad to clip conscience as to clip coin; it is as bad to give a counterfeit statement as a counterfeit bill.
    -- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

    #Giving #Coins #Bills

  • Power ... was the coin of the Washington realm and, without it, you might as well file for bankruptcy.
    -- Elizabeth Ray

    #Coins #Might #Realms

  • To express the most difficult matters clearly and intelligently, is to strike coins out of pure gold.
    -- Emanuel Geibel

    #Communication #Gold #Coins

  • I tend to over-analyse things. I'm not the type of person to flip a coin and let things happen.
    -- Emily Browning

    #Coins #Flip #Type

  • If you exchange information internationally, you must strengthen data protection. Those are two sides of the same coin.
    -- Gijs de Vries

    #Data #Two Sides #Coins

  • Melancholy and utopia are heads and tails of the same coin.
    -- Gunter Grass

    #Tails #Coins #Melancholy

  • I shall speak of how melancholy and utopia preclude one another. How they fertilize one another... of the revulsion that follows one insight and precedes the next... of superabundance and surfeit. Of stasis in progress. And of myself, for whom melancholy and utopia are heads and tails of the same coin.
    -- Gunter Grass

    #Progress #Tails #Coins

  • In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
    -- Harold Geneen

    #Business #Two #Coins

  • Vlad twisted his wrist, pinching his fingers together, spinning the bronze coin on the table. When it fell, he picked it up and did it again, counting. Thirty-two times it had fallen Slayer Society up. Twenty-two times it was down.
    -- Heather Brewer

    #Two #Together #Coins

  • But Jesus always leaves the ninety-nine to chase after the one. He always searches for the one lost coin.
    -- Heidi Baker

    #Jesus #Coins #Nine

  • All passes, Art alone Enduring stays to us; The Bust out-lasts the throne,-- The coin, Tiberius.
    -- Henry Austin Dobson

    #Art #Thrones #Coins

  • He has a chance to make somebody move over on Mount Rushmore. He's working for his place on the coins and the postage stamps.
    -- Henry Graff

    #Moving #Coins #Mount Rushmore

  • The human soul is God's treasury, out of which he coins unspeakable riches.
    -- Henry Ward Beecher

    #Soul #Coins #Riches

  • Inviting an invasion by foreigners and instigating one against them are two sides of the same neoconservative coin.
    -- Ilana Mercer

    #Two Sides #Coins #Invasion

  • Words are coin. Words alienate. Language is no medium for desire. Desire is rapture, not exchange.
    -- J. M. Coetzee

    #Desire #Coins #Language

  • For him , life was a coin that had disaster on one side and waiting for disaster on the other
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Waiting #Coins #Sides

  • Comedy and tragedy are two sides of the same coin. A talent in one area might also lead to a predisposition in the other.
    -- Jack Dee

    #Two Sides #Tragedy #Coins

  • When someone has the wit to coin a useful phrase, it ought to be acclaimed and broadcast or it will perish.
    -- Jack Smith

    #Phrases #Coins #Wit

  • Remember, to hate, to be violent, is demeaning. It means you're afraid of the other side of the coin -- to love and be loved.
    -- James A. Baldwin

    #Hate #Mean #Coins

  • Wonder of wonders, the box had Elvis. Immediately the bar seemed a better place. She fed in coins and then punched the keys for "Hound Dog." Too bad Elvis had never recorded one called "Dickhead.
    -- Jennifer Crusie

    #Dog #Keys #Coins

  • The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion - these are the most valuable coins of the thinker at work. But in most schools guessing is heavily penalized and is associated somehow with laziness.
    -- Jerome Bruner

    #Education #School #Coins

  • My debt to you, Belovèd, Is one I cannot pay In any coin of any realm On any reckoning day.
    -- Jessie Belle Rittenhouse

    #Love #Coins #Debt

  • Before Medicare, nearly half of American seniors were forced to go without coverage because insurance companies were reluctant to insure them - making the chances of having health insurance as a senior the same as getting tails on a coin flip.
    -- John B. Larson

    #Senior #Tails #Coins

  • Our greatest illusion is reliance upon the security and permanence of material possessions. We must search for some other coin.
    -- John Cudahy

    #Coins #Illusion #Possession

  • Human nature exists and operates in an environment. And it is not 'in' that environment as coins are in a box, but as a plant is in the sunlight and soil.
    -- John Dewey

    #Coins #Soil #Human Nature

  • The image-managers encourage the individual to fashion himself into a smooth coin, negotiable in any market.
    -- John Gardner

    #Fashion #Business #Coins

  • Madness and genius are two sides to the same coin.
    -- John Hendy

    #Two Sides #Genius #Coins

  • A runner is a miser, spending the pennies of his energy with great stinginess, constantly wanting to know how much he has spent and how much longer he will be expected to pay. He wants to be broke at precisely the moment he no longer needs his coin.
    -- John L. Parker Jr.

    #Energy #Needs #Coins

  • Beauty is Nature's coin, must not be hoarded, But must be current, and the good thereof Consists in mutual and partaken bliss.
    -- John Milton

    #Beautiful #Coins #Bliss

  • Courtesy is the one coin you can never have too much of or be stingy with.
    -- John Wanamaker

    #Coins #Too Much #Courtesy

  • In the commerce of language use only coin of gold and silver.
    -- Joseph Joubert

    #Gold #Use #Coins

  • In the interchange of thought use no coin but gold and silver.
    -- Joseph Joubert

    #Gold #Use #Coins

  • Less coin, less care ...
    -- Joshua Reynolds

    #Money #Coins #Care

  • Words are the coins making up the currency of sentences, and there are always too many small coins.
    -- Jules Renard

    #Coins #Currency #Sentences

  • Abstract words are ancient coins whose concrete images in the give and take of talk have worn away with use.
    -- Julian Jaynes

    #Giving #Use #Coins

  • The African is not 'Communistic' in his thinking; he is -- if I may coin an expression - 'communitary'.
    -- Julius Nyerere

    #Thinking #Expression #Coins

  • My advice is flip a coin. If you regret the way it landed, then go with your gut.
    -- Justin Kan

    #Regret #Advice #Coins

  • Amming a coin into a monopoly newspaper box or liberating a billboard in the middle of the night can be a rather honest and joyful thing to do.
    -- Kalle Lasn

    #Night #Coins #Honest

  • Wide, wide world, but as narrow as the coins in your hand.
    -- Kamala Markandaya

    #Hands #Coins #World

  • I've got a coin with my face on it. It is really bizarre.
    -- Karen Gillan

    #Coins #Faces #Bizarre

  • Each piece of money is a mere coin, or means of circulation, only so long as it actually circulates.
    -- Karl Marx

    #Mean #Long #Coins

  • Just like old librarians, old coins are often more valuable than they appear at face value.
    -- Kate Klise

    #Coins #Faces #Librarian

  • I've just always been a coin collector, ever since my grandfather had some ancient coins that he passed down to me, it's just always been something. I love collecting coins from around the world in my travels but I they don't really do anything useful anymore, I guess.
    -- Kellan Lutz

    #Grandfather #Coins #World

  • I collect dice and I collect coins. I travel the world so I love dice, I always have dice on me. I collect magnets as well.
    -- Kellan Lutz

    #Coins #World #Dice

  • The only currency I value is the coin of the spirit. That's very important in my life.
    -- Kinky Friedman

    #Important #Coins #Spirit

  • We are seeing the birth of a new perspective of the world, where ecology and economics are two sides of the same coin.
    -- Leif Johansson

    #Two Sides #Perspective #Coins

  • The substitution of meaning accounts for the grasping of misers as well as the extravagance of spendthrifts. Karl Marx well understood this peculiar transformation of flesh into coin.
    -- Lewis H. Lapham

    #Peculiar #Extravagance #Coins

  • Quotable quotes are coins rubbed smooth by circulation.
    -- Louis Menand

    #Coins #Smooth #Circulation

  • Jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a Jew.
    -- Mario Balotelli

    #Men #Black #Coins

  • Bitcoin is not an actual physical coin, and if computers are shut down, you can't buy or sell them. That's why nothing will ever replace gold and silver coins themselves, and all investors should have them at home or in a safe deposit box.
    -- Mark Skousen

    #Home #Gold #Coins

  • True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar. It comes to see that a system that produces beggars needs to be repaved. We are called to be the Good Samaritan, but after you lift so many people out of the ditch you start to ask, maybe the whole road to Jericho needs to be repaved.
    -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

    #Compassion #People #Coins

  • True compassion is more than throwing a coin to a beggar. It demands of our humanity that if we live in a society that produces beggars, we are morally commanded to restructure that society.
    -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

    #Compassion #Humanity #Coins

  • Faith and science, I have learned, are two sides of the same coin, separated by an expanse so small, but wide enough that one side can't see the other. They don't know they are connected.
    -- Mary E. Pearson

    #Science #Two Sides #Coins

  • There's not a comedy actor who doesn't want a chance to do drama, and vice versa. As actors, we're always looking to be pushed and to do the other side of the coin.
    -- Matthew Lillard

    #Drama #Actors #Coins

  • Success and failure are two edges of the same blade, two sides of the same coin. To fear one is to forever deny the possibility of the other.
    -- Michelle Sagara

    #Two Sides #Forever #Coins

  • Every side of a coin has another side.
    -- Myron Scholes

    #Coins #Sides

  • Humor is the ability to see three sides to one coin.
    -- Ned Rorem

    #Humor #Coins #Sides

  • I collect Hot Wheels. I collect glass. I collect coins. And I collect cards.
    -- Nolan Gould

    #Glasses #Cards #Coins

  • I am accustomed to pay men back in their own coin.
    -- Otto von Bismarck

    #Men #Coins #Pay

  • I'm not officially a collector, but I have a strange attraction and a weakness for keys and coins. Old keys and interesting coins.
    -- Patrick Rothfuss

    #Keys #Interesting #Coins

  • If you hit a midget on the head with a stick, he turns into 40 gold coins.
    -- Patton Oswalt

    #Gold #Sticks #Coins

  • Even during the period when Rome lost much of her ancient prestige, an Indian traveler observed that trade all over the world was operated with the aid of Roman gold coins which were accepted and admired everywhere.
    -- Paul Einzig

    #Rome #Gold #Coins

  • Nudity is a state of fact; lewdity, to coin a phrase, is a state of mind
    -- Paul Outerbridge

    #Mind #Phrases #Coins

  • If I had the flag that Betsy Ross worked so hard on, I wouldn't destroy it. I'd put it up on EBay because it's gotta be worth some serious coin. And that is the American way.
    -- Paul Provenza

    #Ebay #Coins #Way

  • A coin is turned around before it is handed to the beggar, yet a child is unflinchingly tossed into cosmic bruteness.
    -- Peter Wessel Zapffe

    #Children #Coins #Cosmic

  • In accordance with my conception of life, I have chosen not to bring children into the world. A coin is examined, and only after careful deliberation, given to a beggar, whereas a child is flung out into the cosmic brutality without hesitation.
    -- Peter Wessel Zapffe

    #Children #Coins #World

  • Low carbon, resource efficient solutions and halting then reversing population growth are two sides of the same coin
    -- Phil Harding

    #Two Sides #Growth #Coins

  • The promises of God are equal to current coin. Therefore, I must act on the promises as I would if I actually had the cash.
    -- Rees Howells

    #Promise #Cash #Coins

  • Don't throw me teddy-bears, I'm 23! I'm a man! Throw me condoms or money! Paper, not coins.
    -- Robbie Williams

    #Men #Bears #Coins

  • No nation can be strong except in the strength of God, or safe except in His defense. The trust of our people in God should be declared on our national coins.
    -- Salmon P. Chase

    #Strong #People #Coins

  • 'Refudiate,' 'misunderestimate,' 'wee-wee'd up.' English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!'
    -- Sarah Palin

    #Silly #Coins #Conservative

  • Your heart-as you call it-and hers are alike, after all: they are like mine, like everyone's. They resemble nothing so much as those meters you will find on gas-pipes: they only perk up and start pumping when you drop coins in.
    -- Sarah Waters

    #Heart #Coins #Meter

  • Fifty years ago wealth was stored and transmitted physically through gold bars, stock certificates, bank notes, and coins.
    -- Scott D. Cook

    #Years #Gold #Coins

  • ‎And when this intoxication has worn away... when every desire is fulfilled and every language learned- when there are no more distant cities to explore; no classics to be studied; not another coin to be stuffed in to one's coffers- what then? One can have all the comforts of the world, but what use are they if there is no comfort in them?
    -- Seth Grahame-Smith

    #Cities #Desire #Coins

  • I am almost inclined to coin a word and call the appearance fluorescence, from fluor-spar, as the analogous term opalescence is derived from the name of a mineral.
    -- Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet

    #Science #Names #Coins