A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on learning, mankind, mind, niceness, persuasion, thought, universe, and wit

Who, born for the universe, narrow'd his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind; Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his throat To persuade Tommy Townshend to lend him a vote. Who too deep for his hearers still went on refining, And thought of convincing while they thought of dining: Though equal to all things, for all things unfit; Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: Retaliation

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A Quote by Michael Arlen on niceness and people

It's amazing how nice people are to you when they know you're going away.

Michael Arlen (1895 - 1956)

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A Quote by Matt Biershbach on niceness, people, and world

People that think logically are a nice contrast to the real world

Matt Biershbach

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A Quote by Marcus Valerius Martialis ‘Martial' on niceness

You ask what a nice girl will do? She won't give an inch, but she won't say no.

Martial (c.40 - c.102)

Source: Epigrammata

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A Quote by Mark Twain on approval, funerals, and niceness

I refused to attend his funeral. But I wrote a very nice letter explaining that I approved of it.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mackenzie on luxury, niceness, and trouble

Luxury makes a man so soft that it is hard to please him, and easy to trouble him; so that his pleasures at last become his burden. Luxury is a nice master, hard to be pleased.


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A Quote by Lucille S. Harper on niceness and people

The nice thing about egotists is that they don't talk about other people.

Lucille S. Harper

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A Quote by Lewis Carroll on certainty, children, friendship, niceness, rules, and simplicity

It was all very well to say, 'Drink me,' but the wise little Alice was not going to do that in a hurry.  'No, I'll look first,' she said, 'and see whether it's marked 'poison' or not'; for she had read several nice little stories about children who had got burnt, and eaten up by wild beasts and other unpleasant things, all because they would not remember the simple rules their friends had taught them: that a red-hot poker will burn you if you hold it too long, and that if you cut your finger very deeply with a knife, it usually bleeds. And she had never forgotten that if you drink too much from a bottle marked 'Poison,' it is almost certain to disagree with you, sooner or later.

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)

Source: Alice in Wonderland 13-14

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A Quote by Leo Durocher on niceness

Nice guys finish last.

Leo Durocher

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A Quote by LaVell Edwards on competition, decisions, giving, niceness, problems, questions, struggle, success, time, winning, and worth

Commenting on BYU moving to the Pacific-10 Conference: It's something we would have to look at, no question, but there has been no indication that any of them in the Pac-10 are interested in BYU. The question we would have to ask ourselves is, where we've had nice success, would it be worth giving that up to, maybe, go into a league that we might struggle for awhile before getting the program where we could compete with them. It took Arizona State and Arizona a long time. Myself, I don't have any problems staying in the WAC. I like it; we've had success. Winning 14 games last year, I don't think that happens if we were in a bigger league. Fortunately or unfortunately, there's going to be someone other than me who's going to make that decision down the line.

LaVell Edwards (1931 -)

Source: Interview by Andy Boogaard, Fresno Bee, at WAC preseason meetings, August 5, 1997.

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