Quotations on Strangers

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If these men decided that they have to go in there and fight, I want them to send their own children and grandchildren. I want them to not send a bunch of strangers' kids in there to fight and die.
- F. Murray Abraham
(Keywords: Men, Children, Fight, Kids, Strangers, Want)

If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don't accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend.
- Saint Augustine
(Keywords: Friend, Friends, Gain, Strangers, Will)

If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Man, Strangers, World)

As children, many of us were taught never to talk to strangers. As parents and grandparents, our message must change with technology to include strangers on the Internet.
- Judy Biggert
(Keywords: Change, Technology, Children, Grandparents, Internet, Strangers, Talk)

The place of my birth, and residence for nearly sixteen years, in the early part of my life, became endeared to my feelings and affections; and more especially so after I had quitted it for an unknown place, and to associate with strangers.
- John Britton
(Keywords: Life, Feelings, Strangers, Years)

But, sir, they have written me down upon the history of the country as worthy of expulsion, and in no unkindness I must tell them that for all future time my self-respect requires that I shall pass them as strangers.
- Preston Brooks
(Keywords: History, Time, Country, Future, Self, Strangers, Unkindness)

Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.
- Barbara Bush
(Keywords: Success, Family, People, Fact, Friends, Sight, Strangers, Will)

Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: Men, Wisdom, God, Man, Strangers, Talk)

One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it. With no regret, we agree to live in it with strangers, completely cut off from our habits and friends.
- Jean Cocteau
(Keywords: Dream, Friends, Habits, Nothing, Regret, Strangers, Surprises)

We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Keywords: People, First, Interest, Sight, Strangers, Word)

Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies, telling friends and strangers alike of the minor and major stresses of your lives.
- Marilyn Ferguson
(Keywords: Friends, Strangers, Walking, Years)

When people ask me what I do, strangers on a plane, perhaps, I tell them that I think. Thinking is excellent exercise, as much as swimming or jogging.
- Tom Glazer
(Keywords: People, Exercise, Strangers, Thinking)

Ninety per cent of the world's woe comes from people not knowing themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues. Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves - so how can we know anyone else?
- Sydney J. Harris
(Keywords: Life, People, Strangers, World)

I'm hopefully touring with Colin Baker next year in Perfect Strangers. I have performed with Sylvia Simms in poetry and music evenings. I would love to do those for the rest of my career - they are so fun and witty.
- Louise Jameson
(Keywords: Love, Music, Poetry, Career, Fun, Rest, Strangers, Witty)

Ultimately, it has been a struggle- but I was in Minneapolis and Austin a couple of weeks ago, sitting in theaters with complete strangers watching this weird movie that Kirk and I thought up and I was excited to be making film.
- Donal Logue
(Keywords: Thought, Film, Strangers, Struggle)

But there were women in the world, and from them each of our heroes had taken to himself a wife. The good ladies were no strangers to the prowess of their husbands. and, strange as it may seem, they presumed a little upon it.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
(Keywords: Women, Wife, Ladies, Heroes, Husbands, May, Strangers, World)

But I'm acutely aware that the possibility of fraud is even more prevalent in today's world because of the Internet and cell phones and the opportunity for instant communication with strangers.
- Armistead Maupin
(Keywords: Opportunity, Possibility, Communication, Fraud, Internet, Strangers, Today, World)

How many wives have been forced by the death of well-intentioned but too protective husbands to face reality late in life, bewildered and frightened because they were strangers to it!
- Hortense Odlum
(Keywords: Death, Life, Husbands, Reality, Strangers, Wives)

Young actors often don't think of the consequences of doing nudity or sex scenes. They want the role so badly that they agree to be exploited, and then end up embarrassing family, friends, and even strangers.
- Natalie Portman
(Keywords: Family, Sex, Actors, Consequences, End, Friends, Nudity, Strangers, Want)

That is what has happened to the United States in the international economic scene. We have deteriorated into a debtor status so that we are now dependent upon the kindness of strangers. That is not where the world's leading power should find itself.
- Paul Sarbanes
(Keywords: Power, Kindness, Leading, Now, states, Strangers, United, World)

The Four Levels of Comedy: Make your friends laugh, Make strangers laugh, Get paid to make strangers laugh, and Make people talk like you because it's so much fun.
- Jerry Seinfeld
(Keywords: People, Friends, Fun, Strangers, Talk)

If you are a gay couple living in Alabama, you know one thing: your family has no standing under the law; and it can and will be violated by strangers.
- Andrew Sullivan
(Keywords: Family, Gay, Law, Living, Strangers, Will)

Do your work for six years; but in the seventh, go into solitude or among strangers, so that the memory of your friends does not hinder you from being what you have become.
- Leo Szilard
(Keywords: Work, Being, Friends, Memory, Solitude, Strangers, Years)

I have health. I have a wonderful support system. I have the admiration of millions of strangers, which I do not underestimate.
- Kathleen Turner
(Keywords: Health, Admiration, Strangers, Support)

Writing in other voices is almost Japanese in the sense that there's a certain formality there which allows me to sidestep the embarrassment of directly expressing to complete strangers the most intimate details of my life.
- Suzanne Vega
(Keywords: Life, Embarrassment, Sense, Strangers, Writing)









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