We’ve collected the best Two Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Fred Allen, Plato, Mini Grey, Bryson DeChambeau, Ludwig van Beethoven. Use them as an inspiration.
Hardly any human being is capable of pursuing two professions or two arts rightly.
Look, my body fat percentage has maybe gone up a percent or two, but it’s not gone up that much at all. I would say a lot of it has been attributed to muscle. It’s a lot of muscle.
I must confess that I lead a miserable life. For almost two years, I have ceased to attend any social functions, just because I find it impossible to say to people, ‘I am deaf.’ If I had any other profession, I might be able to cope with my infirmity; but in my profession, it is a terrible handicap.
My world is not spectacle and explosion. It’s two people talking.
The two words ‘information‘ and ‘communication‘ are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through.
We will not take Arsenal lightly for one minute, as they showed in the two matches against us last season that they can be dangerous opponents if we lose our concentration for a moment.
A short story is the shortest distance between two points; a novel is the scenic route.
Open your refrigerator, your freezer, your kitchen cupboards, and look at the labels on your food. You’ll find ‘natural flavor‘ or ‘artificial flavor’ in just about every list of ingredients. The similarities between these two broad categories are far more significant than the differences.
I think every chef, not just in America, but across the world, has a double-edged sword – two jackets, one that’s driven, a self-confessed perfectionist, thoroughbred, hate incompetence and switch off the stove, take off the jacket and become a family man.
In 2010, my two Harvard mathematician colleagues and I dismantled kin-selection theory, which was the reigning theory of the origin of altruism at the time.
I was for two years a pupil at the Model School in Fort street which was then conducted upon the Irish national system, and if any special religious instruction was given in connection with that system, I do not recollect it.
The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.
Comfortable shoes and the freedom to leave are the two most important things in life.
In America there are two classes of travel – first class, and with children.
There are really two things that have to occur in order for a new technology to be affordable to the mass market. One is you need economies of scale. The other is you need to iterate on the design. You need to go through a few versions.
Here we encounter two conflicting concepts with which we must come to grips in our time: the idea of national solidarity and the idea of international cooperation.
Most of us have two lives: the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.
Variety, multiplicity are the two most powerful vehicles of lust.
In such diffused changes of culture two factors are necessary: contact and understanding.
I have two hands: one for me, one for other people.
God Almighty has set before me two great objects: the suppression of the slave trade and the reformation of manners.
As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two.
Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.
To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.
The philosophy behind much advertising is based on the old observation that every man is really two men – the man he is and the man he wants to be.
Between two groups of people who want to make inconsistent kinds of worlds, I see no remedy but force.
In Russia we only had two TV channels. Channel One was propaganda. Channel Two consisted of a KGB officer telling you: Turn back at once to Channel One.
Honesty and loyalty are key. If two people can be honest with each other about everything, that’s probably the biggest key to success.
To be a successful father… there’s one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don’t look at it for the first two years.
Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.
The Industrial Revolution has two phases: one material, the other social; one concerning the making of things, the other concerning the making of men.
There are only two ways of telling the complete truth – anonymously and posthumously.
Israelis can be proud of the vibrant democracy that they have created, and I know that many Rhode Islanders share my deep appreciation for the close friendship between our two nations.
Love at first sight is easy to understand; it’s when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.
Fashion and music are two great artistic forms that can be molded by the youth culture – our taste and our passion for evolving things in our limited time on earth allows us to look at things with fresh eyes.
Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven.
Two of my favorite things are my steering wheel and my Remington rifle.
When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.
The person attempting to travel two roads at once will get nowhere.
I had a friend who was a plastic surgeon, so he would do little things. I never had, like, a full thing. So I would go in maybe once every two or three years, and he’d do a little here, a little there; tweak you, like you tweak your car. Then I became the plastic surgery poster girl.
The doctor who diagnosed me with ALS, or motor neuron disease, told me that it would kill me in two or three years.
The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing.
If you don’t mind smelling like peanut butter for two or three days, peanut butter is darn good shaving cream.
Because, you know, resilience – if you think of it in terms of the Gold Rush, then you’d be pretty depressed right now because the last nugget of gold would be gone. But the good thing is, with innovation, there isn’t a last nugget. Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities.
Remember these two things: play hard and have fun.
Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm.
I’m completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.
I sometimes wonder if two thirds of the globe is covered in red carpet.
So far is it from being true that men are naturally equal, that no two people can be half an hour together, but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other.
Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness; on the confines of the two everlasting empires, necessity and free will.
To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.
Books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of all time.
There are two major challenges before Indian agriculture today: ecological and economical. The conservation of our basic agricultural assets such as land, water, and biodiversity is a major challenge. How to make agriculture sustainable is the challenge.
We have two evils to fight, capitalism and racism. We must destroy both racism and capitalism.
What is right and what is practicable are two different things.
You learned the two greatest thing in life, never rat on your friends, and always keep your mouth shut.
The Federal Reserve has an official commitment to two different policies. One is to prevent inflation from getting too high. The second is to maintain high employment… the European Central Bank has only the first. It has no commitment to keep employment up.
Cause and effect are two sides of one fact.
There are always two forces warring against each other within us.
Money and women. They’re two of the strongest things in the world. The things you do for a woman you wouldn’t do for anything else. Same with money.
I can live for two months on a good compliment.
Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?
Of two evils we must always choose the least.
When your dream is bigger than you are, you only have two choices: give up or get help.
Beware of advice about successful people and their methods. For starters, no two situations are alike. Your dreams of creating a dry-cleaning empire won’t be helped by knowing that Thomas Edison liked to take naps.
It takes two flints to make a fire.
Rice is great if you’re really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.
Technology has advanced more in the last thirty years than in the previous two thousand. The exponential increase in advancement will only continue.
It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited.
Whenever I’m caught between two evils, I take the one I’ve never tried.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
Long-lived persons have one or two lines which extend through the whole hand; short-lived persons have two lines not extending through the whole hand.
Typical mergers happen when there are two competitors coming together, and they reduce overhead.
Everyone has their own different life experiences which make them who they are. No two people’s life experiences are the same. And mine are just unique to me.
If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.
I knew two things from my father: keep working hard, stay humble, and someday you’ll be OK.
Two things form the bedrock of any open society – freedom of expression and rule of law. If you don’t have those things, you don’t have a free country.
It’s great to reminisce about good memories of my past. It was enjoyable when it was today. So learning to enjoy today has two benefits: it gives me happiness right now, and it becomes a good memory later.
America… just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.
Can I jump over two or three guys like I used to? No. Am I as fast as I used to be? No, but I still have the fundamentals and smarts. That’s what enables me to still be a dominant player. As a kid growing up, I never skipped steps. I always worked on fundamentals because I know athleticism is fleeting.
Everything about me is a contradiction, and so is everything about everybody else. We are made out of oppositions; we live between two poles. There’s a philistine and an aesthete in all of us, and a murderer and a saint. You don’t reconcile the poles. You just recognize them.
When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways – either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength. Thanks to the teachings of Buddha, I have been able to take this second way.
I was an unplanned pregnancy between two teenagers in Reading, Pennsylvania, and they ended up getting married. They started out struggling.
Truth is mysterious, elusive, always to be conquered. Liberty is dangerous, as hard to live with as it is elating. We must march toward these two goals, painfully but resolutely, certain in advance of our failings on so long a road.
Every great player has learned the two Cs: how to concentrate and how to maintain composure.
Cars and cameras are the two things I let myself be materialistic about. I don’t care about other stuff.
There are only two guidelines in good sex, don’t do anything you don’t really enjoy and find out what are your partner needs and don’t balk them if you can help it.
There are two problems for our species‘ survival – nuclear war and environmental catastrophe – and we’re hurtling towards them. Knowingly.
Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.
Snoop Dogg eats terrible. That’s another reason I had to leave him. I would have been dead of a heart attack. He literally eats at 7-11. That’s where he does his grocery shopping or it’s Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles, or it’s Denny’s delivery. There’s not a piece of salad or vegetable within two miles of this dude.
Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
I have two luxuries to brood over in my walks, your loveliness and the hour of my death. O that I could have possession of them both in the same minute.
As the mother of two daughters, I have great respect for women. And I don’t ever want to lose that.
Even though I write about the human race, the further away from them, the better I feel. Two miles is great; two thousand miles is beautiful.
A social life is just as important to me as my work life because I think if you have a healthy balance of the two, you’ll be really happy.
What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you.
There are but two things worth living for: to do what is worthy of being written; and to write what is worthy of being read.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire. The other is to gain it.
Some guys, first pitch of the at-bat gets called a strike – maybe it’s a ball off or below their knees, and it gets called a strike – and then the next two pitches, they swing at balls in the dirt, and all of a sudden, they’re yelling at the umpire about that first pitch. You just swung at two balls in the dirt, buddy.
It is my idea to make capitalism create socialism in China so that these two economic forces of human evolution will work side by side in future civilization.
What we need is congressional action to establish a federal principle of fiduciary duty – encapsulated by the phrase ‘no man can serve two masters.’
Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other’s little failings.
If you play more than two chords, you’re showing off.
As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.
In the US, there is basically one party – the business party. It has two factions, called Democrats and Republicans, which are somewhat different but carry out variations on the same policies. By and large, I am opposed to those policies. As is most of the population.
I just think I’m blessed. I love the Lord Jesus Christ. I have a great grandmother that passed away at 104 and two grandparents that passed away at 97 and 95, and they never worried about protein. They just enjoyed life, and that’s what I’m doing.
Is the modern social pattern of unending change and movement the cause of two modern diseases, insecurity and dissatisfaction? How lucky Thomas Hood was to be able to write, ‘I remember, I remember the house where I was born.’ I don’t even know what mine looked like!
To doubt everything, or, to believe everything, are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection.
I think that I was raised by two of the best people ever. My mother and father are just the definition of hard work, like what hard work brings to you. They’ve taught me and my brothers and sisters to set your goals high and to give everything to reach them.
Number one, like yourself. Number two, you have to eat healthy. And number three, you’ve got to squeeze your buns. That’s my formula.
When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis‘ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before.
If you get an impulse in a scene, no matter how wrong it seems, follow the impulse. It might be something and if it ain’t – take two!
The overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities a sense of humor and a sense of proportion.
Tonight, we gather to affirm the greatness of our nation – not because of the height of our skyscrapers, or the power of our military, or the size of our economy. Our pride is based on a very simple premise, summed up in a declaration made over two hundred years ago.
I’d look at one of my stonecutters hammering away at the rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet, at the hundred and first blow it would split in two, and I knew it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants.
A man’s got two shots for jewelry: a wedding ring and a watch. The watch is a lot easier to get on and off than a wedding ring.
It takes two to speak the truth: one to speak, and another to hear.
For me, there are two types of people: the young and the experienced.
When I was an orphan, I was the richest kid at the orphanage because everyone else was complaining about not having anything. But when I discovered that you could get two cents for a Coca-Cola bottle, I would follow people around who were drinking it and ask them if they were almost through with it.
There are two kinds of big companies in the United States. There are those who’ve been hacked by the Chinese, and those who don’t know they’ve been hacked by the Chinese.
There are two ‘faiths’ which can uphold humans: faith in God and faith in oneself. And these two faiths should exist side by side: the first belongs to one’s inner life, the second to one’s life in society.
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.
Personally, I like two types of men – domestic and foreign.
Women’s rights is not only an abstraction, a cause; it is also a personal affair. It is not only about us; it is also about me and you. Just the two of us.
If two men on a job agree all the time, then one is useless. If they disagree all the time, then both are useless.
You can write a short story in two hours. Two hours a day, you have a novel in a year.
I’ve always understood the two to be intertwined: sexuality and spirituality. That never changed.
We’re always in the middle of two energies. Gravity is sinking you down; inspiration is pulling you up.
The origin of all revolutions and corruption, and the spur and source of all base morals are just two sayings: The First Saying: ‘So long as I’m full, what is it to me if others die of hunger?’ The Second Saying: ‘You suffer hardship so that I can live in ease; you work so that I can eat.’
Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
Chemistry is a class you take in high school or college, where you figure out two plus two is 10, or something.
You can distill deterrence down to two factors: capability and will.
A man has one hundred dollars and you leave him with two dollars, that’s subtraction.
There are two worlds: the world we can measure with line and rule, and the world that we feel with our hearts and imagination.
But I think people see ‘Wallace and Gromit’ as something akin to an elderly couple. These two know each other so well. Nothing can split them apart.
I am not a politician. I’m an American businessman and entrepreneur that have built two businesses, and I try to play it straight with people.
For me, being an ‘American Latina‘ means identifying with and being influenced by both my American upbringing and my Latin heritage, and I have so much appreciation for how those two cultures have created who I am.
Just because you’re working does not mean you’re making money. That’s two very different things in show business.
There are really two core principles at play here. There’s giving people a voice so that people can express their opinions. Then, there’s keeping the community safe, which I think is really important. We’re not gonna let people plan violence or attack each other or do bad things.
Don’t ever forget two things I’m going to tell you. One, don’t believe everything that’s written about you. Two, don’t pick up too many checks.
I loved her. I still love her, though I curse her in my sleep, so nearly one are love and hate, the two most powerful and devasting emotions that control man, nations, life.
There are two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge more and those that work to charge less. We will be the second.
I bet taxpayers remember providing more than $812 billion to Citigroup and Bank of America, two Wall Street banks, in 2009 to bail them out during the 2008 financial crisis. Taxpayers remember that generosity; big banks evidently don’t.
To join or not to join films was the biggest choice I had to make. I’d done two years of biogenetic engineering, was an economics graduate and a gold medalist. I had also been a Bharatanatyam dancer from age five, always won the best actress award in school. Finally, I decided to do things for my soul, chose to act.
Of two evils, choose neither.
There’s only two people in your life you should lie to… the police and your girlfriend.
I once had an extraordinary experience with former prime minister Ted Heath. Both of his eyes, including the whites, turned jet black, and I seemed to be looking into two black holes.
Genuine tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong. They are conflicts between two rights.
There can be no two opinions as to what a highbrow is. He is the man or woman of thoroughbred intelligence who rides his mind at a gallop across country in pursuit of an idea.
There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating – people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.
A beautiful line of verse has twelve feet, and two wings.
I attack ideas. I don’t attack people. And some very good people have some very bad ideas. And if you can’t separate the two, you gotta get another day job. You don’t want to be a judge. At least not a judge on a multi-member panel.
There are two kinds of people in this world. ‘I’ people and ‘we’ people. I’ve always tried to be a ‘we’ person.
My parents are very hard working people who did everything they could for their children. I have two brothers and they worked dog hard to give us an education and provide us with the most comfortable life possible. My dad provided for his family daily. So, yes, that is definitely in my DNA.
I have no use for bodyguards, but I have very specific use for two highly trained certified public accountants.
Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will.
I filmed underwater for two days in the open ocean with dolphins.
As a small child, I felt in my heart two contradictory feelings, the horror of life and the ecstasy of life.
There is two kinds of music, the good, and the bad. I play the good kind.
Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
I was nice to the people in the Philippines for the two and a half years I was there, because I knew eventually I’d have to kiss up to them so my grandchildren could have toys.
Traditionally, life has been divided into two main parts: a period of learning followed by a period of working. Very soon, this traditional model will become utterly obsolete, and the only way for humans to stay in the game will be to keep learning throughout their lives and to reinvent themselves repeatedly.
God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with.
If two wrongs don’t make a right, try three.
I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations – one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it – you will regret both.
You can control two things: your work ethic and your attitude about anything.
To do two things at once is to do neither.
My favorite room in the house is the living room. We have two big couches, six recliners and over 20 pillows. It’s a really comfortable place to hang out with my family.
How can you create a team and bring all these egos together? The main goal for Manchester United is for them to play well – and not have a player saying, ‘I play well; I scored two goals’. Because if I score two goals, but three goals go into our net, then we lose.
Success depends almost entirely on how effectively you learn to manage the game’s two ultimate adversaries: the course and yourself.
There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on.
I think health care is more about love than about most other things. If there isn’t at the core of this two human beings who have agreed to be in a relationship where one is trying to help relieve the suffering of another, which is love, you can’t get to the right answer here.
In love there are two things – bodies and words.
I don’t know if I believe in love at first sight, but of course I believe in two people having chemistry right away. A girl should be really easy to talk to. When I lose track of time because we’ve been talking, I think that’s really fun.
It’s a beautiful day for a ballgame… Let’s play two!
The only two things that scare me are God and the IRS.
From my point of view, humour and irony include tragedy; they’re two sides of the same coin.
Having one child makes you a parent; having two, you are a referee.
Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.
For time is the longest distance between two places.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution to the challenges facing our cities or to the housing crisis, but the two issues need to be considered together. From an urban design and planning point of view, the well-connected open city is a powerful paradigm and an engine for integration and inclusivity.
When it comes to cars, only two varieties of people are possible – cowards and fools.
Music fills the infinite between two souls.
Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Saying and doing are two things.
If you say you plan to retire in two or three years, you’ve already retired.
I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
Don’t matter how much money you got, there’s only two kinds of people: there’s saved people and there’s lost people.
Trust and belief are two prime considerations. You must not allow yourself to be opinionated.
There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. ‘Good pride’ represents our dignity and self-respect. ‘Bad pride’ is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.
When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary.
Conflict is good in a negotiation process… it’s the clash of two ideas, which then, all being well, produces a third idea.
First impressions matter. Experts say we size up new people in somewhere between 30 seconds and two minutes.
I’m a heavy smoker. I go through two lighters a day.
There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one works.
All great chefs have two things in common. First, they respect nature as the true artist, and they are just cooks. Second, everything that they do is an extension of them as a person.
Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
The most dangerous thing in the world is to try to leap a chasm in two jumps.
Character and fate are two words for the same thing.
There are two worlds we live in: a material world, bound by the laws of physics, and the world inside our mind, which is just as important.
Bores can be divided into two classes; those who have their own particular subject, and those who do not need a subject.
It takes two to get one in trouble.
Love is a strange emotion. It is ever evolving. Lust is transient. With time, one realizes that love and togetherness are two different things. Very few people are lucky enough to experience the two emotions simultaneously.
State-sanctioned marriage is a civil contract, period. A contract is not a judgment of moral value. It is a legal agreement between two parties that testifies to a meeting of minds between those consenting entities. It is not a religious act or rite and so has nothing to do with Adam and Eve or Steve or even Harvey.
Remember the two benefits of failure. First, if you do fail, you learn what doesn’t work; and second, the failure gives you the opportunity to try a new approach.
Give me love and work – these two only.
For the sin they do by two and two they must pay for one by one.
In my view – which could be wrong, but it is my field – there is no better formula for social instability than to divide a society between two ascribed characteristics that are seen as opposite.
An experimental idea doesn’t have to be separated from a mainstream context. The really exciting thing is where those two things are together. That’s where you can get real change.
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
I have two brothers, and we used to always laugh at oblivious people. People who are so cocky and full of themselves that they just don’t realize how stupid they are. And those kind of idiots really make me laugh.
My second divorce was the worst kind of divorce. There were two children; one had just been born. My husband was in love with someone else.
Destiny has two ways of crushing us – by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.
Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man.
Just as we have two eyes and two feet, duality is part of life.
There’s two times of year for me: Football season, and waiting for football season.
Trump represented a movement of dissatisfaction, the dissent, unhappiness, division cultivated by years of identity politics and the bullying of arrogant, insufferable, intolerant social justice warriors who used the last two terms to punish anyone who reminded them of Daddy.
Variability is the law of life, and as no two faces are the same, so no two bodies are alike, and no two individuals react alike and behave alike under the abnormal conditions which we know as disease.
I know what the important things are in life. I know that just because I pretend to be someone else for two hours on the silver screen doesn’t make me a better person than the next man. So, I mind all those things. Simple things.
I’m going to play with one goalkeeper, obviously, one defender, one midfielder and two attackers, very offensive because we need to score goals.
You can’t make two films at the same time.
There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough – there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph.
As you get older, the questions come down to about two or three. How long? And what do I do with the time I’ve got left?
If two people always agree, one of them is redundant.
There are two answers to every question – God’s answer and everybody else’s – and everybody else is wrong when they disagree with him.
Social media has given us this idea that we should all have a posse of friends when in reality, if we have one or two really good friends, we are lucky.
I’ve often said there’s two kinds of actors. There’s a more gregarious type and the shy type.
Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.
Manners are the lubricating oil of an organization. It is a law of nature that two moving bodies in contact with each other create friction. This is as true for human beings as it is for inanimate objects.
Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
I feel lucky. I grew up in an open-minded, multi-cultural community in West Vancouver in Canada. There were people who had escaped some kind of oppression. Some of them were first-generation immigrants, others were one or two generations back.
I am two with nature.
It takes two hands to clap.
To prefer evil to good is not in human nature; and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils, no one will choose the greater when he might have the less.
We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity – romantic love and gunpowder.
Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation.
Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other.
Love is often nothing but a favorable exchange between two people who get the most of what they can expect, considering their value on the personality market.
I have two ambitions in life: one is to drink every pub dry, the other is to sleep with every woman on earth.
I was a victim of a stereotype. There were only two of us Negro kids in the whole class, and our English teacher was always stressing the importance of rhythm in poetry. Well, everybody knows – except us – that all Negroes have rhythms, so they elected me class poet.
You know what the Englishman‘s idea of compromise is? He says, Some people say there is a God. Some people say there is no God. The truth probably lies somewhere between these two statements.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
I’m not a prophet, but I always thought it was natural for dictatorships to fall. I remember in 1989, two months before the fall of the Berlin Wall, had you said it was going to happen no one would have believed you. The system seemed powerful and unbreakable. Suddenly overnight it blew away like dust.
One martini is all right. Two are too many, and three are not enough.
Just because I’ve got two prosthetic legs, yeah, I had to adapt in ways, but I’ve also become a lot stronger. It doesn’t mean I’m at any disadvantage, really.
One today is worth two tomorrows.
If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut.
I am constantly being asked about individuals. The only way to win is as a team. Football is not about one or two or three star players.
It takes two men to make one brother.
Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
Every company has two organizational structures: The formal one is written on the charts; the other is the everyday relationship of the men and women in the organization.
I started ‘Outer Banks,’ because there’s so much hype around it. I saw one episode and I didn’t really continue, but I got to keep going at it. Two of the actors on there were also in ‘Stranger Things,’ and all my friends always ask, ‘Oh my God, you know Madelyn Cline. She was in ‘Stranger Things’ too.’
Wherever I go with my life, even the good times and the bad parts, only two people are with me: God and my music.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, ‘All right, then, have it your way.’
God is love, and His law is love. Its two great principles are love to God and love to man.
It isn’t necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia.
I got two older brothers and two younger sisters, and we grew up in the country, and we were a little feral. So as long as the car didn’t end up in the rhubarb and you didn’t get caught for doing whatever you were doing, you were fine.
I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: ‘Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.’
Storytelling is about two things; it’s about character and plot.
I change my mind so much I need two boyfriends and a girlfriend.
The British are coming. One if by land, two if by sea.
Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods, choose both.
Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other’s habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets. The rich and the poor.
A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.
Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
I pattern my actions and life after what I want. No two people are alike. You might admire attributes in others, but use these only as a guide in improving yourself in your own unique way. I don’t go for carbon copies. Individualism is sacred!
Working hard and working smart sometimes can be two different things.
It takes two to make a relationship, but only one to screw it up.
I’ve got two older sisters who I’m very close to. And my son’s grown up with a big sense of family around him.
China and the U.S. are two societies with very different attitudes towards opinion and criticism. In China, I am constantly under surveillance. Even my slightest, most innocuous move can – and often is – censored by Chinese authorities.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
There are two types of friends: actual friends, and the other kind.
I am a biological female. I have two children. I’ve been married for 16 years. I’ve never been a man.
I started in junior high doing the splits and flips and that kind of stuff. It was kind of the acceptable thing to do. But I had two older brothers, so I was a tomboy. I was the cute tomboy who could put on the skirt but then go tackle you or something. I was a little rough around the edges for a pretty woman!
The Christian response is contained in these two fundamental dogmas: that of the Trinity and that of the Incarnation. In the trinitarian dogma God is one, good, true, and beautiful because he is essentially Love, and Love supposes the one, the other, and their unity.
There are two types of people: those who try to win and those who try to win arguments. They are never the same.
And I’ve always said, ‘If two people think the same thing about everything, one of them isn’t necessary.’ We need to be able to understand that if we’re going to make real progress.
There are only two forces that unite men – fear and interest.
Of my two handicaps, being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black.
There are two types of companies: those that have been hacked, and those who don’t know they have been hacked.
There is time enough for everything, in the course of the day, if you do but one thing at once; but there is not time enough in the year, if you will do two things at a time.
For when two beings who are not friends are near each other there is no meeting, and when friends are far apart there is no separation.
Unlike productions in the other arts, all television shows are born to destroy two other shows.
Growing up in America, I experienced two puberties. The first opened me up to the possibilities of adulthood. The second reinforced that for someone like me – an immigrant, a minority, an Asian-American – there were limits.
We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.
Success to me is only two things: happiness and stability.
Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them.
I only answer to two people, myself and God.
The sky is one whole, the water another; and between those two infinities the soul of man is in loneliness.
Fear is when we’re thinking about the past or thinking about the future, two things that do not exist. If we stay in the moment, do our best in the moment, enjoy the moment, there is no fear.
Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
One and one is two, and two and two is four, and five will get you ten if you know how to work it.
If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?
All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.
Many roads lead to the path, but basically there are only two: reason and practice.
When I first arrived at the Matignon, my desire was to reconcile Parliament and De Gaulle. I had forgotten only two things. Parliament and De Gaulle.
With two thousand years of Christianity behind him… a man can’t see a regiment of soldiers march past without going off the deep end. It starts off far too many ideas in his head.
I have two homes, like someone who leaves their hometown and/or parents and then establishes a life elsewhere. They might say that they’re going home when they return to see old friends or parents, but then they go home as well when they go to where they live now. Sarajevo is home, Chicago is home.
There are only two races on this planet – the intelligent and the stupid.
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.
My view of life is, ‘If you’re going to miss Heaven, why miss it by two inches? Miss it!
There are only two classes – first class and no class.
At every party there are two kinds of people – those who want to go home and those who don’t. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.
In Korean, the word ‘future’ is made up of two parts. The first part means ‘not,’ and the second means ‘to come.’ In that sense, ‘future’ means something that will not come. This is to say the future is now, and our now is us living our future.
Sometimes you have to take two steps back to take ten forward.
We used to think that if we knew one, we knew two, because one and one are two. We are finding that we must learn a great deal more about ‘and’.
Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
Number one, cash is king… number two, communicate… number three, buy or bury the competition.
Everyone goes down a road that they’re not supposed to go down. You can do two things from it. You can keep going down that road and go to a dark place. Or you can turn and go up the hill and go to the top – try to go to the top.
I learned two basic lessons on Everest. First, just because something has worked in the past does not mean it will work today. Second, different challenges require different mindsets.
You will only be remembered for two things: the problems you solve or the ones you create.
Hate speech and freedom of speech are two different things.
Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists… When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.
To sing opera, one needs two things: the voice and the passion – and above all, the passion.
It takes two to make a marriage a success and only one to make it a failure.
For years, I believed that anything worth doing was worth doing early. In graduate school, I submitted my dissertation two years in advance. In college, I wrote my papers weeks early and finished my thesis four months before the due date. My roommates joked that I had a productive form of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
As far as practicing is concerned, I usually try to do one to two hours a day. It isn’t good to practice too much, or your playing becomes too mechanical.
There are not two sides to a story when one side is a lie. Journalists – and the rest of us – must stop giving equal time to things that don’t have an opposing side.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
When one teaches, two learn.
There are two kinds of talent, man-made talent and God-given talent. With man-made talent you have to work very hard. With God-given talent, you just touch it up once in a while.
If you don’t care about the guy next to you, one, you’re a terrible teammate. Two, you’re never gonna win.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Violence can be very grotesque and also intensely attractive. What interests me is how the two – beauty and violence – live side by side, and how moments can be created and erased almost simultaneously. Destruction is painful, but at times it can be very cathartic.
I believe that two people are connected at the heart, and it doesn’t matter what you do, or who you are or where you live; there are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together.
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.
Ham and cheese between two slices of bread do not make a great sandwich. But add some creamy mayonnaise, maybe some bright pickles, and some crunchy vegetables, and we got a decent lunch going on.
There are so many opportunities in life, that the loss of two or three capabilities is not necessarily debilitating. A handicap can give you the opportunity to focus more on art, writing, or music.
The two most important requirements for major success are: first, being in the right place at the right time, and second, doing something about it.
The world is divided into two classes, those who believe the incredible, and those who do the improbable.
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
Through literacy you can begin to see the universe. Through music you can reach anybody. Between the two there is you, unstoppable.
We are using resources as if we had two planets, not one. There can be no ‘plan B’ because there is no ‘planet B.’
We crucify ourselves between two thieves: regret for yesterday and fear of tomorrow.
My mother told me two things constantly. One was to be a lady and the other was to be independent, and the law was something most unusual for those times because for most girls growing up in the ’40s, the most important degree was not your B.A. but your M.R.S.
Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.
The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial in any love story. It changes the relationship of two people much more strongly than even the final surrender; because this kiss already has within it that surrender.
Natural beauty takes at least two hours in front of a mirror.
There are two great rules of life: never tell everything at once.
I’m interested in two things. I’m interested in truth and I’m interested in fairness.
Whenever two good people argue over principles, they are both right.
If you had no new technology, and you powered society as we do today – mostly by fossil fuels – you’d have only two choices: Doom yourself to horrific climate change by burning all that carbon and releasing all that CO2. Or power down society, reducing total energy usage around the planet.
The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
Discussion in class, which means letting twenty young blockheads and two cocky neurotics discuss something that neither their teacher nor they know.
How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?
Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
Every man lives in two realms: the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live.
The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.
No two persons ever read the same book.
Elimination of child labour and access to education are like two sides of one coin. One cannot be achieved without the other.
There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.
I did have two dads; one was a socialist, and one was a capitalist. I really decided I would rather be a capitalist.
Your butt and back are two of the strongest parts of your body.
Basically, I think you need two things to get by in this world: a sense of humor and the ability to laugh when your ego is destroyed.
The two times I have cut my hair shorter, I’ve ended up out of work – so short hair is not an option.
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
I’ve got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.
There’s two sorts of fear: one you embrace and one you should listen to and turn the other way.
That’s what’s so great about television. You’re able to tell this long story, where you couldn’t really do that in a film because you have to tell a story in an hour and a half or two hours.
It is a curious historical fact that modern quantum mechanics began with two quite different mathematical formulations: the differential equation of Schroedinger and the matrix algebra of Heisenberg. The two apparently dissimilar approaches were proved to be mathematically equivalent.
Well, I think that – I think leadership‘s always been about two main things: imagination and courage.
A suicide kills two people, Maggie, that’s what it’s for!
My mother used to leave me and my brother in the house by ourselves. The authorities came and got us. It took a year or two to get us back with my grandmother.
There are also two kinds of truths: truth of reasoning and truths of fact. Truths of reasoning are necessary and their opposite is impossible; those of fact are contingent and their opposite is possible.
Two things revolutionised life: moving to the countryside and falling in love.