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Quotes Part Three
Who Said It?
"Match the quotation with the famous person."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What Roman leader is quoted as saying:
"I came, I saw, I conquered"?
What war time Prime Minister of Britain stood before Parliament and said:
"I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this Government: 'I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.'"
What oriental wise man once said:
"Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves."
What Southern US politician, regarded as one of the greatest senators of the 19th century, had this to say about government?
"The Government of the absolute majority instead of the Government of the people is but the Government of the strongest interests; and when not efficiently checked, it is the most tyrannical and oppressive that can be devised."
John C Calhoun
What outstanding American novelist had this to say about a fellow American novelist?
"That isn't writing at all, it's typing."
What famous baseball sportscaster said this about his broadcasting style?
"I knew the profanity used up and down my street would not go over the air ... So I trained myself to say 'Holy Cow' instead."
What renowned piano player, singer, personality and sometimes actor said this about composing music?
"Never play anything that don't sound right. You might not make any money, but at least you won't get hostile with yourself".
What Latin-American leader had this to say about the future of capitalism?
"My idea, as the whole world knows, is that the capitalist system now doesn't work either for the United States or the world, driving it from crisis to crisis, which are each time more serious."
What brilliant scientist and Nobel Prize winner had this to say about scientific research?
"A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales."
What early 19th century poet had this to say about the role of the poet?
"A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection, and trust more to the imagination than the memory."
(Hint: old sailor, a bird, and a palace)
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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