Famous quotes containing the words mixed, theory, strategy and/or game:
“Love sits enthroned in Claras eyes,
The Graces play her lips around,
And in her cheeks the tendrest dyes
Of lilly mixed with rose are found.
Where charms so irresistless throng
What mortal heart can try resistance?
But ah! her nose is two feet long,
And bids our passions keep their distance.”
—Horace Walpole (17171797)
“We commonly say that the rich man can speak the truth, can afford honesty, can afford independence of opinion and action;and that is the theory of nobility. But it is the rich man in a true sense, that is to say, not the man of large income and large expenditure, but solely the man whose outlay is less than his income and is steadily kept so.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“Do you think that mere words are strategy and power for war?”
—Bible: Hebrew, 2 Kings 18:20.
“My first big mistake was made when, in a moment of weakness, I consented to learn the game; for a man who can frankly say I do not play bridge is allowed to go over in the corner and run the pianola by himself, while the poor neophyte, no matter how much he may protest that he isnt at all a good player, in fact Im perfectly rotten, is never believed, but dragged into a game where it is discovered, too late, that he spoke the truth.”
—Robert Benchley (18891945)