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Do not trust your memory; it is a net full of holes; the most beautiful prizes slip through it.
Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.
The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
I am thankful, of course, for the prize and thankful to God for each story, each idea, each word, each day.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
The highest prize in a world of men is the most beautiful woman available on your arm and living there in her heart loyal to you.
A woman may not hit a ball stronger than a man, but it is different. I prize that difference.
Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
If I could explain it to the average person, it wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Richard P. Feynman
In view of the meaning given to this honor in the community to which I belong, I should abstain from the undeserved prize that has been awarded to me. Do not meet my voluntary refusal with ill will.
In war there is no prize for runner-up.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
When women kiss it always reminds one of prize fighters shaking hands.
H. L. Mencken
Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.
Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.
The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully.
In ambition, as in love, the successful can afford to be indulgent toward their rivals. The prize our own, it is graceful to recognize the merit that vainly aspired to it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
The world is full of people who never quite get into the first team and who just miss the prizes at the flower show.
The rapture of pursuing is the prize the vanquished gain.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
As for me, prizes are nothing. My prize is my work.
The world continues to offer glittering prizes to those who have stout hearts and sharp swords.
F. E. Smith
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
The only prize much cared for by the powerful is power.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Suffrage, noun. Expression of opinion by means of a ballot. The right of suffrage (which is held to be both a privilege and a duty) means, as commonly interpreted, the right to vote for the man of another man's choice, and is highly prized.
I was the fattest baby in Clark County, Arkansas. They put me in the newspaper. It was like a prize turnip.
Billy Bob Thornton
We need affordable space travel to inspire our youth, to let them know that they can experience their dreams, can set significant goals and be in a position to lead all of us to future progress in exploration, discovery and fun. Thanks to the X Prize for the inspiration.
Remember that you are an Englishman, and have consequently won first prize in the lottery of life.
In a society that tries to standardize thinking, individuality is not highly prized.
The rights of the individual are greatly prized in the developed world, but in many other regions they are considered a luxury reserved for the impossibly wealthy.
Odd, the years it took to learn one simple fact: that the prize just ahead, the next job, publication, love affair, marriage always seemed to hold the key to satisfaction but never, in the longer run, sufficed.
Carolyn Gold Heilbrun
Wake the power within thee slumbering, trim the plot that's in thy keeping, thou wilt bless the task when reaping sweet labour's prize.
John Stuart Blackie
I would like to win the Pulitzer Prize. I would like to win the Nobel Prize. I would like to win a Tony award for the Broadway musical I'm now working on. Aside from these, my aspirations are modest ones.
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