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O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil.
If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry'.
If there is not the war, you don't get the great general; if there is not a great occasion, you don't get a great statesman; if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank.
My parents shared not only an improbable love, they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give me an African name, Barack, or blessed, believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name.
I never have really become accustomed to the 'John.' Nobody ever really calls me John... I've always been Duke or Marion or John Wayne. It's a name that goes well together, and it's like one word - John Wayne.
To say that you can kill in the name of God is blasphemy.
I think a child should be allowed to take his father's or mother's name at will on coming of age. Paternity is a legal fiction.
It took me until my teenage years to realize that I was medicating with music. I was pushing back against my stupid school uniform, instructors who called me by my last name and my classmates, who, while friendly enough, were not at all inspiring.
Art? That's a man's name.
The most powerful person is he who is able to do least himself and burden others most with the things for which he lends his name and pockets the credit.
I don't care what you say about me. Just be sure to spell my name wrong.
In my office in Jerusalem, there's an ancient seal. It's a signet ring of a Jewish official from the time of the Bible. The seal was found right next to the Western Wall, and it dates back 2,700 years, to the time of King Hezekiah. Now, there's a name of the Jewish official inscribed on the ring in Hebrew. His name was Netanyahu.
There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.
Charles de Secondat
Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called and whether it professes to be enforcing the will of God or the injunctions of men.
John Stuart Mill
Lady Gaga is my name. If you know me, and you call me Stefani, you don't really know me at all.
I pondered all these things, and how men fight and lose the battle, and the thing that they fought for comes about in spite of their defeat, and when it comes turns out not to be what they meant, and other men have to fight for what they meant under another name.
No further evidence is needed to show that 'mental illness' is not the name of a biological condition whose nature awaits to be elucidated, but is the name of a concept whose purpose is to obscure the obvious.
Opportunity knocks, but doesn't always answer to its name.
Till I was 13, I thought my name was 'Shut Up.'
I have a very positive attitude to anyone who is protecting the environment, but it's inadmissible when people are using it as a means of promoting themselves, using it as a source of self-enrichment. I don't want to name any specific examples... but often, environmentalism is used to blackmail companies.
One of the reasons my name is Rushdie is that my father was an admirer of Ibn Rush'd, the 12th century Arab philosopher known as Averroes in the West. In his time, he was making the non-literalist case for interpreting the Koran.
Years ago, I thought up the name Queen. It's just a name. But it's regal, obviously, and -sounds splendid.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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