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Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
If your man is a sports enthusiast, you may have to resign yourself to his spouting off in a monotone on a prize fight, football game or pennant race.
As for me, prizes are nothing. My prize is my work.
When women kiss it always reminds one of prize fighters shaking hands.
H. L. Mencken
The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully.
In war there is no prize for runner-up.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.
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.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Richard P. Feynman
What men prize most is a privilege, even if it be that of chief mourner at a funeral.
James Russell Lowell
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 rapture of pursuing is the prize the vanquished gain.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Remember that you are an Englishman, and have consequently won first prize in the lottery of life.
I wonder what the most intelligent thing ever said was that started with the word 'dude.' 'Dude, these are isotopes.' 'Dude, we removed your kidney. You're gonna be fine.' 'Dude, I am so stoked to win this Nobel Prize. I just wanna thank Kevin, and Turtle, and all my homies.'
Please stop teaching my children that everyone gets a trophy just for participating. What is this, the Nobel Prize? Not everybody gets a trophy.
The minute you got the Nobel Peace Prize, things that I said yesterday, with nobody paying too much attention, I say the same things after I got it - oh! It was quite crucial for people, and it helped our morale because apartheid did look invincible.
Be it jewel or toy, not the prize gives the joy, but the striving to win the prize.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
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
I have never seen a wrestling match or a prize fight, and I don't want to. When I find out a man is interested in these sports, I drop him.
A woman may not hit a ball stronger than a man, but it is different. I prize that difference.
Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
Some people believe that the nuclear bomb should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, since it scared the major powers away from war by equating it with doomsday.
The reason why I'm here today is to explain why I am running and what I will do if you give me the honor and the privilege of representing you in the United States Senate. Now I'm running for the United State Senate for a simple reason, and that is...I want to win a Nobel Peace prize.
The only prize much cared for by the powerful is power.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
The Nobel Prize is run by a self-perpetuated committee. They vote for themselves and get the world's publishing industry to jump to their tune.
As soon as I got the Nobel Prize my back collapsed and I was in hospital.
Dr. King's Nobel Prize had a more powerful transforming effect on him than I think he realized at the time.
Henry Louis Gates
I barely saw my mother, and the mom I saw was often angry and unhappy. The mother I grew up with is not the mother I know now. It's not the mother she became after my father died, and that's been the greatest prize of my life.
I prize my seamstress, I value my copyist; but my cook, who knows well how to prepare the food to sustain life, and nourish brain, bone, and muscle, fills the most important place among the helpers in my family.
Ellen G. White
For me it's a remarkable thing that there is a prize celebrating and honouring and making for a brief moment short fiction the centre of the literary universe.
If I found a cure for a huge disease, while I was hobbling up onstage to accept the Nobel Prize they'd be playing the theme song from 'Three's Company'.
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