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The difference between sentiment and being sentimental is the following: Sentiment is when a driver swerves out of the way to avoid hitting a rabbit on the road. Being sentimental is when the same driver, when swerving away from the rabbit, hits a pedestrian.
We have but one flag, one country; let us stand together. We may differ in color, but not in sentiment. Many things have been said about me which are wrong, and which white and black persons here, who stood by me through the war, can contradict.
Nathan Bedford Forrest
All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women.
A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
He who molds the public sentiment... makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make.
With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
Reviewing the record of American intervention in Indochina in the Pentagon Papers, one cannot fail to be struck by the continuity of basic assumptions from one administration to the next. Never has there been the slightest deviation from the principle that a noncommunist regime must be imposed and defended, regardless of popular sentiment.
Women hate everything which strips off the tinsel of sentiment, and they are right, or it would rob them of their weapons.
Sentimentality is the emotional promiscuity of those who have no sentiment.
Revenge is not a noble sentiment, but it is a human one.
It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity.
Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
I appreciate the sentiment that I am a popular woman in computer gaming circles; but I prefer being thought of as a computer game designer rather than a woman computer game designer. I don't put myself into gender mode when designing a game.
A Country is not a mere territory; the particular territory is only its foundation. The Country is the idea which rises upon that foundation; it is the sentiment of love, the sense of fellowship which binds together all the sons of that territory.
It is as healthy to enjoy sentiment as to enjoy jam.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
But reason always cuts a poor figure beside sentiment; the one being essentially restricted, like everything that is positive, while the other is infinite.
Honore de Balzac
Sentimentality is the only sentiment that rubs you the wrong way.
W. Somerset Maugham
It is essential that Christians understand this: Every Jew - secular, religious, assimilated, left-wing, right-wing - fears being killed because he is Jewish. This is the best-kept secret about Jews, who are widely perceived as inordinately secure and powerful. But it is the only universally held sentiment among Jews.
Let us beware of common folk, of common sense, of sentiment, of inspiration, and of the obvious.
From the age of fifteen, dogma has been the fundamental principle of my religion: I know no other religion; I cannot enter into the idea of any other sort of religion; religion, as a mere sentiment, is to me a dream and a mockery.
John Henry Newman
The thing about Occupy is that the sentiment the movement embodies is timeless: Don't be greedy, share.
Accuracy is, in every case, advantageous to beauty, and just reasoning to delicate sentiment. In vain would we exalt the one by depreciating the other.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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