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"I'm not sentimental about war. I see nothing noble in widows." - Paddy Chayefsky

"I always hired widows with children, because they had to work and didn't have any foolishness about them." - Colonel Sanders

"During high school I worked in a retirement home. I spent many wonderful hours hearing from service men and their widows about WWI." - Charles Todd

"Young widows still bide their time." - Josh Billings

"The movement had likewise for its object the abolition of polygamy and premature marriages, the promotion of the remarriage of widows, the introduction of better ideas about marriage, its duties, and its responsibilities." - Keshub Chunder Sen

"Life Insurance Motto - Robbing the widows early and orphan." - Ethel Mumford

"Widows are divided into two classes - the bereaved and relieved." - Victor Robinson

"Widows, like ripe fruit, drop easily from their perch." - Jean De La Bruyere

"Onions can make even Heirs and Widows weep." - Benjamin Franklin

"This will make widows wince. But fictive things Wink as they will. Wink most when widows wince." - Wallace Stevens

"You've read newspaper stories about elderly widows who die and leave their entire estates to their pet cats, right? Well, your cat reads those stories too, and has spent most of its skulking, devious little life dreaming about inheriting all your money." - Dave Barry

"Throughout our world the cry of the poor so often goes unheard. The prophets harangued Israel and Judah unceasingly about the powerless and marginalized, the overlooked widows, orphans, and "sojourners in our midst," who are still with us today as single mothers, hungry children, and helpless immigrants, wraiths invisible in our prosperous societies." - Thomas Cahill

"Drones are sort of the perfect weapon for a country that doesn't want to go to war. It only - there's no fingerprint. There's no direct involvement. There's human beings killed on the other end. You never see them. You don't have to worry about them. You don't have to meet their widows. It's sort of an antiseptic warfare." - Mark Shields

"Continuous persecution of widows and orphans is a crime. Even the Bible says there is a specific place in hell for those who oppress widows." - Imelda Marcos

"Dr. Holmes says, both wittily and truly, that crying widows are easiest consoled." - Josh Billings

"But I am a widows son outlawed and my orders must be obeyed." - Ned Kelly

"But sighs subside, and tears (even widows') shrink, Like Arno in the summer, to a shallow." - Lord Byron

"Easy-crying widows take new husbands soonest; there is nothing like wet weather for transplanting." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"The determination of life insurance salesmen to succeed has made life pretty soft for widows." - William Feather

"Rich widows are the only secondhand goods that sell at first-class prices." - Benjamin Franklin

"I make chicks consider themselves widows whose husbands ain't even died yet." - Chino XL

"Handsome widows, after a twelve-month, enjoy a latitude and longitude without limit." - Honore De Balzac

"It's in the homes of spiteful old widows that one finds such cleanliness." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Black widows may be powerful predators, but every predator is somebody else's prey." - Lionel

"The family I grew up in had three generations of widows." - Chath Piersath

"From thousands of our undone widows One may derive some wit." - Thomas Middleton

"These widows, sir, are the most perverse creatures in the world." - Joseph Addison

"Widows are divided into two classes; the bereaved and the relieved." - Victor Robinson

"Take care! Kingdoms are destroyed by bandits, houses by rats, and widows by suitors." - Ihara Saikaku

"It means 'Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234'." - Cassandra Clare

"The question is not what anybody deserves. The question is who is to take on the God-like role of deciding what everybody else deserves. You can talk about 'social justice' all you want. But what death taxes boil down to is letting politicians take money from widows and orphans to pay for goodies that they will hand out to others, in order to buy votes to get re-elected. That is not social justice or any other kind of justice." - Thomas Sowell

"War - after all, what is it that the people get? Why-widows, taxes, wooden legs and debt." - Samuel B. Pettengill

"children had no place in love affairs. Children ought to be born to widows and old maids." - Mary Borden

"Widowers marry again because it makes their lives easier. Widows often don't, because it makes their lives harder. [p. 61]" - Siri Hustvedt

"Martin, at my age, eroticism is reduced to enjoying caramel custard and looking at widows' necks.' - Senor Sempere." - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"There are widows who long for friendly voices and that spirit of anxious concern which speaks of love." - Gordon B Hinckley

"Go back to the Bible, the Old Testament. I mean there were people who we would call intelectuals, there, they were called prophets, but they were basically intelectuals: they were people who were doing critical, geopolitical analysis, talking about the decisions of the king were going to lead to destruction; condemning inmorality, calling for justice for widows and orphans. What we would call dissident intelectuals. Were they nicely treated? No, they were driven into the desert, they were imprisoned, they were denounced. They were intelectuals who conformed." - Noam Chomsky

"It seems to me that women are freed from their responsibilities only when they are merry widows or eccentric old spinsters." - Tobsha Learner

"Just as the Torah and Bible teach concern for those in distress, the Koran instructs all Muslims to make caring for widows, orphans, and refugees a priority." - Greg Mortenson

"When after many battles past, Both tir'd with blows, make peace at last, What is it, after all, the people get? Why! taxes, widows, wooden legs, and debt." - Francis Moore

"God is pleased with no music below so much as the thanksgiving songs of relieved widows and supported orphans; of rejoicing, comforted, and thankful persons." - Jeremy Taylor

"In the English language there are orphans and widows, but there is no word for the parents who loses a child." - Jodi Picoult

"So take care of your life and take notice and be observant, for the number of widows is always far greater than the number of widowers." - Michelangelo

"women used to be elected only when their husbands died and they became widows. The men found this was too hard on them. That's why they've become feminists." - Gloria Steinem

"These esoteric, intellectual debates-I want them to come to New Jersey and sit across from the widows and the orphans and have that conversation," - Chris Christie

"Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world." - Bible

"When widows exclaim loudly against second marriages, I would always lay a wager that the man, if not the wedding day, is absolutely fixed on." - Henry Fielding

"In the name of religion, we force widowhood upon our three lakh girl-widows who could not understand the import of the marriage ceremony." - Mahatma Gandhi

"When after many battles past, Both tir'd with blows, make peace at last, What is it, after all, the people get? Why! taxes, widows, wooden legs, and debt." - Francis Daniels Moore

"God is pleased with no music below so much as with the thanksgiving songs of relieved widows and supported orphans; of rejoicing, comforted, and thankful persons." - Jeremy Taylor

"Widows are far better than brides. They don't tell, they won't yell, they don't swell, they rarely smell, and they're grateful as hell." - Robert A Heinlein

"Contrary to the macho culture of Mexico, both my grandmothers were very brave young widows. I was always very close to these hard-working, intelligent women." - Carlos Fuentes

"When widows exclaim loudly against second marriages, I would always lay a wager than the man, If not the wedding day, is absolutely fixed on." - Henry Fielding

"Not so very long ago, certainly well into the Thirties, a lady companion was a normal feature of life for widows or lone spinsters." - Laurie Graham

"Bride knoweth bride at the glance of an eye. And between them swiftly passes comfort and meaning in a language that man and widows wot not of." - O Henry

"A lot of widows feel that they have betrayed their spouse by continuing to live. It's deranged thinking. I know that, but that doesn't stop you feeling it." - Joyce Carol Oates

"The sponsors of war closely resemble the weapons they create. And smart bombs, depleted uranium, land mines, rockets and tanks, rather than protect 'widows and orphans and strangers at the gate', are designed precisely to create 'widows and orphans', to transform strangers into enemies and enemies into corpses." - Daniel Berrigan

"Except for the con men borrowing money they shouldn't get and the widows who have to visit with the handsome young men in the trust department, no sane person ever enjoyed visiting a bank." - Martin Mayer

"TRUST, n. In American politics, a large corporation composed in greater part of thrifty working men, widows of small means, orphans in the care of guardians and the courts, with many similar malefactors and public enemies." - Ambrose Bierce

"May widows wed as often as they can, And ever for the better change their man; And some devouring plague pursue their lives, Who will not well be govern'd by their wives." - John Dryden

"In times of war, you often hear leaders-Christian, Jewish, and Muslim-saying, "God is on our side." But that is' true. In war, God is on the side of refugees, widows, and orphans." - Greg Mortenson

"Each new morn New widows howl, new orphans cry, new sorrows Strike heaven on the face, that it resounds As if felt with Scotland and yelled out Like syllable of dolor." - William Shakespeare

"Women are the victims of war... as widows they've faced the trauma of being single parents and livelihoods of families are affected. A lot of gender-related problems come up in terms of health, education, domestic violence, etc." - Kumari Jayawardena

"Where would the Rockefellers be today if old John D. had gone on selling short-weight kerosene ... to widows and orphans instead of wisely deciding to mulct the whole country." - S J Perelman

"Officially, the New Testament church at an early stage took seriously their responsibility for widows who lacked family or other resources. The office of deacon was instituted initially to address this pressing need." - Carolyn Custis James

"The United Auto Workers is AARP in an Edsel: It has three times as many retirees and widows as 'workers' (I use the term loosely). GM has 96,000 employees but provides health benefits to a million people." - Mark Steyn

"I'm doing a collaborative project with another artist, Mary Hamill. My project is to gather the oral history of war widows, starting with the women of my village, Kop Nymit." - Chath Piersath

"They call war an art, but it isn't. It largely consists in outwitting people, robbing widows and orphans, and inflicting suffering on the helpless for one's own ends - and that's not art: that's business." - Kenneth Roberts

"Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless." - Isaiah

"I borrow to pay my honest debts and not to squander foolishly. What's more, I confine my borrowing to those who can well afford it. I don't go around sponging on widows and orphans unless they have plenty." - Will Cuppy

"In times of war, you often hear leaders-Christian, Jewish, and Muslim-saying, 'God is on our side.' But that isn't true. In war, God is on the side of refugees, widows, and orphans." - Greg Mortenson

"By 1865, all Southern women - the happily and regrettably single, the perpetually engaged, the wives and widows - had tired of the war. The Confederacy was shrinking, and the morale of its remaining men shrinking with it." - Karen Abbott

"A person may rightfully be happy if in this life he could do a great favor for widows and orphans, could assist support than, and facilitate fate of people." - Islom Karimov

"There's a Biblical mandate to reach out to those who are the orphans, the widows in their distress, to take care of the stranger in your land. But that does not mean citizenship." - James Lankford

"Every life is in many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love. But always meeting ourselves." - James Joyce

"It's always the generals with the bloodiest records who are the first to shout what a hell it is. And it's always the war widows who lead the Memorial Day parades." - Paddy Chayefsky

"War I abhor, and yet how sweet The sound along the marching street Of drum and fife, and I forget Wet eyes of widows, and forget Broken old mothers, and the whole Dark butchery without a soul." - Seneca the Younger

"WIDOW, n. A pathetic figure that the Christian world has agreed to take humorously, although Christ's tenderness towards widows was one of the most marked features of his character." - Ambrose Bierce

"Widows tend either to fade away when husbands die, committing emotional suttee, or else find that a new life burgeons. Here in Christchurch, a lot of burgeoning goes on." - Fay Weldon

"Widows are more skillful anglers for husbands than spinsters, and many marry several times. This is a social injustice to spinsters. "One man one woman," is surely as fair a cry as "One man one vote." As there is scarcely one man for each woman, what right has one woman to two, three, or four men in succession? She may reply, "By the right of conquest." But, then, is she not reducing others to unhappy courses or to become old maids?... Society, for the interests of all, should discourage the remarriage of widows." - Tennessee Celeste Claflin

"It is now possible to live a "christian life" without doing the things that Jesus commanded us to do. We have hired people to go into all the world, to visit those in prison, to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to care for widows and orphans. The average Christian doesn't have to do it." - Cal Thomas

"It is an honorable calling that you have chosen. Some of you will soon be defending poor, helpless insurance companies who are constantly being sued by greedy, vicious widows and orphans trying to collect on their policies. Others will work tirelessly to protect frightened, beleaguered oil companies from being attacked by depraved consumer groups." - Art Buchwald

"Thus, when the villain crams his chest, Gold is the canker of the breast; 'Tis avarice, insolence, and pride, And every shocking vice beside:- But when to virtuous hands 'tis given, It blesses, like the dews of heaven: Like heaven, it hears the orphans' cries, And wipes the tears from widows' eyes." - John Gay

"Thus, day by day, and month by month, we pass'd; It pleas'd the Lord to take my spouse at last. I tore my gown, I soil'd my locks with dust, And beat my breasts - as wretched widows must. Before my face my handkerchief I spread, To hide the flood of tears I did - not shed." - Alexander Pope

"There's only one person who hugs the mothers and the widows, the wives and the kids upon the death of their loved one. Others hug but having committed the troops, I've got an additional responsibility to hug and that's me and I know what it's like." - George W Bush

"This business of burning human beings with napalm, of filling our nation's homes with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into veins of peoples normally humane, of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped and psychologically deranged, cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice and love." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"To mark the 0-year anniversary of 9/, I wanted to launch an FDNY shirt that pays tribute to the brave first responders who, like my father, risk their lives in the line of duty on a regular basis. All of the proceeds raised from the sale of the T-shirt benefit the New York Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund." - Mark Sanchez

"Religion by itself was not meant to be a divisive tool. All of our religious teachings have similar rules, such as a commitment to peace and nonviolence, and care for women and widows and orphans. What has destroyed a coming together is men's interpretation of religion." - Leymah Gbowee

"In the Fiji islands, it appears, cannibalism is now familiar. They eat thier own wives and children. We only devour widows' houses, and great merchants outwit and absorb the substance of small ones, and every man feeds on his neighbor's labor if he can. It is a milder form of cannibalism." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours." - Charles James Napier

"His heart was in the right place. He wanted a religion that could plausibly comfort widows and orphans without committing them to patriarchy, intolerance, fundamentalism, or weird dietary laws. He wanted a religion that wasn't in a perpetual fistfight with modern cosmology." - Robert Charles Wilson

"I had not been left behind in the parish. I wasn't holding the hands of grieving widows. I wasn't struggling to educate my children. I was pontificating on the great issues of the day in the comfort of a privileged lifestyle." - John Danforth

"I will work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to preserve the Social Security promise that provides secure retirement benefits for all, especially those who are most at risk such as widows, orphans, and people with disabilities when the need arises." - Chaka Fattah

"At first it was the incomes of corporations, then of rich citizens, then of well-provided widows and opulent workers, and finally the wealth of housemaids and the tips of waitresses. This is all in line with the ability to pay doctrine. The poor, simply because there are more of them, have more ability to pay than the rich." - Frank Chodorov

"To mark the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, I wanted to launch an FDNY shirt that pays tribute to the brave first responders who, like my father, risk their lives in the line of duty on a regular basis. All of the proceeds raised from the sale of the T-shirt benefit the New York Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund." - Mark Sanchez

"From 1983 to 2000, William Goren stole more than $30 million from investors on Long Island and in Queens. His favorite targets were widows and retired couples, like Helga and Simon Novack, Holocaust survivors who gave Mr. Goren their life savings." - Alex Berenson

"The steel workers have now buried their dead, while the widows weep and watch their orphaned children become objects of public charity. The murder of these unarmed men has never been publicly rebuked by any authoritative officer of the state or federal government." - John L Lewis

"We tend to think of divorced or complicated families as a modern invention, and that is not at all true. You only have to read the Greek myths to see broken homes, widows, divorce, stepchildren, children trying to get along with new parents." - Rick Riordan

"My charity is in the business of helping firefighters in any way that we can. For instance, after 9/11 we were the second-fastest charity to raise and distribute money to the widows and surviving family members of the 343 firefighters who died that day." - Denis Leary

"Nobody's life is a bed of roses. We all have crosses to bear, and we all just do our best. I would never claim to have the worst situation. There are many widows, and many people dying of AIDS, many people killed in Lebanon, people starving all over the planet. So we have to count our lucky stars." - Yoko Ono

"In tribal society, the most important thing to do when civilians are killed in a skirmish is to acknowledge the deaths, and provide compensation. When tribal clans fight, the victor is required to take care of the vanquished widows and orphans, which puts a limitation on bloodshed, and tempers warring groups to try and negotiate a compromise." - Greg Mortenson

"I think it's sort of the hypothetical point where communism and fascism meet. They love tragedy, and they love surface beauty. You just watch it play out over and over in the media. It was the English edition of Glamour who were looking for stories of Iraqi war widows, but specified that they had to be attractive." - Emma Forrest

"Whatever we think about and thank about we bring about" - John Frederick Demartini

"Don't worry about losing. Think about winning." - Mike Krzyzewski

"It's about us. It's about trust." - Nora Roberts

"It's not about you. It's about them." - Clint Eastwood

"It's not about 'if,' it's about 'when." - Ato Boldon

"Everything about me remembers everything about you" - Kami Garcia

"Enough about you let's hear about me." - Cynthia Heimel

"Think about laughing and laugh about thinking." - Steve Higgins

"Marriage isn't about winning. It's about lasting." - Mark Gorman

"Make it about them, not about you." - Simon Sinek

"Music isn't about music, it's about life." - Herbie Hancock

"Fundamentalism isn't about religion, it's about power." - Salman Rushdie

"Life isn't about milestones, it's about moment" - Rose Kennedy

"It's not about 'if,' it's about 'when.'" - Ato Boldon

"It's not about 'if', it's about 'when.'" - Ato Boldon

"Who cares about everyone? What about me?" - Veronica Roth

"Multiculturalism isn't about culture, it's about power." - Ntozake Shange

"Forget about style; worry about results." - Bobby Orr

"Bullying isn't about size, it's about intimidation." - Noel Clarke

"We talkin' about practice?" - Allen Iverson

"Much Ado About Nothing." - William Shakespeare

"Don't preach about meditation." - Frederick Lenz

"Everybody lies about sex." - Robert A Heinlein

"Marketing is about innovation." - Beth Comstock

"Future is about dematerialisation." - Philippe Starck

"I'm passionate about transformation." - Claudia Black

"I'm all about wellness." - Nina Agdal

"Democracy is about criticism." - Danny Glover

"When you work with great people, you learn - about film, about clothing, about life, about sex." - Guido Palau

"Yes, about ten minutes." - Duke Of Wellington

"I'm about my characters." - Abel Ferrara

"Creativity's about ownership." - John Maeda

"Wouldn't. Think. About. Ian." - Judy Blundell

"I'm writing about emotions." - Sara Bareilles

"It's all about love." - David Coverdale

"We're about moderation." - Jenny Craig

"I'm about love." - Nicholas Haslam

"Emotionally, I'm about 13." - Dick Van Dyke

"I care about Bahrain." - Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa

"I'm about unity." - Alveda King

"Life's all about perceptions." - Kevin Spacey

"Hospitals are about healing." - Irwin Redlener

"Cities are about juxtaposition." - Richard Rogers

"Movies are about escape." - George A Romero

"I'm about the present." - Monica Seles

"I'm passionate about travel." - Jordana Spiro

"I care about heart." - Adriana Lima

"A work is not about what it is about. It is about how it is about what it is about." - Roger Ebert



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