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"I have seen their backs before." - Duke Of Wellington

"We see not our own backs." - Catullus

"Words carry oceans on their small backs." - Lidia Yuknavitch

"The enemy never sees the backs of my Texans!" - Robert E Lee

"Don't pray for lighter burdens, but for stronger backs." - Gautama Buddha

"With their backs to the sunrise they worship the night." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"I want my teammates to know I have their backs." - Bryce Harper

"I refuse to say things behind people's backs." - Marilyn Manson

"America was founded on the backs of slaves." - Bob Dylan

"Sometimes we used to eat once a day... chicken backs. You could buy four chicken backs for a quarter." - Raul Julia

"Talking about straws and camels' backs is just one way of approaching things. If you have enough camels, no backs need be broken." - Idries Shah

"We will never-and I mean never-turn our backs on our employees." - Howard Schultz

"My teammates, they put me on their backs and they wouldn't let me down." - Jerome Bettis

"The Universe backs the part of you that is of clearest intention" - Gary Zukav

"We value apology in the abstract, but turn our backs on it in practice." - John Kador

"Backs dialogue for solving disputes and not military power and threats." - Amr Moussa

"Women are good for only one thing - lying on their backs." - Harold Ballard

"What's funny is that male strippers don't wear thongs anymore. They wear flat backs." - Joe Manganiello

"Other men's sins are before our eyes; our own are behind our backs." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Some folks won't look up until they are flat on their backs." - Anonymous

"Every one has his faults: but we do not see the wallet on our own backs." - Gaius Valerius Catullus

"The rich will do everything for the poor but get off their backs." - Karl Marx

"Who backs his rigid Sabbath, so to speak, Against the wicked remnant of the week." - Thomas Hood

"Nothing is impossible to the person who backs DESIRE with enduring FAITH." - Napoleon Hill

"Other men's sins are before our eyes; our own are behind our backs." - Seneca the Younger

"No government can sell its nation on the backs of its people." - Fidel Castro

"We none of us talk to people as we do behind their backs." - Ivy Compton-Burnett

"Stand up! Keep your backs straight! Remember that this is where the wings grow." - Martha Graham

"Our virtues, as well as our vices, are often scourges for our own backs." - Mary Elizabeth Braddon

"A true New Yorker never backs down, and I'm no exception. Holla!" - Heather Thomson

"If more designers had bad backs, we would have more good chairs." - Ralph Caplan

"Mutually counting on each other, watching each other's backs, forcing each other to be brave." - Suzanne Collins

"There are no take-backs-just as in life. You must think before you move." - Susan Polgar

"When our backs are against the wall, we must turn around and march forward." - John Major

"Defensive backs are always trying to kill me, so I'm trying to get them first." - Hines Ward

"You can always spot the pioneers by the arrows in their backs." - William H. Calvin

"Our economies are built on the backs of all this unpaid labor that women do." - Melinda Gates

"Fighters are fighters. We got each others backs in terms of support." - Tommy Morrison

"I like hip-hop, but I don't like concerts. There's like sweat, on people's backs." - T J Miller

"The wings of angels are often found on the backs of the least likely people." - Eric Honeycutt

"Your daughter and the Moor are now making the beast with two backs." - William Shakespeare

"I was raised right, I talk about people behind their backs. It's called manners!" - Kathy Griffin

"And I'm a Hailsham student - which is enough by itself sometimes to get people's backs up." - Kazuo Ishiguro

"To speak behind others' backs is the ventilator of the heart." - Marjane Satrapi

"I believe in talking behind peoples' backs. That way, they hear it more than once." - Fran Lebowitz

"I was raised right - I talk about people behind their backs. It's called manners." - Kathy Griffin

"When we are flat on our backs there is no way to look but up." - Roger Babson

"The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs." - Karl Marx

"When I remember my family, I always remember their backs. They were always indignantly leaving places." - John Cheever

"States should not balance their budgets on the backs of students." - Arne Duncan

"To date, every American citizen has nearly $27,000 in public debt riding on our backs." - Paul Gillmor

"Every one has his faults: but we do not see the wallet on our own backs." - Catullus

"There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts." - Charles Dickens

"There's something incredibly sexy about sand and sweat and dunes photographed like women's backs." - Kristin Scott Thomas

"No one cuts backs like he did. No one knows what a back is anymore." - Diana Vreeland

"As snap-backs became more popular, I started to search and expand my hat game." - Theophilus London

"Even in these times, there are still neighbors that will turn their backs on neighbors." - Wynton Marsalis

"I don't hold with abroad and think that foreigners speak English when our backs are turned." - Quentin Crisp

"If you're gonna sing meaningful songs, you have to be committed to living a life that backs that up." - Joan Baez

"Jazz was not only built in the minds of the great ones, but on the backs of the ordinary ones." - Cab Calloway

"I thought we'd die there, quarrels in our backs, you for what you did and me for bearing witness." - Janet Morris

"If we all said to people's faces what we say behind one another's backs, society would be impossible." - Honore De Balzac

"Superheroes allow their capes to hang off their backs; but our Superwomen choose to wrap them around their heads." - Boonaa Mohammed

"It's amazing what the sight of four gentlemen with red crosses on their backs can to injured players." - Jon Champion

"placid, adj. Sometimes I love it when we just lie on our backs, gaze off, stay still." - David Levithan

"Everything that creates itself upon the backs of smaller scales will by those same scales be consumed." - David Eagleman

"The cadres of our Party and state are ordinary workers and not overlords sitting on the backs of the people." - Mao Tse-Tung

"T is virtue which they want; and, wanting it, honor no garment to their backs can fit." - Ben Jonson

"This country was built on the backs of dudes who drank on buses. What we do honors them." - Sam Lipsyte

"The past is strapped to our backs. We do not have to see it; we can always feel it." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"Great achievement often happens when our backs are up against the wall. Pressure can actually enhance your performance." - Robin S. Sharma

"I don't feel there is any spiritual or metaphysical justification for turning our backs on human suffering." - Marianne Williamson

"You want bold? Ask the hundreds of defensive backs I ran over during my career if they think I'm bold." - Jerome Bettis

"An accountant is a man who puts his head in the past and backs his ass into the future." - F. Ross Johnson

"God wisely designed the human body so that we can neither pat our own backs nor kick ourselves too easily." - Jimmy Carter

"Every refugee finds his American dream on the backs of the nightmare of Black suffering in America." - Louis Farrakhan

"Donald Trump's campaign manager said that you built a lot of businesses on the backs of little guys." - Hillary Clinton

"I'm always surprised to see the way "friends" will twist things or trash people behind their backs." - Ariana Madix

"A linebacker's job is to knock out running backs, to knock out receivers, to chase the football." - Ray Lewis

"Sometimes it feels like God backs away from you when you hit hard times, but that's not true." - James MacDonald

"God wisely designed the human body so that we can neither pat our own backs nor kick ourselves too easily." - Anonymous

"When I glimpse the backs of women's knees I seem to hear the first movement of Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony." - Anonymous

"I'm known for yokin jacks and beatin em wit smokin gats, Leavin token blacks with broken backs and open caps" - Big L

"The days blur into one, and the backs of my eyes hum with things I've never done." - Radical Face

"If you see a defense team with dirt and mud on their backs they've had a bad day." - John Madden

"All the backs in the history of this game are the same when there isn't any hole to run through." - Bill Parcells

"It's amazing how quickly nature consumes human places after we turn our backs on them. Life is a hungry thing." - Scott Westerfeld

"Sometimes life has a way of putting us on our backs to force us to look up." - Charles L Allen

"The Constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of people." - William O Douglas

"I am not big on jewelry, but I do love hats as an accessory, specifically snap backs and beanies." - Jourdan Dunn

"All of them turned their backs on me at that time because they thought I was a troublemaker." - Fred Korematsu

"That's one of the things you get when you're playing golf. You get bad backs, bad necks." - Tom Watson

"If people really liked to work, we'd still be plowing the land with sticks and transporting goods on our backs." - William Feather

"It's hard for the donkeys to win the race if they're going to carry the elephants on their backs." - Jim Hightower

"How often we find ourselves turning our backs on our actual friends, that we might go and meet their ideal cousins." - Henry David Thoreau

"Dhoni backs players as well. People like (Suresh) Raina, (Ravindra) Jadeja, and Rohit Sharma have developed under him as players and has some terrific qualities as a leader." - Sourav Ganguly

"The Saints come, as human as a mouth, with a bag of God in their backs, like a hunchback, they come, they come marching in." - Anne Sexton

"willing me to understand: that people should be sacrificed to causes, that beauty can be built on the backs of the dead." - Lauren Oliver

"When I remember my family, I always remember their backs. They were always indignantly leaving places. That's the way I remember them, heading for an exit." - John Cheever

"The running backs are the strengths of their football team. They have quality players who can do a number of things for their team." - Greg Schiano

"You know the sultans used to light their garden parties with turtles? They'd put candles on their backs and let them wander around. Hundreds of them." - Joseph Kanon

"I believe God put that itchy spot on our backs just exactly where we can't reach it in order to encourage us be nice to each other." - Teresa Nielsen Hayden

"I am one, sir, that comes to tell you your daughter and the Moor are now making the beast with two backs.(IAGO,ActI,SceneI)" - William Shakespeare

"I was driving pretty much the way everyone drives in LA, like elephants dancing on each others" backs at a circus." - Gary Reilly

"What do you mean?" Leslie's voice was cool, as if she questioned witches who were flat on their backs being threatened by werewolves every day." - Patricia Briggs

"The ancestors will turn their backs against you and you will have bad luck forever if you leave the ANC unhappy" - Jacob Zuma

"We had the sky up there, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss whether they was made or just happened." - Mark Twain

"Our journey is up-hill, with a dead body upon our backs, the devil doing what he can to pull us down." - Philip Henry

"We lay on our backs looking at the ceiling and wondering what God had wrought when he made life so sad and disinclined." - Jack Kerouac

"The EPA, the Gestapo of government, pure and simply has been one of the major claw-hooks that the government maintains on the backs of our constituents." - Tom Delay

"For how many generations now had his people been turning their backs on things? How long had they sat in their living rooms and watched other people die?" - Clare B. Dunkle

"No one can tell what the future holds, you're backs to the corner, you make the choice of how it goes." - Kenny Loggins

"If ye would go up high, then use your own legs! Do not get yourselves carried aloft; do not seat yourselves on other people's backs and heads!" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"There were a lot of running backs as good as me. The real difference was that I could focus. I never laid back and relied on natural ability." - Jim Brown

"The patience of poverty. In rice fields, backs bent forever. Amazing, man outoxens the oxen and still smiles. The mystery of India, say Indologists." - Gunter Grass

"The general public believes that if a health claim is on the label the government backs that up, ... This sells food products, no question." - Marion Nestle

"Thus men will lie on their backs, talking about the fall of man, and never make an effort to get up." - Henry David Thoreau

"Jesus spoke to those who had turned their backs on history. He spoke to those who had blatantly ignored sign after sign, servant after servant." - Max Lucado

"To survive, humans will work together. Accept each other. For a moment, we are all equal. Backs against the wall, human beings are at their finest." - Daniel H Wilson

"It's nice to see some youth running around and not see achy backs and necks and arms, ... It's nice to see some young guys feeling spry." - Trevor Hoffman

"I was driving pretty much the way everyone drives in LA, like elephants dancing on each others' backs at a circus." - Gary Reilly

"Hollywood screenwriters tend to have the longevity of NFL running backs. So the truth is no one can put more pressure on us than we put on ourselves." - David Benioff

"When we turn our backs on feelings we should deal with, they fester and grow and ultimately consume us. Silence is denial. Silence is anxiety." - Susan L Taylor

"You have to use your mind n the NFL. Every player is smarter. Defensive backs bluff and disguise coverages to try to fool you." - Chad Ochocinco

"The clergy, no less than the capitalist class, lives on the backs of the people, profits from the degradation, the ignorance and the oppression of the people." - Rosa Luxemburg

"Environmental regulation looked like it was going to be under serious attack, and they were giving all of those speeches about getting government off people's backs." - Robert Hass

"The players will have each other's backs, and if you take a swipe at one of ours, we'll take a swipe at two of yours." - Rex Ryan

"[Chinese] Women looked like great sea snails - the corded wood, babies, and laundry they carried were the whorls on their backs." - Maxine Hong Kingston

"Great fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em, And little fleas have lesser fleas, and so on ad infinitum." - Augustus De Morgan

"(about Preston walking out) If people start turning their backs on comedy, and walking off panel shows, then the terrorists have won." - Simon Amstell

"I perceive the backs of young ladies' drawings, like the postscripts of their letters, are the most important and interesting part of the concern." - Anne Bronte

"In my view, one of the major reasons that we have so many people in jail is that we have turned our backs on a lot young people." - Bernie Sanders

"What do you mean?" Leslie's voice was cool, as if she questioned witches who were flat on their backs being threatened by werewolves every day." - Patricia Briggs

"Now hell and heaven grapple on our backs and all our old pretense is ripped away. Aye, and God's icy wind will blow." - Arthur Miller

"Only out of stir and change is born new salvation. To deny that is to deny belief in man, to turn our backs on courage!" - John Galsworthy

"The storm that bends the birch trees Is held to be violent But how about the storm That bends the backs of the roadworkers?" - Bertolt Brecht

"Whenever men and women straighten their backs up, they are going somewhere, because a man can't ride your back unless it is bent" - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The cry of the Have-Nots has never been "give us our hearts," but always "get off our backs"; they ask not for love but for breathing space." - Saul Alinsky

"I do like to keep mementos from my work, whether they be photos, the backs of make-up chairs or even props and clothes." - Adam Garcia

"If we really want to achieve true prayer, we must turn our backs upon everything temporal, everything external, everything that is not divine." - Johannes Tauler

"When we get government off the backs of our job creators, small businesses have a better chance of thriving. And when small businesses thrive, so does our economy." - Ann Wagner

"Perhaps our Irish friends should not so completely turn their backs on their historical dishes, no matter how many jokes they might have to endure." - Nick Clooney

"I feel the film companies should pay for proper advertising to see that the movie will sell, instead of putting it on our backs." - Billy Crudup

"I always feel a rise in my scalp or in the backs of my wrists when something is special, whether it be a song or a man." - Doris Day

"I have scars on the backs of my arms from dressers in Paris scraping me with pins as I was taking a shirt or gown off." - Tyra Banks

"We feel good about our running backs as we have them right now, and we will continue to see how they progress." - Jerry Jones

"Catty is not cool. I can't think of anything less becoming than a man who talks about people behind their backs." - Meghan Markle

"People praise us behind our backs, but we hear them not; few before our faces, and who is not suspicious of the truth of such praise?" - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"The S.B.A. does not lend directly to businesses, but instead backs loans to encourage banks to invest in small businesses as part of a nearly $90 billion portfolio." - Karen Mills

"I frequently dream of being on these horses' backs and running across a field. And the horse and I are one." - William Shatner



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