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"Mediocrity is a hand-rail." - Baron de Montesquieu

"Mediocrity is a hand-rail." - Charles Louis de Secondat

"Dear Child of Nature, let them rail!" - William Wordsworth

"I was never a rail-thin person." - Jessica Capshaw

"In my heart, I'm always in my rail-hosen." - Alex Ebert

"Normal is a bitter pill that we rail against." - Caitlin R. Kiernan

"Bless me! this is pleasant Riding on the Rail." - John Godfrey Saxe

"[Social security is the] third rail of American politics." - Kirk O"Donnell

"The main problem with rail is flexibility and affordability." - Mark Noble

"I'll rail against what I think is wrong." - Neil Cavuto

"Barbecue is the third rail of North Carolina politics." - John Shelton Reed

"The rail service is important for my district." - Jerry Weller

"Tis the defect of age to rail at the pleasures of youth." - Susanna Centlivre

"There is no slander in an allowed fool, though he do nothing but rail." - William Shakespeare

"Attempting to grapple with improving end-of-life care is a political third rail." - Katy Butler

"Ye prime adepts in scandal's school, who rail by precept and detract by rule!" - Richard Brinsley Sheridan

"Most men who rail against women are railing at one woman only." - Remy De Gourmont

"Embrace your dorkdom or rail against it. The choice is yours." - Brendan Fraser

"America is ready for livable communities. America is ready for high-speed rail." - Greg Abbott

"As I get older I tend to rail against the world more and more." - John Connolly

"Rail travel for me is the most relaxing, most scenic way to see the country." - John Paul Dejoria

"You and I come by road or rail, but economists travel on infrastructure." - Margaret Thatcher

"Passengers want options, and when they have options, like passenger rail, they choose them." - Anthony Foxx

"Rail-splitting produced an immortal president in Lincoln, but golf hasn't produced even a good Congressman." - Will Rogers

"I do not object to the construction of rail roads and canals." - Gerrit Smith

"I hit the third rail. You cannot criticize Israel in this country and survive." - Helen Thomas

"All presidents rail against the press. It goes with the turf." - Helen Thomas

"It's infrequent that people are rail thin yet have high blood pressure." - Eric Topol

"I gave him a kick and he stepped back onto the third rail. Exploding, flaming eraser! This is why moms tell you to stay away from the third rail, but it sure came in handy this time." - James Patterson

"You come to Washington, there's a rail bill, there's a highway bill, there's a aviation bill. But when you go home, there's an airport, there's a highway, there's a rail, there's transit. It all has to work together." - Anthony Foxx

"Beyond highways and roads, we need more money for mass transit, intercity passenger rail and freight rail. We have a long way to go to bridge the funding gaps." - Bill Lipinski

"Every honest man will suppose honest acts to flow from honest principles, and the rogues may rail without intermission." - Thomas Jefferson

"That, let us rail at women, scorn and flout 'em, We may live with, but cannot live without 'em." - Frederic Reynolds

"Rail is such an undignified way to travel. All that rapid racing about. Floating has so much more gravitas." - Gail Carriger

"If you hear a man rail at the Bible, you can usually conclude that he never reads it." - Charles Spurgeon

"Passenger rail development takes time, but good things come to those who are patient and stay the course." - Thelma Drake

"Rail travel at high speed is not possible because passengers, unable to breathe, would die of asphyxia." - Dionysius Lardner

"That, let us rail at women, scorn and flout 'em, We may live with, but cannot live without 'em." - Frederic Reynolds

"Great triumphs of engineering genius-the locomotive, the truss bridge, the steel rail- ... are rather invention than engineering proper." - Arthur M. Wellington

"Some men are searching for the Holy Grail, but there ain't nothing sweeter than riding the rail." - Tom Waits

"Marriage. It's like a cultural hand-rail. It links folks to the past and guides them to the future." - Diane Frolov

"It is futile to rail at circumstances For they are indifferent. He shall fare well Who confronts circumstances aright." - Anonymous

"Rail-splitting produced an unparalleled president in Lincoln. But gold hasn't produced even a good A-1 congressman." - Mark Twain

"Australia has an economic interest in ensuring our cities have 21st century urban rail transport to reduce traffic congestion." - Anthony Albanese

"Some folks rail against other folks, because other folks have what some folks would be glad of." - Henry Fielding

"There is no such thing as a Democratic or Republican road, bridge, port, airfield or rail system." - Anthony Foxx

"I was skinny as a rail and had high cheekbones and a very interesting face - or so I was told." - Grace Jones

"Know how to travel from your town to a nearby town without a car, either by bus or by rail." - Marilyn Vos Savant

"For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune." - Aeschylus

"Gazzy: "What does that mean?" (points to metal plaque warning to stay off the third rail that said Stay off the third rail!) Fang: "It means the third rail has seven hundred volts of direct current running through it. Touch it and you're human popcorn." - James Patterson

"Who loves not Knowledge? Who shall rail Against her beauty? May she mix With men and prosper! Who shall fix Her pillars? Let her work prevail." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Ay, rail at gaming - 'tis a rich topic, and affords noble declamation. Go, preach against it in the city - you'll find a congregation in every tavern." - George Edward Moore

"What new thoughts are suggested by seeing a face of country quite familiar, in the rapid movement of the rail-road car!" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We seem to be committing ourselves to an eye wateringly expensive railroad for the few. High speed rail plan is madness." - Mike Rutherford

"To pretend I was sliding down the stair rail." He laughed again. " You should have done it. I would have caught you at the bottom." - Gail Carson Levine

"The others strapped themselves below - except for Coach Hedge, who insisted on clinging to the forward rail, yelling, "YEAH! Bring it on, Lake!" - Rick Riordan

"Who loves not Knowledge? Who shall rail Against her beauty? May she mix With men and prosper! Who shall fix Her pillars? Let her work prevail." - Alfred Tennyson

"Who can speak broader than he that has no house to put his head in? - Such may rail against great buildings." - William Shakespeare

"Reproachful speech from either side The want of argument supplied; They rail, reviled; as often ends The contests of disputing friends." - John Gay

"Any hack can safely rail away at foreign powers beyond the sea; but a good writer is a critic of the society he lives in." - Edward Abbey

"We do not like our friends the worse because they sometimes give us an opportunity to rail at them heartily. Their faults reconcile us to their virtues." - William Hazlitt

"Life is like an old-time rail journey-delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed." - Jenkin Lloyd Jones

"Catering on planes, like on British Rail, is a standing joke, but I don't really have a problem with it. I don't quite know what people expect." - Phil Collins

"I fear that Donald Trump will continue to be followed around by the media in its totality as he continues to rail against Hillary Clinton." - Ani Difranco

"We, peopling the void air, Make Gods to whom to impute The ills we ought to bear; With God and Fate to rail at, suffering easily." - Matthew Arnold

"SOUTHERLY GALES RAIN SQUALLS LEE RAIL UNDER WATER WET BUNKS HARDTACK BULLY BEEF HAVING WONDERFUL TIME WISH YOU WERE HERE INSTEAD OF ME" - Richard Halliburton

"In the United States three new methods of transportation made their appearance at almost the same time - the steamboat, the canal boat, and the rail car" - John Moody

"Justice? Who asks for justice? We make our own justice ... Let us not rail about justice as long as we have arms and the freedom to use them." - Frank Herbert

"Cram as much pleasure as you can into life, and rail against the pain that you have to suffer as a result." - Shane Macgowan

"High-speed rail would revolutionise interstate travel and would also be an economic game-changer for dozens of regional communities along its path." - Anthony Albanese

"The passage of time is likely to make high-speed rail more and more desirable, making it critical that politicians of today think ahead to tomorrow." - Anthony Albanese

"In my conscience I believe the baggage loves me, for she never speaks well of me herself, nor suffers any body else to rail at me." - William Congreve

"Monorails have their own fan club, which claims more than 2,500 members who swap monorail toys and trinkets. Modern light rail can claim no such devoted fan base." - Brendan I Koerner

"Freight mobility and movement, while not a sexy policy issue, is a highly important one. Capacity constraints and congestion on our nation's freight rail system create many problems." - Bill Lipinski

"I had many decades of me time and now I just don't have that anymore. There are days when I rail against it." - Julie Bowen

"We continue to subsidize highways and aviation, but when it comes to our passenger rail system, we refuse to provide the money Amtrak needs to survive." - Corrine Brown

"We are also ignoring and underfunding high speed rail which is one of the best ways to move citizens and improve congestion on our highways." - Corrine Brown

"We, peopling the void air, Make Gods to whom to impute The ills we ought to bear; With God and Fate to rail at, suffering easily." - Matthew Arnold

"In the United States three new methods of transportation made their appearance at almost the same time - the steamboat, the canal boat, and the rail car." - John Moody

"Ay, rail at gaming - 'tis a rich topic, and affords noble declamation. Go, preach against it in the city - you'll find a congregation in every tavern." - Edward Moore

"When any prevailing prejudice is attacked, the wise will consider, and leave the narrow-minded to rail with thoughtless vehemence at innovation." - Mary Wollstonecraft

"Pipelines are by far the safest way to transport petroleum. They are safer than tankers, safer than trucks, safer than rail." - John Hoeven

"A day without a dark cloud. Almost a happy day. There were three thousand six hundred and fifty-three days like that in his stretch. From the first clang of the rail to the last clang of the rail. Three thousand six hundred and fifty-three days. The three extra days were for leap years." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"The way innovating companies are designed leaves ambiguities, overlaps, decision conflicts or decision vacuums in some parts of the organisation. People rail at this, curse it-and invent innovative ways to overcome it." - Rosabeth Moss Kanter

"Remember that, in the end, the customer doesn't know, or care, if you are small or large as an organization - she or he only focuses on the garment hanging on the rail in the store." - Giorgio Armani

"Well, whiles I am a beggar, I will rail, And say there is no sin but to be rich; And being rich, my virtue then shall be To say there is no vice but beggary" - William Shakespeare

"When you look at how American national freight systems are connected, it's a bit of a patchwork. When you look at how even road systems and rail systems work across state lines, it's a bit of a patchwork." - Anthony Foxx

"It may cost me twenty thousand francs; but for twenty thousand francs, I will have the right to rail against the iniquity of humanity, and to devote to it my eternal hatred." - Moliere

"There was an Old Man with an owl, Who continued to bother and howl; He sate on a rail, and imbibed bitter ale, Which refreshed that Old Man and his owl." - Edward Lear

"There never seems to be any trouble brewing around a bar until a woman puts that high heel over the brass rail. Don't ask me why, but somehow women at bars seem to create trouble among men." - Humphrey Bogart

"They may rail at this life - from the hour I began it, I've found it a life full of kindness and bliss; And until they can show me some happier planet. More social and bright, I'll content me with this." - Michael Moore

"Those colorful denizens of male despair, the Bowery bum and the rail-riding hobo, have been replaced by the bag lady and the welfare mother. Women have even taken over Skid Row." - Florence King

"They may rail at this life - from the hour I began it, I've found it a life full of kindness and bliss; And, until they can show me some happier planet, More social and bright, I'll content me with this." - Thomas Moore

"She shall watch all night: And if she chance to nod I'll rail and brawl And with the clamour keep her still awake. This is the way to kill a wife with kindness." - William Shakespeare

"Reproach is infinite, and knows no end So voluble a weapon is the tongue; Wounded, we wound; and neither side can fail For every man has equal strength to rail." - Homer

"We rail at trade, but the historian of the world will see that it was the principle of liberty; that it settled America, and destroyed feudalism, and made peace and keeps peace; that it will abolish slavery." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Rail as they will about 'discrimination,' women are simply not endowed by nature with the same measures of single-minded ambition and the will to succeed in the fiercely competitive world of Western capitalism." - Pat Buchanan

"Don't you think that being a person of faith has become a third rail in American politics? If you want to run for president nowadays, you'd better get out there and say you're a very faith-based person." - Bill Maher

"It feels good to rail against what is wrong in the world, to fight the good fight, to beat the drum of making a difference. I am right there with you." - Brenda Strong

"Montgomery's unique role in the domestic slave trade was that it was the first community that had a rail line that connected the Deep South to the mid-Atlantic region." - Bryan Stevenson

"What is the popular image of rock star? A rail-thin, overly-paid, narcissistic, average-talented individual who self-implodes in front of everybody, eternally having a party and who looks eternally youthful?" - Ian Astbury

"There is such a thing as being always too quick - I am one of that kind myself, I always miss a rail rode train by being there a half an hour too soon." - Josh Billings

"Let those who think the soul is shallow rail, They must be warned before they dare to leap They'll plunge into the twilight depths where sweep In ceaseless thirst great teeth too swift to fail." - Philip Jose Farmer

"Fashion shows have never been my thing. I don't look thin enough for the runway. The other girls were always much taller and skinnier. But I've never starved myself or done crazy things just to be thin like a rail." - Heidi Klum

"So oft in theologic wars, The disputants, I ween, Rail on in utter ignorance Of what each other mean, And prate about an Elephant Not one of them has seen!" - John Godfrey Saxe

"Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known." - A A Milne

"Some men are searching for the Holy Grail, but there ain't nothing sweeter than riding the rail. Pregnant women and Vietnam vets, beggin on the freeway, bout as hard as it gets." - Tom Waits

"Let those who think the soul is shallow rail, They must be warned before they dare to leap They'll plunge into the twilight depths where sweep In ceaseless thirst great teeth too swift to fail." - Philip Jose Farmer

"Every year, at 8:00 PM on the second Saturday of July, hundreds of people gather along a section of Los Angeles rail track to drop their pants and moon passing passenger trains." - James Frey

"Life is just like an old time rail journey ... delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride." - Gordon B Hinckley

"He defined me first, as parents do. Those early characterizations can become the shimmering self-image we embrace or the limited, stifling perception we rail against for a lifetime." - Kelly Corrigan

"Most people would rather sit on a plane for two hours than spend two days on a train, but there's nothing comparable to taking a relaxing rail journey with your family or good friends." - John Paul Dejoria

"It's a matter of invitations versus context. Twitter is really good at providing context, like, I'm having coffee at Third Rail Coffee.' Foursquare is about invitations to places. In this respect Foursquare has started to replace Yelp for me." - Jack Dorsey

"Our notions of self-determination are, on the whole, something of a myth. We are governed almost exclusively by our own peculiar habits, which makes those who rail against them that much more remarkable." - Jasper Fforde

"Personally, I always find it especially piquant when cultural conservatives, usually quick to profess their devotion to the Free Market, rail against the success in said market of some product of which they disapprove." - Patrick Nielsen Hayden

"This is absolutely bizarre that we continue to subsidize highways beyond the gasoline tax, airlines, and we don't subsidize, we don't want to subsidize a national rail system that has environmental impact." - Joe Biden

"It's a matter of invitations versus context. Twitter is really good at providing context, like, I'm having coffee at Third Rail Coffee.' Foursquare is about invitations to places. In this respect Foursquare has started to replace Yelp for me." - Jack Dorsey

"Of all the vices, avarice is the most generally detested; it is the effect of an avidity common to all men; it is because men hate those from whom they can expect nothing. The greedy misers rail at sordid misers." - Claude Adrien Helvetius

"I am going to give the American people a huge helping of unbridled truth: that we can't continue to spend what we are spending, that we can't avoid entitlement reform because we are afraid of third rail politics." - Rick Perry

"When I was in college, I had a jazz radio show. I called it 'Excursion on a Wobbly Rail,' after a Cecil Taylor song. I used to run around the Village following Ornette Coleman wherever he played." - Lou Reed

"The vast majority of the people employed by Wall Street are the secretary who goes in to work on the Long Island Rail Road, who makes fifty, sixty, seventy thousand dollars a year." - Chuck Schumer

"I just want someone to explain to the American public why investing in transportation in Iraq is so much more important than investing in passenger rail right here in the United States of America." - Corrine Brown

"Not only should we be giving Amtrak the money it needs to continue to provide services; we should be providing security money to upgrade their tracks and improve safety and security measures in the entire rail system." - Corrine Brown

"Many Americans have a romanticized view of trains, rooted in a bygone era of elaborately adorned rail cars lit by flickering gas lamps and pulled by smoke-belching steam locomotives." - Alan Huffman

"The slow pace of trains in the U.S. can be maddening, particularly during delays on rail sidings for an hour or more to enable freight trains - which have the right-of-way - to pass." - Alan Huffman

"The "Green" community, the enviro people, are preoccupied with running all the cars differently. Our techno-grandiosity has us gibbering about high-speed rail - which we don't have the capital for anymore - but nobody is interested in repairing the existing rail system, which would be far less costly and hugely beneficial for us. In short, we are acting cluelessly. And life is tragic. The clueless usually suffer." - James Howard Kunstler

"It is true that we need a consensus to go forward with restoring passenger rail in America, and often a consensus is formed by political action, via government. That is all true. But we have no such consensus, and no one in government or politics these days has the will or the force of personality or perhaps even the understanding of the situation to get on with job of forming a consensus supporting rail." - James Howard Kunstler

"I was on set [Romeo + Juliet] maybe an hour for two days. It was in this big cathedral in Mexico City. I just remember being up there in the balcony, and it was myself up front and there was a choir behind me. In front of me was this rail, like this cement rail, and I was like, "Oh my gosh!" Because I was a kid then, and I'm like, "We're kinda high ... I hope I don't flip over," because I'm very clumsy." - Quindon Tarver

"I mean, these are kids that are getting on rail cars, riding the top of rail cars all the way up through Mexico. I mean, the danger that they're put in, the sexual assaults that are occurring - I mean, all of this is a great consternation, I think, for any of us. But when they come here and then they're dumped on our cities and our counties and our state is expected to pick up the costs, there's a point in time where you say, 'Quit giving these individuals incentives to come up and then be resettled in the United States'. That's the real issue for me." - Rick Perry

"The worst forms of tyranny, or certainly the most successful ones, are not those we rail against but those that so insinuate themselves into the imagery of our consciousness, and the fabric of our lives, as not to be perceived as tyranny." - Michael Parenti

"men will have to resign themselves to the fact that the old-time saloon, for men only, will never again exist. Once a woman has felt a brass rail under her instep, there can be no more needlepoint footstools for her." - Alice-Leone Moats

"The best way to get rid of the Devil, if you cannot kill it with the words of Holy Scripture, is to rail at and mock him. Music, too, is very good; music is hateful to him, and drives him far away." - Martin Luther

"If you offer people a decent service, if you give them you know Internet access, if their phones are not cut off on the trains, you know if you have plugs where they can plug in their computers, and if you have a smiling, cheerful staff; and if you can travel really quickly, then you can make a success out of the rail business." - Richard Branson

"As I crawled out of the abyss of combat and over the rail of the Sea Runner, I realized that compassion for the sufferings of others is a burden to those who have it. As Wilfred Owen's poem "Insensibility" puts it so well, those who feel most of others suffer most in war." - Eugene B. Sledge

"Being President is like the man who was tarred and feathered and ridden out of town on a rail... A man in the crowd asked how he liked it, and his reply was that if it wasn't for the honor of the thing, he would much rather walk." - Abraham Lincoln

"Internationally, there are countries going well beyond the course, with airlines, transportation. There are systems around the world that have explored mining, rail transport, television, communication, Internet service - there very common examples around the world that we can draw examples from." - Gar Alperovitz

"I rail against writers who talk about the loneliness of it all - what do they want, a crowd looking over their typewriters? Or those who talk about having to stare at a blank page - do they want someone to write on it?" - Wilfrid

"Of all the weaknesses little men rail against, there is none that they are more apt to ridicule than the tendency to believe. And of all the signs of a corrupt heart and a feeble head, the tendency of incredulity is the surest. Real philosophy seeks rather to solve than to deny." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"Say she rail; why, I'll tell her plain She sings as sweetly as a nightingale. Say that she frown; I'll say she looks as clear As morning roses newly wash'd with dew. Say she be mute and will not speak a word; Then I'll commend her volubility, and say she uttereth piercing eloquence." - William Shakespeare

"The past gives you no justice. Sentences are passed. But that doesn't mean you get justice. You can stand there forever and rail and say, 'Someone has to pay. I want what was taken from me.' But you're just going to get silence coming back at you. The past doesn't pay. We pay. And we're all free to decide when we've had enough." - Michael Hainey

"Music [is] the third rail of life. You grabbed it to shock yourself out of the dull drag of hours. To feel something. To burn with all the emotions you didn't get to experience in the ordinary run of school, TV, and loading the dishwasher after dinner." - Joe Hill

"Say that she rail, why then I'll tell her plain She sings as sweetly as a nightingale. Say that she frown, I'll say she looks as clear As morning roses newly washed with dew. Say she be mute and will not speak a word, Then I'll commend her volubility And say she uttereth piercing eloquence." - William Shakespeare

"The activity of the young is like that of rail cars in motion, - they tear along with noise and turmoil, and leave peace behind them. The quietest nooks, invaded by them, lose their quietude as they pass, and recover it only on their departure. Time's best gift to us is serenity." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"And in conclusion she shall watch all night, And if she chance to nod I'll rail and brawl And with the clamor keep her still awake. This is a way to kill a wife with kindness, And thus I'll curb her mad and headstrong humor." - William Shakespeare

"Barbara leaned against the palpitant rail, the light air fanning her breeze-cool cheek, her arteries beating like tiny drums, atune with the throb, throb, throb, of the steel deck as the black ocean leviathan swept on toward its harbor resting-place." - Hallie Erminie Rives

"Nobly he yokes A smiling with a sigh, as if the sigh Was that it was for not being such a smile; The smile mocking the sigh that it would fly From so divine a temple to commix With winds that sailors rail at." - William Shakespeare

"... not once more will/I be found with beings/who swallowed the rail of life//And one day I found myself with beings/who swallowed the nail of life/-as soon as I lost my matrix mamma,//and the being twisted under him,/and god poured me back to her/(the motherfucker)..." - Antonin Artaud

"Many foreigners have asked me how we made the Danish style. And I've answered that it...was rather a continuous process of purification, and for me of simplification, to cut down to the simplest possible elements of four legs, a seat and combined top rail and arm rest." - Hans Wegner

"It is easier and much more satisfying to rail against the Right than to suggest that we go back to Genesis 1 and study together. Liberals can be just as intolerant as fundamentalists, and we have arrived at a moment in human history when intolerance and hope are mutually exclusive." - Robin Meyers

"A man with a full stomach and the respect of his fellows had no business to scold about anything that he might think to be wrong in the ways of the universe, or even with the ways of society. Let the unfortunates rail; the others may play marbles." - Stephen Crane



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