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"The possible ranks higher than the actual." - Martin Heidegger

"I see ranks ready for battle, stretching out. Five, six horses across, ranks in formation. Endlessly." - Janet Morris

"Ninety percent of our managers started in the hourly ranks or started in the lower ranks." - J. W. "Bill" Marriott, Jr.

"When I rise it will be with the ranks and not from the ranks." - Eugene V Debs

"He whose ranks are united in purpose will be victorious." - Sun Tzu

"Deep thinking in the ranks leads only to drinking." - William Overgard

"Who included me among the ranks of the human race?" - Joseph Brodsky

"Gaily! gaily! close our ranks! Arm! Advance! Hope of France! Gaily! gaily! closed our ranks! Onward! Onward! Gauls and Franks!" - Pierre Jean De Beranger

"Every country is renewed out of the unknown ranks and not out of the ranks of those already famous and powerful and in control." - Woodrow Wilson

"Socially, a journalist ranks somewhere between the madam of a whorehouse and a bartender. but spiritually he ranks with Galileo, for he knows the world is round." - Ben Hecht

"He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks." - Sun Tzu

"The worst evil of all is to leave the ranks of the living before one dies." - Seneca the Younger

"Israel ranks her priorities in the following way: security, land, and water." - Bashar al-Assad

"Life, in all ranks and situations, is an outward occupation, an actual and active work." - Wilhelm Von Humboldt

"Love like Death,, Levels all ranks, and lays the shepherd's crook Beside the scepter" - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"The more tightly packed the group, the greater the need for strict social ranks and orders." - Brian Herbert

"Money isn't everything but it ranks right up there with oxygen." - Rita Davenport

"The helmed Cherubim, And sworded Seraphim, Are seen in glittering ranks with wings display'd." - John Milton

"Satisfying curiosity ranks No. 2 in my book behind conquering a fear." - Scott Carpenter

"Save me from the ranks of the freaks who suspect they can never love anyone." - Aimee Mann

"The helmed Cherubim, And sworded Seraphim, Are seen in glittering ranks with wings display'd." - John Milton

"money is not everything but it ranks right up there with oxygen" - Zig Ziglar

"Those whose upper and lower ranks have the same desire are victorious." - Sun Tzu

"One who scorns the power of intuition will never rise above the ranks of journeyman calculator." - Albert Einstein

"Growing other leaders from the ranks isn't just the duty of the leader, it's an obligation." - Warren G. Bennis

"... You have discovered the class struggle, or rather its reflection, in the ranks of the party." - Max Shachtman

"If my soldiers were to begin to think, not one would remain in the ranks." - Frederick The Great

"Situational imperatives dictate a 'publish or perish' credo within the ranks." - Logan Wilson

"The worst evil of all is to leave the ranks of the living before one dies." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"I see them on their winding way, About their ranks the moonbeams play." - Reginald Heber

"Akiko Tsuruga ranks as one of the top organists around today." - Scott Yanow

"They say when trouble comes close ranks, and so the white people did." - Jean Rhys

"The U.S. routinely ranks lower than other countries in health outcomes such as infant mortality." - Tammy Baldwin

"Before a group can enter the open society, it must first close ranks." - Stokely Carmichael

"Israel ranks her priorities in the following way: security, land, and water." - Bashar Alassad

"Elections are about choosing sides, but inaugurations are about closing ranks." - Ted Kulongoski

"Millions of people are falling out of the middle class into the ranks of the poor." - Simon Mainwaring

"If ever the call comes to them, the young will go straight from the ranks of the neutralists into the ranks of he Majesty's Forces, as they have so often done in the past." - Harold Macmillan

"The trees must form ranks to keep the giant with seven-league boots from passing! It is the time of mobilization, of marching together, and we must go forward in close ranks, like silver in the veins of the Andes." - Jose Marti

"The soul and substance of what customarily ranks as patriotism is moral cowardice - and always has been." - Mark Twain

"The lion who breaks the enemy's ranks is a minor hero compared to the lion who overcomes himself." - Rumi

"Fatherhood is not an easy assignment, but it ranks among the most imperative ever given, in time or eternity." - Jeffrey R. Holland

"Homosexuals cannot reproduce-so they must recruit ... and to freshen their ranks they must recruit the youth of America." - Anita Bryant

"Our hap is loss, our hope but sad despair, Our ranks are broke and ruin follows us." - William Shakespeare

"I have a cat, the pet that ranks just above a throw pillow in terms of required responsibility." - Anna Quindlen

"Real music is always revolutionary, for it cements the ranks of the people; it arouses them and leads them onward." - Dmitri Shostakovich

"Only the refined and delicate pleasures that spring from research and education can build up barriers between different ranks." - Madame De Stael

"I have heard of 'the dead lying in heaps', but never saw it till this battle. Whole ranks fell together." - Emory Upton

"History will tell where I stand in the ranks of Bond villains, I have no control over that" - Rick Yune

"The consensus is that climate change ranks along with nuclear warfare as the top two risks facing human civilization." - Graciela Chichilnisky

"Walt Shaub is a dedicated public servant, has come up through the ranks under both Democrats and Republicans." - Reince Priebus

"In any assembly the simplest way to stop transacting business and split the ranks is to appeal to a principal." - Jacques Barzun

"Lack of rule of law is the main reason Pakistan could not join the ranks of progressive nations." - Imran Khan

"The deceitful misquoting of scientists to suit an anti-scientific agenda ranks among the many unchristian habits of fundamentalist authors." - Richard Dawkins

"History will tell where I stand in the ranks of Bond villains, I have no control over that." - Rick Yune

"In any assembly the simplest way to stop transacting business and split the ranks is to appeal to a principle." - Jacques Barzun

"There is room in our ranks for the old and decrepit, as well as the young and vigorous." - Gerrit Smith

"A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience." - Sydney Smith

"You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Young Evangelicals, especially, are breaking ranks with older Evangelicals (over 40) and are more and more leaning towards voting Democratic." - Tony Campolo

"L.A. still ranks as one of my guilty pleasures, along with butter-pecan ice cream and Coldplay albums." - Damian Lewis

"The lion who breaks the enemy's ranks is a minor hero compared to the lion who overcomes himself." - Rumi

"It's interesting that at a time when she could have differentiated herself from the ranks of [Democratic National Committee Chairman] Howard Dean and Nancy Pelosi and the far left ranks of the Democratic Party, she chose to join those on the front ranks of the blame game, It would have been interesting if she had shown some level of restraint." - Brian Jones

"If you go to the city of Washington, you will find that almost all of those corporation lawyers and cowardly politicians, members of congress, and mis-representatives of the masses claim, in glowing terms, that they have risen from the ranks to places of eminence and distinction. I am very glad that I cannot make that claim for myself. I would be ashamed to admit that I had risen from the ranks. When I rise it will be with the ranks, and not from the ranks." - Eugene V Debs

"Oakland has now increased its payroll to the point that it now ranks third in the Bay Area among all McDonald's franchises." - Sandy Alderson

"What humanity owes to personalities like Buddha, Moses, and Jesus ranks for me higher than all the achievements of the enquiring and constructive mind." - Albert Einstein

"From the Chinese perspective, Korea ranks about third or fourth in terms of trading volume and about third in terms of investment." - Lee Myung-bak

"The ranks of society are once again filled with Ambitious Mamas, whose only aim is to see their Darling Daughters married off to Determined Bachelors" - Julia Quinn

"Liberals see racism where it doesn't exist, fabricate it when they can't find it and ignore it within their own ranks." - Michelle Malkin

"Geology, in the magnitude and sublimity of the objects of which it treats, undoubtedly ranks, in the scale of the sciences, next to astronomy." - John Herschel

"PepsiCo did not have a woman in the senior ranks, nor a foreign-born person who was willing to think differently" - Indra Nooyi

"The U.S. ranks 25th in math and 21st in science. We are woefully behind. The only way to change this situation is through public-private partnerships." - Klaus Kleinfeld

"When I was coming up through the ranks, not that many people carried a lot money of money on them. This was before checks and credit cards." - Doyle Brunson

"I've always watched actors on the red carpet getting drunk and making idiots of themselves and now I'm happy to join their ranks" - Ethan Hawke

"All service ranks the same with God,- With God, whose puppets, best and worst, Are we: there is no last nor first." - Robert Browning

"By the time you rise through the ranks, the culture of homogenization has bred the spirit and imagination out of you." - Ralph Nader

"My equal he will be again Down in that cold oblivious gloom, Where all the prostrate ranks of men Crowd without fellowship, the tomb." - James Montgomery

"The wisdom and goodness of the Maker plainly appears in the parts of this stupendous fabric, and the several degrees and ranks of creatures in it." - John Locke

"Let men of all ranks, whether they are successful or unsuccessful, whether they triumph or not - let them do their duty, and rest satisfied." - Plato

"This new rage for rhyming badly, Which late hath seized all ranks and classes, Down to that new estate 'the masses." - Thomas Moore

"In merest prudence men should teach... That science ranks as monstrous things Two pairs of upper limbs; so wings - E'en Angel's wings! - are fictions." - Henry Austin Dobson

"The ill-informed masses included her own family among their ranks, a family that specialized in being both inconvenient and asinine." - Gail Carriger

"More than once Jesus deliberately addressed certain issues that quickly diminished the number of onlookers. It was commitment that thinned the ranks." - Charles R Swindoll

"If you want to join the ranks of the people who changed the game, change yourself and the people around you as well." - Bebe

"It is called the First Amendment. ...Simple words marching in seried ranks. Compact, concise. To the point. Clear and pure. It's freedom's music." - Jack Valenti

"If I found in my own ranks that a certain number of guys wanted to cut my throat, I'd make sure that I cut their throats first." - Pierre Trudeau

"Let men of all ranks whether they are successful, or unsuccessful, whether they triumph or not; let them do their duty, and rest satisfied." - Plato

"In merest prudence men should teach . . . That science ranks as monstrous things Two pairs of upper limbs; so wings- E'en Angel's wings!-are fictions." - Henry Austin Dobson

"Among the reasons marriages fail, sex ranks no higher than fourth, behind money, having only one bathroom, and an inability to communicate, reasons one, two and three." - Bette Davis

"An occupation that has no basis in sex-determined gifts can now recruit its ranks from twice as many potential artists." - Margaret Mead

"However much we do to avoid them, we shall never lack crosses in this life if we are in the ranks of the Crucified." - Teresa of Avila

"If you go back 150 years you are a reactionary; but if you go back 1000 years, you are in the foremost ranks of progress." - Isabel Paterson

"With so much protection, wouldn't one be able to wander among the undead ranks, taunting them at will with no danger of repercussion?" - Max Brooks

"Let every man remind their descendants that they also are soldiers who must not desert the ranks of their ancestors, or from cowardice fall behind." - Plato

"There are good photographers who might elevate themselves to the ranks of the great simply by burning most of their work." - Janet Malcolm

"Strength of character and inner fortitude, however, are decisive factors. The confidence of the man in the ranks rests upon a man's strength of character." - Erich von Manstein

"The United States ranks 14th in the world in education. Even if we subtract Sarah Palin's test scores, it only bumps us to third. Damn you, Finland!" - Christopher Titus

"History is littered with people who came up with great ideas and saw others profit from them. You need to make sure you don't join their ranks." - Joey Reiman

"When I started on Wall Street, there was pretty good diversity in those junior ranks. And you know what? It hasn't made it to the top." - Sallie Krawcheck

"Relative to the world's other advance democracies, Americans get off easy on tax day. Of the 35 richest countries, the U.S. ranks 32nd in total tax burden." - T.R. Reid

"I think television is a medium which has the potential to do great things but has been traduced by these... terrible people who rise through the ranks." - Jonathan Meades

"Press where ye see my white plume shine, amidst the ranks of war, And be your oriflamme today the helmet of Navarre." - Thomas B. Macaulay

"I figure that the degree of difficulty in combining two lives ranks somewhere between rerouting a hurricane and finding a parking place in downtown Manhattan." - Claire Cloninger

"Jesus picked up twelve men from the bottom ranks of business and forged them into an organization that conquered the world." - Bruce Barton

"Did Romeo and Juliet have a ... relationship ? The term relationship ... betokens a chaste egalitarianism leveling different ranks and degrees of attachment." - Allan Bloom

"All service ranks the same with God,- With God, whose puppets, best and worst, Are we: there is no last nor first." - Robert Browning

"I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk." - Anthony Robbins

"Men rise through the ranks because of potential, but women have to prove themselves - while trying to have children and having no family leave." - Reese Witherspoon

"Before any great things are accomplished, a memorable change must be made in the system of education...to raise the lower ranks of society nearer to the higher." - John Adams

"It must always be remembered, however, that it is the luxuries, and not the necessary expense of the inferior ranks of people, that ought ever to be taxed." - Adam Smith

"Above the titles of wife and mother, which, although dear, are transitory and accidental, there is the title human being, which precedes and out-ranks every other." - Mary Ashton Livermore

"There was never a place for her in the ranks of the terrible, slow army of the cautious. She ran ahead, where there were no paths." - Dorothy Parker

"A novelist who ranks with Proust , Kafka , Musil and his friend James Joyce as one of the enduring pillars of Modernism." - Italo Svevo

"Did Romeo and Juliet have a ... "relationship"? The term "relationship" ... betokens a chaste egalitarianism leveling different ranks and degrees of attachment." - Allan Bloom

"Cedar, and pine, and fir, and branching palm, A sylvan scene, and as the ranks ascend Shade above shade, a woody theatre Of stateliest view." - John Milton

"A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself." - Alexandre Dumas

"Ah! when in the immortal ranks enlisted, I sometimes wonder if we shall not find That not by deeds, but by what we've resisted, Our places are assigned." - Benjamin Whichcote

"Do not forget that a traitor within our ranks, known to us, can do more harm to the enemy than a loyal man can do good to us." - Isaac Asimov

"I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk." - Tony Robbins

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." - Marcus Aurelius

"To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment." - James Allen

"To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment." - James Lane Allen

"Jesus picked up twelve men from the bottom ranks of business and forged them into an organisation that conquered the world." - Bruce Barton

"Fear is the major cargo that American writers must stow away when the writing life calls them into carefully chosen ranks." - Pat Conroy

"Myspace alone has just over 80 million users and ranks as the sixth most popular English language website and the eighth most popular site in the world." - Mike Fitzpatrick

"The lust to meet authors ranks low, I think, on the roll of holy appetites; but it is an authentic pang." - John Updike

"The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"The country that consistently ranks among the highest in educational achievement is Finland. A rich country, but education is free. Germany, education is free. France, education is free." - Noam Chomsky

"Any government, of whatever composition, needs to mobilise opinion way beyond its own ranks in order to do the difficult things that it does." - Nick Clegg

"The Philippines ranks among top off-shoring hubs in the world because of cost competitiveness and, more importantly, our highly trainable, English proficient, IT-enabled management and manpower." - Gloria Macapagalarroyo

"Above the titles of wife and mother, which, although dear, are transitory and accidental, there is the title human being, which precedes and out-ranks every other." - Mary Livermore

"Though there is growing division among the Ukrainian military ranks as to loyalty in this revolution, the possibility of violence looms over the entire situation." - Bob Schaffer

"The Teutons have been singing the swan song ever since they entered the ranks of history. They have always confounded truth with death." - Henry Miller

"You're always looking to have a unique experience as an actor, and definitely, being punched by a puppet ranks as a singular experience in my career." - Gillian Jacobs

"In all ranks of life the human heart yearns for the beautiful; and the beautiful things that God makes are his gift to all alike." - Harriet Beecher Stowe

"The dramatic modernization of the Asian economies ranks alongside the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution as one of the most important developments in economic history." - Lawrence Summers

"Money is a strange thing. It ranks with love as our greatest source of joy, and with death as our greatest source of anxiety." - Joe Moore

"From the Chinese perspective, Korea ranks about third or fourth in terms of trading volume and about third in terms of investment." - Lee Myungbak

"PepsiCo did not have a woman in the senior ranks, nor a foreign-born person who was willing to think differently." - Indra Nooyi

"If the Army wants witches and satanists in its ranks, then it can do it without Christians in those ranks. It's time for the Christians in this country to put a stop to this kind of nonsense. A Christian recruiting strike will compel the Army to think seriously about what it is doing." - Paul Weyrich

"The treasury of America lies in those ambitions, those energies, that cannot be restricted to a special favored class. It depends upon the inventions of unknown men, upon the originations of unknown men, upon the ambitions of unknown men. Every country is renewed out of the ranks of the unknown, not out of the ranks of those already famous and powerful and in control." - Woodrow Wilson

"The enemies of the Soviet state calculate that the heavy loss we have borne will lead to disorder and confusion in our ranks. But their expectations are in vain: bitter disillusionment awaits them. He who is not blind sees that our party, during its difficult days, is closing its ranks still more closely, that it is united and unshakable." - Lavrentiy Beria

"From inside fortifications, the gun has no equal among weapons. It is the supreme weapon on the field before the ranks clash, but once swords are crossed the gun becomes useless." - Miyamoto Musashi

"The greatness of our Army has always been the ability of our soldiers who serve in the ranks to rise to the challenge against the odds, in the face of danger, and win." - Julius W. Gates

"Golf took young kids like Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan and myself out of the caddie ranks and gave us money and a little bit of fame and let us live in the tall cotton." - Jimmy Demaret

"Don't say it's impossible! Turn your command over to the next officer. If he can't do it, I'll find someone who can, even if I have to take him from the ranks!" - Stonewall Jackson

"Greatness consists not in the holding of some future office, but really consists in doing great deeds with little means and the accomplishment of vast purposes from the private ranks of life." - Russell Conwell

"The more closed the circle, the more difficult it is for 'outsiders' to break in. Their very difficulty in entering may be taken as a sign of incompetence, a sign that the insiders were right to close their ranks." - Rosabeth Moss Kanter

"With a measly 18 percent of our Congress composed of women, the U.S. ranks just 77th in the world in terms of women in elected office, surpassed by such countries as Ezbekistan and Moldova." - Jackie Speier

"It used to be you rose up through the ranks, and by the time you got a job as a boss, you had done the work of everybody beneath you...." - Suzy Welch



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