Quotes and Sayings about Favors



"This world is run with far too tight a rein for luck to interfere. Fortune sells her wares; she never gives them. In some form or other, we pay for her favors; or we go empty away."
- Amelia Barr
(Related: Favors, Fortune, Luck, World)

"Friendless. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Truth, Common sense, Favors, Fortune)

"Louis Pasteur said, 'Chance favors the prepared mind.' If you're really engaged in the writing, you'll work yourself out of whatever jam you find yourself in."
- Michael Chabon
(Related: Work, Favors, Mind, Writing)

"May He who holds in his hands the destinies of nations, make you worthy of the favors He has bestowed, and enabled you with pure hearts and hands and sleepless vigilance, to guard and defend to the end of time, the great charge He has committed to your keeping."
- J. Reuben Clark
(Related: Time, End, Favors, May, Nations, Vigilance)

"Technology favors horrible people."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Technology, People, Favors)

"Oh, that all the things my father had told me about how disgusting Washington is are true. And again it's the system - there are lots of nice, well-meaning people there. But it's a sleazy place. And politics is all about doing favors."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Politics, Father, People, Favors, Washington)

"Natural selection, as it has operated in human history, favors not only the clever but the murderous."
- Barbara Ehrenreich
(Related: History, Favors)

"Fortune favors the audacious."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Favors, Fortune)

"Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones - with ingratitude."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: People, Favors, Ingratitude)

"Fortune pays you sometimes for the intensity of her favors by the shortness of their duration. She soon tires of carrying any one long on her shoulders."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Favors, Fortune)

"Indeed, our particular concept of private property, which deters us from exhausting the positive resources of the earth, favors pollution."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Positive, Earth, Favors, Pollution, Property)

"The pleasure we derive from doing favors is partly in the feeling it gives us that we are not altogether worthless. It is a pleasant surprise to ourselves."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Favors, Feeling, Pleasure)

"Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much."
- Horace
(Related: Favors, Fool, Fortune)

"In this context, the church supports and favors every effort today to seek the full development of the personality of all human beings, and to promote their fundamental rights, their dignity and liberty."
- Claudio Hummes
(Related: Development, Church, Dignity, Effort, Favors, Rights, Liberty, Personality, Today)

"I believe that no man who holds a leader's position should ever accept favors from either side. He is then committed to show favors. A leader must stand alone."
- Mother Jones
(Related: Leader, Favors, Man)

"Fortune, that favors fools."
- Ben Jonson
(Related: Favors, Fools, Fortune)

"One answer is that the town's elected officials thought that the project served a public purpose and that the various subsidies and favors were worth the price. But they may or may not have thought this."
- Michael Kinsley
(Related: Thought, Purpose, Favors, May, Project, Public, Worth)

"That is the Roman way: to give favors to the favorites."
- Hans Kung
(Related: Favors)

"Congress had the opportunity to extend tax relief to working families without increasing the deficit. Instead, we were handed a bill that favors the wealthy and eliminates deductions that benefit the middle class."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: Opportunity, Class, Congress, Favors, Tax, Middle class)

"Nature favors those organisms which leave the environment in better shape for their progeny to survive."
- James Lovelock
(Related: Nature, Environment, Favors)

"The confidence in another man's virtue is no light evidence of a man's own, and God willingly favors such a confidence."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: God, Virtue, Confidence, Favors, Light, Man)

"Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones."
- Charles de Montesquieu
(Related: Friendship, Favors)

"Democrats are not about to nominate anyone who backs the tax cut, and Americans are not going to elect anyone who favors a tax increase."
- Dick Morris
(Related: Americans, Democrats, Favors, Tax)

"There are slavish souls who carry their appreciation for favors done them so far that they strangle themselves with the rope of gratitude."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Gratitude, Appreciation, Favors)

"This is the moment when we must build on the wealth that open markets have created, and share its benefits more equitably. Trade has been a cornerstone of our growth and global development. But we will not be able to sustain this growth if it favors the few, and not the many."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Development, Growth, Wealth, Benefits, Favors, Open, Trade, Will)

"Venus favors the bold."
- Ovid
(Related: Favors)

"Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind."
- Louis Pasteur
(Related: Chance, Favors, Mind, Observation)

"In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind."
- Louis Pasteur
(Related: Chance, Favors, Mind, Observation)

"Fortune favors the prepared mind."
- Louis Pasteur
(Related: Favors, Fortune, Mind)

"Chance favors the prepared mind."
- Louis Pasteur
(Related: Chance, Favors, Mind)

"Did you ever observe to whom the accidents happen? Chance favors only the prepared mind."
- Louis Pasteur
(Related: Accidents, Chance, Favors, Mind)

"In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Gratitude, Hope, Favors, Mankind)

"Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Gratitude, Hope, Favors)

"It's become like an urban myth. I don't know her. I don't know anybody she knows. I was standing there at the party by myself for an hour and then I left. Once I got those auditions, I worked really hard. Nobody did me any favors."
- Shannyn Sossamon
(Related: Favors, Myth, Party)

"The person who receives the most favors is the one who knows how to return them."
- Publilius Syrus
(Related: Favors)

"Fortune favors the brave."
- Terence
(Related: Favors, Fortune)

"We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them."
- Thucydides
(Related: Favors, Friends)

"They enlarged the domains of commerce by treaties with all nations, upon the great principle of equal justice to all nations, and special favors to none."
- Robert Toombs
(Related: Commerce, Favors, Justice, Nations)

"Windows favors multi-threading, which means that a service is implemented by one single process."
- Wietse Venema
(Related: Favors, Service, Windows)

"There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate, upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard."
- George Washington
(Related: Experience, Cure, Error, Favors, Illusion, Nation, Pride)

"I was able to lean on people for favors and things to help out because their budget was so low. It was half of what John Travolta's perk package is on a film. Our whole budget was half of what his staff makes on a film."
- James Woods
(Related: People, Favors, Film, Help)

"My attitude about Hollywood is that I wouldn't walk across the street to pull one of those executives out of the snow if he was bleeding to death. Not unless I was paid for it. None of them ever did me any favors."
- James Woods
(Related: Death, Attitude, Favors, Hollywood, Snow)