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The reason why men do not obey us, is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.
George Bernard Shaw
Before I was humiliated I was like a stone that lies in deep mud, and he who is mighty came and in his compassion raised me up and exalted me very high and placed me on the top of the wall.
I made all my generals out of mud.
They teach anything in universities today. You can major in mud pies.
War has rules, mud wrestling has rules - politics has no rules.
My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery - always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What's this passion for?
I could have ended the war in a month. I could have made North Vietnam look like a mud puddle.
There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud.
You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That's a part of it.
When you reach for the stars you may not quite get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
You can't live on amusement. It is the froth on water - an inch deep and then the mud.
He who slings mud generally loses ground.
Adlai E. Stevenson
We sit in the mud... and reach for the stars.
I have tried to lift France out of the mud. But she will return to her errors and vomitings. I cannot prevent the French from being French.
Charles de Gaulle
This magnificent butterfly finds a little heap of dirt and sits still on it; but man will never on his heap of mud keep still.
This has always been the way of presidential politics. The president rises above the fray while his surrogates go on the attack. They throw the spears and fling the mud; he sits upon the throne.
I came face-to-face with a gorilla which was quite good, but it was a 10-hour trek in bad weather, up hills, covered in mud, with mosquitoes everywhere and when we got there the gorilla's just sat there doing nowt.
We can't blame children for occupying themselves with Facebook rather than playing in the mud. Our society doesn't put a priority on connecting with nature. In fact, too often we tell them it's dirty and dangerous.
The Devil is like a strainer that separates the mud from the gold.
Congratulations, you have a sense of humor. And to those who didn't: Go stick your head in the mud.
I like my women to be feminine, not sliding into tackles and covered in mud.
Writing is like walking in a deserted street. Out of the dust in the street you make a mud pie.
John le Carre
I have become an adjective. There is something called a Rovian-style of campaigning and it's meant as an insult. One columnist said it consists mainly of throwing mud until it sticks. One prominent blogger described the elements of a textbook Rovian race as fear-based, smear-based and anything goes.
If you see a defense team with dirt and mud on their backs they've had a bad day.
You have to lift your head up out of the mud and just do it.
Well, what I try to do is throw as much mud on the wall as I possibly can and just see what sticks, what shines as quirky or more interesting that the others, and I try to cling onto that one, somehow join a link from there to there.
Truth, which is important to a scholar, has got to be concrete. And there is nothing more concrete than dealing with babies, burps and bottles, frogs and mud.
The wretch who lives without freedom feels like dressing in the mud from the streets Those who have you, o Liberty, do not know. you. Those who do not have you should not speak of you, but win you.
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