ten to one Quotes

2. "In war, the moral is to the physical as ten to one."
- Quote by Napoléon Bonaparte

3. "If you tell people you talk to God, they'll think you're religious, but if you say God talks to you, it's ten to one they'll think you're crazy."
- Robert Fulghum, Maybe

4. "If, as Napoleon put it, the moral was superior to the physical by three to one, the genius was more important than the normal by ten to one."
- Lawrence Freedman, Strategy: A History

5. "Say you are in the country; in some high land of lakes. Take almost any path you please, and ten to one it carries you down in a dale, and leaves you there by a pool in the stream."
- Herman Melville, Moby Dick: or

6. "Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody."
- Quote by Jane Austen

7. "Tis ten to one this play can never please All that are here. Some come to take their ease And sleep an act or two; but those, we fear, W' have frighted with our trumpets."
- William Shakespeare, Henry VIII

8. "Because I imagine there must be only a very, very few men in the world, that I should like to marry; and of those few, it is ten to one I may never be acquainted with one; or if I should, it is twenty to one he may not happen to be single, or to take a fancy to me."
- Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

9. "You’d think they would have put the airport closer to the city, too. The cab ride was nearly two hours! Heck, I could have rented a car for the fare I paid. Ten to one, the cabbie also had found Willamina Kent a plump partridge and had given her the scenic tour."
- Janet Chapman, The Man Must Marry

10. "Understand this clearly: you can teach a man to draw a straight line, and to carve it; and to copy and carve any number of given lines or forms, with admirable speed and perfect precision; and you find his work perfect of its kind: but if you ask him to think about any of those forms, to consider if he cannot find any better in his own head, he stops; his execution becomes hesitating; he thinks, and ten to one he thinks wrong; ten to one he makes a mistake in the first touch he gives to his work as a thinking being. But you have made a man of him for all that. He was only a machine before, an animated tool."
- John Ruskin, The Stones of Venice

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