Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up.— John F. Kennedy
Empowering Fenced quotations
There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence to see for themselves.
They claim this mother of ours, the Earth, for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her, and deface her with their buildings and their refuse.
How well I have learned that there is no fence to sit on between heaven and hell. There is a deep, wide gulf, a chasm, and in that chasm is no place for any man.
Right, wrong, good, bad, heaven, hell.
I think that is the theme of my life. I think you have to know both in order to honestly choose one. So I'm familiar with both sides of the fence.
Four Lessons on Life 1. Never take down a fence until you know why it was put up. 2. If you get too far ahead of the army, your soldiers may mistake you for the enemy. 3. Don't complain about the bottom rungs of the ladder; they helped to get you higher. 4. If you want to enjoy the rainbow, be prepared to endure the storm.
I always loved the way music made me feel.
I did sports at school and all, but when I got home, it was just music. Everybody in my neighborhood loved music. I could jump the back fence and be in the park where there were ghetto blasters everywhere.
A woman's dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes.
What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.
All things on earth point home in old October;
sailors to sea, travellers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken.
Love your neighbor as yourself but don't take down your fence.
The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence.
No, not at all. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.
I actually do my own renovations. I designed and built a 100-foot split-cedar rail fence to enclose my property. It was one of the hardest things I've ever done. Don't recommend doing it alone. I also built a 100-square-foot back porch. Again, don't recommend doing it alone.
I loved fencing and dancing and elocution.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
I spent my boyhood behind the barbed wire fences of American internment camps and that part of my life is something that I wanted to share with more people.
Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
In point of substantial merit the law school belongs in the modern university no more than a school of fencing or dancing.
If you put fences around people, you get sheep. Give people the room they need.
Good fences make good neighbors.
A Tory minister can sleep in ten different women's beds in a week.
A Labour minister gets it in the neck if he looks at his neighbour's wife over the garden fence.
If the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, you can bet the water bill is higher.
I only wanted Uncle Vernon standing by his own car (a Hudson) on a clear day, I got him and the car. Ialso got a bit of Aunt Mary’s laundry and Beau Jack, the dog, peeing on the fence, and a row of potted tuberous begonias on the porch and 78 trees and a million pebbles in the driveway and more. It’s a generous medium, photography.
All human errors are impatience, a premature breaking off of methodical procedure, an apparent fencing-in of what is apparently at issue.
The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.
As time went on, I did campaign to lighten the character a little bit, to introduce some romance into the episodes, outside activities, horse riding and fencing and mountaineering.
But my view is that you need a system at the border.
You need some fencing but you need technology. You need boots on the ground. And then you need to have interior enforcement of our nation's immigration laws inside the country. And that means dealing with the employers who still consistently hire illegal labor.
When I was in New York after I left the Army, I studied for two years at the American Theater Wing, studied acting, which involved dance and fencing and speech classes and history of theater, all that.
How hard it is to escape from places.
However carefully one goes they hold you — you leave little bits of yourself fluttering on the fences — like rags and shreds of your very life.
I'm not white-picket-fence perfect.
Why build a zoo when we can just put up a fence around Chapel Hill?
And I hate to see artists who are real safe. I love to see artists swing for the fences sometimes.
A good neighbor is a fellow who smiles at you over the back fence, but doesn't climb over it.
It gives one a sudden start in going down a barren, stoney street, to see upon a narrow strip of grass, just within the iron fence, the radiant dandelion, shining in the grass, like a spark dropped from the sun.
How highly should we honor the Macedonians, who for the greater part of their lives never cease from fighting with the barbarians for the sake of the security of Greece? For who is not aware that Greece would have constantly stood in the greater danger, had we not been fenced by the Macedonians and the honorable ambition of their kings?