quote by Ulysses S. Grant

Cheap cigars come in handy; they stifle the odor of cheap politicians.

— Ulysses S. Grant

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I have never forgotten my days as an Eagle Scout.

I didn't know it at the time, but what really came out of my Scouting was learning how to lead and serve the community. It has come in handy in my career in government.

I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate.

And I can picture us attacking that world because they'd never expect it.

So I think there is one rule every host and hostess ought to keep with the comb and nail file and bicarbonate and aromatic spirits on a handy shelf, Which is don't spoil the denouement by telling the guests everything is terrible, but let them have the thrill of finding it out for themselves.

Trout fishing. One must be a stickler for proper form. Use nothing but #4 blasting caps, or a hand grenade, if handy, or at a pool well-lined with stone, one blast from a .44 magnum will bring a few stunned brookies quietly to the surface.

I still play jazz, and I've always got that trumpet very handy, but I'm coming to feel the classical venues are where my main focus is, in the realm of symphonic pops.

MUMMY, n. - an ancient Egyptian handy, too, in museums in gratifying the vulgar curiosity that serves to distinguish man from the lower animals.

Me and my big mouth! I'd get rid of it, only it's such a handy place to keep my teeth.

I’ve told you the four thunderstorms – disappointment, frustration, unfairness and isolation. You cannot avoid them, as like the monsoon they will come into your life at regular intervals. You just need to keep the raincoat handy to not let the spark die

Every time I wake up I have this huge dreadlock in the back, and I don't know why. It's not like I sleep like a maniac or anything. It gets knots out really easy, and it's handy.

My father was very much a handy person round the house, and I learnt a lot of carpentry from him.

When asked "What do we need to learn this for?" any high-school teacher can confidently answer that, regardless of the subject, the knowledge will come in handy once the student hits middle age and starts working crossword puzzles in order to stave off the terrible loneliness.

Snooki is a bestselling author? Huh? What? I don't know if I should dumb down my book, shoot myself or find a publisher who'll settle for a rough draft written on a Pop-Tart and a coconut lotion handie.

You can go your whole life and not need math or physics for a minute, but the ability to tell a joke is always handy.

Addictions do come in handy sometimes: at least you have to get out of bed for them.

Money frees you from doing things you dislike.

Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.

A quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself, always a laborious business.

I trained with the FBI in Portland and I also had many conversations with female FBI agents in Los Angeles, as well. That was again something that also came in very handy for Basic, because I'd learned already how to handle a gun and how to behave just physically when you're in a situation, a threat. That was very good to know.

A government is like fire, a handy servant, but a dangerous master.

Marriage and fatherhood heighten the disillusion that we all think we are born handy. We confidently believe that we can fix things around the house, as if it's part of the collective brain that was further enhanced by eighth-grade shop class.

When God writes our names in the 'Lamb's Book of Life' He doesn't do it with an eraser handy. He does it for eternity.

Oh, a very useful philosophical animal, your average tortoise.

Outrunning metaphorical arrows, beating hares in races... very handy.

A community where everyone is a ruthless murderer, with handy access to death-dealing devices, is a very polite community.

When smashing monuments, save the pedestals - they always come in handy.

When smashing monuments, save the pedestals - they always come in handy.

I always keep a supply of stimulant handy in case I see a snake, which I also keep handy.

I was a gymnast for many years before I was a dancer, so it comes in pretty handy when I do stunts.

To think, we have the garment industry instead of nature to thank for the zipper concept when it would have come in so handy for childbirth.

Anger is a handy term and words are tricky, as we know.

What one man perceives as anger, another person - in my case the deliverer of material - is, "Don't you see it, don't you see how badly you're doing?" It's like shaking a child - which you're not supposed to do.

A sense of humor is so handy, isn't it? It lets you see both sides of a question so that you never need do anything.

In 1908 Handy didn't know anything about the blues and he doesn't know anything about jazz and stomps to this day. I myself figured out the peculiar form of mathematics and harmonies that was strange to all the world but me.

A good farmer is nothing more nor less than a handy man with a sense of humus.

Every writer, by the way he uses the language, reveals something of his spirit, his habits, his capacities, his bias....Avoid the elaborate, the pretentious, the coy, and the cute. Do not be tempted by a twenty-dollar word when there is a ten-center handy, ready and able.

People still have a choice, but, if they find it all too confusing, or they just want someone else to make a choice for them, there's a default that works pretty well. That's this concept of libertarian paternalism. And it's handy.

I like to think of myself as some of the Scotch tape that holds things together - I'm very handy to have around. But all that actors really need is a bare stage. Lighting is just one of the luxuries of the theater.

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