The middle of the road is all of the usable surface. The extremes, right and left, are in the gutters.— Dwight D. Eisenhower
Grateful Middle Of The Road quotations
You will never see the end, if you give up in the middle
People talk about the middle of the road as though it were unacceptable.
Actually, all human problems, excepting morals, come into the gray areas. Things are not all black and white. There have to be compromises. The middle of the road is all of the usable surface. The extremes, right and left, are in the gutters.
The middle of the road is for yellow lines and dead armadillos.
All that is gold does not glitter.
The middle of the road is a poor place to walk.
It is a poor place to drive. It is a poor place to live.
It's fun to be on the edge. I think you do your best work when you take chances, when you're not safe, when you're not in the middle of the road, at least for me, anyway.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous;
you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
The middle of the road is where the white line is -- and that's the worst place to drive.
When I came out of the military, I had a club in Memphis and I started using the The Bar Kays as my club band. They were still only in the middle school - but I'd take them on the road with me on the weekends, sometimes.
He who walks in the middle of the roads gets hit from both sides.
Remember that the worst accidents occur in the middle of the road.
I detest symbolic protest, as it is an outcry of weak, middle-of-the-road, liberal eunuchs. If an individual feels strongly enough about something to do something about it, then he shouldn't prostitute himself by doing something symbolic. He should get out and do something real.
It's a lonely road for those of us who choose to be remarkable, and the path of convention can sometimes be appealing. That path is paved with safe lives, middle of the road monotony, and little chance of failure. But where's the fun in being like everyone else out there?
Many Americans would die naked in the middle of the road before they'd tell you what's hurt them most. But a born Southerner will show you the cell in their heart that burns the hardest. They'll hold it out to you in their bare right hand.
I was a middle-of-the-road Democrat more than anything else.
I know I voted for Carter. Watergate taught me how bad the Republicans were.
The only thing you find in the middle of the road are dead animals and dumb Americans.
Prudence is not hesitation, procrastination, or moderation.
It is not driving in the middle of the road. It is not the way of ambivalence, indecision, or safety.
I'm at my best in a messy, middle-of-the-road muddle.
Truth is, something that I thought was perfect was taken away from me, and I never wanted perfect again. I wanted middle of the road, stuff I didn’t care about so that I couldn’t lose anything I really loved ever again.
People who stand in the "middle-of-the-road" get run over.
My Plan A was to be a psychologist. I thought I would be a receptionist. I'm always middle of the road and very normal. I've always wanted a normal life, and this is what I got.
I grew up in a church-going family, a very sort of ordinary, middle-of-the-road Anglican family where nobody really talked about personal Christian experience. It was just sort of assumed like an awful lot of things in the 1950's were just sort of taken for granted.
We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over.
In the middle of the journey of our lifeI found myself astray in a dark woodwhere the straight road had been lost sight of.
The middle-of-the-road policy is not an economic system that can last.
It is a method for the realization of socialism by installments.
I don't see anything wrong with a cell phone.
That's great. You have a flat tire in the middle of the night; it works better than digging in your pocket for a quarter and looking for a payphone eight miles down the road.
Don’t sit down in the middle of the woods.
If you’re lost in the plot or blocked, retrace your steps to where you went wrong. Then take the other road. And/or change the person. Change the tense. Change the opening page.
'Urban Renewal' was sweet because I've been - unfairly, I would say - plonked in the middle of the road because of a handful of songs. It came at a good time for me, because you do take a bit of a browbeating and, as you get older, you become better at accepting it and realizing why it happens.
Everything officers go through in any chase anywhere in the country, but amped up 100 times! I'm right in the thick of things in a car going like 80 miles an hour, and doing 360s in the middle of the road. It was a wild ride.
I'd rather have huge success and huge failures than travel in the middle of the road.
To me, the term 'middle-class' connotes a safe, comfortable, middle-of-the road policy. Above all, our language is 'middle-class' in the middle of our road. To drive it to one side or the other or even off the road, is the noblest task of the future.
In the middle of nowhere, along a quiet stretch of road, the diner dreamt of the hungry dead. And of two men.
Am I conservative? Yes, I am. I would have thought conservative is very much middle of the road, representative of the aspirational values of the Australian people. The extreme right has connotations with it that I would never seek to identify with.
Compromise is like the middle of the road; always safer to walk on than the edges.