The revolution and women's liberation go together. We do not talk of women's emancipation as an act of charity or out of a surge of human compassion. It is a basic necessity for the revolution to triumph. Women hold up the other half of the sky.— Thomas Sankara
Cheerful Other Half quotations
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.
Women are one half of society which gives birth to the other half so it is as if they are the entire society.
We have to free half of the human race, the women, so that they can help free the other half.
If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money.
Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists.
.. When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.
When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation
Human kind is made up of two sexes, women and men.
Is it possible that a mass is improved by the improvement of only one part and the other part is ignored? Is it possible that if half of a mass is tied to earth with chains and the other half can soar into skies?
Beware of the half truth. You may have gotten hold of the wrong half.
Women hold up the other half of the sky.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
I wish I could remember where I put things.
I spend half my life looking for my keys. With the other half I look for my glasses.
It doesn't matter if the glass is half empty or half full. Be grateful that you have a glass, and there is something in it.
The Nazis entered this war under the rather childish delusion that they were going to bomb everyone else, and nobody was going to bomb them. At Rotterdam, London, Warsaw, and half a hundred other places, they put their rather naive theory into operation. They sowed the wind, and now they are going to reap the whirlwind.
According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves.
I spent half my money on gambling, alcohol and wild women. The other half I wasted.
We have to free the half of the human race, the women, so that they can help to free the other half.
"My aim is to institute perpetual adoration," spoke St.
Maximilian Maria Kolbe, Franciscan priest and founder of the Knights of the Immaculata. For he said that this is "the most important activity," and "if half of the Brothers would work, and the other half pray, this would not require too much."
Nowhere is wisdom more necessary than in the guidance of charitable impulses.
Meaning well is only half our duty; Thinking right is the other, and equally important, half.
Winning is only half of it. Having fun is the other half.
Knowledge is only one half. Faith is the other.
The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
The cabbage surpasses all other vegetables.
If, at a banquet, you wish to dine a lot and enjoy your dinner, then eat as much cabbage as you wish, seasoned with vinegar, before dinner, and likewise after dinner eat some half-dozen leaves. It will make you feel as if you had not eaten, and you can drink as much as you like.
What has been the effect of [religious] coercion? To make one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites. To support roguery and error all over the earth.
Believe you can and you are half way there
Some people see the glass half full. Others see it half empty. I see a glass that's twice as big as it needs to be.
We are becoming like cats, slyly parasitic, enjoying an indifferent domesticity.
Nice and snug in the social, our historic passions have withdrawn into the glow of an artificial coziness, and our half-closed eyes now seek little other than the peaceful parade of television pictures.
If you have a sister and she dies, do you stop saying you have one? Or are you always a sister, even when the other half of the equation is gone?
Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.
One half of me is yours, the other half is yours, Mine own, I would say;
but if mine, then yours, And so all yours.
One half of me is a hopeless romantic. The other half is well... just realistic.
It is dangerously destabilizing to have half the world on the cutting edge of technology while the other half struggles on the bare edge of survival.
Every passion gives a particular cast to the countenance, and is apt to discover itself in some feature or other. I have seen an eye curse for half an hour together, and an eyebrow call a man a scoundrel.
I cured myself of shyness when it finally occurred to me that people didn't think about me half as much as I gave them credit for. The truth was, nobody gave a damn. Like most teenagers, I was far too self-centered. When I stopped being prisoner to what I worried was others’ opinions of me, I became more confident and free.
The need to impress others causes half the world's woes.
I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half.
The balance of power is the scale of peace.
The same balance would be preserved were all the world not destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside ... Horrid mischief would ensue were one half the world deprived of the use of them ... the weak will become prey to the strong.
Man is more miserable, more restless and unsatisfied than ever before, simply because half his nature--the spiritual--is starving for true food, and the other half--the material--is fed with bad food.
Half of golf is fun; the other half is putting.
When there is not enough to eat, people starve to death.
It is better to let half of the people die so that the other half can eat their fill.
Half of me knows too much to be carefree. But the other half knows enough to be grateful.
Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.
One-half of life is luck; the other half is discipline - and that's the important half, for without discipline you wouldn't know what to do with luck.