82 Tenant Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of tenant quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about tenement.

The Most Famous Tenant Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Upon the clothes behind the tenement, That hang like ghosts suspended from the lines, Linking each flat, but to each indifferent, Incongruous and strange the moonlight shines. — Claude McKay

I inhabit a weak, frail, decayed tenement; battered by the winds and broken in on by the storms, and, from all I can learn, the landlord does not intend to repair. — John Quincy Adams

A tenor is not a man but a disease. — Hans von Bulow

It is disgraceful when the passers-by exclaim, "O ancient house! alas, how unlike is thy present master to thy former one. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

A person who has not done one half his day's work by ten o clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone. — Emily Bronte

This body is a tent which for a space Does the pure soul with kingly presence grace; When he departs, comes the tent-pitcher, Death, Strikes it, and moves to a new halting-place. — Omar Khayyam

Ten thousand men possess ten thousand hopes. — Euripides

Gazzy: "Just Ten?" Angel: "No." Gazzy: "Five?" Angel: "No. — James Patterson

Be careful what you say. You can say something hurtful in ten seconds, but ten years later, the wounds are still there. — Joel Osteen

To me one man is worth ten thousand if he is first-rate. — Heraclitus

Short Tenant Quotes

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  • Listen to your body. Do not be a blind and deaf tenant. — George A. Sheehan
  • Any doctrine that will not bear investigation is not a fit tenant for the mind of an honest man. — Robert Green Ingersoll
  • Can calm despair and wild unrest Be tenants of a single breast, Or sorrow such a changeling be? — Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • The thing I call ‘my mind’ seems to be kind of like a landlord that doesn’t really know its tenants. — Lynda Barry
  • Black tenants smell and attract vermin. — Donald Sterling
  • We are but tenants and shortly the great landlord will give us notice that our lease has expired. — Joseph Jefferson
  • We are only tenants, and shortly the great Landlord will give us notice that our lease has expired. — Joseph Jefferson
  • Talent is a tenant in the house owned by genius. — Austin O'Malley
  • I'll always be grateful to rent collecting. I've put many of the tenants in my pictures. — L. S. Lowry
  • I like Korean employees and I like Korean tenants. — Donald Sterling

Landlord Tenant Quotes

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And yet we are but tenants. Let us assure ourselves of this, and then it will not be so hard to make room for the new administration; for shortly the great Landlord will give us notice that our lease has expired. — Joseph Jefferson

Why does Mosley always speak as though he were a feudal landlord abusing tenants who are in arrears with their rent ? — Clement Attlee

Substantive and procedural law benefits and protects landlords over tenants, creditors over debtors, lenders over borrowers, and the poor are seldom among the favored parties. — John Turner

If the roof caves in and the tenants are sitting in the debris, they will laugh like hell. They will endure any hardship as long as it means trouble for the landlord. — Harry Golden

The Austrian School came into existence when a bunch of Viennese rent-gouging landlords didn't want rent control on the rents they could gouge out of their tenants in old Vienna, so they hired a bunch of scribblers - and that's the Austrian School. — Webster Tarpley

In no state in America is it legal for a landlord to demand their tenants lead a "healthy lifestyle" in order to rent property. — Mallory Ortberg

Making the landlord and the tenant the same person has certain advantages, as that the tenant pays no rent, while the landlord does a little work. — Gilbert K. Chesterton

Tenement Quotes

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Typography must be as beautiful as a forest, not like the concrete jungle of the tenements It gives distance between the trees, the room to breathe and allow for life. — Adrian Frutiger

The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls and tenements halls and whispered in the sounds of silence. — Paul Simon

It was impossible for me to believe that conditions in Europe could be worse than they were in the Polish section of Chicago, and in many Italian and Irish tenements, or that any workshops could be worse than some of those I had seen in our foreign quarters. — Alice Hamilton

When I was four years old, my mother owned some tenements in the Bronx. — Cy Coleman

Like the East Side tenement, our house was seldom without the sound of music or laughter or questions being asked or stories being told. — Harpo Marx

I grew up in a slum neighborhood - rows of tenements, with stoops, and kids all over the street. It was a real neighborhood - we played kick-the-can and ring-a-levio. — Bonnie Bedelia

To me, you can't have style without being inspired. When I design a collection, I am inspired by so many things. The color of a flower. The shape of a butterly's wing. The juxtaposition of an old tenement building next to a shiny new skyscraper. — Isaac Mizrahi

When we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city... — Martin Luther King, Jr.

It's the anarchy of poverty delights me, the old yellow wooden house indented among the new brick tenements — William Carlos Williams

The poorest man may, in his cottage, bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail, its roof may shake; the wind may blow though it; the storm may enter; the rain may enter; but the King of England may not enter; all his force dares not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement. — William Pitt

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More Tenant Quotes

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We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using Nature's inexhaustible sources of energy - sun, wind and tide. ... I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that. — Thomas A. Edison

It seems to me that the earth may be borrowed but not bought. It may be used but not owned. We are tenants, not possessors, lovers and not masters. — Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Under Islamic Law, homosexuals - men and women alike - must be killed. Women must be subservient. And people following other religions must be killed. I know that there are many peaceful Muslims who do not adhere to these beliefs. But until these tenants are fully renounced...I cannot advocate any Muslim candidate for President. — Benjamin Carson

A large number of us have developed a feeling that architects tend to design houses for the approval of fellow architects and critics, not for the tenants. — Prince Charles

Only when architect, bricklayer and tenant are a unity, or one and the same person, can we speak of architecture. Everything else is not architecture, but a criminal act which has taken on form. — Friedensreich Hundertwasser

We have probed the earth, excavated it, burned it, ripped things from it, buried things in it.... That does not fit my definition of a good tenant. If we were here on a month-to-month basis, we would have been evicted long ago. — Rose Bird

I'm sure there are people who consider themselves Democrats, maybe even liberals, who are good Christians, but if so I do not think they understand the tenants of those two organizations. — Ann Coulter

By skimping on design, the owner gets costlier equipment, higher energy costs, and a less competitive and comfortable building; the tenants get lower productivity and higher rent and operating costs. — Amory Lovins

In real estate, many investors love triple net leases. With NNN's investors receive income without the expenses of taxes, repairs and insurance. The tenant covers these costs. — Robert Kiyosaki

You'll get everything society can give a man. You'll keep all the money. You'll take any fame or honor anyone might want to grant. You'll accept such gratitude as the tenants might feel. And I - I'll take what nobody can give a man, except himself. I will have built Cortlandt. - Howard Roark — Ayn Rand

The core tenant of what I teach is there are no facts inside the building. When we come up with a new idea, we tend to slide into our own reality distortion field to convince ourselves and others. And that's not healthy. — Steve Blank

Let your observations and comparisons produce in your mind an abhorrence of domination and power, the parent of slavery, ignorance, and barbarism, which places man upon a level with his fellow tenants of the woods. — Abigail Adams

Each generation has its own rendezvous with the land, for despite our fee titles and claims of ownership, we are all brief tenants on this planet. By choice, or by default, we will carve out a land legacy for our heirs. — Stewart Udall

The consciousness of being deemed dead, is next to the presumable unpleasantness of being so in reality. One feels like his own ghost unlawfully tenanting a defunct carcass. — Herman Melville

Many men are mere warehouses full of merchandise--the head, the heart, are stuffed with goods. . . . There are apartments in their souls which were once tenanted by taste, and love, and joy, and worship, but they are all deserted now, and the rooms are filled with earthy and material things. — Henry Ward Beecher

I turn you out of doors tenant desire you pay no rent I turn you out of doors all my best rooms are yours the brain and heart depart I turn you out of doors switch off the lights throw water on the fire I turn you out of doors stubborn desire. — Alain Chartier

I'm as religious as the next man - which is to say I'll keep in with the local parson for form's sake and read the lessons on feast-days because my tenants expect it, but I've never been fool enough to confuse religion with belief in God. That's where so many clergymen... go wrong — George MacDonald Fraser

In short, no association or alliance can be happy or stable without me. People can't long tolerate a ruler, nor can a master his servant, a maid her mistress, a teacher his pupil, a friend his friend nor a wife her husband, a landlord his tenant, a soldier his comrade nor a party-goer his companion, unless they sometimes have illusions about each other, make use of flattery, and have the sense to turn a blind eye and sweeten life for themselves with the honey of folly. — Desiderius Erasmus

Madam, Life's a piece in bloom death goes dogging everywhere: She's the tenant of the room he's the ruffian on the stair. — William Ernest Henley

Towns are full of people, houses full of tenants, hotels full of guests, trains full of travelers, caf?s full of customers, parks full of promenaders, consulting-rooms of famous doctors full of patients, theatres full of spectators, and beaches full of bathers. What previously was, in general, no problem, now begins to be an everyday one, namely, to find room. — Jos

I stand before you as the governor of Texas but also stand before you the son of two tenant farmers. Ray Perry who came home after 35 bombing missions over Europe to work his little corner of land out there and Amelia who made sure that my sister Milla and I had everything that we needed, included hand sewing my clothes until I went off to college. — Rick Perry

I just remember Stella Tenant and me dancing in Donatella Versace's bathtub until like four in the morning. It was one of those 'pinch me' moments. — Carolyn Murphy

Disease is the tax which the soul pays for the body, as the tenant pays house-rent for the use of the house. — Ramakrishna

An example of good debt is the debt on the apartment houses I own. That debt is good only as long as there are tenants to pay my mortgages. If tenants stop paying their rent, my good debt turns into bad debt. — Robert Kiyosaki

People need to get involved in their neighborhood groups and the many housing reform groups that are out there. We need to hold our elected officials accountable and push them to create legislation that protects tenants and keeps people in their homes. Our governments - local, state and federal - also need to allocate resources to enforce the fair housing laws that are already on the books. — Solly Granatstein

In some instances even certain social services that normally were supplied, or pre-empted by the state. Take the United States, the [Ronald] Reagan administration is withdrawing assistance, all kinds of welfare programs, and if people don't improvise their own resources to cope with problems of the ageing, problems of the sick, problems of the young, problems of the poor, problems of tenant rights, who will? — Murray Bookchin

Former Sony CEO Amy Pascal - they threw her out of the headquarters, but they gave her a new office on the lot. But she can't move into it because it reeks of pot smoke. Apparently, this is true, the former tenant was Seth Rogan. And he, as we know, smokes so much weed, when he finally exhales, it looks like there's a new pope. — Peter Sagal

Our tenants now are companies like Uber, the taxi service, Meituan.com, China's version of Groupon - and a large number of startups. These companies operate in a modern way, just like their customers: They go on the Internet, look for an offer and take it. — Zhang Xin

The art was just a way of hooking people in, saying: "Hey, maybe there's something cool about the tenant meeting. If the picture's really cool and weird, maybe I should check this out." And I think all of my art has really developed out of that realization. — Eric Drooker

When I was in my early twenties I was doing tenant organizing - rent strikes, specifically - in my building. I think that was how I started doing poster art. It was something very concrete. — Eric Drooker

I always have kind of underneath feeling of peace of mind that I get from just the basic tenants of spirituality. — Sandra Bernhard

Belief in one god, praying, charity, the five pillars, ethical moral objectives and messages in the Koran, the history of Islam. There are basic tenants in Islam that we universally believe in but I think it's very naive to think that Sharia, that legal rulings are derived in a vacuum, that people do not bring their own histories and politics and social pledges to bear when they interpret the Koran. — Mark Durie

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