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Of all eloquence a nickname is the most concise; of all arguments the most unanswerable. (Quote by - William Hazlitt)

Fate tried to conceal him by naming him Smith. (Quote by - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.)

If names are not correct, language will not be in accordance with the truth of things. (Quote by - Confucius)

I have known a German Prince with more titles than subjects, and a Spanish nobleman with more names than shirts. (Quote by - Oliver Goldsmith)

I decided that I would be one of the biggest new names; and I actually had some little fancy business cards printed up to announce it, "Count Basie. Beware, the Count is Here." (Quote by - Count Basie)

And we were angry and poor and happy,And proud of seeing our names in print. (Quote by - G.K. Chesterton)

What's in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

From our ancestors come our names, but from our virtues our honors. (Quote by - Proverb)

The name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers. (Quote by - Marshall McLuhan)

I sometimes think I was born to live up to my name. How could I be anything else but what I am having been named Madonna? I would either have ended up a nun or this. (Quote by - Madonna)

A nickname is the hardest stone that the devil can throw at a man. (Quote by - William Hazlitt)

And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many. (Quote by - Bible)

Brooks of Sheffield: "'Somebody's sharp.' 'Who is?'" asked the gentleman, laughing. I looked up quickly, being curious to know. "Only Brooks of Sheffield," said Mr. Murdstone. I was glad to find it was only Brooks of Sheffield; for at first I really thought that it was I. (Quote by - Charles Dickens)

Proper names are poetry in the raw. Like all poetry they are untranslatable. (Quote by - W. H. Auden)

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. (Quote by - Bill Vaughn)

Why, can you imagine what would happen if we named all the twos Henry or George or Robert or John or lots of other things? You'd have to say Robert plus John equals four, and if the four's name were Albert, things would be hopeless. (Quote by - Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth)

Tigers die and leave their skins; people die and leave their names. (Quote by - Japanese Proverb)

Oh! no! we never mention her, Her name is never heard; My lips are now forbid to speak That once familiar word. - Thomas Haynes Bayly, (Quote by - Thomas Haynes Bayly)

But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. (Quote by - Bible)

They certainly give very strange names to diseases. (Quote by - Plato)

The names that do the serious damage are the ones we call ourselves. The stereotypes we give ourselves are the ones that matter in the long run, not the ones imposed on us by other people. (Quote by - Judith Rich Harris)

Names are an important key to what a society values. Anthropologists recognize naming as 'one of the chief methods for imposing order on perception.' (Quote by - David S. Slawson)

A name is a kind of face whereby one is known; wherefore taking a false name is a kind of visard whereby men disguise themselves. (Quote by - Thomas Fuller)

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me. (Quote by - English proverb)

Whose name was writ in water! What large laughter Among the immortals when that word was brought! Then when his fiery spirit rose flaming after, High toward the topmost heaven of heavens up-caught! "All hail! our younger brother!" Shakespeare said, And Dante nodded his imperial head. (Quote by - Richard Watson Gilder)


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