Accounts

Famous quotes containing the word accounts:

    Good friends settle their accounts speedily.
    Chinese proverb.

    ... by and large, wife-changing and high office are not compatible. This inequity accounts for the many dull women in Washington and is the cause of much smug complacency on the distaff side of political marriages.
    Barbara Howar (b. 1934)

    No common-place is ever effectually got rid of, except by essentially emptying one’s self of it into a book; for once trapped in a book, then the book can be put into the fire, and all will be well. But they are not always put into the fire; and this accounts for the vast majority of miserable books over those of positive merit.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)