Rate

Famous quotes containing the word rate:

    All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
    William Faulkner (1897–1962)

    If I die prematurely at any rate I shall be saved from being bored to death at my own success.
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)

    At this very moment,... the most frightful horrors are taking place in every corner of the world. People are being crushed, slashed, disembowelled, mangled; their dead bodies rot and their eyes decay with the rest. Screams of pain and fear go pulsing through the air at the rate of eleven hundred feet per second. After travelling for three seconds they are perfectly inaudible. These are distressing facts; but do we enjoy life any the less because of them? Most certainly we do not.
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)