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'Base' usage in famous quatations


  • The creator of the universe works in mysterious ways. But he uses a base ten counting system and likes round numbers. - quotation from Scott Adams
  • The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development. - quotation from Confucius
  • Always be ready to speak your mind and a base man will avoid you. - quotation from William Blake
  • Baseball is a lot like life. The line drives are caught, the squibbles go for base hits. It's an unfair game. - quotation from Rod Kanehl
  • He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is I would rather be torn to shreds than be part of so base an action It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder. - quotation from Albert Einstein
  • The weaker the data available upon which to base one's conclusion, the greater the precision which should be quoted in order to give the data authenticity. - quotation from Norman R. Augustine
  • It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people. - quotation from Giordano Bruno
  • Edwards missed getting Stearns at third base by an eyeball. - quotation from Jerry Coleman
  • That's the fourth extra base hit for the Padres -- two doubles and a triple. - quotation from Jerry Coleman
  • If I were playing third base and my mother were rounding third with the run that was going to beat us, I'd trip her. Oh, I'd pick her up and brush her off and say, 'Sorry, Mom, but nobody beats me.' - quotation from Leo Durocher
  • Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple. - quotation from Barry Switzer [US football coach (1937 - )]
  • I base most of my fashion sense on whether or not it itches. - quotation from Gilda Radner [US actress & comedienne (1946 - 1989)]
  • Refrain from doing ill; for one all powerful reason, lest our children should copy our misdeeds; we are all too prone to imitate whatever is base and depraved. - quotation from Juvenal [Roman poet & satirist (55 AD - 127 AD)]
  • ...it is a base thing to look to others for your defense instead of depending upon yourself. That defense alone is effectual, sure, and durable which depends upon yourself and your own valor. - quotation from Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince [Italian dramatist, historian, & philosopher (1469 - 1527)]