Berton Famous Quotes & Sayings

25 Berton Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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A Canadian is somebody who knows how to make love in a canoe.Pierre Berton Berton Sayings By Pierre Berton: A Canadian is somebody who knows how to make love in a canoe.
Snobbery is the pride of those who are not sure of their position.Berton Braley Berton Sayings By Berton Braley: Snobbery is the pride of those who are not sure of their position.
The future belongs to him that does and dares.Berton Braley Berton Sayings By Berton Braley: The future belongs to him that does and dares.
On September 9, the day after Prevost's armistice ends, Napoleon launches and, at great cost, wins the Battle of Borodino, thus opening the way to Moscow. The casualties on that day exceed eighty thousand - a figure greater than the entire population, of Upper Canada.Pierre Berton Berton Sayings By Pierre Berton: On September 9, the day after Prevost's armistice ends, Napoleon launches and, at great cost,
My TV show enraged people. I had prostitutes on, and I treated them like real people ... I was fired from Maclean's after I wrote a piece called 'Let's Stop Hoaxing The Kids About Sex'. Now I'm the 'beloved author,' the 'beloved historian of Canada,' an icon. I get standing ovations ... I never set out to be a patriot or a popular historian. I just liked storytelling. [interview promoting Marching as to War (2002)]Pierre Berton Berton Sayings By Pierre Berton: My TV show enraged people. I had prostitutes on, and I treated them like real
A preposition is a word You mustn't end a sentence with!Berton Braley Berton Sayings By Berton Braley: A preposition is a word You mustn't end a sentence with!
My best advice to writers is get yourself born in an interesting place.Pierre Berton Berton Sayings By Pierre Berton: My best advice to writers is get yourself born in an interesting place.
Give a boy a dog and you've furnished him a playmate.Berton Braley Berton Sayings By Berton Braley: Give a boy a dog and you've furnished him a playmate.
Take courage, man, be brave and drive ahead, start where you stand.Berton Braley Berton Sayings By Berton Braley: Take courage, man, be brave and drive ahead, start where you stand.
Success"

If you want a thing bad enough
To go out and fight for it,
Work day and night for it,
Give up your time and your peace and your sleep for it

If only desire of it
Makes you quite mad enough
Never to tire of it,
Makes you hold all other things tawdry and cheap for it

If life seems all empty and useless without it
And all that you scheme and you dream is about it,

If gladly you'll sweat for it,
Fret for it,
Plan for it,
Lose all your terror of God or man for it,

If you'll simply go after that thing that you want.
With all your capacity,
Strength and sagacity,
Faith, hope and confidence, stern pertinacity,

If neither cold poverty, famished and gaunt,
Nor sickness nor pain
Of body or brain
Can turn you away from the thing that you want,

If dogged and grim you besiege and beset it,
You'll get it!
Berton Braley Berton Sayings By Berton Braley: Success"If you want a thing bad enoughTo go out and fight for it,Work day and
Back of the job-the dreamer Who's making the dream come true!Berton Braley Berton Sayings By Berton Braley: Back of the job-the dreamer Who's making the dream come true!
The Working Song
by Breton Braley

Oh, we're sick to death of the style of song
That's only a sort of a simpering song,
A kissy song and a sissy song
Or a weepy, creepy, whimpering song.
So give us a lift of a lusty song,
A boisterous, bubbling, boiling song,
Or a smashing song and a dashing song,
Oh, give us the tang of a toiling song,
The chanty loud of the working crowd,
The thunderous thrall of a toiling song!

Ay, sing us a joyous daring song,
Not a moaning, groaning, fretting song,
But a ringing song, and a swinging song,
A rigorous, vigorous, sweating song.
We have had enough of the gypsy song,
Which is only a lazy, shirking song,
So toughen your throat to a rougher note
And give us the tune of a working song,
A tune of strife and the joy of life,
The beat and throb of a working song!
Berton Braley Berton Sayings By Berton Braley: The Working Song by Breton Braley Oh, we're sick to death of the style of
Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to divide and to destroy. It is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out.Pierre Berton Berton Sayings By Pierre Berton: Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to divide and to destroy. It
The concept of barroom shoot-outs and duels in the sun have no part in our tradition either, possibly because we have had so few barrooms and so little sun. (It is awkward to reach efficiently for a six-gun while wearing a parka and two pairs of mittens.)Pierre Berton Berton Sayings By Pierre Berton: The concept of barroom shoot-outs and duels in the sun have no part in our
I only write books about dead people. They can't sue.Pierre Berton Berton Sayings By Pierre Berton: I only write books about dead people. They can't sue.
Principal courtyard, which was very large, with walks encircling it under arcades in the old Florentine fashion, and gardens planted with magnificent trees. In the dining-room, a long and superb gallery which was situated on the ground-floor and opened on the gardens, M. Henri Puget had entertained in state, on July 29, 1714, My Lords Charles Brulart de Genlis, archbishop; Prince d'Embrun; Antoine de Mesgrigny, the capuchin, Bishop of Grasse; Philippe de Vendome, Grand Prior of France, Abbe of Saint Honore de Lerins; Francois de Berton de Crillon, bishop, Baron de Vence; Cesar de Sabran de Forcalquier, bishop, Seignor of Glandeve; and Jean Soanen, Priest of the Oratory, preacher in ordinary to the king, bishop, Seignor of Senez. The portraits of these seven reverend personages decorated this apartment; and this memorable date, the 29th of July, 1714, was there engraved in letters of gold on a table of white marble.Victor Hugo Berton Sayings By Victor Hugo: Principal courtyard, which was very large, with walks encircling it under arcades in the old
Back of the beating hammer By which the steel is wrought, Back of the workshop's clamor The seeker may find the thought.Berton Braley Berton Sayings By Berton Braley: Back of the beating hammer By which the steel is wrought, Back of the workshop's
Will a guaranteed annual wage kill incentive among the poor? If a man is given a certain amount of security, won't he quit working? Exactly the same contention could be made about the sons of the wealthy who are left large fortunes. Yet the evidence suggests that, given economic freedom, people will generally choose to do that which interests them most. It is up to society to see that these interests are widened and that too requires investment.Pierre Berton Berton Sayings By Pierre Berton: Will a guaranteed annual wage kill incentive among the poor? If a man is given
I am an atheist, a rationalist and a humanist.Pierre Berton Berton Sayings By Pierre Berton: I am an atheist, a rationalist and a humanist.
The more I see of the country, the less I feel I know about it. There is a saying that after five years in the north every man is an expert; after ten years, a novice.Pierre Berton Berton Sayings By Pierre Berton: The more I see of the country, the less I feel I know about it.
The nation is bound together by its creative artists and not by parallel lines of rusting steel.Pierre Berton Berton Sayings By Pierre Berton: The nation is bound together by its creative artists and not by parallel lines of
To err is dysfunctional, to forgive co-dependent.Berton Averre Berton Sayings By Berton Averre: To err is dysfunctional, to forgive co-dependent.
Men crawl in slime and wallow in the mud;
The Realist groans: "All life is mud ans slime!"
Men lie and steal and shed each other's blood;
And Realism sees but blood and crime.
Yet Right is just as real as Wrong,
The mountain peak is real as the ooze,
A curse is no more real than a song;
Among realities we need but choose.
The cynic sees the failure of To-day,
The Prophet cries the triumph of To-morrow,
Knowing the spirit in our clogging clay
That masters doubt, disaster, loss and sorrow.
Failure is but a passing weariness,
There is no final answer but Success.
Berton Braley Berton Sayings By Berton Braley: Men crawl in slime and wallow in the mud;The Realist groans: "All life is mud
I honestly believe that sound commercialism is the best test of true value in art. People work hard for their money and if they won't part with it for your product the chances are that your product hasn't sufficient value. An artist or writer hasn't any monopoly ... If the public response to his artistry is lacking, he'd do well to spend more time analyzing what's the matter with his work, and less time figuring what's the matter with the public.Berton Braley Berton Sayings By Berton Braley: I honestly believe that sound commercialism is the best test of true value in art.
The best verse hasn't been rhymed yet, The best house hasn't been planned, The highest peak hasn't been climbed yet, The mightiest rivers aren't spanned; Don't worry and fret, faint-hearted, The chances have just begun For the best jobs haven't been started, The best work hasn't been done.Berton Braley Berton Sayings By Berton Braley: The best verse hasn't been rhymed yet, The best house hasn't been planned, The highest