Top 385 Surely Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Surely Quotes from famous people such as Bret Stephens, Dennis Prager, Linda Lavin, George Vecsey, Frances Burney, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Among the events of John McCain's five-and-a-half years

Among the events of John McCain’s five-and-a-half years of imprisonment and torture in North Vietnam, probably the most heroic, and surely the most celebrated, was his refusal to accept an early release from his captors.
Bret Stephens
There are surely times when a conservative and a liberal would agree. We would agree on how moral it is to discriminate on the basis of race. There’s absolutely no light between those two positions. It becomes a little more complex when you talk about law as opposed to morality.
Dennis Prager
I didn’t want to do anything my mother wanted me to do so surely I wasn’t going to sing for her.
Linda Lavin
Whether or not anybody had invented the category in his lifetime, Babe Ruth was surely the Greatest Living Yankee almost immediately upon lofting home runs at the Polo Grounds, allowing the Yankees to build their own palace across the Harlem River.
George Vecsey
To despise riches, may, indeed, be philosophic, but to dispense them worthily, must surely be more beneficial to mankind.
Frances Burney
In a liquid modern life there are no permanent bonds, and any that we take up for a time must be tied loosely so that they can be untied again, as quickly and as effortlessly as possible, when circumstances change – as they surely will in our liquid modern society, over and over again.
Zygmunt Bauman
Impossible to spend sleepless nights and accomplish anything: if, in my youth, my parents had not financed my insomnias, I should surely have killed myself.
Emil Cioran
I always knew my mother loved me, but I also knew just as surely that there were moments, hours, days, when she could hardly cope with her own life, much less motherhood. Often, these episodes came without warning, like a change in weather, and so I became a meteorologist of her dysphoria.
Kim Brooks
I’m all about empowering women. And by lining them up against the wall and weighing them, surely you are making them feel more like meat than ever – even if it’s little meat, if you know what I mean.
Diane von Furstenberg
Dear friends of Haiti, we are indeed on the right track. Slowly but surely we are rising from the ashes.
Laurent Lamothe
For a guy who used to steal watches on the streets of Chandni Chowk for kicks, I surely think my success at the age of 22 was pretty early!
Akshay Kumar
Beware of your habits. The better they are the more surely they will be your undoing.
Holbrook Jackson
If you have embraced a creed which appears to be free from the ordinary dirtiness of politics – a creed from which you yourself cannot expect to draw any material advantage – surely that proves that you are in the right?
George Orwell
At times you get the sense that if the batsman is playing with the tailender then he will surely try to run a double.
Ravindra Jadeja
Surely no issue unites us more than our appreciation for our military personnel who are bringing aid to devastated countries, defending us against terrorism, and fighting to make a free election possible in Iraq.
Christine Gregoire
The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.
Theodore Roosevelt
Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul.
Ernest Dimnet
Surely, you go to the theater because you want to have a great evening in the theater.
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Most music careers slowly but surely go down.
Malik Bendjelloul
The middle class is teetering on the brink of collapse just as surely as AIG was in the fall of 2009 – only this time, it’s not just one giant insurance company (and its banking counterparties) facing disaster, it’s tens of millions of hardworking Americans who played by the rules.
Arianna Huffington
Purposefully exposing young people to increased risks of major brain problems – even death – for sport is surely even more ethically complicated than sending young people into this same neurological danger zone as soldiers.
Alice Dreger
Stockholm is surely an urban planner’s dream. Everything works. Everything looks good.
Janine di Giovanni
Leave the euro? Surely yes.
Matteo Salvini
My writing philosophy is throwing spaghetti against the wall. That’s how I take pictures, too. If I take 100, surely one will be good.
Amanda Peet
When the actual Bitcoin network launched in 2009, no one knew about it, and many of those who did thought it would surely fail. Just to make sure the thing worked, the scripting language in Bitcoin was intentionally extremely restrictive.
Fred Ehrsam
In our era of zero tolerance, I would surely have spent most of elementary and middle school shuttling between suspensions and expulsions, with an occasional time out for social studies.
Charlie Sykes
Radical Islamist extremists surely hope that an attack on Iraq will kill many people and destroy much of the country, providing recruits for terrorist actions.
Noam Chomsky
Surely it is a magical thing for a handful of words, artfully arranged, to stop time. To conjure a place, a person, a situation, in all its specificity and dimensions. To affect us and alter us, as profoundly as real people and things do.
Jhumpa Lahiri
We have this idea that seriousness is of higher value. But surely there is more human pleasure and delight in time spent with humour than with pondering the great philosophical ideas.
Grayson Perry
I was raised in an observant Jewish household, so for me, Hebrew prayers – the sounds, the sunlight streaming in from the stained-glass windows of a synagogue – bring my father back to me as surely as if he were sitting next to me, my head pressed against his shoulder.
Dani Shapiro
The beauty of the game is strength, stamina and technique and when you shorten the game, technique goes for a toss and the quality of badminton will surely go down in this system.
Jwala Gutta
For every action, there will always be a reaction. Actu

For every action, there will always be a reaction. Actually, people who do wrong to me or hurt me, something unpleasant surely happens to them. So, I don’t have faith in taking revenge.
Zareen Khan
Education never quite gets the attention it deserves in presidential campaigns, but monster flip-flops surely do.
Campbell Brown
Every congresswoman surely endures the same strains that drive some of her male colleagues to have affairs: lots of travel, families far away, heady work that makes a domestic routine seem distant and boring. But the stakes are much higher for women, because they are still judged by a different standard.
Hanna Rosin
Surely, if we can land a spaceship on Mars, we can certainly put a voter ID card in the hand of every eligible voter.
Andrew Young
If your work is done on the phone, then surely you can set up some kind of wireless system. If your work involves reading or writing reports, then this too could be done outside.
Tom Hodgkinson
If women are not perceived to be fully within the structures of power, surely it is power that we need to redefine rather than women?
Mary Beard
It’s difficult to say what I would be doing if I wasn’t a footballer, but I probably would have sold coal like my father. Studying was never my thing, and I would surely have ended up working with my dad.
Angel Di Maria
The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets.
Christopher Morley
If ever there was a misnomer in the political lexicon, surely ‘values voters’ is the all-time champ. The use of this term to describe the so-called base of the Republicans’ so-called party mainly refers to an extremist, ultra-conservative, strain of so-called Christian conservatives.
Richard Belzer
Surely there’s a difference between cocky and lively and entertaining.
Ruth Jones
Public humiliation comes to us all, and never so surely as when we’re just a little bit pleased with ourselves and feel, just for once, that everything is going our way.
Kate Reardon
There are people who go clad in tunics and have nothing to do with furs, who nevertheless are lacking in humility. Surely humility in furs is better than pride in tunics.
Saint Bernard
Despite the fact that one in every two men and one in every three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, no one ever expects it to happen to them. I surely didn’t. I was an otherwise healthy 37-year-old when I was diagnosed in 1996 with multiple myeloma, the same rare cancer Tom Brokaw has.
Kathy Giusti
Schoolchildren are not taught how to distinguish accurate information from inaccurate information online – surely there are ways to design web-browsers to help with this task and ways to teach young people how to use the powerful online tools available to them.
Howard Rheingold
Well, surely, I am not in charge of South Africa.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Surely there are common-sense reforms that we should, and must, take in order to keep our children and our communities safe. I take these recommendations very seriously, and will listen to the voices of my constituents to ensure I do everything I can to help prevent gun violence.
Paul Tonko
Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.
Brian Tracy
Surely our inaction with respect to Syria is a poor precedent if we’re fighting a war on terror.
Bill Kristol
Sanity is surely not about normality in the statistical sense: it is about an eternal and natural idea of the healthy personality – which indeed may be a rare achievement.
Michael Leunig
Having some form of structure to process and manage grief collectively surely helps: as someone put it to me, grief is like a landscape without a map. Another suggested that grief makes you a stranger to yourself.
Owen Jones
Surely wisdom will come as we listen to learn from children, parents, partners, neighbors, Church leaders, and the Lord.
Russell M. Nelson
If you first fortify yourself with the true knowledge of the Universal Self, and then live in the midst of wealth and worldliness, surely they will in no way affect you.
If there is place for music that I do in Bollywood, then I would surely like to sing a song in a Hindi film.
Fawad Khan
There are, no doubt, as many conceptualizations of the good life as there are lives that aspire to it, but surely one of the most important pathways to its achievement begins with the desire to seek what is good – for the self, for those we love, for ‘our neighbor,’ for our earth.
Maryanne Wolf
Ask anybody on Main Street whether it makes any sense to allow foreign countries to charge higher tariffs than we charge them, and the answer will surely be a resounding ‘heck no!’
Matt Gaetz
Clarity, clarity, surely clarity is the most beautiful thing in the world, A limited, limiting clarity I have not and never did have any motive of poetry But to achieve clarity.
George Oppen
Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.
Abraham Lincoln
I do not think classical music faces any threat because new music is being made through computer, as the real charm of classical is its purity, and one who is seeking purity will surely find classical music in spite of so many alternatives.
Adnan Sami
Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked, and we who fail to prevent them, must share the guilt for the dead.
Omar N. Bradley
If we want to live freely and privately in the interconnected world of the twenty-first century – and surely we do – perhaps above all we need a revival of the small-town civility of the nineteenth century. Manners, not devices: sometimes it’s just better not to ask, and better not to look.
James Gleick
I had a vision – and I saw white spirits and black spirits engaged in battle, and the sun was darkened – the thunder rolled in the Heavens, and blood flowed in streams – and I heard a voice saying, ‘Such is your luck, such are you called to see, and let it come rough or smooth, you must surely bear it.’
Nat Turner
Doing 20 minutes of stretching, light weights and floor

Doing 20 minutes of stretching, light weights and floor exercises three times a week takes the same amount of time as a long coffee break – and eating a tuna fish salad, sardines on toast or scrambled eggs is surely preferable to a Big Mac or KFC.
Joan Collins
Director Aji John has a style of filmmaking that will surely appeal to all.
Meghana Raj
Surely, I must at all times attempt to obey the law of the state. But when the will of God and the will of the state conflict, I am compelled to follow the will of God.
Bayard Rustin
Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can and surely will at times fail. Other vulnerabilities, like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying, too. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk.
Joyce Brothers
Clouds and darkness surround us, yet Heaven is just, and the day of triumph will surely come, when justice and truth will be vindicated.
Mary Todd Lincoln
Ours is a life of constant reruns. We’re always circling back to where we’d we started, then starting all over again. Even if we don’t run extra laps that day, we surely will come back for more of the same another day soon.
Joe Henderson
Who can begrudge the generosity of the wealthy, you might say. Wherever you stand on the concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a tiny global elite, surely such charity should be applauded? But philanthropy is a dangerous substitution for progressive taxation.
Owen Jones
I think most models fear growing old, but from a tender age I had always chosen to play someone grown up. I am slowly but surely catching up with the people that I have spent the last decade and a half trying to portray.
Erin O’Connor
If Thai citizens still hold this harmony in their hearts, there is hope that in whatever the situation, Thailand will surely get through it safely and with stability.
Bhumibol Adulyadej
Admittedly I agreed with Rupert Murdoch that ‘Page 3’ is ‘old fashioned’ and the removal based on that is plausible, but surely ‘Page 3’ is an institution?
Keeley Hazell
Surely man was not created to be an idle fellow; he was not set in this universal orchard to stand still as a tree.
Thomas Dekker
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
John Adams
You were made perfectly to be loved – and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
It does not, surely, require such torrents of blood to satisfy any reasonable man that nothing can be a more impious presumption than for either side to think themselves entitled to count the Almighty as an ally in such a pitiful display of human passion.
James L. Petigru
Children are more perceptive than we give them credit for: the poorest kids know their place as surely as the wealthiest children are aware of their station.
Dawn Foster
People of different faiths, like yours and mine, sometimes wonder where we can meet in common purpose, when there are so many differences in creed and theology. Surely the answer is that we can meet in service, in shared moral convictions about our nation stemming from a common worldview.
Mitt Romney
A matter that seems to be very clear in terms of the alternative view, is what do you expect to happen in Africa with regard to immune systems, where people are poor, subject to repeat infections and all of that. Surely you would expect their immune systems to collapse.
Thabo Mbeki
Surely the only sound foundation for a civilization is a sound state of mind.
E. M. Forster
If self-absorption, vague yearnings, and a nagging sense of incompleteness are sins, then surely I will burn for all eternity, and I will save you a seat.
Colson Whitehead
The stones themselves are thick with history, and those cats that dash through the alleyways must surely be the ghosts of the famous dead in feline disguise.
Erica Jong
Christians need to take the lead in educating people that children are gifts, as my autistic grandson most surely is. By going down the path we’re currently on, we might one day get rid of genetic diseases, but only at the cost of our own humanity.
Charles Colson
No planet is more earth-like than Earth itself, so if life really does pop up readily in earth-like conditions, then surely it should have arisen many times right here on our home planet? And how do we know it didn’t? The truth is, nobody has looked.
Paul Davies
When the physical threat of coronavirus subsides, as it surely will, we must address the impact to our mental health.
Luciana Berger
Words must surely be counted among the most powerful drugs man ever invented.
Leo Rosten
Surely a long life must be somewhat tedious, since we are forced to call in so many trifling things to help rid us of our time, which will never return.
Samuel Johnson
‘Victoria and Abdul’ will surely tickle the hearts of many and prove that love has no definition. It can be pure and priceless.
Ali Fazal
Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than the skin tone, when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one’s soul, when birth places have the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are born free, when understanding breeds love and brotherhood.
Josephine Baker
Brighter Than a Thousand Suns’ by Robert Jungk and ‘Surely You’re Joking, Mr Feynman!’ by Richard Feynman were both books my father purchased for me when I was in high school. Both left a lasting impression on me, because they chronicle the lives of some of the most creative scientists of the 21st century.
Baiju Bhatt
Slowly but surely, little by little, many different groups of vulnerable bodies and people have been targeted from since the beginning of time, from since the beginning of the construction of America and all the civilizations from around the world pre-colonially.
Indya Moore
Job’s forthright indictment of the injustice of this world is surely right. The ways of the world are weird and much more unpredictable than either scientists or theologians generally make things look.
Walter Kaufmann
I would enjoy venturing into music, as I do write songs and compose music! And, of course, dance, rhythm and performance are in my blood, so eventually I see myself doing something in that area, surely!
Jiah Khan
If those who wrote and ratified the 14th Amendment had

If those who wrote and ratified the 14th Amendment had imagined laws restricting immigration – and had anticipated huge waves of illegal immigration – is it reasonable to presume they would have wanted to provide the reward of citizenship to the children of the violators of those laws? Surely not.
George Will
Originally, I thought, ‘Gollum’s such a fantastic character, why are you doing him CG? Surely you need to be able to humanise him as much as possible – he’s so full of pathos and real emotion.’
Andy Serkis
If we get a good response to ‘Bhootnath 2’ and ‘Creature,’ we would surely go ahead and make the next part.
Bhushan Kumar
It would be great if politics were fact-based, but it is not, and it is surely not nuance-based. What works in a classroom or a think tank does not work on Capitol Hill or in the White House. Obama sometimes seems to be running the Brookings Institution, not the country.
Jon Meacham
Internet voting is surely coming. Though online ballots cannot be made secure, though the problems of voter authentication and privacy will remain unsolvable, I suspect we’ll go ahead and do it anyway.
Ellen Ullman
I don’t think I have spiritual beliefs in the structured sense – but I believe in the absolute necessity of spirit and a healthy spiritual life. It grew inside me by itself, which is surely the very nature of spirit, and instinctively I protected and nourished it. I also absorbed spirituality by osmosis.
Michael Leunig
Great players don’t always make great managers, but I hope a golden generation of fantastic players’ knowledge is not going to be lost when they surely have something to offer as coaches.
Robbie Savage
Surely in a world of email, video conferencing and virtual assistants, isn’t being expected to show up at the office extremely anachronistic? Yet to date it seems that where one works does matter. That creativity and innovation do feed off physical interactions between people.
Noreena Hertz
This part of Brazil offered the curious spectacle of a great evil, which has been long suffered to exist and is now advancing, gradually yet surely, to that state which must entail inevitable destruction on the existing Government of the country.
George Grey
If one’s desire for change is an earnest desire to see things improve, then surely there is a state in which things have been improved to the point where you would hope to conserve a structure rather than alter it. At that point, you become a conservative.
Bret Weinstein
If we cannot accurately measure poverty, we surely cannot accurately measure our efforts to tackle it.
Mo Ibrahim
Yet if anyone believes that the earth rotates, surely he will hold that its motion is natural, not violent.
Nicolaus Copernicus
That surely must be a concern to anyone who decides this drug must be given to stop transmissions, again from mother to child, which is extremely costly and must be taken into account.
Thabo Mbeki
Love to Jesus is a sure title to the greatest possible happiness; for Jesus is omnipotent and has determined to make his friends happy, and surely will not forget a single one in whose heart is enkindled one spark of love.
Adoniram Judson
Havin’ fun while freedom fightin’ must be one of those lunatic Texas traits we get from the water – which is known to have lithium in it – because it goes all the way back to Sam Houston, surely the most lovable, the most human, and the funniest of all the great men this country has ever produced.
Molly Ivins
Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.
Paulo Coelho
The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it.
Often as we teach and testify about the law of tithing, we emphasize the immediate, dramatic and readily recognizable temporal blessings that we receive. And surely such blessings do occur. Yet some of the diverse blessings we obtain as we are obedient to this commandment are significant but subtle.
David A. Bednar
The probability of apocalypse soon cannot be realistically estimated, but it is surely too high for any sane person to contemplate with equanimity.
Noam Chomsky
Camouflage is a game we all like to play, but our secrets are as surely revealed by what we want to seem to be as by what we want to conceal.
Russell Lynes
Surely these women won’t lose any more of their beauty and charm by putting a ballot in a ballot box once a year than they are likely to lose standing in foundries or laundries all year round. There is no harder contest than the contest for bread, let me tell you that.
Rose Schneiderman
Surely, early in my karting career it was tough because many people were jealous and thinking I had special treatment from the stewards and was getting special treatment. But generally I’m just happy to be a Magnussen.
Kevin Magnussen
Being a professional wrestler surely prepares you for any acting role in that we have to act on live television, so there’s a lot of pressure put there.
Bill Goldberg
Every time the DSM prepares for a new edition, there are countless groups lobbying to get their particular mental illness recognized by the diagnostic manual. Surely, this is a social and cultural phenomenon.
Siri Hustvedt
Which European leader today would not relish the wonder-working powers of a Moses? Budget deficit? Unpopular cuts? How about just a little miracle, an overnight increase in gold reserves, a new oil field, or the next world-changing communications technology? Surely that’s not too much to ask.
Jonathan Sacks
Biblical orthodoxy without compassion is surely the ugliest thing in the world.
Francis Schaeffer
If you know something damaging about a major political figure, then, in a democracy, it is surely your duty to tell the voters before they go to the polls.
Peter Hitchens
The CGI landscape is another world. It has its own physical laws; it can defy gravity. But surely the wonder of cinematic space is that it is wedded to reality?
Geoff Dyer
Jeremy Lin is the only Asian American in the NBA today and one of the few in any professional U.S. sport. His arrival is surely leading other talented Asian American athletes this week to contemplate a pro career.
Eric Liu
Because I’m a nobody, surely it’s an interesting thing or a nice thing to see a nobody or just a regular person do things that makes you question your taste and feel things.
Aldous Harding
I like doing Marathi films. I am not too keen on Hindi TV shows. It’s very tough to get Hindi films, but if a good script and role comes up in future, I will surely pick it up.
Amruta Khanvilkar
Mankind is not special by virtue of our address in the

Mankind is not special by virtue of our address in the universe, or what spins around us, or because life originated here. Slowly, but surely, we’ve been compelled to renounce the comfort of these beliefs.
Nathan Myhrvold
Surely no child should fear his own father – especially a priesthood father. A father’s duty is to make his home a place of happiness and joy.
Ezra Taft Benson
Surely we have always acted; it is an instinct inherent in all of us. Some of us are better at it than others, but we all do it.
Laurence Olivier
Soft romantic numbers are my comfort zone but I would surely like to step out of it and try something peppy like a dance number.
Tulsi Kumar
But when, in the first setting out, he takes it for granted without proof, that distinctions found in the structure of all languages, have no foundation in nature; this surely is too fastidious a way of treating the common sense of mankind.
Thomas Reid
On the IRS website, they claim to be one of the world’s most efficient tax administrators. The IRS officials might know how to collect taxes, but surely know how to misspend the funds.
Mercedes Schlapp
Religion is many things, but one of them, surely, is a way for adults to indulge in uncritical hero worship.
Robert Webb
My mom is surely worried that the fact that I don’t have a college degree will impact my chances of finding a bride.
Ritesh Agarwal
Surely, if we are going to be better at producing food of the right value, then we have to accept that genetic technology… is going to be part of that.
Princess Anne
Scientists surely have a special responsibility. It is their ideas that form the basis of new technology. They should not be indifferent to the fruits of their ideas. They should forgo experiments that are risky or unethical.
Martin Rees
There is surely a finite amount of European baked goods, isn’t there?
Mel Giedroyc
It is possible to demonstrate God’s existence, although not a priori, yet a posteriori from some work of His more surely known to us.
Thomas Aquinas
We are surely the primary agent of death for all members of the cat tribe. For many if not most cat species, our depredations must surpass accidents, disease, and even starvation by a considerable margin.
Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Next to President of the United States, Ambassador to Ireland is surely one of the best jobs an Irish American can hold.
Jean Kennedy Smith
If somebody takes the time, a: to read a book that I have written, and then to b: care about it enough to write me and ask questions, surely I owe them a response.
Lois Lowry
Rather than showing themselves to be an ally to the middle class by ending the AMT or repealing it for years to come, my Republican colleagues refused to include it in today’s legislation and America’s middle class will surely suffer that choice greatly.
Ellen Tauscher
The more clearly you write, the more easily and surely you will be understood.
Arthur Quiller-Couch
Sometimes, as a comedian, a line will come to you, that is so beautiful, so perfect, that you think: I did not create this line. This line belongs to all of us. Surely this is a line of God.
Russell Brand
‘Gandhi’ was a well-made film but surely not my best. It had flaws, which I understand two-and-a-half decades after I directed it. I will never call it a propaganda film for the Indian Congress, but it could have been made better had I concentrated on certain minute details.
Richard Attenborough
So long as the system of competition in the production and exchange of the means of life goes on, the degradation of the arts will go on; and if that system is to last for ever, then art is doomed, and will surely die; that is to say, civilization will die.
William Morris
Someday we’ll learn the whole story of why George W. Bush brushed off that intelligence briefing of Aug. 6, 2001, ‘Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.’ But surely a big distraction was the major speech he was readying for delivery on Aug. 9, his first prime-time address to the nation.
Frank Rich
Thomas Pynchon surely inaugurated or crystallized a new genre in 1963 when he published ‘V.’ The seriocomic mystery or thriller with one foot set in the present and one in various historical eras received its postmodern baptism from Pynchon.
Paul Di Filippo
I just want to find some inner peace, and I think I’m getting there, slowly but surely.
Toni Collette
When we begin to build walls of prejudice, hatred, pride, and self-indulgence around ourselves, we are more surely imprisoned than any prisoner behind concrete walls and iron bars.
Mother Angelica
The gods, as they are beneficent, if they find anyone who is healthy and whole and unscarred by vice, will send him away, surely, after crowning him, not with golden crowns, but with all sorts of blessings.
Apollonius of Tyana
What is this powerful have over my tub? Surely, I am transfixed by your firecracker charm and your suspended electrified wit.
Isabel Yosito
If the government can afford luxury travel for its cabinet officials, then surely we can find the resources to invest in quality education, jobs skills training, and properly fund the State Department and foreign aid programs.
Seth Moulton
We’ll surely stop the work of all western Christian and eastern religions, and also Islam.
Vladimir Zhirinovsky
The evening sings in a voice of amber, the dawn is surely coming.
Al Stewart
If there is one lesson for U.S. foreign policy from the past 10 years, it is surely that military intervention can seem simple but is in fact a complex affair with the potential for unintended consequences.
Fareed Zakaria
After completing a Delaware State education, they were afforded opportunities beyond anything they might have imagined – and they opened doors for themselves that surely would have remained closed if they only had a high school education.
Michael N. Castle
The stories are not autobiographical, but they're perso

The stories are not autobiographical, but they’re personal in that way. I seem to know only the things that I’ve learned. Probably some things through observation, but what I feel I know surely is personal.
Alice Munro
If research can help us discover cures for diseases, it surely can improve a football team. Whether it’s data analysis or biomechanics, it can give you an edge – and I’d be a fool if I didn’t want that edge.
Niko Kovac
Surely no nation in the history of the world had ever done so much to help civilians in other nations as America did under Hoover’s guidance.
Margaret Hoover
I’ll be too old to face a difficult championship as the one in America will surely be.
Diego Maradona
If an American company has a drop of patriotic blood coursing through its system, then surely it would set up in America and employ Americans, right?
Henry Rollins
If any animal is capable of unconditional love, it is surely the canine: they are forgiving, caring, life-affirming creatures who humble us and teach us to be more human and compassionate.
Richard Belzer
There is surely no contradiction in saying that a certain section of the community may be quite competent to protect the persons and property of the rest, yet quite unfit to direct our opinions, or to superintend our private habits.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
Increased jobs are the consequence of increased trade. Increasing jobs more than output implies a fall in productivity and standards of living. That surely cannot be our goal.
Alan Greenspan
Surely, if Mother Nature had been consulted, she would never have consented to building a city in New Orleans.
Mortimer Zuckerman
The Bible tells us to love our neighbors as ourselves. Surely part of loving in this way is trying to understand what another person wants us to understand. I may not understand perfectly and I may not agree, but if I love you I should try to know what it is you wish I could know.
Kevin DeYoung
I believe in one thing, and that is content, because if your content is strong, the film will surely be hit at the box office.
Mahira Khan
William Packard surely must be one of the great editors of our time.
James Dickey
To be very honest, I cannot drape a saree myself. I have never draped one on my own, ever. But it has been done on me so many times, that now I have memorised all the steps, and if someone challenges me, I will surely be able to do it.
Sonakshi Sinha
Yes, you are running businesses, and yes, we understand and accept that, but surely there must be a level beyond which profit from news is simply indecent.
Christiane Amanpour
I love readings and my readers, but the din of voices of the audience gives me stage fright, and the din of voices inside whisper that I am a fraud, and that the jig is up. Surely someone will rise up from the audience and say out loud that not only am I not funny and helpful, but I’m annoying, and a phony.
Anne Lamott
I don’t have a lot of lifetime regrets, and very few show business regrets, surely.
Brad Hall
The mystic cords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the angels of our nature.
Abraham Lincoln
Prayer doesn’t just change things – it changes us. If we are diligent in seeking God, slowly and surely we become better people.
Joyce Meyer
If you treat China like a foe, surely she will become one.
Rob Lowe
Men know not the gold which lies in the mine of Christ Jesus, or surely they would dig in it night and day. They have not yet discovered the pearl of great price, or they would have sold their all to buy the field wherein it lies.
Charles Spurgeon
Here ends my forever memorable first High Sierra excursion. I have crossed the Range of Light, surely the brightest and best of all the Lord has built. And, rejoicing in its glory, I gladly, gratefully, hopefully pray I may see it again.
John Muir
I think it’s very important to support the program in your area, as each part of the country has its own challenges coping with AIDS. It can be very different from state to state and city to city. Wherever you live, there is surely someone who could use your help.
Beth Broderick
If our era is the next Industrial Revolution, as many claim, AI is surely one of its driving forces.
Fei-Fei Li
Surely something resides in this heart that is not perishable – and life is more than a dream.
Mary Wollstonecraft
It is surely harmful to souls to make it a heresy to believe what is proved.
Galileo Galilei
The world does not have time to be with the poor, to learn with the poor, to listen to the poor. To listen to the poor is an exercise of great discipline, but such listening surely is what is required if charity is not to become a hatred of the poor for being poor.
Stanley Hauerwas
Surely the immutable laws of the universe can teach more impressive and exalted lessons than the holy books of all the religions on earth.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
I’m not sure if I want to direct a film, but certainly, as an actress, I’m always thinking, ‘Surely this must be my last film.’
Cate Blanchett
The Japanese have different words for love. To them, it’s plain weird that we love spaghetti and love our children and love our lovers, all with the same word, when surely the thing being described as love is radically different in each case.
Samantha Harvey
An incredible number of people have raised children who aren’t too screwed up. Surely, I won’t be the worst at it.
Jason Isbell
Nobody is like the person I am on TV, surely, only Cruella de Vil, or the wicked witch from Snow White.
Deborah Meaden
I think there's really no rhyme or reason as to what ke

I think there’s really no rhyme or reason as to what keeps a show on air. Surely it’s a numbers game, but some of the best shows get canceled, and some shows where you don’t totally understand why they’re on the air stay on for 15 or 20 years.
Jordana Spiro
If I can become U.P. chief minister, then I think a day will surely come when the dreams of our people will come true.
Surely it’s no coincidence that the Era of the AUMF, the Era of Endless War, is also the Golden Era of the Chickenhawk. We keep electing leaders who, on the most basic experiential level, literally have no idea what they’re doing.
Ben Fountain
You know, our citizens of this state deserve good stuff. One of the things they surely deserve is affordable health care coverage.
Jim Justice
One could surely argue that the Buddhist tradition, taken as a whole, represents the richest source of contemplative wisdom that any civilization has produced.
Sam Harris
I absolutely am not the ‘de facto front man’ in The Mob – that title surely goes to Russell Allen, who is one of the best front men in the business. I am just happy to be part of the band and not necessarily leading it.
Mike Portnoy
I can tell you beyond any doubt, that my lady is able to control herself and stick to her values regardless of circumstance. Just as surely, she can say the same about me (Ben & Jerry’s benders notwithstanding).
Steven Crowder
I feel that heterosexual marriage is the more excellent way, and it surely is approved holy by the Holy Bible, and it holds so many more possibilities: the possibilities of having children of both the mother and father, the male and the female.
Robert H. Schuller
There’s many women now who think, ‘Surely we don’t need feminism anymore, we’re all liberated and society’s accepting us as we are’. Which is just hogwash. It’s not true at all.
Yoko Ono
As you walk in God’s divine wisdom, you will surely begin to see a greater measure of victory and good success in your life.
Joseph Prince
Surely the fact that a uniformed police officer is wearing his hair below his collar will make him no less identifiable as a policeman.
Thurgood Marshall
As any parent, teacher, or librarian knows, there is no richer experience than to see children’s faces light up at the suspense of a new tale or the surprise of a new poem. The uninhibited joy with which they listen is surely akin to that of adult audiences of old around campfire and hearth.
William Jay Smith
It is surely no coincidence that Napoleon’s two greatest heroes were Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar. In certain respects, he would outdo them both.
Saul David
I begin with the principle that all men are bores. Surely no one will prove himself so great a bore as to contradict me in this.
Soren Kierkegaard
Thus a man was born into a fixed relation to certain gods as surely as he was born into a relation to his fellow-men; and his religion… was simply one side of the general scheme of conduct prescribed for him by his position as a member of society.
William Robertson Smith
Surely every band wants to be a pivotal point in history.
Alex Kapranos
If you run for president and lose, you promote yourself into all sorts of more lucrative, possibly more influential and surely more fun media opportunities.
Michael Wolff
If people learned what they were contributing to every time they ate meat, eggs, or dairy, surely they would be just as motivated as I was to change.
Rory Freedman
Supermarkets didn’t even want to talk to me about how much food they were wasting. I’d been round the back. I’d seen bins full of food being locked and then trucked off to landfill sites, and I thought, surely there is something more sensible to do with food than waste it.
Tristram Stuart
With the advent of technology the world has surely become a smaller place.
Saqib Saleem
If Uncle Martin were here today, he would surely commend us for giving honor where honor is due.
Alveda King
The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.
We protect our banks, hospitals and airports with armed personnel; surely, we can do more to protect schools, which teach our nation’s most valuable resource.
Erik Prince
Though politics is by nature divisive, surely we all can agree that foster children need stability, safety, education, opportunity – and love.
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
All that I know most surely about morality and obligations I owe to football.
Albert Camus
Being a host is a completely new role for me and I am surely enjoying it.
Tulsi Kumar
Maybe, just maybe, we shall at last come to care for the most important, most challenging, surely the most satisfying of all architectural creations: building cities for people to live in.
Philip Johnson
If the great American people will only keep their temper, on both sides of the line, the troubles will come to an end, and the question which now distracts the country will be settled just as surely as all other difficulties of like character which have originated in this government have been adjusted.
Abraham Lincoln
Bin Laden does reprehensible activities, and we should surely take care of that by killing him as soon as we can. But he’s not an irrational man. He’s a very worthy enemy. He’s an enemy to worry about.
Michael Scheuer
By neglecting education, the 1974 Labour government failed as surely as on the picket lines of Grunwick.
Andrew Adonis, Baron Adonis
The end was surely near. The Nazis killed you only when you were naked, because they knew, psychologically, that naked people never resist.
Simon Wiesenthal
Back To Dad' gives a message that every youngster shoul

Back To Dad’ gives a message that every youngster should learn and this is surely going to leave a very strong impact on the masses.
Johnny Lever
I think that if you are a serious writer, you are almost obligated to provide the intelligent average reader with something that they can relate to and care about. If you are writing only for a tiny elite, then that surely should sound alarm bells.
Michel Faber
Part of the beauty of Judaism, and surely this is so for other faiths also, is that it gently restores control over time. Three times a day we stop what we are doing and turn to God in prayer. We recover perspective. We inhale a deep breath of eternity.
Jonathan Sacks
I think I would have appreciated being at home with my kids a little bit more. Raising a child, surely that in itself is the biggest thing we’re ever going to do?
Nadiya Hussain
The picture which the philosopher draws of the world is surely not one in which every stroke is necessitated by pure logic.
Morris Raphael Cohen
A simple enough pleasure, surely, to have breakfast alone with one’s husband, but how seldom married people in the midst of life achieve it.
Anne Spencer
People give the South a bad rap. It’s often stereotyped as backwards and close-minded and dogmatic, and all of those things have been true. But I think that the South is changing, slowly but surely.
Jesmyn Ward
Education, leading to financial independence, has surely made women more empowered.
Sudha Murty
Be careful what you set your heart upon – for it will surely be yours.
James Baldwin
The grieving are surely owed our empathy, but capital punishment can neither right a wrong nor prevent another from happening.
Richard Cohen
No man surely has so short a memory as the American.
Rebecca Harding Davis
Words, which are the dress of thoughts, deserve surely more care than clothes, which are only the dress of the person.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
While we cannot predict the future, we will most surely live it. Every action and decision we take – or don’t – ripples into the future. For the first time, we have the capability, the technology, and the knowledge to direct those ripples.
Jacque Fresco
Surely there is grandeur in knowing that in the realm of thought, at least, you are without a chain; that you have the right to explore all heights and depth; that there are no walls nor fences, nor prohibited places, nor sacred corners in all the vast expanse of thought.
Robert Green Ingersoll
While few human challenges are greater than that of being good parents, few opportunities offer greater potential for joy. Surely, no more important work is to be done in this world than preparing our children to be God-fearing, happy, honorable, and productive.
James E. Faust
Surely no one can be sure he has visited Cienega; people say to themselves, do they not: ‘Was it a vision; or have I, some time or other, seen dusk in a valley like this?’
Haniel Long
I am firmly of the opinion that women who make a lot of effort to hang onto their looks in middle age (unless they are beauties, entertainers or prostitutes) are rather sad, as one should surely have something more substantial to recommend one by this time, such as kindness or cleverness.
Julie Burchill
A living museum must surely see itself as a locus of argument. A breathing art institution is not a lockup but a moveable feast.
Andrew O’Hagan
Our errors are surely not such awfully solemn things. In a world where we are so certain to incur them in spite of all our caution, a certain lightness of heart seems healthier than this excessive nervousness on their behalf.
William James
Slowly but surely, people don’t see ‘Popstars: The Rivals,’ they see Girls Aloud. We’re a band in our own right.
Nadine Coyle
They say that truth is the first casualty of war. But there is another casualty as well: trust. As conflict escalates, trust between people and political leaders crumbles away as surely as night follows day.
Peter Maurer
Had I been to Uttarakhand in the ’80s and ’90s, surely I would have filmed many scenes of my films here.
Tinnu Anand
Ronald Reagan used to alarm his Soviet counterparts by saying that surely they’d both unite against an invasion from Mars.
Christopher Hitchens
If we seek things that are virtuous and lovely, we surely will find them. Conversely, if we seek for evil, we will find that also.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
What matters in literature in the end is surely the idiosyncratic, the individual, the flavor or the color of a particular human suffering.
Harold Bloom
Slowly but surely, we have much better female roles to play and to choose from.
Madchen Amick
What is at a peak is certain to decline. He who shows his hand will surely be defeated. He who can prevail in battle by taking advantage of his enemy’s doubts is invincible.
Cao Cao
When a peace agreement is concluded between the Lebanese government and Israel, we would surely disagree with the Lebanese government about that, but we would not make any turmoil out of it.
Hassan Nasrallah
While I am open to doing a Gujarati film, I don’t want to be a part of anything stereotypical. It has to be something out of the box, if something like that comes up, I will surely do it.
Vatsal Sheth
Slowly but surely, we are acquiring that famous culture of democracy, which is our objective.
Paul Biya
I always tell young film-makers, ‘Find the song that only you can sing.’ It doesn’t just come to you. It’s trial and error and disappointment before you find, slowly but surely, the confidence to express your film-making identity.
Paul Greengrass
Shrines! Shrines! Surely you don't believe in the gods.

Shrines! Shrines! Surely you don’t believe in the gods. What’s your argument? Where’s your proof?
The moral was, in time of anarchy, tough leadership is the only solution – even though the collateral damage may be heartbreaking. Mrs. Thatcher’s strident, take-no prisoners approach was in some ways repugnant, but it was surely necessary.
Nigel Hamilton
Edgar Allan Poe, an earlier UVA student, once complained in a letter that his stepfather spoke to him as if Poe were one of the black slaves; some of the students at UVA surely felt the same about being told what to do by faculty.
Matthew Pearl
Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
If men cease to believe that they will one day become gods then they will surely become worms.
Henry Miller
I think cinema is a reflection of the society and whatever is being shown is because of the climate we’re living in. It is relevant, topical, and surely somewhere it’s impacting people who can relate to these circumstances.
Kiara Advani
It is good to express a thing twice right at the outset and so to give it a right foot and also a left one. Truth can surely stand on one leg, but with two it will be able to walk and get around.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Labour’s mission is to democratise Britain: but first, it must surely democratise itself.
Owen Jones
The more power you have, the more surely it will be taken from you before you are ready to give it up.
Michael Wolff
Growing up in the ’50s and being in the ’60s, in that revolutionary time space, I thought freedom was what I was looking for. Slowly but surely, it became clear that the last thing I was interested in was freedom. Because if you’re going to be free, you have to be free from something.
Anthony Braxton
All religions worthy of the name are now making great efforts to purify their doctrines and return to their original standpoint, all except Christianity! You surely know that the nineteenth century Christianity is not the religion taught by Christ. Christ’s religion has been changed and corrupted.
Virchand Gandhi
For a few thousand years, women had no history. Marriage was our calling, and meekness our virtue. Over the last century, in stuttering succession, we have gained a voice, a vote, a room, a playing field of our own. Decorously or defiantly, we now approach what surely qualifies as the final frontier.
Stacy Schiff
Alternatives to oil are coming up. In the long run, it is not going to be as bleak as people are predicting but surely consumption of fuel by automobile sector is going to go down.
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala
One of the darkest evils of our world is surely the unteachable wildness of the Good.
H. G. Wells
No matter how little we think anatomy should matter to one’s social and political rights, surely we can’t pretend biology doesn’t matter in sports. Surely there’s a reason we don’t let adults play in the t-ball leagues, and a reason most women athletes want their own leagues.
Alice Dreger
Surely, anyway, a working day of eight or nine hours which is not split by a nap is simply too much for a human being to take, day in, day out, and particularly so in hot weather.
Tom Hodgkinson
At the age of ten, I thought if a boy kissed you on the lips, you would have a baby, and I surely wasn’t the only youngster who believed that!
Ginger Rogers
If we can put a probe on Mars or put online orders on your doorstep within hours, surely we can harness our unparalleled innovative spirit to prolong and better our lives while creating thousands of new jobs in the life sciences.
Eric Swalwell
Surely, if knowledge is valuable, it can never be good policy in a country far wealthier than Tuscany, to allow a genius like Mr. Dalton’s, to be employed in the drudgery of elementary instruction.
Charles Babbage
If I lose a match, I don’t get sad or feel down. But if I lose a close match, I surely have sleepless nights.
Jwala Gutta
Surely, the best and most effective measure is to get the economy moving and shorten the period of recession or slowdown. That’s the rationale for Gordon Brown’s ‘fiscal stimulus’ and it sounds like a good one to me.
Lucy Powell
When we talk about understanding, surely it takes place only when the mind listens completely – the mind being your heart, your nerves, your ears – when you give your whole attention to it.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Surely there is a time to submit to guidance and a time to take one’s own way at all hazards.
Thomas Huxley
If they’re willing to stand at polls for countless hours in the rain, as many did, then I should surely stand up for them here in the halls of Congress.
Stephanie Tubbs Jones
On even the worst days, when nothing was working at the lab, I knew that at home I would find warmth, peace, companionship, and encouragement. As a consequence, the next day would surely be better.
James Cronin
A good memory is surely a compost heap that converts experience to wisdom, creativity, or dottiness; not that these things are of much earthly value, but at least they may keep you amused when the world is keeping you locked away or shutting you out.
Michael Leunig
As I get older, I’m slowing down and, yes, calming down in my desire to be taken seriously. That I can be entertaining and funny and high nervous energy can work against me as a serious composer, slowly but surely you’ll see me be quieter just so that people will listen.
Marvin Hamlisch
There’s a horrible fallacy that exists in the popular discussion of fiction these days: the idea that a successful central character need be ‘likeable’ or ‘sympathetic’. It is surely more important that they be human, no? More crucial that they breathe?
Andrew O’Hagan
The hold on power always ends. While death will surely break it, someone else usually grabs it before then.
Michael Wolff
Politicians should talk about sportspersons and sports, and it should surely be in the agenda when they go out asking for votes.
Geeta Phogat
Surely being a Professional Beauty – let alone an ageing one – is one of the most insecure and doomed careers imaginable.
Julie Burchill
Mark Zuckerberg is the product of Facebook just as sure

Mark Zuckerberg is the product of Facebook just as surely as Facebook is the product of Mark Zuckerberg.
Tom Junod
Surely one of the most visible lessons taught by the twentieth century has been the existence, not so much of a number of different realities, but of a number of different lenses with which to see the same reality.
Michael Arlen
If there’s room for 30 reality shows, surely there’s room for two amazing costume dramas.
Keeley Hawes
The more my work improves or broadens or widens, the more surely I tame myself.
Dennis Potter
If all else fails, the character of a man can be recognized by nothing so surely as by a jest which he takes badly.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
If the world is to avoid a collision with nature – one that humanity surely cannot win – we must act boldly on every front, particularly with respect to carbon pricing and the coherence of our economic and energy policies.
Jose Angel Gurria
Kissinger was surely one of the very few statesmen to try to do something positive to break the log jam of the Cold War; to try to end the war in Vietnam; to bring a halt to the cycle of war in the Middle East.
Alistair Horne
It is the timber of poetry that wears most surely, and there is no timber that has not strong roots among the clay and worms.
John Millington Synge
I’ve had tweets questioning whether I really did go to university because surely I would have lost my accent if I did; a letter suggesting, very politely, that I get correction therapy; and an email saying I should get back to my council estate and leave the serious work to the clever folk.
Steph McGovern
Sixteen- and 17-year-olds pay taxes and can join the army, so surely they should in turn be given their right to vote.
Lucy Powell
Coming from Mumbai, the one thing that always amazes me about Noida is the roads here. Such wide roads are something you don’t get to see in Mumbai. Driving around here is surely a pleasure.
Neha Kakkar
The journey to limit crony capitalism: It’s a journey, it’s not a destination. Slowly but surely, in India, crony capitalism has died and governance is what brings about real growth.
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala
As much as my parents were worried about me moving to London at 17, they could see that I was hungry to find my path. And it probably helped that they saw me succeeding at it, slowly but surely.
Luke Evans
The bedrock nature of space and time and the unification of cosmos and quantum are surely among science’s great ‘open frontiers.’ These are parts of the intellectual map where we’re still groping for the truth – where, in the fashion of ancient cartographers, we must still inscribe ‘here be dragons.’
Martin Rees
Surely, sport is not fundamentally about the safety of athletes. If it were, we’d probably have to ban professional football, right after boxing.
Alice Dreger
I surely don’t think ignorance is bliss. But like everything else that has survived thousands of years of human evolution, ignorance – like denial, self-delusion, and magical thinking – seems to have its uses.
Scott Spencer
Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week.
Alice Walker
People say that I’m quite grumpy and negative on stage and that I surely can’t be like that off it, but I really am.
Romesh Ranganathan
Surely, it’s one of terrorism’s intended effects, to literally stun our morale, to blow up strength and will along with buildings, and the reaction is hard to counter.
Caroline Knapp
I’ve never had a ground-breaking hit that changed the deal. It’s always been slowly but surely for me, and I’ve never had a moment of sheer panic when I thought I was never going to work again. So I can’t really complain.
Caroline Dhavernas
Surely in a country that works for everyone ensuring that everyone has access to an excellent education should be the first priority of any government?
Angela Rayner
The president may have the raw constitutional power to, say, squelch an investigation or to pardon a close associate. But if he does so not to serve the public interest, but to serve his own, he surely could be removed from office, even if he has not committed a criminal act.
George T. Conway III
Can the mind see the truth of its own incapacity to know the unknown? Surely if I see very clearly that my mind cannot know the unknown, there is absolute quietness.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
It will not do to say that international law is the enemy of the Jewish people, since the Jewish people surely did not as a whole oppose the Nuremburg trials, or the development of human rights law.
Judith Butler
Slowly but surely, I went through different phases of fame, and each rises you further into isolation and alienation.
T. J. Miller
Embryonic stem cell research has the potential to alleviate so much suffering. Surely, by working together we can harness its life-giving potential.
Nancy Reagan
I think that if all kids aspire to reach a point where they could feed themselves and a few of their friends, this would be good for the world surely.
Anthony Bourdain
I am open to do a Telugu, Tamil or Malayali movie. If I get a good script and good character, I will surely do it.
Prosenjit Chatterjee
It was becoming clear that, from being at the top at Holy Cross, we were at the bottom at St. Peter’s. Objectively, this was very good, for it offered us a challenge and an opportunity to grow if we were ready to take it; and we surely were.
Oliver Tambo
If I come across a good project, I will surely take it up.
Shriya Pilgaonkar
The Amateur Marriage grew out of the reflection that of all the opportunities to show differences in character, surely an unhappy marriage must be the richest.
Anne Tyler
Surely our job while we're here on Earth is to learn ab

Surely our job while we’re here on Earth is to learn about the world, not to create parallel universes.
David Hare
I’ve always worked – I can’t stay at home and do Cokes and teas, although I think that for those people who want to do that, then that’s surely important to them.
Rosalynn Carter
An idea can only be materialized with the help of a medium of expression, the inherent qualities of which must be surely sensed and understood in order to become the carrier of an idea.
Hans Hofmann
All men die. You may say: ‘Is that encouraging?’ Surely yes, for when a man dies, his blunders, which are of the form, all die with him, but the things in him that are part of the life never die, although the form be broken.
Annie Besant
If the federal government believes free contraception is vital, then surely it can find another way to implement it than by forcing family businesses and religious broadcasters and others to violate their religious beliefs.
Luther Strange
My parents broke many rules, so I guess thinking ‘outside the box’ has been slowly but surely developing in my family – one generation to the next.
Rekha Sharma
What makes life worth living? Better surely, to yield to the stain of suicide blood in me and seek forgetfulness in the embrace of cold dark death.
Zane Grey
Most women have jobs that require them to leave the house. A cat is actually a perfect pet. You get the love and companionship of a creature covered in fur, and you don’t have to take it for a walk, and it can feed itself. Less maintenance. Surely any man can appreciate the practicality of this choice.
Iliza Shlesinger
I was a Beach Boys guy, but I was won over. In ’64, as the radio stations were creating this duel between The Beatles and The Beach Boys, I slowly but surely got won over by the Mop Tops.
Ron Howard
Surely the President can agree with us, that theft from government is not good. I know it’s bold. It’s out on the edge. I know from a Chicago-Springfield background it’s hard to fully grasp that honesty could be part of government.
Newt Gingrich
I don’t know why you play a team sport and not be concerned about making your teammates better and helping your team win games. That’s the only thing that really matters, and if you’re the best player, surely you’re going to have some effect on the game’s outcome.
Larry Brown
Donald Trump, who surely has lots of high-stakes issues on which to focus, is consumed with the appearance of women.
Faith Salie
People say, ‘Surely there’s the right reasons for going to war?’ And my perspective is, ‘Surely there’s a better way of asking that question?’
Russell Crowe
Surely, serious problems can’t be solved just by talking about them.
Nigel Short
If you have children and want to give your future self a present, record their laughter as toddlers. When they’re older and away from you, you might find that clip in the middle of the day, and it will transport you as surely as if you had a time machine.
John Dickerson
Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
Consciousness surely does not depend on language. Babies, many animals, and patients robbed of speech by brain damage are not insensate robots; they have reactions like ours that indicate that someone’s home.
Steven Pinker
I do not hear any plan for sheltering Canadians from the next global financial crisis, which is coming for all of us as surely as arthritis is stalking the boomers.
Neil Macdonald
I am always shocked that there are still a handful of defenders of the dubious practice of abstinence, surely the worst idea since chocolate-covered ants.
Dick Cavett
Aging is an inevitable process. I surely wouldn’t want to grow younger. The older you become, the more you know; your bank account of knowledge is much richer.
William Holden
I am a night owl. I always have been… and I’d like to think I always will be, although surely having children will put a stop to my nightly affairs with myself.
Rachel Nichols
Life and families and babies are all joyous gifts. But if we do not begin to truly account for our numbers, we will surely create an ecological crisis that will only lead to anguish and despair.
Jason Alexander
I’ve had people ask me whether I’m concerned about wearing makeup into a match, for example. One year, an on-court commentator asked one of the girls to twirl after the match. Surely, he’s not going to go up to a man to ask, ‘Can you do a spin for us?’
Madison Keys
The World Trade Organization is an organization that defends trade interests. I think the problem is less that they exist. The problem is that internationally we’ve only got an organization that protects trade interests. Surely we need some kind of counterweight to protect human rights and the environment, too.
Noreena Hertz
Once in a century a man may be ruined or made insufferable by praise. But surely once in a minute something generous dies for want of it.
John Masefield
I don’t say we should have performed miracles, but surely there ought to have been a difference between the apartheid regime and governance of the ANC after 17 years.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
The liberals will surely argue that every person has the right to fall in love with no regard to religion, creed or gender, but I am not that liberal.
Yair Lapid
If there’s ever a place where you can’t argue that you can put the facts over here and the text over there and see if they fit, it is surely in anthropology.
Clifford Geertz
After two rounds of chemo, I’ve started to notice, slowly, but surely, my hair has started to appear more regularly in my shower drain, sink drain, pillowcase and comb.
Amy Robach
Is it the factitious and the conventional that most surely succeed on earth and in the course of life?
Paul Cezanne
I make a lot of money. I can take a pay cut. All my friends are taking pay cuts that are in the unions, that are – that are farming in Alabama or whatever it is. I can surely take a pay cut, too, not cutting down my show or – or the people that work for me, I can take a pay cut.
Kid Rock
While learning to code may have once been an arduous or

While learning to code may have once been an arduous or expensive process, the college dropouts who developed Codecademy have democratized coding as surely as Gutenberg democratized text. Anyone can go to Codecademy and start learning and creating code through their simple, fun, interactive window, for free.
Douglas Rushkoff
In the time we have it is surely our duty to do all the good we can to all the people we can in all the ways we can.
William Barclay
Vinyl is democratic, as surely as the iPod is fascist. Vinyl is representational: It has a face. Two faces, in fact, to represent the dualism of human nature. Vinyl occupies physical space honestly, proud as a fat woman dancing.
Adam Mansbach
Wolves paid £30m for me, and if they sell me it’ll surely be for more.
Raul Jimenez
The efforts you make will surely be rewarded. If not, then you are simply not ready to call them efforts.
Sadaharu Oh
If a composer is to reach his audience emotionally – and surely that’s what theatre music is all about – he must reach the people through sounds they can relate to.
Richard Rodgers
Birtherism surely increased Americans’ distrust of politics, though in ways that are hard to pin down. By contrast, when anti-vaxxers persuade parents not to vaccinate children, the result can be sickness and even death.
Anne Applebaum
It is surely a great calamity for a human being to have no obsessions.
Robert Bly
Priests, ministers and rabbis are asking where the children are going. Slowly but surely, they’re seeing that people are hungry for something beyond the doctrine. It isn’t that they don’t want religious truth. But they want the mystical core, the heart of the religious truth.
Marianne Williamson
Surely the principles of Christianity lead to action as well as meditation.
William Wilberforce
Full surely there is a blessedness beyond the grave for those who have already entered on it here, and in no other form than that wherein they know it here, at any moment.
Johann Gottlieb Fichte
These rules may seem simple enough, but it will require great morale and physical courage to adhere to them. But if carried out in the strict sense of the word it will surely lead to a greater success than could otherwise be attained.
Major Taylor
Surely, we’ve got a way that we can tinker with this system that shuttles our children from decrepit, underfunded schools to brand-new high-tech prisons.
Michelle Alexander
The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
Bertrand Russell
You could say slowly but surely, the world is changing in a good way – equality in all forms is more and more part of the global conversation, and people are celebrating diversity and individuality.
Edward Enninful
If we can spend over $3 trillion on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, surely we can find the money to meet the long-term needs of our people.
Jan Schakowsky
To be totally sincere, I’d surely be a better actor today if I hadn’t played Columbo all these years.
Peter Falk
Banks are slowly but surely lending again, and never again will taxpayers foot the bill for Wall Street’s excesses. In case we forgot, that was the change we believed in. That was the change we fought for. That was the change President Obama delivered.
Rahm Emanuel
Surely everyone can agree that immigration should be controlled.
Steve Hilton
One of the reasons, surely, why women have been credited with less perfect veracity than men is that the burden of conventional falsehood falls chiefly on them.
Katharine Elizabeth Fullerton Gerould
Does there, I wonder, exist a being who has read all, or approximately all, that the person of average culture is supposed to have read, and that not to have read is a social sin? If such a being does exist, surely he is an old, a very old man.
Arnold Bennett
In truth, opinion may be taken for understanding; understanding cannot be taken for opinion. How so? Surely because opinion may be deceived; understanding cannot be. If it could, it would not be understanding but opinion. For true understanding has not only certain truth, but the knowledge of truth.
Saint Bernard
While religious tolerance is surely better than religious war, tolerance is not without its liabilities. Our fear of provoking religious hatred has rendered us incapable of criticizing ideas that are now patently absurd and increasingly maladaptive.
Sam Harris
If proud Americans can be who they are and boldly stand at the altar with who they love then surely, surely we can give everyone in this country a fair chance at that great American Dream.
Michelle Obama
Myself and The Beatles thought surely there was a way through our fame and success to bring something to our generation to help chill the future out.
I would be upset if I was on the ‘worst dressed’. It would make me think, ‘Surely I haven’t done anything that horrific – have I?’
Louise Nurding
Black America surely faces an existential crisis, but not the one imagined in the condescending news media – of somehow getting non-black America to be more just and generous. The truth is, we’ve already been through that, and there is nothing left to do. We’re out of ‘affirmative actions’ of all kinds.
James Howard Kunstler
I don’t know much about football. I know what a goal is, which is surely the main thing about football.
Victoria Beckham
A poor worker is taxed heavily to receive his own money back with a modest supplement. Surely it would be more efficient just to pay the supplement and take him out of direct tax altogether.
Jacob Rees-Mogg
But surely no company is going to launch an advertising campaign if it thinks it will lose money; therefore, by definition, any social justice-orientated marketing is driven primarily by money, not advancing the cause of human progress.
Owen Jones
I see that already in this present world I am exalted above measure by the Lord. And I was not worthy nor such a one as that he should grant this to me, since I know most surely that poverty and affliction become me better than delights and riches.
Saint Patrick
The Bhojpuri industry in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh has ma

The Bhojpuri industry in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh has made me a star. At the same time, I’ve also given the Bhojpuri industry a new lease of life. Surely, I need to be respected.
Ravi Kishan
If you could say of any one individual that the court as an institution is the length and shadow of that individual, surely it would be John Marshall.
William Rehnquist
I will surely pen my autobiography.
Adnan Sami
Well, Mr. Speaker, if so many of these Iraqis are ready to come up and to provide the security, the police work in the country, then surely there should be no problem with putting American forces into the background instead of having them up front.
Marty Meehan
In the material sciences these are and have been, and are most surely likely to continue to be heroic days.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Surely it was the best decision of my career to sign for Juventus.
Andrea Pirlo
There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there will be nothing else to do, and nothing else to pursue. Live being true to the single purpose of the moment.
Yamamoto Tsunetomo
If we value what we’ve inherited for free – from other women – surely it’s right morally and ethically for us to wake up and say, ‘I’m a feminist. ‘
Annie Lennox
It is surely easier to confess a murder over a cup of coffee than in front of a jury.
Friedrich Durrenmatt
For one reason or another, the good God has left me on this planet; surely, I will not sit around and not do what I do naturally.
Gary Rossington
Institutions are imperfect. Governments surely are. People are.
Chuck Hagel
Anything that’s good and has a certain amount of quality, slowly but surely, it will be accepted.
Vikrant Massey
In future I will surely look forward to doing Hollywood projects.
Payal Rohatgi