Top 44 Spoils Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Spoils Quotes from famous people such as W. Somerset Maugham, Will Rogers, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Viv Albertine, David Gilmour, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

The common idea that success spoils people by making th

The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind.
W. Somerset Maugham
The more that learn to read the less learn how to make a living. That’s one thing about a little education. It spoils you for actual work. The more you know the more you think somebody owes you a living.
Will Rogers
The black masses must demand and refuse to accept nothing less than that proportionate percentage of the political spoils such as jobs, elective offices and appointments… They must reject the shameful racial tokenism that characterizes the political life of America today.
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
Writing is so much about rhythm. If you’ve got another rhythm in the room, it spoils the rhythm of the words.
Viv Albertine
I don’t like to get too specific about lyrics. It places limitations on them, and spoils the listeners’ interpretation.
David Gilmour
No nation now sets forth to despoil another upon the avowed ground that it desires the spoils.
Elihu Root
I have a love-hate relationship with Twitter. There are moments I feel like 99 percent of the people who write stuff are the sweetest people, and then one crazy guy or girl spoils the whole thing.
Carice van Houten
Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
Louisa May Alcott
To the victors belong the spoils.
Andrew Jackson
A herd of prairie-wolves will enter a field of melons and quarrel about the division of the spoils as fiercely and noisily as so many politicians.
William Cullen Bryant
Historically, art has always had a market. When one medieval fiefdom defeated another they would drag back its jewels, gold, tapestries and art objects as the spoils of war. Art equaled power, riches and culture.
Arne Glimcher
Let’s be honest: nothing spoils ‘The Walking Dead’ quite like watching ‘The Walking Dead.’
David Harsanyi
Titles are spoils of war.
Josh Barnett
Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better.
George Santayana
You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
Louisa May Alcott
If the rain spoils our picnic, but saves a farmer’s crop, who are we to say it shouldn’t rain?
Tom Barrett
A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice; a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself.
Baltasar Gracian
Wit – the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
Ambrose Bierce
Family is paramount, I am the baby of the family, I get looked after, everyone spoils me and I couldn’t live without them. They are my life, and they keep me grounded. If I get out of line, my mum will tell me off.
James DeGale
The last dog I had was an Irish wolfhound – now that is a dog. Rather spoils a person for a lesser canine, that is, anything under a hundredweight.
Laurie R. King
If kept dry, a chocolate with a high cacao content, I’ve discovered, rarely spoils.
Bill Buford
Google is the enemy. I would tell that to anyone who enjoys any TV show like ‘Game of Thrones’ to avoid it; it spoils so many storylines.
Richard Madden
The victor belongs to the spoils.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
I’ll admit, I like to be the aunt who spoils my nephews rotten.
Natalya Neidhart
I believe celebrity spoils people – some worse than others.
Phil Donahue
I am more of the disciplinarian and the bad cop at home. Since Mahesh spoils our son, I have to balance it out.
Namrata Shirodkar
The whole idea of having a free trade area when you have gyrating exchange rates doesn’t make sense at all. It just spoils the effect of any kind of free trade agreement.
Robert Mundell
No praying, it spoils business.
Thomas Otway
I live with fellow speed skaters and National Team members Heather Richardson, Sugar Todd and Mitch Whitmore, and Sugar lives up to her name. She spoils our household with baked goods, and not just at Christmastime.
Brittany Bowe
Jindal’s record in Louisiana is controversial, in part because, in a state which has historically favored patronage culture and a bureaucracy that offered uninterrupted employment for those who backed the right horse, he aimed to destroy the old spoils system.
Ben Domenech
During the post-Soviet anarchy and the rush for the spoils of war, Hekmatyar spent most of his time between 1992 and 1996 raining rockets and artillery shells on the people of Kabul, leaving the city a smoking tomb of as many as 50,000 corpses.
Terry Glavin
There's very little you can do these days about having

There’s very little you can do these days about having any impact at a launch for a record unless you keep it very secret, because communications are so immediate, and YouTube and everything else kind of spoils the party.
Ian Gillan
All right-wing antigovernment rage in America bears a racial component, because liberalism is understood, consciously or unconsciously, as the ideology that steals from hard-working, taxpaying whites and gives the spoils to indolent, grasping blacks.
Rick Perlstein
We oppose a system that generates huge wealth through astonishing innovation but is fatally unable to distribute fairly and provide universal access to its spoils.
Gail Bradbrook
Perfectionism kills art. I find that if I criticise myself, it spoils the fun. You can get paralysed by analysis – it takes all the playfulness away.
Geri Halliwell
Writing of that caliber spoils you for any other kind of writing for awhile. But that’s probably good.
Mercedes Ruehl
The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.
William Shakespeare
Every character I approach, from ‘Forrest Gump’ all the way up to ‘The Spoils Before Dying,’ has a different set of requirements and always fascinates me.
Haley Joel Osment
Poetry is so vital to us until school spoils it.
Russell Baker
While professional basketball, football, and baseball players make millions and their salaries represent well over 50% of the billions generated by those sports, the spoils of boxing don’t often make it to the boxers.
Tahl Raz
I think it’s bad to talk about one’s present work, for it spoils something at the root of the creative act. It discharges the tension.
Norman Mailer
After Fergie and Prince Andrew honeymooned at Le Touessrok in Mauritius, Bobby, my late husband, and I were first to stay in their suite. We enjoyed the benefits – all the spoils and the special luxuries. We practically had our own private beach, and it was most romantic.
Cilla Black
Yes, the car is still useful – for a few people it’s essential. It would make a good servant. But it has become our master, and it spoils everything it touches.
George Monbiot
I think that money spoils most things, once it becomes the primary motivating force.
John Cleese