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 them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind.
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.
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.
Writing is so much about rhythm. If you’ve got another rhythm in the room, it spoils the rhythm of the words.
I don’t like to get too specific about lyrics. It places limitations on them, and spoils the listeners’ interpretation.
No nation now sets forth to despoil another upon the avowed ground that it desires the spoils.
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.
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.
To the victors belong the spoils.
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.
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.
Let’s be honest: nothing spoils ‘The Walking Dead’ quite like watching ‘The Walking Dead.’
Titles are spoils of war.
Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better.
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.
If the rain spoils our picnic, but saves a farmer’s crop, who are we to say it shouldn’t rain?
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.
Wit – the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
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.
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.
If kept dry, a chocolate with a high cacao content, I’ve discovered, rarely spoils.
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.
The victor belongs to the spoils.
I’ll admit, I like to be the aunt who spoils my nephews rotten.
I believe celebrity spoils people – some worse than others.
I am more of the disciplinarian and the bad cop at home. Since Mahesh spoils our son, I have to balance it out.
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.
No praying, it spoils business.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Writing of that caliber spoils you for any other kind of writing for awhile. But that’s probably good.
The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.
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.
Poetry is so vital to us until school spoils it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I think that money spoils most things, once it becomes the primary motivating force.