Performance quotes & sayings

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Gallows: A stage for the performance of miracle plays, in which the leading actor is translated to heaven. (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce


Just as the performance of the vilest and most wicked deeds requires spirit and talent, so even the greatest demand a certain insensitivity which under other circumstances we would call stupidity. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg


An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises. - Mae West


All lovers swear more performance than they are able, and yet reserve an ability that they never perform; vowing more than the perfection of ten, and discharging less than the tenth part of one. - William Shakespeare


An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise. - William Dean Howells


There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time. - Malcolm X


If a man or woman is born ten years sooner or later, their whole aspect and performance shall be different. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Intention: The mind's sense of the prevalence of one set of influences over another set; an effect whose cause is the imminence, immediate or remote, of the performance of an involuntary act. (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce


There is no strong performance without a little fanaticism in the performer. - Ralph Waldo Emerson