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SPORT
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Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.
      - Dave Barry

He learn'd the arts of riding, fencing, gunnery,
  And how to scale a fortress or--a nunnery.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

In the field of sports you are more or less accepted for what you do rather than what you are.
      - Althea Gibson

By sports like these are all their cares beguil'd,
  The sports of children satisfy the child.
      - Oliver Goldsmith, The Traveller (l. 153)

It's a poore sport that's not worth the candle.
  [It is a poor sport that is not worth the candle.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

The shame is not in having sported, but in not having broken off the sport.
  [Lat., Nec luisse pudet, sed non incidere ludum.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus),
        Epistles (I, 14, 36)

We are inclined to think that if we watch a football game or a baseball game, we have taken part in it.
      - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

When I play with my cat, who knows whether I do not make her more sport, than she makes me?
      - Michel Eyquem de Montaigne,
        Apology for Raimond de Sebonde

Felix thought, that the sport wasn't a sport at all. It was just life speeded up.
      - Joyce Carol Oates, You Must Remember This

Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.
      - George Orwell (pseudonym of Eric Blair)

I bear to the wisdom of Sir Philip Sidney, who said that next to hunting he liked hawking worst. However, though he may have fallen into as hyperbolical an extreme, yet who can put too great a scorn upon their folly, that, to bring home a rascal deer, or a few rotten conies, submit their lives to the will or passion of such as may take them under a penalty no less slight than there is discretion shown in exposing them.
      - Francis Osborne (Osborn)

When money comes in at the gate, sport flies out at the window.
      - Theodore Roosevelt

It is the first that ever I heard breaking of ribs was sport for ladies.
      - William Shakespeare

'Tis the sport to have the engineer
  Hoist with his own petar.
      - William Shakespeare

Thick around
  Thunders the sport of those, who with the gun
    And dog, impatient bounding at the shot,
      Worse than the season desolate the fields.
      - James Thomson (1)


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