Top 71 Ladder Quotes

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“Trailer home borrowers, mostly near the bottom of the economic ladder, often default on their loans.”

― Alex Berenson

“You cannot push any one up a ladder unless he be willing to climb a little himself.”

― Andrew Carnegie

“Standing athwart ineffective, feel-good legislation shouting, ‘Stop!’ is seen as a betrayal of those struggling to get their footing on the lowest rung of the economic ladder. Yet raising the minimum wage hacks the lowest rungs off the ladder altogether. But economic logic doesn’t wash with liberals who are intent on inflaming class warfare.”

― Angela McGlowan

“The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.”

― Ayn Rand

“There’s this idea that at the lowest rungs of the social ladder in an African family is a childless woman – and the lowest rung of all is a motherless child.”

― Ayobami Adebayo

“If I were to have a match with Lita, I would make that a championship ladder match.”

― Bayley

“I don’t believe in that kind of pragmatic career ladder stuff.”

― Ben Barnes

“You don’t know a ladder has splinters until you slide down it.”

― Bum Phillips

“Education was the motor that allowed me to make my way up the ladder.”

― Chieh Huang

“Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.”

― Clare Boothe Luce

“When you are going up the corporate ladder or the government ladder, you have to take some risk.”

― Condoleezza Rice

“With ladder matches, you can’t expect anything other than craziness.”

― Daniel Bryan

“I describe my career path as a zigzag, not a ladder.”

― Denise Morrison

“I was only 8 years old on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong, 38-year-old commander of ‘Apollo 11,’ descended the cramped lunar module Eagle’s ladder with hefty backpack and bulky spacesuit to become the first human on the moon.”

― Douglas Brinkley

“Education is not only a ladder of opportunity, but it is also an investment in our future.”

― Ed Markey

“I got put through a ladder by Jeff Hardy at WrestleMania 23, had bruises from the ladder rungs across my back, but I was back the next night. I did the hardcore match with Mick Foley at WrestleMania 22, went through a flaming table, and had thumbtacks in my back, but I was out there the next night. That mentality does get ingrained in you.”

― Edge

“I was one of the innovators of the TLC Match; some would arguably say that I am the master of the Ladder Match.”

― Edge

“A poet is a man who puts up a ladder to a star and climbs it while playing a violin.”

― Edmond de Goncourt

“Workers in decent jobs view the economy as unjust if they or their children have virtually no chance of climbing to a higher rung in the socioeconomic ladder.”

― Edmund Phelps

“Unemployment rates tend to rise and fall in roughly equal proportion at all rungs of the ladder, and that happened between 1973 and 1985.”

― Edmund Phelps

“The poor pay more, and that’s one of the reasons people get trapped at the bottom of the economic ladder.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“As we ascend the social ladder, viciousness wears a thicker mask.”

― Erich Fromm

“The mathematician has reached the highest rung on the ladder of human thought.”

― Havelock Ellis

“I don’t know if anybody has moved up the ladder more quickly than I have.”

― J. C. Watts

“Working 40 hours a week used to mean a minimum standard of living and a foothold on the first rung of the economic ladder to the middle class.”

― Jackie Speier

“The more flesh you show, the higher up the ladder you go.”

― Jerry Hall

“Initially, it was about kids at the bottom rung of the social ladder, due to their looks and their class background. But they’re also outsiders in terms of their peer group.”

― Jim McKay

“You get spoiled as a novelist because you get to be the director and the editor, and you play all the parts, but as a screenwriter, you are a bit down the ladder.”

― Jo Nesbo

“I care so much less, now, about going up the ladder; if I cared about the ladder I would be doing it all very wrong.”

― Joely Richardson

“Man has climbed up from some lower animal form, but he has, as it were, pulled the ladder up after him.”

― John Burroughs

“The charge frequently leveled against poetry – that it is difficult, obscure, hermetic and whatnot – indicates not the state of poetry but, frankly, the rung of the evolutionary ladder on which society is stuck.”

― Joseph Brodsky

“Now I’m this far up the ladder and I’ve got so much farther to go with what I want to achieve with it.”

― Karl Urban

“I main-evented a sold-out Budokan Arena show; I participated in the first-ever ladder match in NJPW, made the transition from junior to heavyweight, and earned a G1 win with a series full of performances that I’m personally very proud of.”

― Kenny Omega

“I don’t know how well it can go when you get thrown off a 20-foot ladder.”

― Kevin Owens

“I suppose, unconsciously, I used all my wives to further my journey up the ladder.”

― Laurence Olivier

“If the composer withholds more than we anticipate, we experience a delicious falling sensation; we feel we have been torn from a stable point on the musical ladder and thrust into the void.”

― Levi Strauss

“Being popular with an audience is a very rickety ladder to be on.”

― Louis C. K.

“The further you get up the corporate ladder, the farther you get from the actual filmmaking process.”

― Marc Platt

“A woman who wants to go places needs to bring her own ladder.”

― Margrethe Vestager

“There is no greater ladder into the middle class than education.”

― Martin O’Malley

“It is amazing that, whenever a ladder match is announced, people automatically think of the Hardys.”

― Matt Hardy

“If I have to climb to heaven on a ladder, I shall decline the invitation.”

― Mercedes McCambridge

“One thing I would like to see is a stronger ladder series for up-and-coming American drivers.”

― Michael Andretti

“The middle-class ladder has rungs that no longer exist for many trying to climb higher. Instead, for too many, in too many places, their chore is simply trying to hang on.”

― Mike Barnicle

“You might need a little more nuance in personal relationships. Climbing the work ladder is different from climbing the social ladder.”

― Miriam Shor

“As Republicans, our first concern is for those waiting tonight to begin or resume the climb up life’s ladder.”

― Mitch Daniels

“The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.”

― Napoleon Hill

“As awkward as it is to manoeuvre a ladder around the squared circle, there is an incredible art to ‘excellently executing’ a ladder match.”

― Natalya Neidhart

“I’m not trying to climb a ladder – I’m casting a bit of a net.”

― Neil Patrick Harris

“Every author really wants to have letters printed in the papers. Unable to make the grade, he drops down a rung of the ladder and writes novels.”

― P. G. Wodehouse

“As long as I can keep pushing on and climbing the ladder, then that’s good.”

― Patrick Bamford

“For the most ambitious young people, the corporate ladder is obsolete.”

― Paul Graham

“Mistakes are merely steps up the ladder.”

― Paul J. Meyer

“Maths is like a ladder – if you miss the first few rungs, you can’t jump up, so start with the basics.”

― Rachel Riley

“There was one time I wrestled Eddie Guerrero in a ladder match for the custody of my son.”

― Rey Mysterio

“Some people are at the top of the ladder, some are in the middle, still more are at the bottom, and a whole lot more don’t even know there is a ladder.”

― Robert H. Schuller

“I don’t like being told what to do and kissing you-know-what to get up the corporate ladder.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“We pride ourselves as being top, really, on the African ladder… We feel that we have actually been advancing rather than going backwards.”

― Robert Mugabe

“We make ourselves a ladder out of our vices if we trample the vices themselves underfoot.”

― Saint Augustine

“We make a ladder for ourselves of our vices, if we trample those same vices underfoot.”

― Saint Augustine

“I come from the bottom of the ladder. I’m from Norwich. Not many people seem to know about it.”

― Sam Claflin

“My failed corporate career became the fodder for the ‘Dilbert’ comic. Once it became clear I would not be climbing any higher on the corporate ladder, it freed me to mock managers without worrying that it would stall my career. Most failures create some sort of unplanned freedom. I took full advantage of mine.”

― Scott Adams

“I don’t even like walking up a ladder; I’m petrified of heights.”

― Simon Fowler

“In this business, you’re either Brad Pitt right away, or you’re already going down the ladder.”

― Skeet Ulrich

“Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.”

― Stephen Covey

“We need to conceptualize; we need to articulate conservative domestic policy with a laser focus on opportunity, on easing the means of ascent up the economic ladder.”

― Ted Cruz

“What I have been talking about for many years is opportunity conservatism, that every policy should focus like a laser on easing the means of ascent up the economic ladder.”

― Ted Cruz

“You have to give kids from ordinary families a ladder. You have to show them there’s a way out.”

― Tony Parsons

“I’ve always had this in some ways pessimistic and in some ways realistic idea that I’m the lowest rung on the ladder.”

― Virgil Abloh

“The first story I ever sold was to ‘Argosy’ magazine, which no longer exists. That issue also contained work by several other more celebrated writers, like Ray Bradbury – so I felt I had at least one toe on the ladder.”

― Wilbur Smith

“You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.”

― Zig Ziglar
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