His own image; no longer a dark, gray bird, ugly and disagreeable to look at, but a graceful and beautiful swan. To be born in a duck's nest, in a farmyard, is of no consequence to a bird, if it is hatched from a swan's egg.
There is much to be said for exotic marriages. If your husband is a bore, it takes years longer to discover.Saul Bellow
If the individual isno longer to be sovereign, if the police can pick him up whenever they do not like the cut of his jib?we enter a new regime.(George) Norman Douglas
Ich bin so weit, dass ich Gewissheit gar nicht haben will. I have reached the stage where I no longer wish to have certainty.Franz Kafka
I was called by my sovereign and by the voice of the peopletoassist the State when othershad abdicated the service of it.That being so, no one can be surprisedthat I will go on no longer, since my advice is not taken. Being responsible, I will directand will be responsible for nothing that I do not direct.William Pitt the Elder
The energies of our system will decay; the glory of the sun will be dimmed, and the earth, tideless and inert, will no longer tolerate the race which has for a moment disturbed its solitude. Man will go down into the pit and all his thoughts will perish.arthur balfour
We can be the generation that no longer accepts that an accident of latitude determines whether a child lives or dies. But will we be that generation?bono
Land has lost its original strategic value; military forces are no longer employed primarily to conquer land, but to ensure stable economic, energy and information flows, which constitute the true resources, along with the natural resources. Alongside military hard power, international organization are increasing attempts to use soft power, at regional level, to solve environmental problems that do not pose short-term problems, but which can generate conflicts in the medium-to-long term, such as water-related problems or desertification.corrado maria daclon
No author, I think, is deserving of much censure for vanity if, taking down one of his ten-year-old books, he exclaims: "Great heavens, did I write as well as that then?" for the implication always is that one does not write any longer so well and few are so envious as to censure the complacencies of an extinct volcano.ford madox ford
There will no longer be need for spheres of influence, for alliances, for balance of power, or any other of the separate alliances through which in the unhappy past the nations strove to safeguard their security or promote their interest.cordell hull
Perl is another example of filling a tiny, short-term need, and then being a real problem in the longer term. Basically, a lot of the problems that computing has had in the last 25 years comes from systems where the designers were trying to fix some short-term thing and didn’t think about whether the idea would scale if it were adopted. There should be a half-life on software so old software just melts away over 10 or 15 years.alan kay
Love is like a teacup that every day falls to the ground and breaks to pieces. In the morning the pieces are gathered and with a little moisture and a little warmth, the pieces are glued together, and again there is a little teacup. He who is in love spends life fearing that the terrible day will come when the teacup is so broken that it can no longer mended.subcomandante marcos
It's getting so people no longer count the silverware when I come to dinner.wilson mizner
It was just a moment, and I saw myself. Then I no longer could say what I was.fernando pessoa
Those old credulities, to Nature dear, Shall they no longer bloom upon the stock Of history?william wordsworth
When evil-doing comes like falling rain, nobody calls out "stop!" When crimes begin to pile up they become invisible. When sufferings become unendurable the cries are no longer heard. The cries, too, fall like rain in summer.bertolt brecht
.. art and life are no longer separate domains.. ..The word ‘art’ no longer has anything to say to us. In place of that, we (= De Stijl) insist upon the construction of our surroundings according to creative laws, deriving from a fixed principle. (on integration of art in life, 1918)theo van doesburg
And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.william ford gibson
The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.henry kissinger
The first step in the direction of a world rule of law is the recognition that peace no longer is an unobtainable ideal but a necessary condition of continued human existence. But to take even this step we must return to a calm and responsible frame of mind in which we can face the long patient tasks ahead.Margaret Mead
Sex is difficult; yes. But those tasks that have been entrusted to us are difficult; almost everything serious is difficult; and everything is serious. If you just recognize this and manage, out of yourself, out of your own talent and nature, out of your own experience and childhood and strength, to achieve a wholly individual relation to sex (one that is not influenced by convention and custom), then you will no longer have to be afraid of losing yourself and becoming unworthy of your dearest possession.Rainer Maria Rilke
Tempests may shake our dwellings and dissipate our commerce, but they scourge before them the lazy elements, which otherwise would stagnate into pestilence. Be thy best thoughts to work divine addressed; Do something, do it soon with all thy might; An angel's wing would droop if long at rest, And God Himself inactive were no longer blessed.
[W]hen anti-Semitism is everywhere, it is nowhere. And when every anti-Zionist is an anti-Semite, we no longer know how to recognize the real thing--the concept of anti-Semitism loses its significance.
Rhime being no necessary Adjunct or true Ornament of Poem or good Verse, in longer Works especially, but the Invention of a barbarous Age, to set off wretched matter and lame Meeter…the troublesom and modern bondage of Rimeingjohn milton
Today, nearly all biologists acknowledge that evolution is a fact. The term theory is no longer appropriate except when referring to the various models that attempt to explain how life evolves...
I will no longer serve. This is the end. For both of us.
Probable that I am now better than most people and as good as I ever shall be at this game, and can therefore get to know anyone I wish, provided I am not physically repellent. And perhaps this is why personal relationships no longer seem to me a serious branch of study.
How long will I love you? As long as stars are above you, and longer if I mayellie Goulding
Sound is ephemeral, fleeting, but some sort of a physical manifestation can help you hold on to it longer in time . I'm sure of this; I've always thought the sound that you make is just the tip of the iceberg , like the person that you see physically is just the tip of the iceberg as well.