Joseph Addison, Spectator, No. 215.
He was not merelya chip off the old block, but the old block itself.Edmund Burke
A war minister is able to force the adoption of any measure desired by the Camp or to block any measure that meets his disapproval.sadao araki
A hero is a goddam stupid thing to have in the first place and a general block to anything you might wanta accomplish on your own.lester bangs
Through the lens of the Jock/Nerd Theory of History, the welfare state doesn’t look like a serious effort to "equalize outcomes." It looks more like a serious effort to block the "revenge of the nerds"—to keep them from using their financial success to unseat the jocks on every dimension of social status.bryan caplan
He had writer's block once. It was the worst ten minutes of his life.harlan ellison
When a new building block is discovered, the result is usually a range of innovations.john henry holland
Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.frank zappa
Such grief might make the mountain stoop, reverse the waters where they flow, but cannot burst these ponderous bolts that block us from the prison cells crowded with mortal woe...anna akhmatova
I hope your committee will not permit doubts as to constitutionality, however reasonable, to block the suggested legislation.franklin delano roosevelt
The man who has graduated from the flogging block at Eton to the bench from which he sentences the garrotter to be flogged is the same social product as the garrotter who has been kicked by his father and cuffed by his mother until he has grown strong enough to throttle and rob the rich citizen whose money he desires.George Bernard Shaw
The only truly secure system is one that is powered off, cast in a block of concrete and sealed in a lead-lined room with armed guards - and even then I have my doubts.gene spafford
After September 11th, we were told that money was the lifeblood of terrorists, and that we should do everything possible to block their access to financial resources...Today we are hearing a far different message: Bank of America, it’s everywhere terrorists want to be.tom tancredo
Your father used to come home to my mother, and why may not I be a chippe of the same block out of which you two were cutte?
The spoon came alive with spoon-ness and the ball with ball-ness and the block with block-ness, and the girl laughed.
Rather let my head Stoop to the block than these knees bow to any Save to the God of heaven and to my king.william shakespeare
Wikileaks' silencing was sought by antidemocratic governments worldwide - including China, whose censors work mightily to block all access to the site. Wikileaks' plug was pulled, ironically, (not in China) but by a federal judge in San Francisco.
"Archie's been living off the fat of the land. I'm here to give him his pension plan. When you come to the fight don't block the door. 'Cause you'll all go home after round four."
Janus am I; oldest of potentates! Forward I look and backward and below I count as god of avenues and gates The years that through my portals come and go. I block the roads and drift the fields with snow, I chase the wild-fowl from the frozen fen; My frosts congeal the rivers in their flow, My fires light up the hearths and hearts of men.
Instead of looking on discussion as a stumbling block in the way of action, we think it an indispensable preliminary to any wise action at all.
The spoon came alive with spoon-ness and the ball with ball-ness and the block with block-ness, and the girl laughed. Even the puppy seemed to study the objects.
I have had no real gratification or enjoyment of any sort more than my neighbour on the next block who is worth only half a million.
He was not merely a chip of the old block, but the old block itself.Edmund Burke
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