These, in the day when heaven was falling, The hour when earth's foundations fled, Followed their mercenary calling And took their wages and are dead.A(lfred) E(dward) Housman
His name was George F. Babbitt. He was forty-six years old now, in April,1920, and he made nothing in particular, neither butter nor shoes nor poetry, but he was nimble in the calling of selling houses for more than people could afford to pay.(Harry) Sinclair Lewis
Presently we discovered two or three villages, and the people all came down to the shore, calling out to us, and giving thanks to God.… An old man came on board my boat; the others, both men and women cried with loud voices: "Come and see the men who have come from the sky. Bring them victuals and drink."christopher columbus
So wrote Pater, calling an art-for-art's sake muezzin to the faithful from the topmost turret of the ivory tower.cyril connolly
I am going to stop calling you a white man and I'm going to ask you to stop calling me a black man.morgan freeman
Unhappily, to borrow the words of Ganganelli, a large majority of mankind are "mere abortions": calling themselves rational and intelligent beings, they act as if they had neither brains nor conscience, and as if there were no God, no accountability, no heaven, no hell, no eternity.william lloyd garrison
There are four classes of Idols which beset men's minds. To these for distinction's sake I have assigned names calling the first class, Idols of the Tribe:;; the second, Idols of the Cave; the third, Idols of the Market-Place; the fourth, Idols of the Theater.Francis Bacon, in Novum Organum (The New Organon) (1620), Book I, Aphorism 39
I don't blame the average seventeen-year-old punk-rock kid for calling me a sellout. I understand that. And maybe when they grow up a little bit, they'll realize there's more things to life than living out your rock & roll identity so righteously.Kurt Cobain, in Popular music, gender, and postmodernism, p.94
A free man must be able to endure it when his fellow men act and live otherwise than he considers proper. He must free himself from the habit, just as soon as something does not please him, of calling for the police.ludwig von mises
If one takes pleasure in calling the gold standard a "barbarous relic," one cannot object to the application of the same term to every historically determined institution. Then the fact that the British speak English — and not Danish, German, or French — is a barbarous relic too, and every Briton who opposes the substitution of Esperanto for English is no less dogmatic and orthodox than those who do not wax rapturous about the plans for a managed currency.ludwig von mises
Whether he is championing equal pay, advocating for women's reproductive rights or calling for the creation of a domestic violence task force, women in this community, and throughout New York State, can trust Jose Peralta to do what is right. I proudly endorse Jose for the State Senate.jose peralta
Charisma is a sign of the calling. Saints and pilgrims are defiantly moved by it.b. w. powe
Kurt Student was a German professional soldier, typical of the best of his kind, totally devoted to his calling and to his country, though by no means in full sympathy with Nazi leadership.kurt student
The very voices of the night, sounding like the moan of the tempest, may turn out to be the disguised yet tender voices of God, calling away from all earthly footsteps, to mount with greater singleness of eye and ardor of aim the alone ladder of safety and peace upward, onward, heavenward, homeward.John Rose Macduff, p. 431 (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
I was so lost back then, But with a little help from my friends I found a light in the tunnel at the end. Now you're calling me up on the phone, So you can have a little whine and a moan. And it's only because you're feeling alone.lily allen
They [Republicans] say, 'You're too conservative.' Was Thomas Jefferson too conservative? I'm tired of some people calling me wacky.sharron angle
Thou hast thy calling to some palace-floor, Most gracious singer of high poems! where The dancers will break footing, from the care Of watching up thy pregnant lips for more.elizabeth barrett browning
Now listen, you queer, stop calling me a crypto-Nazi, or I'll sock you in your goddamn face and you'll stay plastered.buckley, william f., jr.
It would be hard to find a single example in history in which a group that cast more than 50 percent of the vote got away with calling itself the victim... Women are the only 'oppressed' group to share the same parents as the 'oppressor'; to be born into the middle class and upper class as frequently as the 'oppressor'; to own more of the culture's luxury items than the 'oppressor'...warren farrell
What is an artist? A provincial who finds himself somewhere between a physical reality and a metaphysical one... It’s this in-between that I’m calling a province, this frontier country between the tangible world and the intangible one which is really the realm of the artist.Federico Fellini
God's calling requires action. When God calls you, he calls collect ... you better be willing to accept the charges of your calling.steve maraboli
I once spoke to a human geneticist who declared that the notion of intelligence was quite meaningless, so I tried calling him un intelligent. He was annoyed, and it did not appease him when I went on to ask how he came to attach such a clear meaning to the notion of lack of intelligence. We never spoke again.peter medawar
He held to the idea that the Jewish people, so often victims of injustice and persecution, should have a state where they could be independent and free. Think good or ill of Arik Sharon, agree or disagree with him, but that calling - a noble one - was plain and unalloyed.ariel sharon
Every man who has a calling to minister to the inhabitants of the world was ordained to that very purpose in the Grand Council of heaven before this world was. I suppose I was ordained to this very office [of a Prophet] in that Grand Council.smith, joseph, jr.
For many years the new media when referring to the World War II concentration camps that the Nazis built have been calling them “Polish death camps” or “Polish Concentration camps.” Although several of the camps are in Poland, including the infamous and maybe the most recognized camp, Auschwitz, these are not Polish camps!... For the media to refer to these camps as “Polish” is an insult!!Polish death camp controversy" at austinpolishsociety.org. Austin Polish Society, 2013
Go, call a coach, and let a coach be called; And let the man who calleth be the caller; And in the calling, let him nothing call, But coach! coach! coach! O for a coach, ye gods!henry carey
Epic of Evolution is such a story, beautifully suited to anchor our search for planetary consensus, telling us of our nature, our place, our context. Moreover, responses to this story what we are calling religious naturalism can yield deep and abiding spiritual experiences.Ursula Goodenough,The Sacred Depths of Nature, Oxford University Press, 2000, ISBN 0195136292
One of the best maxims in determining our course in life is, to select, at the outset, that in which virtue and principle will be least likely to be put to a test, and in which, from the nature of the calling, a man may bring around him such associations and influences as will be an auxiliary in keeping him in the path of virtue.Albert Barnes, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 437.
Of calling shapes, and beck'ning shadows dire, And airy tongues that syllable men's names.john milton
We had been told there were no ‘death panels’ in the bill...But look closely at the provision mandating bureaucratic panels that will be calling the shots regarding who will receive government health care.Sarah Palin, ex-Governor of Alaska, Facebook, Nov. 7, 2009.