Thus first necessity invented stools, Convenience next suggested elbow-chairs, And luxury the accomplished sofa last.
As the technology matures, it becomes less and less relevant. The technology is taken for granted. Now, new customers enter the marketplace, customers who are not captivated by technology, but who instead want reliability, Convenience, no fuss or bother, and low cost.donald norman
Each one writes history according to his Convenience.josé rizal
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and Convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love (1963).
Necessity invented stools, Convenience next suggested elbow-chairs, And Luxury the accomplish'd Sofa last.william cowper
Convenience is the basis of mercantile law.Lord Mansfield, Medcalf v. Hall (1782), 3 Doug. 115.
The problem with the Australian practice of abortion is that an objectively grave matter has been reduced to a question of the mother’s Convenience.tony abbott
"If you would really study my pleasure, mother, you must consider your own comfort and Convenience a little more than you do."anne brontë
Limitation is not a matter of justice. It is a rule of public policy which has its origin in history and its justification in Convenience.denning, alfred, baron denning
Those of us whose parenting style can be described as "a series of reflexes, instincts, and minute-by-minute adjustments," as Julie of A Little Pregnant puts it, rather than as a philosophy, are less invested in our own practices. What we do is often less a matter of conviction than one of Convenience. What we need to remember is that there is no need to apologize for that, even in the face of the most red-faced outrage.ayelet waldman
Scientific discovery consists in the interpretation for our own Convenience of a system of existence which has been made with no eye to our Convenience at all.One of the chief duties of a mathematician in acting as an advisor to scientists is to discourage them from expecting too much of mathematicians.Norbert Wiener
While the spoken word can travel faster, you can’t take it home in your hand. Only the written word can be absorbed wholly at the Convenience of the reader.brewster, kingman, jr.
All... must be built with due reference to durability, Convenience, and beauty. Durability will be assured when foundations are carried down to the solid ground and materials wisely and liberally selected; Convenience, when the arrangement of the apartments is faultless and presents no hindrance to use, and when each class of building is assigned to its suitable and appropriate exposure; and beauty, when the appearance of the work is pleasing and in good taste, and when its members are in due proportion according to correct principles of symmetry.vitruvius
When a man no longer confuses himself with the definition of himself that others have given him, he is at once universal and unique. He is universal by virtue of the inseparability of his organism from the cosmos. He is unique in that he is just this organism and not any stereotype of role, class, or identity assumed for the Convenience of social communication.alan watts
Politics I conceive to be nothing more than the science of the ordered progress of society along the lines of greatest usefulness and Convenience to itself.“What is Pan-Americanism?”, Address to Pan American Scientific Congress (6 January 1916).
II est fort equitable et de publique Convenience que gens ferront aide en recovery de lour duties (It is very agreeable to Equity, and of public Convenience, that people should be aided in recovering their duties).Vaughan, C.J., Witherhead v. Harrison (1670), Jones's (Sir Thos.) Rep. 2.
Reasons of public benefit and Convenience weigh greatly with me.Lord Hardwicke, Lawton v. Lawton (1743), 3 Atk. 16.
For the sake of general Convenience, I am not sorry that the rest of the Court are of a contrary opinion.Grose, J., Bead v. Brookman (1789), 3 T. B. 162.
The golden ride of construction is, that words are to be construed according to their natural meaning,2 unless such a construction would either render them senseless, or would be opposed to the general scope and intent of the instrument, or unless there be some cogent reason of Convenience in favour of a different interpretation.Bramwell, B., Fowell and another v. Franter and others (1864), 3 H. & C. 461; 34 L. J. Ex. 7.
The limitation of suits is founded in public Convenience; and attended with so much utility, that Courts of Equity adopt this Statute as a positive rule, and apply it, by parity of reason, to cases not within it.Lord Mansfield, Johnson v. Smith (1759), 2 Burr. Part IV., p. 961; reported in James William Norton-Kyshe, Dictionary of Legal Quotations (1904), p. 163.
[C has] the power of assembly language and the Convenience of ... assembly language.Dennis Ritchie, creator of the C language, as quoted in Cade Metz, "Dennis Ritchie: The Shoulders Steve Jobs Stood On", Wired, 13 October 2011
Justice remains the tool of a few powerful interests; legal interpretations will continue to be made to suit the Convenience of the oppressor powers.Che Guevara, in "On Development" a speech delivered at the plenary session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in Geneva, Switzerland (25 March 1964)
No law can possibly meet the Convenience of every one: we must be satisfied if it be beneficial on the whole and to the majority.Book XXXIV, sec. 3 (History of Rome)
Modern civilization has introduced great qualifications to soften the rigours of war; and allows a degree of intercourse with enemies, and particularly with prisoners of war, which can hardly be carried on without the assistance of our Courts of justice. It is not therefore good policy to encourage these strict notions, which are insisted on contrary to morality and public Convenience.James Eyre, C.J., Sparenburgh v. Bannatyne (1797), 2 Bos. & Pull. 170; reported in James William Norton-Kyshe, Dictionary of Legal Quotations (1904), p. 245.
If women must submit to abortion to preserve their lifestyle or career, their economic or social status they are pandering to a system devised and run by men for male Convenience.Daphne deJong, feminist author, in Feminism and Abortion: The Great Inconsistency, (January 7, 1978).
At the heart of the controversy in these cases are those recurring pregnancies that pose no danger whatsoever to the life or health of the mother but are, nevertheless, unwanted for any one or more of a variety of reasons -- Convenience, family planning, economics, dislike of children, the embarrassment of illegitimacy, etc.Byron White, U.S. Supreme Court, one of two dissenters in Roe v. Wade, (January 22, 1973).
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