We hate war . We do not rejoice in victories. We rejoice when a new kind of cotton is grown, and when strawberries bloom in Israel .
I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.stephen jay gould
The cotton Mill invented in England , within the last twenty years forms an item of great importance in the general mass of national industry ….To this invention is to be attributed essentially the immense progress, which has been so suddenly made in Great Britain in the various fabrics of cotton.
It is estimated that cotton is cultivated on approximately 2.4% of the World ’s arable land.
cotton seed oil has been in common use since the middle of the nineteenth century and achieved GRAS (Generally Recognised As Safe) status under the United States Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act because of its common use prior to 1958 (ANZFA 2002). It is used in a variety of products including edible vegetable oils and margarine , soap , and plastics .
Summer time an'the livin' is easy, Fish are jumpin'an'the cotton is high. Oh, yo'daddy's rich, and yo'ma isgood-lookin', So hush, little baby, don' yo'cry.Du Bose Heyward
Mr Lewis'spictures appeared, as averygreat painter said to me, to have been painted bya mailed fist in a cotton glove.
"In church I was told that if I so much as smoked a cigarette or tasted alcohol, I’d be damned in hell for all eternity[...]it didn’t take long for me to start thinking that sounded all wrong [...]I didn’t cotton to the idea that your religion should be flaunted to other people. Your religion is for you, and is best kept close to your heart."willie nelson
If you had to constitute new societies, you might on moral and social grounds prefer cornfields to cotton factories, an agricultural to a manufacturing population. But our lot is cast, and we cannot recede.robert peel
Men are like pillow-cases. The colour of one may be red, that of another blue, and that of the third black; but all contain the same cotton within. So it is with man; one is beautiful, another is ugly, a third holy , and a fourth wicked; but the Divine Being dwells in them allramakrishna
"I eat only white foods: eggs, sugar, grated bones, the fat of dead animals; veal, salt, coconut, chicken cooked in white water; fruit mold, rice, turnips; camphorated sausage, dough, cheese (white), cotton salad, and certain fish (skinless)."erik satie
And you prate of the wealth of nations, as if it were bought and sold, The wealth of nations is men, not silk and cotton and gold.richard hovey
" I am carrying so much cotton that I can't sleep thinking about it. It is wearing me out. What can I do?" " Sell down to the sleeping point," answered the friend.
World Bank studies suggest that US subsidies alone reduce West Africa's annual revenue from cotton exports by $250 [million] a year .
On the contrary, the invention of the cotton gin and mechanical spinning machines actually reinforced the archaic and brutal institutions of slavery in the Old South.
An instrument of torture operated by a person with cotton in his ears . There are two instruments that are worse than a clarionet – two clarionets.
...the evil of it is, that it is a world wrapped up in too much jeweller's cotton and fine wool, and cannot hear the rushing of the larger worlds, and cannot see them as they circle round the sun . It is a deadened world, and its growth is sometimes unhealthy for want of air .
...cooperative effort among nations , can be fortified, not by weapons of war but by wheat and by cotton, by milk and by wool, by meat and timber and rice.
cotton has been spun, woven, and dyed since prehistoric times. It clothed the people of ancient India, Egypt , and China . Hundreds of years before the Christian era, cotton textiles were woven in India with matchless skill, and their use spread to the Mediterranean countries.
In Georgia where children work day and night in the cotton mills they have just passed a bill to protect song birds. What about the little children from whom all song is gone?
Over money and religion there's more blood to spill. The wounds of slaves in cotton fields that never heal , what's the deal?
I am carrying so much cotton that I can't sleep thinking about it. It is wearing me out. What can I do?
Without slavery there is no cotton; without cotton, there is no modern industry. It is slavery that has given value to universal commerce , and it is world trade which is the condition of large scale industry.
Before the Civil War, the Southern states were selling a lot of cotton to England and didn't seem to mind British occupation. By and large, the Revolutionary War wasn't at all great for business.
...that we manufacture everything there except men; we blanch cotton, and strengthen steel, and refine sugar, and shape pottery.
There is the illusion of "increased command over Nature ," meaning that cotton is cheap and that ten miles of country road on a bicycle have replaced four on foot.
cotton trash can be used as a bulking agent to improve the efficacy of animal manure composting. There has also been some interest in using cotton waste to ferment to produce ethanol .
Extracts from cotton plants, which would be primarily gossypol , have been used as a medicine . In traditional medicine G. barbadense leaves have been used as a treatment for nausea during pregnancy or for ‘proud flesh’ (swollen tissue around a wound ).
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