A great statesman is he who knows when to depart from traditions, as well as when to adhere to them.
In a very real sense, the Constitution is our compact with history . . . [but] the Constitution can maintain that compact and serve as the lodestar of our political system only if its terms are binding on us. To the extent we Depart from the document's language and rely instead on generalities that we see written between the lines, we rob the Constitution of its binding force and give free reign to the fashions and passions of the day.alex kozinski
Upon those that step into the same rivers different and different waters flow. They scatter and gather, come together and flow away, approach and Depart.
A stone lies in a river; a piece of wood is jammed against it; dead leaves, drifting logs, and branches caked with mud collect; weeds settle there, and soon birds have made a nest and are feeding their young among the blossoming water plants. Then the river rises and the earth is washed away. The birds Depart, the flowers wither, the branches are dislodged and drift downward; no trace is left of the floating island but a stone submerged by the water; — such is our personality.cyril connolly
If we do not Depart from God, and disunite by that departure, and fall into disunion among ourselves, I am confident, we doing our duty and waiting upon the Lord, we shall find He will be as a wall of brass round about us till we have finished that work which he has for us to do.Oliver Cromwell
Music can imply the infinite if enough things Depart from the norm far enough. Strange "abnormal" events can lead to the feeling that anything can happen, and you have a music with no boundaries.morton feldman
Man's life is like unto a winter's day,—Some break their fast and so Depart away;Others stay dinner, then Depart full fed;The longest age but sups and goes to bed.O reader, then behold and see!As we are now, so must you be.
Decision is a vastly important thing with a convicted sinner. He must choose, or he must be lost. If he will not do it, he may expect the Divine Spirit to Depart from him, and leave him to his own way.ichabod spencer
Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness Depart from him.
Friends Depart, and memory takes them To her caverns, pure and deep.thomas haynes bayly
If, after I Depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl.h. l. mencken
But in vain she did conjure him, To Depart her presence so, Having a thousand tongues t' allure him And but one to bid him go. When lips invite, And eyes delight, And cheeks as fresh as rose in June, Persuade delay, What boots to say Forego me now, come to me soon.Sir Walter Raleigh
We lay it down as a first principle from which we can no more Depart than from the consciousness of existence that man is free; and therefore stand ready to embrace whatever is fairly included in the definition of freedom.
Man's life is like unto a winter's day, Some break their fast and so Depart away; Others stay dinner, then Depart full fed; The longest age but sups and goes to bed. O reader, then behold and see! As we are now, so must you be.
They need not Depart; give ye them to eat.
In questions of international law we should not Depart from any settled decisions, nor lay down any doctrine inconsistent with them.
No Court ought to Depart from the plain meaning of plain English words, unless coerced to do so by some very serious injustice, a hardship which would arise from a literal interpretation, for instance, where the legal interpretation would, in the opinion of the Court, operate so harshly that the Court would be driven to suppose that there must have been some clerical mistake in the language of the Act, or deed, or whatever may be under consideration.
I do not wish in any way to Depart from the principle that a wrongdoing director, whether he be morally or legally wrong, should be made liable for the highest amount which could have been obtained from the property wrongly taken by him while it was in his hands.
For several reasons we should not Depart from these adjudged cases:;; but chiefly, from the inconvenience of altering and overturnirig settled determinations. It is best, stare decisis. The overturning settled determinations would be of very bad consequence: they ought not to be shaken.
Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren. Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand , then I will go to the right; or if thou Depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
O! there lives within my heart A hope long nursed by me, (And should its cheering ray Depart How dark my soul would be) That as in Adam all have died In Christ shall all men live And ever round his throne abide Eternal praise to give; That even the wicked shall at last Be fitted for the skies And when their dreadful doom is past To life and light arise.
The Doom of Men, that they should Depart, was at first a gift of Ilúvatar. It became a grief to them only because coming under the shadow of Morgoth it seemed to them that they were surrounded by a great darkness, of which they were afraid; and some grew wilful and proud and would not yield, until life was reft from them.
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