Not far from the meeting's venue, at one of the famed Observatory Club tea meetings, Fred once started a talk by saying, 'Oh, Ooh, basically a star is a pretty simple thing.' And from the back of the room was heard the voice of R. O. Redman, saying, 'Well, Fred, you'd look pretty simple too, from ten parsecs!'fred hoyle
Uncover when the flag goes by, boys, 'Tis freedom's starry banner that you greet, Flag famed in song and story Long may it wave, old glory The flag that has never known defeat.Charles L. Benjamin and George D. Sutton, The Flag That Has Never Known Defeat.
It is unnecessary to show what passes in England, a country as famed for justice, and other great qualifications, as any other country: justice is there administered in such a manner as to exalt it above the other countries of the earth. It is our duty to administer justice in such a way as to give satisfaction to all parties.Earl of Clunwell, C.J., Jackson's Case (1795), 25 How. St. Tr. 798. J
There was one who was famed for the number of things He forgot when he entered the ship: His umbrella, his watch, all his jewels and rings, And the clothes he had bought for the trip. He had forty-two boxes, all carefully packed, With his name painted clearly on each: But, since he omitted to mention the fact, They were all left behind on the beach.Lewis Carroll, The Hunting of the Snark, Fit the First : The Landing
Here, first of all men for pure justice famed, And moral virtue, Aristocles lies; And if there e'er has lived one truly wise, This man was wiser still; too great for envy.The epigram on his tomb, with what Laërtius reported to be his original name, in: Diogenes Laërtius (tr. eng. C. D. Yonge). The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, Book III, "Life of Plato", xxx..