I love to read the dedications of old books written in monarchies for they invariably honor some (usually insignificant) knight or duke with fulsome words of sycophantic insincerity, praising him as the light of the universe (in hopes, no doubt, for a few ducats to support future work); this old practice makes me feel like such an honest and upright man, by comparison, when I put a positive spin, perhaps ever so slightly exaggerated, on a grant proposal.
The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are Few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.jesus christ
Some people have called the book the "bible of software engineering". I would agree with that in one respect: that is, everybody quotes it, some people read it, and a Few people go by it.fred brooks
In contrast... St Michael's grew out of a girls' school, with Few donations from former pupils. This means current parents must finance new projects through fundraising and increased fees.simon gipson
A Few days after our arrival in this village, Spiro Milio presented himself to Mavrocordato, with a corps of two hundred picked Chimariots, the most martial-looking men in the whole army. They are not to be distinguished from Albanians, their dress and language being perfectly similar; but though their religion is Greek, they do not? understand one syllable of Greek.
I'd remind you that in these experiments so far, about one quarter of the lambs that were born alive died within a Few days because they hadn't completed normal development. Now, what may be being suggested here is that copies of children would be being produced, and some of those would die soon after birth. So I think that for a clinician to be suggesting doing that is a quite appalling and sad thing for him to be suggesting.ian wilmut
Remember that the actions of a Few, with commitment, can alter the course of world history.ratu joni madraiwiwi
The doctrine of ratios and proportion is introduced by Euclid as a part of his system of geometry ; and the student seldom fails to remark, that in the treatises on algebra, the same subject is presented under a considerably different form; though he is usually quite unable to determine wherein the essential difference consists; and would probably find but Few teachers who could precisely point out the distinction to him.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.george washington
Life is short, even for those who live a long time, and we must live for the Few who know and appreciate us, who judge and absolve us, and for whom we have the same affection and indulgence. The rest I look upon as a mere crowd, lively or sad, loyal or corrupt, from whom there is nothing to be expected but fleeting emotions, either pleasant or unpleasant, which leave no trace behind them. We ought to hate very rarely, as it is too fatiguing; remain indifferent to a great deal, forgive often and never forget.sarah bernhardt
The American arrives in Paris with a Few French phrases he has culled from a conversational guide or picked up from a friend who owns a beret.frederick lewis allen
I just wanted to pay tribute to him and talk about the situation." When asked if it was a conscious thing to give an eastern flavor to the song, Sheik says "Definitely... I know that he was, like, a big fan of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and he was listening to a lot of that kind of music. There's also just a really mournful quality to that kind of string playing." Sheik says, "I wanted to send him off and say a Few things about how much his music moved me and other people.jeff buckley
I judge property myself by its net earning power; that is the only rule I have been able to get.… This whole island [Manhattan] was once bought for a Few strings of beads. But now you will find this property valued by its earning power, by its rent power, and that is the way to value a railroad or telegraph.jay gould
With a Few exceptions, Fellini's films have failure and despair running through them: Life continues, but I can't imagine 'Felliniesque' as an exclusively uplifting adjective. Fellini's best films are the ones that distill this essence -- the paradoxical quality of melancholic ecstasy, a surreal, bittersweet vitality -- to perfection.damian pettigrew
I lie in the lean hours awake listening to the swell born somewhere in the Atlantic rising and falling, rising and falling wave on wave on the long shore by the village that is without light and companionless. And the thought comes of that other being who is awake, too, letting our prayers break on him, not like this for a Few hours, but for days, years, for eternity .r. s. thomas
How Few of our young English impressionists knew the difference between a palette and a picture! However, I believe that Walter Sickert did sly dog!
About centuries ago the area occupied by the modern day Shimla was dense forest. Only the Jakhu temple, which has stood the test of time and a Few scattered houses comprised the signs of civilisation.
Their gaze met for a Few seconds. The exchange was as warm and friendly as a pair of automated range finders getting a mutual target lock.dan abnett
We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a Few, but we can't have both.
It is well to start by distinguishing the Few really greatthemajornovelistswho count inthesamewayas the major poets, in the sense that they not only change the possibilities of the art for practitioners and readers, but that they are significant in terms of the human awareness they promote; awareness of the possibilities of life.
Sometimes, I genuinely enjoy having conversations with journalists; enjoying the Few moments of intimacy with a stranger is fascinating to me. But once in a while that backfires and you're suddenly reading something that has a bent on it that you didn't feel was in the least bit a part of the conversation that you thought you were having. Then you get overly protective and say very little and then you come out of the hole again.gillian anderson
The second corruption of the state is oligarchy (oligos = Few), in which the military elite is narrowed down to a Few ruling families of immense wealth and prestige, who now openly flaunt their wealth and possessions.pierre stephen robert payne
We must never throw away a bushel of truth because it happens to contain a Few grains of chaff.arthur penrhyn stanley
If anybody asks me what I have accomplished, I will say all I have accomplished is that I have written a Few good sentences.Eric Hoffer
I can think of a Few microorganisms, possibly the tubercle bacillus, the syphilis spirochete, the malarial parasite, and a Few others, that have a selective advantage in their ability to infect human beings, but there is nothing to be gained, in an evolutionary sense, by the capacity to cause illness or death. Pathogenicity may be something of a disadvantage for most microbes, carrying lethal risks far more frightening to them than to us. The man who catches a meningococcus is in considerably less danger for his life, even without chemotherapy, than meningococci with the bad luck to catch a man.lewis thomas
When students' language, culture and experience are ignored or excluded in classroom interactions, students are immediately starting from a disadvantage. Everything they have learned about life and the world up to this point is being dismissed as irrelevant to school learning; there are Few points of connection to curriculum materials or instruction and so students are expected to learn in an experiential vacuum. Students' silence and nonparticipation under these conditions have frequently been interpreted as lack of academic ability or effort, and teachers’ interactions with students have reflected a pattern of low expectations which become self-fulfilling.jim cummins
With a Few exceptions, Fellini's films have failure and despair running through them: Life continues, but I can't imagine 'Felliniesque' as an exclusively uplifting adjective. Fellini's best films are the ones that distill this essence -- the paradoxical quality of melancholic ecstasy, a surreal, bittersweet vitality -- to perfection.
No internal revolution has ever succeeded in overthrowing a government by violence unless the government had already lost the allegiance and effective control of its armed forces. Anyone in his right mind knows that this will not happen in the United States. Furthermore, Few, if any, violent revolutions have been successful unless the violent minority had the sympathy and support of the non-resisting majority.
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