If a man hasn't discovered something he will die for, he isn't fit to live.Martin Luther King Jr.
Socialism is, among other things, the political habitat of low self-esteem, incompetence, self-loathing, and a willingness to steal – or have stolen for you what you are unable or unwilling to work for. Socialism is a philosophy fit only for slugs, leaches, and mosquitoes.l. neil smith
To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers, may at first appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. It is however, a project altogether unfit for a nation of shopkeepers; but extremely fit for a nation whose government is influenced by shopkeepers.Adam Smith
At 34, he fit the ironic description of the quintessential Rhodes Scholar: someone with a great future behind him.David Maraniss
The system concedes nothing without demand, for it formulates its very method of operation on the basis that the ignorant will learn to know, the child will grow into an adult and therefore demands will begin to be made. It gears itself to resist demands in whatever way it sees fit.steve biko
It is the mark of a mean, vulgar and ignoble spirit to dwell on the thought of food before meal times or worse to dwell on it afterwards, to discuss it and wallow in the remembered pleasures of every mouthful. Those whose minds dwell before dinner on the spit, and after on the dishes, are fit only to be scullions.francis de sales
There is nothing that gives a man consequence, and renders him fit for command, like a support that renders him independent of everybody but the State he serves.george washington
The Prophet said, "On the Day of Resurrection the Believers will assemble and say, 'Let us ask somebody to intercede for us with our Lord.' … 'Go to Jesus, Allah's Slave, His Apostle and Allah's Word and a Spirit coming from Him.' Jesus will say, 'I am not fit for this undertaking, go to Muhammad the Slave of Allah whose past and future sins were forgiven by Allah.' So they will come to me and I will proceed till I will ask my Lord's Permission and I will be given permission.Hadith, translation of Sahih Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 50, Number 3
In anything fit to be called by the name of reading, the process itself should be absorbing and voluptuous; we should gloat over a book, be rapt clean out of ourselves, and rise from the perusal, our mind filled with the busiest, kaleidoscopic dance of images, incapable of sleep or of continuous thought. The words, if the book be eloquent, should run thenceforward in our ears like the noise of breakers, and the story, if it be a story, repeat itself in a thousand coloured pictures to the eye.Robert Louis Stevenson
In either event he could only adhere to the letter of the law, but then for every yea in the law there was a nay, and it always boiled down to simple expediency. Like a psychiatric diagnosis, it could always be juggled around to fit anything you chose.mark clifton
He who flies from his master is a runaway; but the law is master, and he who breaks the law is a runaway. And he also who is grieved or angry or afraid, is dissatisfied because something has been or is or shall be of the things which are appointed by Him who rules all things, and He is Law, and assigns to every man what is fit. He then who fears or is grieved or is angry is a runaway.marcus aurelius
Once we become conscious of a feeling and attempt to make a corresponding form, we are engaged in an activity which, far from being sincere, is prepared (as any artist if he is sincere will tell you) to moderate feelings to fit the form. The artist’s feeling for form is stronger than a formless feeling.herbert read
It may not be fit, in point of discipline, that a subordinate officer should dispute the commands of his superior, if he were ordered to go to the mast head: but if the superior were to order him thither, knowing that, for some bodily infirmity, it was impossible he should execute the order, and that he must infallibly break his neck in the attempt, and it were so to happen, the discipline of the navy would not protect that superior from being guilty of the crime of murder.Eyre, B., Sutton v. Johnstone (1786), 1 T. R. 503.
Downey's Holmes is at once more dissolute and more fit than previous incarnations . Holmes' canonical devotion to cocaine is here augmented by other drugs and a great deal of booze . Yet Holmes has the body of a lithe athlete , the skills of a gymnast and the pugilism of a world champion.Arthur Conan Doyle, in Sherlock Holmes (2009 film), in Reviews
Let brisker youths their active nerves prepare fit their light silken wings and skim the buxom air.Richard Owen Cambridge, in the Scriblerad (1751).
Il fera demain ce qu'il fait aujourd'hui et ce qu'il fit hier; et il meurt ainsi apre' s avoir ve cu. What he does tomorrow will be what he did today and yesterday; and he shall die after having lived this way.1688 Les Caracte' res ou les m½urs de ce sie' cle,'De la ville', no.12.
Thisbook isnot about heroes.Englishpoetry isnot yet fit to speak of them.wilfred owen
If you want a golden rule that will fit everybody, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.william morris
God's truth is too sacred to be expounded to superficial worldliness in its transient fit of earnestness.frederick william robertson
Beneficium non in eo quod fit aut datur consistit sed in ipso dantis aut facientis animo.seneca the younger
Our culture is like a garment that does not fit us, or in any case no longer fits us. This culture is like a dead language that no longer has anything in common with the language of the street. It is increasingly alien to our lives.jean dubuffet
When the ghost comes round at midnight Well you both can have some fun He can drive you mad, he can make you sad He can keep you from the sun When they take him down, he'll be both safe and sound And the hand does fit the glove And no matter what they tell you, There's good and evil in everyone.van morrison
The scholar who cherishes the love of comfort, is not fit to be deemed a scholar.confucius
There is a steady check in an old civilisation upon the fertility of the abler classes: the improvident and unambitious are those who chiefly keep up the breed. So the race gradually deteriorates, becoming in each successive generation less fit for a high civilisation.Francis Galton, (p.414), Hereditary Genius, London: MacMillan (1869)
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