Once you've been in space, you appreciate how small and fragile the Earth is.
Stop and consider! life is but a day; A fragile dew-drop on its perilous way From a tree’s summit.john keats
I was suspicious for several reasons... after all, Hess who had been held in Spandau for almost 30 years was by then 93-years-old and fragile. I doubted he had the strength to kill himself with a cord which was not attached at both ends to anything.rudolf hess
Men are very fragile creatures. Their psyches are so closely tied to their epididymis.
Our lives are awkward and fragile and we have only one thing to keep us sane: pity, and the man without pity is mad.edward bond
"We are fragile, everyone. We all long for something more. Things are said and things are done and the pieces hit the floor. See how fragile."ralston bowles
The starry, fragile windflower,Poised above in airy grace,Virgin white, suffused with blushes,Shyly droops her lovely face.elaine goodale eastman
The stately ship is seen no more,The fragile skiff attains the shore;And while the great and wise decay,And all their trophies pass away,Some sudden thought, some careless rhyme,Still floats above the wrecks of Time.william edward hartpole lecky
If they think that an artist can destroy their faith, then their faith is rather fragile.marilyn manson
With climate change and health crises rightfully receiving international attention, the time has come to focus on hunger as a top priority. WHO regards hunger and malnutrition as the gravest threat to public health, and climate change threatens to further destabilise already fragile food-production systems.josette sheeran
I had eventually come to understand that friendship was a delicate, gradual process that mustn't be rushed or seized upon but allowed and encouraged to take its course over time. I pictured it as a butterfly, simultaneously beautiful and fragile, that once afloat belonged to the air and any attempt to grab at it would only destroy it.daniel tammet
Wikileaks' Julian Assange is providing ammunition to those who believe that the fragile new world of cybersecurity demands a more flexible approach to the rules of engagement.julian assange
The weapons that were once outside sharpening themselves on war are now indoors there, in the fortress, fragile in glass cases; Why is it (I’m thinking of the careful moulding round the stonework archways) that in this time, such elaborate defences keep things that are no longer (much) worth defending?margaret atwood
You may hear people say that submarines have done away with the battleship, and that aircraft have annulled the mastery of the sea. That is what our pessimists say. But do you imagine that the clumsy submarine or the fragile aeroplane is really the last word of science?john buchan
I don't know what's the matter with people: they don't learn by understanding ; they learn by some other way by rote or something. Their knowledge is so fragile!richard feynman
I do take law very seriously, deeply seriously, because fragile as reason is and limited as law is as the institutionalized medium of reason, that's all we have standing between us and the tyranny of mere will and the cruelty of unbridled, undisciplined feeling.felix frankfurter
What you have in your head, put down on paper. The head is a fragile vessel.dmitri shostakovich
I have respect for mother nature's methods of robustness (billions of years allow most of what is fragile to break); classical thought is more robust (in its respect for the unknown, the epistemic humility) than the modern post-Enlightenment naïve pseudoscientific autism. Thus my classical values make me advocate the triplet of erudition, elegance, and courage; against modernity’s phoniness, nerdiness and philistinismnassim nicholas taleb
The fragile wants tranquility, the antifragile grows from disorder, and the robust doesn't care too much.nassim nicholas taleb
The nice thing about an -ism, someone once observed, is how quickly it becomes a wasm. Some musical wasms academic-wasm, for example, and its dependent varieties of modern-wasm and Serial-wasm continue to linger on artifical life support, thought, and continue to threaten the increasingly fragile classical ecosystem."richard taruskin
Life is fragile, yet to obstinately struggle is natural.gao xingjian
Gods are fragile things, they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense.
In Iran, the walls of homes are transparent and the halls of justice are opaque. This ‘morality’ campaign shows how fragile respect for privacy and personal dignity is in Iran today.
The starry, fragile windflower, Poised above in airy grace, Virgin white, suffused with blushes, Shyly droops her lovely face.
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