The acme of judicial distinction means the ability to look a lawyer straight in the eyes for two hours and not hear a damned word he says.
Thou wast not born for death, immortal Bird! No hungry generations tread thee down; The voice I hear this passing night was heard In ancient days by emperor and clown: Perhaps the self-same song that found a path Through the sad heart of Ruth, when, sick for home, She stood in tears amid the alien corn; The same that oft-times hath Charm’d magic casements, opening on the foam Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn.john keats
In societies with fewer opportunities for amusement, it was also easier to tell a mere wish from a real desire. If, in order to hear some music, a man has to wait for six months and then walk twenty miles, it is easy to tell whether the words, "I should like to hear some music," mean what they appear to mean, or merely, "At this moment I should like to forget myself." When all he has to do is press a switch, it is more difficult. He may easily come to believe that wishes can come true.wystan hugh auden
I am afraid I am not in the flight for “aerial navigation”. I was greatly interested in your work with kites; but I have not the smallest molecule of faith in aerial navigation other than ballooning or of expectation of good results from any of the trials we hear of. So you will understand that I would not care to be a member of the aëronautical Society.william thomson
Do you hear the rain? Do you hear the rain?Who: Jessica Dubroff, seven-year-old pilot speaking to her mother by telephone as the engines revved for takeoff, she (and her flight instructor) crashed minutes later in rough weather, April 11, 1996.
Self-censorship as a result of intimidation or social pressures, sometimes referred to as “political correctness”, constitutes a serious obstacle to the proper functioning of democracy. It is important to hear the views of all persons,including the “silent majority”, and to give heed to the weaker voices.alfred de zayas
No command of art, No toil, can help you hear; Earth's minstrelsy falls clear But on the listening heart.John Vance Cheney, The Listening Heart.
Self-censorship as a result of intimidation or social pressures, sometimes referred to as “political correctness”, constitutes a serious obstacle to the proper functioning of democracy. It is important to hear the views of all persons,including the “silent majority”, and to give heed to the weaker voices.Interim report of the Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Alfred Maurice de Zayas 
Mental reflectionissomuchmore interesting thanTV it's a shame more people don't switch over to it. They probably think what they hear is unimportant but it never is.1974 Zen and theArt of Motorcycle Maintenance, pt.3, ch.17.
Rather than reacting to every risk we hear and see, we should make an effort to discern which ones we can do something about.Ben Carson, Take The Risk (p. 58)
I love your silences, they are like mine. You are the only being before whom I am not distressed by my own silences. You have a vehement silence, one feels it is charged with essences, it is a strangely alive silence, like a trap open over a well, from which one can hear the secret murmur of the earth itself.anaïs nin
I love to hear thine earnest voice, Wherever thou art hid. * * Thou say'st an undisputed thing In such a solemn way.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., To an Insect.
"The medieval musician ... did not hear a triad as a triad ... a textbook definition of tonal coherence is not the same as the phenomenon of tonal cognition as experiences."Richard Norton (1984). Tonality in Western Culture, p.125. University Park and London: The Pennsylvania State University Press.
Thou hast most traitorously corrupted the youth of the realm in erecting a grammar-school; and whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used; and, contrary to the king, his crown, and dignity, thou hast built a paper-mill. It will be proved to thy face, that thou hast men about thee, that usually talk of a noun, and a verb; and such abominable words, as no Christian ear can endure to hear.Cade, scene vii
Builders, raise the ceiling high, Raise the dome into the sky, hear the wedding song! For the happy groom is near, Tall as Mars, and statelier, hear the wedding song!Sappho, Fragments. J. S. Easby Smith's translation.
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