1597-8 'To Sir Henry Wotton'.
Once let the black man get upon his person the brass letters US, let him get an eagle on his button, and a musket on his shoulder, and bullets in his pocket, and there is no power on earth or under the earth which can deny that he has earned the right of citizenship in the United States.frederick douglass
Nobody knowshow towrite letters; and yet onehas 'em, one does not know why.They serve one to pin up one's hair.william congreve
I did not write those letters. This has been a hoax that I've had nothing to do with. I'm sorry it's gone on as long as it has.thomas pynchon
But for a few phrases from his letters and an odd line or two of his verse, the poet walks gagged through his own biography.john updike
[T]hat the Universe was formed by a fortuitous Concourse of Atoms ... I will no more believe, than that the accidental Jumbling of the letters of the Alphabet, could fall by Chance into a most ingenious and learned Treatise of Philosophy.
His sayings are generally like women's letters; all the pith is in the postscript.william hazlitt
Don't you like to write letters? I do because it's such a swell way to keep fromworking and yet feel you've done something.
These letters have come to be important to me because they help throw a little sand in the inevitability of the great story-telling machine in which everything is propelled towards death, murder, suicide.gudrun ensslin
At first, being a female role model really terrified me. But it hasn't turned out to be an awful burden. I get a lot of letters from women who tell me that, after watching Xena, they have bought the Harley-Davidson they always wanted or left an abusive relationship.lucy lawless
My algebra was relatively poor. I found it very difficult to use equations that substituted numbers — to which I had a synesthetic and emotional response — for letters, to which I had none. It was because of this that I decided not to continue math at Advanced level, but chose to study history, French and German instead.daniel tammet
No prime-minister in the parliament of letters has, at any time, ventured to introduce a bill for the apprehension of all vagrant inverted commas that may be found trespassing in the sunny places of argument; and to restrain the poaching propensities of authors in general, who are apt to stroll without a license into the manors of other men's genius.samuel laman blanchard
What we conceal Is always more than what we dare confide. Think of the letters that we write our dead.dana gioia
A well-known magazine asks a man how they should refer to him, as Psychologist X, as Author X? He suggests man of letters, for that is what he is, in the eighteenth-century meaning. But they can’t buy that because the word doesn’t exist in Time-style; he cannot be that, and presumably the old function of letters cannot exist.paul goodman
Proper evaluations of words and letters in their phonetic and associated sense can bring the people of earth to the clear light of pure cosmic wisdom.sun ra
You must not suppose, because I am a man of letters, that I never tried to earn an honest living.George Bernard Shaw
And oft the pangs of absence to remove By letters, soft interpreters of love.Matthew Prior
These authors do not avail themselves of the invention of letters for the purpose of conveying, but of concealing their ideas.
We must judge of men's intentions by their acts, and not by expressions in letters, which are contrary to their acts.
Brunner defines Yantra as a linear representation on a specific surface, such as birch-bark… yantras almost inevitably have letters, seed (beeja) syllables or mantras inscribed in them….yantras have inscribed mantras.
Since then, the tendency of cease-and-desist letters to spread unwanted or damaging information or images has been called the Streisand Effect. So it is almost impossible for an offended person to compel the total removal of something off the web that has already achieved some notoriety without making it more widespread.
Once let the black man get upon his person the brass letters. U.S.; let him get an edge on his button, and a musket on his shoulder and bullets in his pocket, and there is no power on earth which can deny that he has earned the right to citizenship.
Whoever said money can't buy you happiness... obviously didn't have enough of the stuff. (cf. "letters from Zedelghem", p. 78 (Nook Edition))david mitchell
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