"That's not a regular rule: you invented it just now." "It's the oldest rule in the book," said the King. "Then it ought to be Number One," said Alice.
There is no coherent knowledge, i.e. no uniform comprehensive account of the world and the events in it. There is no comprehensive truth that goes beyond an enumeration of details, but there are many pieces of information, obtained in different ways from different sources and collected for the benefit of the curious. The best way of presenting such knowledge is the list - and the oldest scientific works were indeed lists of facts, parts, coincidences, problems in several specialized domains.paul karl feyerabend
A bad earthquake at once destroys the oldest associations: the world , the very emblem of all that is solid, has moved beneath our feet like a crust over a fluid; one second of time has conveyed to the mind a strange idea of insecurity, which hours of reflection would never have created.
Ananke must above all be regarded as cosmic force , that is as the ruling law in the universe ; thus … the super-personal, cosmic significance of "the All" ruled by Ananke as well, can be accepted as certain. It represents in the universe the inviolability of cause and effect and does so as dual essence, as a mythical personage belonging to the oldest theogony or as the earliest philosophical concept of the mechanics of natural events.
I am never quite sure whether I am one of the cinema's elder statesmen or just the oldest whore on the beat.joseph l. mankiewicz
LISP is now the second oldest programming language in present widespread use (after FORTRAN)... Its core occupies some kind of local optimum in the space of programming languages given that static friction discourages purely notational changes. Recursive use of conditional expressions, representation of symbolic information externally by lists and internally by list structure, and representation of program in the same way will probably have a very long life.john mccarthy
The consciousness of life's unconsciousness is intelligence's oldest tax.fernando pessoa
We will not bend or fail until the blood of every last Jew from the youngest child to the oldest elder is spilt to redeem our land!yasser arafat
'Course numb is an old hat, old as my oldest memories. See that one's my mother, and that one's my father, and that one in the hat, that's me. It's a skill I'd hoped to abandon, when I got out on the open road, But any more pent up emotion and I think I'm gonna explode.ani difranco
The oldest and best known evil was ever more supportable than one that was new and untried.Michel de Montaigne
The states in which we infuse a transfiguration and a fullness into things and poetize about them until they reflect back our fullness and joy in life...three elements principally: sexuality, intoxication and cruelty all belonging to the oldest festal joys.friedrich nietzsche
The oldest, shortest words "yes" and "no" are those which require the most thought.pythagoras
Armenian merchants who came to this growing center of trade built one of the oldest extant Christian churches in the city and once had a strong presence there.
Seated on top of Nilachala hill beside the Brahmaputra River, the Kamakhya temple has long been revered as one of the most powerful centers of goddess worship in South Asia. As one of the oldest of the 51 Sakta peethas or places of power that dot the Hindu mythological landscape, Kamakhya is believed to be the location where goddess’ own yoni or sexual organ lies. As such it is literally ‘the mother of all places of power’, with a history that can be traced at least 1200 years, and it remains one of the most vibrant centers of goddess worship in India .
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.
No one writing about Transcarpathia can resist retelling the region's favourite anecdote: A visitor, encountering one of the oldest local inhabitants, asks about his life. The reply: "I was born in Austria-Hungary , I went to school in Czechoslovakia , I did my army service in Horthy's Hungary, followed by a spell in prison in the USSR . Now I am ending my days in independent Ukraine." The visitor expresses surprise at how much of the world the old man has seen. "But no!," he responds, "I've never left this village!"
The Ram Lila at Ramnagar, the fort that is home to the kings of Benares , is the most famous and traditional of all these Ram Lilas. The Ramnagar Ram Lila began because of the royal family's patronage , and the annual performance is still the oldest, most traditional and most important Ram Lila in Benares.
The oldest idea of Maya that we find in the Vedic literature is the sense of delusion ; but then the real theory had not been reached. We find such passages as, " Indra through his Maya assumed various forms." Here it is true the word Maya means something like magic , and we find various other passages, always taking the same meaning.
The consciousness of life's unconsciousness is intelligence's oldest tax.
LISP is now the second oldest programming language in present widespread use (after FORTRAN )... Its core occupies some kind of local optimum in the space of programming languages given that static friction discourages purely notational changes. Recursive use of conditional expressions, representation of symbolic information externally by lists and internally by list structure, and representation of program in the same way will probably have a very long life.
Janus am I; oldest of potentates! Forward I look and backward and below I count as god of avenues and gates The years that through my portals come and go. I block the roads and drift the fields with snow, I chase the wild-fowl from the frozen fen; My frosts congeal the rivers in their flow, My fires light up the hearths and hearts of men.
Hesiod , the oldest author to have written on theogony , asserted that the gods and men are created by unknown natural forces. We can therefore consider paganism as a superstitious form of atheism.
The interest of Jainism to the students of religion consists in the fact that it goes back to a very early period and to Primitive currents of religious and metaphysical speculations , which gave rise to the oldest philosophies Sankhya , Yoga and to Buddhism .
Commit The oldest sins the newest kind of ways.
The weight of this sad time we must obey; Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say. The oldest hath borne most: we that are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long.
The most preposterous notion that H. sapiens has ever dreamed up is that the Lord God of Creation, Shaper and Ruler of all the Universes, wants the saccharine adoration of His creatures, can be swayed by their prayers, and becomes petulant if He does not receive this flattery. Yet this absurd fantasy, without a shred of evidence to bolster it, pays all the expenses of the oldest, largest, and least productive industry in all history.
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