America is just the country that shows how all the written guarantees in the world for freedom are no protection against tyranny and oppression of the worst kind. There the politician has come to be looked upon as the very scum of society. The peoples of the world are becoming profoundly dissatisfied and are not appeased by the promise of the social-democrats to patch up the State into a new engine of oppression.
Of all those young women Not one has enquired the cause of the world Nor the modus of lunar eclipses Nor whether there be any patch left of us After we cross the infernal ripples.1919 Quia PauperAmavi,'Homage to Sextus Propertius'.
Human beings any one of us, and our species as a whole are not all-important, not at the center of the world. That is the one essential piece of information, the one great secret, offered by any encounter with the woods or the mountains or the ocean or any wilderness or chunk of nature or patch of night sky.bill mckibben
His reluctance to pay for elaborate or expensive equipment, perhaps the result of an impoverished childhood, had established the legendary "sealing wax-and-string" tradition of the Cavendish , where everyday materials were ingeniously used to make and patch up experimental equipment, with sealing wax proving particularly useful for vacuum seals.j. j. thomson
We go to gain a little patch of ground That hath in it no profit but the name.William Shakespeare (1564–1616), English dramatist, poet. Captain, in Hamlet, Act 4, sc. 4, l. 18 (1604)
The Bhagavad-Gita is perhaps the most systematic scriptural statement of the Perennial Philosophy. To a world at war, a world that, because it lacks the intellectual and spiritual prerequisites to peace, can only hope to patch up some kind of precarious armed truce, it stands pointing, clearly and unmistakably, to the only road of escape from the self-imposed necessity of self-destruction.Aldous Huxley, "Bhagavad-Gita:: The Song of God": Translated by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood, With an Introduction by Aldous Huxley, Signet Classics, 2002, Introduction
If there comes a little thaw, still the air is chill and raw. Here and there a patch of snow, dirtier than the ground below, dribbles down a marshy flood; ankle-deep you stick in mud in the meadows while you sing, "This is Spring."C. P. Cranch, A Spring Growl. (Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations)
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I tried acupuncture , the patch, and hypnosis, but found that I needed to do it alone - when the time was right for me.Christy Turlington, in An Interview with Christy
She even tried the one which every romantic nerve in her body insisted should work, which consisted of theatrically giving up, sitting down, and letting her glance fall naturally on a patch of earth which, if she had been in any decent narrative, should have contained the book.Terry Pratchett, in Good Omens, p.122 (P)
At the opening of the Joburg Sexpo at Gallagher Estate in Midrand yesterday, patch, who paints under the name Pricasso, elicited gasps of amazement from the hundreds of people who looked on.Lee Rondganger (28 September 2007). "Artist with unusual technique a Sexpo hit". The Star (South Africa: Independent Online): p. 2.
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