There it is in such patient silence that we accumulate the inward power which we distribute and spend in action; that the soul acquires a greater and more vigorous being, and gathers up its collective forces to bear down upon the piecemeal difficulties of life and scatter them to dust; there alone can we enter into that spirit of self-abandonment by which we take up the cross of duty, however heavy, with feet however worn and bleeding.
The piecemeal criticism which, like the fly, scans only the edge of a plinth in the great edifice upon which it crawls, disappears under a criticism that is all-comprehending and all-surveying.william greenough thayer shedd
Better to sink beneath the shockThan moulder piecemeal on the rock!lord byron
Better to sink beneath the shock Than moulder piecemeal on the rock.lord byron
To oscillate between drill exercises that strive to attain efficiency in outward doing without the use of intelligence, and an accumulation of knowledge that is supposed to be an ultimate end in itself, means that education accepts the present social conditions as final, and thereby takes upon itself the responsibility for perpetuating them. A reorganization of education so that learning takes place in connection with the intelligent carrying forward of purposeful activities is a slow work. It can be accomplished only piecemeal, a step at a time.john dewey
Doing research on the Web is like using a library assembled piecemeal by pack rats and vandalized nightly.roger ebert
"a class of labourers, who live only so long as they find work, and who find work only so long as their labour increase capital . These labourers, who must sell themselves piecemeal, are a commodity, like every other article of commerce, and are consequently exposed to all the vicissitudes of competition, to all the fluctuations of the market."karl marx
Better to sink beneath the shock Than moulder piecemeal on the rock!lord byron
Doing research on the Web is like using a library assembled piecemeal by pack rats and vandalized nightly.Roger Ebert, "Critical Eye" column, Yahoo! Internet Life, September 1998, p. 66
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