Of the twenty or so civilizations known to modern Western historians, all except our own appear to be dead or moribund, and, when we diagnose each case, in extremis or post mortem, we invariably find that the cause of death has been either War or Class or some combination of the two. To date, these two plagues have been deadly enough, in partnership, to kill off nineteen out of twenty representatives of this recently evolved species of human society; but, up to now, the deadliness of these scourges has had a saving limit.
Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station.joseph addison
Anytime you see a turtle up on top of a fence post, you know he had some help.alex haley
Shaukat Mahal and Sadar Manzil, an architectural curiosity, is a mixture of styles in occidental idioms and sets it apart from the predominantly Islamic architecture of the area. It was designed by a Frenchman, said to be a descendant of an offshoot of the Bourbon kings of France. post- renaissance and Gothic styles are combined to charming effect here.
Every post is honorable in which a man can serve his country.george washington
For thus it is, men of Athens, in truth: wherever a man has placed himself thinking it is the best place for him, or has been placed by a commander, there in my opinion he ought to stay and to abide the hazard, taking nothing into the reckoning, either death or anything else, before the baseness [of deserting his post].
When Pearse summoned Cuchulain to his side, What stalked through the post Office? What intellect, What calculation, number, measurement, replied? We Irish, born into that ancient sect But thrown upon this filthy modern tide And by its formless spawning fury wrecked, Climb to our proper dark, that we may trace The lineaments of a plummet-measured face.
Omnia post obitum fingit majora vetustas: Majus ab exsequiis nomen in ora venit.sextus propertius
When I was nominated for the position of Vice President I was very unenthusiastic about it. But I took the post because it provided a powerful platform to talk on matters that are important for the country.ratu joni madraiwiwi
Very sorry can't come. Lie follows by post.
Why have a locked wiki when you can instead just post static Web pages?ward cunningham
"I lost my post when, as a result of the troubles, China lost her authority in Kashgar."ma shaowu
Quot post excidium Trojae sunt eruta regna?Quot capti populi? quoties Fortuna per orbemServitium imperiumque tulit, varieque revertit?marcus manilius
The punters know that the horse named Morality rarely gets past the post, whereas the nag named Self-interest always runs a good race.gough whitlam
The Duke of Wellington brought to the post of first minister immortal fame; a quality of success which would almost seem to include all others.benjamin disraeli
Although our grammar schools are teaching a whole generation computer language to adjust to the technological needs of a Stage II [post survival-focused] society, we have neglected to teach this generation relationship language and conflict resolution skills to address the social and psychological needs of a Stage II society. And when it is taught, in countries like Germany, although called social competence it focuses on workplace teamwork -- still on survival, breadwinner oriented work goals.warren farrell
To consult the statistician after an experiment is finished is often merely to ask him to conduct a post mortem examination. He can perhaps say what the experiment died of.ronald fisher
Peras imposuit Jupiter nobis duas. Propriis repletam vitiis post tergum dedit; Alienis ante pectus suspendit gravem.
A fool and a wise man are alike both in the starting-place their birth, and at the post their death; only they differ in the race of their lives.thomas fuller
Mors obruit illos, non timor; invicti perstant animoque supersunt jam prope post animam.
"I lost my post when, as a result of the troubles, China lost her authority in Kashgar."
Non tibi illud apparere, si sumas, potest, nisi tu immortale rere esse argentum tibi. Sero atque stulte, prius quod cautum oportuit, postquam comedit rem, post rationem putat.
Muslims have a credibility problem. In the modern era, we have a tendency to believe and repeat wild theories, with our only criteria for accepting those theories being that they lend support to pre-existing attitudes. It takes an extremely sympathetic person to overlook such a deficiency, and sympathy for Muslims in a post 9/11 West is in short supply.
I thought Jack Valenti was wrong about most of the tech-policy issues that he spoke about, but I'm going to miss that guy... One of the lingering regrets of my career is showing up a few minutes late to a post boardroom luncheon with Valenti that had started with him denouncing a column I'd written about the MPAA's "technological totalitarianism." When I sat down, then-managing editor Steve Coll leaned over to summarize Valenti's opening statement as "he took your name in vain"; I felt like I'd missed the whole show.jack valenti
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