Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station.
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.Arnold Joseph Toynbee
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.
His blade struck the watera full second before any other?until, as the boats began to near the winning post his ownwas dipping inthe water twiceas fast as anyother.
Why have a locked wiki when you can instead just post static Web pages?ward cunningham
This well may be The Day of Judgment which the world awaits; But be it so or not, I only know my present duty, and my Lord’s command to occupy till He come. So at the post where He hath set me in His providence, I choose, for one, to meet Him face to face, no faithless servant frightened from my task, but ready when the Lord of the harvest calls; and therefore, with all reverence, I would say, let God do His work, we will see to ours. Bring in the candles.abraham davenport
"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 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
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
Give me, kind Heaven, a private station, A mind serene for contemplation: Title and profit I resign; The post of honour shall be mine.john gay
From the viewpoint of pure economic theory, Karl Marx can be regarded as a minor post- Ricardian .karl marx
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
Maintain your post: That's all the fame you need; For 'tis impossible you should proceed.
"I lost my post when, as a result of the troubles, China lost her authority in Kashgar."
Igitur rursum miserae mittentes epistolas reliquiae ad Agitium Romanae potestatis virum, hoc modo loquentes: "Agitio ter consuli gemitus Britannorum"; et post pauca querentes: "repellunt barbari ad mare, repellit mare ad barbaros; inter haec duo genera funerum aut iugulamur aut mergimur".
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
Algorithms existed for at least five thousand years, but people did not know that they were algorithmizing. Then came Turing (and post and Church and Markov and others) and formalized the notion.doron zeilberger
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