The foot, the pound, and the pint are all close to the size of many things used in daily life. In contrast, the metre, the kilogram, and the litre are all rather large, and the centimetre, the gram, and the millilitre rather small, for many practical uses.
I think Terrell will catch hell at the sound of the bell.He's going around saying that he's a championship-fighter,but when he meets me he fall 20 Pound lighter.He thinks that he's the real heavy weight champbut when he meets me, he'll just be a trampNow I'm not sayin' just to be funny, but I'm fightin' Ernie because he needs the money.muhammad ali
Hard pounding this, gentlemen; let's see who will Pound longest.1st duke of wellington
If you understood a business perfectly and the future of the business, you would need very little in the way of a margin of safety. So, the more vulnerable the business is, assuming you still want to invest in it, the larger margin of safety you'd need. If you're driving a truck across a bridge that says it holds 10,000 pounds and you've got a 9,800 Pound vehicle, if the bridge is 6 inches above the crevice it covers, you may feel okay, but if it's over the Grand Canyon, you may feel you want a little larger margin of safety...warren buffett
From now on, the Pound abroad is worth 14 per cent or so less in terms of other currencies. That doesn't mean, of course, that the Pound here in Britain, in your pocket or purse or in your bank, has been devalued.harold wilson
concerning this selfstyled world's greatest and most generous literary figure: who had just arrived in our nation's capitol, attired in half a GI uniform and ready to be hanged as a traitor by the only country which ever made even a pretense of fighting for freedom of speech Re Ezra Pound poetry happens to be an art;and artists happen to be human beings.e. e. cummings
Early in his life Mr. [Ezra] Pound met with strong, continued, and unintelligent opposition. If people keep opposing you when you are right, you think them fools; and after a time, right or wrong, you think them fools simply because they oppose you. Similarly, you write true things or good things, and end by thinking things true or good simply because you write themRandall Jarrell
When modernist poetry, or what not so long ago passed for modernist poetry, can reach the stage where the following piece by Mr. Ezra Pound is seriously offered as a poem, there is some justification for the plain reader and orthodox critic who shrinks from anything that may be labelled 'modernist' either in terms of condemnation or approbation.... Better he thinks, that ten authentic poets should be left for posterity to discover than one charlatan should be allowed to steal into the Temple of Fame.laura riding
My uncle was famous for his balanced point of view. At the time of which I am writing (when he was nearly seventy) it had become so balanced, that the act of balancing seemed rather automatic.One had only to offer him an opinion for him to balance it with a counter- opinion of exactly the same weight, as a grocer puts a Pound weight against a Pound of sugar.Sir Stephen Harold Spender
Hard pounding this, gentlemen, let'ssee who will Pound longest.
Beware you be not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is worth a Pound of knowledge.john wesley
It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves Pound the sand. I beat people up.muhammad ali
Here is this mass of jelly - three Pound mass of jelly - that you can hold in the palm of your hand, and it can contemplate the vastness of interstellar space, it can contemplate the meaning of infinity, and it can contemplate itself contemplating the meaning of infinity.vilayanur s. ramachandran
It has been said that an engineer is a man who can do for ten shillings what any fool can do for a Pound; if that be so, we were certainly engineers.nevil shute
A pinch of probability is worth a Pound of perhaps.james thurber
The farmer’s daughter hath soft brown hair (Butter and eggs and a Pound of cheese) And I met with a ballad, I can’t say where, That wholly consisted of lines like these.charles stuart calverley
Our discombobulated lives need to sink some anchors in numerical stability. (I still have not recovered from the rise of a Pound of hamburger at the supermarket to more than a buck.)stephen jay gould
Devolutionary reform will not provide a factory, a machine or jobs, build a school, train a doctor or put a Pound on pensions.neil kinnock
The towers themselves must be either round or polygonal. Square towers are sooner shattered by military engines, for the battering rams Pound their angles to pieces but in the case of round towers they can do no harm being engaged as it were in driving wedges to their center.vitruvius
An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a Pound of sadness to serve God with.
I think Terrell will catch hell at the sound of the bell. He's going around saying that he's a championship-fighter, but when he meets me he fall 20 Pound lighter. He thinks that he's the real heavy weight champ but when he meets me, he'll just be a tramp Now I'm not sayin' just to be funny, but I'm fightin' Ernie because he needs the money.
An ounce of prudence is worth a Pound of cleverness.
This bond doth give thee here no jot of blood; The words expressly are, a Pound of flesh. Take then thy bond, take thou thy Pound of flesh; But, in the cutting it, if thou dost shed One drop of Christian blood, thy lands and goods Are by the laws of Venice confiscate Unto the state of Venice.