Dinner at the "Continental" to commemorate the great reform [the abolition of the serfdom in 1861]. Tedious and incongruous. To dine, drink champagne, make a racket, and deliver speeches about national consciousness, the conscience of the people, freedom, and such things, while slaves in tail-coats are running round your tables, veritable serfs, and your coachmen wait outside in the street, in the bitter cold that is lying to the Holy Ghost.
Power leads to more power, no matter what your racket, and not only were they rich and influential but they were smart as hell, too.jimmy hoffa
"He has never broken a racket in anger. It would be showing a lack of respect to people who actually have to buy the equipment to play the sport."rafael nadal
A multi-colored crowd streaked about, and suddenly all was totally changed. It wasn't the usual city racket. It came from a strange land.anna akhmatova
Up to now, America has not been a good milieu for the rise of a mass movement. What starts out here as a mass movement ends up as a racket, a cult, or a corporation.Eric Hoffer
I have been increasingly moved to wonder whether my job is a job or a racket, whether economists, and particularly economic theorists, may not be in the position that Cicero, citing Cato, ascribed to the augurs of Romethat they should cover their faces or burst into laughter when they met on the street.Frank Hyneman Knight
I could put a tennis racket up against my face and pretend that I'm Kendo Nagasakinigel blackwell
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