But as the priceless treasure too frequently hides at the bottom of well, it needs some courage to dive for it, especially as he that does so will be likely to incur more scorn and obloquy for the mud and water into which he has ventured to plunge, than thanks for the jewel he procures; as like in manner, she who undertakes the cleansing of a careless bachelor's apartment will be liable to more abuse for the dust she raises than commendation for the clearance she effects.
In His discourses, His miracles, His parables, His sufferings, His resurrection, He gradually raises the pedestal of His humanity before the world, but under a cover, until the shaft reaches from the grave to the heavens, whenHe lifts the curtain, and displays the figure of a man on a throne, for the worship of the universe; and clothing His church with His own power, He authorizes it to baptize and to preach remission of sins in His own name.edward thomson
A spider conducts operations that resemble those of a weaver, and a bee puts to shame many an architect in the construction of her cells. But what distinguishes the worst of architects from the best of bees is this, that the architect raises his structure in imagination before he erects it in reality.karl marx
If he raises me from the dead... will you dump your girlfriend and be with me? [Elan: ...] No thanks, then... I'll take my chances that the Afterlife... won't have any punishment worse... than not being with you.Who: Therkla
Your record raises troubling questions about whether you appreciate the checks and balances in our Constitution -- the careful efforts of our Founding Fathers to protect us from a government or a president determined to seize too much power over our lives.samuel alito
When she raises her eyelids it's as if she were taking off all her clothes.colette
The objector and the rebel who raises his voice against what he believes to be the injustice of the present and the wrongs of the past is the one who hunches the world along.clarence darrow
There's more than one way to skin a cat.The more you stroke the cat's tail, the more he raises his back. (Strauss, 1994 p. 1184)Displaying too much affection or desperation may repel someone.
A teacher who can show good, or indeed astounding results while he is teaching, is still not on that account a good teacher, for it may be that, while his pupils are under his immediate influence, he raises them to a level which is not natural to them, without developing their own capacities for work at this level, so that they immediately decline again once the teacher leaves the schoolroom.ludwig wittgenstein
Knowledge is, indeed, that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another.joseph addison
In both positivism and Heidegger at least in his later work speculation is the target of attack. In both cases the thought that autonomously raises itself above the facts through interpreting them and that cannot be reclaimed by them without leaving a surplus is condemned for being empty and vain concept-mongering.theodor adorno
Love is the answer. But while you're waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty good questions.woody allen
In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion; within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them.alexis de tocqueville
Circumstantial evidence only raises a probability.Pollock, C.B., Reg. v. Rowton (1865), 13 W. R. 437.
Well has it been said that man is the only animal that naturally looks upwards; every other animal naturally looks down. That looking upward and going upward and seeking perfection are what is called salvation; and the sooner a man begins to go higher, the sooner he raises himself towards this idea of truth as salvation.Swami Vivekananda, in The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 3/Lectures and Discourses/Unity, the Goal of Religion
Next I must tell about the machine of Ctesibius, which raises water to a height.Chapter VII, Sec. 1 (Book X)
Good fortune will elevate even petty minds, and give them the appearance of a certain greatness and stateliness, as from their high place they look down upon the world; but the truly noble and resolved spirit raises itself, and becomes more conspicuous in times of disaster and ill fortune.Eumenes, sec. 9.
His readiness to undergo persecutions for his beliefs, the high moral character of the men who believed in him and looked up to him as leader, and the greatness of his ultimate achievement - all argue his fundamental integrity. To suppose Muhammad an impostor raises more problems than it solves. Moreover, none of the great figures of history is so poorly appreciated in the West as Muhammad.William Montgomery Watt, Mohammad at Mecca (1953), p. 52
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