And theseven thin ears devoured theseven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream.
The mark of rank in nature is capacity for pain,And the anguish of the singer marks the sweetness of the strain.Sarah Williams, Twilight Hours, Is it so, O Christ, in Heaven.
I have heard that Otaké of the Seventh rank and Wu of the sixth rank once went to a clairvoyant and asked for advice on how to win. The proper method, said the man, was to lose all awareness of self while awaiting an adversary's play. [...] While waiting for a play he [Onoda of the Sixth rank] would sit quietly with his eyes closed. He explained that he was ridding himself of the desire to win.p. 42 (The Master of Go (1951))
The organization chart is a graphic representation of the departmentalization process. Most organization charts are positional; that is, they are organized by title and rankBarbara J. Stevens Barnum, Karlene M. Kerfoot (1995) The Nurse as Executive. p. 64
Liberty is, to the lowest rank of every nation, little more than the choice of working or starving.1760 'The Bravery of the English Common Soldier', in The British Magazine, Jan.
When you tread water, you lift yourself up by pushing water down. Likewise, in any social hierarchy, people unsure of their own position will try to emphasize it by maltreating those they think rank below. I've read that this is why poor whites in the United States are the group most hostile to blacks.paul graham
( Esquires and gentlemen are confounded together by Sir Edward Coke, who observes, that every esquire is a gentleman, and a gentleman is defined to be one qui arma gerit. ... It is indeed a matter somewhat unsettled, what constitutes the distinction, or who is a real esquire; for it is not an estate, however large, that confers this rank upon its owner.Steph. Comm. (9th ed.), Vol. 2, p. 618.
Mathematics is the queen of the sciences and number theory is the queen of mathematics. She often condescends to render service to astronomy and other natural sciences, but in all relations she is entitled to the first rank.Carl Friedrich Gauss, in Gauss zum Gedächtniss (1856) by Wolfgang Sartorius von Waltershausen, as translated in Memorabilia Mathematica; or, The Philomath's Quotation-Book (1914) by Robert Édouard Moritz, p. 271
The only people who accept slavery are the Negroes, owing to their low degree of humanity and proximity to the animal stage. Other persons who accept the status of slave do so as a means of attaining high rank, or power, or wealth, as is the case with the Mameluke Turks in the East and with those Franks and Galicians who enter the service of the state [in Spain].Ibn Khaldun as quoted in Bernard Lewis, Race and Color in Islam, Harper and Row, 1970, quote on page 38. The brackets are displayed by Lewis.
The people of the Qur’an (those who recite and those who memorize the Qur’an) will be in the highest level (in Heaven) from amongst all of the people with the exception of the Prophets and Messengers. Thus, do not seek to degrade the people of the Qur’an, nor take away their rights, for surely they have been given a high rank by Allah.Thawabul A’mal, Page 224 (Shi'ite Hadith)
The fact that the stars predict high or low rank for the father of the person whose horoscope is taken, teaches that they do not always make things happen but sometimes only indicate things. For how could things which preceded the birth depend upon the birth?IX. On Providence, Fate, and Fortune. (On the Gods and the Cosmos)
Jesus , in some respects, was an anarchist, for he had no idea of civil government . That government seems to him purely and simply an abuse. A great social revolution, in which rank will be overturned, in which all authority in this world will be humiliated, was his dream .Ernest Renan, in The Life of Jesus (1863), Ch. XII: Development of the ideas of Jesus respecting the Kingdom of God
Each moss, Each shell, each drawling insect, holds a rank Important in the plan of Him who fram'd This scale of beings; holds a rank which, lost Would break the chain, and leave behind a gap Which Nature's self would rue.Benjamin Stillingfleet, Miscellaneous Tracts relating to Natural History, p. 127. (Ed. 1762). Reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 147-148.
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