[W]e cannot hold that it is unconstitutional for the State to extend a benefit to a defendant who, in turn, extends a substantial benefit to the State and who demonstrates by his plea that he is ready and willing to admit his crime and to enter the correctional system in a frame of mind that affords hope for success in rehabilitation over a shorter period of time than might otherwise be necessary.
We have every reason to rejoice when there are so many gains and when favorable conditions abound on every hand. The end is not yet in sight, but it can not be far away. The road before us is shorter than the road behind.lucy stone
Good company in a journey makes the way to seem the shorter.Izaak Walton
A little shorter than the Washington monument, erect, elegant, dogmatic, and ironically witty.1991 Of Secretary of State Dean Acheson. Deadline.
It is easier for a man to be loyal to his club than to his planet; the by-laws are shorter, and he is personally acquainted with the other members.1942 One Man's Meat,'One Man's Meat'.
I will make you shorter by the head.Response to Parliament (October 1566)
I am convinced, Yorick, continued my father, half reading and half discoursing, that there is a Northwest Passage to the intellectual world; and that the soul of man has shorter ways of going to work, in furnishing itself with knowledge and instruction, than we generally take with it.Laurence Sterne
Telling the complete story of VeggieTales would require much more time than we have before us tonight. Since this is Yale, I decided to craft a shorter version of the story, using very large words. Remembering though that I was kicked out of Bible College before I’d had a chance to learn many very large words, I concluded that my only remaining option was to tell the story simply, using simple words, and chance the consequences.phil vischer
I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.mark twain
Since then 'tis Centuries and yet Feels shorter than the Day I first surmised the Horses' Heads Were toward Eternity712: Because I could not stop for Death —
But now here is the director's cut, which is 20 minutes shorter, lops off a couple of characters and a few of the infinite subplots, and is even more of a mess. I recommend that Kelly keep right on cutting until he whittles it down to a ukulele pick.roger ebert
You complain, friend Swift, of the length of my epigrams, but you yourself write nothing. Yours are shorter.I, 110. (Epigrams (c. 80 – 104 AD))
By experience we find out a shorter way by a long wandering. Learning teacheth more in one year than experience in twenty.Roger Ascham
Our estimates vary with our moods; the time may be much longer than our hopes and much shorter than our fears.H. G. Wells, "The Possible Unification of Men's Wills in Political Matters", The Outline of History (1920).
I have made this [letter] longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter.Blaise Pascal
In not more than a month’s time terror will assume very violent forms, after the example of the great French Revolution; the guillotine... will be ready for our enemies... that remarkable invention of the French Revolution which makes man shorter by a head.As quoted in The Cheka : Lenin’s Political Police (1981) by George Leggett, p. 54
You complain, Velox, that the epigrams which I write are long. You yourself write nothing; your attempts are shorter.Martial, Epigrams (c. 80-104 AD), Book I, Epigram 110.
Knowing that the life that remained to him could not be of great length, he said, “I try to increase it in weight, I try to arrest the speed of its flight be the speed with which I grasp it. ... The shorter my possession of life, the deeper and fuller I must make it.”pp. 37-38 (How to Live, or, A Life of Montaigne in one Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer (2010))
Caesar judged that he must drop everything else and pursue Pompey where he had betaken himself after his flight, so that he should not be able to gather more forces and renew, and he advanced daily as far as he could go with the cavalry and ordered a legion to follow shorter stages. An edict had been published in Pompey's name that all the younger men in the province (Macedonia), both Greeks and Roman citizens, should assemble to take an oath.Julius Caesar, "Civil War", 111.102.3
Give me by all means the shorter and nobler life, instead of one that is longer but of less account!Fragment ix. (Fragments)
Cleopatra's nose, had it been shorter, the whole face of the world would have been changed.Blaise Pascal, in Pensées (1658) No. 32
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