To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first.
The responsibility for the creation of new scientific knowledge — and for most of its application — rests on that small body of men and women who understand the fundamental laws of nature and are skilled in the techniques of scientific research. We shall have rapid or slow advance on any scientific frontier depending on the number of highly qualified and trained scientists exploring it.vannevar bush
Justice is not to be taken by storm. She is to be wooed by slow advances. Substitute statute for decision, and you shift the center of authority, but add no quota of inspired wisdom.benjamin n. cardozo
Progress in modifying our concept of control has been and will be comparatively slow. In the first place, it requires the application of certain modern physical concepts; and in the second place it requires the application of statistical methods which up to the present time have been for the most part left undisturbed in the journal in which they appeared.walter a. shewhart
The dogma of multiculturalism has left a secular Europe very slow to address the looming problem of religious extremism among its immigrants. The people who speak most sensibly about the threat that Islam poses to Europe are actually fascists . To say that this does not bode well for liberalism is an understatement: It does not bode well for the future of civilization .sam harris
[Robinson Crusoe] is the true prototype of the British colonist. The whole Anglo-Saxon spirit is in Crusoe: the manly independence, the unconscious cruelty, the persistence, the slow yet efficient intelligence, the sexual apathy, the calculating taciturnity.james joyce
They'll lead us bit by bit toward the revolutionary idea that we've grown about as powerful as it's wise to grow; that the rush of technological innovation that's marked the last five hundred years can finally slow, and spread out to water the whole delta of human possibility. But those decisions will only emerge if people understand the time for what it is: the moment when we stand precariously on the sharp ridge between the human past and the posthuman future, the moment when meaning might evaporate in a tangle of genes or chips.bill mckibben
Everything is flowing going somewhere, animals and so-called lifeless rocks as well as water. Thus the snow flows fast or slow in grand beauty-making glaciers and avalanches; the air in majestic floods carrying minerals, plant leaves, seeds, spores, with streams of music and fragrance; water streams carrying rocks ... . While the stars go streaming through space pulsed on and on forever like blood globules in Nature's warm heart.john muir
Great problems are now being handled, keeping every thinking man in suspense; the unity or multiplicity of human races; the creation of man 1,000 years or 1,000 centuries ago; the fixity of species, or the slow and progressive transformation of one species into another; the eternity of matter; the idea of a God unnecessary: such are some of the questions that humanity discusses nowadays.Louis Pasteur
True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.george washington
Let us burn one from end to end, and pass it over to me my friend. Burn it long, we'll burn it slow, to light me up before I go.Ben Harper, "Burn One Down" from Fight for your Mind (1995).
Trolls are slow in the uptake, and mighty suspicious about anything new to them.J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit (1937), Chapter 2: "Roast Mutton"
Good theories of the mind must span at least three different scales of time: slow, for the billions of years in which our brains have survivied; fast, for the fleeting weeks and months of childhood; and in between, the centuries of growth of our ideas through history.marvin minsky
This mournful truth is ev'rywhere confessed slow rises worth, by poverty depressed.samuel johnson
Crossing the striplingThames at Bab-lock-hithe, Trailing in the cool stream thy fingers wet, 32 As the slow punt swings round.Matthew Arnold
Ah! The clock is always slow; It is later than you think.1921Ballads of a Bohemian,'It Is LaterThanYouThink'.
I talk kinda slow, especially for the Northeast, so it was a way to beat (would-be hecklers) to the punch.jim gaffigan
His form was ponderous, and his step was slow; There never was so wise a man before; He seemed the incarnate "Well, I told you so!"Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
#else /*:;!STDSTDIO */ /* The big, slow, and stupid way */larry wall
So peaceful shalt thou end thy blissful days, And steal thyself from life by slow decays.Homer, The Odyssey, Book XI, line 164. Pope's translation.
slow let us trace the matchless vale of Thames; Fair winding up to where the Muses haunt In Twit'nham bowers, and for their Pope implore.james thomson
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