Babbage , even with remarkably generous support for his time, could not produce his great arithmetical machine. His idea was sound enough, but construction and maintenance costs were then too heavy. Had a Pharaoh been given detailed and explicit designs of an automobile, and had he understood them completely, it would have taxed the resources of his kingdom to have fashioned the thousands of parts for a single car, and that car would have broken down on the first trip to Giza.
For the first time, I wasn’t embarrassed by the look of beauty, of elegance, because when you see someone who has only one rag as their property, but it happens to be beautiful and pink and silk, beauty doesn’t have to be separated.. ..I have always said that you shouldn’t have biases, you shouldn’t have prejudices. But before that (his trip to India around 1975, fh) I’d never been able to use purple, because it was too beautiful.Robert Rauschenberg
In 1990 [Mother Teresa] made a trip to Albania, then the most oppressive of the Balkan Stalinist states, and laid a wreath on the grave of the dictator Enver Hoxha as well as on the irredentist monument to "Mother Albania". She was herself of Albanian descent (born in Skopje, Macedonia), but many Albanians were shocked by her embrace of Hoxha's widow and her silence on human rights.enver hoxha
Even without looking I knew: there was no way I still had a mast. And without a mast, the trip was over.abby sunderland
Don’t mess with the needle or a spoon Or any trip to the moon It’ll take you away Lord, their gonna bury you boy Don’t mess with the needle Now I know, I know, I know...
There's a great text in Galatians, Once you trip on it, entails Twenty-nine distinct damnations, One sure, if another fails.Robert Browning
It is a standing insult tosportsmen to have to play undera rule which assumes that players intend to trip, hack and push their opponents, and to behave like cads of the most unscrupulous kidney. The lines marking a penalty area are a disgrace to the playing fields of a public school.C(harles) B(urgess) Fry
"Jim," she said earnestly, "if I was put down there in the middle of the night, I could find my way all over that little town; and along the river to the next town, where my grandmother lived. My feet remember all the little paths through the woods, and where the big roots stick out to trip you. I ain't never forgot my own country."willa cather
He who is running a race ought to endeavor and strive to the utmost of his ability to come off victor; but it is utterly wrong for him to trip up his competitor, or to push him aside. So in life it is not unfair for one to seek for himself what may accrue to his benefit; but it is not right to take it from another.chrysippus
They mean a trip to Paris or RomeTo someone else but not for me.The trains and boats and planesTook you away, away from me.Hal David
On a trip to Germany, Lange and his entourage were climbing the tower of an ancient castle when they stopped to catch their breath. "How old is this ruin?" someone asked a guide. "Forty-two years," said Lange.david lange
If we do not add something to the knowledge of cosmic rays by our trip to the stratosphere this summer, we had better not go. We had better stay on the ground, be hewers of wood and drawers of water.jeannette piccard
Ride, captain ride, upon your mystery ship, be amazed, at the friends, you have here on your trip. Ride, captain ride, upon your mystery ship, on your way, to a world, that others might have missed.
Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you're worthy of the trip.glenn beck
The elemental simplicities of wilderness travel were thrills not only because of their novelty, but because they represented complete freedom to make mistakes. ... Perhaps every youth needs an occasional wilderness trip, in order to learn the meaning of this particular freedom.aldo leopold
His words ... like so many nimble and airy servitors trip about him at command.john milton
Your recent meetings with Chinese dissidents at the White House are to be commended. However, your participation at the opening ceremony of the Olympics will send a signal to the Chinese people and the international community that could be misperceived as your approval, and that of the American people, for the draconian policies of the Chinese government. Therefore, it is essential that you unambiguously speak out for human rights and meet with the families of jailed prisoners of conscience while you are in Beijing. (In a letter to President Bush prior to his 2008 trip to Beijing's Summer Olympic Gamesnancy pelosi
His words, * * * like so many nimble and airy servitors, trip about him at command.john milton
They best pass over the world who trip over it quickly; for it is but a bog. If we stop, we sink.
With a madcap carnival during Lent , a growing number of ‘lifestyle’ stores catering to the well heeled traveler, and a friendly, easy going river side vibe, it is great place for explorations of Goa’s historic hinterland or simply a day trip back from the beach.
It's not far..just a quick trip, through the trees..
W-wait Beat! You're going to trip if you don't slow down!
The Lord will command his angels to take good care of you. They will lift you up in their hands. Then you won't trip over a stone.