One out of three hundred and twelve Americans is a bore, for instance, and a healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience.
Now lap-dogs give themselves the rousing shake, And sleepless lovers, just at Twelve, awake.Alexander Pope
Supposing I had gone to the country [in 1933], and said that Germany was re-arming, and that we must re-arm, does anybody think that this pacific democracy would have rallied to that cry at that moment? I cannot think of anything that would have made the loss of the election from my point of view more certain...we got from the country [in 1935], with a large majority, a mandate for doing a thing no one, Twelve months earlier, would have believed possible.stanley baldwin
I remember a very important lesson that my father gave me when I was Twelve or thirteen. He said, "You know, today I welded a perfect seam and I signed my name to it." And I said, "But, Daddy, no one's going to see it!" And he said, "Yeah, but I know it's there." So when I was working in kitchens, I did good work.toni morrison
A jury consists of Twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.robert frost
The capon burns, the pig falls from the spit, The clock hath strucken Twelve.william shakespeare
Life insurance in America has traditionally been dominated by mutual insurers. Twelve of the fifteen largest life insurers are mutuals.andrew tobias
But Cristes lore, and his apostles Twelve, He taughte, but first he folwed it him-selve.Geoffrey Chaucer
There are only Twelve notes.You must treat them carefully.Paul Hindemith
A period of about Twelve years measured the beat of the pendulum. After the Declaration of Independence, Twelve years had been needed to create an efficient Constitution; another Twelve years of energy brought a reaction against the government then created; a third period of Twelve years was ending in a sweep toward still greater energy; and already a child could calculate the result of a few more such returns.henry adams
Maurice Ashley has been like a brother to me since I was Twelve years old. I know the man, I know the competitor, I know the artist, and I know the teacher.maurice ashley
As I inched sluggishly along the treadmill of the Maycomb County school system, I could not help receiving the impression that I was being cheated out of something. Out of what I knew not, yet I did not believe that Twelve years of unrelieved boredom was exactly what the state had in mind for me.harper lee
I have always been English, ever since I emigrated from England and since the kids in Canada beat me up at the age of Twelve for having an East London Cockney accent. I thank them for the cockney taunts because the beatings turned me on to boxing. But on a serious note Canada has been kind to me.lennox lewis
Now, on the contrary, when every one is to cultivate himself into man, condemning a man to machine-like labor amounts to the same thing as slavery. If a factory-worker must tire himself to death Twelve hours and more, he is cut off from becoming man. Every labor is to have the intent that the man be satisfied. [...] His labor is nothing taken by itself, has no object in itself, is nothing complete in itself; he labors only into another's hands, and is used (exploited) by this other.max stirner
In the first six to Twelve months of a war with the United States and Great Britain I will run wild and win victory upon victory. But then, if the war continues after that, I have no expectation of success.isoroku yamamoto
It has a strange, quick jar upon the ear,That cocking of a pistol, when you knowA moment more will bring the sight to bearUpon your person, Twelve yards off or so.lord byron
Water to water, ark again to ark, From woman back to woman: So each new victim treads unfalteringly The never altered circuit of his fate, Bringing Twelve peers as witness Both to this starry rise and starry fall.robert graves
The “Meat” were there because of REAMDE, which had been present at background levels for several weeks now but that recently had pinballed through the elbow in its exponential growth curve and for about Twelve hours had looked as though it might completely take over all computing power in the Universe, until its own size and rapid growth had caused it to run afoul of the sorts of real-world friction that always befell seemingly exponential phenomena and bent those hockey-stick graphs over into lazy S plots.neal stephenson
I am Twelve thousand miles wiser, Twelve thousand miles more resilient, and I have Twelve thousand miles more faith in God.abby sunderland
But Cristes loore, and his Apostles Twelve, He taughte, but first he folowed it hymselfe.Geoffrey Chaucer
Homeschooling will certainly produce some socially awkward adults, but the odds are good they would have been just as quirky had they spent Twelve years raising their hand for permission to go to the bathroom
Judas: I saw myself as the Twelve disciples were stoning me. Jesus: You will be cursed by the other generations … you will come to rule over them.
Those persons who were responsible for his tragic death had only the faintest understanding of what he was seeking to accomplish. Even his own disciples so completely misinterpreted his teaching that at the very end they argued among themselves as to who should have the chief places. ...they still visualized Twelve thrones of solid gold and quarreled among themselves over the seats of honor on the right and left of the king. How much less able to fathom the meaning of his words and deeds were the ecclesiastical leaders.
Now the names of the Twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
Like Hinduism, Jain cosmology believes in a series of Kalpas or cycles of existence which are divided into Twelve eras, a term similar to manvantaras of Hinduism. According to Jain tradition, Jainism is revealed anew in every kalpa through twenty-four Thirthankaras...
Sure, he's not in hell; he's in Arthur's bosom, if ever man went to Arthur's bosom. 'A made a finer end, and went away, an it had been any christom child; 'a parted even just between Twelve and one, even at the turning o’ the tide: for after I saw him fumble with the sheets, and play with flowers, and smile upon his fingers' ends, I knew there was but one way; for his nose was as sharp as a pen, and a’ babbled of green fields.william shakespeare