A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous...Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
Bombay is energetic, exuberant, sparkling, and has building stones of many kinds and colours ... on your dyspeptic days you are Apt to find ... Bombay's [architecture] bumptious, even riotous. In your more genial moments you might apply the adjective ... 'vital'.
Andrea presented herself as a street fighter intellectual, a bohemian freedom fighter, and someone who wanted to get to the bottom of things. That quote about Malcolm X is Apt. Malcolm pointed out “The problem is WHITE PEOPLE.” Dworkin said, “The problem is MEN.” And for all the holes that can be poked in that cloth, there is something about that grain that is absolutely true, when you are the short end of the bolt.susie bright
A witty illustration or an Apt story will accomplish more than columns of argument.chauncey depew
In my life I had come to realize that when things were going very well indeed it was just the time to anticipate trouble. And, conversely, I learned from pleasant experience that at the most despairing crisis, when all looked sour beyond words, some delightful "break" was Apt to lurk just around the corner.amelia earhart
If a person is treated like a patient, they are Apt to act like one.frances farmer
So, probably … when I started painting the pelvis bones I was most interested in the holes in the bones — what I saw through them- particularly the blue from holding them up in the sun against the sky as one is Apt to do when one seems to have more sky than earth in one’s world … they were most beautiful against the Blue — that Blue that will always be there as it is now after all man’s destruction is finished.Georgia O'Keeffe
He suffers from one great literary defect, which is often found in lonely geniuses: he never knows when to stop. Lonely people are Apt to fall in love with the sound of their own voice, as Narcissus fell in love with his reflection, not out of conceit but out of despair of finding another who will listen and respond.wystan hugh auden
Elsdon was once a market town as some say, and a city according to others; but as the annals of the parish were lost several centuries ago, it is impossible to determine what age it was either the one or the other. There are not the least traces of the former grandeur to be found, whence some antiquaries are Apt to believe that it lost both its trade and charter at the Deluge.charles dodgson
Our heavenly Father is more liberal in His views, and boundless in His mercies and blessings, than we are ready to believe or receive; and at the same time more terrible to the workers of iniquity, more awful in the executions of His punishments, and more ready to detect in every false way, than we are Apt to suppose Him to be...smith, joseph, jr.
As mankind become more liberal they will be more Apt to allow, that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the Community are equally entitled to the protection of civil Government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations in examples of justice and liberality.george washington
You know, if you get treated like a patient, you're Apt to act like one.frances farmer
Our heavenly Father is more liberal in His views, and boundless in His mercies and blessings, than we are ready to believe or receive; and at the same time more terrible to the workers of iniquity, more awful in the executions of His punishments, and more ready to detect in every false way, than we are Apt to suppose Him to be...
Men are but children of a larger growth; Our appetites as Apt to change as theirs, And full as craving too, and full as vain.john dryden
"Though she leads a retired and contemplative life, she is Apt to get low-spirited if left too much alone."anne brontë
Danger is a good teacher, and makes Apt scholars. So are disgrace, defeat, exposure to immediate scorn and laughter. There is no opportunity in such cases for self-delusion, no idling time away, no being off your guard (or you must take the consequences) — neither is there any room for humour or caprice or prejudice.william hazlitt
Youth is ever Apt to judge in haste,And lose the medium in the wild extreme,Do not repent, but regulate your passion:Though love is reason, its excess is rage.Give me, at least, your promise to reflect,In cool, impartial solitude, and still.No last decision till we meet again.aaron hill
In America journalism is Apt to be regarded as an extension of history: in Britain, as an extension of conversation.anthony sampson
[O]pen platforms and experimental amateurs ... eventually beat out the spendy, slick pros. ... Relying on incumbents to produce your revolutions is not a good strategy. They're Apt to take all the stuff that makes their products great and try to use technology to charge you extra for it, or prohibit it altogether.cory doctorow
Variant: In these days, a man who says a thing cannot be done is quite Apt to be interrupted by some idiot doing it.elbert hubbard
The best money can procure for thee is freedom to live in thy true self. It is more Apt however to enslave than to liberate. It is good also when thou makest it a means to help thy fellow men; but here too it is easier to harm than to benefit: for the money thou givest another is useful to him only when it stimulates him to self-activity.john lancaster spalding
An Apt quotation is like a lamp which flings its light over the whole sentence.letitia elizabeth landon
The love of esteem is the life and soul of society; it unites us to one another:;: I want your approbation, you stand in need of mine. By forsaking the converse of men, we forsake the virtues necessary for society; for when one is alone, one is Apt to grow negligent; the world forces you to have a guard over yourself.
When a sinner has any just sense of his condition, as alienated from a holy God, he will not be Apt to think of the unpardonable sin.
Our lives are based on what is reasonable and common sense; Truth is Apt to be neither.