Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.
: If we beat the King ninety-nine times, yet he is King still so will his posterity be after him; but if the King beat us once we shall be hanged, and our posterity made slaves. : My Lord, if this be so, why did we take up arms at first? This is against fighting hereafter. If so, let us make peace, be it never so base.Oliver Cromwell
I am as free as nature first made man, Ere the base laws of servitude began, When wild in woods the noble savage ran.john dryden
Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you.william blake
I've come to the conclusion that roughly 50 percent of the adults in this country are simply too ignorant and functionally incompetent to be living in a free society. You might think I'm off base, but every day around half the people in this country go out of their way to prove me right.
The tactical result of an engagement forms the base for new strategic decisions because victory or defeat in a battle changes the situation to such a degree that no human acumen is able to see beyond the first battle. In this sense one should understand Napoleon's saying: "I have never had a plan of operations."Therefore no plan of operations extends with any certainty beyond the first contact with the main hostile force.
"[The gay community can] fight for our rightful voice, or we can continue to ... slap one another and one day find ourselves without the electoral base to sustain the voice we already have."
[The loss- of-strength gradient is] the degree to which military and political power diminishes as we move a unit distance away from its home base.kenneth boulding
Our future rates of gain will fall far short of those achieved in the past. Berkshire's capital base is now simply too large to allow us to earn truly outsized returns. If you believe otherwise, you should consider a career in sales but avoid one in mathematics (bearing in mind that there are really only three kinds of people in the world: those who can count and those who can't).warren buffett
Unless we realize that the essence of Nazism is also an attempt to solve a universal problem of Western civilization - that of the industrial society - and that the basic principles on which the Nazis base this attempt are also in no way confined to Germany, we do not know what we fight for or what we fight against... The war is being fought for the structure of industrial society--its basic principles, its purposes, and its institutions.Peter Drucker
The open society is one in which men have learned to be to some extent critical of taboos, and to base decisions on the authority of their own intelligence.karl popper
All investigations of Time, however sophisticated or abstract, have at their true base the human fear of mortality.thomas pynchon
Passion is begotten of passion, and it easily happens, as with the children of great men, that the base is the offspring of the noble.john lancaster spalding
I have endeavored to dissipate these religious superstitions from the minds of women, and base their faith on science and reason, where I found for myself at last that peace and comfort I could never find in the Bible and the church.elizabeth cady stanton
Who knows nothing base, Fears nothing known.
Whether it be the sweeping eagle in his flight, or the open apple-blossom, the toiling work-horse, the blithe swan, the branching oak, the winding stream at its base, the drifting clouds, over all the coursing sun, form ever follows function, and this is the law. Where function does not change form does not change.louis sullivan
Industry-friendly government policies, proximity to the port , a traditional engineering base are factors that have made the City the ‘Auto Hub’ of India .
Britannia's shame! There took her gloomy flight, On wing impetuous, a black sullen soul… Less base the fear of death than fear of life. O Britain! infamous for suicide.Edward Young
All fantasy should have a solid base in reality .
Speak of me as I am; nothing extenuate Nor set down aught in malice: then must you speak Of one that loved not wisely, but too well; Of one not easily jealous, but, being wrought, Perplexed in the extreme: of one, whose hand Like the base Indian, threw a pearl away, Richer than all his tribe: of one, whose subdued eyes, Albeit unused to the melting mood, Drop tears as fast as the Arabian trees Their medicinal gum.
Of course, both major parties today seek to serve the national interest. They would do so in order to obtain the broadest base of support, if for no nobler reason. But when party and officeholder differ as to how the national interest is to be served, we must place first the responsibility we owe not to our party or even to our constituents but to our individual consciences.Kennedy
Even DiIulio, the first head of the faith-based office, eventually concluded that the program was meant to help the Bush base, not the poor.
'Tis but a base, ignoble mind That mounts no higher than a bird can soar.william shakespeare
Nothing is so unworthy of a civilised nation as allowing itself to be governed without opposition by an irresponsible clique that has yielded to base instinct . It is certain that today every honest German is ashamed of his government. Who among us has any conception of the dimensions of shame that will befall us and our children when one day the veil has fallen from our eyes and the most horrible of crimes crimes that infinitely outdistance every human measure reach the light of day?
A foutra for the world, and worldlings base! I speak of Africa, and golden joys.