The earthquake, however, must be to every one a most impressive event: the earth, considered from our earliest childhood as the type of solidity, has oscillated like a thin crust beneath our feet; and in seeing the laboured works of man in a moment overthrown, we feel the insignificance of his boasted power.
Matilda told such Dreadful Lies, It made one Gasp and Stretch one's Eyes; Her Aunt, who, from her Earliest Youth, Had kept a Strict Regard for Truth, Attempted to Believe Matilda: The effort very nearly killed her.hilaire belloc
If there is one place on the face of the earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very Earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India. … For more than 30 centuries, the tree of vision, with all its thousand branches and their millions of twigs, has sprung from this torrid land, the burning womb of the Gods. It renews itself tirelessly showing no signs of decay.romain rolland
Even in Earliest youth my fondest desire was to understand Nature, and thus to come closer to the truth; a truth that I was unable to discover either at school or in church.viktor schauberger
First in point of time and interest comes the mortgage debt, i.e. the claim for the return of money lent on the security of some tangible object. Such claims are among the Earliest fruits of a commercial civilization, and are nearly always affected the same way, viz. by the deposit or pledge of the security with the creditor, to be redeemed or returned on the payment of the debt.
Ananke must above all be regarded as cosmic force , that is as the ruling law in the universe ; thus … the super-personal, cosmic significance of "the All" ruled by Ananke as well, can be accepted as certain. It represents in the universe the inviolability of cause and effect and does so as dual essence, as a mythical personage belonging to the oldest theogony or as the Earliest philosophical concept of the mechanics of natural events.
Ah, sad and strange as in dark summer dawns The Earliest pipe of half-awakened birds To dying ears, when unto dying eyes The casement slowly grows a glimmering square; So sad, so strange, the days that are no more. Dear as remembered kisses after death, And sweet as those by hopeless fancy feigned On lips that are for others; deep as love, Deep as first love, and wild with all regret; O Death in Life, the days that are no more.Tennyson
The Earliest full-length account of a chariot race appears in Book xxiii of the Iliad.richard arnold epstein
The male is just a bundle of conditioned reflexes, is incapable of a mentally free response, is tied to his early conditioning, is determined completely by his past experiences. His Earliest experiences are with his mother, and he is throughout his life tied to her. It never becomes completely clear to the male that he is not part of his mother, that he is him and she is her.valerie solanas
It is very difficult for us, placed as we have been from Earliest childhood in a condition of training, to say what would have been our feelings had such training never taken place.
She stood amid the morning due,And sang her Earliest measure sweet,Sang as the lark sings,speeding fair,to touch and taste the purer airsarah chauncey woolsey
When I call to mind my Earliest impressions, I wonder whether the process ordinarily referred to as growing up is not actually a process of growing down; whether experience, so much touted among adults as the thing children lack, is not actually a progressive dilution of the essentials by the trivialities of living.aldo leopold
Note: "Curst" here refers to being ill-tempered, and "short horns" to being ineffectual, as illustrated by this Earliest known example:
The Earliest authority was the word of the strongest warrior, the head of the family or the tribe, the medicine man or the witch doctor.
There is little doubt that the Earliest followers of Jesus, and all those who continued the monastic tradition into modern times, have adopted the anarchist principle of leading a simple, industrious, mutually self-supporting life.
With regard to the duration of human life, there does not appear to have existed from the Earliest ages of the world to the present moment the smallest permanent symptom or indication of increasing prolongation.
Not she with trait'rous kiss her Saviour stun. Not she denied Him with unholy tongue. She, while apostles shrank, could danger brave, last at His cross, and Earliest at His grave.
From the Earliest ages of Christianity , Good Friday has always been observed as a solemn fast , and been marked with that special respect which its sanctity demands. In ancient days it was called Long Friday, from the length of the religious services; and by our forefathers it was termed Holy Friday.
( Ptolemy ) left in his Optics , the Earliest surviving table of angles of refraction from air to water. ...This table, quoted and requoted until modern times, has been admired... A closer glance at it, however, suggests that there was less experimentation involved in it than originally was thought, for the values of the angles of refraction form an arithmetic progression of second order... As in other portions of Greek Science, confidence in mathematics was here greater than that in the evidence of the senses, although the value corresponding to 60° agrees remarkably well with experience.
Falls back upon the Earliest and greatest of Revelations, those of the Sacred Books of India with a Cosmogony which no European conception has ever surpassed.Maurice Maeterlinck
RU-486 is properly called an 'abortifacient.' Because it is a drug that can induce a menstrual period after the implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterus, it can terminate a woman's pregnancy in its Earliest stages.
To speakers of modern Greek the Homeric poems of the 7th century BC are not written in a foreign language. The Greek language has enjoyed a continuous tradition from Earliest times until now. [...] The only other language which enjoys comparable continuity of tradition is Chinese.
If we consider only the passive concept – a state or condition of affairs where property is held, more or less completely, in common – we find that a serviceable word [for communism/socialism] has existed in each of the European languages from Earliest times.webb, sidney, 1st baron passfield
The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognised it among their Earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.