As quoted in Crosstown Traffic (1989) by Charles Shaar Murray
Perfection, of a kind, was what he was after, And the poetry he invented was easy to understand.wystan hugh auden
It is always easy to find fault with a classification. There are a hundred ways of arranging any set of objects, and something may almost always be said against the best, and in favour of the worst of them. But the merits of a classification depend on the purposes to which it is instrumental.john stuart mill
Remember, it is as easy to marrya rich woman as a poor woman.william makepeace thackeray
God pity us indeed, for we are human,And do not always seeThe vision when it comes, the shining change,Or, if we see it, do not follow it,Because it is too hard, too strange, too new,Too unbelievable, too difficult,Warring too much with common, easy ways,And now I know this, standing in this light,Who have been half alive these many years,Brooding on my own sorrow, my own pain,Saying "I am a barren bough. ExpectNor fruit nor blossom from a barren bough."stephen vincent benét
Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern but impossible to enslave.brougham, henry, 1st baron brougham and vaux
Life wasn't meant to be easy.
So long and take it easy, because if you start taking things seriously, it is the end of you.jack kerouac
How easy it would have been flatly to have told the boy that his pilgrim was only an old tramp of some kind, and then to have commanded him not to think otherwise. But by allowing the boy to see that a question was possible, he had rendered such a command ineffective before he uttered it. Insofar as thought could be governed at all, it could only be commanded to follow what reason affirmed anyhow; command it otherwise, and it would not obey.walter m. (jr.) miller
George Dillon: [I]t's easy to answer the ultimate questions – it saves you bothering with the immediate ones.john osborne
Only an easy scramble remained and we were there, on the hitherto untrodden summit of Nelion.eric shipton
C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot; C++ makes it harder, but when you do it blows your whole leg off.bjarne stroustrup
Basil Fawlty was an easy character for me. For some reason, portraying a mean, uptight, incompetent bully comes naturally to me.john cleese
It may be that we have become so feckless as a people that we no longer care how things do work, but only what kind of quick, easy outer impression they give. If so, there is little hope for our cities or probably for much else in our society. But I do not think this is so.jane jacobs
Let him sensibly perceive, that the kindness he shews to others, is no ill husbandry for himself; but that it brings a return in kindness both from those that receive it, and those who look on. Make this a contest among children, who shall out-do one another in this way: and by this means, by a constant practise, children having made it easy to themselves to part with what they have, good nature may be settled in them into a habit, and they may take pleasure, and pique themselves in being kind, liberal and civil , to others.john locke
Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice.h. l. mencken
The workings of the man's mind sit there naked and exposed, and all the stripped gears and misaligned cogs and broken engines of his misperception are there for easy examination. Read it, and you'll wonder how a man so confused could have acquired such a high reputation; you might even think that philosophy has been Sokaled.alvin plantinga
To accuse is so easy that it is infamous to do so where proof is impossible!
The Court is greatly obliged to the gentlemen of the Bar who have spoke on the subject; and by whose care and abilities so much has been effected, that the rule of decision will be reduced to a very easy compass. I cannot omit to express particular happiness in seeing young men, just called to the Bar, have been able so much to profit by their reading.
The second office of this government is honorable & easy, the first is but a splendid misery.
You write with ease, to show your breeding, But easy writing's curst hard reading.Richard Brinsley Sheridan
The Palestinians need an America that is just in its vision and in its demands. It is true that the Palestinians are the weaker party in terms of the balance of power, which makes it easy to pressure them. But peace cannot be bullied into existence.
The Khala awaits me, Kerrigan, and though I am prepared to face my destiny, you will not find me easy prey.