Great albatross! the meanest birds Spring up and flit away, While thou must toil to gain a flight, And spread those pinions grey; But when they once are fairly poised, Far o'er each chirping thing Thou sailest wide to other lands, E'en sleeping on the wing.
I think the satirist is always basically optimistic. The satirist's complaint about society is always that it doesn't measure up to a Fairly high ideal he has. I think that even the bitterest satirist, even a man like Swift, was probably rather an optimist at heart.john dos passos
I realised Fairly early that the 'wisdom of the ages' - whether from 3000 years ago or yesterday - often was simply and perfectly adaptable to the context of the football arena, and immensely valuable. From my regular morning habit of reading, I would write down any wise, pragmatic and smart quotes and ideas that struck me, and that I felt could be of use in coaching.jack gibson
A problem thoroughly understood is always Fairly simple. Found your opinions on facts, not prejudices. We know too many things that are not true.charles kettering
When national debts have once been accumulated to a certain degree, there is scarce, I believe, a single instance of their having been Fairly and completely paid. The liberation of the public revenue, if it has ever been brought about at all, has always been brought about by bankruptcy; sometimes by an avowed one, but always by a real one, though frequently by a pretend payment.Adam Smith
A Fairly clear line separated advertisement from art. ... The first effect of the triumph of the capitalist (if we allow him to triumph) will be that that line of demarcation will entirely disappear. There will be no art that might not just as well be advertisement.gilbert keith chesterton
Moreover, nothing is so rare as to see misfortune Fairly portrayed; the tendency is either to treat the unfortunate person as though catastrophe were his natural vocation, or to ignore the effects of misfortune on the soul, to assume, that is, that the soul can suffer and remain unmarked by it, can fail, in fact, to be recast in misfortune's image.Simone Weil
The film is about what happens when real people do ghastly things to each other, and sure, it shows those things because that's the tone of the film Fairly realistic.
Thehistoryof science, likethehistoryof all humanideas, is a history of irresponsible dreams, of obstinacy, and of error. But science is one of the very few human activitiesperhaps the only onein which errors are systematically criticized and Fairly often, in time, corrected. This is why we can say that, in science, we often learn from our mistakes, and why we can speak clearly and sensibly about making progress there.
For myself I am Fairly certain that no wise man believes anyone sins willingly or willingly perpetrates any evil or base act.Plato
My most neglected wife, till you are a much respected widow,I find you will scarce be a contented woman, and to say no more than the plain truth, I do endeavour so Fairly to do you that last good service.Rochester, John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of
It can Fairly be said of John Smith that he had all the virtues of a Scottish presbyterian, but none of the vices.menzies campbell
We were at last in Monte Cristo's country, Fairly into the country of the fabulous, where extravagance ceases to exist because everything is extravagant, and where the wildest dreams come true.willa cather
I have a lot to be sad about. Not bitter in any way. But I think it can be Fairly said that I've been in on the beginning, the rise, peak, collapse and end of the talking picture.joseph l. mankiewicz
If I shout:Ideal, Ideal, IdealKnowledge, Knowledge, Knowledge,Boomboom, Boomboom, BoomboomI have recorded Fairly accurately Progress, Law, Morals, and all the other magnificent qualities that various very intelligent people have discussed in so many books.tristan tzara
However widely, or equally, or "Fairly", it may be distributed, no general increase of the community's wealth can make any approach to satiating this need, the ground of which is the desire of every one to excel every one else in the accumulation of goods.thorstein veblen
The history of the past fifty years, and longer, indicates that a diversified holding of representative common stocks will prove more profitable over a stretch of years than a bond portfolio, with one important provisio that the shares must be purchased at reasonable market levels, that is, levels that are reasonable in the light of Fairly well-defined standards derived from past experience.benjamin graham
There are in France some fifty thousand young men of good birth and Fairly well off who are encouraged to live a life of complete idleness. They must either cease to exist or must come to see that there can be no happiness, no health even, without regular daily labor of some sort ... The need of work is in me.Guy de Maupassant
Well, sure, I explicitly mentioned 'vtables' last time I brought this up. But a single pointer is Fairly paltry, as tables go.larry wall
Along with Islam and Christianity, Judaism does insist that some turgid and contradictory and sometimes evil and mad texts, obviously written by Fairly unexceptional humans, are in fact the word of god. I think that the indispensable condition of any intellectual liberty is the realisation that there is no such thing.christopher hitchens
People from all sectors of society, including business, government and community must all work together to reduce poverty at its source, by ensuring that all have access to Fairly paid work, to decent public services, and to income support in times of need.
I like to present my characters whether they are in the past or in the future with interesting moral choices, and it seems to me that science-fiction writers are, or should be, the prophets and moralists of today. I am Fairly well up on the biological sciences, but I am deeply uninterested in gadgets. A writer's job is to write about people with sympathy and insight.
Nevertheless even under these [misfortunes] the force of nobility shines out, when a man bears calmly many great disasters, not from insensibility, but because he is generous and of a great soul. Setting happiness then, as we do, not in the outward surroundings of man, but in his inward state, we may Fairly say that no one who has attained to the bliss of virtue will ever justly become an object of pity or contempt.