I love to read the dedications of old books written in monarchies for they invariably honor some (usually insignificant) knight or duke with fulsome words of sycophantic insincerity, praising him as the light of the universe (in hopes, no doubt, for a few ducats to support future work); this old practice makes me feel like such an honest and upright man, by comparison, when I put a positive spin, perhaps ever so slightly exaggerated, on a grant proposal.
Cuinchy?was a slaughter yard? Who that had been there for but a Few hours could ever forget the sullen sorcery and mad lineaments of Cuinchy?Edmund Charles Blunden
While the law [of competition] may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it insures the survival of the fittest in every department. We accept and welcome, therefore, as conditions to which we must accommodate ourselves, great inequality of environment, the concentration of business, industrial and commercial, in the hands of a Few, and the law of competition between these, as being not only beneficial, but essential to the future progress of the race.Andrew Carnegie
There are Few who would not rather be taken in adultery than in provincialism.
There are Few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.Henry James
Sometimes, I genuinely enjoy having conversations with journalists; enjoying the Few moments of intimacy with a stranger is fascinating to me. But once in a while that backfires and you're suddenly reading something that has a bent on it that you didn't feel was in the least bit a part of the conversation that you thought you were having. Then you get overly protective and say very little and then you come out of the hole again.gillian anderson
After a Few more centuries, perhaps the poorest billion will even be able to afford the $10.00 buffet.brian hayes
Yet now, as he roared across the night sky toward an unknown destiny , he found himself facing that bleak and ultimate question which so Few men can answer to their satisfaction. What have I done with my life , he asked himself, that the world will be poorer if I leave it.arthur c. clarke
Let every one of us cultivate, in every word that issues from our mouth, absolute truth. I say cultivate, because to very Few people as may be noticed of most young children does truth, this rigid, literal veracity, come by nature. To many, even who love it and prize it dearly in others, it comes only after the self-control, watchfulness, and bitter experience of years.dinah maria mulock
In the nineteenth century some parts of the world were unexplored, but there was almost no restriction on travel.:; Up to 1914 you did not need a passport for any country except Russia.:; The European emigrant, if he could scrape together a Few pounds for the passage, simply set sail for America or Australia, and when he got there no questions were asked.:; In the eighteenth century it had been quite normal and safe to travel in a country with which your own country was at war.george orwell
A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are Few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.john updike
But for a Few phrases from his letters and an odd line or two of his verse, the poet walks gagged through his own biography.john updike
"It is no shame to lose to me, mortal. Even among mythical creatures there are very Few who can give a unicorn a good game." "I am pleased that you were not wholly bored," Martin said. "Now will you tell me what you were talking about concerning the destruction of my species?" "Oh, that," Tlingel replied.roger zelazny
The science of political economy is essentially practical, and applicable to the common business of human life. There are Few branches of human knowledge where false views may do more harm, or just views more good.thomas malthus
Modern Guwahati dates back to the British occupation of Assam in 1826 and it is from this date the city came to have due importance. Except Few temples, an earthen fort and tanks, there are hardly any medieval remnants and ruins in Guwahati.
A Few pen-and-ink sketches of scenery and character may not be irrelevant; as serving to mark, palpable contrasts between the past and present, country and town, nature and art, illiterate and literary society - man almost in a state of semi-barbarism, and man enlightened by art, science, and refinement.
The field of mechanical engineering is frankly as old as human life itself. Fire, the wheel, the printing press, and many of the life- changing discoveries and inventions of the past Few centuries are simply applications of mechanical engineering in order to solve everyday problems.
The true rule, in determining to embrace, or reject any thing, is not whether it have any evil in it; but whether it have more of evil, than of good. There are Few things wholly evil, or wholly good. Almost every thing, especially of governmental policy, is an inseparable compound of the two; so that our best judgment of the preponderance between them is continually demanded.
It is no shame to lose to me, mortal. Even among mythical creatures there are very Few who can give a unicorn a good game .
The head must bow, and the back will have to bend, Wherever the darkey may go; A Few more days, and the trouble all will end, In the field where the sugar-canes grow. A Few more days for to tote the weary load, No matter, 't will never be light; A Few more days till we totter on the road: Then my old Kentucky home, good-night!stephen foster
No internal revolution has ever succeeded in overthrowing a government by violence unless the government had already lost the allegiance and effective control of its armed forces. Anyone in his right mind knows that this will not happen in the United States. Furthermore, Few, if any, violent revolutions have been successful unless the violent minority had the sympathy and support of the non-resisting majority.