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.
I am well as long as I live on horseback?sleep out-of- doors, or in a log cabin, and lead in all respects a completely unconventional life. But each time for a Few days?I have become civilised, I have found myself rapidly going down again.Isabella married name Isabella Bishop Bird
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
La me decine a fait quelques petits progre' s dans ses connaissances depuis Molie' re, mais aucun dans son vocabulaire. Medicine has made a Few, small advances in knowledge since Molie' r e, but none in its vocabulary.Marcel Proust
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
Education is the great equalizer, and shouldn’t be limited to the wealthiest Few.jim clyburn
If...the ability to tell right from wrong should turn out to have anything to do with the ability to think, then we must be able to "demand" its exercise from every sane person, no matter how erudite or ignorant, intelligent or stupid, he may happen to be. Kant in this respect almost alone among the philosophers was much bothered by the common opinion that philosophy is only for the Few, precisely because of its moral implications.hannah arendt
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
You really do have to wonder whether a Few years from now we’ll look back at the first decade of the 21st century when food prices spiked, energy prices soared, world population surged, tornados plowed through cities, floods and droughts set records, populations were displaced and governments were threatened by the confluence of it all and ask ourselves: What were we thinking? How did we not panic when the evidence was so obvious that we’d crossed some growth/climate/natural resource/population redlines all at once?thomas l. friedman
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
Let's make it clear for the dimmest bulbs among you: the kids at Columbine High didn't die from too many guns, they died from too Few. I'm not suggesting that the teachers should have carried guns – not as franchised agents of the state. They should have carried guns as ordinary individuals, exercising a sacred right, and in performance of a solemn duty to protect the young lives that were placed – very foolishly, as it turned out – in their hands.l. neil smith
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.
Several hospitals have made initial, defensible pricing investments to eliminate the most egregious perceived offenses--e.g., the $100 aspirin--item from their chargemasters. However, Few hospitals have designed or adopted a charge-code-by-charge-code pricing methodology that is auditable, logical, and defensible.
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.
After the prayer was over, I told Fundi to go onto the glacier. He went a Few steps farther, and then, with a pleading look, said, 'No farther, master; it is too white.' ~ John Walter Gregory
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.
Very Few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects.