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.
There are Few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail.Logan Pearsall Smith
After a Few more centuries, perhaps the poorest billion will even be able to afford the $10.00 buffet.brian hayes
We knew the world would not be the same. A Few people laughed, a Few people cried, most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and, to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says, "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.j. robert oppenheimer
Principles have a way of enduring, as do the Few irreducible individuals who maintain allegiance to them.christopher hitchens
I can think of a Few microorganisms, possibly the tubercle bacillus, the syphilis spirochete, the malarial parasite, and a Few others, that have a selective advantage in their ability to infect human beings, but there is nothing to be gained, in an evolutionary sense, by the capacity to cause illness or death. Pathogenicity may be something of a disadvantage for most microbes, carrying lethal risks far more frightening to them than to us. The man who catches a meningococcus is in considerably less danger for his life, even without chemotherapy, than meningococci with the bad luck to catch a man.lewis thomas
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
With ordinary men the moments which are united in a close continuity out of the original discrete multiplicity are very Few, and the course of their lives resembles a little brook, whereas with the genius it is more like a mighty river into which all the little rivulets flow from afar; that is to say, the universal comprehension of genius vibrates to no experience in which all the individual moments have not been gathered up and stored.otto weininger
"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
There are Few situations in life that cannot be honourably settled, and without loss of time, either by suicide, a bag of gold, or by thrusting a despised antagonist over the edge of a precipice upon a dark night.ernest bramah
It seems probable that the early Greeks were largely indebted to the Phoenicians for their knowledge of practical arithmetic or the art of calculation, and perhaps also learnt from them a Few properties of numbers. It may be worthy of note that Pythagoras was a Phoenician; and according to Herodotus , but this is more doubtful, Thales was also of that race.
Gems like these [The Aurora Pyramid of Hope] were not meant to be imprisoned in a dark underground safe for the momentary pleasure of a Few eyes. The true value of a collection is sharing it with as many people who are interested to experience nature’s diversity of expression . It’s thrilling to think that the collection will be seen by the 3.6 million visitors that come to the Natural History Museum each year.
Another curious aspect of the theory of evolution is that everybody thinks he understands it. I mean philosophers, social scientists, and so on. While in fact very Few people understand it, actually, as it stands, even as it stood when Darwin expressed it, and even less as we now may be able to understand it in biology.Jacques Monod
Few artists have ever battled so manfully with management or so unheitatingly sassed the press. He was afraid of nobody because his heart was pure.william kapell
Few people today muck around in earth, and when on international flights, I often find I have the only decently dirty fingernails.bill mollison
Few people can be happy unless they hate some other person, nation, or creed.
He rather hated the ruling Few than loved the suffering many.jeremy bentham
A Few professional alienists understood his importance, but to most of the public he appeared as some kind of German sexologist, an exponent of free love who used big words to talk about dirty things. At least a decade would have to pass before Freud would have his revenge and seehisideas beginto destroysex in America forever.
In America Few people will trust you unless you are irreverent.Norman Kingsley Mailer
She dwelt among the untrodden ways Beside the springs of Dove, A maid whom there were none to praise And very Few to love: Aviolet bya mossy stone Half hidden from the eye! Fair as a star, when only one Is shining in the sky. She lived unknown, and Few could know When Lucy ceased to be; But she is in her grave, and, oh, The difference to me!william wordsworth
Do I wish I didn't say a Few things nine years ago? Yes. But if that's the worst thing I ever did, I can live with it.
I learned early that business is business and politics is politics. The proof is how Few important businessmen have made good politicians. They may think that they are very smart about everything because they made millions of dollars by digging a hole in the ground and finding oil, but the talent and luck needed to become rich are not the same talent and luck needed to succeed on Parliament Hill.jean chrétien
Opening the fridge door, I found a rat eating the cheese. My dealings with rodents, particularly those tagged verminous, have been Few, but generally the pattern has been one of man, the boss, the caretaker of creation, the namer, appearing and the lower orders hitting the road.tibor fischer
The Assembly has witnessed over the last weeks how historical truth is established; once an allegation has been repeated a Few times, it is no longer an allegation, it is an established fact, even if no evidence has been brought out in order to support it.dag hammarskjöld
Greatness is the reward for genius...only a Few can be great, the rest are plain good.siddharth katragadda