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.
Few women care to be laughed at and men not at all, except for large sums of money.alan ayckbourn
You are like me; you are different from other people. You are Kamala and no one else, and within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself, just as I can. Few people have that capacity and yet everyone could have it.hermann hesse
Few have attained to consummate wisdom in the perfection of philosophy: Solomon attained to it, and Aristotle in relation to his times, and in a later age Avicenna , and in our own days the recently deceased Robert, Bishop of Lincoln, and Adam Marsh.roger bacon
It is a miserable state of mind to have Few things to desire and many things to fear.Francis Bacon
The great elm-trees in the gold-green meadows were fast asleep above, and the cows fast asleep beneath them; nay, the Few clouds which were about were fast asleep likewise, and so tired that they had lain down on the earth to rest, in long white flakes and bars, among the stems of the elm-trees, and along the tops of the alders by the stream.Charles Kingsley
The reason why so Few marriages are happy, is, because young ladies spend their time in making nets, not in making cages.jonathan swift
The best government rests on the people and not on the Few, on persons and not on property, on the free development of public opinion and not on authority.george bancroft
We are keenly in sympathy with the representatives of Labour. We have too Few of them in the House of Commons. ...The Liberal party, high and low, have discovered, if they ever forgot it, that the real road to success...lies in adhering to the old principles of the party.henry campbell-bannerman
In 1970s Britain, conservative philosophy was the preoccupation of a Few half-mad recluses.roger scruton
For many are called, but Few are chosen.
Human sense organs can receive only news of difference, and the differences must be coded into events in time (i.e., into changes) in order to be perceptible. Ordinary static differences that remain constant for more than a Few seconds become perceptible, only by scanning. Similarly, very slow changes become perceptible only by a combination of scanning and bringing together observations from separated moments in the continuum of time.Gregory Bateson
There is something about the literary life that repels me, all this desperate building of castles on cobwebs, the long-drawn acrimonious struggle to make something important which we all know will be gone forever in a Few years, the miasma of failure which is to me almost as offensive as the cheap gaudiness of popular success.Raymond Chandler
Academic questions are interlopers in a world where so Few of the real ones have been answered.henry s. haskins
As the Few adepts in such things well know, universal morality is to be found in little everyday penny-events just as much as in great ones. There is so much goodness and ingenuity in a raindrop that an apothecary wouldn't let it go for less than half-a-crown.Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
I had built a little cabin in Yosemite, and for convenience in getting water, and for the sake of music and society, I led a small stream from Yosemite Creek into it. Running along the side of the wall it was not in the way, and it had just fall enough to ripple and sing in low, sweet tones, making delightful company, especially at night when I was lying awake. Then a Few frogs came in and made merry with the stream, and one snake.john muir
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a Few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.ronald reagan
History teaches us that there have been but Few infringements of personal liberty by the state which have not been justified, as they are here, in the name of righteousness and the public good, and Few which have not been directed, as they are now, at politically helpless minorities.harlan f. stone
Every morning I have been looking at CNN to see if there is any reason for hope . I see a Few large and impressive peace protests here and there around the world, but mostly I see empty robot faces monotonously reciting the magic incantations, "We must support the President" and "We must support our troops", both of which mean the killing must continue.robert anton wilson
No wonder that Oxford and Cambridge profound, In learning and science so greatly abound; Since some carry thither a little each day, And we meet with so Few who bring any away.
There are Few things on which Hindu India , diverse as it is, might agree. But of the Ganges, India speaks with one voice. The Ganges carries an immense cultural and religious meaning for Hindus of every region and every sectarian persuasion.
Hyenas are slow in their pace, and altogether inactive; I have often seen a Few terriers keep them at bay, and bite them severely by the hind quarters; their jaws, however, are exceedingly strong, and a single bite, without holding on, more than a Few seconds, is sufficient to kill a large dog. They stink horribly, make no earths of their own, but lie under rocks, or resort to the earths of wolves, as foxes do to those of badgers, and it is not uncommon to find wolves and hyenas in the same bed of earths.
A Few things for themselves, Florida, venereal soil, Disclose to the lover.
Yet Alfred is no fairy tale; His days as our days ran, He also looked forth for an hour On peopled plains and skies that lower, From those Few windows in the tower That is the head of a man .
I know war as Few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a means of settling international disputes.Douglas MacArthur
Travel opens your mind as Few other things do. It is its own form of hypnotism, and I am forever under its spell.”
The idea of a Personal God has obtained in almost every religion , except a very Few. With the exception of the Buddhist and the Jain , perhaps all the religions of the world have the idea of a Personal God, and with it comes the idea of devotion and worship .