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 men have been admired by their own households.Michel de Montaigne
Few men make themselves masters of the things they write or speak.john selden
There would be more women in the rock scene if they were any good.But there are so Few who are.
In a march of onlya Few hours, I had passed from the western to the eastern hemisphere and had verified my position at the summit of the world.It was hard to realise that on the first miles of the brief march we had been travelling due north, while on the last Few miles of the same march we had been travelling due south, although we had all the time been travelling precisely in the same direction.Robert Edwin Peary
"I imagine, there must be only a very, very Few men in the world that I should like to marry; and of those Few, it is ten to one I may never be acquainted with one; or if I should, it is twenty to one he may not happen to be single, or to take a fancy to me."anne brontë
It was a remarkable time of my life. I don’t think anyone except the Few people who have played James Bond can tell you how strange and special it is and how much your life changes. I have no regrets about doing it at all.timothy dalton
Any country that has Milton Friedman as an adviser has nothing to fear from a Few million Arabs.john kenneth galbraith
Over the last Few decades these radical religious broadcasters, who have essentially taken control of the airwaves, have built a parallel information and entertainment service that is piped into tens of millions of American homes as a way of essentially indoctrinating listeners and viewers with this very frightening ideology.chris hedges
I'm sorry, but when you're 12, you don't need a new mobile phone every Few months just because a new one comes out.Ewan McGregor
Although only a Few may originate a policy, we are all able to judge it.Pericles
Wikipedia will be small, disreputable, and unimportant compared to CZ in a Few more years. Uh, ;-)larry sanger
We derive our authority from God and the West India Company, not from the pleasure of a Few ignorant subjects.peter stuyvesant
Cosmology is a science which has only a Few observable facts to work with.
Any such inklings were like a Few scattered grains of truth dissolved in an ocean of nonsense, and were anyway generally inextricably bound up with patently paranoid ravings which served only to devalue the small amounts of sense and pertinence with which they were associated.iain banks
As he had so many times before, Taleswapper addressed a Few silent words to God, which always came down to this question: Why do you put us to so much trouble, when it all comes to naught in the end?...And, as usual, God had nothing much to say to Taleswapper when his questioning was done.orson scott card
One of the things that puzzles me is that so Few people want to look at life as a totality and to recognize that death is no more extraordinary than birth. When they say it's the end of everything they don't seem to recognize that we came from somewhere and it would be very, very strange indeed to suppose that we're not going somewhere.Robertson Davies
There appears to me to be no device at present but between an absolute surrender of the liberties of the People and a vigorous exertion...My view of things is I own very gloomy, and I am convinced that in a Few years this Government will become completely absolute, or that confusion will arise of a nature almost as much to be deprecated as despotism itself...This is a great Crisis .charles james fox
There are a Few sections of uncut timber, luckily state-owned.aldo leopold
You go down to the pick up station Craving warmth and beauty You settle for less than fascination A Few drinks later you're not so choosy When the closing lights strip off the shadows On this strange new flesh you've found Clutching the night to you like a fig leaf You hurry To the blackness And the blankets To lay down an impression And your loneliness.joni mitchell
You will know that wretched men are the cause of their own suffering, who neither see nor hear the good that is near them, and Few are the ones who know how to secure release from their troubles. Such is the fate that harms their minds; like pebbles they are tossed about from one thing to another with cares unceasing. For the dread companion Strife harms them unawares, whom one must not walk behind, but withdraw from and flee.pythagoras
In the visible world, the Milky Way is a tiny fragment; within this fragment, the solar system is an infinitesimal speck, and of this speck our planet is a microscopic dot. On this dot, tiny lumps of impure carbon and water, of complicated structure, with somewhat unusual physical and chemical properties, crawl about for a Few years, until they are dissolved again into the elements of which they are compounded.bertrand russell
A situation, similar to the present, hath not happened since the days of Noah until now. The birthday of a new world is at hand, and a race of men, perhaps as numerous as all Europe contains, are to receive their portion of freedom from the event of a Few months.