I am obnoxious to each carping tongue Who says my hand a needle better fits, A poet's pen all scorn I should thus wrong For such despite they cast on female wits; If what I do prove well, it won't advance, They'll say it's stolen, or else, it was by chance.
The struggle against demagoguery scarcely fits the St George-against-the-dragon myth. Our democratic St George goes out rather reluctantly with armor awry. The struggle is confused; our knight wins by no clean thrust of lance or sword, but the dragon somehow poops out, and decent democracy is victor.norman thomas
Many a real genius is lost in the fictitious character of the Gentleman. I am the most inconsistent, changeable being so full of fits and starts.thomas gainsborough
Shakespeare alternated between musical surrenders to social prestige and magnificent fits of poetic remorse.laura riding
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.Holmes, Sr., Oliver Wendell
We know of no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality.1st Baron
I bring out an engineer, everything fits into a suitcase and we just record. I have so much spare time during that day that it makes sense to utilize it to do something creative like that, as opposed to just sitting around the hotel and sightseeing or something.
By the end of the interview, I pluck up the courage to ask Susannah whether she thinks my bra fits. She stares at my chest: "You’re wearing a 34C and you should be in a 32DD." I get home and check. She’s right.susannah constantine
On a double-log plot, my grandmother fits on a straight line.
A God who fits within the confines of our conception is useless. God cannot be comprehended by man's conception or logic. God is an eternal being who transcends the framework of man's limited logic.sun myung moon
Hitler would go as white as a sheet and tightly clench his jaws, while his eyes would dilate. Everyone in his entourage would get panicky because these fits were always followed by an order to dismiss or to execute somebody.theodor morell
The country habit has me by the heart,For he's bewitched for ever who has seen,Not with his eyes but with his vision, SpringFlow down the woods and stipple leaves with sun,As each man knows the life that fits him best,The shape it makes in his soul, the tune, the tone,And after ranging on a tentative flightStoops like the merlin to the constant lure.vita sackville-west
Sexual integrity means honestly recognizing our own impulses and desires and honoring them, whether or not we choose to act on them. If we value integrity, we must also value diversity in sexual expression and orientation, recognizing that there is no one truth, or one way, that fits everyone.Sexuality is sacred because through it we make a connection with another self — but it is misused and perverted when it becomes an arena of power-over, a means of treating another — or oneself — as an object.starhawk
Is it not our duty to find the symphonic formula which fits our time, one which progress, daring and modern victory demand? The century of airplanes has a right to its own music.claude debussy
For conservation to be successful it is necessary to take into consideration that it is a characteristic of man that he can only be relied upon to do anything consistently which is in his own interest. He may have occasional fits of conscience and moral rectitude but otherwise his actions are governed by self-interest. It follows then that whatever the moral reasons for conservation it will only be achieved by the inducement of profit or pleasure.duke of edinburgh philip
Pedantry and mastery are opposite attitudes toward rules. To apply a rule to the letter, rigidly, unquestioningly, in cases where it fits and in cases where it does not fit, is pedantry. ... To apply a rule with natural ease, with judgment, noticing the cases where it fits, and without ever letting the words of the rule obscure the purpose of the action or the opportunities of the situation, is mastery.george pólya
I refuse to accept other people's ideas of happiness for me. As if there's a 'one size fits all' standard for happiness.Kanye West
If any prayer be a duty, then secret prayer must be superlatively so, for it prepares and fits the soul for all other supplication.
Depression is melancholy minus its charms the animation, the fits.Susan Sontag
First, the welfare state is not a subject apart, but fits naturally into the framework of economic analysis. Secondly,the theoretical arguments support the existence of the welfare state not only for well known equity reasons but also - and powerfully - in efficiency terms.
Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart.
Results from a given approach are "facts" as long as the approach fits the group or the tradition that is being addressed
Moderate sorrow fits vulgar love, and for a vulgar man: But I have lov'd with such transcendent passion, I soar'd, at first, quite out of reason's view, And now am lost above it.john dryden