The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves they find their own order, a timetable not necessarilyperhaps not possiblychronological? It isthe continuousthread of revelation.
A golfcourse isthe epitome of all that ispurely transitory in the universe, a space not to dwell in, but to get over as quicklyas possible.
It is the fate of those who toil at the lower employments of life?to be exposed to censure, without hope of praise; to be disgraced by miscarriage or punished for neglect? Among these unhappy mortals isthe writer of dictionaries? Every other author mayaspire to praise; the lexicographer can only hope to escape reproach.
The Supreme Reality of Our Time is...the Vulnerability of our Planetjohn f. kennedy
To furnish the means of acquiring knowledge is…the greatest benefit that can be conferred upon mankind . It prolongs life itself and enlarges the sphere of existence.
Russian communism is the illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine the Great.clement attlee
He had a fear of the dead, and of all inanimate things, rising up around himto claim him; it isthe fearof thepre- eminently solitary child and solitary man.Peter Ackroyd
It isthe commonwonderof all men, howamong somany millions of faces, there should be none alike.
The greater the power, themore dangerous isthe abuse.Edmund Burke
And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it inhaste: it isthe L's passover.For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all thegods of Egypt Iwill executejudgment: Iam the L.Bible (Old Testament)
Beauty isthe first test: there isno permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics.
Sin has many tools, but a lie isthe handle which fits them all.Oliver Wendell Holmes
It isthe customary fate of new truthsto begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.
If the art of poetry is?the art of making sense of the chaos of human experience, it's not a bad thing to see a lot of chaos.Archibald MacLeish
Translation isthe paradigm, the exemplar of all writing? It is translation that demonstrates most vividly the yearning for transformation that underlies every act involving speech, that supremely human gift.Harry Burchell Mathews
A nation isthe universality of citizens speaking the same tongue.Giuseppe Mazzini
A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.john milton
The spirit that now resists your taxation in America is?the same spirit that established the great fundamental, essential maxim of your libertiesthat no subject of England shall betaxed but byhis ownconsent. The glorious spirit of Whiggismanimates three million in America, who prefer poverty with liberty to gilded chains and sordid affluence; and who will die in defence of their rights as men, as free men.William Pitt the Elder
The detective novel is?the classic example of a specialized form of art removed from contact with the life it pretends to build on.
Themost beautiful house intheworld isthe onethat you build for yourself.Witold Marian Rybczynski
Unsterblichkeit der Individualit a« t verlangen heiÞt eigentlich einen Irrtum ins Unendliche perpetuieren wollen. Denn im Grunde ist doch jede Individualit a« t nur ein spezieller Irrtum, Fehltritt, etwas, das besser nicht w a« re, ja wovon uns zuru« ckzubringen der eigentliche Zweck des Lebens ist. To desire immortality for theindividual isreally thesame as wanting to perpetuate an error for ever; for at bottom every individuality is really only a special error, a false step, something that it would be better should not be, in fact something from which it isthe real purpose of life to bring us back.Arthur Schopenhauer
The Pressisatoncethe eyeand the earand thetongue of the people.It isthe visible speech, if not the voice, of the democracy. It is the phonograph of the world.William Thomas Stead