We marvel at them; we read them aloud to our friends and spouses, even, occasionally, to passersby; we analyze them; we lament a]our inability to match them.
Whereas civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be Occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.tench coxe
Empires are synonymous with centralized if Occasionally schismatized hierarchical power structures in which influence is restricted to an economically privileged class retaining its advantages through usually a judicious use of oppression and skilled manipulation of both the society’s information dissemination systems and its lesser as a rule nominally independent power systems. In short, it’s all about dominance.iain banks
He was almost a force of nature, like a slumbering volcano, wreathed in clouds, Occasionally emitting smoke which soothsayers attempted to interpret.Theodore H(arold) White
I have Occasionally had the exquisite thrill of putting my finger on a little capsule of truth, and heard it give the faint squeak of mortality under my pressure.
"What are your fees?" inquired Guyal cautiously. "I respond to three questions," stated the augur. "For twenty terces I phrase the answer in clear and actionable language; for ten I use the language of cant, which Occasionally admits of ambiguity; for five, I speak a parable which you must interpret as you will; and for one terce, I babble in an unknown tongue."jack vance
: Bad language or abuse, I never, never use, Whatever the emergency; Though 'Bother it' I may Occasionally say, I never use a big, big D : What, never? : No, never! : What never? : Well, hardly ever! : Hardly ever swears a big, big D Then give three cheers, and one cheer more, For the well-bred Captain of the Pinafore!Sir W(illiam) S(chwenck) Gilbert
Occasionally words must serve to veil the facts. But let this happen in such a way that no one become aware of it; or, if it should be noticed, excuses must be at hand to be produced immediately.
Just Occasionally you find yourself in an odd situation. You get into it bydegrees and inthemost natural way, but when you are right in the midst of it you are suddenly astonished and ask yourself how in the world it all came about. If, for example, you put to sea on a wooden raft with a parrot and five companions, it is inevitable that sooner or later you will wake up one morning out at sea, perhaps a little better rested than ordinarily, and begin to think about it.
Policemen so cherish their status as keepers of the peace and protectors of the public that they have Occasionally been known to beat to deaththose citizens or groups who question that status.
There is ... a clever maxim which bears upon what I was saying to you some little while ago, and that is, that unless wicked ideas take root in a naturally depraved mind, human nature, in a [[right] and wholesome state, revolts at crime. Still, from an artificial civilisation have originated wants, vices, and false tastes, which Occasionally become so powerful as to stifle within us all good feelings, and ultimately to lead us into guilt and wickedness...alexandre dumas
I-uh-have the utmost respect for Yamamoto-san. If it had not been for him, there would be no naval aviation. However-the most brilliant man can Occasionally make a mistake.chuichi nagumo
Criticism will need an injection of humility that is, a recognition of its role as ancillary to the arts, needed only Occasionally in a temporary capacity. Since the critic exists only for introducing and explaining, he must be readily intelligible; he has no special vocabulary: criticism is in no way a science or a system.jacques barzun
[The notion of equilibrium ] is a notion which can be employed usefully in varying degrees of looseness. It is an absolutely indispensable part of the toolbag of the economist and one which he can often contribute usefully to other sciences which are Occasionally apt to get lost in the trackless exfoliations of purely dynamic systems.kenneth boulding
When you're leaving your teenage kids alone, probably a good idea to let them know you're going to be checking in on them Occasionally. I suspect Greenspan missed that part.ian bremmer
The desire to force others to bend or break to her will was always there, usually hidden deeply enough that she could forget she had that wish within her, but Occasionally surfacing to dangle the ripe fruit of power just out of her reach. She knew, as few others did, that the power to coerce depended entirely on the fear or weakness of other human beings. It was possible to use coercion, yes, but in the end you found yourself surrounded only by the weak and fearful, with all those of courage and strength arrayed against you.orson scott card
Neither of us cares a straw for popularity. A proof of this is for example, that, because of aversion to any personality cult, I have never permitted the numerous expressions of appreciation from various countries with which I was pestered during the existence of the International to reach the realm of publicity, and have never answered them, except Occasionally by a rebuke. When Engels and I first joined the secret Communist Society we made it a condition that everything tending to encourage superstitious belief in authority was to be removed from the statutes.karl marx
In England women are still Occasionally used instead of horses for hauling canal boats, because the labour required to produce horses and machines is an accurately known quantity, while that required to maintain the women of the surplus population is below all calculation.karl marx
[The notion of equilibrium] is a notion which can be employed usefully in varying degrees of looseness. It is an absolutely indispensable part of the toolbag of the economist and one which he can often contribute usefully to other sciences which are Occasionally apt to get lost in the trackless exfoliations of purely dynamic systems.
Can any one deny that the old Israelites conceived Jahveh not only in the image of a man, but in that of a changeable, irritable, and, Occasionally, violent man?
The concept of our established Church is Occasionally misunderstood and, I believe , commonly under-appreciated. Its role is not to defend Anglicanism to the exclusion of other religions . Instead, the Church has a duty to protect the free practice of all faiths in this country.
Murder, like talent, seems Occasionally to run in families.george henry lewes
Perhaps, moreover, he whose genius appears deepest and truest excels his fellows in nothing save the knack of expression ; he throws out Occasionally a lucky hint at truths of which every human soul is profoundly though unutterably conscious.Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Art Snob will stand back from a picture at some distance, his head cocked slightly to one side. ... After a long period of gazing (during which he may Occasionally squint his eyes), he will approach to within a few inches of the picture and examine the brushwork; he will then return to his former distant position, give the picture another glance and walk away.