I have often been amused by our vulgar tendency to take complex issues, with solutions at neither extreme of a continuum of possibilities, and break them into dichotomies, assigning one group to one pole and the other to an opposite end, with no acknowledgment of subtleties and intermediate positions and nearly always with moral opprobrium attached to opponents.
Standing on earth, not rapt above the pole, More safe I sing with mortal voice, unchanged To hoarse or mute, though fall'n on evil days, On evil days though fallen, and evil tongues.john milton
The greatest want of the world is the want of men—men who will not be bought or sold, men who in their inmost souls are true and honest, men who do not fear to call sin by its right name, men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole, men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall.ellen g. white
At the opposite pole from such imbecilities, the primarily urban character of the dérive, in its element in the great industrially transformed cities those centers of possibilities and meanings could be expressed in Marx’s phrase: "Men can see nothing around them that is not their own image; everything speaks to them of themselves. Their very landscape is alive."karl marx
I always said that in a country where a legislature, its sessions limited by statute, could alter reality by turning back the clock (I actually saw this done, once, with a long pole pushing on the hour hand), any travesty was possible. I see nothing lately to prove me wrong.l. neil smith
I have got the North pole out of my system after twenty- three years of effort, hard work, disappointments, hardships, privations, more or less suffering, and some risks? The work is the finish, the cap and climax of nearly four hundred years of effort, loss of life, and expenditure of fortunes by the civilized nations of the world, and it has been accomplished in a way that is thoroughly American. I am content.Robert Edwin Peary
Speed the soft intercourse from soul to soul, And waft a sigh from Indus to the pole.Alexander Pope
Midwinter Spring is its own season Sempiternal though sodden towards sundown, Suspended in time, between pole and tropic.
With the car we had, getting a pole was sort of obvious.Michael Schumacher
Two polar groups: at one pole we have the literary intellectuals, at the other scientists, and as the most representative, the physical scientists. Between the two a gulf of mutual incomprehension.c. p. snow
If education really educates, there will, in time, be more and more citizens who understand that relics of the old West add meaning and value to the new. Youth yet unborn will pole up the Missouri with Lewis and Clark, or climb the Sierras with James Capen Adams, and each generation in turn will ask: Where is the big white bear? It will be a sorry answer to say he went under while conservationists weren’t looking.aldo leopold
Find him, bind him, tie him to a pole and break his fingers to splinters, Drag him to a hole until he wakes up naked Clawing at the ceiling of his grave.colin meloy
As when the moon , refulgent lamp of night , O'er heaven 's clear azure spreads her sacred light , When not a breath disturbs the deep serene, And not a cloud o'ercasts the solemn scene; Around her throne the vivid planets roll, And stars unnumbered gild the glowing pole, O'er the dark trees a yellower verdure shed, And tip with silver every mountain's head; Then shine the vales, the rocks in prospect rise, A flood of glory bursts from all the skies.
For angling-rod he took a sturdy oak; For line, a cable that in storm ne'er broke; His hook was such as heads the end of pole To pluck down house ere fire consumes it whole; This hook was bated with a dragon's tail, And then on rock he stood to bob for whale.
Safiyya, the aunt of the Prophet Muhammad , used a pole to kill a Jew in the battle of the Trench.
And see all sights from pole to pole, And glance, and nod, and bustle by, And never once possess our soul Before we die.Matthew Arnold
I know Bono and he knows Ono, she knows Eno whose phone goes thus:"Brian's not home, he's at the North pole, but if you'd like to leave a weird noise..."nigel blackwell
To be a pole does not mean just to speak Polish or to feel close to other Poles, but to value the Polish nation above all else ... [A pole] must accept everything Polish, both good and bad, and must accept every period of the nation's history, both strong and weak.roman dmowski
As I stood there on the top of the world and I thought of the hundreds of men who had lost their lives in the effort to reach it [North pole], I felt profoundly grateful that I had the honor of representing my race.
Oh!" said Pooh again. "What is the North pole?" "It's just a thing you discover," said Christopher Robin, not being quite sure himself.
Hey pole, know resolute Mazovians; Ready for a fight. In war and in peace Beside their short height, Laughing, they can beat.
"Every true pole who has not been inveigled by the Prussian and royalist cabal, is convinced that the Country's salvation can come only from Russia, that otherwise the nation will be enslaved."