It needs but slight provocation to make the wolf devour the lamb.
"I've done you a piece of good service, Nancy," he began: then seeing me, he acknowledged my presence by a slight bow. I should have been invisible to Hatfield, or any other gentleman of those parts. "I've delivered your cat," he continued, "from the hands, or rather the gun, of Mr. Murray's gamekeeper."anne brontë
Hands promiscuously applied, Round the slight waist, or down the glowing side.lord byron
Every friend of freedom... must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence.Milton Friedman
I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection, in order to mark its relation to man's power of selection.
Just take a trifling handful, O philosopher!Of magic matter: give it a slight toss overThe ambient ether—and I don’t see whyYou should n’t make a sky.mortimer collins
"Of this voyage, I observe," says the Admiral, "that it has miraculously been shown, as may be understood by this writing, by the many signal miracles that He has shown on the voyage, and for me, who for so great a time was in the court of Your Highnesses with the opposition and against the opinion of so many high personages of your household, who were all against me, alleging this undertaking to be folly, which I hope in Our Lord will be to the greater glory of Christianity, which to some slight extent already has happened."christopher columbus
’Tis slight, not strength, that gives the greatest lift.thomas middleton
Empirical laws [...] have only slight or even no value beyond the limits within which they have been observed to be true.vilfredo pareto
"Yes, but not in the South", with slight adjustments, will do for any argument about any place, if not about any person.Stephen Potter
How fleeting the sorrows of youth, how slight the foundations on which the young build towers of despairella wheeler wilcox
As you head toward your goals, be prepared to make some slight adjustments to your course. You don't change your decision to go — you do change your direction to get there.zig ziglar
Nor Fame I slight, nor her favors call; She comes unlooked for, if she comes at all.Alexander Pope
As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air however slight lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.william o. douglas
The world is full of vulgar Purists, who bring discredit on all selection by the silliness of their choice; and this the more, because the very becoming a Purist is commonly indicative of some slight degree of weakness, readiness to be offended, or narrowness of understanding of the ends of things.john ruskin
The gradient of the western slopes of Mount Kenya is very slight, whilst on the east it is so gentle as to be almost imperceptible, so that there the masses of snow extend far southwards, and give the impression of a grand and lofty glacier-covered plateau. ~ Count Teleki
Credulity is belief in slight evidence , with no evidence, or against evidence.
I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection.charles darwin
Discite justitiam moniti et non temnere divos.
Be warned; learn ye to be just and not to slight the gods!
slight not what 's near through aiming at what's far.Euripides