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
Sinclair Lewis was a crypto-sentimentalist and a slovenly writer who managed a slight falsification of life in order to move the reader.sinclair lewis
’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
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
The origins and travels of our purchases remain matters of indifference, although to the more imaginative at least a slight dampness at the bottom of a carton, or an obscure code printed along a computer cable, may hint at processes of manufacture and transport nobler and more mysterious, more worthy of wonder and study, than the very goods themselves.Alain de Botton
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
He who remembers the evils he has undergone, and those that have threatened him, and the slight causes that have changed him from one state to another, prepares himself in that way for future changes and for recognizing his condition. The life of Caesar has no more to show us than our own; an emperor's or an ordinary man's, it is still a life subject to all human accidents.Michel de Montaigne
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.
The tops of mountains are among the unfinished parts of the globe, whither it is a slight insult to the gods to climb and pry into their secrets, and try their effect on our humanity. Only daring and insolent men, perchance, go there. Simple races, as savages, do not climb mountains - their tops are sacred and mysterious tracts never visited by them.
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