The Dodo never had a chance. He seems to have been invented for the sole purpose of becoming extinct and that was all he was good for.
To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers, may at first appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. It is however, a project altogether unfit for a nation of shopkeepers; but extremely fit for a nation whose government is influenced by shopkeepers.Adam Smith
For I say, this is death and the sole death, When a man's loss comes to him from his gain, Darkness from light, from knowledge ignorance, And lack of love from love made manifest.Robert Browning
My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director.Cole Porter
Beauty is the sole legitimate province of the poem.edgar allan poe
Ere Babylon was dust, The Magus Zoroaster, my dead child, Met his own image walking in the garden, That apparition, sole of men, he saw.Percy Bysshe Shelley
So: if the chronic inflation undergone by Americans, and in almost every other country, is caused by the continuing creation of new money, and if in each country its governmental "Central Bank" (in the United States, the Federal Reserve) is the sole monopoly source and creator of all money, who then is responsible for the blight of inflation? Who except the very institution that is solely empowered to create money, that is, the Fed (and the Bank of England, and the Bank of Italy, and other central banks) itself?murray rothbard
Monopoly of one kind or another, indeed, seems to be the sole engine of the mercantile system.Adam Smith
Could he with reason murmur at his case, Himself sole author of his own disgrace?william cowper
In epochs when cash payment has become the sole nexus of man to man.thomas carlyle
Hail, wedded love, mysterious law, true source Of human offspring, sole propriety In Paradise of all things common else. 583john milton
Tout le malheur des hommes vient d'une seule chose, qui est de ne savoir pas demeurer en repos, dans une chambre. The sole cause of man's unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in his room.Blaise Pascal
There is only one Art, whose sole criterion is the power, the authenticity, the revelatory insight, the courage and suggestiveness with which it seeks its truth. ... Thus, from the standpoint of the work and its worth it is irrelevant to which political ideas the artist as a citizen claims allegiance, which ideas he would like to serve with his work or whether he holds any such ideas at all.václav havel
God, at least in the West, is often represented as a man with a flowing beard and sandals... if the Net does have a god, he is probably Jon Postel, a man who matches that description to a T. Mr. Postel's claim to cyber-divinity, besides his appearance, is that he is the chairman and, in effect, the sole member of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, the organization that coordinates almost all Internet addresses.jon postel
Nay, if there's room for poets in the world A little overgrown, (I think there is) Their sole work is to represent the age, Their age, not Charlemagne's, this live, throbbing age, That brawls, cheats, maddens, calculates, aspires, And spends more passion, more heroic heat, Betwixt the mirrors of its drawing-rooms, Than Roland with his knights, at Roncesvalles.
Even if I set out to make a film about a fillet of sole, it would be about me.Federico Fellini
From the crown of our head to the sole of our foot.
Ille potens sui laetusque deget, cui licet in diem dixisse "vixi: cras vel atra nube polum pater occupato vel sole puro."horace
I am well aware of the fact that the human race has known about the existence of a universal energy related to life for many ages. However, the basic task of natural science consisted of making this energy usable. This is the sole difference between my work and all preceding knowledge.wilhelm reich
Exilioque domos et dulcia limina mutant Atque alio patriam quærunt sub sole jacentem.
Ancient Pines, Ye bear no record of the years of man. Spring is your sole historian.bayard taylor
Ille potens sui laetusque deget, cui licet in diem dixisse "vixi: cras vel atra nube polum pater occupato vel sole puro."
Ceu nubibus arcus Mille jacit varios adverso sole colores.