It is impossible to win gracefully at chess. No man has yet said 'Mate!' in a voice which failed to sound to his opponent bitter, boastful and malicious.
Just as a stone flung into the water becomes the centre and cause of many circles, and as sound diffuses itself in circles in the air; so any object, placed in the luminous atmosphere, diffuses itself in circles, and fills the surrounding air with infinite images of itself.
Men of sound sense have Law for their god, but men without sense Pleasure.Plato
All quiet along the Potomac to-night,No sound save the rush of the river,While soft falls the dew on the face of the dead—The picket ’s off duty forever.ethel lynn beers
But what I mean is not as odd as it might sound - and is by no means intended as the last word on the subject, only the first.mark kingwell
It may sound trite, but using the weapons of the enemy, no matter how good one's intentions, makes one the enemy.charles de lint
If you make things sound inoffensively obvious, then it is likely that no one will listen.b. w. powe
Elegance of language must give way before simplicity in preaching sound doctrine.girolamo savonarola
The commonest and cheapest sounds, as the barking of a dog, produce the same effect on fresh and healthy ears that the rarest music does. It depends on your appetite for sound. Just as a crust is sweeter to a healthy appetite than confectionery to a pampered or diseased one.Henry David Thoreau
[Creationists] make it sound as though a "theory" is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.Isaac Asimov
I’m especially interested in the music of John Cage.. ..I would like to do some experimenting with the relationship between his freeform sound and free-form art.jasper johns
There are no mute, inglorious Miltons, save in the hallucinations of poets. The one sound test of Milton is that he functions as a Milton.h. l. mencken
If there are sound reasons or bases for the points you demand, then there is no need for violence . On the other hand, when there is no sound reason that concessions should be made to you but mainly your own desire, then reason cannot work and you have to rely on force . Thus using force is not a sign of strength but rather a sign of weakness .
The book, as it stands, seems to me to be one of the most frightful muddles I have ever read, with scarcely a sound proposition in it beginning with page 45, and yet it remains a book of some interest, which is likely to leave its mark on the mind of the reader. It is an extraordinary example of how, starting with a mistake, a remorseless logician can end up in bedlam.
So great was her sorrow, as the Music unfolded, that her song turned to lamentation long before its end, and the sound of mourning was woven into the themes of the World before it began. But she does not weep for herself; and those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope.j. r. r. tolkien
I'll forbear; And am fallen out with my more headier will, To take the indispos'd and sickly fit For the sound man.william shakespeare
Despite our attempts to imbue them with some flavor, any flavor aphorisms all turn out so...generic; they all sound as if they were delivered by the same disenfranchised, bad-tempered minor deity.
"For me, the most important thing is the element of chance that is built into a live performance . The very great drawback of recorded sound is the fact that it is always the same. No matter how wonderful a recording is, I know that I couldn't live with it -- even of my own music -- with the same nuances forever."
Whenever, in any country, the proprietor, generally speaking, ceases to be the improver, political economy has nothing to say in defense of landed property, as there established. In no sound theory of private property was it ever contemplated that the proprietor of land should be merely a sinecurist quartered on it.
I have a passion for the name of "Mary," For once it was a magic sound to me, And still it half calls up the realms of fairy, Where I beheld what never was to be.lord byron
The man with a toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound.
Sense is the diamond, weighty, solid, sound; When cut by [wit], it casts a brighter beam ; Yet, wit apart, it is a diamond still.
sound the loud timbrel o'er Egypt's dark sea!Jehovah has triumphed—his people are free.thomas moore