Ptolemy 's Geography is the only book on cartography to have survived from the classical period and one of the most influential scientific works of all time.
But the fact that the word "chattel" has survived as the inclusive legal term for all movable goods, points, not merely to the great importance of cattle in primitive times, but to the importance of the notion of sale or barter in generating the institution of property.edward jenks
Ptolemy's Geography is the only book on cartography to have survived from the classical period and one of the most influential scientific works of all time.ptolemy
The ideas survived and they can now be said to be in agreement with reason. They survived because prejudice, passion, conceit, errors, sheer pigheadedness, in short because all the elements that characterize the context of discovery, opposed the dictates of reason and because these irrational elements were permitted to have their way. To express it differently: Copernicanism and other "rational" views exist today only because reason was overruled at some time in their past. (The opposite is also true: witchcraft and other "irrational" views had ceased to be influential only because reason was overruled at some time in their past.)paul karl feyerabend
The successors of Raja Wodeyar continued to patronize the art of painting by commissioning the temples and palaces to be painted with mythological scenes. However none of these paintings have survived due to Hyder Ali and Tippu Sultan’s ascendance to power and the consequent ravages of war between them and the British.
Ptolemy's Geography is the only book on cartography to have survived from the classical period and one of the most influential scientific works of all time.
A human being is old when he has survived long enough to name, with absolute confidence, a year, one of the next thirty, which he won't be there to see.Penelope Mary Fitzgerald
Peanut butter has survived everything that has been done to improve it.(Gary Edward) Garrison Keillor
Many discoveries must have been stillborn or smothered at birth. We know only those which survived.William Beveridge
Michael Foot, who has died aged 96, was a supreme parliamentary democrat who used his great gifts as an inspiring speaker and writer to urge peace, security, prosperity and opportunity for humanity and punishment for bigots and bullies of every kind. His bravery and generosity were unsurpassed. He used both to ensure that the Labour party survived as a political force when self-indulgent factionalism could have doomed it to irrelevance.michael foot
Without the foundation of law, this vast country could never have survived as one, could never have absorbed streams of immigrants from myriad cultures. With one terrible exception, the Civil War, law and the Constitution have kept America whole and free.anthony lewis
But my friends, my brothers and sisters of the Pacific, we know who we are. We carry in our hearts the knowledge that we are the bearers of a proud legacy that surely marks us as people of strength, and courage and will. We have survived in our aquatic continent through many centuries.ratu sir kamisese mara
The two-party system has given this country the war of Lyndon Johnson, the Watergate of Nixon, and the incompetence of Carter. Saying we should keep the two-party system simply because it is working is like saying the Titanic voyage was a success because a few people survived on life-rafts.Eugene McCarthy
You can't be as old as I am without waking up with a surprised look on your face every morning: "Holy Christ, whaddya know — I'm still around!" It's absolutely amazing that I survived all the booze and smoking and the cars and the career.paul newman
I think the reason I've survived that long is because I've taken my work so seriously. Maybe sometimes too seriously, but it's always been important for me to do my best regardless of the film. I think the biggest compliment I get is when people on the street stop me and say they've liked the choices I've made.matt dillon
...pornography is the orchestrated destruction of women's bodies and souls; rape, battery, incest, and prostitution animate it; dehumanization and sadism characterize it; it is war on women, serial assaults on dignity, identity, and human worth; it is tyranny. Each woman who has survived knows from the experience of her own life that pornography is captivity – the woman trapped in the picture used on the woman trapped wherever he's got her.Andrea Dworkin
All societies that have survived have survived based on their ability to prepare their sons to be disposable, in war and at work--and therefore as dads.warren farrell
What is abnormal is that I am normal. That I survived the Holocaust and went on to love beautiful girls, to talk, to write, to have toast and tea and live my life that is what is abnormal.elie wiesel
Truth, in matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived.oscar wilde
We who survived the Camps are not true witnesses. We are those who, through prevarication, skill or luck , never touched bottom.
I survived that trouble so likewise may I survive this one.
The University of Sankore one of the foremost intellectually inspired in the world...If the University of Sankore had not been destroyed; ...If the University of Sankore had survived the ravages of foreign invasions, the academic and cultural history of Africa might have been different from what it is today.
Idiot... we might have all survived... we're all so stupid... Stupid!
[Kane: (to Turok) You can't even abandon your mission without getting everyone killed.] You're wrong, Kane. Without Turok we would've never survived this long.