Homeschooling will certainly produce some socially awkward adults, but the odds are good they would have been just as quirky had they spent twelve years raising their hand for permission to go to the bathroom
Now lap-dogs give themselves the rousing shake, And sleepless lovers, just at Twelve, awake.Alexander Pope
One out of three hundred and Twelve Americans is a bore, for instance, and a healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience.John Hoyer Updike
Supposing I had gone to the country [in 1933], and said that Germany was re-arming, and that we must re-arm, does anybody think that this pacific democracy would have rallied to that cry at that moment? I cannot think of anything that would have made the loss of the election from my point of view more certain...we got from the country [in 1935], with a large majority, a mandate for doing a thing no one, Twelve months earlier, would have believed possible.stanley baldwin
As I inched sluggishly along the treadmill of the Maycomb County school system, I could not help receiving the impression that I was being cheated out of something. Out of what I knew not, yet I did not believe that Twelve years of unrelieved boredom was exactly what the state had in mind for me.harper lee
I remember a very important lesson that my father gave me when I was Twelve or thirteen. He said, "You know, today I welded a perfect seam and I signed my name to it." And I said, "But, Daddy, no one's going to see it!" And he said, "Yeah, but I know it's there." So when I was working in kitchens, I did good work.toni morrison
A jury consists of Twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.robert frost
The capon burns, the pig falls from the spit, The clock hath strucken Twelve.william shakespeare
The Twelve Tasks of Heracles.
But Cristes lore, and his apostles Twelve, He taughte, but first he folwed it him-selve.Geoffrey Chaucer
With Twelve great shocks of sound, the shameless noon 840 Was clashed and hammered from a hundred towers.Tennyson
I don't regret one minute of the last Twelve years, but I do believe I would regret one minute too many. … I don’t know if cortisone is good for you or not. But to take a shot every other ball game is more than I wanted to do and to walk around with a constant upset stomach because of the pills and to be high half the time during a ball game because you’re taking painkillers … I don’t want to have to do that.sandy koufax
Now, on the contrary, when every one is to cultivate himself into man, condemning a man to machine-like labor amounts to the same thing as slavery. If a factory-worker must tire himself to death Twelve hours and more, he is cut off from becoming man. Every labor is to have the intent that the man be satisfied. [...] His labor is nothing taken by itself, has no object in itself, is nothing complete in itself; he labors only into another's hands, and is used (exploited) by this other.max stirner
Today, in Twelve countries, young men are resisting conscription and refusing military service. They are the pioneers of a warless world.Albert Einstein
At the age of five years to enter a spinning-cotton or other factory, and from that time forth to sit there daily, first ten, then Twelve, and ultimately fourteen hours, performing the same mechanical labour, is to purchase dearly the satisfaction of drawing breath. But this is the fate of millions, and that of millions more is analogous to it.Arthur Schopenhauer
"Boys, you think I am a Prophet, and want to hear all I have to say. Now," said he, "if I should tell you all I know that will come to pass within Twelve years, perhaps there would not one of you believe it, and would apostatize from the Church. But I shall let you learn things as they happen, then most likely you will all stand in the Church."smith, joseph, jr.
The “Meat” were there because of REAMDE, which had been present at background levels for several weeks now but that recently had pinballed through the elbow in its exponential growth curve and for about Twelve hours had looked as though it might completely take over all computing power in the Universe, until its own size and rapid growth had caused it to run afoul of the sorts of real-world friction that always befell seemingly exponential phenomena and bent those hockey-stick graphs over into lazy S plots.neal stephenson
But Cristes loore, and his Apostles Twelve, He taughte, but first he folowed it hymselfe.Geoffrey Chaucer
Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than Twelve legions of angels? But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?
Judas: I saw myself as the Twelve disciples were stoning me. Jesus: You will be cursed by the other generations … you will come to rule over them.
And Arthur and his knighthood for a space Were all one will, and through that strength the King Drew in the petty princedoms under him, Fought, and in Twelve great battles overcame The heathen hordes, and made a realm and reigned.
The quality which makes his work great is not his scholarship, nor the faculty of narrative which he shared with many contemporaries, but his astonishing power of co-ordinating the fragments of information which came to him through tradition, the relation of friends, or documentary evidence. In an age when little was attempted beyond the registration of fact, he had reached the conception of history. It is in virtue of this conception that the Historia Ecclesiastica still lives after Twelve hundred years.