It is almost always the cover-up rather than the event that causes trouble.
There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.
The blood of Jesus Christ can cover a multitude of sins, it seems to me.
A talk is like a woman's dress. Long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to be interesting.
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You can say what you like about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins.
The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
Kindness is like snow - it beautifies everything it covers.
Want is a growing giant whom the coat of Have was never large enough to cover.
The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.
Between us, we cover all knowledge; he knows all that can be known and I know the rest.
Time will bring to light whatever is hidden;
it will cover up and conceal what is now shining in splendor.
Cover her face; mine eyes dazzle. She died young.
I stay a little longer, as one stays, to cover up the embers that still burn.
Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.
The craftiest trickery are too short and ragged a cloak to cover a bad heart.
Most truths are so naked that people feel sorry for them and cover them up, at least a little bit.
It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
I know many people on the left are suspicious of words like Americanization.
To them, it can sound like a cover for white privilege and warmongering. It suggests arrogance and groupthink. But these connotations are not fixed. It is in our power to reshape them by recalling the best of America.
The way I like to start a new project is to take a cover song and make a stab at it, ideally one that has nothing to do with the people in the room.
The Rockwell magazine cover was more a part of the American reality than a record of it.
Sometimes we are tested. Not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths.
Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.
War coverage should be more than a parade of retired generals and retired government flacks posing as reporters.
There is nothing more poetic and terrible than the skyscrapers' battle with the heavens that cover them.
It simply is not cost affective to cover stories from independent sources.
Волк в ове́чьей шку́ре.
In archaeology you uncover the unknown. In diplomacy you cover the known.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
I do value the respect I get from my contemporaries, but to have Oasis cover my song, to have Puff Daddy cover a song, to have Goldie come along to my gigs - that's where my ego is at. To have my fellow musicians like what I do, that's very cool.
I believe that the public temper is such that the voters of the land are prepared to support the party which gives the best promise of administering the government in the honest, simple, and plain manner which is consistent with its character and purposes. They have learned that mystery and concealment in the management of their affairs cover tricks and betrayal. The statesmanship they require consists in honesty and frugality, a prompt response to the needs of the people as they arise, and a vigilant protection of all their varied interests.
Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss.
Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with those warlike preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled, that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugationthe last arguments to which kings resort.
Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo.
Shovel them under and let me workI am the grass; I cover all. And pile them high at GettysburgAnd pile them high at Ypres and Verdun. Shovel them under and let me work. Two years, ten years, and passengers ask the conductor:What place is this?Where are we now?I am the grass. Let me work.
Where ambition can cover its enterprises, even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle, it is the most incurable and inflexible of passions.
It is worth remembering that every writer begins with a naively physical notion of what art is. A book for him or her is not an expression or a series of expressions, but literally a volume, a prism with six rectangular sides made of thin sheets of papers which should include a cover, an inside cover, an epigraph in italics, a preface, nine or ten parts with some verses at the beginning, a table of contents, an ex libris with an hourglass and a Latin phrase, a brief list of errata, some blank pages, a colophon and a publication notice: objects that are known to constitute the art of writing.
In the midst of change we often discover wings we never knew we had.
Surely what a man does when he is taken off his guard is the best evidence for what sort of a man he is? Surely what pops out before the man has time to put on a disguise is the truth? If there are rats in a cellar you are most likely to see them if you go in very suddenly. But the suddenness does not create the rats: it only prevents them from hiding. In the same way the suddenness of the provocation does not make me an ill-tempered man; it only shows me what an ill-tempered man I am. The rats are always there in the cellar, but if you go in shouting and noisily they will have taken cover before you switch on the light.
A handful of pine-seed will cover mountains with the green majesty of forests.
I too will set my face to the wind and throw my handful of seed on high.
Where the criminals cover their crimes by making them legal. On Washington D. C.
I did toy with the idea of doing a cook-book.
The recipes were to be the routine ones: how to make dry toast, instant coffee, hearts of lettuce and brownies. But as an added attraction, at no extra charge, my idea was to put a fried egg on the cover. I think a lot of people who hate literature but love fried eggs would buy it if the price was right.
Much literary criticism comes from people for whom extreme specialization is a cover for either grave cerebral inadequacy or terminal laziness, the latter being a much cherished aspect of academic freedom.
I don't believe in playing hurt, in taking injections to cover the pain.
When you look for the good in others, you discover the best in yourself.
There are things of deadly earnest that can only be mentioned under the cover of a joke.
The troubles of the young are soon over;
they leave no external mark. If you wound the tree in its youth the bark will quickly cover the gash; but when the tree is very old, peeling the bark off, and looking carefully, you will see the scar there still. All that is buried is not dead.
What makes it so plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the vice of vices is that integrity can indeed exist under the cover of all other vices except this one. Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.
A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart.
We know so many things, but we don't know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox's or bear's, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.
Life is a journey up a spiral staircase;
as we grow older we cover the ground covered we have covered before, only higher up; as we look down the winding stair below us we measure our progress by the number of places where we were but no longer are. The journey is both repetitious and progressive; we go both round and upward.
When the time for recognition of service to the nation in wartime comes to be considered, Bob Hope should be high on the list. This man drives himself and is driven. It is impossible to see how he can do so much, can cover so much ground, can work so hard, and can be so effective. He works month after month at a pace that would kill most people.
Mathematics is not a book confined within a cover and bound between brazen clasps, whose contents it needs only patience to ransack; it is not a mine, whose treasures may take long to reduce into possession, but which fill only a limited number of veins and lodes; it is not a soil, whose fertility can be exhausted by the yield of successive harvests; it is not a continent or an ocean, whose area can be mapped out and its contour defined: it is limitless as that space which it finds too narrow for its aspirations; its possibilities are as infinite as the worlds which are forever crowding in and multiplying upon the astronomer's gaze.
If I use the media, even with tricks, to publicize a black youth being shot in the back in Teaneck, New Jersey... then I should be praised for it, and it's more of a comment on them than me that it would take tricks to make them cover the loss of life.
Don't be afraid to fail. Don't waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It's OK to fail. If you're not failing, you're not growing.
But for me, being naked out of doors and in the water is one of the best ways I have ever found to restore my sense of blissful innocence. It takes me back to that place of my almost forgotten childhood, where I got to run around undressed without anyone telling me I had to cover up or be embarrassed.
All, or the greatest part of men that have aspired to riches or power, have attained thereunto either by force or fraud, and what they have by craft or cruelty gained, to cover the foulness of their fact, they call purchase, as a name more honest. Howsoever, he that for want of will or wit useth not those means, must rest in servitude and poverty.
Objects close to the eye shut out much larger objects on the horizon;
and splendors born only of the earth eclipse the stars. So it is with people who sometimes cover up the entire disc of eternity with a dollar, and so quench transcendent glories with a little shining dust.
A big leather-bound volume makes an ideal razor strap.
A thin book is useful to stick under a table with a broken caster to steady it. A large, flat atlas can be used to cover a window with a broken pane. And a thick, old-fashioned heavy book with a clasp is the finest thing in the world to throw at a noisy cat.
Science in the modern world has many uses;
its chief use, however, is to provide long words to cover the errors of the rich.