Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
It is very nearly impossible... to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.
Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often
Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
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If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship.
What comes from oneself, is nearly from no one. There is only me as a link.
Belief is nearly the whole of the universe whether based on truth or not.
A cheerful face is nearly as good for an invalid as healthy weather.
Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.
One can always trust to time. Insert a wedge of time and nearly everything straightens itself out.
Justice is like a train that is nearly always late.
Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood and nearly as blamable.
Nearly all our originality comes from the stamp that time impresses upon our sensibility.
Oh, the difference between nearly right and exactly right.
Criticism and pessimism destroy families, undermine institutions of all kinds, defeat nearly everyone, and spread a shroud of gloom over entire nations.
Yet, nearly 6 decades after the Holocaust concluded, Anti-Semitism still exists as the scourge of the world.
Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines and Populace;
and America is just ourselves with the Barbarians quite left out, and the Populace nearly.
The curse of man, and the cause of nearly all his woe, is his stupendous capacity for believing the incredible.
We do not mind our not arriving anywhere nearly so much as our not having any company on the way.
Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage.
I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.
In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue.
Your past is important, but it is not nearly as important to your present as the way you see your future.
There is hardly such a thing as a war in which it makes no difference who wins.
Nearly always one side stands more or less for progress, the other side more or less for reaction.
I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me; the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart.
When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry.
The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images.
Ignorance per se is not nearly as dangerous as ignorance of ignorance.
Diplomacy means the art of nearly deceiving all your friends, but not quite deceiving all your enemies.
Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That's not the place to become discouraged.
It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice as to know how to act for one's self.
Don't undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible.
I don't know what I have said. I have answered so many questions and I am so confused I don't know one thing from another. I am telling you just as nearly as I know.
Nearly two weeks have passed since Hurricane Katrina made landfall along the Gulf Coast, and while we are still dealing with the tremendous devastation - and will be for quite some time - we are also seeing increased signs of recovery and help in our region.
Nearly all of the advances in structural and aesthetic innovation is coming from abroad.
When several villages are united in a single complete community, large enough to be nearly or quite self-sufficing, the state comes into existence, originating in the bare needs of life, and continuing in existence for the sake of a good life.
For nearly five years the present Ministers have harassed every trade, worried every profession, and assailed or menaced every class, institution, and species of property in the country. Occasionally they have varied this state of civil warfare by perpetrating some job which outraged public opinion, or by stumbling into mistakes which have been always discreditable, and sometimes ruinous. All this they call a policy, and seem quite proud of it; but the country has, I think, made up its mind to close this career of plundering and blundering.
It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope.
We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truthand listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.
The most winning woman I ever knew was hanged for poisoning three little children for their insurance-money, and the most repellent man of my acquaintance is a philanthropist who has spent nearly a quarter of a million upon the London poor.
As debate is rare in the House of Representatives, since nearly all real business is done in the committees, it is very natural that such debate as there is should be very oratorical, should be
The improved American highway system isolated the American-in-transit.
On his speedway he had no contact with the towns which he by-passed. If he stopped for food or gas, he was served no local fare or local fuel, but had one of Howard Johnson's nationally branded ice cream flavors, and so many gallons of Exxon. This vast ocean of superhighways was nearly as free of culture as the sea traversed by the Mayflower Pilgrims.
If men were equally at risk from this condition -- if they knew their bellies might swell as if they were suffering from end-stage cirrhosis, that they would have to go nearly a year without a stiff drink, a cigarette, or even an aspirin, that they would be subject to fainting spells and unable to fight their way onto commuter trains -- then I am sure that pregnancy would be classified as a sexually transmitted disease and abortions would be no more controversial than emergency appendectomies.
I will be brief. Not nearly so brief as Salvador Dali, who gave the world's shortest speech. He said I will be so brief I have already finished, and he sat down.
Real Christianity is lovely. There is a quality about a Spirit-filled, radiant Christian that draws and attracts others and causes them to enjoy favor with all the people. The truth is that the gospel is not nearly as offensive as some of its proponents!
By concentrating our attention on the effect rather than the causes, we can avoid the laborious, nearly impossible task of trying to detect and deflect the many psychological influences on liking.
Curiosity is one of the lowest of the human faculties.
You will have noticed in daily life that when people are inquisitive they nearly always have bad memories and are usually stupid at bottom.
They seldom looked happy. They passed one another without a word in the elevator, like silent shades in hell, hell-bent on their next look from a handsome stranger. Their next rush from a popper. The next song that turned their bones to jelly and left them all on the dance floor with heads back, eyes nearly closed, in the ecstasy of saints receiving the stigmata.
Matilda told such dreadful lies,It made one gasp and stretch one's eyes;
Her aunt, who from her earliest youth,Had kept a strict regard for truth,Attempted to believe Matilda:The effort very nearly killed her.
Nearly all the powerful people of this age are unbelievers, the best of them in doubt and misery, the most in plodding hesitation, doing as well as they can, what practical work lies at hand.
What nearly everybody in my life
When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it.
The two things that nearly all of us have thoroughly and really been through are childhood and youth. And though we would not have them back again on any account, we feel that they are both beautiful, because we have drunk them dry.