The first reading of a Will, where a person dies worth anything considerable, generally affords a true test of the relations' love to the deceased.
Nobody who takes on anything big and tough can afford to be modest.
We cannot afford merely to sit down and deplore the evils of city life as inevitable, when cities are constantly growing, both absolutely and relatively. We must set ourselves vigorously about the task of improving them; and this task is now well begun.
Man disavows, and Deity disowns me: hell might afford my miseries a shelter;
therefore hell keeps her ever-hungry mouths all bolted against me.
I can't afford to pay them any other way.
A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it.
A child, like your stomach, doesn't need all you can afford to give it.
I cannot afford to waste my time making money.
No one will do for you what you need to do for yourself.
We cannot afford to be separate. We have to see that all of us are in the same boat.
War has become a luxury that only small nations can afford.
If you can afford to advertise, you don't need to.
To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art or life.
This sight... is by far the noblest astronomy affords.
Only great minds can afford a simple style.
Unity and secularism will be the motto of the government. We can't afford divisive polity in India.
The sun's going down and we can't afford to come back to it tomorrow.
No company can afford not to move forward.
It may be at the top of the heap today but at the bottom of the heap tomorrow, if it doesn't.
The nation can no longer afford to continue policies that hasten the flight of persons to the distant suburbs.
The fact is, Latinos now own their own lives and I believe they can afford to look back without judgment.
It's for all the women who embrace my aesthetic, but can't afford a Vera Wang dress. If women can get anything out of it - a little bit of me or a lot of me, that's what's important.
The actor cannot afford to look only to his own life for all his material nor pull strictly from his own experience to find his acting choices and feelings.
Well, as you know, there are many things in life that are not fair, that wealthy people can afford and poor people cant. But I dont believe that the Federal Government should take action to try to make these opportunities exactly equal, particularly when there is a moral factor involved.
There must be what Mr. Gladstone many years ago called a blessed act of oblivion. We must all turn our backs upon the horrors of the past. We must look to the future. We cannot afford to drag forward across the years that are to come the hatreds and revenges which have sprung from the injuries of the past.
Is this Nation stating it cannot afford to spend an additional $600 million to help the developing nations of the world become strong and free and independentan amount less than this countrys annual outlay for lipstick, face cream, and chewing gum?
... most of all the actor will love the boys and girls, the men and women, who sit in the cheapest seats, in the very last row of the top gallery. They have given more than they can afford to come. In the most self-effacing spirit of fellowship they are listening to catch every word, watching to miss no slightest gesture or expression. To save his life the actor cannot help feeling these nearest and dearest. He cannot help wishing to do his best for them. He cannot help loving them best of all.
The best servants of the people, like the best valets, must whisper unpleasant truths in the master's ear. It is the court fool, not the foolish courtier, whom the king can least afford to lose.
In ambition, as in love, the successful can afford to be indulgent toward their rivals. The prize our own, it is graceful to recognize the merit that vainly aspired to it.
The genius of capitalism consists precisely in its lack of morality.
Unless he is rich enough to hire his own choir, a capitalist is a fellow who, by definition, can ill afford to believe in anything other than the doctrine of the bottom line. Deprive a capitalist of his God-given right to lie and cheat and steal, and the poor sap stands a better than even chance of becoming one of the abominable wards of the state from whose grimy fingers the Reagan Administration hopes to snatch the ark of democracy.
We in the West do not refrain from childbirth because we are concerned about the population explosion or because we feel we cannot afford children, but because we do not like children.
I'm not against machines, as are some people who feel that the computer is leading us back into the jungle...I'm against machines only when the convenience they afford to some people is regarded as more important than the inconvenience they cause to all. In short, I don't think computers should wear the pants or make the decisions. They are deficient in humor, they are not intuitive, and they are not aware of the imponderables. The men who feed them seem to believe that everything is made out of ponderables, which isn't the case. I read a poem once that a computer had written, but didn't care much for it. It seemed to me I could write a better one myself, if I were to put my mind to it.
A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled.
Mere human beings can't afford to be fanatical about anything.
Not even about justice or loyalty. The fanatic for justice ends by murdering a million helpless people to clear a space for his law-courts. If we are to survive on this planet, there must be compromises.
The pleasures of the imagination are as it were only drawings and models which are played with by poor people who cannot afford the real thing.