Only he who can view his own past as an abortion sprung from compulsion and need can use it to full advantage in the present. For what one has lived is at best comparable to a beautiful statue which has had all its limbs knocked off in transit, and now yields nothing but the precious block out of which the image of one's future must be hewn.
School divides life into two segments, which are increasingly of comparable length. As much as anything else, schooling implies custodial care for persons who are declared undesirable elsewhere by the simple fact that a school has been built to serve them.
There is no jewel in the world comparable to learning; no learning so excellent both for Prince and subject, as knowledge of laws; and no knowledge of any laws so necessary for all estates and for all causes, concerning goods, lands or life, as the common laws of England.
The negative is comparable to the composer's score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways.
Thinking in its lower grades is comparable to paper money, and in its higher forms it is a kind of poetry.
Forsake not an old friend, for the new is not comparable unto him. A new friend is as new wine: when it is old thou shalt drink it with pleasure.
Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, But, they also get more notoriety when they crash.
I now know all the people worth knowing in America, and I find no intellect comparable to my own.
No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.
The probability of life originating from accident is comparable to the probability of the unabridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop.