quote by Euclid

Sire, there is no royal road to geometry.

— Euclid

Most Powerful Sires quotations

My days – the blossom of my youth and the flower of my manhood – have been darkened by the dreariness of servitude. In this my native land – in the land of my sires – I am degraded without fault as an alien and an outcast.

Land of my sires! what mortal hand Can e'er untie the filial band That knits me to thy rugged strand!

If I'd done a quarter of the things of which I'm accused, I'd be pickled in alcohol, I'd be a registered drug addict and would have sired half the children in the world's cricket-playing countries

Dysfunctional families have sired a number of pretty good actors.

All transitory titles I detest; a virtuous life I mean to boast alone. Our birth's our sires'; our virtues be our own.

The sun, centre and sire of light, The keystone of the world-built arch of heaven.

Fear is the white lipp'd sire Of subterfuge and treachery.

Countries are either mothers or fathers, and engender the emotional bristle secretly reserved for either sire.

I have come, Sire, to complain of one of your subjects who has been so audacious as to kick me in the belly.

Few sons attain the praise Of their great sires and most their sires disgrace.

The brave are born from the brave and good.

In steers and in horses is to be found the excellence of their sire; nor do savage eagles produce a peaceful dove.

If your descent is from heroic sires, Show in your life a remnant of their fires.

Strike-for your altars and your fires;

Strike-for the green graves of your sires; God-and your native land!

What is your name?" asked Lear. Caius," said Kent. And whence do you hail?" From Bonking, sire." Well, yes, lad, as do we all," said Lear, "but from what town?

I had rather aske of my sire browne bread, then borrow of my neighbour white.

Sire, I am my own Rudolph of Hapsburg.

O Time and change! -- with hair as gray as was my sire's that winter day, how strange it seems, with so much gone of life and love, to still live on!

Thou breeze, That mak'st an organ of the mighty sea, Obedient to thy wilful phantasies, Provoke him not to scorn; but soft and low, As pious maid awakes her aged sire, On tiptoe stealing, whisper in his ear The tidings of the young god's victory.

If your descent is from heroic sires, show in your life a remnant of their fires.

The wisest is he that knows only that he knows nothing.

God only knows. We mortals are only troubled with morbid little ideas, sired by circumstance and damned by folly. The human head can absorb only the flavorings of its surroundings. We assume that our faith political and our creed religious are founded upon our reason, when they are really made for us by social conditions over which we had little control.

What a strange thing is the propagation of life! A bubble of seed which may be spilt in a whore's lap, or in the orgasm of a voluptuous dream, might (for aught we know) have formed a Caesar or a Bonaparte -- there is nothing remarkable recorded of their sires, that I know of.

What a country wants to make it richer is never consumption, but production.

Where there is the latter, we may be sure that there is no want of the former. To produce, implies that the producer de_sires to consume; why else should he give himself useless labor? He may not wish to consume what he himself produces, but his motive for producing and selling is the desire to buy. Therefore, if the producers generally produce and sell more and more, they certainly also buy more and more.

Enjoy what thou has inherited from thy sires if thou wouldn't really possess it.

What we employ and use is never an oppressive burden; what the moment brings forth, that only can it profit by.

I would endeavour to deserve my life, Sire.

I have two children. I have a daughter 29, and a daughter four. They are 25 years apart, so you speak about generations and I must tell you, I have a philosophy and that is every 25 years I'm going to sire another child.

For a man, once you've sired your pups, you're done.

Taste your legs, sire: put them into motion.

It is a duty we owe to posterity to see that our children shall know the virtues, and rise worthy of their sires.

Men of England! who inheritRights that cost your sires their blood.

That is honor's scorn Which challenges itself as honor's born And is not like the sire. Honors thrive When rather from our acts we them derive Than our foregoers.

The Reproductions of the living Ens From sires to sons, unknown to sex, commence... Unknown to sex the pregnant oyster swells, And coral-insects build their radiate shells... Birth after birth the line unchanging runs, And fathers live transmitted in their sons; Each passing year beholds the unvarying kinds, The same their manners, and the same their minds.

We are not a nation, so much as a world;

for unless we claim all the world for our sire, like Melchisedec, we are without father or mother.

Our sires' age was worse than our grandsires'.

We their sons are more worthless than they: so in our turn we shall give the world a progeny yet more corrupt.

We are the children of many sires, and every drop of blood in us in its turn betrays its ancestor.