Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon's verge.
All societies on the verge of death are masculine.
A society can survive with only one man; no society will survive a shortage of women.
The ability to get to the verge without getting into the war is the necessary art. If you try to run away from it, if you are scared to go to the brink, you are lost.
The information technologies which were historically born from military research are, today, on the verge of developing an offensive capability of destruction, which could tomorrow, if we're not careful, completely destroy world peace.
The administration in my view is once again manufacturing a crisis.
There is no crisis in the Social Security system. The system is not on the verge of bankruptcy.
If the truth be known, we are on the verge of losing an entire generation of our young people, killing and dying in the streets of America.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
You know, we all have our inner demons.
I, for one - I can't speak for you, but I'm on the verge of moral collapse at any time. It can happen by the end of the show.
We're on the verge of a financial collapse unless we balance the budget, and that means some really, really tough decisions.
I feel bad for the kids that are in school right now and the young people all across America who don't realize that the grownups who are supposed to be running this country are the verge of leaving them as the first generation of Americans worse off than the generation before.
We are a people that have always celebrated other people's success so long as we always had the opportunity to meet that success ourselves. That is the American nature. That is the American character. That is one of the things that makes us different from the rest of the world. And I'm afraid we could lose that or are on the verge of losing that.
I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria, who were frightened of life, who were desperate to reach out to another person. But these seemingly fragile people are the strong people really.
Faith consists in being vitally concerned with that ultimate reality to which I give the symbolical name of God. Whoever reflects earnestly on the meaning of life is on the verge of an act of faith.
Our country also hungers for leadership to ensure the long-term survival of our Social Security system. With 70 million baby boomers in this country on the verge of retirement, we need to take action to shore up the system.
Wherever there is one job on the verge of being lost, I will fight to save it.
Wherever there is one company looking to grow in West Virginia, I will fight to make that growth a reality.
We are confronting a situation in which the Administration, in my view, is once again manufacturing a crisis. There is no crisis in the Social Security system. The system is not on the verge of bankruptcy.
I'm one of those people who when I go over a bridge, I want to jump.
It's just this intense tickle in the back of my throat. It's like I'm on the verge the whole time I'm walking over that bridge, and I'm not going to get a release until I jump.
Throughout the whole vegetable, sensible, and rational world, whatever makes progress towards maturity, as soon as it has passed that point, begins to verge towards decay.
You are eating the sea, that's it, only the sensation of a gulp of sea water has been wafted out of it by some sorcery, and you are on the verge of remembering you don't know what, mermaids or the sudden smell of kelp on the ebb tide or a poem you read once, something connected with the flavor of life itself...
Our politics, religion, news, athletics, education and commerce have been transformed into congenial adjuncts of show business, largely without protest or even much popular notice. The result is that we are a people on the verge of amusing ourselves to death.
Our species is on the verge of changes that will fundamentally alter what it means to be human... and we are the people driving that change.
While nothing is certain, I firmly believe our nation is on the verge of a nuclear energy renaissance.
To my mind, what we ought to have maintained from the beginning was the strictest neutrality. If we had done this, I do not believe we would have been on the verge of war at the present time.
Numbers of snipes breed every summer in some moory ground on the verge of this parish.
I think the acquisition of consumers might be on the verge of being mapped.
The battlefield is going to be retention and lifetime value.
When I was little I always thought I was marked out, special, on the verge of something momentous. I used to tingle with anticipation.
Once the troops move into Cambodia, the colleges and universities of this country were on the verge of civil war. Many closed down. The students were up in arms. And it looked very much like there were going to be real problems in this country.