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Quote Left The mind is ever ingenious in making its own distress. Quote Right
Quote Left Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why. Quote Right
Quote Left Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins commited in previous lives. Quote Right
Quote Left All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called facts. They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain. Who does not know fellows that always have an ill-conditioned fact or two that they lead after them into decent company like so many bull-dogs, ready to let them slip at every ingenious suggestion, or convenient generalization, or pleasant fancy? I allow no facts at this table. Quote Right
Quote Left Pacifists would do well to study the Siegfried and Maginot Lines, remembering that these defenses were forced; that Troy fell; that the walls of Hadrian succumbed; that the Great Wall of China was futile; and that, by the same token, the mighty seas which are alleged to defend us can also be circumvented by a resolute and ingenious opponent. In war, the only sure defense is offense, and the efficiency of offense depends on the warlike souls of those conducting it. Quote Right
Quote Left No foreign policy-no matter how ingenious-has any chance of success if it is born in the minds of a few and carried in the hearts of none. Quote Right
Quote Left What is so great as friendship, let us carry with what grandeur of spirit we can. Let us be silent, -- so we may hear the whisper of the gods. Let us not interfere. Who set you to cast about what you should say to the select souls, or how to say any thing to such? No matter how ingenious, no matter how graceful and bland. There are innumerable degrees of folly and wisdom, and for you to say aught is to be frivolous. Wait, and thy heart shall speak. Wait until the necessary and everlasting overpowers you, until day and night avail themselves of your lips. The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one. Quote Right
Quote Left Surely it must be plain that an ingenious man could speculate without end on both sides, and find analogies for all his dreams. Nor does it help me to tell me that the aspirations of mankind Quote Right
Quote Left Reading is sometimes an ingenious device for avoiding thought. Quote Right
Quote Left The profession of magician, is one of the most perilous and arduous specializations of the imagination. On the one hand there is the hostility of God and the police to be guarded against; on the other it is as difficult as music, as deep as poetry, as ingenious as stage-craft, as nervous as the manufacture of high explosives, and as delicate as the trade in narcotics. Quote Right
Quote Left Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization. Technology Quote Right
Quote Left The ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic. Quote Right
Quote Left Art is merely the refuge which the ingenious have invented, when they were supplied with food and women, to escape the tediousness of life. Quote Right
Quote Left Corporation. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility. Quote Right
Quote Left It's hard to make a program foolproof because fools are so ingenious. Quote Right
Quote Left O, 'tis a parlous boy, Bold, quick, ingenious, forward, capable. He is all the mother's, from the top to toe. Quote Right
Quote Left Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility. Business Quote Right
Quote Left Barometer, n. An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having. Quote Right
Quote Left Debt, n. An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slavedriver. Quote Right
Quote Left Barometer, n.: An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having. Quote Right
Quote Left Insurance: An ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beating the man who keeps the table. Quote Right
Quote Left Insurance - an ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beating the man who keeps the table. Quote Right