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A Lesson In How Fleeting Preservation Is - Regina Spektor Play

... Then I remembered, snakes don't live in carpeted areas Too much tiiiiiiiime spent And I'm spent There is an old meatball wrapped inside of tinfoil Yeah, yeah, yeah Lying on the bottom shelf of our fridge A lesson in how fleeting preservation is

Chapter 16: A People's War? - Howard Zinn

... those soldiers who were not conscientious objectors, who seemed willing fighters, it is hard to know how much resentment there was against authority, against having to fight in a war whose aims were unclear, inside a military machine whose lack of democracy ...

Cape Cod: Chapter 6 (The Beach) - Henry David Thoreau

... come out of Boston Harbor together. The same is the case when they have been assembled in the Vineyard Sound, so that you may see but few one day, and a large fleet the next. Schooners with many jibs and stay ...

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The History of the Peloponnesian War (Chap. 3.1) - Thucydides

... make a people insolent; in most cases it is safer for mankind to have success in reason than out of reason; and it is easier for them, one may say, to stave off adversity than to preserve prosperity. Our mistake has ...

The History of the Peloponnesian War (Chap. 6.3) - Thucydides

... and refuse to take his share of perils which are the same, in reality though not in name, for him as for us; what is nominally the preservation of our power being really his own salvation. It was to be ...

Phaedrus (Full Text) - Plato

... , that the soul which attains any vision of truth in company with a god is preserved from harm until the next period, and if attaining always is always unharmed. But when she is unable to follow, and fails to behold the ...

Gulliver's Travels (Chap. 4.12) - Jonathan Swift

... into my thoughts; and if it had, yet, as my affairs then stood, I should perhaps, in point of prudence and self-preservation, have put it off to a better opportunity. Having thus answered the only objection that can ...

English Traits (Chapter 11: Aristocracy) - Ralph Waldo Emerson

... grounds mown and dressed, at a cost of four or five thousand pounds a year. The spending is for a great part in servants, in many houses exceeding a hundred. Most of them are only chargeable with idleness, which, because it ...

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History - Ralph Waldo Emerson

... the ornaments of architecture, as we see how each people merely decorated its primitive abodes. The Doric temple preserves the semblance of the wooden cabin in which the Dorian dwelt. The Chinese pagoda is plainly a Tartar tent. The Indian and ...

Nostromo (Chap. 3.11) - Joseph Conrad

... its memory and its lesson. "And yet," struck in the doctor, "we who played our part in it had our reward. Don Pepe, though superannuated, still can sit a horse. Barrios is drinking himself to death in jovial company away somewhere ...

State of the Union 1953 - Dwight D. Eisenhower

... public welfare requires protection.       We are, of course, living in an international situation that is neither an emergency demanding full mobilization, nor is it peace. No one can know how long this condition will persist. Consequently, we are forced to ...

State of the Union 1959 - Dwight D. Eisenhower

... --the military defense of national life and territory. It is the preservation of a way of life.       We must meet the world challenge and at the same time permit no stagnation in America.       Unless we progress, we regress.       We can successfully ...

Arabian Nights,Vol. 1 (Chap. 4.2.1) - Richard F. Burton

... a host of puns and double entendres more or less vile. The aloe, according to Burckhardt, is planted in graveyards as a lesson of patience: it is also slung, like the dried crocodile, over house doors to prevent evil spirits entering: "thus ...

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Life Of Themistocles - Plutarch

... fight. As soon as it was day, Xerxes placed himself high up, to view his fleet, and how it was set in order. Phanodemus says, he sat upon a promontory above the temple of Hercules, where the coast ...

Saint Augustine's “The City of God - Book I” - Dr. Tenen

... therefore when this continence remains unsubdued, even the sanctity of the body is preserved, because the will to use it holily remains, and, so far as lies in the body itself, the power also. For the sanctity of the body ...

The Six Enneads - 1 - Plotinus

... not to the Sensitive-Faculty but to the container of the faculty. But if sensation is a movement traversing the body and culminating in Soul, how the soul lack sensation? The very presence of the Sensitive-Faculty must assure sensation to ...

Chapter 21: Carter-Reagan-Bush: The Bipartisan Consensus - Howard Zinn

... mid-1978 at how the history of the war was being presented in the major media and wrote that they were "destroying the historical record and supplanting it with a more comfortable story... reducing 'lessons' of the war to the socially ...

Winter - James Thomson (poet)

... built his commonweal On equity's wide base; by tender laws A lively people curbing, yet undamped Preserving still that quick peculiar fire, Whence in the laurelled field of finer arts, And of bold freedom, they unequalled shone, The pride ...

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Federalist No. 5 - John Jay

... more easy it is to receive foreign fleets into our ports, and foreign armies into our country, than it is to persuade or compel them to depart. How many conquests did the Romans and others make in the characters of ...

Twice Told Tales (The Gentle Boy) - Nathaniel Hawthorne

... for Catharine," replied the old Quaker, "for I know that valiant woman and have seen how she can bear the cross. A mother's heart, indeed, is strong in her, and may seem to contend mightily with her faith; but soon she will ...

Life Of Sylla - Plutarch

... fixed their long pikes, and with their shields locked close together, strove so far as in them lay to preserve their line of battle entire. The Romans, on the other side, having discharged their javelins, ...

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