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The interval between the time of meridian passage of the new or the full moon and the time of the following high tide. This interval which is constant for a given port is also known as the ...

Constitution of the United States

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...shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. First Amendment (1791) establishment of religion abridging the freedom of speech abridging the freedom of speech A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. Second Amendment (1791) keep and...

Arthur James Balfour

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...favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country. known as the ‘Balfour Declaration’ letter to Lord Rothschild 2 November 1917 establishment in Palestine national home for the Jewish people national home for the Jewish ...

Banking

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...to a Subcommittee of the US Congress, November–December 1987 Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust. Oliver Wendell Holmes 1809 – 94 American physician , poet , and essayist The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1858) ch. 2 A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it. Bob Hope 1903 – 2003 American comedian In Alan Harrington Life in the Crystal Palace (1959) ‘The Tyranny of Farms’ bank will lend you money bank will lend you money Banking establishments are more dangerous than...

Ronald Knox

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...no one about in the Quad.’ to which came the anonymous reply: ‘Dear Sir, / Your astonishment's odd: / I am always about in the Quad. / And that's why the tree / Will continue to be, / Since observed by / Yours faithfully, / God’ Langford Reed Complete Limerick Book (1924) God must think it exceedingly odd God must think it exceedingly odd finds that this tree No one about in the quad Your astonishment 's odd Thank God, in these days of enlightenment and establishment, everyone has a right to his own opinions, and chiefly to the opinion that nobody...

Alan Bennett

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...Alan Bennett 1934 –   English dramatist and actor I have never understood this liking for war. It panders to instincts already catered for within the scope of any respectable domestic establishment. Forty Years On (1969) act 1 Memories are not shackles, Franklin, they are garlands. Forty Years On (1969) act 2 Standards are always out of date. That is what makes them standards. Forty Years On (1969) act 2 standards are always out of date Standards are always out of date Sapper, Buchan, Dornford Yates, practitioners in that school of...

Aneurin Bevan

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...in Times 29 March 1960 read the newspapers continuous fiction Fascism is not in itself a new order of society. It is the future refusing to be born. Leon Harris The Fine Art of Political Wit (1965) I stuffed their mouths with gold. of his handling of the consultants during the establishment of the National Health Service Brian Abel-Smith The Hospitals 1800–1948 (1964) ch. 29 stuffed their mouths with gold stuffed their mouths with ...

Censorship

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Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations (5 ed.)

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...lie down in clean postures. on the establishment of the ‘Hays Office’ in 1922 to monitor the Hollywood film industry Gene Fowler 1890 – 1960 American writer : Clive Marsh and Gaye Ortiz (eds.) Explorations in Theology and Film (1997) Hays is my shepherd Hays is my shepherd lie down in clean postures It's red hot, mate. I hate to think of this sort of book getting into the wrong hands. As soon as I've finished this, I shall recommend they ban it. Ray Galton 1930 – and Alan Simpson 1929 – English writers : The Missing Page (BBC TV, 1960)...

Opinion

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...is the test. Samuel Johnson 1709 – 84 English poet , critic , and lexicographer James Boswell Life of Samuel Johnson (1791) 1780 Every man has a right utter what he thinks truth right to knock him down martyrdom is the test There are nine and sixty ways of constructing tribal lays, And—every—single—one—of—them—is—right! Rudyard Kipling 1865 – 1936 English writer and poet ‘In the Neolithic Age’ (1893) constructing tribal lays constructing tribal lays of—them—is— right Thank God, in these days of enlightenment and establishment,...

Thomas Jefferson

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...establishments are more dangerous than standing armies. letter to John Taylor, 28 May 1816, in T. Jefferson Randolph (ed.) Memoirs, Correspondence & Private Papers of T. Jefferson (1829) vol. 3 banking establishments are more more dangerous than standing armies more dangerous than standing armies We have the wolf by the ears; and we can neither hold him, nor safely let him go. Justice is in one scale, and self-preservation in the other. on slavery letter to John Holmes, 22 April 1820 wolf by the ears justice is in one scale self-preservation in the...

Corruption

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...Biography (1939) ‘Bacon’ I stuffed their mouths with gold. of his handling of the consultants during the establishment of the National Health Service Aneurin Bevan 1897 – 1960 British Labour politician Brian Abel-Smith The Hospitals 1800–1948 (1964) ch. 29 stuffed their mouths with gold stuffed their mouths with gold Nothing to be done without a bribe I find, in love as well as law. Susannah Centlivre c. 1669 – 1723 English actress and dramatist The Perjured Husband (1700) Men are more often bribed by their loyalties and ambitions...

The Family

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...1826 – 77 English economist and essayist The English Constitution (ed. 2, 1872) introduction I have never understood this liking for war. It panders to instincts already catered for within the scope of any respectable domestic establishment. Alan Bennett 1934 –   English dramatist and actor Forty Years On (1969) act 1 We begin our public affections in our families. No cold relation is a zealous citizen. Edmund Burke 1729 – 97 Irish -born Whig politician and man of letters Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790) [ It is ] time to...

Women and Woman's Role

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Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations (5 ed.)

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... writer : A Fairly Good Time (1970) loaded handbag of someone someone who camps out Nothing is ever so wrong in this world that a sensible woman can’t set it right in the course of an afternoon. Jean Giraudoux 1882 – 1944 French dramatist : The Madwoman of Chaillot (1945) so wrong in this world right in the course of an afternoon The Conservative Establishment has always treated women as nannies, grannies and fannies. Teresa Gorman 1931 – British Conservative politician : in Times 7 November 1998 nannies, grannies and...

Art Buchwald

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...Art Buchwald 1925 – 2007 American humorist If you attack the establishment long enough and hard enough, they will make you a member of it. in Washington Post 22 May 1989 attack the establishment attack the establishment make you a ...

E. Digby Baltzell

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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...E. Digby Baltzell 1915 – 96 There is a crisis in American leadership in the middle of the twentieth century that is partly due, I think, to the declining authority of an establishment which is now based on an increasingly castelike White-Anglo Saxon-Protestant ( wasp ) upper class. The Protestant Establishment (1964) White-Anglo Saxon-Protestant ( wasp...

Neville Cardus

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...1889 – 1975 English critic and writer If everything else in this nation of ours were lost but cricket—her Constitution and the laws of England of Lord Halsbury—it would be possible to reconstruct from the theory and practice of cricket all the eternal Englishness which has gone to the establishment of that Constitution and the laws aforesaid. Cricket (1930) everything lost but cricket all the eternal Englishness establishment of ...

E. Digby Baltzell

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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...E. Digby Baltzell 1915 – 96 American educationist and sociologist There is a crisis in American leadership in the middle of the twentieth century that is partly due, I think, to the declining authority of an establishment which is now based on an increasingly castelike White-Anglo Saxon-Protestant ( wasp ) upper class. The Protestant Establishment (1964) white -Anglo Saxon-Protestant White-Anglo Saxon- Protestant White-Anglo Saxon-Protestant ( wasp...

Arthur James Balfour

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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...the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country. known as the ‘Balfour Declaration’; see weizmann letter to Lord Rothschild 2 November 1917 establishment in Palestine national home for the Jewish people national home for the ...

Gene Fowler

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...Gene Fowler 1890 – 1960 American writer Will Hays is my shepherd, I shall not want, He maketh me to lie down in clean postures. on the establishment of the ‘Hays Office’ in 1922 to monitor the Hollywood film industry Clive Marsh and Gaye Ortiz (eds.) Explorations in Theology and Film (1997); referring to the Bible Psalm 23 (Scottish Metrical Psalms, 1650): ‘The Lord's my shepherd, I'll not want. / He makes me down to lie / In pastures green’ Will Hays is my shepherd lie down in clean postures lie down in clean ...

C. S. Peirce

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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...C. S. Peirce 1839 – 1914 The essence of belief is the establishment of a habit. Illustrations of the Logic of Science, II , in Popular Science Monthly , Jan. 1878 Let us not pretend to doubt in philosophy what we do not doubt in our hearts. Collected Papers , Vol. V, para. 265 The pragmatist knows that doubt is an art which has to be acquired with difficulty. Collected Papers ...

Lord Scarman

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... 1911 – 2004 British judge A government above the law is a menace to be defeated. Why Britain Needs a Written Constitution (1992) government above the law government above the law menace to be defeated When times are abnormally alive with fear and prejudice, the common law is at a disadvantage: it cannot resist the will, however frightened and prejudiced it may be, of parliament. after delivering a lecture advocating the establishment of a Bill of Rights in conversation, 20 July 1992; Anthony Sampson The Essential Anatomy of Britain (1992) alive with ...

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