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Richard Theodore Ely

Subject: Philosophy

(1854–1943)

Richard T. Ely was born on 13 April 1854 in Ripley, New York, and died on 4 October 1943 in Old Lyme, Connecticut. He grew up in Fredonia in ...

Victoria

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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2011
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...revealed precisely what lay in store for her, and this is what she said – source: Sir Theodore Martin, The Prince Consort (1875). No woman would do that. Commenting on the fact that the Criminal Law Amendment Act of 1885 (which outlawed indecent relations between same sex adults in public and in private) made no mention of women. Another version: originally the wording had been ‘any male or female person’, but when the text was shown to the queen, no one had the nerve to answer her query of ‘Why women were included in the Act as surely it was impossible...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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... American philosopher Word and Object (1960) One of our defects as a nation is a tendency to use what have been called ‘weasel words’. When a weasel sucks eggs the meat is sucked out of the egg. If you use a ‘weasel word’ after another, there is nothing left of the other. Theodore Roosevelt 1858 – 1919 American Republican statesman , 26th President 1901–9 speech in St Louis, 31 May 1916 weasel word weasel word Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work. Carl Sandburg 1878 – 1967 American poet in New...

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Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations (5 ed.)

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...that would attract little sympathy even as an endangered species. Richard Hyland 1949 – American lawyer : ‘A Defense of Legal Writing’ (1986) legal writing is one of those sympathy even as an endangered even as an endangered species No-one obeys the speed limit except a motorised rickshaw. Boris Johnson 1964 – British Conservative politician : in Daily Telegraph 12 July 2001 No-one obeys the speed limit except a motorised rickshaw when Knox was Attorney General Theodore Roosevelt requested a legal justification for his acquisition of...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...iPods and minds like empty rooms, I still plod along with books. Harper Lee 1926 – 2016 American novelist in O, The Oprah Magazine July 2006 People don’t want to buy a quarter-inch drill . They want a quarter-inch hole . Theodore Levitt 1925 – 2006 American economist Clayton M. Christensen and Michael E. Raynor The Innovator's Solution (2003) ch. 3 The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village. Marshall McLuhan 1911 – 80 Canadian communications scholar The Gutenberg Galaxy (1962) image...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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... (1951) If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Bert Lance 1931 – 2013 American politician in Nation's Business May 1977 If it ain't broke don't fix it People don’t want to buy a quarter-inch drill . They want a quarter-inch hole . Theodore Levitt 1925 – 2006 American economist Clayton M. Christensen and Michael E. Raynor The Innovator's Solution (2003) ch. 3 Houston, we've had a problem. James Lovell 1928 –   American astronaut on Apollo 13 space mission, 14 April 1970; in Times 15 April 1970 Houston , we've had a problem Houston, we've...

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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...cease refuse to fight refuse to fight We demand that big business give people a square deal. Theodore Roosevelt, 1901; see roosevelt big business give people square deal square deal We want eight, and we won't wait. on the construction of Dreadnoughts quoted in George Wyndham's speech in Times 29 March 1909 We want eight , and we won't wait We want eight, and we won't wait Would you buy a used car from this man? campaign slogan directed against Richard nixon , 1968 buy a used car buy a used car buy a used car Yes it hurt, yes it worked....

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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...group The Doors. The morning comes, the night decays, the watchmen leave their stations. ‘America, a Prophecy’ (1793). Blake supported the American Revolution and wrote this in support. Hence, Watchmen in the Night: presidential accountability after Watergate (1975) by Theodore C. Sorenson. Compare Bible 4 Fiery the Angels rose, & as they rose deep thunder roll'd Around their shores: indignant burning with the fires of Orc And Boston's Angel cried aloud as they flew thro' the dark night. From the same work – the verse to Plate 11. Quoted in the film...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...Nous n'irons plus aux bois, les lauriers sont coupés. We'll to the woods no more, The laurels all are cut. old nursery rhyme, quoted by Théodore de Banville in Les Cariatides, les stalactites (1842–6); translated by A. E. Housman in Last Poems (1922) introductory Nous n'irons plus aux bois lauriers sont coupés We'll to the woods no more laurels all are cut Revenons à ces moutons. Let us get back to these sheep [ i.e. ‘Let us get back to the subject’ ] . Maistre Pierre Pathelin l. 1191 (often quoted as ‘Retournons à nos moutons [ Let us return to...

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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...popular hit, “A Hot Time in the Old Town” (music by Joe Hayden, lyrics by Theodore A. Metz), the anonymous verse commemorates the great Chicago fire of 1871, which destroyed a third of the city, and which may — or may not — have been started by one of the five cows that Kate O'Leary kept in a barn off DeKoven Street. The guilty cow was named Daisy, or Madeline, or Gwendolyn, depending on which version of the tale one chooses to believe. Analysis of property records in 1997 by Richard F. Bales, of the Chicago Title Insurance Co., suggested, however, that the...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...4 July 1776; see Jefferson truths to be self-evident life , liberty life, liberty pursuit of happiness Nous n'irons plus aux bois, les lauriers sont coupés. We'll to the woods no more, The laurels all are cut. old nursery rhyme, quoted by Théodore de Banville in Les Cariatides, les stalactites (1842–6); tr. A. E. Housman lauriers sont coupés We'll to the woods no more laurels all are cut Te Deum laudamus: Te Dominum confitemur. We praise thee, God: we own thee Lord. ‘Te Deum’; hymn traditionally attributed to St Ambrose and St Augustine in ad ...

(Sir) Winston Churchill

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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...in these of earlier speeches and writings. The combination makes an appearance in John Donne's line from An Anatomy of the World (1611): ‘'Tis in vain to do so or mollify it with thy tears or sweat or blood.’ Byron follows with ‘blood, sweat and tear-wrung millions’ in 1823. Theodore Roosevelt spoke in an 1897 speech of ‘the blood and sweat and tears, the labour and the anguish, through which, in the days that have gone, our forefathers moved to triumph’. The more usual order of the words was later enshrined in the name of the 1970s American band. Churchill...

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