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Letter "S" » supporting
«At a turbulent public meeting once I lost my temper and said some harsh and sarcastic things. The proposal I was supporting was promptly defeated. My father who was there, said nothing, but that night, on my pillow I found a marked passage from Aristotle: Anybody can become angry--that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way -- that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.»
Author: Arthur Gordon
, The Right Time
, the right way
«Back of every creation, supporting it like an arch, is faith. Enthusiasm is nothing: it comes and goes. But if one believes, then miracles occur.»
«All the sparrows on the rooftops are crying about the fact that the most imperialist nation that is supporting the colonial regime in the colonies is the United States of America.»
«[Before opening an envelope for best supporting actress] I feel like Adam when he said to Eve, `Back up, I don't know how big this gets.»
Author: Robin Williams
, Adam the
, feel like
, Know how
, The Actress
«Disneyland is the star, everything else is in the supporting role.»
«Heaven, too, was very near to them in those days. God's direct agency was to be seen in the thunder and the rainbow, the whirlwind and the lightning. To the believer, clouds of angels and confessors, and martyrs, armies of the sainted and the saved, were ever stooping over their struggling brethren upon earth, raising, encouraging, and supporting them.»
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.
«EMBALM, v.i. To cheat vegetation by locking up the gases upon which it feeds. By embalming their dead and thereby deranging the natural balance between animal and vegetable life, the Egyptians made their once fertile and populous country barren and incapable of supporting more than a meagre crew. The modern metallic burial casket is a step in the same direction, and many a dead man who ought now to be ornamenting his neighbor's lawn as a tree, or enriching his table as a bunch of radishes, is doomed to a long inutility. We shall get him after awhile if we are spared, but in the meantime the violet and rose are languishing for a nibble at his _glutoeus maximus_.»
Author: Ambrose Bierce
, Dead Man
, dead tree
, in the meantime
, most populous
, natural gas
, step in
«Faith is the pierless bridge supporting what we see unto the scene that we do not.»
«As this long and difficult war ends, I would like to address a few special words to...the American people: Your steadfastness in supporting our insistence on peace with honor has made peace with honor possible.»
«At the constitutional level where we work, 90 percent of any decision is emotional. The rational part of us supplies the reasons for supporting our predilections.»