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32 Less Than 5 Word Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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Middle Eastern wars rarely end with outright victory and permanent stability, so the word 'settlement' may promise too much. At best, for many years, it may simply mean stable ceasefire lines, reduced bloodshed, fewer refugees, and less terrorism.David Ignatius Less Than 5 Word Sayings By David Ignatius: Middle Eastern wars rarely end with outright victory and permanent stability, so the word 'settlement'
The word agriculture, after all, does not mean "agriscience," much less "agribusiness." It means "cultivation of land." And cultivation is at the root of the sense both of culture and of cult. The ideas of tillage and worship are thus joined in culture. And these words all come from an Indo-European root meaning both "to revolve" and "to dwell." To live, to survive on the earth, to care for the soil, and to worship, all are bound at the root to the idea of a cycle. It is only by understanding the cultural complexity and largeness of the concept of agriculture that we can see the threatening diminishments implied by the term "agribusiness." (pg. 285, The Use of Energy)Wendell Berry Less Than 5 Word Sayings By Wendell Berry: The word agriculture, after all, does not mean "agriscience," much less "agribusiness." It means "cultivation
Communities now find themselves in possession of improvements [resulting from the WPA] which even in 1929 they would have thought themselves presumptuous to dream of ... [but] everywhere there had been an overhauling of the word presumptuous. We are beginning to wonder if it is not presumptuous to take for granted that some people should have much, and some should have nothing; that some people are less important than others and should die earlier; that the children of the comfortable should be taller and fatter, as a matter of right, than the other children of the poor.Harry Hopkins Less Than 5 Word Sayings By Harry Hopkins: Communities now find themselves in possession of improvements [resulting from the WPA] which even in
The word well spoken, the deed fitly done, even by the feeblest or humblest, cannot help but have their effect. More or less, the effect is inevitable and eternal.Albert Pike Less Than 5 Word Sayings By Albert Pike: The word well spoken, the deed fitly done, even by the feeblest or humblest, cannot
For to define the infinite you must use quantity in your formula, but not substance or quality. If then Being is both substance and quantity, it is two, not one: if only substance, it is not infinite and has no magnitude; for to have that it will have to be a quantity. Again, (5) 'one' itself, no less than 'being', is used in many senses, so we must consider in what sense the word is used when it is said that the All is one.Aristotle. Less Than 5 Word Sayings By Aristotle.: For to define the infinite you must use quantity in your formula, but not substance
The coffee served in the coffeehouses wasn't necessarily very good coffee. Because of the way coffee was taxed in Britain (by the gallon), the practice was to brew it in large batches, store it cold in barrels, and reheat it a little at a time for serving. So coffee's appeal in Britain had less to do with being a quality beverage than with being a social lubricant. People went to coffeehouses to meet people of shared interests, gossip, read the latest journals and newspapers - a brand-new word and concept in the 1660s - and exchange information of value to their lives and business. Some took to using coffeehouses as their offices - as, most famously, at Lloyd's Coffee House on Lombard Street, which gradually evolved into Lloyd's insurance market.Bill Bryson Less Than 5 Word Sayings By Bill Bryson: The coffee served in the coffeehouses wasn't necessarily very good coffee. Because of the way
bees and elephants and dogs piled up in squirmin' mounds like Loma's dang cats tryin' to keep warm in the wintertime. Does all this make any sense, Will Tweedy?" "Yessir, Grandpa." I wanted to go lay down. But I also wanted some more answers. "Grandpa, uh, why you think Jesus said ast the Lord for anything you want and you'll get it? 'Ast and it shall be given,' the Bible says. But it ain't so." I felt blasphemous even to think it, much less say it out loud. Grandpa was silent a long time. "Maybe Jesus was talkin' in His sleep, son, or folks heard Him wrong. Or maybe them disciples tryin' to start a church thought everbody would join up if'n they said Jesus Christ would give the Garden a-Eden to anybody believed He was the son a-God and like thet." Grandpa laughed. Gosh, I'd get a whipping if Papa knew what was going on with the Word in his kitchen. "All I know," he added, "is thet folks pray for food and still go hungry, andOlive Ann Burns Less Than 5 Word Sayings By Olive Ann Burns: bees and elephants and dogs piled up in squirmin' mounds like Loma's dang cats tryin'
Did I know myself less, I might perhaps venture to handle something or other to the bottom, and to be deceived in my own inability; but sprinkling here one word and there another, patterns cut from several
pieces and scattered without design and without engaging myself too far, I am not responsible for them, or obliged to keep close to my subject, without varying at my own liberty and pleasure, and giving up myself to doubt and uncertainty, and to my
own governing method, ignorance.
Michel De Montaigne Less Than 5 Word Sayings By Michel De Montaigne: Did I know myself less, I might perhaps venture to handle something or other to
The word never shouldn't exist; that way we would be less inclined to make promises we can't keep.Pablo De Santis Less Than 5 Word Sayings By Pablo De Santis: The word never shouldn't exist; that way we would be less inclined to make promises
I seek from curiosity. I seek the knowing of things." "Knowing is a type of power," Shehyn pointed out, then seemed to change the subject. "Tempi told me there was a Rhinta among the bandits as their leader." "Rhinta?" I asked respectfully. "A bad thing. A man who is more than a man, yet less than a man." "A demon?" I asked, using the Aturan word without thinking. "Not a demon," Shehyn said, switching easily to Aturan. "There are no such things as demons. Your priests tell stories of demons to frighten you." She met my eye briefly, gesturing a graceful: Apologetic honesty and serious import . "But there are bad things in the world. Old things in the shape of men. And there are a handful worse than all the rest. They walk the world freely and do terrible things." I felt hope rising within me. "I have also heard them called the Chandrian," I said.Patrick Rothfuss Less Than 5 Word Sayings By Patrick Rothfuss: I seek from curiosity. I seek the knowing of things." "Knowing is a type of
Every word instantly becomes a concept precisely insofar as it is not supposed to serve as a reminder of the unique and entirely individual original experience to which it owes its origin; but rather, a word becomes a concept insofar as it simultaneously has to fit countless more or less similar cases
which means, purely and simply, cases which are never equal and thus altogether unequal.
Friedrich Nietzsche Less Than 5 Word Sayings By Friedrich Nietzsche: Every word instantly becomes a concept precisely insofar as it is not supposed to serve
After Natalie [Wood] and I got back from our honeymoon, I began The Hunters, with Robert Mitchum, directed by Dick Powell. I adored both of them. Powell was one of the great guys of all time, and Mitchum and I became fast friends. He insisted that I call him "Mother Mitchum." One day we cooked up a juvenile practical joke - we hired a girl to sit on a bench at lunchtime without any underpants on. We were in Arizona, at an Air Force base, and from the reaction you'd have thought the men of the United States Air Force had never seen a woman's private parts before. As word spread, we gradually brought the entire base to a halt. The fact that it was juvenile didn't make it any less funny; actually, it made it funnier.Robert Wagner Less Than 5 Word Sayings By Robert Wagner: After Natalie [Wood] and I got back from our honeymoon, I began The Hunters, with
By inner experience I understand that which one usually calls mystical experience: the states of ecstasy, of rapture, at least of meditated emotion. But I am thinking less of confessional experience, to which one has had to adhere up to now, that of an experience laid bare, free of ties, even of an origin, of any confession whatever. This is why I don't like the word mystical.Georges Bataille Less Than 5 Word Sayings By Georges Bataille: By inner experience I understand that which one usually calls mystical experience: the states of
Of all the great forces which have formed the past, none has disappeared more effectively, or when recalled retains less of its once compelling force, than the power of the spoken word.R.W. Southern Less Than 5 Word Sayings By R.W. Southern: Of all the great forces which have formed the past, none has disappeared more effectively,
People confuse the word cynicism with the word skepticism. One is "you're not gonna pay attention to anything, think everything's screwed up, nothing's ever gonna work out right", that's cynicism. But skepticism is, "you're presented with evidence and you do your best to draw conclusions based on that". So, as the saying goes, Bill Nye, do you believe in ghosts? No. However, I would love to see one. Bring it on. I'm open minded to the idea, but the more I look into it in a skeptical frame of thinking, the less likely it seems.Bill Nye Less Than 5 Word Sayings By Bill Nye: People confuse the word cynicism with the word skepticism. One is "you're not gonna pay
The French expression 'cul-de-sac' describes what the Baudelaire orphans found when they reached the end of the dark hallway, and like all French expressions, it is most easily understood when you translate each French word into English. The word 'de,' for instance is a very common French world, I would be certain that 'de' means 'of.' The word 'sac' is less common, but I can fairly certain that it means something like 'mysterious circumstances.' And the word 'cul' is such a rare French word that I am forced to guess at its translation, and my guess is that in this case it would mean 'At the end of the dark hallway, the Baudelaire children found an assortment,' so that the expression 'cul-de-sac' here means 'At the end of the dark hallway, the Baudelaire children found an assortment of mysterious circumstances.Lemony Snicket Less Than 5 Word Sayings By Lemony Snicket: The French expression 'cul-de-sac' describes what the Baudelaire orphans found when they reached the end
It follows that the balance we approve of in architecture, and which we anoint with the word 'beautiful', alludes to a state that, on a psychological level, we can describe as mental health or happiness. Like buildings, we, too, contain opposites which can be more or less successfully handled.Alain De Botton Less Than 5 Word Sayings By Alain De Botton: It follows that the balance we approve of in architecture, and which we anoint with
Wherever he was, I was with him now. I had given him my word to say nothing, and the longer I kept his secret, the less I belonged to myself.Paul Auster Less Than 5 Word Sayings By Paul Auster: Wherever he was, I was with him now. I had given him my word to
Yes sir. You can be more careless, you can put more trash in [a novel] and be excused for it. In a short story that's next to the poem, almost every word has got to be almost exactly right. In the novel you can be careless but in the short story you can't. I mean by that the good short stories like Chekhov wrote. That's why I rate that second - it's because it demands a nearer absolute exactitude. You have less room to be slovenly and careless. There's less room in it for trash.William Faulkner Less Than 5 Word Sayings By William Faulkner: Yes sir. You can be more careless, you can put more trash in [a novel]
A WORD OF CAUTION The material in this chapter is "tough stuff." It should be read, studied, and prayed about when life is more or less routine. It should be stored up or hidden in our hearts (see Psalm 119:11) for the time of adversity when we must draw upon its truth. Above all, we need to be very sensitive about instructing someone else in the sovereignty of God and encouraging that person to trust God when he or she is in the midst of adversity or pain. It is much easier to trust in the sovereignty of God when it is the other person who is hurting. We need to be like Jesus, of whom it was said, "A bruised reed he will not break" (Matthew 12:20). Let us not be guilty of breaking a bruised reed (a heavy heart) by insensitive treatment of the heavy doctrine of the sovereignty of God.Jerry Bridges Less Than 5 Word Sayings By Jerry Bridges: A WORD OF CAUTION The material in this chapter is "tough stuff." It should be
When you have all eternity, the word hurry is relative."
"And the guards, being mortal, have less of it, and their version of slugglish doesn't approach your version of fast?"
"Something very like that.
Michelle Sagara West Less Than 5 Word Sayings By Michelle Sagara West: When you have all eternity, the word hurry is relative.""And the guards, being mortal, have
The fate of a single man can be rich with significance, that of a few hundred less so, but the history of thousands and millions of men does not mean anything at all, in any adequate sense of the word.Stanislaw Lem Less Than 5 Word Sayings By Stanislaw Lem: The fate of a single man can be rich with significance, that of a few
Freedom without order leads to chaos. We must have order around our freedom. It is God's Word that sets the boundaries for our freedom.DeBorrah K. Ogans Less Than 5 Word Sayings By DeBorrah K. Ogans: Freedom without order leads to chaos. We must have order around our freedom. It is
There are certain yoga laws and principles that are, shall we say, less tangible than others. For example, the law of karma. Science has proven what goes up must come down, but that's about as far as it's gone. To believe that for every action, word, and thought, there is an equal consequence takes something more intuitive, more personal; it's more metaphysical.Bryan Kest Less Than 5 Word Sayings By Bryan Kest: There are certain yoga laws and principles that are, shall we say, less tangible than
Upon learning that Washington intended to reject the mantle of emperor, no less an authority than George III allegedly observed, "If he does that, he will be the greatest man in the world." True to his word, on December 22, 1783, Washington surrendered his commission to the Congress, then meeting in Annapolis: "Having now finished the work assigned me," he announced, "I now retire from the great theater of action." In so doing, he became the supreme example of the leader who could be trusted with power because he was so ready to give it up.Joseph J. Ellis Less Than 5 Word Sayings By Joseph J. Ellis: Upon learning that Washington intended to reject the mantle of emperor, no less an authority
Gradually, the concrete enigma I labored at disturbed me less than the generic enigma of a sentence written by a god. What type of sentence (I asked myself) will an absolute mind construct? I considered that even in the human languages there is no proposition that does not imply the entire universe: to say "the tiger" is to say the tigers that begot it, the deer and turtles devoured by it, the grass on which the deer fed, the earth that was mother to the grass, the heaven that gave birth to the earth. I considered that in the language of a god every word would enunciate that infinite concatenation of facts, and not in an implicit but in an explicit manner, and not progressively but instantaneously. In time, the notion of a divine sentence seemed puerile or blasphemous. A god, I reflected, ought to utter only a single word and in that word absolute fullness. No word uttered by him can be inferior to the universe or less than the sum total of time.Jorge Luis Borges Less Than 5 Word Sayings By Jorge Luis Borges: Gradually, the concrete enigma I labored at disturbed me less than the generic enigma of
I've been thinking a lot about the word "everything." Whenever something horrible happens, you hear people say they "lost everything." They lost their house or their car or their stuff or whatever, and to them it feels like everything. But they have no idea what it's like to lose everything. I thought I knew, but now I realize even I haven't lost everything, because I still have that polka-dot swimsuit in my memory. I still have those ice cream nights and the scorpion that scared Marin and the Barking Bulldogs sweatshirt and the robins-egg-blue nail polish. Somehow having those things makes the other things matter less.
I'm wondering if it's even possible to lose "everything" or if you just have to keep redefining what "everything" is.
Jennifer Brown Less Than 5 Word Sayings By Jennifer Brown: I've been thinking a lot about the word "everything." Whenever something horrible happens, you hear
That Jesus' task "is consummated" must be true, because he says so (John 19:30). Yet what a spectacle of failure! His word rejected, his message misunderstood, his commands ignored. None the less, his appointed task is accomplished, through obedience to the death - that obedience whose purity counterbalances the sins of a world. That Jesus delivered his message is what counts - not the world's reaction; and once proclaimed, that message can never be silenced, but will knock on men's hearts to the last day.Romano Guardini Less Than 5 Word Sayings By Romano Guardini: That Jesus' task "is consummated" must be true, because he says so (John 19:30). Yet
But the more shrewdly and earnestly we study the histories of men, the less ready shall we be to make use of the word 'artificial.' Nothing in the world has ever been artificial. Many customs, many dresses, many works of art are branded with artificiality because the exhibit vanity and self-consciousness: as if vanity were not a deep and elemental thing, like love and hate and the fear of death. Vanity may be found in darkling deserts, in the hermit and in the wild beasts that crawl around him. It may be good or evil, but assuredly it is not artificial: vanity is a voice out of the abyss.G.K. Chesterton Less Than 5 Word Sayings By G.K. Chesterton: But the more shrewdly and earnestly we study the histories of men, the less ready
The answer is found in Hebrews 12:14-15: "Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled." (See also Psalm 24:4; Matthew 5:8.) God's Word demands holiness; there is no compromise and nothing less expected from us. Holiness is an important part of diligently seeking to enter into the rest of the Lord.Alan Koch ; Sid Roth ; Less Than 5 Word Sayings By Alan Koch ; Sid Roth ;: The answer is found in Hebrews 12:14-15: "Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without
A. W. Pink rightly says:
Humility is not the product of direct cultivation, rather it is a by-product. The more I try to be humble, the less shall I attain unto humility. But if I am truly occupied with that One who was "meek and lowly in heart," if I am constantly beholding His glory in the mirror of God's Word, then shall I be "changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord" (2 Cor. 3:18).24
Richard D. Phillips Less Than 5 Word Sayings By Richard D. Phillips: A. W. Pink rightly says:Humility is not the product of direct cultivation, rather it is
It's true, that in concrete battles the tyrants may have the upper hand in terms of tactics, weapons, ruthlessness. What our means of protest attempt to do is to move the battles towards abstract space. Force tyranny to defend itself in language. Weaken it with public opinion, with supreme court judgements, with debates and subversive curriculum. Take hold of the media, take hold of the printing presses and the newspapers, broadcast your views from pirate radio channels, spread the word. Don't do anything less than all you are capable of, and remember that history outlives you. It may not be until your grandchildren's days that they'll point back and say, there were sown the seeds of what we've now achieved.Kamila Shamsie Less Than 5 Word Sayings By Kamila Shamsie: It's true, that in concrete battles the tyrants may have the upper hand in terms