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Can you imagine young people nowadays making a study of trigonometry for the fun of it? Well I did.


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Truth lives in fact for the most part on a credit system. Our thoughts and beliefs pass so long as nothing challenges them just as bank-notes pass so long as nobody refuses them.

There is no man more dangerous in a position of power than he who refuses to accept as a working truth the idea that all a man does should make for rightness and soundness that even the fixing of a tariff rate must be moral.

The power of the white world is threatened whenever a black man refuses to accept the white world's definitions.

I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.

Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around.

That is why if Lebanon concludes a peace agreement with Israel and brings that accord to the Parliament our deputies will reject it Hezbollah refuses any conciliation with Israel in principle.

Our national media refuses to report that even the Supreme Court did not say marriage was a human right in all cases nor did it say that the heterosexual definition violated anyone's right or that the heterosexual definition of marriage was unconstitutional.

I must confess that my imagination refuses to see any sort of submarine doing anything but suffocating its crew and floundering at sea.

If the opposition disarms well and good. If it refuses to disarm we shall disarm it ourselves.

As a real person he wouldn't last a minute would he? But drama is about imperfection. And we've moved away from the aspirational hero. We got tired of it it was dull. If I was House's friend I would hate it. How he so resolutely refuses to be happy or take the kind-hearted road. But we don't always like morally good people do we?

The schools would fail through their silence the Church through its forgiveness and the home through the denial and silence of the parents. The new generation has to hear what the older generation refuses to tell it.

How do I love Tim McGraw? Let me count the ways: I love that he's a country boy with a city sensibility. I love that he refuses to be pegged and his duet with Nelly proves it. And I really love that he had the brains to marry Faith Hill.

The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority as such. For him skepticism is the highest of duties blind faith the one unpardonable sin.

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.

Through loyalty to the past our mind refuses to realize that tomorrow's joy is possible only if today's makes way for it that each wave owes the beauty of its line only to the withdrawal of the preceding one.

If either player abandon the game by quitting the table in anger or in an otherwise offensive manner or by momentarily resigning the game or refuses to abide by the decision of the Umpire the game must be scored against him.