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The future of that ancient chamber remains in considerable doubt.
Robert A. Dahl
He has not yet become an elder statesman, though his foreign policy credentials are considerable, but he is certainly our ancient mariner, forever tugging at our sleeve to let him tell his tale of what really happened.
If you look at any ancient civilization, they've all used fantasy stories to train the young.
Artificial creatures date back to the ancient Chinese and Greeks. Renaissance automata were designed primarily to entertain, reflecting the value placed on leisure.
Suzhou is an ancient city full of old gardens that are very famous in China. It is very beautiful. Plus, I met my boyfriend there!
Fei Fei Sun
Dying, we tell ourselves, is like going to sleep. This figure of speech occurs very commonly in everyday thought and language, as well as in the literature of many cultures and many ages. It was apparently quite common even in the time of the ancient Greeks.
I would like to be a philosopher in ancient Athens and a poet in ancient China.
The day is past when schools could afford to give sufficient time and attention to the teaching of the ancient languages to enable the student to get that enjoyment out of classical literature that made the lives of our grandfathers so rich.
What we want is a social harmony, even as we live in a world where any idea about 'the real thing' is as likely to evoke the ancient memory of an advertisement for a soda pop as anything solid or necessary.
Medical research in the twentieth century mostly takes place in the lab; in the Renaissance, though, researchers went first and foremost to the library to see what the ancients had said.
Peter Lewis Allen
Superficial similarities exist between Christianity and some ancient pagan religions. But careful study reveals that there are far more dissimilarities.
In my own creations, the earliest influence came from the ancient civilisations of Egypt, China, Africa and Persia. In fact, one of my earlier creations was a range of tunics, made from silk procured from the islands of Madagascar.
I can still memory - taste the fresh buttermilk pancakes and hot buttermilk biscuits - both made with lard! - that were cooked on the top, or in the oven, of that ancient iron stove.
Vernon L. Smith
There hasn't been a day in my life since I started Latin in ninth grade that I haven't benefited by the lives of the ancients.
Rita Mae Brown
In ancient Greece, politics and the market were not decoupled.
China is the largest and most ancient of Asiatic countries, but it is not for us boastfully to talk of her right to a position of 'leadership' among those countries.
These days too many of us seem inclined to cover our ears, close our eyes, and blindly follow the most narrow, conservative tenets of religion; or else seek comfort in the ancient traditions of New Age ritual.
Joan D. Vinge
The Galapagos Islands provide a window on time. In a geologic sense, the islands are young, yet they appear ancient.
My own life in India, since I came to it in 1893 to make it my home, has been devoted to one purpose, to give back to India her ancient freedom.
There are certain things in ancient practices that are not worth adhering to.
The devastation of the ancient Christian community in Iraq is well known.
Mother's taste was eclectic and ranged from the ancient world to the contemporary from Europe to the U.S.
Any period is fascinating: the more ancient, the better.
I think about the Internet and cell phones and jets and spaceships, and I wonder, 'What's going to make that look ancient?'
I want to link together ancient forms of storytelling and the future.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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