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We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed.
If it is surely the means to the highest end we know, can any work be humble or disgusting? Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder, the means by which we are translated?
Henry David Thoreau
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.
Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice.
When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language.
The first problem of the media is posed by what does not get translated, or even published in the dominant political languages.
In this electronic age we see ourselves being translated more and more into the form of information, moving toward the technological extension of consciousness.
It can bum you out when your intentions aren't, like, translated properly.
As thy days, so shall thy strength be which, in modern language, may be translated as thy thoughts so shall thy life be.
Jews have a special relationship to books, and the Haggadah has been translated more widely, and reprinted more often, than any other Jewish book. It is not a work of history or philosophy, not a prayer book, user's manual, timeline, poem or palimpsest - and yet it is all these things.
Jonathan Safran Foer
Whatever is powerful to you can be translated into something which will matter to somebody that you will never know.
Myths can't be translated as they did in their ancient soil. We can only find our own meaning in our own time.
I will say nothing to an actor that cannot be translated into action.
One effect that the Nobel Prize seems to have had is that more Arabic literary works have been translated into other languages.
I wrote those poems for myself, as a way of being a soldier here in this country. I didn't know the poems would travel. I didn't go to Lebanon until two years ago, but people told me that many Arabs had memorized these poems and translated them into Arabic.
China approaches fashion with strong enthusiasm. And I believe that this enthusiasm can be translated into something interesting, economically speaking. Not only for my brand, but also for other brands.
Palestinian terrorism has to be rejected and condemned, yes. But it should not be translated defacto into a policy of support for a really increasingly brutal repression, colonial settlements and a new wall.
In the last 1,000 years, the Arabs have translated as many books as Spain translates in just one year.
Present-day Spain translates as many books into Spanish, annually, as the Arab world has translated into Arabic in the past 1,100 years.
I translated Beatles songs for my English class.
We may always depend on it that algebra, which cannot be translated into good English and sound common sense, is bad algebra.
William Kingdon Clifford
Facebook can be an accumulation of different intelligences. Ask a question, translated into many languages and somebody, somewhere in the world, will have an answer.
Yeah, my drum programming especially is based on my knowledge of playing a drum kit. For the bass too, definitely. It was the first thing that I translated any sort of ideas through. It must have shaped it somehow.
It has since been agreed that speeches given in English will be translated into French and vice versa, and even into German and Italian when necessary. No doubt translations into Esperanto will also soon be in demand.
You know, this is really a way of cooking. It's not my way. I'm deeply influenced by the Mediterranean way of being. I've spent a lot of time there. And I've sort of translated it; I've tried to make it available to people in this country to whom it might not be familiar.
I've written more songs for this record than I ever have in the past so I'm trying to give it a lot of special attention to be sure my ideas really get translated right.
Dreamland is a book, but it's my song in book form. It's translated itself into a different medium.
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Second, the President's popularity has not translated into increased support for the Republican party or for the policies and approaches on domestic policy championed by the President.
Thomas E. Mann
The nature of anguish is translated into different forms.
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