The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. Butterflies are self propelled flowers. Heinlein If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies.
Is That A Fact? In earlya friend e-mailed me. He asked for help in tracking down a quotation. In part he wrote, I'm getting stumped and can't seem to find what I need on the internet.
There is a famous quotation that I can only paraphrase: It seemed like an easy task, just visit a quotations web site and "Voila! It turned out to be a bit more interesting than that. Here is what my search revealed. The Recording Industry Association http: Aphorisms Galore also attributes it to Voltaire http: I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
The Columbia World of Quotations. Along the line that the quote may be spuriously attributed to Voltaire thus explaining why none of the above attribute it to a specific work or dateis the following found at http: The phrase was invented by a later author as an epitome of his attitude.
Voltaire forgave him all injuries, intentional or unintentional. How abominably unjust to persecute a man for such an airy trifle as that! Hall herself claimed later that she had been paraphrasing Voltaire's words in his Essay on Tolerance: He married and settled in the sticks, with a new wife who was unfashionably old 32and they were happy.
This was ended by his tragic aspiration, to earn some small glory for himself as a philosopher. This was unpopular with everyone - secular philosophers, all of the church, the government.
It certainly got him noticed, but not by all at once. Voltaire immediately regarded the work as a serious disappointment from one who had been a somewhat promising protege. It was widely criticized by other wits of their enlightened social circle.
For a few months, however, it escaped the notice of the government. Then the Dauphin read it. The privilege to publish was revoked; the censor who approved its publication was sacked. A rolling wave of official condemnation began, culminating with the Pope Jan.
He became popular in Protestant Germany and England.
Friends is not a scholarly work, but Hall is fairly scrupulous throughout the book to state within the text whether she is quoting speech or text, and whether various reports are first-person or likely hearsay.
I think some readers were confused because of the way she follows this with paraphrases of his spoken criticisms. In any case, the phrase was too eloquent, so it became quoted, and famous names attach themselves to quotes, to the detriment of the less well-known originators. In his A Book of French QuotationsNorbert Guterman suggested that the probable source for the quotation was a line in a 6 February letter to M.JUST WAR AND IRAQ: I said below that I have yet to hear a satisfactory answer on why a quick war with Iraq would not be more just than the status quo of immiserating sanctions.
Now Glenn Reynolds links to a Michael Walzer essay on a war with Iraq that provides one response.
The key grafs: "Defending the embargo, the American overflights, and the UN inspections: this is the right way to oppose. Here is a short write up on Buddhist/Buddhism quotes. Explore more information on Buddhist quotes and sayings. We are pleased to announce winners of the third Bad Writing Contest, sponsored by the scholarly journal Philosophy and Literature and its internet discussion group, PHIL-LIT..
The Bad Writing Contest attempts to locate the ugliest, most stylistically awful passage found in a scholarly book or article published in the last few years. Every language has its own idioms, proverbs, riddles, and sayings. Here is a list of some French proverbs to help you brush up on your language skills.
The French proverbs below are written in bolded italics and followed by their English equivalents. The literal English translations are in. Jul 12, · I assume you are writing a longer email explaining why you want/deserve a better quote/price?
If so, you could end it: I would (therefore) be grateful if you could send me a revised quotation offering your best reduced price. quote [sth] vtr transitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (give a price estimate) donner une estimation de loc v + prép (pour futurs travaux) faire un devis de loc v + prép: The salesman quoted a price.
Le vendeur donna une estimation de prix. quote n noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.