Quotes: instrument

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  • Dean Acheson
    Dean Acheson
    American statesman and lawyer. 1893-1971
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    We have actively sought and are actively seeking to make the United Nations an effective instrument of international cooperation.
  • H. P. Lovecraft
    H. P. Lovecraft
    American writer 1890-1937
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    What a man does for pay is of little significance. What he is, as a sensitive instrument responsive to the world's beauty, is everything!
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    What we call Man's power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument.
  • Alva Myrdal
    Alva Myrdal
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    Where do these arms come from, these Saturday night specials that constitute the instrument of threats in bank robberies, or the hand grenades used by terrorists? How can their sales and their import be permitted?
  • Luigi Pirandello
    Luigi Pirandello
    Italian Author, Playwright 1867-1936
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    Whoever has the luck to be born a character can laugh even at death. Because a character will never die! A man will die, a writer, the instrument of creation: but what he has created will never die!
  • Benjamin Watson
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    You can be a great father if you are willing to let God use you as an instrument.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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    Barometer, n.: An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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    Barometer: an ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having.
    Source: The Devil's Dictionary (1911)
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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    Cannon: An instrument employed in the rectification of national boundaries.
    Source: The Devil's Dictionary (1911)
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
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    Culture is an instrument wielded by teachers to manufacture teachers, who, in their turn, will manufacture still more teachers.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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    Fork: An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of putting dead animals into the mouth.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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    Hand: A singular instrument worn at the end of the human arm and commonly thrust into somebody's pocket.
    Source: The Devil's Dictionary
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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    Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.