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German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
Colonial system, public debts, heavy taxes, protection, commercial wars, etc., these offshoots of the period of manufacture swell to gigantic proportions during the period of infancy of large-scale industry. The birth of the latter is celebrated by a vast, Hero-like slaughter of the innocents.
Henry Ward Beecher
American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
Death is the dropping of the flower that the fruit may swell.
American author and political activist 1941-
If men were equally at risk from this condition - if they knew their bellies might swell as if they were suffering from end-stage cirrhosis, that they would have to go nearly a year without a stiff drink, a cigarette, or even an aspirin, that they would be subject to fainting spells and unable to fight their way onto commuter trains - then I am sure that pregnancy would be classified as a sexually transmitted disease and abortions would be no more controversial than emergency appendectomies.
Russian revolutionary and writer 1879-1940
Let a man find himself, in distinction from others, on top of two wheels with a chain - at least in a poor country like Russia - and his vanity begins to swell out like his tires. In America it takes an automobile to produce this effect.
T. S. Eliot
British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic 1888-1965
No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be: am an attendant lord, one that will do to swell a progress, start a scene or two, advise the prince.
American author and newspaper columnist
Often, investors will discover a manager after he's had a terrific run, usually when he lands on a magazine cover somewhere. Invariably, funds swell up with new investor money just before they revert to their long-term averages.
American writer 1899-1961
Or don't you like to write letters. I do because it's such a swell way to keep from working and yet feel you've done something.
French playwright 1910-1987
Poor little men, poor little cocks! As soon as they're old enough, they swell their plumage to be conquerors. If they only knew that it's enough to be just a little bit wounded and sad in order to obtain everything without fighting for it.
Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist 1940-1973
Soon my fists began to swell from hitting his hard head. Right then I realized Wing Chun was not too practical and began to alter my way of fighting.Source: Bruce Lee in Black Belt magazine (October 1976)
Anna Julia Cooper
American author, activist and sociologist 1858-1964
The old, subjective, stagnant, indolent and wretched life for woman has gone. She has as many resources as men, as many activities beckon her on. As large possibilities swell and inspire her heart.
Yiddish author and playwright 1859-1916
The rich swell up with pride, the poor from hunger.
American statesman 1809-1865
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.Source: First Inaugural Address, 4 March 1861
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