Ebbing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations CodingsMoral codes adjust themselves to environmental conditions.ndash;William DurantWhatever they may be in public life, whatever their relations with men, in their relations with women, all men are rapists and that's all they are. They rape us with their eyes, their laws, their codes.ndash;Marilyn French Use in Literature CodingsSo far, however, as I could collect anything certain, I gathered that they have two distinct currencies, each under the control of its own banks and mercantile codes.ndash;Samuel Butler (1835-1902) in Erewhon (Revised Edition).I had remarked certain imperfections in our codes and in the fundamental institutions of France.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Brotherhood of Consolation.Our codes have often been the subject of important works, but those works were all from the point of view of jurisprudence.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Brotherhood of Consolation.In these prime settlements thy raptures trace The germ, the genius of a sapient race, Predestined here to methodise and mould New codes of empire to reform the old.ndash;Joel Barlow in The Columbiad.That stronger light, from nature's double codes, Now springs expanding and his doubts explodes; All nations catch it, all their tongues combine To hail the human morn and speak the day divine.ndash;Joel Barlow in The Columbiad.The religious books and the legal codes of all ages have always resorted to simple affirmation.ndash;Gustave le Bon in The Crowd, Study of Popular Mind.When codes are no longer operative it immediately applies itself to man, which is why so many terrorists took an intense pleasure in killing.ndash;Gustave le Bon in The Psychology of Revolution.Ethical codes ever adapt themselves to conditions.ndash;William Cowper Brann in Brann The Iconoclast, vol 1.He had passed that line so nicely given to man's codes in those admirable pages which first added delicacy of tact to the strong sense of English composition.ndash;Edward Bulwer-Lytton in Eugene Aram, book 4.
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