Endearing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Nov 26, 2008 - 59 pages
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Familiar Quotations EndangeringCorruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.ndash;Karl KrausEvil, by definition, is that which endangers the good, and the good is what we perceive as a value.ndash;Konrad LorenzNo protacted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country.ndash;Alexis de Tocqueville Use in Literature EndangeringBut since they have endangered the population of the capital by a crime, unexampled in history, the punishment must be equally speedy and terrible.ndash;John S.C. Abbott in Napoleon Bonaparte.Napoleon, then in the midst of those victories which paved his way to the throne of France, was apprehensive that the alliance of his brother with one of the old royalist families, might endanger his own ambitious projects.ndash;John S.C. Abbott in Napoleon Bonaparte.I am right against my house, seat of my Ancestors: I hear my wife's alive; but much endangered.ndash;Shakespeare Apocrypha in A Yorkshire Tragedy.Stay! No, that would much endanger the whole city, Whereto I would not the least prejudice.ndash;Shakespeare Apocrypha in Sir Thomas More.Such secretaries, Mr. Wilson maintained, must be able, for no Minister will sacrifice his own convenience, and endanger his own reputation by appointing a fool to a post so near himself, and where he can do much harm.ndash;Walter Bagehot in The English Constitution.It was a relief to have started the main branches of the expedition, after the various delays that had already seriously endangered the chances of the White Nile voyage.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Ismailia.Under the government of July, on the other hand, it was I myself who I feared might endanger you.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Deputy of Arcis (tr Katharine Prescott Wormeley).Nor is our tenet alone struck at by this experiment, but likewise all others that ever came to my knowledge are, every whit as much, endangered by it.ndash;George Berkeley in An Essay Towards a New Theory of Vision.

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