Gratifies: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 220 pages
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Familiar Quotations RetracingPerhaps I am doomed to retrace my steps under the illusion that I am exploring, doomed to try and learn what I should simply recognize, learning a mere fraction of what I have forgotten.ndash;Andre BretonRetracing ndash; ReconstructionModernism may be seen as an attempt to reconstruct the world in the absence of God.ndash;Bryan AppleyardEducation in our times must try to find whatever there is in students that might yearn for completion, and to reconstruct the learning that would enable them autonomously to seek that completion.ndash;Allan BloomTo put it boldly, it is the attempt at a posterior reconstruction of existence by the process of conceptualization.ndash;Albert EinsteinA people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them. The writings of the day show the quality of the people as no historical reconstruction can.ndash;Edith HamiltonIf it's true that men today value their lives outside of work as much as women do--and research proves it is--then they have to join women's fight to reconstruct the way we work and create a new, broader definition of success.ndash;Elizabeth Perle McKennaModern man's capacity for destruction is quixotic evidence of humanity's capacity for reconstruction. The powerful technological agents we have unleashed against the environment include many of the agents we require for its reconstruction.ndash;George Will Use in Literature RetracingOf your city I am; and always your deeds and honored names have I retraced and heard with affection.ndash;Dante Alighieri in Divine Comedy: Inferno (tr Norton).Which booting nought, she had retraced her way, To seek Rogero out in Agrismont; And, how I know not, heard upon her round, He here with Richardetto would be found.ndash;Ludovico Ariosto in Orlando Furioso.If, again, he wished to retrace his course, he had but to raise a sail, and the prevalent wind, conquering the flood, would bear him against the stream.ndash;J.M. Bacon in The Dominion of the Air.She retraced several of the letters, for her hand was trembling so that they were indistinct; then she signed the note with an initial C for 'Claire de Bourgogne,' and rang the bell.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Father Goriot (tr Ellen Marriage).

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