Presaging: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 31 pages
Familiar Quotations PresagingThe advancement of the arts from year to year taxes our credulity, and seems to presage the arrival of that period when human improvement must end.ndash;Henry L. EllsworthPresaging ndash; AugurThe single best augury is to fight for one's country.ndash;HomerPresaging ndash; ForetellThose who foretell the future lies, even if he tells the truth.ndash;Arab ProverbTo foretell the destiny of a nation, one has to open the book of her past.ndash;Jose RizalPresaging ndash; IndicatingReverence is one of the signs of strength, irreverence one of the surest indications of weakness. No man will rise high who jeers at sacred things. The fine loyalties of life must be reverenced or they will be fore sworn in the day of trial.ndash;AnonymousAdventures are an indication of inefficiency. Good explorers don't have them.ndash;Herbert Spencer DickeyIt is difficult to write a paradise when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse. It is obviously much easier to find inhabitants for an inferno or even a purgatorio.ndash;Ezra PoundPresaging ndash; PortentsWhen the first indications of error begin to appear in the state, Heaven sends forth ominous portents and calamities to warn men and announce the fact.ndash;Tung Chung-shuThe historian's job is to aggrandize, promoting accident to inevitability and innocuous circumstance to portent.ndash;Peter Conrad Use in Literature PresagingI hope it is not a presage of misfortune.ndash;Horatio Alger in Do and Dare.He felt that it was at once a petition and a presage.ndash;Joseph A. Altsheler in The Star of Gettysburg.

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