As a particularly dramatic gesture, he throws wide his arms and whacks the side of the barn with the heavy cane he uses to stab at... contesting bidders. With more vehemence than grammatical elegance, he calls upon the great god Caveat Emptor to witness with what niggardly stinginess these flinty sons of Scotland make cautious offers for what is beyond any question the finest animal ever beheld.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Christianity is the religion of melancholy and hypochondria. Islam, on the other hand, promotes apathy, and Judaism instills its a...dherents with a certain choleric vehemence, the heathen Greeks may well be called happy optimists.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Man is distinguished, not only by his reason; but also by this singular passion from other animals ... which is a lust of the mind..., that by a perseverance of delight in the continual and indefatigable generation of knowledge, exceeds the short vehemence of any carnal pleasure.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
In government offices which are sensitive to the vehemence and passion of mass sentiment public men have no sure tenure. They are ...in effect perpetual office seekers, always on trial for their political lives, always required to court their restless constituents.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Yet here at least an earnest sense Of human right and weal is shown;... A hate of tyranny intense, And hearty in its vehemence, As if my brother's pain and sorrow were my own.
O Freedom! if to me belong Nor mighty Milton's gift divine, Nor Marvell's wit and graceful song. Still with a love as deep and strong As theirs, I lay, like them, my best gifts on thy shrine!LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »