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Letter "E" » erect
«If you believe in evolution you can trace all of our lower back problems to the time when the first hominid stood erect.»
«He had splendid conformation-broad shoulders, white hair and erect carriage-and was beautifully turned out in an ensemble of rich brown. One was inclined to hope he would, in the end, award first prize to himself.»
«There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.»
«Having levelled my palace, don't erect a hovel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home.»
«Behold a republic standing erect while empires all around are bowed beneath the weight of their own armaments -- a republic whose flag is loved while other flags are only feared.»
Author: William Jennings Bryan
, The Weight
«Poesy was ever thought to have some participation of divineness, because it doth raise and erect the mind by submitting the shews of things to the desires of the mind.»
«Don't let that chip on your shoulder be your only reason for walking erect»
«I respect the man who knows distinctly what he wishes. The greater part of all mischief in the world arises from the fact that men do not sufficiently understand their own aims. They have undertaken to build a tower, and spend no more labor on the foundation than would be necessary to erect a hut.»
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
, The Foundation
«He stands erect by bending over the fallen. He rises by lifting others.»
«Prize, oh! Haul! shouted Dan, but the shout ended in a shrill, double shriek of horror, for out of the sea came - the body of the dead Frenchman buried two days before! The hook had caught him under the right armpit, and he swayed, erect and horrible, head and shoulders above water.»
Author: Rudyard Kipling
, haul up
, head and shoulders above