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Letter "E" » expedient
«Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.»
Author: James Russell Lowell
, party politics
, temporary expedient
«And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all, / Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.»
«And herein I give my advice: for this is expedient for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago.»
«All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.»
«A free America... means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.»
«Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever, when they are only wasting their time»
«Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient. The objections which have been brought against a standing army, and they are many and weighty, and deserve to prevail, may also at last be brought against a standing government.»
«for the mere act of thinking a course expedient, when it is morally wrong, is demoralizing.»
«It is as expedient that a wicked man be punished as that a sick man be cured by a physician; for all chastisement is a kind of medicine»
«'The true' is only the expedient in our way of thinking, just as 'the right' is only the expedient in the way of our behaving»