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«Elderly gentlemen, gentle in all respects, kind to animals, beloved by children, and fond of music, are found in lonely corners of the downs, hacking at sandpits or tussocks of grass, and muttering in a blind, ungovernable fury elaborate maledictions which could not be extracted from them by robbery or murder. Men who would face torture without a word become blasphemous at the short fourteenth. It is clear that the game of golf may well be included in that category of intolerable provocations which may legally excuse or mitigate behavior not otherwise excusable.»
Author: A. P. Herbert
, face the music
, Short words
, The Downs
«Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, controls youth, and delights old age»
«The human spirit sublimates the impulses it thwarts; a healthy sex life mitigates the lust for other sports»
Author: Piet Hein
«Much that is dreadful and inhuman in history, much that one hardly likes to believe, is mitigated by the reflection that the one who commands and the one who carries out are different people. The former does not behold the sight and does not experience the strong impression on the imagination. The latter obeys a superior and therefore feels no responsibility for the acts.»
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
, in history
«It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic.»
«We have genuflected before the god of science only to find that it has given us the atomic bomb, producing fears and anxieties that science can never mitigate.»
Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.
, Civil-Rights Leader
, atomic bomb
, The atomic bomb
«The government is huge, stupid, greedy and makes nosy, officious and dangerous intrusions into the smallest corners of life / this much we can stand. But the real problem is that government is boring. We could cure or mitigate the other ills Washington visits on us if we could only bring ourselves to pay attention to Washington itself. But we cannot.»
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
, pay attention
«To rejoice in another's prosperity is to give content to your lot; to mitigate another's grief is to alleviate or dispel your own»