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Letter "O" » oxygen
«We have ignored cultural literacy in thinking about education We ignore the air we breathe until it is thin or foul. Cultural literacy is the oxygen of social intercourse.»
Author: E. D. Hirsch, Jr.
, social intercourse
, thin air
«What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life»
«Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.»
«The least degree of heat, as long as it is slightly higher than boiling water, suffices for uniting oxygen and hydrogen and carbon and for forming oil and water.»
Author: Antoine Lavoisier
, boiling oil
, high water
«Hyperbole was to Lyndon Johnson what oxygen is to life.»
«Mars is essentially in the same orbit. Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water. If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If there is oxygen, then we can breathe.»
«Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer.»
Author: Dave Barry
, beer can
, for example
, make water
, such as
«Self-respect is to the soul as oxygen is to the body. Deprive a person of oxygen, and you kill his body; deprive him of self-respect and you kill his spirit.--»
«Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.»
Author: Ronald Reagan
, barbed wire
, border on
, Information Age
, Modern Age
, The Modern Age
«It [baseball] will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism. Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set. Repair these losses, and be a blessing to us.»
Author: Walt Whitman
, out of doors