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«History proves that all dictatorships, all authoritarian forms of government are transient. Only democratic systems are not transient. Whatever the shortcomings, mankind has not devised anything superior.»
«Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A grave to rest in, and a fading name!»
«A villain must be a thing of power, handled with delicacy and grace. He must be wicked enough to excite our aversion, strong enough to arouse our fear, human enough to awaken some transient gleam of sympathy. We must triumph in his downfall, yet not barbarously nor with contempt, and the close of his career must be in harmony with all its previous development.»
«God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things»
«A home is not a mere transient shelter: its essence lies in the personalities of the people who live in it»
«Look in the mirror, and don't be tempted to equate transient domination with either intrinsic superiority or prospects for extended survival.»
Author: Stephen Jay Gould
, The Mirror
«For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or other who is a little too self confident and disdainful; whose distinguished mind is a little spotted with commonness; who is a little pinched here and protuberant there with native prejudices; or whose better energies are liable to lapse down the wrong channel under the influence of transient solicitations?»
«Art is long, life short, judgment difficult, opportunity transient.»
«Hence jarring sectaries may learnTheir real interest to discern;That brother should not war with brother,And worry and devour each other;But sing and shine by sweet consent,Till life's poor transient night is spent,Respecting in each other's caseThe gifts of nature and of grace.»
«A Creature not too bright or good, For human nature's daily food; For transient sorrows, simple wiles, Praise, blame, love, kisses, tears and smiles»