Men honor what lies within the sphere of their knowledge, but do not realize how dependent they are on what lies beyond it.
Besides, if women be educated for dependence, that is, to act according to the will of another fallible being, and submit right or wrong to power where are we to stop?
All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others.
It is not really difficult to construct a series of inferences, each dependent upon its predecessor and each simple in itself. If, after doing so, one simply knocks out all the central inferences and presents one’s audience with the starting-point and the conclusion, one may produce a startling, though perhaps a meretricious, effect.
The man least dependent upon the morrow goes to meet the morrow most cheerfully.
The happiness which brings enduring worth to life is not the superficial happiness that is dependent on circumstances. It is the happiness and contentment that fill the soul even in the midst of the most distressing of circumstances and most bitter environment. It is the kind of happiness that grins when things go wrong and […]
Do you know what guerrillas often say? They claim that their rebellions are invulnerable to economic warfare because they have no economy, that they are parasitic on those they would overthrow. The fools merely fail to assess the coin they must inevitably pay. The pattern is inexorable in its degenerative failures. You see it repeated […]
The two men spoke about the afterlife. They spoke about Morrie’s increasing dependency on other people. He already needed help eating and sitting and moving from place to place. What, Koppel asked, did Morrie dread the most about his slow, insidious decay? (resulting from Lou Gehrig’s disease) Morrie paused. He asked if he could say […]
Dependent, adj. Reliant upon another’s generosity for the support which you are not in a position to exact from his fears.