Annual plants are nature’s emergency medical service, seeded in sounds and scars to hold the land until the perennial cover is re-established.
The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and hold them in the right scale of values.
India saw from the beginning, and, even in her ages of reason and her age of increasing ignorance, she never lost hold of the insight, that life cannot be rightly seen in the sole light, cannot be perfectly lived in the sole power of its externalities.
But I made no efforts to organize my supporters to hold on to the apparatus. Consequently I was soon expelled and my followers, who did not change coats overnight, quietly left or were expelled from the party.
The writer’s object is – or should be – to hold the reader’s attention.
Love never offers to anyone wings so easy that he does not hold him back with his other hand.
For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.
This gun is liberty; hold for certain that the day when you no more have it, you will be returned to slavery.
In a high school, the norms act to hold down the achievements of those who are above average, so that the school’s demands will be at a level easily maintained by the majority.
Now if the harvest is over, And the world cold, Give me the bonus of laughter, As I lose hold.