He who uses the office he owes to the voters wrongfully and against them is a thief.
The iambic pentameter owes its pre-eminence in English poetry to its genius for variation. Good blank verse does not sound like a series of identically measured lines. It sounds like a series of subtle variations on the same theme.
Not only is the self entwined in society; it owes society its existence in the most literal sense.
The child is not an empty being who owes whatever he knows to us who have filled him up with it. No, the child is the builder of man. There is no man existing who has not been formed by the child he once was.
It is said that the world is in a state of bankruptcy, that the world owes the world more than the world can pay.
Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
The working class owes all honor and respect to the first men who planted the standard of labor solidarity on the hostile frontier of unorganized industry.
He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father’s wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father’s care.
Shadow owes its birth to light.
Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one.