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We pulled and swore and yanked and wept, scraping our hands until they bled profusely.
`` We the people of the Confederate States, each state acting in its sovereign and independent character, in order to form a permanent federal government, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity -- invoking the favor and the guidance of Almighty God -- do ordain and establish this Constitution for the Confederate States of America ''.
We, in our country, think of war as an external threat which, if it occurs, will not be primarily of our own doing.
We have staved off a war and, since our behavior has involved all these elements, we can only keep adding to our ritual without daring to abandon any part of it, since we have not the slightest notion which parts are effective.
We are forced, in our behavior towards others, to adopt empirically successful patterns in toto because we have such a minimal understanding of their essential elements.
We use terms from our personal experience with individuals such as `` trust '', `` cheat '', and `` get tough ''.
We were forbidden to swing on the gates, lest they sag on their hinges in a poor-white-trash way, but we could stand on them, when they were latched, rest our chins on the top, and stare and stare, committing to memory, quite unintentionally, all the details that lay before our eyes.
A Yale historian, writing a few years ago in The Yale Review, said: `` We in New England have long since segregated our children ''.
We hear equally fervent concern over the belief that we have not enough generalists who can see the over-all picture and combine our national skills and knowledge for useful purposes.
We must believe we have the ability to affect our own destinies: otherwise why try anything??
We are tempted to blame others for our problems rather than look them straight in the face and realize they are of our own making and possible of solution only by ourselves with the help of desperately needed, enlightened, competent leaders.
We are reminded, however, that freedom of thought and discussion, the unfettered exchange of ideas, is basic under our form of government.
We experience a vague uneasiness about events, a suspicion that our political and economic institutions, like the genie in the bottle, have escaped confinement and that we have lost the power to recall them.
We did our job, Mr. Stavropoulos and Mr. De Seynes and myself, taking evidence from a number of people ''.
We went out of the office and down the hall to a window where documents and more officials awaited us, the rest of the office personnel hot upon our heels.
We saw it frequently afterward, but our suggestion for the very first encounter is near sunset.
We met some charming Athenians, and among them our chauffeur Panyotis ranked high.
We can be virtuous only if we control our lower natures, the passions in this case, and strengthen our rational side ; ;
We saw Giuseppe Berto at a party once in a while, tall, lean, nervous and handsome, and, in our opinion, the best novelist of them all except Pavese, and Pavese is dead.

We and friends
We had become good friends during my stay at Cook County Hospital.
We call them lay-sisters and they go among the Eskimos making friends and bringing the light.
The President ended his address with an appeal to the people of the South: " We are not enemies, but friends.
As with the petition, the more people who get involved, the more powerful the message to governments: “ We are no longer willing to accept the fact that hundreds of millions live in chronic hunger .” Groups and individuals can also decide on their own to organize an event about the project, simply by gathering friends, whistles, t-shirts and banners ( whistles and t-shirts can be ordered, and petition sign sheets downloaded, on the endinghunger. org website ) and thereby alert people about chronic hunger by using the yellow whistle.
We were somewhat startled at the remark, but still more at learning, a few days after, that Melville was really supposed to be deranged, and that his friends were taking measures to place him under treatment.
These themes were repeated by Beiderbecke's friends in various memoirs, including The Stardust Road ( 1946 ) and Sometimes I Wonder ( 1965 ) by Hoagy Carmichael, Really the Blues ( 1946 ) by Mezz Mezzrow, and We Called It Music ( 1947 ) by Eddie Condon.
We are not friends, we don't see each other.
We would ask him questions like, " Dave, when did you and God become such good friends?
News of the two deaths broke almost simultaneously and some newspapers ran an obituary of Howerd in which Hill was quoted as regretting Howerd's passing, saying " We were great, great friends ".
' We just thought ‘ Well we ’ ll get some of our friends, and we ’ ll do collaborations and see what happens .’" The album later received a wider release on CD and digitally on June 26 in the US and July 30 in Europe.
I am afraid we have had no friends .... We stand alone.
" We were friends.
We really love each other as friends and brothers.
We have parted as great friends should, with a sad-happiness and I wish the band all the very best wishes for the future ".
We rode through New-Port, the capital of Cocke County, forded French Broad at Shine's Ferry, and came cold and without food for man or beast to John O ' Haver's but oh, the kindness of our open-hearted friends.
Zita later recalled, " We were of course glad to meet again and became close friends.
We were the best of friends.
The film ends with Danny narrating part of his paper, in which he quotes the conclusion of Abraham Lincoln's first inaugural address: " We are not enemies, but friends.
We have made the Satans the friends of those who do not believe.
As far as published reports are concerned, such as Blenders " We Left Him Alone ", close friends such as Matt Fox have said, " If no one heard from him for weeks, it wasn ’ t unusual.
We must appeal to our friends not to let themselves be befogged.
We became friends for a time, and I loved his company.
We three are friends.
" ... " We are the friends of almost a billion worldwide who practice the Islamic faith.

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