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We are thirsty and hungry ; ;
We are very proud of it ''.
As Madison commented to Jefferson in 1789, `` We are in a wilderness without a single footstep to guide us.
We began by declaring that all men are created equal.
We now practically read it, all men are created equal except Negroes.
We are desperately in the need of such invention, for man is still very much at the mercy of man.
We get some clue from a few remembrances of childhood and from the circumstance that we are probably not much more afraid of people now than man ever was.
We are not now afraid of atomic bombs in the same way that people once feared comets.
We are worried about what people may do with them -- that some crazy fool may `` push the button ''.
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 are already committed to establishing man's supremacy over nature and everywhere on earth, not merely in the limited social-political-economical context we are fond of today.
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 are also struck by the fact that this story of a boy's love for his mother does not offend, while the incestuous love of the man, Paul Morel, sometimes repels.
We have so completely entered the child's fantasy that his illness and his death are the plausible and the necessary conclusion.
We feel uncomfortable at being bossed by a corporation or a union or a television set, but until we have some knowledge about these phenomena and what they are doing to us, we can hardly learn to control them.
We and our friends are, of course, concerned with self-defense.
`` We were requested by the Secretary General, as I understand it, to discuss with you such matters as appear to us to be relevant, and we are not of course either a formal group or a committee in the sense of being guided by any rules or regulations of the Secretariat.
`` We are ready for your next mysterious assignment '', said Mr. Baer to the Hetman.
We are learning how to do these things in some of the vast organized structures of modern society ; ;
We are all, though many of us are snobbish enough to wish to deny it, in far closer sympathy with the art of the music-hall and picture-palace than with Chaucer and Cimabue, or even Shakespeare and Titian.

We and quite
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.
We had been walking quite briskly, for despite your being so small and me so tall, your stride in those days could easily match mine.
We have quite a few home-grown specimens of our own.
We were to discover, in fact, that quite a number of people share with us the impression that, in contrast to other Soviet regions, Moscow's atmosphere is depressingly subdued and official.
We are quite convinced that one of the main hopes for the future depends upon the informal contacts and exchanges of ideas between individuals.
`` We could put up cribs on the second floor sleeping porch and turn the front bedroom into a playroom where it's nice and sunny, but of course it would entail quite a bit of running up and down stairs and Chris said you were to be careful about that ''.
It is quite evident in the words of this statement, which was adopted by the attendees of the 2001 youth conference held at the Unitarian Church of Montreal: " We the youth of Canada are deeply concerned about the direction the CUC seems to be taking.
Singer's declaration read: " Energy is essential for economic growth ... We understand the motivation to eliminate what are perceived to be the driving forces behind a potential climate change ; but we believe the Kyoto Protocol — to curtail carbon dioxide emissions from only a part of the world community — is dangerously simplistic, quite ineffective, and economically destructive to jobs and standards-of-living.
We note again, however, that for common calculations the physicists ' formulation is quite sufficient.
We see this every ten or twelve years, an attempt at this, and I guess from that standpoint I don't quite understand why everybody's falling over backwards over the guy.
We got quite big, and there are the usual problems that happen with that.
It included an interview with Eye of the Devil director J. Lee Thompson, who expressed his initial doubts about Tate's potential with the comment " We even agreed that if after the first two weeks Sharon was not quite making it, we would put her back in cold storage ", but added he soon realized Tate was " tremendously exciting ".
:" We quite sympathise with the determination ... of these colonies ... that there should not be an influx of people alien in civilisation, alien in religion, alien in customs, whose influx, moreover, would seriously interfere with the legitimate rights of the existing labouring population.
Drusilla does, however, make it seem that all vampires are capable of exhibiting human emotions ( such as love ) when she says to Buffy, " We can love quite well.
We can date it quite precisely.
" We bow ," he says, " before them, and even when the reason for their words is not quite evident to us, we submit to them " ( Aseifat Zekkenim, commentary on Ketubot ).
We should not forget that, as visual illusions show us quite clearly, what we see is an image created in our brain.
: " We believe the Kyoto Protocol -- to curtail carbon dioxide emissions from only part of the world community -- is dangerously simplistic, quite ineffective, and economically destructive to jobs and standards-of-living.
Kenneth Clark, of the Independent Television Authority ( ITA ) which let the franchise, remarked: " We did not quite foresee how much Granada would develop a character which distinguishes it most markedly from the other programmes companies and from the BBC.
" We set Ike up quite often at press conferences by planting questions about Alaska statehood ," Stevens said in the 1977 interview.
) We saw earlier that the conventional Greek concept of arete is not quite the same as that denoted by virtue, which has Christian connotations of charity, patience, and uprightness, since arete includes many non-moral virtues such as physical strength and beauty.
We probably didn't quite appreciate, as I say, the ruthlessness of some of Saddam's.
" We began to write and things quite naturally fitted into place ," she says.
We also planned a socialist picnic, which we spent quite a lot of time organizing.

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